charter yacht Samar main salonEdmiston and Company, which, as you can see in this month's edition of CharterWave eNews, is  publicizing a substantial number of discounts for its fleet yachts this summer in the Mediterranean, has now become the first management company to publicly announce a serious price reduction for a major motoryacht in the Caribbean this winter.

The 254-foot motoryacht Samar is offering 15 percent off its weekly base rates for Caribbean charters this winter, as long as the charters are booked before August 31.

The low-season discount moves the yacht's lowest weekly base rate from €650,000 to €552,500, and its holiday base rate from €675,000 to €574,750.

Samar was one of the most talked-about yachts at the December charter yacht show in Antigua. As I noted in this First Impression review, Samar left me downright stunned at the sight of her impressive interior (quite a feat, given that I step aboard about 100 charter yachts each year). She takes 12 guests with a crew of 25, has ceiling heights of 10 feet as opposed to the industry norm of 6 or 7 feet, and offers unabashed opulence in every way that I know to be possible aboard a charter yacht.

That's the main salon in the photograph above. When I walked into it, I felt like I was entering Versailles.

Edmiston says that Samar's winter calendar is "fully open," so if you contact a reputable charter broker immediately, you should be able to get the discounted rate for the charter dates of your choice. Samar's home port for the winter season is expected to be Sint Maarten, making Northern Caribbean itineraries the easiest without delivery fees.