I think it's safe to say that we have reached the apex of what can accurately be called "discount season" in the West Med, what with all the offers flooding in for the remainder of August. The latest neck-snapping head-turner is a nearly 35-percent price reduction aboard a Feadship motoryacht, with the management company practically shouting that charter clients "can have a 150-foot vessel for the sort of money you would pay for a 115-foot vessel!"
That's the word from Ocean Independence with regard to the 152-foot Feadship motoryacht Jana, whose weekly base rate has just been dropped from €120,000 to €80,000 for the remainder of August--when high-season premium pricing typically would apply. Jana is also dropping her low-season base rate from €100,000 to €77,000, most likely starting September 1.
Jana is currently based in Genoa, Italy, and is open to charter inquiries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Ocean Independence says. That's also noteworthy, that a yacht of Jana's caliber would be willing (or, perhaps, would feel the need) to leave popular West Med waters in order to secure a few last-minute bookings at the height of the summer season.
Jana is a 1986 build that was most recently refit in 2009. She used to be known as Montigne and has enjoyed a good reputation in the charter industry for years. I was last aboard in 2004, when I wrote this First Impression review.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Jana or help you book a week onboard at the newly announced discount rates.