charter yacht EclipseJust when I think the discounts can't go any deeper for serious charter yachts in the Mediterranean this summer, another offer lands in my in-box that makes my jaw drop.

Earlier this week, I told you about Ocean Independence announcing a €40,000 break on the weekly base rate for the 152-foot Feadship motoryacht Jana in the Western Mediterranean. That price reduction represents a nearly 35-percent discount. Now comes word from Fraser Yachts Worldwide that it, too, has a Feadship offering a serious discount. The 141-foot Eclipse is dropping its weekly base rate in the Eastern Mediterranean from the original €150,000 to a summer-season low of €90,000. That is a discount of 40 percent.

Eclipse is willing to give the discount for itineraries in the popular Greek Isles or along the southwestern coast of Turkey, Fraser tells me. The yacht is currently in Marmaris, Turkey, a thriving port city in a lovely cruising region that I have visited several times and always enjoyed.

Eclipse is a 1993 build that was most recently refit this year. She takes 12 guests with 10 crew. According to Fraser, the yacht has "open availability," meaning you should be able to get this newly announced discount on the remaining summer charter dates of your choice.

Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Eclipse or help you book a week onboard.