charter yacht Allegria VManagement company C U Yacht Charters tells me that it has signed the 68-foot Azimut motoryacht Allegria V into the charter fleet. The yacht is currently en route to Long Island, New York, where she will spend the rest of the summer offering charters for eight guests at a lowest weekly base rate of $24,000.

To get business going, the owner is offering two free days of charter to anyone who books five days this summer. Single-day charters are also being made available at a base rate of $4,000.

Long Island is not far from my home state of New Jersey, and I can tell you that we are coming into the nicest time of year for being on charter. The summer sun has heated the water to a comfortable swimming temperature, the bulk of summer vacationers will be departing for home in the next few weeks, and the weather will stay beautiful well into October if trends from the past few years continue. Don't let the calendar fool you; there's plenty of summer fun left to be had in the cruising grounds where Allegria V will be available, including East Hampton, N.Y., and Newport, Rhode Island.

Allegria V is a 2007 build that cruises at 26 knots and has a maximum speed of 34 knots. Her layout is ideal for two families with children to charter, since two cabins have queen-size beds and two cabins have twin-size beds.

Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week onboard when Allegria V arrives in the Northeast United States.


Editor's Note: C U Yacht Charters is a sponsor of CharterWave, where this blog originates.