Sun Odyssey 42DS

  • Designed to enjoy the passion of the sea, Sun Odyssey 42DS offers a modern and fluid design, a rare and timeless elegance, and a comfortable interior layout, similar to the one of the most beautiful cruising yachts, with added high-performance. Allow yourself to get seduced by its large space and light. A good example of this is the main hall, which features a panoramic hatch and access gates that offer abundant light and ventilation. These features add to the rest, the freshness and the comfort in every moment of the day and the night.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Sun Odyssey 42DS
    Type:
    Length: 12.5
    Beam: 4.13
    Draft: 2.13
    Displacement: 8925
    Motorboats: YANMAR
    Horse Power: 54
    Day by day capacity: 8

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  • Yacht charter in St. Martin
  • <p><strong>A yacht charter in Saint Martin</strong> is the perfect opportunity for discovering this unique Caribbean island. It shares its sovereignty between France and the Netherlands, and is the smallest landmass in the world divided between two nations. Despite the presence of both nations, it has been shared peacefully for almost 200 years. “Saint. Martin” or “Sint Maarten” in Dutch, is at the top of the Leeward Islands chain in the northeastern Caribbean and is widely esteemed as a “tropical paradise” for its beautiful, scenic landscape, and crystalline waters which are joyful. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yachts or catamarans and experience the holiday of a lifetime when you rent one of our charters! </p> <p>St Martin was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage to the America. It was at this time he claimed it for Spain. He named it for the day he landed, it was later fought over by the British, French and Dutch, before eventually coming to be in its present arrangement in 1816. Today French, Dutch and a number of local languages are spoken, however English is the universal language. </p> <p>So rent one of aBoatTime’s bareboat or crewed yachts or catamarans and set sail to Saint Maarten and experience everything that this Caribbean island has to offer. Visit a new marina or bay every day during your holiday, or sail to new islands every day whilst chilling on their beaches and eating in a delicious array of restaurants. So come on a sailing holiday with aBoatTime to the Dutch and French island of St Maarten and visit some of the most beautiful areas of the Caribbean and also the world like the Leeward Islands, St Barts, Marigot, Anguilla, Antigua, Saint Lucia and many more stunning islands in the area. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There is a wide variety of ports all over the coast, in which it is possible to moor the boat. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Fort Louis</li><p>This marina, and has capacity to host 150 boats with a maximum draft of 3.5 meters. It’s surrounded by a large number of shops and restaurants to pass the time. </p> <li>Port la Royale</li><p>This port has also a lot of shops, restaurants and it is a very safe place. </p> <li>Captain Oliver's</li><p>In the east, this port has 150 berths and capacity for boats with a maximum draft of 2.5 meters.</p></ul> <h2>What to do in St Martin</h2> <p>For those interested in the local wildlife, this Caribbean isle is home to a diverse range of endemic wildlife, such as Pelicans, Egrets and a wide range of birdlife. Many of these can be found in La Reserve Naturelle, a wildlife reserve in the northeast. Another must see is the Butterfly farm, on the Route du Gallon, where hundreds of butterfly species from all over the world are housed in a 900 metre square greenhouse, and features a calm atmosphere with relaxing music and a small waterfall. There is also a number of lakes and lagoons, the most famous being Simpson Bay, where a wide variety of marine life can be found. You can see this diverse natural ecosystem up close by taking advantage of one of the many scuba diving locations, such as in Simpson Bay and the Baie de Grand Case. </p> <p>Due to the favourable location in the Caribbean, the island benefits from a sunny, warm climate, with average annual temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius, with little variation between summer and winter; thus allowing you to take advantage of its fantastic bays and crystalline clean waters whenever you so please. With such sublime weather conditions, why not try one of the many watersports available in St Martin, such as windsurfing, water-skiing or deep sea fishing. </p> <p>On your yacht charter you’ll find all the amenities you need to enjoy your vacation. The northern French half is famed for its luxury atmosphere, with its elegant colonial buildings and luxury boutiques, the capital of the French part. The main shopping streets boast a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and patisseries, whilst a modern designer shopping centre is in the southern part of the town. </p> <p>Owing to the popularity among sailing enthusiasts, St. Martin has a number of marinas available. When you charter your yacht through aBoatTime, you’ll find your yacht moored in the main city on the island. This allows you the convenience of having access to all of the city’s amenities, whilst being able to navigate to another island at a moment’s notice. Nearby places to visit include St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua, St Barthélemy, and Anguilla, all of which feature historical towns and beautiful volcanic landscapes. Each is different, as a result of their respective varying colonial heritage. </p> <p>In addition to the coastal facilities, there are many inland amenities, such as its famous casinos and lively nightlife. There are also many historical sites, such as the Hope Estate Archaeological Site, where remains of an Arawak (the original inhabitants of St Martin) were discovered. Another interesting historical site is the Loterie Farm, a former sugar plantation dating from 1773. Here you can travel back to colonial times, and take in its cool, fragrant atmosphere. The plantation also features a number of swimming pools, with waterfalls and stylish tropical cabins available for rental on a daily basis. Nearby, the coastal village of Grand-Case offers a wide range of gourmet restaurants, with a wide range of cuisine, including French, Spanish, Cajun and Caribbean. </p> <p>Moreover, St Maarten is set in the ideal location at the tip of the Leeward Isles, allowing you to explore the Caribbean and see a new country every day! For example, you should take your yacht charter and go sailing to exotic places like St Barts, Anguilla, St Lucia and the other Caribbean Isles. Fly to the Caribbean and land in the world famous Princess Juliana Airport where the landing is like no other in the world! <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>On your yacht charter holiday in St Martin you’ll enjoy and experience some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.</p> <ul><li>Friars’ Bay </li><p>It is one of St Martin’s liveliest shorelines. During the day it’s the perfect place for swimming and sunbathing. However in the evening, the promenade becomes St Martin’s premier night time destination, with plenty of bars and clubs. Among the myriad of parties that take place every day, we recommend visiting the Full Moon Party at Kali’s Beach Bar. </p> <li>Baie Longue</li><p>The biggest on the island, it is in the west. It is partially surrounded by the hotel “La Samanna” and ends in the Pointe des Canonniers. This beach, one of the quietest, looks like a postcard: blue sea, white sand, pelicans. </p> <li>Anse Marcel</li><p>This is one of the standout areas of beauty in St Martin. It’s is on the French part of the island (the Dutch must be very jealous!) in the north. Here you can sail, relax and enjoy a perfect Caribbean break. </p> <li>Maho </li><p>A famous landmark because it is at one end of the landing strip of Princess Juliana International Airport. The landing of airplanes such as the 747 have become a tourist attraction in the area. </p> <li>Baie de l´Embouchure</li><p>It is a long stretch of sand and mangrove under protection of the Natural Reserve. This place reunites all the conditions to become the perfect place to practice windsurf and kitesurf: It is protected from the waves by the small islands and the barrier reef.</p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Sint Martin has a vibrant natural wealth, with a huge variety of exotic fauna and flora located underwater as well as above it. The most important natural park is the St. Martin National Nature Reserve, located in the east and full of different species of animals and plants. It occupies an area of 150 hectares that include the surrounding islands as well. </p> <p>Like this park, everything else on St Maarten is also a natural paradise with a rich heritage, so walking tours are organized in the mountains in order to discover the secrets that this place keep. </p> <h2>Currency</h2> <p>The official currency used in the French side is the Euro. However, in the Dutch side the currency is the Netherlands Antillean guilder. </p> <h2>Cuisine</h2> <p>Typical dishes that you’ll find on your yacht charter vacation include rice and sauces made from lush, tropic fruits such as mango, pineapple, papaya and avocado. Why not also try the seafood salads with citrus fruits and chilli. There is a multitude of restaurants that will fill any desire you have, from Caribbean, to African and to European food, St Martin will not leave you hungry! </p> <p>Whether you prefer to take in the culture and history, or spend your time enjoying the useful coastal facilities and water sports, a yacht charter in St. Martin offers a calming getaway, in an unbeatable location. You could even join a flotilla and sail with others if you wish, then you could sail your bareboat or crewed yacht or catamaran and take the sailing charter to wherever you wish; a lagoon, an island or any of the beaches you like! Don’t miss the chance to visit nearby destinations like St. Barts, Marigot, Anguilla, Antigua, St. Lucia and even more islands and locations in the Caribbean. Isn’t it aBoatTime you enjoyed a yacht charter in St. Martin?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Stockholm
  • <p>Stockholm is Sweden’s capital, and largest city, with over 1.3 million inhabitants. The “Venice of the North” is well known for its beautiful setting, fine architecture, clean water and many green spaces, gardens and canals, making <strong>yacht charter in Stockholm</strong> a serious option for your holidays this summer.</p> <h2>Sailing around the Stockholm archipelago</h2> <p>The capital of Sweden also has the largest archipelago in Sweden, and one of the largest in the Baltic Sea. The Stockholm archipelago has over 24,000 islands and islets, distributed between the coasts of Uppland and Södermanland, and it has been calculated that in total, there are only 50,000 houses constructed on the islands. What better way to enjoy sailing in Sweden than discovering this enormous archipelago on a yacht charter in Stockholm?</p> <p>In addition to the Swedish capital’s clear affinity for all things nautical, and sailing, Stockholm also has exquisite cuisine, rich in seafood such as shellfish, and an enviable culture. The city is very cosmopolitan, with many different languages spoken by its population, and a large foreign population. There are also a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Site listed buildings in the city, and in 1998, unsurprisingly the city was named as European Capital of Culture.</p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <h3>Långholmen beach</h3> <p>The locals like to gather at this beach on weekends. It is located on an island of the same name, which used to house one of the biggest prisons in the country. That allowed the island to be preserved from urbanization and now it is nice and green.</p> <h3>Smedsuddsbadet</h3> <p>You can visit the seventh largest island of the city and anchor in Hornstull to enjoy of a beach surrounded by vegetation with beautiful vistas of the city’s bridges. You can have a picnic or eat at the bar located right on the beach.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your time on your Swedish yacht charter in Stockholm, you’ll enjoy some fantastic food. On top of the passion that the Swedish capital shows for ships and the world of sailing, the Venice of the North, has an exquisite gastronomy, rich in sea products, as well as all kinds of meat, smoked, grilled, roasted…</p> <p>Discovering Stockholm by boat is a magical adventure. Its countless islands, lakes and secluded spots only accessible by water make hiring a boat the best way to spend your holidays in this Scandinavian city. Isn’t it aBoatTime you enjoyed a yacht charter in Stockholm?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Sweden
  • <p>Sweden is the fifth largest European country, surrounded by the Baltic Sea to the East and the North Sea from the West. This Scandinavian country is defined by its rivers, lakes and more than 24,000 islands that provide a great many destinations and entertainment to sailing enthusiasts. Sandhamn, Grinda, Utö and Finnham are just some of the most well-known isles where should you decide to visit, you will find bars, great restaurants as well as adventurous activities in these unspoiled natural jewels. This all adds up to a fantastic holiday when you join aBoatTime on a <strong>yacht charter in Sweden</strong>.</p> <p>The Swedish climate can vary greatly some parts of the country are very cold, while the southern part is temperate. Winters last 7 months in the north and only 2 months in the south, with average winter temperatures being -16ºC and -1 ºC, while the summer average temperatures settle at around 12.8 ºC and 17 ºC respectively. This weather conditions make the summer the best season to visit this Scandinavian country, unless snow and ice are what you are looking for. Therefore, by enjoying a yacht charter holiday in Sweden, whether bareboat or crewed, you will see a different side to Sweden and the Swedish and Baltic coasts. Why not sail to Stockholm and the nearby Swedish islands and archipelago on board a yacht like one of the Jeanneau boats? </p> <p>So come yachting with aBoatTime on your own yacht charter in Sweden! Visit some amazing destinations in Sweden such as Stockholm, Sandhamm and many more places like islands, ports and towns that are scattered around the Baltic Sea and along the Swedish coast. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to set sail in this less well known sailing destination! Sail by yourself in one of our bareboat or crewed yachts with a skipper, or join a flotilla and sail with other yachts and boats too! </p> <h2>What to see in Sweden</h2> <p>There is so much to see on your yacht charter in Sweden! Sweden is famous for its rather unique touristic experiences. These include; the Aurora Borealis as they are formally known; dog sleighing; skiing; snowboarding; ice fishing; visiting the Sami people (native tribe) and getting to know their culture; and staying or even celebrating a wedding at the world famous ice hotel situated in the town of Jukkasjärvi. </p> <p>A sailing holiday in Sweden can be a highly cultural experience. Set sail to the island of Gotland and discover the medieval city of Visby, it is perfect for history enthusiasts as its historic core stands intact. If you are interested in Viking history, then the island of Öland is the perfect sailing destination for you. With its many Viking sites, this is undoubtedly the perfect place to experience Swedish island life. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Although the entirety of Sweden enjoys a great gastronomy, its western coast is renowned for its outstanding cuisine. This part of the Scandinavian country is famous for its excellent seafood including shellfish, langoustines, oysters and prawns. If looking to have a gourmet experience, you should drop anchor in Gothenburg, which is well known for its award-winning Michelin Star restaurants. Some of the famous Swedish dishes include; boiled crayfish served with boiled potatoes; Swedish meatballs, served with a local gravy and accompanied the knäckebröd, which is a type of crisp bread; and of course the lingonberry jam, which in Sweden is used with everything, from meatballs and pancakes to porridge, however despite its sweetness it is rarely used on bread. Ever since the middle ages Pickled herring has always been present on the Swedish menu, nowadays it comes in a variety of flavours such as mustard, onion and garlic with din to name a few. You’ll definitely taste some delicious food on your yacht charter in Sweden!</p> <p>If you are passionate about seafood, enjoy the climate of Sweden, the possibility to sail to thousands of close destinations rich in natural and cultural beauty while enjoying the proximity of this EU country, then this Viking land is an ideal destination for your next sailing holidays. Isn’t it aBoatTime you joined us on a yacht charter in Sweden?</p>

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