SANDS - Motor Yachts


Motor Yacht Charter brief:
SANDS (26m / 85.3’), is a luxury motor yacht charter boat, built by the Italian shipyard FIPA Maiora in 2003.
Refitted in 2013, with a full engines overhaul in 2011, she is one of the most beautiful yachts offered for luxury crewed charters around Amalfi Coast.  She has another full interior refit due to be completed early 2016. SANDS can accommodate up to nine guests in four luxury cabins, including a full width master, 1 VIP double and 2 twin cabins, one of which has additional Pullman berth. She is usually based in Sorrento near Isola di Capri or in Naples, and is offering luxury crewed yacht charters within the South Tyrrhenian sea. Her crew are keen to offer mega yacht charters along spectacular CILLENTO coast as well as towards Sicily, Sardinia or Tuscany. Her super yacht crew of three includes a highly experienced captain, chef and a hostess.

Tip:  Luxury motor yacht SANDS is based in a unique location, and thanks to a recent refit and a great captain, she is one of the friendliest charter boats, offered for luxury crewed yachting holidays out of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast.


About Motor Yacht SANDS:
Motor Yacht SANDS is a 26m luxury crewed charter yacht usually based on the Amalfi coast in Southern Italy, the yachting location of spectacular scenery, perfect climate, billionaire playground on the Island of Capri and picturesque Sorrento, as well as historical site of Pompeii. Thanks to the recent refit and large panoramic windows, this charter yacht now boasts a light and airy interior with the salon featuring new parquet wooden floor, crisp white soft furnishings with long and comfortable sofa, separated formal dining area, and the latest entertainment system with Bose surround sound and 42’’ LCD TV.

The motor yacht ‘’SANDS’’ has lovely outdoor spaces, with aft deck providing space for al-fresco dinners and relaxing space for early morning book readings. The Fipa Maiora 26 private charter yacht SANDS has 360 degree teak decks which allow guests to walk around with ease. On the flybridge, the crew is keen to provide great entertainment, another al-fresco option, sunpad, a settee and a removable bimini shade. The extended swim platform enables guests to enjoy easy access to the water.

Private charter yacht SANDS can accommodate 8 guests in 2 double and 2 twin cabins.
The master’s stateroom, located amidships is spread across the full beam and features very stylish furnishings. A VIP cabin is also spread across the full beam, while twin cabins are located port and starboard. All cabins are en-suite, feature generous wardrobe space and latest audio and visual entertainment systems.

The captain:
Luxury motor yacht SANDS is managed by one of the most experienced captains in Italy. Gualberto has well over 20 years of professional yachting experience behind him and is probably one of the longest serving captains in the Mediterranean, given he is almost 10 years on board of M/Y SANDS.  Now in 2014, he is known as the most competent and proficient Captain who has a great deal of know-how with respect to marine engines and related mechanical parts. Gualberto holds all the licences available for charter captains having started his career in luxury yachting back in 1984. He has sailed across all of the Mediterranean Sea and even Pacific Ocean. Admirably, he ia also a certified diver, holding an OPEN WATER DIVER PADI licence.  He creates a very good rapport with all clients on board, and if you are keen to learn about Italy, Mediterranean and anything else around luxury yachting, spending time as a charter guest on board of luxury motor yacht SANDS is the perfect choice for you and your party.

Luxury motor yacht SANDS charter rates:
The SANDS super yacht charter prices start from only 30,000 Euros per week plus all expenses (from 20-40%). The price is rising to 35,000 Euros/week plus APA expenses in high season. In some locations additional VAT/IVA can be charged on top and prices can be higher on special days such as NEW YEAR or during special events as Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival. Negotiated deals, lastminute offers, one way yacht charters, long term cruises and special requests can be discussed.

Luxury crewed charter yacht SANDS is fully air conditioned throughout.
This is a non-smoking vessel.
SANDS´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 3 including the captain Gualberto Passaglia, have a separate head and shower but share companionway with the guests.
Guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board

Super Yacht TENDER:
Motor yacht SANDS has an ZODIAC 3.6m tender with 115hp outboard.

Super Yacht Itineraries:
The luxury Motor yacht SANDS usually cruises around the Italian region of Amalfi. Usually based in Sorrento near Naples, the itinerary will cover a cruise around the Islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, as well as Naples, Positano and Salerno. Many clients have started discovering remote but spectacular CILLENTO coast as well. ONE WAY or TANDEM charters towards Sardinia, Sicily or Tuscany is also acceptable.

Apart from the Motor yacht SANDS, a lovely FIPA Maiora 26 yacht charter boat, can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for yacht charters worldwide.  These include sailing and motor yachts, crewed charter yachts, luxury gullets and motor sailors, sailing and power catamarans as well as mega and giga yachts. For full details and specific yacht charter quotes, please fill out the following YACHT CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendly Super Yacht Charter Team.

Alternatively, for more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

Technical data

Type: Motor Yachts
Shipyard: Maiora
Year built: 2003
Last refit: 2016
Length: 26 meter
Beam: 6
Draft: 1.6
Cabins: 4
Guests sleeping: 9
Guests cruising: 11
Crew: 3
Cruising speed: 23
Max. speed: 28
Weekly Price from: 30,000.00 EUR
Location: Mediterranean West


Luxury motor yacht SANDS (26m / 85.3’), is a FIPA Maiora built charter boat accommodating up to 8+1 guests in 2 double and 2 twin en suite cabins. She is ideal yacht for motor yacht charters and luxury holiday cruises around the West Mediterranean region of Amalfi coast. This beautiful charter yacht is highly recommendable for cruises around Naples, Island of Capri as well as resorts such as Sorrento or along Cillento coast further South.

She has a cruising speed of around 23kn and can comfortably offer one week charters with stopovers in Sardinia, Sicily or Tuscany. Thanks to her twin MTU super yacht engines providing 1.500HP each, she can reach maximum speed of up to 28kn while consuming around 450 L/H of fuel. Her best features are lovely and spacious interior, excellent outdoor areas, great all-male crew and unique luxury yachting itineraries. 


Luxury motor yacht SANDS has four staterooms on board and can accommodate up to nine guests sleeping.

Cabin configuration:
- Master cabin with a king size bed
- 1 x VIP staterooms with queen size bed
- 2 x Twin cabins with one Pullman
- All cabins have en-suite facilities and their own entertainment/TV sets.
- The crew of motor yacht SANDS including the captain Andrea Frusteri have their own crew quarters including en suite bathrooms and showers

Water sports

Private charter yacht SANDS has a very good selection of water sport toys on board.

These include:
- 1 x 3.6m Zodiac Tender including 115hp outboard
- 1 X Three seater JET Ski Yamaha XL 700 (on request only)
- Water skis
- 2 x Kayaks and 2 x SUP Paddle boards (2016)
- Wakeboard
- Inflatable toys
- Board games & Beach games on request
- Snorkelling equipment
- Fishing equipment
- Swimming Platform
- Professional rendez-vous diving arrangements only
Waverunner, Jet Ski’s, FlyJetBoard, Sea Bobs and other toys may be available on request.
- Windsurf, Kayaks, SUP paddle boards, Mountain Bikes etc, available on request
- Floating pools, Superyacht Water slides, Waterparks could be arranged on request
- Cabanas, Trampolines, nets, balance beams, swings and slides or sea-rockers can be arranged on request
- Submarine and Sub Aqua Toys, SeaBobs and other similar toys may be arranged on request
- A massage therapist can be invited on board throughout the charter as well. A cabin may have to be allocated in that case.


Private charter yacht SANDS has a good selection of entertainment facilities on board.

This includes:
- Large 42’’ LCD TV and Stereo in salon
- LCD TV and CD/DVD player in each cabin
- Board games
- Beach games

- GSM Telephone
- Internet and email
- FAX/Printer + SAT Phone
- Wi-Fi

Charter Flights:
On request, we can arrange private charter flights, from any of the major Mediterranean airports and for all yacht charter guests on board of this yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers:
Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from any of the European airports, directly to the nearest bay or port for all our yacht charter guests on board of MY SANDS is available when required.


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