The Islands of Tahiti have been in the loop again over the past few months.
The high peak season between May and end of September has been particularly busy this year with visiting yachts cruising extensively the 3 most visited archipelagos of the country (Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands) and with active guests onboard interested in land and water activities but also cultural events.
Over the years, a larger number of vessels have chosen to stay or visit French Polynesian waters during what used to be called “the off season”.
The 33m motor yacht Askari, which has been based in The Islands of Tahiti for over 8 years, greatly contributing to the development of charter in the area, is the perfect example of the situation. Thanks to her owner and captain, the yacht recently hosted – for the second time – a few high profile professionals of the charter industry and dedicated press through a combined press / fam trip around Rangiroa atoll, Tuamotu, providing them with a real onboard “guests’ experience” in this part of French Polynesia. The event is among one of the yearly actions carried out to bring more awareness and education of the area, with a mix of activities and a few friendly work sessions.
The success in chartering of MY Askari in French Polynesia is not new and the yacht has made her name in the industry. During the recent 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, Fraser Yachts awarded MY Askari as “Best Crew of the Year” in the under 50 meter category. It is the very first time that the crew of a yacht based outside of the Mediterranean or Caribbean has won this distinctive prize. It is the best recognition of a win – win situation between a yacht and an emerging destination that both The Islands of Tahiti and MY Askari could get during a very prestigious night in the world’s yachting capital.
Once again, Congratulations!