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How to stay healthy while chartering a dream yacht!

The ultimate in privacy, luxury and entertainment, chartering a luxury yacht is an amazing experience. Sunbathing all day, savouring gourmet cuisine on board with your friends and family sounds like an idyllic vacation plan, but sometimes people may wonder how to still stick to their healthy regimes while leading an extravagant week. No matter your lifestyle, there is always a way to keep toit, even on board a superyacht.

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Many of our clients are healthy conscious people, they lead a healthy lifestyle, some of them are professional athletes, others follow restrictive diets, and so they are worried that spending their vacation on board of a luxury yacht will simply get them out of shape. And it’s understandable, how can you possibly resist those morning freshly baked croissants or chocolate mousse cake passionately prepared by your gourmet chef, and served on the sun deck terrace?  

Don’t worry, we have prepared the best insider tips on how to stay healthy while you charter so that you can still enjoy an ultimate vacation on a board a luxury yacht.

Facilities

For the start, ask your broker to find a luxury yacht that has a well-equipped gym, with latest cardio machines and weights. Space is sometimes limited depending on the size of the yacht, so check with your charter agent about what specific equipment is available, but you can expect the best gear.

Yacht Suggestion: M/Y NASSIMA   

49m / Acico Yachts / 2012 / 12 Guests

From  € 200.000 per week.

View full details here or view more superyachts available for charter that are perfectly equipped for a healthy and active chartering experience.

Cuisine

Upon your request, your broker will also suggest you a list of gourmet chefs that can prepare any request for you, from a plant based diet to paleo diets, so that you can keep off your weight, stay fit and get stronger all the while enjoying life at sea in the most luxurious surroundings. 

The most sophisticated plant based chef is by far Matthew Kenney, who is really the master of raw haute cuisine. We first heard about him from yacht chefs who were raving about his school and creativity. His Culinary Academy “Matthew Kenney Cuisine” is an integrated, California-based lifestyle company. The foundation is based on proprietary techniques and creative thinking applied to prepare minimally processed, plant-based cuisine that is both refined and healthy.


Many yacht chefs successfully graduated from this Academy,and Karen Bordes is among them. She is the co-owner & Chef for Raw Plant Alchemy. They specialize in Raw Plant Based & Vegetarian cuisine in the following area:
- Private or group classes in the art of raw plant-based cuisine.
- Catering events for small groups (4-6 people)
- Charter Yacht Chef; prepare Plant Based Cuisine menu – Raw, Vegan or Vegetarian
- Personalized weekly food prepping and menu planning

 

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Master class : Matthew Kenney’s Carrot Soup

Serves 4 to 6

1 lb. carrots
1 T olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 shallot
1/8 tsp. ground cumin seeds
1/8 tsp. ground fennel seeds
1/8 tsp. ground peppercorn
1/2 tsp. coriander seeds
1/8 tsp. caraway seeds
1 quart vegetable stock

2 bay leaves
2 T lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Peel and cut the carrots in large pieces. Toss carrots in olive oil and salt. Roast the carrots at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Peel and slice the shallot. Sauté the shallot in olive oil and the spices. Add the stock, salt, and carrots to the pot. Bring to a boil and then add the bay leaves, and lower to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season with lemon juice and zest. Blend until smooth.

Crew

The most important consideration is really the crew, you may have an experienced personal trainer o work with you to achieve your fitness goals or look to include a brilliant masseuse to help relax after that intensive work-out.  

Frederic Gingreau, a qualified personal trainer from frederic-gingreau.com commented, “Personal trainers should not just provide a fantastic service in terms of fitness, but also should be able to collaborate with the on-board chef to plan meals in accordance with goals and preferences, source s supplements and equipment when desired, and possess extra skills in life-saving and sports massage.”

WaterToys

Taking a swim daily is a total body workout that can help burn calories and buff up your arms and back. You can even take things to amore adventurous level and try from snorkelling or diving. You must try out some of the luxury water toys, such as paddle boards, excellent for upper body and core strength and balance. Or you can take a kayak and explore the beautiful anchorage, which is equally a good exercise.

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