Yacht Justine now sailing from Jersey City

Private Charter Yacht “JUSTINE” has moved to Downtown Jersey City!

We are now sailing from the convenient, central location of Liberty Harbor Marina in downtown Jersey City. This location has onsite parking much closer to the yacht, nearby world-class dining and entertainment, and a calm, picturesque harbor. Pickup and dropoff locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn remain unchanged.

Please reserve Fall Foliage tours early! September and October are prime months for private cruises of the Hudson Valley and scenic Palisades. Full-day and overnight cruises include Bear Mountain, West Point, historic Kingston, Storm King and Beacon Art Centers. Key weekends and docks fill up early! read more

The Sophisticated Lady now sailing in Chicago

Here at Imagine Lifestyles we spend our days scouring the globe for the finest luxury experiences. We have recently located The Sophisticated Lady, a 72ft luxury yacht in Chicago for 10 – 49 passengers. On the Sophisticated Lady you have access to 3 indoor levels and 2 outdoor levels. She is the largest yacht in Chicago for 49 passengers.  All 49 passengers can comfortably relax outside at one time or all comfortably inside at one time.  While aboard, our goal is for every whim to be met.  We have several packages to choose from including a 3 hour yacht rental, food and beverages.  You can increase your number of hours and/or upgrade your bar on any package.  The Sophisticated Lady is known for not only her size, beauty and luxury, but also the service of her crew. The Sophisticated Lady boasts a higher guest to staff ratio than any other yacht. Our guests never have to wait in line at the bar to get a drink as our staff will bring it to them. read more

97ft Private Charter Yacht JUSTINE has returned to the Big Apple

Justine is a 97 ft luxurious private charter yacht based in New York City. She hosts up to 12 guests for day and evening cruises, and can accommodate eight overnight in four staterooms. The yacht has an elegant and spacious main deck salon, full service bar, formal dining room, and fully equipped galley. There is an aft deck observation area and seating, upper deck outdoor area with lounge seating and 360 degree views, and spacious sun pad on the bow. Located throughout the yacht is a premier sound system with MP3 and microphone inputs, as well as satellite HDTVs. The interior was completely rebuilt in 2010 and is continually and meticulously updated.

Standard menus or custom catering available. Our chef coordinates closely with the crew and guests to provide the freshest ingredients and highest quality foods. Five Star dining and the ambiance of New York under the stars is a reality to be savored. Justine’s cuisine ranges from French/American to Latin Fusion. Specialties include butter-poached Maine lobster with roasted wild mushrooms, gnocchi and cucumber blossoms; honey-glazed duck with fig, radish and black currant; and Japanese Kobe filet with seared foie gras, spinach and Pinot Noir sauce. read more

Palmer Johnson Bugatti Yacht Action

If you are lucky enough to own a Bugatti hypercar, it is entirely likely that a mere luxury yacht may not be exciting enough. To remedy this, there is a concept in the making that is being dubbed the “Bugatti of the sea”—the Palmer Johnson Bugatti yacht.

The Palmer Johnson Bugatti yacht will offer just a bit of size and, of course, that speed. The price range will be about the same as throwing down for a million-dollar Bugatti Veyron, but this one can swim. For the yacht concept, Bugatti teamed up with Palmer Johnson yacht builder. Let’s take a look at some of the preliminary specs for the project: read more

Luxury Yacht Toys: Check Out the BAC Mono Marine Edition Car

BAC Mono Marine Edition

When it comes to yachts and cars, it is important to have the proper pairing. To make luxury travel a bit easier, BAC has created the Mono Marine Edition car. It comes complete with a carbon fiber crane to hoist it aboard, and there are even special lifting points on the car to avoid damage.

Photos ©BAC Mono 

The BAC Mono Marine Edition car at a glance:

  • It features a single seat layout, so it is not exactly a family vacation cruiser. This is more for trips at ports of call.
  • The special crane was crafted to be usable with all yacht arm systems.
  • In fact, the entire structure of the car is based on the crane. It will withstand the added pressure of regular use on cradles, helipads and that jostling open sea.
  • Speaking of the sea, there are also added elements to resist the elements—think salt and rust and erosion.
  • To take it a step further, each car comes with its very own ‘Environmental Control Container System’, which keeps it safely away from water, humidity and other harmful elements. Think of it as a portable climate control pod.
  • The body is based on the next-gen 2016 Mono and weighs a scant 1,279 pounds.
  • Power stems from a cute little 2.5-liter Mountune engine kicking out 305 horses. Not too shabby!

Photos ©BAC Mono 

The BAC Mono Marine Edition car will have an MSRP of around $775,800 USD. This amount includes the special climate control storage pod and the ability to completely customize the car because they are all made to order. The best part: Jeremy Clarkson loves it. read more

The $86 Million Dollar Toy We All Need: 125’ Yacht J’Ade

yacht jade concept

What you are looking at is the $86 million dollar toy we all need: Meet the 125’ yacht J’Ade . She is a fine lady capable of transporting up to 10 in supreme luxury. The battle for ‘most expensive yacht’ title will always rage on, yet even those who cannot afford this level of extravagance enjoy checking them out online!

While she is certainly not the most expensive yacht in the waters of the world, the $86 million dollar yacht J’Ade is noteworthy and packing some seriously cool amenities.  read more

LaFerrari Yacht Concept is a Water Rocket

LaFerrari yacht

There have been ample examples of supercar superboats making waves lately, from the Lamborghini Aventador inspired variety to the AMG Vision GT. Enter an exotic yacht concept based on the illustrious new LaFerrari. Is the LaFerrari yacht for real or simply for wow?

The LaFerrari inspired yacht concept is packing some serious power via two 900 horsepower Volvo engines likely capable of evaporating water on contact. Think of it as a $4 million dollar knife slicing through the sea. The deck is reinforced with carbon fiber and military grade protective materials, while the engine room features fitted diamond plate flooring panels. read more

Ferruccio Lamborghini Yacht Looks Amazing Restored

Ferruccio Lamborghini Yacht

It may not purr like a Lamborghini supercar, but this slice of history can cut through the seas with two V12 engines from the old 350 GT cars. The nearly forgotten Ferruccio Lamborghini yacht has been fully restored to its former glory, and it is beautiful!

The Ferruccio Lamborghini yacht at a glance:

  • Not one but two rumbling 4.0-liter V12 engines. These are derived from the original Lamborghini 350 GT.
  • Each engine kicks out 350 horses for a combined total of 700. Not bad at all for 1963.
  • It is a one-off yacht commissioned by Ferruccio himself.
  • It is a Riva Aquarama sport boat by Dutch Riva specialists Riva World. (And that was quite a mouthful).
  • Ferruccio tasked the team with building the fastest Aquarama in the world. Imagine that…from a supercar builder. Did Ferruccio have dreams of dominating both land and sea with the powerful Lamborghini engines?
  • The wooden boat was missing for a time. Its last owner passed away in 1993, and it was later found in a boatyard in need of some serious attention.
  • The overall restoration took 3 full years.

The two engines used in the restoration of the watercraft are not the originals. While Dutch Riva restoration did track down one of the original engines at the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum in Italy, it was not available for sale. The restoration moved forward using two 1964-1966 Lamborghini 350 GT engines and converted them with a closed-circuit cooling system for ship duty.  read more

Mercedes-Benz Yacht Arrives in Monaco in Scaled Model Form

Mercedes-Benz yacht

The Mercedes-Benz yacht ARROW460 Granturismo is generating attention. The motor company’s motor yacht appeared at a show in Monaco in scale model form. The brand paired with UK-based Silver Arrows Marine to create the yacht concept, which is being labeled the ‘Silver Arrow of the seas’.

The Mercedes-Benz Granturismo yacht releases the traditionally compartmentalized layout in favor of an open structure. The look and feel is a luxury car capable of rocketing on water.

To explain why they are interested in the motor yacht arena, Gorden Wagener, VP of Design at Daimler AG stated the following: read more

The Bugatti Sang Bleu Yacht Concept that Sank

Bugatti Sang Bleu yacht

For those familiar with the Bugatti Sang Bleu supercar, that deep Oceanic blue is ideal inspiration for a luxury yacht. British designer Ben Walsh saw this potential and ran with it, drafting the Bugatti Sang Bleu yacht concept. While this majestic yacht sank in the concept stages, it is still worth remembering. After all, a seaworthy Bugatti would certainly be a sailor’s dream come true!

While there is a smattering of specialty yacht concepts to drool over annually, one with the Bugatti badge is something special. read more