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Superyacht Loon now accepts Bitcoin for luxury charter bookings

Loon is thought to be the first superyacht to announce they will be accepting cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin for charter bookings.

By LLM Reporters  |  March 13, 2022
Image Credit: Motor Yacht Loon

There’s no denying that Bitcoin has been making its way well and truly into the mainstream of late, and now it can be used for everything from booking luxury holidays to splurging on high-end supercars and original works of art.

With such huge potential, it’s perhaps unsurprising that trading platforms like altcoinsidekick.com have seen a spike in the number of new sign-ups over recent months. No longer are cryptocurrencies just for trading, and in 2022, we could be about to see a whole host of new brands and businesses across the luxury sector beginning to welcome Bitcoin and popular alt-coins like Ethereum’s Ether as a means of payment.

Getting the ball rolling is the most popular charter yacht in the Bahamas, Motor Yacht Loon – with the recent announcement that cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin would now be accepted for charter bookings as it heads to Europe for its first Mediterranean charter season. Renowned for forward-thinking moves such as this, one of the first opportunities to charter the superyacht by way of cryptocurrency will come at the Monaco Grand Prix this May, with the trackside berth the Loon team have secured in Port Hercules.

Motor Yacht Loon
Motor Yacht Loon is the most popular charter yacht in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Image credit: Motor Yacht Loon

“We believe Bitcoin is the future of global currency. Forward thinking and welcoming new ideas has always been a strong part of Loon’s ethos, and accepting Bitcoin fits perfectly with these principles and supports inclusivity, especially for the younger generation of charter guests who are often more comfortable with a decentralised currency such as Bitcoin,” says Motor Yacht Loon captain Paul Clarke.

“Cryptocurrency expands borders, Loon is expanding her horizons with the upcoming trip to Europe, and we look forward to inviting a new wave of charter guests on board.”

Owing to its usual sunny choice of location in the Bahamas, Loon is a renowned and popular choice of superyacht amongst American charterers, regularly welcoming aboard high-profile, affluent and VIP guests to explore the breath-taking sights of both Bahamas and Caribbean – but for yachting enthusiasts around the world, its arrival into European waters is a hotly anticipated move that many will be clamouring to get a piece of.

This year, the 55m Newcastle 5500 series motor yacht will be chartering Europe from May until October, before returning to the Bahamas for the final months of the year – which means those keen to set sail on board this sprawling, opulent vessel only have a short time to take advantage of the opportunity. Although much of the summer season is already booked, Loon has just released dates for the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival and two other weeks mid-season – which are some of the most exciting times to charter it – and demand is already high.

Motor Yacht Loon
Experience seven-star superyacht service, a sumptuous interior that was refitted in 2020, and an exceptional water sports programme led by captain Paul Clarke who is a pro kite surfer, and you will understand why award-winning Loon is the most Instagrammed superyacht ever. Image credit: Motor Yacht Loon

Refitted in 2020, when the pandemic put a stop to travel and holidays, this remarkable charter yacht features stabilisers both at anchor and underway. Her sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of the talented team at Murray and Associates, with the lavish interior dreamt up by esteemed designer Claudette Bonville.

With six deluxe staterooms and a dedicated spa ready to accommodate up to 12 guests, plus a Sky Lounge large enough to host parties for up to 100 people, she is a perfect choice for enjoying the Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival. At 1100 gross tons, she also offers enormous volume, providing guests with a generous range of indoor and outdoor amenities that could only be dreamt of on luxury yachts of a smaller size.

Loon has an abundance of outside space designed for maximum comfort and appreciation of the extraordinary destinations and events she visits. An alfresco bar complements the infinity pool with oversized Jacuzzi and numerous sun pads, which, together, make for the perfect spot in which to relax and luxuriate in the sunshine during Europe’s balmy summer months.

A large round table is set for sumptuous alfresco dining after guests have enjoyed a sundown cocktail, and the Beach Club flows effortlessly onto the FunAir Inflatable Sea Pool and water sports hub when out at anchor.

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The world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is stored and exchanged securely on the internet through a digital ledger known as a blockchain.

As a certified PADI Dive Centre charter yacht, Loon also offers an extensive water sports programme. The talented crew include a dive master, a professional surfer and a pro kite boarder and their unbeatable water sports program is available to guests of all ages and abilities, so when it comes to making the most of your time at sea, nothing is off limits, and the underwater world will quickly become your oyster.

Foodies will be delighted to know that each exceptional superyacht charter comes complete with exquisite world cuisine at every mealtime, prepared by a skilled and experienced on-board chef with all the high-flying credentials you’d expect. There’s also an onboard videographer, who films and curates a custom video documenting each group of guests’ experiences both onboard, and whilst out adventuring – so your memories will be captured forever and available to look back at whenever the mood strikes.

With not long to go until Loon sets sail for European shores, there’s no time like the present to book your charter, and with Bitcoin now an accepted means of payment, it couldn’t be easier or more hassle free to secure the trip of your dreams this summer.