This is VvS1, an expedition-style, 112-foot motoryacht built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. She is one of the few proper, crewed motoryachts available for charter in the South Pacific, she comes with a 21-foot tender and lots of fishing gear, and she is still available for charter in Fiji during the 25th Anniversary World Cup Blue Marlin Championship that is scheduled to begin July 4.
The World Cup Blue Marlin Championship is a global event in which competitors simultaneously attempt to land the largest blue marlin. The minimum size requirement for a fish is 500 pounds, and the largest winning marlin recorded so far weighed in at a staggering 1,195 pounds. Winners have fished everywhere from Hawaii to Bermuda to San Salvador.
Blue marlin that call Fiji's waters home can weigh between 150 and 1,000 pounds, and they typically are caught by trolling--which you can do right from the large aft cockpit aboard VvS1. The yacht's owner enjoys fishing, so the cockpit is outfitted with refrigerators, freezers, and live bait tanks specifically for the purpose. The crew, too, are well-trained fishermen who would love to help you land a possible record-breaker. (When a yacht's engineer describes himself as a passionate spearfisherman and hunter, you know you are in good hands.)
And, to keep the non-anglers in your charter party happy, VvS1 has an elegant interior decor plus a fully equipped gymnasium and teppanyaki bar. Take a look at the main saloon, and I'm sure you'll agree that this yacht is not at all for "fishing enthusiasts only":
Management company 37 South has package deals available that include the VvS1 charter rate, onshore accommodations in Fiji, and entry into the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. The maximum number of guests aboard the yacht is eight, and the lowest weekly base rate is $79,000.