Luxury Traditional and Classic Yacht Charters

If you have a passion for sailing or for history or for the quality of craftsmanship now gone, then a traditional or classic yacht charter is for you. It's the perfect opportunity to combine traditional elegance with modern comforts onboard a classic sailing yacht where craftsmanship and quality are everything. Chartering a classic style yacht will enable you to recapture the golden age of sailing and take a step back in time to enjoy a traditional vessel which embodies life at sea. There are also a small number of classic motor yachts also available for charter, but the traditional, romance and beauty of classic sailing yacht is where most of the following resides.

Most of the stunning luxury classic sailing yachts were built between the 1920s and 1970s as one off designs or in a small group of sisterships. This helps to add a unique, charming appeal to the concept of a luxury yacht charter vacation. Whether motor or sailing, the sheer elegance of a classic or traditional yacht is what so many enthusiasts find most endearing. Exquisite exteriors of a classic yacht are usually complimented by a refitted modern interior design which offers all the luxuries of a present day superyacht.

Even though there are many new superyachts built every year, classic or traditional yachts are limited in number offering something quite unique for an exciting sailing vacation. Each classic yacht charter vessel generally includes a great historical story helping to add mystique and intrigue for all guests on board. Where was it built, when was it built, by whom and what secrets does it hold, are just some of the curiosities to get to grips with, which is part of the fun. One thing's for sure, there's nothing quite like being on a classic or traditional yacht charter for a vacation of a lifetime.

A traditional or classic yacht charter is also ideal for networking and hosting events. It's the perfect venue for meetings in a stylish, impressive and traditional setting. Enjoy the captivating atmosphere among fellow passengers on board a memorable corporate charter whether participating or just soaking up the atmosphere. Why not incorporate a superyacht charter into a classic yacht regatta or show, a wonderful opportunity to get the best of both worlds during your time on board.

The great news is, traditional and classic yacht events take place around the world in fantastic destinations such as the Indian Ocean, South East Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. To whet your appetite, browse online to find out more about popular annual classic and traditional events like the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which kicks off the exciting Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge or the Round Gotland Race. Major events are held annually on both sides of the Atlantic from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.

Check out online guides for different types of classic charter yachts to give you an idea of what to expect while on board. A professional crew will take care of every detail during your stay so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. It doesn't matter whether you're an individual wishing to join others on board, a family, or group of friends wanting to charter a classic yacht for a week, a full itinerary will be provided. See what it's like gently sailing between islands, going on a sightseeing expedition and dropping anchor in some the world's most exotic locations.

Speaking of locations, you can charter a classic yacht in many worldwide destinations as the yachts move around. However Europe and the Mediterranean (France and the French Riviera, Italy, Sardinia, Croatia, Corsica, Cannes, Monaco, and St Tropez) are the most likely places to find classics, as well as the Caribbean (Antigua, St Barts etc).

It won't take you long to discover the classic and traditional yacht charter bug. Once you've tried this type of holiday, you'll want to return again and again.

More info on classic yacht charters.

Below is a small selection of some of the classic sailing yachts available for charter:

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Charter restored superyacht classic Menorca in the Balearic Islands this September
Superyacht MENORCA - Outdoor lounging on the sundeck. Photo credit Mare e Terra
Built in 1961 and restored in 2017, classic superyacht MENORCA will appeal to charter guests looking for a minimalist environment that combines cutting edge contemporary technology with carefully preserved original features. Her expansive sundeck is ideal for a film in the moonlight, or for a party that lives up to the reputation of this fun-loving and energetic destination.
Historic luxury yacht Malahne ready for Mediterranean charters
Superyacht MALAHNE - Hand-painted cabins. Photo credit: Jeff Brown
Classic luxury yacht MALAHNE is still available in the Mediterranean for September charters. Her exquisite 1930s appearance was meticulously restored by Pendennis Shipyard, G. L. Watson & Co and Oliver Laws.
Charter superyacht Highlander in the Mediterranean at her new low season rate
Classic superyacht HIGHLANDER - Built by Feadship
1986 superyacht classic HIGHLANDER is available for charter in the Mediterranean and she has a great new low-season rate. Take advantage of this amazing bargain and cruise aboard a yacht with character and sophistication while pampering yourself with her spa and massage facilities. Party the night away on her dedicated dance floor, get a bird's eye view from the helicopter or simply spend a quiet evening together in her on board cinema. However many destinations you wish to see, luxury yacht HIGHLANDER has plenty of entertainment while you get there.
Charter classic M/Y Seagull II in the Eastern Mediterranean
Classic luxury yacht SEAGULL II
54m/177ft 1952 superyacht SEAGULL II is available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean, providing guests with classic public and private interiors, a number of private lounges on the main deck and large outdoor lounging areas to make the most of every magnificent location.
Charter classic 1937 superyacht Malahne in the Adriatic and South of France
Classic luxury yacht MALAHNE - Salon
There's still the chance to charter the 1937 classic superyacht MALAHNE in the South of France and the Adriatic: This beautiful Art Deco yacht is an atmospheric treat filled with authentic furnishings while still catering to guests with impressive variety of water toys for 21st Century entertainment.
Charter classic superyacht Menorca in the Balearic Islands
Luxury yacht MENORCA - Saloon with grand piano. Photo credit Mare e Terra
Charter classic 1961 motor yacht MENORCA in the Balearic Islands this summer: After an extensive 2017 refit, she blends her original features with cutting edge technology for the best of modern and traditional cruising. Already a popular choice after such a short time on the charter market, be sure to reserve your dates quickly so that you don't miss out.