Luxury Crewed Yacht Charters
This article tells you how to enjoy a yacht charter vacation on a luxury yacht or superyacht anywhere in the world. If you would rather just speak to someone directly about your yacht charter holiday you can contact us here.
What is a luxury crewed charter yacht?
A luxury crewed charter yacht can come in many forms, from the latest and largest mega yachts and superyachts, to motor charter yachts, sailing yacht charters (both performance and luxury), classic yachts, motor sailors or gullets (Gulets), luxury catamarans, tandem charters, adventure charters, expedition charters or event charter yachts to name a few.
A yacht charter offers an experience of a lifetime where you and your charter guests can enjoy relaxing in the most luxurious accommodation, while exploring the best charter destinations worldwide while being pampered by an experienced and friendly crew that offer exemplary service and delicious mouth-watering cuisine.
Why charter a crewed charter yacht?
Chartering a crewed yacht for your vacation is the ultimate indulgence. A once in a life time experience for some, for others it has become a yearly ritual, exploring new locations and exciting destinations only accessible by boat.
Whether you are interested in discovering some of the world’s most exclusive regions, secluded bays, pristine diving spots, remote islands, or would prefer to party in glamorous superyacht harbours, a private yacht charter is an unrivalled way of making this dream come true. A luxury charter is the most personalised vacation in the World, offering unparalleled privacy and control, from the itinerary chosen, right down to the sumptuous cuisine served by the same attentive crew members each day. Unlike time spent in exclusive hotels or resorts, a private yacht charter revolves completely around you, your needs and desires. Every detail is tailored specifically to your group and the experienced crew will be there to cater to your every need. Whether you like to rise with the sun or at midday, whether you are active or would prefer relaxing in private, the discrete and friendly crew will adapt to your pace.
A luxury private yacht charter is also different to a cruise ship that has fixed ports to dock in, strict routines and fixed duration sailings. On a private charter, the itinerary is flexible and you can choose the port you would prefer to start and end your charter in ahead of time, to suit your travel arrangements. The best part about a private crewed yacht charter is that unlike booking cruise ships, resorts or hotels, your group can exclusively enjoy the amenities, surroundings and each other’s company without having strangers or other passengers vying for the best spot.
Onboard all superyacht charters are first class amenities that charter guests can enjoy as their own. Some luxury charter yachts boast outdoor water sport toys such as Jetskis, scuba diving gear or kayaks, onboard luxuries such as a Jacuzzi, sauna or gym, as well as communications such as high speed internet, and surround-sound theatre systems, or features such as jet turbo engines for exhilarating speed or Zero-speed stabilizers to help minimize motion at sea. Megayachts have also been known to carry helicopters and limousine tenders.
Who can charter a luxury crewed charter yacht?
Luxury yacht charter vacations can be enjoyed by a variety of different charter guests. Whether you are a couple looking for the perfect romantic honeymoon, a group of friends wanting to explore the best restaurants and nightclubs, whether you are a family looking to spend some quality time, or perhaps celebrate a birthday or if you are a corporate group looking for the perfect venue for a business charter, a private yacht charter will introduce you to one of the world’s best-kept secrets.
The size and make up of your charter party will help us identify yachts with the right number and type of staterooms. Your ages and interests will also help determine if the yacht is correctly equipped and crewed.
Yachts have different cabin configurations and can include king-size beds, queen-size beds, twin-size beds, and bunk-style Pullman berths, ideal for children. CharterWorld caters to each and every need and can match you with the best yacht and the best crew.
The maximum number of charter guests able to be accommodated on a private luxury superyacht is usually 12 guests, regardless of the yachts size. This is due to international regulations however there are some exceptions such as private boutique cruise ships that can be hired out as a whole yacht – please contact us for further information. If you have more than 12 guests, we are also able to arrange tandem charters. Of course, there are also many smaller motor yachts and sailing yachts, ideal for smaller groups of 2-10 guests.
Where and when can I hire a charter boat?
The beauty about chartering a luxury yacht is that it is the perfect time for chartering somewhere in the world at any given time. There is always a yacht to rent in a destination that's ideal for exploring - whether you want a charter to coincide with the school holidays, a mid-summer break, or a Christmas vacation.
CharterWorld has access to all of the best yachts worldwide including charter destinations such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, America, South American, South Pacific, Asia, Indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand to name just a few. We even have access to adventure charter yachts on World tours or yachts that visit far off wonderlands such as Antarctica.
Within those charter areas you may like to pre book berths to ensure the best spot stern to in a glitzy port, rubbing shoulders with well know celebrities or you may prefer a secluded bay, with azure waters and glistening white sandy beaches. Contact a CharterWorld team member and we can guide you in deciding the best charter location for you.
CharterWorld along with the Captain can help plan a comprehensive itinerary with you prior to your charter, based on your interests and requests ensuring you aware of the best highlights in the area. Your itinerary will be tailored to your wishes and is flexible, however does depend on weather and wind conditions. You have the option to discuss the itinerary with the Captain throughout your charter and can and make any desired adjustments, or if preferred you can let the captain lead you to the best spots using their knowledge of the local area and weather conditions while you relax and enjoy. This flexibility allows you to adapt with the moods and desires of the charter group throughout your charter.
We would recommend booking your charter at least six months in advance to ensure that you secure your preferred yacht, although some of the most sought after superyachts are often booked out one year in advance for certain weeks or events. It is also possible to make a last minute bookings however we do recommend booking earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment.
How do I book a luxury charter vacation?
You can either use the CharterWorld yacht charter search function to decide which type of crewed yacht charter you desire plus our location articles to decide where you would like to cruise, or you can contact one of the experienced CharterWorld yacht brokers. We will listen to your needs, talking with you via phone or email to get to know you better and to learn what you are looking for. All you need is to tell us is where, when, how many guests, the configuration of your group, the type of yacht you are interested in and your budget. We will then provide you with a selection of the best yachts, most suited to your needs as well as yacht chartering advice and any current special deals. CharterWorld yacht charter consultants are available 7 days a week and are trained and experienced charter specialists – we will answer every question you have while helping to plan and customise the vacation experience of a lifetime.
Every year, we attend boat shows all over the world, ensuring we inspect the yachts we propose, meet their crews and stay on top of the best new yachts available.
Once you have chosen the perfect yacht for your charter vacation, we would then place a hold on the yacht and prepare the charter contract detailing the yacht, the agreed dates, location, cruising area and cost. If all is in order, we will ask you to sign and return the Agreement, then we send it to the Owner for a counter-signature. Once all parties have signed the charter contract, 50% of the charter fee is required to confirm the booking. The final payment which is the remaining charter fee plus any VAT, delivery fees, APA (advance provisioning allowance) or any other agreed costs is usually due one month prior to the charter commencing. Along the way we will also ask you to fill in and return a preference sheet in as much detail as possible asking you to explain your preferred food and beverage requirements including any special requests, dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions, along with your travel arrangements and your guest list.
Once onboard your charter yacht we, at CharterWorld will call you to ensure everything is to your satisfaction, as well as remaining in discreet contact with the vessel during your stay, making sure you are having the best time possible. Our aim is to have you return to CharterWorld for your next charter and as such offer the best customer service in the industry.
When considering a yacht charter, CharterWorld is the only contact you need. Whether you are booking a yacht for next week or next year, we have access to the best charter yachts worldwide and provide the best service. Any type of yacht - anywhere in the world - we will find the right yacht for you.