Luxury Yachts

This is the central page for all information on luxury yachts.

‘Luxury yacht’ is a general descriptive term that includes superyacht and mega yacht (yes and giga yacht) under its wide umbrella. The term can also refer to motor yachts, sailing yachts, modern or classic yachts as well as catamarans. Generally a luxury yacht is a private boat that is over 80 ft (~ 25 metres) in length and is, well.., luxurious. Luxury yachts are vessels designed with the yacht owner or yacht charterer’s complete relaxation and pleasure in mind. There are as many different ideas about yachts as there are owners who own them or designers who design them or ‘yacht spotters’ who dream about them. There has been a renaissance in the last five years of all things related to yachting, including luxury yacht design, yacht building and chartering.

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Yacht Galactica by Heesen - Photography by Jeff Brown

Chartering a Yacht is the Ideal Way to Experience a Luxury Yacht

There is no better way to experience an unsurpassed taste of freedom, elegance and style than on a luxury yacht.  Crewed luxury yacht charters may cost no more than an exclusive hotel or cruise on a ship, however unlike a cruise ship or hotel you have ultimate privacy, control and freedom. You and your friends will be the only guests aboard the luxury yacht and the only ones the crew need attend. The service is professional, personalized and friendly. Exquisite cuisine is prepared, to your liking, by your own personal chef and you can dine whenever and wherever you like. Join the growing numbers who sail in absolute luxury on their vacation, when and where they command.

These boats can vary immensely in size, style and function. They can be sailboats, motor boats, classic or ultramodern, displacement or fast planning. The largest and most lavishly appointed superyachts, however, tend to be power boats. Powerboats have the size and stability to provide saloons decorated with fruit bowls, artwork and sculptures and can be can garnished with bouquets of fresh flowers.

The interior saloons are spacious and tastefully decorated and the private cabins are large with individual ensuites, which often include baths. The decks are designed with overflowing space, perfect for sunbathing and other outdoor activities.

Luxury boats are also usually equipped with water 'toys', for your entertainment. Kayaks, windsurfers, water-ski, jet skis, and dive equipment, to name a few, are not uncommon. The largest superyachts may also accommodate a helicopter pad, submarine bay, gyms and cinemas. Every charter boat has its own speed boat (tender) to take guests water skiing, ferry passengers ashore to the beach during the day or to dine out at night.

Marine architects are now also producing plenty of sailing yachts from 35-65m, fully decorated and appointed with all the toys. These sailboats are incredibly powerful, safe and majestic. They allow you to experience all the comforts of a motor yacht, with the light spray of sea salt on your skin, and the silent sounds of the boat soaring through the waves. Luxury sailing yachts are impeccably appointed, adventure sailing machines. You need not even know how to sail. A full charter crew is appointed to sail your luxury boat, professionally and safely for the perfect sailing vacation.

Charter vacations are fast becoming a popular way to enjoy spectacular scenery, brilliant service, and incomparable freedom to explore exotic coastlines and ports - all in style and comfort.

A Directory Sample of Boats for Charter (your broker has access to all the yachts worldwide)

motor yachts under 50ft/15m  |  motor yachts 15m-30m  |  motor yachts over 100ft/30m  |  sail boats 60ft/18m-100ft/30m  |  sail boats over 100ft/30m  |  catamarans over 50ft/15m

For your information we also have a database of all superyachts.

Please contact CharterWorld for free and helpful personal service and information, on any luxury boat or charter location.

The Latest Luxury Yacht News

Hakvoort deliver 38m motor yacht SOPRANO available for charter in the Mediterranean
Hakvoort My Soprano bridge deck salon table and sofa
Hakvoort Shipyard has announced the delivery of the 38,25-metre motor yacht SOPRANO to her first-time owners, boasting exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and interiors by Felix Buytendijk. SOPRANO has been constructed with a classical feel in mind and a lovely canoe stern, as requested by her owners, as admired on previously built Hakvoort yachts...
Make the Western Mediterranean your playground with open yacht Jag’B
Luxury yacht JAG'B - Sundeck
For charter groups looking to sight-see as much of a Mediterranean region as possible within a week, open yacht JAG'B is ready for charter. Relax on the sunpads or soak in the Jacuzzi on the flybridge with uninterrupted views of the striking coast, or socialise together in the bright and spacious salon. Capable of reaching a top speed of 30 knots an hour, luxury yacht JAG'B ensures that guests will spend more time enjoying their destinations than travelling there.
Explore the Mediterranean charter grounds aboard S/Y Rox Star
Luxury yacht ROX STAR - Stern sunpads
Discover an elegant sailing yacht created for living life to its fullest with 40m/131ft sailing yacht ROX STAR, now ready for charter in the Mediterranean. Built to the highest standards, her deck area is designed for as much guest use as possible and the large beach club as well as the swim platform adds to the amount of contact every guest has with their picturesque destination.
Charter newly refitted open yacht Pure One in the Mediterranean
Open yacht PURE ONE - Built by Leopard
Newly refitted 46m/152ft open yacht PURE ONE is ready to make your Mediterranean charter adventure come true with a fantastic range of water toys, glamorous interiors, spacious exteriors and high performance. Capable of reaching a top speed of 32 knots and a consistent cruising speed of 26 knots, she is the perfect choice for guests looking to sight-see at multiple destinations within a region.
Charter superyacht Trending in the Western Mediterranean
Luxury yacht TRENDING - Built by Westport
50m/164ft superyacht TRENDING is now available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and guests looking to fill their days with fun along the many spectacular beaches will be impressed with the huge variety of water toys aboard the Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and PADI Certified Dive Centre. Perfectly suited to entertaining both guests and additional visitors, luxury yacht TRENDING is up to date after a 2016 refit and ready to live life in the here and now.

CharterWorld Luxury Yacht Charter News

Superyacht In Focus: The Elegant 67m Charter Yacht Anna
Out experienced team of yacht charter specialists never misses a chance to visit lavish charter yachts. This time Feadship superyacht Anna blew the guests away with her sophisticated interior spaces, generous accommodation and superb amenities. CharterWorld broker Solenne Vaudin d’Imécourt has shared her thoughts with us.
Charter Broker’s Expert Opinion: Aboard Luxury 43m Superyacht Blue Vision in Spain
MY BLUE VISION - Main
CharterWorld yacht charter specialist Trina Howes has been on a FAM trip aboard luxury charter yacht Blue Vision. Find out what Trina has to say about the incredible yacht charter experience.
Engaging 29th MYBA Charter Show for CharterWorld’s senior brokers and management in Barcelona
CharterWorld Senior Brokers Nicolas Benazeth, Martha Lukasik, Josh Burdett, Reia Stannard, Trina Howes and Amanda Brilliante attending the MYBA Yacht SHow
The 29th MYBA Charter Show took place in Barcelona from the 24th until the 27th of April, holding cuisine competitions and showcasing a wide range of the Mediterranean's superyachts. CharterWorld senior brokers and management attended the event and gave us their comments on the advantages and disadvantages on the change of location from Genoa.
Summer 2017: 10 brand new superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean
Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Built by Amels
At the end of the first quarter of 2017 there are some fantastic new superyachts on the market in the Mediterranean. In this list, we highlight the 10 of the top picks from renowned builders and designers who ensure that your holiday experience is top of the line for performance, comfort and luxury.
Exclusive Dubai TV interview with Josh Burdett, luxury yacht broker for CharterWorld
Photo credit to Dubai International Boat Show
London luxury yacht broker Josh Burdett for CharterWorld speaks to Dubai TV about the expectations of the typical Middle Eastern client, their preferred charter grounds and the effects of the upcoming Dubai Harbour project on the region's charter industry.

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