13 of the best family friendly superyachts for charter
Mrs Marietta Cube
Delivered by Southern Wind Shipyard in 2011, reaching a speed of 12 knots, the Mrs Marietta Cube is one of the best family friendly superyachts available for charter. She is 30.25m in length and a sailing sloop like no other. Sleeping up to 9 guests in four spacious cabins, Mrs Marietta Cube is ideal for families. Cabins include walk-in showers and comfortable beds. The master state room is located at the prow and has a king size bed while a VIP state room boasts a queen size bed. Two double guest cabins have single beds and are located at the stern. With her luxurious dining area and open plan living space, there’s plenty of room for everyone to spend time together playing board games or watching movies. A study adjoins these areas offering a quiet room to send emails or for the children to finish off any holiday homework assignments. An al fresco dining table seating 10 people can be found on deck with optional shading if the sun is too hot. For sun worshippers, there are many secluded spots to relax and take in those rays. Water toys like snorkelling equipment, water skis, a 4.5m tender and inflatables are available for all guests to use during their charter vacation.
If you’re heading for the Mediterranean, a very popular choice of sailing yacht is Don Chris. This fantastic 40.1m yacht was delivered in 2010 by Barka Shipyard and carries a crew that are the perfect hosts for children. She is sophisticated in design with modern amenities along with a warm ambience as soon as you step onboard. Sleeping up to 12 people in five stunning cabins, Don Chris also has single beds which can be converted into cots for babies or infants. All cabins have en suite facilities and air-conditioning in the state rooms. Don Chris also has Quantum zero speed stabilisers for great comfort when at anchor. The main saloon opens out into a dining table for guests to enjoy gourmet meals prepared by the professional chef on board. A semi-circle of seats is close to the cocktail bar, ideal for enjoying an exotic drink or even a glass of champers! With lots of sun pads and loungers on deck, adults can take time out and relax while the children have fun on some on the water toys, supervised by the friendly crew. There’s everything from inflatables, kayaks, paddle boards, wake boards and knee boards. Fishing equipment is also available for those who are keen anglers.
At 42.5m Bina is a family friendly superyacht that can be chartered to most destinations. She has a great layout and professional crew who make sure everyone has the best time ever while on board. Recently refitted, this magnificent vessel has a laid-back beach club feel to it. With her two VIP cabins, two twin cabins and a full beam master suite, she is flexible enough to accommodate one or more families. The extensive toy box is full of surprises including a fabulous water slide, inflatables and a unique inflatable flamingo. Try the stand-up jet ski, water skis, wake boards, paddle boards or stand-up paddles. You can always take one of the mountain bikes onshore to explore or just chill out on one of the water mattresses. Relax after a day in the water in the outdoor cinema or take a dip in the bubbly Jacuzzi located on the top deck. There’s plenty of deck space too so find a secluded corner to maybe read a book while the children are kept entertained by the crew. Everyone will love the latest entertainment systems on board the Bina whether it’s music playing in the background or partying at night.
For a family vacation of a lifetime, the Remember When offers everything you will need. Accommodating twelve guests in six beautiful cabins there’s also a huge full beam luxurious master suite. Teenagers can enjoy the vast choice of fantastic water toys at their disposal. These include Seabobs, water skis, paddle boards and kayaks. Scuba divers are well catered for too with the latest diving equipment on board. Experienced crew always make sure everyone is safe while exploring the warm waters, discovering unique and exotic marine life. The chef has many years of experience in providing delicious meals to satisfy all tastes. Meal times for children are quite magical with table settings often themed like scenes from Alice in Wonderland. With her extended sun deck, there’s plenty of room for sunbathers on Remember When. There’s also a swim deck which makes it easy to jump or dive into the water. Comfort, style and elegance describe this lovely superyacht. She has dynamic positioning and hold at anchor making control and manoeuvring smooth. Many guests have already enjoyed their time on board Remember When. This sublime superyacht has many fantastic facilities and amenities. Expect a warm welcome and a voyage of a lifetime as soon as you step on board.
One of the best family friendly luxury yachts around to charter is, Daydream. Many families charter this 42.6m amazing superyacht to have a vacation in Norway. Children are well catered for and itineraries are drawn up to suit all ages. Whether on or off board Daydream, Norway provides a spectacular backdrop to explore and enjoy nature at its best. It’s nearly always calm in the beautiful fjords so water toys can be dropped into the water anywhere, any time. Try the jet skis or see if you can catch any fish with the fishing gear provided. If you want to relax, hop into the large Jacuzzi located on the top deck. Enthusiastic divers look forward to diving in a different environment from the sea. They can go rig diving or dive for scallops. Access to Norway’s many fjords is quite easy on Daydream because of her size. Refitted in 2006 this vessel can accommodate ten people. There are three twin cabins, ideal for children or teens. Like a five-star floating hotel Daydream makes a perfect base from which to see the craggy coastline of the fjords in Norway. Meals on board are second to none with the professional chef sourcing local ingredients for some of the most delicious dishes around.
Accommodating 11 guests, plenty of outdoor deck space, al fresco dining and a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, At Last is indeed a beautiful superyacht. She has a full beam main deck master state room, large en suite bathrooms in each room, scuba diving facilities and sumptuous dining. At Last is well known for her fantastic array of water toys which provide hours of fun for all the family. There’s a slide which goes from the fly bridge right down to water level, four 3-person wave runners along with a 35ft Scout tender. The water trampoline is great fun especially for the little ones. If you and your family fancy island hopping around the Caribbean, no problem. You relax while the captain and crew do all the hard work. Sit on one of the decks under a sun umbrella or read a favourite book in the main saloon. Sophisticated, elegant and stylish, At Last has everything and more families could possibly wish for. With her recent interior refit, she now features a contemporary look with colourful art hanging throughout. In the evenings enjoy a drink at the bar and take in the spectacular views. Dining al fresco gives guests the opportunity to catch up with the day’s events while relishing a delightful meal
Children are in their element once they climb on board the exciting motor yacht Calisto. One of the many highlights is the chef encourages young guests to invent new ice cream flavours. This is always great fun and of course they get to eat their creations. Calisto also has lots of fabulous water toys including a laser sailing dinghy. There are also paddle boards, Seabobs, diving gear and a fantastic water trampoline. Extremely family friendly, this sleek superyacht has lots of ample deck spaces for children to play games or relax if they can. Calisto is 44.17m (145ft) in length and can anchor in secluded bays in the Bahamas or island hop in the Caribbean. Sleeping up to eleven guests in five beautiful state rooms, all with en suite facilities, she epitomises unparalleled luxury throughout. The central spiral staircase connects all of the decks with a large foyer below deck. There’s a useful beverage station for guests to help themselves to cool drinks while the main saloon is a lovely place to sit and chill out. On the delightful sun deck, there are umbrellas surrounding a gorgeous Jacuzzi. With its bar and stools, this is the ideal place to sit and chat to fellow guests.
Meaning “family” in Hawaiian, the Ohana is a family friendly sailing yacht that can accommodate up to 10 guests in five state-of-the-art cabins. There’s a fabulous master suite, two twin cabins and two double cabins, all of which are furnished to the highest of specifications. Ohana is 154ft in length and has many hot features on board including a beautiful spiral staircase, hot tub and fantastic water toys. One of the most amazing toys families absolutely love, is the inflatable water slide. For a luxurious family friendly superyacht, Ohana is definitely a top choice. She was delivered in 2012 by Fitzroy Shipyard and designed by Dubois Naval Architects. This high-performance sailing yacht can sail at a top speed of 18 knots and is built entirely of aluminium. She was refitted in 2011 and now has one of the largest sun decks in the yacht charter world. With a crew of 8, everyone is well looked after from the moment they step on board. If it gets too hot on deck, relax in one of the air-conditioned rooms or keep in touch with friends or colleagues via the WiFi connection on board. The exterior design and engineering of this luxury vessel have to be seen to be believed especially with its timeless style and comfort throughout.
For a truly wonderful family vacation on a charter yacht, the Metsuyan takes some beating. The kids will be kept occupied either by watching a movie on the outdoor 3D cinema screen or diving into the pool from a 4m diving board. There’s a crow’s nest for them to act like real pirates, star gaze or take in the amazing views. This 36m motor yacht has a useful interconnecting door between the two forward state rooms. It’s a feature that is perfect for families so parents can keep an eye on their children. Ten guests can be accommodated on board in five superbly decorated cabins. Metsuyan also has a Jacuzzi on the sun deck as well as a barbecue. This luxurious superyacht is comfortable and stylish offering the ultimate yacht charter vacation for families. Dining on board is in a class all of its own. The innovative chef can create menus to suit your taste no matter whether it’s a formal dinner or a casual supper. Crew are professional, polite and friendly. They offer a high level of service to all guests whether cruising in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Explore the world in one of the most beautiful superyachts around and take home some unforgettable memories.
Kathleen Anne is very much a family yacht. She has laser sailing dinghies on board so families can compete in mini regattas. There are also wake boards and water skis for more adventurous guests. Tenders can be equipped with hydrofoil systems which generate waves for surfing on or how about trying the inflatable trampolines, climbing walls and slides? Floating “cabanas” are a firm favourite with children and adults. There’s even the opportunity to have water fights with water cannons and super soakers. Safety comes first on Kathleen Anne so all guests, young or old, have great fun in a safe environment. The family atmosphere goes right into the cabins too. There’s a full beam master suite, a VIP state room which converts into separate twin or double cabins as well as three twin cabins. All cabins are comfortable with the lower deck cabins being adjustable. By converting one of the twin cabins, the VIP can be made into a full beam suite having its own lounge as well as a his and hers bathroom. This is great if two families are on vacation together. The upper lounge provides an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere and is a wonderful space to enjoy movies or games.
Built by Oceanco, Lazy Z has recently had a refit. She is 51m in length and can sleep up to 12 guests in six beautifully appointed state rooms. The owner’s full beam suite is situated on the main deck along with five guest cabins on the lower deck. These include one double with a Pullman berth, one twin cabin and three king berth state rooms. So, plenty of accommodation for families. Lazy Z’s main appeal for children is an enormous inflatable water slide that stretches from the sun deck right into the water below. Kids can spend all day on this fabulous slide or take a ride in one of the sea kayaks, under supervision of course. There are also two tenders, two wave runners, snorkelling gear and scuba diving equipment. If anyone fancies trying to catch fish, fishing tackle is available too. Refitted recently, Lazy Z offers the perfect charter experience. Captain and crew will do all they can to make your vacation truly memorable. Throughout the voyage expect delicious meals, a smooth ride, Wi-Fi access and satellite TVs. With her massage facilities, drones with Go-Pros, gym and beach party feel, Lazy Z is everything families could wish for while on a yacht charter vacation.
With an aft cockpit which can be flooded to create a small pool for children, the Sarissa is ideal for a family yacht charter vacation. She also has many water toys suitable for different age groups. These comprise a tender, water skis, towable toys and scuba diving equipment for older kids. With her master suite, a triple, a convertible study/guest cabin and a master suite, Sarissa can sleep up to 10 guests. She’s a beautiful vessel, 140ft in length and was designed by the naval architect, Bill Tripp. Expect high performance sailing when on board with Sarissa’s unique hydraulic and deck systems. This elegant superyacht can sail anywhere in the world as well as being able to take part in yachting regattas. Having clean and spacious decks, Sarissa oozes style and attention to every detail. She is the ideal sailing superyacht for families who are looking for adventure, cruising to remote islands or just relaxing in pure luxury. Lounge in one of the outdoor seating areas or do a little sunbathing on a comfy sunbed. Take in the beautiful, panoramic views while enjoying a perfectly mixed cocktail or G & T when the children are asleep in their cosy cabins.
A family charter vacation has to cater for the children. The recently refitted 50m Air motor yacht provides a beach club where kids can jump in and out of the water quite safely. Parents, nannies or friendly crew can keep an eye on them to make sure they are having a fabulous time. Water slides, Seabobs, fly boards and jet boards have been added to the water toy box so there are plenty of rides to be enjoyed by everyone. Air sleeps up to 12 guests in one double, three twin cabins, two VIP state rooms and a master suite. This suite is the size of the whole width of the upper deck while the two VIP state rooms are on the main deck. Air now looks as good as new boasting spacious sunbathing decks, beautiful interiors, sumptuous al fresco dining and plenty of water toys. There’s a masseuse, yoga instructor, kite surf and fly board instructor on board. If you want a pampering session after an energetic day in the water, have a soothing massage, ready for an evening of entertainment and fun. A sumptuous five course meal awaits you, prepared by a professional chef. It’s then time to look out to sea and watch the sun go down over the horizon.