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CharterWorld News is where you will find the latest updates on fantastic charter specials, new superyachts available for yacht rental, fabulous destinations to discover as well as any updates related to yacht charter in general.

Here you will come across a selection of luxury vessels available not only in the most popular yachting locations, such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean but also new additions in more exotic destinations such as South East Asia, Middle East or the South Pacific.

Whether you are passionate about sailing vacations, or prefer a more comfortable motor yacht ride or even the adventurous expedition superyachts, you will find it all here. Don’t hesitate to approach us with any questions or enquiries, as we are here to help you to create the most amazing dream vacation you’ve ever had!

Top Superyacht Stories of 2016 Everyone Should Read

December 29, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CharterWorld regularly publishes news articles about the Global Marine Industry. With over 1000 news articles per year we deliver the latest information about superyachts, feature yachts and yacht charter specials, as well as any other news relevant to our worldwide luxury yacht charter company. Serious charterers, travellers, yachting enthusiast and professionals, you should have a read through our most popular articles from 2016.



There is no better way to enjoy a holiday rather than on a luxury superyacht. One of the reason why the yachting industry is booming is because cruising on a private yacht is surely the safest way to travel. Read more about 10 safest locations to have a yacht charter vacation according to the following criteria: weather and seas, infrastructure, health care and violent crime.


Superyachts are the safest way to travel


The article published just recently has become very popular, as it illustrates the new trends in super yachting. Possibly you will be surprised too to find out about some big changes that are expected in the near future. Read more.

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership


Currently Azzam and Eclipse are the two largest superyachts in the world. However, every year we see new ambitious yacht designers striving to develop the best and the largest superyachts. This year, the stunning concept L’Amage went viral after her presentation at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. To find out why read more here.

Superyacht concept L'Amage

Superyacht concept L’Amage


Ever wanted to be the first to test out a brand new luxury charter yacht? The designers and owners want to show off their latest designs and let you test their new technology. They want you to feel the luxury and comfort of the latest in interior design and be pampered by the new crew (with years of experience of course). What’s so good about the new superyachts? We’ll let you decide. Read more.

superyacht Suerte

superyacht Suerte


The Caribbean is a top destination for luxury cruising this winter. However, the Indian Ocean and South Pacific are gaining popularity, thanks to their gorgeous cruising grounds and incredible natural environment. Read more about some admired winter charter hotspots, get inspired and get ready for a new adventure.

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand


Travelling with a family has never been easier and more fun. There are plenty of superyachts to choose from that cater specifically to youngsters. There is also a large number of exciting itineraries and so much to see and do while sailing around the Mediterranean, the Adriatic or the Indian Ocean. Treat your family to a once in a lifetime holiday at sea on a stunning vessel that’s just like a five star hotel. Check out these top ten family friendly charter yachts.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - water toys

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – water toys


British private yachts were once the envy of the world. Now the British superyacht industry is once again finding a new footing in the world of luxury yachts, led by local yacht designers and naval architects. Let’s take a look at some of the finest British superyachts built to see how they stand up to the competition.

77m superyacht Samar

77m superyacht Samar


The remarkable yacht charter holiday abroad Feadship’s prestigious new 70 metre superyacht JOY, organised by the senior charter broker at CharterWorld, Nicolas Benazeth, was tremendously successful in all respects. The client is a very experienced charterer and connoisseur of the world’s finest yachts. Read the whole story about this incredible yacht charter experience and contact us to secure a luxury superyacht for your next vacation.

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset – Copyright Feadship


Ship building in Germany has been a very successful industry for many decades. Some of the leading players in yacht construction and design are based in Germany: bespoke builder of the largest yacht in the world Azzam, Lurssen; Abeking & Rasmussen and Blohm & Voss also known for their impressive mega yachts. Here is our top 10 of the finest German superyachts.

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan


The year of 2016 has brought a great number of amazing news in the charter yachting industry. Some outstanding luxury charter yachts have joined the fleet, proving yacht enthusiasts with more opportunities to explore exotic islands, cosmopolitan cities and soak up luxury lifestyle. Here is the top 12 superyachts of 2016 that you can charter in various locations around the world right now.

Superyacht Elixir 55m

Superyacht Elixir 55m


The super-yachting industry is diverse, inspiring and competitive. Every year superyacht builders and designers strive to deliver “the best of the best”. Some superyachts gain popularity while still being under construction. The audience watches them closely and awaits for breathtaking yacht launches. We applaud the top 10 most popular new superyachts of 2016.

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson


The yachting industry is booming, attracting some young and ambitions designers, as well as some bespoke design studios who have been in the yachting for a while. The explanation is simple: “the limit is the sky” – say some designers, comparing boats and yachts to other architectural concepts in the world. The question is, are they realistic, lucrative, and will they ever make it to the market? Here we have compiled a list of the most outrageous superyacht concepts.


Yacht Island Design


First impressions always count. This is why superyacht owners use designers who have many years of experience creating the most beautiful exteriors on yachts. Big name designers and design companies  go all out with innovative ideas, spectacular colours and lines, providing sleek contours as well as amazing, breathtaking styles. Here’s a list of the best exterior designers of 2016 who have put their thoughts and ideas into making luxury yachts the ultimate holiday experience.

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303


The Caribbean is considered to be “the king of the yacht charter vacations”. This is because this location covers a huge area and offer fantastic diversity. It is beautiful and warm, has amazing beaches, interesting cultures and perhaps most importantly, the Caribbean has a huge selection of crewed yachts, luxury yachts and superyachts which you can rent and experience a truly magnificent vacation around the various Island groups. If this still does not convince you, here are the 7 reasons why you have to get in touch with your broker to secure a luxury yacht charter in one of the best places in the Caribbean – St Martin.

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding


CharterWorld in the Media: Family Office Elite Magazine – The Luxuries of Yacht Charter

December 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

An engaging article about the “private adventures of remarkable opulence and other mysteries of an increasingly popular way of travelling”. Discover the often so mysterious world of chartering luxury superyachts and find out what it is like to embark on such adventure and never look back.charterworld-family-office-elite-article

The article will take you through the various aspects of yacht charter, the many fantastic destinations to choose from and the incredible service and amenities to enjoy on board, that are all included in the charter rate.

Check out the latest issue of Family Office Elite magazine


About the publication: 

The Family Office Magazine is a prestigious publication distributed amongst the ultra-wealthy covering an array of various disciplines of the Global Family Office Community. The magazine features interesting articles and editorials from many of the world’s leading industry experts in wealth management and other related luxury sectors. It is designed for any professional who wants to stay up to date with the latest trends in this unique field admired by many.

A big thank you to Dynamiq Yachts for the beautiful photos of the fabulous M/Y JETSETTER taken by David Churchill and Blueiprod

Immediate Caribbean charter special: S/Y Germania Nova

December 22, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Satisfy your wanderlust for the Caribbean this Christmas and New Year aboard sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA. Build in 2011 by Marin LuxurYachts, 55m/182ft luxury yacht GERMANIA NOVA brings together a charmingly traditional exterior with all the latest technology for entertainment and navigation.

Germania Nova

Germania Nova

Visit classic destinations including Saint Martin, St Barths or the Virgin Islands and draw the admiration of onlookers aboard this sophisticated racing schooner, which took part in the Palma Superyacht Cup 2016. Her foredeck and aft have plenty of space for sunbathing when at anchor, and alfresco dining will be unforgettable for Christmas in the Bahamas.

Sailing yacht Germania Nova -  Aft Deck

Sailing yacht Germania Nova - Aft Deck

Up to 10 guests will find a restful night’s sleep in her 1 Master suite or 4 double cabins, while a professional crew of 13 will take care of your needs throughout the voyage.

Sailing yacht Germania Nova -  Owners Cabin

Sailing yacht Germania Nova - Owners Cabin

Capable of a cruising speed of 9 knots, sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA is the perfect vessel for anyone looking to lie back, relax and enjoy the company of the charter guests under a canopy of stars as you see in the New Year.

Sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA is available from €70,000 per week plus expenses. With immediate availability in the Caribbean, this coveted yacht will not remain open for charter for long: Contact CharterWorld and book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Intrepid Yacht Charter: Experience the Astonishing Galapagos aboard M/Y Integrity

December 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

An extraordinary yacht charter with a real difference – this is Galapagos Islands explored aboard M/Y Integrity, one of only a few luxury yachts available in this area. A volcanic archipelago and a province of Ecuador, Galapagos is one of the best places in the world for those in love with wildlife and natural environment, where you can “see the natural habitat, just going about their business and “curious” about us humans”. Numerous plant and animal species found here cannot be found elsewhere, offering you a unique experience and plenty of adventure. A place where you can swim with a multitude of frisky sea lions, amazing orcas or catch a glimpse of the Mola-Mola while snorkelling.

East - Bartolome Pinnacle Rock - Photo Weston Walker-Knoblich

East – Bartolome Pinnacle Rock – Photo Weston Walker-Knoblich

Although mesmerising when it comes to its natural beauty, Galapagos is certainly not your usual charter destination. CharterWorld’s senior broker, Amanda Brillante was invited on board Motor Yacht Integrity to first hand experience the beauty and uniqueness of this remarkable place on Earth: “One special treat about a trip to the Galapagos is the ability, or rather necessity, to disconnect and go on a “digital detox”. Without the ability for cellular, internet, or even TV signal, you are forced into a (probably overdue and much-needed) respite from our wired world, to spend time with and enjoy your friends and family, and get lost in the incomparable beauty of your surroundings and sheer magnificence a and diversity mother nature has created.”

East - Close with Sea Lion - Gardner Bay Espanola - Photo Weston Walker-Knoblich

East – Close with Sea Lion – Gardner Bay Espanola – Photo Weston Walker-Knoblich

Luxury Motor Yacht INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY is a 43-metre (141ft) yacht offering uncomplicated luxury and comfort to up to 16 charter guests in 9 cabins. The master cabin is fitted with a king-sized bed and is equipped with an en suite bathroom. Seven guest cabins boast twin beds and also offer bathroom facilities with a shower and a toilet. All convert into king-bedded cabins, if necessary. The remaining cabin boasts a queen-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and a toilet. Integrity is air-conditioned throughout to offer a pleasant on board environment for her guests.

East- Integrity at Leon Dormido - Photo Bill Roberson

East- Integrity at Leon Dormido – Photo Bill Roberson

“The yacht Integrity is very comfortable and cabins surprisingly spacious and well-appointed. All cabins on the main deck, the upper deck salon, the Portuguese bridge and the top deck with jacuzzi and bar give guests an opportunity to find quiet time and a place to retreat, but also to gather, share good times, and create unforgettable memories.”

Integrity - Sun deck

Integrity – Sun deck

Interiors are clean, with warm wood tones and white decor. The salon and the dining area are located on the main deck with a formal dining area situated forward and seating 4-6 guests per table. The salon is located aft and offers comfortable seating on two large sofas either side. Huge windows offer spectacular views and allow plenty of natural light to enter on the inside.

Integrity Yacht - Salon

Integrity Yacht – Salon

Integrity - Dining Area

Integrity – Dining Area

Integrity Cuisine

Integrity Cuisine

Integrity is equipped with the popular jacuzzi hot tub to relax in after you have enjoyed a day of snorkelling, swimming or even kayaking accompanied by your private guide who will ensure you are well informed during your trip on local customs, history and the natural environment. Thanks to her stabilisers, Integrity is a stable vessel, very quiet and vibration-free. She was well-maintained with simple furnishings and welcoming atmosphere.

Integrity - Suite

Integrity – Suite

Integrity - Twin stateroom

Integrity – Twin stateroom

Standard Stateroom aboard Integrity

Standard Stateroom aboard Integrity

“The crew is discrete and very professional. Manuel and Richard, our stewards, were always available to fill our needs, whether greeting us with cold refreshments after hiking and snorkelling or providing beer and popcorn while lounging in the jacuzzi. We enjoyed a wide variety of delicious fare – some products and produce many of us had never had – all while the Chef accommodated guests dietary requirements including vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free, and shellfish allergies. Captain Pedro knows all the islands by heart and it seems we were always anchored in the best spot at each destination. Our Panga drivers were amazing -not only slowly trailing us and providing security while swimming and snorkelling, but also guiding us on daily excursions through mangroves and exploring caves, around rocky cliff faces and outcroppings to see nesting birds, colourful crabs, penguins, and various other flora and fauna “up close and personal”.”

Giant Tortoise - Santa Cruz - Photo Weston Walker

Giant Tortoise – Santa Cruz – Photo Weston Walker

East - Waved Albatross  - Photo Bill Roberson

East – Waved Albatross – Photo Bill Roberson

West - Land Iguana -  Urbina Bay - Photo Marika Roberson

West – Land Iguana – Urbina Bay – Photo Marika Roberson


The yachts in Galapagos work on fixed itineraries which are submitted to and approved yearly by the government. Guest will be taken onto one of the two general routes: the Eastern Route or the Western Route. Within each route, no two itineraries are the same, in an effort to reduce overcrowding in anchorages at islands and to offer a truly unique experience to the visitors.

Two Sea Lions - Photo Weston Walker

Two Sea Lions – Photo Weston Walker

On either of the routes, you will take you will have an amazing time filled with adventure and experiences to last you a lifetime. You are likely to cruise from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz. On your way (or “en route”) to embark on Integrity, you will see tortoises in the highlands, spectacular lava tubes, the twin craters Los Gemelos, and Charles Darwin Research Station. On the shore visits and snorkels during the cruise, you will see marine iguanas, land iguanas, frigatebirds, Nazca Boobies, Blue-footed Boobies, Galapagos Penguins, mockingbirds, finches, flycatchers, Yellow-crested Night Herons, American Oystercatchers, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Galapagos Hawks, Brown Pelicans, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, Lava Lizards, Galapagos Sea Lions, reef fish, sea turtles, sharks, and many more animals, plants and geologic features.

West - Flightless Cormorant Fernandina - Photo Weston  Walker

West – Flightless Cormorant Fernandina – Photo Weston Walker

“I have seen and experienced more things in a week aboard INTEGRITY than I could hope to in years of travel: Giant tortoises, iguanas (both land and marine), penguins, boobies of all types, pods of orcas, even the elusive Mola-Mola (giant sunfish)! Swimming with sea lions and sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and giant manta rays, hiking across endless expanses of lava and high into a rainforest, enjoying a champagne-spurred salsa party while crossing the equator at sunset – there is nowhere else on earth where you will experience so much in one destination.”

Lava flows - Sullivan Bay Santiago - Photo Bill Roberson

Lava flows – Sullivan Bay Santiago – Photo Bill Roberson


If you are ready to set sails towards the enchanting world of the mesmerising natural beauty, learning about different customs and detach yourself from the modern and often very hectic lifestyle of the western cultures, then don’t hesitate to contact us at CharterWorld. Our experienced travel brokers are ready to provide you with all the necessary information you need to know before embarking on this amazing voyage.


Motor yacht INTEGRITY

Year:1977 (Refit 2004)  L.O.A.:42.97 m (141 ft)  Beam:7.31 m (24ft) 
Max Speed:  Cruise Speed:12 knots  Engines:2 Detroit MTU Series 60 
Cabins: Charter Guest:16  Crew:11 

Photos supplied by INCA International Nature & Cultural Adventures

8 Impressive Superyachts for New Year’s charter

November 14, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The start of 2017 is fast approaching and what better way to begin the year with a bang than by watching the fireworks over the Hong Kong Harbour or the London Eye from the sundeck of your own luxury yacht? To inspire your own selection, here are eight impressive luxury yachts currently available for charter through the Christmas and New Year period, with some special features and centrepieces that you won’t soon forget.

Whichever yacht you want for charter, be sure to book in advance: availability disappears quickly as the holiday season nears.

LAMIMA – The largest wooden sailing yacht in the world

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Begin 2017 with a different experience and sail Thailand and Indonesia aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA. Built in 2014, she is the largest wooden sailing yacht in the world at 65m/194ft. Her traditional Indonesian appearance contains the conveniences of air conditioning and wi-fi while removing the majority of modern-day distractions so you can relax and enjoy the uninhabited islands and glassy blue lagoons that set the backdrop for your relaxing massage.

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Unwind in the spacious Main saloon with a cocktail from the wet bar, or take in the fresh air from the seating on the main deck while learning about the local history and culture from your guide. When you want to get up close to the pristine beaches and sea life, the water toy chest has jet skis, paddleboards, Indonesian canoes and snorkelling and scuba diving equipment. Guests can even earn their PADI diving card while on the trip.

The crew of luxury sailing yacht LAMIMA exemplify how the staff are as much a part of the luxury charter experience as the yacht itself: from expert chefs to yoga teachers, onboard tour guides, masseuses and dive instructors, the skills available are unrivalled in a crew of 19, ensuring that every guest has a fantastic experience.

Accommodation: 14 guests: 5 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 19

Price per week: €160,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia – Thailand and Indonesia


TIARA – Bedouin heaven and Thai splendour

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA - the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA – the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

The second luxury sailing yacht on our list, 54m/178ft custom built TIARA is a PADI Certified Training Centre Yacht, and what better place to learn to dive than surrounded by tropical fish in Thailand?



Built by New Zealand based Alloy Yachts in 2004 and refitted in 2013, the exterior features design work from the renowned Dubois Naval Architects.  Combined with the internal styling of John Munford, superyacht TIARA has exceptional flow between its indoor and outdoor spaces in authentic Art Deco style.

The main aft deck has plenty of room to host an open-air special occasion, or as a helipad for ferrying guests to and from the mainland. As the evening quietens down, the bedouin tent can be set up as comfortable and atmospheric cinema seating, or for a memorable New Year’s honeymoon under the stars.

Vavona burl, Honduras and flame mahogany create a rich interior that is welcoming while at the same time an excellent environment for formal occasions and corporate yacht charters. Two working fireplaces are located in the main saloon and the Master suite and Art Deco furnishings, statuettes and detailing can be found throughout the rooms.

Custom sailing yacht TIARA has plenty of water toys on offer and with her experienced PADI diving instructor and kite-surfing instructor aboard, there is no better luxury yacht to couple a memorable new year location with lifelong new skills.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 Pullman beds.

Crew: 10

Price per week: €180,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia


LADY BRITT – Effortless style in silver and gold

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Built by Feadship in 2011, 63m/207ft superyacht LADY BRITT has all the elegance and innovative design elements that took her to the finals in the 2012 World Superyacht Awards and Showboats Design Awards.



Designed for entertainment, her deck can be converted into a stage and used as an outdoor cinema.

Light, airy and full of beautifully crafted furnishings designed for comfort and relaxation, luxury yacht LADY BRITT is an ideal choice for a restful retreat from the New Year’s crowds. Featuring a wellness room with massage facilities and a sauna, she has everything to compliment a day of adventure on the ocean, exploring with her Laser Pico sail boats, kayaks, windsurfers or scuba diving equipment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 4 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 16

Price per week: €445,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: The Bahamas and the Caribbean


W – What more could you need?

Motor yacht W - Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Motor yacht W – Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Built by Westport in 2014, 40m/140ft motor yacht W is a glimmering white attention-getter with all the facilities of a luxury holiday and the comforts of home life. Her rich mahogany interior features elegant, black and white furnishings with a splash of colour to draw the eye. Relaxing and airy with plenty of bright lighting to carry your special occasion long into the night both indoors and outside, luxury yacht W is a perfect choice for a New Year’s charter in the Caribbean.

Make use of the deck space all day long with plenty of sunning space at the front of the pilothouse deck. Relax at the bar on the main deck and watch the latest sports live on the outdoor TV before enjoying smoky taste of barbequed meat and fish cooked by your expert on board chef.

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Both the main deck and the flybridge have plenty of seating for alfresco dining, with the latter having the advantage of sunbeds and a sizeable Jacuzzi for a truly laid-back day in the sun.

It’s the toy chest where superyacht W truly shines: She has no end of entertainment on board for group outings, including:

  • 2 x 3-seater jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 4 x paddleboards (stand-up)
  • 2 x 2 person kayaks
  • Waterskis
  • Beach games
  • Fishing equipment
  • Scuba diving (only with Rendezvous Diving)

For land, there are even 3 mountain bikes to help adventurers see the most of the lush Caribbean islands visited.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: €114,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean


MARIE – A St. Barths Bucket winner

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

Built in 2010 by Vitters, 55m/180ft luxury sailing yacht MARIE already has a prestigious history as a winner of the St Barth’s Bucket and a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2011 and the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for her exterior and interior design respectively.

Whether you’re out on the ocean or pulling into harbour, you’re sure to be noticed with her large sails and striking crimson and black hull from Hoek, who are also responsible for her exterior and interior design. The cockpit dining features sumptuous red seating complimented by solid wooden surrounds. The area is excellent for intimate dining between 8 guests from morning to evening and its shaded lounging area will allow guests to spend as much of the charter outdoors as possible.

Sailing Ketch Marie  - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Inside, guests can pass by the wet bar and descend the staircase to reach the Main saloon, where a grand piano awaits for nightly entertainment. Portholes and skylights allow for natural lighting whichever room guests choose to occupy, from the Master suite complete with library and seating area to the formal dining area.

There is plenty of deck space for lounging in the sun, or make use of the water toy chest which contains a wakeboard, a jet-ski, an inflatable trampoline, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment and more.

Not only does sailing yacht MARIE have an excellent variety of water toys, she also has 2 scooters to let guests explore the islands independent of any local transport. Begin the New Year aboard this competitive yacht and when you return home, you and your guests will have an enviable vacation story to tell.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 8

Price per week: €189,000

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean


ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM – From one underwater paradise to the next

You won't miss the winter chill aboard luxury  yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

You won’t miss the winter chill aboard luxury yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

Enjoy the classic cruising experience on a beautifully designed luxury yacht with 49m/161ft motor yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. Built by Trinity Yachts in 2005 and refitted in 2013, this splendid yacht has a laid back atmosphere and impressive detailing that adds to the ambience of every onboard area, from the dining area to the hallways and the guest rooms.

In the main saloon, rest and relax in gorgeous wood-panelled surroundings with a drink from the bar and turn your Christmas meal into a night to remember at the grand dining table, able to seat all 10 guests in comfort with plenty of elbow room.



Dine alfresco and watch the glitter of lights upon foreign shores as you see in the New Year and celebrate from the flybridge with a fully-stocked wet bar and watch the fireworks over St Martin from the Jacuzzi. Begin the 1st of January as you mean to go on and take advantage of the large beach club and swim platform, dividing your day into relaxing in the shade and swimming amongst the corals and undulating sands which are home to thousands of unique species of fish as well as sea turtles, docile nurse sharks and dolphins.

Looking to keep fit or learn a new sport as a New Year’s resolution? Tackle it immediately with the impressive toy chest aboard ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. As an approved RYA WATER Sports Centre, every guest can learn how to use the water toys on their vacation, gain certification and learn a new skill for the start of 2017.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 10

Price per week: €164,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean and Florida


AQuiJo – The world’s largest sailing ketch

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year's Day

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year’s Day

Wherever you sail the beautiful 86m/282ft custom sailing yacht AQUIJO, you’re bound to be noticed. Following the modern maxim of bright, clean and uncluttered surroundings, sailing yacht AQUIJO is exquisite in its simplicity. Her focus is placed on breath-taking architecture and the practical use of her surroundings to create an atmosphere of intimacy and adventure befitting a luxury sailing yacht heading to the Caribbean.

A sundeck on the flybridge takes full advantage of the summery Caribbean weather while showcasing the charter ground’s beauty to its full extent.

The formal alfresco dining seats up to 20 guests for open air nighttime entertainment.

There is plenty of room in the beach club’s indoor Jacuzzi, lit from above by the skylight in the floor of the main deck, or guests may prefer the sauna and steam rooms to chat while relaxing.

Incomplete without a selection of water toys, luxury sailing ketch AQUIJO has plenty for entertainment in the waves, from sunrise to sunset:

  • 2 x Kayaks
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • 2 x RS Aero Sail Boats
  • 8 x Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Wake Boards
  • Towable Toys
  • Water-Skis

Delivered only this year, sailing enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this opportunity to charter this brand new and exceptional craft from Oceanco and Vitters, who have paid attention to every minor detail when it comes to living space arrangement, amenities and entertainment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Caribbean


JOY – The brand new flagship from renowned yacht builders Feadship

Yacht JOY Gasswork Detail - Copyright Feadship

Delicate detail in glass and metalwork can be found throughout superyacht JOY

Visit the warmth of the Seychelles in luxury and style whilst the northern hemisphere struggles for daylight hours. Brand new to the charter market as of September 2016, Feadship’s 70m/230ft flagship JOY is ready to charter to Indian Ocean destinations this coming winter.

Featuring exterior design work and engineering by Bannenberg & Rowell, superyacht JOY consists of wide decks, a spacious beach club and plenty of uninterrupted views from the upper deck. Impressive as both a corporate event charter, a venue for a special occasion or a holiday getaway, the impressive stylistic features both outside and in will leave a lasting impression.

Superyacht JOY

Superyacht JOY

The interior is tastefully decorated by Studio Indigo to modern standards, using a neutral colour palette, textures and patterning to great effect. These stylistic elements are epitomised in the spiral staircase and lift that connect the floors, from the airy and light suites up to the gym and the sky deck.

The main saloon provides an inviting area to socialise: every seating area is positioned for maximum natural light throughout the day from the floor to ceiling glass panes.

A range of water toys can be found in motor yacht JOY’s toy chest, including water skis, jet skis, wakeboards, towable toys and equipment for fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 5 double cabins, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 17

Price per week: €600,000

New Year charter grounds: Indian Ocean

To find out more information and available dates before the festive season, contact CharterWorld now.

Luxury yacht Livernano available for Caribbean charter

November 04, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Boasting all that is needed for a successful vacation, the 29m/96ft motor yacht LIVERNANO (Ex.PRINCESS LILY) will be available for charter this winter in Florida and the Caribbean. Built by Princess Yachts in 2010, this classic luxury yacht is ready to take you anywhere with an impressive cruising speed of 20 knots and a maximum speed of 28 knots.

Motor yacht LIVERNANO


When you and your guests have a lot of sightseeing to do, luxury yacht LIVERNANO offers the perfect balance of speed and on board luxury that you require to relax after a long day of exploring. The engineers and designers behind Princess Yachts are known for creating simple and clean modern designs that maximise deck space and superyacht LIVERNANO is another example of this model: U-shaped seating areas allow all guests to socialise together in comfort, whether indoors or out in the open.

Luxury yacht LIVERNANO - Main saloon with dining area

Luxury yacht LIVERNANO – Main saloon with dining area

Entertain the kids with the games consoles or spend a quiet night with a film together in the main saloon. The connected dining area makes gathering with family and friends effortless. Seating up to 8 guests, the dining table is surrounded on either side by large windows for plenty of natural light while you enjoy a meal cooked by the crew’s expert chef.

Take in the magnificent jungle islands of the Caribbean from the skydeck where guests can enjoy uninterrupted views while they dine alfresco or drink a cocktail from the nearby wet bar and relax on the sunloungers. Guests aching to exercise while travelling between destinations will find plenty of gym equipment on board for cardio workouts and yoga routines out in the fresh air.



Superyacht LIVERNANO’s smaller stature has in no way impeded her toy chest and guests will find water skis, a wakeboard, a Waverunner, snorkelling equipment and inflatables for plenty of entertainment in the warm waters of Antigua and Barbuda, or the Antilles.

Up to 8 guests will find comfortable accommodation in the 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A maximum of 5 crew can live aboard to ensure that everything during the charter runs at peak efficiency and that all guests are taken care of.

Luxury yacht LIVERNANO - Master suite

Luxury yacht LIVERNANO – Master suite

Luxury yacht LIVERNANO is available for $47,00 USD per week plus expenses. Book ahead to avoid disappointment over the Christmas and New Year’s period and reserve your dates with CharterWorld today.

Get Inspired: Popular Alternative Winter Charter Hotspots This Year

October 26, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

While the Caribbean represents the most popular destination for winter holidays, there are a number of breathtaking destinations as a fantastic alternative for a luxury superyacht charter vacation. The Indian Ocean and the South Pacific are increasingly sought after thanks to their wonderful cruising grounds and beautiful natural environment. Get inspired and get ready for a new adventure!

Image courtesy of  Tourism Mauritius

Image courtesy of Tourism Mauritius


A burgeoning luxury market full of imaginative architecture which takes full advantage of the breathtaking beauty both on land and under the water, the Maldives has never been a better option for a luxury yacht charter. Luxury shopping for both designer brands and bespoke fashion items is easily accomplished and there is plenty to entertain children and adults alike.

Surfing in Maldives

Surfing in Maldives

Male contains two marinas for easy provisioning before heading off to discover the hidden beauty of the scattered isles beyond. The area is relatively flat and excels in its pristine coastlines and resorts where man-made structures work in harmony to preserve the natural environment.

Diners keen to know where their meal comes from can watch it being sourced right in front of their very eyes: seafood makes up a large part of the island diet and is caught fresh from the surrounding sea. The majority of the fresh fruit is also grown on the islands for a truly authentic experience.



Dive through shimmering silvery waters and discover thriving reefs where schools of multi-coloured fish gather to shelter and feed. Observe whales, turtles and dolphins pass through the area and enjoy a bird’s eye view as you parasail high above everything around you.

At sunrise and sunset, watch the sky change shades as you’ve never seen before while you dine alfresco or enjoy a relaxing soak in your luxury charter yacht’s Jacuzzi. Whether you stay close to Male or go in search of your own piece of paradise, the Maldives is the ideal backdrop for life aboard a charter yacht.


When there are places in the Indian Ocean nicknamed the Garden of Eden, and ‘paradise on Earth’, their reputation alone is surely worth investigating and the Seychelles doesn’t disappoint: The waters are as clear and blue as the sky, the vegetation lush and the buildings in-keeping with the island’s unique style to create an almost fairy-tale location hidden on an island in the tropics.

Anse Severe - La Digue - Image courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Board

Anse Severe – La Digue – Image courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Board

The Seychelles has long been a cruising destination for the rich and famous and as such the marina facilities are well developed: the Eden Island Marina on Mahe ‘is a new dedicated superyacht facility developed in conjunction with the Eden Island luxury residential project’, according to the marina’s website. It can berth superyachts up to 115m/377ft in length, providing secure and sheltered docking and facilities while you explore the extraordinary locations on land. The tourist spots across the islands are well maintained and visitors can expect to find bars, clubs, restaurants and plenty of shopping in the developed towns.

Anse Severe - La Digue - Image courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Board

Anse Severe – La Digue – Image courtesy of Seychelles Tourism Board

The islands are particularly alluring for divers and fishing enthusiasts, both of whom will come across a magnificent diversity of vibrant fish. Anyone learning to dive will find the clear waters and delicate reefs an enchanting training ground and there’s something to suit all abilities. Water sports are commonplace here and the sight of a laser sail boat or a jet-skier is not out of place.

The islands are inhabited to various degrees and the further from the main island of Mahe you travel, the less likely you will come across signs of human life. Some of the islands are completely untouched and the tropical island of Praslin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The winding coasts have plenty to satisfy explorers and photographers on a Seychelles yacht charter, with beaches lined with giant, egg-shaped boulders that compliment the location’s mystique.

Lion Fish - Image credit to Seychelles Tourism Board

Lion Fish – Image credit to Seychelles Tourism Board

As well as impressive sea life and picturesque beaches, the Seychelles is home to unique attractions on the planet, including the ‘Coco de Mer’. Located in the Vallee de Mai Praslin, this palm tree grows up to 30m/98ft in height and local legends tell that it came from the depths of the sea. Whatever its origin, it grows the largest seed in the world and attracts the Seychelles black parrot, considered one of the rarest birds in the world and listed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). When you visit the Seychelles, you will find no place on Earth to match its natural beauty and charm while at the same time being equipped for private luxury charters. Make your next break a trip through Mahe and the scattered islands of the Seychelles and discover why it is still such a popular cruising ground today.


A heady mix of languages, cultures and cuisines from around the globe, Mauritius is charmingly cosmopolitan while at the same time remaining unique as a charter destination. The islands are close to one of the largest coral reefs on the planet, which shelters fragile marine biodiversity that can only be seen in a few locations across the world.

Spectacular Beaches - Image credit to Tourism Mauritius

Spectacular Beaches – Image credit to Tourism Mauritius

Whether charter guests intend to spend their days exploring the land or the ocean, Mauritius is a well-developed tourism spot ready to receive golfers, fishing enthusiasts and spa lovers alike. Mauritius has an excellent reputation as sailing grounds and luxury catamarans are often spotted heading to the other islands to explore or enjoy the privacy of quiet, pristine beaches. Discover Mauritius for yourself and you will find an amazing yacht charter destination with no end of activities, however long your stay.

Horseriding - Image credit to Tourism Mauritius

Horseriding – Image credit to Tourism Mauritius


Thailand has long been an established name in luxury holidays for its hospitality and 5-star resorts. Now, the location is opening up to the yacht charter market and realising its potential for equipping marinas to berth larger luxury yachts. The clear waters make an ideal training ground to learn how to scuba dive and the coral reefs and diverse wildlife makes for no end of entertainment. Temples and ancient sites are scattered along the coast and up into the mountains, waiting for explorers to discover them.



Nightlife in Thailand is unrivalled for its eclectic mix of high-end clubs, savoury street foods and night markets. Whether guests are looking for a quiet getaway or a land-based adventure, Thailand has plenty to offer travellers.


Australia has a well-established reputation as a getaway destination for families looking to escape the winter blues, and no location is more famous in Australia than the Great Barrier Reef. Within the boundaries of this aquatic National Park are the Whitsundays – a string of islands rated as one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world.

Turtles, dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales use the colourful reefs for shelter on their migration and during the breeding season. Seclusion is easy to find with the benefit of a yacht charter and you can be watching the sunset out of sight from any signs of civilisation. Whether you are sunning yourself on the powder white beaches or scuba diving deep into a maze of coral to discover species you have never seen before, the Whitsundays are the perfect retreat from cold, dull days on the approach to Christmas.

Hamilton Island - Whitsunday Islands - Queensland - Credit to Tourism Australia - Photographer Ellenor Argyropoulos

Hamilton Island – Whitsunday Islands – Queensland – Credit to Tourism Australia – Photographer Ellenor Argyropoulos


Located east of the Australian coast and south of Vanuatu, New Caledonia is a French territory full of historic buildings and impressive wildlife. The islands have been isolated from the mainland for millions of years and because of this, many of its flora and fauna are unique to these small landmasses. The New Caledonian crow is a tool-using animal and considered to be one of the most advanced and intricate tool-makers in the animal kingdom. Underwater, the nautilus is a spectacular sight to behold: these ‘living fossils’ can reach almost a foot in diameter and are found in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the islands.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

The Isle of Pines lagoon is listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its incredible diversity of reef structures closely packed together. On land, the island itself has plenty of historical settlements ideal for photography and exploration, with the country’s rich history waiting to be discovered.

The Loyalty Islands consist of Ouvea, Lifou and Mare. Ouvea is known to attract many sea turtles as well as coconut crabs, making it an ideal destination for scuba diving and snorkelling with wildlife. Lifou is known for its snorkelling around the bays and Mare is ideal for charter guests looking to sample local crafts and markets without the rush of crowds.


The South Pacific is gaining popularity as a destination that is as yet underdeveloped by the tourism trade. As such, the 300 islands that make up the Fiji nation are untouched and unreachable by anything other than private yacht charter, making the region an excellent destination for guests truly looking to get away from modern pressures and leave behind all work and worries.

Enchanting Fiji - Image credit to Tourism Fiji

Enchanting Fiji – Image credit to Tourism Fiji

The region boasts friendly locals and fresh cuisine including coconut and smoked fish, barbequed in the earth. Whether you sail past the coral barrier reef or take to the air to marvel at these verdant volcanic islands, each has plenty to offer visitors in terms of entertainment.

In Lautoka, the Koroyanitu National Heritage Park is dedicated to preserving the natural forests that surround craggy cliffs and both are home to diverse bird life. The park exemplifies Fiji at its most natural and will enchant nature enthusiasts and photographers alike with its beauty. The Sabeto Hot Springs in Nadi will provide a rustic spa treatment in the great outdoors and along the shore, Natadola beach is awash with corals that cover the white sands and litter the seabed beneath the azure waves. There are plenty of tracks along the coasts for hiking enthusiasts, passing by waterfalls and leading to little coastal villages.

Fiji - Image credit to Tourism Fiji

Fiji – Image credit to Tourism Fiji

As well as white water rafting along the rivers, Fiji is excellent for scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing, not to mention testing out the latest yacht toys available on the market. Guests looking to relax will find the perfect excuse to use the yacht sun loungers and keep cool with a cocktail from the bar.

Whether you choose to sail or live aboard a motor yacht, Fiji is welcoming and full of opportunities to experience a different pace of life and discover new things: Disconnect from work and relax in the South Pacific while you watch the sea life swim by your beach club under a setting sun. Away from the lights of civilisation, the Fiji Islands are an excellent destination for stargazing. Whether for a special occasion or the annual family getaway, a Fiji yacht charter has plenty to amaze guests young and old.


We hope our selection of the best alternative winter yacht charter holiday destinations has inspired you to embark on a new adventure in one of these breath-taking places on Earth. For more information and a selection of suitable superyachts and luxury boats at your chosen destination, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our experienced brokers for an unbiased and gratuitous assistance.

Superyacht JOY on Maiden Yacht Charter

September 05, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

A senior charter broker at CharterWorld, Nicolas Benazeth, has organised the very first yacht charter aboard Feadship’s prestigious new 70 metre superyacht JOY. The remarkable yacht charter holiday in the Western Mediterranean was tremendously successful in all respects. CharterWorld’s charter client is a very experienced charterer and a connoisseur of the world’s very finest yachts. He found motor yacht JOY to be one of the best that he and his guests have ever cruised on, both in terms of the yacht’s facilities, style and the quality of the build. The yacht’s vastly experienced professional crew of 17, led by Captain Rory Hogan, brought all their talents to bear ensuring a very enjoyable time aboard.

Yacht JOY Profile Mediterranean - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Profile Mediterranean – Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset – Copyright Feadship


Nicolas commented that “I’m just really happy to be free to work exclusively and dedicatedly for each of my charter clients. CharterWorld has an enviable, yet quite unique, position where it can impartially advise on the very best yachts available in the world, both in terms of the price and the quality of yacht and crew. I think charterers are starting to understand this point of difference and its why we receive such unrivalled loyalty from clients. The other reason is likely the extraordinary capability of our specialist brokers who receive heartening and humbling feedback from their clients.”


Yacht JOY Cruising in the Mediterranean - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Cruising in the Mediterranean – Copyright Feadship

JOY is certainly one of the premier new superyachts available in the charter market. She features a great wealth of exterior spaces which blur the traditional boundaries between inside and outside. She is also the first superyacht to feature an exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and the first Feadship with an interior by the architects at Studio Indigo. The result is an astonishing private yacht which has faithfully met the owner’s brief to produce a boat that’s ‘completely different to every other yacht.’ There is an interesting in depth article in about the owner’s ideas for the yacht here.

Yacht JOY Aft View - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Aft View – Copyright Feadship

‘Firsts’ Relating to Joy:
– First superyacht exterior designed by Bannenberg & Rowell
– The first Feadship with an interior by the architects at Studio Indigo
– First luxury yacht built and owned by her owner
– CharterWorld is the first to organise a charter on Joy

Yacht JOY Side Deck Detail - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Side Deck Detail – Copyright Feadship

A Joy To Behold:

Yacht JOY is a testament to Feadship’s single minded production of quality and ongoing uncompromised attention to detail, as well as Bannenberg & Rowell (and the owners’) design flair.

Yacht JOY Cruising the Mediterranean - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Cruising the Mediterranean – Copyright Feadship

M/Y JOY was launched and then delivered by Feadship to her owner in July 2016. Joy provides rare size, quality and outright prestige to the international yacht charter market. A superior superyacht in many ways she embodies a very successful collaboration of Bannenberg and Rowell Design and Feadship. While Bannenberg and Rowell penned her beautiful exterior lines, the famous Dutch yacht builder Feadship crafted her custom lines. A fresh approach to the yachts essential design shape has created rather inventive and innovative exterior styling. The yacht features gorgeous artistic, yet natural, shapes – as well as slightly novel concave flowing lines on her superstructure which echo ocean waves tips and troughs on a vertical plain. By solving a number of the complex yacht building challenges associated with the yacht Feadship brought this wonderful project to life.

Yacht Joy aft before launch at Feadship

Yacht Joy aft before launch at Feadship

Outside In:
Joy features extensive outdoor social and private spaces throughout her impressive five decks. This along with the ample use of windows and artistic use of glass to maximise the outside views enables a wonderful harmony between the exterior and interior, which is so sought after by contemporary yacht designers. For instance, ‘winter gardens’ zones were created to further enhance the comfort of the social spaces with pockets of air conditioned areas both inside and out. The overall result is a superior ocean lifestyle experience for those aboard, so crucial for the best luxury charter yacht vacations.

Yacht JOY Exterior Relaxing on the Sundeck - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Exterior Relaxing on the Sundeck – Copyright Feadship

Superyacht Joy Fore deck Basketball Court

Superyacht Joy Fore deck Basketball Court

Studio Indigo designed Joy’s vivacious and inspired contemporary classic interior, as seen in the images. Her flexible 8 cabin layout means she can accommodate a full 12 guests comfortably, which is also a popular feature in the charter market. Additional noteworthy features include a 3 deck elevator and a principal focus on health and wellness facilities, such as a large gym, a spa room and an on board masseuse.

Yacht JOY The Gym - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY The Gym – Copyright Feadship

Feadship Yacht Joy Lower aft

Feadship Yacht Joy Lower aft

“Joy is a testimony to what can be achieved when you genuinely start a superyacht build with a blank sheet of paper,” concludes Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuyl. “The owner’s wishes have been successfully combined with Feadship’s experience and the excellent teams from Studio Indigo and Bannenberg & Rowell to fashion a truly pioneering 70-metre yacht.”

Yacht JOY Interior Design and Decor in Main Saloon - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Interior Design and Decor in Main Saloon – Copyright Feadship

Specifications of Yacht JOY:

Year: 2016
Length: 70.00m / 229’8”
Beam: 11.50m / 37’9”
Draught: 3.00m / 9’10”
Speed: 16 knots

Yacht JOY Exterior Profile - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Exterior Profile – Copyright Feadship

Naval Architect: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Interior Design: Studio Indigo

Yacht JOY Exterior Seating - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Exterior Seating – Copyright Feadship

Crew: 17
Guests: 12

Yacht JOY Master Cabin - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Master Cabin – Copyright Feadship

Main Engines
2x MTU 16V4000 M53L 1380 kW @1800 rpm
3x Scania DI13 074M 323 kW Stamford HCM 534 E 300 ekW

Superyacht Joy underway

Superyacht Joy underway

Fuel: 100,000 litres / 26,417 US Gallons
Water: 15,000 litres / 3,963 US Gallons

Yacht JOY Exterior Al Fresco - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Exterior Al Fresco – Copyright Feadship

Toys & Entertainment Features:

Water Toys:
8.5m Novurania chase tender, 6.2m Pascoe rescue boat, 2 x 3m Williams jet tenders, 8m inflatable slide, inflatable kayaks, waterskis, wakeboards & tows, snorkelling and diving gear, fishing equipment
State-of-the-art audio visual system, Sky TV, satellite TV, Kaleidoscope system. Satcom & cellular communications facilities, VOIP, VSAT, Wi-Fi internet access.

Yacht JOY Gasswork Detail - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Gasswork Detail – Copyright Feadship

A Video of JOY’s Launch by SuperYachtTimes:

More About Feadship:
Feadship means superyacht quality. Based in the Netherlands and with its roots dating back to 1849, Feadship is recognised as the world leader in crafting purely custom superyachts. The boats in their considerable fleet recurrently set a new standard in terms of craftsmanship, design, engineering and construction.

More about Bannenberg and Rowell:
Led by Dickie Bannenberg and creative director Simon Rowell the team at B&R are responsible for some of the most important superyacht designs to date. They continue a legacy initiated by designer Jon Bannenberg (Dickie’s late father), who is often cited as the father of modern yacht design.

More About CharterWorld:
CharterWorld is a specialist luxury yacht charter company which focuses on the ultimate charter client satisfaction. They achieve this in a number of ways, most notably through their impartial advice by a gifted team of talented & experienced professionals who regularly create the finest yacht charter vacations worldwide.

Yacht JOY Profile Mediterranean - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Profile Mediterranean – Copyright Feadship

Image Gallery of Further JOY Photos:


If you are potentially interested in a superior luxury yacht charter vacation that represents true value, please contact CharterWorld, the luxury yacht charter experts.

How To Pick The Best Yacht Charter Boat

August 22, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

So, what’s the answer? What exactly makes a yacht, charter friendly?

Here CharterWorld brings together the experience and thoughts of some of the very best & brightest luxury charter broker professionals to answer one question: ‘What type of boat feature(s) make for the best luxury yacht charter?’

This question and its answers are vitally important for yacht charterers looking for the ideal holiday. It provides a list of yacht features that you should definitely consider when shopping for what will be the right charter yacht for you. You should reflect upon these general yacht features whether you are chartering the largest superyacht or a far smaller crewed sailing catamaran.

Heesen Yacht Galactica Star

Heesen Yacht Galactica Star

However, these questions are also important if you are considering purchasing a yacht that you might also charter out. The more ‘charter friendly’ features a boat offers, the higher the price you can charter the yacht for and the more charter weeks you will receive. Similarly, yacht designers and builders also consider these charter features, because a charterer’s desires are fundamentally similar to a yacht owner’s demands.

Well, here is the top 20 most important boat features to consider when choosing the ideal luxury yacht charter holiday:

1. Value – ‘This one is a ‘no-brainer’. You want more for your money, right?’

What is the value of the yacht, or the charter price, like in comparison to other boats on the market, when considering all the following considerations. Is the yacht offering a special rate? Can your broker negotiate a better price for you? Does it offer great relative value even without a ‘discount’? How does the price compare to luxury onshore accommodation for the number of guests you will have aboard (including all related travel, restaurant and other expenses)?

Sailing can be great value, and fun!

Sailing can be great value, and fun!

2. Crew – ‘How capable are the crew and do they compliment you, your activities and style?’

For those with experience who are ‘in the know’ this is considered to be THE most important component for the best charter (yacht). How well do the crew compliment you and your intended activities? Although crew are professionals, their personalities and their quality differ markedly from yacht to yacht. This is a crucial aspect to assess with your broker, who will have likely meet the crew personally (and if they haven’t they will have access to other assessments and reviews of each yacht’s crew). How good is the chef and do you favour the type of cuisine they most experienced with? Do you need a jet ski or dive instructor aboard? What about a masseuse or beauty technician? Do you enjoy a relaxed and friendly style from the crew or a more formal professional one?

Superyacht Crew

Superyacht Crew

3. Condition – ‘New or old…but what shape is the yacht in now?

This one is very important but also impossible to know without the expert advice from your charter broker. They have likely inspected the yacht and crew recently and if they haven’t then they can fall back on a vast network of yachting professionals who have experienced the yacht and can let them know. There is also a network of charterers who are happy to provide their valuable feedback on the yachts they have recently holidayed on. Importantly condition is not necessarily directly correlated to the age of the yacht. Sometimes even new yachts have teething problems and may not be in ideal shape for a number of reasons. Conversely, older yachts can often be refitted like new or have a fantastic crew onboard who keep the boat spick and span.

Kometa at dawn (70m alu) by Heesen Yachts

Kometa at dawn (70m alu) by Heesen Yachts

4. Feedback on the yacht- ‘Brokers rely on a network of feedback and reviews.’

You can ask your broker if there is a collection of recent feedback on the yacht and it’s crew. This can make very interesting and important reading when choosing between potential boats.

Charter Yacht Hana

Charter Yacht Hana

5. Layout or configuration- “will the designed format enhance the enjoyment of your charter?

The layout on a yacht refers to the interior (and exterior) design layout. Where are the cabins positioned in relation to the master cabin and how many are there. How any cabins have double beds and how many have twins? Are there any fold out pullman bunks to add to the number of guests that can be accommodated? How well does the outside dining and lounging spaces connect with the inside ones?

70M Galactica Super Nova upperdeck

70M Galactica Super Nova upperdeck

6. Location – ‘Where is the yacht and does this make a great charter destination?’

Where is the boat located? Europe, The Mediterranean, The Caribbean or elsewhere? Is this a popular and appropriate destination for a yachting holiday at this time of year? Do you need to cover relocation fees or is the yacht already there? Have you considered your intended destination fully? Would you like more information and suggested itineraries for this location and others? Ask your broker.

Swan yacht ODIN

Swan yacht ODIN Sailing in the Caribbean

7. Multiple social living areas – ‘Do they function well and interconnect effectively?’

It’s important to have more than one type of social area. How many different types are there and how do they interconnect? Holidays are about getting together with friends and family. The best yacht designs enhance the social aspect of the charter party.

PJ 72m Salon

PJ 72m Salon

8. Water toys – ‘A yacht charter is all about a fun ocean lifestyle after all.’

What does the boat offer in terms of fun equipment? How comprehensive is the list and what does it include? Do the toys suit you and your group? Sailing dinghies or jet skis? How old are the toys and do the crew have any particular skills in relation to operating the toys or teaching guests how to use them. This also includes the boat’s main tender. How big is it, how powerful is the engine(s) and what condition is it in?

Heesen Inception and water toys

Heesen Inception and water toys

9. Outdoor decks – ‘Exterior social areas are even more important than the interior ones.’

The space and design of the outdoor areas is important because this is where you will typically spend most of your time. Chances are it will be high summer or at least warm, after all. How well do they interconnect, what features to they have, how much sun shade is there and what is the access to the water and views like?

Belgin Yachts

Belgin Yachts

10. Wow factor – ‘Does it please you to imagine being on that boat?’

The latest contemporary yachts often have a lot of wow factor, but so to do many larger yachts or more traditional or famous ones. This point is personal to each individual but there are certain boats that most agree have ‘wow factor’.

Yacht Moonstone

Yacht Moonstone

11. Quality of yacht or yacht maker – ‘What is the Rolls Royce of the ocean? What is the Ferrari?

This is more important to consider when buying a yacht. A charter is more about the overall holiday experience over a week or three. You don’t have to be invested emotionally with the idea of owning the yacht long term, like the owner does. However, generally the better the yacht maker or builder the better the quality and overall satisfaction on your yacht. The top brands are considered the best because of an unrivaled emphasis on quality, so ask your broker how favourably the yacht maker is considered generally in the industry. To what degree is this type of yacht coveted?

superyacht Suerte

superyacht Suerte

12. Jacuzzi/Pool – ‘What better way to relax on a yacht?’

Do you want one? Feel like sipping some bubbles while soaking in bubbles? The Largest yachts actually have swimming pools on the aft deck, so this might be nice.

superyacht Jacuzzi

superyacht Jacuzzi

13. The Master cabin

How large is it and is it separated or proximate to the other accommodation? Does the decor inspire? Does it look like the sort of space you can relax and recharge?

MY LEGEND - Master suite rendering

MY LEGEND – Master suite rendering

14. The Tender quality

A new, large and powerful tender is important. You will spend some time either transferring to shore or playing with water toys on the tender, so make sure it is decent.

Yacht Coral Ocean

Yacht Coral Ocean

15. Her Speed – ‘Fast is good but only given the right weather conditions.’

How much moving around do you intend to do? A fast yacht will mean more time relaxing on location, however the weather also means you cannot always go fast on fast boats, or even move from harbour at all.

Galactica super nova aft

Galactica super nova aft

16. Her Stability – ‘Everyone enjoys poise on the ocean.’

Is the yacht full displacement and does it have stabalisers, catamaran or mono hull. Once again this might be a question to ask your broker.

Sailing yacht KOKOMO

Sailing yacht KOKOMO

17. History / provenance

Some of the older traditional yachts have hosted many interesting or famous people over the years and this may well be a point of difference or interest for you.

Blohm and Voss yacht Savarona

Blohm and Voss yacht Savarona

18. Dining tables (inside and out)

Alfresco dining in summer s one of the most enjoyable aspects of yachting, so ensure that the layout, position and size of the external dining is suitable to your requirements.



19. The yachts suitability to the location or intended itinerary

Is the yacht suitable? If there are larger seas and you wish to travel larger distances perhaps a displacement motor yacht will have the size and seaworthy stability that you require? If you plan on many short trips along a coastline known for calm seas perhaps a fast semi displacement yacht will give you more experiences for your money? How long will you be living aboard? Have you considered sailing as part of the yacht charter experience?

Monaco means luxury yachting!

Monaco means luxury yachting!

20. The Crew- ‘The crew, the crew, the crew!’

This is the most important single aspect to a wonderful luxury yacht charter vacation, so I have mentioned it again.

If you bear these considerations in mind you (and your broker) will certainly pick the best yacht available for you, and at the best price. All the very best for your next luxury yacht charter vacation from the expert CharterWorld team.

The Safest Place to Charter a Private Luxury Yacht

August 17, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

With the recent turmoil in the world, and ever changing political landscapes, cruising on a private yacht is surely the safest way to travel. Not only that but it is the ideal way to see the most beautiful and fun coastlines of the world. A yacht brings both comfort and safety, privacy and freedom. There’s no better way to enjoy a holiday. This is one reason why the yachting industry is booming.

However, in this ever changing world, the safety of some locations is ever evolving. Even though a yacht charter is surely the safest way to enjoy your holiday, I have decided to rank which areas are likely the safest of the safe. I’ve scored the 10 safest places to cruise on your private yacht subjectively, according the following criteria: weather & seas, infrastructure & health care and lastly, violent crime.

The Top 10 Safest Places in the world to enjoy a yacht charter:

Caribbean Yacht Charters by Alexis Andrews

10. French West Indies

A beautiful part of the wider Caribbean cruising area, the centrally positioned French West Indies includes the likes of Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Isle de Saints. This corner of the Caribbean is as ‘classic Caribbean’ as anywhere because so you get the full package of near faultless beaches with white soft sand. It’s certainly not unknown to visiting superyachts, but there are still many a secluded cove to tuck up in and relax at anchor or jettison your gear and dive in for a swim. There are also unspoiled and authentic fishing villages on offer, lush inland rain forests, rugged peaks, exotic fruit & flowers and even hot springs. Natural beauty does not come at the expense of safety here as this part of the Caribbean is mostly know mostly for only petty crime and theft and the Caribbean somehow seems a long way removed from many of the current political problems of the world.

“This part of the world suddenly feels nicely isolated, and thus insulated, from the sometimes crazy problems emanating from globalisation and troubled world politics. It’s almost a taste of a simpler and more naive version of the world as it once was.”

Far flung sailing destinations can be an experience of a lifetime

Far flung sailing destinations can be an experience of a lifetime

9. Thailand

Thailand is the land of the smile, and it also has a fairly well-established yachting industry and infrastructure for South East Asia. In addition, there are some amazing areas to visit on you yacht like Puket, Krabi, Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi and Ko Lanta and the Similan Islands might be places that your yacht charter broker suggests you consider. There are not a huge number of luxury yachts permanently available in Thailand but there are always superyachts passing through on a world tour that you might like to consider renting.

The Bahamas offers superior ocean landscapes

The Bahamas offers superior ocean landscapes

8. Bahamas

The Bahamas always feels to me like a clean and fresh part of the Caribbean. It certainly doesn’t tend to be as overcrowded as some parts on the water. Safety is pretty good here in terms of crime and what a magnificent place to charter a yacht, especially a yacht with a shallow draft so you can get into all those special bays and beaches. If you like the water and like sea creatures this is the place to come.

Luxury yacht Hana in Italy

Luxury yacht Hana in Italy

7. Italy

Italy is perennial, seemingly almost lost in time sometimes. Italy in the heart of the Mediterranean is also a yachting smorgasbord, offering both culture and natural beauty. Think picturesque bays, amazing food ideal temperature and great nightlife. Think Capri, Sardinia, Portofino. Italians generally have a strong culture and an even stronger sense of community, and in many ways it’s a connected community that makes a place safe. Italy is a yachting powerhouse in the middle of Europe and as yet this country hasn’t specifically been affected as much as many neighbouring countries by recent world events.

Sailing an Oyster 100 superyacht

Sailing an Oyster 100 superyacht

6. Balearic Islands

Perhaps the most relaxed of the major Mediterranean yachting destinations, the Spanish Balearic Islands with great cities like Palma de Majorca have been the heart of sailing in Europe for many a year. Not only is there great sailing here but it’s a bit more low key than some of the other more glitzy Mediterranean hotspots. If you want to charter a sailing yacht, come here because there are plenty to choose from and the is more steady breeze than most other parts of the Mediterranean.

Tropical yacht charters are an evergreen delight

Tropical yacht charters are an evergreen delight

5. Fiji

Not only one of the most beautiful places on earth but also quite possibly one of the safest to visit on your charter yacht. The locals in this South Pacific cluster of magical islands are warm and friendly, with the biggest smiles of anywhere in the world. ‘Bulla Bulla’ is the local’s greeting and it comes with sincere friendliness. Like the rest of the South Pacific, Fiji does get cyclones during the cyclone season but if that time of the year is avoided the weather is nice and safe. Fiji has seen plenty of recent investment in infrastructure from new luxury resorts and marinas to roading. Moreover, despite being so wonderfully isolated, access to the first world countries of New Zealand and Australia is only a 3-4 or so hour flight away.

Heesen Yacht Galactica Star

Heesen Yacht Galactica Star

4. Croatia

It wasn’t a very long time ago that Croatia was only a new and developing yachting location after years of debilitating war. Competing with the rest of the Mediterranean, there was a lot of ground for the country to make up in terms of attracting luxury holiday makers to this beautiful location with thousands of islands. Well Croatia succeeded in not only attracting superyacht clientele to their home but in flourishing as one of the most requested luxury charter destinations in the world. Debrovnick, Korcula, Havar, Split, Sibenik are some of the most well-known and respected hot spots, but there are many others dotted along this amazing coastline. Croatia offers friendly locals, wonderful nightlife and generally a secure and safe environment.

New Zealand is known for sailing and whales

New Zealand is known for sailing and whales

3. New Zealand

The land of the long white cloud is very politically settled and safe and what’s more the locals are also known to be extremely friendly. This together with the fact the country is considered ‘First World’ with a modern first class heath system, means New Zealand is near the top of the safest yachting destinations. It has also seen a huge lift in general tourist numbers recently due to its many interesting and beautiful sights and its relative isolation and safety. While on a luxury yachting holiday you might visit the Bay Of Islands, the Coramandel and even the Marlborough Sounds (in the South), it’s also worthwhile to travel off the yacht inland to visit luxury destinations like Queenstown where you might rub shoulders with the world’s rich and famous. New Zealand has a world class superyacht maintenance infrastructure, so there are plenty of visiting superyachts to take advantage of. And if you like yacht racing like the Kiwis you could enter the Millennium Cup near Auckland.

Monaco means luxury yachting!

Monaco means luxury yachting!

2. Monaco

Anyone who has been to Monaco for more than a day or two knows there is a lot more to the Principality than just fast cars, superyachts, and the rich and famous. The Monégasque locals look after each other well and they also look after their guests. Accordingly, security has always been taken very seriously here and it’s hard to imagine a better protected population in Europe. Of course Monaco has first class infrastructure and the weather is generally mild Mediterranean. Monaco has gone from strength to strength as both a destination for superyachts cruising in the Mediterranean and as a service area with its large marina and luxury yacht focused economy.

Benetti in the Caribbean

Benetti in the Caribbean

1. The BVIs

The British Virgin Islands is a Caribbean yacht charter powerhouse which is popular for many reasons. There are hundreds of successful charters enjoyed here every year. But it’s also relatively very safe. The amazing beaches, bays and climate go a long way but there is also good supporting infrastructure. Crime is moderate for this part of the world and the weather is typically very easy and consistence outside hurricane season. The Caribbean Islands generally score very well with their relative safety, with only some exceptions only as a minority. This part of the world suddenly feels nicely isolated, and thus insulated, from the sometimes crazy problems emanating from globalisation and troubled world politics. It’s almost a taste of a simpler and more naive version of the world as it once was. The BVIs give a yachtsman a smorgasbord of tropical Caribbean delights to explore, Tortola, Peter Island, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, to mention a few of the most famous.

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