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Charter expedition yacht Northern Sun in South East Asia

February 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/164ft motor yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.HOKKO MARU) is ready for charter in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. Built by Narasaki Shipyard in 1976, she underwent a three-year refit by HYS Yachts to enter the luxury charter market.

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN

The internal layout is designed for entertainment, with a games room forward and two separate salons centre and aft, a gym and a massage table. The nostalgic interiors are panelled in rich wood and Persian rugs line the floor to create a homely atmosphere and warm tones in-keeping with her charter grounds.

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN - Main salon to forward

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN – Main salon to forward

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN - Main salon to aft

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN – Main salon to aft

The formal dining area decorated with maritime artwork is perfect for special occasions and for impressing on a corporate yacht charter.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN – Formal dining area

There is also plenty of outdoor space aboard superyacht NORTHERN SUN, offering shaded outdoor lounging areas, alfresco dining and a large sundeck with Jacuzzi.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN has an impressive toy chest perfect for fun on the water and exploring the Maldives and the Mangroves of Thailand:

  • 9 x kayaks
  • 3 x Wakeboards
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • waterskis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • diving equipment
  • towable toys, and
  • a water slide from the bridge deck

The on board accommodation provides for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 11 will ensure that every guest is taken care of during your charter and their exceptional local knowledge will ensure that you see the best of your destination in South East Asia.

The Master suite aboard M/Y NORTHERN SUN

The Master suite aboard M/Y NORTHERN SUN

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN is available for charter throughout South East Asia and the Indian Ocean from $133,000 USD – $147,000 USD per week plus expenses. To find out more about her destinations and on board facilities, contact CharterWorld now.

10 of the Best Photos of Superyacht Luna

February 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

In 2009 Superyacht Luna was launched as the largest expedition yacht in the world. Built by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Shipyard in Germany, the superyacht’s success escalated very quickly. Her very first owner was the celebrity, Roman Abramovich. The famous 20-metre swimming pool was the most talked about in the yachting industry. Her enormous open aft deck also included a sunbathing area with an opulent beach club leading down to the swim platform. Apart from that, the voluminous 115-metre superyacht was equipped with everything needed for a world cruise. She was carrying a submarine and multipurpose limousines for a VIP transport service. Until now Luna is a star in the world of mega yachts.

This go-everywhere vessel has visited many cruising grounds, from the glamorous Mediterranean to the tropical Caribbean, and some of the finest location in the Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific. Photographed from various angles, she has always looked incredibly beautiful. We bring you 10 of the best photos of Superyacht Luna:

1. Luna’s exterior design is a work of Newcruise Design, who made sure her sticking looks would win the hearts of yachting enthusiasts around the world.

Expedition yacht Luna by Ron Rafferty

Expedition yacht Luna in Miami. Photo by Ron Rafferty


2. Back in 2010 upon her delivery, Luna had the biggest swimming pool on a private superyacht seen at that time.

Luna in Miami. Photo by @flye_drones

Luna in Miami. Photo by @flye_drones


3. Luna looks great in any ambience. Even in the Big city life of San Diego, US.  She features two helicopter pads, facing forward and to the rear around the large communications tower.

Luna at San Diego Harbour.  Photo by Tomas Del Coror

Luna at San Diego Harbour. Photo by Tomas Del Coro


4. She features a truly exceptional performance. With “just” 1 million litre fuel tank (over 1,000 tonnes), she has a range of  9,000 nm at economical speeds of 16-18 knots.

Luna in Alaska, photo by Gillfoto

Luna in Alaska. Photo by Gillfoto


5. With a beam of 20m, this enormous yacht offers plenty of interior and exterior living spaces.

Luna in St Barths, photo by Kenyonc

Luna in St Barths, Photo by Kenyonc


6. Sumptuous accommodation is offered for a total of 18 guests, assisted by a highly professional crew of 50.

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Luna in San Diego Harbour. Photo by Tomas Del Coro


7.  Superyacht Luna photographed in France. Aft-View. 

Luna in France. Photo by Christo303

Luna in France. Photo by Christo303


8. The yacht’s cost has been estimated at approx. US$ 545 million (as of April 2010).

Superyacht Luna. Photo by Giorgio Ferretto

Superyacht Luna. Photo by Giorgio Ferretto


9. The 9-deck mega yacht is fitted with an anti-missile system, and all windows are bulletproof to B7+ levels.

Luna by Greg Shaw

Luna. Photo courtesy of Greg Shaw


10. From any angle, she looks fantastic.

Luna in San Dieg. Photo courtesy Roving Vagabond

Luna in San Diego. Photo courtesy of Roving Vagabond



Superyacht Pictures: Motor Yacht Legend in Antartica

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Originally launched in 1974, the Class 1 icebreaker vessel Legend (that time known as Giant) was built by IHC Verschure. She was used in the Baltic Sea back in the Soviet times during the Cold War. Later on, she was bought by Jan Verkerk, whose main goal was to bring something exceptional to the yachting market. Then motor yacht Legend went through a massive rebuild and transformation at the Icon Yachts shipyard and was relaunched in March 2016.

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

M/Y Legend was known for her outstanding ability to cruise anywhere in the world. She was recently spotted cruising in the icy waters of Antarctica. This adds to her reputation of being a safe and exceptional performance icebreaker.

M:Y Legend

M/Y Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

The legendary superyacht was redesigned and engineered by Diana Yacht Design and was built to full Lloyds certification. Motor yacht Legend is now on of the most luxurious charter yachts capable of carrying 30 guests and 19 crew to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered at all times.

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica. Photo credit Icon yachts

In collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects, Icon Yachts completed a rebuilt of the yacht, which included the extension of her stern by 3.6m to measure 77.40m/263’11”. The interior, piping, electronics, electrical, main engines and generators, pumps, heating and air conditioning, mechanical systems, and incinerator have been added or replaced with the highest quality equipment.

Tender Icon Yachts

Tender Icon Yachts. Photo credit Icon yachts

This luxury explorer vessel carries two large tenders, a submarine, wave runners, snow scooters and other equipment perfect for exploring the most remote areas.

Motor yacht Legend Antarctica penguin

Motor yacht Legend in Antarctica. Photo credit Icon yachts

Luxury amenities include but not limited to a Balinese Spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty salon, and a movie theatre and a swimming pool. Luxury accommodation layout consists of 13 guest cabins, including a master stateroom, 7 double suites, 3 twin suites and tow convertible.

Below are some breathtaking images of Legend in Antarctica.

If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.

Location details: November 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica/ Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
March to April 2017: Patagonia /Panama/ Caribbean/ Mexico
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia

Superyacht Exploration: Wonderful Video of 55m Galileo G exploring the North West Passage

January 28, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

Motor yacht 55m Galileo G successfully explored the North West Passage (Iceland-Japan) and is one of the few private superyachts to have taken on the voyage to date.

Private Yacht Galileo G at Disko Bays largest Glacier - photo by Simon McNeish

Private Yacht Galileo G at Disko Bays largest Glacier – photo by Simon McNeish

Here is an excellent Video by Simon McNeish capturing some of the sights of the yacht and the location.

90m Explorer Superyacht TABOO: Unlimited Adventure and Adrenaline

January 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Gill Schmid Design in collaboration with Tim Dempers Studio have just announced the new 90-metre Ice-class explorer superyacht project TABOO.  The new explorer does not only stand out from the crowd with her futuristic design but she is also an ideal option for those who seek some adventure. This expedition yacht is capable of cruising in extreme environmental conditions of both Poles, while providing just as comfortable cruising in the tropical climates of the Caribbean.

90mExplorer Taboo

90mExplorer Taboo

Her exterior design is characterised as modernistic, with sophisticated lines and white glazing. Explorer yacht TABOO is perfect for travelling to various locations around the globe with both family and friends. She features a large number of some stunning amenities for extra fun, comfort and relaxation.

90m Explorer Taboo and water toys

90m Explorer Taboo and water toys

Water toys and tender storage on board is enormous: there is a double height tender bay with an A-frame lift arrangement, and a helipad with a helicopter garage. This superyacht can carry a tender of any size.

Explorer superyacht Taboo exterior

Explorer superyacht Taboo exterior

Her interior certainly differs from other explorer superyachts. The most outstanding feature is the full height pool located on the main and upper deck surrounded with exotic aquariums.

90m Explorer Taboo - interior

90m Explorer Taboo – interior

Measuring 90metres, TABOO offers a huge amount of living spaces on board. Entertainment facilities include but not limited to the beach club, which can be transformed into a night club; alfresco dining areas, guests gym and spa, cocktail lounge. The layout also includes an aft summer house, which can be used as a lounge space, a VIP guest area or casino.

TABOO can accommodate more than 26 guests and over 40 crew members. With so many options of spaces and facilities, she is perfect for any occasions and would suit any large group of people, whether they look for an adrenaline adventure, a party vacation or a luxury private charter.

Striking New 56m TURQUOISE EXPEDITION YACHT under construction

January 20, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Designed by André Hoek and under construction at the Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts, this new 56-metre explorer yacht is to set new standards in the world of exploration vessels, combining 21st-century technology with the nostalgic looks of a classic steamship. Using CFD software, Hoek Design created beautiful interiors and elegant exterior styling, making the 56m Turquoise a truly unique and exceptional expedition superyacht.

Turquoise Yachts 56m Explorer Superyacht

Turquoise Yachts 56m Explorer Superyacht

Able to cruise around the Polar Regions as well as the Northwest Passage, she was built to ice- class, with outstanding sea keeping characteristics, powered by IMO Tier III diesel electric propulsion.

Plenty of storage has been designed under-deck and will host to larger tenders, innovative sitcom equipment in the domes that are integrated within the composite funnel, as well as a spacious boarding platform built into the hull structure with retractable stairs for comfortable boarding.

The interior boasts classic feature with details in teak, with styling by Hoek in collaboration with Vickers Studio for the interior decor. The interiors are designed to be homely and welcoming, combined with spacious open exterior decks for relaxation and socialising. Master Yachts Consultancy represent the owner and are managing the project. Delivery of the 56m Turquoise yacht is due in February 2019.

Bering Presents 40m Transoceanic Yacht

January 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

BERING 130 - is a 40 metre newest Expedition Series superyacht model and a flagship of Bering Yachts. This transoceanic yacht was designed by Sabdes Design to cruise in various types of weather conditions.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht

Bering 130 – Steel expedition yacht

Bering 130 features a functional layout over three decks. Not only she is an extremely functional expedition yacht, but she is also a truly luxurious vessel. The main salon provides a great dining area with lot of natural light and panoramic view through large full-height windows. Her spacious sundeck on the flybridge has a wet bar, a large Jacuzzi and lounging areas with sunpads. On the lower deck the guests will find a full equipped gym and massage therapy rooms.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht (2)

Bering 130 -2

The upper deck sky lounge offers a great flow to the external living spaces. There is also a library, captain’s quarters and pilothouse. Alfresco dining area is on the aft of the upper deck, as well as large sun loungers. Main deck exterior also provides a sunbathing area, seating and a coffee table.

Bering 130 (6)

Bering 130 -3

Luxury accommodation comprises of a master stateroom and four voluminous staterooms.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht (3)

Bering 130 -3

With a fuel capacity of 17,000 gallons, this ocean-goer can travel well over 6,000 nautical miles.

Superyachts Explained. What’s Your Type?

January 08, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

A superyacht charter is the ultimate, luxurious holiday experience. Not only are you able to enjoy an exceptional level of freedom and privacy on the water, there’s always plenty to keep you occupied too. From exciting water sport activities to onboard gourmet dining on deck, exploring remote hidden islands to visiting some of the world’s prestigious ports. A superyacht charter vacation offers unsurpassed indulgence and a tailored itinerary, unlike any other type of holiday. When it comes to chartering a superyacht, here are the top options:


There’s a fabulous choice of open style superyachts to choose from. This type of yacht design focuses on speed and performance reaching speeds of around 35 knots with ease. Just imagine sailing to St Tropez for lunch then speeding off to Monaco for dinner, while enjoying a refreshing swim along the way. Experience al fresco aft deck dining, water toy fun and sunbathing, all in one day.

Open Style Superyacht Khalila

Open Style Superyacht Khalila


Chartering a classic superyacht will provide you with all the ambience, grace and style of a bygone era of boating. Onboard guests can experience sumptuous luxury, superior craftsmanship, world class cuisine and lavish accommodation. Classic superyachts have exceptional amenities and facilities such as air conditioning, refrigeration, high speed internet access as well as fabulous home entertainment systems.

Classic Motor Yacht MALAHNE

Classic Motor Yacht MALAHNE


As the name suggests, these types of superyachts are designed to stray off the beaten track. During your voyage you’re bound to see whales and dolphins swimming majestically across the ocean, so don’t forget to take your camera. Wonderful onboard fixtures and fittings will make you feel like a famous celebrity. There’s everything from Danish leather, Italian marble to French toiletries as well as cashmere throws. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go on a chartered expedition superyacht holiday.




What better way to impress clients than by arranging a corporate superyacht trip? Everyone can enjoy and take in spectacular scenery while receiving a first class service from professional crew. Corporate superyachts are renowned for their conference facilities with state-of-the-art technology and laid-back atmosphere. Boost the morale of your employees or hold your next annual general meeting onboard a corporate superyacht.

Superyacht O'Mega can accommodate 28 guests

One of the best corporate superyachts O’Mega can accommodate 28 guests


Enjoy freedom, opulence and elegance onboard a luxury superyacht. Exquisite cuisine will be prepared to your liking by your very own personal chef, you can dine whenever and wherever you want to. Interior saloons are spacious and tastefully designed while private cabins are large with individual en suites that often include Jacuzzis and bathtubs. Decks are designed with overflowing space, ideal for sunbathing and other outdoor activities.

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan


Thinking of having a vacation with family or friends? Then reserve a mega superyacht charter. On board you can find vast deck spaces, multi-level entertainment and relaxation areas, VIP state rooms, private en suite bathrooms, lush carpets, fine linens and cabins providing spectacular views of the yacht’s surroundings. There are plenty of special features, Jacuzzis, spas, massage rooms, saunas as well as indoor or open-air gymnasiums.

Megayacht Alfa Nero

Megayacht Alfa Nero

Megayacht Tomorrow

Megayacht Tomorrow


How about going on a high performance superyacht charter journey? With stylish interior and exterior designs throughout, roomy accommodation, large saloons and dining areas, high performance superyachts tick all the right boxes when it comes to a vacation at sea. Set sail for the Windward Islands, Antigua, the South of France or the Indian Ocean to experience what a high performance superyacht charter holiday is all about.

High performance superyacht Astro: max speed 50 kn

High performance superyacht Astro: max speed 50 kn


High speed and huge size: High performance sailing superyacht Hemisphere


Usually catamarans, these types of vessels are getting bigger and more popular every year. As they glide effortlessly across the water, multi-hulled superyachts have impressive interiors with many assuming two tiered main salons and VIP suites with saunas. For guests there are multiple pools, onboard art galleries, cinemas, grand libraries and one of the main features, sliding glass panels on both sides of the vessel.

Motor Yacht ADASTRA - a McConaghy Boats Trimaran Superyacht

Motor Yacht ADASTRA – a McConaghy Boats Trimaran Superyacht

CharterWorld specialises in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. When it comes to superyacht charter we are the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

Large group charters to Costa Rica and Panama aboard yacht Sherakhan

November 25, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Looking for a luxury yacht that can accommodate more than the industry average of 12 guests? 70m/230ft superyacht SHERAKHAN will not only take your large party from A to B, she has plenty to entertain all by herself.


Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN

Built by Vyuk En Zonnen in 2005 and refitted in 2015, this iconic world discovery superyacht can withstand the conditions of the Arctic or the take you on a memorable journey to tropical horizons. This winter, motor yacht SHERAKHAN is available in Costa Rica and Panama before heading to Europe for the 2017 summer season.

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN - Main saloon with wet bar

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN – Main saloon with wet bar

Elegant modern interiors make her the perfect space to celebrate a special occasion, or to use as a venue for a product launch or photo shoot. The dining area seats 26 at its extensive table and guests will find no end of subtle details to discuss in the finishing touches and styling from Rijntjes Interior Design.

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN - Dining area

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN – Dining area

The dining area is overlooked by the upper saloon second tier balconies, all of which which connect to the bottom floor with swooping glass staircases. Efficient ease of access is a priority on board and the lift (elevator) will take guests across the floors so that no one needs to miss a moment of the excitement.

Whether your guests are looking for a high octane time or a relaxing meditative retreat, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN caters to both ends of the spectrum: There are plenty of outdoor sun pads and seating to lay back with a book or enjoy alfresco dining together to the backdrop of Panama.

Sherakhan’s Spa

SHERAKHAN’S gym and spa

The gym combines the best elements of work and play, with plenty of machines for workouts and training before heading to the hot tub and sauna. The spa therapy room has massage services to ease tired muscles and remove stubborn knots after a day making use of the impressive water toys, which include:

  • 2 x Jet skis
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Laser Sail Boats
  • 1 x Inflatable trampoline
  • 2 x Windsurfers
  • 1 x Kayak
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x Water-skis
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Waterslide
  • Towable Toys
Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

At night, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN lights up in elegant and inviting beauty in preparation for an evening of entertainment. When Verkek Yachting Projects created her exterior, they ensured that all 26 guests could be comfortably accommodated within the same area on board: soak up the Costa Rican sun and socialise in the Jacuzzi on the bridge deck or enjoy the sauna and spa therapy rooms in smaller groups.

Regardless of whether your guests are staying in the Master suite or one of the twin cabins, guests are sure to be impressed with the spacious layout that is both comfortable and beautiful to behold.

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN - Twin suite

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN – Twin suite

Guest accommodation includes: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 4 double cabins and 6 twin cabins. Up to 19 crew on board will ensure that every guest is taken care of with plenty of skills and experience to help guests improve on established skills and learn something new.

Superyacht SHERAKHAN is available from $385,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and book your travel dates with CharterWorld to avoid disappointment.

The Revolutionary Explorer TOMAHAWK

November 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

A bespoke brand of Palumbo Group, Columbus Yachts, has unveiled a new explorer superyacht concept. The new concept called TOMAHAWK is a revolutionary explorer vessel that can also be defined as a ship, due to technical and seakeeping features.


52 m Tomahawk by Columbus Yachts

A long term partner, designer Marco Casali incorporated Palumbo’s expertise in shipbuilding and heritage in the new Tomahawk, describing her as “a yacht inside a ship” At 52 metres in LOA, the superyacht has an internal volume of 499 GT. Her hull and naval architecture were developed by the in-house team in collaboration with by Insenaval. Tomahawk can comfortably cruise in cold and warm waters with a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots, thanks to a pair of 1,528hp MTU 12V 4000 M52R engines.

Tomahawk profile

Tomahawk will be able to cruise in cold and warm waters

The Columbus Tomahawk sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, including a spacious owner’s suite of 74 square metres. A large terrace will also be dedicated to the owner, including a sunbathing area and Jacuzzi.

Columbus Tomahawk. Aft view

Aft view

The lower deck layout includes the largest beach area ever (200 square metres on 3 levels) and a huge storage space for toys and tenders. Also located on the lower deck, guest accommodation has a direct access to the beach club with a spa, a six-metre swimming pool, which according to the owner’s preference could be possibly transformed into a basketball court. The bimini share support and tender launches will be conducted with the central crane. Entertainment on board features a dining room with a bar and a cinema/karaoke room. The upper deck includes an MCA-compliant helipad.

Columbus Tomahawk. Exterior

Columbus Tomahawk will have a helipad and many other features