The 35th America’s Cup is almost around the corner and in no time we will be holding our breaths following the most important and one of the most exhilarating of sailing events on this year’s calendar. Those of you that want nothing less than the top service, top view and the top accommodation over this period, we have chosen no less than 20 of the best charter yachts that are available for the event. This year’s race will take place from 26th May through to 27th June 2017 in the beautiful setting of Bermuda, off the East Coast of North America, giving you the opportunity to not only follow the action on the water but also discover Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches and relaxed atmosphere. This is only a selection of the vessels and there might be others that could suit your requirements better, so don’t hesitate too much and contact our brokers for additional information and advice, as well as the full list of yachts that correspond to your budget and style.
EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND – Photo credit RALI New Zealand
“Yachting enthusiasts from around the world will turn their attention to the Great Sound, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will race to achieve the oldest trophy in international sport.” America’s Cup 2017
Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority
Yet another perfect and sophisticated yacht to view the race in style, envied by the rest of the spectators. Marie was designed by Andre Hoek and constructed by Vitters. The 2010-launched vessel can sleep four guests in two twin cabins, two guests in the VIP suite and two in the elegant master suite. The master stateroom also boasts a private deckhouse and cockpit.
Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image
Interiors are modern, with styling and decoration by David Easton. Anigre-crafted panels and traditional art pieces are the main features, adding to her warm and homely ambience. There is a lovely outdoor seating and dining area to accommodate all guests either for a nice meal or to socialise and relax. Marie also has an impressive sail area, well-balanced with the hull in order to be easily steered manually in all wind conditions.
The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE
The exquisite luxury yacht H is a fantastic 42.6m vessel that can accommodate up to ten people in five cabins. This yacht was delivered by Benetti in 2015 and usually cruises around Bermuda during the summer months. With her very modern and artistic interior, H has a stunning cocktail bar found near the glass dining table in the open plan main saloon. There’s also a cinema screen and lots of seating for guests to relax on.
Luxury yacht H cruising – Photo courtesy of Benetti
Talk about the race with fellow passengers at a shaded dining table on the deck while enjoying a tasty meal. Chill out in the lounge bar that also has comfortable seats and a TV to watch highlights of this ever-popular yacht race. The deck is also spacious enough to feature a Jacuzzi, a beach club with sun loungers and many sun pads.
Great Beach Club on motor yacht H – Photo courtesy of Benetti
Charter the Sycara V for an out of this world experience. The 68.15m superyacht has a dark blue hull and sleeps up to 12 in six cabins. Delivered in 2010 by Nobiskrug this yacht has plenty of water toys, a Jacuzzi, sun pads and a cocktail bar. How about a workout session in the well-equipped gym? Then afterwards have a relaxing massage or an hour, if you can stand it, in the steam room.
SYCARA V from above – photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard
There’s also a TV lounge and a home office if you need to keep in touch with colleagues back at the office. The stunning beach club has an elegant reception area where you can dry off after a swim. Dine at one of the four al fresco dining spots to enjoy a delicious meal while waiting for the sun to set. With a weekly charter rate of 585,000 Euros, Sycara V is certainly a superyacht that will give you a great vantage point for the Cup.
Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V – Photo credit Nobiskrug
Drumbeat is a magnificent vessel and one that wouldn’t look out of place to charter at the America’s Cup. Accommodating up to 11 people in five cabins, Drumbeat is ideal for families who can’t get enough of this heart-stopping race. At 53m in length, this superyacht has roomy lower decks where spectators can gather in the large saloon. The beautifully decorated dining room plays host to intimate suppers by candlelight.
Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT
The bridge deck and aft deck are where you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before finding the perfect spot to settle and watch the world’s fastest sailing yachts battle for the glory. Relax on the comfortable sun pads while the children are kept entertained in the beach club. They can choose from a huge selection of water toys, too.
“We were most pleased. I cannot commend enough our Captain and crew. We loved DRUMBEAT and would highly recommend it’s charter to all. ” Charters in Vanuatu, South Pacific
Breakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects
LADY KATHRYN V
This sleek, stylish 62m motor yacht was delivered in 2011 by Lürssen and holds up to 12 guests in six beautifully furnished cabins. The interior of the vessel was designed by Adam Lay Studio. Feeling like a stately home, Lady Kathryn V has a large saloon complete with grand piano. Relax in a conservatory-like room, just right for afternoon tea or in the lounge with a champagne bar.
Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts
There’s sufficient deck space to seat guests for a dinner party. In between the races, you can take an hour or so to sunbathe on the owner’s private terrace lying on a sun pad or chill out in the Jacuzzi. With a good choice of water toys from jet skis to diving gear, a gym and a golfing equipment, their plenty to do while on holiday in Bermuda.
Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts
This beautiful and iconic 88m yacht underwent massive refurbishment in the winter of 2015-2016 and is now the ideal vessel to charter alongside the America’s Cup race. Sleeping up to 12 passengers in six cabins the yacht has three enormous masts and magnificent sails. It incorporates an on-deck Jacuzzi, an al fresco cinema screen as well as outdoor dining tables for you to enjoy an evening meal under the stars.
The one and only Maltese Falcon
With a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a reading room, formal dining room and bar this exquisite sailing yacht also boasts a beautiful spa treatment area with a masseuse. The spacious saloon is perfect to meet up with other guests to talk about the current events. For something a little different, take advantage of the water toys which include four tenders, scuba diving equipment, jet skis, water skis and an inflatable water slide.
Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon
Sleek, stylish and great to look at. Mondango 3 can accommodate up to 11 guests in five superb cabins. This spectacular yacht can also host about 25 spectators to join you on board to watch the race at close quarters while at anchor.
56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis
This 56.4m sailing beauty has a Jacuzzi, sun pads, an al fresco dining table and plenty of sun loungers on deck. There’s also a good-sized swim platform as well as a side boarding platform. With a huge cinema screen in the main saloon, a gorgeous dining room and a contemporary interior, designed by Reymond Langton Design, this vessel is one of the many ideal choices for your next ‘holiday with a difference’.
Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3
The classically designed sailing yacht Eleonora represents a luxurious vessel that was delivered in 2000 by GraafShip, designed similarly to Westward, a well-known racing schooner.
Luxury Schooner Eleonora – Photo by Franco Pace
Having a huge deck with sun pads and al fresco dining facilities, Eleonora is ideal for relaxing. If you prefer being more energetic try one of the three tenders, water skis and snorkelling gear on board. With a wood panelling interior and 19th-century style furnishings, the open plan dining area and lounge are ornate, yet very homely and inviting. The four guest cabins have plenty of storage space and writing desks, useful if you want to keep in touch with family or friends and tell them just how exciting your holiday in Bermuda has been.
Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing
What can you say about this beautiful vessel that hasn’t already been said? This custom-built, eco-friendly superyacht is 39.2 metres long and won the Naval Architecture Award in 2014 at the Showboats Design Awards. Delivered in 2013 by Newcastle Marine she was refitted in 2015 and can sleep 12 guests in five spacious cabins.
Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising
Safira is one of the best luxury yachts to sail on. Picture the scene: sitting on the top deck or in the Jacuzzi sipping a cocktail from the nearby bar. What could be better than watching some of the world’s fastest sailing vessels racing against each other? Dine al fresco then catch up with fellow passengers to talk about the day’s action in the main saloon. Watch a movie later in the TV lounge or work out in the gym. After an interesting day, it’s time to return to your cabin. The master suite has his and hers walk-in wardrobe along with luxurious en suite bathroom in marble and stonework and a large, super comfortable bed to regain your energy for the next day of excitement ahead.
Charter the fabulous Marae to coincide with the AC events. This sleek and streamlined yacht was delivered in 2004 by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand and received a refit in 2014. Expect only the very best onboard of this vessel, which is perfect for relaxing, private holidays or for accommodating a group of friends to join you for a cocktail or two.
The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above
Six guests are accommodated in three luxury cabins. There’s plenty of room to sunbathe on the comfortable sun pads or dine al fresco so you don’t miss out on any of the yacht races. On the lower deck, there’s a beautiful saloon with dining area, all in wood panelling along with nautical themed upholstery. Have some nibbles in the upper saloon in the evening to talk about the day’s yachting activities before moving onto the formal dinner served by a highly-experienced on board crew.
Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae
When you first step on board, you know you’re in good hands. Custom-built by Palmer Johnson, delivered in 1996, this 46m explorer yacht is big enough to accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Having received a refit in 2015, Pioneer offers fresh interiors with a modern touch and classic comfort.
Motor Yacht PIONEER
This magnificent yacht has a traditional dining room with a dark wooden table and amazing sea views. It’s a great place to get together with other guests and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by your personal chef; while the adjoining saloon is ideal for socialising, play a game of cards or simply chat about the day’s events. If you like a book to keep you company, then the onboard library will be your refuge; if sport and fitness are your passion then look no further, as Pioneer also offers an on-board gymnasium to keep you healthy and strong. With its’s split-level sundeck there are always secluded places to sunbathe and unwind. Hop into the Jacuzzi to cool off or sit on one of the comfortable sofas and just relax. You’ll also find a small breakfast bar as well as al fresco dining possibilities on board.
Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers
At 70 metres built by Lurssen and designed by Espen Oeino with interiors by Francois Zuretti, this yacht is simply a head turner, offering everything you might need to impress your guests. With a professional crew of 21, you can rest assured that your needs will be met and expectations exceeded.
Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA
Accommodation includes seven lovely cabins with en suite bathrooms, divided into six doubles and one twin cabin. The dramatic guest lobby boasts a spectacular glass elevator and a beautiful staircase. There are numerous conversation areas as well as dining possibilities, both indoor and outside. Sunloungers, Jacuzzi and plenty of water toys complete the picture when planning for that perfect vacation in America.
Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN
Yet another beauty to add to the list to choose from. Mine Games spreads 62 metres in length and over 10 metres in width, offering great space both inside and out. There are no issues when it comes to entertainment and fun aboard Mine Games, with a large spa pool, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium and even a grand piano for those funky summer nights to set the mood.
MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way
Twelve guests can be accommodated overnight in six luxurious cabins with luxury amenities and en suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward and includes a dressing room, a studio and a lounge area, as well as his and hers bathrooms. The bedroom is raised and opens up onto the foredeck area offering magnificent views.
Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES
Rhino has it all! Waterslide, jacuzzi, wakeboard, water skis, trampoline and a list goes on and on. No need to worry when you charter this vessel, as everyone, from the youngest to the young at heart will find something to their taste. The yacht is almost 47 metres long with accommodation in five cabins to up to ten guests on board.
Endless fun aboard RHINO including exciting water slide
A professional crew of 10 is ideal to cater for you and your guests, ensuring everything is top-notch and all your requirements are met. Invite additional guests to join you on board during the races and enjoy this spectacle in great company aboard a great vessel. And for that special touch: for the AC charter, the 74’ Rhino Fish will also be available, able to cruise onto the race course!!
Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO
Measuring just about 46 metres and spreading about 8 metres in width, Grey Matters was built by Palmer Johnson with interiors by renowned Nuvolari Lenard studio of Italy. The accommodation offers five cabins for up to ten guests in total. There is a crew of seven on board ensuring great comfort and memorable stay on board.
Palmer Johnson 150 Sportyacht Grey Matters
The yacht offers a VIP package with confirmed dockage at the AC Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall. The America’s cup charter rate includes a 37-foot Axopar St tender with additional two crew members to watch the race.
“We had a great time on Grey Matters. The yacht and crew were just right – and we enjoyed every kind of watersport equipment onboard. The yacht was equipped with the best stabilisation system that we have tried so far. In short – the best charter so far with a very interacting and great crew. Happy Days.” Charter in France
Rosehearty has a prime birth secured at the 2017 America’s Cup village as well as a VIP spectator Flag. She is a 50-metre Perini Navi-built sailing yacht launched in 2006 and refitted in 2016. The yacht has contemporary and inviting interiors by the renowned designer Christian Liaigre and accommodates up to 12 guests in seven stylish cabins with en suite bathrooms.
2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty
Appreciated for her stability and windward sailing performance enhanced by a deep swing keep set within a shoal ballasted fixed keel, Rosehearty is a popular charter yacht amongst the guests looking for a true sailing experience and action on the water. While she is fabulous for hands-on sailing and an active holiday, she has also plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the race or engage with your friends and family. Her crew of ten members will ensure you are well looked after and return home with a luggage full of fabulous memories.
Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi
The 31-metre classic schooner Eros is also available in Bermuda as well as New England during the rest of the summer season. She was built in 1938 with the last refit in 2016. The yacht is a fabulous choice for rent during the cup, bringing the grace and elegance of this classic beauty into the world of speedy and contemporary vessels racing for the oldest Trophy in the sporting world.
Yacht EROS under sail
Four cabins accommodate up to eight charter guests who are serviced by a professional crew of 5. There is a tremendous amount of deck space to entertain and be entertained. Your guests will enjoy the feel of the bygone era while indulging in the modern facilities that are expected aboard luxury yachts these days. Furnished and decorated with style in keeping with her traditional look and maritime feel, Eros is a fabulous option for those in love with sailing and all that goes hand in hand with it.
Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS
30-metre sailing yacht JUPITER is an option for those looking for something reasonably small. She was built by Cantiere Ferri and designed by Giorgetti & Magrini in 1989 with the last refit in 2014. She has a crew of four and accommodation in four cabins to a maximum of eight guests. The large master suite has large double berths, plenty of storage and a bathroom with double sinks. All cabins feature natural ventilation through deck hatches and unique port lights.
Sailing yacht JUPITER underway
The yacht has an open, clean look with spacious decks and bright interiors. Al cabins have plenty of natural light and en suite bathrooms. The crew on board is very professional ensuring an endless fun and fantastic holiday for all.
Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER
The list above might be subject to change and availability, and there might be other suitable yachts for you to charter during the race. For more information we recommend you speak to one our experienced brokers who are able to choose the best suitable vessel for you needs, thanks to their knowledge and expertise in the area. Our possibility to offer unbiased and gratuitous service is unique to this industry and is very much appreciated by our clients and repeat customers. Send us an email or give us a call, to find out why we are the best and the only specialist charter broker you will need for a perfect holiday in Bermuda and during the America’s Cup.
The 90-metre sailing yacht ATHENA is a true spectacle wherever she appears, with her classic lines and imposing naval architecture by Pieter Beeldsnijder and Dykstra & Partners. She was built in 2004 by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman and refitted in 2011. Although she features all that a classic sailing beauty should in terms of style, her commodities are anything but classic. She is fitted with all modern amenities and state of the art technology.
The 90 m charter yacht Athena
The accommodation comprises five lovely cabins for up ten guests for an overnight stay in luxury with immaculate service by her crew of twenty-one. There is plenty to do on board this vessel, with no shortage of space, given her imposing length overall. Her main saloon offers plenty of seating and is divided into two separate areas one with a game table and the other boasting a piano.
48-metre motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH provides a cosy atmosphere in her sumptuous interiors featuring plush furniture and beautiful wood works. She was built by Trinity Yachts and launched in 2006, with the latest refit in 2014. This tri-deck superyacht offers spacious interior and exterior living areas, with accommodation for up to eleven charter guests in five stunningly appointed staterooms with en suite bathrooms and other deluxe amenities. Her elegant decor was created by the renowned designer Evan K Marshall.
Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH
The upper deck offers the sky lounge, pictured below, with comfortable seating a coffee table, wet bat and full entertainment system. Thanks to the panoramic windows, guests can indulge in the beautiful views of Bermuda and the yacht’s surroundings. Other areas to socialise include her main saloon or exterior deck areas, with possibilities for al fresco dining. NEVER ENOUGH also has a great selection of water toys and a fab beach club.
Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH
Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a group of 181 islands offering crystal clear water, endless amount of pink-sand beaches and plenty of breath-taking cruising grounds to discover. Often surrounded by a cloud of mystery, Bermuda offers its visitors great amount of possibilities to choose from, from on-water activities including your own superyacht toys selection, natural wonders through to recreational and adventure sports activities. So, when you are not cheering for your favourite team, you can rest assured you will find plenty to excite you as well as help you to unwind.
Grape Bay Beach – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority