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10 Mediterranean Superyachts with Fantastic Water Toys Selections

May 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

When heading to the luscious beaches of the Mediterranean it’s rarely enough just to bring just your towel and beach umbrella: whether travelling to the Balearic Islands in Spain or the Dodecanese in Greece, the scintillating waters are filled with extraordinary sights from WWII wrecks to underwater caves and tunnel systems – not to mention the profusion of marine life unique to the Mediterranean in the air and on the beaches as well as under the sea.

And what better way to explore along the coastline than with your own water toys? From fast-paced Waverunners to leisurely kayaks, water toys can be a crucial element to the success of a charter with the young and young at heart. Take a look at these 10 fantastic luxury charter yachts and the water toys that make them such a success.

Lioness V

Benetti superyacht LIONESS V

Benetti superyacht LIONESS V

Benetti superyacht LIONESS V (ex.LIONHEART) is an impeccable choice for entertaining with her stunning interiors and beautifully planned exterior deck spaces, not to mention her other on board facilities of a comprehensive gym, steam room, home theatre, a tee-it golf machine and every tempting meal from a Michelin trained chef.

Amongst her water toys is an impressive collection of high-tech and traditional equipment, from Waverunners to snorkelling gear. Those guests who like to catch their own dinner will be please to know that fishing gear is also available on board, and the barbeque on the sundeck will turn a fresh catch into a memorable holiday meal.

As a PADI Certified Dive Centre, every guest has the opportunity to earn their PADI Diving Licence while discovering the underwater treasures of the Ionian Islands of Greece or the reserves around the Strait of Gibraltar in Spain. Amongst her incredible collection of water toys is a flyboard, windsurfer and sail boat for high-octane action and adventure. Take a look at her special offer and be in with a chance to charter M/Y LIONESS V during the height of the season at a greatly reduced rate.

Motor yacht LIONESS V - Sundeck

Motor yacht LIONESS V – Sundeck

Water toys:

  • 3 x jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x wakeboards
  • 2 x splashmats
  • 2 x waterskis
  • 1 x flyboard
  • 1 x Laser sail boat
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x scurfboard
  • diving equipment
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • towable toys

Length: 64m/208ft

Beam: 12m/40ft

Year: 2006

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €425,000-€650,000 p/w plus expenses

Special offer: First two weeks in July from €499,000 p/w plus expenses (a saving of 24% off the normal high season charter rate)

 

Titania

Luxury yacht TITANIA - Built by Lurssen

Luxury yacht TITANIA – Built by Lurssen

This luxury yacht is booking up fast for the summer season and it’s not hard to see why: a home cinema, expansive spa pool on the sun deck, sauna and a spa room with massage facilities, and all at an amazing price for the Monaco Grand Prix.

A finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2013 for Best Refitted Yacht, the quality of motor yacht TITANIA (ex.APOISE) makes her an excellent choice for charters with family members of all ages.

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, each guest can learn how to use the equipment and end the holiday with skills that will last a lifetime.

Superyacht TITANIA - Upper Deck spa pool with bar seating

Superyacht TITANIA – Upper Deck spa pool with bar seating

Water toys:

  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • paddleboards
  • wakeboards
  • waterskis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • an inflatable water park

Length: 45m/147ft

Beam: 13m/43ft

Year: 2006 (Refit: 2012)

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €490,000-€600,000 p/w plus expenses

Special offer: €300,000 per week plus expenses for the Monaco Grand Prix

 

Perseus^3

Sailing yacht PERSEUS^3. Photo credit G. Sargentini

Sailing yacht PERSEUS^3. Photo credit G. Sargentini

Not many sailing yachts come with such a comprehensive toy chest as 60m/197ft superyacht PERSEUS^3, and her ample deck space with facilities more often associated with a motor yacht (including a Jacuzzi and gym) earned her a place as a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2016 for Sailing Yacht of 45m and above.

Explore the waterways of the Mediterranean at your own pace with kayaks, paddleboards and Scuba diving equipment to find the wildlife and natural wonder that few visitors ever experience.

Water toys:

  • 2 x water skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x wakeboards
  • a waterslide
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • beach games, and
  • inflatable toys

Length: 60m/197ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Year: 2015

Accommodation: 12 guests/5 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €250,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Meamina

Superyacht MEAMINA - Built by Benetti

Superyacht MEAMINA – Built by Benetti

For opulent parties and endless summer fun, there aren’t many yachts that can compete with motor yacht MEAMINA with the quality of her crew: Two exceptional chefs and a trained massage therapist and an instructor for the water toys on this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre make her a superyacht like no other. Coupled with facilities including a sundeck gym, karaoke, games consoles plus ease of access with a lift (elevator), no guest will be at a loss for things to do while in transit or while anchored at the unbelievable coast of Italy and Montenegro.

Water toys:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x flyboard-surfboard
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x jetsurf
  • a waterslide
  • a trampoline
  • water skis
  • wakeboards
  • kneeboards
  • Scuba diving gear
  • snorkelling gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Length: 59m/195ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Year: 2009

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €315,000-€350,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Icon

Superyacht ICON - Built by Icon Yachts

Superyacht ICON – Built by Icon Yachts

Luxury yacht ICON is the yacht to charter for guests looking for a yacht flawlessly balanced between action and leisure: an infinity swimming pool on the main deck complements the expansive beach club with a shower, while a sauna and hammam offer guests a place to recover and rest tired muscles before heading off to a new location and activity.

Amongst the water toys is the uncommon choice of 2 canoes for travel along the coastline to explore the caves and arches of the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast.

Luxury yacht ICON - Main salon

Luxury yacht ICON – Main salon

Water toys:

  • 4 x water skis
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x canoes
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys

Length: 68m/223ft

Beam: 11m/38ft

Year: 2009 (Refit: 2014)

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €500,000-€550,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Savannah

Motor yacht SAVANNAH - Built by Feadship. Photo credit: Feadship

Motor yacht SAVANNAH – Built by Feadship. Photo credit: Feadship

Designed with a strong connection to the maritime environment in mind, mega yacht SAVANNAH wowed the judges when she made her debut in 2015 and went on to win an unprecedented number of accolades at the following awards ceremonies, including Motor yacht of the Year at the Superyacht Design Awards 2016.

Her spectacular original interiors blend with outdoor spaces for a stronger connection to nature for an environment both innovative and functional. The submerged move theatre allows guests a unique opportunity to see the marine fauna and flora hidden just under the surface of the waves without putting a foot into the water, although with the unrivalled variety of water toys on board every guest will want to spend as much time as possible playing in the water.

There are a number of unique toys rarely seen on luxury yacht charters, including 2 jet surfs and a flyboard, as well as 4 mountain bikes for land-based exploration.

Mega yacht SAVANNAH - Main salon. Photo credit: Jeff Brown

Mega yacht SAVANNAH – Main salon. Photo credit: Jeff Brown

Water toys:

  • 4 x Seabobs
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 3 x kayaks
  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x jet surfs
  • water skis
  • wakeboards
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable toys

Length: 84m/273ft

Beam: 13m/41ft

Year: 2015

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

Price: €1,000,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Highlander

Mega yacht HIGHLANDER - Built by Feadship

Mega yacht HIGHLANDER – Built by Feadship

Luxury yacht HIGHLANDER may have been built in 1986 but she’s anything but outdated: last refitted in 2014 to update her appearance and amenities, she is an excellent party yacht for the Mediterranean with a dance floor, movie theatre and a helipad for ferrying your extra visitors to and from the mainland.

The on board spa room with massage services will help you to recover from the night before, ready to start the day afresh. The Italian Riviera is dotted with dive sites with the highest concentration around the Portofino Marine Reserve. Picturesque towns and villages form the backdrop to an afternoon of adrenaline-fuelled fun or a paddle through the bays.

Luxury yacht HIGHLANDER - The glass ceiling skylounge

Luxury yacht HIGHLANDER – The glass ceiling skylounge

Water toys:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x paddleboard
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Length: 49m/162ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Year: 1986 (Refit: 2014)

Accommodation: 12 guests/7 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €141,000-€184,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Slipstream

Superyacht SLIPSTREAM - Built by CMN

Superyacht SLIPSTREAM – Built by CMN

Another impressive award-winner with entertainment geared towards all ages, luxury yacht SLIPSTREAM took 4 awards in 2009 and was a finalist in 4 other categories. Contemporary and art deco interiors combine with hand-carved details to make comfortable and interesting living environments that make use of the natural light that pours through the expansive windows.

An outdoor cinema on the sundeck has evening entertainment sorted for the whole family, and during the day individuals can relax on the sunpads or in the Jacuzzi while taking in the scenery of Croatia and spectating the other guests on the water toys.

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and a PADI Certified Dive Centre, guests can learn how to use all of the water toys and earn their PADI Diving Licence in some of the world’s most interesting coast land.

Water toys:

  • 3 x paddleboards
  • 3 x kitesurfs
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x Laser sail boat
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • water skis
  • wakeboards
  • a waterslide
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • inflatable and towable toys

Length: 60m/197ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Year: 2009

Accommodation: 12 guests/7 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €329,000-€357,000 p/w plus expenses

 

Kohuba

Luxury yacht KOHUBA - Built by Princess Yachts

Luxury yacht KOHUBA – Built by Princess Yachts

Capable of a top speed of 27 knots, motor yacht KOHUBA is one of the faster choices in this list for groups looking to see and do as much of the Mediterranean within a short amount of time. Immaculate interiors are further enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies on either side that can be opened to produce a through breeze.

This Approved RYA Water Sports Centre has an hydraulic swim platform provides ease of access to the water and there are sets of water toys for both adults and children for a holiday that includes everyone in the fun.

Motor yacht KOHUBA - Main salon

Motor yacht KOHUBA – Main salon

Water toys:

  • 3 x Seabobs
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x water skis (Adult and child)
  • 2 x wakeboards (Adult and child)
  • 1 x jet skis
  • 1 x waterslide
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Length: 30m/100ft

Beam: 7m/23ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 10 guests/5 cabins

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

Price: €80,000-€85,000 p/w plus expenses

 

TV

Superyacht TV - Built by Lurssen

Superyacht TV – Built by Lurssen

Last on the list is luxury yacht TV (ex.MADSUMMER), a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2009 for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m) and absolutely packed with facilities for a holiday as memorable on board as when off adventuring: Her 5 decks contain a beauty salon with spa services, a steam room and sauna as well as a gym for when you are travelling between destinations.

Not to be outdone in her choice of water toys, superyacht TV has an excellent selection of Seabobs, Waverunners and kitesurfers to choose from. Plus, as a PADI Certified Dive Centre, guests can safely learn how to dive in one of the most diverse locations in the world for shipwrecks.

Motor yacht TV - Upper deck dining and outdoor lounging

Motor yacht TV – Upper deck dining and outdoor lounging

Water toys:

  • 5 x Seabobs
  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 4 x kayaks
  • 4 x surfboards
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x wakeboards
  • water skis
  • a waterslide
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Length: 78m/256ft

Beam: 14m/46ft

Year: 2008 (Refit: 2011)

Accommodation: 12 guests/10 cabins

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

Price: €850,000 p/w plus expenses

Special offer: Charter S/Y Marie in Bermuda at reduced June prices for the America’s Cup

May 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Charter superyacht MARIE in Bermuda this June at a reduced price and discover why so many people fall in love with this astoundingly beautiful island, from its untouched historic buildings to the striking contrasts of the sheltered lagoons against the pink sand beaches.

Sailing yacht Marie - Built by Vitters

Sailing yacht Marie – Built by Vitters

Built by Vitters in 2010, sailing yacht MARIE features engineering and an exterior and interior from Hoek Design. She was a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2011 for Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ size range and at the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for the categories Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts.

The main salon is divided over two levels with a wet bar adjacent to a seating area ideal for breakfast and refreshments after hours of playing in the tropical waters. Pale wood creates a cheerful and spacious atmosphere enhanced by traditional art work following a maritime theme.

Sailing yacht MARIE - Salon

Sailing yacht MARIE – Salon

On the lower level a baby grand piano will provide live entertainment while guests sit back and relax on the sofas, or take a meal together in the warm and inviting formal dining room that receives natural illumination throughout the day from the skylight.

“Sailing yacht MARIE is available from $250,000 USD per week plus expenses with a 20% discount from the 26th of May until the 12 of June ($200,000 USD p/w plus expenses), and a 12% discount ($220,000 USD p/w plus expenses) thereafter until the end of June. Find out more about this excellent offer and contact CharterWorld today.”

Above deck, the spacious cockpit has more than enough room to seat extra visitors and for alfresco dining up to 8 guests can be sat at the main table while up to 4 extra guests could be seated at the periphery tables.

A second smaller cockpit attached to the Master suite offers a private place to relax away from the main group and shaded from the sun while taking in the views is the awe-inspiring Bermudan coast.

Luxury yacht MARIE has 2 scooters for exploring the island of Bermuda and a great collection of water toys, including:

  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys
One of the many beautiful beaches in Bermuda. Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

One of the many beautiful beaches in Bermuda. Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

The on board accommodation layout sleeps up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins with Pullman berths. A crew of 8 will ensure that every guest and visitor receives a first-class service throughout the charter, whether attending the America’s Cup or sailing through Bermuda at your own pace.

Sailing yacht MARIE is available from $250,000 USD per week plus expenses with a 20% discount from the 26th of May until the 12 of June ($200,000 USD p/w plus expenses), and a 12% discount ($220,000 USD p/w plus expenses) thereafter until the end of June. Find out more about this excellent offer and contact CharterWorld today.

13 Fantastic Superyacht Charters for the Cannes and the French Riviera

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Cannes Film Festival is the best event to celebrate the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous arrive in the Mediterranean to enjoy glitz and galmour. It’s not too late to charter a luxury superyacht in Cannes and the French Riviera. Here are 13 fantastic superyachts you can secure right now:

Mischief

The Mischief is the ideal superyacht to charter with its celebrity looks to the Cannes Film Festival. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and a good time for all is guaranteed. Unwind on board this beautiful vessel after a day star spotting watching the event unfold on flat screen televisions while trying one of the many wines available. Mischief has magnificent décor that ranges from crisp white interiors, plush sofas and dark blue furniture. On deck there’s gym equipment, a dining table, sunbeds and a hot tub, so plenty to do when you’re not celeb watching. For water sport enthusiasts, inflatable pontoons connect to the swim platform creating a floating sunbathing area, taking you even closer to the warm waters of the French Riviera. Enjoy glamour, excitement and the opportunity to see A-list film stars at Cannes on the Mischief. Crew make sure everything goes according to plan. So, get dressed up, enjoy a glass of champagne or wine before the fun begins. Should you need to get in touch with work colleagues there’s a sensational marble-clad office where you can send emails from. Arrange to have an evening party on one of the huge decks where’s there’s cosy seating, while delicious food is being served.

Superyacht MISCHIEF

Superyacht MISCHIEF

 

Princess AVK

With a backdrop of Cannes, magnificent buildings, verdant landscape and beautiful weather, live like a star at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter the Princess AVK to this Mediterranean hot spot to see if you can catch film stars and celebrities doing what they do best. The Princess AVK sleeps up to 12 guests in six amazing state rooms. Overlooking the waters the full beam master suite and two VIP double state rooms provide stunning views while balconies unfurl from the main deck. The ethereal lounge has French doors that open to a fold-down terrace for guests to relax on. Take in the sun and have a drink from the bar or enjoy a sumptuous meal on the sun deck. The Jacuzzi is another place to take in the spectacular views while another lounge is situated in the shade, if the weather gets a little too hot. Princess AVK’s main saloon has a cocktail bar, sofas and a dining table close by to a second more casual living space. Her beach club contains a shower and sauna. This is ideal for guests to chill after a day of playing on water toys like wake boards, jet skis or a fly board, in the blue waters of the Med.

Superyacht Blush - a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht

Superyacht Blush – a sistership to second Sunseeker 155 Yacht

 

Coral Ocean

Take the Coral Ocean on a private yacht charter to Cannes to coincide with the exciting festival which is held in this world-famous resort every year. With a vintage appeal, just like the French Riviera, Coral Ocean is a charming, eye-catching superyacht. She provides the perfect base to relax in the sun when at anchor in Cannes or to hold star-studded parties when night falls. Catch this world-renowned film festival from the decks of this beautiful vessel and see how many stars you can spot while in the harbour. The Coral Ocean has three outside decks and is the perfect superyacht to entertain guests, soak up the sun’s rays or just chill. She presents a unique profile in the water having retractable balconies on starboard and port. Sumptuously furnished and inspired by Polynesian and African art, Coral Ocean has spacious areas throughout for guests to come and go as they please. The six well-appointed cabins sleep up to twelve people while there’s sufficient space for a crew of nineteen. Your days will be filled with activities in the gym, the spa area, the steam room or having a gentle swim in the pool. Take some time out and watch a favourite movie on the huge cinema screen at the end of the main saloon or get lost in your thoughts and look out to sea.

Coral Ocean yacht - Jeff Brown

Coral Ocean yacht – Jeff Brown

 

Okto

For one of the ultimate yacht charter vacations ever, head to Cannes. Arrange your visit to enjoy the Cannes Film Festival by sailing on the imposing Okto superyacht. She is one of the best superyachts to charter to this part of the French Riviera where you might see film stars, celebrities and famous actors/actresses. Once you step on board you will experience life at sea on a 66m silent, fine vessel. Hold an exclusive party on board the Okto to dance the night away under the stars. This sleek, stylish superyacht is well equipped with a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool which is lit up in the evening with backlights as well as two huge outdoor lounges. One is well shaded while the other is a more informal area with comfortable sofas, sun pads and loungers. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five exquisite cabins, Okto also has an owner’s suite with private balcony offering stupendous sea views. The open plan main saloon and dining room, along with a cosy cocktail lounge, are ideal places to relax after a busy day star spotting! For the more energetic guests, have a workout in the well-equipped gym or take to the water on jet skis.

OKTO profile by ISA Yachts

Superyacht OKTO – profile by ISA Yachts

 

Illusion V

This sleek superyacht blends in well with other vessels in Cannes Harbour so when the Film Festival is underway, you too will feel like a star. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, Illusion V has been artfully designed by Green and Mingarelli. Her interior is luxurious, inviting, with a laid-back feel. Materials like wood, parchment, marble, travertine mingle with coconut weave and mother of pearl to create a luminescence all of her own. Ivory leather ceilings finish each part of the vessel off to perfection offering light and lots of space. On her journey to Cannes, you will see LED illumination which is individually controlled making the Illusion V just that – an illusion. Along with a state-of-the-art cinema room Illusion V has a main saloon with bar. There’s a rose motif running right through the yacht along with pretty coloured plants and bouquets of sweet-smelling flowers. Taking 12 guests on board in six cabins, she also has a full beam VIP suite. A beautiful sky lounge is where the main dining room is situated, ideal for social gatherings and parties. This leads out onto the sky deck and a Jacuzzi. On the lower deck, there’s a good size swim platform, extra seating and al fresco dining spots.

Superyacht Illusion V

Superyacht Illusion V

 

Sherakhan

A truly spectacular superyacht, Sherakhan can be chartered to the French Riviera at the same time the Cannes Film Festival is being held. Experience the electric atmosphere sailing along the Riviera when it’s lit up at night with lots of stars and celebrities walking along the promenade. Glamour and glitz is the order of the day so join in and have some fun when on a yacht charter on board the magnificent Sherakhan. She is the perfect vessel to entertain on with her split-level main saloon and dining table large enough for 22 guests. The saloon is 7m high with a skylight right through to the Jacuzzi on deck. While on board work out in the gym or pamper yourself in the beauty salon. Why not have a whisky in the study that is home to a library and electric fireplace? Up to 26 guests can be accommodated in 13 spacious, bright and airy cabins. Moving on deck you will see lots of seating and lounging areas where you can sit, relax and sip a cocktail or two. With al fresco dining options, enough space when at port to host up to 130 guests, Sherakhan is definitely a party yacht and one which looks perfectly at home in Cannes Harbour.

superyacht SHERAKHAN

superyacht SHERAKHAN

 

Majestic

This 61m/20ft motor yacht can be chartered to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. She was built in 2007 with a timeless appearance and lots of modern, up-to-date amenities on board. Majestic makes an excellent platform to watch the comings and goings at the Cannes Film Festival with front row seats facing the harbour. She is also suitable for hosting event charters and parties. Dine al fresco on the upper deck aft or if preferred, a 14-seat table can be organised on an enclosed deck instead. Sleeping up to 12 guests in seven luxurious cabins Majestic provides an elegant background when night draws in. After spotting A-listers on shore, relax and unwind in a cosy lounge with a drink before it’s time to retire to your cabin. Fresh the next day there’s plenty to do on board from catching the sun’s rays, reading a novel or trying out some of the exciting water toys. Take a dip in the swimming pool or make new acquaintances to discuss which celebrity you have seen and what lies ahead the next day. One thing’s for sure, there’ll be no shortage of celebs or stars to see at the Cannes Film Festival.

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) - Image Courtesy of Feadship

Superyacht Majestic (ex.SECRET) – Image Courtesy of Feadship

 

Martha Ann

If you want to host a grand event at the Cannes Film Festival with friends or family, this superyacht certainly fits the bill. Martha Ann is a huge, stylish yacht with a white superstructure and blue hull. She has been crafted with opulent interiors and plenty of places to dine, relax or be entertained. With her wet bars, audio/visual and communications systems and large deck pool, Martha Ann is perfect in every way. There’s even an elevator to take you up to the top deck where you can catch a glimpse of the rich and famous! Sleeping up to 12 people in 7 state rooms choose from a master suite, six double cabins, one twin cabin, or a VIP cabin. Twenty crew onboard will make sure you enjoy a yacht charter vacation like no other. The beautiful furniture, comfortable seating areas and ambient atmosphere create a superb, restful feel to the Martha Ann. When you set out to sea again after seeing famous stars and celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, there’s always lots to do. Dive into the warm sea and take in a more glorious world than you could ever have imagined underwater. Do a little fishing or chill out on the swim platform before getting ready for a delicious barbeque.

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN - Main

Motor Yacht MARTHA ANN – Main

 

O’Neiro

With her magnetic draw and captivating beauty, O’Neiro is the ideal vessel to charter to the quintessentially Mediterranean region of the French Riviera. Arrange your dates the same at the same time as the Cannes Film Festival to give yourself the opportunity to spot some stars on the quayside. Her hull is bright turquoise which makes a statement as soon as she enters Cannes Harbour. With huge deck spaces to entertain guests, O’Neiro also has a Jacuzzi, an al fresco dining table, a cocktail bar and additional dining space for informal meals. Sleeping up to 12 in seven cabins she is a classy vessel full of opulent features and classical artwork. To relax there are plasma monitors, home theatre systems, a CD and DVD player as well as an MP3 player in all saloons. For the children, a Playstation can be used, books can be read or there’s even a PS3 games and XBOX One library. When it comes to leisure activities, try out one of the many tenders, a wave runner, F5 Seabob or 2-person kayak canoe which can be paddled or pedalled. Try your luck on a stand-up paddle board, water skis, tubes, kneeboard or wake board. For keen anglers, there’s fishing and trawling equipment, the O’Neiro crew has thought of just about everything!

Superyacht ONEIRO

Superyacht ONEIRO

 

Gatsby

Gatsby is a luxury superyacht that knows her way around the French Riviera. She is 30m in length and was built by Filippetti Yachts in 2014. Her soft, round lines, large decks and beautiful interior make her especially appealing at the Cannes Film Festival. Charter this exciting vessel to the French Riviera for an experience of a lifetime. Seeing your favourite stars from the beautiful spacious decks or relaxing on board brings a new dimension to the world of chartering. There’s always time to disembark to join in the activities on shore.
Gatsby’s interior is absolutely stunning. The master cabin is like a huge suite featuring a two-room bathroom, a large office and a dressing room. On the lower deck there are four guest cabins, all with en suite bathrooms. The crew have their quarters independently of these cabins with a galley, laundry and small dinette. Socialise on deck while enjoying the amazing views of Cannes then dine al fresco or relax on one of the many sun pads. Feeling a little energetic? Have some fun on one of the many water toys or tenders. Like her namesake, Gatsby is cool, suave and debonair especially when sailing over the waves of the Med.

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY

Filippetti Navetta 30 superyacht GATSBY

 

Broadwater

Heading for Cannes this year? Charter Broadwater, a 49.7m (163ft) Feadship that will stand out in the stunning marina. The Cannes Film Festival is one place to see and be seen especially from the decks of such a beautiful vessel as Broadwater. She can sleep up to ten charter guests in comfort and style while at this prestigious event. The master suite on the main deck boasts a king size bed, a his and hers bathroom along with a private office. Four queen size state rooms are just as awesome with all having iPod docking stations, Kaleidoscope AV and a flat screen satellite television. Antiques and original oil paintings bedeck the walls in the formal saloon where guests can also enjoy surround sound music. A sky lounge is the ideal place for entertainment with a games table, plasma TV, library and board games. Take a stroll to the aft deck to have a drink at the bar with friends or fellow guests. Why not go to the upper aft deck to enjoy an al fresco meal and see if you can spot the stars at the Film Festival? After a stunning refit, Broadwater now has an amazing cocktail den which makes for a perfect venue if you’re holding a Cannes Film Festival after-party.

Superyacht Broadwater

Superyacht Broadwater

 

Mistress

Take the Mistress to the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival and see how she fits in perfectly. This spectacular motor yacht is 46m, 150.92ft, long and was refitted in 2013. She has a steel hull and aluminium structure as well as featuring a modern stabilisation system to ensure comfort throughout the voyage. Luxury abounds as soon as you step on board. The Mistress sleeps up to 11 guests in six rooms comprising double and twin cabins. Nine crew members make sure everyone is relaxed and has everything they could possibly want. Sumptuous furnishings, comfortable seating and timeless styling create an impressive as well as luxurious look. On deck, there are plenty of seats and sun loungers for guests to chill out on while enjoying a drink or two. Admire the walnut wood panelling and cut glass which has been carefully placed in the main saloon. For total relaxation take a seat in the sauna to recharge your batteries and freshen up for party night. The Cannes Film Festival is always an event worth seeing, whether it’s to spot a celeb or two or just enjoy the exciting atmosphere. One thing’s for sure, you will certainly want to charter the Mistress again with her welcoming captain and crew.

Motor yacht MISTRESS - Main shot

Motor yacht MISTRESS – Main shot

 

Midnight Sun

With her sophisticated interior in soft olive green and rich cream colours, Midnight Sun is truly a romantic vessel, ideal for chartering to the Cannes Film Festival. Accommodating up to 10 guests in five en suite cabins, she also enjoys a large split-level, full-beam master state room on the main deck. On the lower deck, there are two further double cabins and two convertible twin/double guest cabins. Midnight Sun also has lots of dining options available. There’s dining in the main saloon or al fresco on the fly bridge. A welcoming lounge on the aft deck is the ideal place for a morning coffee while another lounge provides front row seats to watch what’s going on ashore. See if you can spot a famous movie star walking on the red carpet at the Film Festival, some of the best names in film can be seen just off shore. The glittering gold hull of Midnight Sun shines during the day in the sun and stands out in the evening while at anchor. Arrange an intimate party in the main saloon with cocktails, gourmet meals and lots of music. After a busy but enjoyable day and evening, make your way to a comfortable cabin, ready to do it all again the next day.

Motor Yacht MIDNIGHT SUN

Motor Yacht MIDNIGHT SUN

To secure a luxury charter yacht in the French Riviera, please contact our charter brokers.

Superyacht In Focus: The Elegant 67m Charter Yacht Anna

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CharterWorld yacht charter specialists are the real experts when it comes to luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. They have a lot to offer in terms of experience, advocacy and advice for charterers. This time they stepped aboard the luxury 67-metre superyacht Anna. Motor yacht Anna was built by the bespoke shipbuilder Feadship and has just gone through a general refit. According to our charter brokers, Anna is an absolutely amazing choice when it comes to yacht charter vacation this summer with family and friends.

ANNA - photo credit Feadship

ANNA – photo credit Feadship

Interior living spaces feature sophisticated decor and an inviting atmosphere. “Most of the furniture (if not all) throughout the yacht has lovely discrete Mother-of-Pearl inlays, and the A/C is kept on AT ALL TIMES to keep her humidity rate at 60% to protect the wood and marquetry. There are mobile temperature centres everywhere that are linked to pagers and phones, and an alarm will notify the crew if it varies by 0.3! Parquet flooring is beautiful and in great condition. So is all the furniture, wooden features, and everything really. Darkwood is used throughout, but because the ceilings are high and rooms quite vast, it leaves a comfortable, spacious feeling. Even the engine room, crew mess and cabins are all exceedingly clean and tidy,” mentioned our yacht charter specialist Solenne Vaudin d’Imécourt.

Anna - main salon - Feadship

ANNA – main salon – Feadship

The main salon is well-appointed and includes a generous, comfortable lounge with soft furnishings. One of the unique features of the yacht is the option of converting the salon into a voguish disco club, which has the lights, smoke machine, DJ booth and speakers. The formal dining room is port side and has sliding doors out towards a drop down terrace. The dining room is serviced by a hidden pantry connected to the main galley below.

ANNA formal dining - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA formal dining – Photo credit Feadship

Spotless and maintained to the highest standards, motor yacht Anna offers lavish accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins.The master suite boasts a private study, opulent bathroom facilities and an enormous wardrobe. It also has a lounge above, which overlooks the bedroom, and boasts a generous couch, video conferencing, TV and great outside areas. Guests aboard were also thrilled to find a golf machine on the deck, which pops out golf balls and surely adds extra fun to the entertainment options while on a luxury yacht charter holiday.

“The master suite is breathtaking: It is impossible to capture how high the ceiling is in a photo,” CharterWorld’s Solenne Vaudin d’Imécourt, commented. “It’s at least double height and I believe you could fit four or five of me, each standing on each others’ shoulders… but then again, I’m not tall! It is huge, has an impressive en-suite bathroom and dressing, and its own lounge above with a skylight.”

ANNA owner stateroom - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA owner stateroom – Photo credit Feadship

There is also a VIP cabin on the upper deck with a queen size bed, two double cabins each with a queen size bed and two twin cabins that are of a generous size, ideal for using Pullman beds in each.

ANNA VIP stateroom - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA VIP stateroom – Photo credit Feadship

Decks are all clean, spacious and with biminis on each, and there is lots of space to lounge around throughout the yacht. Among luxurious amenities, there are Jacuzzi, Hammam and gymnasium. A generous variety of water toys contains two tenders, jet skis, windsurfers, kayaks, sea bobs and an inflatable slide, to mention but a few.

Al fresco on the main deck of ANNA - Photo FEADSHIP

Al fresco on the main deck of ANNA – Photo FEADSHIP

Solenne also mentioned, “The crew seems to be great. Discrete, hardworking and pay great attention to detail. All smiles and very polite. Unquestionably, this yacht in excellent condition that left me with a very comfortable feeling and that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

Sun deck aboard ANNA - Photo credit Feadship

Sun deck aboard ANNA – Photo credit Feadship

Superyacht Anna is available for charter in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean with base in Greece from €500,000 per week plus expenses. Visit Croatia, Greece, Turkey, and Italy aboard Anna and indulge in adventure and total luxury. You can also secure motor yacht Anna for charter in the Caribbean in winter. Contact CharterWorld now to make a booking.

Sail to your Mediterranean paradise aboard charter yacht Spirit of the C’s

May 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Make the Mediterranean your home this summer and charter 64m/210ft sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S (ex.FELICITA WEST).

Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C'S - Built by Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S – Built by Perini Navi

Built by Perini Navi in 2003 and last refitted in 2016, she features the exterior styling of Nuvolari Lenard while the interior was completed by designers from Perini Navi. A hydraulic crow’s nest, large swim platform and generous master suite with outdoor seating area are among her many custom design features that make her such an enviable choice for charters.

Luxury yacht SPIRIT OF THE C'S - Salon seating

Luxury yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S – Salon seating

The main salon is classically furnished to suit any occasion, whether a formal occasion or an impromptu dinner party. The seating area is arranged for socialisation between guests, although a widescreen TV is ready to entertain in the evenings and while you sail from one destination to the next.

“Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’s is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €165,000-195,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or view other luxury yachts available in the Mediterranean and reserve your preferred dates for the upcoming summer season.”

Superyacht SPIRIT OF THE C'S - Formal dining and bar

Superyacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S – Formal dining and bar

The formal dining area will seat up to 8 guests in comfortable and elegant surroundings while you enjoy a mouthwatering meal coupled with a refreshment from the nearby wet bar.

Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C'S - Sundeck with hot tub

Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S – Sundeck with hot tub

Spend your days in the sunshine with the spacious aft deck making an excellent place to unwind in the sunshine surrounded by the sights and sounds of the pristine coastline and charming cliff-side settlements. While stationary, the hydraulic swim platform can be used to lower you into the cooling waters of the Western Mediterranean and makes getting back on board just as easy for the whole party.

Guests will be impressed by the alfresco lounging and dining areas under the shaded aft cockpit, perfectly designed for outdoor living throughout the day.

The flybridge adds a second option for alfresco dining with an informal outdoor lounging area adjacent to the bar. Forward sunpads receive the best of the sunshine while offering a degree of privacy for guests looking to stretch out and work on their tans.

Luxury yacht SPIRIT OF THE C'S - Master suite with private lounge

Luxury yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’S – Master suite with private lounge

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 double cabins. A crew of 12 will provide everything you and your guests require for a spectacular summer holiday in such destinations as the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

Sailing yacht SPIRIT OF THE C’s is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €165,000-195,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or view other luxury yachts available in the Mediterranean and reserve your preferred dates for the upcoming summer season.

Special offer: Reduced June rate for Mediterranean charters aboard M/Y Okto

May 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

66m/216ft luxury yacht OKTO from ISA Yachts is now offering a 15% reduction on Mediterranean charters booked in June, saving €60,000 off her regular charter price.

66m luxury yacht OKTO - Built by ISA Yachts

66m luxury yacht OKTO – Built by ISA Yachts

This award-winning superyacht took first place at the World Yacht Trophies 2014 for Best Exterior Design – 54 to 82 meters, and among her amazing facilities is a 6m freshwater or saltwater pool, a beauty salon and a helipad. Accommodating up to 10 guests over 5 cabins, she is an excellent choice for luxury charters with family and friends.

Find out more about her stunning living spaces and on board facilities here, or contact CharterWorld to find out more and to reserve your preferred dates.

10 lavish luxury yachts under 35m for the perfect holiday charter

May 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The summer holidays are almost upon us and the weeks are whizzing by – so, are your plans for adventure, rest and relaxation sorted? If not, then there’s still time to secure your dream holiday on a brand new luxury charter yacht before the rush happens.

Whether you are looking to lay back somewhere in the Mediterranean with a cocktail standing by or to attend the America’s Cup in Bermuda this summer, here are 10 fantastic yachts under 35m that have everything from the atmosphere for marking that special occasion in style to bursting tender garages filled with water toys. Don’t hesitate to speak to one of our fantastic brokers about your holiday plans – contact CharterWorld and have everything sorted, stress-free now.

Firebird

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Built by Oyster Marine

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD – Built by Oyster Marine

Sailing yacht FIREBIRD is relatively new to the charter market but has already participated in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in 2016. Built by renowned sailing yacht makers Oyster Yachts with naval architecture by Rob Humphreys, her interiors are an evolution in modern design and functionality, maximising space and light for unwinding below deck as well as above.

The spacious cockpit is set up for dining alfresco in the warm Mediterranean afternoons or relaxing together with reading material or other hobbies.

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD comes with a surprising collection of tenders for her size, and along with a RIB tender her equipment includes water skis, a wakeboard, stand-up paddleboards, Scuba diving equipment, snorkelling equipment and fishing gear.

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD - Salon

Luxury yacht FIREBIRD – Salon

Length: 26m/85.4ft

Beam: 6.3m/20.1ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6-8 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Sicily, Naples, Croatia and Greece

Rate: €45,000 per week plus expenses

 

Freddy

SL 106 Yacht by Sanlorenzo

SL 106 Yacht by Sanlorenzo

Built by Sanlorenzo with interior design by Francesco Pazkowski and Marty Lowe, open yacht FREDDY reaches a top speed of 31 knots for quick travel from Bahamas boutiques and bars to deserted pink sand beaches far from civilisation.

Prepare for the day ahead in the bright and contemporary salon, or take life as it comes and unwind on the sunpads on the bow or go fishing in the clear waters and see what you can catch for an alfresco dinner under a blazing sunset.

The swim platform provides easy access in and out of the water and as an added feature, a hatch in the hull swings down to form an additional veranda for relaxation while listening to the gently lapping waves.

Length: 32m/106ft

Beam: 7.1m/23.2ft

Year: 2012 (last refitted: 2017)

Accommodation: 6 guests

Charter grounds: Bahamas and AmericaFlorida and New England

Rate: $55,000-$65,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

Fleur

Motor yacht FLEUR - Built by Sunseeker

Motor yacht FLEUR – Built by Sunseeker

Sunseeker are known for building high-speed open yachts with luxurious interiors, and M/Y Fleur is no exception to this rule: capable of a top speed of 26 knots with stately surroundings that will add to the significance of any special occasion, she is an ideal choice for weddings, honeymoons or just a week-long escape.

Her exterior spaces are efficiently arranged to include sunpads and a Jacuzzi on the bow as well as barbeque facilities on the bridge deck. Guests looking for a wide variety of water toys will enjoy the impressive collection aboard luxury yacht FLEUR, which includes 4 Seabobs, a windsurfer and a kayak among the collection.

Open yacht FLEUR - Formal dining area and salon

Open yacht FLEUR – Formal dining area and salon

Length: 35.6m/116ft

Beam: 7.3m/24.1ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Naples, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia

Rate: €125,000 per week plus expenses

J Six

Sailing yacht J SIX - Built by CNB

Sailing yacht J SIX – Built by CNB

A contemporary sailing yacht from CNB, the interiors are enhanced by the skylights found throughout the sleeping quarters and the salon and dining area add vibrant accents to her flawless interiors for a charming and homely environment for charter guests and visitors alike.

S/Y J Six has a multi-functional cockpit that transforms from alfresco dining area to a sunbathing spot with large sunpads, and the canopy can be removed to receive the summer rays in full. At the stern, a swim platform drops down to grant easy access to the water and add another space to sit back and relax while you dip your feet into the water.

CNB sailing yacht J SIX - Salon

CNB sailing yacht J SIX – Salon

Length: 23.1m/76ft

Beam: 6.1m/20ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Naples, Sicily and the Balearic Islands

Rate: €23,000-€26,000 per week plus expenses

Kohuba

Open yacht KOHUBA - Built by Princess Yachts

Open yacht KOHUBA – Built by Princess Yachts

An island hoppers’ delight, open yacht KOHUBA from Princess Yachts can reach speeds of up to 27 knots and her striking minimalist interiors are ideal for entertaining and marking special events.

The bridge deck is beautifully laid out with shaded seating and sun loungers and a spacious six-person Jacuzzi enjoy uninterrupted views of Mediterranean destinations such as Nice and Antibes along the French Riviera.

Motor yacht KOHUBA is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and has excellent diversity in her water toys, which include paddleboards, Seabobs and a jet ski.

M/Y KOHUBA - Main salon Image credit: Princess Yachts

M/Y KOHUBA – Main salon Image credit: Princess Yachts

Length: 30m/98ft

Beam: 7.1m/23ft

Year: 2015

Accommodation: 10 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples, Sicily and the Balearic Islands

Rate: €80,000-€85,000 per week plus expenses

 

Mowana

Open yacht MOWANA. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Open yacht MOWANA. Photo credit: Sunseeker

One of Sunseeker’s latest launches, open yacht MOWANA will be available for charter in the Dalmatian Islands. Lavish interiors bring the outdoors in with large windows, natural wooden panelling and a neutral colour palette.

Sunpads on the bow add a great place to wind down after exploring the many dive sites and seaside towns of the Dalmatian Islands, and the skybridge has sweeping views while lounging out in the sun.

Open yacht MOWANA comes with an excellent selection of water toys, including a stand-up paddleboard, a wakeboard and inflatable and towable toys.

Motor yacht MOWANA - Salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Motor yacht MOWANA – Salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Length: 23m/76ft

Beam: 5.7m/18ft

Year: 2017

Accommodation: 8-12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – Croatia

Rate: €37,500 per week plus expenses

 

Namaste

Sailing Catamaran NAMASTE - Photo credit Privilege Marine

Sailing Catamaran NAMASTE – Photo credit Privilege Marine

Sail away this summer to the beautiful Bermudan islands, or find your piece of paradise in the Caribbean aboard luxury yacht NAMASTE from Privilege Marine.

Whichever charter ground you choose to make yours this summer, her fantastic selection of water toys (including stand-up paddleboards, beach toys and scuba diving equipment) will fill your days with amazing sights and plenty of entertainment.

Length: 24m/78ft

Beam: 10.7m/35ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 8 guests

Charter grounds: Bermuda and the Caribbean

Rate: $59,000-$65,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

Narvalo

 

Luxury yacht NARVALO

Luxury yacht NARVALO

Award-winning superyacht NARVALO was commended for her naval architecture and interiors at two different awards ceremonies since her launch in 2016 and her excellent selection of water toys and gym equipment make her a perfect match for high-octane fun and entertainment in the Caribbean.

Oak-panelled interiors add warm tones to the light-flooded interior that provides effortless access from the main lounge to the formal dining area and the outer decks.

There are a variety of options for dining alfresco, from the sparkling setup situated just outside the skylounge or the cosy and personal sofa seating on the Portuguese deck to the immaculate sundeck complete with a bar and spa pool for cooling off and unwinding after your meal. Wherever you choose to spend your time, the verdant islands and white sand beaches of the Caribbean will never be out of sight.

M/Y NARVALO - Salon

M/Y NARVALO – Salon

Length: 33m/110ft

Beam: 7.5m/25ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 12 guests

Charter grounds: Caribbean

Rate: $115,000-$135,000 USD per week plus expenses

 

SabBaTiCal

Superyacht SABBATICAL - Built by Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SABBATICAL – Built by Sanlorenzo

This luxury yacht from Sanlorenzo offers fantastic interior spaces, a spacious sun deck and a great price. With this powerful new open yacht, you could be shopping in Salerno one day and visiting Pompeii or Positano the next: Discover the wonders of Naples’s past and swim in the seas under the daunting Mt. Vesuvius – an unmistakable and infamous sight along the Amalfi Coast.

Whether you spend your days exploring on land or tanning on a distant and deserted beach, motor yacht SABBATICAL has mouthwatering cuisine and sumptuous, soft beds to prepare you for your next adventure.

Length: 29m/96ft

Beam: 6.8m/22ft

Year: 2017

Accommodation: 10-11 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples and Sicily

Rate: €70,000 per week plus expenses

 

Shamanna

S/Y SHAMANNA - Salon and formal dining area

S/Y SHAMANNA – Salon and formal dining area

A finalist in the ‘Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yacht’ and ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling – Sailing Yacht’ categories at the Showboats Design Awards 2017, sailing yacht SHAMANNA is sure to be a desirable pick on the charter market this summer.

Nautor Swan built S/Y SHAMANNA for efficient space usage and responsive performance, both of which guests will notice from the moment they step on board. Skylights in all living areas add to the harmonious interiors while up on deck the cockpit provides alfresco dining for up to 12 guests. When not in use, the tables can be removed entirely for guests to stretch out on the sofas and take in the glorious summer sun.

Luxury yacht SHAMANNA - Lower salon

Luxury yacht SHAMANNA – Lower salon

Length: 35m/116ft

Beam: 8.1m/27ft

Year: 2016

Accommodation: 6-12 guests

Charter grounds: Mediterranean – French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Naples and Sicily

Rate: €80,000 per week plus expenses

Summer 2017: 10 brand new superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean

April 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, there have been plenty of new names added to the Mediterranean charter world – and a lot of them brand new builds. The Western Mediterranean is enjoying a surge in popularity and with the summer season well on its way, time is running out to reserve your preferred cruising dates in the Mediterranean.

Whether you are a seasoned Cote d’Azur cruiser or as new to the world of yacht charters as these stunning superyachts, you and your charter guests can select a type of yacht perfectly suited to your holiday destination and activities.

There is still time to book any one of these 10 fantastic new builds – or perhaps you will spot them on your travels.

Here Comes the Sun – Plenty of space, plenty to do

At 83m/272ft, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN from Amels is a presence on the water and is sure to draw looks.

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Built by Amels

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Built by Amels

Two designers with a world class reputation worked on her exterior and interior, and they are Tim Heywood and Winch Design respectively. The main salon features pale wooden panelling throughout similar in colour to the rosy paint used on the limited edition hull. Vibrant orange accents draw the eye while matt and sheen textures playfully manipulate light in the environment.

The colour scheme is continued up onto the Owner’s deck where there is over 300m² of interior and exterior space dedicated to lifestyle living with choice lounging areas.

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Sundeck concept

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Sundeck concept

The spa pool on the sundeck receives pride-of place and will easily seat up to 8 guests for a soak in the sun or under the stars, while the large bar and lounging area enhance any celebration.

The impressive variety of water toys and tenders will allow guests to explore every inch of their Mediterranean idyll, from the bays of the Balearic Islands to the shipwrecks of Dubrovnik and Rovinj.

From her glorious 26m² sundeck down to her beach club with bar, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN represents the best of contemporary innovation and design from the first quarter of 2017.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 10 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 4 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 25

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, cinema, beach club, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €1,200,000-€1,300,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Cloud 9 – Heavenly holidays aboard a glamorous superyacht

CRN Yachts was one of the first shipyards to launch a yacht in 2017 and they set the bar high with 74m/242ft superyacht CLOUD 9. Zuccon worked in conjunction with the CRN engineering team to ensure top of the range performance on board, while Winch Design created five fabulous decks of seamless interior and exterior spaces perfect for a tranquil Mediterranean charter with family and friends.

 

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN Yachts

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN Yachts

The bespoke interior is bright and airy, maximising the light from the vast windows by using pale wooden panelling and matching furnishings throughout. The neutral tone is broken by a splash of teal blue in amongst the furnishings and artwork to create a welcoming and relaxing environment suitable for any time of the day. On the main deck the 12 metre pool will bring everyone together for lazy sunny afternoons as a family.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins and 2 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 22

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, beach club, helipdad, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €875,000-€896,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Sarastar – Brooding beauty

Mondo Marine launched striking black 60m/198ft motor yacht SARASTAR in the third quarter of 2016 and she has since become available for charter in the Mediterranean. Designed with entertainment in mind, guests will find masculine exteriors and interiors filled with bold contrasts, sharp angles and clear-cut lines with a minimalist aesthetic.

Luxury yacht SARASTAR - Built by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht SARASTAR – Built by Mondo Marine

The main salon and dining area form the family hub, where a massive white sofa faces a flatscreen TV for entertainment while in transit. The single large space is filled with light throughout the day from the expansive floor to ceiling windows lining both the both port and starboard sides as well as opening out onto the main deck aft.

Above the formal dining table a shard-like chandelier creates an eye-catching and artistic addition to the dining experience. Up to 12 guests can dine in modern splendour, where the focus is firmly on the guests and the exquisite cuisine.

The bedrooms add some classic charm with delicate tree-top scenes that match the vibrant accent colour of the cabin. In the ensuite bathrooms, marble is used to great effect for invigorating and opulent surroundings that fit in flawlessly with the cabin and deck decor.

Motor yacht SARASTAR - Beach club

Motor yacht SARASTAR – Beach club

Ready for entertaining additional visitors while quayside, the sun deck has a large wetbar able to seat up to 8 guests while additional chairs and sofas areas placed in the sunlight and shade allow guests to spread out for smaller conversations without leaving the main group.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.

Crew: 11

Facilities: Beach club, helipdad, dancefloor, wi-fi

Price per week: €364,000-€392,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Rhea – Cloud-like poise from a custom ketch

If you are looking to reduce the amount of modern distractions in your life and revel in the romance of sails, then 55m/179ft luxury yacht RHEA (ex.CHRONOS) from ARK Yachts will be your holiday dream.

Luxury schooner RHEA - Built by Ark Yachts

Luxury schooner RHEA – Built by Ark Yachts

Sailing from one fantastic Mediterranean idyll to the next, the outdoor deck space makes a great sunbathing area and the cockpit can seat all guests under a canvas shade for fine dining throughout the day and evening.

Diving equipment, a windsurfer and kayaks are available as part of the water toys selection on board and guests will be able to spend hours of fun in the water before returning to beautifully fitted teak and mahogany cabins to prepare for the next day of adventure.

Sailing yacht RHEA - Cockpit dining

Sailing yacht RHEA – Cockpit dining

Able to accommodate twice as many guests than most motor yachts, sailing yacht RHEA is an ideal choice for corporate event charters and large parties looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Accommodation: 26 guests, 13 cabins: 1 Master suite, 10 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 10

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €52,000-€60,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Seven Sins – Boundless temptation in the Mediterranean

52m/125ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS from Sanlorenzo is one of the newest yachts for charter in the Mediterranean. Mauro Micheli of Oficina Italiana Design created her fluid exterior and interior appearance using contemporary styling for effortless and understated beauty.

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS - Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS – Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of your Mediterranean location, whether it be the white-washed homes of Mykonos in Greece or the glittering cityscape of Cannes along the French Riviera.

As functional as she is glamorous, luxury yacht SEVEN SINS is built with a glass-sided pool on the main deck, as well as on board beauty facilities including a spa room with massage facilities, a sauna and a steam room.

The exterior is a perfect balance of shaded and exposed living areas and guests will be spoiled for choice between sun loungers, sunpads and sofas throughout a week-long charter.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS - Alfresco dining

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS – Alfresco dining

Whether in motion or at anchor, the beach club receives natural light without the need of an open side due to the broad skylight to make another lounge area that is just as desirable as the other salons.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 3 guest cabins.

Crew: 9

Facilities: Swimming pool, spa room, sauna, steam room, beach club, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €260,000-€275,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

“To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.”

Da Vinci – Speed through the sultry summer days

Island hoppers and those with ambitious itineraries will need a superyacht that can keep up the pace and Mangusta‘s 50m/164 open yacht DA VINCI can do exactly that: Cruising at 25 knots and capable of up to 38 knots, your party could be visiting the villas of Capri one day and shopping in the ancient city of Naples or Salerno the next.

Open yacht DA VINCI - Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Open yacht DA VINCI – Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Immaculately presented and ready to receive guests, luxury yacht DA VINCI has the added benefit of a bar to complement the beautiful contemporary lounging area and dining table.

A toy chest containing Waverunners, paddleboards and kayaks add to the entertainment wherever your party chooses to cruise.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: —

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €225,000-€250,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

Satori – Mark your special occasion while you sail

Launched in Turkey by the Big Blue Yachting Company, 2017-built sailing yacht SATORI is a stunning 42m/136ft schooner with timeless interiors in a neutral palette suitable for any occasion.

Sailing yacht SATORI - Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Sailing yacht SATORI – Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Inside, the combined main salon and dining area are divided into smaller seating areas and take advantage of the broad windows for bright interiors ideal for reading and hobbies. In the evenings, a widescreen TV has plenty of entertainment and a fireplace will dry and warm guests who have spent the day snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea.

On the deck there are a number of places for guests to rest and relax: Sun loungers face the port and starboard sides and there are shaded sunpads to the aft of the outdoor lounging area so that everyone has the opportunity to take in the summer sunshine and watch the changing landscape as you sail on by.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 7

Facilities: Gym, wifi

Price per week: €77,000-€84,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Soprano – The star of the show

Dutch shipbuilder Hakvoort also has an offering for the Mediterranean charter market of 2017 in 38m/125ft luxury yacht SOPRANO, a yacht designed for global bluewater cruising featuring naval architecture and exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and an interior by Felix Buytendijk.

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

Superyacht SOPRANO is prepared to take advantage of the best Mediterranean weather: her spacious sundeck is covered with sun loungers and the bar has a great selection of drinks on offer for guests to sip while soaking in the Jacuzzi.

Accommodation: 9 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 7

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €100,000-€110,000

 

Sabbatical – Adventure awaits

29m/96ft open yacht SABBATICAL from Sanlorenzo is the yacht of choice for island-hoppers who want to see as much of the Mediterranean diversity as possible. Whether visiting Sardinia and Corsica, the Balearic Islands or the Dalmatian Coast, charter guests can see it all in style aboard this contemporary yacht that maximises natural illumination through skylights and reflective contemporary surfaces.

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL – Built by Sanlorenzo

The highly polished flybridge is ready for receiving guests, seating up to 10 for alfresco dining and sunny afternoons spent napping on the sun loungers.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 4

Facilities: Wi-fi.

Price per week: €70,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Mowana – Contemporary comfort and style

23m/76ft MOWANA from Sunseeker is a brand new 2017 build heading to the glimmering waters of the Dalmatian Coast this summer. Capable of sleeping 8 guests and cruising with 12 in addition to her maximum speed of 34 knots, she is an ideal choice for smaller charter parties wanting an open yacht to dart from one awe-inspiring dive spot to the next.

2017 build MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

2017 build MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

The refined salon contrasts dark wood against pale furnishings that use subdued detailing from textures and patterns to create a lavish and welcoming environment for the whole family.

Luxury yacht MOWANA - Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Luxury yacht MOWANA – Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

On the main deck aft guests can dine alfresco or finish off the latest novel in the invigorating Croatian air, while on the foredeck the seating area is perfectly situated for morning coffee while plush sunpads provide a comfortable and convenient place to while away the hours and socialise.

MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

When guests want an outdoor retreat after mornings spent exploring quaint seaside villages and dazzling underwater caves, the expansive flybridge has enough room for all guests to gather together in outdoor opulence. Absorb the best views on board from the sunpads, or enjoy a delicious meal at the large dining table with a retractable canopy to create the best exterior environment for any time of the day.

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 2

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €37,500

Charter grounds: Croatia

To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.

20 of the Best America’s Cup Luxury Yachts for Charter

April 07, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

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

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

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

THE YACHTS

MARIE

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

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 cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

H

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

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

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H – Photo courtesy of Benetti

SYCARA V

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

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

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V – Photo credit Nobiskrug

DRUMBEAT

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

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

Brakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

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

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

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

MALTESE FALCON

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

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

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

MONDANGO 3

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

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

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

ELEONORA

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

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

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

SAFIRA

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

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.

MARAE

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

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

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

PIONEER

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

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

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

MARTHA ANN

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

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

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

MINE GAMES

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

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

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

RHINO

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 all exciting water slide

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

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

GREY MATTERS

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 Sportsyacht Grey Matters

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

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

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

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

EROS

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

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

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

JUPITER

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 udnerway

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

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.

ATHENA

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 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.

NEVER ENOUGH

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

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

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

ABOUT BERMUDA

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 copy

Grape Bay Beach – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Yacht AMADEA by Lurssen

March 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Motor yacht AMADEA was built by the world-renowned German shipbuilder Lurssen and launched in April 2016. After a few months of undergoing her sea trials, she was recently delivered to her owner in the Middle East.

Motor yacht Amadea (ex. project Mistral). Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de

Motor yacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de

Designed by one of the best superyacht exterior designers Espen Oeino, Amadea is an imposing 106-metre mega yacht, which is currently in the top 40 largest superyachts in the world.

MegaYacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de:Andreas Schuster

MegaYacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de/Andreas Schuster

Amadea boasts a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and she was built to Lloyd’s Registry classification.

Drone footage: yacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de:Andreas Schuster

Drone footage: yacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de/Andreas Schuster

With a gross tonnage of 2,999GT, Amadea features a large helicopter pad on the bow. Among her fantastic luxury facilities, there is a huge swimming pool at the aft.

Drone Footage - motor yacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de:Andreas Schuster

Drone Footage – motor yacht Amadea. Photo credit AS-Flycam-Kiel.de/Andreas Schuster

Accommodation layout and interior images of Amadea have not been revealed yet by the shipbuilder. We will update this information, as soon as it becomes available.

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Amadea was filmed during her sea trials in Germany:

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You can find out more about superyacht built by Lurssen here.