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Luxury catamarans are increasing in popularity worldwide, both for yacht charters and as private yachts, as newer and better catamarans are being designed and built. Catamarans are still predominantly sailing yachts, by number, although there are some important larger motor yachts that are being designed and built, chartered and sold.

If you are interested in chartering a large crewed luxury catamaran for your vacation, please browse a selection of the charter boats here. You can also contact us for charter yacht offers or yacht sales directly here. If you are interested in the latest luxury catamaran yacht launches and designs have a look at luxury catamaran news here, at the bottom of the page. More About Luxury Catamarans

Luxury Charter Yacht DAMRAK II and 1 LIFE Yacht – Gorgeous 70 Sunreef Power Catamarans

June 24, 2015

The video below, made by ‘perfect’, shows the gorgeous 70 Sunreef Power catamarans, built by the prominent shipyard, Sunreef Yachts. These include the 2014-launched luxury yacht 1 LIFE, as well as the 2011-launched charter yacht DAMRAK II, perfect for Mediterranean yacht charters. Moreover, last month saw the shipyard launch the latest addition to the highly successful 70 Sunreef Power line, the all-new catamaran BLUE BELLY

More about DAMRAK II

Mixing up high speed performance and supreme luxury, the 70 Sunreef Power yacht DAMRAK II boasts a cleverly designed interior layout, offering a generous amount of space for up to 8 guests in 4 modern and bright cabins. The interiors feature a simplified elegance, and are finished with the wenge veneer furniture and light-beige alcantara upholstery.

The vast exterior spaces of luxury charter yacht DAMRAK II host the outdoor grill, wet bar area and Spa Pool area, ideal for venue cocktail parties or BBQs, while the aft deck is equipped with a large dining table and comfortable seating for 8. Moreover, the vessel boasts full diving and snorkelling gear, as well as other water sport activities, including a Yamaha jet ski, adult and child water skis, wake board, kayaks, snorkel, and sea bobs.

Motor Yacht DAMRAK II

Year:2011   L.O.A.:21.34m (70' )  Beam:9.14m (30' ) 
Max Speed:0 knots  Cruise Speed:16 knots  Engines:2x MAN R6-800 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

More luxury charter yachts built by Sunreef can be found here below.

New 70 Sunreef Power Yacht BLUE BELLY with a fully open saloon

June 23, 2015

Sunreef Yachts has proudly released the additional images below, showing the new 70 Sunreef Power yacht Blue Belly, launched at the Sunreef Yachts shipyard in Gdansk, Poland in May 2015. The 12th unit from the highly successful 70 Sunreef Power line, designed by famous sailor Laurent Bourgnon, luxury motor yacht Blue Belly represents the first 70ft power catamaran from Sunreef with a fully open saloon.

70 Sunreef Power Yacht BLUE BELLY equipped with a hydraulic platform

70 Sunreef Power Yacht BLUE BELLY equipped with a hydraulic platform

The new 70 Sunreef Power Blue Belly yacht boasts an amazing amount of living space mixed up with the lounging and dining area, thanks to the opening of the living area on the main deck and the elimination of the interior navigation station in the saloon.

Sailing yacht BLUE BELLY - Exterior

Motor yacht BLUE BELLY – Exterior

Aboard BLUE BELLY Yacht

Aboard BLUE BELLY Yacht

Luxury yacht Blue Belly can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in a lovely master suite, two VIP cabins and two standard cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom and storage space. Crew cabins can be found in the forepeaks.

70 Sunreef Power yacht BLUE BELLY - Galley

70 Sunreef Power yacht BLUE BELLY – Galley

BLUE BELLY Yacht - Saloon

BLUE BELLY Yacht – Saloon

Straight from the saloon is direct access to the master suite positioned at the front of the yacht. Following her predecessor, the 2014-launched sailing catamaran 1 Life, Blue Belly yacht`s master cabin features panoramic views and has a breath-taking magic glass panel separating the his and hers bathroom from the sleeping area. All cabins are touched with oak veneer and corian surfaces, boasting the perfect assortment of fabrics, carefully chosen by interior designer – Orna Weitz from BROSH ALON design office.

BLUE BELLY Yacht - Master Suite with an amazing glass panel separating his and hers bathrooms from sleeping area

BLUE BELLY Yacht – Master Suite with an amazing glass panel separating his and hers bathrooms from sleeping area

Similarly to her sister ship 1 Life yacht, luxury yacht Blue Belly is fitted with a hydraulic platform positioned at the aft. The lowering function ensures direct and easy launching of the jet ski into the water. Moreover, the cockpit and the flybridge host sunbathing mattresses, adjustable tables, as well as a grill.

Further charter yachts built by Sunreef.

Selection of World-Class Yachts Available for Superyacht Charter on Display at Newport Charter Yacht Show

June 18, 2015

Next week’s 34th annual Newport Charter Yacht Show will boast over  $100 million worth of world-class yachts available for superyacht charter in New England this season. This eagerly awaited event will run at the expansive Newport Yachting Center waterfront facility in Rhode Island’s Newport Harbor from June 22 to 25, 2015.

2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show - Photo credit to Billy Black

2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show – Photo credit to Billy Black

A selection of luxury charter yachts to attend this year’s Newport Charter Yacht Show:

BIG EAGLE

Measuring amazing 172 feet in length, luxury yacht BIG EAGLE can easily accommodate 12 guests in 6 gorgeous staterooms, with the finest in hospitality ensured by a highly professional crew of 10 members. Originally launched in Japan in the 1980s, she made her silver screen debut as Big Sugar in the 1996 Demi Moore film “Striptease.” BIG EAGLE was completely refitted in 2008. Later that year, she was ranked 53 in Power & Motoryacht’s “America’s 100 Largest Yachts” issue.

Luxury motor yacht BIG EAGLE

Luxury motor yacht BIG EAGLE

GLORIA

Originally launched in 1986, the 128-foot luxurious schooner GLORIA was built as a modern incarnation of the famous 1936 Alfred Mylne-designed schooner Panda. Refitted in 2004, 2006 and 2009, she boasts sumptuous mahogany interiors, featuring bespoke moldings and finishes throughout. In terms of performance, GLORIA is fitted with first-class technology, including self-furling sails as well as powered winches.

Luxury sailing yacht GLORIA

Luxury sailing yacht GLORIA

RENA

The beautiful 145-foot charter yacht RENA was built to a design by Jack Hargrave in 1989, with last refit in 2011. This spring, she underwent even more extensive improvements made throughout her interior as well as engine room. She boasts classic nautical interior, with an atmosphere of quiet elegance in the beam-to-beam saloon and equally generous dining room. Each of the yacht’s five magnificent staterooms is complete with an en suite bathroom and private jacuzzi, comfortably sleeping 10-12 guests. The outdoor space is equally amazing, with an aft deck perfect for large alfresco dinners and an upper deck with a grill and bar made for cookouts as well as cocktail parties.

RENA - Out and About

RENA - Out and About

FAR NIENTE

The 2014-launched custom superyacht FAR NIENTE by Westport was built using the latest technology and hardware on the market. The interior follows an open floor plan and provides deluxe accommodations. One of the vessel’s most remarkable amenities is a generous sky lounge with panoramic views that are complemented with plush furnishings, a fireplace and a game table.

Luxury motor yacht FAR NIENTE

Luxury motor yacht FAR NIENTE

WHISPER

Winner of the 2004 ShowBoats Design Award for “Best Sailing Yacht Under 40 Meters”, the 116-foot charter yacht WHISPER mixes up a timeless classic design with the modern comforts of a five-star hotel. Launched by Holland Jachtbouw in 2013, the all-aluminum vessel boasts a teak-adorned interior with intricate inlays and custom carvings throughout.

Sailing yacht WHISPER -  Main

Sailing yacht WHISPER - Main

JUPITER

The majestic 100-foot sailing yacht JUPITER can be characterized by beauty and excellent performance. She offers lovely and comfortable accommodation and carries a highly professional captain and crew capable of taking guests on cruises to the most remote and exotic destinations around the world. Since her launch in 1989, JUPITER has embarked on a number of circumnavigations. She underwent a refit in 2013 and is now fitted with the latest technology and features a renovated interior to ensure her guests comfort for offshore charters.

Luxury yacht JUPITER

Luxury yacht JUPITER

SEAFARER

The 2008-launched 101-foot custom charter yacht SEAFARER by Hargrave incorporates a personalized fly bridge and raised pilothouse. The timelessly styled interior creates an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere and can accommodate up to eight guests in four lavish staterooms. With a crew of four including a private chef, there is the option for formal interior or alfresco dining in the multiple entertaining areas on the upper as well as lower decks. The walk-around decks, country kitchen and community spaces were all designed as social areas.

Luxury charter yacht SEAFARER

Luxury charter yacht SEAFARER

ORION

Ideal for large families, the 90-foot charter yacht ORION can comfortably sleep 8 guests in four spacious cabins. The catamaran’s starboard pontoon hosts the master stateroom and a generous ensuite marble bathroom that connects to a small cabin, making it ideal quarters for a  family with children. In addition to luxurious accommodations, ORION also offers five-star hospitality ensured by a highly professional crew and a gourmet chef, whose dishes can satisfy even the most discerning palates; she is even trained in raw, vegan, as well as vegetarian fare.

ORION 90 Main

ORION 90 Main

New 70 Sunreef Power Catamaran BLUE BELLY Launched

June 01, 2015

The end of May 2015 saw the premier Polish shipyard, Sunreef Yachts, launch the new 70 Sunreef Power catamaran Blue Belly. Luxury yacht Blue Belly will start cruising the waters of the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destinations this summer, following her sea trials and technical tests.

New 70 Sunreef Power Yacht Blue Belly at Launch

New 70 Sunreef Power Yacht Blue Belly at Launch

Motor yacht Blue Belly features a fully open saloon on the main deck, allowing for an amazing amount of living space, mixed up with the lounging and dining area. Straight from the saloon is direct access to the master suite, positioned at the front of the vessel. Just like her predecessor the 2014-launched catamaran 1Life, Blue Belly`s master cabin boasts panoramic views and is fitted with an amazing magic glass panel separating the his and hers bathroom from the sleeping area. Blue Belly’s decor is touched with sophisticated blue, white and deep grey finishings.

Luxury yacht Blue Belly on the water

Luxury yacht Blue Belly on the water

In addition to a gorgeous master suite, there are two VIP cabins, two guest cabins and the galley down in two separate hulls, with the crew cabins positioned in the forpeaks. Moreover, the aft cockpit on the wet deck and the flybridge on the upper deck feature top class mattresses, cushions, grill and dining tables with fixed heights.

70 Sunreef Power Yacht 1 Life

70 Sunreef Power Yacht 1 Life

Similarly to 1Life yacht, Blue Belly yacht is fitted with a hydraulic platform placed at the aft. The lowering function ensures direct and easy launching of the jet ski into the water. Furthermore, the device can also be used for recreational purposes, hosting comfortable sun pads.

Additional charter yachts built by Sunreef.

The top ten largest catamarans for charter

May 22, 2015

Have you been considering whether a catamaran yacht charter is right for you? There are many reasons to charter a luxury catamaran and our list of the top ten luxury charter catamarans below may just sway your opinion!

The largest cat on our top ten list of largest catamarans is the superyacht HEMISPHERE which measures an impressive 44.20m (145′). Others on the list include the famous DOUCE FRANCE and NECKER BELLE along with the power catamaran QUARANTA. With the exception of the motor cat ISLAND PASSAGE, all the luxury catamarans can accommodate a maximum of 8 -12 yacht charter guests.

HEMISPHERE – 44.20m (145′)

44-metre Pendennis catamaran yacht Hemisphere with naval architecture by VPLP

44-metre Pendennis catamaran yacht Hemisphere with naval architecture by VPLP

Superyacht HEMISPHERE is one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world, and is the largest catamaran available for luxury yacht charters. She was launched in 2011 and measures 44.20m (145′). Luxury yacht HEMISPHERE is built Pendennis Shipyard in the UK and features naval architecture by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP). Her huge size means she can afford every luxury as well as sail or motor at high speeds. She is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in luxury in 4 double and 1 twin cabin.

See the next 9 largest luxury catamarans for charter here…

Experience Fiji aboard 42m charter catamaran DOUCE FRANCE

May 19, 2015

The imposing luxury charter yacht DOUCE FRANCE, one of the largest and most famous catamaran yachts in the world, announced its availability for unforgettable Fiji yacht charters from 20th June though to 13h July, 2015. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the beautiful Fijian islands in utmost luxury, style, comfort with impeccable service from Douce France catamaran’s crew on board.

Being a catamaran, Douce France offers huge amount of interior and exterior space throughout. Elegant and inviting accommodation in six spacious cabins awaits up to twelve charter guests. All cabins are air-conditioned and are attractively lined with pale sycamore wood. Each cabin has a queen-sized bed, which can be easily converted into two single beds, if required. Guests will find all cabins with their own en suite bathrooms and a shower.

DOUCE FRANCE - Aft deck by night

DOUCE FRANCE - Aft deck by night

The yacht’s interior exudes the feeling of sobriety and elegance of colonial charm, embracing guests with a relaxed and inviting environment. The huge windows on the main deckhouse provide 360 degrees of beautiful panoramic views of Douce France’s surroundings. For wine-lovers she has a 250-bottle wine cellar, comprising a fantastic selection of the world’s most famous wines to be matched with the mouth-watering dishes created by Douce France’s talented chef.

DOUCE FRANCE - Aft deck

DOUCE FRANCE - Aft deck

A wonderful selection of water toys is at guests’ disposal to enjoy in-water sports such as water-skiing, jet-skiing, sailing & windsurfing and so on. There is also a personal dive instructor who can present guests with official diving certificates which can be obtained during your charter vacation.

Catamaran 'Douce France'

Year:1998 (Refit 2001)  L.O.A.:42.20 m / 138'4  Beam:50'5 
Max Speed:25+ knots  Cruise Speed:12 knots  Engines:2xNani Dei 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:

One of the other great characteristics of this catamaran is her speed. Douce France superyacht has an impressive total fore sail area of 5,692 square feet and is capable of sailing at a constant 22 knots in a 28 knots breeze, and often reaches 15 knots in 20 knots of wind. She can be powered by her twin diesel engines, which will provide her with a comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots if needed.

Fiji Yacht Charters in the South Pacific

No words exist to describe the feeling when you first experience Fiji. This cluster of paradise islands in the South Pacific offers enchanting beauty and untouched natural wonders, combined with the warm welcome and friendliness of local people. Get inspired by the below video, released by Tourism Fiji, showcasing Fiji’s stunning beaches, flourishing underwater life and crystal clear waters to dip into.

Are you ready for your Fiji vacation aboard a luxury yacht? Don’t forget to approach a company that has access to all the yachts… And choose an impartial one that has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld – as demonstrated by our clients’ feedback. We are the largest professional broker specialising in unforgettable luxury yacht charter vacations, and we are the most dedicated.

For more information on sailing catamaran Douce France and her availability, as well as your personalised Fiji itinerary, please contact our experienced brokers who will be pleased to assist you in organising your next dream holiday.

Prestigious Asia Boating Awards 2015 Winners

May 08, 2015

The winners of this year’s eagerly awaited Asia Boating Awards have been unveiled. Annually organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, the 11th Asia Boating Awards took place on May 1 at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show.

Asia Boating Awards 2015 Luxurious Gala - Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Asia Boating Awards 2015 Luxurious Gala – Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Bringing together nearly 200 industry leaders and VIPs from Asia and around the world, the evening kicked off with cocktails created using Snow Leopard Vodka, followed by a 5-course gourmet dinner served with Torres wines and the Baccarat crystal trophy presentation.

Stunning Baccarat crystal trophies - Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

Stunning Baccarat crystal trophies – Image credit to Asia Pacific Boating

The Asian Boating Awards 2015 were presented in 21 categories, covering Asian superyacht builders and international yacht brands, as well as Asian regattas and luxury yacht marinas. The list of nominees came from online election of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating readers, with the winners chosen by a panel of judges selected for their expertise as well as their ability to make knowledgeable, unbiased decisions.

The Asia Boating Awards 2015 Winners: 

Best Asian Yacht Builder (25m and above)

Horizon Yachts, Taiwan/China

Best Asian Yacht Builder (15m to 24m)

Sunbird, China

Best Asian Built Yacht

Gulf Craft, Majesty 122, UAE

Majesty 122 Yacht - Profile

Majesty 122 Yacht – Profile

Best Worldwide Custom Built Yacht

Silver Yachts, SILVER FAST, Australia

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury mega yacht SILVER FAST

Best Worldwide Semi Custom Built Yacht (25m and above)

Princess Yachts, 40M X5, United Kingdom

Princess 40M superyacht X5 - Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

Princess 40M superyacht X5 – Image credit to Oceanskies Limited

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)

Azimut Yachts, Azimut Grande 95 RPH, Italy

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m)

Lagoon, 630 MY, France

Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (up to 15m)

Monte Carlo, MC 4, Italy

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (15m and above)

Sunreef Yachts, Sunreef 74, Poland

Sunreef 74 Yacht Wildberry

Sunreef 74 Yacht Wildberry

Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht (up to 15m)

Jeanneau, Sun Odyssey 349, France

Best China Marina

Nansha Marina

Best Asian Marina

Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club, Hong Kong/China

Best Asian Yacht Club

Sanya Serenity Marina, China

Best Asian Regatta

Rolex China Sea Race, Hong Kong/Philippines

Personality of the Year

John Lu

Best Yacht Design

Benetti, Illusion V, Italy

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Best Asia-based Charter Company

Northrop and Johnson Asia

Best Asia-based Charter Yacht

Beneteau 40.7, France

Green Maritime Company of the year

ONE°15 Marina Club, Singapore

Best Brand Presence in China

Ferretti Group

Best Brand Presence in Asia

Sunseeker

Lovely Sunreef 74 Yacht WildBerry Awarded Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht Above 15m

May 06, 2015

The lovely Sunreef 74 yacht WildBerry by Sunreef Yachts was awarded the Best Worldwide Production Sailing Yacht Above 15m at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony. This took place on May 1 at the Gold Coast hotel in Hong Kong.

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry Winner of Asia Boating Award 2015

Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry Winner of Asia Boating Award 2015

The first Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry hit the water at the end of 2014, and subsequently, she crossed the Atlantic Ocean to be handed over to her new Florida Owner. The shipyard is expected to launch next four units from this highly successful model in the upcoming months. The main characteristics of this magnificent catamaran is spaciousness and deluxe interiors, as well as excellent performance in all the offshore conditions. Its construction time is only 7 months.

Sunreef Founder and CEO – Mr. Francis Lapp and PR & Marketing Manager - Karolina Paszkiewicz at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony

Sunreef Founder and CEO – Mr. Francis Lapp and PR & Marketing Manager – Karolina Paszkiewicz at the Asia Boating Awards 2015 Ceremony

The Asia Boating Awards 2014 saw Sunreef receive the Best Asia Based Charter Yacht prize for the 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht Damrak II, following her amazing charter season in Asia.

More Sunreef information.

JFA Yachts announces its participation in International Multihull Boat Show

April 14, 2015

From April 15 to 19, the prominent French shipyard, JFA Yachts, will be present at the International Multihull Boat Show 2015, running in La Grande Motte, South of France. The event is of a great importance for the company, which aims to become one of the main players of the 2-hull superyacht market.

Salon multicoque 2015

Last year saw the company launch the first of its semi-custom catamarans – the Long Island 85’ charter yacht WindQuest, that has had a huge success on the luxury yacht charter market. The all-new Long Island 100’ yacht is also in build, designed to cruise far and in maximum comfort.

Luxury charter yacht WindQuest

Luxury charter yacht WindQuest

JFA Yachts’ Long Island catamarans boast revolutionary arrangement with the master cabin positioned on fore wet deck. The cabin provides spectacular views and direct access on the fore deck.

JFA 115 Power Catamaran Concept

JFA 115 Power Catamaran Concept

JFA Yachts has also constructed such breath-taking custom large catamarans as the glass/epoxy-built 85’ charter yacht Rose of Jericho or the carbon/epoxy-built 110’ superyacht mousetrap. Last September saw the company unveil a 115’ Power catamaran concept in partnership with Peugeot Design Lab. This striking vessel could represent the future of the motor yachts.

Newly refitted 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast on April 17, 2015

April 13, 2015

French builder, Multiplast, is to launch the newly refitted 120-foot catamaran Vitalia II (ex Orange 2) on Friday, April 17, 2015. Purchased by François Bich in February 2014, sailing yacht Vitalia II will hit the water following a one-year refit and 30,000 hours of work.

New 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast

New 120’ catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2) to be launched by Multiplast

A real renaissance

In February 2014, François Bich purchased Orange 2 with the vision of transforming it from a racing boat into a cruiser.

A year later, the Multiplast team will proceed to the launch of superyacht Vitalia II which – lest it be forgotten – has broken the Atlantic and Mediterranean records, the 24-hour distance record, as well as won the prestigious Jules Verne Trophy with Bruno Peyron and his team. Thus, this transformation is a real renaissance for a boat, which, 10 years later, still holds the third fastest time for the mythical journey around the world.

An exceptional boat

It has been a difficult exercise to convert a multihull built and designed to beat records into a cruising catamaran. One has to keep in mind the spirit of the original boat, retaining its DNA while, of course, making the necessary changes. It was therefore out of question to overweigh the boat by adding an oversized central pod between the two hulls. It was important to find a compromise that would allow the boat to keep its speed.

Superyacht Vitalia II - New Website

Superyacht Vitalia II – New Website

For Yann Penfornis: “Our work was concerned with inserting a living space without disturbing – too much – the line of the boat. The space contains a kitchen-bar, the main cabin and an outdoor living area, with all the equipment of comfort you can expect on a cruising boat of this size without increasing – again, too much – the weight.

To sail safely under the original righting moment all of the standing rigging has been equipped with load cells. In this way the crew members are aware at all-times of the loads applied to the yacht structure and can sail safely at high speed. The project’s unique interest lies, says Jack Michal, one of the architects involved in the building of the original boat with Gilles Ollier and Franck Martin, in “creating an exceptional boat, the fastest cruising boat in the world.”

Vitalia II yacht’s programme

The sea trials of luxury yacht Vitalia II will start just after the launch and will run over one month. The boat captain, Vladimir Dzalba Lyndis, a former Bruno Peyron crew member who sailed on both Orange catamarans in the year 2000, will take the boat to the Mediterranean sea. A website has just been created and will be online on the 15th of april that will allow everyone to know in detail the story of the refit, and follow the boat around the world.

Main Characteristics of catamaran VITALIA II (ex Orange 2)

Design and Building : MULTIPLAST – Groupe Carboman

Exterior Design : Daniel Domergue – Narrative – Montreuil

Interior Design : Stéphane Lauro – Domicile Fixe – Vannes

Interior fittings : Gilbert Foucault et Antoine Lottin – Golfe Agencement – Vannes

Year : 2015

Length overall : 120 ft

Width : 55 ft

Air Draft : 157 ft

Displacement : 50 tonnes

Sail area up wind : 7534 ft²

Sail area downwind : 10 764 ft²