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Raise a glass to many Mediterranean Discoveries aboard ROMACHRIS II

February 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Based in Greece, 27-metre motor yacht ROMACHRIS II is ready for summer charters. Explore Italian treasures, from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. Admire the ancient historical sights in Athens. Laze in the light that inspired great painters in the South of France, and sample the world’s finest wines. Relax aboard your charter yacht and raise a glass to many Mediterranean discoveries.

ROMACHRIS II - Main

ROMACHRIS II – Main

Extremely comfortable and stylish fast yacht will be available for a magical vacation starting at €32,000 per week plus expenses.

ROMACHRIS II - Deck Salon

ROMACHRIS II – Deck Salon

Interior layout comprises of 4 cabins, which accommodate eight guests overnight. There are a master suite, a VIP and two twin cabins. Perfect for hosting some guests for dinner or a cocktail party while at a quay, ROMACHRIS II can entertain 12-16 guests.

ROMACHRIS II - Master Cabin

ROMACHRIS II – Master Cabin

The interior design of the yacht is very tasteful, with light Maple woods, soft colour palette and cream carpets. Since her delivery in 2001, ROMACHRIS II has been used as a private yacht, and has undergone a few maintenance works to ensure everything onboard was to the highest standards.

ROMACHRIS II - Aft Deck

ROMACHRIS II – Aft Deck

ROMACHRIS II is a fast motor yacht that reaches a top speed of 30kn, as she is powered by 2 MTU 1826 hp engines.

ROMACHRIS II - Swim Platform and Toys

ROMACHRIS II – Swim Platform and Toys

She also provides a fantastic selection of water toys. Every guest on board will surely enjoy a charter holiday aboard ROMACHRIS II.

To find out more about how to secure this superyacht for charter, please contact your preferred charter broker.

Luxury Yacht Charter Experience in Details: aboard M/Y Bina in St Maarten and St Barths

February 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

People around the world adore and admire superyachts, especially when it comes to unforgettable yacht charter experience. Have you ever wondered how a perfect day on a luxury superyacht would look like? We bring you all the insights into the world of luxury yachting aboard CHARTER YACHT BINA in St Maarten and St Barths, one of the most luxurious destinations in the Caribbean. Get inspired!

 Aboard Luxury Superyacht Bina: St Barths & St Maarten Charter Experience

Written by Roxanne Hughes / Breed Media

Bina at anchor: Shell Beac, St Barths. Photo by Taylor Chien

Bina at anchor: Shell Beac, St Barths. Photo by Taylor Chien

Stepping aboard 43m Bina in St Maarten, I’m handed a cold glass of Champagne and settled into the comfortable aft deck sofas while my bags are unpacked in my cabin. It’s Saturday afternoon and we’re soon to depart for St Barths where we’ll catch the sunset and enjoy our first meal onboard. What’s immediately noticeable is the inviting comfort of this boat; each exterior space offers relaxed lounge seating, and the saloons feel homely with cushions, blankets and artistic decor.

BINA - Main deck aft view

BINA – Main deck aft view

Bina’s Captain certainly knows all the tricks, dropping the anchor in the bay of Gustavia in perfect timing for us to watch the clouds turn pink over the island and the sun to blaze the horizon a fiery orange.

Bina aerial underway. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina aerial underway. Photo by Jeff Brown

Having freshened up in my ensuite cabin, with a beautifully appointed bathroom that surpasses many of the finest hotels, we sat for dinner al fresco on the upper aft deck. This spot was a key part of the extensive refit work, repositioning the tender from this area to forward on the bow, thus creating space for a 12-seat dining table and sofa arrangement.

Five courses of dinner later, with the culinary skills of Bina’s Chef truly showcased and enjoyed – including a pasta parmesan prepared at the table for us in the parmesan wheel itself, and a chocolate sphere which melted away under a hot chocolate sauce to reveal the treats inside, we retired to the saloon for drinks before bed.

Bina Twin Cabin. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina Twin Cabin. Photo by Jeff Brown

My cabin was the guest twin. Bina can sleep up to 12 guests in her three full-beam doubles and two twins (all ensuite). The clever design offered more wardrobe and storage space than my home bedroom, and the lighting, air con & window blinds were easily controlled at the touch of a button.

Whilst we slept, the boat was repositioned to Shell Beach, a bay around the other side of Gustavia port. Waking up in new surroundings is one of the great pleasures yacht charter offers. I rose early, unable to bear missing out on a single minute of sunshine and luxury, and sure enough, there’s the smiling crew ready to greet me – coffee poured and a breakfast buffet ready to go.

BINA - Water toys

BINA – Water Toys. Photo by Breed Media

Anchored here, close to the beach, the yacht’s ‘toys’ were unpacked – an inflatable slide, jet ski, stand-up paddle boards and Flyboard jetpack were all laid out for our enjoyment. Bina has a ladder that extends down from her swim platform, enabling for easy access to and from the water, and enjoying these water toys under the watchful eye of the crew, I was confident our group’s fun antics were safely overseen.

Having worked up an appetite, we were tendered ashore for lunch – to a restaurant right there on the beach, ‘Shellona’. This casual St Barths bistro has an air of effortless chic; feet in the sand, lobster on your plate, rose in your glass and a view of your superyacht is hard to beat.

Shellona, Shell Beach, St Barths. Photo credit Roxanne Hughes

Shellona, Shell Beach, St Barths. Photo credit Roxanne Hughes

While ashore, we made the most of St Barths’ array of stores, which encompass everything from Chanel to beachwear boutiques. It’s a spot popular with celebrities, models and the jet-set, but the streets here feel paved with an understated glamour, as opposed to glittering gold. You never know who may be stood next to you at the counter in Lolita Jaca (one of my favourite stores), but an understated nod that you both know the secrets of St Barths is all that’s called for.

Bina had now been brought into Gustavia harbour and was on the dock awaiting our return. Berthed alongside several other superyachts, Bina stood out for her aesthetic proportions and tasteful, easy styling.

Bina Sky lounge. Photo by Jeff Brown

Bina Sky lounge. Photo by Jeff Brown

We took to the top deck – Bina’s ‘sky lounge’ to take in the view from the Jacuzzi with a late afternoon cocktail in hand. Pleased with our sun-kissed skin and laughing over those falls from the Flyboard jetpack and excitement earlier in the day, we can only conclude that yacht charter aboard Bina offers all the finest things in life; great food, good company, and a front-row seat to the sunset of your choosing.

If you are interested to find out more about chartering motor yacht Bina, please contact one of our friendly charter brokers at CharterWorld. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer regarding specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

 

The Beauty of New Zealand is yours when you charter Sailing Yacht Silvertip

February 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Discover the beauty of the “Land of the long white cloud” while chartering the beautiful sailing yacht SILVERTIP. This 33.8m vessel has spent so many summers cruising in New Zealand, one of the fantastic locations in the South Pacific,  and is ready for a new adventure.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP

Visit the famous sites of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton, indulge in gastronomic delights in some high-end seafood restaurants in vibrant Auckland, enjoy some world class wineries, secluded beaches and discover abundant marine life.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

Sailing yacht Silvertip was built by the prestigious New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments and was designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Her stunning interior design is by Agnes Comar.

The magnificent interior features Swedish pear wood and beautiful fabrics. Silvertip offers accommodation for a total of 6 guests in 3 cabins. These include a nice owner’s cabin, one twin, and one double cabin. A friendly and professional crew of 4 will ensure the guests on board will have an unforgettable charter vacation.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

Silvertip joined several times in the NZ Millenium Cup. Although she is probably one of the smallest yachts participated, she was one of the quickest in the light breeze.

Sailing yacht Silvertip is available for USD 55,000 per week plus expenses. For more information about chartering SILVERTIP in New Zealand, please don’t hesitate to approach our experienced team of brokers.

The Beautiful 43.6m Charter Yacht Blue Vision in the Mediterranean

February 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

After a full refit in 2016, Blue Vision is back in the charter world. This summer both first-time and experienced charters will have a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the glamorous destination in the South of France, West Mediterranean, and the Balearics. These places are known for the balmy weather, tranquil warm waters, cosmopolitan lifestyle, mouth-watering food, excellent wine and bright rosy sunsets. 

MY BLUE VISION

MY BLUE VISION

Recently refreshed styling of the 44m Benetti yacht Blue Vision includes beautiful lavish furnishing with Studioart leathers, fine design elements, and high-tech equipment. Her contemporary light colour interior creates a lively and welcoming atmosphere on board. A professionally trained crew of 9 will make sure guests requirements are met at all times.

 

The upper deck is the centre of relaxation and entertainment. Guests will enjoy the large spa pool, sunbed where they can catch some sun ray, and unwind after a glorious day of exploring some of the wonderful locations in the alfresco dining area.

MY BLUE VISION - Salon view

MY BLUE VISION – Salon view

Blue Vision offers accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins: a Master Stateroom on her Main deck, a VIP cabin with a treadmill and TV, a his & hers bathroom with tub and dressing room. There are two double cabins with Pullman bunks on the lower deck and two twin cabins.

MY BLUE VISION - Dining detail

MY BLUE VISION – Dining detail

MY BLUE VISION - Swim platform

MY BLUE VISION – Swim platform

This yacht offers a plethora of water toys to entertain kids of all ages.

If you would like to charter this luxury motor yacht and have an unforgettable time in the Mediterranean, please contact one of our charter brokers. Alternatively, you can find a large selection of motor yachts, sailing yachts and some incredible superyachts here.

Luxury Superyacht Joy in Dubai

February 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The best of the United Arab Emirates await you aboard the LUXURY SUPERYACHT JOY: get inspired by divine architecture, go on a sandy adventure or simply relax in palatial beaches resorts. The UAE offer unlimited possibilities for an ideal luxury charter vacation aboard superyacht Joy.

Yacht JOY Aft View - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Aft View – Copyright Feadship

This ultra-glamourous motor yacht is one of the latest additions to the global charter fleet. She is one of the most incredible charter yachts ever designed by bespoke Feadship. Measuring 70m, this striking yacht features exterior design by Bannenberg and Rowell.

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

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

The highest quality yacht Joy has interior design by Studio Indigo, which is described a truly opulent with some fine materials and design elements. Guests will enjoy spacious outdoor spaces spanned over four decks and a large beach club. There is also plenty of space for relaxation and well-beeing, including a large gym, spa room and on board masseuse.

Yacht JOY Master Cabin - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Master Cabin – Copyright Feadship

Accommodation layout includes 8 luxury cabins for a total of 12 guests. Every guest on board will be impressed by luxury amenities, providing so many different things to do.

Yacht JOY Exterior Relaxing on the Sundeck - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Exterior Relaxing on the Sundeck – Copyright Feadship

For those who love water activities, for example, there is a wide range of water toys: 8.5m Novurania chase tender with 300hp engine, 2 x 3m Williams jet tenders with 100hp engine, 8m inflatable slide, inflatable kayaks, snorkelling, fishing and diving gear and other.

If you would like to find out more about chartering superyacht Joy please contact your preferred charter broker.

Valentine’s Day vacations: 10 yachts under 40m for a surprise getaway

January 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

It’s not too late to surprise your partner and organise a last minute charter for Valentine’s Day aboard one of these fantastic yachts under 40m/131ft. These cosy yachts are anything but cramped and offer the same great variety in modern and classic interiors and features as some of their larger counterparts, with some open yachts capable of twice their speed.

From cruising the Caribbean to exploring the wonders of Australia, the southern hemisphere is the perfect place to chase the summer sun, or instead discover the beauty of Europe ahead of the crowds with some of the charter options below.

1. Simple Pleasure – Stately interiors and a leisurely lifestyle

Sunseeker’s 30m/98ft luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE has striking contrast interiors that separate each area according to function.

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

The forward formal dining area is well suited to any occasion; the dark earthy colours create a sensual atmosphere ideal for romantic breaks and the main salon to the aft is a perfect place to gather for drinks after the main meal, ready to receive visitors.

SIMPLE PLEASURE - Main salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

SIMPLE PLEASURE – Main salon. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Sliding doors open out onto a sheltered aft main deck where guests will find sheltered seating and optional alfresco dining. Up on the flybridge, a retractable sunroof ensures that the seating area beside the bar receives just as much sun as the Jacuzzi and sundpads to the aft.

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE - Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE – Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Built for performance, motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE is capable of a crusing speed of 21 knots and a top speed of 28 knots, making her an excellent choice for travelling the mainland and islands of Europe.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: €59,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

2. Vervece – Deceive and delight

Built in in 1964 by Benetti M&B and refitted and relaunched by Palumbo Yachts in 2013, the unusual outer appearance of this converted 30m/98ft tug hides the modern majesty just inside: Beachhouse colours and soft, rounded furnishings create a bright and modern interior that will wow your valentine and any other guests along for the journey.

Tug VERVECE

Tug VERVECE

The formal dining area aboard luxury yacht VERVECE has a rustic charm befitting the untouched Mediterranean villages along the Amalfi coast and the sliding doors will bring a rush of sea breeze to the large living space. Out on the aft deck there is plenty of seating and sunpads, and a canvas can be extended over the area to provide shade.

VERVECE - Dining area attached to the main salon

VERVECE – Dining area attached to the main salon

The upper lounge is a cosy alternative for guests looking to break off from the main party and the upper deck has a table for alfresco dining for up to 8 people. Satellite television is provided in the main salon and throughout the guest cabins.

VERVECE - Spacious seating and sunbathing area on the aft deck

VERVECE – Spacious seating and sunbathing area on the aft deck

Accommodation: 9 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: €35,000-49,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

3. La Docle Vita – Cool on the outside, warm on the inside

Seclusion or sophistication? Give your loved one both worlds: The Caribbean is a land of lush rainforests, volcanic islands and sparkling waters teeming with life – and that’s to say nothing of the modern metropolises that shine long after sunset.

M/Y LA DOLCE VITA

M/Y LA DOLCE VITA from Hargrave Custom Yachts

Hargrave Custom Yachts‘s 30m/98ft luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA (ex.KING BABY) fits in effortlessly with her changing surroundings, offering a warm interior accented with high gloss wood and lit for late night entertainment.

Luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA - Main salon

Luxury yacht LA DOLCE VITA – Main salon

In the main salon, the sumptuous sofas are perfect for curling up on while watching the widescreen TV together and the nearby bar offers easy convenience for guests throughout the evening, whether indoors or out on the aft deck seating.

LA DOLCE VITA - Sundeck

LA DOLCE VITA – Sundeck

The flybridge is the focal centre for outdoor entertainment, containing a spa pool, bar and alfresco dining along with the best views on board day or night.

Motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA has plenty of water toys, including:

  • 2 x Waverunners,
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • inflatable kayaks
  • beach games
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Her cabins are just as lavish as her main salon for a comfortable night’s rest after spending the day exploring with your partner.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabins
Crew: 4
Price per week: $18,000-23,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

4. Aurora – Fine dining and high speed romance

There’s plenty to see in the Mediterranean and at a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots, 30m/98ft luxury yacht AURORA from Technomar will help you reach as much of it as possible.

MY AURORA. Picture credit: Technomar

MY AURORA. Picture credit: Technomar

Her spacious, sophisticated modern interior is filled either side with silver sofas under-lit for atmospheric evenings where darkness is preferred. Whether dining at the formal indoor table or dining alfresco on the aft deck, you and your guests will taste mouthwatering morsels from Chef George Georgie, who won the Category A Platinum at the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2016.

Alfresco dining on the aft deck aboard MY AURORA. Photo credit: Technomar

Alfresco dining on the aft deck aboard MY AURORA. Photo credit: Technomar

The spa pool and sunpads towards the bow are an excellent place to relax away from the main group and have one of the best views of anywhere on board.

Luxury yacht AURORA - Spa pool on the bow. Photo credit: Technomar

Luxury yacht AURORA – Spa pool on the bow. Photo credit: Technomar

Once you discover the clear waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, the on board selection of water toys will become irresistible: a jet ski, kayak, snorkelling and fishing equipment and towable toys will entertain the whole family.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: €42,000-49,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

5. Sea Quell – Explore the Caribbean at leisure

New Zealand builders Alloy Yachts created the beautiful 33m/108ft sailing yacht SEA QUELL back in 1992 and her refit in 2013 has modernised her appearance and technology for smooth sailing and plenty of excitement.

Alloy Yachts: SEA QUELL

Alloy Yachts: SEA QUELL

Her custom lighting adds a personalised touch to the spacious cherry wood panelled main salon, where guests can enjoy a coffee together before starting the day.

Main salon and dining area - SEA QUELL

Main salon and dining area – SEA QUELL

Romantics will adore the tiled hot tub, which is inlaid into her rich tonal decking. Steps lead up past the covered alfresco dining area to the cosy wheelhouse, where guests will discover another place on board to get together for close conversation.

Sailing yacht SEA QUELL - Hot tub

Sailing yacht SEA QUELL – Hot tub

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: $40,000-46,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

6. Charisma – Overflowing with charm

Radiant both inside and out in her warm golden tones and ivory white, 37m/120ft motor yacht CHARISMA (ex.LIFESTYLE) from Danube Marine Consulting (DMC) is impressive both in artistry and functionality.

M/Y CHARISMA from Danube Marine Consulting

M/Y CHARISMA from Danube Marine Consulting

In the main salon, the eye-catching and atmospheric formal dining area sits in its own alcove on the far side of the room and the surrounding walls slide around to reveal or hide the galley behind.

Motor yacht CHARISMA - Main salon

Motor yacht CHARISMA – Main salon

Outdoor seating for alfresco dining is available on the main deck and the sundeck, where the Jacuzzi, wet bar and sunpads turn this outdoor space into the entertainment hub from afternoon long into the night.

Motor yacht CHARISMA - Sundeck

Motor yacht CHARISMA – Sundeck

The vast Master suite is located on the main deck and consists of a lounge area with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom on the lower deck. Every cabin has TV entertainment and ensuite facilities, so whether you charter as a party of 2 or a full party of 8, everyone receives the same superb entertainment.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: $75,000-85,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

7. Levante – Sail under the stars

Charter through the Caribbean and Central America this February aboard the immaculate modern catamaran LEVANTE from Sunreef Yachts. This 24m/80ft catamaran has the advantage of a shallow draft, allowing you and your guests to approach the shore closer than you would with a larger motor yacht.

Catamaran LEVANTE by Sunreef Yachts

Catamaran LEVANTE by Sunreef Yachts

Brilliant white interiors with striking black furnishings and flooring comprise the interior. The main salon and Master suite are located on the main deck.

Main salon inside S/Y LEVANTE

Main salon inside S/Y LEVANTE

The spacious deck provides a large outdoor space for sunbathing on the sunpads and sheltered alfresco dining, and the upper deck provides plenty of seating for visitors and acts as a viewing platform while your captain natigates to your next destination.

Catamaran LEVANTE - Aft deck dining and sunpads

Catamaran LEVANTE – Aft deck dining and sunpads

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: $50,000-58,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Caribbean and Central America

8. Tess – Timeless comfort and style

Sail through paradise and enjoy life in the moment together. 24m/78ft sailing yacht TESS (ex.SPEEDY GO) is a classic 1986 yacht built by Mag France and last updated in 2012.

Sailing yacht TESS by Mag France

Sailing yacht TESS by Mag France

There’s plenty of deck space for sunbathing together and the cockpit will seat 8, making it an excellent spot for alfresco dining for groups large and small.

Luxury yacht TESS - Cockpit

Luxury yacht TESS – Cockpit

When you want a shady retreat, the stylish salon is a cosy environment with plenty of skylit seating and nearby lamps for more concentrated light where you need it.

TESS - Main salon

TESS – Main salon

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 3
Price per week: €18,000-23,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Malta

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE - Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Luxury yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE – Sundeck. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

Motor yacht SIMPLE PLEASURE. Photo credit: Sunseeker Yachts

9. Play the Game – It’s worth the risk to try something new

28m/92ft superyacht PLAY THE GAME from Sunseeker Yachts was built in 2014 to offer every guest the same high quality experience, both in communal areas and cabins. To this end, all accommodation has cutting edge entertainment systems and an en-suite bathroom with jet showers.

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME by Sunseeker

M/Y PLAY THE GAME by Sunseeker

The elegantly decorated main salon and dining area is sure to become a favourite spot for all charter guests: Warm, welcoming and bright, her aft sliding doors open wide to bring in the natural scents and sensations of the Balearic Islands. Outside, there is an alfresco dining table and a soft sofa where the two of you can watch the sun disappear over the horizon.

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME - Beautifully styled main salon

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME – Beautifully styled main salon

Luxury yacht PLAY THE GAME  has an excellent selection of water toys for high-speed fun and relaxation in some of Spain’s most idyllic beaches, bays and coves. With a cruising speed of 21 knots and a maximum speed of 29, she is the perfect choice for charter guests wanting to see everything the Balearic Islands have to offer.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin
Crew: 4
Price per week: €49,500-54,500 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Balearic Islands

10. Paradise – Not just a name

Built by Horizon Yachts in 2014, 35m/116ft motor yacht PARADISE has luscious modern interiors that bring together art and functionality for top of the line living spaces perfect for socialising and entertainment.

Motor yacht PARADISE by Horizon Yachts

Motor yacht PARADISE by Horizon Yachts

The main salon and formal dining area provide a bright and spacious area for all guests to enjoy. The wet bar is perfectly situated for serving evening gatherings both inside and out on the aft deck, where guests can observe sea turtles and manta rays swimming past Australia’s coral reefs.

Luxury yacht PARADISE - Main Salon

Luxury yacht PARADISE – Main Salon

Luxury yacht PARADISE has an excellent selection of toys for enjoying the Great Barrier Reef at its best:

  • 2 x jet-skis
  • 2 x surf boards
  • 1 x kayak
  • fishing equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • scuba diving equipment and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While on the move to your next fantastic destination, cool off in the beautiful deck Jacuzzi and take in the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with your loved one. Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember aboard luxury yacht PARADISE and enjoy dining alfresco accompanied by the choice on board drinks selection, then watch the first stars sparkle into view above the ocean.

Superyacht PARADISE - External seating

Superyacht PARADISE – External seating

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins
Crew: 6
Price per week: $125,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Australia

The best of Australia aboard luxury M/Y Sahana

January 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Keen to escape the cold and enjoy the warmest sun in the Southern Hemisphere? Head to Australia for your winter luxury yacht charter now! Anchor at secret island beaches of Whitsundays magically spread throughout the Coral Sea, explorers one of the most unique and diverse marine life on the planet, enjoy a cocktail at the bar of the Opera house in cosmopolitan Sydney. There are so my options for yacht charterers with so much to, so much to see, while having the luxury of a flexible and tailor-made itinerary! The 36M EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT SAHANA is ready to take you on an unforgettable yacht charter vacation.

SAHANA

Luxury motor yacht SAHANA

Sydney Opera House - Harbour Bridge - Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia - Photographer Jonathon Marks

Sydney Opera House – Harbour Bridge – Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia – Photographer Jonathon Marks

She offers accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins. Her interior  features simple yet sophisticated design with some beautiful fabrics and lovely furnishing. Open plan main deck salon offers a lounge area with comfortable seating and a coffee table. Her dining area seats 8 guests, and is perfect for formal dining and any special occasions. A complete wet bar is a perfect place for socialising with some refreshments.

Sahana - Salon

Sahana – Salon

Exterior living spaces are plentiful, with a great alfresco dining option on the main deck aft. The upper deck features a cozy seating area, sun loungers, sunpads and a wet bar with entertainment system.

EENDRACHT Queen Cabin

EENDRACHT Queen Cabin

Sahara is equipped with a great audio visual system, and features LCD TV screens, DVD, CD and MP3 facilities. WIFI Internet is also available.

EENDRACHT  Cabin Ensuite

EENDRACHT Cabin Ensuite

The swim platform provides an easy access to the water. There is a great selection of water toys, which include but not limited to two tenders, snorkelling gear, dive and fishing equipment.

SAHANA - Sundeck wet bar

SAHANA - Sundeck wet bar

A professional crew of 5 will take care of everything on abroad, while you can sit back, relax and enjoy your some beautiful vistas.

If you would like to charter motor yacht Sahana please contact your preferred charter broker. Alternatively, you can view a selection of yachts available for charter in Australia here.

 

Belize, Cuba and Yucatan Aboard Superyacht Highlander: Special Discount 33% Off

January 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyacht Highlander is offering an unbelievable discount of 33% on all charters in Belize, Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula until the end of March 2017. After discount her weekly rate is $100,000 plus expenses. This is a limited time offer, so do not miss a chance to secure this luxury superyacht at the best price. 

MY HIGHLANDER - Main

MY HIGHLANDER – Main

The Iconic superyacht Highlander was built for Malcolm Forbes in 1986. This beautiful vessel was a corporate yacht for Forbes magazine for many years. Highlander underwent a huge refit in 2014, when she received a completely new interior, lengthening of her hull and some mechanical upgrades and a paint job.

MY HIGHLANDER - Skylounge

MY HIGHLANDER - Skylounge

Visit Central America and its beautiful places to explorer some sites of the ancient civilisation Maya and meet the friendly locals who will warmly greet you on their land. Take a quiet vacation in Belize, escape from the hustle and wander around the old-school Havana, and relax on a beach in Yucatan.

There is plenty to do on board Highlander. She offers a large number of luxury leisure and entertainment facilities. She is family friendly yacht and has all the necessary facilities for a fun holiday with friends.

MY HIGHLANDER - Jacuzzi

MY HIGHLANDER - Jacuzzi

The new interior design is absolutely fabulous. The atmosphere on board is welcoming, with some added opulent details to the interior styling and luxury fabrics.

MY HIGHLANDER - Main aft deck

MY HIGHLANDER - Main aft deck

Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 7 stylish cabins: a master cabin with 2 bathrooms and 6 additional guests cabins all equipped with an en-suite bathroom.

MY HIGHLANDER - Master stateroom

MY HIGHLANDER - Master stateroom

There is a beautiful alfresco dining area on the top deck of the vessel, thanks to her deck extension during the last refit. This is great place for a get-together and relaxation.

If this sounds like your ideal holiday away on an opulent yacht please contact your preferred charter broker now. Alternatively, you can view other yachts available for charter until the end of winter season.

Treat your Valentine: 10 Opulent Superyachts for a Romantic Charter Holiday

January 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Give someone close to you the experience of a lifetime this Valentine’s Day and cruise around the world’s most beautiful waterways aboard a stunning superyacht. Bespoke interiors, candlelit dining and luxurious Jacuzzis await the romantic couple, to say nothing of the brilliant orange sunrises over sapphire waters, or nights spent under glittering stars.

There is a vast selection of yachts for charter over February with a week-long charter ranging from tens of thousands of Euros up into the millions. Below is our sample of what the charter market has to offer.

1. BACCHUS – Revelry, pleasure and leisure

Luxury yacht BACCHUS (ex.CHEVY TOY, ESPRESSO III, BURNA, POSITIVE CARRY) is a craft that lives up to its name in every way: her decks are dedicated to music, fine dining, entertainment, and of course, what would a motor yacht named BACCHUS be without her very own wine cellar?

Motor yacht BACCHUS

Motor yacht BACCHUS

This 43m/192ft motor yacht from Trinity Yachts was built in 2005 and refitted in 2015 with the latest in cutting-edge technology and entertainment. Her main salon features a grand piano while the skylounge is the hub for video entertainment. The views from the skydeck will showcase the very best of the Caribbean and not to be outdone for activities, superyacht BACCHUS has a bursting toy chest to match her well-equipped gym and yoga facilities.

Luxury yacht BACCHUS - Wet bar and wine

Luxury yacht BACCHUS – Wet bar and wine

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 4 VIP staterooms
Crew: 9
Price per week: $150,000-160,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean, Florida and Cuba

2. JOY ME – Unbridled passion and colour

This 50m/164ft beauty comes from Croatian builders Philip Zepter Yachts and her unabashed use of colour creates an arresting appearance before you even set a foot on board.

Superyacht JOY ME

Superyacht JOY ME

Each room feels like a modern art exhibition, and the brilliant white walls and furnishings set off the colour accents nicely while at the same time enhancing the natural light. On the lower deck there is a gym, Finnish sauna and Hammam Spa with views out over the sea.

MY JOY ME - Salon

MY JOY ME - Salon

There is plenty in the toy chest for exploring on land and water and as a yacht designed for parties, motor yacht JOY ME has a top of the range audio visual system across her decks for entertaining long into the night.

Motor yacht JOY ME - Exterior

Motor yacht JOY ME – Exterior

The sun deck has a 3.5 metre Jacuzzi and the lighting creates an atmospheric location for evenings under the stars. Whether you decide to charter as a couple or invite guests to join you, every cabin is just as cheerful and expressive as the rest of superyacht JOY ME, for a charter just as memorable as your loved one.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 12
Price per week: €139,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

3. HIGH COTTON – Fast travel and seductive style

At the other end of the budget is the immaculate open yacht HIGH COTTON, built by Westport Yachts in 2008 and refitted in 2013. Capable of a cruising speed of 17 knots and a top speed of 24 knots, she is the perfect choice for couples looking to discover as much of Florida and New England, or the Caribbean and the Bahamas as possible within a short vacation.

HIGH COTTON - Formal Dining

HIGH COTTON - Formal Dining

At 34m/112ft luxury yacht HIGH COTTON has immaculate, interiors created from rich wood panelling and turquoise blue accents against white furnishings. Your loved one will be impressed with the formal dining and alfresco options against a backdrop of lush jungles, ivory sands and clear waters filled with vibrant tropical fish.

The Jacuzzi and wet bar on the sundeck under the canopy make a perfect place to unwind and sun loungers and seating give plenty of opportunity to it back, take in the sea breezes and enjoy each other’s company.

HIGH COTTON - Sundeck 2

HIGH COTTON - Sundeck 2

Her water toy chest has plenty to offer an entire group of 8, including Seabobs, inflatable paddleboards and jet skis. Whether the group consists of two people or 8, widescreen TVs both inside and out on the aft deck and sundeck will entertain with a wide selection of films available from Kaleidoscape.

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 5
Price per week: $49,950 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

4. ROMEA – When no expense is spared

Whether you are celebrating your paper anniversary or your golden anniversary, superyacht ROMEA from Abeking & Rasmussen is the ultimate in luxury on the Caribbean and guests will be hard-pressed to discover everything she has to offer in only a week-long charter.

Motor yacht ROMEA by Abeking & Rasmussen

Motor yacht ROMEA by Abeking & Rasmussen

Built in 2015, this 82m/268ft yacht has timeless interiors made from pale wood and infused with natural light. Begin your day together by dining alfresco on the skydeck before taking a dip in the pool or heading to the secluded Caribbean beaches surrounding the Virgin Islands.

A finalist in the 2016 World Superyacht Awards and Showboat Design Awards, her entertainment is top of the line, from the cinemas on the main deck and upper deck to the bursting toy chest filled with wind surfers, scuba diving equipment and much more.

(Video Credit: perfect)

Motor yacht ROMEA’s beauty room and spa make her an excellent choice if you are going to pair your luxury getaway with a glamorous event or anniversary, ensuring that you always look your best for the occasion.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 23
Price per week: €875,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

5. FIREBIRD – The romance of sailing

If you haven’t yet discovered the joy of sailing yachts, now is the time: 27m/88ft luxury yacht FIREBIRD from Oyster Marine was only built in 2016 and this modern marvel has all the modern conveniences of HD TV, a film and music library and plenty of water toys including paddleboards, water skis, diving and snorkelling equipment for exploring coral reefs together.

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Main

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Main

Make use of her deck space and sunbathe or dine alfresco while you charter past some of the most picturesque and historical towns Europe has to offer.

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Navigation station

Sailing Yacht FIREBIRD - Navigation station

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins
Crew: 3
Price per week: €45,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

6. OCEAN PARADISE – Your dream come true

Benetti’s 55m/180ft luxury yacht OCEAN PARADISE was built in 2013 and in the same year won the World Yacht Trophies for Best Interior Design. A finalist at two other awards shows in 2014, her quality will impress not only your significant other but any friends and family that join you on your luxury escape.

Superyacht OCEAN PARADISE

Superyacht OCEAN PARADISE

Every angle offers a new discovery and her tranquil surroundings are ideal for intimate conversation and socialisation. Her generous facilities include a beach club, dance floor, spa pool and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, superyacht OCEAN PARADISE can make your Valentine’s Day even more memorable as you learn a new skill together in the bays of some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches.

Motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE - Main salon

Motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE – Main salon

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 12
Price per week: €255,000-290,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Europe

7. LAUREN L – Invite everyone to celebrate your occasion

Why celebrate your love alone when you can surround yourselves with friends and family? 89m/290ft luxury yacht LAUREN L from Cassens Werft  is one of the few yachts in the global charter fleet that can accommodate over 12 guests overnight and while moored, she can host up to 150 guests effortlessly. The ample decking area is perfect for a large party and guests can arrive via helicopter with the touch and go helipad.

Main Salon Bar

Main Salon Bar

Her classic styling make her a perfect choice for any formal occasion in the Mediterranean and there’s plenty of activities to entertain, from the movie theatre to the children’s playroom.

Away from the bustling cities, the toy chest has plenty on offer and superyacht LAUREN L is an Approved Water Sports Centre, so you and a loved one can bond while learning a new skill.

No guest will be at a loss for something to do: a sauna, steam room, spa and beauty room will release tension from tired muscles and heading home after the vacation feeling good as new.

Library

Library

Accommodation: 40 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 45
Price per week: €695,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Mediterranean

8. HOKULANI – High performance in glimmering gold

You won’t be able to tear your eyes away from this superyacht: her golden hull is nothing compared to the treasures aboard, however, and her interior layout has been expertly designed for a warm and inviting feel. Sink into the sumptuous sofas and enjoy time alone together while enjoying a cocktail from the wet bar.

Hokulani - Main salon

Hokulani – Main salon

As beguiling as the interior is, the main aft deck is truly magical, made even more so by the lush charter locations on offer from the Caribbean to Miami. Whether you intend to dine alfresco or lounge together on the spacious seating, the deck lighting and flora set the ambience for an evening of enchantment under the Caribbean sky.

46m/151ft open yacht HOKULANI was built by Palmer Johnson in 2007 and last updated in 2012. At a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum of 28 knots, she is the ideal yacht for guests short on time but not a sense of romance and adventure.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 Pullman berths
Crew: 8
Price per week: €140,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: Caribbean, Miami

9. MALTESE FALCON – An awe-inspiring sight and the world’s largest sailing yacht

Combine performance and luxury and charter the world’s largest sailing yacht in the Caribbean this Valentine’s Day. At 88m/289ft, sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON from Perini Navi is a presence to be reckoned with, winning 10 awards in 2007 for her amazing interior and technical excellence.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

Filled with luxurious lounging spaces and beautiful dining tables inside and out, this magnificent mega yacht will entertain effortlessly while on the crystal waters of the Leeward Islands and while dockside, host parties in her magnificent modern interior.

Maltese Falcon -  (12)

Maltese Falcon - (12)

Capable of a cruising speed of 16 knots and a maximum speed of 19 knots, this stunning sailing yacht is faster than most motor yachts half her size and proof that sails aren’t necessarily just for guests who prefer leisurely travel.

Maltese Falcon -  (13)

Maltese Falcon - (13)

Not just an RYA Approved Water Sports Centre with a large toy chest selection, superyacht MALTESE FALCON has plenty of on board amenities, from the deck Jacuzzi and largest outdoor cinema screen to a gym and an on board massage therapist for extra pampering.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom 4 double cabins
Crew: 17
Price per week: $400,000-440,000 USD plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

10. SAVANNAH – Art gallery and work of art

As the world’s first hybrid superyacht, 84m/274ft SAVANNAH was an eagerly anticipated addition to the charter fleet. Built in 2015 by renowned Feadship, her innovative technology and cutting-edge design won her 6 awards in 2016, including:

  • Holistic Design Award (Showboats Design Awards)
  • Motor Yacht of the Year (World Superyacht Awards)
Feadship motor yacht SAVANNAH - Interior

Feadship motor yacht SAVANNAH – Main salon

Featuring a semi-submerged lounge, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi integrated into the deck, motor yacht SAVANNAH is designed for guests to experience their charter location in fine detail.

Superyacht SAVANNAH - Semi-submerged lounge

Superyacht SAVANNAH – Semi-submerged lounge

The internal open plan layout creates a wonderland of visual delights using LCD walls, spiralling lights and glowing outdoor fires. Each room is its own unique space while effortlessly flowing into the next in the open plan layout.

If you and your partner would prefer to explore the Caribbean islands, luxury yacht SAVANNAH comes with a fully stocked toy chest that includes mountain bikes and sail boats for exploring on land and sea.

MY Savannah - Main salon

Motor yacht SAVANNAH – Alfresco dining in the skylounge

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins
Crew: 24
Price per week: €1,000,000 plus expenses
February charter grounds: The Caribbean

Magical Charter Vacation in the South of France on board Firecracker

January 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With its picturesque beaches, mild summer days, and rustic countryside, it’s no surprise the South of France is certainly one of our most favourite yacht charter destinations. Indulge in luxury and charter the beautiful motor yacht FIRECRACKER. Visit incredible vineyards for an superb experience of wine tasting, shop in the best boutiques of the French Riviera, admire some stunning views of Nice, St. Tropez and Cannes, and this can be your perfect Summer charter vacation.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER. photo credit Sunseeker

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER. photo credit Sunseeker

As summer season in the Mediterranean is fast approaching, the 26.5-metre yacht Firecracker is taking bookings. She was launched in 2011 by Sunseeker, and features a very elegant exterior design with her stunning black hull.

MY FIRECRACKER - 012

MY FIRECRACKER - 012

The interior design of the yacht features warm and beige colours, light colour woods and cream leather furnishing, which creates an incredible airy atmosphere. What is more, the interior is in immaculate condition. There is an alfresco dining area on the aft deck so the guests can enjoy the beautiful warm weather and get together for delicious meals and refreshing cocktails.

MY FIRECRACKER - 005

MY FIRECRACKER - 005

There are also sunpads and a swim platform to more relaxation and entertainment on board. The other alfresco dining area and a large sunpad are on the fore deck. There is also sumptuous seating on at the bow for those who love catching some sun rays.

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MY FIRECRACKER - 014

The flybridge provides 2 seats side by side with the captain, where the guests can admire the picturesque views.

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MY FIRECRACKER - 003

8 guests can be accommodated in 4 cabins, which comprise of a full-beam master suite, a full-beam VIP cabin and 2 twin cabins. The yacht is air-conditioned throughout and each cabin has en-suite facilities, HD Sky TV and DVD.

Firecracker reach a top speed of 35 kn and cruises at a speed of 24 kn.

To secure this yacht for charter please contact you preferred charter broker. Alternatively, you can view a selection of luxury charter yachts available in the Mediterranean.