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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.

Seakeepers Bermuda 2017: Honouring the Commitment to Ocean Research

May 19, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The International SeaKeepers Society will be hosting SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt, and the SeaKeepers of Bermuda, Judie Clee, Chris Flook, Philippe Max Rouja, and John Paul Skinner. At the event, which will take place in Bermuda on June 22nd during America’s Cup, programming with the current DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet will be featured showing how the International SeaKeepers Society partners with the yachting community.

Bermuda Seakeepers 2017

The DISCOVERY Yacht Chair of SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 is Stefano Tositti and the Reception Sponsor is Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residences – Caroline Bay, Bermuda.

Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, which supports more than 150 non-profit organisations around the world in program areas including renewable energy, ecological agriculture, human rights, and our maritime connection through its 11th Hour Racing program.

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt

SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 to recognise the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year, Wendy Schmidt

11th Hour Racing promotes sustainability in the sailing and maritime industries, and serves as the Exclusive Sustainability Partner for Land Rover BAR, the British team competing for the upcoming 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. 11th Hour Racing also recently signed on as the co-title sponsor with Vestas Wind for the American team in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

In 2009, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric Schmidt, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Since 2012, Falkor has hosted more than 400 scientists from 29 countries.

To further her commitment to ocean issues, in 2010 Wendy Schmidt partnered with XPRIZE, following the Deepwater Horizon disaster, to sponsor the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE, a $1.4 million competition designed to identify efficient and innovative solutions to clean up surface oil spills. She also partnered with XPRIZE in 2012 to design the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a $2 million purse, awarded in July 2015, which focused on ocean acidification, one of the harbingers of climate change.

Wendy Schmidt is the lead philanthropic partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative (NPEC) and a founding board member of Climate Central.

The SeaKeepers of Bermuda Awardees

The SeaKeepers of Bermuda Awardees have been chosen because of their commitment to ocean research in Bermuda. Judie Clee has contributed much to our understanding of the oceans.  She introduced the REEF program to Bermuda in 2000 and as Principal Investigator, has engaged hundreds of divers to survey fish on our reefs.  Judie was named REEF Volunteer of the Year in 2005.

Judie Clee

Judie Clee

Judie has been an active volunteer for the Bermuda Zoological Society, Ocean Support Foundation, Bermuda’s Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping Program, the Humpback Whale Project, the National Trust’s Marine Environment Committee, the Marine Debris Taskforce, BUEI and more.  For the last ten years, Judie has helped curate the Bermuda Humpback Whale ID Catalogue consisting of over 1,400 individual whale IDs.

In 2007, Chris Flook started the Bermuda Lionfish Project; bringing together the Bermuda Government, REEF, NOAA and domestic NGOs to adopt policies and protocols. The Lionfish Project in Bermuda has since been used as a management model by several Caribbean Countries. The initiative continues today through the Ocean Support Foundation and Chris is a member of the Board. From 2011–2014 Chris was the Director of the Blue Halo project through the Pew Charitable Trust. Currently, Chris works at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and is a founding member and sits on the Advisory Board ofRISE (Robots in Service of the Environment

Chris Flook

Chris Flook

Philippe Max Rouja is a cultural and medical anthropologist specialising in maritime communities, currently focusing his research on Polynesia, Australia, Bermuda and the Arctic. He is the Principal Scientist of Marine Heritage and Ocean Human Health at the Department of Conservation Services, where he oversees public health studies related to the use of marine resources in Bermuda and serves as Custodian of Historic Wrecks.

Philippe Max Rouja

Philippe Max Rouja

JP Skinner was born and raised in Bermuda where he developed a genuine passion for the ocean.  He pursued a degree in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, before returning home to teach for several years in a local primary school.  A keen water-sports enthusiast and environmentalist, he eventually combined his interests in education and the outdoors by launching Waterstart Ltd., an ocean exploration program for teens.  After several successful summers of marine education, JP began work at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and began building a suite of outreach programs which included Waterstart as the summer focus.  These programs eventually coalesced into BIOS’s “Ocean Academy” and reached thousands of local students each year.

JP Skinner

JP Skinner

Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend

May 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the Cannes Film Festival marks the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous flock from all corners of the globe to enjoy the Mediterranean at its zenith. From charity balls to sporting events and concerts that celebrate the burgeoning electronic and jazz genres, the French and Italian Rivieras will host some of the most prestigious events of the year – and you can be a part of the action.

It’s not too late to grab a last minute charter: Below we list 12 of the most important luxury yacht events throughout the summer months to please those who like to spectate and those who want to participate. Contact CharterWorld and see what our expert brokers can do for you.

May

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Get up close to the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals Cannes and watch the glamour unfold from your very own private yacht. More than just lavish parties and fabulous frocks, the Cannes Film Festival is vital to industry networking and secures the future for many concepts to come alive on the silver screen.

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Take a front row seat to all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix: with your own luxury yacht, you have the best seats at the event. Whether chartering privately or for a corporate event charter, your sun deck will come into its own as you dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi while watching your favourite racer competing only metres away.

amfAR – Cinema Against AIDS 25th May

Raising over $190 million for research programs in the fight against AIDS, amfAR is vital in funding research and highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat AIDS globally. This prestigious event takes place at the opulent Hotel du Cap for its 24th year with the aim of developing a ‘scientific basis for a cure by 2020′.

June

Cannes Lions

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

Celebrating innovations and the ever-advancing state of healthcare, technology and entertainment, Cannes Lions is an exhibition dedicated to future visions and this year’s event estimates that over 15,000 people from 100 countries are expected to attend. Dame Helen Mirren and singer Demi Lovato are among the celebrity speakers, with award-winning designers, architects and media companies speaking at the event.

Cannes Lions runs from the 17th-24th of June – be sure to join in on this international festival of creativity on a luxury charter holiday for the very best in comfort, convenience and style.

Jumping International, Monte Carlo

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Now in its 12th year, Jumping International Monte Carlo has become a favourite spectacle of the Mediterranean’s most elite and discerning spectators, attended by royal families, business magnates and celebrities. The event runs from the 23rd-25th June and the additional entertainment and variety of shopping in the city of Monte Carlo only increase the allure of this exclusive event.

July

Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monaco is ideally situated between the French and Italian Rivieras, which makes it an easily accessed hotspot for superyacht charters whether they are looking to spend an entire week in port or get a taste of a single event and sail on to the next. The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at La Salle des Etoiles, a concert hall made of glass overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea while legendary talent and new singers with exceptional potential serenade the guests throughout the evening. This was the festival that brought Rihanna and Alicia Keyes into the public eye – and it could be your chance to see the next big names performing live at the start of their career.

Monaco Red Cross Ball

Red Cross Ball 2016 - Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Red Cross Ball 2016 – Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Each year, the Monaco Red Cross hosts a ball in gratitude to its many generous donors and showcases the immeasurable work that the funds have done on both a local and international scale. La Salle des Etoiles once again becomes the venue for a star-studded event, opened in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross. Following in the steps of tradition, the night begins with a tombola and an exquisite meal before the dancing gets underway. A magnificent fireworks display heralds an end to the evening before guests slip back to their superyachts to continue the party or sleep off the night’s exertions.

Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit: ultraeurope.com

Paced over 7 spectacular days across Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of electronic music anywhere in the world. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Split all become the spectacular backdrop for fun and games, including a regatta at Bol on the 17th of July and a party of over 5,000 revellers at the spectacular Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar the following day.

Nice Jazz festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Nice Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Nice Jazz Festival

Nice hosted the very first jazz festival in 1948 and the city has long embraced its love of the genre, revelling in its international appeal that in turn produces an eclectic and thrilling event from worldwide talent. The five-day event takes place at the Theatre de Verdure, conveniently located near Nice‘s Port along the beautiful promenade.

August

La Biennale

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

A celebration of the arts in all its various forms, La Biennale in Venice is arguably the most diverse exhibition in the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season: Art, Cinema, Architecture, Dance, Theatre and Music are all represented in displays, workshops and interactive events for all ages. Take a look at the mesmerising performances and see what it inspires in yourself.

September

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

A gathering of the luxury yacht industry’s greatest and growing talents, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a glimpse the yachting’s future, from next year’s design trends to advancements in technology and the unveiling of new water toys. Whether you’re planning on buying your next superyacht or just curious to see what the 500+ exhibitors have to offer, the Cannes Yachting Show is not an exhibition that yachting enthusiasts should miss.

Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Whether you are an owner, luxury charter guest or an industry professional, the Genoa International Boat Show is attended by Italy’s finest and most renowned yacht builders including Perini Navi, Benetti and CRN as well as international names, offering the perfect opportunity to compare luxury yacht facilities and products. This yachting exhibition over land and water covers more than 300,000m² total and this year’s event already has 1,400 boats registered with 400 available for sea trials. Ever wanted to see Feadship engineering up close? This could be your chance.

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 - Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 – Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

Just as the Cannes Film Festival unofficially marks that start of the charter season in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is seen as the closing event in the superyacht social calendar and a winding down from the peak season. After the event, the private yacht parties run long into the night and the last of the summer holidays is seen off in style in one of the Cote d’Azur‘s most opulent and glamorous cities.

Motor Yacht of the Year: Lurssen 156m Dilbar

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

We applaud the triumph of Lurssen Yachts, as the 156m Mega Yacht Dilbar receives the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards. The authorities of Boat International Media held the event this year in Florence, Italy. Perhaps, the most important event in the industry, WSA attracted the elite of the yachting world anticipated decisions of the judges selecting the best of the best yachts delivered in 2016. You can view the full list of the winners here.

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar also won in her category for “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above”. “One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, as the judges described her, Dilbar is officially largest superyacht in the world in terms of gross tonnage. According to Lurssen, Dilbar’s gross tonnage is 15,917 tonnes, while her owner/guest area is of a very impressive size of 3,800 sqm.

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The exterior design of the magnificent 156m Dilbar is a courtesy of Espen Oeino, while her interior design is by Winch Design.

Below are some of the best shots of the “Motor Yacht of the Year” – Dilbar:

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

Dilbar is currently in the Mediterranean and will stay there for the summer. Stay tuned, as there will be incredible photos of this mega yacht in Monaco, Italy, France and other destinations.

The World Superyacht Awards 2017: The Winners

May 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The World Superyacht Awards is a fantastic annual event held to acknowledge and honour the best luxury yachts on the planet. This year the ceremony took place at the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy on the 13th of May. The superyacht owners and industry leaders participated in the event filled with excitement and thrill to find out the names of the best superyachts launched throughout 2016. Here are the winners.

Sailing Yacht of the Year:

70m sailing yacht SYBARIS

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

 Motor Yacht of the Year:

156m motor yacht DILBAR

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

 Voyager’s Award:

49m Motor Yacht GLAZE

M/Y Glaze

M/Y Glaze

Refitted Yachts:

85m Motor Yacht AQUILA 

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Rebuild Yachts:

77.40m Motor Yacht LEGEND

Luxury motor yacht Legend was announced the best superyacht in the Rebuild category. After an extensive refit by ICON Yachts, Legend is looking stunning, offering her charter guests opulent amenities and lavish accommodation for 26 guests in 13 cabins. Legend is available for charters from EUR 460,000 per week plus expenses. She carries plenty of water toys, including a submarine, and can cruise literally anywhere int the world.

LEGEND superyacht - photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND superyacht – photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

Sailing yachts 30m to 39.90m:

36.60m sailing Yacht MY SONG

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yachts 40m and Above:

70m sailing Yacht SYBARIS

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 33.9m:

32.26m motor Yacht BOTTI

The beautiful 32.26m superyacht Botti was designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard and built by Monte Carlo Yachts. This two-deck planing luxury vessel can reach a top speed of 28 knots. She features plenty of space for socialising and recreation, including a large bathing platform, a cinema, dining and lounging areas.

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m:

35.20m motor yacht GIPSY

Motor yacht Gipsy

Motor yacht Gipsy

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m:

45m motor yacht AMORE MIO

Superyacht Amore Mio

Superyacht Amore Mio

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above:

70m motor yacht GALACTICA SUPERNOVA

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500 GT – 30m to 42.9m:

42.20 motor yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above:

46m motor yacht LA PASSION

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,499GT:

70 motor yacht JOY

One of the finest superyachts in the world of charter yachts, Joy boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and interior design by Studio Indigo. Joy offers ample exterior spaces and an incredible “closer-to-the-sea” cruising experience. She was launched by Feadship last year, and it took her very little time to become the charterer’s favourite.

 Superyacht Joy on her sea trial - image copyright Feadship


Superyacht Joy on her sea trial – image copyright Feadship

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 1,500 GT and 2,999GT:

72.50m motor yacht CLOUDBREAK

Designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino and built by Abeking & Rasmussen, motor yacht Cloubreak also has the title of one of the most significant explorer yachts worldwide. Her total gross tonnage of over 2,200 tonnes and huge interior volumes allow for superb luxury amenities. Cloubreak takes her charter guests to the most remote and spectacular locations on the planet. To find out more about locations, rates and availability, please contact our charter brokers.

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Displacement Motor Yachts 3,000 GT and Above:

156m Motor yacht DILBAR

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value:

33.40m motor yacht NARVALO

Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht Narvalo was acknowledged for her great design, quality and price, and was named a perfect example of a ‘pocket explorer yacht’. Narvalo is a fantastic superyacht for cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean that also stands out with her excellent features of an explorer vessel. Spacious interior spaces, long range, seaworthiness and toys and tenders storage space make this 33.40m yacht one of the nicest charter yachts.

M/Y Narvalo

M/Y Narvalo

 Judges’ Special Award for Achievement -

50m motor yacht CHASSEUR

The award winner motor yacht Chasseur was named one of the best vessel launched by Christensen Shipyard. The judges acknowledged that Chasseur was built during the difficult times and marked the reopening of the yard. Chasseur boasts slim exterior lines with timeless design and offers airy and bright exterior spaces. This 50m charter vessel is available in various parts of the world.

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding video:

43m motor yacht LATITUDE

With a help of drones Anil Thadani, the owner of the superyacht, produced a fantastic video of Latitude’s journey in the icy waters of the Svalbard Archipelago. You can watch the video below:

Legacy Award:

Alex Dreyfoos

If you would like to find out more about luxury charter superyachts please do not hesitate to contact our friendly brokers.

Engaging 29th MYBA Charter Show for CharterWorld’s senior brokers and management in Barcelona

May 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

From the 24th – 27th April Barcelona, Spain hosted the 29th MYBA Charter Show, a trade-only event attended by all levels of the professional yachting industry with continuing improvements in safety and services at the core of the conference.

CharterWorld Senior Brokers Nicolas Benazeth, Martha Lukasik, Josh Burdett, Reia Stannard, Trina Howes and Amanda Brilliante attending the MYBA Yacht SHow

CharterWorld Senior Brokers Nicolas Benazeth, Martha Lukasik, Josh Burdett, Reia Stannard, Trina Howes and Amanda Brilliante attending the MYBA Yacht Show

The show is perhaps the most important event on any professional charter broker’s agenda, offering valuable opportunity to meet fellow industry colleagues, discuss business opportunities and new trends and most importantly provides a possibility to view the latest charter yachts on the market, assessing various aspects as well as meeting the crew on board.

CharterWorld’s Charter Director, Reia Stannard and senior brokers Nick Benazeth, Josh Burdett, Amanda Brillante, Martha Lukasik and Trina Howes attended the four-day event and had the opportunity to board some of the most popular Mediterranean charter yachts and experience life on board, savour the mouthwatering dishes prepared by talented Chefs and served by the crew in order to demonstrate their ability and level of service future charter clients will receive during their vacation.

“We saw some yachts at the show that are normally in the Balearics so it was a good chance to inspect vessels we would not normally see in Genoa, such as DIANE and MENORCA (a superb newly-refitted classic with Edmiston that was probably my favourite boat this year).”

Superyachts in attendance at Port Vell, Barcelona, for the MYBA Yacht Show

Superyachts in attendance at Port Vell, Barcelona, for the MYBA Yacht Show

Previously hosted by Genoa, Barcelona is the new home for the MYBA Show until 2020. The change of location has brought a new set of benefits and challenges, as Josh Burdett commented on the event:

“The layout of the OneOcean Port Vell lends itself really well to the show, allowing a lot of yachts to be shown along one continuous dock and ending the need to be ferried from one side to the other as it was in Genoa. I think from a yacht owner and Broker perspective, everything ran smoothly and was well organised.

“Although poor weather and the travelling distance for some superyachts in the Eastern Mediterranean does mean there were a few no shows – and it may prevent some yachts from attending in future – overall the quality was very high and there was a particularly strong showing of the bigger yachts at the upper end of the fleet.”

Of the largest and most popular yachts currently for charter in the Mediterranean, the event showcased superyachts JOY, ICON, NERO, INDIAN EMPRESS and TALISMAN MAITON.

Sundeck spa pool aboard luxury yacht TALISMAN MAITON at the MYBA Yacht Show 2017. Photo credit CharterWorld

Sundeck spa pool aboard luxury yacht TALISMAN MAITON at the MYBA Yacht Show 2017. Photo credit CharterWorld

“We saw some yachts at the show that are normally in the Balearics so it was a good chance to inspect vessels we would not normally see in Genoa, such as DIANE and MENORCA (a superb newly-refitted classic with Edmiston that was probably my favourite boat this year),” Josh Burdett adds further.

Amanda Brilliante sampled the cuisine on board M/Y INDIAN EMPRESS and M/Y CD TWO and commented on the variety of cuisine on each:

“There was an amazing Indian buffet lunch aboard INDIAN EMPRESS: It was a very very cold rainy day on the 26th of April and lunch was set indoors in main dining room. There must have been an assortment of at least 25 dishes both hot and cold. Approximately 20 guests attended, so quite a warm, congenial atmosphere and an amazing spread of items to choose from.

“Also an excellent lunch the next day on luxury yacht CD TWO – a most innovative Chef Lorenzo created excellent fish dishes, but also a bit of molecular gastronomy going on as well which added a bit of flash to things. The palate cleanser was a fun treat (electric sorbet – it really felt electric on the tongue and lips!) as well as the ice cream cigars which were served under glass with real cigar smoke.”

Motor yacht ELENI at the MYBA Yacht Show. Photo credit CharterWorld

Motor yacht ELENI at the MYBA Yacht Show. Photo credit CharterWorld

During the MYBA charter show the chefs of each vessel competed in two different competitions: the best cocktail as ‘Art in a Glass’, the MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition and the table-scaping competition with the theme: ‘Spring in Barcelona’. Kate Barnett of motor yacht CHEETAH MOON won the first event, impressing the judges with her stylised presentation and creativity with ingredients. The full results for the other competitions are as follows:

2017 MYBA Superyacht Chefs’ Competition results:

Yachts 56 and over

  • 1st place – Dean Conbeer (ICON)
  • 2nd place – Lee Easdon (NERO)
  • 3rd place – Simon Phillips (DOUBLE DOWN)

Yachts from 40 to 54m

  • 1st place – Mikeldi Corcuera (MQ2)
  • 2nd place – James Perry (NASSIMA)
  • 3rd place – Spiro Pavlic (PRIDE)

Yachts up to 39m

  • 1st place – Jean Mathee (TWILIGHT)
  • 2nd place – Daniel Wilbor (TAKARA)
  • 3rd place – Mark Rostant (CHEETAH MOON)

‘Spring in Barcelona’ Tablescaping results:

Yachts 56 and over

  • 1st place – Aly Merill & Cairine Whyte (DOUBLE DOWN)
  • 2nd place – Daniel Wellman (SILVER ANGEL)
  • Special mention: The Stewardesses of luxury yacht NERO for their table setting

Yachts from 40 to 54m

  • 1st place – Malcolm Bowers (TALISMAN MAITON)
  • 2nd place – Megan Rutty (MIRAGE)

Yachts up to 39m

  • 1st place – Holly Eccleson (CHEETAH MOON)
  • 2nd place – Christine Snyder (TWILIGHT)

The attending yachts will be available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer months. For more information on individual availability and on board facilities, contact CharterWorld.

First Edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendezvous is coming to Italy

May 10, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendezvous is coming to Viareggio. The event will take place from 11 to 14 May 2017, with over 20,000-30,000 visitors and more than 60 yachts on display. Dedicated to the nautical industry and building awareness of the potential of the high-end yachting in Tuscany and Versilia, the first edition is expected to be very successful. The Italian lifestyle, the natural beauty, art and hospitality add to the chic of the upcoming event, where the guests will enjoy the sunshine and celebrate in style. The Versilia Yachting Rendezvous will include events planned inside and outside the main event. Not only that but there will also be four main themes developed each day of the festival: design, gastronomic, art and fashion. Since some of the popular and new superyachts are expected at the festival, we highly recommend you see these amazing boats:

Versilia - Viareggio. Flickr/Deeetail

Versilia – Viareggio. Flickr/Deeetail

Atlante | CRN | 55m | 2015

The multiple-award winning superyacht Atlante was built by the well-known Italian shipbuilder CRN. Her masculine and aggressive exterior design is head-spinning. Constructed to provide maximum comfort onboard, Atlante’s lower deck features sunbathing area, Turkish bath, fitness area with Technogym equipment, home theatre and spacious entertainment area. Atlante accommodates 12 guests and 13 crew members.

CRN M/Y Atlante 55m

CRN M/Y Atlante 55m

Lucky Me | Baglietto | 46m | 2016

Opulent motor yacht Lucky Me was launched last year but has already become the yacht enthusiasts’ favourite. She was designed inside and out by bespoke Francesco Paszkowski. Her exterior is head-turning, and the interior is sophisticated and tasteful. Lucky Me boasts extensive outdoor areas, which create “close-to-the-sea” experience. Five guest cabins accommodate 2 in complete luxury.

Motor Yacht Lucky Me

Motor Yacht Lucky Me

Motor Yacht Crystal 140 | Benetti | 42m | 2017

Benetti Crystal 140 superyachts represent the semi-custom line of the Benetti Class series. This is a spacious vessel with a great layout and excellent outdoor spaces for entertainment and socialising. Measuring 42m metres, this luxury yacht has a beam of 9 metres and boasts luxury entertainment and relaxation areas. Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 5 cabins.

Benetti Crystal 140

Benetti Crystal 140

Vivace 125 – Skyler | Benetti | 38m | 2017

Motor yacht Skyler is a brand new luxury vessel, designed by Stefano Righini for Benetti. At 38 metre Skyler features a beam of 8.23 metre, three decks and a superyacht sun deck. Her accommodation layout includes four cabins for eight guests, assisted by a crew of 7.

Benetti Vivace 125. Photo credit Quin Bisset

Benetti Vivace 125. Photo credit Quin Bisset

Pachamama | Baglietto | 43m | 2015

Also designed by Francesco Pazkowski and built by Baglietto, motor yacht Pachamama is a beautiful 43-metre planing vessel. She can achieve an impressive top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. Pachamama sleeps ten guests in 5 cabins. Her outdoor living areas boast plenty of space for sunbathing in the Italian sun and relaxation in Jacuzzi.

43m FAST Superyacht PACHAMAMA

43m FAST Superyacht PACHAMAMA

Sanlorenzo SD112 | Sanlorenzo | 34m | 2017

New Sanlorenzo superyacht from the SD112 series is expected to make an appearance at the event this May. Sanlorenzo is known for collaborating with contemporary interior design brands to create immaculate interior decor. Superyachts from the SD112 series are not exceptions. They feature elegance and timeless style to provide total comfort for ten guests aboard.

SD 112 Sanlorenzo motor yacht

SD 112 Sanlorenzo motor yacht

Solleone | Nautor’s Swan | 35m | 2015

Sailing yacht Solleone was launched in 2015 by Nautor’s Swan. This gracious 35m charter yacht offers a luxury vacation for ten guests. Excellent performance capabilities allow Solleone to cruise for long distances. She will be available for charters this summer in the Western Mediterranean, including Naples, Sicily, Riviera, Sardinia and Corsica. Secure this beautiful sailing yacht now from EUR80,000 per week plus expenses.

Swan 115 Solleone

Swan 115 Solleone

If you are interested in chartering a luxury yacht in Italy in summer please do not hesitate to contact out charter brokers for a professional service and unbiased opinion.
You can view charter yacht available in the Mediterranean this summer here.

Top 10 Superyachts you HAVE TO SEE at MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona

April 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

One of the “must-visit” superyacht events, the MYBA Charter Show will be held at Barcelona‘s prominent OneOcean Port Vell for the first time. Last year, the decision on the new venue was announced by the MYBA authorities, confirming that Barcelona would be hosting the event for the next three years. OneOcean Port Vell can berth 68 yachts ranging from 22m – 190m. Here are the top 10 charter superyachts you will see at OneOcean Port Vell from the 24th until the 27th of April 20107. 

1. Satori

Launched earlier this year, the brand new 41.5-metre sailing yacht Satori is waiting for her first Mediterranean charter vacations. This breathtaking luxury vessel accommodates 10 charter guests and has some excellent facilities, including Hammam, massage room, alfresco dining and lavish interior living spaces.

Sailing yacht SATORI

Sailing yacht SATORI

2. Shawlife

Built by prominent shipbuilder Princess Yachts, motor yacht Shawlife boasts 21.25m LOA and offers comfortable accommodation for up to 8 charter guests. She can reach a top speed of 20 knots and has excellent water toys for some extra fun on a private yacht charter vacation.

MY SHAWLIFE

M/Y SHAWLIFE

3. Takara

Another brand new motor yacht in the world of luxury charter yachts is the beautiful 38-metre Takara. Her interior styling is best described as contemporary, with some opulent elements and a total “Zen” atmosphere. Her large panoramic windows will allow the guests to enjoy the picturesque views of the Western Mediterranean, where she will be available for charter this summer from EUR€ 130,000.00 per week plus expenses.

M/Y TAKARA

M/Y TAKARA

MY TAKARA - Upper salon

MY TAKARA – Upper salon

4. Joy

Joy was one of the best additions to the global fleet of charter yachts in 2016. Being available for charter for less than a year, Joy has already won the hearts of many and has been in very high demand. Joy is a 70-metre motor yacht of outstanding quality. She was designed and built by some of the leading designers and bespoke shipbuilder Feadship. Opulent accommodation onboard Joy is for 12 guests, assisted by 17 crew members.

Superyacht Joy. Photo credit: Alina Garazhenko

Superyacht Joy. Photo credit: Alina Garazhenko

5. Lucky Lady

The 62.60-metre impressive motor yacht Lucky Lady (ex Lady Lola) was launched in 2002. Following her refit, completed early in 2017, Lucky Lady is taking bookings for charters in Eastern Mediterranean. She is fully equipped with advanced technology while providing beautiful, luxurious living spaces for her guests to enjoy their charter vacations to the fullest. Her accommodation layout comprises of 5 well-appointed cabins to accommodate a total of 10 guests.

Motor Yacht Lucky Lady

Motor Yacht Lucky Lady

6. GO

Another highly popular charter yacht built by Feadship, GO is a real head turner at every port. She was refitted in 2015 and boasts tasteful interior created by world-renowned Sinot Design. One of her outstanding features is the main salon with unique circular couch, which is the ideal area for all guests to enjoy cocktails, conversation or perhaps even the latest movie on her large high definition flat screen TV. This 43-metre superyacht sleep 10 guests overnights in 5 lovely cabins.

MY GO - Main

MY GO – Main

MY GO - Alfresco dining

MY GO – Alfresco dining

7. Axioma

The six-deck luxury vessel Axioma (ex. Red Square) is one of the finest yachts built by Dunya Yachts. She was launched in 2013 and constructed to the design by Sterling Scott and interior designer Alberto Pinto. She boasts a huge saloon, with open gallery and glass doors leading to the beach club, which is home to the infinity pool and four sets of sofas. The dedicated owner’s deck has a master bedroom with a walk-in dressing room, twin bathrooms, and a cinema/lounge, leading to a dining terrace. Axioma can accommodate 12 guests.

MegaYacht Axioma (ex. Red Square) - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Axioma (ex. Red Square) – Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Axioma (ex. Red Square) Upper Deck - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Axioma (ex. Red Square) Upper Deck – Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

8. Nero

Nero is a classic superyacht with some excellent features. She has a large entertaining area on the main deck, where her charter guests will enjoy amazing meals prepared by the chef on board, will have an aperitif or simply relax after a day of adventure. There is a five-metre pool on the foredeck and a large beach platform for everyone to enjoy the water. For those who are into an active lifestyle, there is a gymnasium, water toys and tenders, and diving equipment. Nero is available for charter from EUR€ 475,000.00 per week.

Superyacht NERO

Superyacht NERO

Motor yacht Nero - foredeck pool

Motor yacht Nero – foredeck pool

9. ICON

Motor yacht ICON is perfect for Mediterranean charters this summer. Built in 2009 and refitted in 2014, ICON was the first superyacht built by Icon Yachts. With an overall length of 68-metres and a beam of 11.4-metres, ICON provides voluminous living spaces. Her accommodation comprises of 7 cabins for a total of 12 guests. ICON’s interior styling is by Redman Whiteley Dixon, with the interior design being a work of the renowned Studio Linse.

68m mega yacht ICON by Icon Yachts

68m mega yacht ICON by Icon Yachts

10. Pride

The prestigious Italian shipyard Mondo Marine launched motor yacht Pride in 2013 to the design drawn by Viudes Yachts. At 45 metres Pride offers exceptional outdoor spaces spanned over three decks. The centre of casual entertainment onboard Pride is the sundeck, which boasts a huge sun pad, ample seating and lavish wet bar. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests in the following cabin configuration: owner’s master suite, full-beam VIP cabin, two double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Superyacht PRIDE

Superyacht PRIDE

Superyacht PRIDE - Decks From Above

Superyacht PRIDE – Decks From Above

There is a large selection of luxury motor and sailing yachts that you can charter in the finest locations of the Mediterranean this summer. Some of the most popular locations include Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Portofino, Amalfi, Mallorca, Mykonos, Bodrum and many others. For more information on availability and rates, please contact our charter brokers.

International SeaKeepers Society to honour Bermuda scientists at annual event

April 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

On Thursday the 22nd of June, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will become the venue for the International SeaKeepers Society event ‘SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017′, where local individuals will be honoured for their endeavours into ocean conservation and research. The event is to take place during the annual America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda from the 26th of May until the 27th of June.

Wendy Schmidt - SeaKeeper of the Year 2017

Wendy Schmidt – SeaKeeper of the Year 2017

The International SeaKeepers Society has received long-running support from the yachting industry and the not-for-profit organisation works in partnership with the Discovery yachts program to conduct research and educate on maintaining and improving the world’s oceans. Previous projects include studies into drift cards, coral bio-erosion and shark tagging.

The evening will focus on the recent work of the society and the research results gained from the international fleet of Discovery yachts. Bermudans Philippe Max Rouja, Judy Clee, Chris Flook, and John Paul Skinner will also receive recognition for their efforts in educating on and combating current issues affecting oceanic health. Most notably, Wendy Schmidt, Founder and Vice President of the Schmidt Ocean Institute to further oceanic research, knowledge and discovery, will be honoured as 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year.

Spanish Point Bermuda - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Year-round sunshine makes Bermuda a viable destination for any season, and the Overseas British Territory is increasingly opening up as a superyacht destination as holidaymakers expand beyond the traditional winter charter grounds of the Caribbean and Bahamas. Attend the America’s Cup on a luxury charter yacht and discover the pristine beauty of the pink sand beaches, historic landmarks and easygoing culture.

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