With the winter behind us and the first signs of Spring popping up everywhere, most of us are starting to think about the summer vacations. To ensure you are presented with a good selection of the best superyachts available on the market this year, you shouldn’t hesitate too much. Charter boats are booking up early, and this trend has been going on for a few years now. Charterers are now thinking ahead, wanting to ensure that they will holiday aboard the best boat with the best crew and a fantastic range of amenities – just the way they have imagined it. The smart way to charter this year, is to get in early to ensure you don’t miss out on a great opportunity. Many superyachts are even offering Mediterranean ‘early bird’ specials if booked well in advance or offer off-season Caribbean and Bahamas getaways.
Brand-new CLOUD 9 available for charter vacations
But don’t panic! Although there are boats that have only a limited availability left, there are still yachts with great options. The busiest weeks of the summer season in the Western Mediterranean are the last week of July and the first half of August were the availability might be limited; for the rest of the season, we still have some exciting offers for you to considers, including yachts that have been launched recently or are new to charter market.
The Western and the Eastern Mediterranean remain the top places to cruise however, the Caribbean is also a fabulous choice, especially for American clients wanting to stay close to home, with many yachts remaining in the area following the busy winter season.
44m Heesen yacht G3 available for charter in the Med
The Bahamas are seeing an increased number of yachts staying and coming into the area this summer, as the islands provide fabulous cruising grounds, beautiful beaches, great weather and endless activities to undertake. Summer is great here, with plenty of things for young and young at heart, while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and the many water toys offered by your boat.
78M AMARILLYS – THE BAHAMAS AND THE CARIBBEAN
78m superyacht Amaryllis available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this summer
Coming back to the most popular destinations, France and Italy are staying strong, with numerous chic harbours and beaches along the French Riviera, picturesque and lively towns along the Italian coast or the timeless allure of the nearby islands of Capri, Sardinia, Sicily or Corsica. There is no place like the Amalfi Coast and Naples to taste the Italian pizza or France to stroll along seaside promenades while popping into the most luxurious boutiques along the way.
If Paella and passionate Flamenco have been on your mind for a while, then we have some good news! More and more vessels are obtaining their licenses to charter in Spain and the Balearics resulting in a much better selection of yachts cruising this area as there were a few years back.
36M UNBRIDLED FOR RENT IN THE BAHAMAS
36m Motor Yacht UNBRIDLED
Croatia is still on the list of the most popular destinations, thanks to her amazing natural environment, pristine waters and hundreds of islands to explore, as well as the seemingly endless amount of UNESCO Heritage Sites to visit. Whether you like quiet bays or lively nightlife, you will find both.
The renowned Greek architecture, the islands, laid back lifestyle and hospitable locals, make Greece a lovely place to enjoy for a week or two; and while in the East Med, Turkey’s mesmerising coastlines will leave you breathless each time.
If you’ve seen it all and are yearning for something different, then South East Asia might be just the right destination for you. The selection of yachts is more limited, however, so do get in touch with us at your earliest to discuss your options. One thing is for sure, the Andaman Sea will leave you with a suitcase full of amazing adventure, incredible experiences and beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
Let’s not forget about the events! In addition to the annual Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival, 2017 will see the most exciting regatta of all times: the America’s Cup. To be held in Bermuda this year, you can either rent a villa or a luxury apartment to stay in close proximity to the races, but nothing will ever compare to renting your own yacht to view this thrilling battle of the best. Look through some of the America’s Cup charter yachts or contact us for a full list and gratuitous advice.
SAILING YACHT MONDANGO 3 AVAILABLE FOR AMERICA’S CUP
MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis
The range of boats available for summer vacations is quite extensive and there is always something for everyone. The smaller vessels of high quality, measuring between 25-35m are booking very fast this year, as well as the mid-range boats: 45-55m. Larger superyachts and mega yachts still have a decent availability, however. Be it motor yachts or sailing yachts, it is always better to try to secure your chosen one before everyone else gets in. Browse Through Yachts & Read Latest Charter Articles
Cloudbreak – one of the new yachts on the charter market – Photo credit Anoldent
And if you are unsure about what you are looking for this year? We have you covered! Our team of senior brokers have perennial experience and extensive knowledge of the market. Based on the information you will provide, they will be able to send you a list of the most suitable vessels, respecting your budget, your style, your dietary requirements; as well as finding the best crew to fit your group and personality.
Being the largest independent retail broker, CharterWorld will give you unbiased advice, always treating you and your guests as a priority, without being obliged to promote any given yacht by the owner or the manager. We pride ourselves on recommending vessels based on our own experience, knowledge and our clients’ previous feedback.