The charter yachts of the St Barths Bucket Regatta

The 2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta is due to get underway on the 16th of March ...

The charter yachts of the St Barths Bucket Regatta

March 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta is due to get underway on the 16th of March for three days of intense racing around the stunning scenery of the Caribbean. One of the largest racing events in the sailing calendar, this edition is expected to be even more impressive in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and of these participating high performance yachts, many are available for charter throughout the year.

P2 and Perseus^3 come fresh from wins at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, ready to add to their collection of wins for this regatta season. Here are more of this year’s iconic competitors:

Maltese Falcon

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON - Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON – Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

The world’s largest sailing yacht at 88m/289ft, superyacht MALTESE FALCON is truly a sight to behold and the judges agreed unanimously: She holds 10 design awards from the International Superyacht Society, Showboats Awards and the Robb Report.

Her interiors from Ken Freivokh Design are just as sporty as her exterior and her facilities are just as impressive, with an on board gym, movie theatre and Jacuzzi as well as a host of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

S/Y MALTESE FALCON - Salon

S/Y MALTESE FALCON – Salon

Length: 88m/289ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 19.6 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000-€440,000plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Rosehearty

S/Y ROSEHEARTY - Perini Navi

S/Y ROSEHEARTY – Perini Navi

Built in the same year and from the same builder as MALTESE FALCON, luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY (ex.AUDACE) may be dwarfed by her bigger sister but her exceptional interior by Christian Liagre makes her just as an impressive a charter yacht for holidays, special occasions and regattas.

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY - Formal dining

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY – Formal dining

Length: 56m/184ft

Beam: 12m/38ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 10

Price per week: $225,000-$225,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Q

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) - Alloy Yachts

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) – Alloy Yachts

Winner of 3 awards in 2008-2009 for the best sailing yacht over 40m, luxury yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO 2) represents New Zealand yacht builders Alloy Yachts, whom have a stellar reputation in the yacht building industry. Reymond Langton Design created her bright and spacious contemporary interior and while not participating in regattas, charter guests can use her tender garage as a freshwater Jacuzzi.

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

Length: 52m/170ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Builder: Alloy Yachts

Year: 2008

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 8

Price per week: €180,000-195,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Danneskjold

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD - Built by Southern Ocean Marine

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD – Built by Southern Ocean Marine

After taking place in the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta, sailing yacht DANNESKJOLD (ex.LIARA) is ready to prove her power in 2017 having won and placed on the podium at previous Caribbean regattas. As a charter yacht, she offers spacious and comfortable surroundings for Caribbean and Mediterranean charters, with vast music and film libraries for evening entertainment after a full day of excitement and exploration.

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Length: 32m/105ft

Beam: 7m/23ft

Builder: Southern Ocean Marine

Year: 2009

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $54,000-$62,000 USD

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Perseus^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

A finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2016 in the ‘Sailing Yacht of 45m and above’ category, PERSEUS^3 is one of the most recent competitors at the regattas. As a charter yacht, she has plenty of water toys and on board and her contemporary interior efficiently uses space for a comfortable charter experience.

Length: 60m/197ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2015

Top speed: 15.5 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: €250,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Elena

S/Y ELENA

S/Y ELENA

This gorgeous traditional sailing schooner is the namesake of a yacht built over 100 years ago and was recreated from the original drawings by designer Nathaniel G Herreshoff. The classic interior by Steve McLaren makes traditional sailing yacht ELENA an enjoyable charter yacht for close friends and family.

Sailing yacht ELENA - Main salon and formal dining area

Sailing yacht ELENA – Main salon and formal dining area

Length: 55m/180ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Marin Luxur Yachts

Year: 2009

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 8

Price per week: €80,000-€90,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Meteor

S/Y METEOR - By Royal Huisman

S/Y METEOR – By Royal Huisman

A previous winner of the St Barths Bucket (2009) and the Newport Bucket Regatta in 2014, sailing yacht METEOR has a proven race record as well as winning 3 awards for her design in 2008. The seating and sun pads on deck are comfortable areas for outdoor living, and her classic appearance above deck continues into the main salon and cabins for a spacious and relaxing environment.

Superyacht METEOR - Main salon

Superyacht METEOR – Main salon

Length: 52m/171ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2007

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: $126,000-$150,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Ganesha

Sailing yacht GANESHA - Built by Vitters

Sailing yacht GANESHA – Built by Vitters

Built in 2013 by Vitters, S/Y GANESHA features contemporary interiors from Newcruise Design using Indian motifs and patterns with splashes of vibrant colour to create welcoming living spaces. At only four years old, GANESHA has already proven her agility at previous regattas, including two wins at Porto Cervo.

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Length: 46m151/ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2013

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: Contact CharterWorld for current rates

Charter grounds: Contact CharterWorld for current charter grounds

 

Ningaloo

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

A finalist in 3 awards categories in 2011 and also earning a special commendation, superyacht NINGALOO (ex.LADY B) uses glass to create sultry curves both inside and out. NINGALOO is no stranger to the St Barths Bucket and has performed well in her class, making her a yacht to watch out for during the races as well as an exciting charter.

S/Y NINGALOO - Lower salon

S/Y NINGALOO – Lower salon

Length: 45m/147ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2010

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6/7 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: €88,000-€100,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Nikata

Sailing yacht NIKATA - Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Sailing yacht NIKATA – Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Luxury yacht NIKATA is available for charter with a great selection of water toys and on board entertainment, including games consoles, a music and film library, audiovisual equipment and much more.

S/Y NIKATA - Formal dining

S/Y NIKATA – Formal dining

Length: 25m/82ft

Beam: 6m/19ft

Builder: Nautor’s Swan

Year: 2005

Top speed: 12 knots

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

Crew: 4

Price per week: €28,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Axia

Superyacht AXIA

Superyacht AXIA

No stranger to the St Barth’s Bucket, luxury yacht AXIA has won overall in the Grand Dames category as well as receiving the ‘All Star Crew’ award in 2013. Her classic interiors, spacious decks and variety of water toys make her a firm favourite for family charters with guests of all ages.

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Length: 37m/123ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Palmer Johnson

Year: 1990

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: $60,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Spiip

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Regatta enthusiasts will remember sailing yacht SPIIP racking up the podium places in the past under the name UNFURLED. One of many performance sailing yachts to be given the name UNFURLED, SPIIP from Royal Huisman has been racing since 2000 and is fully prepared for charters, with snorkelling and diving equipment on board for charter groups to discover everything their destination has to offer.

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/26ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2000

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 1 double cabin convertible to twin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $52,500-$58,500 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

Leopard 3

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 - Built by Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 – Built by Farr Yacht Design

S/Y LEOPARD 3 turns 10 this year and has a lot to celebrate: in 2016 alone she won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Puerto Cervo as well as the International Maxi Association trophy for the RORC 2016 Transatlantic Race. Superyacht LEOPARD 3 is also available as a corporate yacht charter, able to host up to 20 guests on board, as well as having availability for private charters throughout the year.

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

Length: 30m/100ft

Beam: 7m/22ft

Builder: Farr Yacht Design

Year: 2012

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 5

Price per week: €47,500 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Sojana

Luxury yacht SOJANA - Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Luxury yacht SOJANA – Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht SOJANA is a veteran of the sailing calendar, taking part in events such as the Palma de Mallorca regatta and Cowes Week. With a proven speed of 25 knots, S/Y SOJANA is one of the fastest competitors on the water. Her spa pool, inviting interiors and collection of water toys make her a great charter choice both in and out of the regatta seasons.

Main salon - Superyacht SOJANA

Main salon – Superyacht SOJANA

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/25ft

Builder: Green Marine

Year: 2003

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 6

Price per week: $53,500-$65,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

P2

Superyacht P2 - Built by Perini Navi

Superyacht P2 – Built by Perini Navi

Designed by Philippe Brand for Perini Navi, the focus was to create a yacht that was responsive to wind changes while remaining desirable for family and group charters through her elegant interiors. Winner of Sailing Yacht of the Year in 2009 as well as two other awards, superyacht P2 has fulfilled every criterion set, achieving First in the 2016 Loro Piana Regatta and the St Barth’s Bucket. The gym equipment, massage table and water toys available on request have ensured that this yacht is as exciting to charter as she is to spectate.

S/Y P2 - Main salon

S/Y P2 – Main salon

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2008

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 tripple cabin with Pullman berth, 1 double cabin with Pullman berth

Crew: 5

Price per week: €70,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Find out if one of these high performance yachts are available for your next holiday: contact CharterWorld and you could be sailing through the Mediterranean or Caribbean and enjoying your special occasion on a regatta winning sailing yacht.

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