Summer 2017: 10 brand new superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean

April 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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At the end of the first quarter of 2017, there have been plenty of new names added to the Mediterranean charter world – and a lot of them brand new builds. The Western Mediterranean is enjoying a surge in popularity and with the summer season well on its way, time is running out to reserve your preferred cruising dates in the Mediterranean.

Whether you are a seasoned Cote d’Azur cruiser or as new to the world of yacht charters as these stunning superyachts, you and your charter guests can select a type of yacht perfectly suited to your holiday destination and activities.

There is still time to book any one of these 10 fantastic new builds – or perhaps you will spot them on your travels.

Here Comes the Sun – Plenty of space, plenty to do

At 83m/272ft, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN from Amels is a presence on the water and is sure to draw looks.

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Built by Amels

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Built by Amels

Two designers with a world class reputation worked on her exterior and interior, and they are Tim Heywood and Winch Design respectively. The main salon features pale wooden panelling throughout similar in colour to the rosy paint used on the limited edition hull. Vibrant orange accents draw the eye while matt and sheen textures playfully manipulate light in the environment.

The colour scheme is continued up onto the Owner’s deck where there is over 300m² of interior and exterior space dedicated to lifestyle living with choice lounging areas.

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Sundeck concept

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Sundeck concept

The spa pool on the sundeck receives pride-of place and will easily seat up to 8 guests for a soak in the sun or under the stars, while the large bar and lounging area enhance any celebration.

The impressive variety of water toys and tenders will allow guests to explore every inch of their Mediterranean idyll, from the bays of the Balearic Islands to the shipwrecks of Dubrovnik and Rovinj.

From her glorious 26m² sundeck down to her beach club with bar, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN represents the best of contemporary innovation and design from the first quarter of 2017.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 10 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 4 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 25

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, cinema, beach club, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €1,200,000-€1,300,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Cloud 9 – Heavenly holidays aboard a glamorous superyacht

CRN Yachts was one of the first shipyards to launch a yacht in 2017 and they set the bar high with 74m/242ft superyacht CLOUD 9. Zuccon worked in conjunction with the CRN engineering team to ensure top of the range performance on board, while Winch Design created five fabulous decks of seamless interior and exterior spaces perfect for a tranquil Mediterranean charter with family and friends.

 

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN Yachts

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN Yachts

The bespoke interior is bright and airy, maximising the light from the vast windows by using pale wooden panelling and matching furnishings throughout. The neutral tone is broken by a splash of teal blue in amongst the furnishings and artwork to create a welcoming and relaxing environment suitable for any time of the day. On the main deck the 12 metre pool will bring everyone together for lazy sunny afternoons as a family.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins and 2 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 22

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, beach club, helipdad, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €875,000-€896,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Sarastar – Brooding beauty

Mondo Marine launched striking black 60m/198ft motor yacht SARASTAR in the third quarter of 2016 and she has since become available for charter in the Mediterranean. Designed with entertainment in mind, guests will find masculine exteriors and interiors filled with bold contrasts, sharp angles and clear-cut lines with a minimalist aesthetic.

Luxury yacht SARASTAR - Built by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht SARASTAR – Built by Mondo Marine

The main salon and dining area form the family hub, where a massive white sofa faces a flatscreen TV for entertainment while in transit. The single large space is filled with light throughout the day from the expansive floor to ceiling windows lining both the both port and starboard sides as well as opening out onto the main deck aft.

Above the formal dining table a shard-like chandelier creates an eye-catching and artistic addition to the dining experience. Up to 12 guests can dine in modern splendour, where the focus is firmly on the guests and the exquisite cuisine.

The bedrooms add some classic charm with delicate tree-top scenes that match the vibrant accent colour of the cabin. In the ensuite bathrooms, marble is used to great effect for invigorating and opulent surroundings that fit in flawlessly with the cabin and deck decor.

Motor yacht SARASTAR - Beach club

Motor yacht SARASTAR – Beach club

Ready for entertaining additional visitors while quayside, the sun deck has a large wetbar able to seat up to 8 guests while additional chairs and sofas areas placed in the sunlight and shade allow guests to spread out for smaller conversations without leaving the main group.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.

Crew: 11

Facilities: Beach club, helipdad, dancefloor, wi-fi

Price per week: €364,000-€392,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Rhea – Cloud-like poise from a custom ketch

If you are looking to reduce the amount of modern distractions in your life and revel in the romance of sails, then 55m/179ft luxury yacht RHEA (ex.CHRONOS) from ARK Yachts will be your holiday dream.

Luxury schooner RHEA - Built by Ark Yachts

Luxury schooner RHEA – Built by Ark Yachts

Sailing from one fantastic Mediterranean idyll to the next, the outdoor deck space makes a great sunbathing area and the cockpit can seat all guests under a canvas shade for fine dining throughout the day and evening.

Diving equipment, a windsurfer and kayaks are available as part of the water toys selection on board and guests will be able to spend hours of fun in the water before returning to beautifully fitted teak and mahogany cabins to prepare for the next day of adventure.

Sailing yacht RHEA - Cockpit dining

Sailing yacht RHEA – Cockpit dining

Able to accommodate twice as many guests than most motor yachts, sailing yacht RHEA is an ideal choice for corporate event charters and large parties looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Accommodation: 26 guests, 13 cabins: 1 Master suite, 10 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 10

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €52,000-€60,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Seven Sins – Boundless temptation in the Mediterranean

52m/125ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS from Sanlorenzo is one of the newest yachts for charter in the Mediterranean. Mauro Micheli of Oficina Italiana Design created her fluid exterior and interior appearance using contemporary styling for effortless and understated beauty.

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS - Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS – Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of your Mediterranean location, whether it be the white-washed homes of Mykonos in Greece or the glittering cityscape of Cannes along the French Riviera.

As functional as she is glamorous, luxury yacht SEVEN SINS is built with a glass-sided pool on the main deck, as well as on board beauty facilities including a spa room with massage facilities, a sauna and a steam room.

The exterior is a perfect balance of shaded and exposed living areas and guests will be spoiled for choice between sun loungers, sunpads and sofas throughout a week-long charter.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS - Alfresco dining

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS – Alfresco dining

Whether in motion or at anchor, the beach club receives natural light without the need of an open side due to the broad skylight to make another lounge area that is just as desirable as the other salons.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 3 guest cabins.

Crew: 9

Facilities: Swimming pool, spa room, sauna, steam room, beach club, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €260,000-€275,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

“To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.”

Da Vinci – Speed through the sultry summer days

Island hoppers and those with ambitious itineraries will need a superyacht that can keep up the pace and Mangusta‘s 50m/164 open yacht DA VINCI can do exactly that: Cruising at 25 knots and capable of up to 38 knots, your party could be visiting the villas of Capri one day and shopping in the ancient city of Naples or Salerno the next.

Open yacht DA VINCI - Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Open yacht DA VINCI – Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Immaculately presented and ready to receive guests, luxury yacht DA VINCI has the added benefit of a bar to complement the beautiful contemporary lounging area and dining table.

A toy chest containing Waverunners, paddleboards and kayaks add to the entertainment wherever your party chooses to cruise.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: —

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €225,000-€250,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

Satori – Mark your special occasion while you sail

Launched in Turkey by the Big Blue Yachting Company, 2017-built sailing yacht SATORI is a stunning 42m/136ft schooner with timeless interiors in a neutral palette suitable for any occasion.

Sailing yacht SATORI - Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Sailing yacht SATORI – Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Inside, the combined main salon and dining area are divided into smaller seating areas and take advantage of the broad windows for bright interiors ideal for reading and hobbies. In the evenings, a widescreen TV has plenty of entertainment and a fireplace will dry and warm guests who have spent the day snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea.

On the deck there are a number of places for guests to rest and relax: Sun loungers face the port and starboard sides and there are shaded sunpads to the aft of the outdoor lounging area so that everyone has the opportunity to take in the summer sunshine and watch the changing landscape as you sail on by.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 7

Facilities: Gym, wifi

Price per week: €77,000-€84,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Soprano – The star of the show

Dutch shipbuilder Hakvoort also has an offering for the Mediterranean charter market of 2017 in 38m/125ft luxury yacht SOPRANO, a yacht designed for global bluewater cruising featuring naval architecture and exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and an interior by Felix Buytendijk.

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

Superyacht SOPRANO is prepared to take advantage of the best Mediterranean weather: her spacious sundeck is covered with sun loungers and the bar has a great selection of drinks on offer for guests to sip while soaking in the Jacuzzi.

Accommodation: 9 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 7

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €100,000-€110,000

 

Sabbatical – Adventure awaits

29m/96ft open yacht SABBATICAL from Sanlorenzo is the yacht of choice for island-hoppers who want to see as much of the Mediterranean diversity as possible. Whether visiting Sardinia and Corsica, the Balearic Islands or the Dalmatian Coast, charter guests can see it all in style aboard this contemporary yacht that maximises natural illumination through skylights and reflective contemporary surfaces.

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL – Built by Sanlorenzo

The highly polished flybridge is ready for receiving guests, seating up to 10 for alfresco dining and sunny afternoons spent napping on the sun loungers.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 4

Facilities: Wi-fi.

Price per week: €70,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Mowana – Contemporary comfort and style

23m/76ft MOWANA from Sunseeker is a brand new 2017 build heading to the glimmering waters of the Dalmatian Coast this summer. Capable of sleeping 8 guests and cruising with 12 in addition to her maximum speed of 34 knots, she is an ideal choice for smaller charter parties wanting an open yacht to dart from one awe-inspiring dive spot to the next.

2017 build MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

2017 build MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

The refined salon contrasts dark wood against pale furnishings that use subdued detailing from textures and patterns to create a lavish and welcoming environment for the whole family.

Luxury yacht MOWANA - Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Luxury yacht MOWANA – Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

On the main deck aft guests can dine alfresco or finish off the latest novel in the invigorating Croatian air, while on the foredeck the seating area is perfectly situated for morning coffee while plush sunpads provide a comfortable and convenient place to while away the hours and socialise.

MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

When guests want an outdoor retreat after mornings spent exploring quaint seaside villages and dazzling underwater caves, the expansive flybridge has enough room for all guests to gather together in outdoor opulence. Absorb the best views on board from the sunpads, or enjoy a delicious meal at the large dining table with a retractable canopy to create the best exterior environment for any time of the day.

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 2

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €37,500

Charter grounds: Croatia

To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.

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