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Superyacht Sovereign ready for Caribbean and Bahamas charters this winter

September 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

54m/177ft motor yacht SOVEREIGN (ex.HARBOUR ISLAND) is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this winter and this PADI Certified Dive Centre has a wealth of water toys and fine environments in which to dine and entertain all your guests and visitors.

Newcastle Shipyard superyacht SOVEREIGN - Available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas

Newcastle Shipyard superyacht SOVEREIGN – Available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas

Built by Newcastle 2011 and refitted in 2017, she is regularly maintained to keep her in top shape for special occasions and corporate yacht charters. She was a finalist in two awards shows – the Showboats Design Awards 2012 and the World Superyacht Awards 2012 for Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts and Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m) respectively.

Main salon aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN

Main salon aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN

The warm environment of the main salon creates an excellent first impression using warm wooden panelling and opulent furnishings that appeal to contemporary tastes. Gather together to plan the day ahead or to take the weight off your feet before a delicious meal in the dedicated space of the forward formal dining area, where the intimate environment places the focus on the guests and the occasion.

Motor yacht SOVEREIGN - Formal dining room

Motor yacht SOVEREIGN – Formal dining room

Outside, the main deck aft provides a massive shaded alfresco lounge or dining area where guests can spend the whole day in the fresh air, watching the wildlife pass by close to the hull.

“Luxury yacht SOVEREIGN is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas from $250,-000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates in this popular charter region.”

Motor yacht SOVEREIGN - Skylounge

Motor yacht SOVEREIGN – Skylounge

The timeless skylounge provides a spacious interior for family and friends to gather to socialise over drinks and games, or to simply sit down in the generous lounge and observe the islands of the Grenadines or the BVIs in the comfort of air-conditioned surroundings.

Dine alfresco under a vibrant and warm winter sky on the upper deck aft, then remain outside along the stern and watch the stars appear in the sky while catching up with friends and family and preparing for your next amazing day of adventure.

The sundeck spa pool aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN

The sundeck spa pool aboard luxury yacht SOVEREIGN

The spectacular sundeck is ready to offer your guests the ultimate outdoor relaxation experience with a generous central spa pool with swim up bar, a large collection of forward sunpads and a plush seating area and plenty of sun loungers on the aft.

Luxury yacht SOVEREIGN is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and comes with a fantastic selection of water toys, including:

  • 4 x kayaks
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x Seabob
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While in transit, the on board gym has everything guests need to maintain a fitness regime or to wear off excess energy before bed time.

Superyacht SOVEREIGN - Upper deck master suite

Superyacht SOVEREIGN – Upper deck master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 2 Master suites, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins. The professional crew of 13 will provide everything you require for an exceptional holiday cruise.

Luxury yacht SOVEREIGN is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas from $250,-000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates in this popular charter region.

Luxury charter yacht Lionshare ready for the Caribbean and Bahamas

August 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

40m/130ft Heesen superyacht LIONSHARE (ex.CATALONIAN) is returning to the charter market this autumn and she will be available in the sparkling Caribbean and Bahamas.

Superyacht LIONSHARE - Built by Heesen

Superyacht LIONSHARE – Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht LIONSHARE was built by Heesen in 1987 and last updated in 2012. Mulder Design was responsible for her engineering and exterior design, while Art Line created her interior appearance.

Motor yacht LIONSHARE - Main salon

Motor yacht LIONSHARE – Main salon

The main salon is a beautiful modern environment using a colour scheme of pale white and chocolate browns. The air-conditioned interior is an ideal place for guests to rest and recuperate after hours spent on the beaches and in the seas of the exotic Caribbean islands, and lunch or dinner in the forward formal dining area will be a welcome treat.

Superyacht LIONSHARE - Formal dining area

Superyacht LIONSHARE – Formal dining area

Guests looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors on their holiday will find the shaded main deck aft a great setting for unwinding with reading material or listening to music, and the location is ideal for quickly accessing the swim platform for sunbathing beside the water or for heading off on the tender to one great beach after another.

“Superyacht LIONSHARE is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this winter from $105,000-$140,000 USD per week plus expenses. Get ahead and reserve your dates by contacting CharterWorld today.”

Luxury yacht LIONSHARE - Main deck aft at night

Luxury yacht LIONSHARE – Main deck aft at night

Guests looking for a quiet and comfortable spot to watch television or read away from the clamour of the main group will find the skylounge perfectly to their linking, with enough space on the sofas and arm chairs for more intimate conversations without as many distractions.

Motor yacht LIONSHARE - Upper deck aft alfresco dining and sunbathing

Motor yacht LIONSHARE – Upper deck aft alfresco dining and sunbathing

Treat yourself to a lavish afternoon of lazing in the sun on the upper deck aft, where the large alfresco dining table provides for group meals and allows you to experience every location you visit up close. After your delicious meal, rest on the sun loungers and savour a drink from the outdoor fridge, ensuring quick service for all guests on any occasion.

Superyacht LIONSHARE - Sundeck Jacuzzi

Superyacht LIONSHARE – Sundeck Jacuzzi

Rest in the warmth surrounded by the exceptional vistas of the French West Indies and the Exumas Islands when you soak in the sundeck Jacuzzi. Watch the world pass by and dry off on the sunpads, which also make an excellent place to lie out and watch a starry night sky.

Superyacht LIONSHARE comes with an excellent selection of water toys for exploring above and below such amazing locations as the BVIs and the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands. The collection includes:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • sea scooters
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling rquipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • towable toys
Luxury yacht LIONSHARE - Master suite

Luxury yacht LIONSHARE – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep a maximum of 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 8 will ensure that everyone on board has a stellar charter experience among the lush islands of the Caribbean.

Superyacht LIONSHARE is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas this winter from $105,000-$140,000 USD per week plus expenses. Get ahead and reserve your dates by contacting CharterWorld today.

Top 12 luxury catamarans for charter

June 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

When the subject of sailing yachts is brought up, the general image conjured is that of a strikingly dark, sleek monohull with pure white sails billowing against blue skies. Most newcomers to sailing will also imagine a grand, historic yacht from centuries past – and for that reason the modern catamaran, while just as romantic, remains on the sidelines to receive little, if any attention.

Yet the advantages of sailing a catamaran particularly stand out on a luxury charter holiday: a shallower draft allows your party to venture closer to the exquisite secluded beaches, and an above waterline hull makes for bright and ventilated interiors without the reliance on air conditioning to shift the air flow. The wide beam of a catamaran often reduces the amount of unwanted noise filtering from living spaces into cabins, not to mention providing larger living spaces overall.

As for the modern element, the photos below will attest to the level of sophistication these contemporary interiors receive from globally known designers. Before you head off on your next grand adventure, take a look at these 12 fantastic vessels all built within the last decade, and uncover the unsung allure of catamarans.

There’s even a motor yacht among all those sails.

1. Enigma

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA - A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA – A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Lagoon is the world leader among modern catamaran builders, celebrating the launch of its 100th hull in May this year. Sailing yacht ENIGMA was built in 2013 and the immaculate interior contains a spacious living room surrounded in all directions by windows or glass doors that lead out onto the aft deck, where the shaded outdoor lounging area provides alfresco dining and sun-touched seating for the best place to relax with hobbies while taking in the watercolour surroundings.

Up on the bridge deck is the cockpit, where guests can spread out on the sunpads or sunbathe on the aft deck.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA comes with an impressive selection of water toys, including adult and child water skis, kayaks, 2 x paddleboards, a wakeboard, snorkelling gear and diving equipment for Rendezvous diving.

For ease of access to the water with all the water toys, there are two swim platforms and a ladder.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA - Salon view aft

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA – Salon view aft

Length: 19m/61ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.3m/4ft

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: $28,000-$33,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

2. Lady Katlo

S/Y LADY KATLO - Built by Lagoon Yachts

S/Y LADY KATLO – Built by Lagoon Yachts

The Caribbean can be your playground at any time of the year with catamaran LADY KATLO: Following her 2013 refit she boasts a beautiful interior and exterior salon designed for family and friends charters of up to 6 people. With fewer cabins comes greater space and when guests return from trekking around the Grenadines or swimming and shopping in the BVIs, the cabins will feel more like a personal retreat than a cubbyhole containing a bed.

For entertainment, a media library and games consoles for entertaining the kids while sailing to your next destination, and the water toys selection contains water skis, a wakeboard and snorkelling equipment for family fun in the sun.

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO - Aft deck

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO – Aft deck

Length: 18m/62ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: $26,000-$30,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

3. Lucy Z

Sailing yacht LUCY Z - Built by Sunreef Yachts

Sailing yacht LUCY Z – Built by Sunreef Yachts

Luxury yacht LUCY Z from Sunreef Yachts stands out among other sailing yachts due to her brilliant red sail, yet in the vibrant charter grounds of Corsica and Sardinia her burst of colour is all a natural part of the region’s flavour.

Join in with the local culture and savour the best bars and clubs after an afternoon snoozing on a secluded beach with all the facilities of your superyacht to hand: With a draft of only 1.5m/5ft, swapping one water toy for another or heading back on board for refreshments has never been easier.

The interior is where she truly shines, however: custom mahogany furniture and embellishing set the stage for sophisticated dining and entertaining. There is a piano, guitar and djembe on board for live music and when out on the water superyacht LUCY Z has everything guests need to learn how to kitesurf or select from plenty of other water toys.

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z - Salon at night

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z – Salon at night

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 7 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: €40,000-€44,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean: Corsica, Sardinia

 

4. 19th Hole

Superyacht 19TH HOLE - Built by Sunreef

Superyacht 19TH HOLE – Built by Sunreef

Spending the summer along the winding Mediterranean shoreline and winter among the pale sands of the Caribbean, sailing yacht 19TH HOLE follows the best weather to give her guests a stellar experience inside and out.

The interior decor is striking and sultry using a combination of black and white accented with azure blue in the communal living areas, and while you relax in the living room you can watch your meals being prepared in the galley in front of you.

On the aft deck there is a spacious outdoor living area where guests can spread out with hobbies or simply sit and watch the sun sink down over the horizon. The shaded cockpit above the main deck provides an alternative place for guests to dine alfresco together or relax after a fun and tiring day trying out the exhaustive supply of water toys, which include but are not limited to:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE - Saloon and galley

Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE – Saloon and galley

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €40,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

5. Maverick

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK - Built by Sunreef

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK – Built by Sunreef

2013 luxury catamaran MAVERICK from Sunreef Yachts has everything to entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels, offering up a comprehensive variety of water toys, including sail boats, scuba diving gear, windsurfers and wakeboards.

While travelling to your next amazong location, the state-of-the-art entertainment system will bring crystal clear clarity to the library of over 1000 films, 30,000 songs as well as video games.

The perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living space, high energy and laid-back fun, luxury catamaran will pack your days with so many opportunities that you’ll never want your holiday to end.

Luxury yacht MAVERICK - Aft Deck

Luxury yacht MAVERICK – Aft Deck

Length: 21m/70ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Draft: 2m/6ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€41,750 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean

 

6. Hutiane

Superyacht HUTIANE - Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Superyacht HUTIANE – Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Luxury catamaran HUTIANE was built in 2011 by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi and refitted in 2015 to offer impressive surroundings reminiscent of a motor yacht while still retaining all the benefits of the sailing experience.

Expansive windows allow the light to filter through into the interior salon and formal dining area, and the angle retains privacy while berthed. Out on the aft deck the alfresco dining area is complemented by a hydraulic lifting swim platform that can act as sun lounging area or provide easy access in and out of the water for guests with water toys such as Waverunners and kayaks.

The flybridge is one of the most popular areas for parties on board, providing generous seating for alfresco dining between guests as well as a bar for serving cocktails and a barbeque to serve up your freshly caught fish.

Master suite occupiers have a further level of luxury, with a hammam within the en-suite bathroom.

S/Y HUTIANE - Afternoon tea on deck

S/Y HUTIANE – Afternoon tea on deck

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 12m/40ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €70,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

“With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.”

7. Ipharra

Luxury yacht IPHARRA - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht IPHARRA – Built by Sunreef

A finalist at the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts categories, superyacht IPHARRA is proven for quality and a popular choice among catamaran lovers in the busy Mediterranean season.

The contemporary interior blends pale wood with monochrome patterns for elegance that make effortless use of the natural light always entering from the surrounding windows. Towards the aft, a galley kitchen is fitted close to the lounging area for convenience whether serving morning coffee or an evening aperitif.

The uncovered flybridge is a hit with sunbathers and party lovers alike, giving guests the chance to dine alfresco before lying back on the sun loungers or moving them aside for ample room to dance.

Superyacht IPHARRA - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Superyacht IPHARRA – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Draft: 3m/10ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €50,000-€55,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

8. Ombre Blu

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU - Built by Lagoon

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU – Built by Lagoon

The perfect family yacht offering an unbelievable amount of services for her size, luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU epitomises the advice that it’s the crew makes your charter experience successful: Stewardess Melissa is a trained massage therapist and Captain Francesco is a qualified dive instructor familiar with the best and most choice dive locations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

“Dear Melissa and Francesco, Thank you for the most amazing vacation! These past 7 days have been perfect – the weather, food, accommodations etc. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with our family. It is clear that you value the satisfaction of your guests and go above and beyond expectations. We have created life long memories aboard the OMBRE BLU and you two will forever be in our hearts!”

– Charter guests aboard M/Y OMBRE BLU, Amalfi, June 2016

The interior of this 2008-built Lagoon yacht uses light-coloured oak and wenge to produce an airy environment ideal for any time of the day for rest and relaxation after the hours have disappeared in exploring the gorgeous coastlines of the Amalfi Coast or Sicily. As well as an aft deck area for guests to use, the forward deck has a cockpit for informal dining and sunbathing out on the nets as the sea water flows by underneath you.

S/Y OMBRE BLU - Sofa and library

S/Y OMBRE BLU – Sofa and library

Length: 15m/51ft

Beam: 9m/28ft

Draft: 1.4m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: €12,500-€17,500 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

9. Quaranta

Motor catamaran QUARANTA - Built by Curvelle-Logos

Motor catamaran QUARANTA – Built by Curvelle-Logos

Not all catamarans are sailing yachts: superyacht QUARANTA from Turkish builders Curvelle-Logos removes the disadvantages of monohulls yet keeps all the benefits of modern motor yachts, including the ability to reach speeds of up to 25 knots.

Among her contemporary interiors is a large salon for group members to gather before heading out on the water toys to the beautiful bays of St Tropez or Iles d’Hyères. The bar will provide an excellent choice of refreshments upon your return, which you can savour out on the aft deck or at the Portuguese deck seating towards the bow.

Her spacious sundeck hosts sun loungers, a large alfresco dining table and a forward Jacuzzi for those all-important sunset views as you soak your cares away.

Winner of the Catamaran Award at the World Superyacht Awards 2014, luxury catamaran QUARANTA was also a finalist for the Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30m to 44.9m category at the same awards show, as well as at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2014 for Best Power 24m-40m. She also has RINA Class environmental certification, so you can have all the indulgence without any of the guilt.

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA - Main salon

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA – Main salon

Length: 34m/111ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €119,000 p/w plus expenses

Special discount: €99,000 p/w plus expenses for any South of France charters booked up to the 7th of July

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

10. Hemisphere

Superyacht HEMISPHERE - Built by Pendennis

Superyacht HEMISPHERE – Built by Pendennis

Built in 2011 by Pendennis in an uncommon departure from their usual monohull sailing yachts, luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE was greeted with critical acclaim at the various awards ceremonies after her debut, winning both Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts at the Showboats Design Awards 2012 as well as becoming a finalist in the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts, Sailing Yachts and Recreational Area for Guest Use Award. At the World Superyacht Awards 2012, she received a special commendation for Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range.

Whether your group intends to dance the night away or spend as much time lounging around as possible, the massive salon is created with multiple places for guests to sit and socialise, breaking off into smaller groups for private conversation while remaining close to the action.

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE - Salon

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE – Salon

Length: 44m/145ft

Beam: 17m/54ft

Draft: 3m/9ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €189,000-€217,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Indian Ocean

 

11. Blue Deer

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER – Built by Sunreef

One of the most recent builds on this list, superyacht BLUE DEER from Sunreef offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for family and friends groups looking for the quintessential Mediterranean charter experience. Stocked full of water toys, including Seabobs, kayaks, paddleboards and scuba diving equipment, there will never be a dull moment during the charter as your party discovers the impressive array of marine life surrounding the Italian Riviera and Capri.

Dine alfresco under the stars and make use of the generous aft and forward decks for your viewing pleasure, before using the water toys to make the short distance to your own private beach.

Superyacht BLUE DEER - Salon seating

Superyacht BLUE DEER – Salon seating

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€39,500 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

12. Douce France

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE - Built by Alu Marine

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE – Built by Alu Marine

Fitted with a classic environment ideal for celebrating special occasions, luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE is an extraordinary charter yacht available in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific over the summer months.

The warm and inviting salon has everything you need for evening entertaining and relaxing throughout the day, including a wide selection of music and films to watch on the widescreen TV, a wet bar and comfortable seating layouts both inside and out on the aft deck. Exercise at sunrise out on the aft deck before taking coffee in the invigorating sea air.

The impressive collection of water toys (including sail boats, windsurfers and scuba diving gear) is perfect for exploration above and below the waves and the hours will fly by before you realise that it’s time for your next mouthwatering meal.

At the end of the day, relax with a massage out in the open air while the verdant islands of the Maldives and Seychelles linger temptingly on the horizon.

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE - Timeless style in the salon

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE – Timeless style in the salon

Length: 42m/138ft

Beam: 15m/51ft

Draft: 3m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €95,000-€105,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Indian Ocean, South Pacific

 

With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.

‘Glamour – Where to find it on your luxury yacht’

May 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Chartering a luxury superyacht is not only an unforgettable experience cruising in the hottest yachting spots and indulging in luxury. Luxury superyacht charters also open the doors into the world of glamour, where beautiful people experience the best of luxury travel, from champagne spray parties in Monaco to romantic evenings in the charming ambience of Sardinia. If you need some glitz and glamour in your life, you can find it on your luxury yacht charter.

Aboard luxury charter yacht GATSBY

Aboard luxury charter yacht GATSBY

Destinations

Luxury yachts will take you on a memorable journey to the world’s most iconic and stunning destinations, as well as the most exclusive harbours and marinas. Enjoy alluring French and Italian Rivieras, the tropical Caribbean, Bahamas and vibrant South East Asia. Try mouth-watering gastronomic delights in the most luxurious locations, like St Barths, where the beau monde dine in the top restaurants, relax on exotic beaches and attend thrilling events as part of a yacht charter itinerary.

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

New England is becoming popular with elite mega yacht charter travellers, especially during the high season. St Tropez, Cannes and Nice are famous for their onboard parties, while Anguilla, St Maarten and the BVI are very well-known for the best beach parties.

Explore the beautiful coastal regions of Thailand, Croatia, Tonga and Tahiti. If you are in love with sailing, then take the opportunity to sail around Greece, Turkey and the US Virgin Islands. Plan your yacht charter vacation to visit the Seychelles, Puerto Rico, Barbados and St Kitts with its pristine white beaches, crystal clear blue waters and laid back lifestyle.

San Blas beach - Image credit to Visitpanama.com

San Blas beach – Image credit to Visitpanama.com

How do elite holidaymakers get to their luxury superyacht charter? Using a private jet is what glamour travel is about. Travelling by a private jet will ensure you arrive in style and comfort, while you get much closer to your luxury yacht. Why not add a helicopter ride and land right on a helipad of your luxury vessel? In the world of luxury yachts, there are not limits to how glamorous it can be.

Private jet. Photo credit Michael Molloy

Private jet. Photo credit Michael Molloy

Events

Luxury yacht charters whether with family, friends or as a single guest is the best way to see and be seen at prestigious yachting events around the world. There is a large number of significant events in the luxury yachting calendar that are not to be missed. Theses are the events where superyachts are chartered to attend the event, or the boating industry displays luxury yachts for charter and sale. May events have proved to be the most popular in the Mediterranean before the summer yachting season officially begins. Arrive in style at the Monaco Grand Prix, where you can charter a luxury yacht as a base to see the motor racing.  The Cannes Film Festival is another luxury event where yachts serve as accommodation, events venues and entertainment. The Monaco Yacht Show is a must-visit for all yachting enthusiasts, as it is the largest superyachts show in the world. Perhaps, one more event that involves the thrill and glitz is the America’s Cup. Attracting a flotilla of luxury yachts, which are also used as the best viewing spots and fantastic entertainment platforms, the America’s Cup is a month-long celebration of the coolest events in the yacht racing world. There is a special selection of luxury yachts available for charters in the locations of the events:  Cote d’ Azure region of France and Monaco in the Mediterranean, as well as superb sailing and motor yachts available at the America’s Cup.

Monaco. Photo credit Catherine Poh Huay Tan

Monaco. Photo credit Catherine Poh Huay Tan

Superyacht luxury amenities

Live the high life during your time on board a luxury yacht charter while admiring the views of the seductive beauty of magnificent coastlines, majestic mountains and chick seaside and cosmopolitan towns. Make your dreams come true, while a highly professional crew will take care of everything on board. Luxury superyachts provide superb amenities and facilities. Lavish accommodation, truly opulent and tastefully designed interior, incredible indoor-outdoor flow and the sense of being closer to the sea are guaranteed when you book a luxury yacht charter. Spacious cabins with comfortable beds, private en-suite facilities, state-of-the-art video audio system, HD TVs, WiFi connection are available on board. Those who seek total relaxation and serenity will appreciate luxurious wellness and spa centres. Thanks to recent design advances, there are saunas, Turkish hammam, massage rooms and swimming pools available onboard, so that you can enjoy the feeling of utter relaxation.

Jetsetter Jacuzzi lifestyle

Jetsetter Jacuzzi lifestyle

Chill out on the deck’s sunbathing areas, while sipping freshening cocktails and soaking up in the bright sun. For the more energetic charterers, there’s always plenty of snorkelling and scuba diving equipment onboard too, as well some impressive water toys, also great for the kids who want to explore.

Yacht LADY JOY - Fun with water toys on Charter

Yacht LADY JOY – Fun with water toys on Charter

Delta

Invictus – Delta Marine. Photo credit Jeff Brown

CharterWorld can help you to begin planning your vacation of a lifetime. Whether it’s glamour, adventure or relaxation on a lavish yacht charter, we have everything covered. Specialising in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts, we are the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very knowledgeable charter brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

 

 

 

Charter Superyacht 11.11 – 9 Days for the Price of 7

March 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The award-winning SUPERYACHT 11.11 offers a very special deal: 9 days for the price of 7 cruising in the Caribbean this Easter. This is a limited time offer, so if you are planning your Easter holiday, secure 11.11 right now.

Benetti 11.11. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Photo credit Jeff Brown

This outstanding 63-metre luxury yacht made her appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, where she won the hearts of many. Opulent decor, yet warm and comfortable atmosphere onboard was designed to take families and friend on a luxury journey in total comfort.

Benetti 11.11. Interior. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Interior. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The winner of the 2016 World Superyacht Award, superyacht 11.11 impressed many with her striking exterior designed by Benetti‘s in-house team. Her interior features some lavish elements, such as Italian leather, marble, teak, luxurious fabrics, gloss timber and other.

Benetti 11.11. Master suite. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Master suite. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The main leisure area is located on the upper sun deck. It has a large dining table for 14 guests and a bar. Superyacht 11.11 boasts two Jacuzzis, a massage room, and a steam room.

Benetti 11.11. Exterior. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Exterior. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Luxury accommodation on board is provided in 6 cabins for 12 guests. Two majestic master suites are both full-beam. Two double cabins and two twin cabins also have sumptuous design and beautiful furnishing.

Benetti 11.11. Exteriors. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Exteriors. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Motor yacht 11.11 carries an exclusively built by Benetti 8m tender – a mini 11.11. Travelling with family aboard 11.11 would be an absolutely amazing experience. Everyone would find something to do, especially with a plethora of water toys available. There are waterskiers, sea bobs, wave runners, kayaks, paddleboard, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment, to mention but a few. Your luxury holiday in the finest places of the Caribbean, such as BVI, St Martin, St Kitts and St Barths is promised to be unforgettable.

Benetti 11.11. Jacuzzi. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Benetti 11.11. Jacuzzi. Photo credit Jeff Brown

If this sounds like a perfect charter yacht for your next vacation, please contact our friendly brokers for more information and professional advice.

Westport superyacht Far Niente ready for charter in the BVIs this February

January 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The British Virgin Islands will become the cruising ground of Westport’s 40m/130ft luxury charter yacht FAR NIENTE (ex.INSTANT GRATIFICATION) this February. Launched in 2014, Westport decided on a ‘no fuss’ approach to the interiors and created timeless, simple and clean living spaces and instead focused on the on board entertainment.

Luxury motor yacht FAR NIENTE

Luxury motor yacht FAR NIENTE

The main salon and dining area are comfortable surroundings for socialising at any time of the day: the both seating areas are located close to the windows which span the length of the walls for plenty of natural light while playing at the game table or selecting a song on the entertainment system. In the evening, subtle lighting sets the mood for fine dining, conversation and for watching a film together.

Superyacht FAR NIENTE - Mail salon

Superyacht FAR NIENTE – Mail salon

As a charter destination, the Philippines is only just beginning to realise its potential and charter guests will discover unspoilt surroundings, laidback locals and traditional coastal towns and villages. Never miss a moment from the deck of superyacht FAR NIENTE: seating is available across all decks and alfresco dining at sunrise and sunset amongst the mangroves is an opportunity not to be missed. Both the bridge deck and skydeck have outdoor LCD TV and the latter location also houses an outdoor cinema system and Jacuzzi.

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Motor yacht FAR NIENTE – Alfresco dining

Luxury yacht FAR NIENTE - Skylounge

Luxury yacht FAR NIENTE – Skylounge

Dry off in front of the fire in the skylounge while watching a film on the 55” HDTV and enjoy a competing against the other guests at the game table.

To the stern, a swim platform and ladder offers easy access to the pristine Philippine waters. The toy chest has everything for group enjoyment: Paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, kayaks and inflatable and towable toys.

Luxury yacht FAR NIENTE - Master suite

Luxury yacht FAR NIENTE – Master suite

There is 1 Master suite, 2 VIP cabins and 2 twin cabins to sleep 10 guests in comfort, and all have a kaleidoscape movie system.

Luxury yacht FAR NIENTE is available in the British Virgin Islands this February before she moves to Grenada in March. Take advantage of her February offer of $20,000 USD off her low season price and charter the BVIs at a rate of $120,000 per week plus expenses. For more details, contact CharterWorld today.

Top Sunset Spots to Visit on Your Luxury Yacht Charter

December 12, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The yachting winter season has started, which means the number of very happy people in world has significantly increased. There is no wonder, as yachting certainly makes you happy: stunning views, sunshine, beautiful white-sand beaches, tiny little islands and lagoons, and of course, some amazing sunsets fascinate everyone who ever cruises on a yacht. Indulge in luxury experience and admire some breathtaking sunsets in the most popular yacht charter destinations this winter.

1. MALDIVES

The Maldives has become one of the most luxurious travel destinations in the past few years. Not only it attracts a lot of travellers and photographers but also yacht charterers. The reason is simple – the nature is stunning both during the day and at night. The islands are famous for the pink sunsets and glowing beaches, creating a truly romantic atmosphere for adults and a fairly-tale for kids.

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Maldives Sunset. Photo courtesy of Flickr / Stefano Milan

 

2. SEYCHELLES

The Seychelles is also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, which implies that the place is worth visiting while on a luxury holiday. The islands have become a favourite place of divers and fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. The on-shore and on the water activities are vast. The topical islands with jungles, charming birds, bright flowers and, indeed, the amazing sunsets will win your heart.

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    Seychelles sunset. Photo curtesy of Flickr / Keuth Van Deventer

 

3. MAURITIUS

A popular hub among sailing yachts and catamarans, Mauritius is a cosmopolitan places with a lix of languages and cultures from different parts of the world. Among the most popular day activities you will find golf to be in favour of some visitors of the islands. Relaxing ambience is found in the natural environment, as well in luxury spa facilities in Mauritius. There are plenty of great spots to enjoy sunsets, for example your luxury charter yacht of a villa overlooking the bay.

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Mauritius sunset. Club Med La Plantation d’Albion. Photo courtesy of Flickr / Antonie Debroye

 

4. THAILAND

Delicious Thai cuisine, welcoming and friendly locals, scuba diving and snorkelling spots, vibrant culture and architecture onshore – these are some of the very best reasons to visit Thailand on your next vacation. Thailand has been gaining popularity among yacht enthusiasts, thanks to a large development project of its marinas. What is more, nightlife there is just amazing, including night markets, fine-dining restaurants, bars and clubs. When exploring Thailand, don’t forget to take your camera, as you cannot miss a chance to take a picture of the stunning sunsets.

Thailand sunset: fishing boats in sea harbor. Photo courtesy of Flickr / eWastudio

 

5. BVI

The British Virgin Islands is an ideal location for yacht charters and sailing. No matter what kind of activities you prefer, you will find plenty to do on the BVI. Spend a day sunbathing on soft-sand beaches, or snorkelling and doing water-sports and then dedicate some time to enjoy beautiful evening and breathtaking views of the marine.

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BVI sunset. Bitter End Yacht Club Sunset. Photo by Flickr / Chaosbay

 

6. WHITSUNDAYS

Whitsundays is a sailing paradise. Located behind the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday’s Coral Sea has no waves making the waters ideal for sailing. Not only that, but also some incredible beaches, bays and crystal clear water, attract the yachting elite to Whitsundays. There are 74 islands to choose from to visit, with some magnificent views and magical sunsets.

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Whitsunday One Tree Hill. Sunset. Photo by Flickr / Russell Charters

 

7. ST BARTHS

St Barths is the crème de la crème of the variety of luxury travel destinations. The beautiful people from around the world head to St Barths to escape the cold in winter. Gustavia, the capital of St Barths, is known for its yacht-filled harbour, high-end restarts, boutiques and historical attractions. There is plenty of various activities, from kitesurfing to a peaceful relaxation on one of the top ranked beaches in the world. Some of the premium class villas, bars and restaurants are located up on the hills, providing spectacular views and a chance to admire the sunset.

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St Barths Eden Rock sunset. Photo by Flickr / Carlyjayne12

 

To find out more about yacht charter destination and how to secure a yacht please contact your preferred broker. You can view a selection of some stunning yachts for charter here.

The British Virgin Islands – Your Ideal Yacht Charter Destination

October 14, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

If you chose the British Virgin Islands for your next yacht charter destination these Winter holidays then be ready to swap your coats for t-shirts and shorts, busy life in chilly cities for palm trees and chilled vibes, plenty of sunshine and serenity.bvi

Imagine yourself relaxing in a beach club on the aft deck of your charter yacht, while turquoise water laps agains the hull, your gastronomic delights are being prepared by the friendly crew members, friends and family are having a chatter and you roll over to reach for a glass of the Caribbean Rum. Once you are on the British Virgin Islands, you will be surrounded by lively locals, picturesque views of the chalk white beaches, luxury resorts and lovely waterside restaurants.

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The British Virgin Islands have gained great reputation for as a luxury holiday destination and is now a hotspot for superyacht and megayacht charters. The BVI consist of over 50 volcanic islands, which are truly relaxed and calm. This place is completely opposite from a bustling city, and tourists who visit the islands mostly travel here by island hopping ferries, private or charter yachts. The best time to visit the islands is November to March, when the hurricane season is already over and climatic conditions are very pleasant with hot sunny days and warm nights.

Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke islands is were the main action is on. Since there are only 16 islands inhibited, it is a great idea to explore the small coves and cays in peace on the smaller islands. Richard Branson owns Necker Island, which could be chartered for up to 20 guests – here is another reason to charter a superyacht in the BVI.dsc_0004-large

Tortola is the capital of the islands and is the centre of business, which has the most shops, restaurants, hotels. If you love total relaxation and serenity then Jost Van Dyke Island is for you. This is a place that doesn’t offer fun activities, in fact, no activities at all. Here you can watch the tide shift while sipping cocktails at a local bar and soak up the luxe relaxed lifestyle. Anegada Island is famous among divers who can choose between 300 weeks to dive in and explore stunning marine world in the BVI. This is also the place to see colonies of pink flamingoes.

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Life on the island is calm but still has its unique treats to offer tourists.  The locals are proud of their cuisine, sea grape wine, maubey (non-alcoholic beverage), coconut tarts and guava jam. If you are more into things-to-do, rather than something-to-eat, the BVI have it all: hili-golfing, bonefishing, biking, riding, surfing and windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. In addition to that, visiting The Baths on the island go Virgin Gorda is another fascinating activity. This is a stunning area of watery grottoes that appeared as a result of unique geologic formations, and is now the major tourist destination on the BVI. The Baths is an incredible place for snorkelling and admiring Elkhom coral.

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The British Virgin Island is a perfect place for honeymooners, whole family and friends cruising on a luxury yacht charter. With a variety of activities, from relaxing time enjoying picturesque views of the powder white beaches, visiting botanic gardens and water activities, the BVI will become your favourite Winter holiday destination for a luxury yacht charter. CharterWorld offers a large selection of yachts available in the BVI and the CaribbeanPlease get in touch with CharterWorld the leading luxury yacht charter expert, to experience the delights of a superior charter holiday. Here are some very happy people who have already.

Beautiful 33m S/Y MARAE for Luxury Yacht Charters in the Caribbean

February 26, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

An exceptional and very good looking 33-metre sailing yacht, MARAE is  currently available for charters holidays in the Caribbean, Bahamas and  the US East Coast in the upcoming months. She can take her guests around Antigua and the Virgin Islands through to March and April, following which she is likely to cruise to the Bahamas for April through to May. She is an ideal vessel for family charters or vacations with friends, while her itinerary could also include local regattas; offering the perfect venue to races such as the Antigua Classics. For the summer season she will sail up the US East Coast, where she will be available around Newport, Chesapeake and the surrounding areas.

MARAE

MARAE

Built by the renowned New Zealand builder, Alloy Yachts in 2004, with refits in 2009 and 2014, MARAE can offer overnight stay for up to six guests in three comfortable and inviting cabins. She was designed by Ted Fontaine and represents an elegant vessel with great performance, served by a highly-skilled and friendly crew.

S/Y MARAE

S/Y MARAE

One of the main features is her raising centre board, allowing access to shallower waters, which could be inaccessible for many other vessels.

Sailing yacht MARAE

Sailing yacht MARAE

Her traditional interior is decorated mainly in cream and navy blue with walnut panelling throughout, creating a cosy and warm atmosphere. The main saloon area boasts comfortable sofas and chairs, as well as a more formal dining area.

The upper saloon has a bar area and an additional dining table with comfortable leather bench seating, convertible onto a reclining seating area to enjoy movies on the high-tech entertainment system.

Yacht charter with MARAE

Yacht charter with MARAE

MARAE’s exterior areas are also very spacious and well laid out for relaxations, sunbathing or al fresco dining. The cushioned aft deck and cockpit offer the perfect spot for surveying the action while the vessel is underway, while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and nibbles prepared by the crew. the pilothouse is yet another area from where to enjoy the breathtaking views and sailing conditions below decks.

Al fresco dining aboard MARAE

Al fresco dining aboard MARAE

Refreshing cocktails - MARAE

Refreshing cocktails – MARAE

A great range of water toys and amenities is also at guests’ disposal at all times: including a 5m Williams Turbo Jet Tender with a 110hp engine, two Laser sailing dinghies, waterskis, wakeboard and tows, two-person inflatable kayak, two inflatable paddle boats, fishing gear, snorkelling gear and two mountain bikes. For those who wish to participate, rendezvous diving sessions are available by appointment.

Relaxing aboard MARAE

Relaxing aboard MARAE

She is available from US$54,000 to US$65,000 per week plus expenses, depending on the season. Don’t hesitate to enquire about her availability, charter destinations and personalised itinerary.

MARAE is truly a wonderful yacht, and if you haven’t chartered a sailing yacht  or any yacht before, you might be surprised just how wonderful it is to spend your holiday pampered 24 hours a day and fully relax without having to worry about packing and unpacking, or finding restaurants and places to eat. A crewed luxury yacht charter is all about unlimited fun, relaxation and fabulous adventures. Should you have any questions or would like to explore the idea of chartering a vessel, our brokers are at your complete disposal.

Sailing yacht MARAE (ex PARAISO)

Year:2004 (Refit 2009, 2014)  L.O.A.:32.97m (108' 2")  Beam:8.00m (26' 2") 
Max Speed:12.5 knots  Cruise Speed:10 knots  Engines:2 x 300hp Lugger diesel e 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2016 to host amazing fleet of sailing and motor yachts

December 01, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Next year’s Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous will host an amazing fleet of the world’s finest sailing and motor yachts, some of them available for a luxury superyacht charter. The event promises to be a spectacular occasion and one not to be missed.

Superyacht Ohana has registered to be part of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous fleet for 2016 - Photo by Carlo Borlenghi.

Superyacht Ohana has registered to be part of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous fleet for 2016 – Photo by Carlo Borlenghi.

The registered fleet include such beautiful vessels as the 24,68m Alia charter yacht Aiyana, the 38,8m Claasen superyacht Atalante, the 42m Vitters charter yacht Bella Ragazza, the 30m Southern Wind Blues, the 45m Perini Navi luxury yacht Clan VIII, the 27,7m Nautor’s Swan Freya, the 46m Vitters Ganesha, the 66,7m Baltic mega yacht Hetairos, the 33,4m Vitters Inoui, the 34m Baltic Nilaya, the 23,2m Pendennis charter yacht Ocean Phoenix, the 27,71m Nautor’s Swan Odin, the 50m Fitzroy Ohana, the 25m Oyster Pandemonium, the 60m Perini Navi mega yacht Perseus3, the 60m Perini Navi charter yacht Seahawk, the 34,17m Vitters Unfurled and the 28,6m Southern Wind Windfall.

Perini superyacht Seahawk

Perini superyacht Seahawk

Motor yacht owners are also invited to join the very first Westport Rendezvous, which will be held in conjunction with the main regatta. An on the water program will see motor yachts follow the exciting racing and enjoy the fabulous surroundings of the British Virgin Islands. The day’s activities will be complemented with parties and dinners to enjoy. All motor yachts with a LOA in excess of 24m / 80 feet and above are invited to register.

The Westport Rendezvous is a new addition to the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. Photo by Jeff Brown

The Westport Rendezvous is a new addition to the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. Photo by Jeff Brown