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Cannes is the epitome of the luxury and glamour, as well as the home to the world-famous Cannes Film Festival. Held each year in May, the event is renowned for hosting the rich and famous from the showbiz industry. But, Cannes is also a fabulous starting point for Western Mediterranean yacht charters along the French Riviera and the close-by islands. When not hosting the famous festival, Cannes is a relatively calm city, protruding the sense of a beech resort. It is situated near such popular destinations as Antibes, Nice, Monaco or St Tropez, which can be easily visited aboard a luxury superyacht.

Thanks to its central position, there is a fantastic selection of vessels available for Cannes yacht charter – anything from fast and sporty motor yachts, performance sailing yachts, or spacious catamarans, right through to ultra-luxurious mega yachts. Our clients will receive made-to-measure charter itineraries, based on their desires and specific requirements. Our professional and experience brokers are at your disposal and will assist you in creating the most memorable and fantastic vacation you have ever experienced.

Below you will find the latest news related to Cannes yacht charter and the superyacht industry. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information.

Special offer: Charter superyacht Jade 959 at a 25% discount for event charters in the Mediterranean

May 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

For the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, 52m/169ft luxury yacht JADE 959 is offering a staggering discount of 25% off her weekly Mediterranean charter rate.

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Built by Jade Yachts

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Built by Jade Yachts

Built by Jade Yachts in 2014, her exterior was completed by Espinosa Yacht Design while her interior design was done by Central Yacht.

Motor yacht JADE 959 - Main salon

Motor yacht JADE 959 – Main salon

The large main salon uses pastel shades of blue and yellow for a calm and refreshing space in which to gather and socialise. Plush sofas and armchairs surround a long coffee table ideal for relaxing with reading material or board games while the aft wet bar can serve apéritifs before dinner.

Superyacht JADE 959 - Formal dining

Superyacht JADE 959 – Formal dining

The forward dining table seats up to 12 guests in contemporary fashion with graceful lighting fixtures and detailing. A breakfast room is also available for guests looking for a more informal indoor environment to start the day.

On the upper deck the second salon can be used as a skylounge or a private lounge for the Master suite located on this floor. A large sheltered upper aft deck makes an excellent private balcony area for guests looking for a place to rest while taking in the spectacular Mediterranean views and the action during the packed luxury events charter season.

“Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.”

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Sundeck

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Sundeck

The impressive sundeck has an abundance of activities, including an outdoor cinema, karaoke system and sun-drenched Jacuzzi, all of which benefits from the wet bar close at hand and plenty of places to sit and stretch out in the summer warmth.

The tender garage stores an excellent variety of water toys, including:

  • 5 x jet-skis
  • 3 x water-skis
  • 2 x canoes
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 10 sets of scuba diving equipment, and
  • a water walking ball along with other inflatable water toys

While in transit, the on board gym will help guests to maintain their fitness regime and wear off excess energy. After the activity, a professional on board massage therapist will help to ease tired muscles to prepare you for the next day of adventure.

Superyacht JADE 959 - One of two Master cabins on board

Superyacht JADE 959 – One of two Master cabins on board

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 2 Master suites, 2 double cabins and twin cabins. A professional crew of 9 will provide you and your guests with a stellar service during luxury events and throughout your Mediterranean charter.

Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.

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.

Special offer: Attend Cannes and Monaco events at a reduced rate aboard Mediterranean charter yacht Titania

May 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

73m/240ft motor yacht TITANIA (ex.APOISE) is ready for charter in the Mediterranean, and has a special offer of a reduced rate for 5 days at the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Grand Prix for €300,000 per week plus expenses.

Superyacht TITANIA - Built by Lurssen Yachts

Superyacht TITANIA – Built by Lurssen Yachts

Built by Lurssen in 2006 and last refitted in 2012, luxury yacht TITANIA features exterior styling by Espen Oeino and interior design from Zuretti. At the World Superyacht Awards 2013 she was a finalist for the Best Refitted Yacht category and her fantastic facilities include a spa room with massage facilities, a sauna and a swimming pool with bar seating on the upper deck aft.

Luxury yacht TITANIA - Main salon

Luxury yacht TITANIA – Main salon

Superyacht TITANIA - Main salon with grand piano

Superyacht TITANIA – Main salon with grand piano

The spacious main salon is laid out for an evening of entertaining, with various seating areas, a fully stocked bar and a grand piano. Out on the main deck aft there is shaded alfresco dining for up to 8 guests and the outdoor lounging area towards the stern makes an ideal resting area after hours of playing in the water. Forward of the main salon, a grand table forms the centrepiece in a lavish interior where up to 12 guests can savour mouth-watering meals and celebrate in style.

“Superyacht TITANIA is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €490,000-€600,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €300,000 per week plus expenses for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. Contact CharterWorld to secure your summer season booking today, or view similar luxury yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.”

Motor yacht TITANIA - Skylounge

Motor yacht TITANIA – Skylounge

Motor yacht TITANIA - Dining

Motor yacht TITANIA – Dining

On the bridge deck, the skylounge creates a relaxing environment in cool white with expansive windows flooding the whole interior with light. A second formal dining area to the aft benefits from floor to ceiling windows for personal meals without missing the incredible views of the French Riviera or the Amalfi Coast.

The spacious bridge deck aft is perfectly suited to outdoor exercise such as yoga and Pilates, or it can be used as an observation deck at events.

There are plenty of places to dine alfresco aboard superyacht TITANIA

There are plenty of places to dine alfresco aboard superyacht TITANIA

Motor yacht TITANIA - Spa pool with bar seating on the upper aft deck

Motor yacht TITANIA – Spa pool with bar seating on the upper aft deck

The upper deck could be used as a private deck for the occupiers of the VIP stateroom: the accommodation is located forward of the impressive swimming pool with bar, a large alfresco dining table and sofas towards the stern with sun umbrellas providing optional shade. Stairs lead up to the final level, where guests will find the sundeck replete with sun loungers and sunpads enjoying sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht TITANIA - Sundeck

Luxury yacht TITANIA – Sundeck

Motor yacht TITANIA comes with an excellent selection of water toys and equipment, including:

  • bikes
  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x jet skis
  • scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • an inflatable water park

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, every guest can learn how to use the equipment for the first time and take away skills that last a lifetime. While in transit, guests can burn off excess energy in the gym, where a personal trainer will help guests create their perfect fitness programme.

Superyacht TITANIA - Master suite

Superyacht TITANIA – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 7 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 5 double cabins. An expert crew of 21 will provide you and your guests with a stellar service throughout your Mediterranean cruise.

Superyacht TITANIA is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €490,000-€600,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €300,000 per week plus expenses for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. Contact CharterWorld to secure your summer season booking today, or view similar luxury yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

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.

Mediterranean charter yacht Bina has a confirmed berth for the Cannes Film Festival

May 10, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Attend the Cannes Film Festival in style this summer in the Mediterranean and charter 43m/141ft superyacht BINA (ex.KIMBERLY II).

Luxury yacht BINA - Built by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht BINA – Built by Mondo Marine

Built by Mondo Marine in 2006 and last refitted in 2015, her interiors are wonderfully bright and natural, using floral arrangements to add greenery to the canvas-like white surroundings.

Superyacht BINA - Main salon

Superyacht BINA – Main salon

The cushions carry seashell and coral motifs with navy blue being the predominant colour for nautical charm and a homely environment that everyone will feel at home in.

Motor yacht BINA - Formal dining area

Motor yacht BINA – Formal dining area

The formal dining area seats up to 8 guests in spotless surroundings perfect for celebrating special occasions with close family and friends.

Luxury yacht BINA - Main deck aft

Luxury yacht BINA – Main deck aft

The main aft deck receives just as much attention to detail, and the outdoor lounging area can seat all guests plus any visitors for conversation out in the fresh sea air.

Dine alfresco on the shaded bridge deck aft while you enjoy excellent three course meals from your expert chef.

Luxury yacht BINA - Sundeck

Luxury yacht BINA – Sundeck

The sundeck offers excellent surroundings for unwinding in the summer sun: enjoy uninterrupted views of your Mediterranean destination as you soak in the Jacuzzi or relax on the comfortable sunpads and sun loungers.

Luxury yacht BINA has an excellent selection of water toys and equipment for land-based exploration, including:

  • 2 x bikes
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x slide
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht BINA - Master suite

Superyacht BINA – Master suite

The on board accommodation layout is designed for up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins with Pullman berths. A crew of 10 will ensure that every guest is well taken care of throughout the charter.

Motor yacht BINA is ready for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €150,000-€175,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more or reserve your preferred dates and contact CharterWorld now.

Superyacht Lili joins the Mediterranean charter market

May 09, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

After recently being launched by Amels, 50m/181ft luxury yacht LILI is now open for charter in the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht LILI - Built by Amels

Motor yacht LILI – Built by Amels

Featuring an exterior design by Tim Heywood and the interior design work of Laura Sessa Romboli, every living space is finished to a high standard by two experienced and highly regarded names.

Among her excellent design features there is a 7,000 litre swimming pool with counter jets for swimming, port and starboard folding bulwarks that open up the main deck to the best Mediterranean weather, and a bridge deck aft extension for a larger private outdoor space attached to the Owner’s suite.

The sundeck benefits from an extensive forward deck which can be used for dancing, sunbathing or just admiring verdant hillsides and the ancient cities of Naples and Cannes. As well as a large table for alfresco dining, the sundeck has an aft lounging area and a bar ideal for afternoon aperitifs in the generous Jacuzzi.

Superyacht LILI comes with a great selection of water toys, and the collection consists of:

  • 3 x Seabobs
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x jet ski
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • towable toys
Castel Nuovo, Naples. Photo credit: Carlo Raso

Castel Nuovo, Naples. Photo credit: Carlo Raso

The on board accommodation layout is designed for a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and one convertible twin cabin.

Motor yacht LILI will be available in the Mediterranean this summer from €290,000-€315,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more about her on board amenities and contact CharterWorld now.

Balearics gain in popularity as the number of super yachts for charter grows

May 02, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

In the final quarter of 2013, Spain modified the Special Tax on Particular Means of Transport (IEDMT) to make exempt from tax all yachts exclusively for charter, and the result has been substantial.

Without any limits placed upon charter yacht length, the popularity for luxury charters in and around Spain has grown considerably year on year since 2013 – from only 31 yachts above 20m available in the Balearic Islands in 2013 to 125 in 2016 – quadruple the number of yachts for charter over a three year period.

The change in rules allows for yachts owned by a non-resident company to charter exempt from tax, as long as the persons chartering the yacht are non-residents of Spain and do not own an establishment in the country. These new rules are closer to the legislation used in other EU member state countries such as Italy and France, which receive the vast majority of the 600 or so 25m+ yachts for charter in the Western Mediterranean every summer.

 

AQUIJO – The quintessential contemporary sailing experience

Thoroughly modern in appearance and her on board entertainment, luxury sailing yacht AQUIJO is one of the most unique recent additions to the Western Mediterranean charter market. The inspired beach club contains a sauna and steam room as well as a sitting area, plus a hot tub for soaking in style with a different awe-inspiring view every day.

Alfresco dining aboard luxury yacht AQuiJo. Photo credit: Stuart Pearce

Alfresco dining aboard luxury yacht AQuiJo. Photo credit: Stuart Pearce

Ideal for the party atmosphere of the Balearic Islands, luxury yacht AQUIJO has an expansive main deck aft with a generous bar and lots of outdoor lighting for evening affairs that blaze long into the night.

Sailing yacht AQuiJo beach club jacuzzi. Photo credit: Stuart Pearce

Sailing yacht AQuiJo beach club jacuzzi. Photo credit: Stuart Pearce

Length: 85m/279ft

Beam: 14.5m/47.5ft

Builder/year: Oceanco and Vitters/2015

Accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €400,000 per week plus expenses

 

TAKARA – Treasured memories along ancient shores

 

Superyacht TAKARA - Main salon with balcony

Superyacht TAKARA – Main salon with balcony

Superyacht TAKARA – or ‘Treasure’ in Japanese – is filled with inspiring modern Asian interiors that employ metallic textures against traditional wood and fibre furnishings for uplifting environments.

Swim with the local fauna with the snorkelling and scuba diving gear among the water toys, or take in the view from above: The Jacuzzi at the tip of the bow has uninterrupted views of your Balearic Islands destination and with the plethora of outdoor lounging areas, you and your group will never be lost for chances to experience the sensational Mediterranean summers.

Motor yacht TAKARA - Master suite

Motor yacht TAKARA – Master suite

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 8m/26.3ft

Builder/year: Sanlorenzo/2016

Accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €130,000-145,000 per week plus expenses

 

KOHUBA – Speedy and seductive

Open yacht KOHUBA might not stand out as one of the largest yachts on this list for charter, but this sleek black beauty is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre with a wealth of water toys and is capable of a maximum speed of 27 knots.

Salon image for open yacht KOHUBA from Princess Yachts

Salon image for open yacht KOHUBA from Princess Yachts

A luscious flybridge with a spa pool, sun loungers, outdoor seating and alfresco dining make a hub the whole family will want to use. In addition, her Bernard Oliensk designed light-flooded interiors and her sky-lit master suite create a hard-to-resist near-new superyacht at a fantastic price.

Flybridge aboard luxury yacht KOHUBA

Flybridge aboard luxury yacht KOHUBA

Length: 30m/98ft

Beam: 7m/23ft

Builder/year: Princess/2015

Accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €80,000-€85,000 per week plus expenses

 

LA VIE – Live life to its fullest

Perfect for smaller family and friends charter groups, motor yacht LA VIE has a large selection of water toys for entertaining children and adults alike, as well as sunpads on the foredeck and alfresco dining on the aft for outdoor living at any time of the day.

Superyacht LA VIE - Dining area and salon view aft

Superyacht LA VIE – Dining area and salon view aft

The modern interiors are designed around family living, providing luxurious surroundings without removing comfort or function.

Motor Yacht LA VIE - Alfresco dining on the sundeck

Motor Yacht LA VIE – Alfresco dining on the sundeck

Length: 25.5m/83.7ft

Beam: 5.74m/18.8ft

Builder/year: Princess/2016

Guest accommodation: 8 guests

Rate: €47,000-€49,000 per week plus expenses

 

J SIX – A personal sailing experience

Thoroughly French in build and design, sailing yacht J SIX features the naval architecture of well know naval architect Philippe Briand and interior design by Jean-Marc Piaton.

Sailing yacht J SIX - Built by CNB

Sailing yacht J SIX – Built by CNB

Below deck, the salon and the cabins use the space efficiently, with bright minimalist design that implements fold-back tables in the dining area among many details in the design. Ideal for small guest groups looking for a true sailing experience, luxury yacht J SIX also comes with a tender and a great range of water toys for making full use of the clear water lagoons surrounding the beaches throughout the Balearic Islands.

Luxury yacht J SIX - Salon

Luxury yacht J SIX – Salon

Length: 23.1m/76ft

Beam: 6.1m/20ft

Builder/year: CNB/2016

Guest accommodation: 6 guests

Rate: €23,000-€26,000 per week plus expenses

Contact CharterWorld to find out more about any of these fantastic superyachts, or discover more luxury yachts available for Spain charters this summer season.”

 

If  superyacht size matters for your Mediterranean charter, the luxury yachts listed below are some of the biggest licensed for charter in Spanish waters:

 

O’MEGA – Spectacular celebrations

Mark any occasion in style aboard superyacht O’MEGA, a 1984 Mitsibushi motor yacht last refitted in 2015 to update her technology and appearance for the 21st Century.

Luxury yacht O'MEGA - Aft deck lounging

Luxury yacht O’MEGA – Aft deck lounging

Your 28 accommodated guests will never be at a loss for things to do while cruising from one impressive destination to the next: A dedicated spa and beauty room for massages, a generous cinema, conference room, gym and an indoor and outdoor spa pool are all available on board, to say nothing of her glamorous interiors and her exterior lounging spaces and alfresco dining options.

Waverunners, windsurfers and scuba diving gear makes up only part of the water toys selection for fun in the sun for all ages and physical activity levels.

Motor yacht O'MEGA - Sundeck

Motor yacht O’MEGA – Sundeck

Length: 83m/271ft

Beam: 11.6m/38ft

Builder/year: Mitsubishi/1984 (last refitted 2015)

Guest accommodation: 28 guests

Rate: €550,000 per week plus expenses

 

NERO – Traditional glamour for the modern era

Designed to resemble the famous Corsair yacht from J. Pierpont Morgan, motor yacht NERO will certainly draw looks at 90m/295ft. Neil Taylor designed the interior and exterior for contemporary charm with timeless appeal. Luxury yacht NERO contains a study area, library, private dining room and gym as well as a side hatch that can be used as a swim platform for ease of access to the water and the tenders and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests can learn how to use the water toys for the first time and leave with skills that last a lifetime.

Superyacht NERO - Built by Corsair Yachts

Superyacht NERO – Built by Corsair Yachts

The sundeck Jacuzzi and foredeck pool create two eye-catching focal points where guests can gather to socialise, and dining alfresco in the fresh air at sunset will turn an everyday activity into memorable moments. At night, the deck can be used as an open air cinema for the whole family for films under the stars.

Motor yacht NERO - Jacuzzi

Motor yacht NERO – Jacuzzi

Length: 90m/295ft

Beam: 12m/39.4ft

Builder/year: Corsair Yachts/2007 (last refitted 2016)

Guest accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €475,000 per week plus expenses

 

TITANIA – The presence at the party

Espen Oeino exterior styling and Zuretti interiors come together to create relaxing environments ideal for formal occasions and as an opulent treat for friends an family: Vast outdoor deck space, a beach club, swimming pool and comprehensive spa and massage facilities will help you gear up for a big event and wind down the day after.

Superyacht TITANIA - Main salon

Superyacht TITANIA – Main salon

This Approved RYA Water Sports Centre comes with an exceptional collection of water toys, including 2 sail boats and scuba diving equipment as well as bikes for land-based exploration. While in transit, the fitness instructor in the gym will show you how to best wear off excess energy and get fit, or guests can choose instead to wallow in the warm waters of the sundeck Jacuzzi with a cocktail from the nearby bar.

Motor yacht TITANIA - Upper deck aft alfresco dining

Motor yacht TITANIA – Upper deck aft alfresco dining

Length: 72m/236ft

Beam: 13m/43.4ft

Builder/year: Lurssen/2009 (last refitted 2012)

Guest accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €490,000-€600,000 per week plus expenses

 

SHERAKHAN – Opulence for everyone

One of the few superyachts licensed to sleep more than 12 guests while on charters, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN is also one of the most impressive: The glamorous formal dining room and main salon form a lower and upper atrium respectively main salon forms the upper atrium and every exterior deck space has received the highest attention to detail for alfresco dining and a tranquil outdoor living environment. The Master suite has its very own Jacuzzi and terrace for a private relaxation space, while the rest of the guests have an abundance of sun loungers and sofas to choose from.

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN - Formal dining area on the lower atrium

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN – Formal dining area on the lower atrium

There is a marvellous variety of water toys for use by all ages and fitness levels, as well as a comprehensive gymnasium. The spa contains a sauna for easing tired muscles after a busy day exploring the Balearic Islands, while the sundeck has a fantastic elongated Jacuzzi at its heart.

Superyacht SHERAKHAN has two offers available for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix at the moment – a great additional destination after visiting the Balearics. Find out more here.

Superyacht SHERAKHAN - Sundeck spa pool

Superyacht SHERAKHAN – Sundeck spa pool

Length: 70m/230ft

Beam: 12m/40ft

Builder/year: Vuyk/2005 (last refitted 2014)

Guest accommodation: 22 guests

Rate: €425,000 per week plus expenses

 

ICON – around magnificent islands

The namesake of Icon Yachts, motor yacht ICON glitters inside and out. Her gym, hammam and sauna will keep guests fit even with the sumptuous three-course meals on offer from your expert chef.

Superyacht ICON salon. Photo: Icon Yachts

Superyacht ICON salon. Photo: Icon Yachts

Guests can sun bathe on the spacious beach club while listening to the water lapping at the hull, or take a swim in the infinity pool with sweeping views of Mallorca right in front of you.

Motor yacht ICON - Outdoor lounging area

Motor yacht ICON – Outdoor lounging area

Length: 67.5m/221.5ft

Beam: 11.4m/37.4ft

Builder/year: Icon Yachts/2010 (last refitted 2014)

Guest accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €500,000-€540,000 per week plus expenses

 

ILLUSION V – There’s far more on offer than smoke and mirrors

Italian luxury yacht ILLUSION V from Benetti was built to impress, and as an awards finalist in no fewer than five categories in 2015, she does exactly that. Green and Mingarelli Design are responsible for her cohesive interior and exterior design, bringing together striking contrasts between dark and light to draw attention to the rose motif to be found throughout the decks.

Superyacht ILLUSION V - Sundeck bar, lounging area and Jacuzzi

Superyacht ILLUSION V – Sundeck bar, lounging area and Jacuzzi

The flyboard makes an uncommon addition among the amazing selection of water toys, and whether at anchor or cruising the brilliant blue waters, the spa pool on the sun deck will become a favourite spot to beat the midday heat.

Motor yacht ILLUSION V - Owners Cabin

Motor yacht ILLUSION V – Owners Cabin

Length: 67.5m/221.5ft

Beam: 10.8m/35.4ft

Builder/year: Benetti/2014

Guest accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €350,000 per week plus expenses

 

THE WELLESLEY – Stately splendour in the finest of the Western Mediterranean

Winner of the Best Motor Yacht Interior at the Showboats Awards in 1994, superyacht THE WELLESLEY has gone from strength to strength in the Western Mediterranean and thanks to her refit in 2016, she remains a popular summer charter.

Oceanco superyacht THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco superyacht THE WELLESLEY

Captivating 1920s interiors plus the largest deck space of any yacht of her size give her appeal to Art Deco lovers and charter parties looking to spend as much time outdoors as possible. As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, she has an excellent selection of water toys for use in the picturesque bays and coves of the Balearic Islands.

Master suite aboard motor yacht THE WELLESLEY

Master suite aboard motor yacht THE WELLESLEY

Length: 56.2m/184.5ft

Beam: 9.14m/29.1ft

Builder/year: Oceanco/1993 (last refitted 2016)

Guest accommodation: 12 guests

Rate: €220,000-€240,000 per week plus expenses

Contact CharterWorld to find out more about any of these fantastic superyachts, or discover more luxury yachts available for Spain charters this summer season.

‘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.

 

 

 

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

April 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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.

Mind-Blowing Photos of Mega Yachts Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Dilbar in Monaco

April 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in 2008 by the famous German shipbuilder Lurssen, mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) is a breathtaking 110-metre luxury vessel. She was designed by Tim Heywood, and her exterior resembles superyacht Pelorus and Radiant. Ona is an outstanding full-displacement vessel built to the highest quality.

110m Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

110m Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Alberto Pinto worked on the opulent interior design of Ona. Accommodation layout of Ona comprises of at least ten luxurious cabins to accommodate 20 guests, assisted by a crew of 47. Mega Yacht Ona has two helipads, which make her a truly lavish yacht.

Stunning Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco with her underwaterlights on. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Stunning Ona (ex. Dilbar) in Monaco with her underwaterlights on. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mega Yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) and the best company ever: Superyachts Madame GU, Royal Romance, Atlantis 2 and Hermitage. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mega Yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar) and the best company ever: Superyachts Madame GU, Royal Romance, Atlantis 2 and Hermitage. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Built from steel and aluminium, Ona is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 21 knots. Ona boasts zero-speed stabilisers for comfortable cruising in her favourite destination.

Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Royal Romance spotted in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Ona (ex. Dilbar) and Royal Romance spotted in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

 

Luxury motor yacht Dilbar (ex. Project Omar) is a 156m enormous vessel, also built by Lurssen. Dilbar was delivered last year and made to the top 10 most popular superyachts of 2016. Dilbar features a total of 3,800 sqm of living spaces and has amazing 18,000 registered tonnage.

Dilbar using dynamic position with Monaco in the background. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Dilbar using dynamic position with Monaco in the background. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Bird-eye view on mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar). Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Bird-eye view on mega yacht Ona (ex. Dilbar). Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Dilbar was designed by one of the leading superyacht designers, Espen Oeino.

Mighty Dilbar in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Mighty Dilbar in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Front view of Dilbar at night in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

Front view of Dilbar at night in Monaco. Photo credit @j_b_photography__

The “new Dilbar” and the “old Dilbar”, as many call these yachts, are regular visitors of the beautiful places in the Mediterranean, especially Monaco, Nice, St Tropez and Cannes.