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Luxury superyachts cruise over to the Caribbean every winter from America and Europe to escape the cold weather and instead bask in the warm sun and gentle breeze. The Caribbean is a place where the local atmosphere is relaxed and the yachts also loosen some formality a little and join in on ‘island time’. One of the main yachting destinations worldwide, the Caribbean attracts many large and luxurious superyachts and many are available for your Caribbean yacht charter – you can also view some of the yachts here.

A traditional hot spot for yacht charters, the Caribbean is a great yachting location and a fantastic yacht charter destination – whether you enjoy the space and luxury of a large motor yacht moored off St Martin, Anguilla or the Virgin Islands, or the excitement and action of a race aboard a sailing superyacht at St Barths or Antigua.

The Caribbean Islands nest in an ocean laden with treasures, from tiny beach ridden coral atolls to substantial mountainous islands exuding rich and colourful cultures. The Caribbean is also steeped in a fertile history of sailing adventure. Ever since the days of galleons and pirates the Caribbean has offered a rich choice of activities and sights. There are thriving bars and Caribbean nightlife, luxury resorts, amazing cuisine, spectacular beaches, lush tropical rainforest, exotic birdlife, amazing diving and snorkelling and a serene blend of European sophistication and warm Caribbean hospitality. For more Caribbean info go here.

Go on an unforgettable Caribbean cruise with charter yacht Touch

June 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Make 2017 the year of your most memorable charter and tour the Caribbean in style with 37m/120ft luxury yacht TOUCH. Built by Louisbourg Yachts in 2004 and last refitted in 2016, her as new interiors make a splendid setting for parties, special celebrations and family and friends get-togethers. The exterior styling is designed by Jean-Pierre Bolduc, while the interior is the work of Danielle Vignault.

Superyacht TOUCH - Built by Louisbourg Yachts

Superyacht TOUCH – Built by Louisbourg Yachts

The main salon balances light and dark using pale furnishing and mahogany panelling to create a lavish environment in classic styling suitable for any occasion. The seating is divided into separate areas so that guests can enjoy their own activities whole remaining close at hand to the rest of the group. Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 6 guests around a circular table for intimate conversation while savouring a meal from your expert chef.

On the main deck aft there is an alfresco dining option and a generous 8-person Jacuzzi perfectly situated for relaxing together in the sunshine surrounded by the ancient volcanic islands of Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis. Towards the bow, a seating area that doubles as sunpads forms the perfect secluded space for guests to escape and stargaze together under an unpolluted, glittering sky.

The upper deck skylounge provides a second lavish interior space for guests to socialise with an informal seating area on the upper deck aft, or instead soak up the best weather and relax on the sundeck sun loungers with a cocktail from the bar. Take in the breathtaking views from the forward seating before dining alfresco in the shade for the very best of the Caribbean morning or night.

“Motor yacht TOUCH is ready for charter in the Caribbean from $65,000 USD per week plus expenses and will be available in the Bahamas from August. For more information or to make a booking, contact CharterWorld‘s expert team of brokers and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime.”

Motor yacht TOUCH is ready for charter in the Caribbean from $65,000 USD per week plus expenses and will be available in the Bahamas from August. For more information or to make a booking, contact CharterWorld’s expert team of brokers and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime.

There is an excellent selection of water toys for guests to choose from aboard this PADI Certified Dive Centre, including:

  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x Seabob
  • 1 x paddleboard
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys

While in transit, guests looking to wear off excess energy in the gym, which has everything guests need to maintain a cardio routine.

The accommodation layout is designed for a maximum of 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite and 3 double cabins, all beautifully appointed to a high standard. A professional crew of 7 will ensure that you and your guests experience the very best of the Caribbean throughout your charter.

Motor yacht TOUCH is ready for charter in the Caribbean from $65,000 USD per week plus expenses and will be available in the Bahamas from August. For more information or to make a booking, contact CharterWorld‘s expert team of brokers and prepare for the holiday of a lifetime.

10 Superyachts and their Outstanding Aft Decks

May 26, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Each superyacht is unique, and so is her design and cruising experience she provides. Whether it’s a private or charter yacht, a superyacht aft deck is surely a crucial element of design. It serves to connect guests aboard with the outside marine world. World-renowned designers strive to create the most comfortable, spacious, luxurious and striking aft deck to achieve the ultimate. Here are some of the best superyachts and their cool aft decks.

 

Luna | 155m | Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Shipyard | 2010

Built and launched by Lloyd Werf and Stahlbau Shipyard, mega yacht Luna boasts outstanding exterior design by Newcruise. Luna’s enormous aft deck hosts a massive swimming pool, which back in 2010 when the yacht was launched, was the largest on a superyacht. Incredible Luna can carry a huge amount of water toys, as well as provide amazing lavish spaces for socialising on her aft deck.

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Alfa Nero | 82m | Oceanco | 2007

Everyone who’s ever seen the breathtaking aft deck of Alfa Nero knows that it is, perhaps, her most outstanding feature. The aft deck’s enormous swimming pool with glass waterfall converts into a helipad, which represents a great balance of luxury and functionality created by Oceanco.

Alfa-Nero

Alfa-Nero

Solandge | 85m | Lurssen | 2013

One of the most luxurious charter yachts nowadays, superyacht Solandge boasts extraordinary exterior spaces on her aft decks. Her charter guests will love the variety of lavish amenities and fun things to do while cruising in the waters of the Mediterranean this summer. A luxury pool and two hot tubs, as well as sumptuous outdoor seating areas, are there for total relaxation and ultimate entertainment. Apart from those, there are built-in bars, buffets, dining areas, an exterior cinema and a nightclub with a DJ booth. Lurssen charter yacht Solandge is available for charter in various locations, including the Caribbean this winter, from EUR €1,000,000 per week plus expenses.

Solandge

Solandge

Savannah | 83.5m | Feadship | 2015

The open aft deck areas of superyacht Savannah are simply incredible. Offering so much space, Savannah boasts amazing features, such a huge 9m swimming pool and underwater Nemo lounge. Also, Feadship Savannah has an incredibly sophisticated interior design and calm and refreshing ambience. Find out more about Savannah here, get inspired and secure her for charter this summer.

Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

Lauren L | 88.5m | Cassen-Werft | 2002

There is no wonder that the 90m superyacht Lauren L is able to meet every guest’s requirements when it comes to luxury yacht charters, as she has such a great number of superb features. To begin with, Lauren L accommodates 40 guests in 20 staterooms, attended by a crew of 45. Her living spaces are spanned across four decks. Exterior spaces on the aft decks of the yacht include sunbathing areas, outside dining and bar, Jacuzzi, aromatherapy room and sauna. The bridge deck aft carries tenders, wave runners, lifeboats and other water toys. Lauren L is an ideal charter yacht for corporate events, special occasions or attending superyacht events in style. She is available from EUR€ 695,000 per week plus expenses.

Lauren L

Lauren L

Seven Seas | 86m | Oceanco | 2010

Oceanco’s shipbuilding expertise and excellence are incorporated in the design of the 86m superyacht Seven Seas. Not only she is famous for her aft decks design but also for the extremely beautiful interior created by Nuvolari Lenard. Among the highlights of Seven Seas, there are her signature Oceanco swimming pool, fully equipped gym, spa and massage room, and cinema theatre.

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Motor Yacht A | 119m | Blohm + Voss | 2009

Not many have seen close up shots of motor yacht A, neither know the exact details of her interior design. However, we all know that Motor Yacht A is a unique vessel, with a head-spinning exterior created by Philippe Starck. The futuristic, extraterrestrial, dazzling, beautiful or unusual (call it what want) exterior looks particularly interesting from the aft. Unlike other mega yachts, Blohm + Voss Motor Yacht A does not show off her sunbathing spaces, large swimming pools and alfresco dining areas. If you look at her sister ship Sailing Yacht A, it seems that their owner Andrey Melnichenko appreciates privacy.

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth

Sailing Yacht A and Motor Yacht A in May in Monaco. Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth

Dilbar | 156m | Lurssen | 2016

The list of superyachts’ impressive aft deck cannot be complete without the “Motor Yacht of the Year”, Lurssen Dilbar. The superstar of the 2017 World Superyacht Awards, Dilbar is a gigantic luxury vessel with a gross tonnage of 15,917 tonnes. She shows off her head-turning exterior by Espen Oeino anywhere she cruises. Aft decks of Dilbar are of a generous size and offer lavish areas for socialising, sunbathing and relaxation.

Lurssen Dilbar. Credit Jeff Brown

Lurssen Dilbar. Credit Jeff Brown

Kismet | 95m | Lurssen | 2014

The 95 -metre fantastic superyacht Kismet was built by Lurssen according to the design by Espen Oeino. Kismet features aft exterior spaces spanned over five decks. Aboard Kismet guests can unwind in style, host a big party, sunbathe, dine alfresco and simply get together with their beloved once. Kismet is available for charter in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean from $1,200,000 per week plus expenses.

Lurssen Superyacht Kismet

Lurssen Superyacht Kismet

Quattroelle | 88m | Lurssen | 2012

The five-deck luxury superyacht Quattroelle offers a colossal amount of exterior deck space for luxury cruising. Quattroelle was built by Oceanco and designed by acclaimed superyacht designers Nuvolari Lenard. She was launched in 2012, however, until now Quatroelle can compete with the newly launched yachts in term of a variety of opulent features. There is a helipad, fully equipped gymnasium, spa room, a cinema theatre, art gallery and a massive Spa pool for eight people.

Quattroelle. Photo by Claus Jordan

Quattroelle. Photo by Claus Jordan

Meeting Owner’s Expectations: Benetti’s 33m Superyacht Oli

May 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The incredible 33m motor yacht Oli was launched in 2016 by Benetti. She is the first superyacht from the Mediterraneo 116 series. Her owner wished to have a modern and elegant superyacht, with a dynamic design to be able to cruise in the waters of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The ideas about building a perfect yacht had been brought to life, and the owner is extremely happy with the result.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' Motor Yacht Oli

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ Motor Yacht Oli

Giorgio M. Casseta Design took care of the yacht’s exterior profile, which boasts timeless lines with sophisticated modern elements. The designers focused on creating brightly lit interior spaces, which would be provided with three-metre-long windows and crystal glass doors.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' MY Oli - interiors

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ MY Oli – interiors

The main deck has a fantastic layout: the main lounge opens onto the cockpit through an opening over two metres wide. The dining space is very spacious and perfect for 12 guests.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' MY Oli - lavish accoommodation

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ MY Oli – lavish accoommodation

The full-beam owner’s cabin is also very bright and airy. There are two VIP cabins and two double cabins with bunk beds on the lower deck, each with an ensuite. Motor yacht Oli also accommodates seven crew.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' MY Oli - interior

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ MY Oli – interior

The upper deck hosts a generous area in the bow, while the sundeck boasts an enormous sunbathing space. Total relaxation and serenity, as well as 360-degrees panorama views, are offered abroad.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' - MY Oli - exteriors

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ – MY Oli – exteriors

Motor yacht Oli can reach a top speed of 15 knots and cruises at 14 knots.

Benetti Mediterraneo 116' MY Oli - exterior

Benetti Mediterraneo 116′ MY Oli – exterior

You can view more photos of M/Y Oli here.

Nowadays, Benetti is one of the leading shipbuilders, with a large number of luxury yachts, which have become very popular in the charter market. You can view a selection of charter yachts built by Benetti here. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our brokers.

Couach Unveils 37m Superyacht 3700 Sport

May 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 37m 3700 Sport is a revisited model of the popular 37-metre superyachts built by Chantier Naval Couach. Motor yacht 3700 Sport incorporates a unique combination of luxury auto, architecture and naval design. The new yacht’s exterior profile will feature lengthened lines and head-turning sporty looks.

Couach 3700 Sport - renderings

Couach 3700 Sport – renderings

The new superyacht will come in a four or five cabin configuration with comfortable accommodation for ten guests and six crew members.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - master cabin

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – master cabin

Light and sophisticated interior spaces with modern and chic styling will feature lavish design elements and neutral colour palette. Calm and cosy ambience, as well as attention to detail, will add to a relaxing cruising experience aboard new Couach 3700 Sport.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - salon

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – salon

Exterior spaces will have a rather special feature: the “bathing beach” on the duplex aft deck will be equipped with a shower, umbrella diving board and swim ladder – ideal for cruising in the warm waters of the world’s best cruising grounds. The yacht’s fantastic amenities will also include ample sunbathing space, Jacuzzi, grill area and comfortable seating for unwinding after a day of adventure in the popular cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - exterior

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – exterior

The yeah’s tender garage will also store a jet ski for some extra fun on the water. Also, thank 3700 Sport’s draft of only 1.85 metres, the yacht will be able to visit remote shallow bays. Extra comfort for those aboard will be provided by underway and at anchor stabilisers.

Couach 3700 Sport - rendering - exterior profile

Couach 3700 Sport – rendering – exterior profile

Same as all Couach yachts, the new 3700 Sport will have superb seaworthiness and an impressive maximum speed of 28 knots.

Superyacht In Focus: The Elegant 67m Charter Yacht Anna

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CharterWorld yacht charter specialists are the real experts when it comes to luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. They have a lot to offer in terms of experience, advocacy and advice for charterers. This time they stepped aboard the luxury 67-metre superyacht Anna. Motor yacht Anna was built by the bespoke shipbuilder Feadship and has just gone through a general refit. According to our charter brokers, Anna is an absolutely amazing choice when it comes to yacht charter vacation this summer with family and friends.

ANNA - photo credit Feadship

ANNA – photo credit Feadship

Interior living spaces feature sophisticated decor and an inviting atmosphere. “Most of the furniture (if not all) throughout the yacht has lovely discrete Mother-of-Pearl inlays, and the A/C is kept on AT ALL TIMES to keep her humidity rate at 60% to protect the wood and marquetry. There are mobile temperature centres everywhere that are linked to pagers and phones, and an alarm will notify the crew if it varies by 0.3! Parquet flooring is beautiful and in great condition. So is all the furniture, wooden features, and everything really. Darkwood is used throughout, but because the ceilings are high and rooms quite vast, it leaves a comfortable, spacious feeling. Even the engine room, crew mess and cabins are all exceedingly clean and tidy,” mentioned our yacht charter specialist Solenne Vaudin d’Imécourt.

Anna - main salon - Feadship

ANNA – main salon – Feadship

The main salon is well-appointed and includes a generous, comfortable lounge with soft furnishings. One of the unique features of the yacht is the option of converting the salon into a voguish disco club, which has the lights, smoke machine, DJ booth and speakers. The formal dining room is port side and has sliding doors out towards a drop down terrace. The dining room is serviced by a hidden pantry connected to the main galley below.

ANNA formal dining - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA formal dining – Photo credit Feadship

Spotless and maintained to the highest standards, motor yacht Anna offers lavish accommodation for 12 guests in 6 cabins.The master suite boasts a private study, opulent bathroom facilities and an enormous wardrobe. It also has a lounge above, which overlooks the bedroom, and boasts a generous couch, video conferencing, TV and great outside areas. Guests aboard were also thrilled to find a golf machine on the deck, which pops out golf balls and surely adds extra fun to the entertainment options while on a luxury yacht charter holiday.

“The master suite is breathtaking: It is impossible to capture how high the ceiling is in a photo,” CharterWorld’s Solenne Vaudin d’Imécourt, commented. “It’s at least double height and I believe you could fit four or five of me, each standing on each others’ shoulders… but then again, I’m not tall! It is huge, has an impressive en-suite bathroom and dressing, and its own lounge above with a skylight.”

ANNA owner stateroom - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA owner stateroom – Photo credit Feadship

There is also a VIP cabin on the upper deck with a queen size bed, two double cabins each with a queen size bed and two twin cabins that are of a generous size, ideal for using Pullman beds in each.

ANNA VIP stateroom - Photo credit Feadship

ANNA VIP stateroom – Photo credit Feadship

Decks are all clean, spacious and with biminis on each, and there is lots of space to lounge around throughout the yacht. Among luxurious amenities, there are Jacuzzi, Hammam and gymnasium. A generous variety of water toys contains two tenders, jet skis, windsurfers, kayaks, sea bobs and an inflatable slide, to mention but a few.

Al fresco on the main deck of ANNA - Photo FEADSHIP

Al fresco on the main deck of ANNA – Photo FEADSHIP

Solenne also mentioned, “The crew seems to be great. Discrete, hardworking and pay great attention to detail. All smiles and very polite. Unquestionably, this yacht in excellent condition that left me with a very comfortable feeling and that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”

Sun deck aboard ANNA - Photo credit Feadship

Sun deck aboard ANNA – Photo credit Feadship

Superyacht Anna is available for charter in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean with base in Greece from €500,000 per week plus expenses. Visit Croatia, Greece, Turkey, and Italy aboard Anna and indulge in adventure and total luxury. You can also secure motor yacht Anna for charter in the Caribbean in winter. Contact CharterWorld now to make a booking.

The World Superyacht Awards 2017: The Winners

May 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The World Superyacht Awards is a fantastic annual event held to acknowledge and honour the best luxury yachts on the planet. This year the ceremony took place at the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy on the 13th of May. The superyacht owners and industry leaders participated in the event filled with excitement and thrill to find out the names of the best superyachts launched throughout 2016. Here are the winners.

Sailing Yacht of the Year:

70m sailing yacht SYBARIS

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

 Motor Yacht of the Year:

156m motor yacht DILBAR

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

 Voyager’s Award:

49m Motor Yacht GLAZE

M/Y Glaze

M/Y Glaze

Refitted Yachts:

85m Motor Yacht AQUILA 

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Rebuild Yachts:

77.40m Motor Yacht LEGEND

Luxury motor yacht Legend was announced the best superyacht in the Rebuild category. After an extensive refit by ICON Yachts, Legend is looking stunning, offering her charter guests opulent amenities and lavish accommodation for 26 guests in 13 cabins. Legend is available for charters from EUR 460,000 per week plus expenses. She carries plenty of water toys, including a submarine, and can cruise literally anywhere int the world.

LEGEND superyacht - photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND superyacht – photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

Sailing yachts 30m to 39.90m:

36.60m sailing Yacht MY SONG

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yachts 40m and Above:

70m sailing Yacht SYBARIS

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 33.9m:

32.26m motor Yacht BOTTI

The beautiful 32.26m superyacht Botti was designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard and built by Monte Carlo Yachts. This two-deck planing luxury vessel can reach a top speed of 28 knots. She features plenty of space for socialising and recreation, including a large bathing platform, a cinema, dining and lounging areas.

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m:

35.20m motor yacht GIPSY

Motor yacht Gipsy

Motor yacht Gipsy

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m:

45m motor yacht AMORE MIO

Superyacht Amore Mio

Superyacht Amore Mio

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above:

70m motor yacht GALACTICA SUPERNOVA

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500 GT – 30m to 42.9m:

42.20 motor yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above:

46m motor yacht LA PASSION

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,499GT:

70 motor yacht JOY

One of the finest superyachts in the world of charter yachts, Joy boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and interior design by Studio Indigo. Joy offers ample exterior spaces and an incredible “closer-to-the-sea” cruising experience. She was launched by Feadship last year, and it took her very little time to become the charterer’s favourite.

 Superyacht Joy on her sea trial - image copyright Feadship


Superyacht Joy on her sea trial – image copyright Feadship

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 1,500 GT and 2,999GT:

72.50m motor yacht CLOUDBREAK

Designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino and built by Abeking & Rasmussen, motor yacht Cloubreak also has the title of one of the most significant explorer yachts worldwide. Her total gross tonnage of over 2,200 tonnes and huge interior volumes allow for superb luxury amenities. Cloubreak takes her charter guests to the most remote and spectacular locations on the planet. To find out more about locations, rates and availability, please contact our charter brokers.

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Displacement Motor Yachts 3,000 GT and Above:

156m Motor yacht DILBAR

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value:

33.40m motor yacht NARVALO

Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht Narvalo was acknowledged for her great design, quality and price, and was named a perfect example of a ‘pocket explorer yacht’. Narvalo is a fantastic superyacht for cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean that also stands out with her excellent features of an explorer vessel. Spacious interior spaces, long range, seaworthiness and toys and tenders storage space make this 33.40m yacht one of the nicest charter yachts.

M/Y Narvalo

M/Y Narvalo

 Judges’ Special Award for Achievement -

50m motor yacht CHASSEUR

The award winner motor yacht Chasseur was named one of the best vessel launched by Christensen Shipyard. The judges acknowledged that Chasseur was built during the difficult times and marked the reopening of the yard. Chasseur boasts slim exterior lines with timeless design and offers airy and bright exterior spaces. This 50m charter vessel is available in various parts of the world.

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding video:

43m motor yacht LATITUDE

With a help of drones Anil Thadani, the owner of the superyacht, produced a fantastic video of Latitude’s journey in the icy waters of the Svalbard Archipelago. You can watch the video below:

Legacy Award:

Alex Dreyfoos

If you would like to find out more about luxury charter superyachts please do not hesitate to contact our friendly brokers.

Charter superyacht At Last in the Caribbean

May 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

PADI Certified 44m/145ft luxury yacht AT LAST is ready for charter in the Caribbean this summer, taking your charter group to spectacular destinations such as the Grenadines or the US Virgin Islands.

Motor yacht AT LAST - Built by Heesen

Motor yacht AT LAST – Built by Heesen

Built by Heesen in 1990 and last refitted in 2014, her timeless interiors are the work of Claudette Bonville while her exterior design was completed by Gerhard Gilgenast.

Luxury yacht AT LAST - Main Salon

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Main Salon

The main salon is a fresh and contemporary place for guests to gather and vibrant orange contrasts against the cool white furnishings and brilliant blue views out of the extensive windows. The seating is arranged around a central coffee table for group get-togethers and quiet evenings curled up together with a film on the widescreen TV.

Superyacht AT LAST - Formal dining area

Superyacht AT LAST – Formal dining area

The spacious formal dining area is arranged for up to 8 people in a cosy and personal environment.

Motor yacht AT LAST - Skylounge

Motor yacht AT LAST – Skylounge

The skylounge is ready for evening entertaining and comes equipped with a bar that offers a great drinks selection. Sofas and armchairs are spread out throughout the interior to allow guests to break off into smaller conversation groups without leaving the heart of the activity.

For alfresco dining the upper deck aft has a great exterior space for up to 10 diners to enjoy a three course meal under a blazing sunset.

“Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Make your booking today and contact CharterWorld, or search for other luxury yachts available in the Caribbean this summer.”

Guests looking for a quiet outdoor space for rest and relaxation have the choice of the exterior lounge area on the Portuguese deck or the fitted seating area up on the sundeck, which is also perfect for alfresco meals. Sun loungers, sunpads and a spacious Jacuzzi on the raised aft deck add plenty of options for unwinding under the tropical sun while having sweeping views of volcanic islands covered in dense forests, billowing waterfalls and glassy seas.

As a PADI Certified Dive Centre, luxury yacht AT LAST allows guests to earn their PADI Diving License there is a great selection of other water toys to choose from as well, including:

  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 4 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x water skis
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • a waterslide, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury yacht AT LAST - Master suite

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin with a Pullman berth. An expert crew of 8 will provide everything you and your guests require for a memorable time in one of the world’s most popular charter grounds.

Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Make your booking today and contact CharterWorld, or search for other luxury yachts available in the Caribbean this summer.

Interview with the Owner of Sailing Yacht Q: What Makes this Charter Yacht Highly Successful?

May 05, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The highly popular charter sailing yacht Q was built in 2009 by Alloy Yachts.  Specifically designed for long voyages, Q provides total comfort and luxury to her charter guests and boasts incredible interior design by bespoke Reymond Langdon.  With lavish accommodation for ten guests and a variety of opulent amenities, Q has become one of the most admired charter yachts. What makes her so successful in the charter market, Roxanne Hughes found out in the interview with the owner of sailing yacht Q, Kim Vibe-Petersen.

Sailing Yacht Q - Exterior - Photo by Quin Bisset

Sailing Yacht Q – Exterior – Photo by Quin Bisset

 

Interview with Kim Vibe-Petersen, the Owner of the 52m Charter Sailing Yacht Q

Written by Roxanne Hughes of Breed Media

When Vibe-Petersen presented his latest purchase, the 51.7m sailing yacht Q, to the charter market, his intention was to inspire people: “People see me aboard with my family and how we’ve put our soul into this yacht and they say ‘Ah, I would love to do the same with my family’. We have become an advert for how the yacht should be used.”

Having completed a full interior refit, giving this 2009-launched Dubois design a new lease of life with Scandinavian style, Q has been quickly booked up and this summer is now back-to-back with charters.

SY Q - Salon - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Salon – Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q - Master suite - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Master suite – Photo by Quin Bisset

“Myself and the family haven’t had much chance to use her yet! But we have a week or two planned – we may go to New York later this Spring, then on to Bermuda to watch the America’s Cup, but after that she’s straight into the charter season. When my last boat, Parsifal III, was launched, we had bookings for her a year in advance and with Q it’s basically the same, that’s seldom seen these days.”

Sailing Yacht Q - lifestyle shot - Photo by Quin Bisset

Sailing Yacht Q – lifestyle shot – Photo by Quin Bisset

Vibe-Petersen describes Q as the ultimate holiday home or summer house, highlighting her adaptability between blue water cruiser, regatta racer, luxurious home and even nightclub – recently illustrated at the St Barths Bucket where many guests partied the night away on the yacht’s large flybridge during the event’s ‘Yacht- Hop’ evening.

SY Q - Aft deck - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Aft deck – Photo by Quin Bisset

Q is an award-winning sailing superyacht that can accommodate up to 12 guests in five luxurious en-suite staterooms. Q’s spacious cockpit can be opened to the sunshine and breeze or protected from the elements with a fully retractable window system that encloses the area at the touch of a button, whilst retaining 360-degree views.

“It’s the joy of superyacht charter; if you don’t like the scenery today, you can make it different in half an hour – just move the boat to another anchorage. Move from St Barths to New York – go and see the Statue of Liberty, sail around Martha’s Vineyard, or go to New Zealand! Be wherever you want to go. Go around the world and take Q with you – she’s the optimal summer house.” – Kim Vibe-Petersen, Owner of 51.7m Q.

SY Q - Transom - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Transom – Photo by Quin Bisset

On deck, Q boasts a large flybridge with a comfortable seating and dining area and a large Jacuzzi on the foredeck, surrounded by sun pads.

S/Y Q credit Quin BISSET

S/Y Q credit Quin BISSET

Q is available for charter in the Caribbean this winter, and in the Western Mediterranean for Summer 2018. Rates are from €180,000 per week. Contact CharterWorld brokers for more information and to make a booking.

Sanlorenzo Launches The Third 460EXP Motor Yacht “Ocean’s Four”

May 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Exciting news has been released by the Italian shipbuilder Sanlorenzo, as the third 460EXP motor yacht “Ocean’s Four” emerged from the shed and hit the water in La Spezia

Sanlorenzo460EXP motor yacht Ocean's Four launched in Italy

Sanlorenzo460EXP motor yacht Ocean’s Four launched in Italy

The 42.2-metere luxury yacht was built to the concept drawn by Francesco Paszkowski. Ocean’s Four was designed with generous living spaces and total safety for her guests to enjoy a true adventure cruising in distant and exotic destinations. Interior planning and decor were developed by Antonio Citterio Particia Viel.

Lavish accommodation is provided for ten guests in 5 cabins. The crew quarters offer accommodation for a total of seven crew members.

Sanlorenzo 460EXP motor yacht Ocean's Four

Sanlorenzo 460EXP motor yacht Ocean’s Four

Ocean’s Four can carry various water toys and tenders in her storage space of the aft deck. Apart from having the functionality of an explorer vessel, Ocean’s Four provides luxurious sunbathing and entertainment spaces.

Built with a steel displacement hull and aluminium superstructure, as well as powered by two CAT C32 ACERT diesel engines this superyacht is capable of reaching a top speed of 16 knots. Her total fuel capacity of 50,000 litres allow a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Sanlorenzo 460EXP M:Y Ocean's Four launched

Sanlorenzo 460EXP M:Y Ocean’s Four launched

This year, Sanlorenzo have launched three superyachts: SL 86 Motor yacht STAE, SL96 Motor yacht B&B and the 52-metre luxury superyacht Seven Sins. Already so popular, Charter yacht Seven Sins is one of the newest yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

Luxury explorer yacht Moka, sister ship of Ocean’s Four, is available for charter from EUR€ 165,000.00 per week plus expenses in Eastern and Wester Mediterranean this summer and in the Caribbean during the winter 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

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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.