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What are the best places to charter a yacht in Italy? Which are the latest yachts launched and delivered by Italian yacht builders? You will find answers to these questions and many more in the section below, which covers the latest news from the Italian superyacht industry as well as news from the world of luxury yacht charter in Italy.

Italy, is without doubt, one of those countries that must be visited at least once in your lifetime! … and if you can, a few more times, to truly appreciate the cultural diversity, rich history and the Italian way of living. From the northern coastline of Liguria with the picturesque Cinque Terre, through the rolling hills of Tuscany, Naples, Salerno and the chic Amalfi Coast, right down to the beautiful Puglia and Calabria, Italy has plenty of exciting and fascinating destinations to explore. The islands of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, Elba and Sardinia are renowned for their beautiful beaches, pristine waters and fantastic cruising grounds.

Being one of the most popular Mediterranean charter areas, Italy offers a huge selection of yachts for rental, both motor yachts as well as sailing yachts. There are numerous types, which include monohull, catamarans, sports style yachts, ultra-luxurious mega yachts, or classic gentlemen’s style boats, in varied price ranges. Your Italy yacht charter vacation will be complete thanks to the dedicated crew aboard, the finest amenities, a wide range of water toys as well as a highly personalised itinerary created by our charter brokers. Contact us for more information or feel free to browse the latest news below.

Destinations: Porto Mirabello in Italy with Superyacht Berths of up to 130m

June 21, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Porto Mirabello – Discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Tuscany and Liguria from the only Italian luxury marina for superyachts up to 130m

Porto Mirabello in Liguria Italy - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello in Liguria Italy – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello nestles in the Gulf of Poets, Liguria between San Remo and Viareggio, and is the perfect location for private and charter yachts in the Mediterranean who wish to experience the magic of Italy.

Named the Gulf of Poets because of the host of famous poets who has been inspired by the scenery including Mary Shelly and Byron, Porto Mirabello is just minutes away from Tuscany, its world famous landscapes, history and influence on high culture. The ideal new destination for yacht owners and guests, a centre for high-fashion Forte Dei Marmi (often called the St Tropez of Italy) is also just a 45-minute drive away.

Megayacht at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Megayacht at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Porto Mirabello is the only dedicated luxury port in Italy that can host superyachts up to 130 meters long. In June 2017 the number of moorings for vessels longer than 65m increased from 6 to 17 and this project will transform the marina into one of the biggest superyacht hubs in the Mediterranean.

Upon arrival, the Megayacht Quay and multiple new facilities are available for owners, guests and crew. Members receive state of the art entry badges to gain access through private security gates, there is technical staff available 24 hours a day to assist with docking and unmooring and there is no need for additional manoeuvring to refuel, this can be done directly from berth using the two high-capacity fuelling stations within the Megayacht Quay.

AKUA de Oscar restaurant at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

AKUA de Oscar restaurant at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Another improvement is the opening of the Poet’s Lounge. A terrace with breath-taking views of The Gulf of Poets is available exclusively for those moored in the Megayacht Quay, offering a space to relax, enjoy the view and perhaps to indulge in a BBQ.

Linked by a foot bridge to La Spezia, Porto Mirabello is surrounded by forests, streams, hills and valleys, and close to plenty of charming medieval villages to explore, including iconic Porto Venere which is just two nautical miles away.

Cinque Terre - Image credit to Porto Mirabello

Cinque Terre – Image credit to Porto Mirabello

Porto Venere comprises of three villages, Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and three islands, Palmeria, Tino and Tinetto. Along with Cinque Terre, UNESCO declared the area a world heritage site in 1997. It’s a place to get lost in while appreciating the beautiful architecture of Doria Castle. Located on a rocky outcrop, the fortress was built in the 14th century and played an important role in the history of the Republic of Genoa. From the castle, you can enjoy incredible views of the sea and the ancient church of San Pietro.

Golf course near Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Golf course with a view at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

 

Like all of Tuscany, the area should not only be admired but also tasted! The food is simple yet rich in flavour, as are the wines. A favourite local wine Sciacchetra has a golden yellow colour with amber hues and is made from grapes left to dry in the September sun.

Nearby Cinque Terre is made up of five charming villages – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Each village has a personality of its own and is famed for a particular local product from lemons and honey to exquisite extra virgin olive oil and anchovies! There are 120km of trails through Cinque Terre, so make sure you allow enough time to explore!

Porto Venere - Photo credit to Porto Mirabello

Porto Venere – Photo credit to Porto Mirabello

Also, close by is the village of Tellaro, an ancient fishing village that can be reached by descending the sea paths along the natural terraces. Tellaro was recently declared the most charming village in Italy.

Maltese Falcon at Porto Mirabello - Photo credit Porto Mirabello

Maltese Falcon at Porto Mirabello – Photo credit Porto Mirabello

If you are looking to head out of Porto Mirabello for the day, visit the marina’s Concierge who will make all of the arrangements for a variety of experiences in and around La Spezia. Water based activities include kayaking, rafting, canoeing stream jumping, canyoning and river trekking. There is also plenty of mountain biking, supercar racing, golf, tennis, paintballing and orienteering to do on land. The Concierge promise to make sure no crew or guest has a chance of being bored in this unique part of Italy.

There is a bounty of sights to see, along with a plethora of cultural and sporting activities to do whilst you are moored in Porto Mirabello. Milan is just a 45 minutes helicopter ride away and the marina is perfectly placed as a home port in the Mediterranean for those who also wish to enjoy Monte Carlo, Corsica, Elba Island, Capri, the Amalfi coast, or wonderful Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

Article written by Sarrah Macey of Global Superyacht Marketing

10 incredible family charter yachts for Mediterranean holidays

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Initiates to the world of luxury charters would be forgiven for believing that superyachts cater exclusively to adults, what with the many classical interiors on offer and typical facilities such as spa rooms, wet bars and gyms, yet many motor yachts and even sailing yachts have updated their entertainment to follow modern trends and certification ensures that safety is standard in every design.

Whether you are searching for the latest water toys to impress your little ones, spacious outdoor areas for running around, or simply a superyacht that comes with games consoles to alleviate the boredom between destinations, here are 10 family friendly luxury yachts that guarantee ‘are we there yet?’ is a phrase you’ll only hear before your holiday begins.

1. Jo – Toys galore, plus a dance floor

Superyacht JO is ready to entertain in the Mediterranean with her great dance floor, a fantastic variety of water toys and a water slide.

Superyacht JO - Built by Benetti

Superyacht JO – Built by Benetti

Adults and children alike will never be at a loss for water toys to play with: M/Y JO is a Certified RYA Jetski Training Centre and the bosun and deckhands are qualified windsurf and kitesurf instructors, so you can afford that quiet moment sunbathing on the soft sands of Mykonos knowing that everyone is in safe hands.

After a day of action-packed activities, settle in with the games consoles and compete against each other for the highest party games score, or sit back in the spacious main salon and enjoy a night in together with the wide selection of family films.

“…the charter was a success. The crew was very friendly and professional and delighted to serve. Overall the boat was in a very good condition, the rooms downstairs were much bigger (I even slept once there to try myself), my room was also excellent, the chief cook was really excellent… In one word, it is a Benetti, luxury + service were very good. I would strongly recommend it everyone. Thanks for everything.”

 – Charterer on motor yacht JO in the Caribbean

Luxury yacht JO can accommodate 10 guests over 5 cabins, however there is a room on the upper deck containing a sofa bed which would perfectly suit up to 2 children or a live-in carer.

Superyacht JO - Swim platform and water toys

Superyacht JO – Swim platform and water toys

Length: 50m/163ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, games consoles, dance floor, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 10/12 guests, 5/6 cabins

Crew: 12

Price per week: €175,000-€195,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

2. Annabel II – Speed and sensation

Take your family on a holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean and discover the glittering beauty of such places as Cyprus and Greece’s Ionian Islands.

Open yacht ANNABEL II - Built by Horizon

Open yacht ANNABEL II – Built by Horizon

Open yacht ANNABEL II is capable of a top speed of 20 knots, so your group spends less time travelling and more hours among the ruins, markets and coasts of your different destinations.

“We have just completed a three week cruise of the Croatian waters aboard Annabel II and are so completely delighted I am compelled to report back for other prospective travelers. We began our cruise in Tavit, Montenegro… stopping at islands along the Dalmatian Coast…

It helps that these cruising waters are simply outstanding in every way: beautiful bays, quaint and historical harbors, 78 degree water, great swimming, hiking, killer sunsets, stand up paddle boarding, interesting and historical villages.

The yacht was eminently satisfactory with jacuzzi, music system, TVs everywhere, a huge master stateroom etc., etc. Annabel II also possesses a tuned piano which did get used.

But the greatest delight was our crew consisting of Captain Andrew, Engineer Nathan, Stewardess Hayley and Chef Dee Dee…And dinners were just fabulous, each different with elaborate place settings and napkins folded using origami rules. Individual dietary needs were always respected, and the meals were healthy.”

- M/Y ANNABEL II, July 2016 in Croatia

With over 650+ movies to choose from and games as well, there is plenty to keep young minds busy while the adults socialise on the sundeck and unwind in the Jacuzzi with a drink from the bar. The warm cherry wood interiors and excellent price of this luxury yacht make her a popular choice for any group looking for fun and culture on a Mediterranean charter.

Motor yacht ANNABEL II - Sundeck Jacuzzi and bar

Motor yacht ANNABEL II – Sundeck Jacuzzi and bar

Length: 30m/97ft

Beam: 7m/22ft

Facilities: Games consoles, Jacuzzi

Accommodation: 8/10 guests, 4 cabins

Crew: 4

Price per week: €44,000-€49,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean

 

3. Ombre Blu – Exceptional services on a fun family yacht

Family groups looking for a smaller vessel that doesn’t compromise on quality or services will be blown away with what is on offer with luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU: The husband and wife crew are a trained PADI dive instructor and a massage therapist respectively, and there are a number of itineraries available which incorporate meals at exclusive 5 star restaurants and spas as well as visits to galleries and museums.

Luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU

Luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU

On board, there is an excellent selection of international wines and beverages to complement your meal surrounded by the bright and airy pale oak interior, or while dining alfresco out on the expansive deck.

“We had a fabulous time! Melissa and Francesco took great care of us! The boat is fantastic – beautiful, well cared for – I am confident you can continue to recommend the boat and crew to your clients.”

- Charter guest during June 12 – 19 2016 in Amalfi

Along with an extensive collection of water toys that includes kayaks, paddleboards and water skis, S/Y OMBRE BLU comes with a book and DVD library as well as board games for family enjoyment before bedtime and while in transit sailing from Italy‘s mainland to the breath-taking islands of Corsica and Sardinia.

Luxury yacht OMBRE BLU - Salon

Luxury yacht OMBRE BLU – Salon

Length: 15m/51ft

Beam: 9m/28ft

Facilities: PADI Registered Dive Centre, massage therapy services

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Crew: 2

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

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

4. Lazy Z – Make time to do nothing

Whether heading off to mark a special occasion as a family or looking for a fun-filled holiday without any pressures, superyacht LAZY Z offers large indoor and outdoor spaces to make your cruising experience comfortable and memorable.

Motor yacht LAZY Z

Motor yacht LAZY Z

The large main salon is the perfect place to get together for a film or prepare for the day ahead, and the upper deck aft is an excellent place to relax outdoors with hobbies while soaking in the sunshine of Malta or the Amalfi Coast.

In the Showboats Awards 1997, she was a finalist in the Best Motor Yacht Interior and Best Full Displacement Motor Yacht categories. Her last refit in 2015 has maintained these high standards while updating the decor and amenities for contemporary use.

Children will love the massive water slide which connects to the sundeck, where a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads will entice the adults throughout the summer days.

Superyacht LAZY Z - Sundeck and Spa Pool

Superyacht LAZY Z – Sundeck and spa pool

Length: 52m/170ft

Beam: 9m/31ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 12

Price per week: €238,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

5. Diane – Brilliant bespoke living areas from renowned designers

Motor yacht DIANE - Built by Benetti

Motor yacht DIANE – Built by Benetti

With a stunning classic interior from Francois Zuretti and exterior styling by Stefano Natucci, motor yacht DIANE will turn any charter into a lavish affair. The large salon divides up the seating areas so that guests can carry out their own activities while remaining in each other’s company, and the crew have an exceptional reputation for providing a fun and friendly on board atmosphere.

While weary souls enjoy some rest and relaxation on the sundeck sunloungers with refreshments from the bar, energetic guests can take to the water to try out the kayaks, water skis and the jet ski among the many water toys.

At the end of the day, the whole family can gather together for an alfresco meal under a fiery sky before heading to bed for the next day’s adventure.

Luxury yacht DIANE - Main salon

Luxury yacht DIANE – Main salon

Length: 43m/141ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 10/12 guests, 5 cabins

Crew: 9

Price per week: €133,000-€154,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 “If you have any queries about any of the superyachts listed above, contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred charter dates for the busy summer season.”

6. Talisman Maiton – For parties with presence

Another yacht that has a proven charter reputation with families, M/Y TALISMAN MAITON is a charming blend of classic and contemporary design for lavish interiors with the ideal ambiance for evening parties. Outside, the shaded and open deck areas are excellent for watching the local wildlife and lounging with hobbies and reading material. The sundeck has a generous spa pool that will be a hit with guests of all ages.

Motor yacht TALISMAN MAITON - Built by Proteksan Turquoise

Motor yacht TALISMAN MAITON – Built by Proteksan Turquoise

With Waverunners and kayaks among the water toys on offer, the whole family can spend the day together exploring the turquoise bays and coves of the Cote d’Azur.

Every beautifully appointed cabin offers guests a comfortable night’s sleep so that guests awaken refreshed and ready for the next day, whether it’s a quiet cruise with a sundeck barbeque or a full-on day of walking and sightseeing around some of the world’s longest-standing cities.

Mega yacht Talisman Maiton - Main salon. Photo credit Proteksan Turquoise

Mega yacht Talisman Maiton – Main salon. Photo credit Proteksan Turquoise

Length: 54m/178ft

Beam: 9m/31ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, games consoles, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: €224,000-€266,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

7. Twilight – Sailing sophistication

If you’re considering staying around one area and exploring in detail everything that region has to offer, sailing yacht TWILIGHT is a graceful vessel designed for lavish living with efficient use of space.

Sailing yacht TWILIGHT - Built by Oyster Yachts

Sailing yacht TWILIGHT – Built by Oyster Yachts

Dine alfresco in the cockpit while enjoying views of the lush landscape, sit in the sunshine in the aft lounging area or make use of the spacious stern for some outdoor exercise. Once you arrive at your hideaway beach destination the water toys will give hours of entertainment, with the selection including water skis, wakeboards and snorkelling gear.

“…Great week on Twilight. I can’t speak highly enough about the boat and the crew. They are really fantastic. Thanks again for this past week.”

- Charter guest aboard S/Y TWILIGHT, March 2017 in the Caribbean

A finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2014 for the Best Sailing Yacht in 30m to 40m size range category, sailing yacht TWILIGHT is an exceptional combination of luxury and performance for the ultimate sailing experience in the Mediterranean. Her brilliant interior from Rhoades Young will ensure that superyacht TWILIGHT is remembered for her comfort and style long after the holiday has ended.

Luxury yacht TWILIGHT - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Luxury yacht TWILIGHT – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: €70,000-€80,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

8. Balista – Dive deep and dine well

Able to host up to 130 guests for quayside parties, Cantieri di Pisa motor yacht BALISTA is a work of art that will impress visitors as much as the guests lucky enough to charter her in the Eastern Mediterranean: Her interiors are decorated in marble and teak to create understated opulence in which to relax, play and converse while the main salon bar will supply aperitifs before every sumptuous meal. Chef Sebastian Ambervill took second place at the MYBA Yacht Show 2016 in the 40-49m size category, and guests young and old can expect to be treated to a dining experience like no other.

Mega yacht BALISTA - Built by Cantieri di Pisa

Mega yacht BALISTA – Built by Cantieri di Pisa

Unwind on the sundeck in the spa pool without a care in the world as you take in the uninterrupted views of Greece‘s varied coastline. Alternatively, take advantage of luxury yacht BALISTA‘s PADI Diver Centre certification and head underwater to explore the wonders of the seafloor together, with sites in Croatia including dive wrecks, cave tunnels and reefs teeming with exotic sea life, including wildly coloured sea slugs and octopi.

Motor yacht BALISTA - Master suite

Motor yacht BALISTA – Master suite

Length: 47m/153ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Facilities: PADI Certified Dive Centre, Jacuzzi

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: €140,000-€160,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

9. RoMa – Glamour in ivory and gold

An impressive superyacht that could entertain for a week using her on board facilities alone, M/Y ROMA will turn any family break, corporate event charter or special celebration into an unforgettable adventure.

Viareggio motor yacht RoMa

Viareggio motor yacht RoMa

Sparkling white interiors from Newcruise and exterior design by Espen Oeino come together to make bright and calming relaxation areas perfect for taking life as it comes after hours of sightseeing in France or at your other Mediterranean destination. The sundeck will be the hub for outdoor socialisation thanks to the large swimming pool with attached bar and the surrounding sunpads and sun loungers, all of which enjoy uninterrupted views.

The perfect balance between high energy fun and sedate activities, luxury yacht ROMA has a large variety of water toys aboard this approved RYA Water Sports Centre and PADI Certified Dive Centre. The group can wear themselves out with the Seabobs, kayaks and scuba diving gear before settling in to for an evening film in the movie theatre.

Superyacht RoMa - Sundeck pool and sun lounging area

Superyacht RoMa – Sundeck pool and sun lounging area

Length: 62m/203ft

Beam: 11m/36ft

Facilities: PADI Certified Dive Centre, Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, games consoles, Jacuzzi, gym swimming pool, movie theatre, lift (elevator), wheelchair access

Accommodation: 10 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 16

Price per week: €395,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

10. Lady Britt – Every indulgence for every guest 

For the ultimate Mediterranean holiday aboard a unique superyacht that pampers all its guests, mega yacht LADY BRITT is an indulgent treat for the whole family.

Luxury yacht LADY BRITT - Built by Feadship

Luxury yacht LADY BRITT – Built by Feadship

At the World Superyacht Awards 2012 and the Showboats Design Awards 2012, her top-of-the-line design and facilities placed her as a finalist for the categories Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m), Recreational Area for Guest Use Award and Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts, proving her rare qualities in the luxury charter market.

Take your meals in the beautiful Redman Whiteley Dixon formal dining area or dine alfresco on the upper aft deck with every meal a delectable feat from a Michelin star chef. Guests feeling like they’ve had a little too much gratification can wear off any extra calories in the sundeck gym before relaxing in the Jacuzzi or heading down to the spa room for massage therapies and time in the sauna.

The younger generation won’t be left out either: The main salon is set up with state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and there is an outdoor cinema on the sundeck for watching blockbusters together under the stars. As well as Scuba diving gear for exploring the incredible wrecks and reefs of the Mediterranean, there is a great selection of water toys that includes a laser sail boat, Waverunners and water skis.

Motor yacht LADY BRITT - Main salon

Motor yacht LADY BRITT – Main salon

Length: 63m/207ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Facilities: PADI Certified Dive Centre, Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, massage therapy services, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, movie theatre, outdoor cinema, lift (elevator)

Accommodation: 12 guests, 7 cabins

Crew: 16

Price per week: €445,000-€470,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

If you have any queries about any of the superyachts listed above, contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred charter dates for the busy summer season.

Charter sailing yacht Yamakay in the Mediterranean

June 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

42m/138ft sailing yacht YAMAKAY from CMN Yachts is now available for charter in the Mediterranean, featuring beautiful wood and metallic interiors for a wonderful charter experience at a great price.

Sailing yacht YAMAKAY - Built by CMN Yachts in 1003 and last refitted in 2014

Sailing yacht YAMAKAY – Built by CMN Yachts in 1003 and last refitted in 2014

Built in 1993 and last refitted in 2014, her exterior design and engineering was completed by Marc Lombard and Couëdel Hugon Design was responsible for her interior appearance.

Luxury yacht YAMAKAY - Split-level salon

Luxury yacht YAMAKAY – Split-level salon

The split-level salon places the formal dining area up top where the sunlight streams through the surrounding windows. On the lower deck, two L-shaped sofas form a cosy corner for gathering to watch the latest sports and films on the widescreen TV.

S/Y YAMAKAY - Aft deck alfresco dining

S/Y YAMAKAY – Aft deck alfresco dining

Above deck the shaded cockpit is generously portioned for alfresco dining and outdoor living, and a second sun exposed forward cockpit will appeal to the group’s sunbathers.

Among her water toys is 2 wakeboards, a paddleboard, a doughnut, water skis, and fishing equipment for a relaxing holiday along the beautiful Amalfi Coast or among the islands of Greece.

Superyacht YAMAKAY - Master suite

Superyacht YAMAKAY – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 4 will provide everything you and your guests require for a smooth sailing experience and fantastic holiday in one of the word’s most culturally rich charter grounds.

Sailing yacht YAMAKAY is ready for charter in the Mediterranean around Greece and Italy from €40,000-€50,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information or view other superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

June Special Offers on Superyacht Charters

June 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyacht summer season is officially here. If you have not organised your Mediterranean vacation yet, it is the best time to do it right now. Some incredible luxury yachts are offering special deals and reduced rates for charters in June. While some yachts still have availability, you can secure your dates and go on a luxury yacht charter holiday in the finest places of the Western and Eastern Mediterranean. Here are some of the fantastic specials:

JADE 959 | 52m | 12 guests | Western Mediterranean

The interior design and decor of Jade 959 are truly opulent. She features modern, sophisticated finish and furniture by bespoke Fendi. Her main salon is of a generous size with sumptuous leather sofas, coffee tables and comfortable chairs. The formal dining area is ideal for 12 guests and has a wet-bar and AV system aft of the salon. Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 6 spacious cabins. The full-beam master suite has a king size bed and a private study. The other master cabin is on the upper deck and has a large meeting lounge. The lower deck hosts 2 VIP and two twin cabins, each with ensuite and lovely furnishing. The main deck aft offers lots of shade and comfortable seating for enjoying the light summer breeze. The upper deck aft has direct access to the master cabin and has a spacious lounge and partial shade. Charter guests will enjoy the sunshine on the top deck, where they can also relax in a deluxe Jacuzzi tub. Book her now for only €185,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more here.

Motor Yacht JADE

Motor Yacht JADE 959

Motor Yacht JADE - Salon

Motor Yacht JADE 959 – Salon

 

TRENDING | 50m | 12 guests | South of France, Italy, Corsica, and Sardinia

Motor yacht Trending is a beautiful luxury vessel built by Westport and designed by Donald Starkey. She underwent a $4 million refit last year and now offers a great variety of lavish amenities and water toys for an extra fun yacht charter vacation. Her elegant main salon boasts classic decor with soft cream colours and dark wooden panelling. The lounge area with ample seating is an ideal place for a get-together with family and friends after a day full of activities. Trending has a formal dining area, where charter guests will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Michelin-star chef. The exterior living spaces were designed to provide lots of room for sunbathing, lounging and relaxation. Lavish accommodation is designed for 12 guests. There are six generous cabins, which include a master suite, a VIP stateroom, two double, one twin and one single cabin with a Pullman bed. Superyacht Trending offers an impressive 30% discount off the June charter rate. Spend your next lavish holiday in the South of France, Italy, Corsica or SardiniaFind out more about Trending.

TRENDING

TRENDING

 

MARIE | 54.60m | 8 guests | America’s Cup in Bermuda

If you happen to be away from the Mediterranean this summer and are keen to go on a yacht charter vacation in Bermuda, there is a great reason and a fantastic sailing yacht for you to charter. Bermuda is hosting the 35th America’s Cup this year, a yacht racing event you have to visit. Meanwhile, sailing yacht Marie offers a 12% discount off Bermuda charters until the end of June. Not only Marie has beautiful living spaces, but she also stores lots of water toys and scooters for exploring the islands of Bermuda. Maries accommodates a total of 8 guests in 4 cabins. Classic interior decor, baby grand piano, wet bar, stunning artwork and maritime theme create a cheerful and roomy environment. The upper deck large cockpit hosts an alfresco dining area, while a smaller cockpit attached to the master suite provides some privacy and stunning views. Find out more about chartering Marie here.

Sailing-yacht-Marie-Built-by-Vitters

Sailing-yacht-Marie-Built-by-Vitters

Sailing-yacht-MARIE-Salon-665x269

Sailing-yacht-MARIE-Salon

 

PRIDE | 45m |12 guests | Eastern & Western Mediterranean

With a price reduction of €30,000, the 45-metre superyacht Pride is offering 12 guests the holiday of a lifetime. She offers comfortable accommodation in 6 generous cabins, which include a large master suite, a VIP cabin, two double and two twin cabins. Motor Yacht Pride boasts fantastic classic interior design with wooden floors and soft furnishing. Her alfresco dining area has a formal ambience and offers space for eight guests. The main deck aft is an ideal space for socialising, as it has two large sofas, coffee tables and a bar. The other alfresco dining area is placed on the upper deck, where 12 charter guests can enjoy fantastic meals and admire the sunsets. For those who want to take advantage of the Mediterranean summer sunshine, there are large sun pads on the upper deck. Luxury yacht Pride is available for charter from €160,000 per week plus expenses, with a special price reduction for June. You can find more information about Pride here or, contact our charter brokers.

Superyacht PRIDE

Superyacht PRIDE

Superyacht PRIDE - Upper Deck Dining

Superyacht PRIDE – Upper Deck Dining

 

UTOPIA | 71m | 12 guests | Western Mediterranean

Motor yacht Utopia is an imposing 71-metre luxury vessel built by bespoke Feadship. Some of her impressive amenities include a large Spa Pool, News Direct service, which allows printing a large selection of newspapers on demand, and large sun pads for total relaxation. Designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon interior boasts an elegant and modern ambience. Finest marble, oak panels, burl inlay and soft fabrics are some of the opulent materials featured in the yacht’s finishing. Plenty of lounge and dining spaces are provided on board. Guests of all age will find lots of things to do while cruising France, Italy, Monaco and Sardinia – the nicest places in the Western Mediterranean. A highly trained and experienced crew of 17 professionals will take care of everything on board to ensure a relaxing luxury charter experience. The on board accommodation is provided for 12 guests in the following cabin layout: 1 master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and three twin cabins with Pullman beds. Utopia is offering a special weekly rate for charters in June: book her for only €370,000 per week plus expenses. Read more here.

Utopia yacht - running

Utopia Yacht – running

Superyacht Utopia - exterior

Superyacht Utopia – exterior

 

OKTO | 66m | 10 guests | Mediterranean

The striking award-winning exterior design of the 66-mtre luxury superyacht Okto turns heads at every port. She is an ideal charter yacht to attend luxury summer events in style or simply cruise the waters of the Mediterranean at your own pace. Okto has a number of outstanding features: beauty salon, massive Jacuzzi, fully-equipped gymnasium, saltwater swimming pool and elevator. Perfect for summer parties, this motor yacht has a great main aft deck, which features ample outdoor seating and direct access to the swim platform to cool off on the hottest days. Okto sleeps ten guests across five opulent cabins, which include one master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, three double and one single cabin. Only for charters in June luxury motor yacht, Okto is offering 15% off her regular charter price. Save up to €60,000 and contact CharterWorld now. More information about Okto is provided here.

OKTO profile by ISA Yachts

OKTO profile by ISA Yachts

Top 10 Superyacht Drone Videos

June 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

If you ever wondered how luxury superyachts looked in real life and how huge they actually were, the best way to get the idea is to watch a drone footage. With drone videos gaining popularity and our love to superyachts never fading away, this Mediterranean summer 2017 begins with our compilation of the best 10 drone videos.  

M/Y A in Portofino

M/Y A in Portofino. Photo credit FlyView

Motor Yacht A in Portofino

The extremely popular luxury vessel with the striking exterior, Motor yacht A has visited Portofino quite a few times. Watch her drone footage below and you will get to see the yacht from very interesting angles….and you will finally get the see her incredible aft deck from the top. It’s an impressive swimming pool, isn’t it?

Eclipse in Gibraltar

The second largest yacht in the world has been spotted in so many locations in the world that we have event lost count. The drone video of Eclipse from Gibraltar showcases the imposing size of the yacht, as well as her enormous decks.

Rising Sun in Portofino

The biggest news about Rising Sun is, perhaps, her Tahiti cruise hosting the Obamas with Oprah and Bruce Springsteen. This 138m superyacht provides ultra deluxe accommodation to her lucky guests with en-suite bathroom facilities, luxurious amenities and is said to have Jacuzzi spas in her staterooms.

Savannah in France

The multi-award winning mega yacht Savannah was launched in 2015. She measures 83.50 metres and has a hybrid propulsion system. Apart from that, she boasts a head-spinning interior design and a large number of lavish amenities. She is available for charters this summer, find out more now.

Atlante in the French Riviera

Another multi-award winning superyacht, Atlante, was filmed with a drone in the French Riviera. Her military exterior and bold looks were designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard.

Venus

This drone footage gives you a good idea on how big Steve Job’s superyacht Venus is. She differs from the other yachts by her simple and crisp hull and superstructure. Her minimalistic design was developed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Steve Jobs.

Khalilah

Also known as the “Gold Yacht”, thanks to her unique hull colour, Khalilah is a 48-metre luxury yacht built by Palmer Johnson. She is one of the most well-known superyachts built in America. Watch the video below and get inspired. Would you go on a yacht charter vacation abroad Khalilah?

Lady M in Sardinia

Sleek and sporty, Lady M is a 65-metre luxury yacht owned by Alexei Mordashov, the chairman and majority shareholder at Severstal in Russia. Here is her cool drone video from another famous yachting destination in Italy, Sardinia

St David passing through the Corinth Canal

The 60m luxury superyacht St David was launched by Benetti in 2008 and is one of the most elegant charter yachts on the water. Superyacht St David benefits from fantastic and proven Benetti building quality, design and styling and boasts a beautiful interior design by the celebrated Andrew Winch. Secure St David for charter from EUR240,000 per week plus expenses.

 

Ferretti Group Launched Motor Yacht Navetta 37 Hull #3

June 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new Navetta 37, commissioned by a Middle Eastern client, was launched at the Ferretti Group‘s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. This superyacht is the third unit from the successful yacht range, built by Custom Line, Ferretti Group’s brand. Navetta 37 features comfort, safety, seaworthiness and bespoke Italian style. 

Custom Line Navetta 37 hull #3 launch

Custom Line Navetta 37 hull #3 launch

Motor yacht Navetta 37 hull #3 measures 37 meters and has a beam of 8 metres. Her semi-planing hull has a bulbous bow, which ensures outstanding efficiency in any sea conditions. Designed by the Engineering Department of Ferretti Group in collaboration with Zuccon International Project, the timeless exterior profile with sleek lines makes her a very attractive luxury yacht.

Navetta 37 hull #3 sleeps ten guests in the following cabin layout: master suit, two double and two twin cabins.

The spacious control room with built-in bridge covers the bow area on the upper deck. One of the great features on board Navetta 37 is the VOTIS infotainment system, which consists of a single control unit and can be automated in every area of the vessel.

As for comfort and safety, there are electro-hydraulic stabilisers, which reduce rolling and provide great stability at anchor and underway. The underwater light is installed on the stern and bulwark for extra safety navigating at night.

Custom Line is currently working on the new Navetta 42 superyacht, which upon delivery will become the shipyard’s new flagship.

There is a fantastic selection of Ferretti yachts, which are available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer. Contact CharterWorld yacht charter specialists now for more information or to make a booking.

Sailing Yacht A in Details: Close-Up HD Video

May 31, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sailing Yacht A, a superyacht that will definitely have the title of the most talked about luxury yacht of 2017, was spotted in Capri. Here is the astonishing high definition close-up video of Sailing Yacht A. 

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S/Y A in Capri. Photo credit Andrea Salvia – Company By Tourism

 
Sailing yacht A was delivered in May 2017 and spotted with Motor Yacht A in Monaco for the first time back then. Later it was reported that S/Y A made an appearance in Italy with her owner aboard.

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

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

Sailing Yacht A measures 143 metres and is currently the largest sailing yacht in the world. She was built by Nobiskrug and designed by Philippe Starck. You can find out more about this magnificent vessel here.

Sanlorenzo Preparing to Launch the Second Superyacht 52Steel

May 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sanlorenzo has just announced that the second hull in the 52Steel yacht series was entering the final stages of completion. The shipyard will soon start preparing for an official launch of another superb superyacht. Only a few months ago the shipbuilder launched the first hull in the series, motor yacht Seven Sins, which has already gained popularity.

Sanlorenzo 52Steel Hull2 soon to be launched - photo credit Sanlorenzo

Sanlorenzo 52Steel Hull2 soon to be launched – photo credit Sanlorenzo

Motor yachts from the 52Steel series were designed by Officina Italiana Design. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows fill the interior with plenty of natural light, creating cosy and airy ambience. One the outstanding features of the design includes a glass bottom pool, located on the main deck. Some luxurious facilities and amenities of 52Steel Hull #2 might include a spa room with a massage area and a steam room and a sauna, as seen onboard her sister ship Seven Sins.

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Motor-yacht-SEVEN-SINS-Photo-credit-Sanlorenzo

We will bring more details on the soon-to-be-launched superyacht once information becomes available.

Meanwhile, you can secure luxury motor yacht Seven Sins for charter this summer. Do not miss out on the opportunity of chartering this brand new superyacht in breathtaking locations Greece, France and Italy. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

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.

Charter luxury yacht Axioma in the South of Italy and the Adriatic

May 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The impressive 72m/236ft luxury yacht AXIOMA (ex.RED SQUARE) is ready for charter in the Mediterranean in the Adriatic and the South of Italy. Enjoy the beauty of Malta, Sardinia and Corsica on a superyacht with a proven reputation for charter holidays and packed full of facilities and water toys to make your family break a memorable one.

Superyacht AXIOMA (ex.RED SQUARE). Photo credit: Dunya Yachts

Superyacht AXIOMA (ex.RED SQUARE). Photo credit: Dunya Yachts

Built by Dunya Yachts in 2013, her interior design comes from renowned designer Alberto Pinto and her exterior styling comes from Sterling Scott to make a stunning environment inside and out. AXIOMA was a finalist in two categories at the Showboats Design Awards 2014 for Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ and Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ respectively, while she received a special commendation for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT at the World Superyacht Awards 2014.

On the main deck, guests are treated to a media room and an awe-inspiring main salon which forms the lower floor of the atrium. Pale cream furnishings surrounded by light coloured wood with crimson accents throughout. The many sofas and armchairs receive plenty of natural light from the vast floor to ceiling windows located on the above level and the smaller sets running along the port and starboard sides of the lower atrium.

There’s no missing the enormous swimming pool on the main deck aft and the beach club provides guests with a place to lounge in the sun while listening to the water gently lapping at the hull. A ladder provides easy access into and out of the water so that guests may easily move from one activity to the next.

“Superyacht AXIOMA is available to charter in the Mediterranean to destinations including the Adriatic and the South of Italy from €595,000-€635,000 per week plus expenses. Make your reservation toady and contact CharterWorld.”

On the upper deck guests will find plenty of dining options, from the formal dining table that forms the upper floor of the atrium to the alfresco dining table out on the upper deck aft. Seating at the stern provides guests with a place to stretch out after a meal and socialise while taking in the views of the South of Italy and the Adriatic.

The rest of the upper deck is host to the Master suite cabin and the layout contains a private office, gym, en-suite and cabin with private lounge. Forward of the Master suite is a Portuguese deck for small groups to sit together while drinking morning coffee and taking in the vivid sunrises.​

A second salon is to be found on the bridge deck and adds a second place to rest and enjoy private conversation away from the main group. At night, the bridge deck aft comes into its own with subdued floor lighting complemented by table lanterns for an ambient glow while you and your guests chat and party the night away. The large spa pool towards the aft with bar seating will be a popular socialising spot between guests, especially with the surrounding sunpads for stretching out and unwinding in the sun.

Scenic Costa Smeralda in the fabulous Italian yacht charter destination of Sardinia. Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

Scenic Costa Smeralda in the fabulous Italian yacht charter destination of Sardinia. Photo by Rolex Carlo Borlenghi

The sundeck is perfectly fitted with sunpads and cosy alcove seating ideal for peace and quiet while outside. A nearby bar and the Jacuzzi add to the entertainment options of a deck that boasts uninterrupted views of your Mediterranean destination.

Motor yacht AXIOMA is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, making her one of the best yachts in the Mediterranean for water sports activities. Her equipment includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • Seabobs
  • jet skis​
  • water skis
  • kayaks
  • a water slide
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

The on board gym has everything guests need to wear off excess energy while in transit.

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 double cabins that convert into twins. An expert crew of 20 will ensure that every guest is provided for throughout the cruise.

Superyacht AXIOMA is available to charter in the Mediterranean to destinations including the Adriatic and the South of Italy from €595,000-€635,000 per week plus expenses. Make your reservation toady and contact CharterWorld.