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Special offer: 15% off S/Y Maltese Falcon for August and September Balearic Islands charters

August 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Multi-award winning sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON is still available for charter in the Balearic Islands – and she is offering the spectacular bargain of 15% off her usual charter rate for the remainder of August and throughout September.

Superyacht MALTESE FALCON - Built by Perini Navi

Superyacht MALTESE FALCON – Built by Perini Navi

Recognisable globally for her iconic masts and massive 88m/288ft L.O.A (she was the largest sailing yacht in the world at the time of her launch), luxury yacht MALTESE FALCON from Perini Navi features the exterior and interior styling of Ken Freivokh.

Following her launch in 2006, S/Y MALTESE FALCON received numerous awards for her design, proving her pedigree and making her a desirable choice for corporate event charters and special occasion charters to this day:

World Superyacht Awards 2007

  • Sailing Yacht of the Year
  • Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ size range
  • Best Interior Design – Sail Yacht

Showboats Awards 2007

  • Best Interior – Sailing Yacht
  • Best Sailing Yacht over 40m
  • Most Innovative Sailing Yacht
  • Highest Technical Achievement in a Sailing Yacht

International Superyacht Society Awards 2007

  • Best Sail Interior

Robb Report – Best of the Best 2007

  • Wings & Water – Production Boats
Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON - Lounge detail

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON – Lounge detail

The large interior is divided up into a larger lounge and smaller sitting rooms, each with their own unique decor. The formal dining area can be found close to the helm, where the elegant environment makes the perfect setting for celebrating and special occasion.

Outside, there is a quiet seating area in front of the helm, as well as two larger sofas around the forward mast. On the main deck aft, there is a large alfresco dining area for meals out in the beautiful Western Mediterranean sunshine and fresh air. After a meal, guests can remain outside and watch the sunset while conversing as a group on the large aft sofas.

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON - Main deck aft outdoor lounge

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON – Main deck aft outdoor lounge

The Master suite is located on the upper deck and has another option for dining alfresco along with a cluster of sun loungers for restful afternoons and laid-back evenings under the stars.

Ready to entertain in the water as well as gliding through it, sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with an enviable array of water toys, including:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x jetski
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • kneeboards
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht MALTESE FALCON - Master suite

Superyacht MALTESE FALCON – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 4 double cabins. Her professional crew of 17 will ensure that everyone on board has a stellar charter experience.

Luxury yacht MALTESE FALCON is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €400,000-€440,000 per week plus expenses, with 15% off current charter rates. Reserve your dates aboard this exceptional head-turning yacht and contact CharterWorld now.

20 of the Best America’s Cup Luxury Yachts for Charter

April 07, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 35th America’s Cup is almost around the corner and in no time we will be holding our breaths following the most important and one of the most exhilarating of sailing events on this year’s calendar. Those of you that want nothing less than the top service, top view and the top accommodation over this period, we have chosen no less than 20 of the best charter yachts that are available for the event. This year’s race will take place from 26th May through to 27th June 2017 in the beautiful setting of Bermuda, off the East Coast of North America, giving you the opportunity to not only follow the action on the water but also discover Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches and relaxed atmosphere. This is only a selection of the vessels and there might be others that could suit your requirements better, so don’t hesitate too much and contact our brokers for additional information and advice, as well as the full list of yachts that correspond to your budget and style.

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND - Photo credit RALI New Zealand

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND – Photo credit RALI New Zealand

“Yachting enthusiasts from around the world will turn their attention to the Great Sound, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will race to achieve the oldest trophy in international sport.” America’s Cup 2017

Spanish Point Bermuda - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

THE YACHTS

MARIE

Yet another perfect and sophisticated yacht to view the race in style, envied by the rest of the spectators. Marie was designed by Andre Hoek and constructed by Vitters. The 2010-launched vessel can sleep four guests in two twin cabins, two guests in the VIP suite and two in the elegant master suite. The master stateroom also boasts a private deckhouse and cockpit.

Sailing Ketch Marie - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Interiors are modern, with styling and decoration by David Easton. Anigre-crafted panels and traditional art pieces are the main features, adding to her warm and homely ambience. There is a lovely outdoor seating and dining area to accommodate all guests either for a nice meal or to socialise and relax. Marie also has an impressive sail area, well-balanced with the hull in order to be easily steered manually in all wind conditions.

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

H

The exquisite luxury yacht H is a fantastic 42.6m vessel that can accommodate up to ten people in five cabins. This yacht was delivered by Benetti in 2015 and usually cruises around Bermuda during the summer months. With her very modern and artistic interior, H has a stunning cocktail bar found near the glass dining table in the open plan main saloon. There’s also a cinema screen and lots of seating for guests to relax on.

Luxury yacht H cruising - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Luxury yacht H cruising – Photo courtesy of Benetti

Talk about the race with fellow passengers at a shaded dining table on the deck while enjoying a tasty meal. Chill out in the lounge bar that also has comfortable seats and a TV to watch highlights of this ever-popular yacht race. The deck is also spacious enough to feature a Jacuzzi, a beach club with sun loungers and many sun pads.

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H – Photo courtesy of Benetti

SYCARA V

Charter the Sycara V for an out of this world experience. The 68.15m superyacht has a dark blue hull and sleeps up to 12 in six cabins. Delivered in 2010 by Nobiskrug this yacht has plenty of water toys, a Jacuzzi, sun pads and a cocktail bar. How about a workout session in the well-equipped gym? Then afterwards have a relaxing massage or an hour, if you can stand it, in the steam room.

SYCARA V from above - photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

SYCARA V from above – photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

There’s also a TV lounge and a home office if you need to keep in touch with colleagues back at the office. The stunning beach club has an elegant reception area where you can dry off after a swim. Dine at one of the four al fresco dining spots to enjoy a delicious meal while waiting for the sun to set. With a weekly charter rate of 585,000 Euros, Sycara V is certainly a superyacht that will give you a great vantage point for the Cup.

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V - Photo credit Nobiskrug

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V – Photo credit Nobiskrug

DRUMBEAT

Drumbeat is a magnificent vessel and one that wouldn’t look out of place to charter at the America’s Cup. Accommodating up to 11 people in five cabins, Drumbeat is ideal for families who can’t get enough of this heart-stopping race. At 53m in length, this superyacht has roomy lower decks where spectators can gather in the large saloon. The beautifully decorated dining room plays host to intimate suppers by candlelight.

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

The bridge deck and aft deck are where you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before finding the perfect spot to settle and watch the world’s fastest sailing yachts battle for the glory. Relax on the comfortable sun pads while the children are kept entertained in the beach club. They can choose from a huge selection of water toys, too.

“We were most pleased. I cannot commend enough our Captain and crew. We loved DRUMBEAT and would highly recommend it’s charter to all. ” Charters in Vanuatu, South Pacific

Brakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

Breakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

LADY KATHRYN V

This sleek, stylish 62m motor yacht was delivered in 2011 by Lürssen and holds up to 12 guests in six beautifully furnished cabins. The interior of the vessel was designed by Adam Lay Studio. Feeling like a stately home, Lady Kathryn V has a large saloon complete with grand piano. Relax in a conservatory-like room, just right for afternoon tea or in the lounge with a champagne bar.

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

There’s sufficient deck space to seat guests for a dinner party. In between the races, you can take an hour or so to sunbathe on the owner’s private terrace lying on a sun pad or chill out in the Jacuzzi. With a good choice of water toys from jet skis to diving gear, a gym and a golfing equipment, their plenty to do while on holiday in Bermuda.

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

MALTESE FALCON

This beautiful and iconic 88m yacht underwent massive refurbishment in the winter of 2015-2016 and is now the ideal vessel to charter alongside the America’s Cup race. Sleeping up to 12 passengers in six cabins the yacht has three enormous masts and magnificent sails. It incorporates an on-deck Jacuzzi, an al fresco cinema screen as well as outdoor dining tables for you to enjoy an evening meal under the stars.

The one and only Maltese Falcon

The one and only Maltese Falcon

With a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a reading room, formal dining room and bar this exquisite sailing yacht also boasts a beautiful spa treatment area with a masseuse. The spacious saloon is perfect to meet up with other guests to talk about the current events. For something a little different, take advantage of the water toys which include four tenders, scuba diving equipment, jet skis, water skis and an inflatable water slide.

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

MONDANGO 3

Sleek, stylish and great to look at. Mondango 3 can accommodate up to 11 guests in five superb cabins. This spectacular yacht can also host about 25 spectators to join you on board to watch the race at close quarters while at anchor.

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

This 56.4m sailing beauty has a Jacuzzi, sun pads, an al fresco dining table and plenty of sun loungers on deck. There’s also a good-sized swim platform as well as a side boarding platform. With a huge cinema screen in the main saloon, a gorgeous dining room and a contemporary interior, designed by Reymond Langton Design, this vessel is one of the many ideal choices for your next ‘holiday with a difference’.

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

ELEONORA

The classically designed sailing yacht Eleonora represents a luxurious vessel that was delivered in 2000 by GraafShip, designed similarly to Westward, a well-known racing schooner.

 Luxury Schooner Eleonora - Photo by Franco Pace

Luxury Schooner Eleonora – Photo by Franco Pace

Having a huge deck with sun pads and al fresco dining facilities, Eleonora is ideal for relaxing. If you prefer being more energetic try one of the three tenders, water skis and snorkelling gear on board. With a wood panelling interior and 19th-century style furnishings, the open plan dining area and lounge are ornate, yet very homely and inviting. The four guest cabins have plenty of storage space and writing desks, useful if you want to keep in touch with family or friends and tell them just how exciting your holiday in Bermuda has been.

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

SAFIRA

What can you say about this beautiful vessel that hasn’t already been said? This custom-built, eco-friendly superyacht is 39.2 metres long and won the Naval Architecture Award in 2014 at the Showboats Design Awards. Delivered in 2013 by Newcastle Marine she was refitted in 2015 and can sleep 12 guests in five spacious cabins.

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Safira is one of the best luxury yachts to sail on. Picture the scene: sitting on the top deck or in the Jacuzzi sipping a cocktail from the nearby bar. What could be better than watching some of the world’s fastest sailing vessels racing against each other? Dine al fresco then catch up with fellow passengers to talk about the day’s action in the main saloon. Watch a movie later in the TV lounge or work out in the gym. After an interesting day, it’s time to return to your cabin. The master suite has his and hers walk-in wardrobe along with luxurious en suite bathroom in marble and stonework and a large, super comfortable bed to regain your energy for the next day of excitement ahead.

MARAE

Charter the fabulous Marae to coincide with the AC events. This sleek and streamlined yacht was delivered in 2004 by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand and received a refit in 2014. Expect only the very best onboard of this vessel, which is perfect for relaxing, private holidays or for accommodating a group of friends to join you for a cocktail or two.

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

Six guests are accommodated in three luxury cabins. There’s plenty of room to sunbathe on the comfortable sun pads or dine al fresco so you don’t miss out on any of the yacht races. On the lower deck, there’s a beautiful saloon with dining area, all in wood panelling along with nautical themed upholstery. Have some nibbles in the upper saloon in the evening to talk about the day’s yachting activities before moving onto the formal dinner served by a highly-experienced on board crew.

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

PIONEER

When you first step on board, you know you’re in good hands. Custom-built by Palmer Johnson, delivered in 1996, this 46m explorer yacht is big enough to accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Having received a refit in 2015, Pioneer offers fresh interiors with a modern touch and classic comfort.

Motor Yacht PIONEER

Motor Yacht PIONEER

This magnificent yacht has a traditional dining room with a dark wooden table and amazing sea views. It’s a great place to get together with other guests and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by your personal chef; while the adjoining saloon is ideal for socialising, play a game of cards or simply chat about the day’s events. If you like a book to keep you company, then the onboard library will be your refuge; if sport and fitness are your passion then look no further, as Pioneer also offers an on-board gymnasium to keep you healthy and strong. With its’s split-level sundeck there are always secluded places to sunbathe and unwind. Hop into the Jacuzzi to cool off or sit on one of the comfortable sofas and just relax. You’ll also find a small breakfast bar as well as al fresco dining possibilities on board.

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

MARTHA ANN

At 70 metres built by Lurssen and designed by Espen Oeino with interiors by Francois Zuretti, this yacht is simply a head turner, offering everything you might need to impress your guests. With a professional crew of 21, you can rest assured that your needs will be met and expectations exceeded.

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Accommodation includes seven lovely cabins with en suite bathrooms, divided into six doubles and one twin cabin. The dramatic guest lobby boasts a spectacular glass elevator and a beautiful staircase. There are numerous conversation areas as well as dining possibilities, both indoor and outside. Sunloungers, Jacuzzi and plenty of water toys complete the picture when planning for that perfect vacation in America.

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

MINE GAMES

Yet another beauty to add to the list to choose from. Mine Games spreads 62 metres in length and over 10 metres in width, offering great space both inside and out. There are no issues when it comes to entertainment and fun aboard Mine Games, with a large spa pool, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium and even a grand piano for those funky summer nights to set the mood.

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

Twelve guests can be accommodated overnight in six luxurious cabins with luxury amenities and en suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward and includes a dressing room, a studio and a lounge area, as well as his and hers bathrooms. The bedroom is raised and opens up onto the foredeck area offering magnificent views.

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

RHINO

Rhino has it all! Waterslide, jacuzzi, wakeboard, water skis, trampoline and a list goes on and on. No need to worry when you charter this vessel, as everyone, from the youngest to the young at heart will find something to their taste. The yacht is almost 47 metres long with accommodation in five cabins to up to ten guests on board.

Endless fun aboard RHINO including all exciting water slide

Endless fun aboard RHINO including exciting water slide

A professional crew of 10 is ideal to cater for you and your guests, ensuring everything is top-notch and all your requirements are met. Invite additional guests to join you on board during the races and enjoy this spectacle in great company aboard a great vessel. And for that special touch: for the AC charter, the 74’ Rhino Fish will also be available, able to cruise onto the race course!!

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

GREY MATTERS

Measuring just about 46 metres and spreading about 8 metres in width, Grey Matters was built by Palmer Johnson with interiors by renowned Nuvolari Lenard studio of Italy. The accommodation offers five cabins for up to ten guests in total. There is a crew of seven on board ensuring great comfort and memorable stay on board.

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportsyacht Grey Matters

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportyacht Grey Matters

The yacht offers a VIP package with confirmed dockage at the AC Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall. The America’s cup charter rate includes a 37-foot Axopar St tender with additional two crew members to watch the race.

“We had a great time on Grey Matters. The yacht and crew were just right – and we enjoyed every kind of watersport equipment onboard. The yacht was equipped with the best stabilisation system that we have tried so far. In short – the best charter so far with a very interacting and great crew. Happy Days.” Charter in France

ROSEHEARTY

Rosehearty has a prime birth secured at the 2017 America’s Cup village as well as a VIP spectator Flag. She is a 50-metre Perini Navi-built sailing yacht launched in 2006 and refitted in 2016. The yacht has contemporary and inviting interiors by the renowned designer Christian Liaigre and accommodates up to 12 guests in seven stylish cabins with en suite bathrooms.

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

Appreciated for her stability and windward sailing performance enhanced by a deep swing keep set within a shoal ballasted fixed keel, Rosehearty is a popular charter yacht amongst the guests looking for a true sailing experience and action on the water. While she is fabulous for hands-on sailing and an active holiday, she has also plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the race or engage with your friends and family. Her crew of ten members will ensure you are well looked after and return home with a luggage full of fabulous memories.

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

EROS

The 31-metre classic schooner Eros is also available in Bermuda as well as New England during the rest of the summer season. She was built in 1938 with the last refit in 2016. The yacht is a fabulous choice for rent during the cup, bringing the grace and elegance of this classic beauty into the world of speedy and contemporary vessels racing for the oldest Trophy in the sporting world.

Yacht EROS under sail

Yacht EROS under sail

Four cabins accommodate up to eight charter guests who are serviced by a professional crew of 5. There is a tremendous amount of deck space to entertain and be entertained. Your guests will enjoy the feel of the bygone era while indulging in the modern facilities that are expected aboard luxury yachts these days. Furnished and decorated with style in keeping with her traditional look and maritime feel, Eros is a fabulous option for those in love with sailing and all that goes hand in hand with it.

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

JUPITER

30-metre sailing yacht JUPITER is an option for those looking for something reasonably small. She was built by Cantiere Ferri and designed by Giorgetti & Magrini in 1989 with the last refit in 2014. She has a crew of four and accommodation in four cabins to a maximum of eight guests. The large master suite has large double berths, plenty of storage and a bathroom with double sinks. All cabins feature natural ventilation through deck hatches and unique port lights.

Sailing yacht JUPITER udnerway

Sailing yacht JUPITER underway

The yacht has an open, clean look with spacious decks and bright interiors. Al cabins have plenty of natural light and en suite bathrooms. The crew on board is very professional ensuring an endless fun and fantastic holiday for all.

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

The list above might be subject to change and availability, and there might be other suitable yachts for you to charter during the race. For more information we recommend you speak to one our experienced brokers who are able to choose the best suitable vessel for you needs, thanks to their knowledge and expertise in the area. Our possibility to offer unbiased and gratuitous service is unique to this industry and is very much appreciated by our clients and repeat customers. Send us an email or give us a call, to find out why we are the best and the only specialist charter broker you will need for a perfect holiday in Bermuda and during the America’s Cup.

ATHENA

The 90-metre sailing yacht ATHENA is a true spectacle wherever she appears, with her classic lines and imposing naval architecture by Pieter Beeldsnijder and Dykstra & Partners. She was built in 2004 by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman and refitted in 2011. Although she features all that a classic sailing beauty should in terms of style, her commodities are anything but classic. She is fitted with all modern amenities and state of the art technology.

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The accommodation comprises five lovely cabins for up ten guests for an overnight stay in luxury with immaculate service by her crew of twenty-one. There is plenty to do on board this vessel, with no shortage of space, given her imposing length overall. Her main saloon offers plenty of seating and is divided into two separate areas one with a game table and the other boasting a piano.

NEVER ENOUGH

48-metre motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH provides a cosy atmosphere in her sumptuous interiors featuring plush furniture and beautiful wood works. She was built by Trinity Yachts and launched in 2006, with the latest refit in 2014. This tri-deck superyacht offers spacious interior and exterior living areas, with accommodation for up to eleven charter guests in five stunningly appointed staterooms with en suite bathrooms and other deluxe amenities. Her elegant decor was created by the renowned designer Evan K Marshall.

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

The upper deck offers the sky lounge, pictured below, with comfortable seating a coffee table, wet bat and full entertainment system. Thanks to the panoramic windows, guests can indulge in the beautiful views of Bermuda and the yacht’s surroundings. Other areas to socialise include her main saloon or exterior deck areas, with possibilities for al fresco dining. NEVER ENOUGH also has a great selection of water toys and a fab beach club.

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

ABOUT BERMUDA

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a group of 181 islands offering crystal clear water, endless amount of pink-sand beaches and plenty of breath-taking cruising grounds to discover. Often surrounded by a cloud of mystery, Bermuda offers its visitors great amount of possibilities to choose from, from on-water activities including your own superyacht toys selection, natural wonders through to recreational and adventure sports activities. So, when you are not cheering for your favourite team, you can rest assured you will find plenty to excite you as well as help you to unwind.

Grape Bay Beach - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority copy

Grape Bay Beach – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Oceanco 106m Superyacht Project Solar Delivered and Named BLACK PEARL

April 03, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Oceanco sailing yacht Project Solar/ Y712 has just been delivered to her owner after extensive sea trials. The new name was given to this beauty upon delivery, and she is now known as BLACK PEARL. It has been reported that the lucky owner of this luxury sailing yacht is Russian.

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 while heading to the North Sea for her third day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 while heading to the North Sea for her third day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Launched in 2016, mega sailing yacht Black Pearl was designed by Dykstra Naval Architects – a reputable naval architecture and design studio who previously worked on the magnificent 88-metre charter sailing yacht Maltese Falcon.

The 106m sailing yacht Black Pearl left Rotterdam on a cold and misty morning for a shakedown cruise on the North Sea. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

The 106m sailing yacht Black Pearl left Rotterdam on a cold and misty morning for a shakedown cruise on the North Sea. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

The breathtaking superyacht was designed inside and out by world-renowned Nuvolari Lenard. At this stage the interior design details have not been revealed yet, however, knowing that Nuvolari Lenard have an extensive experience designing some of the world’s most impressive charter superyachts, there is no doubt that Black Pearl features an incredible interior.

Oceanco’s Y712 left the shipyard in Alblasserdam early this morning. The 106m: 347.77ft Nuvolari Lenard designed yacht is currently moored in Rotterdam’s Merwehaven Photos- ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco’s Y712 left the shipyard in Alblasserdam early this morning. The 106m: 347.77ft Nuvolari Lenard designed yacht is currently moored in Rotterdam’s Merwehaven Photos- ©Dutch Yachting

Accommodation onboard Black Pearl is offered for a total of 12 guests.

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 while heading to the North Sea for her third day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 while heading to the North Sea for her third day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Fully equipped with luxury amenities, at 106 metres Black Pearl boasts two spa pools, a huge beach platform and lots of storage for luxury tenders and water toys. With a beam of 15m and internal volume of 2,700GT, Black Pearl will provide truly amazing comfortable cruising experience to her guests.

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 returning in Rotterdam after her second day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Oceanco’s 106m: 347.77ft Y712 returning in Rotterdam after her second day of sea trials. Photo- ©Dutch Yachting

Find out more about Oceanco luxury yachts here.

Where to Find the Coolest Superyachts in the World

March 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Undoubtedly superyachts gather an enormous amount of attention. They are seen as innovation, luxury, lifestyle and inspiration. Stalked by yacht geeks and mainstream media the coolest superyachts enjoy the love of public everywhere they cruise. In case you were wondering where to find them, we take a look at the best photos of luxury yachts spotted in various locations around the world.

Motor Yacht A

The imposing 119-metre Motor Yacht A looks fantastic with the city of Dubai in the background. Motor Yacht A was launched in 2008 by the world-renowned shipyard Blohm+Voss. Her unique exterior design was developed by Starck Desing. Yacht “A” boasts some outstanding features, such as the glass roof looking up into the swimming pool.

Motor yacht A in Dubai. Photo credit: @stephanie_m and @steveboy87

Motor yacht A in Dubai. Photo credit: @stephanie_m and @steveboy87

Barbara

The brand new 88.5m Oceanco superyacht Barbara was just recently delivered to her owner. On her way to the UK, she was spotted at the port of Gibraltar. Bespoke Sam Sorgiovanni created Barbara’s incredible smooth profile. She accommodates 12 guests overnight in total comfort and luxury.

Brand new superyacht Barbara. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Brand new superyacht Barbara. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Eclipse

Below is the photo of the second largest superyacht in the world Eclipse anchored in the cruising grounds of the Caribbean. She was launched in 2009 by the prestigious German shipyard Blohm+Voss.  Mega yacht Eclipse was designed by the French architect Hermidas Atabeyki. She features various novel ideas, such as the arrangement of a spacious open loggia, balconies in the guest suites, an inside submarine hangar and a helicopter hangar. Her beautiful interiors are by the well-known Terence Disdale Design studio and Greenline Yacht Interiors.

M:Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean, Photo credit Chip Methvin

M/Y Eclipse anchored in the waters of the Caribbean. Photo credit Chip Methvin

Venus

A very well-known superyacht Venus used to belong to famous Steve Jobs. Venus was designed by Jobs himself in collaboration with Philippe Stark. She boasts sleek lines and minimalistic design, with her naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects. Venus was built by Feadship and launched un 2012. This amazing superyacht features latest Apple technology onboard, spacious living areas and luxurious accommodation for a total of 12 guests. She was recently photographed in San Diego, US.

Superyacht Venus in downtown SanDiego Photo by @sdluxurysailing

Superyacht Venus in downtown San Diego Photo by @sdluxurysailing

Joy

Luxury charter yacht Joy could not miss the Dubai International Boats Show recently held at one of the vibrant marinas in the world. This 70-metre Feadship yacht boasts striking exterior drawn by Bannenberg & Rowell, while her interior design is a work of Studio Indigo Ltd. Joy is definitely one of the premier new superyachts available in the charter market.

Joy in Dubai. Photo credit Alina Garazhenko

Joy in Dubai. Photo credit Alina Garazhenko

Lady Lara

The stunning Lady Lara has recently travelled to Maldives, the breathtaking place in the Indian Ocean, where she was photographed at the rose sunset. Designed by Reymond Langton Design and built by Lurssen, Lady Lara is a massive 91-meter luxury vessel, which boasts many luxury amenities. There is a huge beach club, a spa and sea terraces in the guests’ staterooms. Her sophisticated interior is also a work of Reymond Langdon Design.

Lady Lara was spotted in Maldives. Photo credit @justin_moir

Lady Lara was spotted in Maldives. Photo credit @justin_moir

Maltese Falcon

Another VIP guest at all the most famous events in the yachting world, Maltese Falcon has been cruising around Leeward Islands, her favourite winter cruising grounds. The amazing picture below was taken in St Maarten. Maltese Falcon is available for charter at the America’s Cup in Bermuda this June, as well as other important events. Contact our brokers now to find out more.

Maltese Falcon spotted in St Maarten photo by @spjeweler

Maltese Falcon spotted in St Maarten photo by @spjeweler

Okto

” Two Italian masterpieces: M/Y 66m Okto and… Venice!”. Motor yacht Okto was built by the respected ship manufacturer based in Italy, ISA Yachts. Her eye-catching black hull with an aggressive bow, as well as the contrast metallic superstructure turn heads at every port. Made of steel and aluminium, 66m superyacht OKTO is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

Okto in Venice. Photo courtesy of ISA Yachts

Okto in Venice. Photo courtesy of ISA Yachts

Quinta Essentia

Quinta Essentia first made an appearance at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, where she won the hearts of many. She is an impressive 55m hybrid motor yacht built by Admiral, a brand of the Italian Sea Group. Behind her remarkable red-and-cream exterior, there is so much power, great performance and incredible interior design.

Quina Essentia in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by @sweetwaterpete

Quina Essentia in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by @sweetwaterpete

If you are interested in chartering a luxury yacht, you have a great opportunity to plan your summer vacation in the Mediterranean. Charter boats are booking up early this year, don’t miss out! View a selection of charter yachts here and contact our brokers at CharterWorld for more information.

Top 5 Superyachts for Charter at the America’s Cup 2017 in Bermuda

March 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

This year Bermuda is hosting the 35th edition of the thrilling America’s Cup. A month-long celebration of thrilling race action also includes America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and J Class Regatta. Not only that but also a vibrant on-shore entertainment programme is a must-attend.  Join in and celebrate in style, plus get access to the best viewing spots, premium berths and deluxe accommodation aboard these breathtaking luxury yachts:

1. MONDANGO 3

With plenty of space to host a party of 25 guests while at anchor, sailing yacht Mondango 3 is one of your best options if you plan to celebrate the event with the beautiful people in Bermuda. She is available for charter at a special rate and only during the event. Mondango 3 sleeps 11 guests overnight, assisted by a crew of 9. Her beautiful interior design was developed by bespoke Reymond Langdon Design and features some vibrant colour palette, lavish furnishings, outstanding attention to detail and sumptuous seating. Take advantage of a 20% discount on a two-week booking (EUR 358,000) or 10% on a one-week booking (EUR 200,000).

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis-680-2

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

AY46 super yacht MONDANGO 3 - Flybridge Image by Chris Lewis

AY46 super yacht MONDANGO 3 – Flybridge Image by Chris Lewis

2. ATHENA

The multi-award winning 90-metre sailing yacht Athena offers accommodation for ten guests, assisted by 21 crew members. She features a sophisticated mahogany interior with lots of space for socialising and relaxation. The lower deck boasts a full-width owner cabin with full-width master bath, Spa Pool, the Owner’s Office and walk-in wardrobe. There are also three queen-size cabins and one twin.

The stunning 90 m charter yacht Athena

The stunning 90 m charter yacht Athena

Dining room - sailing yacht Athena - one of the largest charter yachts in the world

Dining room – sailing yacht Athena – one of the largest charter yachts in the world

3. GRACE E

Grace E will be sure to turn heads at the America’s Cup this summer. Not only this 73-metre luxury motor yacht features striking exterior, but she also offers exterior viewing points to admire the racing. Her luxury amenities include a hydrotherapy room, a large pool, a beauty salon, full gymnasium, massage room and sauna. Named the “Motor Yacht of the Year” in 2015, Grace E will provide an unforgettable luxury experience for her guests visiting the America’s Cup.

1-73m Vitruvius mega yacht Grace E sold by Perini Navi Group-680

1-73m Vitruvius mega yacht Grace E sold by Perini Navi Group-680

Grace E superyacht - Main Saloon - Photo by Giuliano Sargentini

Grace E superyacht – Main Saloon – Photo by Giuliano Sargentini

4. MALTESE FALCON

No famous racing events are held without the “superstar” of the sailing world, Maltese Falcon. This high-performance vessel measures 88m and provides luxurious and comfortable cruising experience to her guests. Maltese Falcon can carry 50 people and is perfect for social gatherings. Some of her outstanding features are the alfresco cinema, massage room, as well as luxurious social spaces and lavish accommodation overnight for a total of 12 guests.

Maltese Falcon under sail in front of Viareggio

Maltese Falcon under sail in front of Viareggio

Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

5. SAVARONA

The beautiful 28-metre sailing yacht Savarona is offering a VIP berth at the event this year. Savarona has a traditional interior design with glossy elements and simple, yet tasteful furnishing. The salon is an open plan with plenty of natural light. Cool taupe toned upholstery compliments rich wood panels. Savarona comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests in three beautiful staterooms: a gorgeous master suite, a VIP and a twin cabin. A professional crew of 4 will take care of everything onboard.

Sailing yacht SAVARONA - Main-

Sailing yacht SAVARONA – Main

Sailing Yacht Savarona - guest cockpit

Sailing Yacht Savarona – guest cockpit

CharterWorld specialises in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. When it comes to superyacht charter CharterWorld is the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday. Equire now.

St Barths Bucket 2017: 30th edition race results

March 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

VELSHEDA - One of 8 yachts from Dykstra competing in the regatta. Photo credit: Michael Kurtz/Pantaenius

VELSHEDA – One of 8 yachts from Dykstra competing in the regatta. Photo credit: Michael Kurtz/Pantaenius

After three days of high-octane racing, the winners of the 2017 St Barths Bucket have been announced across the various classes, and sailing yachts WINWIN, SPIIP, WISP, ROSEHEARTY and KOO have each taken first place.

Of the competing yachts of Class A, or ‘Les Gazelles des Mers’, WINWIN and VISIONE proved the greatest challenge to the rest of the fleet and consecutively finished in the top three across all racing days. Although UNFURLED put in an excellent performance, NIKATA outmatched her on the second day of racing to push sailing yacht UNFURLED into third place overall with VISIONE in second and WINWIN in first.

Sailing yachts SPIIP and GANESHA were expected to provide a thrilling race in Class B and they did not disappoint in any of their matches, always placing between first and third with SOJANA or P2. On the final day, ‘Les Elegantes des Mers’ class rankings placed SPIIP in first, then SOJANA and GANESHA.

‘Les Mademoiselles del Mers’ of Class C proved agile on the water with mere seconds often determining the difference between second and third place. In the final standings, WISP was first, with REBECCA and AXIA taking second and third respectively.

Arguably one of the most aniticipated classes in the whole event, Class D, ‘Les Grandes Dames des Mers’, saw some of the world’s largest yachts compete for a first place in the 30th St Barths Bucket. Superyacht MALTESE FALCON built by Perini Navi competed against younger sister ROSEHEARTY, and it was the latter that took first place, followed by METEOR AND PERSEUS^3.

In the newly created ‘Les Voiles Blanche’ class, or Class E, sailing yacht KOO earned first place, with Q and ESCAPADE filling up the other podium positions.

Sailing yacht Athena available for America’s Cup

March 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

90m/295ft ATHENA is ready for charter to the America’s Cup in Bermuda, which runs from the 26th of May until the 27th of June. Comparable in size to the iconic S/Y MALTESE FALCON, which is only 2 metres/7ft shorter, superyacht ATHENA is truly a sight to behold and her on board amenities reflect her grandiose appearance.

Sailing yacht ATHENA built by Royal Huisman

Sailing yacht ATHENA built by Royal Huisman

Built in 2005 by Royal Huisman and featuring the interior and exterior design talents of Rebecca Bradley Interior Design and Pieter Beeldsnijder Design respectively, sailing yacht ATHENA is the world’s largest aluminium hull yacht. She won the Show Boats Awards 2004 Best Sailing Yacht over 40m category, as well as the Best Sailing Yacht 36m+ and Best Interior – Sailing Yacht categories at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2005. The effort put into her excellent refit in 2011 was recognised at the World Superyacht Awards 2012 and she made it to the finals for the Best Refitted Yacht.

The main salon aboard luxury yacht ATHENA

The main salon aboard luxury yacht ATHENA

Luxury yacht ATHENA is filled with traditional touches, and her classic interiors are no exception. As well as her sumptuous main salon and wet bar, the main deck also has a foyer, formal dining area, a library and an alfresco dining area.

Dine in luxury aboard luxury yacht ATHENA

Dine in luxury aboard luxury yacht ATHENA

The bridge deck is just as impressive with its own lobby, media room and the open air salon from which you and your guests can watch all the action in the America’s Cup, or for the best views anywhere on board, watch events unfold from the crow’s next at the top of the mast.

With an emphasis on experiencing life on the water, sailing yacht ATHENA has a stellar collection of water toys, which include:

  • 2 x sail boats
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 2 x kayaks (1 x 1 person, 1 x 2 person)
  • kneeboards
  • a surfboard
  • a wakeboard
  • a kitesurfer
  • a waterslide
  • scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing gear

The accommodation layout is designed for up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. An experienced crew of 19 will ensure that every guest has an exceptional time throughout their charter.

Luxury yacht ATHENA is available for charter in Bermuda from $350,000 USD per week plus expenses. Secure your bookings today and contact CharterWorld.

Watch: Close-up Video of 88m Mega Sailing Yacht Maltese Falcon

March 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The most detailed drone footage of the 88-metre mega sailing yacht Maltese Falcon has been recently released. For all yacht geeks and those who simply love boats, this is a great opportunity to take a closer look at one of the most famous luxury yachts in the world.

Maltese Falcon. Photo credit: @florian_larue_luxurylife

Maltese Falcon. Photo credit: @florian_larue_luxurylife

Not only this superyacht reaches record breaking speeds but she is also a truly opulent yacht that can take you on an unforgettable luxury yacht charter vacation. Maltese Falcon’s interior is opulent with a rich modern styling, which creates a delightful atmosphere onboard. Her living spaces are comparable to the size of those on mega motor yachts, which make Maltese Falcon a perfect choice for entertaining wth family and friends while cruising the waters of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. She is currently gearing up for St Barts Bucket Regatta 2017 and will be available for charter at the America’s Cup.

Luxury sailing yacht Maltese Falcon provides the following superior accommodation layout: a full-beam master suite, a VIP cabin on the upper deck with queen berth, and four guests suites that can convert into two enormous VIP suites each with his/her heads.

Watch the new video below provided by Life Style Channel:

For more information about Maltese Falcon, as well as rates and availability please contact our friendly charter brokers at CharterWorld.

The charter yachts of the St Barths Bucket Regatta

March 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta is due to get underway on the 16th of March for three days of intense racing around the stunning scenery of the Caribbean. One of the largest racing events in the sailing calendar, this edition is expected to be even more impressive in celebration of its 30th anniversary, and of these participating high performance yachts, many are available for charter throughout the year.

P2 and Perseus^3 come fresh from wins at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, ready to add to their collection of wins for this regatta season. Here are more of this year’s iconic competitors:

Maltese Falcon

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON - Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

Sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON – Photo credit: Andrew Ballantyne

The world’s largest sailing yacht at 88m/289ft, superyacht MALTESE FALCON is truly a sight to behold and the judges agreed unanimously: She holds 10 design awards from the International Superyacht Society, Showboats Awards and the Robb Report.

Her interiors from Ken Freivokh Design are just as sporty as her exterior and her facilities are just as impressive, with an on board gym, movie theatre and Jacuzzi as well as a host of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

S/Y MALTESE FALCON - Salon

S/Y MALTESE FALCON – Salon

Length: 88m/289ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 19.6 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000-€440,000plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Rosehearty

S/Y ROSEHEARTY - Perini Navi

S/Y ROSEHEARTY – Perini Navi

Built in the same year and from the same builder as MALTESE FALCON, luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY (ex.AUDACE) may be dwarfed by her bigger sister but her exceptional interior by Christian Liagre makes her just as an impressive a charter yacht for holidays, special occasions and regattas.

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY - Formal dining

Luxury yacht ROSEHEARTY – Formal dining

Length: 56m/184ft

Beam: 12m/38ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2006

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 10

Price per week: $225,000-$225,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Q

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) - Alloy Yachts

Sailing yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO II) – Alloy Yachts

Winner of 3 awards in 2008-2009 for the best sailing yacht over 40m, luxury yacht Q (ex.MONDANGO 2) represents New Zealand yacht builders Alloy Yachts, whom have a stellar reputation in the yacht building industry. Reymond Langton Design created her bright and spacious contemporary interior and while not participating in regattas, charter guests can use her tender garage as a freshwater Jacuzzi.

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

The tender garage converts into a freshwater Jacuzzi aboard sailing yacht Q

Length: 52m/170ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Builder: Alloy Yachts

Year: 2008

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 8

Price per week: €180,000-195,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Danneskjold

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD - Built by Southern Ocean Marine

Luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD – Built by Southern Ocean Marine

After taking place in the Loro Piana Caribbean Regatta, sailing yacht DANNESKJOLD (ex.LIARA) is ready to prove her power in 2017 having won and placed on the podium at previous Caribbean regattas. As a charter yacht, she offers spacious and comfortable surroundings for Caribbean and Mediterranean charters, with vast music and film libraries for evening entertainment after a full day of excitement and exploration.

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Salon inside luxury yacht DANNESKJOLD

Length: 32m/105ft

Beam: 7m/23ft

Builder: Southern Ocean Marine

Year: 2009

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $54,000-$62,000 USD

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Perseus^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

Luxury yacht PERSEUS^3

A finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2016 in the ‘Sailing Yacht of 45m and above’ category, PERSEUS^3 is one of the most recent competitors at the regattas. As a charter yacht, she has plenty of water toys and on board and her contemporary interior efficiently uses space for a comfortable charter experience.

Length: 60m/197ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2015

Top speed: 15.5 knots

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: €250,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Elena

S/Y ELENA

S/Y ELENA

This gorgeous traditional sailing schooner is the namesake of a yacht built over 100 years ago and was recreated from the original drawings by designer Nathaniel G Herreshoff. The classic interior by Steve McLaren makes traditional sailing yacht ELENA an enjoyable charter yacht for close friends and family.

Sailing yacht ELENA - Main salon and formal dining area

Sailing yacht ELENA – Main salon and formal dining area

Length: 55m/180ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Marin Luxur Yachts

Year: 2009

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 8

Price per week: €80,000-€90,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Meteor

S/Y METEOR - By Royal Huisman

S/Y METEOR – By Royal Huisman

A previous winner of the St Barths Bucket (2009) and the Newport Bucket Regatta in 2014, sailing yacht METEOR has a proven race record as well as winning 3 awards for her design in 2008. The seating and sun pads on deck are comfortable areas for outdoor living, and her classic appearance above deck continues into the main salon and cabins for a spacious and relaxing environment.

Superyacht METEOR - Main salon

Superyacht METEOR – Main salon

Length: 52m/171ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2007

Top speed: 13 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 10

Price per week: $126,000-$150,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Ganesha

Sailing yacht GANESHA - Built by Vitters

Sailing yacht GANESHA – Built by Vitters

Built in 2013 by Vitters, S/Y GANESHA features contemporary interiors from Newcruise Design using Indian motifs and patterns with splashes of vibrant colour to create welcoming living spaces. At only four years old, GANESHA has already proven her agility at previous regattas, including two wins at Porto Cervo.

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Formal dining aboard luxury yacht GANESHA

Length: 46m151/ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2013

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: Contact CharterWorld for current rates

Charter grounds: Contact CharterWorld for current charter grounds

 

Ningaloo

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

Sailing yacht NINGALOO

A finalist in 3 awards categories in 2011 and also earning a special commendation, superyacht NINGALOO (ex.LADY B) uses glass to create sultry curves both inside and out. NINGALOO is no stranger to the St Barths Bucket and has performed well in her class, making her a yacht to watch out for during the races as well as an exciting charter.

S/Y NINGALOO - Lower salon

S/Y NINGALOO – Lower salon

Length: 45m/147ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Builder: Vitters

Year: 2010

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6/7 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin (convertible to twin) and 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: €88,000-€100,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Nikata

Sailing yacht NIKATA - Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Sailing yacht NIKATA – Photo credit: Ian Campbell

Luxury yacht NIKATA is available for charter with a great selection of water toys and on board entertainment, including games consoles, a music and film library, audiovisual equipment and much more.

S/Y NIKATA - Formal dining

S/Y NIKATA – Formal dining

Length: 25m/82ft

Beam: 6m/19ft

Builder: Nautor’s Swan

Year: 2005

Top speed: 12 knots

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

Crew: 4

Price per week: €28,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Axia

Superyacht AXIA

Superyacht AXIA

No stranger to the St Barth’s Bucket, luxury yacht AXIA has won overall in the Grand Dames category as well as receiving the ‘All Star Crew’ award in 2013. Her classic interiors, spacious decks and variety of water toys make her a firm favourite for family charters with guests of all ages.

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Alfresco dining aboard sailing yacht AXIA

Length: 37m/123ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Palmer Johnson

Year: 1990

Top speed: 15 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 double cabin, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 6

Price per week: $60,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Spiip

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Luxury yacht SPIIP from Royal Huisman

Regatta enthusiasts will remember sailing yacht SPIIP racking up the podium places in the past under the name UNFURLED. One of many performance sailing yachts to be given the name UNFURLED, SPIIP from Royal Huisman has been racing since 2000 and is fully prepared for charters, with snorkelling and diving equipment on board for charter groups to discover everything their destination has to offer.

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/26ft

Builder: Royal Huisman

Year: 2000

Top speed: 14 knots

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 1 double cabin convertible to twin

Crew: 4

Price per week: $52,500-$58,500 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

Leopard 3

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 - Built by Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht LEOPARD 3 – Built by Farr Yacht Design

S/Y LEOPARD 3 turns 10 this year and has a lot to celebrate: in 2016 alone she won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Puerto Cervo as well as the International Maxi Association trophy for the RORC 2016 Transatlantic Race. Superyacht LEOPARD 3 is also available as a corporate yacht charter, able to host up to 20 guests on board, as well as having availability for private charters throughout the year.

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

The contemporary main salon within S/Y LEOPARD 3

Length: 30m/100ft

Beam: 7m/22ft

Builder: Farr Yacht Design

Year: 2012

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 single cabins with Pullman berths

Crew: 5

Price per week: €47,500 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Sojana

Luxury yacht SOJANA - Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Luxury yacht SOJANA – Photo credit: Farr Yacht Design

Sailing yacht SOJANA is a veteran of the sailing calendar, taking part in events such as the Palma de Mallorca regatta and Cowes Week. With a proven speed of 25 knots, S/Y SOJANA is one of the fastest competitors on the water. Her spa pool, inviting interiors and collection of water toys make her a great charter choice both in and out of the regatta seasons.

Main salon - Superyacht SOJANA

Main salon – Superyacht SOJANA

Length: 34m/112ft

Beam: 8m/25ft

Builder: Green Marine

Year: 2003

Top speed: 25 knots

Accommodation: 8 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 twin cabin

Crew: 6

Price per week: $53,500-$65,000 USD plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

P2

Superyacht P2 - Built by Perini Navi

Superyacht P2 – Built by Perini Navi

Designed by Philippe Brand for Perini Navi, the focus was to create a yacht that was responsive to wind changes while remaining desirable for family and group charters through her elegant interiors. Winner of Sailing Yacht of the Year in 2009 as well as two other awards, superyacht P2 has fulfilled every criterion set, achieving First in the 2016 Loro Piana Regatta and the St Barth’s Bucket. The gym equipment, massage table and water toys available on request have ensured that this yacht is as exciting to charter as she is to spectate.

S/Y P2 - Main salon

S/Y P2 – Main salon

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 8m/27ft

Builder: Perini Navi

Year: 2008

Top speed: Unknown

Accommodation: 6 guests: 1 tripple cabin with Pullman berth, 1 double cabin with Pullman berth

Crew: 5

Price per week: €70,000 plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean and Caribbean

 

Find out if one of these high performance yachts are available for your next holiday: contact CharterWorld and you could be sailing through the Mediterranean or Caribbean and enjoying your special occasion on a regatta winning sailing yacht.

10 Of The Best Luxury SuperYacht Photographers

February 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Ships have captured the public imagination for thousands of years as a symbol of power, elegance and affluence. Passing through history as worthy subjects of artist and poets, capturing the essence of a regatta fleet or the details of the most opulent and innovative mega yacht of recent times is as integral as ever. The yachting industry is filled with talented photographers and filmmakers, and here we highlight 10 prolific names who have shot prestigious yachts and events.

Jeff Brown – Breed Media

Notable superyacht shots: Savannah, Galactica Star, Ann G.

Best known in recent times for photographing the interior and exterior of Feadship’s 2014 superyacht Savannah, Jeff Brown captures the whimsical and abstract elements of modern design while retaining the realism that often disappears in vibrant environments and under dramatic lighting.

Savannah - photo by Jeff Brown

Savannah – photo by Jeff Brown

In 2003 Jeff Brown co-founded Superyacht Media, and his expertise combined with that of his team catapulted the company into a leading position in media content for superyacht-related marketing worldwide. His background in design has awarded him an uncommon perspective when it comes to selecting the focus of his photography and videos, which in turn has resulted in over 100 magazine covers in the last seven years alone and repeat business from builders.

Superyacht Ann G by Heesen Yachts. Photo courtesy Jeff Brown

Superyacht Ann G by Heesen Yachts. Photo courtesy Jeff Brown

Six deck luxury yacht Invictus by Delta Marine from 2013 and Irimari by Sunrise Yachts from 2014 have also prospered from Jeff Brown’s ability to see behind the finished product to pinpoint the detail from the designers, from the colour choice for the en-suite mosaic to the grooves amidst the gloss of the formal dining table.

Red Square. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Red Square. Photo credit Jeff Brown

 

Kurt Arrigo – Kurt Arrigo Photography

Maltese-born Kurt Arrigo is renowned for his superyacht regatta photography, although his diverse portfolio also includes superstars, fashion shoots and underwater photography of various subjects. There is a strong attachment to water in all his works and a nostalgic touch that turns modern events into instant classics. With an eye for the moment, Kurt captures fleeting scenes of celebrations and crowds in motion.

Sailing Yacht Moonbird. Photo courtesy of Kurt Arrigo

Sailing Yacht Moonbird. Photo courtesy of Kurt Arrigo

Contrast is a particularly strong element in the regatta pictures, balancing human fervour against a cool white deck, or the brand new fleet of superyachts sailing past ancient Mediterranean buildings. Kurt Arrigo also photographs the Rolex sponsored events.

Sailing Yachts. Kurt Arrigo Photography

Sailing Yachts. Kurt Arrigo Photography

 

Guillaume Plisson – Guillaume Plisson Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Silver Fast, Cloud 9, and Kismet

It’s likely that if you have browsed through the high-end yachts from shipyards Heesen and Lurssen in recent years, you have come across some of the work of Guillaume Plisson. Superyachts Ester III, Galactica SuperNova and Solandge have all benefitted from Guillaume Plisson’s playful touch with angled overhead shots and subtle lighting against moody skies.

66m super yacht ESTER III - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

66m super yacht ESTER III – Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Using the past as inspiration combined with cutting edge technology, Guillaume Plisson discovers the individual strengths of each design while treating them with the same respect as any vintage yacht. Stylised shots of the hull and up-close realism mark Guillaume Plisson’s work, making it recognisable whether as the cover of a high-end magazine or as one of a score of shots detailing the deck and interior.

Galactica SuperNova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica SuperNova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

 

Ed Wright – Ed Wright Images

Notable superyacht shots: Maltese Falcon, Auspicious

From his warm and vibrant home in Monaco to the chill white Antarctic landscapes, Ed Wright has travelled the world and brought back with him glimpses of untouched landscapes devoid of human life, save for a fleeting presence of a yacht on the horizon.

Maltese Falcon. Photo by Ed Wright

Maltese Falcon. Photo by Ed Wright

Much closer to home, Ed Wright has captured the spirit of sailing regattas through the Mediterranean and has completed shoots aboard yachts for luxury brands as well as yacht builders and owners. Whether taking wide-angle shots or close-ups of five-star dining delights, Ed Wright has produced consistently high-quality results that have made him an established name in the industry.

 

David Churchill – David Churchill Superyacht Photographer

Notable superyacht shots: Galactica Star, Galactica Super Nova and Athena

An award-winning photographer and co-founder of the Superyacht Creative, David Churchill has long-running experience with big-name builders in the yacht industry, working with Abeking & Rasmussen, Baglietto and Dynamiq to name but a few. He imbues his crisp imagery with a sense as if it were a still from a story in progress and this has contributed to his long-running success.

VICTORIA DEL MAR - Photo by David Churchill

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

Past projects which received much acclaim in the media include Galactica Star and Galactica SuperNova, and his photographs have graced the covers of Yacht Design, Boat International, Architectural Digest and other magazines.

Charter Yacht Victoria Del Mar. Photo by David Churchill

Charter Yacht Victoria Del Mar. Photo by David Churchill

 

 Cory Silken – Cory Silken Photography

With an eye for sailing yachts, Cory Silken has photographed and videoed regattas for sponsors such as Bacardi.

Royal Huisman Pumula Yacht - Cory Silken

Royal Huisman Pumula Yacht – Cory Silken

His most recent work includes the Best Superyacht Challenge Antigua, which took place earlier this month. As well as creating visual marketing material for superyachts for charter, Cory Silken has a public gallery in his hometown of Newport in Rhode Island, where he exhibits and sells his photography.

Wisp superyacht - Exterior - Photo by Cory Silken

Wisp superyacht – Exterior – Photo by Cory Silken

Being close to New England and a quick flight to the Bahamas and Caribbean, he has filled his portfolio with invigorating photographs of favourite tropical locations.

 

Stuart Pearce – Stuart Pearce Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Sailing Yacht Aquijo

Sailing Yacht Aquijo. Photo by Stuart Pearce

Sailing Yacht Aquijo. Photo by Stuart Pearce

There’s more to a yacht than an impressive interior and a spa pool, and on a luxury charter, the crew can easily become the difference between an enjoyable break from the office and a holiday treasured for a lifetime. As well as photographing hulls, decks and interiors for marketing, Stuart Pearce covers the crews of luxury yachts and brings to life their passion and professionalism.

AQuiJo jacuzzi on board - Photo by Stuart Pearce

AQuiJo jacuzzi on board – Photo by Stuart Pearce

 

His experience with lighting and attention to detail brings out the best aspects of each room, and when the viewer’s eye roams away from the main focus, they are sure to discover some mundane element that is anything but when it serves to enhance the scene.

 

Kristina Strobel – Kristina Strobel Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Kismet, St David, Blade (ex.H2ome), Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem by Kristina Strobel

Carpe Diem by Kristina Strobel

Kristina Strobel has over a decade’s worth of experience in fashion, lifestyle and luxury travel, beginning her career working for Macy’s in New York. Her images have been published in international magazines, art books, lifestyle and travel publications and have featured notable yachts including Blade (ex.H2ome), St David and Kismet. In the diverse colour range and bustle of her works is a noticeable, crisp focus which is brought to the fore in her abstract work and used to focus the eye on background objects.

MY-MIRAGE-Exterior- Kristina Strobel

MY MIRAGE Exterior Kristina Strobel

 

Alberto Cocchi – Alberto Cocchi Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Param Jamuna IV, Vellmari’

M/Y Param Jamuna. Photo credit Alberto Cocchi

M/Y Param Jamuna. Photo credit Alberto Cocchi

Featuring on the covers of international luxury lifestyle and yachting magazines, Alberto Cocchi has a wealth of experience in photography with a focus on architecture, fleets, interiors and lifestyle shots. Turning already outstanding design into the captivating, bold colours are highlighted on his images of close-up cuisine to perfectly juxtapose the scope of his wide-angled evening fleet photography.

Luxury Yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi. Photo by Alberto Cocchi

Luxury Yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi. Photo by Alberto Cocchi

 

Alexis Andrews – Alexis Andrews Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Elysian (ex. Elandess), Panthalassa, Lady L

S/Y Panthalassa. Photo credit Alexis Andrews

S/Y Panthalassa. Photo credit Alexis Andrews

Alexis Andrews was born in Greece and studied fashion and advertising photography in Europe before he moved to Antigua in 1986. There he started his carrier of photographer in the yachting industry. Nowadays, Alexis Andrews works all over the globe for yacht designers, shipbuilders, yacht brokers and advertising agencies to deliver the best of the marine photography. His passion for sailing inspired Alexis Andrews to create the St Barts Bucket Race, which one of the most exciting racing events held every year in the Caribbean. His latest project is the Caribbean Documentary film Vanishing Sail.

Motor Yacht Elysian (ex Elandess). Photo credit Alexis Andrews

Motor Yacht Elysian (ex Elandess). Photo credit Alexis Andrews

 

 

Special mention: Marc Paris

Notable superyacht shots: Serene, Hokulani, DB9

Marc Paris photography

Marc Paris photography

Having completed assignments for renowned builders such as ISA, Mondo Marine and Amels, Marc Paris was a well-known photographer within the yachting industry, and before his untimely death in 2012, he had photographed a plethora of luxury yachts, including Lady Moura, Parsifal III and Seawolf. His agency FAB Studios continues to support young photographers looking to gain experience.

Seawolf. Photo by Marc Paris

Seawolf. Photo by Marc Paris