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Discerning holidaymakers choose the Mediterranean as their preferred yacht charter location year after year, indulging in the chic and glamorous lifestyle, vibrant atmosphere, warm mediterranean summer, fantastic cultural diversity as well as beautiful anchorages. From the Western Mediterranean through to the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, there are endless possibilities for cruising, be it aboard a luxury motor yacht or a performance sailing yacht.

The western part of the Mediterranean generally includes the ever-so-popular French Riviera and the western coast of Italy, as well as the surrounding islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Capri and Sicily. Spanish yacht charters are gaining in popularity with the Balearics, Mallorca, Minorca, Palma, Barcelona and Valencia amongst the various destinations to visit.

Mediterranean’s eastern countries include the breath-taking Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey and Greece and are sought-after destinations with the jet set clientele and travellers aboard luxury mega yachts and super yachts. The entire Mediterranean boasts of incredible wealth of architecture, history and cultural diversity and any of its destinations offer unique opportunities for cruising and discovery. Go here to explore the charter yachts available in the Mediterranean.

Special offer: Charter Luxury yacht Elena Nueve in the Balearic Islands

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Get a great special offer in the Western Mediterranean and go on a Balearic Islands charter aboard superyacht ELENA NUEVE (ex.ELENA), offering specific charter dates at a reduced price.

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE - Built by Benetti

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE – Built by Benetti

Built in 2007 by Benetti, she features timeless interiors in dark wooden panelling and pale furnishings.

The spacious main salon is designed as a place for guests to relax in comfort, chatting together and spending time with hobbies before heading off to explore the beautiful Balearic Islands. For guests looking to spend as much time outside as possible, the shaded main deck aft has a seating area with a table towards the stern.

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE - Skylounge

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE – Skylounge

The skylounge is another sophisticated indoor space perfect as a retreat from the bustle of the main group, or as the hub for your soiree. The bar towards the aft has a choice selection for refreshing guests conversing on the sofas or dining alfresco on the upper deck aft.

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE - Sundeck

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE – Sundeck

Relax on the sundeck in the forward Jacuzzi and sip on a cocktail from the bar. The surrounding sunpads or the sun loungers to the stern are the perfect places to dry off and doze in the sunshine, or dine alfresco in the shade with a meal from the barbeque.

There is a great selection of water toys on board, with the collection including:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht ELENA NUEVE - Master suite

Superyacht ELENA NUEVE – Master suite

The on board accommodation layout is designed to sleep 10-12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 7 will provide everything you need for a wonderful charter in one of the Mediterranean‘s most famous destinations.

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE is ready for charter in the Balearic Islands from €105,000-€125,000 per week plus expenses, and for the 24th-31st of July, she has a special offer of €100,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.

Charter classic superyacht Menorca in the Balearic Islands

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Go back in time to Ibiza’s heyday with 49m/159ft classic motor yacht Menorca, available for charter in the Balearic Islands.

Classic superyacht MENORCA  - Photo credit Mare e Terra

Classic superyacht MENORCA – Photo credit Mare e Terra

Built in 1961, she has received an extensive refit in 2017 to restore her to her former glory while tastefully updating the interior for the 21st Century.

Luxury yacht MENORCA - Saloon with grand piano. Photo credit Mare e Terra

Luxury yacht MENORCA – Saloon with grand piano. Photo credit Mare e Terra

Along with state-of-the-art audio visual systems, motor yacht MENORCA features a generous Jacuzzi plus an outdoor cinema, and she accommodates up to 12 guests over 7 cabins, all for the low price of €85,000-€98,000 per week plus expenses.

M/Y MENORCA - Sunbathing on the sundeck. Photo credit Mare e Terra

M/Y MENORCA – Sunbathing on the sundeck. Photo credit Mare e Terra

Although this luxury yacht only recently entered the Mediterranean charter market, she has proven a popular choice with visitors to the region. Find out more about luxury yacht MENORCA in this interview with her interior designer, CEO Laurent Morel-Ruymen of Mare e Terra, and contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates today.

Lurssen M/Y Areti delivered to owner and to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Lurssen has announced the successful delivery of superyacht ARETI (ex.PROJECT SASHA) to her owner on the 19th of July. After cruising through the Mediterranean this summer, she will be presented at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit - Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit – Klaus Jordan

Launched in April 2017, the 85m/279ft luxury yacht features the styling of London based Winch Design, who chose contemporary exteriors and a bright yet traditional interior for the perfect balance between activity and relaxation.
The accommodation consists of a grand owner’s suite plus 8 guest cabins, all of which have access to the lavish spa located on the lower deck. Inside, there is a sauna, hot tub and plunge pool. On the same level is the expansive beach club that opens up onto a large swim platform via a transom door.

Luxury yacht ARETI - Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ARETI – Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Forward of the owner’s suite is a private Jacuzzi and sun lounging area, as well as a space to dine alfresco. A second Jacuzzi is available to all guests on the sundeck, where everyone can also indulge in rest and relaxation on the sumptuous sun pads.

The gently curving exterior follows the owner’s previous choice of colour scheme, with a pale cream hull merging into a white superstructure and accents in grey. View motor yacht ARETI and be a part of her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, running from the 27th-30th of September.

Charter mega yacht Okto in the Mediterranean

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

60m/217ft superyacht OKTO is available for charter in the Mediterranean. Built by ISA Yachts in 2014, she is an exceptional superyacht that places the emphasis on guest enjoyment with a fantastic selection of facilities: Including a 6m/20ft swimming pool, a beauty salon, massage room and cinema, all 12 charter guests will never be at a loss for something to do while cruising or at anchor.

Superyacht OKTO - Built by ISA Yachts

Superyacht OKTO – Built by ISA Yachts

Featuring the exterior styling of Andrea Vallicelli, she won an award for Best Exterior Design – 54 to 82 meters at the World Yacht Trophies 2014.

Superyacht OKTO - Main salon

Superyacht OKTO – Main salon

Impressive and glamorous, the modern main salon and aft formal dining area from Alberto Pinto is perfect for celebrating any special occasion in style. Designed for guest socialisation, the seating layout in both areas puts the focus firmly on the company and the conversation.

Mega yacht OKTO - Main deck aft pool and sun loungers

Mega yacht OKTO – Main deck aft pool and sun loungers

Large sliding doors look out onto the main deck aft, where a shaded lounging area provides guests a place to rest after swimming in the large 6m pool. Sun loungers alongside the pool receive sweeping views and the best of the Mediterranean weather.

Motor yacht OKTO - Upper deck outdoor lounging area

Motor yacht OKTO – Upper deck outdoor lounging area

Dine alfresco in style on the upper deck then spend the sunset chatting together on the stern seating. As the evening wears on, watch a film before bedtime in the skylounge cinema.

For a magical evening among the twinkling lights of the French Riviera, the sundeck has a choice of alfresco dining for up to 10 guests, an expansive aft dining area, and a stunning forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads.

An Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, motor yacht OKTO comes with a great selection of water toys. Contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld to find out about her latest selection. While in transit, the gym on the sundeck has everything guests require to wear off excess energy.

Superyacht OKTO - Master suite

Superyacht OKTO – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 single cabin. A professional crew of 17 will provide everything you require for a fantastic holiday under the summer sun.

Luxury yacht OKTO is ready for Mediterranean charters from €400,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or view other superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

Charter sailing yacht Nostromo in the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

30m/99ft sailing yacht NOSTROMO is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and the Adriatic from August.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO - Built by Pendennis

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO – Built by Pendennis

Built by Pendennis in 2009 and last refitted in 2014, she features the exterior styling of Dubois and the interior was completed by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO - Salon

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO – Salon

Ideal for charters with family and friends, the salon benefits from 180° windows for unwinding together in naturally bright surroundings.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO - Salon dining

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO – Salon dining

The salon dining area seats up to 9 guests in understated elegance for memorable meals together, or for evening films after a tiring day exploring the cultural wonders of Croatia and Montenegro.

Superyacht NOSTROMO - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Superyacht NOSTROMO – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Dine alfresco together in the cockpit and absorb your mesmerising surroundings while savouring a delicious three-course meal. As the sun sets, there is plenty of deck space for guests to lay out and watch for the first evening stars.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO has a swim platform and ladder for ease of access to the water for all ages and fitness abilities.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO comes with two tenders: 1 x Williams jet tender and 1 x inflatable dinghy for access to the secluded beaches of such destinations as Sardinia, Corsica and Capri.

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO - Master cabin

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO – Master cabin

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 9 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 single cabin. All but the single cabin has have access to Sky Plus and HD TV, as well as DVD players and iPod docks. The expert crew of 4 will provide everything your guests require for a fantastic sailing trip on the world’s favourite charter grounds.

Charter sailing yacht NOSTROMO in the Western Mediterranean and the Adriatic from €35,000-€40,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.

Charter luxury yacht One More Toy in the Western Mediterranean

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

47m/155ft motor yacht ONE MORE TOY (ex.LIQUIDITY) is ready for charter in the Western Mediterranean, and for September she has a special reduced rate.

Christensen superyacht ONE MORE TOY

Christensen superyacht ONE MORE TOY

Built by Christensen in 2001 and last refitted in 2015, she offers classic opulence perfect for family and friends charters as well as impressing at special events and on corporate yacht charters.

Superyacht ONE MORE TOY - Main Salon

Superyacht ONE MORE TOY – Main Salon

The main salon uses pale furnishings and rich wooden panelling to make a warm and inviting space for guests to gather and chat while watching a film together.

Motor yacht ONE MORE TOY - Formal dining area

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area occupies its own space for a more intimate dining experience in a classic environment. On the main deck aft, the large table can be used for alfresco dining or for outdoor recreation.

Luxury yacht ONE MORE TOY - Skylounge

As an alternative retreat, the spacious skylounge has a large bar for refreshing guests while they watch a film or the latest sports on the widescreen TV.

Out on the upper deck aft, the alfresco dining area is suited to formal occasions with the beautiful surroundings as the backdrop to any memorable occasion.

Motor yacht ONE MORE TOY - Sundeck Jacuzzi, sun luoongers and bar

The sundeck will be a favourite outdoor area for guests, who have a choice of sun loungers, sunpads and a Jacuzzi with uninterrupted views of destinations such as the French Riviera and Capri. The bar has a choice selection of drinks to complement a meal at the alfresco dining table, and the lighting keeps the entertainment going strong long into the night.

Living up to her name, motor yacht ONE MORE TOY has a great range of water toys, including:

  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment
  • beach games, and
  • towable toys

Luxury yacht ONE MORE TOY - Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 4 double cabins. A professional crew of 9 will ensure that every guest on board receives stellar service throughout your cruise.

Superyacht AT LAST is ready for charter in the Western Mediterranean from $180,000 USD per week plus expenses and during September from $160,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld now.

Classic S/Y Germania Nova available for Western Mediterranean charters

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to charter 55m/182ft classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA in the Western Mediterranean this summer.

Classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA - Built by Marin LuxurYachts

Classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA – Built by Marin LuxurYachts

Built by Marin LuxurYachts in 2011, she combines the best of modern technology with a traditional appearance inside and out. This beautiful schooner offers guests an unforgettable experience aboard a racing superyacht with generous deck spaces inside and out.

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA - Formal dining area

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA – Formal dining area

The main salon and formal dining area form one large space where guests can unwind and dine in comfort among the immaculate white surroundings brilliantly lit by the skylight and by numerous lights for atmospheric evenings entertaining together.

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA - Aft deck

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA – Aft deck

Dine alfresco out and deck for a romantic evening among the glittering cities of Monaco or Naples one day, and secluded anchorages the next where the complete darkness reveals the natural beauty of the stars.

While in transit, there is an on board gym for guests to wear off excess energy and maintain a fitness routine, or practise yoga or Pilates out on the spacious deck.

Sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA - Master suite

Sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 double cabins. A professional crew of 13 will ensure that all your guests are well taken care of throughout your Mediterranean charter.

Charter classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA in the Western Mediterranean from €70,000-€80,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make your booking, or compare her to other luxury yachts available in the Mediterranean.

Special offer: 7 days for 5 on Mediterranean charters aboard M/Y Desamis B

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

40m/131ft luxury charter yacht DESAMIS B has a special offer of 7 days in the Mediterranean for the price of 5. Built by Benetti in 1994, she was last refitted in 2015 to provide the latest comfort and technology.

Motor Yacht DESAMIS B - Built by Benetti

Motor Yacht DESAMIS B – Built by Benetti

Using pale furnishings, light oak panelling and marble floors, the main salon is a bright and cosy space with plenty of seating for family and friends to gather together in preparation for the day ahead.

Superyacht DESAMIS B - Main salon

Superyacht DESAMIS B – Main salon

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area can be separated via sliding doors, for a more intimate dining experience while celebrating any special occasion.

“Superyacht DESAMIS B is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €79,000-€91,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.”

Motor yacht DESAMIS B - Main deck aft

Motor yacht DESAMIS B – Main deck aft

Outside, the large alfresco dining table is ready for mealtimes and provides a place for guests to rest and dry off after using the water toys, shaded from the height of the midday sun. Steps lead down to the swim platform for opportune sunbathers to make use of, and for effortless access in and out of the sea with water toys.

The skylounge is a comfortable space for guests to gather before or after dinner on the main deck aft, and the bar has a great choice to complement any meal. The upper deck has an additional alfresco dining area and seating along the stern for guests to take in the atmosphere of the Italian coastline.

Superyacht DESAMIS B - Sundeck

Superyacht DESAMIS B – Sundeck

The Jacuzzi tub on the sundeck will be an enticing treat after a long day exploring locations such as Naples and Pompeii, and the soft sunpads are the perfect place to wear off a large lunch eaten alfresco at the sundeck table.

Motor yacht DESAMIS B is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with great water toys for use in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. The selection includes:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 1 x Waverunner
  • water skis, and
  • snorkelling equipment
Luxury yacht DESAMIS B - Master suite

Luxury yacht DESAMIS B – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 1 triple cabin and 1 twin cabin. A professional crew of 8 will ensure that every guests on board is well taken care of throughout the cruise.

Superyacht DESAMIS B is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €79,000-€91,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.

Special offer: 10% discount aboard M/Y Katina on Mediterranean charters

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Take advantage of a great offer and charter 60m/197ft luxury yacht KATINA across the Mediterranean at a 10% reduced charter rate.

Motor yacht KATINA - Built by Brodosplit

Motor yacht KATINA – Built by Brodosplit

Built in 2015 by Brodosplit, she is ready to pamper your guests in the height of luxury: her on board amenities include a sauna, a massage room and a whiskey bar.

Luxury yacht KATINA - Main salon with bar

Luxury yacht KATINA – Main salon with bar

The large and spacious main salon is designed for entertaining: There is a large seating area and a wet bar towards the stern that is perfectly situated to serve guests indoors or lounging on the main deck aft. The interior uses dark wood against ivory white furnishings for a sophisticated monochrome effect that adds to the ambiance of any soiree.

“Luxury yacht KATINA is ready for charters in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Mediterranean from €245,000-€266,000 per week plus expenses, with a 10% discount for week-long charters. For more information and to reserve your preferred dates aboard this elegant superyacht, contact CharterWorld today.”

Superyacht KATINA - Formal dining area

Superyacht KATINA – Formal dining area

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area occupies the same open space. A piano sits in the corner to provide live entertainment while your guests savour a delicious meal, and the comfortable and glittering setting is perfectly suited for celebrating any occasion.

The upper deck is dedicated to accommodation, providing guests with large cabins flooded by natural light. Fold-down walls treat guests with their own private terraces where they can take morning coffee and watch the sunset over the colourful towns of the Amalfi Coast.

Motor yacht KATINA - Sundeck

Motor yacht KATINA – Sundeck

The upper deck aft has a cosy seating area, and steps lead up to the generously sized sundeck perfect for parties. There is a Jacuzzi towards the stern, a large alfresco dining and seating area and a bar for refreshing partygoers throughout the evening.

Guests will be spoiled for choice with the great variety of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, and the selection can be organised before the charter to include a fly jet board, scuba diving equipment (Rendezvous), windsurfers and much more. Among her regular water toys selection is:

  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • jet skis
  • paddleboards
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While in transit, the on board gym has everything guests need to burn off excess energy and maintain a fitness regime.

Luxury yacht KATINA - Master suite

Luxury yacht KATINA – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 15 will ensure that every guest receives a first-class experience throughout your Mediterranean cruise.

Motor yacht KATINA - Whiskey bar

Motor yacht KATINA – Whiskey bar

Luxury yacht KATINA is ready for charters in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Mediterranean from €245,000-€266,000 per week plus expenses, with a 10% discount for week-long charters. For more information and to reserve your preferred dates aboard this elegant superyacht, contact CharterWorld today.

Charter superyacht Grand Illusion in the Mediterranean

July 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Palmer Johnson‘s 44m/145ft motor yacht GRAND ILLUSION (ex.SYRENKA, LADY JENN) is available for charter in the Mediterranean: Built in 1994 and refitted in 2017, she features the exterior styling of Tom Fexas Yacht Design.

Motor yacht GRAND ILLUSION (ex.SYRENKA, LADY JENN) - Built by Palmer Johnson

Motor yacht GRAND ILLUSION (ex.SYRENKA, LADY JENN) – Built by Palmer Johnson

Designed with a shallow draft, luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION can approach closer to the shallow, secluded beaches and anchorages throughout the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION - Main salon

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION – Main salon

The main salon is an opulent treat, offering guests a classical environment in which to relax and socialise. The formal dining area is just as carefully detailed and guests can celebrate any occasion in style while dining on delicious meals prepared by an expert chef.

M/Y GRAND ILLUSION - Main deck aft lounging

M/Y GRAND ILLUSION – Main deck aft lounging

On the main deck aft, guests can sit outside in the fresh air and watch the landscape change around them as you cruise from one adventure to your next.

“Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €135,000-€145,000 per week plus expenses. For more information, contact CharterWorld today.”

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION - Alfresco dining on the upper deck aft

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION – Alfresco dining on the upper deck aft

The skylounge has received just as much detail as the main salon and provides an alternative venue, where everyone can gather before an alfresco meal out on the upper deck aft, complemented by drinks from the skylounge bar.

Superyacht GRAND ILLUSION - Sundeck

Superyacht GRAND ILLUSION – Sundeck

Relax on the sundeck with the sweeping views of the South of France or the Amalfi Coast as your backdrop: After a quick meal at the seating area, the comfortable sun loungers are the ideal places to rest.

In the evenings, the cosy cinema is the perfect restful end to a busy day, or head outdoors for a film night under the stars.

Superyacht GRAND ILLUSION - Movie theatre

Superyacht GRAND ILLUSION – Movie theatre

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION comes with a great selection of water toys:

  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • scuba diving equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

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

Motor yacht GRAND ILLUSION - Master suite

Motor yacht GRAND ILLUSION – Master suite

The on board accommodation will sleep a maximum of 11 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 9 will provide everything you require for a fantastic charter experience in the world’s most popular luxury charter grounds.

Luxury yacht GRAND ILLUSION is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €135,000-€145,000 per week plus expenses. For more information, contact CharterWorld today.