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Charter stylish superyacht Ata Rangi in the South Pacific

September 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

27m/90ft luxury yacht ATA RANGI is ready for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific region.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Built by Viking Yachts

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Built by Viking Yachts

Built by Viking Yachts in 2013, her collection of water toys makes her ideal for discovering the amazing variety of wildlife just below the surface, while her impeccably maintained modern interiors have everything for relaxing and entertaining in comfort and style.

Designed for sport fishing, M/Y ATA RANGI has balanced interior and exterior deck space and is capable of up to 30 knots, ensuring that you spend as much time at each destination as possible.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Salon

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Salon

David Lucas gives the main salon timeless charm using a neutral palette that is enhanced by the abundance of natural light from the surrounding windows.

Guests will never miss a moment of the incredible seascapes of New Zealand while spending time with hobbies and relaxing on the plush sofas, and whether visiting the waterfalls of Milford Sound on the South Island or the bird watcher’s paradise of Great Barrier Island north east of Auckland.

In the evenings, the back-lit bar enhances the ambient setting and provides an excellent selection of spirits for guest refreshment while dining in the cosy alcove seating.

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Above, the skylounge shares the same space as the helm and adds a quiet retreat for private conversation while surrounded by elevated views.

For the best views on board out in the open air, the top deck there is seating located beside the helm station that adds a serene setting for relaxation and conversation out in the open air.

Out on deck, the aft seating offers a comfortable spot for relaxation in the fresh air and the shade, while the extensive foredeck is ideal for a laid-back afternoon of sunbathing or fishing.

There is a choice selection of water toys available and the collection includes:

  • 2 x surf boards
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing gear
Luxury yacht ATA RANGI - Master suite

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps 6 guests over 3 cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 double cabins convertible to twins. The professional crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has an amazing charter experience in a region with vastly varying habitats and plenty of sights to visit.

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI is available for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific Region from $46,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking in this incredible destination.

Feadship launches dive-focussed custom superyacht Samaya

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Feadship has announced the launch of 69m/226ft expedition yacht SAMAYA, a custom vessel designed for world-wide cruising and diving in some of the world’s most remote and unexplored regions.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Created to a brief that called for autonomous function for extended periods at sea, superyacht SAMAYA epitomises the purpose of an explorer yacht and will head into uncharted regions with the goal of enabling scientists and the media to draw attention to rare and exotic species and the critical environments that they inhabit.

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

Among her facilities is a dedicated dive room in the stern that features a teal coloured floor, a metal and wood ceiling and plenty of space for a nitrox-enriched air system and benches and shelves placed for efficient operations.

To reach dive spots surrounded by reefs or mangroves that SAMAYA cannot enter, there are 2 tenders of 8.8m and 7.2m respectively. These will be stored in a main deck tender garage and launched through large side doors.
To aid in recovery from a dive, the main deck aft features a flat-bottomed plunge pool that can be heated to aid in the body’s recovery from cold-water dives. The interiors can also be heated up to 30°C instead of the usual 25°C for the same reason.

The living spaces are styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon with influences from multiple cultures that hold a fondness for the owner, including an ethnic lounge on the bridge deck that also acts as a media room for playing recently recorded dives. The guest suites were designed for and by the owner’s children and boast bespoke furnishings and individualised colour schemes.

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA - Mast

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA – Mast

The sundeck has been designed to provide a large platform for receiving large numbers of guests and the extensive outdoor space is crowned with two resting beds placed against the mast arch. With their own ventilation system, this resting spot can be closed off from the rest of the world by a curtain to create a quiet alcove after an underwater adventure.

Completed in less than three years, superyacht SAMAYA represents the strong work ethic and technical capabilities of a world-renowned luxury yacht builder. Feadship director Bas Nederpelt remembers meeting with the client to discuss the brief:

“After joining us at the 2014 [Monaco Yacht Show], the client came straight to the Netherlands with Joshua Lee from Lee Marine to see our facilities on the Sunday after the event and discuss a high-speed motor yacht with a large open sun deck.

“They then spent Monday and Tuesday with the in-house design and naval architect team at Feadship De Voogt translating the client’s fascinating ideas into the initial design. After several design iterations a Letter of Intent was signed on the Tuesday evening.”

SAMAYA’s owner was closely involved with each stage of production, and took part in monthly meetings that lasted several days to produce a superyacht closely matched to the requirements of the owner and the family.

Similar to a conch shell, SAMAYA has a pale white primary coating with a pink hue that is most noticeable at sunrise and sunset. A stripe of teal marks her waterline and the colour is linked to the memory of a rare blue-green fish the owner once came into contact with while diving. The silhouette of a back-lit manta ray completes the maritime theme and reaffirms the owner’s commitment to conservation.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA - Exterior

Expedition yacht SAMAYA – Exterior

The maritime theme continues with the flowing exterior hull shape and a giant back-lit manta ray symbol on fashion plates which reflects the owner’s commitment to conserving this endangered species.

“The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating,” Feadship De Voogt designer Jan Schaffers explains. “Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark.”

Superyacht SEMAYA is expected to be seen cruising in Asia and the South Pacific, where the owner often resides: Look out for her this winter season.

Superyacht Masteka 2 ready for charter in breath-taking New Caledonia, the South Pacific

August 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The northern hemisphere might be cooling down with the end of the summer season but the temperature is perfect in the south for a charter to the exotic charter destination of New Caledonia with superyacht MASTEKA 2.

Superyacht MASTEKA 2 - Built by Monte Fino

Superyacht MASTEKA 2 – Built by Monte Fino

Built by Monte Fino in 2009 with a refit earlier this year, 37m/122ft M/Y MASTEKA 2 provides your guests with brand new furnishings that offer timeless living spaces with a contemporary touch.

Luxury yacht MASTEKA 2 - Main salon

Luxury yacht MASTEKA 2 – Main salon

The main salon uses rich wooden panelling with white sofas and carpets for a clean and spacious feel to the relaxation areas. The sofas are arranged for group conversation and are the perfect place to gather the family in the mornings, while the forward formal dining area can be used for breakfast together as well as for more ceremonial special occasions.

The main deck aft adds a great alternative place to dine, out in the fine summer air with clear views of the world’s second largest coral barrier reef mere metres under the crystal clear waters. Gurests can access the swim platform and tenders down the aft steps, or for soaking in the sunshine without ever leaving the deck, the bow hosts a great Jacuzzi plus sunpads for drying off.

Motor yacht MASTEKA 2 - Skylounge

Motor yacht MASTEKA 2 – Skylounge

On the upper deck, the skylounge provides an additional place for indoor relaxation for guests who have has their fill of South Pacific sun, sand and water, and the bar has a choice selection of drinks for rounding off the night.

Out on the upper deck aft, guests are treated to a wide open space perfect for outdoor exercise such as yoga or Tai Chi. Comfortable seats have been positioned around the stern for guests to sit side-by-side and chat while watching the world pass by while cruising to the next amazing destination.

The upper deck aft aboard superyacht MASTEKA 2

The upper deck aft aboard superyacht MASTEKA 2

The flybridge completes the experience, creating a large open space for guests to use as an observation platform or for partying in the warm sunlight or under the stars.

Motor yacht MASTEKA 2 comes with an excellent selection of water toys, including:

  • jet skis
  • water skis
  • kayaks
  • paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht MASTEKA 2 - Master suite

Superyacht MASTEKA 2 – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep 10-12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths. A friendly crew of 6 will ensure that everyone on board has a fantastic time exploring exotic locales, dining on sumptuous dishes and resting in the warm southern summer breeze.

Luxury yacht MASTEKA 2 is available for charter in New Caledonia from $100,000-$125,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to ensure that your preferred dates are reserved in this spectacular destination.

Special offer: 10% off charters in Komodo, Bali, with sailing yacht Zen

August 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

53m/173ft sailing yacht ZEN is available for charter in Komodo, Bali, and she is offering 10% off her usual week-long charter rate.

Luxury yacht ZEN - Built by Global Adventure Group Ltd

Luxury yacht ZEN – Built by Global Adventure Group Ltd

Built by Global Adventure Group Ltd in 2013, S/Y ZEN features the design and build work of Zygmunt Choren. Combining traditional Indonesian styling with the modern conveniences of air conditioning and wi-fi. Among her crew is a dive instructor and a cruise director to ensure that everyone on board is catered to and experiences the best sights Komodo has to offer.

Luxury phinisi ZEN - Salon

Luxury phinisi ZEN – Salon

The ambient main salon is an excellent place to relax together in the air-conditioned interior. Catch up on the latest sports while enjoying a drink from the bar, or mark a special occasion with a specially selected spirit to complement your sumptuous meal.

Sailing yacht ZEN - Sunpads and cockpit dining

Sailing yacht ZEN – Sunpads and cockpit dining

The exterior deck space provides guests with plenty of places to relax and dine, or stretch out on the sunpads with the removable canvas shade. Towards the stern and bow, there is ample space to exercise with a yoga mat out in the fresh air.

Find your way through the mangroves to the amazing hidden playgrounds surrounding the Bali islands. There is an excellent variety of water toys on board, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • kayaks
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing gear
Superyacht ZEN - Cabin interior

Superyacht ZEN – Cabin interior

The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 16 guests over 7 cabins: 1 Master suite, 5 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Among the experienced crew of 18 is a dive instructor and a cruise director to ensure that your group doesn’t miss a single area of astounding natural beauty in the Komodo region.

Charter luxury sailing yacht ZEN in Komodo, Bali from $85,400-$89,600 USD per week plus expenses at her standard rate or at $70,000 USD per week plus expenses while her offer runs. Find out more and contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a reservation.

Charter superyacht Spirit in Australia and the South Pacific

July 25, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef or the islands scattered throughout the South Pacific on a charter in Australia and the South Pacific aboard motor yacht SPIRIT, currently cruising in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Luxury catamaran SPIRIT - Built by New Zealand Yachts

Luxury catamaran SPIRIT – Built by New Zealand Yachts

Built by New Zealand Yachts in 2004 and last refitted in 2016, Ken Freivokh was responsible for her beautiful exterior and interior appearance, creating a cohesive look throughout.

Superyacht SPIRIT - Salon and formal dining area

Superyacht SPIRIT – Salon and formal dining area

As a catamaran, 35m/115ft luxury yacht SPIRIT has a wide beam the spacious interior layouts designed for everyday living for hosting lavish soirees. The open plan main salon is divided into a lounging area and a formal dining area, both of which benefit from large windows and a variety of wood to create an interesting and welcoming environment.

Motor yacht SPIRIT - Main deck aft

Motor yacht SPIRIT – Main deck aft

On the main deck aft, the shaded seating offers guests a place to rest while outside in the fresh air, and steps lead down to the transom which becomes the swim platform.

Superyacht SPIRIT - Foredeck seating

Superyacht SPIRIT – Foredeck seating

The upper deck is the location of the Master suite, which has an attached study and lounge. This entire deck could be put to private use, or shared with the other guests for its large aft deck with plenty of sun loungers, and the foredeck seating area that makes a perfect place to start or end the day with loved ones.

Take in the spectacular views of the Whitsundays UNESCO World Heritage Site from the large sundeck and spend a lazy afternoon on the sunpads and refreshments mere metres away at the bar.

Superyacht SPIRIT comes with a greater range of water toys, including:

  • 1 x kitesurf
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing equipment
Luxury yacht SPIRIT - Master suite

Luxury yacht SPIRIT – Master suite

The on board accommodation clean are guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 7 will ensure that everyone on board as a fantastic charter experience.

Luxury yacht SPIRIT is ready to charter in Australia and South Pacific from $90,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make your booking today.

Head to Fiji aboard motor yacht Big Fish

June 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Escape the crowds this holiday: 45m/148ft luxury yacht BIG FISH is now available for charter in Fiji and the surrounding South Pacific seas, where your very own island paradise awaits.

Superyacht BIG FISH - Built by McMullen & Wing

Superyacht BIG FISH – Built by McMullen & Wing

Built by McMullen & Wing in 2010 and featuring the interior and exterior styling and engineering of Gregory Marshall, superyacht BIG FISH won two awards in 2011; the Showboats Design Awards for Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts and the Best Power 40m-65m at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2011. She also made it to the finalists of a number of awards categories, including:

Finalists:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′ (SDA 2011)
  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts (SDA 2011)
  • Environmental Protection Award (SDA 2011)

Special commendation:

  • Best Displacement Motor yacht of below 500GT (30m to approximately 49.9m) (WSA 2011)
  • Judges’ Special Award (WSA 2011)
Motor yacht BIG FISH - Main salon

Motor yacht BIG FISH – Main salon

Designed for large groups with a minimalist aesthetic, luxury yacht BIG FISH never feels empty and guests and visitors will be spoiled for choice with way window seating overlooking the gorgeous Fijian islands, or the large sofas and armchairs that are so easy to sink into.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht BIG FISH – Formal dining area

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area shares the same room for more spacious surroundings while celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying an indoor meal between 6.

“Motor yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in the Bahamas from $245,000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or view other luxury yachts available for charter in Fiji.”

On the main deck aft, guests have a choice of lounging in the shade or stretching out on the sunpads and enjoying the South Pacific at its finest. Steps lead down to the beach club and swim platform to provide easy access to the water.

The upper deck belongs to the master suite, or Owner’s stateroom, where a generously sized cabin complete with study and en-suite facilities looks out onto the upper aft deck, where private sunpads await in tranquil surroundings.

Superyacht BIG FISH - Sundeck spa pool and sunpads

Superyacht BIG FISH – Sundeck spa pool and sunpads

Party day and night on the sundeck, which is equipped with an impressive sunken Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads, while a shaded bar and informal alfresco dining area enhance with delicious drinks and mouthwatering meals from an expert chef.

Motor yacht BIG FISH is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with a fantastic selection of water toys to make your holiday truly memorable:

  • 8 x scuba diving equipment
  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x kitesurfers
  • 2 x Wake Boards
  • 1 x jet ski
  • water skis, and
  • snorkelling equipment

While in transit, guests can wear off excess energy in the on board gym.

Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

Luxury yacht BIG FISH – Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft

The accommodation layout sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, all of which have en-suite facilities.

Motor yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in the Bahamas from $245,000-$275,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or view other luxury yachts available for charter in Fiji.

Top 12 luxury catamarans for charter

June 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

When the subject of sailing yachts is brought up, the general image conjured is that of a strikingly dark, sleek monohull with pure white sails billowing against blue skies. Most newcomers to sailing will also imagine a grand, historic yacht from centuries past – and for that reason the modern catamaran, while just as romantic, remains on the sidelines to receive little, if any attention.

Yet the advantages of sailing a catamaran particularly stand out on a luxury charter holiday: a shallower draft allows your party to venture closer to the exquisite secluded beaches, and an above waterline hull makes for bright and ventilated interiors without the reliance on air conditioning to shift the air flow. The wide beam of a catamaran often reduces the amount of unwanted noise filtering from living spaces into cabins, not to mention providing larger living spaces overall.

As for the modern element, the photos below will attest to the level of sophistication these contemporary interiors receive from globally known designers. Before you head off on your next grand adventure, take a look at these 12 fantastic vessels all built within the last decade, and uncover the unsung allure of catamarans.

There’s even a motor yacht among all those sails.

1. Enigma

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA - A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Sailing catamaran ENIGMA – A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris

Lagoon is the world leader among modern catamaran builders, celebrating the launch of its 100th hull in May this year. Sailing yacht ENIGMA was built in 2013 and the immaculate interior contains a spacious living room surrounded in all directions by windows or glass doors that lead out onto the aft deck, where the shaded outdoor lounging area provides alfresco dining and sun-touched seating for the best place to relax with hobbies while taking in the watercolour surroundings.

Up on the bridge deck is the cockpit, where guests can spread out on the sunpads or sunbathe on the aft deck.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA comes with an impressive selection of water toys, including adult and child water skis, kayaks, 2 x paddleboards, a wakeboard, snorkelling gear and diving equipment for Rendezvous diving.

For ease of access to the water with all the water toys, there are two swim platforms and a ladder.

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA - Salon view aft

Luxury catamaran ENIGMA – Salon view aft

Length: 19m/61ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.3m/4ft

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: $28,000-$33,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

2. Lady Katlo

S/Y LADY KATLO - Built by Lagoon Yachts

S/Y LADY KATLO – Built by Lagoon Yachts

The Caribbean can be your playground at any time of the year with catamaran LADY KATLO: Following her 2013 refit she boasts a beautiful interior and exterior salon designed for family and friends charters of up to 6 people. With fewer cabins comes greater space and when guests return from trekking around the Grenadines or swimming and shopping in the BVIs, the cabins will feel more like a personal retreat than a cubbyhole containing a bed.

For entertainment, a media library and games consoles for entertaining the kids while sailing to your next destination, and the water toys selection contains water skis, a wakeboard and snorkelling equipment for family fun in the sun.

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO - Aft deck

Luxury yacht LADY KATLO – Aft deck

Length: 18m/62ft

Beam: 10m/32ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: $26,000-$30,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Caribbean

 

3. Lucy Z

Sailing yacht LUCY Z - Built by Sunreef Yachts

Sailing yacht LUCY Z – Built by Sunreef Yachts

Luxury yacht LUCY Z from Sunreef Yachts stands out among other sailing yachts due to her brilliant red sail, yet in the vibrant charter grounds of Corsica and Sardinia her burst of colour is all a natural part of the region’s flavour.

Join in with the local culture and savour the best bars and clubs after an afternoon snoozing on a secluded beach with all the facilities of your superyacht to hand: With a draft of only 1.5m/5ft, swapping one water toy for another or heading back on board for refreshments has never been easier.

The interior is where she truly shines, however: custom mahogany furniture and embellishing set the stage for sophisticated dining and entertaining. There is a piano, guitar and djembe on board for live music and when out on the water superyacht LUCY Z has everything guests need to learn how to kitesurf or select from plenty of other water toys.

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z - Salon at night

Luxury catamaran LUCY Z – Salon at night

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 1.5m/5ft

Accommodation: 7 guests, 3 cabins

Price per week: €40,000-€44,000 USD p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean: Corsica, Sardinia

 

4. 19th Hole

Superyacht 19TH HOLE - Built by Sunreef

Superyacht 19TH HOLE – Built by Sunreef

Spending the summer along the winding Mediterranean shoreline and winter among the pale sands of the Caribbean, sailing yacht 19TH HOLE follows the best weather to give her guests a stellar experience inside and out.

The interior decor is striking and sultry using a combination of black and white accented with azure blue in the communal living areas, and while you relax in the living room you can watch your meals being prepared in the galley in front of you.

On the aft deck there is a spacious outdoor living area where guests can spread out with hobbies or simply sit and watch the sun sink down over the horizon. The shaded cockpit above the main deck provides an alternative place for guests to dine alfresco together or relax after a fun and tiring day trying out the exhaustive supply of water toys, which include but are not limited to:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE - Saloon and galley

Luxury catamaran 19th HOLE – Saloon and galley

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €40,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

5. Maverick

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK - Built by Sunreef

Luxury catamaran MAVERICK – Built by Sunreef

2013 luxury catamaran MAVERICK from Sunreef Yachts has everything to entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels, offering up a comprehensive variety of water toys, including sail boats, scuba diving gear, windsurfers and wakeboards.

While travelling to your next amazong location, the state-of-the-art entertainment system will bring crystal clear clarity to the library of over 1000 films, 30,000 songs as well as video games.

The perfect balance between indoor and outdoor living space, high energy and laid-back fun, luxury catamaran will pack your days with so many opportunities that you’ll never want your holiday to end.

Luxury yacht MAVERICK - Aft Deck

Luxury yacht MAVERICK – Aft Deck

Length: 21m/70ft

Beam: 10m/34ft

Draft: 2m/6ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€41,750 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean

 

6. Hutiane

Superyacht HUTIANE - Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Superyacht HUTIANE – Built by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi

Luxury catamaran HUTIANE was built in 2011 by Nuovo Arsenale Cartubi and refitted in 2015 to offer impressive surroundings reminiscent of a motor yacht while still retaining all the benefits of the sailing experience.

Expansive windows allow the light to filter through into the interior salon and formal dining area, and the angle retains privacy while berthed. Out on the aft deck the alfresco dining area is complemented by a hydraulic lifting swim platform that can act as sun lounging area or provide easy access in and out of the water for guests with water toys such as Waverunners and kayaks.

The flybridge is one of the most popular areas for parties on board, providing generous seating for alfresco dining between guests as well as a bar for serving cocktails and a barbeque to serve up your freshly caught fish.

Master suite occupiers have a further level of luxury, with a hammam within the en-suite bathroom.

S/Y HUTIANE - Afternoon tea on deck

S/Y HUTIANE – Afternoon tea on deck

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 12m/40ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

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

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

“With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.”

7. Ipharra

Luxury yacht IPHARRA - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht IPHARRA – Built by Sunreef

A finalist at the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts categories, superyacht IPHARRA is proven for quality and a popular choice among catamaran lovers in the busy Mediterranean season.

The contemporary interior blends pale wood with monochrome patterns for elegance that make effortless use of the natural light always entering from the surrounding windows. Towards the aft, a galley kitchen is fitted close to the lounging area for convenience whether serving morning coffee or an evening aperitif.

The uncovered flybridge is a hit with sunbathers and party lovers alike, giving guests the chance to dine alfresco before lying back on the sun loungers or moving them aside for ample room to dance.

Superyacht IPHARRA - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Superyacht IPHARRA – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Length: 31m/102ft

Beam: 13m/42ft

Draft: 3m/10ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €50,000-€55,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

8. Ombre Blu

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU - Built by Lagoon

Sailing catamaran OMBRE BLU – Built by Lagoon

The perfect family yacht offering an unbelievable amount of services for her size, luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU epitomises the advice that it’s the crew makes your charter experience successful: Stewardess Melissa is a trained massage therapist and Captain Francesco is a qualified dive instructor familiar with the best and most choice dive locations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

“Dear Melissa and Francesco, Thank you for the most amazing vacation! These past 7 days have been perfect – the weather, food, accommodations etc. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with our family. It is clear that you value the satisfaction of your guests and go above and beyond expectations. We have created life long memories aboard the OMBRE BLU and you two will forever be in our hearts!”

– Charter guests aboard M/Y OMBRE BLU, Amalfi, June 2016

The interior of this 2008-built Lagoon yacht uses light-coloured oak and wenge to produce an airy environment ideal for any time of the day for rest and relaxation after the hours have disappeared in exploring the gorgeous coastlines of the Amalfi Coast or Sicily. As well as an aft deck area for guests to use, the forward deck has a cockpit for informal dining and sunbathing out on the nets as the sea water flows by underneath you.

S/Y OMBRE BLU - Sofa and library

S/Y OMBRE BLU – Sofa and library

Length: 15m/51ft

Beam: 9m/28ft

Draft: 1.4m/5ft

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

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

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

9. Quaranta

Motor catamaran QUARANTA - Built by Curvelle-Logos

Motor catamaran QUARANTA – Built by Curvelle-Logos

Not all catamarans are sailing yachts: superyacht QUARANTA from Turkish builders Curvelle-Logos removes the disadvantages of monohulls yet keeps all the benefits of modern motor yachts, including the ability to reach speeds of up to 25 knots.

Among her contemporary interiors is a large salon for group members to gather before heading out on the water toys to the beautiful bays of St Tropez or Iles d’Hyères. The bar will provide an excellent choice of refreshments upon your return, which you can savour out on the aft deck or at the Portuguese deck seating towards the bow.

Her spacious sundeck hosts sun loungers, a large alfresco dining table and a forward Jacuzzi for those all-important sunset views as you soak your cares away.

Winner of the Catamaran Award at the World Superyacht Awards 2014, luxury catamaran QUARANTA was also a finalist for the Semi-Displacement or Planing Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30m to 44.9m category at the same awards show, as well as at the International Superyacht Society Awards 2014 for Best Power 24m-40m. She also has RINA Class environmental certification, so you can have all the indulgence without any of the guilt.

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA - Main salon

Luxury catamaran QUARANTA – Main salon

Length: 34m/111ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

Draft: 2m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €119,000 p/w plus expenses

Special discount: €99,000 p/w plus expenses for any South of France charters booked up to the 7th of July

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

10. Hemisphere

Superyacht HEMISPHERE - Built by Pendennis

Superyacht HEMISPHERE – Built by Pendennis

Built in 2011 by Pendennis in an uncommon departure from their usual monohull sailing yachts, luxury catamaran HEMISPHERE was greeted with critical acclaim at the various awards ceremonies after her debut, winning both Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts at the Showboats Design Awards 2012 as well as becoming a finalist in the Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts, Sailing Yachts and Recreational Area for Guest Use Award. At the World Superyacht Awards 2012, she received a special commendation for Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range.

Whether your group intends to dance the night away or spend as much time lounging around as possible, the massive salon is created with multiple places for guests to sit and socialise, breaking off into smaller groups for private conversation while remaining close to the action.

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE - Salon

Sailing yacht HEMISPHERE – Salon

Length: 44m/145ft

Beam: 17m/54ft

Draft: 3m/9ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 5 cabins

Price per week: €189,000-€217,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Indian Ocean

 

11. Blue Deer

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER - Built by Sunreef

Luxury yacht BLUE DEER – Built by Sunreef

One of the most recent builds on this list, superyacht BLUE DEER from Sunreef offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for family and friends groups looking for the quintessential Mediterranean charter experience. Stocked full of water toys, including Seabobs, kayaks, paddleboards and scuba diving equipment, there will never be a dull moment during the charter as your party discovers the impressive array of marine life surrounding the Italian Riviera and Capri.

Dine alfresco under the stars and make use of the generous aft and forward decks for your viewing pleasure, before using the water toys to make the short distance to your own private beach.

Superyacht BLUE DEER - Salon seating

Superyacht BLUE DEER – Salon seating

Length: 23m/74ft

Beam: 11m/35ft

Draft: 2m/7ft

Accommodation: 10 guests, 4 cabins

Price per week: €36,500-€39,500 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Mediterranean, Caribbean

 

12. Douce France

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE - Built by Alu Marine

Luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE – Built by Alu Marine

Fitted with a classic environment ideal for celebrating special occasions, luxury catamaran DOUCE FRANCE is an extraordinary charter yacht available in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific over the summer months.

The warm and inviting salon has everything you need for evening entertaining and relaxing throughout the day, including a wide selection of music and films to watch on the widescreen TV, a wet bar and comfortable seating layouts both inside and out on the aft deck. Exercise at sunrise out on the aft deck before taking coffee in the invigorating sea air.

The impressive collection of water toys (including sail boats, windsurfers and scuba diving gear) is perfect for exploration above and below the waves and the hours will fly by before you realise that it’s time for your next mouthwatering meal.

At the end of the day, relax with a massage out in the open air while the verdant islands of the Maldives and Seychelles linger temptingly on the horizon.

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE - Timeless style in the salon

Sailing yacht DOUCE FRANCE – Timeless style in the salon

Length: 42m/138ft

Beam: 15m/51ft

Draft: 3m/8ft

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Price per week: €95,000-€105,000 p/w plus expenses

Charter grounds: Indian Ocean, South Pacific

 

With the huge array of luxury charter catamarans at breathtaking destinations across the world, there has never been a better time to book your summer holiday. Contact CharterWorld for more details about any of the above superyachts today.

Charter 60m/197ft sailing yacht Seahawk in the South Pacific from June

April 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK will be available for charter in the South Pacific this summer, cruising through destinations including Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Built by Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Built by Perini Navi

Built in 2013 by Perini Navi with an interior design by Christian Liaigre, superyacht SEAHAWK won the Holistic Design Award category at the 2014 Showboats Design Awards and made it into the finalists at a number of different events:

  • Best Sail 40m+ (International Superyacht Society Awards 2014)
  • Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range (Superyacht Awards 2014)
  • Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)

At 60m/197ft, she creates an impressive figure on the water and her interior and exterior spaces are perfectly balanced to make the most of outdoor living in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK - Salon

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK – Salon

The large salon is a contemporary and masculine environments using dark colours, glass and burnished metal for an atmospheric environment that creatively divides the space for formal dining and socialising. Forward of the salon is the media room for entertainment while in transit and evenings curled up with a film.

“Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.”

Superyacht SEAHAWK - Formal dining area

Superyacht SEAHAWK – Formal dining area

On the foredeck guests can take morning coffee at the forward seating or have a cocktail under the stars. The aft deck offers an impressive dining experience with shaded cockpit dining, additional seating and a wet bar. Towards the stern the spacious deck are can be used for sunbathing or exercise using the on board gym equipment.

Sunpads on the flybridge add an additional place for guests to unwind under the tropical sun and in the evenings, the upper flybridge becomes an outdoor cinema for entertainment under the stars.

Superyacht SEAHAWK has a great selection of water toys, which include:

  • 4 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • wake boards
  • water skis
  • scuba diving equipment, and
  • inflatable toys

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, every guest has the opportunity to learn how to use the water toys for the first time for skills that last a lifetime.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Master suite with private salon

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Master suite with private salon

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 5/6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 1 double cabin convertible into 2 cabins. An expert crew of 11 will ensure that everything runs smoothly and your guests receive and exceptional level of service throughout the charter.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK is available in South Pacific destinations including Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti from €250,000 per week plus expenses. Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.

New Build 39.5m Expedition Yacht for Charter due 2018

April 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The New Zealand shipbuilder Profab Engineering is building a new superyacht for charter – The Beast. Designed as a charter superyachts, the 39.5m catamaran The Beast is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and will be a fantastic new addition to the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.

Catamaran The Beast

Catamaran The Beast

With a beam of 12m, The Beast has a total gross tonnage of 495GT. Accommodation will be provided for a total of 12 guests in 5 cabins. Luxurious feel onboard The Beast is also provided by airy open spaces, as well as plenty of options for outdoor entertainment.

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

One of the great features of this catamaran includes the ability carry a 13m Sportfisher, a 9m Amphibious tender, kayaks, paddle boards, dive equipment and a full range of heavy and light fishing equipment. The Beast hosts a Teppanyaki restaurant style BBQ on the fly bridge. The Beast is capable of carrying 76,000 litres of fuel for an extensive range.

The Beast - Profab Engineering

The Beast – Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast was designed by LOMOcean, the New Zealand design company, who has designed shadow vessel Charley, recently launched in Australia.

38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments

April 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

New Zealand yard Yachting Developments is nearing completion of the 38.7m sportsfisher Hull 1015. Earlier this month (April 8) the hull and superstructure of the vessel were joined together, and the new sportsfishes is now in the final stage of construction.

Yachting Developments New Zealand - motor yacht Hull1015

Yachting Developments New Zealand – motor yacht Hull1015

Upon delivery, the new motor yacht will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world. She is currently being built for her very experienced yacht owner and a passionate fisherman. Her exterior design and naval architecture were developed by Michael Peters Yacht Design. Yachting Development’s in-house team is taking care of the interior, as well as structural engineering.

The Managing Director of Yachting Developments commented on the project: “It is always gratifying to see a project start coming together in its finished form and this transformational stage of the build of Hull 1015 is a tangible reminder of what a unique and exciting project this is. We are looking forward to her launch later this year.”

Motor yacht Hull 1015 is scheduled for delivery in Q3 of 2017.

While this project underway, there are two stunning sailing yachts built by Yachting Developments that are available for private charters. Charter sailing yachts BLISS and Silvertip in the South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.