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Charter the exceptional supertacht Katina in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia this winter

September 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The winter season is a time for gathering round friends and family to celebrate the past year and to ring in the next: Begin the New Year in a place of wonder in the charter grounds of the Indian Ocean or Southeast Asia aboard a venue just as majestic – 60m/196ft superyacht KATINA.

Brodosplit superyacht KATINA

Brodosplit superyacht KATINA

Built by Brodosplit in 2015, M/Y KATINA supplies guests with the pinnacle of luxury and among her offerings is a whiskey bar, a massage room and a sauna.

Lionfish. Photo credit Tony Baskeyfield via Seychelles Tourism Board

Lionfish. Photo credit Tony Baskeyfield via Seychelles Tourism Board

Spend your days exploring a handful of the hundreds of uninhabited islands of the Maldives or the Seychelles, where seas with glass-like transparency swash against silky soft beaches. After swimming among the colourful coral reefs, the air-conditioned shade of the main salon will be a welcome sight.

Motor yacht KATINA - The glamorous main salon and bar

Motor yacht KATINA – The glamorous main salon and bar

Refresh yourself with a drink from the aft wet bar then join the other guests and visitors seated at the circular lounge setup, ideal for large group conversations and for family films before bed.

Superyacht KATINA - Formal dining area in the open plan main salon

Superyacht KATINA – Formal dining area in the open plan main salon

The formal dining area shares the same open plan space and retains the grand colour scheme of dark panelling against ivory white furnishings, and the nearby piano will provide live entertainment to make the occasion even more memorable. Designed for comfort and beauty, the 12 guests seated at the circular dining table will savour every mouthful prepared by your expert chef.

The whiskey lounge aboard luxury yacht KATINA

The whiskey lounge aboard luxury yacht KATINA

At the end of the meal, settle into the atmospheric whiskey salon for night of conversation catching up with friends and family.

“Luxury yacht KATINA is ready for charter in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia from €168,000-€259,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your preferred dates aboard this beautifully crafted superyacht.”

Views on Raja Ampat. Image credit Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia

Views on Raja Ampat. Image credit Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia

Watch the sun sink into the Indian Ocean on the extensive shaded main deck aft, where a comfortable alfresco salon provides all-day outdoor lounging for your group and an excellent place to entertain out in the fresh open air. Whether spotting sea turtles or admiring the twinkling night sky, the swim platform allows for close contact with your unique natural surroundings and grants easy access in and out of the water.

Anse Source d'Argent. Photo credit Gerard Larose via Seychelles Tourism Board

Anse Source d’Argent. Photo credit Gerard Larose via Seychelles Tourism Board

In an unusual and welcome change of layout, the upper deck hosts the accommodation and guests can begin the day in large and bright cabins. The fold-down terraces create a private outdoor deck to have breakfast and admire the stunning coastlines of such Southeast Asian locations as Thailand, where pock-marked rocks jut from the seas like fingers pointing to the skies.

Alfresco dining aboard motor yacht KATINA

Alfresco dining aboard motor yacht KATINA

Celebrate New Year or your own special event with unrivalled views from the sundeck while you dine alfresco in style. The wet bar will ensure that everyone on board has the perfect complement to their dinner, or while sunbathing or taking a refreshing dip in the Jacuzzi near the stern.

Hawkbill turtle. Photo credit Tony Baskeyfield via Seychelles Tourism Board

Hawkbill turtle. Photo credit Tony Baskeyfield via Seychelles Tourism Board

Regardless of where you charter, there is a fantastic selection of quality water toys on board for use at each amazing beach you discover. The collection aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre includes:

  • 2 x windsurfers
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 1 x flyboard
  • 1 x hoverboard
  • 1 x sea scooter
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • inflatable and towable toys
Komodo Islands Pink Beach. Photo credit Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia

Komodo Islands Pink Beach. Photo credit Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia

Also available on request is a Waverunner, a jet ski and paddleboards. Guests can also go go Scuba diving through Rendezvous diving and explore some of the world’s best diving spots at Sulawesi in Indonesia or the Bismarck Sea near Papua New Guinea – both locations with an abundance of marine life from pygmy seahorses and colourful nudibranches to manta rays and dolphins.

Superyacht KATINA - Master suite

Superyacht KATINA – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep 12 charter guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. Her expert crew of 15 will ensure that every guest on board receives stellar service throughout the charter.

Luxury yacht KATINA is ready for charter in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia from €168,000-€259,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your preferred dates aboard this beautifully crafted superyacht.

Charter classic explorer yacht Northern Sun in Southeast Asia

September 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/164ft expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.HOKKO MARU) is ready for charter among the beautiful and diverse islands of Southeast Asia.

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.HOKKO MARU) - Built by Narasaki Shipyard in 1976

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.HOKKO MARU) – Built by Narasaki Shipyard in 1976

Built by Narasaki Shipyard in 1976, HYS Yachts undertook a three-year refit to modernise her technology and restore her interiors for a truly bespoke experience with family and friends. Designed for entertaining, the on board amenities include three salons, a gym and a massage table for indoor or outdoor use.

Explorer yacht NORTHERN SUN - Main salon forward view

Explorer yacht NORTHERN SUN – Main salon forward view

Combining original naval architecture with homely and understated design elements, superyacht NORTHERN SUN offers a comfortable and cosy environment for the whole family to unwind in, where the detail of the Persian rugs complements the neutral furnishings. With three salons to choose from, guests can choose a different location depending on the time of day, or to give the teenagers their space while you unwind with a cocktail and catch up on the latest news.

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN

The formal dining area provides the perfect atmosphere for marking a special event, although the main deck aft offers a great alfresco alternative with sweeping views of every mesmerising location you visit. After you meal, sit beside the water down on the swim platform or rest on the bow sunpads and savour the warmth of the southern summer in such locations as Indonesia and Thailand.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN - Sundeck Jacuzzi

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN – Sundeck Jacuzzi

Day or night, the sundeck is the perfect place to view your surroundings while soaking in the Jacuzzi and enjoying conversation with friends. Dry off while dining alfresco, then enjoy a nightcap under the stars.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN - Towable toys

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN – Towable toys

There is an incredible collection of water toys on board, including:

  • 9 x kayaks
  • 3 x Wakeboards
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • waterskis
  • a waterslide
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • towable toys
Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN - Master suite

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep 12 guests in 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. Her committed crew of 11 will provide everything you and your guests require for an incredible adventure.

Charter luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN in Southeast Asia from $133,000-$147,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking.

Charter through Indonesia’s stunning Komodo National Park aboard S/Y Dunia Baru

September 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Luxury sailing yacht DUNIA BARU, is available for charter in Indonesia, offering your guests a true taste of the history and living culture of the region.

Luxury phinisi DUNIA BARU - Available for charter in Indonesia

Luxury phinisi DUNIA BARU – Available for charter in Indonesia

Built in 2014 by Konjo Boat Builders using traditional methods, S/Y DUNIA BARU is a familiar sight around the charter grounds of Komodo and Raja Ampat, the latter of which is considered to be one of the world’s top diving spots.

51m/167ft sailing yacht DUNIA BARU has an exemplary reputation as a charter yacht and offers guests beautiful wooden interiors finished to a very high standard with all the benefit of modern conveniences such as WiFi and air conditioning.

The bright and comfortable main salon aboard S/Y DUNIA BARU

The bright and comfortable main salon aboard S/Y DUNIA BARU

The main salon is a bright and airy environment with views out onto the foredeck and port and starboard sides, so guests will never miss the most beautiful sights whilst passing through the island-speckled seas.

Towards the aft, the spacious formal dining area also contains a Teppanyaki bar where guests can watch their meals being prepared in front of them by their skilled and professional chefs.

Luxury yacht DUNIA BARU - Dining area and galley

Luxury yacht DUNIA BARU – Dining area and galley

Outside on the bow there is a seating area for guests to sit back and socialise together while keeping an open eye out for Indonesia’s impressive wildlife, from birds of paradise to sea turtles and sharks.

Discover some of the worlds best dive sites with the great selection of water toys and equipment, which includes:

  • 3 x kayaks
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x sail boat, and of course,
  • scuba diving equipment
Superyacht DUNIA BARU - Master suite

Superyacht DUNIA BARU – Master suite

The accommodation layout consists of 1 Master cabin and 6 double cabins to provide luxurious comfort for up to 14 guests. A crew of 18 will take care of every guests to ensure a relaxing and memorable charter experience in some of the world’s most exciting destinations.

Superyacht DUNIA BARU is ready for adventures in Indonesia and Southeast Asia from $87,500-$94,500 USD per week plus expenses. Find out more about her future destinations and on board facilities and contact CharterWorld to secure your reservation.

Charter sailing yacht Athos in tropical Southeast Asia

August 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

62m/203ft sailing yacht ATHOS is available for charter in Southeast Asia, with availability in Thailand over the Christmas period.

Sailing yacht ATHOS - Built by Holland Jachtbouw

Sailing yacht ATHOS – Built by Holland Jachtbouw

Built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2010, she has interior and exterior styling and engineering from Hoek Design. Among her amenities is a home cinema with an on-demand selection of films and a projector, making her an excellent choice for charters with family and friends.

Superyacht ATHOS - Main salon

Superyacht ATHOS – Main salon

The main salon is located on the upper deck and has a timeless air from solid wooden panelling and arching windows. In the forward section, the area is divided between a raised seating area and a formal dining area that converts into two games tables for a round of cards after dinner. Towards the aft, the sitting room provides a circular setting for entertaining between family and friends, and for a film together in the warm and inviting surroundings.

Sailing yacht ATHOS - Alfresco dining

Sailing yacht ATHOS – Alfresco dining

Out on the deck, the cockpit holds an expansive dining area with a central table surrounded by fold-down tables and integrated seating to make an ideal area for guests and visitors to gather together and celebrate special occasions over a mouth-watering meal.

Forward of the main salon, the spacious deck has plenty of room for yoga and Pilates while providing numerous places for guests to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a good book, or lie back and catch the warm sunny weather on the sunpads.

Luxury yacht ATHOS - Massage therapy in the aft cockpit

Luxury yacht ATHOS – Massage therapy in the aft cockpit

There is a second salon on the lower deck and its location close to the sleeping quarters makes this an excellent place to wind down before bed or to greet everyone in the morning for coffee.

Luxury yacht ATHOS has a choice selection of water toys for use at your amazing destinations, and the collection includes:

  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 3 x water skis
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • 2 x Optimist sail boats
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • towable toys
Sailing yacht ATHOS - Master suite

Sailing yacht ATHOS – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths. Her expert crew of 10 will ensure that everyone on board receives first-class service throughout your tropical charter.

Sailing yacht ATHOS is ready for charter in Southeast Asia from €185,000-€210,000 per week plus expenses and will be in Thailand over the Christmas period. For more details, contact CharterWorld and reserve your dates for the festive season.

Stunning Micronesia and South-East Asia await with charters on luxury yacht Bella Ragazza

July 25, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sail through less travelled charter grounds this summer and discover the allure of Micronesia and South-East Asia aboard 43m/141ft sailing yacht BELLA RAGAZZA (ex.DRUMBEG, NELSON).

Luxury yacht BELLA RAGAZZA - Built by Vitters

Luxury yacht BELLA RAGAZZA – Built by Vitters

Built by Vitters in 2004 and last refitted in 2017, her opulent interiors are by Rhoades Young Design and her naval architecture and exterior is from Dubois. Among her amenities is a split-level Master suite with its own sauna for easing tired muscles after busy days of exploration.

Superyacht BELLA RAGAZZA - Upper salon

Superyacht BELLA RAGAZZA – Upper salon

The naturally toned interior contains birch and teak to complement the pale furnishings across the split-level salon. The upper salon is surrounded by windows for natural light throughout the day while lounging and dining, and the lower salon combines natural and artificial lighting for the perfect setting for watching a film together or spending time on games and hobbies.

Above deck, a shaded cockpit provides guests with the perfect place for alfresco dining or outdoor living at any time of the day, and the spacious deck can be used to exercise, sunbathe, or simply take in the spectacular views.

There is an excellent variety of water toys for exploring above and below the waters of each location you visit, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Sailing yacht BELLA RAGAZZA - Master suite

Sailing yacht BELLA RAGAZZA – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 5 will provide everything you and your guests need for an amazing sailing holiday in the exotic charter grounds of South-East Asia.

Luxury sailing yacht BELLA RAGAZZA is ready for charter in Micronesia and South-East Asia from €91,000-€105,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to find out more and reserve your booking.

Explore the Philippines this summer aboard charter yacht ANTONIA II

March 31, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

32m/105ft luxury yacht ANTONIA II is available for charter this summer in the Philippines – a destination where demand for luxury charter yachts far outstrips supply far away from the crowded charter grounds of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

M/Y ANTONIA II - Built by Azimut

M/Y ANTONIA II – Built by Azimut

With developed marina facilities and knowledgeable local guides, there is nothing to stop your charter party from experiencing paradise on Earth. Built by Azimut in 2007 and last refitted in 2013, superyacht ANTONIA II has perfectly integrated exterior styling by Stefano Righini and stately interiors by Galeazzi Design.

Luxury yacht ANTONIA II - Formal dining and salon

Luxury yacht ANTONIA II – Formal dining and salon

The main salon and formal dining area create a classic environment with warm brown panelling complementing plush ivory and cream furnishings. Large windows along the port and starboard sides flood the interior with natural light during the day and concentrated lighting in the ceiling illuminates the focal social areas throughout the evening long into the night.

The lounge area is ideally situated for group gatherings, with a table and bookcase for daytime study and a comprehensive bar located by the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the main deck aft.

“Superyacht ANTONIA II is available for Southeast Asia charters this summer from $ 75,000-$85,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates or find out more and contact CharterWorld now.”

Both the formal dining area and the alfresco option seat up to 8 guests, with the latter offering shade from the midday sun while retaining excellent views of the Philippines bays, beaches and coves.

Superyachts ANTONIA II - Sundeck with Jacuzzi and sunpads

Superyachts ANTONIA II – Sundeck with Jacuzzi and sunpads

Cool off during the day with a dip into the Jacuzzi on the sundeck aft, or dine alfresco with the best views on board and choose whether you want shade or full sun with the retractable cover. A bar and sun loungers add to the outstanding features of the sun deck to make it the favourite spot of sun worshippers and party lovers alike.

The selection of water toys will entertain your party and give you even more from your destination. As well as a 4.5m/15ft tender to get your group to the best secluded beaches, motor yacht ANTONIA II contains: 1 x jet ski, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment and inflatable toys.

M/Y ANTONIA II - Master suite

M/Y ANTONIA II – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed for a maximum of 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin, all of which have en-suite facilities.

Superyacht ANTONIA II is available for Southeast Asia charters this summer from $ 75,000-$85,000 per week plus expenses. Reserve your dates or find out more and contact CharterWorld now.

Luxury Easter Vacation aboard S/Y Lamima in Bali and Komodo

March 21, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

LUXURY SAILING YACHT LAMIMA is offering a one way charter from Bali to Komodo over Easter holiday with free return flights from Komodo to Bali at a very special rate of US$125,000 per week plus expenses. Traditional phinisi superyacht LAMIMA offers accommodation for up to 14 charter guests. Perfect for friends and family, this 65-metre yacht combines wonderful traditional features with five-star modern amenities.

Yacht Lamima

Sailing Yacht Lamima

The interior design is best described as contemporary with styling and furnishing of Asian influence. The salon is an open plan, with a large lounge area and formal dining table. Guests will enjoy sipping some delicious cocktails at the wet bar, while everything onboard will be taken care of by a professional crew of 19 members.

Yacht Lamima - Salon dining

Yacht Lamima – Salon dining

Lamima boasts general spaces on deck to relax and entertain in style. The main deck includes alfresco dining, seating and outdoor Jacuzzi. There is also a large sundeck for sunbathing and leisure.

Yacht Lamima - Alfresco dining

Yacht Lamima – Alfresco dining

Accommodation layout comprises of 7 well-appointed cabins. The full-beam master suite is located on the main deck and features a king-size bed and luxurious en-suite facilities. Four guest cabins feature queens beds, and two cabins include twin beds, each tastefully furnished and spacious.

Sailing Yacht Lamima - SUP fun

S/Y Lamima – SUP fun

This could be your ideal Easter holiday in Indonesia with nearest and dearest if you secure beautiful sailing yacht Lamima. For more information, please contact out friendly charter brokers. Alternatively, you can view charter yachts available in Southeast Asia here.

Superyacht Silver Fast now available for Maldives charters

March 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Launched by Australian shipyard Hanseatic Marine in 2015, 77m/253ft luxury yacht SILVER FAST (ex.SUVRETTA)  is ready for charters in the Maldives and has plenty on offer for up to 12 guests within her dazzling interiors.

Superyacht Silver Fast. Photo credit: Julien Hubert

Superyacht Silver Fast. Photo credit: Julien Hubert

At the Monaco Yacht Show Awards 2015, motor yacht SILVER FAST won The Finest new yacht of the 2015 MYS and she was a finalist in three other categories in 2016:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht over 500GT (Showboats Design Awards 2016)
  • Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht (Showboats Design Awards 2016)
  • Displacement Motor Yachts of 500GT to 1,299GT (World Superyachts Awards)

 

Superyacht SILVER FAST - Main salon

Superyacht SILVER FAST – Main salon

Media room and main salon aboard M/Y SILVER FAST

Media room and main salon aboard M/Y SILVER FAST

Taking the classic wood panelling look and updating it for the 21st Century, interior designers Vain Interiors have used the bold stripe in walnut wood to add a continuous detail to every room. The main salon has plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs for hours of socialising in large groups, and the large windows running down each side of the room ensure that there is plenty of natural light from the early hours of the morning right through to the last rays of sunset. As the evening wears on, lighting along the walls and down the centre of the room will keep the space bright and evenly lit, or guests can choose to dim the lights and watch a film together on the widescreen TV. Another smaller adjoining salon to the aft can be separated from the main salon by a sliding door, making a more private setting for smaller groups and turning the space into its own media room.

Glass sliding doors lead out on the the aft main deck where guests will find the large alfresco dining table perfect for sunset meals in the fresh Indian Ocean air. The spacious outdoor seating and coffee tables from Espen Oeino  make a great setting to start the day off with a group breakfast and are also well-suited to outdoor entertaining. Towards the bow, a helipad increases ease of access for friends and family joining later in the charter as well as allowing for private bird’s-eye view tours around your destination.

The Master suite is located on the upper deck, and occupiers may choose to make this floor entirely their own: the skylounge is another immaculately presented area ideal for informal, laid-back gatherings throughout the day and offers an excellent retreat from the midday heat after your guests have sunbathed on the sunpads or dined alfresco to the aft.

The sundeck provides the perfect location for panoramic views and has everything you and your guests need to remain outdoors all day long: sunpads and seating with tables to the bow provide perfect relaxation options whilst soaking up the sun. To the aft, the Jacuzzi will cool off friends and family on the hottest days.

The lower deck beach club is situated  beside the gym, so guests looking to stay dry can still exercise and remain close to the group on the water. Her on board beauty room, sauna, steam room and spa ensure that wherever you charter, you and your guests will always be refreshed and looking your best for the day ahead. Luxury yacht SILVER FAST has an excellent selection of water toys, including 2 Waverunners, a wakeboard, a paddleboard, snorkelling equipment and towable toys.

The layout accommodates up to 12 guests over 8 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins with 2 Pullman berths. A crew of 18 will ensure that you and you guests have a fun and relaxing experience throughout your charter.

Meeru Island, Maldives. Photo credit Albert Janicki

Meeru Island, Maldives. Photo credit Albert Janicki

With a cruising speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of 29 knots, luxury yacht SILVER FAST is an exceptional combination of speed, space and luxury that makes cruising a delight for the whole family. After her recent appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show Motor yacht SILVER FAST is available the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia from $650,000 per week plus expenses. For more information on her current and future destinations, contact CharterWorld today.

Meamina Offers Incredible 25% off. Limited Time Offer

December 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Been to the Caribbean before and want to travel elsewhere? The Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia are among the best alternative yacht charter destinations. Plus there is in an amazing opportunity to plan a charter of a lifetime right now, as the stunning 59-metre superyacht MEAMINA is offering an amazing 25% discount off all charters completing by 15 January 2017.

Meamina

Meamina

Meamina was launched in 2009 by the bespoke Italian shipyard Benetti. Offering luxury accommodation for 12 guests this superyacht features stunning design and total comfort. The Italian internationally renowned fashion is present in every detail of the yacht, as naval architecture is by Stefano Natucci and interior design is a work of Studio Massari.

Meamina Fine dining

Meamina. Fine Dining. Photo credit Meamina.com

Interior

Meamina. Interior. Photo credit Meamina.com

Meamina is a truly opulent superyacht. Her timeless styling, incredible furnishings and sumptuous seating create a sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere. Incredible leisure and entertainment facilities include a dedicated gym on the sun deck, Jacuzzi, an extensive selection of water toys and entertainment systems on board. In addition to that, a professional masseuse and personal trainer on board will make sure the guests have the greatest luxury experience.

Meamina. Luxury experince

Meamina. Luxury Experience. Photo credit Meamina.com

Meamina. Luxury Experience.

Meamina. Luxury Experience..Photo credit Meamina.com

When it comes to total relaxation and a good night sleep, Meamina offers 6 well-appointed staterooms: a master suite, a VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Master Suite

Meamina. Master Suite. Photo credit Meamina.com

If you would like to charter this amazing superyacht please contact your preferred charter broker. This incredible offer of 25% off all charter is a limited offer only. Alternatively you can view a selection of superyacht available for charter in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

 

 

8 Impressive Superyachts for New Year’s charter

November 14, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The start of 2017 is fast approaching and what better way to begin the year with a bang than by watching the fireworks over the Hong Kong Harbour or the London Eye from the sundeck of your own luxury yacht? To inspire your own selection, here are eight impressive luxury yachts currently available for charter through the Christmas and New Year period, with some special features and centrepieces that you won’t soon forget.

Whichever yacht you want for charter, be sure to book in advance: availability disappears quickly as the holiday season nears.

LAMIMA – The largest wooden sailing yacht in the world

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Enjoy the services of a highly skilled crew aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA

Begin 2017 with a different experience and sail Thailand and Indonesia aboard sailing yacht LAMIMA. Built in 2014, she is the largest wooden sailing yacht in the world at 65m/194ft. Her traditional Indonesian appearance contains the conveniences of air conditioning and wi-fi while removing the majority of modern-day distractions so you can relax and enjoy the uninhabited islands and glassy blue lagoons that set the backdrop for your relaxing massage.

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Sailing ketch LAMIMA - Main

Unwind in the spacious Main saloon with a cocktail from the wet bar, or take in the fresh air from the seating on the main deck while learning about the local history and culture from your guide. When you want to get up close to the pristine beaches and sea life, the water toy chest has jet skis, paddleboards, Indonesian canoes and snorkelling and scuba diving equipment. Guests can even earn their PADI diving card while on the trip.

The crew of luxury sailing yacht LAMIMA exemplify how the staff are as much a part of the luxury charter experience as the yacht itself: from expert chefs to yoga teachers, onboard tour guides, masseuses and dive instructors, the skills available are unrivalled in a crew of 19, ensuring that every guest has a fantastic experience.

Accommodation: 14 guests: 5 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 19

Price per week: €160,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia – Thailand and Indonesia

 

TIARA – Bedouin heaven and Thai splendour

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA - the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

Alfresco dining aboard the magical luxury sailing yacht TIARA – the largest sailing yacht from Dubois to date

The second luxury sailing yacht on our list, 54m/178ft custom built TIARA is a PADI Certified Training Centre Yacht, and what better place to learn to dive than surrounded by tropical fish in Thailand?

S/Y TIARA

S/Y TIARA

Built by New Zealand based Alloy Yachts in 2004 and refitted in 2013, the exterior features design work from the renowned Dubois Naval Architects.  Combined with the internal styling of John Munford, superyacht TIARA has exceptional flow between its indoor and outdoor spaces in authentic Art Deco style.

The main aft deck has plenty of room to host an open-air special occasion, or as a helipad for ferrying guests to and from the mainland. As the evening quietens down, the bedouin tent can be set up as comfortable and atmospheric cinema seating, or for a memorable New Year’s honeymoon under the stars.

Vavona burl, Honduras and flame mahogany create a rich interior that is welcoming while at the same time an excellent environment for formal occasions and corporate yacht charters. Two working fireplaces are located in the main saloon and the Master suite and Art Deco furnishings, statuettes and detailing can be found throughout the rooms.

Custom sailing yacht TIARA has plenty of water toys on offer and with her experienced PADI diving instructor and kite-surfing instructor aboard, there is no better luxury yacht to couple a memorable new year location with lifelong new skills.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 Pullman beds.

Crew: 10

Price per week: €180,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Southeast Asia

 

LADY BRITT – Effortless style in silver and gold

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Rest and rejuvenation aboard superyacht Lady Britt

Built by Feadship in 2011, 63m/207ft superyacht LADY BRITT has all the elegance and innovative design elements that took her to the finals in the 2012 World Superyacht Awards and Showboats Design Awards.

M/Y LADY BRITT

M/Y LADY BRITT

Designed for entertainment, her deck can be converted into a stage and used as an outdoor cinema.

Light, airy and full of beautifully crafted furnishings designed for comfort and relaxation, luxury yacht LADY BRITT is an ideal choice for a restful retreat from the New Year’s crowds. Featuring a wellness room with massage facilities and a sauna, she has everything to compliment a day of adventure on the ocean, exploring with her Laser Pico sail boats, kayaks, windsurfers or scuba diving equipment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 4 double cabins, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 16

Price per week: €445,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: The Bahamas and the Caribbean

 

W – What more could you need?

Motor yacht W - Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Motor yacht W – Formal dining area ready to see in the New Year

Built by Westport in 2014, 40m/140ft motor yacht W is a glimmering white attention-getter with all the facilities of a luxury holiday and the comforts of home life. Her rich mahogany interior features elegant, black and white furnishings with a splash of colour to draw the eye. Relaxing and airy with plenty of bright lighting to carry your special occasion long into the night both indoors and outside, luxury yacht W is a perfect choice for a New Year’s charter in the Caribbean.

Make use of the deck space all day long with plenty of sunning space at the front of the pilothouse deck. Relax at the bar on the main deck and watch the latest sports live on the outdoor TV before enjoying smoky taste of barbequed meat and fish cooked by your expert on board chef.

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Westport Motor yacht W - Main

Both the main deck and the flybridge have plenty of seating for alfresco dining, with the latter having the advantage of sunbeds and a sizeable Jacuzzi for a truly laid-back day in the sun.

It’s the toy chest where superyacht W truly shines: She has no end of entertainment on board for group outings, including:

  • 2 x 3-seater jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 4 x paddleboards (stand-up)
  • 2 x 2 person kayaks
  • Waterskis
  • Beach games
  • Fishing equipment
  • Scuba diving (only with Rendezvous Diving)

For land, there are even 3 mountain bikes to help adventurers see the most of the lush Caribbean islands visited.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins

Crew: 7

Price per week: €114,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean

 

MARIE – A St. Barths Bucket winner

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

The dining area and outdoor living space aboard regatta-winning S/Y MARIE

Built in 2010 by Vitters, 55m/180ft luxury sailing yacht MARIE already has a prestigious history as a winner of the St Barth’s Bucket and a finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2011 and the Showboats Design Awards 2011 for her exterior and interior design respectively.

Whether you’re out on the ocean or pulling into harbour, you’re sure to be noticed with her large sails and striking crimson and black hull from Hoek, who are also responsible for her exterior and interior design. The cockpit dining features sumptuous red seating complimented by solid wooden surrounds. The area is excellent for intimate dining between 8 guests from morning to evening and its shaded lounging area will allow guests to spend as much of the charter outdoors as possible.

Sailing Ketch Marie  - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Inside, guests can pass by the wet bar and descend the staircase to reach the Main saloon, where a grand piano awaits for nightly entertainment. Portholes and skylights allow for natural lighting whichever room guests choose to occupy, from the Master suite complete with library and seating area to the formal dining area.

There is plenty of deck space for lounging in the sun, or make use of the water toy chest which contains a wakeboard, a jet-ski, an inflatable trampoline, snorkelling equipment, fishing equipment and more.

Not only does sailing yacht MARIE have an excellent variety of water toys, she also has 2 scooters to let guests explore the islands independent of any local transport. Begin the New Year aboard this competitive yacht and when you return home, you and your guests will have an enviable vacation story to tell.

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

Crew: 8

Price per week: €189,000

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas and Caribbean

 

ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM – From one underwater paradise to the next

You won't miss the winter chill aboard luxury  yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

You won’t miss the winter chill aboard luxury yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

Enjoy the classic cruising experience on a beautifully designed luxury yacht with 49m/161ft motor yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. Built by Trinity Yachts in 2005 and refitted in 2013, this splendid yacht has a laid back atmosphere and impressive detailing that adds to the ambience of every onboard area, from the dining area to the hallways and the guest rooms.

In the main saloon, rest and relax in gorgeous wood-panelled surroundings with a drink from the bar and turn your Christmas meal into a night to remember at the grand dining table, able to seat all 10 guests in comfort with plenty of elbow room.

Yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - Main

Yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM - Main

Dine alfresco and watch the glitter of lights upon foreign shores as you see in the New Year and celebrate from the flybridge with a fully-stocked wet bar and watch the fireworks over St Martin from the Jacuzzi. Begin the 1st of January as you mean to go on and take advantage of the large beach club and swim platform, dividing your day into relaxing in the shade and swimming amongst the corals and undulating sands which are home to thousands of unique species of fish as well as sea turtles, docile nurse sharks and dolphins.

Looking to keep fit or learn a new sport as a New Year’s resolution? Tackle it immediately with the impressive toy chest aboard ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM. As an approved RYA WATER Sports Centre, every guest can learn how to use the water toys on their vacation, gain certification and learn a new skill for the start of 2017.

Accommodation: 10 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 10

Price per week: €164,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Bahamas, Caribbean and Florida

 

AQuiJo – The world’s largest sailing ketch

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year's Day

The impressive architecture of sailing yacht AQUIJO makes the ideal location to see in New Year’s Day

Wherever you sail the beautiful 86m/282ft custom sailing yacht AQUIJO, you’re bound to be noticed. Following the modern maxim of bright, clean and uncluttered surroundings, sailing yacht AQUIJO is exquisite in its simplicity. Her focus is placed on breath-taking architecture and the practical use of her surroundings to create an atmosphere of intimacy and adventure befitting a luxury sailing yacht heading to the Caribbean.

A sundeck on the flybridge takes full advantage of the summery Caribbean weather while showcasing the charter ground’s beauty to its full extent.

The formal alfresco dining seats up to 20 guests for open air nighttime entertainment.

There is plenty of room in the beach club’s indoor Jacuzzi, lit from above by the skylight in the floor of the main deck, or guests may prefer the sauna and steam rooms to chat while relaxing.

Incomplete without a selection of water toys, luxury sailing ketch AQUIJO has plenty for entertainment in the waves, from sunrise to sunset:

  • 2 x Kayaks
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • 2 x RS Aero Sail Boats
  • 8 x Scuba Diving Equipment
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Wake Boards
  • Towable Toys
  • Water-Skis

Delivered only this year, sailing enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this opportunity to charter this brand new and exceptional craft from Oceanco and Vitters, who have paid attention to every minor detail when it comes to living space arrangement, amenities and entertainment.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible

Crew: 17

Price per week: €400,000 plus expenses

New Year charter grounds: Caribbean

 

JOY – The brand new flagship from renowned yacht builders Feadship

Yacht JOY Gasswork Detail - Copyright Feadship

Delicate detail in glass and metalwork can be found throughout superyacht JOY

Visit the warmth of the Seychelles in luxury and style whilst the northern hemisphere struggles for daylight hours. Brand new to the charter market as of September 2016, Feadship’s 70m/230ft flagship JOY is ready to charter to Indian Ocean destinations this coming winter.

Featuring exterior design work and engineering by Bannenberg & Rowell, superyacht JOY consists of wide decks, a spacious beach club and plenty of uninterrupted views from the upper deck. Impressive as both a corporate event charter, a venue for a special occasion or a holiday getaway, the impressive stylistic features both outside and in will leave a lasting impression.

Superyacht JOY

Superyacht JOY

The interior is tastefully decorated by Studio Indigo to modern standards, using a neutral colour palette, textures and patterning to great effect. These stylistic elements are epitomised in the spiral staircase and lift that connect the floors, from the airy and light suites up to the gym and the sky deck.

The main saloon provides an inviting area to socialise: every seating area is positioned for maximum natural light throughout the day from the floor to ceiling glass panes.

A range of water toys can be found in motor yacht JOY’s toy chest, including water skis, jet skis, wakeboards, towable toys and equipment for fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Accommodation: 12 guests: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 5 double cabins, 1 twin cabin

Crew: 17

Price per week: €600,000

New Year charter grounds: Indian Ocean

To find out more information and available dates before the festive season, contact CharterWorld now.