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Charter motor yacht Odessa in the Western Mediterranean

September 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Superyacht ODESSA is now available for charter in the Western Mediterranean. Built by Turquoise Yachts in 2007, the interior styling is by H2 Yacht Design for a sophisticated atmosphere to suit special occasions as well as family and friends groups looking for a relaxing and fun-filled adventure.

Motor yacht ODESSA - Built by Turquoise Yachts

Motor yacht ODESSA – Built by Turquoise Yachts

The main salon is the perfect place to receive visitors and gather at the start of the day among lavish surroundings, with lots of plush furnishings in cream and natural tones. There is plenty of lighting from the surrounding lamps as well as the extensive windows running down the port and starboard sides to ensure that you and your guests never miss a single sight in the South of France.

Luxury yacht ODESSA - Main salon

Luxury yacht ODESSA – Main salon

Adjacent to the salon, the formal dining area will seat up to 12 guests in an intimate environment where the focus is placed upon the mouth-watering meals, the guests and the memories.

Motor yacht ODESSA - Formal dining area

Motor yacht ODESSA – Formal dining area

“…The captain, crew and boat were amazing!!!! Thank you so much for arranging all!”

– M/Y ODESSA, BVIs, March 19 – 26 2016

On the main deck aft, a sheltered seating area is perfect for an informal alfresco dining experience, or as a place to rest and dry off after playing in the crystal clear waves of your amazing destinations.

Motor yacht ODESSA - Skylounge

Motor yacht ODESSA – Skylounge

On the upper deck, the skylounge offers an alternative place for guests to unwind indoors and admire the magnificent cities of Cannes and Monaco from the expansive windows, and at night the upper deck aft comes alive with as guests dine alfresco under the stars and socialise along the stern.

Superyacht ODESSA - Sundeck bar, lounge and Jacuzzi

Superyacht ODESSA – Sundeck bar, lounge and Jacuzzi

Arguably the best area on board, the sundeck is covered in sun loungers and seating for alfresco dining, as well as a large Jacuzzi and a bar to serve you and your guests drinks while you relax in style.

50m/164ft luxury yacht ODESSA is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, and comes with an excellent selection of water toys, including:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x laser sail boat
  • 1 x windsurfer
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • beach games
  • snorkelling gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

While in transit, guests can wear off excess energy in the gym, which comes with all the equipment needed for a cardio workout.

Luxury yacht ODESSA - Master suite

Luxury yacht ODESSA – Master suite

There is accommodation for a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom convertible to a master’s suite office, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 12 will provide you and your guests with everything you require for a fantastic charter in the destinations such as the French Riviera and Amalfi Coast.

Luxury yacht ODESSA is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €200,000-€220,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld and reserve your dates today.

5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

Charter luxury yacht Mosaique in the Mediterranean

July 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/164ft motor yacht MOSAIQUE is ready for charter in the Mediterranean, providing charter guests with a great variety of water toys, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and glamorous interiors with beach club charm.

Luxury yacht MOSAIQUE - Built by Turquoise Yachts

Luxury yacht MOSAIQUE – Built by Turquoise Yachts

Built by Turquoise Yachts in 2002 and refitted in 2015, she features the naval architecture and exterior styling of Dubois with interior styling by Donald Starkey.

Superyacht MOSAIQUE - Main salon

Superyacht MOSAIQUE – Main salon

The main salon combines modern comfort with classic design, with dark wooden panelling surrounding a central seating area. The forward formal dining area seats up to 12 guests in elegant surroundings that place the focus on guest interaction and the delicious three-course dining experience.

Motor yacht MOSAIQUE - Formal dining area

Motor yacht MOSAIQUE – Formal dining area

The the shaded main deck aft is a great area to relax after hours spent in the water, or for simply relaxing all day outdoors shaded from the strongest sun.

“Superyacht MOSAIQUE is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €180,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld now to reserve your dates this busy summer season.”

Motor yacht MOSAIQUE - Skylounge

Motor yacht MOSAIQUE – Skylounge

As an alternative retreat or the hub of your glamorous party, the skylounge is a bright interior using pale white and pastel tones for a very different ambiance to the main salon.

For outdoor living at any time of the day, the sundeck is hard to beat: A wet bar is ideally located close to the forward Jacuzzi and sunpads, providing refreshments while you and your guests unwind in the summer sun.

Superyacht MOSAIQUE - Sunpads

Superyacht MOSAIQUE – Sunpads

Whether during daylight hours or out under the stars, guests have plenty of seating to choose from along the stern, and a shaded alfresco dining table is the perfect place for guests to grab a bite to eat before returning to the wonderful Mediterranean weather.

As well as status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, motor yacht MOSAIQUE comes with an impressive range of water toys, with the selection including:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x canoes
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury yacht MOSAIQUE - Master suite

Luxury yacht MOSAIQUE – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. A professional crew of 7 will ensure that every guest receives a first-class experience throughout the charter.

Superyacht MOSAIQUE is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €180,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld now to reserve your dates this busy summer season.

M/Y Costa Magna available for Mediterranean charter

July 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Get away from the daily grind and make some time for yourself on a Mediterranean charter aboard 45m/146ft luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA.

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA - Built by Turquoise Yachts

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA – Built by Turquoise Yachts

Built in 1983 by Turquoise Yachts and last refitted in 2011, she combines the best of late Twentieth-century style with modern comfort and technology. Able to host up to 100 people while docked, she is an excellent choice for special events and gatherings during the Mediterranean party season.

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA - Main salon

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA – Main salon

In the main salon is a contemporary update on the classic luxury yacht interior, combining mahogany fixtures and panelling with clean white furnishings and earthy tones. Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 6 guests for an intimate dining experience in understated, elegant surroundings.

Out on the main deck aft, guests can take in the fresh sea air while having an early morning breakfast, or settle into the seating for the day, sheltered from the height of the midday sun.

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA - Upper deck aft

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA – Upper deck aft

When you are cruising with additional guests on board, the skylounge has plenty of seating for guests looking for private conversation while savouring a drink from the bar. Out on the upper deck aft, alfresco dining is split over three separate tables to allow guests to enjoy more personal conversations with plenty of room to stretch out.

“Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA is available for charter from €90,000-€96,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or explore your options and view other superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.”

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA - Sundeck

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA – Sundeck

After a busy morning of sightseeing and shopping, unwind on the sun loungers and sunpads on the sundeck and marvel at the ancient stone settlements along the coast as your cruise to your next destination.

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA comes with a wonderful variety of water toys and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x surf ski
  • kayaks
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht COSTA MAGNA - Guest cabin

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA – Guest cabin

The accommodation layout is designed for a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 9 will provide everything your group requires for a fantastic charter experience in the world’s most popular charter grounds.

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA is available for charter from €90,000-€96,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or explore your options and view other superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

Exhibitors confirm attendance at Monaco Yacht Show 2017

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Monaco Yacht Show is set to take place on the 27th-30th September and already attendance from luxury brands within the yachting industry is showing a high turnout: With a renewal rate of 87% from last year and almost 600 exhibitors expected to at the event, the Monaco Yacht Show will interest current and potential yacht owners as well as tourists to the French Riviera.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Marking the end of summer and the height of the Mediterranean charter season, the Monaco Yacht Show at Port Hercules will exhibit the very latest in on-board safety and navigation gear, water toys and audio-visual equipment as the upcoming trends for luxury cruising in 2018 will be revealed. The 4th Monaco Yacht Show Awards will also take place during the opening ceremony, acknowledging excellence within the yacht-building industry.

A strong turnout is expected from global yacht builders who use the event to premiere their latest builds and concept designs, with 40 superyachts built in 2017 accounting for the 125 vessels on show. Among the current confirmed list of attendees is Turkish builder Turquoise Yachts, who will showcase 47m/154ft superyacht RAZAN, launched last year. Heesen luxury yacht BOOKENDS (ex.Project RUYA), to be delivered to her owner on the 19th of June, will join the line-up along with:

A full list of attending superyachts will be available on the Monaco Yacht Show website from August.

10 incredible family charter yachts for Mediterranean holidays

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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

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

1. Jo – Toys galore, plus a dance floor

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

Superyacht JO - Built by Benetti

Superyacht JO – Built by Benetti

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

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

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

 – Charterer on motor yacht JO in the Caribbean

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

Superyacht JO - Swim platform and water toys

Superyacht JO – Swim platform and water toys

Length: 50m/163ft

Beam: 9m/30ft

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

Accommodation: 10/12 guests, 5/6 cabins

Crew: 12

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

2. Annabel II – Speed and sensation

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

Open yacht ANNABEL II - Built by Horizon

Open yacht ANNABEL II – Built by Horizon

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

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

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

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

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

– M/Y ANNABEL II, July 2016 in Croatia

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

Motor yacht ANNABEL II - Sundeck Jacuzzi and bar

Motor yacht ANNABEL II – Sundeck Jacuzzi and bar

Length: 30m/97ft

Beam: 7m/22ft

Facilities: Games consoles, Jacuzzi

Accommodation: 8/10 guests, 4 cabins

Crew: 4

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean

 

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

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

Luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU

Luxury catamaran OMBRE BLU

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

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

– Charter guest during June 12 – 19 2016 in Amalfi

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

Luxury yacht OMBRE BLU - Salon

Luxury yacht OMBRE BLU – Salon

Length: 15m/51ft

Beam: 9m/28ft

Facilities: PADI Registered Dive Centre, massage therapy services

Accommodation: 6 guests, 3 cabins

Crew: 2

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

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

4. Lazy Z – Make time to do nothing

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

Motor yacht LAZY Z

Motor yacht LAZY Z

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

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

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

Superyacht LAZY Z - Sundeck and Spa Pool

Superyacht LAZY Z – Sundeck and spa pool

Length: 52m/170ft

Beam: 9m/31ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 12

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

5. Diane – Brilliant bespoke living areas from renowned designers

Motor yacht DIANE - Built by Benetti

Motor yacht DIANE – Built by Benetti

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

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

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

Luxury yacht DIANE - Main salon

Luxury yacht DIANE – Main salon

Length: 43m/141ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, Jacuzzi, gym

Accommodation: 10/12 guests, 5 cabins

Crew: 9

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

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

6. Talisman Maiton – For parties with presence

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

Motor yacht TALISMAN MAITON - Built by Proteksan Turquoise

Motor yacht TALISMAN MAITON – Built by Proteksan Turquoise

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

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

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

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

Length: 54m/178ft

Beam: 9m/31ft

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

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 10

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

7. Twilight – Sailing sophistication

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

Sailing yacht TWILIGHT - Built by Oyster Yachts

Sailing yacht TWILIGHT – Built by Oyster Yachts

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

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

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

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

Luxury yacht TWILIGHT - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Luxury yacht TWILIGHT – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Length: 38m/125ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins

Crew: 6

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

8. Balista – Dive deep and dine well

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

Mega yacht BALISTA - Built by Cantieri di Pisa

Mega yacht BALISTA – Built by Cantieri di Pisa

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

Motor yacht BALISTA - Master suite

Motor yacht BALISTA – Master suite

Length: 47m/153ft

Beam: 9m/29ft

Facilities: PADI Certified Dive Centre, Jacuzzi

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 10

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

 

9. RoMa – Glamour in ivory and gold

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

Viareggio motor yacht RoMa

Viareggio motor yacht RoMa

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

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

Superyacht RoMa - Sundeck pool and sun lounging area

Superyacht RoMa – Sundeck pool and sun lounging area

Length: 62m/203ft

Beam: 11m/36ft

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

Accommodation: 10 guests, 6 cabins

Crew: 16

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

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

10. Lady Britt – Every indulgence for every guest 

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

Luxury yacht LADY BRITT - Built by Feadship

Luxury yacht LADY BRITT – Built by Feadship

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

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

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

Motor yacht LADY BRITT - Main salon

Motor yacht LADY BRITT – Main salon

Length: 63m/207ft

Beam: 11m/37ft

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

Accommodation: 12 guests, 7 cabins

Crew: 16

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

Charter grounds: Eastern Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean

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

Special offer: Reduced charter rate for M/Y Costa Magna during Monaco Grand Prix

April 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

45m/146ft motor yacht COSTA MAGNA (ex.BELESBAT QUEEN) has a special offer on for the Monaco Grand Prix and is offering a charter price of €80,000 per week plus expenses. Built by Turquoise Yachts in 1983 and last refitted in 2011, this classic yacht is ideal for quayside gatherings of up to 100 people.

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA - Built by Turquoise Yachts

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA – Built by Turquoise Yachts

Mahogany panelling and a natural palette in the main salon creates a warm and welcoming environment for guests and visitors alike. Two plush sofas run down the port and starboard sides and benefit from natural light flooding in through the large windows.

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA - Main salon

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA – Main salon

The formal dining area located forward of the main salon seats up to 6 guests for a more personal atmosphere while enjoying sumptuous meals prepared by an expert chef. On the main deck aft shaded outdoor seating offers an alternative living space for unwinding with hobbies while taking in the fresh sea air.

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA - Alfresco dining on the upper deck aft

Motor yacht COSTA MAGNA – Alfresco dining on the upper deck aft

The skylounge is perfectly designed for afternoon and evening entertainment: The wet bar has a choice selection of drinks available and the cosy sofa is perfect for curling up together and watching a film. For alfresco dining, the upper deck aft provides three tables for guests to socialise in smaller groups while savouring a three-course meal.

“Superyacht COSTA MAGNA is available in the Mediterranean from €90,000-€96,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €80,000 per week plus expenses for the Monaco Grand Prix. Find out more today and contact CharterWorld to secure your dates for the Monaco Grand Prix.”

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA - Sundeck

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA – Sundeck

The sundeck lives up to its name with plenty of sun loungers and sunpads receiving all-day rays as well as sweeping views of the French Riviera or your other Mediterranean destination.

Luxury yacht COSTA MAGNA comes with an excellent selection of water toys and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x surf ski
  • kayaks
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht COSTA MAGNA - VIP stateroom

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA – VIP stateroom

The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 9 will provide guests with everything they need for a fantastic charter experience throughout the Mediterranean.

Superyacht COSTA MAGNA is available in the Mediterranean from €90,000-€96,000 per week plus expenses, with a special reduced rate of €80,000 per week plus expenses for the Monaco Grand Prix. Find out more today and contact CharterWorld to secure your dates for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Award-winning M/Y Vicky ready for Mediterranean charter

April 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Make your Mediterranean charter one to remember aboard award-winning 73m/238ft superyacht VICKY – winner of 3 awards and finalist in 4 other categories at the World Superyacht Awards and Showboats Design Awards in 2013:

Luxury yacht VICKY - Built by Turquoise Yachts

Luxury yacht VICKY – Built by Turquoise Yachts

Winner

  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts (SDA)
  • Recreational Area for Guest Use Award (SDA)
  • Quality and value award (WSA)

Finalist

  • Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m) (WSA)
  • Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ (SDA)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ (SDA)
  • Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts (SDA)
Motor yacht VICKY - Main salon

Motor yacht VICKY – Main salon

Built by Turquoise Yachts in 2012, H2 Yacht Design created her interior and exterior spaces for impeccable modern environments. Designed for entertainment, luxury yacht VICKY is outfitted with a spa providing massage services and a steam room, a beach club and a Helipad.

“Motor yacht VICKY is available in the Mediterranean from €550,000 per week plus expenses. The summer season is booking up fast – to reserve your preferred dates or for more information, contact CharterWorld now.”

Superyacht VICKY - Formal dining

Superyacht VICKY – Formal dining

The main salon features a two storey atrium, a grand piano and enough seating for hosting extravagant parties made all the better with the cutting edge audio-visual equipment for professional DJs. Vast porthole styled windows span both sides of the room, framing the Mediterranean landscapes while the natural light enhances the earthy salon palette.

Spa pool and sun pads aboard motor yacht VICKY

Spa pool and sun pads aboard motor yacht VICKY

The ample sundeck is equipped with a seating area and coffee tables to the aft, sun loungers and a grandiose dining table for up to 12 guests to relish an alfresco meal. The sundeck bar has plenty of choice to serve guests throughout the afternoon and evening, or guests can choose to burn off excess energy with the the outdoor gym equipment, or take a dip in the spacious pool.

Superyacht VICKY has a great selection of water toys for making the best of Greece‘s clear waters and pristine beaches, including:

  • 6 x Seabobs
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • a waterslide
  • a floating pool
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys (including a water park)

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 7 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 5 twin cabins. A crew of 19 will ensure that every guest on board has a fantastic first-class experience throughout the cruise.

Motor yacht VICKY is available in the Mediterranean from €550,000 per week plus expenses. The summer season is booking up fast – to reserve your preferred dates or for more information, contact CharterWorld now.

10 Luxury Superyachts Owned by Famous People

April 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Have you ever wondered who owned the most impressive superyachts in the world? Very popular in the world of celebrities and famous people, superyachts are seen as a “must-do” and “must-have”. Here are the 10 impressive luxury mega and super yachts owned by well-known people around the globe.

Musashi – Larry Ellison

The list starts with mega yacht MUSASHI and her owner Larry Ellison. Ellison is the owner of American software company Oracle and is one of the richest people in the world, as well as a real yacht enthusiast. His yacht Musashi is a breathtaking megayacht launched in 2011 by Feadship. This 88m opulent vessel was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects. Sinot Yacht design took care of the stunning interior decor of Musashi. Her name was taken from a famous Japanese Samurai, which stands for “warrior”.

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Musashi. Photo credit @christo303

Lary Ellison is the previous owner of another military style mega yacht – the 138m mega yacht RISING SUN, which was built in 2004 by Lurssen.

Symphony – Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the lucky owner of the 101m mega yacht SYMPHONY. A well-known person in the world of luxury goods, Arnault has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH and the Chairman of Christian Dior S.A. for a long time. With an excellent pedigree, Symphony is a breathtaking vessel built by Feadship in 2015. Her striking exterior is by renowned Tim Heywood, while naval architecture is by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

Superyacht Symphony. Photo credit Feadship

He previously owned 70m superyacht AMADEUS, which was commissioned in 2016 but her asking price has not been disclosed until now.

Octopus – Paul Allen

Paul Allen is the co-founder of Microsoft and is another bespoke yacht owner. His motor yachts OCTOPUS, TATOOSH and MEDUSE are some of the largest and most recognisable luxury yachts in the world. Famous for taking parts in many rescue operations, Octopus is equipped with two helipads, a submarine and tenders. This huge Lurssen explorer superyacht also provides a wide range of lavish facilities and amenities, including a basketball court, swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a movie theatre. Octopus accommodates 26 guests, assisted by a crew of 57.

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O'Connell

Octopus. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

Venus – Steve Jobs’s Family

Motor yacht VENUS was built by Feadship for Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs played a very important role in designing this stylish 78m vessel in collaboration with bespoke yacht designer Philippe Starck. This all-aluminium custom yacht was named after the Roman goddess. Venus now belongs to Steve Job’s family.

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Superyacht Venus. photo via @rocabella_yachts

Seven Seas – Steve Spielberg

Superyacht SEVEN SEAS represents a showpiece of Oceanco excellence. She is owned by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Bespoke Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard worked on the design of the yacht. At 86m Seven Seas features large interior living spaces. Her outstanding feature is the infinity swimming pool on the aft deck, which can be transformed into a helipad or an entertaining area – amazing! Who wouldn’t want to go on a luxury holiday aboard Steven Spielberg’s luxury yacht?

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Seven Seas. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Eclipse – Roman Abramovich

The second largest superyacht in the world is owned by Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire businessman, investor and the owner of Chelsea Football Club. The 162.5m ECLIPSE was launched in 2009 as the world’s largest superyachts. However, in 2013 AZZAM had taken the title of the largest yacht in the world with her imposing 180m LOA. Eclipse’s exterior design is a work of Terence Disdale. Eclipse is believed to have a value of $400 million. Apart from her incredible luxury features onboard, such as two helipads, two large swimming pools and a cinema, Eclipse also has an “anti-paparazzi” photo-protection system.

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

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

A list of Abramovich’formerrs yachts includes 115m PELORUS, 112m LE GRAND BLEU, 85m ECSTASEA and 115m LUNA.

Amphitrite – JK Rowling

In 2016, Harry Potter author JK Rowling bought the breathtaking 47.6-metre superyacht AMPHITRITE (ex. Vajoliroja). The legendary luxury vessel was previously owned by another famous person, Johny Depp. Amphitrite was designed by Taka Yachts and built by Turquoise Yachts (formerly Proteksan Turquoise) in Anatolia, Turkey. Amphitrite boasts stunning interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon. It has been reported that JK Rowling put the yacht for sale again at an asking price of €17,800,000.

Amphitrite Vajoliroja. Photo credit @stamp2k1

Amphitrite (ex. Vajoliroja). Photo credit @stamp2k1

Main – Giorgio Armani

Imposing motor yacht MAIN is owned by the fashion guru Giorgio Armani. His magnificent 65m luxury vessel was designed by Codecasa, who took into account all the requirements of Giorgio Armani. Main features a notable dark green painted hull made os steel and aluminium superstructure. Armani trusted Ortelli Architetti on designing the interior styling. At 65m, Main boasts large interior spaces and can accommodate 14 guests.

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Main. Photo credit @mueckenpeter

Dubai – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mega yacht DUBAI is currently the third largest superyacht in the world. Her owner is not a celebrity, nor an actor: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. The magnificent 163-metre Dubai can carry a party of 115, including her crew of 88. Dubai was designed by Andrew Winch and built by the Emirati shipbuilder Platinum Yachts. This mega yacht features a huge amount of luxury amenities, including a swimming pool, a helicopter pad, cinema and a large gymnasium.

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Mega Yacht Dubai. Photo credit Ade Owens

Privacy – Tiger Woods

The golf elite and thousands of fans of Tiger Woods surely know the meaning behind his superyacht’s name. If you were one of the most popular men in the universe, stalked by paparazzi and fans, you would love privacy too. Motor yacht PRIVACY was commissioned to Tiger Woods in 2004 for $20 million. She was designed and built by Christensen Shipyards, while his bride at that time, Elin Nordegren, arrange the interior styling. Privacy can cruise at a speed of 12 knots with a range of 4,000 nm. At 47.24m, this yacht boasts living spaces with a total of 6,500 square metres.

Motor yacht Privacy

Motor yacht Privacy

Turquoise 77m Superyacht NB63 Transferred to Istanbul for Final Outfitting

April 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

One the most important and exciting superyacht projects of 2017, Turquoise superyacht NB63 has been transferred to the shipbuilder’s facility in Istanbul for final outfitting. The imposing 77-metre motor yacht NB63 was designed by H2 Design.

Turquoise Yachts _transfer to Istanbul_77m superyacht. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Turquoise Yachts _transfer to Istanbul_77m superyacht. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

The new superyacht’s design was based on the highly successful motor yacht Vicky, the largest yacht built by Turquoise Yachts so far. NB63 will also feature sleek exterior lines and graceful profile, as well as technological advances.

Turquoise Yachts - 77m superyacht project. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Turquoise Yachts – 77m superyacht project. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

NB63 will accommodate 18 guests in total luxury and comfort. The interior layout of this yacht features a stunning lobby area with a sophisticated staircase and an elevator. The main deck will incorporate a salon and a formal dining area, as well guest cabins. The main deck of motor yacht NB63 will have plenty of natural light and air ambiance, thanks to her large windows. The full-beam owner’s suite faces forward providing panoramic views, as well as direct access to a private outside deck area with spa pool.

Turquoise Yachts - 77m superyacht_Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Turquoise Yachts – 77m superyacht_Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

There are also stunning facilities onboard provided for a crew of 20. With plenty of comfortable crew cabins, there will also be two lounges and a private gym solely for the use of crew members.

Guests on board will enjoy the 5m pool located on an enormous sundeck. The 162-sqm beach club will have direct access to the sea. Toward the front of the beach club, there is a tender garage to store two large tenders.

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The new 77m motor yacht nB63 is scheduled for sea trials in 12 months and is expected to be delivered to her owner in the second quarter of 2018.