Why you should charter a yacht
Imagine the sheer luxury when on a yacht vacation. In the peace and quiet of a tropical morning start your day settled in a comfy chair on the aft deck onboard a luxurious superyacht. You’re anchored off a deserted beach with palm trees and white sand as far as the eye can see. A friendly crew member will serve you with warm croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice on the sun-drenched teak deck, heaven. All you have to think about is, what to do today.
As you are personally catered to, surrounded by beautiful vistas and crystal clear blue waters, it’s time to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The dedicated captain and crew will take care of your personal itinerary sailing to the destinations of your dreams. Why not suggest that your captain and crew set sail to a nearby harbour? Moored to the quay, you can sit back, relax and people watch.
Enjoy a mouth-watering gourmet lunch prepared by the yacht’s chef who has plied his trade in some of the best restaurants in the world. The same can be said for dinner as you savour an al fresco five-course meal served with fine wines in the pleasant evening sea air. Everything will be cooked to perfection by your personal chef onboard. Finish the evening off in style by retiring to the bubbling spa on the upper deck sipping a last flute of champagne under the starry sky. Completely relaxed, head to your luxurious cabin where you can snuggle into the soft pillows in your spacious suite.
Immerse yourself in complete privacy and peacefulness when on a yacht charter vacation. Every luxury you desire will be onboard, from Jacuzzis to an infinity swimming pool, private gymnasium, a day-spa/beauty centre, large cinema and on some superyachts, even a helicopter pad. From contemporary styled performance sailing yachts to opulent super mega yachts, there’s something for all tastes. Few of life’s pleasures compare with a yacht charter. It blends wonderfully with a sense of privacy, freedom and flexibility to do exactly as you please. It’s not surprising that the truly wealthy from Onassis to Trump and Oprah have chosen yachts as their method of escape.
Aboard a chartered yacht, your captain will discreetly ask you what you would like to do each day. Should you prefer to do nothing, you’ll be left undisturbed. Alternatively, you may wish to try out one of the many exciting water toys onboard. Options include jet skis, windsurfers, water skis, Seabobs as well as snorkelling, diving and fishing equipment. Naturally larger yachts have a wider selection of water toys ranging from mini submarines to automobiles. Flexibility means that you can take the tender to visit local towns, villages, cities, beaches and historical monuments.
For many years charter yachts were primarily seen for the wealthy, those who were more than familiar with the rituals of yachts. Most have their own yachts but wanted to simply indulge themselves spending a week or two in a foreign location. How times have changed. Today with literally hundreds of charter yachts worldwide, this type of vacation is more accessible than ever before.
Holidaymakers now want a vacation which combines cruising with the experience of luxury, that’s exactly what a yacht charter provides. When it comes to yacht chartering, there are plenty of impressive vessels to choose from. The number of yachts over 80 feet has gone from around 2,500 in 1989 to more than 9,000 today. The opportunities for yacht chartering have never been so good. Unlike a hotel, which is based in one location, a charter yacht can sail to locations around the world. Set sail for a faraway destination like Antarctica, Alaska, the Pacific Islands, South East Asia, South America or Northern Europe. Charter a yacht to cruise the Mediterranean or the Caribbean coastline discovering hidden coves, islets and islands which can only be approached by boat. What could be better than whiling away your days aimlessly meandering around secluded coves and bays?
With most charter destinations, you will have the choice from complete seclusion to jet-set night life. Nothing can compare to an adventurous holiday away from usual everyday life, a yacht charter offers you this and much more. A charter yacht can make your vacation anything you want from mild to wild. When you think that the view never changes at a resort, onboard a yacht charter there’s something different to see every day. Expect premium ocean views from the accommodation where the crew’s quarters are completely separated from guest areas. This allows for even more privacy without compromising on the exceptional and professional service.
Your professional and highly trained crew will soon get to know your likes and dislikes. They will make sure you enjoy a fantastic experience and your holiday is truly something you’ll never forget. Prefer lobster shelled and how would sir or madam like their favourite tipple served? Everything revolves around offering guests the very best service and organising activities to suit your personality as well as mood. How about a day’s scuba diving, snorkelling or fishing? Charter yachts often have experienced crew onboard who are fully qualified with these kinds of outdoor activities.
If shopping is your thing, no problem. A charter yacht can take you in just a day, from browsing native handicrafts in a palm-thatched hut to beach side deluxe boutiques filled with goods from London, Paris and Beverly Hills. Of course, the children are catered for too. The kids will love the myriad of water toys found onboard family friendly charter yachts. There are banana shaped towable inflatables to child-friendly jet skis along with kayaks, ideal for youngsters to explore on their own. Every yacht charter also has a library of movies including games for both young and old alike.
If it’s peace and quiet you want, chartering a yacht is perfect for sunbathing or reading a novel on a comfy couch. Enjoy a pampering session in the beauty salon and have some real me time. The reasons to venture into the world of yacht charter are endless. With new horizons every day, a yacht charter vacation will take you on a private and unforgettable journey.