If you’ve ever fallen in love with a superyacht on the silver screen, now’s the chance to live the dream with a luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean or Caribbean this summer with these 10 incredible picks.
Sail through the Eastern Mediterranean aboard the classic schooner that starred in Skyfall, or party all night long on the decks of one of the most recognizable motor yachts of our time. Read on and see how many of these superyachts you recognize.
37m/121ft motor yacht OCEAN CLUB (ex.ASPEN ALTERNATIVE, CHAIRMAN) was an integral part of romantic comedy remake Overboard and she is currently available for summer charter in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Refitted in 2014, she comes equipped for action and leisure with an on board gym, bikes, plenty of water toys and a Jacuzzi and home theatre system.
The classic interiors designed by Patrick Knowles are perfect for special events such as honeymoons, or for impressing on a corporate event charter. Sleeping up to nine guests over five large cabins, there is plenty of room on board to host a party, with wet bars across the deck to complement meals.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort partied hard aboard superyacht M3 (ex.LADY M, AQUASITION) in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and charter guests will find the perfect set-up for their own special occasion. Internationally recognised Luiz De Basto Designs was involved in both the interior and exterior styling, where the timeless surroundings are fitted with a grand baby piano, marble flooring, a wet bar and games table to suit the mood as the evening progresses.
The sundeck is the ultimate place on board for sunshine, cocktails and relaxation, with a wet bar, Jacuzzi and plenty of sunpads to choose from – all for 12 guests to enjoy all to themselves.
It should come as no surprise that the James Bond films are heavy contributors to this list, showcasing dazzling locations and the latest luxuries in accessories and, of course sports cars and superyachts.
For that reason, Marin Teknikk‘s 1991 superyacht NORTHERN CROSS, which featured in classic James Bond film Goldeneye, is a staple on this list. Charter guests find her every bit as lavish, and she has been carefully maintained and updated for romantic and atmospheric living areas suited to special occasions and family getaways throughout the year.
When the 1991 film Point Break was remade in 2015, the unique and imposing 2009 luxury yacht OCEAN EMERALD from Rodriquez Cantieri Navali was selected to film the on board scenes. The exterior deck areas make use of the 8.4m/27.6ft beam for large salons, while the alfresco dining options on the upper decks benefit from shade and panoramic views.
The stately interiors use a fresh monochrome color scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows for bright social spaces and a greater connection with nature. The five cabins use pale wooden paneling and plush mattresses for a cozy and comfortable night’s rest in preparation for a day of adventure with the water toys.
Classic motor yacht SURI was used as the location for the final dramatic scenes of 2016’s Mechanic: Resurrection, where a fight scene covering the sundeck down to the extensive main deck aft and swim platform. Built in 1978, she has an excellent and long-established reputation on the charter market, combining comfort with timeless styling for a home away from home.
The on board facilities include a spa and massage room, a media room, observation room, a helipad and a sundeck Jacuzzi – and that’s to say nothing of her comprehensive collection of water toys for all ages and fitness levels.
You don’t need three guesses to work out which Bond remake this superyacht was named after. Originally known as motor yacht M3, this 33m/108ft Sunseeker Predator 108 lives up to her on-screen glamour with mirrors on the ceiling, contemporary styling and generous outdoor spaces for up to eight guests. An unusual feature for a sports yacht, she has a Jacuzzi positioned on the bow and a myriad of sunpads for guests to choose from to sunbathe or watch the night sky.
With a cruising speed of 32 knots, your group will be flying from one glamorous location to the next this summer to enjoy all the festivals and events the Mediterranean has to offer.
Joanna Lumley and Jenifer Saunders were aboard Sunseeker superyacht THUMPER for the filming of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, based off the hit British comedy TV series.
The pale blue and white interiors create a tranquil and stylish main salon and formal dining area, further enhanced by the massive windows and port-side sliding doors which open the room to the outdoor ambiance. As well as balanced indoor and outdoor spaces, there is an excellent collection of water toys.
Her engines are capable of a top speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, offering you the option of taking in the sights as you cruise along or zipping to your next destination. Sleeping 10 guests across five large cabins, luxury yacht THUMPER offers a more intimate charter experience for family and friends groups.
The 47m/154ft Delta Marine superyacht USHER (ex.MR TERRIBLE) starred as the party boat in the 2015 film Entourage, showing off her spacious exterior aft decks and massive sundeck Jacuzzi. Scuba diving equipment and jet skis are among the water toys, while the exotic interiors boast wenge, bubinga, and Koa wood as well as art deco and Polynesian-infused styling in the glass work and panelling.
Offering accommodation for up to 12 guests across five cabins, motor yacht USHER is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas as well as Florida. Capable of a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots, she represents performance and power as well as style.
While motor yachts usually bring the latest gadgets and glamour, it was the graceful 56m/184ft luxury schooner REGINA that starred in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Built only a year earlier, sailing yacht REGINA provided all the style of a classic vessel while incorporating the very latest navigational technology and impeccable interiors finished in rich mahogany and white lacquer.
Currently available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean locations of Greece and Turkey, she offers up to 12 guests six luscious cabins, a variety of on board entertainments and an abundance of deck space for alfresco and sunbathing for making your own exotic adventure.
Although 1974-built expedition yacht ALUCIA hasn’t starred in any films, she has played an important role on the small screen as well as in long-term environmental research. Featured in the documentary Blue Planet II and the Great Barrier Reef, M/Y ALUCIA was refitted in 2016 with the latest research equipment and on board comforts.
Twelve guests have six spacious cabins with a lounge or study area inside, while the main salon uses light wooden panelling and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows to enhance the interior. As well as a helipad and manned submersibles, guests have Scuba diving equipment and kayaks for connecting with their environment and spending quality time with family and friends.