Waste no time making the most of the summer sunshine following lockdown with a luxury yacht charter, taking inspiration from these 12 newest, most exciting superyachts to join the market in the Mediterranean and beyond.
There’s everything from pocket explorers to 100m+ mega yachts on this list, and all come with a whole host of water toys and amazing benefits to suit corporate event charters, spectacular birthday bashes and much, much more.
Her highly desirable features include a large stock of water toys, a Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool and cinema, and modern interiors from award-winning H2 Yacht Design that use Macassar ebony, marble and eucalyptus.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 8 en-suite cabins, including a private Master apartment and two VIP staterooms, and first-class service is provided by a crew of 24 aboard this stunning 80m/262.8ft superyacht.
Admiral motor yacht GECO is wasting no time joining the charter market following her launch early in June, and this is a great opportunity to book a stunning modern 55m/180.5ft luxury yacht in brand new condition. Her large swim platform makes a great beach club for sunbathing and parties beside the water, and a stairway into the water makes for easy access for all ages.
A touch-n-go helipad allows for easy transfers while the charter is taking place, though guests will be reluctant to leave this little piece of paradise providing a Jacuzzi, alfresco cinema and an abundance of lounging and sunbathing areas for 12 guests to savour some Rest & Recuperation along some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.
Scuba diving services are available aboard many luxury yachts, however, few vessels can claim to be designed by divers with diving expeditions as the primary purpose.
Motor yacht BLACK PEARL I can sleep 14-20 guests over 14 twin en-suite cabins and provides buffet dining, a games room with gym equipment and TV entertainment, two massage therapists among the crew, plenty of sunbeds and a Jacuzzi to warm up and recover after doing some of the best dives in the South Pacific region. As expected of a dive-centric vessel, there is a decompression chamber on board quick and effective treatment in case of emergency.
For groups who want to leave civilisation behind for untouched wilderness and endless adventure in Greenland, Iceland & Svalbard, explorer yacht RAGNAR is an absolute treat: She has a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles and during the journey, guests can entertain themselves with an observation lounge an library, a main salon with wet bar and humidor, a sky lounge with a games table, plus a spa with massage room, a sauna, steam room, rainforest shower, and hot and cold foot spa.
There are 8 en-suite cabins – two of which are Master suites – to sleep up to 12 guests in absolute comfort.
Although M/Y HASNA was launched in 2017 she is only now joining the charter market for the first time and is cruising in the Caribbean & Bahamas. This 73m/239.6ft Feadship vessel won an award at the World Superyacht Awards 2018 and boasts an indoor and outdoor cinema, a Jacuzzi, and an 8m/26ft pool, a beach club and a spa massage centre for up to 12 guests to enjoy throughout their cruise. A long list of water toys includes four Seabobs and five paddleboards for family and friends groups to encounter the wonders of their charter grounds together.
Mega yacht LANA measures 107m/351ft and claims the Benetti shipyard’s effortless Italian style and indulgences such as a helipad, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a hammam-style spa massage room and gym within the beach club, and a grand piano and cinema within the sky lounge. The selection of water toys is just as plentiful, and once guests have worn themselves out discovering the beauty above and below the waves, the group of 16 can settle into one of 8 stately en-suite cabins for a comfortable night’s rest.
Brand new Amels superyacht GALENE was only delivered within the last couple of days and is available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer season. She is a popular Limited Editions 180 model and has excellent balance between indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 12 guests, who are accommodated in 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth.
The Jacuzzi and sunbeds are an excellent place to spend the afternoon along the scenic Dalmatian Coast or the Italian Riviera, while her indoor lounges let you block out the rest of the world to spend quality time with family and friends.
Motor yacht O’PARI is just shy of being called a mega yacht, but her on board environments and amenities stand up to the most impressive vessels. The beach club wellness centre has spa massage facilities and a sauna and steam room to unwind after a gym session, and outside the bridge deck has a swimming pool while a Jacuzzi can be found on the sundeck.
Glistening white surroundings inside and out match the whitewashed buildings of Santorini on a Greece charter in the Cyclades Islands, and along for the journey is a large collection of water toys to suit all ages and interests. The accommodation provides for up to 14 guests, who will be spoiled for choice with 14 en-suite cabins to choose from, comprised of 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 6 double cabins 4 twin cabins and a single cabin ideal for a nanny or extra staff member.
Compact 34m/111.7ft explorer yacht X is now available in the Mediterranean charter grounds and has a versatile layout providing large outdoor spaces that can be shaded for all-day outdoor use. The swimming pool with counter current will be a favourite with guests of all ages, particularly while in port, and in the evening the gym equipment lets the group wear off excess energy without dipping a toe into the water. Among the water toys is a submarine, taking guests to deeper depths and close to extraordinary sights than ever before. The accommodation sleeps 8 guests in 4 comfortable en-suite cabins.
Gorgeous superyacht ISLA is designed for revelling in the sunshine and comes with a spacious foredeck dining and sunbathing area, with room for up to 35 guests on board while dockside. Notable interior features include a skylounge with 360° glazing and great connection to the upper deck aft outdoor social area, which has plenty of seating for enjoying the Mediterranean scenery while drinks are served at the wet bar.
There is a great selection of water toys for use in the crystal clear waters of the Turkish Riviera and the Dalmatian Coast, and once the day is done, there are five plush air conditioned cabins waiting for the 12 guests.
Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht SOARING is another striking addition to the Mediterranean charter market and has all the best modern conveniences and luxuries while you sail away to distant shores.
After spending the day discovering up-close the beautiful snorkelling sites and villages of destinations like Tuscany, Istria and the Aegean and Sporades Islands, the group can settle into the comfortable salons for conversation or a film before dining on first-class fare. The sundeck Jacuzzi is a desirable place to watch the sunset, or guests can remain close to the water with spa massage treatments in the beach club.
The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over six en-suite cabins, with the Master suite enjoying the views from the upper deck forward. The Master suite also has a private office/library for moments when work calls, while the rest of the guest accommodation is on the main deck for greater light and comfort.
As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests aboard M/Y SOARING can also earn a jet ski licence during their charter.
At 136m/446.2ft mega yacht FLYING FOX is the world’s largest vessel available for charter, and her interior volume is filled with unique amenities that make a stay on board exceptional. The two tier spa contains a cyrosauna where temperatures dip down to -110°C/-166°F in the interior chamber, providing the benefits of rejuvenating cells and raising energy levels. More conventional spa treatments include a massage room, hair salon, a Hammam, sauna, a hot and cold plunge pool.
Elsewhere on board is a Cinema with games consoles and D-box seating, two Jacuzzis, a swimming pool two helipads, a massive water sports and dive centre, plus a hospital and emergency decompression chamber for guest and crew safety in remote destinations.
All of this is for the benefit of 25 guests who are accommodated over 11 stately en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 10 VIP staterooms of equal size.