The final event in the Formula One calendar is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Yas Island – an astounding location designed to offer the ultimate luxury yacht experience combining sports, shopping, sunbathing and beach activities for families of all ages.
Also an unmissable opportunity to impress on a corporate event charter, the waters are ideal for socialising on the non-motorised water toys, or a trip to nearby Mirfa Beach will allow guests to let loose in the grounds of the annual Al Gharbia Watersports Festival.
The marina has views over the F1 racing track, so just like Monaco you can sit back on your sun loungers or soak in your Jacuzzi and watch the action unfold while you sip on a cocktail.
Ending the Formula One season and the year in style, the Grand Prix takes place between the 24th and the 26th of November from 5pm and the floodlit track makes for an ambient spectacle, surrounded by the skyscrapers of this opulent and unique destination.
Ready to host your glamorous outdoor ball or to pamper your guests with the latest facilities and technology, here are 5 exceptional superyachts over 60m/197ft that can host hundreds of guests while quayside, and they have everything you need to ensure your luxury charter is a huge success. By November, the summer season my be well and truly over in the Mediterranean, but the warmth and the sunshine continues on in the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.
Covering four exquisite decks with bright and spacious modern environments, 1960s classic superyacht CHAKRA is an exceptional 2016 refit from Devonport, keeping her original details while updating the surroundings and equipment for 21st Century use.
Now sporting a new swim platform and viewing deck, motor yacht CHAKRA also contains a massage therapy room, a beauty room and a gym for a relaxing treat or a work-out after exploring the incredible Yas Marina.
Designed for glamorous events, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the perfect occasion to celebrate on board with loved ones and join in with the extravaganza.
Facilities: Spa therapies, beauty room, gym
Accommodation: 12 guests, 21 cabins
Price per week: €455,000-€495,000
“O’Mega – just lovely… many appreciated her glossy internal finish. Very well appointed and maintained. We were all very proud to be on-board her that is a definte! The Crew – what a group of professionals. They did an outstanding job… Everyone spoke good English which encouraged general conversation and interaction with the crew.
“The watersport team were very attentive and provided the appropriate instruction and guidance. So much so some guests tried some sports for the first time successfully. The guests very much enjoyed their time with the crew in all its forms.”
– Charter on O’MEGA / Croatia / Jun 2015
Your luxury charter yacht crew are a major influence on the success of your holiday, and Mitsubishi motor yacht O’MEGA delivers expert service, beautiful classic surroundings and an array of water toys to keep every guest entertained – no small feat on a yacht able to sleep 30.
Whether watching the racing from the spa pool, catching a film together as a family or listening to live piano music and enjoying close conversation in the cocktail bar, the highly trained crew will ensure that everyone receives first-class service.
Superyacht O’MEGA underwent another extensive refit in 2015 to maintain her high quality living areas and her stellar reputation, and guests will find an incredible variety of water toys from water skis to Seabobs and Scuba diving gear for an unforgettable charter.
Facilities: Jacuzzi, gym, lift (elevator)
Accommodation: 30 guests, 14 cabins
Price per week: €550,000
3. Grand Ocean
Yet another exceptional superyacht, GRAND OCEAN (ex.GRAND ODYSSEY) is the most recent luxury yacht to receive a refit: leaving the Blohm + Voss yard after extensive work. Her interiors are the designs of the late Alberto Pinto, who created magical living spaces that elegantly capture a laid-back atmosphere while pampering guests with carefully crafted details and opulence in every way.
One of the most arresting aspects is her upper deck, replete with sunpads on the forward deck, while the aft holds an incredible swimming pool, lit from above at night. Seating along the bow provides guests with a comfortable place to chat in small groups and dine alfresco, all while watching the action of the Formula One racers speeding past below.
Facilities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, sauna, steam room, swimming pool, beauty room, Jacuzzi, gym
Accommodation: 12 guests, 11 cabins
Price per week: €500,000
Austal superyacht SERENITY is an imposing presence on the water and won’t disappoint with her perfect equilibrium between luscious modern interiors and expansive exteriors that make full benefit of her 14m beam. Her surprisingly shallow draft of 2.2m/7.2ft allows her to approach closer to the beaches of the Arabian Gulf and the Maldives.
Watch the action unfold from the sundeck, where the seating along the edge makes for a perfect vantage point while you dine alfresco and catch up with friends and family under warm November skies.
Balanced between bright salons and smoky, sultry lounges for dining and entertaining in style, motor yacht SERENITY is perfect for partying the night away under the city lights of Abu Dhabi.
Facilities: Jacuzzi, gym, cinema
Accommodation: 30 guests, 15 cabins
Price per week: €495,000-€550,000
5. Light Holic
“The yacht was beautiful and the staff was very professional and friendly!”
– Charter guest aboard Light Holic / July 16-23, 2017
Built by CRN with exterior design by Zuccon and interior styling by Alexandre and Cristina Negoescu, superyacht LIGHT HOLIC has gone from strength to strength since joining the charter market, with guests falling in love with her gorgeous contemporary surroundings that play with metallic colours and textures to create a luxury yacht that creates interesting and welcoming surroundings for guests and visitors enjoying a glass of wine during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Extensive sun bathing areas including an opulent sundeck forward Jacuzzi and rows of sun loungers, plus a great and varied selection of water toys ensure that luxury yacht LIGHT HOLIC truly lives up to her name.
Superyacht LIGHT HOLIC was a finalist in three categories at two design awards in 2012, proving her high quality and performance:
Showboats Design Awards 2012
- Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′
- Bespoke Furniture Award
World Superyacht Awards 2012
- Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT (approximately 50m – 59m)
Facilities: Jacuzzi, gym, lift (elevator)
Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins
Price per week: €320,000-€360,000
Even though Abu Dhabi is an impressive attraction by itself, the Indian Ocean has even more magic to add to your charter holiday. To find out more about any of the above yachts, or to find your perfect luxury yacht charter destination, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.