With the European summer upon us, everyone is more energetic and looks forward to long summer days spent cruising on their preferred luxury yacht, sunbathing or swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters, followed by fresh seafood dinners and warm nights filled with entertainment and beach parties. To experience the charter holiday of your dreams, two exceptional luxury open style sport cruisers are currently offering a great special not to be missed. Motor Yacht JR and SAMANA yacht will take you along the coast of Cote D’Azur, down to Portofino and Cinque Terre in great style, luxury and most of all comfort.
AICON 72 motor yacht JR
The AICON 72 charter yacht JR rents at €18,000 in low season (was €22,500!!) and €22,000 in high season (was €27,000!!) per week plus expenses. This represents a huge discount for a charter boat that is in a top condition and has a fantastic crew. JR yacht is based in Genoa, a perfect spot to embark on a charter holiday around the Northern cost of Italy, including Cinque Terre as well as Southern France with its glamorous and chic Cote D’Azure.
SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 82 SAMANA yacht – open style sports cruiser
The Sunseeker Predator 82 charter yacht SAMANA also has an amazing charter rate reduction from €42,000 to €35,000 in the low season and from €45,000 to €38,000 in the hight season. SAMANA’s most important features include an excellent selection of water toys for a yacht of her size, including a large tender, wave runner and jetski. SAMANA yacht is based in Antibes, a perfect starting location to explore and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Cote D’Azure, St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco as well as head down to such northern Italian destinations as Portofino, Cinque Terre and La Spezia.
Cannes to Cinque Terre Yacht Charter
Whether you choose Samana , JR or other outstanding charter yacht read through the locations suggestions we prepared for you to get you on the way with creating your dream holiday around the spectacular coasts of the Western Mediterranean.
Cannes or Antibes are perhaps the best ports for embarkation, after which you could take off on a short cruise to the Isle de Lerins. A picturesque and tranquil anchorage where you could unwind and recharge after your flight, enjoying a refreshing lunch and a dip in the water. You could choose to anchor down in Isle de Lerins, or head back to Cannes for some night time entertainment at Baoli, or at Bar 4 U.
Enjoy a late breakfast the next day followed by a leisurely cruise down the coast to St Tropez. Explore this charming little town with its endless myriad cobbles streets filled with boutique shops and cafes. For additional action you should visit the Pampelonne Beach and have a lunch at the chic beach clubs such as Club 55 or Nikki Beach with its contemporary restaurants, combining mood, setting, people and food in perfect proportion.
After overnight anchor in the bay of St Tropez, the next charter destination could be Iles d’Hyeres. This beautiful and uniquely protected part of the coast is also known as the South Pacific of the Mediterranean. Anchor off a quiet, sandy beach for a relaxing lunch and regain your energy snorkelling or simply enjoying the scenery. Head on to the tiny Port Cros in the midst of a nature reserve, dine ashore in one of the fantastic quaint seafood restaurants or enjoy a beautiful meal aboard your luxury motor yacht.
Next day enjoy a lovely breakfast with a fresh coffee, fruit or croissant, while your crew will sail its way back along the coast. The coastline between the seaside villages of Villefranche, Beaulieu and Cap-Ferrat is spectacular and well worth stopping. Spend a day exploring these picturesque towns and their surroundings.
From here you could cross the Italian border and enter the town of Sanremo, spending the day exploring the city and its famous market. Overnight your charter crew will cruise down to Portofino, a famous port of call for luxury superyachts and sailing yachts in Italy and in the Western Mediterranean in general. It is framed by rolling hills covered in olive groves.
From Portofino the next charter destination should definitely be Cinque Terre, filled with beautiful anchorages, where yacht charterers can snorkel, swim or play on the water toys. Cinque Terre stands for five charming villages connected along the coast.
Anchor off Palmaria, an island just off the coast in the Nature Reserve of Portovenere and perhaps you could visit the Blue Grotto, accessible only from the sea. After al-fresco dinner aboard your luxury yacht you could head into town of Portovenere and enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of this charming seaside port with a stunning backdrop.
From Italy your charter yacht could take you back to Monaco for some last minute shopping and entertainment. There is plenty to see and do in Monaco, including a visit to the Palace and exotic gardens, plenty of designer shops, spas, beach clubs, excellent restaurants and bars like Jimmy’z or the Amber Lounge, as well as the famous Monte Carlo Casino.