Top 10 charter yachts with classic interior

The term ‘classic’ has come to mean anything antique or ageless, ...

Top 10 charter yachts with classic interior

April 01, 2020

Written by Rachael Steele

The term ‘classic’ has come to mean anything antique or ageless, and when discussing luxury charter yacht interiors it can certainly span the centuries to satisfy a variety of preferences. Dive into the world of luxury, experience the best of cruising around the world and refer to this list of top 10 incredible classic interiors aboard both motor and sailing charter yachts to consider for your next holiday.

Aboard Croce Del Sud


42m/137ft sailing yacht CROCE DEL SUD was built in Istria in 1933 and underwent a three-year refit from 2008 to 2011 to maintain this elegant three-masted schooner at her finest. This graceful vessel looks impressive under sail and while at anchor guests can bask in the sunshine on the traditional seating and sun beds. The gorgeous interiors surround guests in traditional wooden panelling and overstuffed leather in cerise or plush white, depending if the upper or lower lounge. The five guest cabins to sleep up to 10 guests are painted white with accents in gold, and air conditioning throughout is one of the few modern additions for convenience and comfort.

Classic sail yacht CROCE DEL SUD – Exterior

10 Guests | 5 Crew | From EUR€ 75,000 /wk – ENQUIRE


33.5m/110ft Dutch schooner SILVER SPRAY is even older – launched in 1919, she is now a century old. The accommodation sleeps up to eight guests over four en-suite cabins. The indoor and outdoor dining areas offer plenty of options for intimate family meals with friends and family, and the spacious foredeck has room for sunbeds as well as yoga mats for exercise in the early morning sunshine.

Classic SY SILVER SPRAY – Exterior

8 Guests | 4 Crew | From EUR€ 28,000 /wk – ENQUIRE


Luxury yacht CLAIRE from Trinity Yachts has contemporary classic interiors with elements of art deco in her fixtures and fittings, such as the spiral staircase and frames around the artwork and mirrors. By contrast, her onboard amenities are entirely modern, among them a cinema, alfresco wet bars with widescreen TVs, a sundeck Jacuzzi and a large selection of water toys. Up to 11 are accommodated in her five en-suite guest cabins, where guests can unwind and end the day in complete opulence.

Motor yacht Claire – Exterior

11 Guests | 8 Crew | From EUR€ 139,500 /wk – ENQUIRE


Bridging the gap between traditional and modern is 50m/165ft superyacht MALAHNE. Built in 1937, she has hosted parties for the rich and famous of her era and was put to use during World War II. Guy Oliver of Oliver Laws Ltd painstakingly recreated her interiors using authentic furniture as part of a 30-month refit at the Pendennis shipyard in 2015, resulting in grand formal dining areas separate to the lounge and library, and accommodation for up to 10 guests in six beautifully appointed en-suite cabins. The only modern touch is the array of water toys available: Laser sailing dinghies, windsurfers and paddleboards are just a part of the exhaustive collection for fun-filled afternoons along the Croatian coast or the volcanic coast of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.

Malahne – Exterior

10 Guests | 11 Crew | From EUR€ 145,000 /wk – ENQUIRE


Luxury yacht ST DAVID has travelled the world, visiting the iconic paradise of the Maldives and Seychelles, the rich cultural hub of the Mediterranean and the vibrant, ever-lively Caribbean & Bahamas. The globe at the foot of her eye-catching spiral staircase is an affirmation of her desire to travel the world with 12 guests accommodated in her six stately cabins. Warm wooden panelling and neo-classical styling surround guests as the enjoy amenities such as her large wet bar with a display of cut glass goblets. As desirable as the interiors are, the exteriors might be even more enticing, with ample space for socialising and basking in the sunshine on the numerous sunbeds or in the Jacuzzi.

ST DAVID – Exterior

12 Guests | 14 Crew | From EUR€ 325,000 /wk – ENQUIRE


36.9m/121ft Benetti superyacht NAMASTE was launched in 2013 and has a composite hull and superstructure for a shallow draft of 2.1m/7ft for navigating the shallow waters of the Caribbean & Bahamas yacht charter grounds. American Cherry wood paneling and Italian marble furnish the modern classic interiors. The volume on board is comparable with a larger luxury yacht, with a full-beam main deck Master suite among the five en-suite cabins for 10 guests. She is great for couples as well as families and conceals a large selection of water toys while proudly displaying large sunbeds, a wet bar and a Jacuzzi beneath a retractable shade.

Namaste – exterior

12 Guests | 14 Crew



Built at prestigious shipyard Lurssen to the design by Espen Oeino, the 106m/349.5ft mega yacht AMADEA is not just another vessel that features classic interior design. She is a floating masterpiece with head-spinning design elements throughout. Some of the opulent elements in her decor include rich woods, crystals, silk, and mosaic. Among her notable features are the winter garden, massive swimming pool, wellness centre with spa and a beach club with a bar. The atmosphere of real opulence onboard is present at all times, while the crew of 36 looks after everything and charter guest relax and entertain in style.

AMADEA – Exterior (© Imperial Yachts)

12 Guests | 14 Crew | ENQUIRE for pricing


Lurssen luxury yacht SOLANDGE measures 85.1m/279.2ft and spans five decks, all of it dedicated to leisure. The beautiful interiors are a combination of honey onyx stone, back-lit amethyst wall panels, rose quartz in the chandeliers and gold leaf on the ceiling, and a Bechstein piano awaits in the main salon. The Tree of Life lighted sculpture in the foyer spans all interior decks and it the centerpiece for the entire yacht. Eight stately en-suite cabins sleep up to 12 guests, who will wake up to a beach club with an on board spa zone replete with sauna, hammam, chromotherapy and spa massage room, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and enough indoor and outdoor seating and dining areas for large quayside events.

Yacht Solandge – Exterior

12 Guests | 29 Crew | From EUR€ 1,000,000 /wk – ENQUIRE


ILLUSION V (58m/190.3ft) from Italian shipyard Benetti have timeless interiors from the shipyard’s in-house team: black and white create stark contrasts in glass and matte textures. She has a distinctive flower motif found throughout, from the welcoming beach club up to the sky lounge bar, with a karaoke system and DJ decks available for the ultimate party on board. Accommodation onboard is provided across six lavish cabins, including a master suite, a VIP cabin, 3 double guest cabins and one twin.


Illusion V – exterior

12 Guests | 13 Crew |


Built in 2014, motor yacht LIONESS V measure 63.5m/208.3ft. Her interior was created by Argent Design with soft creamy tones contrasting against luxurious dark woods. LIONESS V features a dream-like white staircase ascending among dark wooden panelling, an atmospheric cinema, a steam room and a gym, plus luscious outdoor lounging and dining areas serviced by a wet bar and shaded by large sun umbrellas.

Lioness V – exterior

12 Guests | 13 Crew | From EUR€ 425,000/wk – ENQUIRE

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