The last 12 months have had an excellent offering of high-quality superyachts as more destinations than ever are opening up for charter. Find out about the recovery of the Caribbean, read about the very best of what was on offer in 2017 from the most luxurious superyacht for charter to the most impressive yacht launches of the year… and draw inspiration for your own charter holiday in 2018.
If you’ve had enough of cold dark days then the Caribbean has a myriad of pastel-coloured beaches and animated wildlife for the perfect break with loved ones. Each island in the region has something different to try, whether it’s the hot springs upon the Pitons of St. Lucia or the party life of St. Barths, you have plenty of options and your only concern will be how quickly the time flies…
There’s a luxury yacht to suit romantic getaways, lavish celebrations or relaxing family holidays and a price to suit all budgets. Gain some inspiration for your own time off and take a look at this list of 11 incredible charter yachts ready and waiting to go this winter.
2017 gave mixed fortunes to the islands of the Caribbean but the local and international communities rallied around to repair infrastructure and provide food, water, shelter and medicines to those affected. Find out which settlements are back on their feet and how far your favourite haunt is along the road to recovery, but wherever the location, all islands are welcoming visitors this winter charter season.
Sailing yachts have a charm all of their own that has survived into the 21st Century and just as motor yachts are increasing in size and improving their facilities and performance, so too are the sailing yachts keeping pace. There’s no mistaking S/Y MALTESE FALCON as she becomes a silhouette at sundown and luxury yacht AQUIJO has an innovative layout for entertainment and indulgence.
If you’re stuck for choice on where to charter in 2018, take your cue from the top trending locations of the past year and the advice of an expert from CharterWorld broker Martha Lukasik: “Whether your group is comprised of wine connoisseurs, high-end shoppers, party-goers or all of the above, there’s a location with plenty on offer and always something new to discover.”
Explorers needn’t go to the ends of the Earth to have an adventure when there’s a tender garage packed full of water toys for exploring above and below the waves, from submarines and Seabobs to fishing gear and towable toys, there’s something to suit everyone. More good news: Superyachts with an exceptional collection of water toys also tend to have exceptional surroundings, so after a day of exploring the coastline on windsurfers or Waverunners, your group can take the weight off in comfortable and lavish living rooms.
The year has provided some stunning superyachts showcasing state-of-the-art technology and ground-breaking design. While breaking down the boundaries between interior and exterior space was a common design trend, each shipyard tackled the issue from a different perspective to create something unique to each hull. View the most significant superyacht launches of 2017.
There was a fantastic selection of luxury yachts available on the charter market over the past 12 months offering the most opulent interiors from internationally-acclaimed designers. Add in extensive outdoor deck spaces plus an array of amenities and water toys and you have the recipe for the holiday of a lifetime. Luxury comes at a cost, however – find out what the top 10 most luxurious charter yachts of 2017 had to offer and how much a week on board your own personal paradise is worth.
Months after being delivered to her owners in July 2016, 70m/230ft superyacht JOY entered the charter market and guests could see the exceptional quality of her award-winning design up close for the first time. Breaking down the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, M/Y JOY was ahead of the curve combining glass-enclosed winter gardens and over 250 materials to produce unique interiors within which there is a cinema, beach club, basketball court and a spa. Read the full review here.
84m/273ft luxury yacht SAVANNAH was one of the most arresting superyachts created in 2015, capturing the imagination with what contemporary design could achieve by turning corridors into light displays and removing the barriers of doors while ensuring guest privacy through curving forms. View her galaxy-spiralled ceilings and luscious swimming pool here.