Of all the incredible launches over the past 12 months and the year ahead, there are some entering the luxury yacht charter market and that stand out for their industry-pushing design, unique amenities or evocative surroundings. So, which are the hottest and most fashionable superyachts for charter in 2020?
These are the yachts that will be seen in 2020 – and you’ll want to be seen on them.
Luxury yacht MINI K is fast, offering a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. The collection of water toys is just as speed-oriented, with jet skis, and Seabobs in the mix along with Scuba diving equipment and paddleboards. Both the interior and exterior are filled with social spaces, all finished in a calming neutral colour scheme.
MINI K may be small in length but she has a broad beam that gives a greater sense of space as well as stability on the water. As a further advantage, her draft of only 1.8m/5.9ft allows her to access the shallow bays and coves that larger vessels are unable to reach.
When you need speed on your side and aren’t willing to compromise on luxury, open yacht MEMORIES TOO from Azimut is your ideal fit: She has a fast cruising speed of 22 knots and as a 2019 build, she has the latest technology for fuel efficiency, noise and vibrations reduction, and of course entertainment.
Her calm, contemporary colour scheme in navy blue and white is interrupted by splashes of colour and quirky artwork for a laid-back family atmosphere. M/Y MEMORIES TOO has ample outdoor sunbathing and a flybridge dining area with wet bar for spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Locations: Western Mediterranean
Luxury yacht SEA CORAL II is an example of what modern design can achieve: Her forward lounge is surrounded by glass panels for a close connection to the scenery and solar panels all across the roof reduce reliance on fuel for onboard lighting and entertainment systems.
Fold-down terraces off the main salon produce an alfresco living area indoors and the skylounge above has an intimate dining area where guests can watch the sunset over a sumptuous three-course meal.
Locations: New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, South Pacific, Southeast Asia,
New Zealand is the up-and-coming charter grounds as the Millennium Cup and the America’s Cup approach, and locally constructed THE BEAST is an expedition catamaran ready for the South Pacific and beyond.
There is an extensive collection of water toys, including dive equipment and a pedal-powered catamaran. Once guests have worn themselves out exploring the Bay of Islands or the Fiordland National Park, they can rest up and savour a meal cooked at the Teppanyaki bar.
Motor-sailer AURUM SKY is due for launch in May 2020 and boasts a sundeck Jacuzzi, a well-equipped gym and a fitness instructor, sunbathing spots in abundance, a library and an office. A large selection of water toys is also available to tempt guests out of their sumptuous, almost equally-sized en-suite cabins every morning.
Locations: Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf
For those who want to indulge in the finer things in life, motor yacht GECO is a highly desirable charter choice offering great flexibility in her onboard spaces: The broad swim platform alone can be left clear, furnished with an alfresco dining table for the whole group and entirely covered with a bimini shade or left open to the sunshine.
A Jacuzzi, beach club, Buddha bar, helipad and alfresco cinema give guests plenty of choice for how they spend their time. The large variety of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre includes a flyboard, transparent kayaks and Scuba diving equipment but there are also e-bikes for getting about farther and faster on land.
Locations: Bahamas, Caribbean
As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, luxury yacht NORTH STAR has an extensive list of water toys available onboard, among them e-foil electronic surfboard and a large selection of water skis. After an exhausting but satisfying day, guests can recover with a massage in the dedicated spa massage room, watch a film in the den-like cinema or dip into the 4m/13ft long Jacuzzi pool on the sundeck to rest under the stars.
Locations: Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean
Imposing superyacht EXCELLENCE is designed with two storeys of glazing to illuminate the atrium lounge within, which is beautifully finished in earthen tones and contemporary styling from UK-based Winch Design.
These memorable surroundings are picture-perfect for a special occasion and pamper guests with amenities such as a spa, beach club, a pool and two Jacuzzis. The array of water toys is also quite impressive for something different every day of a week-long charter.
Locations: Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe
Launched in 2019 as the world’s fastest explorer yacht, BOLD is capable of speeds up to 23 knots and has a relatively shallow draft for her size to approach close to some of the most breath-taking sights in remote regions. During long journeys, guests have plenty of entertainment options at their fingertips: A teppanyaki bar with disco, a winter garden and LOFT saloon. The Master suite also has a hammam in the his-and-hers en-suite bathroom – perfect for some private pampering.
Locations: Caribbean, Bahamas, Mediterranean
There are so many facilities aboard motor yacht LADY S that guests will be hard-pressed to fit everything into a week-long charter: There is a night club on board and a glass-bottomed pool on the main deck aft illuminates the beach club below, which itself is fitted with a plunge pool and hammam.
Status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre gives charter guests the opportunity to learn a new skill and earn a jet ski license during their holiday which can be used throughout their lifetime.
Locations: Caribbean, Mediterranean,
Gorgeous M/Y O’PARI has interiors clad in Greek marbles and features entertainment systems throughout. The spa centre comes with a hammam, massage room and dry Finnish sauna, and elsewhere on board, there is a sundeck Jacuzzi and a bridge deck Jacuzzi/pool.
Luxury yacht O’PARI is also one of the most accessible with her wheelchair-friendly layout and a lift (elevator) to all decks.
Locations: Mediterranean, South East Asia, Indian Ocean,
The most remarkable of all the luxury yacht on this list is mega yacht FLYING FOX, which has a spa area over 400m2/4305ft2, a sundeck Jacuzzi, status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and highly trained chefs that will make every mealtime a delight.
Capable of hosting 25 guests over 11 en-suite cabins, and with a crew of 55 to take care of every little detail, the group can focus on spending quality time together and unwinding with hobbies.