Begin the New Year on a new luxury yacht or make your plans now for summer 2020 with these incredible launches from 2019. All 12 in the selection are over 40m/131ft in length (reaching whopping 136 metres! for Flying Fox ) and they include some of the latest trends to treat everyone to better living onboard living, wherever the destination. So, let’s have a look at which are the largest and newest superyacht for charter in 2020…
This exceptional mega yacht from German shipyard Lürssen was launched early in 2019 and holds the title of the world’s largest luxury yacht for charter. Award-winning designers Espen Oeino and Mark Berryman produced her exterior and interior appearance respectively for laid-back contemporary elegance that will feel like a home away from home, with the upper and lower salons offering a place to gather for group conversation or unwind in front of the TV and fireplace after sundown.
She is a perfect choice for wedding charters, honeymoon charters and other special occasions due to the fantastic amenities onboard: A private Owner’s apartment, a cinema, two helipads, a 12m/39ft swimming pool, a sundeck Jacuzzi, a spa covering two decks and an area of 400m²/4305.6ft² comprised of the beach club, a massage room, beauty room, sauna, steam room and gym. Take off to the farthest corners of the region knowing that you’re bringing the best of civilisation with you.
Flying Fox – 136m/446.2ft
Bold and beautiful superyacht LADY S from Feadship has an imposing monochrome appearance with reflective accents in stainless steel. On board, guests have plenty to keep them active, including a basketball court, a glass-bottomed pool and a well-equipped gym.
After spending an afternoon on the water toys or visiting all the best local landmarks, boutiques and galleries, recover with some pampering in the spa centre with massage room, sauna an steam room, then end the day with a delectable meal and a film in the duplex IMAX cinema.
Lady S – 93m/305ft
Luxury expedition yacht BOLD from Australian shipyard SilverYachts is eco-friendly and ready to go anywhere on an unforgettable adventure: Travel to the remotest archipelagos with a fantastic variety of water toys on hand, and savour the outdoors throughout the evening with the alfresco cinema, a helideck convertible to a disco, a sundeck Jacuzzi and a bar.
The interior living areas are just as desirable, with a media wall in the main salon, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout and a winter garden for the best of outdoor living on blustery days.
Bold – 85.3m/278.10ft
The reverse bow and svelte curves of M/Y EXCELLENCE lend her an air of mystery that only charter guests will be able to get past.
The striking exteriors host ample outdoor social spaces (including a swimming pool) for alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing, while inside the salons benefit from full-height windows and there’s even a two-tier atrium for the sunlight to stream in.
Excellence – 80m/262ft
Destinations: Winter – Bahamas, Caribbean / Summer – Mediterranean
This Feadship superyacht has so far kept quiet on her on board amenities, but a few details have been revealed ahead of her entry into the luxury yacht charter market in 2020, such as her large beach club that has fold-down platforms to expand the indoor/outdoor space, a spa, a glass-bottomed main deck aft swimming pool and a sundeck Jacuzzi.
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interiors with natural light, which further enhances the light and airy Asian-inspired styling for the right balance between formal elegance and everyday relaxation.
Syzygy 818 – 77.3m/253.6ft
Destinations: Winter – Asia / Summer – Mediterranean
As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, luxury yacht NORTH STAR offers guests onboard the chance to learn how to use the jet skis and earn a life-long license. There are plenty of other toys on board for all ages to enjoy high-speed thrills or floating about in pristine surroundings, and to dry off there are numerous sunbeds on board.
Indulge with the onboard spa facilities, the sundeck Jacuzzi and the wet bar, and the den-like cinema is ideal for spending time on hobbies and recharging for the next big day.
North Star – 63.1m/207ft
Amels motor yacht PAPA is capable of hosting up to 50 guests while dockside, making her a great choice for special event charters. Out at sea, guests can keep themselves occupied with the large outdoor lounges and sunbathing spaces, which include a sundeck Jacuzzi.
Within, the beach club comes with a steam room for warming up after snorkelling of Scuba diving to the depths, and guests can earn their jet ski license aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre. The occupants of the Master suite have the benefit of their own private lounge to begin and end the day in serenity.
Papa – 55m/180.5ft
Destinations: Winter – Southeast Asia / Summer – Mediterranean
Graceful sailing yacht LADY GITA was built with timeless interiors which integrate the very latest technology for entertainment, comfort and navigation. The spacious en-suite accommodation includes two king-size cabins and four queen-size cabins, and the formal dining area and salon are combined to form one large social space.
Above deck, the plethora of sunbeds and seating is perfect for sunbathing during the warm Eastern Mediterranean days, while the Jacuzzi and wet bar will become the highlight of a party under the stars.
Lady Gita – 49.3m/161.7ft
Luxury gulet SON DE MAR is another exciting new sailing yacht incorporating some of the best indoor and outdoor amenities, such as a sundeck Jacuzzi and entertainment area with a forward bar, a swim platform to create easy access to the water, shaded alfresco dining on the main deck aft and even more sunbed on the main deck forward.
The charming modern interiors continue the exterior colour scheme of cream and dark wood for a sense of space and comfort. The Master suite comes furnished with a day bed and chaise lounger, and a starry sky panel above the bed for ambience as you drift off to sleep.
Son de Mar – 45m/147.8ft
Destinations: Winter – Eastern Mediterranean, Croatia / Summer – Eastern Mediterranean, Croatia
Benetti is known for producing luxury yachts with breath-taking interiors worthy of the most prestigious occasions, and motor yacht SKYLER is one of their latest successes.
She is just as desirable for a week-long break in the sunshine and boasts a sundeck Jacuzzi, a choice of alfresco sunbathing and dining options, a main deck Owner’s suite with 180° forward views and two large salons for conversation and entertainment in an air-conditioned environment.
Skyler – 42.6m/139.9ft
Destinations: Winter – Bahamas, Caribbean / Summer – Mediterranean
Luxury yacht EXODUS is one of the popular SUNSEEKER 131 models from British shipyard Sunseeker and is sure to be coveted in its ‘as new’ condition. Capable of a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 1,500 nautical miles, she is excellent for island hopping or making great time in reaching multiple destinations on the same day for groups that like to pack everything in.
The main salon and skylounge offer alternatives for evening cocktail parties, family nights in front of the TV or daytime relaxation in sun-drenched surroundings. Outside, there is the perfect balance of shade and sunlight for alfresco dining, sunbathing, or unwinding in the Jacuzzi with a cocktail from the bar after an afternoon discovering just how many amazing new water toys M/Y EXODUS can store on board.
Exodus – 40m/131.7ft
Destinations: Winter – Bahamas, Caribbean / Summer – TBC
The second SUNSEEKER 131 on this list, superyacht SONISHI has all the benefits of M/Y EXODUS as well as status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre. Learn to jet ski among the Balearic Islands or along the mesmerising Dalmatian Coast.
Watch the sunset over an aperitif on the foredeck sofa then savour a three-course meal prepared by your expert onboard chef. Where the night takes you is up to you.
Sonishi – 40m/131.7ft
Destinations: Winter – TBC / Summer – Mediterranean
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