Some people plan their superyacht charters years in advance while others leave it to the last minute charter specials and availabilities to secure a top summer luxury yacht vacation. While the former group benefits from the possibility of securing their preferred yacht well in advance, the spontaneity of the latter group can result in the discovery of hidden gems and fantastic adventures. This summer, spend quality time with family and friends in the Mediterranean or other exciting destinations around the world aboard some of the best superyachts for charter launched in the last two years, indulging in the latest design, technological advancements and brand-new facilities on board.
Join the fun in the sun this season with these 21 incredible last-minute superyacht availabilities:
The contemporary sailing yacht that broke boundaries and won awards following her launch in 2016, 86m/282ft sailing yacht AQUIJO is the collaborative work of Oceanco and Vitters that boasts exceptional flow between interior and exterior relaxation and entertainment spaces, with a massive alfresco bar, a sundeck Jacuzzi and alfresco lounge in which to unwind and connect with your destination.
Brand-new to the charter market in 2018, 85m/278ft motor yacht O’PTASIA from Golden Yachts is an exceptional treat for up to 12 guests, offering 11 light and airy en-suite cabins, expansive contemporary salons, a massive upper deck aft swimming pool and a helipad for lavish relaxation and parties along the French Riviera.
From internationally renowned designer Tim Heywood and Amels shipyard, 83m/272ft luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN brings together atmospheric interiors containing a wellness centre steam room and spa with a plethora of water toys and Approved RYA Water Sports Centre status, ensuring that you have plenty to occupy you throughout your holiday at such destinations as the Amalfi Coast or the Dodecanese Islands.
As one of the most anticipated launches of 2017, 74m/243ft superyacht CLOUD 9 did not disappoint and this award-winning superyacht impresses with gorgeous contemporary interiors from Winch Design. The main salon cinema, beauty salon with fold-down terrace, extensive outdoor sunbathing area and alfresco lounges will keep charterers occupied throughout their time on board, while her status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre ensures that everyone can fully enjoy the massive water toys selection.
The first superyacht to launch from a major shipyard in 2018, 73m/230ft explorer yacht PLANET NINE will keep everyone entertained while cruising Northern Europe or chasing the summer sun in the Mediterranean: A helipad and a great choice of water toys will give everyone a chance to admire the surroundings from near and far, then return and rest in the onboard Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, observation lounge or cinema.
70m/230ft Feadship luxury yacht JOY from 2016 has earned an excellent reputation on the charter market and families of all ages have been awed by her thoughtful contemporary layout that uses winter gardens for the best of indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Spa massage therapy services, a fully-equipped gym, a basketball court and a yoga instructor ensure that guests experience adrenaline and serenity in equal measure.
A 62m/198ft superyacht with a cruising speed of 18 knots, M/Y SARASTAR sleeps up to 12 guests over six gorgeous and atmospheric cabins for the perfect night’s rest. The deep tones on her interior are contrasted by her bright white and expansive alfresco dining and lounging areas, and her excellent variety of water toys includes Scuba diving equipment for an exhaustive exploration of Corsica‘s and Sardinia‘s incredible coasts.
Experience the delights of the Eastern Mediterranean aboard timelessly styled 55m/181ft M/Y ELIXIR, launched by Amels in 2016 and ready to make your Turkey or Greece yacht charter one to remember. The amenities provide a sauna, massage table, gym and yoga equipment, a large variety of modern water toys and a sundeck Jacuzzi with back-lit onyx bar. Sleeps up to 12 guests over five broad cabins, of which the Master suite has its own private side-terrace.
Elegant and desirable 55m/181ft luxury yacht LAURENTIA from Heesen is perfect for marking any special event or for family charters with children of all ages. Accommodating 12 guests over 6 cabins with 13 crew to serve, guests will receive the first-class service whether resting in the sky lounge sampling the excellent selection from the bar or watching a film in the alfresco cinema.
Another exceptional build from Dutch shipyard Amels, 55m/181ft superyacht LILI was launched in 2017 and impressed judges at awards shows with the quality of her build, efficient use of space and pale modern interiors incorporating the main salon cinema. The extensive outdoor space allows all guests to spread out and savour the sunshine on the sun loungers, sun pads and the sundeck pool.
If you’re looking to take a large group off on a cruise of the marvellous Croatian coastline or the sights of Sicily, 55m/179ft sailing yacht RHEA has 14 double cabins to accommodate 28 guests. Constructed in 2017, everyone on board is treated to the latest in modern comfort and cutting-edge technology beneath the pure white sails.
Harrison Eidsgaard used shades of matte grey and rare stone wall panels create the sophisticated modern interiors of 51m/167ft motor yacht IRISHA, available for charters throughout the Mediterranean this summer for up to 10 guests over five lavish cabins. Outdoors, the sleek exterior styling hosts a sundeck Jacuzzi, numerous sun pads, wet bars and lounges, including a winter garden.
Named after the famous inventor and painter, 50m/164ft superyacht DA VINCI is a stunning and light-hearted open yacht with a cruising speed of 38 knots and accommodation for up to 12 guests across five cabins. Navy and white furnishings highlight the golden artwork and embellishments, with wet bars, lounges, sun pads and a flybridge Jacuzzi to entertain during your glamorous event along the Italian Riviera.
When you want good times, great company and glamorous surroundings choose 50m/164ft motor yacht VERTIGE from Tankoa: The focus is placed upon guest interaction with C-shaped sofas around drinks tables, plus broad sun pads and a spacious Jacuzzi leave room for everyone to come together. The beach club gym opens up onto a large swim platform for fresh air and impressive views while exercising.
Take life at a slower pace and pamper yourselves with the massage room and sauna aboard 50m/164ft sailing yacht MEIRA from Neta Marine. Brand new in 2018, leather, marble, ebony and Aningeria give a contemporary update to a timeless interior and a broad beam of 10m/33ft ensures that there is plenty of space for family gatherings or simply allowing everyone to spread out.
50m/164ft superyacht ENDLESS SUMMER is the 2017 collaboration between Delta Marine and Christensen, and the outdoor amenities are just as impressive as the classic interiors: A Jacuzzi, bar, dining area, BBQ and alfresco cinema turn the sundeck into a lavish entertainment area, while the lower deck aft can be covered for all-weather dining. Stock up the climate-controlled wine cellar and take your celebration to the remotest corners of the South Pacific.
Pristine white expedition yacht ENDEAVOUR 2 is built with an aluminium hull and superstructure for a shallow draft of just 2m/7ft, ensuring that this 50m/164ft superyacht can navigate shallow waterways and get up close to the pristine beaches in sheltered anchorages. 10 guests have five luscious golden-white cabins to choose from with private saloons for the Master and VIP cabins, while everyone has access to the variety of water toys and gym equipment for wearing off excess energy before plunging into the sundeck Jacuzzi.
Cheerful and contemporary, guests can mix business with pleasure aboard 49m/160ft superyacht CHASSEUR: Built by Christensen in 2016 the layout includes a spacious Master suite office, a massive selection of water toys, a beach party setup and a wide spread of sun pads and interior day beds for guests to sit back and take in the views.
There are few scenarios as romantic as an escape aboard a wooden sailing yacht for an adventure in the sunshine and 2016-built 47m/154ft TIARE is an opportunity to have her atmospheric surroundings all to yourselves or share with up to 14 guests across six stately cabins.
Combine classic beauty, contemporary convenience, a wine cellar and two Michelin star chefs and you have a Mediterranean holiday aboard 42m/136ft sailing yacht SATORI. Accommodating 10 guests across five splendid cabins with a Walnut tub in the Master en-suite, the group will also be impressed with the vast selection of water toys and ample deck space for group activities and stretching out.
38m/125ft open yacht FX is a sleek and sporty model from 2016 capable of a top speed of 21 knots and fitted with a sophisticated sundeck bar lounge and Jacuzzi for partying in the Balearic Islands or under the glamorous lights of Monaco. Sleeping 10 guests over five staterooms, the Master suite has a bay window seat plus an office, and the plush air-conditioned interiors provide state-of-the-art entertainment systems for rest and relaxation out of the midday heat.