The Monaco Grand Prix heralds the beginning of the Western Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season, and by the time the Cannes Film Festival commences spring is at its height and the social calendar is full of concerts, galas and parties to celebrate life at its best.
Some of the most exclusive parties take place in the security and comfort of a private yacht, and these five superyachts have a proven reputation for providing top-level luxuries along with exceptional service amongst the stunning seascapes of the Cote d’Azur.
Whether docked at Port Hercule watching the Monaco Grand Prix or taking in the sunshine at Saint-Tropez, motor yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA from Admiral is a contemporary eye-catching delight with her unique white and cherry red accented hull. This versatile 55m/180.5ft vessel has a helipad, a spa with hammam, sauna and treatment room on the lower deck, a well-equipped gym, Jacuzzi and a pool on the main deck aft. There is a great variety of water toys, and the sumptuous interiors combine natural motifs and elemental themes from Greek and Asian origins.
For the environmentally conscious, the hybrid propulsion offers a top speed of 16.5 knots and an impressive range of 6,500 nautical miles at 9.5 knots using electric mode – more than enough for those who want to explore from Marseille and the Calanques National Park all the way down to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.
The accommodation is just as adaptable and can provide 4 large en-suite cabins or 6 to sleep a total of 12 guests, while the crew of 12 ensure that everything on board runs at peak efficiency.
The luxury yacht BROADWATER is thoroughly modern in appearance, using a pale colour scheme for the surroundings that emphasise the light and space within. She was originally built by Feadship in 1994 and received an extensive refit by Royal Huisman in 2020 – both renowned European shipyards renowned for their quality.
A large wine cabinet acts as a centrepiece in the main salon, and the beach club creates a desirable cosy spot for relaxing close to the water. Other facilities include a sundeck Jacuzzi, an e-foil and inflatable climbing frame amongst the long list of water toys and a well-equipped gym.
There is a crew of 14 to see to all the details, and the accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests in 6 en-suite cabins. The lower deck accommodation has a more traditional appearance of dark wooden panelling, creating a sense of sanctuary for guests to experience the perfect night’s rest.
When you want opulence from the moment you walk onboard, 56.2m/184.5ft superyacht THE WELLESLEY is dressed to impress: The interiors were created to match the art deco styling of this grand boutique hotel in Knightsbridge, London, with styling by the same designer, Dennis Irvine. Compared to the brick and mortar hotel, there is the added benefit of mobility so you can wake to cityscape or serene natural anchorage as you desire.
Luxury yacht THE WELLESLEY has status as an RYA Water Sports Centre and comes with a large selection of water toys as well as plenty of gym equipment. For relaxation, the outdoor spaces offer a Jacuzzi, sun pads and choice lounging and dining areas, while inside the cigar lounge is a refined environment for drinks and conversation to wind down after a spectacular party.
There is a masseuse amongst the experienced crew of 12, all of whom are trained to provide first-class service. The overnight accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 6 en-suite cabins, consisting of 2 Master suites, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 convertible twin cabins.
Minimalist surroundings with a burst of colour from floor-to-ceiling artwork characterise life onboard superyacht THE SHADOW: A blend of refinement and joy.
Spend the days outdoors sunbathing on the Portuguese deck or letting your cares slip away with a cocktail in the Jacuzzi, then head inside for a film in the sky lounge cinema before bed. The experienced crew of 9 will be on-hand to see that all requests are delivered diligently, so you can sit back and admire the views.
The accommodation is designed for up to 11 guests in 5 en-suite cabins, one of which has a Pullman berth. Both the Master suite and VIP staterooms are full beam and the other cabins are well-proportioned so that you and your loved ones are always comfortable whether out at play or resting for the next day’s adventure.
A top speed of 19 knots provides the perfect balance between size, speed and luxury for those who don’t want to compromise on quality during their cruise if the French Riviera and the wider Western Mediterranean region.
Refitted in 2021, 44m/144.4ft Sanlorenzo superyacht LAMMOUCHE is another excellent choice for those eager to live life outdoors: Party in Cannes then head to the beautiful beaches of Corsica for your choice of water sports from the long list of toys stored onboard.
Head to the sundeck for the best views onboard, sunbathe in serenity and dip into the Jacuzzi day or night. The warm and welcoming interiors are perfect for relaxed special events and family gatherings while having top quality audio-visual systems and amenities on-hand whenever they are wanted.
The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins, and the talented crew of 10 will have everything prepared for you each day.