As the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia for a month of sporting prowess, make this year a one to remember with friends and family on your own action-packed Mediterranean charter. Spend the morning swimming through crystal clear seas in Greece then keep your eyes glued to the action with cutting-edge AV equipment while soaking in a Jacuzzi or dining with friends and family.
The best seats in the house aren’t in the stadium – they’re within these 11 gorgeous superyachts, each boasting their own comprehensive list of sports equipment and facilities that have to be seen to be believed.
Lionchase – The sophisticated speed demon
New to the charter market and sporting a glamorous black and white interior, 33.5m/110ft open yacht LIONCHASE epitomises the FIFA spirit with a top speed of 38 knots and a plenty of places to spend your hours outdoors.
Lie back on the sunpads or sink into the comfortable aft sofas for an alfresco meal beneath the sun umbrellas. At night, the foredeck can be turned into an open-air cinema with a marquee tent ensuring the privacy of your group.
There are four immaculate en-suite guest cabins to sleep up to eight guests, each one styled in the same glossy monochrome theme as the salon for lavish surroundings while you all sleep in comfort.
Maltese Falcon – Make a statement with an unmissable giant
The first sailing yacht to sport the now-iconic DynaRig system from Dykstra Naval Architects, 88m/289ft luxury clipper MALTESE FALCON is one of the world’s largest sailing yachts. Treat 12 guests to six lavish cabins on an unforgettable European charter – and she won’t go unnoticed when you pull in to the marina, either.
Her sleek exterior belies a wealth of elegant indoor lounges and recreational facilities, which include a gym, spa massage room and a tender garage filled with an abundance of the latest water toys for high-octane fun and wind-powered wanderlust.
Back on deck, guests have plenty of beautiful seating areas to chat under the stars with a drink from the large wet bar or watch a film from the Jacuzzi using state-of-the-art AV systems.
Cloud 9 – Heaven on the ocean
Multi-award winning CLOUD 9 was one of the most highly anticipated superyachts of 2017 and embodies contemporary design at its finest with interior and exterior living areas from internationally renowned Andrew Winch Design.
As well as eight sumptuous personalised cabins to sleep 12 charter guests, she boasts a generous beach club, a beauty salon with massage facilities and a side terrace, a pool, an outdoor cinema, a sundeck Jacuzzi and an Owner’s deck with a massive forward suite, private outdoor spaces and a media lounge that doubles as an office.
For guests who want to stay active, there is a comprehensive selection of equipment in the gym and an exhaustive selection of water toys aboard this RYA Approved Water Sports Centre.
Axioma – Wonder and wellness
Luxury yacht AXIOMA (ex.RED SQUARE) has a long-established reputation in the Mediterranean and Caribbean charter grounds. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests over six cabins, M/Y AXIOMA has a lift/elevator to all floors and wheelchair accessibility, making her an excellent choice for families of all ages as well as groups celebrating a special occasion.
Her large alfresco living areas are perfect for hosting dockside parties and while you cruise to your next destination there is a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym and a sundeck filled with sun loungers, a Jacuzzi and wet bar to make the most of the summer sunshine.
This Approved RYA Water Sports Centre comes with an indoor cinema, so after you’ve spent the daylight hours wearing off excess energy you can settle down to watch the big game on the big screen.
Legend – Travel beyond known horizons
Adventurous souls will fall in love with 77m/254ft expedition yacht LEGEND and all its on board facilities and water toys: Explore the depths in the submarine or witness how the power of nature has carved out the landscape from your helicopter. Use the icebreaker hull to chase the Northern Lights to Greenland, where dog sledding and skiing will complement your canoe tours and whale watching.
Even on extended journeys, the sheer number of facilities on board will keep guests occupied, with various lavish spa rooms, a fitness room, an indoor cinema, extensive fitness room and a massive sundeck lounge with a bar, a grand piano and a fireplace. Sleeping up to 26 guests across 13 cabins, you can bring the extended family and all your friends for an unforgettable summer escape.
Jems – Exceptional in quality and performance
Make the most of your summer nights in exotic locations and spend time outdoors in the ambient surroundings and fresh sea breeze. The sundeck has an outdoor cinema for nights under the stars relaxing in the Jacuzzi, recharging for another day of action with the incredible variety of towable and motorised water toys.
Sleeping a group of 10 over five spacious cabins, 44m/144ft superyacht JEMS is offers a smaller group exceptional on board quality and performance.
SaLuZi – Sensations and celebrations
If you have something to celebrate with the FIFA results, then superyacht SALUZI is the place to hold your bash: The open-plan main salon has a massive indoor screen and a stage for karaoke evenings while the other guests dine and watch the entertainment.
For guests looking to do some sports themselves, there is a swimming pool, a golf range, a gym and a fantastic selection of water toys to complement her status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.
Up top the sundeck has an alfresco cinema and wet bar, both the interior and exterior light up with colourful party lights and the following day you can recover from your excesses in the tranquil gold-coloured spa. Sleeping up to 32 guests across 16 cabins, motor yacht SALUZI is an incredible choice for taking your celebration to the most incredible destinations
Unbridled – Perfect days of passion
See what the referee missed in perfect clarity with the 60-inch TV in 35m/116ft superyacht UNBRIDLED’s media centre/skylounge and treat everyone to an excellent choice of spirits at the bar. When the action’s over, film your own adventure with the on board drone, or go Scuba diving to discover the jewels of the Amalfi Coast, Corsica and Sardinia.
The accommodation sleeps up to eight guests over four luxury en-suite cabins as timeless and sophisticated as the lounges. Well-proportioned outdoor recreational areas ensure that motor yacht UNBRIDLED has plenty of nooks for couples to break away from the main group, and the wealth of activities will keep everyone entertained for a satisfying charter in enchanting Mediterranean locations.
Solandge – Sporty, unique and chic
Although 85m/279ft superyacht SOLANDGE might seem imposing while looking up at her from the docks, once on board your group will discover her playful side in artwork such as the foyer ‘Tree of Life’, spanning across all of the decks. Her clean and bright colour scheme integrates rare marbles and art deco design features to further enhance the ambiance in the saloons, cinema and massage room.
This RYA Water Sports Centre has a great collection of motorised water toys, plus a swimming pool and a sauna to warm up and recover after an incredible day exploring the local coastline.
There is a lift/elevator to all floors as well as wheelchair accessibility. The onboard accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across seven intricately decorated cabins and her fantastic crew of 29 offers impeccable service ensuring that everyone in the group has a relaxing and stress-free holiday focusing on the moment.
Haida 1929 – The classic back and looking like new
Following a 2018 refit, 79m/233ft HAIDA is back on the market and looking better than ever: Her timeless interior includes classic artwork and furniture from the 1920s and 1930s as well as period features in her engine room and on deck.
There are two cinemas on board in the main salon and the library, so younger members of the group can be entertained while the adults watch the action live. A personal butler is on standby to ensure that you never need to interrupt your group activity, the barber’s room will get you ready for any big event and for moments of peace and reflection there is a hammam, spa, gym and Jacuzzi.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over seven generously proportioned cabins that combine contemporary comfort with period effects.
Triple Seven – You’ve hit the jackpot!
68m/223ft motor yacht TRIPLE SEVEN is designed around the modern lifestyle, offering the ultimate thrills with the latest water toys and high-quality relaxation facilities to rejuvenate after big celebrations. The pale interior makes use of floor-to-ceiling windows and carefully placed lighting for functions throughout the day, and the sky lounge cinema has plenty of ambience for a romantic film on the widescreen TV or the heart-stopping action of the FIFA finals.
The gym has a fantastic selection of equipment and the exhaustive collection of water toys includes a water slide, a climbing wall, Laser sailing dinghies, windsurfers and diving equipment, plus Waverunners that all guests can earn a license for during the holiday. As well as toys for on the water, the beach party setup includes a volleyball net, cricket and badminton, plus gazebos a barbeque, tiki torches and a DJ setup.
Follow up your action-packed days with an evening resting beside the water at the marvellous beach club, or ease tired muscles in the steam room or with massage therapies before heading to bed. There are five staterooms to sleep up to 11 guests, providing brightly-lit, spacious and comfortable cabins for the perfect night’s rest.