Superyacht Charters in Spain: Take advantage of new Passenger Yacht anchor rules

Charter guests wanting to discover the beautiful coastlines of Spain will be ...

Superyacht Charters in Spain: Take advantage of new Passenger Yacht anchor rules

June 18, 2019

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Charter guests wanting to discover the beautiful coastlines of Spain will be pleased to know that the Passenger Yacht rules on the Spanish luxury yacht charter grounds have changed recently and superyachts accommodating over 12 guests are now allowed to anchor overnight.

Valencia, Palma de Mallorca

At a conference held on the 17th of May at Palma in Mallorca, General Directorate of Merchant Marine Mr. Benito Núñez Quintanilla made the change official with the signing of a Service Instruction that allows passenger yachts (those with more than 12 passengers) to anchor in such destinations as the Balearic Islands.

In order to protect sensitive marine environments, the Service Instruction sets out the boundaries where sailing yachts and motor yachts are and are not allowed to anchor: The passenger yachts will need to liaise with local authorities to find out any restrictions in the region before anchoring, thereby taking into consideration the ever-changing marine environment and seasonal fluxes.

Below are six beautiful superyachts which are available for rent on Spain yacht charter grounds:


Built in 2017 by Ark Yachts, 54.6m/179.2ft sailing yacht RHEA has been cruising extensively through the Mediterranean and has an established reputation for providing a traditional setting with all modern conveniences for special occasion charters and larger holiday charters with family and friends. The accommodation is equal throughout, offering double and convertible twin cabins with an air-conditioned interior salon providing TV entertainment.

Sailing yacht RHEA

Sailing yacht RHEA

On deck, there are numerous sunbeds for tie spent in total relaxation, while group meals can be held beneath the canvas shade amidships, where padded sofa seating and elevated tables create a spacious dining area in the sea breeze and scenic surroundings.

Deck aboard RHEA

Deck aboard RHEA

Amenities: Large selection of water toys, Air conditioning

Accommodation: 28 guests/14 cabins

Crew: 8


Although the exterior lines of 69.95m/229.5ft superyacht SHERAKHAN are classic in nature, they belie thoroughly modern interiors with amenities including a massage room and sauna as well as an unforgettable two-tier dining room and salon, where guests can savour an expertly prepared meal while being serenaded by musicians near the bar, where there is also a grand piano.

Sherakhan superyacht

Sherakhan superyacht

After a sumptuous meal, guests can retire to the library or soak in the 18 person glass-bottomed pool on the sundeck and savour summer nights in the Balearic Islands under the stars.

Upper deck seating area

Upper deck seating area

Amenities: 18-person glass-bottomed spa pool, Dining table to seat 26, Hot tub, Massage room, Sauna, Library, Gym, Large selection of water toys

Accommodation: 26 guests/13 cabins

Crew: 19


69.00m/226.5ft superyacht SALUZI is designed as a party hub, fitted with massive widescreen TVs, an outdoor cinema, karaoke systems, numerous bars and a spa and massage room to prepare for a magnificent occasion… and to recover from the partying that is sure to go long into the night.

Motor yacht SALUZI

Motor yacht SALUZI

Luxury yacht SALUZI has bright and fresh contemporary decor with an excellent balance between indoor and outdoor spaces, able to host large guest numbers for quayside events and giving the 32 guests plenty of room to spend time sunbathing, spending time on personal pastimes and socialising in the sunshine or shade.

Saluzi deck areas

Saluzi deck areas

Amenities: Spa & massage room, Jacuzzi tubs, Outdoor cinema, Karaoke systems, Casino table, Gym, Large selection of water toys

Accommodation: 32 guests/16 cabins

Crew: 32


1943 luxury yacht CHRISTINA O has received many distinguished guests over the years, and thanks to a series of extensive refits – the last being in 2018 – she will continue to amaze and entertain in lavish fashion. One of her most notable features is a mosaic-tiled swimming pool that elevates and becomes a dance floor, while more modern additions include a massive cinema screen in the Callas lounge, where there is also a grand piano.

Christina O offering fantastic charter vacations in Spain

Christina O offering fantastic charter vacations in Spain

The Onassis suite has its own lounge with a fireplace for romantic ambience on a honeymoon, while the other suites offer plenty of comforts so that all guests are fully rested and ready for another day of adventure in culture-rich Barcelona or laid-back Menorca.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Amenities: Jacuzzi, Massage room, Beauty salon, Library, Cinema, a Swimming pool that converts into a dancefloor

Accommodation: 34 guests/17 cabins

Crew: 38


Heesen is one of the world’s most renowned luxury yacht builders and they have a reputation for matching beautiful onboard environments with engineering that is just as impressive. At 50m/164ft there is plenty of space on board to host your own party or revel in the freedom a superyacht provides you as you cruise form one stunning destination to the next.

Inception with water toys

After playing on the water toys or Scuba diving among the region’s incredible caves and wrecks, take the afternoon to unwind on the sunbeds or warm up in the Jacuzzis to be found on the sundeck aft and the upper deck aft.

Your on board professional chef will prepare a sumptuous meal for you to enjoy either indoors within the timeless interior, or outside where you can follow the meal with refreshments from the bar and a film on the outdoor cinema screen.

Inception – alfresco dining area

Amenities: Two Jacuzzis, Outdoor cinema, Study room convertible into the massage room, Master suite with private terrace, Large selection of water toys

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 10


Codecasa motor yacht EMERALD was refitted earlier in 2019 and is an excellent choice for exploring multiple islands in good time: Her engines provide a top speed of 17.5 knots for quick cruising from Ibiza town to the lovely beaches of Formentera, where guests can learn how to use the jet skis and earn their licence aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

Emerald – running shot

Plush sun loungers and sunbeds cover the sundeck and upper deck aft, exterior for shutting your eyes and immersing yourselves in the sounds and scents of nature.

All of the guest cabins are generously proportioned with large en-suite bathrooms, and occupants of the Master suite can end their busy day with some pampering in the Jacuzzi or steam room to be found in their en-suite bathroom.

Emerald – salon

Amenities: Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, Sundeck Jacuzzi, Master en-suite with Jacuzzi and steam room, Large selection of water toys, Lift/Elevator

Accommodation: 12 guests/6 cabins

Crew: 11

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