Summer is a time for spectacle and the superyachts cruising along the Mediterranean charter grounds and around Northern Europe certainly, attract onlookers and more than a few camera lenses. These elegant modern luxury yachts include sailing yachts and massive motor yachts designed for outdoor living during the sunniest season of the year.
Take a closer look at these amazing vessels and gain some inspiration for your own luxury yacht charter.
A – Monte Carlo, Monaco
The world’s largest motor-sailer yacht, A from Nobiskrug is a massive 143m/469ft in length and there is no mistaking her profile on the horizon. Few details are known about the on board facilities across her eight decks, however Dykstra Naval Architects, Philippe Starck and Dölker & Voges all took part various stages of her design and she has a crew of 54. Lucky spectators have seen her cruising at 16 knots or reaching her impressive top speed of 21 knots along the South of France this summer.
Elada – Turkey
45m/148ft superyacht ELADA was photographed in prime condition while cruising in Turkey recently. A prime example of the quality that Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts is known for, she features sturdy, smooth contemporary styling with a reverse bow and excellent outdoor facilities to take advantage of the Eastern European summers: A foredeck plunge pool with sunpads, a lavish sundeck with a forward Jacuzzi, forward and aft sunbathing areas and a shaded amidship section dedicated to alfresco dining and lounging. She sleeps 12 guests over six incredible en-suite cabins.
Forever One – London, UK
Connecting with nature is an important aspect of life on board 55m/179ft ISA Superyacht’s FOREVER ONE (ex.PROJECT PANORAMA) and for guest enjoyment there is an Owner’s deck with a private balcony as well as a spacious aft terrace, foldable bulwarks out from the main salon, a generous beach club with side platforms and a 7m/23ft swimming pool on the sundeck. The sophisticated interiors blend elements of classic style with modern furnishings and five bright white cabins provide a comfortable night’s rest for up to 10 guests.
Jabu – Crete, Greece
Sailing yachts are a common sight in the Greece Charter grounds, taking advantage of the excellent winds between the islands for an relaxing and laid-back cruise. While taking life at a slower pace guests have extensive outdoor lounging areas on the bow, which is fitted with two C-shaped sofas around an alfresco dining table, forward-facing sunpad sofas and sunpads lining the bow. In addition, the sundeck has even more sunpads and sofas while the cockpit behind the salon offers a shaded section from which to watch the world go by. Sleeping 10 guests over five cabins, 39m/128ft sailing yacht JABU is deceptively large and takes advantage of her 8m/26ft beam to create a timeless and inviting lounge and dining salon.
Kismet – Marseilles, France
Award-winning 95m/312ft luxury charter yacht KISMET (ex.KISMET III) from Lurssen was also a finalist at many an awards show after her launch in 2014 and her five decks pamper guests and visitors alike with spa facilities, a winter garden, cinema room, sauna, Jacuzzi and an outdoor fireplace for cooler evenings under the stars. The luscious interiors from Reymond Langton Design use art deco and art noveau touches throughout, including in the seven en-suite staterooms to sleep up to 12 guests.