A luxury sailing yacht charter offers the ultimate experience of holiday destinations the world over: Not only do you have an unprecedented level of freedom and privacy on the water, but the list of activities available is also extensive – and that’s without including any reading material or hobbies you might have planned on catching up on.
Play sports on deserted beaches, dine on deck and explore remote and secluded destinations far away from the tourism track. A dedicated captain and crew will take care of your every whim so that you can focus on spending quality time with your family and friends to make your sailing yacht vacation one to be remembered. If you’re thinking about arranging your own personally-tailored sailing yacht holiday, here are 10 fantastic sailing yachts you should really know about.
One of the newest yachts on this list is a motor sailer AURUM SKY, launched in 2020 and fitted with a Jacuzzi, main deck and flybridge wet bars, plenty of sunbathing spaces and outdoor dining areas, a wonderful collection of water toys and a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles.
This is to say nothing of her sophisticated interior styling: Heavenly white environments in matte and gloss textures manipulate the natural light and sense of space, drawing attention to the large dark widescreen TVs integrate into the saloons and voluminous guest cabins. This yacht
has everything ready and waiting for a fantastic close-knit family holiday or a large dockside party.
Sea Eagle II
This three-masted schooner is one of the world’s largest sailing yachts at 81m/266ft and boasts a massive flybridge of 35m/114.8ft, floor-to-ceiling windows and accommodation for up to 11 guests over five en-suite cabins.
The naval architecture comes from world-renowned Dykstra Naval Architects, who produced the exterior styling in collaboration with Mark Whiteley, who also produced her beautiful interiors.
Sailing Yacht A
The commanding 142.8m/469ft motor-sailer A was launched in 2016 and still retains the title of being one of the world’s largest sailing yachts. German shipyard Nobiskrug has a reputation for building mega yachts of quality and M/S A is no different: She has six decks worth of facilities, salons and accommodation for guests and a crew of up to 54, ready to cruise the world over for adventure with her on board swimming pool and touch-n-go helipad for comfort and convenience.
Mega sailing yacht BLACK PEARL is a progression on the trailblazing sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON, both of which feature the instantly recognisable rigging system from Dykstra Naval Architects that captured the world’s attention. Oceanco shipyard produced her naval architecture and exterior styling along with Nuvolari Lenard, Ken Freivokh, BMT Nigel Gee and Gerard P. Villate, with interiors by Valentina Zannier.
The 12 overnight guests are treated to six spectacular en-suite cabins, two onboard Jacuzzis and extensive outdoor lounging and sunbathing spaces. What’s more, she has an impressive top speed of 30 knots for making excellent time between events in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean & Bahamas.
86m/282.2ft sailing yacht AQUIJO is filled with high-end features, including a beach club spa centre with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, a whirlpool tub on the sundeck and an extensive main deck aft wet bar to serve guests dining alfresco in style.
The modern interiors from Dolker & Voges give a burst of colour to all seven guest cabins, providing the 12 guests with an additional cabin option.
Sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 from Alloy Yachts was launched in 2013 and last refitted in 2019, restoring her beautiful interiors and outdoor living areas to as-new condition. Her styling and layout are more reminiscent of a motor yacht, bringing over benefits such as large windows, spacious lounges with cutting-edge entertainment systems, and an aft deck spa pool.
The accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests over five en-suite cabins, and a crew of nine will be on hand for exceptional sailing and entertainment throughout every journey.
Luxury yacht M5 from Vosper Thornycroft has all sorts of nooks and crannies for savouring life outdoors in the sunshine or shade, and guests can spend their days in comforts dining alfresco, enjoying their pastimes outdoors or soaking up the sunshine on the sunpads after a dip into the swimming pool.
Her exterior styling comes from Ron Holland for a sleek modern appearance with subtly integrated classic elements, and the interiors are warm and charming for social gatherings with flair. In addition to a large lounge and formal dining area, there is an extensive wet bar and a projector for watching films and home movies.
The 59.8m/196.2ft sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA is a 2011 replica of the classic racing schooner from 1908, with all the benefits of modern technology and improved construction techniques. Her billowing sails cover and area of 1,200m2/129,188ft2 that looks truly majestic under sail, and she is picture-perfect for any special event. Above deck, there are plenty of authentic features that guests will come across while living life to the fullest in the sunshine or shade, and below deck the comfortable accommodation provides five en-suite cabins for up to 11 guests.
Regatta-winner ROSEHEARTY is a 56m/183.8ft all-aluminium vessel often spotted in the Mediterranean and Caribbean & Bahamas charter grounds, particularly around the racing season. She is one of the fastest vessels ever to be produced by the Perini Navi shipyard and features the talented work of Ron Holland and Christian Liagre, who worked on her exteriors and interiors respectively.
While cruising, there is a flybridge Jacuzzi, lounges seating and sunpads for guests to take their pick when revelling in the sunshine or under the starry night skies. In addition to the six generous en-suite cabins to sleep 12 guests, there is an additional seventh bunk cabin ideal for staff.
Luxury yacht TWIZZLE from Royal Huisman is an award-winning sailing yacht that is also well known on the regatta circuit for her high-speed competitiveness and manoeuvrability. Constructed entirely out of aluminium with interior and exterior styling from British Studio RWD, The on-deck layout is designed for ease of use for guests and crew alike, and is therefore uncluttered, providing uninterrupted views of the surroundings.
The air-conditioned interiors offer contemporary minimalist elegance that shows off the best of what modern sailing yachts can accomplish for on board living.