It’s still possible to get away for the summer and avoid the crowds aboard these great luxury charter yachts under 35m/114.8ft. Take with you to remote destinations a great selection of water toys for adrenaline-fuelled fun or safe paddling with little ones, and soak up the sunshine from your flybridge while sunbathing or dining alfresco. The majority of the Eastern and Western Mediterranean is open for charter, with the current list of officially open countries including Spain, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Turkey.
Visit coastal ruins and other landmarks, or plan ahead and pick up VIP tickets to the best museums and galleries so that you avoid the crowds altogether.
Alternatively, you could simply sip on a cocktail from the sun loungers as you catch up on your reading list while the professional on board chef prepares every one of your meals on once of these amazing luxury yachts under 35m/114.8ft.
1. ANNABEL II – 30m/97ft
Popular and proven motor yacht ANNABEL II from Horizon is an elegant classic boasting well laid out interiors and exteriors that make use of every inch of space. The forward country galley is a brightly lit space for dining or simply relaxing with hobbies, and the raised flybridge provides another cosy air conditioned nook before guests reach the flybridge Jacuzzi and wet bar. The formal dining area and main salon are ready for a full group gathering, and the selection of water toys provides something for everyone.
The accommodation is designed for 8-10 guests in four en-suite cabins, with a crew of four to take care of all the details.
“We had an amazing experience… Everything was magic and we are in love with Croatia. The crew was incredible, very kind and ready to help us in everything that we needed.” – Charter guest ‘B’ aboard ANNABEL II / Porto Montenegro – Split, Croatia / 23 -30 June 2019
“…The cruise was wonderful and crew and yacht met our expectations completely. Everybody was very friendly and professional. The chef Robby prepared excellent food and Kerry really spoiled us! Most importantly, nobody got seasick!” – Charter guest ‘M.W.’ aboard ANNABEL II / Croatia / August 17 – 24 2018
2. MOWANA – 26m/86ft
This 2019-launched Sunseeker is great for island hopping in the Eastern Mediterranean with her top speed of 29.5 knots. Guests will be spoiled for choice for sunbathing areas, and both the main salon and the flybridge have we bars for efficient service. Top-quality entertainment systems are integrated into the comfortable contemporary surroundings, which include four beautifully-appointed en-suite cabins to sleep up to eight guests.
3. LIR – 20.4m/67.1ft
Sail to secret anchorages and spend your days totally immersed in nature with luxury sailing catamaran LIR. Last refitted in 2019, she boasts contemporary style, all the mod-cons and four comfortable en-suite cabins (1 Master, 3 VIPs) to please eight guests. As desirable as her interiors are, the exteriors provide an abundance of shaded and sun-drenched areas to lounge and sunbathe, and two alfresco dining areas divided between the main deck and flybridge.
4. SULTANA – 25.8m/84.8ft
This classic 1960s Feadship yacht underwent an extensive refit in 2019, restoring her to as-new condition and giving her gorgeous contemporary interiors concealed within an unaltered exterior profile. The sundeck is generous in its proportions, providing ample room for dining, lounging and sunbathing with cover added or removed as desired. The accommodation sleeps eight guests over four en-suite cabins, and as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, everyone can earn a jet ski licence while cruising along the West Mediterranean.
5. OZONE 26.7m/87.7ft
Sleek and contemporary motor yacht OZONE from Sanlorenzo is the perfect craft for hosting glamorous parties: Her interiors exude refinement with top quality wood varieties and fabrics creating a welcoming and intimate environment. Four well-appointed en-suite cabins provide for up to nine guests, who will wake each day to spacious outdoor areas perfect for breakfast alfresco or an early morning exercise routine before heading off to the local beaches and trails.
As you cruise along the Tuscan peninsula or the Bay of Kotor, you’ll be bringing with you a large selection of water toys to help you explore above and below the water.
6. MIA ROCCA IX – 27.6m/90.5ft
Beautiful MIA ROCCA IX is ideal for families of all ages, accommodating a group of eight in four en-suite cabins. The light and airy interiors feel like home away from home, and the professional crew will pamper all guests, entertaining the children while the adults savour some much-earned peace and quiet. There are plenty of sun bathing areas on board, and the fly bridge and main deck aft have choice lounging/dining areas to take in the stunning Mediterranean surroundings in complete comfort.
7. MOANNA I – 24m/78.9ft
The compact MOANNA I from Palumbo Yachts is perfect for three couples or extended family groups looking to disappear off into the far-flung archipelagos of the Mediterranean: Her shallow draft will take you up close into the anchorages larger superyachts can’t access, where you can play with the water toys as long as you want before returning back on board for a marvellous lunch and a rest on the sunbeds while you digest. The solar panels reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, making MOANNA I an excellent choice for eco-friendly, budget-conscience travellers who want the best of contemporary living.
8. GEMS – 32.8m/107.7ft
Luxury yacht GEMS is the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor entertainment, high speed thrills and tranquil times watching the world go by. Savour a cocktail from the sundeck Jacuzzi, ride through the waves on the towable, fish for your supper or unwind in the main deck salon with the vast Kaleidescape film library and let your crew take care of everything.
The accommodation sleeps nine guests in four en-suite cabins, and for those who want to see and do it all, M/Y GEMS has a fast cruising speed and shallow draft that will take guests to multiple destinations in no time.
“The boat was even better than the pictures, it was very clean and nicely appointed. The layout of the boat is really good and it felt really spacious with 7 of us on board. There were 2 jet skis on the boat and tons of toys. The crew was absolutely amazing. Thomas the Captain was really good, Rome was absolutely amazing and took great care of us, and Chef Nicholas’s food was top notch. I’d highly recommend this boat and crew for others.”
– ‘S.M.’ aboard GEMS / French Riviera / 21-28 June, 2019
9. BALOO III – 28m/92ft
When you have a need for speed, Pershing has your answer, and in this case it’s 28m/92.2ft open yacht BALOO III. Capable of a maximum speed of 42 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots, you can move from your remote island getaway to the party centre in no time flat.
Up to eight guests are accommodated in four en-suite cabins, and they will wake to a light-filled room thanks to large windows in the modern design. The main deck lounge provides an excellent connection to the local environment, continuing the liberal use of glass and the open aft section connects to an alfresco lounge for uninterrupted indoor/outdoor flow.
10. OCEAN VIEW – 18.9m/62ft
Luxury catamaran OCEAN VIEW is an absolute treat, offering up to six guests three fantastic cabins, a wide array of water toys and spacious indoor and outdoor areas furnished and fitted with top-quality entertainment options.
Best of all is her incredible crew, with a highly trained chef preparing one delectable meal after another while catering to any and all dietary requirements in the group. A yoga instructor will help you wear off the calories from all the indulgences, and your well-earned reward can be a peaceful evening catching the last of the summer sunshine from the sunbeds.
11. ROBBIE BOBBY – 33.5m/110ft
The understated elegance of superyacht ROBBIE BOBBY is ideal for relaxed charters among family and friends looking to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a break from the mundane. There is ample seating inside and out to host a gathering, with a wet bar to provide refreshments, and the selection of water toys lets guests explore each destination at their leisure. The accommodation sleeps 10 guests in five en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 double cabins, so that everyone plenty of space.
12. XO OF THE SEAS – 32.9m/107.9ft
A celebration of all the finer things in life characterises luxury yacht XO OF THE SEAS, another first-rate choice to take up to 11 guests on a week-long adventure along shores like the Italian Riviera, Corsica and the Maddalena Archipelago Nature Reserve.
Take in the views from the shaded flybridge as you cruise from one hot spot to the next, and relish the Jacuzzi and sunpads following a fun and tiring time trying out the jet skis and inflatable and towable toys.
The silvery white decor takes on a gold colour from the warm lighting after dark, creating a cosy interior for drinks and conversation before falling asleep in one of the five sumptuous en-suite guest cabins.
13. CANER IV – 36m/118ft
Luxury gulet CANER IV is one of the most sophisticated options available in the Turkish charter grounds, boasting two spacious Master suites and four more large guest en-suite cabins for up to 12 guests. Rich wooden panelling adds a traditional air to the social spaces, however the technology and furnishings on board are thoroughly modern.
The extensive outdoor deck areas provide plenty of choice for alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing in the sunshine or shade as guests savour the clean air and uninterrupted views of the location.