Ice cold feet and runny noses might seem like a distant memory, but take the warm weather for granted and the summer months will evaporate before you even think about having a break from the office: Make an escape from lacklustre days and reinvigorate yourself in the vibrant Mediterranean, a melting pot of architectural wonders, distinctive artistic styles and cuisine fresh from the land and sea straight onto your plate.
Make time to make your dream holiday happen today and gather your inspiration from these 18 amazing luxury charter yacht examples of what you could be doing in your free time.
Sleek and sophisticated M/Y SIREN is a proven charter yacht from renowned designers Nobiskrug, who went to great lengths to ensure that the interior and exterior deck space were equally appealing to guests aboard this 74m/241ft superyacht.
The on board facilities include a generous beach club, massage therapy and beauty services, a personal trainer and indoor and outdoor cinemas, not to mention her incredible array of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.
Uncluttered without feeling clinical, superyacht SIREN is ready to turn your Mediterranean charter into a full-on spa experience with effortless entertainment under the stars. From fine dining in the main salon to soaking in the spa pool on the sundeck, not a single day will pass where you regret answering the euphonic call of luxury yacht SIREN.
Destinations: French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Amalfi Coast
Price: €525,000-€600,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Siren: “SIREN is a fabulous choice, as it offers a fantastic range of amenities and has a super experienced crew.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
Featuring a sophisticated and timeless palette, open yacht DRAGON is an island-hoppers perfect match, capable of a maximum speed of up to 30 knots.
Her toy chest has not been neglected either, with enough to entertain all ages and fitness levels with jet skis, inflatable toys and certification as a PADI Certified Dive Centre for viewing the best of the Eastern Mediterranean: the unbelievable wildlife hidden just under the waves.
Price: €90,000-€100,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Dragon: “The best charter crew in the East Med, owner keeps the yacht in incredible condition year after year.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
3. Silver Angel (Joint)
Playfully using texture and a hint of pastel colour within a black and white interior, luxury yacht SILVER ANGEL is an impressive example of Italian shipyard Benetti’s ability to combine functionality and form to create interiors that guests will never want to leave behind.
Whether chartering for a celebration, corporate event or simply a family escape, M/Y SILVER ANGEL is perfectly equipped to meet your needs within her delicate Art Deco surrounds.
With an amazing selection of water toys (including a windsurfer, kitesurfer and kayaks) and PADI Dive Centre Certification, charter guests will experience heaven on earth in the bright and breezy charter grounds of the Mediterranean.
Destinations: French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Amalfi Coast
Price: €425,000-€450,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Silver Angel: “The 60m+ Benettis have the best sundecks in the fleet.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
3. Lioness V (Joint)
Considered by many yacht industry experts to be one of Benetti‘s finest superyachts, 64m/208ft LIONESS V combines Asian aesthetics in contemporary design to create a sophisticated environment that flows effortlessly between indoor and outdoor space.
A PADI Certified Dive Centre, superyacht LIONESS V is as much about fun in the water as she is entertainment while cruising along the impressive Mediterranean coasts.
Destinations: Balearic Islands, Corsica, Montenegro
Price: €425,000-€650,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Lioness V: “The 60m+ Benettis have the best sundecks in the fleet.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
4. Christina G
Unwind in the Mediterranean aboard 34m/110ft motor yacht CHRISTINA G, built for taking life at a slower pace and absorbing in your surroundings, whether it’s the warm and bright sundeck surrounded by the twisting red cliffs of Santorini, or the cosy contemporary interior of the skylounge or main salon.
Spend your mornings sightseeing and return in time for a sumptuous lunch before wearing it off using the kayaks and diving gear throughout the afternoon. Built by Kingship Magellan, superyacht CHRISTINA G represents the high quality of renowned architects and designers Vripack and Luiz de Basto while offering a stellar price.
Destinations: Balearic Islands, Greece, Montenegro
Price: €80,000-€95,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Christina G: “Great value for money, ideal for up to 10 guests and great local knowledge of Balearics.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
5. Here Comes the Sun
Launched in 2017, motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN from Amels is one of the newest luxury yachts on this list, and she benefits from the knowledge gained from decades of ship building experience as well as an understanding of modern trends: Across her 83m/272ft length guests will be treated to a sauna, spa services, a swimming pool, a large beach club with drop-down terrace and a generous sundeck with a large 8-person Jacuzzi.
Andrew Winch and Tim Heywood Design have created another stunning superyacht for family and friends cruises, bustling festivities at the height of the Mediterranean party season and for impressing guests on that all-important corporate event charter. Discover her beauty for yourself and contact CharterWorld for more information today.
Price: €1,200,000-€1,300,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Here Comes the Sun: “Incredible attention to details and highest quality interior finish I’ve seen in a long time. Huge volume.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
6. Robbie Bobbie (ex.Heliad II)
34m/110ft luxury yacht ROBBIE BOBBIE (ex.HELIAD II) has plenty to offer the groups that charter her, including an award-winning chef, a spacious beach platform and a well-proportioned balance between indoor and outdoor space for everyday living.
A finalist in the World Superyacht Awards 2014 for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of Below 500GT (30m to approx. 49.9m) and in the Showboats Design Awards 2014 for Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts, M/Y ROBBIE BOBBIE has everything guests need for a relaxing fine dining charter in the Mediterranean.
Price: €75,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Robbie Bobbie: “Great chef and crew, good value.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
Designed for family entertainment, there are few yachts available in the Mediterranean that can beat 50m/164ft motor yacht JO: Among her amenities is a dance floor, plus plenty of entertainment through music, films and video games to keep everyone busy while cruising between destinations.
With a great selection of water toys including a sail boat and water slide, there’s something for all ages aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.
Price: €175,000-€195,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Jo: “[Superyacht Jo is] still hard to beat in terms of charter crew experience and value for money.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
Built for speed, open yacht TOBY is capable of up to 40 knots and will get your group from one destination to the next in no time flat, so that there is as little down time during your holiday as possible.
Cerri Cantieri Navali ensured that her size of 31m/102ft did not leave guests wanting, creating bright contemporary interiors that efficiently use space for dining and lounging. Most impressive however, are her outdoor spaces; a circular seating area on the bow makes an excellent place to start the day with coffee under the canopy, dine alfresco on the main deck aft or choose from the sunpads or the sun loungers on the flybridge. Wherever guests choose to spend their time on board, they can expect excellent service from an experienced crew knowledgeable in the local area.
Destinations: Amalfi Coast, Naples, Palermo
Price: €50,000-€58,500 p/w plus expenses
Why Toby: “[She’s the] best way to see all the sights of the Amalfi coast in style, speed and with a great local crew.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
The fastest yacht of these 18 Mediterranean superyachts, open yacht ASTRO is capable of a cruising speed of 40 knots and a top speed of 50 knots. Her glass top ceiling creates a bright interior that enhances the sense of space within, while also making for an atmospheric space to relax even if there’s the odd shower during your charter.
Another unique benefit of this superyacht is the archery range among her toys – they only superyacht for charter to have this activity available.
Destinations: French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Monaco
Price: €65,000-€75,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Astro: “Incredible speed, a beautiful glass canopy and the only charter yacht with an archery range amongst the toys.” – Senior Charter Broker Nicolas Benazeth.
Renowned builders Technomar launched luxury yacht ENTOURAGE in 2014 and her glimmering monochrome spaces: she won the MYS/RINA Award at the Monaco Yacht Show Awards the same year, as well as becoming a finalist at the Showboats Design Awards 2015 for her design and the lengths her engineering has gone towards environmental protection.
Whether chartering for a glamorous getaway break or to impress on a special event charter, superyacht ENTOURAGE will not disappoint with her flawless Luca Dini interiors along with expansive deck spaces and a beach club that is just as generous.
Destinations: Sardinia, Corsica, St Tropez
Price: €200,000-€225,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Entourage: “Excellent crew, superb captain, great toys and tenders including a 31ft chase tender that can go 50 knots! Plus, an excellent chef.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
After an extensive refit both inside and out at the hands of Menorca-based design group Mare e Terra, classic luxury yacht MENORCA has returned to the charter market in the Mediterranean with a brand new look updated for the 21st century while retaining her original charm.
Built in 1960, her classic lines make marvellous ambiance for parties in the Balearic Islands, surrounded by twisting pale cliffs and the scent of ancient forests. Enjoy an evening film together in the outdoor cinema or use her water toys in the shallow and secluded bays and coves, where the shoreline can vary dramatically while always remaining picture perfect.
Destinations: Spain, Balearic Islands
Price: €85,000-€98,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Menorca: “A beautifully refit classic, excellent chef and a nice alternative in the Balearics.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
12. Silver Dream
44m/144ft motor yacht SILVER DREAM (ex.SLIPSTREAM) has a proven reputation with charter guests and all the amenities one would expect with a luxury charter yacht: an experienced and professional crew, beautifully appointed interiors and spacious exteriors designed for outdoor living, status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and a great selection of water toys for making the best of any destination.
Destinations: Antibes, Portofino, Sicily
Price: €133,000-€154,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Silverdream: “The full charter package in terms of excellent crew, space, style, amenities, toys, and charter reputation.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
Whether heading off for a special event, taking a family break or preparing for a corporate event charter, superyacht O’NEIRO will impress with her timeless interiors and great amenities that include a home theatre, a vast library of music, videos and games, status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and PADI Certified Dive Centre along with a fantastic sundeck Jacuzzi as well as a Jacuzzi in the Master suite.
The excellent range of water toys, from fast-paced Waverunners to meandering kayaks, lets guests discover the beauty of Greece’s many beaches at their own pace.
Price: €180,000-€215,000 p/w plus expenses
Why O’Neiro: “My multiple repeat clients were so enthusiastic about the yacht and crew, I had to include this as a great yacht operating in Greece.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
When you and your guests want a superyacht with a proven charter reputation and the traditional interiors far removed from everyday life, luxury yacht DENIKI is the perfect choice for your holiday abroad.
Exceptional interiors down to the last detail will make any guest aboard motor yacht DENIKI feel like they’re indulging in an opulence – and that’s before even relaxing on her beautiful sundeck Jacuzzi or making use of her selection of water toys. Chef Gareth Alder won 2nd Place at the Antigua Charter Show 2014, so you and your guests can expect a sumptuous dining treat every mealtime.
Destinations: Balearic Islands, South of France, Italy
Price: €165,000-€215,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Deniki: “Operating in the Balearics, South of France and Italy, she’s a really solid charter yacht with one of the best crews around.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
Built in 1937 with an award-winning refit from Pendennis in 2015, classic luxury yacht MALAHNE (ex.ADELE XII) is an historically significant vessel that has hosted parties for many stars and politicians in the early-to-mid Twentieth Century. Carefully refurbished using authentic Art Deco antiques and fittings to match the style of the period, superyacht MALAHNE represents a 30-month effort to reinstate a rare classic yacht back to her former glory.
Able to host up to 10 guests over 6 cabins in periodic surroundings, she also has a tender garage filled with a fantastic selection of water toys for the best of the modern era and times gone by.
Destinations: Spain, Italian Riviera, Greece
Price: €135,000-€154,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Malahne: “[She is] probably the highest quality yacht I have ever seen. As a classic she might not appeal to everyone, but the refit is perfection for those who appreciate older superyachts.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
The newest luxury yacht on this list available for charter in the Mediterranean, 38m/125ft motor yacht SKYLER was delivered by Benetti only earlier this year and her cool minimalist interiors make her perfect for any group looking for a ‘no fuss’ modern design suited to special occasions as well as family charters.
Although all of the interior and exterior lounging spaces are finished to a high standard, many guests will chose the beach club as their favourite spot on board: the bar will provide refreshments effortlessly while you sunbathe on the sun loungers and listen to the gently lapping waves.
Destinations: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica
Price: Contact CharterWorld for current rates
Why Skyler: “A pretty cool superyacht and a brand new Benetti.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
17. Da Vinci
More than just a fast superyacht from getting from one destination to the next, M/Y DA VINCI is another modern marvel delivered in 2017 that represents an evolution in the way that open yachts are treated in terms of internal design and facilities: Once less likely to receive fewer amenities than larger, slower counterparts, DA VINCI competes with an on-trend interior in navy and gold, coupled with high-finish modern art, a great selection of water toys, a bow Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area and professional massage services with a folding massage table that can be used anywhere inside or out.
Destinations: Monaco, Portofino, Naples
Price: €225,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Da Vinci: “The ultimate flashy, sporty superyacht.” – Charter Broker Josh Burdett.
18. Endless Summer
40m/130ft superyacht ENDLESS SUMMER is an ever popular choice in the Eastern Mediterranean, giving guests the quintessential luxury charter experience as well as the latest state-of-the-art entertainment systems and amenities. Refitted in 2016, her as-new interiors provide comfortable surroundings for rest and relaxation.
Packed full of water toys – including diving equipment – she is the perfect choice for charter groups looking to discover the wonders of the underwater tunnels, caves and wrecks of Croatia and Greece.
“The boat was fantastic and the crew was actually even better. Manos was a total pro, the Chief Stew Katerina was amazing and the Bosun Christos was fantastic as well. We really loved the week… [The crew] were SUPER professional, never made you feel like you were putting them out with any request and were friendly throughout.
Poliyagos was by far our favorite spot – uninhabited island, amazing waters, private beaches – it was other worldly.”
– Charter guests, Athens-Santorini, June 2017
Destinations: Greece, Croatia, Corfu
Price: €89,000-€105,000 p/w plus expenses
Why Endless Summer: “In Greece I would pick M/Y ENDLESS SUMMER: An awesome, personable and can-do crew who has been together several seasons, Chef Antonis is culinary-school trained and enjoys twists on traditional foods, with gorgeous presentation. The boat has also had fantastic refit adding a 6th stateroom (VIP suite on the upper-deck) with wraparound views. Impeccably updated and maintained and being a Westport she is super-spacious with an amazing array of toys not usually seen on yachts in the Med.” – Amanda Brilliante Charter Broker.
Contact CharterWorld to find out more information about any superyacht available for charter this summer in the Mediterranean, including on board amenities and current special offers.