Don’t wait until you feel the chill in your bones to book your luxury winter Caribbean charter for 2018/2019 – plan ahead and have your transport, entertainment, food and accommodation all in one six-star package. Below is a selection of some of the top Caribbean charter yacht over 35m, as selected by CharterWorld’s expert team of brokers.
Sailing yachts and motor yachts above 35 metres (115 feet) in length have additional space for an exhaustive selection of water toys or amenities such as spa facilities, steam room or dive centre, giving you and your group the opportunity to cruise farther to reach uninhabited islands and luscious golden shores teeming with alluring wildlife above and below the waves. Host your own spectacular dock-side party with the wealth of space on board and make use of the sizeable alfresco lounges with bars and entertainment systems to make New Year a night to remember.
Ring in the New Year with close friends and family aboard the intimate 43m/140ft superyacht JUST ENOUGH, where timeless interiors are finished in rich wooden panelling and guests can savour the pastel-coloured views while dining in air-conditioned comfort. Dip into the sundeck Jacuzzi or a nap on the numerous sunpads on board, and the hardtop with full enclosure ensures that your outdoor event can continue uninterrupted even if you encounter a cloudburst or blustery weather among the Grenadines. The main deck cockpit converts into a fantastic fishing cockpit and among the water toys, there is diving equipment for Rendezvous Diving in the magnificent locations you visit.
50m/162ft luxury yacht REMEMBER WHEN is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre for earning a jet ski licence on your holiday. To complement this status, she comes with a comprehensive selection of water toys suited to adults and children alike, and among the selection are kayaks, Waverunners, Seabobs, a Laser Pico and three paddleboards, one of which is convertible to a wind surfer – perfect for the breezy conditions in the Grenadines. The interiors haven’t been neglected either and the classic surroundings feature touches of Art Deco in the art work and fixtures and fittings, while live music from the piano in the salon further enhances the ambience. Each guest stateroom provides the utmost comfort across six sizeable en-suite staterooms, and a lift/elevator connecting all decks allows family members with limited mobility to join your winter holiday on the sparkling Caribbean seas without ever missing out. Furthermore, her crew is considered one of the best in the luxury charter world, providing stellar service and expertise for the ultimate getaway break on the water.
Sporty 55m/179ft modern sailing yacht MARIE from renowned shipbuilders Vitters will certainly be an unforgettable way to see charming Caribbean ports such as St. Lucia and St. Barth’s. Once on board, you visitors will be impressed with the immaculate surroundings above and below deck perfectly suited to holding sundown soirees in the cockpit, or intimate dining in the beautifully crafted formal dining room with adjacent lounge hosting a grand piano. On quieter days, your luxury charter group of eight can delight in having the above deck salon bar and sunbathing space all to themselves, while the occupants of the Master suite have perfect privacy with daybed, study and hammam in the e-suite bathroom, plus a private salon and cockpit above deck close to the stern.
Family-friendly sailing yacht TWILIGHT is another charter vessel available in the Caribbean with a fantastic crew: Relish every mouthful from your professional on board chef and relax with a cocktail on the sun-drenched flybridge with stellar service from your stewardess. The light and bright interiors designed by the renowned Rhoades Young Design team are beautifully laid out with an abundance of seating for a group of eight to spread out. Visit the beautiful waterfalls amongst the rainforests in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe, and return to the elegant dining area then unwind in the fresh sea air while watching a film from the convertible main deck stern seating area converts to a sunbed.
Motor yacht JOY from Feadship is an award-winning charter option for couples escapes, families with young children and for those looking for an exceptional environment in which to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Every guest will wake up to a spacious and brightly illuminated cabin, and the Master suite further indulges its guests with skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors creating 180 views to the aft. Fitness fanatics have a fully-equipped gym and a foredeck that converts to a basketball court that can also be used for volleyball, football, badminton and yoga. Re-hydrate with a fruity cocktail from the glamorous main salon bar, then sink into the sundeck Jacuzzi or relax knotted muscles with a professional massage. Use the afternoon to learn about the jet skis aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and end the holiday with a new skill under your belt.
Italian shipyard Benetti is known for its glamorous high-contrast interiors and lavish on-board amenities, and 65m/213ft superyacht SEANNA is a part of this trend offering her guests a generous sundeck Jacuzzi, a cinema, a massage room, lower deck gym with side-terrace and status as an approved RYA Water Sports Centre. Add to this her massive open-plan lounges with large fully-stocked bars and myriad alfresco dining and sunbathing spaces, and every day on board can be spent doing something different.
Visitors to the Caribbean who want a spacious vessel and don’t want to waste time in transit between the islands will appreciate the charms of motor yacht H: Capable of a cruising speed of 19 knots and a top speed of 21 knots, she is faster than the average luxury vessel above 35 metres and comes with plenty of exterior space for hosting your own dockside event or simply treating family and friends to marvellous sunbathing areas, alfresco dinners under vivid sunsets or drinks in the Jacuzzi under a sky full of stars. Both the skylounge and sundeck are fitted with bars and TVs for catching up on the latest sports and films whenever it suits you.
Live the good life aboard 60m/196ft M/Y SLIPSTREAM and begin each day in a voluminous, comfortable cabin before taking breakfast in the shade of the main deck aft cockpit or in the sizeable main salon. The Master suite enjoys its own private forward lounge, whereas the VIP stateroom above has exceptional views and a private terrace with a pair of outdoor armchairs to take in the volcanic hills of Montserrat or Nevis. The sky lounge doubles as an expansive cinema where everyone can gather together for a family film, or socialise through the night on the sundeck laid out with a broad sunbed, a Jacuzzi and plenty of seating with raised tables for games, drinks and outdoor dining.
Refitted in 2017, 55.4m/182ft luxury yacht TURQUOISE comes with the latest technology and a massive selection of modern water toys, including a jet surf and a flyboard with jet pack to appeal to thrill-seekers of all ages. An Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, she also comes with a range of fishing gear, inflatable toys and yoga and Pilates equipment for guests looking for a gentler pace, while the on board amenities include an alfresco cinema in the main deck cockpit, a spa pool and barbeque area and cool, crisp interiors styled by H2 Yacht Design.
Bring back the fun and flamboyance of the 60s and 70s with 60m/197ft motor yacht ELYSIAN (ex.ELANDESS), styled by the critically acclaimed Donald Starkey and Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Lime green accents add a fresh burst of colour to the pure white alfresco lounges and sunpads surrounding the Jacuzzi, while inside geometric shapes and both modern and mid-20th Century materials work in harmony to create a breath-taking environment only to be found on board. The Owner’s apartment has a more muted colour scheme where matte and gloss finishes create beautiful, relaxing workspaces and private rooms, while the skylounge makes use of back-lit glass for a futuristic vibe throughout your cocktail party. This Approved RYA Water Sports Centre comes with a comprehensive selection of water toys as well as a fully-equipped gym to wear off festive season feasts among the bars and beaches of the Leeward Islands.
Luxury yacht ZULU has a style all of her own, harking back to the golden age of cinema when the luxury yachting industry was first becoming established. The upper deck aft, in particular, is a unique place for meals, where curtains hang down from the canvas roof that allows for complete privacy if desired. Above, the sundeck places plenty of seating and sun pads around the centre-piece circular Jacuzzi, and as an alternative sunbathing spot the main deck and lower swim platform are joined only by a few steps for a sizeable social area. Once you reach for a secluded sandy beach, there is a great collection of motorised and towable water toys, and Rendezvous Diving is available to licensed guests.
A classic Feadship superyacht, TELEOST boasts atmospheric interiors in deep wooden panelling with matching furnishings offset by the cream and white upholstery for a formal and intimate setting to dine on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day lunch with a bar and TV entertainment on-hand in the skylounge. Alternatively, the sundeck has a row of seating along the stern while the amidships bar supplies everyone with colourful cocktails and an inviting raised Jacuzzi surrounded by sun loungers. If your New Year’s Resolution is to get fit, there is a large selection of water toys with includes wind surfers, kayaks and Scuba diving gear to start 2019 off the right way.
Where else would you find such a fine and exclusive selection of wines than aboard a superyacht named BACCHUS? Wine aficionados will be delighted with the selection and the display up in the skylounge and the bar also has a choice selection of other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Listen to live music from the grand piano as you dine in style in the open-plan main salon or choose between the main deck aft and the grand table on the upper deck aft to sit outside surrounded by the scenic locations in the US Virgin Islands. Watch the New Year’s fireworks from your spacious sundeck Jacuzzi and rest from your beach parties in sumptuous air-conditioned cabins.
Capable of a cruising speed of 22 knots and a top speed of 30 knots, M/Y ARION is the speediest superyacht on this list to get you from a deserted beach to the best Caribbean parties in the nick of time. The interiors have a Scandinavian element to the design for relaxing days spent socialising with friends and family or enjoying hobbies in peace and quiet. The Master suite, VIP stateroom and double cabins are generously proportioned for lazy days spent with reading material, while outside there is plenty of sunbathing space and a great collection of water toys including jet skis that guests can learn to use throughout the holiday.
Cruise through crystal clear waters aboard the ever-popular luxury yacht LADY J and learn about the history, culture and cuisine of the region as you take in the local sights and enjoy the famous Caribbean hospitality. While in transit, guests can rest in their cabins and watch a film on the widescreen wall-mounted TVs, or devour a delicious professionally prepared meal together in the formal dining room.
Sunbathers will relish in the sundeck offerings of a massive forward sundeck Jacuzzi and an aft covered in sunpads from one side to the other, while adrenaline seekers have an impressive selection of motorised and towable toys as well as diving equipment to choose from on a week-long charter.
Motor yacht JO has a long-established reputation on the charter market and her stellar reputation brings back repeat clients year after year. Break out the sail-powered water toys in the Grenadines and learn new skills with qualified windsurfer and kite surfer instructors among the experienced and professional crew. There are also children’s learner water skis and everyone can learn how to use the jet skis with her status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.
As incredible as her water toys selection is, M/Y JO also lays claim to beautiful interiors blending classic and contemporary elements for intimate meals and conversation in the evenings and welcoming lounges to take the weight off your feet and watch through the broad surrounding windows as you pull out of port. Rejuvenate in the sundeck Jacuzzi and use the sunpads for soaking in the sunshine or stargazing with loved ones in a tranquil setting under unpolluted skies.
To find out about the winter 2018/2019 charter availability of any of these luxury yachts, or for similar superyachts tailored to your group’s needs, contact CharterWorld and secure your dates today.