Trina Howes, Senior Charter Broker at CharterWorld reveals her favourite superyacht choices for the 2019 summer season…
Over the years I have been lucky enough to work with crew who are, quite simply, amazing at what they do. This selection of yachts is my favourite to work with because the owners really understand what it takes to pull off an amazing charter and make sure that their yachts are equipped perfectly for the charter guest. They are all immaculately maintained, have excellent amenities and the very best professionals on board to look after their clients.
These are yachts that I have booked for my clients, many of them more than once, and the feedback I receive after the charter has always been exceptional and usually includes the comment “that was the most amazing holiday, thank you!”.
This selection of yachts has a crew and owners that will do whatever it takes to ensure that the clients have the holiday of their dreams and walk away with unforgettable memories of a wonderful time spent with family and friends. They make sure that when the client steps on board they really don’t have to think of anything.
The menu is based on careful consideration of the clients’ preference sheets and dietary requirements and an itinerary designed around the clients’ wishes with special and secret locations based on the captain’s first-hand knowledge of the cruising area.
The crew really take the time (and have the time) to prepare properly for the charters. They make sure they have thought of everything before the guests even step on board. There are lots of little touches throughout the charter that make the charter guests feel comfortable, pampered and special.
The below yachts have done an exceptional job for my clients’ charters and I love to work with them as I know placing one of my clients on any of these yachts means I will get a note at the end of the vacation saying, “Trina, that was the best vacation we have ever been on.”
“Hi Trina, we wanted to let you know that we had an awesome time on our JUST ENOUGH charter… loved the yacht, and Brandon and his entire crew were great.”
Charter Locations: Mediterranean
Notable features: ~ Michelin-starred Chef ~Hair and beauty salon ~ Steam room ~ Outdoor cinema on the sundeck ~ Panoramic views from the gym ~ Two full-width staterooms ~ Array of water toys …
Charter Locations: The Bahamas
Notable features: ~ Ideal for special events and banquets ~ Plenty of outdoor spaces ~ Alfresco dining ~ Sunbathing area ~ Jacuzzi ~ Indoor dining ~ Karaoke ~ Piano ~ Media room ~ Gym ~ Ample seating areas ~ Beautiful master suite with a private office ~ Water toys & tenders ~ Stabilisers
Charter Location: The Caribbean
Notable features: ~ open space areas, great for entertainment and relaxation ~ main deck master suite with spa tub ~ luxurious guest cabins with spa tub ~ on deck Jacuzzi ~ great sunbathing areas ~ numerous dining areas both in and outside ~ at anchor stabilisers ~ onboard spa ~ outdoor cinema ~ fabulous selection of water toys
Charter Locations: West Med – Italy, France
Notable features: ~ fantastic choice with main deck master cabin ~ excellent sunbathing areas ~ beautiful modern interior design ~ spacious bright accommodation ~ air-conditioning
Notable features: ~ luxury catamaran known for great layout and space ~ excellent option for families ~ Plenty of alfresco living space ~ Large contemporary interiors ~ great selection of water toys ~ En-suite facilities in all cabins ~ Air conditioning
Notable features: ~ State-of-the-art entertainment system ~ Fuel-efficient ~ Vast seating & lounge areas ~ On-deck Jacuzzi ~ Bar & sun pads on the sundeck ~ air-conditioning ~ stabilisers
“I am writing to thank you so much for the most amazing holiday I have ever had. Not only were we surrounded by beautiful scenery; Annabel II was just gorgeous.”
Charter Locations: Western Mediterranean – Italy & France
Notable features: ~ excellent spaces for a yacht of this size ~ fabulous outdoor and socialising areas ~ Jacuzzi ~ deluxe main deck master suite ~ private master terrace ~ gymnasium ~ at anchor and underway stabilisers ~ WiFi ~ Air-conditioning
Notable features: ~ Modern interior decor ~ Airy & bright atmosphere ~ Beautiful master suite ~ Beach club ~ Jacuzzi ~ Alfresco dining ~ Ample seating ~ Wet bar ~ 134 sqm sundeck ~ Gym equipment ~ AV entertainment system throughout ~ Hammam ~ Water toys and tenders
Notable features: ~ Spectacular formal dining area for 22 guests ~ 18-person glass-bottomed Spa pool ~ Enormous exterior spaces ~ 13 guest cabins each with individual stying ~ Sauna ~ Library ~ Gym ~ Massage room ~ Fireplace ~Grand Piano ~ State-of-the-art entertainment on board ~ Stabilisers ~ Great variety of water toys ~ Ideal for corporate events and special occasion
Charter Locations: Croatia, Greece, Turkey – Eastern Mediterranean
Notable features: ~ Impressive performance ~ Stylish interior styling ~ Fantastic panoramic views ~ Alfresco dining area ~ Wi-fi