When it comes to choosing a family-friendly Mediterranean luxury yacht charter there are a few considerations that come to mind: Comfort, entertainment for all ages, budget and of course safety, all of which can be found aboard motor yacht ANNABEL II – cruising the breath-taking coastline of Croatia.
Some of her most notable features include a sundeck Jacuzzi, wide range of family-friendly water toys, a piano in the main salon, a forward galley for breakfast gatherings and an alternative ‘lounge’, plus a flexible cabin arrangement – the two twin cabins can be converted into one large cabin for smaller groups that want more space.
Behind the design
Luxury yacht ANNABEL II was constructed by Horizon Yachts, a multi-award winning Taiwanese company that has been around since 1987 and become one of Asia’s leading luxury yacht brands, with clients the world over choosing the shipbuilder’s craftsmanship.
M/Y ANNABEL II is a 30m/97ft RP97 model built in 2009 and was designed with sleek styling that will appeal to sun worshippers, who have plenty of outdoor deck space to choose from. The shallow draft of only 2m/6.6ft will allow the captain to manoeuvre close to the best beaches in the region. Since her last refit in 2018, she now sports brand new teak decking, upholstery and upgraded entertainment systems.
“Good morning Martha! 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.” Guests renting Motor Yacht ANNABEL II / Porto Montenegro – Split, Croatia, summer 2019
Interiors & Accommodation
The warm wood panelling and pale furnishings produce an inviting interior that is perfect for laid-back family breaks discovering the culture of Croatia or the beaches of Montenegro. On the main deck, the group can start the day together with a meal in the forward country-style galley as the sunlight filters through the forward windows. The aft salon provides a comfortable space to read or watch a film while cruising, then catch up on the day’s events over drinks in the evening. The salon piano is an added treat for live music while dining in the evenings or for guests to impress one another with their own tunes.
When it comes to accommodation, there is room for up to 10 guests to sleep overnight in 4 en-suite cabins: 1 full-beam Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins, which each have a Pullman berth. The twin cabins can also be converted into one large king-size cabin with en-suite facilities – perfect for bringing along the grandparents.
Outdoors is just as desirable, with the main deck aft providing a sheltered alfresco dining and social space where the group can feel a greater connection the surrounding locations of the Adriatic Sea. The swim platform below provides a space close to the water for sunbathing, and the railings add a further degree of safety when moving to and from the tender.
Sunbathers will gravitate towards the broad sunbed across the foredeck, where there is peace and quiet and uninterrupted views of the surroundings. This is also the perfect place to watch the sunset together on the forward sofa.
Once you’ve found your perfect beach among the numerous beautiful islands of Croatia which include the popular islandS of Hvar, Korcula, Mljet or Brac, there’s nothing better than a lunch freshly prepared on your flybridge barbeque while you savour a cocktail from the bar. After dinner, relax in the sunshine and ease tired muscles in the Jacuzzi, which will also be ready and waiting for you after partying under the stars.
M/Y ANNABEL II has the perfect balance of onboard space and amenities all at a family-friendly budget: