There is no more luxury pursuit than chartering a yacht and setting sail on an adventure. From the islands of the Caribbean to the fjords of Norway, the possibilities are endless, and you can sail to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the greatest sights in the world. And that’s before you even look inside these incredible vessels. The height of hedonism, these floating dens of decadence are shrines to excess – giving you the opportunity to live even better than a king.
But, obviously, not all of us have the disposable income to charter a yacht. Even high-flyers may struggle to stump up the cash. But, if you’re in the top 1 per cent, and want to have the time of your life on the water, we’ve selected a number of the best yachts to charter under £50,000.
Can’t Remember, €45,000 p/w
It looks like a Bond villain’s boat, but the curiously-named Can’t Remember is a lesson in luxury. With 5 cabins – one Master, one VIP, one double plus a Pullman berth, two twin cabins – you can enjoy a cruising speed of 25 knots, and sumptuous interiors by Luca Dini.
The dynamic darling of several Mediterranean yacht shows upon her launch, Quantum has evolved to establish a successful reputation in the motor yacht market from her berth in the South of France. Fine dining experiences and warm, attentive hospitality have become her specialities over the years – despite her sporty looks – so Quantum really is the best of both worlds.
Offering exhilarating performance with outstanding interior and deck spaces, this 30.2m sailing yacht is old school glamour built to modern safety specs. Nauta Design continue this vintage, timeless and elegant feel inside with the interiors and the four luxurious staterooms including a master suite, a VIP stateroom, and two twin cabins are furnished for luxury. A sumptuous vessel.
The clue’s in the name. With one Master cabin, one VIP cabin, one cabin with a semi-double bed plus a Pullman berth and one cabin with twin beds and a Pullman berth – and all with en-suites – this is the height of interior beauty. And, with such a chic and sleek exterior design, there’s no question that this yacht lives up to its name.
Teak-decked, and boasting a 3,300 horsepower diesel engine to power your 8 guests across the ocean, Freedom gives you just that. Beautiful to look at, and built by CNSA, you can be assured that this is a boat built for adventure – and one hardy enough to handle whatever you steer it toward.
Leonard was offered for charter in Ibiza and Formentera this past summer – and, being one of the most demanded yachts just shows what a catch she is. An Azimut 68S – and one of the best examples in terms of quality and design – Leonard is a modern, comfortable vessel, and maintained to the highest level.
21.6 M of pure design. Capable of over 30 knots. Complete attention to detail including sundecks, bathing platform, and alfresco dining space. This is Wini, a cosy yacht that sleeps 6 guests across 4 cabins, and is designed with a mixture of cherry wood, steel, and leather interior on the main deck.
The luxury Lazzara motor yacht Lizzi measures 23m in length with a beam of just over 18 feet wide, enabling yacht guests to cruise in total comfort. Designed and built by Lazzara, and sleeping 6 guests, she is young (2009), reliable and has a max speed of an enviable 30 knots.
Queen of Datca, €28,000
The perfect vessel for cruising the Adriatic, the Queen of Datca is ideal for couples, families or groups looking for a stress free relaxing charter. Teak-decked and with a max speed of 16 knots, this is a leisurely charter – and one which evokes the charm and glamour of the golden days of sailing with its double masts and traditional decor.
CHAMADE has all the high specifications you would expect of a luxury yacht in her class. The sleek interior is imbued with art deco aesthetics, with signature marble artworks, wooden veneers and elegant curves that give the CHAMADE her unusual and irresistible charisma. Charter her to experience a classic yacht filled with timeless beauty, sophistication and charm, while living the luxurious Riviera lifestyle.
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