With summer edging ever closer, we’ve unrolled the map, hoisted anchor and taken it upon ourselves to point you in the direction of the most stunning, must-visit destinations you can get to by sea. And, if you’re looking for a vessel to get there, we’ve got that covered too.
The French Riviera
The French Riviera has long been home to some of the most stylish, elegant and wealthy gentlemen on the planet, and that’s not changing anytime soon. And come summer, these aspirational must-visit destinations – from Cannes to Monte Carlo – becomes filled with the most stunning yachts on earth. This year, make sure you’re on one of them.
Nero, available to charter from Yachtmasters, is one of the most striking yachts you’ll see on the water this season. Inspired by J.P Morgan’s famous Corsair IV, Nero is an enormously impressive contemporary classic. 1930s styling disguises every possible modern comfort and the layout provides substantial entertaining areas as well as more intimate niches – a key feature on a yacht of this size. Replete with a cinema, and tenders and toys for every occasion, prices start from €475,000 per week.
Looking to head somewhere slightly closer to home but just as tropical? Head for The Balearics, where it doesn’t get much more sun-soaked or luxurious. Sail amongst the very best by chartering the stunning and enviable Sealyon, available for charter from Y.CO.
Winner of the World Superyacht Award, Sealyon fuses high glamour with contemporary looks. Offering the best of everything in sumptuous modern style, the most discerning guest will be impressed by suites with panoramic views, walk in dressing rooms and large marble bathrooms throughout. The pride of the Balearics.
Sardinia and Corsica
If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Sardinia is the perfect place for you. With some of the world’s most beautiful and untouched beaches as part of its many attractions, there’s no better place to charter a yacht this summer.
For pure luxury, look no further than Savannah from Edmiston, which has continuously been hailed as one of the most spectacular vessels in the world. Strong yet elegant, this 83.50M yacht has 6 cabins and can sleep up 12 guests, with amenities that blow everything else out of the water, including an in-built Hammam, an underwater observation lounge and a 9M swimming pool.
The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast has to be a destination on most gentlemen’s bucket lists, and for good reason. The stunning coastline, come summer, becomes filled with some of the most spectacular yachts in the world, so make this the year that you join them.
Charter the vast and slick 64.5M Silver Angel from Campers & Nicholsons, a feat of machinery that will look stunning wherever she sits. Set over 5 decks, she’s been designed to accommodate up to 12 guests in 7 different staterooms. From her magnificent and elegant interiors that’ll make you feel right at home, to the armada of incredible water toys, she does everything to provide the perfect charter for you this summer.
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
The beauty of chartering a yacht is that you can go set sail pretty much wherever you want. This summer, why not explore the natural beauty of the Aeolian Islands on none other than the exceptional Andea, available to charter from Ocean Independence.
Featuring wide and comfortable interiors, equipped with 4 staterooms for up to 9 guests, Andea’s fully equipped fly bridge comes replete with sunbathing pads, Jacuzzi, fridge, grill and sun protected dining area invite to spend the day in total relaxation. Built in 2008, designed to provide high performance and excellent cruising at sea, this is a jewel of the Aeolians.