5 of the best yachts to charter this winter

From adventure escapes to island paradises, these destinations are the best to experience by superyacht

The best thing about winter is escaping it — leaving behind the drizzle, the chill and the dreary grey skies for sunnier climes. And the best way to make a dash for it is surely aboard a superyacht.

From classic sloops to pristine motor yachts, there’s a perfect vessel out there for every adventure or exploration you could point out on a map of the world. But, if you’re struggling to decide where to weigh anchor next, we’ve consulted top superyacht brokerage house YPI Yachts to find out their top travel tips…

Take G2 to the Windward and Leeward Islands, Caribbean

G2 has recently been restored at Pedennis Shipyard

Here’s your chance to be the first to experience a newly-relaunched superyacht. On her first Caribbean charter season, G2 has sailed out of her restoration at Cornwall’s Pendennis shipyard and straight to the top of her peer group, boasting unrivalled sailing performance and exceptional guest comfort.

The exterior has been overhauled

G2 boasts unrivalled sailing performance

Expect a brand new luxury interior by Nauta Yachts, offering a light, simple, clean and balanced design, thanks to enlarged hull windows and oversized portholes. An overhauled exterior offers a spacious open flush aft deck, sunpads and a new cockpit arrangement. What’s more, on deck, architectural biminis can be set up and taken down quickly for shade — the ideal spot for taking in the best views out over this particular part of the Caribbean.

Sail Tip Top II or Tip Top IV around the Galapagos Islands

As two of the only luxury yachts available for charter in the Galapagos Islands, 31m catamaran TIP TOP II and 38m motor yacht TIP TOP IV are based in the region all year-round, offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to discover this stunning, highly protected area in privacy and luxury.

Tip Top II at anchor

Tip Top IV in the Galapagos

It’s one of the few locations in the world that does not have an indigenous population, so these islands have been completely preserved from human development — and how better to enjoy these unique adventures that aboard a pristine superyacht? Giant and alcedo tortoises, sea turtles, flamingos, penguins, iguanas and sea life including whales, dolphins, fur seals and sharks. What more could you want?

Explore the best of South East Asia aboard Shamoun

Lembongan island, Indonesia

We all love the romantic adventure of a classic sailing yacht. Lucky for you, available for charter in Singapore, Langkawi and Phuket, traditional sloop Shamoun is a journey back in time to the golden age of sailing.

Shamoun is a classic sloop

Inside Shamoun’s saloon

Shamoun’s rich chestnut floorboards

Combining handsome classic looks with modern-day amenities for an unforgettable ocean escape, she features exquisite interiors in handcrafted mahogany and rich chestnut floorboards, and a hydraulic centreboard that enables access to Thailand’s prettiest shallow bays — unreachable by other yachts. Now that’s exclusivity.

Discover the Caribbean with Seven Sins

Seven Sins features a glass-bottom swimming pool

Seven Sins is just as hedonistic as she sounds. There are few places as sumptuous as the Caribbean, so why not explore this beautiful region from your own private onboard beach club? This beach club features a glass-bottom swimming pool with counter-flow current mode, designer lighting and a Jacuzzi function, plus a gym, sauna and fold-down side balconies opening onto the water.

There are 5 suites on board

Seven Sins features extensive outdoor spaces

For enhanced privacy, this space can also be converted to a drive-in tender bay. With accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 suites, Seven Sins features innovative use of glass throughout, maximising natural light in the interior and offering fantastic views — while keeping your private space thoroughly private.

Yacht charter starts from $30,000 per week. To book a charter on any of the above yachts or in any of these destinations around the world, email charter@YPIyachts.com

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