Chartering a yacht is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best and most luxurious ways to spend your much anticipated summer holiday. Whether you’re heading to South of France or further afield to the Caribbean, there’s nothing quite like the vastness and beauty of the open sea, with nothing but pure luxury and hours of entertainment at your fingertips. So, gentlemen, if you’re looking for something new to try this summer, start by chartering one of these beauties…
Thumper, 42m, Sunseeker
Any Sunseeker is a guaranteed beauty; a piece of art that will elevate your status as a gentleman the moment you step on board. Shortlisted last year for the World Superyacht Awards, Thumper is elegance personified, with timeless styling at the forefront of its classic design, both internally and externally.
With a cruising speed on 12 knots, a maximum speed of 24 knots and a range of 1,500nm for her 23,000 fuel tanks, she’s guaranteed to take you in serious style from A-B.
Practicalities aside, a yacht such as this is only going to be complete with the right amount of onboard entertainment and luxury amenities, and as well as having every possible facility a gentleman could need onboard, it also comes equipped with paddle boards, donuts, waterskis and wind surfs, to name but a few.
Cost: €155,000 per week
Crew: 9 members
Fits: 10 guests
Interior and exterior design: Sunseeker
For more information, visit Sunseeker here.
Livernano, 29m, Princess Yachts
Princess have created some of the most iconic and timeless pieces of modern motoring design; yachts that scream as much of luxury as they do of classicism, with refined and elegant features running throughout the entirety of each and every yacht, and Livernano is no exception.
Styled beautifully with furnishings and features to rival even the most classically beautiful yachts in the world, Livernano is the perfect place to spend a summer.
She has a cruising speed of 20 knots, reaching a total maximum of 28 and a range of 322nm for 41,640 litre fuel tanks. Functionality and style are at the forefront of this beauty, with features that truly separate her from the crowd.
Cost: €47,000 per week
Crew: 4 members
Fits: 8 guests
Built by: Princess Yachts
For more information visit Princess yachts here.
Oscar II 105 Sport, 32m, Mangusta
Mangusta are the very definition of slick, modern design and their yachts would look just as perfectly placed in a new Bond movie as they would along the French Riviera. These yachts have the ability to sit perfectly wherever they’re placed, no matter where that might be. Luxurious, spacious and modern; Mangusta know how to get it right.
She travels quickly, too, at a cruising speed of 31 knots and a maximum of 35 knots.
Although Oscar II has only three cabins rather than the standard four, space isn’t certainly isn’t an issue. The design has made up for this lower count, keeping space at an optimum and luxury at the top of the priority list. Decoration, tastefulness and a true gentlemanly style are reflected in their entirety across this incredible piece of modernity.
Cost: €80,000 per week
Crew: 3 members
Fits: 6 guests
For more information visit Mangusta here.
Andiamo!, 32m, Azimut
With an interior designed by the renowned Zuretti and a built by one of the most respected yacht masters in the world, Azimut, Andiamo! is a guaranteed beauty from the outset. Entertainment is of the utmost priority here, with everything from wake boards, to jet skis, to donuts totally at your disposal. Andiamo! is semi-custom, and has a cruising speed of 13 knots, a maximum speed of 25 knots and a range of 700nm from her 17,500 fuel tanks. Luxury is never compromised on a yacht of this stature, and from the moment you step on board, you’ll feel instantly at home (albeit a very nice home…)
Built: 2012 and refitted in 2015
Cost: $55,000 per week
Crew: 5 members
Fits: 10 guests
Built by: Azimut
For more information, visit Azimut here.