Chartering a super yacht offers the client all the benefits of a owning one without having to worry about the running costs. Here, we highlight the attractions of chartering an insanely luxurious yacht, and pick the top five yachts to be seen on this summer.
You can have supper in Portofino and wake up anchored off Cap Ferrat, or breakfast in Cannes and in the afternoon be at your favourite beach bar on Pampelonne beach in St Tropez. The service on a super yacht is second to none, with literally every need being catered for. You can sit back and relax on a sun lounger around the onboard pool whilst the stewardess mixes your favourite cocktail.
If this all seems too boring then fear not, these yachts have enough toys to keep you busy, from jet skis, sailing dinghys, speed boats, jet-powered sea bobs and even submarines. This type of holiday may cost much more than your average villa rental, however, you will receive a service that most luxury hotels would find hard to match.
So, if you are looking for the special once in a life time holiday, or just want to know the newest boats on the market for this summer, or even just want to dream, look below at the newest offerings this summer.
Motor super yacht Air has an exceptionally sleek and elegant exterior with modern lines, a unique matt black steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. She measures 81 meters (265.7 feet) in length and has a beam of 11.6m. What’s more, she is also the largest yacht ever to be built at the yard as well as being the largest Feadship available for charter.
IR’s luxurious, highly sophisticated and minimalistic interior, created by Remi Tessier Design is stunning and is enhanced by impressive artwork, large windows and open doorways. The main materials used, include matt-finished sycamore, leather, matt-finished special paint, high gloss stainless steel, palladium leaf, back-lit white onyx, off-white and black limestone and a wealth of carved glass.
She is extremely spacious and can accommodate 12 guests in 7 large staterooms including an impressive split level owner’s suite, two guest cabins on the upper deck, one on the main deck and three on the lower deck. The owners’ observation lounge boasts a breath-taking view over the eight-metre long pool on the vast main deck forward area. The magnificent sun deck offers a well-equipped gym, lounging areas and a Jacuzzi.
Specifications: Length 265’8 / 81.00m | Beam 38’ / 11.60m | Year 2011 |Builder Feadship | Guests 12 | Crew 21 | Price €747,000 per week
Alfa Nero is an impressive 82 metre luxury yacht, Dutch built by Oceanco, renowned as one of the world’s leading boat builders. Her exterior was designed by Dan Lenard and her interior was designed by the well recognised Alberto Pinto who worked closely with the owner to provide traditional materials to create a classic contemporary style with a hint of art deco.
She has won immense admiration and has garnered awards in Europe, the US and even Asia for her exceptional, ground breaking design – with her exterior exuding a sublime combination of pared-down elegance and laid-back luxury, with an unmistakable hint of tremendous power.
Her crowning glory of innovation is the aft deck. Her flattened transom contains a fresh or salt water swimming pool that can transform itself into a helicopter pad. The swimming pool hydraulically covers a three tender garage.
Specifications: Length 269 / 82m | Beam 46.6’ / 14.2m | Year 2007 |Builder Oceano | Guests 12 | Crew 26 | Price available upon request
Sarissa can sleep up to 10 guests in the following cabins, master, double, twin and a convertible study/guest cabin. She truly has an unmatched combination of performance, adventure and pleasure, thanks to timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating features throughout to create an elegant and comfortable sailing atmosphere.
Her interior decor mainly consists of three timber varieties and very little in the way of fabrics – an interior style that, according to Rhoades Young, “was to represent the romanticism of sailing and travel.” The result is a synthesis of an elegant sailing yacht and a relaxed beach house.
Specifications: Length 139’7 / 42.6m | Beam 28’21 / 8.60m | Year 2011 | Builder Vitters | Guests 10 | Crew 6 | Prices €112,000 per week
Sycara V is currently one of the most impressive yachts on the charter market. At 68m she has great interior and exterior space and with her casual yet refined interior she makes an ideal charter yacht.
Accommodation can sleep 12 guests including 6 cabins; 1 master, 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single and 2 pullmans. The master suite is quite something, with a his and hers bathroom and its own private deck.
Upwards of 40 guests can easily be accommodated for luncheons thanks to flexible dining spaces onboard, too. Also worth noting is that she offers 20 beds for overnight guests, with plenty of opportunities for the maximum capacity of 12 charter clients to enjoy as much privacy as they would like.
Specifications: Length 223’5 / 68.1m | Beam 41’1 / 12.52m | Year 2010 | Builder Nobiskrug | Guests 12 | Crew 18 | Prices €624,000 per week
One of the most striking aspects of Lady Britt is the choice for six large guest suites on the lower deck in order to accommodate family and friends in comfort and style. Two of the suites can be converted into a full-width VIP stateroom.
The owners have chosen a luxury New York apartment theme for their stateroom, complete with separate bathrooms and dressing rooms; enhanced with a private study. Meanwhile, the overall arrangement makes Lady Britt an excellent vessel for charter with a dedicated wellness spa, a separate panoramic gymnasium, an outdoor cinema and an authentic Finnish sauna with its own private access to the ocean.
All these facilities complement the very spacious external guest areas. The yacht interior is in a chic, modern, Scandinavian style with a stunning blend of marble surfaces, Teak and Macassar ebony furniture and rosewood flooring.
Specifications : Length 206’7 / 63.00m | Beam | 37’0 / 11.30m | Year 2011 | Builder Feadship | Guests 12 | Crew 16 | Prices €475,000 per week