How are you planning to spend your summer? A snatched week away in Europe? A family holiday at a beachside resort?
May we suggest an alternative? You spend your days slaving away amongst throngs of people, so why not escape from the hustle and bustle for your holiday. The best way to do that: yachting. From the French Riviera to the fjords of Norway, there is nothing so freeing as chartering your own yacht — and these are the best vessels that could be yours for under £100,000 per week.
Who wouldn’t want to sit out on deck and have an al fresco dinner, whilst bobbing about on warm waters? Les Bruxellois offers you just that, with versatile spaces inside and out, a spacious sundeck and a Jacuzzi.
Our favourite touch, however, is the hydraulic swim platform, which lowers completely underwater — giving you quick access to the yacht’s impressive collection of water toys, including jetskis and Seabobs.
Could there be a more beautiful yacht in your price range? Satori, with its delicate two-masted design and 5 cabins, is a masterclass is sailing chic. Subtle wooden furnishings stretch throughout, and delicate warm lighting will illuminate any of your activities – from a Michelin-cooked meal to a mid-afternoon sun lounge.
She may not have the most exciting of names, but Yvonne is an understated delight. 5 cabins, a deck Jacuzzi and a host of toys and tender which includes wake boards, water skis, doughnuts and Seabobs create an environment of leisure and relaxation — just the summer break you deserve.
Based in the Med, this devil of a yacht is sleek in both colour and character. If you fancy yourself as a dapper adventurer, this is the perfect vessel in which to cruise southern Europe — and, with 4 cabins sleeping up to 10 people, there’s room for a bit of showing off as well.
A striking example of Benetti’s Classic 115 series, Albatross was designed to offer the “Aquarium of the World” in complete comfort. That may be a little convoluted, but we can attest that it is one fun yacht. If you’re into deck dining, unwinding in the Jacuzzi or relaxing by a glamorous bar, this is the boat with the most.
Heureka is a masterstroke — as her name almost suggests. If you enjoy exhilarating sailing performance with the added benefit of a telescopic keel — which allows entry to shallower harbours around the Med — then this is the vessel to charter this summer. Its charm is in its versatility, which makes it the perfect yacht for any would-be seafarers and explorers amongst you.
Designed with family charters in mind, Berzinc has an extensive toys list which promises endless hours of fun in the water under the watchful eye of her knowledgeable crew. Economical engines, zero-speed stabilizers and a contemporary interior really do seal the deal – it’s a modernist’s delight, and a delightful option for summer.
Got a bigger budget? Here’s our round-up of the best yachts to charter in 2018…