Summer’s always around the corner, and when it comes to planning a relaxing Mediterranean cruise, it’s never too early to search for options.
And what could be better than enjoying the finer things in life onboard a luxurious and beautiful yacht? Our top 10 luxury yacht charter options include fantastic vessels, some ranging in size from 27 meters all the way up to 95 meters. These yachts were built by shipyards such as Ferretti, Benetti, and Heesen, which means that they sport outstanding quality and reliability.
Let’s get started, shall we?
20. La Vie by Princess.
Measuring 25 meters or about 82 feet in length, La Vie is a lovely vessel put together by the good people from Princess. It is scheduled to become available in 2017 from Palma, Mallorca, and it was just delivered earlier in 2016. Accommodation-wise, we’re looking at four cabins with enough space for eight people, with the spacious and luxurious master cabin being the most impressive by far.
La Vie was created for those of you who can appreciate the unique beauty of the Mediterranean, and so it offers exceptional opportunities for outdoor fun, whether we’re talking about barbecues, al fresco dining, sunbathing, or jet skiing. In the low season, La Vie will have a charter rate of €49,500, but in the high season, prices will rise a bit to €51,500.
19. Narvalo by Cantiere Delle Marche.
Narvalo is a slightly larger vessel at 33.4 meters or almost 110 feet, and it was created by a shipyard named Cantiere Delle Marche. It was delivered in 2016, and it represents the largest offering in the shipyard’s Nauta Air Explorer series. Since it was designed for long expeditions, this yacht boasts a generous range of 5,000 nautical miles as long as it doesn’t exceed a speed of 9 knots.
Accommodations include five cabins for up to 12 guests, all of which offer luxurious living conditions. When it comes to amenities, we should mention the sundeck and its Jacuzzi, the standout aft deck, and the submersible swim platform. Narvalo has weekly charter rates that start off at $115,000, which is fitting for such a beautiful and spacious yacht.
18. Ghost II by Gulf Craft.
Gulf Craft’s Ghost II is a sublime 37-meter (121-foot) long yacht that will be based in Sydney Harbour. It will become available for both private and corporate charter, and it is definitely well-suited for extravagant parties, as it has enough space for up to 120 people. Casual buffets for up to 100 people can also be organized, but formal dining events will have to be restricted to 60 people at most.
For longer trips, Ghost II offers accommodations for 12 guests in perfect conditions. The rooms are equipped with fine furnishings and amenities, while the outdoor entertainment spaces offer great opportunities for socialization and fun. When it comes to pricing, Ghost II will become available for $125,000 per week or $20,833 per 24 hours.
17. RH3 by RMK Marine.
RH3 is definitely not the newest yacht on our list, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t go toe-to-toe with newer vessels. It was delivered in 2003, and it became the focus of an extensive rebuilding project, which resulted in a brand new layout for her main and upper decks. Measuring 38.72 meters (127 feet) in length, the yacht was originally put together by RMK Marine, but the interior renovation was overseen by the owner and Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen.
There’s enough room for 10 guests onboard thanks to five luxurious cabins, all of which include high-end finishes and materials such as leather, cashmere, honed Carrara marble, and brushed oak. Performance-wise, we’re looking at a maximum range of 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, which is not bad at all. In winter, RH3 is available for a luxury yacht charter in Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean for $140,000 per week.
16. Princess AVK.
Representing the second Sunseeker 155 yacht ever launched, Princess AVK is a 47.25-meter (155-foot) masterpiece that’s ready to accommodate up to 12 guests in exceptional conditions. The VIP and master cabins are both flooded with natural light thanks to a series of floor-to-ceiling windows, which also offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding environment.
There’s also a beach club with a shower and sauna, but those of you who are looking for a bit of adrenaline can always take the wave runners and jet skis out for a spin. Based in the South of France, Princess AVK will become available for a yacht charter in the Balearics for €210,000 per week thanks to Camper & Nicholsons.
15. Lady Luck by Benetti.
With a name that befits her elegance, Lady Luck is a breathtaking superyacht that was delivered in 2009 by Benetti. It measures 59.3 meters (194 feet), and it impresses with a generous selection of luxurious finishes by Fendi. Formerly known as Lady Lara, the vessel includes a gold-plated lift covered in 24 karat gold, which provides easy access to all of its different decks.
When it comes to living arrangements, Lady Luck offers a total of six cabins for 12 guests, namely five double cabins and one twin cabin. The master suite is an epitome of elegance and fine taste that boasts a gold and crème color theme as well as a private relaxation area. There’s enough space for 15 crew members on board, which makes sure that guests want for nothing during their stay. Lady Luck will become available in the West Mediterranean for €315,000 per week courtesy of Y.CO.
14. Aquijo by Vitters and Oceanco.
Come summer, you will be able to charter the newly-delivered Aquijo sailing yacht in the Mediterranean. With a length of 86 meters (282 feet) and a tri-deck design, this sailing yacht is one of the most luxurious in the world, as it offers enough dining space for up to 20 guests, as well as ample opportunities for relaxation and socialization. Accommodation-wise, it can house 10 guests in seven cabins.
Thanks to its generous size, Aquijo can also hold a generous selection of water toys, including paddleboards, kayaks, eight sets of dive gear, and a pair of sailing dinghies. Courtesy of Y.CO, the yacht will become available for charter with rates starting off at €400,000 per week.
13. Legend by IHC Verschure.
Legend is definitely the oldest yacht on our list, as it was initially put together in the 1970s as a Soviet military A Class 1 icebreaker. Obviously, this vessel is tough enough to sail across the world’s most inhospitable waters, but these days it will likely explore calmer environments thanks to Camper & Nicholsons. Owned by Jan Verkerk, Legend was rebuilt recently by IHC Verschure, and it measures 77.4 meters or 253 feet.
Boasting luxurious interiors designed by Thom Beerens, the yacht is large enough for 26 guests, and its main highlights include a fully-classified helicopter deck, a submarine, a Jacuzzi and a large swimming pool. Its weekly charter prices are not for the faint of heart, though, as they start off at €455,000 per week.
12. Cloudbreak by Abeking & Rasmussen.
Cloudbreak is without a doubt one of the most amazing superyachts in the world. It was launched recently in Germany by Abeking & Rasmussen, and it measures 72.5 meters (237 feet). It offers enough space for 12 guests in six cabins, and its full-beam master is quite a sight to behold. Moreover, it includes its own helicopter pad, wellness spa, beach club, and swimming pool, while an elevator provides easy access to all of its different decks.
The wide array of water toys kept onboard comprise windsurfing boards, four SeaBobs, four jet skis, and two tenders. Cloudbreak can be chartered through SuperYachtsMonaco at €750,000 per week.
11. Savannah by Feadship.
Only the richest people in the world will be able to charter the Savannah superyacht by Feadship, and that’s because this elegant beast has weekly rates that start off at €1,000,000. If you’re still reading, you should know that Savannah won the 2016 Motor Yacht of the Year award at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards, which says a lot about its overall quality.
Offered for charter by Edmiston, the vessel boasts breathtakingly luxurious interiors sketched out by CG Design. Highlights include 50 sliding doors, a fully equipped gym, an underwater observation lounge, and a spa. Accommodations are based on six lavish cabins that provide enough space for 12 lucky guests.
10. Whitefin Sailboat.
Whitefin has been around for quite some time now. It’s not exactly a yacht, true, but it can definitely compete with modern-day fast cruisers. The vessel was built back in 1982 by Renaissance Yachts, and it was refitted in 2002. Accommodations include four staterooms, eight guest rooms, and four crew quarters, which is quite generous for a 27-meter sailboat. As far as speed is concerned, a cruising experience at 10 knots is easily achievable.
Whitefin can be chartered during hot summer days in the Western Mediterranean for about $26,000.
9. Lady Soul.
Built by Ferretti Custom Line, Lady Soul is a 30.9-meter superyacht that was released to the sea in 2006. However, it received a complete refit in 2014, which means that it meets even the most demanding requirements as far as luxury is concerned.
It is large enough for up to 10 guests, and it flaunts amenities such as a barbecue area and a cocktail bar. The vessel is available for charter in the East Mediterranean for about $52,000 no matter the season.
8. Alexandra by Benetti.
The Alexandra superyacht was built in 2002 by Benetti and measures in at 50 meters in length. It was refitted extensively in 2014, and it provides enough living space for up to 12 guests in sublime conditions. Some of its main highlights comprise a sturdy steel hull, an elegant exterior in black and white, as well as a top speed of 18 knots. The cruising speed of 16 knots ensures a range of 2579 nautical miles, which is definitely respectable for a yacht of this stature.
Alexandra can be chartered in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean for about $188,500. Isn’t she a beauty?
The Okto superyacht is just four years old, as it hit the open sea in 2014 courtesy of ISA. The vessel measures in at 66.4 meters, and it flaunts six spacious staterooms that offer enough space for up to 11 guests. Thanks to a modern pair of 3512C Caterpillar engines, Okto can reach a cruising speed of 16 knots, and its complete range is 6,800 nautical miles. Highlights include an infinity pool, a Jacuzzi, a helipad, an elevator, and four tender bays.
As far as renting is concerned, Okto is available in the Western Mediterranean during the summer, and it spends its winters in the Caribbean. It can be chartered for about $530,500 in the summer and $500,000 in the winter.
6. Martha Ann.
Martha Ann is a luxurious superyacht that’s available for charter in the West Mediterranean and the Caribbean. It was built in 2006 by Lurssen, and it was refitted ten years later with comfort and performance in mind. The yacht’s main amenities comprise a fully equipped gymnasium, a Jacuzzi, and an elevator that links all of its decks. There’s enough space on board for 12 guests, while the cruising speed is reachable at 13 knots.
Price-wise, you can expect to charter Martha Ann for about $636,000 no matter the season.
The mighty Sherakhan superyacht is one of the oldest yachts on our list, but it is also one of the largest and most impressive. Initially built in 1965 by Vuyk En Zonen, the vessel spends its summers in the Western Mediterranean, and its winters in the waters of the Caribbean.
The refitting process was carried on in 2014, and the yacht has remained true to its heritage while welcoming contemporary conveniences. Sherakhan can accommodate 26 guests, and it even has its own spa onboard. Measuring in at 70 meters in length, the vessel can reach a top speed of 13 knots, which is quite adequate for this day and age.
Charter prices start off at $450,000.
4. The Legend superyacht.
Truly worthy of its name, Legend’s hull measures 77 meters, and it is one of the sturdiest on our list. It has to be, as this massive yacht frequents the rough waters of Northern Europe. Accommodation-wise, we’re looking at 13 lavish staterooms that are spacious enough for up to 26 guests. It’s worth mentioning that Legend won the “Best Rebuild Project” award at the World Superyacht Awards 2017.
Main conveniences include a spa, a helipad, a gym, and a cinema, meaning that guests will want for nothing during their stay. Chartering this beast would set you back around $519,000, though, which is no small feat.
3. Indian Empress.
The largest superyacht in our top 10 is not necessarily the most expensive to charter, but it is arguably the most impressive depending on your own needs. With a whopping 95-meter hull, the Indian Empress bears the badge of Oceanco, and it first hit the waves back in 1999. It was refitted extensively in 2015, and it can now be chartered for about $795,000 in the Western Mediterranean.
Its 17 staterooms will house up to 12 guests in sublime conditions, while the cinema, beauty salon, Jacuzzi, and gym will ensure memorable moments for all.
Feast your eyes on Solandge – a luxurious vessel created by Lurssen in 2013. It measures 85 meters in length, and it cruises across the Western Mediterranean and Caribbean waters. It is large enough to accommodate 12 guests, and it can reach a cruising speed of 15 knots effortlessly. What’s truly mind-boggling about Solandge is that it costs a little bit over $1 million to charter.
It’s worth every penny, though, trust us!
1. Here Comes The Sun.
Bearing one of the most glorious names in the business, the 83-meter Here Comes The Sun is undoubtedly one of the most impressive superyachts in the world. It was built in 2017 by AMELS, and it can be chartered during the summer in the West Mediterranean. It can also be found in the Caribbean come winter.
The charter price, however, is worthy of its fancy name: $1,2 million. For that kind of cash, you can expect to be treated like royalty. There’s enough space onboard for 12 lucky individuals, who will get to enjoy access to amenities such as a spa, a beach club, a sundeck Jacuzzi, and an infinity pool.