Exploring the Bimini Islands on a private jet ski tour, sipping champagne under the stars, and having the most amazing deep tissue massage from your own private masseuse – these are just some of the things you can experience while travelling on a chartered yacht. The possibilities are endless, as are the number of yachts available. To help you with the task of finding the perfect yacht, we’ve selected the most incredible models to charter this year.
Cocoa Bean, Cecil Wright
In 2014 Cecil Wright shipyard released the mega yacht Cocoa Bean. The 242 foot vessel can take you and eleven other guests virtually anywhere you desire. It was built for entertaining, with 6 luxury cabins, chic design by Evan K Marshall, wet bar, cocktail tables and jacuzzi – your guests may never want to leave. You are sure to fall in love with it, particularly the main deck. It features a full beam master suite, a private office, lounge, large en-suite, and walk-in closet. The lower deck has spacious guest cabins, even a VIP cabin.
You and your guests will also love Cocoa Bean’s extensive water sports gear, including wakeboards, waterskis, kayaks, scuba gear, and everything you need out on the water. Whatever your mood, the ship has a sea-level beach club for lounging around and a gym to maintain your fitness out at sea.
Cost: $550,000-600,000 per week (low/high season)
Andreas L, Edmiston
Dreaming of heading out to sea for a luxury European vacation destination? If so, you’ll want to consider chartering the 196-foot Andreas L. Crafted in 2008, this baby recently underwent a facelift this year, including a repaint, new A/V and plush furnishings. Besides having 6 cabins to accommodate 12 guests, the ship has lots to offer: a sundeck with an air-conditioned gym, illuminated jacuzzi and al-fresco dining area, and formal dining area in the main salon.
The interior features contemporary decor designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Other things to love on board are the water slide, satellite TV, Water-Skis, three jet skis, wake boards, paddlebaords, scuba gear, Inflatable trampoline, and Fishing Equipment, enough to keep you entertained for weeks on end.
Cost: $300,000-350,000 per week (low/high season)
The Inception is 164 feet of pure luxury. Launched in 2008, this yacht has entertained families and large groups out at sea, taking charters to hotspots like Cannes, Corsica, French Riviera, Ibiza, and the Italian Riviera. Whether you wish to take your family or a large group, it is the perfect vessel. It comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests and has six guest cabins.
Inception’s huge sundeck includes a large 12-person jacuzzi and shaded seating area, while a teak terrace on the foredeck converts into an outdoor cinema at night. The ship has all the usual bells and whistles like satellite TV and watercraft for exploring islands but the crown jewel of the Inception has to be its master suite. It features an infinity pool, private terrace, and king size bed that rotates 360 degrees.
Cost: $250,000-280,000 per week (low/high season)
The Eternity is the perfect yacht to take to New Zealand, St Barths, Indonesia, or Croatia, the hottest yachting destinations to sail to this year. The 213-foot beauty was built and launched by Codecasa shipyard in 2010 and refitted in 2018. It’s more stylish and modern than ever, thanks to interior designer Suzanne Lovell. Just one of the upgrades made in this revamped design is the over sized picture windows which allows more natural light inside.
Eternity is perfect for a family getaway or adult-only fun, with everything you could possibly need on board, including an award-winning chef, spacious jacuzzi, gym, satellite TV, scuba gear, bikes, waverunners, and 7 cabins.
Cost: $392,000-427,000 per week (low/high season)
Joy is yet another incredible yacht to charter this year, particularly if you’re looking for a wellness getaway. This 229-foot super yacht can take you to Mediterranean destinations like Sardinia, St Tropez, the Balearics, or Caribbean hotspots like Antigua, Bahamas, Cuba, Saint Martin, St Barts, or the Virgin Islands. With a total of 8 cabins and the space to accommodate 12 guests, you can take your family and friends, or, a romantic getaway for two.
Built in 2016 by Feadship, Joy was crafted with wellness and relaxation in mind. A spa and treatment room, on-board masseuse, private chef who creates personalized meals, and gym are all on Joy. When you’re not getting a massage or taking in the scenic ocean views, take advantage of the ship’s badminton court and basketball hoop for some fun exercise.
Cost: $700,000-840,000 per week (low/high season)