After a brutal hurricane season, the yachts and islands in the northern Caribbean expect to be ready for winter charter.
Cutting edge electronics and state-of-the-art technical systems make many yachts as interesting as the destinations they frequent. Onboard pools and hot tubs are more than a place for two or three people to relax. The fun never stops, with toys by the dozen that were unimaginable even a decade ago. And luxury yacht charter is, quite simply, the best-kept secret in travel.
I’m sure the actors are nice people in real life, and the pros are competent, but in the interest of entertainment, they’ve been reduced to screwing up at their jobs, getting drunk, having fights and engaging in other activities that wouldn’t make their mothers proud. It’s often more like crude yacht charter than crewed yacht charter.
Heading into this year's Fort Lauderdale boat show, we polled a few industry experts for their best tips for buyers.
Arguably the world’s preeminent custom superyacht builder, Lürssen has founded its reputation on exemplary execution that is nearly impossible to fault. With Solandge, the yard has created what could be the last word in luxury yacht chartering.
Meet the Chamois Shifters. Charismatic crew by day, transatlantic superyacht boy band heartthrobs by night. Crank it up and prepare to swoon, ladies. They're the real deal—if not just plain hilarious—and they're cruising to a charter destination near you.