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8 of the best luxury yachts available for charter in winter seasonal destinations.
Finding the right charter yacht for your needs is essential when planning the ultimate waterborne getaway. Here is a selection of eight top luxury yachts we highly recommend inquiring about if you plan to charter in popular destinations this winter, in no particular order.
1. Feadship Savannah
274ft. (83.5m) | Feadship | 2015
Location: Central America/South America
Price: $1,168,500/week, plus expenses
Features: World’s first hybrid superyacht; Eco-friendly, fuel-efficient design; Multiple swimming pools; Open-plan interior layout; Underwater ‘Nemo’ lounge (pictured); Low noise/vibration levels.
2. Abeking & Rasmussen Romea
268ft. (82m) | Abeking & Rasmussen | 2015
Price: $1,022,500/week, plus expenses
Features: Cinemas on main and bridge decks (pictured); Dedicated spa deck; Beach club with sauna.
3. Damen Game Changer
227ft. (69m) | Damen | 2017
Price: $220,000-$255,000/week, plus expenses
Features: Charters as a support vessel to another yacht; Helipad and helicopter hangar (pictured); 250 square feet of deck space for tender and toy stowage; 15-ton deck crane; Dedicated provision stowage; Long-range capability; Dive center.
4. Tankoa Solo
236ft. (72m) | Tankoa Yachts | 2018
Price: $695,000-759,500/week, plus expenses
Features: Beach club with bar and hammam; Aft deck infinity pool; Touch-and-go helipad that converts to a dance floor; Private master-suite terrace with a spa tub; Baby grand piano.
5. CRN Cloud 9
243ft. (74m) | CRN | 2017
Price: $875,000-896,000/week, plus expenses
Features: Custom limousine tender; Teppanyaki bar on the sundeck; Glass-bottom pool; Cinema room; Beach club with direct water access; Side-loading tender garage; Main deck beauty salon with balcony; Dive center.
6. Benetti Skyler
125ft. (38m) | Benetti | 2017
Price: $147,000-$168,000/week, plus expenses
Features: Two drop-down balconies in the master suite (pictured); Modern interior décor; Cinema room; Beach club with a teak bar; Foredeck spa pool.
7. Sanlorenzo Seven Sins
170ft. (52m) | Sanlorenzo | 2017
Price: $255,000-$280,000/week, plus expenses
Features: Glass-bottom pool with an active current; Beach club with retractable platforms (pictured); Full-beam gym, sauna and steam room; Modern interior décor; Drive-in tender garage.
8. Delta Endless Summer
164ft. (50m) | Delta Marine | 2017
Location: South Pacific
Price: $250,000/week, plus expenses
Features: Peruvian walnut and bamboo interiors; Open-air cinema; Custom-made wine cellar; Handpicked art collection; Onboard dive master; Numerous water toys (pictures); Flexible accommodations setup.
For more information on any of these yachts, contact any charter broker.
Enticing Onboard Amenities
WaveRunners and inflatable slides are timeless for on-the-water smiles, but sometimes, it’s the onboard amenities that shine. Here are some of the shiniest afloat to look for when booking your winter charter:
What could be more fun than catching the big match alfresco style on the aft deck flat-screen TV? Playing that match yourself. While many yachts offer gyms and exercise equipment, sport courts are coming in vogue among some superyacht owners, with bowling alleys, basketball half-courts (seen here aboard the 312-foot Lurssen Kismet) and tennis courts now being integrated into yacht design. Game, set, match.
When it comes to cinemas on a superyacht, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. At the end of a sun-drenched day of water sports or exploring, there’s no better way for a large family to unwind than with a themed ‘movie night’ that the crew hosts. Full-blown movie theaters are are regularly among modern super-yacht amenities, with some yachts offering a dedicated cinema room. Others convert a salon or an exterior deck space into a theater configuration that can be surprisingly spectacular. On sailing yachts, movies can be projected onto a sail with surrounding speakers for the ultimate alfresco movie-going experience. In the case of the 289-foot (88-meter) Perini Navi Maltese Falcon, the screen is a sail on her mizzenmast.
Living the good life at sea used to be about high-calorie indulgence in the dining room. Not anymore. Many of today’s superyachts have spas that rival their finest land-based cousins. It’s not uncommon for spas on large charter yachts to include amenities such as hammams, massage tables, saunas, beauty salons and sophisticated gym equipment, often with windows or folding terraces onto the surrounding sea, and sometimes with dedicated personal trainers and instructors.
Hot New Toys
These extravagant and creative new toys on the market are sure to pique the interest of even the most discerning charter guest.
Trade in the dusty bike path for the waterborne pedaling experience of your life.
The Mirage Eclipse pedalboard, by Hobie, lets you roam around the anchorage in style, nimbly carving turns using fingertip steering controls. The board is lightweight and durable and full of features such as gear tie-downs, bow handle and a carefree kick-up rudder. Wind or wake? No worries. It’s wider than a paddleboard and its hull and handlebars are optimized for stability and balance.
The Zapata Flyride is designed to make hydroflight accessible for beginners and offer new thrills for extreme riders.
This new personal watercraft works just like a flying jet ski, combining the familiar form and controls of a personal watercraft with Zapata’s latest advancements in computer aided flight control and gyro stabilization. It’s as easy as riding a bike, yet requires even less balance, as internal sensors make the necessary adjustments to keep the unit level and steady, even when you shift your weight.
Seabob F5 SR with camera
Get the perfect underwater photo, even while on the go.
The Seabob F5 SR, the company’s most powerful unit controlled by seven power levels, now offers up a cool Cam system with two integrated full-HD cameras, including one selfie cam and one in the bow. You’ll never miss another epic shot, whether you’re gliding through the water in low gear or zipping through the pass. The unit also features built-in dry storage and a Wi-Fi transmission module.
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