A luxury yacht charter offers peace, privacy and the ultimate in comfort. Expect a personal and stylish holiday with endless possibilities. See and be seen in the most luxurious ports, anchor off remote cays and coves, relax and indulge on deck or throw champagne-fuelled parties.
Here then, is our pick of the Top 10 luxury yacht charters for 2015
Designed and built for Giorgio Armani, Mariu boasts a luxurious interior which features rich grained woods, aluminium ceilings, rustic teak floorboards and bleached oak panelling. MARIU comes equipped with flyboards which allow users to hover over 30 feet in the air and to perform precision flying, diving, flying underwater, and aerobatics such as back flips, spins, twists, and dolphin swimming. MARIU’s huge selection of watersports equipment also includes jetskis, kiteboards, a windsurf board, a towable banana, kayak and diving equipment. At just under 50 metres, MARIU sleeps 12 and comes with a crew of 11. Available for charter from €185,000 per week.
Highlander has hosted HRH Price Charles, President Ronald Reagan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Sir Paul McCartney in her time. Built for Malcolm Forbes, the Publisher of Forbes magazine in 1986 by Feadship, HIGHLANDER is 50 metres and has six staterooms, which can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests, and a crew of 11. HIGHLANDER has timeless styling, original pop art works, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous interior features throughout her living areas which create an elegant atmosphere. Charter available from €175,000 per week.
For Reborn’s dedicated 25 crew members, nothing is too much trouble when it comes to the needs of up to 75 party guests, including a hair salon with VIP hairdressers and a full spa offering professional treatments. Evenings can be transformed for any occasion, the extensive deck space can be tailored for glamorous al fresco dining events or for something more luxurious, the winter garden offers privacy for small groups. Guests can host a private film viewing in REBORN’s seated outdoor cinema or go all out with an exclusive cocktail party in the yacht’s double height piano lounge. Charter available from €495,000 per week.
Teleost is the yacht for adventurers, guests can enjoy an extensive selection of tenders and sports equipment in addition to a side-mounted five-metre custom-built waterslide from the boat deck to the water. By day guests can go scuba diving or deep sea fishing and by night enjoy the catch of the day cooked by the on board chef. Sleeping 12 guests and a crew of 10, this yacht with classic mahogany panelling and silk fabrics offers extreme comfort. Available for charter from €165,000 per week.
Inception, this striking yacht has an incredible outdoor space with a huge sun deck including a 12-person Jacuzzi, a quadruple sun-pad, a retracting sunroof and a bar. The foredeck features an automatic clamshell awning area which by night converts into an outdoor cinema. The master suite has a king size bed which rotates to face either a large plasma screen or a window which spans the entire width of the bedroom. The master suite also comes complete with a private terrace and an infinity pool. Available for charter from €250,000 per week.
Built for adventure, TV boasts a 20-metre waterslide, a pool and a swim-up bar. Her master suite occupies the front of the top deck offering panoramic sea views, a his & hers en-suite bathroom, a private balcony and a Jacuzzi. TV's sundeck area features a second Jacuzzi with a capacity of 16 people and a plunge pool. The yacht's lower deck has a health spa facility with a beauty salon, a sauna and massage room and a fully equipped gym. This dedicated health and spa area extends onto a large fold-down sea terrace on the aft so that guests are able to easily transition from swimming in the ocean to relaxing in the sauna, to receiving massage treatments or enjoying the hammam and indoor / outdoor gym activities. Charter available from €850,000 per week.
Built in 1938 by Thornycroft & Company, Shemara was requisitioned by the Navy during World War II and served as a training vessel. She underwent a major refurbishment in 2014 and now boasts an elegant mix of original and contemporary features with exceptional design and finish throughout. Complete with a Jacuzzi, outdoor massage area, external and internal living areas, Shemara also has two tenders and a variety of water toys. Charter available from €275,000 per week.
MIM has a contemporary, minimalist interior with neutral tones creating an air of indulgence. An extremely spacious upper deck is emphasised by large windows with panoramic sea views.
MIM has a deck Jacuzzi for guests who want to relax and a selection of water toys for those looking for some action. The full width master stateroom is fitted with elegant glass and wood sliding doors leading to a marble bathroom in which there is a central whirlpool bath. MIM provides luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests. Charter available from €160,000 per week.
Built by CMN Cherbourg, Paramour has been finished to an exceptionally high standard with superior engineering and craftsmanship. The 44-metre, beautifully designed yacht maximises space while retaining its elegance. The main and upper decks are elegantly finished with white and blue soft furnishings and artwork to create an intimate atmosphere for smaller groups. The formal dining area forward of the main saloon can seat 10 guests, while the aft and upper deck, are perfect for hosting larger groups for cocktails. The upper saloon has a home cinema, a wet bar, a flat screen outdoor TV and an undercover dining table centered on the deck. PARAMOUR has a wealth of facilities onboard including a trampoline, banana boat and scuba diving gear. Charter available from €135,000 per week.
A world-class Feadship, Utopia, has a duplex sundeck with 360° views, a Jacuzzi and sweeping staircases amongst other stand-out features. UTOPIA’s master suite occupies the entire upper deck, extending through a private lounge onto an outdoor dining terrace. The suite also includes a gymnasium and a forward ‘breakfast terrace’. Her sun and upper decks are two of the most attractive terraces afloat, connected by a sweeping staircase. Sunbathe, dine or just relax under umbrellas that can shade any section of the deck. Charter available from €435,000 per week.Search Villas