Looking to see in the New Year in style? Then why not host the ultimate party on board a superyacht. With a selection of yachts still available below, there is something for everyone, whether that’s a gourmet New Year’s meal on board, the best view of the fireworks or a party atmosphere in total privacy. So, if you want to kick off the New Year in style, then take a look at our roundup of the best superyachts to charter around the world for New Year's Eve 2023
Stats: Lürssen, 115m, 2021, 16 guests, 36 crew
Highlights: As one of the most exciting deliveries of 2021, you would struggle to find a more impressive superyacht to charter over New Year not only due to her size, but her striking duo-tone exterior and half-moon windows. At 115 metres, Ahpo has countless features that place her in a different league, including a helipad and world-class gym, hammam, plunge pool, sauna, massage room, and beauty salon. And if that’s not enough to tempt you on board, perhaps the yacht's two-deck owner's suite or eight-metre swimming pool might. Ahpo also has a 12-seater cinema equipped with velvet seats and a starlit ceiling. Wellness is at the heart of a charter on board Ahpo and a crew of 36 is on hand to ensure that every whim is catered to.
Ahpo is available to charter with Moran Yacht & Ship for a weekly rate from $2,750,000.
Stats: 85.3m, SilverYachts, 2022, 12 guests, 21 crew
Highlights: Following in the footsteps of her successful sistership, Bold, the recently delivered 85 metre Wanderlust is one of the most exciting vessels to arrive on the charter market this year and is available for New Year. Instantly recognisable thanks to her striking exteriors by Espen Øino, Wanderlust has been unleashed onto the market as a sports activity vessel (SAV), and is said to balance performance, luxury and efficiency.
Built to deliver the holiday of a lifetime, her exterior spaces are peppered with amenities including, a glass-fronted Jacuzzi, bar, outdoor cinema and light systems for discos on deck. While her interior remains a closely guarded secret, hints of her striking furniture can be seen on the aft deck, confirming that the interiors are set to amaze.
Wanderlust is available for charter with Burgess from €896,000 per week.
Stats: Heesen, 55m, 2012, 12 guests, 13 crew,
Highlights: With a gross tonnage of 850, Lady JJ is certainly in the upper echelons when it comes to volume. With six opulent cabins designed by Omega Architects, her interiors are bright with light wooden finishes, marble, golden and white accents. With a plethora of amenities on board, Lady JJ has a fully-fledged gym, a Jacuzzi, sauna, and even a hammam. For those looking for some high-octane entertainment in the New Year, guests can delve into Lady JJ’s extensive toy box which is packed with five SeaBobs, four SeaDoo waverunners, two kayaks and more. There is also a full inflatable set-up, including an inflatable slide for frolicking in the Caribbean sea.
Lady JJ is available for charter with Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate available on request.
Stats: Fitzroy Yachts, 44m, 2007 (2021), 10 guests, 6 crew
Highlights: Built by New Zealand’s Fitzroy Yachts in 2007 to an Ed Dubois design, Mes Amis is available for those who want to sail into 2023 with an exhilarating vessel. With a warm and contemporary interior by Adam Lay, Mes Amis arrived on the charter market this season after a 2021 refit, which saw a completely reimagined interior. Accommodation on board is for up to ten guests in four cabins including a full-beam owner’s cabin. Her interiors are flooded with light, thanks to several skylights in the main saloon and her bright colour palette. The action on board doesn’t stop when she furls her sails as Mes Amis has SeaBobs, kayas and SUPs on board to keep guests entertained.
Mes Amis is available for charter from 22 December with Cecil Wright with a weekly charter rate from €125,000.
Stats: Delta Marine, 73.1m, 2006 (2014), 17 guests, 24 crew
Highlights: Instantly recognisable thanks to her blue hull and timeless profile designed by Donald Starkey, Laurel's colourful interiors are filled with artwork and offer a hot tub, indoor and outdoor dining, a gym and a master suite with private balconies. But this is really the yacht to choose for an action-packed charter as her toybox is bursting at the seams with the likes of a golf tee, fishing gear, a climbing wall, mountain bikes, giant “hamster-wheel” style floating balls and much more.
Laurel is also considered one of the finest superyachts for diving, carrying 10 BCD’s and regulators, a total of 20 scuba tanks and a Bauer compressor in her toybox. With two onboard instructors, certified divers can jump straight into the action, while beginners will also be offered a training session to get up to speed.
Laurel is available for charter with IYC with a weekly charter rate from €525,000.
Stats: Oceanco, 91.5m, 2014, 22 guests, 31 crew
Highlights: A former winner of the World Superyacht Awards, there’s a reason why this 91 metre superyacht is up there with the very finest superyachts available for charter. Designed by Winch Design, her interiors have a subtle Oriental influence featuring luxurious material finishes such as Travertine Velluto marble, gold leaf, bleached oak, and wenge wood detailing. On board Tranquility there is not one, but two saloons on board, one with a formal dining area and the other with a huge cinema-style television and a Perspex-cased piano. With five decks and a huge aft deck, Tranquility is considered the ultimate superyacht to host a party and rather impressively, she has two touch-and-go helipads, one on the bow and another on the upper deck aft.
Tranquility is available for charter with Camper and Nicholsons with a weekly charter rate from $1,100,000
Stats: Rossinavi, 63m, 2018, 12 guests, 13 crew
Highlights: With a 70-square-metre superyacht beach club in the transom, three spa pools and a touch-and-go helipad, Utopia IV is certainly a superyacht designed to impress. Her interiors are minimalistic with sophisticated European accents sourced from couture brands such as Hermes and Armani. One of the best spots on board is the forward owner’s suite, which has a commanding view provided by floor-to-ceiling windows and has a grand bathroom with a double shower and jacuzzi. The master suite also contains a sitting room, office, and private balcony.
Utopia IV is available to charter with Moran Yacht & Ship with a weekly charter rate from $550,000
Stats: Amels, 76.6m, 1999 (2020), 12 guests, 22 crew
Highlights: Designed by Terence Disdale, this 76 metre behemoth is a truly classic Amels, but after her all-encompassing refit in 2020, Boadicea was propelled into the future and is now a contemporary charter vessel with elegant interiors that were recreated with charter in mind. The large saloon at main-deck level was expanded upwards so that it includes the next level above, and the interiors were restyled using warm tones of walnut and leather.
For those who want to spend their charter with their four-legged friend, Boadicea was designed to be pet friendly and there’s even a garden on board with a trough containing soil and shrubs. This is where afternoon tea is served on board what is known as the ‘tea garden deck’.
Boadicea is available for charter with Cecil Wright with a weekly charter rate from €625,000.
Stats: 87.6m, 1969, Schichau Unterweser, 12 guests, 28 crew
Highlights: If you’re looking to see the New Year in a more unusual location, then you’re in luck as the 87.6 metre explorer vessel Arctic is available for the holidays. This year, Arctic heads to French Polynesia for New Year with her crew of 28 for 12 guests, meaning the service on board will be up there with the very best. Within her homely interiors, there is plenty of activity to be done on board, thanks to a spacious gym, onboard library and intimate cinema with a state-of-the-art sound system and vibrating chairs.
For those looking to get their pulses racing, Arctic’s toybox is brimming with high-octane fun, with a Seadoo, kayaks, SUPs and diving equipment to choose from, ensuring there is never a dull moment on board.
Arctic is available to charter with Y.CO with a weekly charter rate from €400,000 per week.