With dedicated wellness retreats and travel forming a billion-dollar industry, superyacht charters are getting in on the action: after all, a yacht is a ready-made luxurious wellness retreat. This breed of charter goes way beyond yoga on the sundeck or the chef blitzing up some fresh fruit for your morning smoothie – as there are now yachts facilitating everything from cryo-saunas and ice fountains to massage beds and steam rooms. With a fleet of yachts boasting all these features and more, Yachting Partners International has picked out a few of its charter-ready beauties available this year for those looking for a divine pick-me-up out at sea.
Quantum of Solace
Her popularity on the charter market is for good reason, especially for self-care fans and fitness fanatics. One of the standout features aboard the 72.6-metre Quantum of Solace is her vast sun deck that plays host to a 5x2-metre swimming pool with a counter-flow action – perfect for an early morning workout and blast of endorphins. Once in the full-beam beach club with its spa/gym area, guests can try the large steam room, chromotherapy Jacuzzi pool and massage room to claw back some well-deserved R&R time. The beautiful beach club is another place to take part in some sporting action, as the club’s side door opens right out to water level allowing guests to easily embark on a sprint out aboard the yacht’s tenders and various watersports equipment.
Quantum of Solace can be charted this summer in the Mediterranean for €560,000 p/w. For winter charters in the Caribbean and Bahamas, rates start from $560,000 p/w.MORE DETAILS
It is no secret that the 52-metre Sanlorenzo 52Steel superyacht Seven Sins comes with an almighty aft beach club – a feature that contributed to her winning a prize in the 2018 World Superyacht Awards. It is here that guests can emerge themselves and swim in a glass-bottom pool that not only feeds spectacular light and reflections into the beach club underneath, but comes with a counter-flow current for those who want to feel the strength of the sea salt-free.
In fact, the entire aft deck of Seven Sins is dedicated to living wholesomely at sea. Getting out on the yacht’s impressive range of watersport toys is made easy thanks to the specially engineered 94-square-metre beach club. Here, the crew can operate the three-sided ocean-level balconies to transform the area into one floating water-side paradise that can also double as a float-in garage for a 7.5-metre tender. The separate wellness area forward of the beach club completes the experience with a large gym and Jacuzzi, as well as the main-deck saloon and the glass-covered side bulwarks on both the main and upper deck.
Seven Sins can be found in the Mediterranean this summer with a weekly rate from €275,000. In the winter, she heads to the Caribbean and Bahamas for weekly charters from $270,000MORE DETAILS
Designed perfectly to bring the beauty of the beach indoors, Axioma is a yacht that instantly gives her guests a sense of island-life tranquillity. The owner’s deck is the most privileged space onboard, with a spectacular private terrace, a beautiful Jacuzzi and a media cabin. The 72 metres worth of deck length has made way for vast exterior spaces and a huge aft swimming pool. Special in its own right, this pool is fitted with an infinity effect that gives its swimmers the feeling of swimming right out into the ocean. Whilst on the bridge deck, a Jacuzzi and its swim-in-bar with a crew bartender can be serving cocktails day and night.
If staying on board is preferred, the yacht’s fully-equipped gym and spa are completed by a massage room and steam room. Or, for those who want to get out, be sporty and explore, disembarking is made fun thanks to the yacht’s toy store of kayaks, Jetskis, paddleboards, inflatable slide, and more.
This summer in the Mediterranean, Axioma can be chartered from €340,000 per week, whereas in the winter, charters start from €295,000 per week in the Caribbean and Bahamas.MORE DETAILS
Mary Jean II
For the most sublime onboard workout, charter-goers needn’t look further than the 2011 World Superyacht Awards-winner Mary Jean II. While at sea, her high-tech stabilisers can keep any yoga position in place and the range of high-end equipment in the stern gym steady. With her tenders and toys stored neatly out of sight, the popular 61.7-metre charter yacht has plenty of adaptable deck spaces that can be rearranged to suit any sports and wellness activity: think an early-morning HIIT workout, sundown massage, or energetic kickboxing session.
Getting out to sea is made easy via the large swim platform as sometimes, just kicking back and floating in vibrant sunshine is the easiest health kick. If that isn’t enough, Mary Jean II has SeaBobs, Kayaks, snorkelling gear, Jetskis and a tender to whizz about on and get the heart rate up before coming back aboard and winding down in the on-deck Jacuzzi.
From €310,000 a week, Mary Jean II can be chartered either in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Bahamas this year.MORE DETAILS
Measuring 61.5 metres, Esmeralda is a yacht big enough to host a unique layout and plenty of multi-purpose deck spaces. The classic-style yacht has been refitted to the highest of standards and offers her guests the use of a specially-approved RYA watersports training centre. With a fully-equipped gym and an excellent collection of toys to choose from, including water bikes, scuba gear and wakeboards, a charter onboard Esmeralda can be as high-energy or chilled out as possible. The relaxing part of Esmeralda comes in the form of multiple interior and exterior dining and entertaining areas, all tended to by her long-standing crew.
This summer in the Mediterranean, Esmeralda can be chartered from $230,000 per week.MORE DETAILS
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