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Winter cruise: The best yachts for charter in the Caribbean this season

24 November 2021• Written by Olivia Michel

SUPERYACHT DIRECTORY

Sail Yacht

A SULANA

Holland Jachtbouw ·  37 m ·  2006
Motor Yacht

MIA ELISE II

Trinity Yachts ·  60.4 m ·  2012

If you’re looking to escape for some winter sun as the weather grows colder at home, there’s no better way to enjoy a holiday in warmer climes than on board a luxury charter superyacht. Follow the charter fleet to the tropical islands of the Caribbean this winter season with our roundup of the best superyachts available to charter in the Caribbean.

Laurentia

Laurentia
Credit: Jeff Brown

Stats: 55m, Heesen, 2017, 12 guests, 13 crew

Highlights: Laurentia is the perfect yacht for soaking up some winter sun this season, offering 102 square metres of sundeck and an expansive beach club to boot. Unwind on board as she cruises around St Barths, enjoying al fresco meals and cocktails, a hot tub, an outdoor cinema and dedicated sunbathing areas. Her air-conditioned beach club is stocked with brand new gym equipment for waterside workouts and her toybox is filled with the SeaBobs, kayas, Jet Skis, paddleboards, and gear for snorkelling, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Charter cost: Laurentia is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $450,000.

A Sulana

A Sulana

Stats: 37m, Holland Jachtbouw, 2006, 6 guests, 3 crew

Highlights: Gather an intimate group of friends or family and enjoy sailing through the Caribbean in the traditional style on board sailing yacht A Sulana. Currently available for a New Year charter in St Maarten or Antigua, A Sulana’s ample deck space provides the perfect opportunity to lie back and watch the fireworks from the sunpads at the bow or enjoy a celebratory al fresco meal in total privacy. This aluminium fast cruising sloop also offers a fold-out swimming platform and a toybox packed with paddleboards, SeaBobs, kayaks, and snorkelling equipment.

Charter cost: A Sulana is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €75,000.

Latitude

Latitude

Stats: 52m, Benetti, 2008, 12 guests, 14 crew

Highlights: Following a refit completed earlier this year, Latitude is back on the market with a brand new art-deco inspired interior and upgraded facilities. Enjoy the outdoors as she cruises through the Caribbean, soaking up the sunshine from the master stateroom’s private balcony or dining al fresco on the aft deck. An impressive sundeck provides further entertaining areas with a barbecue, Jacuzzi and outdoor cinema. Active charterers will be kept ticking over with the new dive centre and an updated gym stocked with state-of-the-art equipment. To help guests make the most of their time on board, activities are led by a team of professionals including a dive instructor, surf instructor and personal trainer.

Charter cost: Latitude is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from €300,000.

Bold

Bold
Credit: Guillaume Plisson

Stats: 85.3m, Silver Yachts, 2019, 12 guests, 20 crew

Highlights: Designed by Espen Øino, Bold’s vast outdoor entertaining areas make this robust explorer yacht perfect for soaking up winter sunshine in the Caribbean. Highlights include an al fresco bar and cosy fire pit, a teppanyaki grill, an outdoor cinema and a Jacuzzi for eight guests on the sundeck, while her main deck offers storage for toys and tenders as well as a helipad and hangar that can be converted into a disco. Spend your days on the water with her top-tier collection of toys, from scuba diving and kitesurfing gear to Jet Skis and laser dinghies.

Charter cost: Bold is managed for charter by Hill Robinson with a weekly charter rate starting from €975,000.

Shamanna

Shamanna
Credit: Kurt Arrigo

Stats: 35.2m, Nautor’s Swan, 2016, 6 guests, 6 crew

Highlights: Sailing enthusiasts will enjoy cruising through the Caribbean on board the latest Swan 115 FD designed by German Frers to optimise performance at sea. Her uncluttered decks offer uninterrupted views and plenty of sunbathing space, while Scandinavian-style interiors offer cosy corners for retreating from the heat. Highlights include her al fresco dining space, new tenders and selection of towable toys, kayaks and paddleboards to entertain everyone on board.

Charter cost: Shamanna is managed for charter by Edmiston with a weekly charter rate starting from €105,000.

Axioma

Axioma

Stats: 72m, Dunya Yachts, 2013, 12 guests, 20 crew

Highlights: Sporting a bright hull, Axioma can be found cruising the equally blue waters of the Caribbean this winter. A sought after charter yacht, she boasts a beach-house style interior by the late Alberto Pinto which houses a spa, private owner's deck, and a spectacular double-height saloon. For water babies on board, an infinity pool sits on the aft deck and there's a Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar up on the bridge deck. Down at the beach club, a treasure trove of water toys awaits with SeaBobs, SeaDoos, inflatable sailing boats, and an Aquaglide ocean pool.

Charter cost: Axioma is managed for charter by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from €300,000.

Mia Elise II

Mia Elise II

Stats: 60.34m, Trinity, 2012, 12 guests, 15 crew

Highlights: Following a 2020 refit, Mia Elise II boasts refreshed soft furnishings and a new WiFi system that allows for 5G streaming up to 65 nautical miles from shore. Described by her broker as a “great entertaining yacht,” Mia Elise II offers a sundeck with al fresco bars and dining as well as a hot tub, plus an exceptional toybox filled with Flyboards, e-foils, SeaBobs, Jet Skis, a hydrofoil bike and more. Other highlights include the impressive wellness centre complete with an air-conditioned gym, sauna and steam room.

Charter cost: Mia Elise II is managed for charter by IYC with a weekly charter rate starting from $430,000.

Galene

Galene

Stats: 55m, Amels, 2020, 12 guests, 13 crew

Highlights: A new addition to the charter market following her delivery in 2020, Galene offers an impressive collection of water toys and vast outdoor spaces that make her perfect for cruising in the warmer climes of the Caribbean. Soak up the sunshine on the top deck with a dip in the Jacuzzi or an al fresco meal, or relax in the dedicated sunbathing area or by the sheltered cocktail bar. Fold-out balconies in the main deck saloon and the master cabin allow for an even more seamless connection with the outdoor world from the interior, which also boasts a cinema room.

Charter cost: Galene is managed for charter by Y.CO with a weekly charter rate starting from $285,000.

More about this yacht

A SULANA

Holland Jachtbouw   37 m •  2006

MIA ELISE II

Trinity Yachts   60.4 m •  2012

LAURENTIA

Heesen   55 m •  2017

Yachts for sale

MIA ELISE II

Trinity Yachts   60.15 m •  12 guests •  $38,000,000

Yachts for charter

AXIOMA

Dunya Yachts   72 m •  12 guests • Price from €549,000 p/w

A SULANA

Holland Jachtbouw   37 m •  6 guests • Price from €70,000 p/w

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