The best family friendly yachts for charter

While yacht charters are often thought of as adult playgrounds with fine formal dining and Champagne on tap, there is an ever-growing pool of yachts dedicated to good, old-fashioned family fun. With outdoor cinemas and the best toy collections in the business, get inspired with our pick of the best family-friendly yachts available for charter...


Stats: 60 metres, Brodosplit, 2015, 12 guests, 15 crew

Highlights: Boasting ample deck spaces and large volumes, Katina is equipped with a range of luxury amenities for every member of the family to enjoy. These include a spa centre comprising a gym with state-of-the-art tech, a sauna and a massage room, as well as a deck Jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema and a clubhouse-style whiskey and cigar room with its own ventilation. For parties and events celebrated together with the whole family, Katina can accommodate as many as 150 guests can on board and offers an impressive surround-sound system and light show for partying the night away. An RYA-approved water sports centre, Katina is bursting with water toys; little ones can enjoy a splash in the sea with the inflatable playground and waterslide, while older kids can try out the Hoverboard and Flyboard. Katina even welcomes canine members of the family, with the experienced crew having hosted a charismatic Pomeranian for more than a month on board in previous seasons.

Katina is available for charter with TWW with a weekly charter rate starting from $245,000.

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Brodosplit   60 m •   2015

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Brodosplit   60 m •   12 guests • Price from €260,000 p/w

Ahida 2

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Stats: 36.6 metres, Benetti, 2010, 12 guests, 8 crew

Ahida 2 is recommended by her broker as the ultimate family charter yacht thanks to her open layout with a wealth of guest spaces, and a young, energetic crew ready to look after families with kids of all ages. Flexible accommodation can host families of all sizes and set ups, while a standout sundeck will keep all generations entertained with a Jacuzzi, sun loungers and a drinks bar. Her fold-out beach club carries a range of toys including Jet Skis, snorkelling and waterskiing gear, Seabobs, Jet Boards, a sailing dingy and towables for everyone to enjoy.

Ahida 2 is managed for charter by Y.CO with a weekly charter rate starting from €115,000.

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Benetti   36.58 m •   2010


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Stats: 36.1 metres, Inace Yachts, 2009, 10 guests, 5 crew

Highlights: For families planning a once-in-a-lifetime special trip, or reuniting after spending time apart, the world-girdling explorer yacht Zulu can take them off the grid. With a tough steel hull and a 5,000 nautical mile range, she is ready to roam and boasts a flexible cabin setup and a wide range of amenities to keep guests of all ages entertained. Elegant interiors by Michael Kirschstein, complete with a drinks bar and formal dining area, offer a refined space for grown-ups to be entertained. Outdoors, her sprawling deck spaces with casual al fresco dining, a Jacuzzi, projector screen for outdoor movie nights, beach club and extended swimming platform will stop younger guests from catching cabin fever – plus her toybox is packed with dive gear, e-bikes, Jet Surfs and more.

Zulu is managed for charter by Cecil Wright & Partners with a weekly rate starting from €105,000.

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Inace   35.48 m •   2009


Stats 50 metres, Neta Marine, 2018, 12 guests, 10 crew

To give kids a real experience of life under sail, opt for supersized sailing yacht Meira. Highlights on board include a sauna and massage room so that parents can take some time to relax while the kids head out on the ocean waves with the crew atop water toys such as windsurfs, a water slide and Jet Skis. Additionally there is an elegant main saloon complete with a dining area for the family to gather indoors, or they can head up to the top deck to unwind in the spa pool or relax on sunpads before sitting down to an alfresco supper at sunset.

Meira is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €105,000.

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Neta Marine   54.5 m •   2018

Yachts for sale

Neta Marine   54.5 m •  12 guests •  €12,500,000

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Neta Marine   54.5 m •   12 guests • Price from €120,000 p/w

Seven Sins

Stats: 52 metres, Sanlorenzo, 2017, 10 guests, 11 crew

Seven Sins is suited to families of all shapes and sizes with a flexible cabin layout and a wealth of entertainment and wellness amenities on offer. Her exterior decks are vast with something for everyone on each level. On the main deck, water babies can while away the hours making a splash in her glass-bottomed swimming pool while adults can enjoy peaceful morning swims with a counterflow current available at the touch of a button. Above, there is al fresco dining for relaxed, family-style lunches and below lies the beach club with two sea terraces for waterside lounging. As night falls, her aft deck transforms into an outdoor disco.

Seven Sins is managed for charter by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from €275,000.

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Sanlorenzo   52 m •   2017

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Sanlorenzo   52 m •   10 guests • Price from $270,000 p/w


Stats: 30.4 metres, Filippetti Yachts, 2014, 12 guests, 5 crew

Gatsby features six supersized staterooms, including one that the crew can convert into a children’s playroom or a bedroom for an au pair or nanny. The crew can also arrange for additional tutors or entertainers such as magicians to join on board to keep the kids busy. A swimming platform also allows for easy access to the water so that kids can enjoy practicing water sports or floating around on sea scooters and inflatable toys. Additionally, the entire upper deck is dedicated to the owner’s suite, with a master cabin, ensuite, dressing room and office for parents to retreat for some quiet time.

Gatsby is managed for charter by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from €70,000.

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Filippetti Yachts   30.4 m •   2014

Yachts for sale

Filippetti Yachts   30.4 m •  12 guests •  €6,800,000

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Filippetti Yachts   30.4 m •   12 guests • Price from €70,000 p/w


Stats: 49 metres, Palmer Johnson, 2014, 11 guests, 9 crew

Khalilah is the perfect option for families looking to get away from the daily grind - and you can even have your canine companion join you on board. This golden-hulled charter yacht welcomes up to 11 guests in five colourful cabins with room to spare for the pet pooch (so long as they weigh less than 15kg). As for the kids, there is plenty to keep young ones occupied with a well-stocked toybox carrying a custom tender, jetpack, hoverboard, wakeboard, Jet Skis, kayaks, paddleboards and inflatables. From the sun deck down to beach club, there is plenty of space to unwind and spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

Khalilah is managed for charter by SuperYachtsMonaco with a weekly charter rate starting from €225,000.

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Palmer Johnson   49.5 m •   2014

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Palmer Johnson   49.5 m •  11 guests •  €22,900,000

Sea Rhapsody

Stats: 65 metres, Amels, 2012, 12 guests, 18 crew

Sea Rhapsody is ideal for families with kids of all ages who will be well looked after on charter, thanks to her 18 super-active crew members. She also has just the right toys for family fun, including a water slide and a whole inflatables water park, as well as a paddling pool and kid-friendly beach toys and games. There’s also plenty to keep adults entertained with a spa, jacuzzi and gym on board, plus a secluded study area/library to retreat for some peace and quiet. There’s also a cinema that is perfect for movie night with the family and her large and flexible spaces can accommodate everyone on board.

Sea Rhapsody is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from  €525,000.

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Amels   65.7 m •   2012

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