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Best yachts to charter for wellness in 2023

16 February 2023 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

While many charters are centred around indulgence and luxury at sea, you can choose to find a yacht that will allow you to spend time working on your health and fitness. A wellness-focused charter offers a far more appealing way to work out than your home gym set-up: from waterside gyms, oversized spas and even cosmetic treatments on board, we take a look at a selection of the best wellness facilities in the charter fleet.

Solo

Built in 2010, this elegant 72-metre Tankoa was created by Francesco Paszkowski, with naval architecture by Studio Ruggiero. Her contemporary interiors are by Margherita Casprini and have dark floors and lighter fabrics with pops of colourful modern art pieces. Primed for entertaining, Solo’s helipad doubles as a dancefloor and she has fully stocked bars that are backlit white onyx.

Her wellness offering is a cut above the rest. Situated in the beach club, which is entered from the swim platform through a large watertight glass door, the space is lit up from a skylight at the bottom of the pool on the main deck. The space includes a glass-walled gym, a sauna, hammam and chilled water shower and a fold-out terrace balcony to bring the outside in. The hammam features Tuscan calacatta marble and a shower, cooling guests in a hurry with water maintained to a chilly five degrees Celsius. The wood in the sauna also had a previous life inside a medieval castle in Finland.

Managed for charter by Edmiston, Solo has a weekly rate from €650,000.

Kenshō

Christopher Scholey

Instantly recognisable, the flowing lines and metallic blue-green hull are enough of a reason to charter this magnificent 75-metre yacht, which is new for charter having been delivered last year. With a gross tonnage of 1,989, she is a hugely significant launch for The Italian Sea Group and offers seven guest cabins – two that can also be used for staff – and a vast owner’s suite, leaving room for 23 crew.

Inside, things are equally as impressive with teak cabinetry, woven metal panels encased in glass, a louvre-effect leather ceiling and sliding doors. But it’s her zen-like character that makes this yacht for charter a sublime wellness offering. She has a well-lit fully stocked gym on board. There is an integrated spa pool forward with a cutaway glass side and a large sunbed, which has a shape inspired by a manta ray. There is a main pool on the lower deck, right by the water, dominating the beach club.

Kenshō is managed for charter by Y.CO and has a weekly rate of €850,000.

Savannah

Admire the view and smash out an adrenaline-pumping workout in 83.5 metre Savannah's fully-equipped gymnasium before heading to the spa to relax in the hammam and to enjoy a massage or beauty treatment, courtesy of the onboard masseuse and beautician. Delivered in 2015 by Feadship, she can sleep up to 12 guests in six cabins with a crew of 24. She boasts seemingly endless onboard highlights, but a few include an underwater observation lounge, stunning lounge spaces, a beautiful master suite with a skylight, an extraordinary swimming pool and a basketball court.

Managed for charter by Edmiston, Savannah has a weekly rate starting from €1,000,000.

Coral Ocean

Ahoy Club

After an all-encompassing €35 million refit at the Astilleros de Mallorca shipyard, the 73-metre Lurssen superyacht Coral Ocean returned to the charter market like an entirely new vessel. Now a haven of white and blue, her interiors are bright and airy, with accommodation for up to 12 guests in total across six staterooms. Her wellness offering on board also saw a bit of an update, with a redesigned glass-bottomed spa pool with glass courtesy of the Four Seasons.

There is an indoor-outdoor gym overlooking the ocean and has opening sides that allow you to jump straight in the water after your workout, as well as a 15-metre Funair sea-pool extension off the swim platform. An infrared sauna, massage room and a hair salon also reside on board and the master cabin even comes with its own treatment room.

Managed for charter by Ahoy Club, Coral Ocean has a weekly rate from €650,000 per week.

Octopus

The 126-metre Lürssen explorer yacht Octopus recently made her debut on the charter market, and there is no doubt that she is one of the most highly anticipated additions to the fleet in recent years. Having been shrouded in secrecy for some time, Octopus has now been put in the spotlight after a charter tour that ended in Antarctica. Within her contemporary decks are several wellness facilities including her state-of-the-art upper deck gym. Featuring a host of treadmills and rowing machines, budding athletes are able to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean from within. For a post-workout reward, a drinks bar is located forward, just at the entrance to the gym.

Managed for charter by Camper & Nicholsons, Octopus has a weekly rate from $2,200,000.

Ahpo

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Another titan from Lürssen, the immense Ahpo was designed inside and out by Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard. The word "Ahpo" is understood to mean “grand lady” in Mandarin, and she certainly lives up to her name with her opulent interiors. Indoor spaces have been intricately designed with lavish decorations, from the Japanese Maple leaf-patterned bed in the master cabin to the sauna with mosaic tiling covering the walls in a deep blue hue.

At 115 metres long and offering 5,000 GT of interior space, there’s plenty of room on board for luxury amenities, namely wellness facilities. Featuring one of the largest superyacht spas in the world, wet and dry areas on board are mixed with huge sofas and armchairs and a platform flipping down onto the water. In this space, there is also a bar with a backlit wall, decorated with bamboo leaves, an integral detail of the boat. The dry area is then separated from the sauna, steam room, showers, and a plunge pool.

Managed for charter by Moran Yacht & Ship, Ahpo has a weekly rate from $2,750,000.

Joy

Delivered in 2016, the 70-metre Feadship superyacht Joy features a deck that's wide enough to enjoy a tandem jog around. This yacht is all about exterior living, which includes making use of these ample decks with some great sporting facilities. A basketball and badminton court is set all the way forward on the owner's deck. This is complemented by her large gym and dedicated spa. All of this adds up to make Joy an ideal choice for those interested in a yacht with ample fitness, wellness and sporting amenities.

Managed for charter with Burgess, Joy has a weekly rate from $700,000.

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