With the winter season well and truly upon us you might find yourself dreaming of a getaway to warmer climes - and what better way to escape the cold than with a Caribbean charter. Discover our pick of the best superyachts available for charter in the Caribbean this season...
The Best Yachts Available to Charter in The Caribbean This Winter
Stats: 74m, CRN, 2017, 12 guests and 21 crew
Highlights: The award-winning Lady Jorgia was launched as Cloud 9 in 2017 and designed with the charter market in mind. There’s a 10,000 litre mosaic swimming pool on the main deck for an afternoon dip or morning laps - the perfect way to start the day - as well as a beach club equipped with an espresso bar. Primary guests are treated to an enormous master suite with a private terrace and sweeping views both out to sea and across the foredeck where a 3-in-1 helipad-dancefloor-sunlounge set up can be found.
Lady Jorgia is managed by Fraser with charters starting from €750,000 per week.
Stats: 40m, Benetti, 2018, 10 guests and 7 crew
Highlights: Spanning four decks, this 40 metre Benetti has plenty to offer charter guests stepping aboard this winter. There’s a vast sundeck where guests can while away the hours basking in the sun with a bar close by for much needed afternoon refreshments. A foredeck sunlounge offers yet another spot to unwind with a Jacuzzi and awnings providing welcome shade. In the evenings, guests can retreat to the skylounge, kick back with a drink in hand and recount the day’s activities.
Wabash is managed by Northrop & Johnson with charters starting from $150,000 per week.
Stats: 55m, Amels, 2017, 12 guests, 13 crew
Highlights: Lili is a Limited Edition Amels 180 superyacht with some serious upgrades. In a departure from tradition, the bridge deck is located next to the owner’s cabin, providing a private 180-degree balcony complete with a drinks table and sun loungers. Lili also boasts an exceptional sundeck, which features a swimming pool, giant sunpads, a BBQ-teppanyaki grill for al fresco entertaining and a cosy seating area complete with a screen projector for an outdoor cinema experience.
Lili is managed by Imperial Yachts with charters starting from €290,000.
Stats: 63.5m, Benetti, 2006, 12 guests and 19 crew
Highlights: The lavish Lioness V is perfect for guests looking for a little indulgence this winter. While her ultra-glam interiors offer the perfect retreat, it’s the sundeck that reigns supreme. An elevated pool finished in light stone provides the perfect spot to soak up the sun, surrounded by loungers and pop-up shades, with a nearby bar for poolside refreshments. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed come rain or shine thanks to sliding glass doors with evening entertainment in the form of Lioness V’s plush cinema room.
Lioness V is managed by Edmiston with charters starting from €425,000.
Stats: 68m, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2020, 12 guests and 17 crew
Highlights: One of the newest offerings on the charter market, Soaring hit the water in 2020 and will be heading across the Atlantic for her maiden Caribbean season. Spanning four decks, there’s plenty of room to roam from her sundeck Jacuzzi down to her beach club and swim platform which acts as the perfect launchpad for her arsenal of water toys. As the sun sets, primary charter guests can retreat to the master suite which resides on a dedicated owner’s deck complete with a library and private terrace.
Soaring is managed by Ocean Independence with charters starting from €850,000 per week.
Stats: 136 metres, Lürssen, 2019, 36 guests, 54 crew
Highlights The phenomenal Flying Fox, launched in 2019, is currently the most expensive yacht for charter on the market. Add up the numbers and you’ll see why; she boasts 54 crew, nine tenders, and 11 cabins each with their own private sea terrace. And if that’s not enough, there’s a 12 metre swimming pool, an observation lounge with circular skylights for stargazing, and a mammoth spa spread over two floors. Plus, there’s an array of dining options for hosting a standout Christmas dinner, from a Teppanyaki grill and rotisserie oven to a BBQ and spit roast tandoori oven.
Where to find her: Flying Fox will be heading over to the Indian Ocean to soak up some winter sun this Christmas
Flying Fox is managed for charter by Imperial Yachts, with a weekly charter rate starting from €3,500,000.
Stats: 72m, Dunya Yachts, 2013, 12 guests and 20 crew
Highlights: Sporting a brand new 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, a infinity pool sits on the aft deck and there's a Jacuzzi with swim up bar up on the bridge deck. Down at the beach club a treasure trove of water toys await with SeaBobs, SeaDoos, inflatable sailing boats, and an Aquaglide ocean pool.
Axioma is managed for charter by YPI with a weekly winter rate starting from €549,000. She also has a special off-season charter rate for February and March 2021 at €295,000 a week.
Stats: 50m, Heesen, 2017, 12 guests, 9 crew
Highlights: For those who want to try a more environmentally-friendly option for their winter charter, Home is the solution. This hybrid yacht offers a highly efficient and extremely quiet electric mode for cruising, but is still able to reach speeds of up to 16 knots. Highlights on Home include a bar, Jacuzzi, full toy box and sundeck with comfortable loungers. Plus, you can pack light as the wardrobes on board Home are ready-stocked with designer products and sun-tan lotions.
Managed for charter by Burgess, Home has a weekly charter rate starting at €224,750
Stats: 32m, CNM, 2001/2018, 10 guests and 6 crew
Highlights: Bella Vita, formerly Necker Belle, was once owned by Sir Richard Branson and is the perfect charter option for those seeking a spot of adventure. There’s never a dull moment on board with scuba diving, paddle boarding, game fishing and some serious sailing on offer. A trampoline provides the perfect platform for plunging into the crystal Caribbean water while a unique crow’s nest hoists guests up to the top of the mast. As a catamaran, Bella Vita is well suited to Caribbean cruising with a shallow draft that allows her to squeeze into smaller more secluded bays where peaceful evenings meals can be enjoyed on deck.
Bella Vita is managed by Denison Yachting with charters starting from $70,000 per week.
Milk & Honey
Stats: 38m, Palmer Johnson, 2003, 10 guests and 7 crew
Highlights: Cruising the Caribbean this winter, Milk & Honey offers all the comforts of home and then some. Fresh from a refit, she boats a beautiful interior with luxurious olive wood underfoot, cherry wood and Cuban mahogany panelling, and supple leather sofas for lounging around. There’s a Jacuzzi up on the sundeck with raised sun loungers for those looking to kick back while others might prefer to explore the underwater world with the help of her dive-certified crew.
Milk & Honey is managed by Merle Wood & Associates with charters starting from $90,000 per week.
Stats: 58m, Trinity, 2010, 12 guests and 14 crew
Highlights: Rest and relaxation abound on board Skyfall with numerous spots to kick back and soak up the sun. A Jacuzzi and plunge pool reside on the top deck, surrounded by sunpads, while lazy lunches can be enjoyed al fresco. As guests step into the foyer they are greeted by a striking wine cellar display on either side - perfect for any oenophiles on board – leading to a super chic main saloon courtesy of designer Patrick Knowles. Other features include a split-level master suite, touch and go helicopter capability and an elevator offering wheelchair access across three decks.
Skyfall is managed by IYC with charters starting from $275,000 per week.
Stats: 50m, Proteksan, 2002, 12 guests and 12 crew
Highlights: Now sporting a bright blue hull, Mosaique is right at home in the azure waters of the Caribbean. Perfect for those looking to escape to the great outdoors, her sundeck is a haven for sun worshippers with a Jacuzzi, bar and sunpads aplenty. Guests can tuck into the finest cuisine al fresco thanks to her beautiful aft deck dining set-up seating up to 16 guests around an oval teak table or there’s a more formal dining option for cooler evenings. Her interiors are elegant with neutral greys, whites and taupes throughout and a full-beam master suite offering an oasis of calm in which to unwind after the day’s antics
Mosaique is managed by Bluewater with charter starting from $160,000 per week.