The best entry-level superyachts for first time charters

Planning your first ever yacht charter holiday? The perfect entry-level superyacht for your first charter experience is totally subjective to what you want out of your vacation; do you want the immersive experience of cruising under sail? Do you want to splash some cash for a memorable holiday on board a superyacht with a fleet of toys and trinkets to try out? Or perhaps for your first charter you’d like to step on board a smaller superyacht with just an intimate group of friends… whatever you have in mind, BOAT can help you plan the best charter experience for first-timers with our round-up of the top broker-recommended entry-level superyachts for charter.


Credit: NEXT Yachting

Stats: 23.93 metres, Baltic, 2017, 7 guests, 3 crew

Boasting a striking, futuristic exterior designed by Germán Frers, Perfection offers a compact size and entry-level charter rate which is ideal for first-time charterers. While her shallow draft and smaller measurements make this nimble yacht ideal for cruising secret coves and hidden gems, she is also equipped with amenities normally found on larger superyahcts, such as zero speed stabilisers and a 4.45 metre tender. An extremely flexible layout with interiors styled by Design Unlimited can comfortably accommodate a variety of guests, from small groups of friends and families to couples on a romantic holiday. Other highlights on board this Baltic yacht include a large fold-out swimming platform and al fresco dining options with space for sunbathing on the sundeck.

Perfection is managed for charter by NEXT Yachting with a weekly charter rate starting from €29,000.


Stats: 22 metres, Contest Yachts, 2013, 6 guests, 2 crew

If it’s your first time on the water, you may not want to get overwhelmed with a supersized yacht. Keep it simple on board Contest Yachts’ 22 metre flagship Ph3, which is perfect for a small family or intimate group of friends planning their first charter. But that’s not to say guests will be left wanting; highlights on board include a transformative area on the front deck that can serve as a sunbathing spot, cocktail area or paddling pool, plus there’s a fully stocked toybox that carries the likes of an underwater scooter, water-skiing and wakeboarding equipment, snorkelling gear and a canoe. Thanks to her compact size, this nimble sailing yacht will also be able to take you to remote corners and hidden gems that bigger boats can’t access.

PH3 is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €24,000.

Yachts for sale

Contest Yachts   21.88 m •  8 guests •  €2,700,000

Lady Victoria

Stats: 36.5 metres, 1991, Feadship, 8 guests, 6 crew

Offering classic appeal with modern amenities, Lady Victoria has been described by her broker as a “true gentleman’s yacht.” After undergoing a refit in 2019, her classic-inspired De Voogt interiors are refreshed and offer elegant living spaces for guests to unwind and relax in traditional yachting style. Alongside a sundeck hot tub, outdoors dining and drinks areas for al fresco entertaining, Lady Victoria also carries a full toybox and two tenders. Expect days spent on the water kayaking, kneeboarding, paddleboarding, fishing, waterskiing and wakeboarding – plus there’s also a range of towable toys on board for kids to enjoy. Ideal for US-based charterers, she can be found cruising along the East Coast and down to the Caribbean.

Lady Victoria is managed for charter by Merle Wood & Associates with a weekly charter rate starting from $67,000.

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Feadship   36.45 m •   1991

Yachts for sale

Feadship   36.45 m •  8 guests •  $6,850,000

Yachts for charter

Feadship   36.45 m •   8 guests • Price from $72,000 p/w


Stats: 23 metres, CNB, 2020, 7 guests, 3 crew

New to the charter market following her recent delivery in 2020, Xaira has been designed for optimum performance at sea and offers a thrilling sailing experience that is sure to satisfy first-time charterers. Easily identifiable with her distinctive black sails, Xaira has plenty of deck space, air-conditioned cabins and a toybox bursting with watersports gear from waterskis and paddleboards, to snorkelling, kitesurfing and wakeboarding equipment. She also carries a sailing dinghy plus a Tender Williams Sportjet 395 for transporting guests back and forth during shore-based expeditions. This winter she’ll be cruising through the warm waters of the Caribbean; an ideal charter location for first-timers.

Xaira is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €32,000.


Stats: 40.8 metres, Benetti, 2020, 11 guests, 7 crew

For a first-time charterer who’s looking for the newest toys and tech, recently delivered Rebeca is the first hull of the innovative Benetti Oasis 40m series and offers an excellent entry-level superyacht. Her ultra-modern interiors have been designed by RWD and emphasise outdoor areas for warm weather cruising. Enjoy early morning yoga on the main deck, swimming in the infinity pool during the heat of the day and dining al fresco on the sundeck, which is equipped with a shaded dining table, barbecue and drinks bar plus a large raised hot tub forward. There’s also an on-board gym and a toybox stocked with Seabobs, paddleboards, wakeboarding and waterskiing gear, kayaks, e-foils and snorkelling equipment.

Rebeca is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $238,000.

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Benetti   40.8 m •   2020

Yachts for sale

Benetti   40.8 m •  10 guests •  €21,500,000

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