As the weather grows colder at home, it’s only natural to look towards warmer climes and dream of chasing the sun on board a luxury superyacht. Some of the world’s greatest vessels migrate to the tropical islands of the Caribbean each winter season, and we’ve picked out some of the best superyachts that you can charter and spend some time soaking up the sun in the Caribbean.
Stats: 83.5 metres, Feadship, launched 2015, 12 guests and 24 crew
Highlights: When this 83.5 metre Feadship was delivered in 2015, it seemed like the whole world stood still to watch her striking metallic profile meander towards her first season at sea. Since then, she’s upheld a reputation as one of the most elegant and eye-catching superyachts on the water. But, her gleaming metallic exterior isn’t the only reason why the coveted yacht remains one of the most impressive charter yachts on the market today.
While cruising the Caribbean, guests on board can take a dip in the 10 metre pool, visit the spa and gym, indulge in a massage or beauty treatment, then continue unwinding in the underwater observation lounge as the fish mingle before the semi-submerged window. For entertaining on-board head up to the private sun deck where a DJ station and BBQ grill and plenty of lounge areas can be found. Art buffs will also enjoy the impressive collection of modern works on board and the peerless use of glass not only benefits her mesmerising vistas, but floods the interior with light, so you’ll never be far from that Caribbean sun.
Stats: 70.6 metres, Royal Denship, 2002, 2022 refit, 12 guests, 21 crew
Highlights: With the capacity to host 60 seated guests, and an incredible 300-350 guests quayside, Force Blue is certainly the entertainer’s choice this Caribbean season. She even has a professional DJ station and disco lights on the bridge deck; perfect for those who want to throw the Caribbean’s most impressive party.
Fresh from an extensive refit, Force Blue has a vast sea level lounging and sunbathing area and an extended swim platform, perfect for long afternoons frolicking in the glassy Caribbean Sea. And, thanks to her jam packed toybox including a Flyboard, hoverboard, wave runners, jet-skis, water skis, seabobs and paddle boards, there is never a dull moment on the water.
Force Blue also features one of the fleet’s most impressive spas, complete with a steam shower, hammam, mud bath, sauna, and hydro massage hot tub, and you can even opt for a dedicated masseuse and beautician to join the crew for round the clock treatments. It’s not surprising that 70 percent of her guests are repeat clients.
Stats: 90.1 metres, Lürssen, 2010, 2019 refit, 12 guests, 29 crew
Highlights: If you’re looking for opulence, then very few vessels on the water could outshine Phoenix 2. Her extravagant interiors feature gold tones and red furnishings and there is even a piano room on board, which features the yacht’s own Steinway grand piano. The 90 metre superyacht also has a luxurious cinema room, another cinema under the stars, three pools and an incredible inside/outside dining area.
But it’s not just her opulent interior spaces that make Phoenix 2 one of the finest charter choices this Caribbean season, as her exterior spaces are just as impressive with a huge oval pool on the sundeck surrounded by sunpads and an additional Jacuzzi tub forward. For those looking to let their hair down in the Caribbean and truly relax, a gym, sauna, and treatment rooms can also be found on the bridge deck, with the helipad doubling as a yoga or workout space.
Stats: 88 metres, Golden Yachts, 2022, 12 guests, 28 crew
Highlights: Having only just been delivered by Golden Yachts in August, this season presents a marvellous opportunity to enjoy one of the fleet’s hottest new additions in the Caribbean, where she’ll spend her inaugural winter season.
With an exterior design by renowned British studio Ken Freivokh, Project X has huge cascading decks, a large open aft deck with a swimming pool and a unique column-shaped ‘X’ structure amidships, which is sure to grab the attention of neighbouring charterers. Inside she has an astonishing triple-height atrium and glass elevator and sublime wellness facilities on board including a dedicated spa and fully equipped gym.
Stats: 75.5 metres, Oceanco, 2008, 2022 refit, 12 guests, 21 crew
Highlights: With an incredible seven decks and an interior volume of nearly 2,000GT, "spacious" is an understatement when it comes to this 75 metre superyacht. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and built by Oceanco, Wheels is a true pedigree, boasting a fully equipped air-conditioned gym, a packed toy box and a new outdoor cinema. She’s also fresh out of the yard this season, following a 2022 refit.
Comfortably accommodating 12 guests across six well-appointed cabins, including an impressive split-level master cabin, which is flooded with natural light and has a mezzanine-style study. Her interiors are bright and airy with an ocean theme running throughout and touches of Asian-inspired design cues.
Wheels’ huge exterior spaces, make this one of the finest Caribbean charter choices this season, with a large sundeck which features an al fresco bar, a new Canadian SPA hot tub and plenty of lounging space to soak up the Caribbean sun.
Stats: 75.2 metres, Admiral, 2022 , 12 guests, 23 crew
Highlights: Having only hit the water this year in July, Kenshō has caused quite the stir during her inaugural season, having made her official debut at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show. With a gleaming metallic blue hull and undulating decks, the 75 metre is said to be inspired by nature with interiors that are wholly dedicated to life on the water. The result is a wonderfully bright interior, lofty ceilings, and huge windows to draw in that Caribbean sun.
With more of an open-plan approach, Kenshō’s interior spaces feel tremendously large, though this isn’t just an illusion of her design, given her ample volume of 1,981 GT. Outside on deck, things are just as impressive with a glass-fronted 6 metre sea-level swimming pool and sprawling sofas. For those who want to keep up their fitness regime while cruising the Caribbean, then Kenshō’s fully-fledged gym is on hand; and for those who prefer to bask in their Caribbean surroundings, then her sprawling sun deck is the place to be.
Stats: 95.3 metres, Lürssen, 2019, 12 guests, 30 crew
Highlights: Having been designed with charter very much in mind, you would struggle to find many yachts in the Caribbean this season that could outshine Madsummer. At 95 metres, she’s undoubtedly a showstopper, and her contemporary lines by London-based studio, Harrison Eidsgaard will be sure to turn heads in the Caribbean this winter.
With a staggering 10 staterooms for 12 guests, there is a huge amount of space on board. She has a vast saloon with an ocean blue colour scheme by Laura Sessa and a huge spa for those looking to unwind on board. There’s even a white Steinway grand piano on board for keen pianists. Out on deck, guests can spend their days in the 12 metre pool or at the al fresco bar, while cruising between some of the Caribbean’s best anchorages.
Stats: 66.4 metres, ISA Yachts, 2014, 11 guests, 17 crew
Highlights: You won’t find many yachts that look quite like Okto this Caribbean season, or anywhere for that matter, with her stealthy lines, dark hull, and flowing curves. With her mysterious demeanour, not to mention her opulence with her monochromatic colour scheme and exquisite interior spaces and she wouldn't look out of place in a Bond flim.
For those looking to spend evenings within her sweeping interior, designed by the world-renowned Alberto Pinto studio, they’ll be pleased to discover a cinema, spa and shimmering main saloon, which is endowed with mirrors and plenty of polished metalwork. But most will be out on deck soaking up the Caribbean sun, for which she is primed. Okto has an infinity pool on the main deck aft, surrounded sun loungers.