Winter sun: The Best Yachts to Charter This Winter


Looking for some warm weather this winter? Take a look at the best yachts available to charter in exotic destinations, from the Maldives and Tahiti to Australia and Thailand...

Stats: 60 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2001, 12 guests, 15 crew

Highlights: Truly a dream to charter, this exquisitely designed yacht was styled by Abeking & Rasmussen with Bannenberg & Rowell interiors. Refitted in 2017, Dream features fine wood finishes and Asian artwork throughout. A gym, yoga and massage rooms, plus a cinematic-sized skylounge flat screen can all be found on board. Views can be enjoyed from the hot tub, sun loungers and bar on the sundeck or the al fresco dining area below. Guests can enjoy her range of water toys during their stay, including Jet Skis, kayaks, and an inflatable water slide, but for those who prefer their feet on dry land, Dream is also equipped with all the amenities for a beach party.

Where to find her: Charter guests on board Dream can soak up some sun in one of the most romantic destinations in the world; she’ll be cruising around the islands of French Polynesia this winter.

Dream is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate from €350,000.

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Abeking & Rasmussen   60.05 m •   2001

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Abeking & Rasmussen   60 m •   12 guests • Price from €350,000 p/w


Stats: 65.2 metres, Custom, 2014, 14 guests, 20 crew

Highlights: Lamima offers the charm of an Indonesian phinisi with the onboard luxuries of any modern yacht. Spacious interiors on board the world’s largest wooden yacht are infused with Asian décor and her exotic trips are enhanced by the presence of Indonesian chefs offering a taste of the local region. Alongside al fresco dining areas, Lamima boasts a number of lounges for soaking up the sun as well as a fully-stocked toy box. Guests can also relax with an instructor-led yoga session or a treatment from the Balinese masseuses. All trips on board Lamima are also accompanied by an expert local tour guide and PADI-qualified dive instructors.

Where to find her: Since she is the only charter yacht to be registered under an Indonesian flag, Lamima offers untapped access to the beautiful archipelago of her home country, Indonesia.

Lamima is managed for charter by Camper & Nicholsons with a weekly charter rate from €104,997.

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Custom   65.2 m •   2015

Maltese Falcon

Stats: 88 metres, Perini Navi, 2006, 12 guests, 19 crew

Highlights: Upon her delivery in 2006, Maltese Falcon redefined sailing with her revolutionary Falcon Rig technology. At 88 metres this Perini Navi vessel provides all the comfort of a motor yacht with the excitement of sailing. The award-winning yacht pairs a distinct silver and black exterior with ultra-modern, Asian-influenced interiors by Ken Freivokh. Maltese Falcon boasts a Jacuzzi situated opposite her outdoor cinema on the sundeck and a well-stocked toy box. Interior highlights include the ornate spiral staircase and extensive art collection, while the main deck features a card and games room and private office with video conference facilities. For guests wanting to stay in shape while on board, Maltese Falcon also carries gym equipment and spa rooms with a qualified masseuse.

Where to find her: Feel the sun on your skin this winter by chartering Maltese Falcon on a Maldivian cruise.

Maltese Falcon is managed for charter by IYC with a weekly charter rate from €433,330.

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Perini Navi   88 m •   2006


Stats: 82 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2015, 12 guests, 23 crew

Highlights: Given her impressive size, it’s unspurprsing that RoMEA has all the amentities required for a luxurious charter experience. Both indoor and outdoor cinemas can be found on board, alongside a beach club complete with Jacuzzi, finish sauna room and a spa area for massage and beauty treatments. Her interiors, designed by Terence Disdale, feature an elegant blend of bronze, steel and glass structures with finishes in stone, rich leathers and exotic woods. Charters on board RoMEA are complemented by her skilled chef, who has trained at Michelin-starred establishments throughout Europe.

Where to find her: As she cruises the Indian Ocean for some winter sun this season, RoMEA will be stopping by the Maldives.

RoMEA is managed for charter by Imperial with a weekly charter rate from €875,000.

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Abeking & Rasmussen   82.4 m •   2015

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Abeking & Rasmussen   81.8 m •   12 guests • Price from €875,000 p/w


Stats: 63.4 metres, Halter, 1978, 12 guests, 22 crew

Highlights: SuRi is perfect for adventure-seeking guests looking to discover a new and exotic destination this winter. Refitted in 2016, this expedition yacht focuses primarily on off-the-beaten-track destinations. Complete with a seaplane and a commercially certified helipad, SuRi offers unbeatable ways of exploring her cruising grounds. Trips to remote islands are complemented by SuRi’s extensive toy box, which includes fishing gear, a small sailing boat and an inflatable slide. Further highlights include a glass-bottomed saloon, sundeck Jacuzzi, and a dedicated massage and treatment room for some post-exploration pampering.

Where to find her: This yacht is no stranger to adventure and will be cruising the sunny coasts of Papua New Guinea this winter.

Managed for charter by Yachtzoo, SuRi has a weekly charter rate starting from €293,994.

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Halter   63.4 m •   1978

Tip Top II

Stats: 31.7 metres, Custom, 2008, 16 guests, 8 crew

Highlights: This Custom-built catamaran offers spacious interiors with plenty of spots for unwinding this winter. All en suite cabins on board Tip Top II are located on the upper decks to provide optimum viewing and wildlife-spotting while on board. Tip Top II also boasts an expansive saloon and sundeck as well as a forward observation lounge. A number of water toys, including kayaks and inflatables, as well as scuba diving equipment, await guests on board Tip Top II this winter.

Where to find her: For a truly unforgettable experience join Tip Top II as she cruises the Galapagos this winter, accompanied by an expert nature and wildlife guide.

Tip Top II is managed for charter by YPI with a weekly charter rate from €68,617.

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Custom   31.7 m •   2008

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Custom   31.7 m •   16 guests • Price from $80,420 p/w


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

Highlights: Since her delivery in 2015, Formosa has travelled to some of the world’s most far-flung destinations. Charter guests on board Formosa this winter can enjoy a trip around Southeast Asia in ultimate comfort. Expect to find a hot tub and lounge on the sundeck, plus an exclusive observation deck above. Water toys including a pair of Jet Skis and kayaks can be found in the toy box and diving enthusiasts will be kept entertained with the scuba gear. An elevator will whisk guests from her Sinot-designed interiors up to the top decks with ease.

Where to find her: Formosa will be stopping by Thailand and the Maldives this winter to escape the cold.

Managed for charter by FraserFormosa has a weekly charter rate starting at €400,000.


Stats: 34 metres, Yachting Developments, 2001, 7 guests, 4 crew

Highlights: Silvertip boasts one of the best toy boxes of any sailing yacht. Scuba and fishing gear, spear guns, underwater cameras, and a drone are carried on her trips along with kitesurfing and water-skiing equipment. Below deck, Slivertip features contemporary-style interiors lined with Swedish pear wood. Crowned the 2012 winner of the prestigious New Zealand Millennium Cup, this superior yacht can reach a top speed of 12 knots under sail.

Where to find her: Ideal for those wishing for a warm winter this year, Silvertip will be cruising the land down under this season, stopping by both Australia and New Zealand on her travels.

Silvertip is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate from €46,199.

Planet Nine

Stats: 73.2 metres, Admiral, 2018, 12 guests, 20 crew

Highlights: Designed by Tim Heywood and delivered just last year, Planet Nine has pushed the boundaries of previous explorer yachts. Highlights on board include the MD-600N Explorer helicopter and hangar, an elevator to transport guests across her various decks and a serious array of toys and tenders. Guests can enjoy leisurely moments in the cinema on board Planet Nine, work out in the beach club gym or relax in her sundeck Jacuzzi and sauna.

Where to find her: She’ll be leaving the arctic waters of Greenland to cruise the Caribbean islands and central America this winter.

Managed for charter by Edmiston, Planet Nine has a weekly charter rate starting from $725,000.

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Admiral - The Italian Sea Group   73.2 m •  16 guests •  €85,000,000

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Admiral - The Italian Sea Group   73.2 m •   16 guests • Price from €650,000 p/w


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

Highlights: Katina provides the ultimate escape with her extensive facilities and luxurious accommodation.  There's a number of relaxation areas on board including multiple lounges, a sundeck Jacuzzi, and sauna and massage rooms. A full toy box, which includes an inflatable slide, floating trampoline and Jet Skis, provide guests with hours of on the water entertainment. Below deck, Katina offers a gym and an extensive bar, as well as a ventilated cigar and whiskey room. For guests celebrating a special event on board, Katina can host up to 150 guests during a cocktail party.

Where to find her: The Seychelles and Maldives will serve as Katina’s exotic cruising grounds this winter.

Katina is managed for charter by Thompson, Westwood and White with a weekly charter rate from €245,000.

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Brodosplit   60 m •   2015

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Brodosplit   60 m •   12 guests • Price from €245,000 p/w

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