The Best Yachts to Charter This Christmas 2019

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Madsummer

Planning to spend Christmas 2019 on a superyacht? Get some inspiration for the best yachts to charter this Christmas in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and other exotic locations.

Stats: 95.3 metres, Lürssen, 2019, 12 guests, 30 crew

Highlights: One of the biggest launches of the year, Madsummer is now available for charter over the festive season. Featuring a 12 metre swimming pool and dedicated spa, there's plenty of opportunity to unwind on board. Primary charter guests can kick back in the colourful bridge deck master suite with a private aft terrace, while a foredeck helipad allows the charter party to arrive in style. On Christmas day, a full spread can be enjoyed indoors or al fresco, accompanied by festive tunes from the self-playing Steinway piano.

Where to find her: Madsummer will be spending her first winter charter season cruising The Bahamas and Caribbean.

Madsummer is managed for charter by Moran Yacht & Ship with a weekly charter rate starting from $1,400,000.

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MADSUMMER

Lurssen |   95 m |   2019
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G3

Stats: 44 metres, Heesen, 2008, 12 guests, 8 crew

Highlights: Following a change of ownership in 2016, an extensive refit ensued to up the charter credentials of G3. Among her new features, there's a beach-club gym for workouts by the water and an outdoor cinema. Christmas Day can be spent lounging on the sundeck, or for something more high-octane, her toy box is packed with electric surfboards, SeaBobs and kitesurfing equipment (with an instructor on hand to show you the ropes).

Where to find her: Find G3 island-hopping through the Caribbean and Bahamas this winter.

G3 is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $175,000.

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G3

Heesen Yachts |  44 m |   12 guests  Price from $154,000 p/w

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G3

Heesen Yachts |   44 m |   2008
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Here Comes The Sun

Stats: 83 metres, Amels, 2017, 12 guests, 24 crew

Highlights: Measuring a whopping 83 metres and carrying up to 24 attentive crew members, it’s hardly surprising that Here Comes The Sun ranks as one of the most expensive yachts on the charter market. With interiors designed by Winch, Here Comes the Sun covers all bases for those wanting to unwind. She offers guests an expansive wellness and spa centre with fold down terraces in the beach club, with an infinity pool, sundeck Jacuzzi and indoor cinema too. Not to mention the endless entertaining spaces both above and below deck.

Where to find her: Here Comes The Sun will be stopping off in the Caribbean for Christmas this year.

Here Comes The Sun is managed for charter by Fraser and her weekly charter rate starts from €1,200,000.

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HERE COMES THE SUN

Amels |   83 m |   2016
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Illusion V

Stats: 58 metres, Benetti, 2014, 12 guests, 14 crew

Highlights: The ample toy box on board Illusion V, which includes a Jetsurf board, Scuba gear and fishing equipment, is certainly not her only asset. Illusion V charter guests will marvel at her exquisite Green and Mingarelli-designed interiors, which feature finishes in exotic materials of walnut, onyx, crystal, parchment and silk. Illusion V is also an ideal yacht for entertaining – she boasts multiple al fresco dining and lounge areas, including a bar and beach club on her lower deck and a further barbecue and bar next to her sundeck Jacuzzi.

Where to find her: Illusion V will spend the holiday season cruising the Caribbean.

Illusion V is managed for charter by Camper & Nicholsons and her weekly charter rate starts from €350,000.

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ILLUSION V

Benetti |   58 m |   2014
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Seven Sins

Stats: 52 metres, Sanlorenzo, 2017, 10 guests, 11 crew

Highlights: A winner of the 2018 World Superyacht Awards, Seven Sins is an exceptionally designed yacht, ideal for those wishing to spend Christmas at sea this year. Glass is used throughout Seven Sins’ interiors, most remarkably for the saloon’s floor-to-ceiling windows and the glass bottom swimming pool, which sits above the expansive beach club. The spacious cabins on board Seven Sins are complemented by the numerous al fresco dining areas, as well as a spa, gym and extensive fleet of water toys.

Where to find her: Perfectly positioned for soaking up some winter sun, Seven Sins will be sailing through the Caribbean this season.

Seven Sins is managed for charter by YPI and her weekly charter rate starts from $255,000.

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SEVEN SINS

Sanlorenzo |  52 m |   12 guests  Price from $270,000 p/w

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SEVEN SINS

Sanlorenzo |   52 m |   2017
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Asolare

Stats: 48 metres, Hodgdon, 2003, 6 guests, 6 crew

Highlights: Asolare is the perfect yacht for smaller families wanting to sail in style. This exquisite sailing yacht, designed by Bruce King, boasts a hull made from 600-year-old Douglas fir and 300-year-old western red cedar tree. Asolare's wood-finished interiors further showcase the work of Hodgdon's skilled carvers with unique sculptures and hundreds of individually hand-carved sea motif decorations. Additional features include an expansive master cabin with his and hers offices, plus a generous toy box with fishing gear, paddle boards and waterskis among other delights.

Where to find her: For those who are keen on a Caribbean Christmas, sail with Asolare through the Bahamas to celebrate the holiday season.

Managed for charter by Ocean Independence, Asolare has a weekly charter rate starting from €82,000.

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ASOLARE

Hodgdon |  47.2 m |   6 guests  Price from €82,000 p/w

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ASOLARE

Hodgdon |   47.12 m |   2004
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Aiaxaia

Stats: 46 metres, Brodosplit, 2017, 12 guests, 10 crew

Highlights: This sizeable motorsailer offers guests on board the spacious interiors found on motor yachts in combination with the true sailing experience. She carries a fleet of toys for water sports enthusiasts, from fishing equipment and mountain bikes to waterskis and kayaks. A hot tub and sun pads are found on her top deck, with a number of al fresco and indoor dining options below, plus a sauna and massage table for relaxation.

Where to find her: Aiaxaia is based in her home country of Croatia. This is an ideal Christmas destination if you’re looking for a winter wonderland. Expect snow, ice-skating and quaint Christmas markets on shore.

Managed for charter by IYC, Aiaxaia has a weekly charter rate starting $99,000.

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AIAXAIA

Brodosplit |  46 m |  12 guests |  €12,950,000

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AIAXAIA

Brodosplit |   46 m |   2017
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Sovereign

Stats: 54.86m, Newcastle Marine, 2011, 12 guests, 14 crew

Highlights: Refitted in 2017, Sovereign boasts fantastic views from a number of vantage points. Guests can enjoy the sights from the infinity pool, panoramic skylounge and cabins complete with large windows. The classic interiors on board Sovereign are finished in polished dark wood and feature a number of lounge and dining areas. Sovereign’s beach club carries waverunners, SeaDoos and paddleboards, as well as a selection of gym equipment and snorkelling gear.

Sovereign is managed by Worth Avenue Yachts with charters starting from $250,000.

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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 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 Planet Nine’s cinema, work out in the beach club gym or relax in her sundeck Jacuzzi and sauna rooms. For those exploring colder regions on this ice-class superyacht, Planet Nine carries snowboard and ski equipment and her cosy library is ideal for warming up in after braving the cold.

Where to find her: Although Planet Nine can be chartered in the Caribbean and Central America, to really see this explorer yacht in her element sail with her through the beautiful arctic waters of Greenland.

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

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PLANET NINE

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

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PLANET NINE

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

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PLANET NINE

Admiral - The Italian Sea Group |   73.2 m |   2018
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The Wellesley

Stats: 56 metres, Oceanco, 1993, 12 guests, 12 crew

Highlights: With her wood-panelled interiors, cosy leather furnishings and carefully selected artwork, The Wellesley evokes the feeling of staying at a swish yet traditional private members club. The cigar room – keeping to the design of the Wellesley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge – further adds to the club vibe, but is not the only good place to hang out on board. The Wellesley also features al fresco dining and lounge areas, plus a deck jacuzzi and gym. Expect to find seabobs, waterskis, wakeboards, kayaks, paddle boards and towables stashed away in her toy box.

Where to find her: If you fancy spending the festive season in South America this year, The Wellesley will be cruising the coasts of Cuba.

The Wellesley is managed for charter by Thompson, Westwood & White and her weekly charter rate starts from $220,000.

YACHTS FOR CHARTER

THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |  56.2 m |   12 guests  Price from $220,000 p/w

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THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |   56.1 m |   1993

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