The best yachts to charter for Christmas 2020

Planning to spend Christmas 2020 on a superyacht? Get some inspiration for the best yachts to charter this Christmas in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and other exotic locations.

Joy

Stats: 70 metres, Feadship, 2016, 12 guests, 19 crew

Highlights: Spread over five decks, Joy's Bannenberg and Rowell-penned design provides expansive on board spaces. Her beach club can double as a party space while her wellness facilities include a full-equipped gym with personal trainer in tow, and an spa room for treatments courtesy of the masseuse. An elevator serves three of Joy’s decks, which feature winter gardens, a swimming pool, a dedicated games area and both indoor and outdoor cinemas.

Where to find her: Joy will be spending Christmas 2020 in the warm waters of the Bahamas.

Managed for charter by Burgess, Joy has a weekly charter rate starting from $700,000.

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MADSUMMER

Lurssen |  95 m |  12 guests |  €229,000,000

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MADSUMMER

Lurssen |  95 m |   12 guests  Price from $1,400,000 p/w

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MADSUMMER

Lurssen |   95 m |   2019

Solo

Stats: 72 metres, Tankoa, 2018, 12 guests and 18 crew

Highlights: Solo’s interiors, elegantly designed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini, offer a cosy environment to celebrate the holidays. Key features include plush seating, stunning views and even a piano located in the main saloon for those favourite festive carols. Solo’s on-board luxury is best exemplified by the owner’s suite; an expansive space with 180-degree views and access to a private terrace complete with sunpads and a Jacuzzi.  Other amenities include a skylounge swimming pool, a dance floor and a beach club featuring a sauna, hamman and a gym or massage room with a foldout balcony.

Where to find her: The Caribbean will serve as Solo’s cruising grounds this Christmas, so she’ll be stopping off between the Windward and Leeward Islands, The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.

Solo is managed for charter by Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from €650,000.

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HERE COMES THE SUN

Amels |   83 m |   2016

Liberty

Stats: 56.96 metres, Trinity Yachts, 2012, 12 guests, 14 crew

Highlights: Thanks to her spacious and elegant interiors by Evan Marshall, Liberty has the perfect set-up for entertaining over the Christmas holidays. Multiple outdoor and indoor dining spaces give guests a range of options for tucking into a festive six-course spread, while Christmas films can be enjoyed each evening thanks to her state-of-the-art entertainment system. Liberty also houses a generous sun deck complete with a Jacuzzi, and for those looking to keep active throughout the festive season, there's a choice of gym equipment and an impressive range of water toys at the ready.

Where to find her: This Christmas, Liberty will be enjoying the warm Caribbean weather as she cruises around the Bahamas.

Liberty is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from $295,000.

Mia Elise II

Stats: 60.34 metres, Trinity, 2012, 12 guests and 15 crew

Highlights:  For those spending Christmas in warmer climes, Mia Elise II features phenomenal outdoor spaces for topping up tans, from her sundeck Jacuzzi to her al fresco dining spaces. She also boasts an air-conditioned gym, sauna and steam room. Indoors, she has the perfect set up for Christmas dinner and celebratory drinks, with a formal dining table, a large circular bar in the saloon and games table in the bridge deck skylounge. After a major refit in 2017, Mia Elise II now features refreshed interiors and exteriors for her charter guests to enjoy.

Where to find her: Mia Elise II will be cruising around the Bahamas and wider Caribbean region this Christmas.

Manged for charter by IYC, Mia Elise II has a weekly charter rate starting at $430,000.

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ILLUSION V

Benetti |   58 m |   2014

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 $270,000.

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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

Xaira

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

Highlights: Brand new to the charter market following her delivery in April 2020, Xaira is perfect for those who want a true sailing experience. She boasts an unrivalled sailing performance at sea thanks to her fine workmanship and sleek hull, and is instantly recognisable with her black sails. If you’re not being windswept on her spacious upper deck, there’s also plenty of water toys to keep you entertained in her toybox, from wind and kite surfing gear to wakeboards, waterskis and stand up paddle boards.

Where to find her: For her first charter season, Xaira will be spending Christmas in the Caribbean.

Manged for charter by Ocean Independence, Xaira has a weekly charter rate starting at $35,900

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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

DXB

Stats: 35 metres, Benetti, 2003, 10 guests and 7 crew

Highlights: Decked out with luxurious furnishings from Ralph Lauren and Hermes, the Zuretti-designed interiors on board DXB will certainly make you feel at home during the holidays. Her sundeck is ideal for socialising with spectacular views and optional shade, as well as a barbecue, al fresco dining space, drinks bar, fridge, Jacuzzi and sun loungers. In her toybox, DXB also carries a fleet of inflatables as well as jet skis and water-skiing equipment.

Where to find her:  It should come as no surprise given her name that DXB will be spending this Christmas cruising through the waters teeming with wildlife in the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf – perfect for snorkelling enthusiasts.

Managed for charter by Edmiston, DXB has a weekly charter rate starting at €95,000.

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AIAXAIA

Brodosplit |  46 m |  12 guests |  €9,950,000

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AIAXAIA

Brodosplit |   46 m |   2017

Flying Fox

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.

Axioma

Stats: 72 metres, Dunya Yachts, 2013, 12 guests, 20 crew

Highlights: Spaces on board Axioma have been outfitted to make her the perfect party boat for celebrating over the Christmas and New Year period. Her spacious sundeck is ideal for hosting, complete with a BBQ, alfresco dining and sunbathing areas. The main deck boasts a jacuzzi and infinity pool with a swim-in bar, while a gym with massage room and sauna can be found below. The Alberto Pinto-designed saloon, which features a double-height atrium and mezzanine above, is a great spot for guests to gather, while a 3D cinema for 8 offers further entertainment for those on board.

Where to find her: Axioma can be found in the Med during the summer and in the Caribbean in winter.

Axioma is managed for charter by YPI, with a charter rate starting from €595,000.

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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

Excellence

Stats: 80 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2019, 12 guests, 20 crew

Highlights:  The distinctive exterior of Excellence may already set her apart from the crowd, but it’s her on board features, spread out across 2,115GT of internal space, that make her the ultimate party boat this holiday season. Highlights include the triple height atrium with floor to ceiling windows, and the private owners deck dedicated to the master suite with its own Jacuzzi and terrace. Guests can also make use of her impressive wellness amenities, which include a pool with a swim-up bar as well as gym, sauna and spa. A cinema room and a well-stocked toybox will also ensure that everyone on board is entertained during their stay

Where to find her: Permanently based in the Caribbean, Excellence will be soaking up the winter sun in The Bahamas.

Excellence is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from $1,100,000

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THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |  56.2 m |   12 guests  Price from $230,000 p/w

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THE WELLESLEY

Oceanco |   56.1 m |   1993

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