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Cruise calendar: A year in superyacht charters

Cruise calendar: A year in superyacht charters

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Penguins hatching

Antarctica - January to March

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If an event is taking place on or near water, a charter yacht is the ultimate way to see it. Risa Merl suggests where to go and how to get there...

Penguins hatching: Antarctica - January to March

An Antarctic charter will reveal many wonders, from towering icebergs to close encounters with killer whales. One of the most delightful diversions, however, is the sight of newly hatched penguin chicks in their beachfront rookeries, set against the backdrop of this dramatic landscape.

Best for icy adventures

Name: Legend

Length: 77.4m

Builder: IHC Verschure

Year launched: 1974/2015 refit

Guests/crew: 26/19

USP: Legend has a submarine for exploring the icy waters, a helipad, an ice-breaker hull and snow scooters – and after the action, there is a spa tub on the aft deck and a Balinese spa below decks.

Priced from: €460,000/week

Managed by: Camper & Nicholsons

Best for scenic sailing

Name: Rosehearty

Length: 56m

Builder: Perini Navi

Year launched: 2006/2016 refit

Guests/crew: 12/11

USP: this sailing yacht was designed with a custom cockpit to host a spa pool, for a warming dip after a trip ashore.

Priced from: €225,000

Managed by: Perini Navi

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