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The most expensive superyachts for charter
Looking to splash some cash? We round up the world’s most expensive superyachts for charter on the market right now, for those seeking a truly memorable vacation on board a supersized luxury yacht. From fun-filled family charters packed with the latest toys to DJ booths and state-of-the-art sound systems for those looking to throw the ultimate party at sea, these multi-million-dollar charters have it all...
Stats: 136 metres, Lürssen, 2019, 36 guests, 54 crew
Bang for your buck: Topping the list is the phenomenal Flying Fox. Launched in 2019, the numbers are impressive to say the least – 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, foodies on board will delight at the array of dining options on offer as Flying Fox is equipped with a Teppanyaki grill, rotisserie oven, BBQ and spit roast tandoori oven.
Where to find her: During the summer Flying Fox will be cruising the Med, but will then head over to the Indian Ocean to soak up some winter sun.
Stats: 107 metres, Benetti, 2020, 12 guests, 34 crew
Bang for your buck: Brand new to the charter market, Lana has been designed to bring guests to a all corners of the globe in ultimate comfort. Highlights include a cinema room, a helipad, a gym, a large spa pool on the sun deck and a garage packed full with exhilarating water toys. There's also an expansive beach club complete with a hammam and a massage room for receiving treatments from the on board therapist.
Where to find her: During the summer Lana will be cruising the waters of the Mediterranean, but will then journey over to the Indian Ocean for the winter months.
Stats: 92 metres, Feadship, 2016, 12 guests, 31 crew
Bang for your buck: With 92 metres of space to play with there’s never a dull moment on board Aquarius. Highlights include the sundeck, where the crew will prepare cocktails at the bar and serve them straight to the sizeable Jacuzzi. Down at the water’s edge there’s a gym for those looking to get started on their new year’s fitness resolutions, while others might find her plethora of water toys a more enjoyable way to work up a sweat.
Where to find her: For her winter season, Aquarius will be heading across the Atlantic to the Caribbean after spending the summer in the Med.
Stats: 93 metres, Feadship, 2019,
Bang for your buck: Standout features on board Lady S include a two deck IMAX theatre, fully certified helipad and swimming pool. The yacht is also equipped with a number of sports facilities for golf, basketball, volleyball and football. Meanwhile, her Reymond Langton interior has been likened to a "beautiful and contemporary jewellery box.”
Where to find her: Find Lady S in the Mediterranean during the summer and The Caribbean and Central America during the winter months.
Stats: 95.3 metres, Lürssen, 2019, 12 guests, 30 crew
Bang for your buck: One of the biggest launches of 2019, Madsummer is now available for charter at no small price. 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. There’s even a self-playing Steinway piano on board.
Where to find her: Madsummer can be found cruising in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean year-round.
Stats: 95.2 metres, Lürssen, launched 2014, 12 guests and 28 crew.
Bang for your buck: Kismet has high-end entertaining in her DNA. The expansive yacht was built by Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham Football Club and the Jacksonville Jaguars. She stands out with a glamorous interior by Reymond Langton, but it’s her calming outdoor spaces that set her apart – snuggle into a bamboo swing on the side deck or cuddle by the on-deck fire pit.
Where to find her: In the winter season Kismet can be chartered in the Caribbean, and during the summer she is based in the Mediterranean.
Stats: 80 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2019, 12 guests, 20 crew
Bang for your buck: 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 worth the price tag. 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 spends her summers cruising the Bahamas and explores the rest of the islands during the winter months.
Excellence is managed for charter by Burgess.
Stats: 95 metres, Golden Yachts, 2020, 12 guests, 29 crew
Bang for your buck: If you're a watersports enthusiast O'Pari has more than enough toys in her garage to keep you entertained, from kayaks and seabobs to waterski and wakeboard equiptment. Further on-board highlights include her sizable sundeck, complete with a DJ booth, bar and Jacuzzi with panoramic views, as well as the beach club featuring a massage room, Turkish hammam and Finnish sauna. There's also a helipad for transporting guests to and fro.
Where to find her: Throughout the year, O'Pari cruises in Mediterranean destinations such as Greece, Italy, Turkey and Croatia, as well as in the Leeward and Windward Islands.
Stats: 90 metres, Lürssen, launched 2010, 12 guests and 28 crew.
Bang for your buck: A two floor “duplex” master suite steals the show in this art deco inspired interior created by Winch Design. The sweeping suite allows for unrivalled views, while the two levels are connected by a private staircase. Outside, there’s a huge swimming pool, spa pool and outdoor cinema. Impress your guests with the fact that Phoenix 2 was built for the late billionaire Jan Kulczyk, once Poland’s richest man.
Where to find her: The Caribbean is where Phoenix 2 spends her winters, while in summer she can be found cruising the Mediterranean Sea.
Stats: 83.5 metres, Feadship, launched 2015, 12 guests and 24 crew.
Bang for your buck: The gleaming metallic beauty that is Savannah swept the boards at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards. Take a dip in the 10 metre pool, visit the spa then continue unwinding in the secluded underwater viewing room.
Where to find her: Savannah is can be chartered during the summer season throughout the Western regions of the Mediterranean.
Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson