These days, families chartering large yachts have the opportunity to bring home more than just memories and snapshots. They can also bring home trophies when they charter a sailing yacht for some of the best superyacht regattas worldwide.
If you are looking for regatta success here are some of the best race ready luxury yachts available for charter:
Winner of the 2015 New Zealand Millenium Cup in the Bay of Islands and the 2013 Perini Navu Cup, 49.8 metre Silencio is a top choice for a luxury holiday that incorporates a superyacht regatta.
Delivered in 2001 by Perini Navi and entirely refitted in 2012, she's also taken part in the St. Barths Bucket in 2013 and 2014. Aside from her racing triumphs, she boasts a luxurious deck space with a contemporary and shaded al fresco dining area, as well as plenty of sunbathing spots.
She can sleep up to eight guests in four or five cabins, which includes a full-beam master suite. Her chic Christian Liaigre interior offers guests elegant lounge spaces, including a main saloon, TV room and a dining room.
Managed for charter by Edmiston & Company, she has a weekly charter rate starting from €148,000 in the low season and €160,000 in the high season.
Sleek, elegant and with an eye-catching navy, white and teal hull, 41.8 metre This Is Us is the ideal sailing yacht for both racing and vacations. Delivered in 2005 by Holland Jachtbouw and refitted in 2015, she was triumphant in the 2012 St Barts Bucket Regatta. She can sleep up to eight guests in four cabins with a crew of six.
Her spacious deck has plenty of loungers on which guests can relax in the sun, as well as an al fresco dining space. Below deck, her split-level main saloon/dining room offers a contemporary and airy environment, perfect for cocktails when on a family cruise in the West Mediterranean.
Managed for charter by Ocean Independence, This Is Us has a weekly summer charter rate starting from €68,000 in the low season and €77,500 in the high season.
Eros is a stunning 35.1 metre classic sailing yacht perfect for whisking the family away for a regatta vacation. Delivered by Brooke Marine in 1939, she can sleep up to eight guests in four cabins. She is filled with quirky classic features including a cosy saloon complete with a piano.
She's available to charter for a huge range of New England races and regattas, including the Vineyard Cup (July 7-9), the Camden Classic Cup (July 27-29), the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta (August 5), the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 12-13), Nantucket Race Week (August 18-19), the Opera House Cup (August 20), the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta (August 26-27), the Heritage Cup Regatta & Rendezvous (September 23), New York Classic Week (October, TBC) and a number of others.
Managed for charter by Nicholson Yachts, Eros has a weekly charter rate starting from $39,500.
This classically styled 28.35 metre sailing yacht is ideal for a small group to enjoy a regatta. Based in Rhode Island, Tree of Life can sleep up to six guests in three traditional cabins.
Delivered in 1991 by Covey Island Boat Works, she's available for a number of tall ships festivals and classic yacht regattas, including FIGAWI Cape Cod to Nantucket, Opera House Cup & Nantucket Race Week, Block Island Schooner Festival, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta and the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Tree of Life is managed for charter by Nicholson Yachts and has a weekly charter rate starting from $15,000.
Designed exclusively for racing,_ Firefly _was unveiled at the 2011 Superyacht Cup in Palma de Mallorca and she has been a popular regatta sailing yacht ever since. The 35.2 metre Claasen superyacht features a vibrant red spinnaker as well as sleek and minimalist design by Hoek Design Naval Architects, which offers a traditional feel and modern racing technology.
Combining the classic look of a gaff-rigged schooner with every modern amenity, Meteor was built in 2007 by the legendary Royal Huisman yard. Her dark blue hull sets off acres of varnished mahogany and she is a proven winner, taking the overall trophy for the 2009 St. Barths Bucket. The gorgeous interior has staterooms for six guests and her deck is perfect for après-race parties.
Capable of speeds up to 40 knots Leopard 3is one of the world’s fastest superyachts and is one of the best luxury yachts for charter in the Caribbean. During races, she carries a crew of 25 to handle sails on the 47 metre mast. Race charterers are provided with a full crew kit of clothing and gear. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and built by McConaghy Boats, the yacht has a Ken Freivokh interior with four cabins.
One of the newest Perini Navis, State of Grace is sloop rigged and can accommodate nine guests in four cabins. The sumptuous interior is ready for dinner and cocktail parties, and the yacht has a dedicated gym to work off the calories from the gourmet chef’s cuisine. After the regatta, the yacht features a teak “beach” extending from the stern for watersports.
Legendary yacht Andromeda La Dea was the first Perini to circumnavigate the world and visit both the Arctic and Antarctic. Ketch-rigged, she was completely refit in 2011 and her interior features four staterooms as well as a fireplace. The flybridge is perfect for enjoying the racing, while her stunning underwater lights make her stand out dockside.
If you want to sail under acres of canvas, ketch-rigged Perini Navi Antara has double headsails as well as a mizzen staysail. A prize winner at St. Barth’s Bucket and the Perini Navi Cup, she has an upper deck Jacuzzi spa and a shaded afterdeck lounge. Refitted in 2007, she can accommodate 10 guests in four cabins.
Designed by Phillipe Briand and built by Perini Navi to be a high-performance yacht with a luxurious interior, P2 swept the 2014 Newport Bucket with straight wins. She has a flexible arrangement that provides three cabins for up to six guests. Sensitive in light air yet fast in a breeze, the 2008 yacht carries more than 13,000 sq. ft. of sail downwind.
A modern and stylish yacht designed by Sparkman & Stephens, Kawil was built in America by Derecktor Shipyard. Carrying six guests in three cabins, the yacht has a spacious pilothouse that provides wind and sun protection. Placing third in the 2014 Newport Bucket, Kawil is a proven competitor.
Having circumnavigated the world and crossed the North Atlantic in just 14 days, this German Frers designed Bristolian is fast and comfortable. Built by CNB Bordeaux, she won the Grand Dames des Mers class in the 2013 Newport Bucket.
If you want to stop traffic, then legendary J-Class yacht Endeavour, delivered in 1934 and built by Camper & Nicholsons, is sure to do it. Sleeping up to eight guests in four cabins, this yacht was refit in 2012 and carries a massive spread of sail.
Built by Perini Navi and refitted in 2012, Parsifal III sleeps up to 12 guests in five cabins. Ketch-rigged, she has a flying bridge to enjoy the racing action, and she includes a plunge pool on the upper deck. She claimed first place finishes in the 2013 Lora Piana Caribbean Regatta.
2010 Vitters ketch Marie is spectacular in many ways, from her sleek black hull to the spacious teak and mahogany deck to the luxurious interior that includes a mini-grand piano. Four cabins accommodate up to eight guests, and she took third place in the 2014 Lora Piana Caribbean Regatta.