Far, far away: Yachts for charter in remote locations

Want to get away from the crowds and off the beaten track on your next charter vacation? Take a look at our favourite charter yachts available in remote and exotic destinations and get ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip...

Hanse Explorer

Credit: EYOS Expeditions

Stats: 48.01 metres, Fassmer, 2006, 12 guests and 18 crew

Highlights: Following a multimillion-dollar refit, ice-classed superyacht Hanse Explorer's brand new facilities will help guests make the most of their time on board. An exciting addition is the new top deck, complete with a saltwater hot tub, a cocktail area with Bose sound systems and cabana-style Bali beds for sleeping under the stars on warm nights. Other highlights include a sauna and a toybox stocked with kayaks, paddleboards and scuba diving equipment.

Location: Over the next year Hanse Explorer will be departing on a tour of the Southern Hemisphere, picking up winter charters in Antarctica until February 2022 before heading to the South Pacific from April to October, exploring as far as the Marquesas, Cook and Society Islands. All itineraries will be tailor-made to charter guests, with each expedition guided by a team of experts with local knowledge. From wildlife watching in Antarctica to swimming in pristine lagoons in French Polynesia, Hanse Explorer’s itinerary will offer exceptional experiences for those who join on her adventures.

Charter rate: Hanse Explorer is available for charter with EYOS, with 2022 charters starting from €175,000 per week. For 2022 charters that start or finish at King George Island, Antarctica, a delivery fee of €10,000 applies.

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Fassmer   48.01 m •   2006


Credit: Tim McKenna

Stats: 87.6 metres, Schichau Unterweser, 1969, 12 guests and 28 crew

Highlights: Once a hardy ice-breaking tug boat, Arctic has been transformed into a charter-ready superyacht with six decks of luxury amenities. Outdoor spaces are designed for soaking up the sunshine, with a heated swimming pool, beach club and a monkey island viewing area for taking in the scenery. A fully-stocked toybox and dive store, together with an on board dive instructor, will also help guests make their most of the time on the water, while the interior has also been equipped for a range of activities when the weather turns. This includes a cinema with sensory chairs, a gym, a library and a games room.

Location: With her impressive cruising range of 10,000 nautical miles, Arctic can take guests almost anywhere in the world. But for her first charter season, she will be heading to the far-flung islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Sea. “More and more we’re speaking to clients who want to explore more secluded areas and experience out-of-the-ordinary destinations in out-of-the-ordinary ways,” says Y.CO’s Yasmine Naitijja, adding that “for these kinds of requests, a yacht like Arctic is the perfect solution”

Charter rate: Arctic is managed for charter by Y.CO with a weekly charter rate starting from €350,000.

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Schichau-Unterweser   87.57 m •   1969


Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Stats: 68.2 metres, Royal Niestern Sander, 2012/2020, 12 guests and 17 crew

Highlights: Ragnar is a one-of-a-kind charter vessel made for extreme adventures in the world’s most isolated regions. An ex-ice breaking tug, she was given a new lease of life by Icon Yachts with a multi-million-dollar rebuild. From whale watching to heli-skiing, there is never a dull moment on board. Ragnar packed with some serious kit including a BigBo amphibious ATV, SeaDoos, snowmobiles and an Airbus EC145 for exploring ashore. Then, after a jam-packed day, guests can retreat to her cosy, chalet-style saloon and bar and recount the day’s antics.

Location: From December 2021 Ragnar will spend her winter cruising the coasts of the Nordic region from which she gets her legendary name. Based in Tromsø, Norway, guests will be able explore the rugged Lofoten islands and the iceberg-speckled waters of the Arctic Circle. Itineraries will include Northern Lights stargazing, whale watching and dog sledding across snowy landscapes.

Charter rate: Ragnar is managed by Burgess with charters starting from $525,000 per week.

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Royal Niestern Sander   68.2 m •   2012

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Royal Niestern Sander   68.2 m •   12 guests • Price from $525,000 p/w

Bleu De Nîmes

Credit: Edmiston

Stats: 72.25 metres, Clelands, 1980, 28 guests and 23 crew

Highlights: Following a four-year rebuild completed in 2020 (which included a 16 metre extension), this converted Navy Ship is ready to explore with her impressive 20,000 nautical mile cruising range. Alongside extensive accommodations for larger parties, Bleu De Nîmes boasts a helipad, a cinema, two Jacuzzis and a wellness centre complete with a sauna, gym and massage room.

Location: From November 2021, Bleu De Nîmes will be taking guests to the far flung regions of the Red Sea and Indian Ocean to soak up some winter sun. Both regions are renowned for their exceptional deep-water diving opportunities, so guests will be able to make full use of the yacht’s diving equipment and explore colourful underwater worlds during their time on board.

Charter rate: Bleu De Nîmes is managed for charter by Edmiston with a weekly charter rate starting from €430,000. She is also listed for sale with an asking price of €47,000,000.

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Clelands   72.1 m •   1980

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Clelands   72.1 m •  28 guests •  €47,000,000

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Clelands   72.1 m •   28 guests • Price from €430,000 p/w

La Datcha

Credit: La Datcha

Stats: 77 metres, Damen, 2020, 12 guests and 25 crew

Highlights: La Datcha spans six decks and is built to conquer the world's wildest regions, with the help of an ice-classed hull and a globe-trotting range of 6,000 nautical miles. A serious explorer requires some serious equipment and La Datcha is kitted out with a pair of helicopters, snowscooters, expedition RIBs and beach lander tenders for exploring ashore, as well as a three-person submarine for discovering the depths. After a day spent exploring the sights on land, guests can retreat to the wellness centre and unwind in the Turkish Hammam or indulge in an invigorating ice fountain shower.

Location: La Datcha puts her explorer capabilities to the test in her owner's home waters of Russia, venturing to the volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka where guests can keep their eyes peeled for wildlife such as walruses, brown bears and beluga whales.

Charter rate: La Datcha is managed by Imperial Yachts with a weekly charter rate starting at €840,000.

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Damen Yachting   76.9 m •   2020

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Damen Yachting   76.9 m •   12 guests • Price from €840,000 p/w

Calypso I

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Stats: 36 metres, Mulder, 2019, 10 guests and 6 crew

Highlights: Calypso I boasts an award-winning interior designed by Vickers Studio with a bright, beach house-style theme flooded with natural light through panoramic windows. Above deck guests will find generous spaces equipped with a Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas and al fresco dining as well as a beach club with a sizable swimming platform.

Location: Between June and August 2022, Calypso I will be heading north to explore the epic fjords of Norway. While cruising the waters of this picturesque Nordic country, guests can expect to enjoy stunning scenery while dining on local delicacies and freshly caught fish, interspersed with on-shore visits to colourful towns such as Oslo, Kristiansand, Bergen and Stavanger.

Charter rate: Calypso I is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €135,000.

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Mulder   36 m •   2019

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Mulder   36 m •   10 guests • Price from €120,000 p/w


Stats: 32.89 metres, Sermons, 1971/2017, 10 guests and 7 crew

Highlights: Combining traditional yachting style with top-of-the-line water toys, classic superyacht Askari has everything guests need to explore remote destinations off the beaten track. Enjoy a dip in the hot tub, a cocktail at the wet bar as you watch the sun go down and days spent on the water kayaking, water skiing or paddle boarding.

Location: Askari is a permanently based in French Polynesia, meaning her crew have all the insider knowledge necessary to bring guests on an unforgettable South Pacific cruise. Expect to see glistening lagoons, cloud-topped mountains and pure white beaches as she makes her way around these pristine islands.

Charter rate: Askari is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from $90,000.

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Sermons   32.92 m •   1972

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Sermons   32.89 m •   10 guests • Price from $90,000 p/w

Tip Top II

Stats: 31.7 metres, Custom, 2008 16 guests and 8 crew

Highlights: Tip Top II has been designed for wildlife spotting in the most biodiverse corners of the earth. All air-conditioned ensuite cabins are positioned on the main and upper decks for optimum views, and a dedicated forward observation lounge offers an excellent space to socialise. Her crew includes an experienced naturalist guide and there’s also diving equipment stocked on board.

Location: For a truly unique charter experience, join Tip Top II as she cruises around the volcanic scenery of the Galapagos islands. Expect unparalleled widlife viewings and snorkelling experiences in this biodiverse destination, home to the likes of pelicans, sea lions, iguanas, turtles, penguins and more.

Charter rate: Tip Top II is managed by YPI with a weekly charter rate starting from $80,420.

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Custom   31.7 m •   2008

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Custom   31.7 m •   16 guests • Price from $80,420 p/w

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