The best superyachts to charter for New Year's Eve 2020

This year why not celebrate New Year's Eve 2020 in style on board one of the most luxurious superyachts available for charter...

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Wheels

Stats: 76m, Oceanco, 2008, 12 guests and 22 crew

Highlights: For those looking to dance their way into 2021, the main saloon on board the recently refitted Wheels converts into a full-blown disco with ceiling panels retracting to reveal a gambit of disco lights and side wall units housing hidden smoke machines. As midnight approaches, the party can shimmy on up to the observation area on the top deck - with 360-degree views it’s the best seat in the house for watching the fireworks.

Location: Caribbean

Charter rate: From €580,000 per week with Fraser

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Muchos Mas

Stats: 43.9m, Crescent Custom, 2016, 11 guests and 9 crew

Highlights: There’s no better place to see in the New Year than from the sundeck on board Muchos Mas. Whether celebrating with friends or family, a sit-up bar will ensure the drinks are kept flowing and you can even count down to midnight from the corner Jacuzzi complete with its very own swim-up bar. Designed for a true celebration, Muchos Mas’s stardust metallic silver hull really adds some glitz to the festivities.

Location: Caribbean & Bahamas

Charter rate: From $210,000 per week with Burgess

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Tutto Le Marrane

Stats: 46.5m, Leopard, 2011, 10 guests and 8 crew

Highlights: Tutto Le Marrane is well equipped for ringing in the New Year with a stylish main saloon that can easily be transformed into a private nightclub. Above deck, there’s also plenty of spaces to enjoy al fresco drinks and take in the fireworks, including on the flybridge which features a mosaic-tiled Jacuzzi, a bar, barbecue and sun loungers which double as a comfortable seat to lay back and watch the light show.

Location: Bahamas

Charter rate: From $150,000 per week with Northrop & Johnson

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Laurel

Stats: 73.2m, Delta Marine, 2006, 12 guests and 24 crew

Highlights: With plenty of well-appointed socialising spaces on board, Laurel is an ideal superyacht to charter over New Year’s Eve. The observation lounge has excellent views out to sea for watching firework displays, and is conveniently bookended by a granite-topped bar and a Jacuzzi. A starlight ceiling positioned on top of the formal dining table indoors also provides a glamorous setting for a celebratory dinner.

Location: Caribbean and Bahamas

Charter rate: From $525,00 per week with IYC

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Soaring

Stats: 68m, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2020, 12 guests and 17 crew

Highlights: Described as a ‘custom-made floating home’, Soaring hit the water in 2019 and is a brand-new offering on the charter market. A spa and beauty treatment room will ensure that guests are looking their best for a New Year’s Eve party, while dinner and celebratory drinks can be enjoyed across the elegant saloon and dining room. The best spot for taking in fireworks is from the aft deck, which features a Jacuzzi with a wrap-around bar and unrivalled views.

Location: Caribbean & Bahamas

Charter rate: From €800,000 per week with Ocean Independence

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Highlander

Stats: 49.45m, Feadship, 1986, 12 guests and 11 crew

Highlights: Highlander has been used as a glamorous party boat since her launch in 1986, with her star-studded guest list including the likes Liz Taylor, Ronald Reagan and HRH Prince Charles as invitees. A major refit in 2014 gave Highlander a bright, colourful interior and her unusual winter garden is one of the loveliest spaces afloat for a small gathering. She also boasts a disco lounge and a Jacuzzi with multi-coloured LED lights.

Location: Caribbean

Charter rate: From $150,00 per week with Edmiston

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Lili

Stats: 55m, Amels, 2017, 12 guests and 13 crew

Highlights: Deck spaces abound on board Lili making her an excellent choice for guests celebrating New Year’s Eve in the warm waters of the Caribbean. A Teppanyaki-BBQ grill transforms into a show kitchen where the chef will prepare a delicious six-course spread, while a karaoke system and a screen projector will keep guests entertained throughout the evening and into the early hours.

Location: Central America & Caribbean

Charter rate: From €290,000 per week with Imperial Yachts

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Kefi

Stats: 32m, Sunseeker, 2004, 8 guests and 5 crew

Highlights:  Designed by Ken Freivokh, interiors on board Kefi have a spacious and open layout that provides warm and welcoming areas for guests to gather over New Year’s Eve. Her exterior deck spaces are equally as impressive, offering a variety of options for sipping on champagne and watching New Year fireworks light up the sky. She also carries a toy box stocked with seabobs, waverunners, paddleboards and snorkelling gear that will ensure that all members of the family joining over the holidays will be kept entertained.

Location: The Bahamas

Charter rate: From $44,000 per week with Denison Yachting

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Elite

Stats: 28m, Sunseeker, 2016, 10 guests and 4 crew

Highlights: The saloon on board Elite is the perfect environment for throwing a party, with stylish décor in black American walnut and high gloss ivory complemented by an impressive stereo surround sound system for ringing in the new year. An elegant dining area provides an opportunity for family and friends to gather over a New Year’s Eve dinner, and a bar with a fully-stocked liquor cabinet will ensure all guests have a glass of their choice drink in hand to toast to the New Year.

Location: Caribbean

Charter rate: From $59,500 per week with Bluewater

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Marcato

Stats: 43m, Hike Metal Works, 2007, 12 guests

Highlights: An expedition yacht that is also at ease cruising in warmer climes, Marcato has plenty of amenities on board for hosting an intimate New Year’s Eve party. Al fresco dining areas on board offer an ideal spot for watching fireworks with a glass of fizz in hand, while a beauty treatment room will have you heading into the new year looking and feeling your very best.

Location: Caribbean

Charter rate: From $145,000 per week with Worth Avenue Yachts

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