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13 The best family friendly luxury yachts for charter
The basics: Icon was delivered in 2010 by Icon Yachts and fully refitted in 2014, when she was extended by five metres. Now at 67.5 metres, she can sleep up to 12 guests in six cabins.
Stand out features: Her below deck highlights include a fully-equipped gym, sauna, steam room and a dive store, so while the adults relax the children can go exploring. Icon is brimming with entertainment for all ages, from the vast lounger-topped swimming platform and beach club lounge to the sundeck, a social hub that features a spa pool, sunpads and a lounge area. In the evening, everyone can come together for an al fresco supper aft.
Charter rate: Icon is managed for charter by bluewater, she has a weekly rate starting from €500,000.
The basics: The 34.3 metre Cyrus One was delivered by Cyrus Yachts in 2008 and refitted in 2014. She can sleep up to eight guests in four cabins.
Stand out features: Her highlights include a cosy main saloon complete with dining area and TV, a vast water toy collection and a beautiful sundeck complete with bar, breakfast table and spa pool. Additionally, there are sunpads forward and a dining area on the main deck aft where the whole family can enjoy an al fresco supper.
Charter rate: Managed for charter by Fraser, Cyrus One has a weekly rate starting from €60,000 in winter and €65,000 in summer.
The basics: The iconic 90.1 metre superyacht Nero was delivered in 2007 by Corsair Yachts and refitted in 2016. She can sleep up to 12 guests in 10 cabins with a crew of 20.
Stand out features: Nero boasts a fantastic TV lounge perfect for watching movies with the family, a vast main saloon with numerous boardgames and a dining room for family meals.
Additionally, she has plenty of water toys to keep everyone entertained, as well as two spa pools, an outdoor cinema, a beach barbecue set-up and plenty of outdoor lounge and dining spaces for socialising all together.
Charter rate: Nero is managed for charter by Burgess, her weekly charter rate starts from $490,000.
The basics: Blue Vision was delivered in 2007 by Benetti and was refitted in 2016. The 44 metre superyacht can sleep up to 12 guests in five cabins, which includes two twin rooms, with a crew of nine.
Stand out features: Fresh from a full interior refit, Blue Vision boasts an elegant main saloon where the whole family can socialise together, a small office area perfect for completing any summer homework and a beautiful skylounge, where adults can retire for a nightcap.
Out on deck parents can relax with a cocktail in the spa pool while the kids make use of the water toy box. Additionally, there are numerous sunbathing spots and an al fresco dining area.
Charter rate: Camper & Nicholsons manage Blue Vision for charter, which has a weekly rate starting from €130,000.
La Dea II
The basics: La Dea II was delivered in 2007 by Trinity Yachts and refitted in 2015. The 49 metre superyacht can sleep up to 12 guests in five cabins with a crew of nine.
Stand out features: Perfect for family getaways, the sundeck on board La Dea II is perfect for gathering together thanks to it's spa pool, sunpads and lounge area. Below deck, guests can enjoy intimate suppers in the dining room followed by games in the main saloon, which features plenty of seating and a cocktail bar for the adults.
Charter rate: Managed for charter by IYC, La Dea II has a weekly rate starting from €185,000.
The basics: Delivered earlier this year, 50 metre Meira was built by Neta Marine and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins with a crew of 10.
Stand out features: Highlights on board include a sauna and massage room so that parents can take some time to relax while the kids head out on the ocean waves with the crew atop water toys. Additionally there is an elegant main saloon complete with dining area.
Up on deck guests can unwind in the spa pool or atop sunpads and enjoy a sunset supper on the main aft deck.
Charter rate: Managed for charter by Ocean Independence, Meira has a weekly rate starting from €105,000.
Stand out features: Her beautiful main saloon features a fireplace and plenty of comfy sofas, there's a wonderful cinema space and the library is the perfect place for a quiet story. For those that like to be pampered, the beauty salon and gym should be the first port of call. Up on the sundeck, she boasts a Jacuzzi surrounded by curved seating, while an additional spa pool can be found on the upper deck aft, forward of the helipad.
Charter rate: Bella Vita is managed for charter by Moran Yacht & Ship and has a weekly rate starting from €650,000.
Mary Jean II
The basics: The blue-hulled 61.7 metre Mary Jean II was delivered by ISA in 2010 – she can sleep up to 12 guests in seven cabins with a crew of 16.
Stand out features: The elegant skylounge features a vast projector screen for movie nights and the spacious light-filled main saloon has plenty of cosy seating for everyone to sit down together, as well as a dining area. Additionally, there is a gym for adult guests to workout and a private study so you can send those last-minute emails in peace.
Out on deck, guests can leap into the ocean from the generously-sized swimming platform before heading up to the sundeck lounge area, which comes complete with spa pool, sunpads, umbrellas, a dining area and drinks bar.
Charter rate: YPI manages Mary Jean II for charter, she has a weekly rate starting from €310,000.
Stand out features: With stunning exterior lines by Tim Heywood, Planet Nine's sundeck offers the perfect spot for socialising and sunbathing, with a spa pool and loungers, while a helideck (available for charter use) can be found aft. Additionally, her beach club boasts a sea terrace, steam room and sauna. She also features a fully-dedicated owners' deck as well as a large cinema.
Charter rate: Managed for charter by Edmiston, Planet Nine she has a weekly rate starting from €650,000 in the low season and €725,000 in the high season.
The basics: Delivered in 2006 by Mondomarine and refitted in 2013, the 49.07 metre superyacht O'Ceanos can sleep up to 12 guests in seven cabins with a crew of 11.
Stand out features: Families can gather together bright and early for breakfast on the sundeck before either relaxing atop the nearby sunpads (perhaps with a cocktail for the adults) and in the spa pool, or heading out on a group adventure to explore the idyllic coastlines of the Mediterranean. The elegant main saloon boasts a dining area for 12 as well as plenty of sofas so that the grown-ups can enjoy evening drinks together, while the kids can watch a movie in the skylounge.
Charter rate: Managed for charter by Atalanta Golden Yachts, O'Ceanos has a weekly rate starting from €145,000.