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The top new superyachts for charter in 2021
Despite the trials of the previous year, shipyards have continued to deliver superyachts, meaning there's a whole new charter fleet raring to go in 2021. As travel restrictions ease and vacationing is back on the cards, we take a look at the best new superyachts available for charter...
Stats: 55 metres, Admiral, 2020, 12 guests, 13 crew
Outdoor spaces are abundant on board, so guests can take their pick from the wellness-focused sundeck, complete with a gym and pool, the beach club, and the upper after deck with an impressive indoor-outdoor 'Buddha bar'.
Geco can sleep up to 12 guests in a master cabin, full-beam VIP, two doubles and two twins with a Pullman. A private dining room adjacent to the main saloon seats 12 guests beneath a spectacular chandelier, but for al fresco evening meals, the beach club converts into an ambient waterside setting.
Geco's line-up of water toys includes Jet Skis, a Flyboard, an inflatable waterslide and climbing wall, and transparent kayaks. For day trips, her Evo 43 chase boat Khaleesi will be able to whisk guests away to discover hidden treasures along the coastline, or there's a touch-and-go helipad so friends and family can come and go in style.
Geco is managed for charter by IYC with a weekly rate starting from €268,000.
Stats: 68.2 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2020, 12 guests, 17 crew
Soaring, one of the latest launches from Abeking and Rasmussen, is certainly easy to pick out from a crowd thanks to her striking exterior: a pale grey hull with a stripe of bright orange running along the waterline. She was designed inside and out by Focus Yacht Design and was conceived as a “custom-made floating home", striking the perfect balance of luxurious onboard amenities and the comforts of home.
Highlights include a sundeck Jacuzzi with a sit-up bar to one side and a fan of sun pads to the other, while a beach club houses an integrated gym for those looking to keep up their new year's fitness resolutions in 2021.
Soaring can sleep up to 12 guests in six cabins, comprising a master suite on the upper deck with sliding doors onto a private aft deck and an observation lounge/library forward.
Soaring is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €800,000.
Stats: 38m, Benetti, 2020, 12 guests and 7 crew
Jacozami was delivered in 2020 as the ninth hull in Benetti's Fast 125 series and is well set up for charters with vast social spaces and flexible accommodation.
Her interiors, courtesy of British studio RWD Design, are chic and understated, illuminated by oversized windows in the saloon and throughout the rest of the yacht. Jacozami can sleep up to 10 guests on board split across five cabins. with a master suite naturally sitting forward on the main deck. The remaining guest accommodation can be found below, offering a flexible layout in the form of two doubles, a convertible double/twin cabin with a Pullman berth and an additional twin with another Pullman berth. Each cabin is en suite and equipped with a plasma screen.
One particular highlight is Jacozami's foredeck sun lounge, home to a Jacuzzi, sunpads with adjustable backs and a U shaped sofa with low slung tables for cocktails and afternoon nibbles.
For trips ashore, an 11.5-metre Axopar chase boat will whisk guests there and back in next to no time. But, with an armada of brand new water toys, including Jet Skis, Seabobs and a Fliteboard, guests may not even need to leave the yacht at all.
Jacozami is managed by Burgess with charters starting from €147,000 per week.
Stats: 52 metres, Sanlorenzo, 2020, 12 guests, 9 crew
The brand new Sanlorenzo 52 Steel, Lady Lena, is made for Mediterranean cruising.
Lady Lena's crowning glory is the standout glass-bottomed swimming pool that sits on the aft deck, which allows light to filter into the beach club below and even illuminates at night. The vast beach club below houses a float-in tender dock, waterside lounge, with fold down balconies to both port and starboard.
Elsewhere, guests can spend the day unwinding on the sun deck and enjoy panoramic sea views from the eight-person Jacuzzi, or doze off on the sun beds aft. Come evening, an ambient low-lit foredeck lounge is the perfect spot to congregate, tuck into canapés and watch as the sun sets.
Lady Lena is the fourth Sanlorenzo 52 Steel to hit the water and is now accepting charters in the Mediterranean this summer.
Lady Lena is managed for charter by IYC with a weekly rate starting from €285,000.
Stats: 75 metres, Feadship, 2020, 12 guests, 22 crew
Arrow is the first of four Feadship deliveries made in 2020 and the latest to join the charter market. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, her interiors have been described as "elaborately detailed" with backlit marble and varnished teak throughout. The exterior meanwhile features low glass railings, high deck heights and expansive gangways.
Arrow can accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins, including a main deck master and bridge deck VIP, with a further three doubles and a twin cabin on the lower deck. A formal dining option can be found forward of the main saloon around a glass table, or, alternatively, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served on the upper deck aft terrace under the protection of retractable glass panels.
Other highlights include an expansive sundeck complete with a plunge pool and pizza oven, not-forgetting her full-beam beach club-cum-spa spa set up that can be converted into a nightclub each evening.
Stats: 41.8 metres, Ferretti, 2020, 9 guests, 8 crew
Brand new for 2020, Sangha was designed inside and out by Zuccon International Project and spans four luxurious decks.
Sangha is the perfect charter option for those looking to make the most of warmer weather. Guests can while away the hours up on the sun deck luxuriating in the Jacuzzi, soaking up the sun or enjoying a long and lazy lunch whipped up by Sangha's Michelin-trained chef. In the evening guests can gather in the foredeck cabana to toast the day and watch the sunset - the best seat in the house.
Sangha can accommodate up to nine guests across four cabins, comprised of a king master suite, two guest doubles and a convertible twin with a Pullman berth. A crew of eight are on hand at all times and include an onboard masseuse and a personal trainer. In need of a massage stat? Guests can book through the yacht's unique onboard app.
Image credit: Christopher Scholey
Stats: 55 metres, Baglietto, 2020, 10 guests, 11 crew
Severin's was delivered at the start of 2020 and was designed with charter in mind. Her sundeck offers 150 square metres of socialising space with a dedicated sunbathing area, a swimming pool and a bar. The double-access beach club features a steam shower, bar, spa, gym and excellent sea views.
Interiors designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini are accessed via a lavish central lobby with marble lift that connects the three decks. Six cabins can host 12 guests, including a master suite with a walk-in closet and private office.
Severin's is managed for charter by Edmiston and Company with a weekly charter rate starting from €295,000.