The best yachts for charter in the west Mediterranean

From the French Riviera and Monaco to the Amalfi Coast and Balearics, the western Mediterranean yachting hotspots are synonymous with glitz and glamour. Hosting some of the biggest onshore and offshore events throughout the calendar, including The Superyacht Cup and Monaco Grand Prix, the summer months from May to September are the best time to take in the full experience of the Med. Whether you’re planning a family holiday, wellness getaway or a hedonistic vacation with a jam-packed itinerary, browse our selection of the finest yachts available to charter in the western Mediterranean this summer...

Loon

Credit: IYC

Stats: 54.86 metres, Newcastle, 2011, 12 guests, 13 crew

Highlights: Dubbed “the world’s most Instagrammed yacht," Loon is heading to the Med for the first time this season and is doing it in style with a trackside berth already secured for the historic Monaco Grand Prix. After watching the F1 racing, guests can cruise along the French Riviera, enjoying al fresco dining and dips in the hot tub with its swim-up bar. The jewel in the crown is Loon’s extensive toybox, offering e-foils, a Flyboard, a waterslide and spearfishing gear alongside many others. Guests can also learn new water sports thanks to the skilled crew which includes two divemasters plus surf and kitesurfing instructors.

Charter rate: From $325,000 per week with IYC.

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LOON

Newcastle Marine   54.86 m •   2011

DB9

Stats: 52.4 metres, Palmer Johnson, 2010, 10 guests, 11 crew

Highlights: With her champagne-coloured hull, the striking exteriors of DB9 are well suited for a glamorous charter along the coastlines of France, Italy or Spain this summer. Ideal for guests wanting to make the most of their time in the sun, DB9 has as many as three swimming pools as well as a range of sunpads and lounging areas for topping up tans. The main deck is designed for al fresco entertaining with a dining space and wet bar while the sundeck can be transformed into a party area with its impressive sound system, Jacuzzi, BBQ, outdoor cinema setup and additional drinks bar. For spending time in the sea, the toybox comes with Jet Skis, paddleboards, kayaks and more.

Charter rate: From €250,000 per week with IYC.

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DB9

Palmer Johnson   52.36 m •   2010

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DB9

Palmer Johnson   52.36 m •  10 guests •  €25,000,000

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DB9

Palmer Johnson   52.36 m •   12 guests • 

Firefly

Stats: 28.65 metres, Mulder, 2015, 8 guests, 4 crew

Highlights: Despite measuring on the smaller size, Firefly has surprisingly voluminous interiors perfect for entertaining. Able to host up to 50 guests for quayside events, this gentlemen’s yacht boasts a saloon, dining and bar area spanning 40 square metres and an 85 square metre flybridge with al fresco dining areas, a drinks bar and a BBQ. Other features include an intimate dining area at the bow for smaller parties, a hydraulic swimming platform and a toybox carrying the likes of SeaBobs, paddleboards, Jet Skis, bicycles and gear for wakeboarding, water-skiing or fishing.

Charter rate: From €65,000 per week with West Nautical.

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FIREFLY

Mulder   28.65 m •   2015

O'Pari

Stats: 94.6 metres, Golden Yachts, 2020, 12 guests, 30 crew

Highlights: Whether basking in the sunshine during the day or celebrating on deck after dark, O’Pari is well equipped for entertaining as guests cruise along the Med. A touch-and-go helipad allows seamless arrivals and departures while the sundeck sets the scene for a party with a professional DJ booth, a cocktail bar and a hot tub with panoramic views. A packed toybox carries the likes of a Fliteboard, inflatable Jungle Jim, a Jetboard, transparent kayaks and various bikes and e-scooters for onshore exploration. After a long night or day, guests can unwind during the day with a massage or a session in the Finnish sauna or Turkish Hammam.

Charter rate: From €1,000,000 per week Atlanta Golden Yachts.

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O'PARI

Golden Yachts   94.6 m •   2020

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O'PARI

Golden Yachts   95 m •   12 guests • Price from €1,000,000 p/w

Ohana

Credit: Fraser

Stats: 49.7metres, Fitzroy, 2012, 10 guests, 8 crew

Highlights: A sailing yacht that has proved herself with wins on the racing circuit including in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, Ohana’s impressive performances on the water make her perfect for those looking to take part in one of the many prestigious Mediterranean regattas lined up this year. She is also equipped for more slow-paced holidays with al fresco dining spaces, a cinema room and a selection of water toys including diving gear, waterskis, wakeboards and paddleboards. Ohana is ready to explore the sun-baked shores of France and the Adriatic.

Charter rate: From €165,000 per week with Fraser.

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OHANA

Fitzroy Yachts   49.69 m •   2012

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OHANA

Fitzroy Yachts   49.7 m •   10 guests • Price from €150,000 p/w

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