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The best entry-level superyachts for charter in 2024

14 March 2024 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Looking to plan your first yacht charter holiday? The perfect entry-level superyacht for your first charter experience is subjective to what you want out of your holiday, but BOAT can help you plan the best charter experience for first-timers with our round-up of the best entry-level superyachts for charter in 2024...

W

Stats: 24m, YYachts, 2023, 8 guests, cruising: Western Mediterranean

Highlights: Having only recently hit the water, the 24-metre sailing yacht W is a contemporary performance sailor. She features four double cabins and comfortably sleeps eight guests. She has been designed so that lots of natural light pours through the interior with soft edges and a relaxing atmosphere. W can sail even in light winds thanks to lightweight, sustainable materials. A great choice for families, she has a toybox brimming with action too – including water skis, Sea Bobs and paddleboards.

W is available for charter with Ocean Independence with a weekly rate from €35,000.

Halley

Stats: 24.5m, Pershing, 2009, 8 guests, cruising: Ibiza, Mallorca, Spain, Balearic Islands

Highlights: A fine example of Pershing’s popular Pershing 80 open model, Halley is a fiend for speed, comfortably cruising at 35 knots and reaching 40 knots with ease. Perfect for island hopping and opening up her engines in the Med, Halley is designed for fun-loving charterers who wish to explore some of the world’s most famous charter destinations.

Halley is available for charter with World Yacht Group with a weekly rate from €42,000.

4life

Stats: 26m, Princess, 2013, 8 guests, cruising: Eastern Mediterranean

Highlights: When one thinks of a Princess, 4Life is a complete classic, with spacious interiors flooded with light and lots of space out on deck. Her profile is well balanced while performance-wise she can reach speeds of up to 27 knots. Accommodation on board is for eight across four beautifully maintained cabins. She boasts a spacious aft deck, where most of your dining will take place, as well as a large sundeck area. Her professional crew of four will entertain seamlessly throughout the day while guests explore the variety of water toys on board.

4Life is available for charter with IYC with a weekly rate from €35,000.

Nami

Stats:  26.4, Azimut, 2006 (2021), 8 guests, cruising: South of France

Highlights: From the boards of Italian superyacht builder, Azimut's 86S series, Nami is lying in fabulous condition following her 2021 refit. Her new stand-out features include a Scandinavian interior design, teak decks and a high-tech onboard entertainment system for parties. Accommodation on board is for eight guests in four cabins, including a master cabin with gold décor, a VIP double and two twin cabins. According to the broker, Nami is a popular choice for family adventures, with an impressive toy chest including water skis, a wakeboard, a kneeboard and various towables.

Nami is available for charter with Hill Robinson with a weekly rate from €35,000.

Christina G

Stats: 33.6m, Kingship Marine, 2010 (2020), 10 guests, cruising: Western Mediterranean

Highlights: Having received a string of glowing references, the crew on board Christina G is just one of the elements that sets this yacht apart. Performance-wise, she only burns 85 litres per hour when cruising at 10 knots, and her Quantum Zero speed stabilisers make her stable and comfortable at sea. Designed by Luiz de Basto, her interiors are spacious and stylish, finished in a refined contemporary and zen style. Accommodation on board is for 10 guests across five cabins. The lower deck is home to two doubles and two twin cabins with additional Pullman berths, while the full-beam owner’s suite is located on the main deck forward.

Christina G is available for charter with Edmiston with a weekly rate from €89,000.

Eleven 1

Stats: 27.6m, Italcraft, 2009 (2021), 9 guests, cruising: Eastern Mediterranean

Highlights: With a top speed of 38 knots, Eleven 1 is a top choice for speed lovers. The 27.6-metre Italcraft is endowed with geometrical windows and an aggressive sporty design with elegant lines. She has a light and stylish interior with a cream colour palate which works well with the natural light that floods the interiors. Out on deck, she features large sunbathing areas on the aft deck and her sundeck has plenty of space to soak up the Mediterranean rays. Accommodation on board is for up to nine guests across four well-appointed cabins.

Eleven 1 is available for charter with IYC with a weekly rate from €42,000.

Kudos

Stats: 28m, Sunseeker, 2014 (2021), cruising: Western Mediterranean

Highlights: With a sporty profile and a fully stocked toy box (new in 2021), Kudos is the perfect yacht to enjoy the Riviera. Her interiors are light and airy, with white carpets, a palette of ecrus and glass accents. Accommodation on board is for eight guests across four cabins, all located on the lower deck. This includes the VIP cabin forward and the master amidships. For additional comfort, Kudos has zero-speed stabilisers and has a Jacuzzi up on the sun deck.

Kudos is available for charter with Ocean Independence with a weekly rate from €57,500.

Gala

Stats: 28m, Benetti, 2014 (2019), 10 guests, cruising: Western Mediterranean

Highlights: Stylish and contemporary, motor yacht Gala is a guaranteed head-turner thanks to her striking exterior by Stefano Righini Design. Her interiors are contemporary with white furniture and mirrored accents, contrasted with black lacquered finishes. Accommodation on board is for 10 guests across five well-appointed cabins, each of which follow the same contemporary style.

Gala is available for charter with Fraser with a weekly rate from €69,000.

Paolucci

Stats: 29.8m, Picciotti, 1970 (2022), 10 guests, cruising: Italy, France, Monaco

Highlights: Delivered in 1970, this classical superyacht boasts a colourful history. Paolucci served in the Italian Navy as well as being designated as the yacht on which the Presidency of the Italian Republic would host meetings, parties and special events. She was named after Raffaele Paolucci, an Italian doctor, soldier and politician, who fought in both World Wars and was decorated as a war hero. Following a recent refit in 2022, Paolucci remains in fabulous condition, primed for entertaining.

Paolucci is available for charter with YachtZoo with a weekly rate from €40,000.

A&A

Stats: 28.1 metres, CRN, 1974, 10 guests, 4 crew, cruising: Western Mediterranean

Highlights: If you’re in the market for classic glamour, then look no further than A&A. Emanating old-school charm A&A is instantly recognisable, thanks to her traditional lines and perfect settings for glitzy parties and events. She recently underwent a 2022 refit, which saw new interior furnishings, an extended swimming platform, an updated WiFi connection throughout and a new range of water toys, including e-bikes and Sea Bobs. When not entertaining in her elegant wood-panelled interiors, guests can head to the flybridge to soak up the sunshine with a drink at the cocktail bar or a nap on the sunpads.

A&A is available for charter with Northrop & Johnson with a weekly rate from €42,000.

More about this yacht

Kingship Marine   33.65 m •  2010
Benetti   28.5 m •  2014

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Picchiotti   29.76 m •  10 guests •  €2,500,000

Yachts for charter

Picchiotti   29.76 m •  10 guests • Price from €35,000 p/w
Benetti   28.32 m •  10 guests • Price from €69,000 p/w

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