With travel restrictions easing and vaccine roll-outs getting underway, charter experts are optimistic that pent-up demand will result in a busy summer season in 2021. Brokers have reported an increased appetite in recent weeks as the industry prepares to bounce back, with the cruising grounds of the Mediterranean as well as New England and Alaska looking to be particularly popular. To satisfy increased demand, there's been an influx of new charter yachts this month which are now ready to welcome guests back on board. Take a look at the latest superyachts listed for charter below...
Stats: 76.6 metres, Piriou, 2015, 18 guests, 24 crew
Sustainable superyacht Yersin is back on the charter market and offers an ideal option for charter guests looking to reduce their environmental impact with her zero emissions and green cruising capabilities. The ice-classed explorer yacht, which boasts a cruising range of 12,000 nautical miles, will be returning to the western Mediterranean this summer and offers a wealth of amenities despite her low impact credentials – including a spa, gym, a teppanyaki grill, a media room and a dive centre as well as specific explorer facilities such as a research laboratory, a classroom/conference room, and a medical suite.
Stats: 68 metres, Abeking & Rasmussen, 2020, 12 guests, 17 crew
Delivered just last year, this Abeking & Rasmussen is a recent addition to the charter market and, as one of the most expensive charter yachts, boasts all of the high-end amenities and designer credentials expected of a modern superyacht. Interiors have been styled by Focus Yacht Design and offer a master suite on the upper deck complete with a private owner’s deck and library. Other highlights on board Soaring include a dedicated gym, sauna/steam room and beach club, as well as a deck Jacuzzi surrounded by a drinks bar. A well-stocked toy garage carries Jet Skis, SeaBobs, paddleboards and gear for water-skiing and wakeboarding.
Soaring is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €750,000.
Stats: 52 metres, Benetti, 2008, 12 guests, 14 crew
Latitude has returned to the charter market following an extensive refit. She will be cruising the Cote d'Azur this summer with refreshed Art Deco interiors, a new 4K sundeck cinema and improved performance at sea thanks to the installation of new stabilisers and engine silencers. She also has an upgraded gym with new equipment, custom impact-resistant flooring for weight training and a holographic-style display built into the mirror that allows guests to take virtual classes from around the world. And her toybox has received an upgrade too, with a new fleet of jet skis, tenders and an upgraded dive centre. With her crew including a dive instructor, surf instructor and personal trainer, Latitude is perfect for a fitness and wellness charter.
Latitude is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from €300,000.
Stats: 55 metres, Amels, 2017, 12 guests, 13 crew
Lili is an upgraded example of the popular Amels 180 model, with added volume and spaces for guests to enjoy. A standout feature is her expansive sundeck – which is a full three metres longer than other Amels 180s, and includes a four metre counter-current pool, shaded al fresco dining, a dedicated sunbathing area and an outdoor cinema. She also boasts a sizeable beach club which features a steam room/hammam and a massage room for treatments from the on-board masseuse. The beach club also carries a range of toys including jet-skis, water-skis, stand-up paddleboards and full diving gear for excursions led by the qualified dive instructor. If that’s not enough to keep active guests busy, there is also a fully-equipped gym on board where guests can receive a lesson from the personal trainer.
Lili is managed for charter by Edmiston with a weekly charter rate starting from €315,000.
Stats: 49.8 metres, Heesen, 2011, 12 guests, 10 crew
Fresh from a refit earlier this year, Rocket is in excellent condition to welcome guests on board. This highly customised superyacht features a bespoke interior by Domus Nova that includes a standout skylounge with 270-degree views and a large TV with surround sound for the ultimate movie night. Above deck, a hot tub, sunbathing areas and al fresco dining spaces await guests on the sundeck and she also carries an array of water toys in her garage.
Rocket is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from €250,000.
Stats: 43 metres, Baltic Yachts, 2003, 10 guests, 6 crew
Cavallo is perfect for guests who want the immersive experience of cruising under sail with one of the best sailing yachts for charter. Custom-designed by Finnish shipyard Baltic as a high-performance sloop for true sailors, she can reach a speed of up to 15.5 knots. On board amenities include a sauna/steam room and a packed toybox featuring scuba diving, fishing and snorkelling gear as well as paddleboards, water-skiing equipment, SeaBobs and more.
Cavallo is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €90,000.
Stats: 38.71 metres, IAG Yachts, 2014, 12 guests, 8 crew
Sweet Caroline has been designed for al fresco living, with deck spaces offering outdoor dining and a hot tub for soaking up the sunshine and taking in the views. Thanks to her shallow draft, she is an ideal superyacht for charterers hoping to explore the crystal clear waters and pristine islands of The Bahamas, and there are plenty of toys and tenders stored on board to optimise the experience, including jet skis, seabobs, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling gear, a full beach set-up and an inflatable slide. Sweet Caroline is in prime condition to welcome guests on board following a recent refit in 2020.
Sweet Caroline is managed for charter by Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from €125,000.
Stats: 36.6 metres, Benetti, 2010, 12 guests, 8 crew
Having only been used privately since her launch, Ahida 2 is now entering the charter market for the first time and will be cruising the western Mediterranean this season. Built on the popular Benetti 120 model, she has been recommended by her broker as a family-friendly charter yacht thanks to her wealth of outdoors spaces and young, energetic crew. On board amenities include a standout sun deck complete with a hot tub, drinks bar and sunbathing space, and a range of the latest water toys for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Stats: 36 metres, Mulder Shipyard, 2020, 10 guests, 6 crew
Delivered just last year, Mana I boasts a sleek exterior that enhances her performance at sea while her walnut-finished, light-filled interiors offer elegant places to gather and entertain. Deck spaces are particularly generous, with al fresco dining, a drinks bar, a hot tub for seven guests and two large sunpads available above deck. There’s also a sizable beach club on board which can store a wealth of water toys including jet skis, flyboards, SeaBobs, motorised surfboards, fishing gear and Mana I is even a recognised RYA training centre.
Mana I is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €145,000.
Stats: 31 metres, Leopard, 2006, 9 guests, 5 crew
An excellent option for speed freaks, Estel can reach an impressive top speed of up to 39 knots under the power of three 2000hp MTU engines and triple KaMeWa waterjets. She cruises comfortably at a swift 35 knots which will mean that guests will have plenty of time to explore as she navigates nimbly around the coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands. Highlights include an expansive deck and a nine metre chase boat for day excursions, and her Interior furnishings and sunbeds were reupholstered earlier this year meaning that she is in prime condition to welcome guests aboard this summer.
Estel is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from €52,000.
Stats: 29.9 metres, Azimut, 2008, 9 guests, 6 crew
Koukles is ready to welcome guests aboard following a recent refit earlier this year, which saw a revamp of her interior spaces and décor designed by Carlo Galeazzi. Guests on board Koukles will be able to explore the coastlines of Greece and its islands this summer while enjoying the views from the flybridge, which is equipped with a hot tub and sunpads shaded by an electric sunroof. Additional al fresco dining spaces can be found on the aft deck, accompanied by outdoor speakers.