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The Bahamas are open: These are the yachts you can charter now
Famed for crystal clear waters and unspoilt nature, the islands of The Bahamas are a superyacht hotspot. And now that the country is scrapping all travel restrictions for vaccinated tourists, it’s finally time to return.
Fully vaccinated tourists, who can show proof of vaccination two weeks after their second dose, will now be able to travel to The Bahamas without the need for any travel restrictions such as testing or quarantine requirements. Travellers who have not been vaccinated can also visit The Bahamas for tourism and no quarantine period is required on entry for these arrivals either - only a negative PCR test result taken up to five days before needs to be shown.
To help you plan your post-pandemic yacht charter holiday, we’ve rounded up the top yachts available to charter in The Bahamas right now…
Stats: 44 metres, Burger, 2006, 12 guests, 10 crew
After undergoing months of refit work, Pure Bliss is now in pristine condition and ready to welcome guests back on board. She is well equipped for guests who want to spend plenty of time on the water, offering an extended swimming platform and a vast selection of water toys, including, wakeboards, jet skis, fishing equipment and full diving gear which guests can use for exploring the surrounding dive sites with Pure Bliss’ experienced instructor. Other highlights on board include a sundeck with a jacuzzi, sun loungers and a drinks bar plus a full-equipped gym, fold-out balconies, al fresco dining areas and an elevator that will whisk guests to the seven guest suites spread across three decks.
Pure Bliss is managed for charter by Ocean Independence with a weekly charter rate starting from $150,000.
Stats: 50 metres, Westport, 2006, 12 guests, 11 crew
Trending has been recommended by her broker as the perfect yacht for those planning a family vacation in The Bahamas. Her exceptional assortment of water toys means that there’s something for everyone, comprising stand up Yamaha jet-skis, Seadoos, SeaBobs, glass bottom kayaks, paddleboards and kite surfing gear, plus diving gear for guests to explore below the surface with her PADI certified instructors. Three tenders also ensures that guests can embark on different activities or excursions during the day to keep everyone entertained before they reunite for an al fresco dinner on the bridge deck or drinks around the hot tub on the sundeck. Having undergone a $4million refit in 2016, Trending’s interiors are refreshed and ready to welcome guests, and her attentive crew of 11 will ensure that guests of any age have an exceptional experience on board.
Stats: 26.7metres, Extra Yachts, 2019, 8 guests, 2 crew
Mini K is the first ISA 86 model to be available on the charter market and she is ready to welcome guests aboard for the first time since her 2019 launch. This compact and agile yacht is ideal for island hopping in The Bahamas thanks to her shallow 1.75 metre draft and nifty top speed of 30 knots – she’ll be able to bring guests to hidden bays and anchorages that most yachts of this size cannot access while still providing the on board comforts of a luxury superyacht. Her main deck offers al fresco dining and an extended swimming platform to bring guests closer to the water, while her interiors offer a cosy saloon with panoramic windows and a full-beam master suite.
Stats: 77.4 metres, Icon Yachts, 1974, 22 guests, 28 crew
Explorer yacht Legend may be equipped for venturing to the icy cruising grounds of high latitude regions, but she’s just at home in the warm waters of The Bahamas – and her armada of toys and gadgets will ensure an unforgettable experience while cruising through the islands. Expect to find the likes of diving and fishing equipment, jet skis and a submarine stowed in her garage, while a chopper is parked on her commercially certified heli-pad on the top deck. There’s also plenty to do on board when you’re not spending time in the warm waters; Legend carries a 16-seater jacuzzi with a waterfall feature, a cinema room for 14, piano and whiskey bars and an opulent Balinese spa complete with a sauna, massage room, beauty salon and gym. Able to accommodate just over 20 guests, Legend will provide the perfect setting to reunite and celebrate with family and friends.
Stats: 49.99 metres, Overmarine, 2016, 10 guests, 9 crew
Incognito is permanently based in The Bahamas, and thanks to her shallow draft of just 1.8 metres and experienced crew of nine who know the area’s hidden gems, she is the perfect vessel for a Bahamian vacation. Able to muster up top speeds of 37 knots, she will also be able to hop quickly from island to island and offer more time for her guests to explore the region at leisure. Amenities on board Incognitio include a foredeck jacuzzi, a flybridge with a drinks bar and BBQ and both indoor and outdoor cinemas. There’s also plenty of space on board this 50 metre superyacht to soak up the sun and dine al fresco. Additionally, her garage is fully stocked with an array of water toys including paddle boards, Seabobs, Seadoos and beach party set up.
Incognito is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly charter rate starting from 245,000.
Stats: 49.99 metres, Trinity Yachts, 2008, 12 guests, 10 crew
If you’re cruising The Bahamas, you’ll certainly want to spend time in the water – and the full fleet of top-of-the-line toys on board Amarula Sun make her the ideal charter yacht for doing just that. Four personal watercrafts, a water slide, a flyboard and a 41’ tender that can take guests on beach or fishing excursions can be found in the toy garage along with many other gadgets. There’s also a large swimming platform that offers easy access to the ocean and which can also be converted into a generous beach club for drying off in the sun. When it’s time to head inside, she offers a split-level master suite that spans the entire forward section of the main deck and a saloon with a baby grand piano and bar.
Amarula Sun is managed for charter by Fraser with a weekly charter rate starting from $195,000.