While crunchy leaves and crackling fireplaces are a delight to most, the novelty of winter can wear off pretty quickly when the weather takes a turn. A winter charter could just be the perfect remedy. To help kickstart your search, we've put together our pick of charter yachts showcasing at the Virtual BOAT Show, courtesy of Moran Yacht & Ship.
Best For Rest & Relaxation
When Madsummer hit the water last year she joined the ranks as one of the most expensive yachts for charter in the world, second only to her fellow Lürssen Flying Fox. Designed for blissful cruising, her entire beach club is dedicated to wellness and deep relaxation, offering charter guests a choice between an invigorating ice shower, soothing massage and relaxing Hammam. Her technicolour interior caters for 12 guests while 30 members of crew are waiting in the wings.
Charter Rate: $1,400,000 per week
Best For Family Friendly Cruising
Utopia IV was built to cater to her owner’s growing family and is packed with amenities to suit every age. There are five guest cabins on board, one of which doubles as a children’s playroom, while three child-friendly pools offer a safe haven for little ones. A foredeck lounge welcomes those looking get stuck into a good book while her beach club is home to a 70 square metre chill-out zone right at the water’s edge.
Charter Rate: $505,000 per week
Best For Adventure-Seekers
Ice-classed with a range of 7,000 nautical miles, Bella Vita was built for adventure-seeking guests looking to make the most of the great outdoors. While she’s well equipped for Arctic exploration, this year you’ll find her cruising the crystal waters of the Caribbean and Bahamas. Guests can grab a snorkel and SeaBob and explore the underwater world at their leisure or hop on board any one of Bella Vita’s three tenders for excisions ashore.
Charter Rate: $650,000 per week
Best For On-The-Water Entertainment
For those who can't bear to sit still, Lady Kathryn V has a toy box chock full of goodies. There's nothing like a morning Jet Ski to get the adrenaline pumping which can be exchanged for a paddleboard should you desire a slower start to the day. As well as your usual kayaks, SeaBobs, and a selection of towables, guests can practice their swing with a golf mat and clubs while a dive store and compressor make underwater exploration a breeze.
Charter Rate: $450,000 per week
Best For Soaking Up The Sun
Bella's crowning jewel is a sweeping sundeck - there's plenty of room to kick back with a book beneath the shade of an awning or let your stresses melt away in the Jacuzzi. A huge fan of sun pads offer plenty of room for guests to sprawl and soak up the sun while below the transom door folds down to reveal a second waterside sun lounge.
Charter Rate: $220,000 per week