For charterers looking to book up a last-minute luxury yacht holiday for the summer, you still can’t beat the West Mediterranean for the sheer level of choice.
More than 40% of the world’s available charter yachts are still based here according to a recent report by Camper & Nicholsons International and Wealth-X. Although this is down on the 60% figure reported in 2010, the West Med is still far ahead of the next most popular destination, the East Mediterannean, which has historically held a market share of around 20%.
Notable yachts recently made available for charter in this area include 86 metre Vitters sailing super yacht Aquijo, 47.25 metre Sunseeker motor yacht Princess AVK (pictured above), and 41.4 metre Alia Yachts Rüya.
Those looking to venture further afield can choose to take part in 72.5 metre Abeking & Rasmussen explorer yacht Cloudbreak’s circumnavigation cruise, which begins in British Columbia in September.
Looking further ahead and we learned this month that Axioma, a 72.5 metre Dunya Yachts model, will be made available for charter in Cuba for the first time in 2017.