THE 19 BEST YACHTS AVAILABLE TO CHARTER THIS CHRISTMAS
1. Maltese Falcon
Spend the holiday season in the warm climates of the Caribbean on board a unique sailing yacht. Maltese Falcon offers the perfect environment for celebrating Christmas with a twist — relax in the on deck Jacuzzi with friends while watching your favourite Christmas movies on the vast cinema screen projected onto one of her sails.
Enjoy a turkey feast with all the trimmings in one of the al fresco dining spots or below deck in the formal dining area, which can seat up to 12 people for a myriad of festivities.
Delivered by Perini Navi in 2006, 88 metre Maltese Falcon sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins and boasts a gymnasium, spa area with on board masseuse and a magnificent saloon to relax and unwrap gifts.
Her weekly rate starts from €440,000.
2. Lady Britt
Delivered by Feadship in 2011, the 63 metre luxury yacht Lady Britt is available for charter this Christmas in the Caribbean, and is ideal for those looking for ultimate relaxation this holiday season. She sleeps up to 12 guests in seven cabins and features exterior design by De Voogt. With elegant interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon, she features an enormous beach club, outdoor and indoor cinemas, DJ decks and a gym on the top deck. Additionally, the lower deck features a sleek Finnish sauna that had a door opening out onto the ocean for that all important cool plunge. The wellness area comes complete with a qualified Elemis beautician and also features space for hairdressing services and massage treatments. Lady Brittalso features a guest elevator, a panoramic sundeck with Jacuzzi, and an enormous range of water toys including a water slide, Aqua Gide jungle gym, runway, fiesta and and three Waverunners.
Lady Britt’s weekly rate ranges from $445,000 in the low season and $470,000 in the high season.
The stunning 64.4 metre ISA-built superyacht Okto is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas during the holiday season, sleeping up to 10 guests in five cabins.
Delivered in 2014, her unique design is a real talking point. Her sleek black and grey decks have been carefully created to cater for high heels, and the six metre aft deck swimming pool can be filled with either salt or fresh water at any temperature. The late Alberto Pinto designed her interiors and every detail has been finished at the height of contemporary style. A guest elevator runs from the lower to the bridge deck and a private owner’s balcony can be unfolded at the touch of a button.
Her winter weekly charter rate starts from USD $400,000. Okto is also currently for sale asking €54,500,000.
4. Illusion V
Illusion V is the perfect luxury yacht for family Christmas festivities in the Caribbean, thanks to her myriad of water toys, large on deck Jacuzzi, barbeque and inflatable slide.
The 58 metre motor yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in six elegant cabins and comes with a below deck cinema room to keep the kids entertained, while the adults make the most of the wine cellar and five full bars on board. After a trip to the fully-equipped gym, guests can enjoy a lavish Christmas dinner in a vast dining room that opens out onto the upper deck. Afterwards, the family can relax in one of the many seating areas throughout Illusion V, all of which have been created with cream soft furnishings, rich dark woods and elaborate stonework.
Illusion V has a weekly rate starting from $350,000.
Popular with celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton, Gigi Hadid and Kendell Jenner, 72.5 metre Axioma was delivered in 2013 by Dunya Yachts. She’s available to charter this Christmas in Cuba and can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins. Her exterior design was created by Sterling Scott while her interiors where designed by the legendary Alberto Pinto, who chose to contrast natural materials with luxe accents throughout. Key features include a two-tier main saloon, a Jacuzzi with swim up bar, an infinity swimming pool, a beautiful gym, a massage room, steam room and a media lounge, which is well equipped with a 3D cinema on the lower deck.
Her winter weekly charter rate ranges from €490,00 in low season to €550,000 in high season. Axioma is also currently for sale, with an asking price of €68,000,000.
Completely renovated earlier this year, the stunning 90.1 metre Nero, delivered in 2008 by Corsair Yachts, is available to charter this Christmas.
She can sleep up to 12 guests in six cabins and features a unique ‘snug’ on the sundeck which is perfect for escaping the heat of the day or hosting an intimate evening meal with family and friends. Her stunning interiors were designed by Neil Taylor, who has created a cosy and welcoming feel throughout the yacht using extensive soft furnishing, fielded wood panelling and finished limed oak. She boasts a 5.7 metre swimming pool with swim current machine on the foredeck, a large Jacuzzi on the sundeck and an extensive water toy list including three tenders and five jet skis. For maximum water-based fun, she offers a foldout sideboard from which to swim and dive.
Her weekly charter rate starts from $475,000 and she is available in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean throughout the year.
7. Lady Kathryn V
Head to the Caribbean for Christmas with Lady Kathryn V, a luxury 62 metre yacht built by Lurssen and delivered in 2011.
Perfect for keeping busy over the holiday season, Lady Kathryn V has a full five set up (including compressor), well-equipped gymnasium and a golf mat and clubs. Her extensive toy box includes sea kayaks, stand up paddleboards, inflatable tubes, water skis, seabobs, jet skis, wakeboards and two 23 foot tenders. She sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins and comes complete with Jacuzzi and cinema. The owner’s personal sea terrace allows for a private cocktail, though there are a number of large and luxurious spaces both inside and on deck for entertaining the whole family.
Lady Kathryn V has a winter weekly charter rate of $450,000.
Cruising in Florida and the Bahamas this Christmas, Azzura can accommodate up to six guests in three cabins. Delivered by Jongert in 1998, Doug Peterson created her exterior design and Peter Sijm designed her interiors. Azzura features a large aft cockpit that has plenty of room for six to dine al fresco, a retractable cockpit roof, as well as a sleek mahogany dining area inside with a wet bar and large fitted C-shaped sofas perfect for entertaining.
Azzura’s weekly charter rate starts from $37,000
Cocktails, a 47.85 metre motor yacht delivered by Trinity Yachts in 2004, is available for charter in the Bahamas, Caribbean or Florida this Christmas.
Up to 11 guests can be accommodated in five cabins and she has a toy chest brimming with water equipment to keep the whole family entertained. The skylounge offers a seating for 12 people, as well as a projection screen for starlit movie nights, a Jacuzzi and wet bar, as well as a karaoke machine, making this the perfect luxury yacht for families wanting to spend some quality time together this Christmas.
Cocktails’ weekly charter rate starts from $150,000 plus.
10. Milk Money
Milk Money has a number of water toys to keep everyone busy, including two Yamaha Waverunners, four Seabobs, two paddleboards, snorkel gear, towable inflatable tubes, water skis, wakeboards and a slide.
Milk Money has a weekly charter rate of $104,500.
11. O’Pari 3
The 71.63 metre O’Pari 3, built by Golden Yachts and delivered in 2015, would make the perfect Christmas getaway vessel. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in nine cabins, and designer Giorgio Vafiadis curated her sleek interior and exterior design. The large open spaces aboard O’Pari 3 are perfect for entertaining, while the gym beach house with spa, steam room and massage room goes hand in hand with the on deck Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation. Additionally, O’Pari 3 comes with a vast number of water toys, as well as a barbecue and dedicated entertainment systems throughout the yacht.
O’Pari 3 has a weekly charter rate of €550,000 and is open to location requests in the Caribbean.
The 59 metre family-friendly Meamina, delivered by Benetti in 2009, is available for charter in the Indian Ocean this holiday season.
Meamina sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins, and has an astonishing array of features perfect for both keeping active and relaxing. Her crew includes a qualified masseuse and a personal trainer. Her Studio Massari interiors feature a guest elevator, gymnasium, cinema and a self-playing grand piano alongside comfy and luxurious upholstery throughout. Her Jacuzzi, custom-built waterslide, scuba diving equipment, anti-jelly fish pool, waterskis, wakeboards, kneeboards, jet skis, Seadoo wake ski waverunners and paddleboards allow for maximum ocean fun.
Meamina her weekly winter charter rates start from $371,000 in the low season and $408,000 in the high season.
The 52 metre Drumbeat was launched in 2002 by Alloy Yachts and features exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects.
Her interior, which was revamped in 2005, was artfully designed by George Spencer and features a unique layout over one level, from the cockpit through to the saloon and dining area to the forward wheelhouse, making it perfect for entertaining. Her interior reflects the elegant simplicity of the yacht itself and has been designed with a focus on comfort. Drumbeat can accommodate 11 guests in five staterooms and offers a wide range of water toys.
Drumbeat her weekly charter rate starts from €190,000 plus expenses.
14. Far From It
She features exterior design by Setzer Yacht Architects and interior design by Sean Pavlik. Decorated with smooth teak, accents of granite and White Murano Glass, Far From It offers a sleek festive experience. She is fitted with Apple TV and a SONAS music system throughout the boat and has a generous amount of seating both inside and on deck, making her perfect for entertaining.
Far From It her weekly charter rate starts from $145,000.
Jazz is currently available for charter for Christmas in Florida and the Bahamas.
Delivered by Benetti in 2007, the 30.23 metre luxury yacht can accommodate up to eight guests in four cabins, and features exterior design by Stefano Righini and interiors by Francois Zuretti. One of the highlights of Jazz is her plethora of water toys — the list includes a 9.1 metre Intrepid boat, two donuts, two water skis, one wakeboard, an inflatable kayak, two Seabobs, snorkelling equipment, fishing rods and a four metre tender.
Jazz her winter weekly rate starts from approximately $63,000.
16. Milk and Honey
Delivered by Palmer Johnson in 2003, Milk and Honey is available for a winter charter in the Caribbean or the Bahamas and sleeps up to ten guests in five cabins.
She underwent a refit in 2013 and her Palmer Johnson interior boasts a range of natural woods to complement the soft furnishings. Her sky lounge features chilled wine storage for 130 bottles, while the grand salon sports a full bar and flat screen. Milk and Honey offers a variety of al fresco dining spots, as well as a Jacuzzi, sunpads and bar on the sundeck. She offers a range of water toys, including kayaks, snorkel and scuba gear, fishing equipment and a selection of towables.
Milk and Honey her weekly charter rate is $100,000.
Known for being one of the most entertaining yachts for charter, the 46.94 metre Rhino is available this Christmas in the central and northern Caribbean Sea. Launched in 1998 by Admiral Marine, everything about her design caters for entertainment and socialising. Rhino’s sundeck is vast for a yacht of her size and features a Jazcuzzi surrounded by sunpads. As the sun goes down guests can stay on deck and enjoy the partially covered mahogany bar complete with an HD swivel television. The interior features luxurious upholstery, carpets and furnishings thanks to the design vision of Donald Starkey, who has mirrored the desirable outdoor spaces inside.Rhino also plays host to a beach club with a vast toy box — waterslide, water trampoline, two Seabobs, towables, water skis, inflatable kayaks and an eight person floating party island, to name a few. Additionally this luxury yacht is kitted out with gym equipment, barbecue, Xbox with Kinect and karaoke machine.
Rhino her winter weekly charter rate starts at $140,000.
Delivered in 2013 by Westport and available for charter this Christmas, the 40 metre motor yacht W features exterior design by Westport and Taylor Olson. W can accommodate ten guests in two king VIP staterooms and two twin staterooms. She has an on-deck Jacuzzi, inflatable climbing rock wall, a giant water slide, three Connondale bicycles, fishing and scuba equipment as well as a huge range of water toys for guests to enjoy. She comes complete with an Intrepid centre-console towed tender with sonar fish finder, and twin 300hp Yamaha engines.
W is perfect for families wanting to spend Christmas in the Caribbean. W her weekly rate starts from $140,000.
Spend the Christmas season cruising around the Bahamas or the Caribbean with 4You, a gorgeous 54.3 metre motor yacht that was delivered by Amels in 2012.
Designed by the world-famous Tim Heywood, she features a dedicated massage room and a Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation. The yacht’s interior was designed by Laura Sessa and has accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins.
4You’s weekly charter rates are available on request.