Approximately, 24 weeks ago the world as we knew it changed, especially within the travel sector. Often, we travel to experience new cultures, awaken our tastebuds with local cuisines, enrich our knowledge for different destination and to treat our skin to some Vitamin C with better weather.
Lately, travelling further afield has been a restrictive and many travel plans have been put on pause but I believe you still should book the holiday you deserve, in fact, I believe you deserve a break now, more than ever.
Yachting is the best holiday one could ask for. Chartering a yacht is a highly private and highly personalised experience where Families or a private group of family and friends can enjoy the broadest range of holiday activities all from the comfort and luxury of their private yacht charter.
Wake up in a new destination every day with no public commute, trade busy streets for quiet walking trails or hidden bays and swap public restaurants for private beach lunches – a holiday on the water is the perfect way to escape from the crowds this year.
Reasons why yacht chartering the best holiday
A holiday should be relaxing, stress-free and supply lifelong memories. That’s exactly what you get when you charter a yacht. Yacht chartering is the ultimate holiday experience that everyone should try at least once in their life – although, once you experience a holiday on the water, you won’t want to ever return to land. So, what makes yacht chartering a better choice for your next holiday? Below is the list:
A Highly Personalised & Private Experience
A resort on the water exclusively for you and your Family. That is exactly what your charter experience is. You have an entire yacht to yourself to relax and unwind in your own privacy and every single detail is tailored to your every need. There is no closing time for breakfast, you don’t have to share the pool or deck space with anyone, all culinary experiences are perfected to excite your taste buds.
A New Destination Every Day
Yacht chartering gives you variety that no other holiday experience can. You can enjoy sundowners on the top deck as the sun drops into the ocean and wake up to breakfast alfresco style with the sun rising on a new horizon.
Imagine you’re travelling the Amalfi Coast – you’re in Capri and your next stop is Positano. If you’re travelling on land it’s approximately a half-day trip door to door but, on a yacht, you can be there in a short, relaxing cruise of 1-hour cruise, whilst you’re sunbaking with a book and cocktail in hand. Forget the transits, check-ins or packing your luggage – all you need to worry about is what cocktail is next!
A Crew Dedicated To You, and Only You
Yacht chartering is unlike any five-star hotel or resort experience, it’s a seven-star experience. You have a dedicated team of crew on hand 24/7 to cater to your every need. Fancy a coffee? We got it. Feeling peckish? Your personal chef can whip something up in minutes and will cater to any of your culinary desires. There aren’t many hotels and resorts that can provide a dedicated team for you and your guests every minute of every day.
Endless Activities On Demand
On a private yacht, there’s space to keep you amused all day long – from the sunbaking areas, multiple dining areas, cinema experiences, toys and the ocean at your doorstep. You don’t even have to get off! Want a massage? They will have the the masseuse come to you.
Tried and Tested Tailored Itineraries
Booking a yacht with the experts in business is very simple. Once they narrow down the perfect yacht for you, they continue to handle everything else for you. This includes a fully customised itinerary, expert advice on the best restaurants, beaches and bars plus a concierge booking service. No need for a map on a Yacht holiday!
Ditch the toiletries as the Yacht team have them covered. Your yacht will supply books, sunscreen, towels, toiletries – all on standby for you! Pack as little or much as you like. Take just one pair of swimmers and a sarong and it won’t matter. There is no need to worry about dinner attire as the tone is set by you, the guest. Plus, the cleaning turnaround time for your laundry on a superyacht is less than a day.
Endless fun on the water:
One of the perks about chartering a superyacht is the abundance of water toys at your disposal each day to keep your Family entertained for hours on end. Enjoy a leisurely kayak in the morning, depending on where in the world you are, you might spot some dolphins.
If you love the adrenaline, ensure your yacht has inflatable slides and climbing walls for you to enjoy in the afternoon. If speed is your thing then enjoy hours of fun on the water with Seabobs, Wakeboards, Jet Skis and Fliteboards.
If you’re chartering in the Australasia or the Indian Ocean, there are many amazing diving spots where you can explore the colourful marine life.
Your yacht holiday is the perfect time to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. With an abundance of fresh sea air and vitamin D available daily from the natural elements. The Yacht Charter Company takes care of the activity schedule for you. From daily yoga to virtual personal training, keeping active onboard is easier than you think. Many of the superyachts come with built-in fitness suites and gym equipment available at your discretion.
A night at the movies
You might not think having a cinema on board your yacht charter is something you desire, but it’s definitely an added benefit and makes an enjoyable evening for all onboard.
After a long day of bathing in the warm summer rays or enjoying the water toys at your disposal, there is sometimes nothing better than curling up with a variety of your favourite snacks prepared by your private chef and watching a movie under the stars.
Reinvent an evening on your weekly charter with a themed dinner inspired by your favourite cuisine, film, or era. Whilst dining ashore at recommended restaurants when chartering is often a highlight of the trip, dining onboard is often even better.
Superyacht chefs are culinary masterminds and they have speciality dishes and a wealth of experience creating dishes for all types of cuisines so let them create a themed night for you to reflect your destination.
The Yacht company often recommends a Mexican Fiesta, Masquerade Ball or Black-Tie event for clients who wish to add an extra element of fun to their evenings onboard.
Wellness and self-care:
If you want to completely disconnect from life’s hustle and bustle and reconnect with yourself then a week on the ocean is for you.
Enjoy cooking classes, sunrise yoga or indulge in a massage or facial on board your private charter. Some of our luxurious superyachts come with fully equipped day spas.
Relax and unwind at a Superyacht Beach Club
Life is busy and it’s important we take time out to care for ourselves. A week on the water is perfect to reconnect, unwind and detox. Superyachts boast spacious decks for alfresco dining, lounging and other activities but have you ever considered adding a beach club to your yacht spec?
Beach clubs are a stylish lounge area with a swimming platform at the aft of the vessel. They are a great additional space relaxing. Combining sun lounges, bars, spas and sometimes even pools; your superyacht beach club is the ultimate way to enjoy the sunshine and ocean without actually having to get wet.
Perhaps you’re in transit to your next destination or you want a day at the beach without the sand – here is your answer.
5 OF THE BEST BEACH CLUBS ON YACHTS
Nearly a decade ago, the stern of a superyacht wasn’t utilised for anything more than a temporary storage space for kayaks or diving equipment, it’s now been transformed to a stylish space for charter guests to relax and unwind.
Beach clubs create an additional space for relaxing, dining, swimming – in fact, they enable guests to be as close to the water whilst still surrounded in total luxury. Below is the list of 5 of the best beach clubs on Yachts:
Launched by Sanlorenzo in 2017, the award-winning, 52m superyacht features a huge beach club that many other charterers will lust after. Think fold-down balconies, sauna, gym, and a glass ceiling looking upward to the yacht’s swimming pool. And for that James Bond touch, the centre section can lower and flood to allow tenders to drive right in.
Imagine yourself here with an ice-cold drink and the warm summer sunshine on you, it might just make for one of the most perfect moments during a yacht charter vacation.
Built by Sunseeker in 2014, this 47m yacht offers a huge amount of living space with over her three decks. With five generously sized cabins, the main salon and dining room, a sky lounge, an upper sun deck and an impressive beach club she makes an incredible yacht for charter.
The beach club is a destination in itself. Guests can relax here with drinks or snacks at the water’s edge and watch the world go by or get in on the action with the vessel’s great selection of water toys.
Built in 2019 by Benetti, this stunning superyacht has an iconic beach club awaiting you. This 42.6m superyacht offers multiple areas to enjoy the outdoors, from her stylish beach club with a teak-lined bar to alfresco dining on the bridge deck aft.
Not only does SKYLER offer ample outdoor areas for your charter, this superyacht also offers balconies that fold out from master suite on both port and starboard, at the touch of a button!
SPIRIT’S airy beach club is all about sun, sea and relaxation. The transom lowers to create a magnificent teak beach and private swim platform that ensure endless hours of relaxation for everyone.
She accommodates up to 12 guests on private overnight charters in five staterooms and the main deck has a roomy aft deck complete with comfortable seating and an alfresco dining option.
HERE COMES THE SUN
If space is an important feature when chartering, then look no further than the 83m megayacht HERE COMES THE SUN.
In addition to an elevator that accesses all decks, a movie theatre, Jacuzzi, infinity pool and grand piano, she also offers a unique beach club for sunbathing and entertaining. With fold-down terrace doors on both starboard and port sides and drop-down stern, this might just be one of our favourite beach clubs.
New Yachts to the Charter Market in 2020
Every year a number of brand-new yachts join the charter fleet, below are some of the favourites, recently launched vessels in 2020.
The 55m M/Y GECO is one of the newest additions. Due to launch in 2020 from Admiral Yacht, GECO will be available to cruise the Arabian Gulf, East or West Mediterranean and Indian Ocean & South East Asia regions.
Whether summer or winter, you’ll be more than comfortable in the futuristic interior designs by NCA S.p.A. With a layout allowing up to 12 sleeping guests and up to 13 crew members GECO provides the perfect opportunity to gather your group and secure this superyacht’s maiden voyage.
Recently launched at the beginning of 2020 OTOCTONE impresses on every level. This 23M power catamaran is able to welcome 8 lucky guests in 4 double cabins.
With an experienced crew that offer exceptional service, OTOCTONE will radically elevate your charter experience. Cruising in Italy, Corsica, Sardinia and South of France this beautiful catamaran vessel makes the perfect choice for this summer getaway.
The 52m LADY LENA is San Lorenzo’s most recent launch and a true definition of luxury. LADY LENA’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 luxurious rooms, including a full-beam master suite, 3 VIP stateroom and two double cabins.
Her overall timeless, classic styling and beautiful furnishings create a haven of luxury that invites guests to relax and immerse themselves in its surroundings. Her elegant interior is complemented by LARGE exterior decks, with a glass-bottomed pool, open-air sundeck and a standout 80m2 beach club – ideal for a fun-filled charter with friends and family.
This motor sailor launched in May 2020 perfectly combines all the classic Gulet designs with the modern, contemporary interior and exterior areas. The result makes an impeccably designed 44m vessel offering five-star accommodation in six exquisite double cabins.
Her sublime deck areas – particularly the 40.4m deck length, boasts impressive amenities such as an outdoor bar, a Jacuzzi and a beautifully designed sunbaking area. For alfresco dining, the large foredeck hosts a circular lounge seating and tables, perfect for dining and entertaining your guests.
As well as her high-end accommodation, AURUM SKY offers a large selection of brand new water toys for your enjoyment. Sounds to us like it cannot get any better than this?
Water toys and superyachts, a match made in heaven!
If you are planning on chartering a superyacht for your next holiday, then you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy an abundance of water toys at your disposal. From paddleboarding on crystal-clear waters, learning to water ski, to keeping the little ones entertained with floating playgrounds, fun on the water is never-ending.
Below I have rounded up some of the favourite water toys for your next private charter.
Inflatable Slides and Climbing Walls
How do you feel about sliding down the side of a superyacht and into azure-blue waters? Yes, this is actually possible, and many yachts offer inflatable slides and climbing walls for your next yacht charter.
With hours of fun at your disposable, you can race your friends up the climbing wall along with top deck then down the 40-metre high slide to make a splash. Inflatable water toys are great for day charters too or team-building activities.
These luxury superyacht water toys are slick and glide across the ocean at a speed of up to 22km per hour! They work by extracting in water through a rotating impeller and forcing it out under high pressure. If you get tired of jetting across the water’s surface (although I doubt you will), take a dive under the water and explore the marine life that lives beneath the surface for a whole new adventure.
Destinations like Australia, California, Hawaii, and South Africa are great yacht charter destinations if you love to surf, but in case your next charter destination isn’t renowned for great waves, then the Yacht company Concierge Team will ensure your yacht is stocked with an electric surfboard.
These battery-powered water toys are great for beginners or if you want to practice your surfing skills but can’t rely on nature to deliver those stimulating waves.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, this is the water toy for you. Made from carbon fibre and aircraft-grade aluminium, the Fliteboard can soar through the water at up to 24 knots.
The propeller is powered by a handheld Bluetooth remote and keeps you moving along the surface while a hydrofoil lifts the rider out of the water and zooming along at an impressive speed. Are you ready to try?
A superyacht charter is likely to include a selection of inflatables toys that can be towed behind the tender such as a family favourite like a banana boat. This is definitely falling underwater toys for kids but adults equally enjoy clinging on whilst speeding through the water!
How do we book these amazing Yachts? Who is offering such a wide variety of Yachts and are also experts to handle every aspect of your Private Yacht Holiday?
It’s Ahoy Club (World’s no. 1 charter platform) or through their sales partner in India Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd. which is a Boutique Luxury Travel Design company, based out of New Delhi, specialising in bespoke Worldwide holidays and experiences including private yacht charters.
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