By Thea Halstead
This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
Whether your priorities lie in an armada of toys to entertain the kids, a disco room to get your rock on, or a regatta-winning sailing vessel, we’ve selected a veritable treasure chest of yachts to suit your needs.
The yacht to charter if you have a large family
With an open-air cinema and karaoke bar, Saluzi is an ideal choice for charterers looking to entertain a buzzing family. The dive center complements an extensive tender and toy fleet that is jam-packed with the latest in on-water entertainment. We’re more interested in practicing our golf swing on the driving range.
LOA in feet 226.4
Guests 32 in 16 cabins
Entertainment The packed tenders and toy garage including a SeaBob cayago, paddleboard and swimming pool. In the evenings, settle down under the stars in the outdoor cinema.
Saluzi is available for charter in the Mediterranean over the summer from $541,000 per week and in South East Asia over the winter from $480,000 per week, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, burgessyachts.com
The yacht to buy if you have a large family
This behemoth, built by northern European powerhouse Lürssen, has a classic interior by Italian designer François Zuretti and boasts incredible millwork of over $18m in value. She has a voluminous interior over six decks, and an impressive split-level master suite with a private observation lounge.
LOA in feet 230
Guests 18 in seven cabins
Entertainment The wet bar is a decadent addition and provides welcome solace from the sun. We’ll have a dirty martini, please.
Martha Ann is currently available for purchase from $79m, contact Frank Grzeszczak, listings agent, email@example.com, +1 954 494 7096, and Katya Jaimes, listing agent, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 646 369 4562, iyc.com
The yacht to buy if you are looking for an adventure
Designed by the legendary Espen Øino, Silver Fast is a sleek,metallic, sexy showstopper with serious green credentials. Highlights include an incredibly generous owners’ deck and the ‘winter garden’ which enables alfresco dining whatever the weather. Her shallow draft enables her to cruise in areas usually reserved solely for much smaller vessels, and she also benefits from long-range cruising capability of around 20 knots.
LOA in feet 252.6
Guests 18 in eight cabins
Entertainment Two 24.2ft custom tenders, helipad, cinema room and spa facilities including Jacuzzi.
The yacht to charter if you are looking for adventure
A unique historical naval vessel that has completed three circumnavigations, Plan B is a globetrotting, adventure-seeking, bucket-list tick. Her young and lively crew will ensure you have an unforgettable experience and anyone that charters her will benefit from the owner’s investment, both financial and emotional, in creating an explorer vessel that doesn’t compromise on luxury.
LOA in feet 164
Guests 12 in five cabins
Builder Australian Navy
Entertainment Equipped with all the amenities you’d expect to find onboard a yacht of her size, all the entertainment you really need is the yacht herself and the fact that she is geared towards worldwide exploring.
The yacht to buy if you want to feel the wind in your hair
The effortlessly chic exterior lines that are archetypal of a Wally define this high performance maxi racer that is also a capable blue water cruiser. Her expansive, uncluttered deck has a sunken aft cockpit that forms a ‘terrace on the sea’ which allows the perfect space for sunbathing and relaxing.
LOA in feet 97.4
Guests eight in three cabins
Builder Wally Europe
Entertainment Her easy sail handling is perfect for those that like to get behind the wheel and take control.
The yacht to charter if you want to feel the wind in your hair
The unexpectedly fashionable urban loft-style interior of Vertigo, care of Christian Liaigre has been combined with the pedigree of a Philippe Briand design to create this award-winning ketch. The yacht was built for an owner with young children, so is fully specified with toys, an easy-access beach club, and even a classroom for extended cruising periods.
LOA in feet 220.4
Guests 12 in five cabins
Builder Alloy Yachts
Entertainment Head to the aft deck for the open-air cinema, or jump into the 10-person Jacuzzi.
The yacht to charter if you have a need for speed
This stylish yacht, with a cruising speed of 32 knots and a maximum speed of 39 knots, is perfect for zipping around the Mediterranean. Ideal for coastal cruising, she has sunbeds both forward and aft, enabling guests plenty of space to soak up the sun.
LOA in feet 88.07
Guests Six in three cabins
Entertainment She has a wealth of toys on board, but we’d suggest using her to breakfast in Monaco before heading to Le Club 55 for the afternoon.
The yacht to buy if you have a need for speed
Kuikila knocks other yachts out of the water when it comes to her speed credentials. Able to reach 52 knots with ease, her sleek and powerful lines, indicative of her Italian heritage, further emphasize her exceptional speed capability.
LOA in feet 115
Guests 10 in four cabins
Entertainment Just hold on tight!
The yacht to buy if you’re all about interiors
The largest yacht to come out of the Sunseeker shipyard to date, Blush’s upper deck features sliding glass panels that can be maneuvered to combine the sky lounge within and the aft deck to create a spacious area perfect for parties and entertaining.
LOA in feet 155
Guests 10 in five cabins
Entertainment Blush is a RYA certified jet ski training center and has two Sea-Doo jet skis on board to get to grips with.
Blush is currently available for purchase from $24m, contact +377 979 777 00, camperandnicholsons.com
The yacht to charter if you’re all about interiors
Built by highly respected US yard Christensen last year, Chasseur has an effortlessly chic interior created by Varo Interior Design and is packed with stunning artwork, sculptures and photography from favorites such as Terry O’Neill and Mathieu Nab.
LOA in feet 160.1
Guests 12 in six cabins
Entertainment The sense of calm that Chasseur embodies calls for intimate dinner parties and chic cocktail gatherings.
Chasseur is available for charter in the western Mediterranean over the summer from $263,978 perweek and in the Caribbean over the winter from $224,000 per week, contact email@example.com, burgessyachts.com
The yacht to buy if you’re a classic yachtsman at heart
Built in 1928, this authentic yacht has been carefully maintained throughout the years and retains many of her original features. A welcoming and warm atmosphere is cultivated through the timeless use of mahogany and pear wood in the interior, classic portholes throughout and comfy sofas perfect to sink into with a good book.
LOA in feet 121.1
Guests Eight in five cabins
Builder Camper & Nicholsons (UK)
Entertainment Whether you want a digestif around the card table, or to canoe into a remote cove, Fair Lady has you covered.
The yacht to charter if you’re a classic yachtsman at heart
Offering buckets of old-world charm and character, this classic explorer yacht specializes in diving adventures. You can get dive-certified aboard and she even has her own hyperbaric chamber and on-board medic for the more safety-conscious adventurer.
LOA in feet 193
Guests 12 in six cabins
Builder J&K Smits
Entertainment Dive beneath the surface, explore the underwater world, swim with dolphins and observe turtles in their natural habitat.
Seawolf is available for charter in the South Pacific over the summer from $195,000 per week and in the Caribbean over the winter from $195,000 per week, contact Dee Kraley, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 954 767 1035, yacht-zoo.com