Yachts to charter for Christmas and the new year has been made easy with Elite Traveler enlisting some of the most informed brokers in the business to curate a list of truly stunning vessels that are still on the market.
There is no better way to escape the frenetic atmosphere that dominates the holiday season than to cast off on a luxury yacht and head for warmer climes.
If you don’t have the desire to invest in your own superyacht, but still dream of sailing off into the sunset, chartering will allow you to ring in the New Year aboard one of the world’s most luxurious vessels for a fraction of its worth.
Length | 206ft (63m) Number of guests | 12 Number of cabins | 6 Builder | Benetti Year of construction | 2015 Max speed | 16.5 knots Weekly rate | $650,000 Broker: Y.CO Available for: Christmas and New Year
The award-winning .11.11. is the biggest in our yachts to charter feature and has, unsurprisingly, been labeled as one of the most exciting launches of recent years. The Benetti-built vessel has an interior design inspired by The Great Gatsby, making it the perfect atmosphere for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve party.
A stunning master suite comes complete with an entirely private deck with its own jet pool where 180-degree views of the inevitably stunning vistas can be enjoyed.
Leisure and recreation: 2 x jet skis, 3 x seabobs, 2 x kayaks, 1 x wakeboard, 1 x knee board, 2 x water skis, 2 x stand-up paddleboards.
For more information: https://y.co/yacht/11-11
Length | 144.4ft (44m) Number of guests | 12 Number of cabins | 5 Builder | Heesen Year of construction | 2008 Cruising speed | 17 knots Weekly rate | $196,000 Broker: Burgess Available for: Christmas and New Year
Don’t be put off by the G3‘s petite stature as she punches well above her weight in style, quality and service. She comes with a selection of watertoys that would be expected on a yacht twice her size and her crew includes both a dive and kitesurf instructor. Also on on board are a qualified masseuse, highly-qualified chef and an experienced charter captain to offer the ultimate charter experience.
Leisure and recreation: 2 x jet skis (2 man), 1x Jetsurf, 1x electric jetboard, 1x electric hydrofoil surfboard, diving equipment, waterskis, wakeboards, kitesurfs, 4 x seabobs, 2 x stand-up paddleboards.
For more information: www.burgessyachts.com
Length | 195ft (59.6m) Number of guests | 12 Number of cabins | 6 Builder | Benetti Year of construction | 2009 (Refit: 2017) Maximum speed | 16 knots Weekly rate | $395,000 Broker: IYC Available for: Christmas only
A well-known vessel in the luxury charter market, the Andiamo underwent a major interior refit in May 2017. She comes with a vastly experienced crew including an award-winning chef and masseuse. An expansive sundeck boasts an air conditioned gym equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, rowing machine and free weights while an elevator services all decks.
Leisure and recreation: 2 x waverunners, 2 x Seabobs, wakeboards, kneeboard, 2 x paddleboards, 4 x kayaks, waterskis.
For more information: https://iyc.com/charter/andiamo/
Length | 202ft (61.8m) Number of guests | 12 Number of cabins | 6 Builder | Viareggio Superyachts Year of construction | 2009 Max speed | 17 knots Weekly rate | $375,000 Broker: Y.CO Available for: New Year only
With one of the best sundecks on the water, including a split-level design and a revolving circular sunbed, the award-winning Sealyon ensures you won’t miss a moment of blue sky. The bespoke dining table also transforms into a stage for the evening’s entertainment while an oversized Jacuzzi comfortably accommodates all 12 guests.
Should you prefer a night inside, a media room with a 103-inch plasma screen and a rotating solar system model – claimed to be the world’s first segmented sun orrery chart – on the ceiling will make sure you and your guests stay thoroughly entertained.
For more information: https://y.co/yacht/sealyon
Length | 180.5ft (55m) Number of guests | 11 Number of cabins | 6 Builder | Heesen Year of construction | 2017 Cruising speed | 13 knots Weekly rate | $399,000 Broker: Burgess Available for: Christmas and New Year
Introduced just last year, Laurentia is arriving in the Caribbean for her first charter season. Designed by Radyca, Miami, the interior is designed to encourage indoor/outdoor living with floor-to-ceiling windows inviting sunlight into the living space. The well-designed deck space is designed for maximum comfort and flexibility for up to 12 guests.
Leisure and recreation: 1 x Trimaran sailing dinghy, 2 x Jet skis, 3 x kayaks, diving equipment, 1x wakeboard, water skis, 4 x seabobs, 3 x inflatable stand-up paddleboards, 3 x stand up paddleboards, towables, badminton setup, anti-jellyfish sea pool.
For more information: https://www.burgessyachts.com
Length | 181ft (55.4m) Number of guests | 12 Number of cabins | 6 Builder | Proteksan Year of construction | 2011 (Refit: 2017) Max speed | 14 knots Weekly rate | $259,000 Broker: IYC Available for: Christmas only
With a huge sun deck featuring a bar, spa pool, BBQ, gym equipment and sun loungers, Turquoise, which underwent a multi-million dollar refit in 2014 followed by a full repaint of the hull and superstructure in 2017, is the ultimate yacht for hosting guests over the holiday season.
She comes with an exceptional food and dining programme, which can be enjoyed across multiple dining spaces. The interior, designed by H2 Yacht Design, is stunningly elegant with a neutral decor of silver, cream, white and, of course, a touch of turquoise.
Leisure and recreation: 2 x waverunners, 2 x seabobs, jetsurf, flyboard & jet pack, kiteboard gear, waterskis, wakeboards, surfboard, paddleboards, sea kayaks, protected pool, snorkeling gear, inflatable towed water toys, fishing gear.
For more information: https://iyc.com/charter/turquoise/
Length | 178ft (54.3m) Number of guests | 11 Number of cabins | 5 Builder | Amels Year of construction | 2011 Max speed | 15.5 knots Weekly rate | $290,000 Broker: Y.CO Available for: New Year only
This stunning long-range yacht offers the opportunity for adventure over the holiday period, but does not compromise on any of the luxuries or comforts that one would come to expect from a world-class pleasure vessel.
A large open-plan deck comes equipped with a teppanyaki grill, a granite bar and seated dining for up to 14. Once the party is over, the holiday excesses can be nullified with the on-board gym equipment while any remaining stresses will be relieved in the dedicated spa treatment room.
Leisure and recreation: 2 x jet skis, 2 x seabobs, 2 x stand-up paddleboards, 3 x canoes, 1 x knee board, 2 x wakeboards, 1 x windsurf, 2 x water skis, 9 x diving equipment.
Fore more information: https://y.co/yacht/spirit