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The 12 Best Yachts to Charter on the Italian Riviera and Tuscan Archipelago

By Chris Boyle

LA Mir Age

Choose from our stunning selection of yachts available this summer on the Italian Riviera and Tuscan Archipelago


Aime Sea

Length | 115ft (35.1m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Alloy Yachts
Year of construction/refit | 1994/2011
Cruising speed | 11 knots
Draft | 12ft (3.7m)
Weekly rate | $64,000

Aime Sea is flooded with natural light and finished in ‘tiger-maple’ with pale leather deckheads.

Acres of teak and automatic sailing systems result in plenty of uncluttered deck space, while the transom opens to a large range of water toys. Leisure and recreation: 4’(4.26m) 60hp Novurania tender, 2 kayaks (1 double, 1 single), 1 x paddleboard, 2 x kitesurfers, 2 x SeaDoos, 2 sets of waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, snorkeling gear, 2 fishing rods with Penn reels, compressor and 4 tanks (rendezvous diving only), wetsuits.



Length | 161ft (49.08m)
Number of guests | 11
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Trinity Yachts
Year of construction | 2009
Cruising speed | 18 knots
Weekly rate | $235,000

Sophisticated and contemporary, Anjilis features Art Deco inspired architectural elements including exotic woods, custom parquetry and stone inlays to stunning effect.

The spacious deck areas, main deck bar and state-of-the-art entertainment system, make her an ideal yacht for entertaining in style. Leisure and recreation: 21ft Novurania Custom Line 650 with 190hp and 34ft Intrepid with Twin 250hp tenders; 2 x diving equipment, fishing gear, bicycles, treadmill, dumbells and folding exercise bench. 8-person Jacuzzi, Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers.



Length | 141ft (43m)
Number of guests | 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Benetti
Year of construction | 2007
Cruising speed | 16 knots
Weekly rate | $173,000

Hana’s large windows pour natural light into her modern interior.

The luxurious staterooms include a master cabin with a private balcony. Leisure and recreation: 1 x tender (5.5m), splash guards, bimini top and teak decking, and 3.5m tender with 25hp outboard engine. 1300cc Kawasaki 2 seater WaveRunner, 800cc Kawasaki stand-up jetski, waterskis, wakeboards, towable toys etc. Segway, SEABOB, Technogym equipment in LD gym, personal Kinesis Eritage cross trainer and Run Forma.


Lazy Z

Length | 169ft (51.4m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Oceano
Year of construction/refit | 1997/2012
Cruising speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $239,000

The yacht comes with a range of amenities and luxurious staterooms. More than 2,500 DVDs can be enjoyed in every stateroom, salon area, the cinema or even in the Jacuzzi.

Leisure and recreation: 2 x tenders, 3-person jet skis, waterskiing gear, wakeboards, kneeboards, wake-skates, wake-surfers, slalom, trick-skis, underwater scooters, 2 x beach tents, towable ski biscuit and banana, snorkeling & fishing gear, compressor & scuba gear, water slide, inflatable wakeboard rail slide/fun box and waterski jump, fully equipped gym, massage room.



Length | 280ft (85.5m)
Number of guests | 36
Number of staterooms | 18
Builder | Neorion
Year of construction | 2005
Cruising speed | 12.5 knots
Weekly rate | $1,030,000

At 280 feet, with five decks, 30 crew and accommodation for 36 guests Moonlight II is not only one of the largest yachts available to charter, she is in a charter league of her own.

Those who charter Moonlight II will be able to host the most unforgettable floating parties, as well being able to get away from it all since the yacht has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles and is capable of crossing the Atlantic, navigating the Panama Canal and reaching the US and Mexico coastlines. Moonlight II has everything a guest could need including 18 en-suite staterooms, a enormous dining room with seating for 36, a helipad, cinema and business center. The entire lower deck is dedicated to health and beauty with a sauna lounge, steam room, gymnasium, hair salon and medical facility. Leisure and recreation: 2 x Super Sailor 695 tenders, 1 x Mostro RIB, 2 x semi-enclosed lifeboats, 4 x Yamaha XL700 jet skis, Laser sailing dingy, water skis, kayak, windsurfer, wakeboard, multiple towable inflatable ‘toys’ and fishing equipment. Scuba diving equipment is provided for 15 adults and 5 children and includes all BCDs, tanks and compressors, as well as a waterproof camera with two underwater strobes and 4 x Pro Dive Scuba Scooters. Gym equipment includes 2 x treadmills, 2 x elliptical cross trainers, 1 x recumbent bike, 1 x upright bike, 1 x dual adjustable pulley, 1 x vertical dumbbell rack and a multi-adjustable bench.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444



Length | 220ft (67m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Lürssen Yachts
Year of construction/refit | 2006/2009
Speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $587,000/$669,000 (July, August)

The world-renowned Lürssen yard was commissioned to build Apoise by Dave Ritchie, the Australian co-founder of Ritchie Bros auctioneers, his intention was to sail the world for two years on this specially designed superyacht.

Two years became three and Apoise was then sold to a new owner who had her refitted to enter the luxury charter market. Apoise has been in demand as a charter yacht ever since. Generous deck areas accommodate a swimming pool, while entertaining space includes a unique sports bar, theater and grand saloon. The 1,400 square foot (130 square meter) master cabin gives the feel of a luxury hotel suite with its marble and mahoganyen-suite bathroom. Five further guest suites all have king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. The refit was purely cosmetic, with a view to improving the cohesiveness, luxury and aesthetic of the yacht to make her fit for five star charter luxury. Leisure and recreation: 26 foot (8 meter) Denship tender, 24 foot (7.3 meter) Novurania, 16 foot (5 meter) crew Novurania, 14 foot (4.2 meter) rescue tender, Zodiac light inflatable, 2 x kayaks, full water park of inflatable water toys, scuba and snorkeling equipment, 2 x stand-up and 2 x seated jet skis, 2 x sailing dinghies and 10 bikes.

Annemarie Gathercole, International Yacht Register

+377 9797 8027


LA Mirage

Length | 170ft (52m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Ameis Holland BV
Year of construction | 2007
Cruising speed | 13 knots
Weekly rate | $322,500/$371,500 (high season)

La Mirage’s charter requirements have been meticulously planned: 12 guests are comfortably accommodated in six en-suite rooms and with a crew ratio of 1-to-1 they can also expect impeccable service.

The large saloon greets guests stepping onboard and is immediately impressive; also on the main deck is the master suite with adjoining office and walk-in wardrobe. A further two double suites, one twin and one pullman are all en-suite. La Mirage contains a wider range of water sports facilities than most yachts of her size, but for those wanting to relax, a Jacuzzi fringed with sun loungers is tailor made for that very purpose. Leisure and recreation: 20 foot (5.8 meter) Nautica tender with 190hp, 18 foot (5.5 meter) Nautica tender with 150hp, 3 x SeaDoo (3 person) jet skis, 2 x SeaDoo (2 person) Jet skis, 1 x SeaBob Cayago underwater jet scooter, waterskis, wakeboards and other towable ‘toys’.

Lesley Excoffon – Burgess Monaco

+377 9797 8121



Length | 151ft (46m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Delta Marine
Year of construction | 2009
Cruising speed | 12.5 knots
Weekly rate | $260,000/$291,000 (high season)

Since Katya’s launch in 2009, the highly experienced Captain Don Edwards and his nine crew members have provided a warm welcome to selected charterers.

The interiors are equally as welcoming: rich woods and warm colors create the feel of a family home, exactly the appeal designer Jean- Claude Canestrelli wanted to create. Guests feel immediately relaxed in five staterooms (4 x double and 1 x twin), while generous decks boast a Jacuzzi and plenty of space for alfresco dining. At 46 meters Katya is perfectly proportioned; not too large for exploring, nor too ostentatious, she is graciously sized for any destination. Leisure and recreation: 20 foot (5.8 meter) Nautica Jet RIB with 260hp,14 foot (4.3 meter) Nautica Jet RIB with 140hp, 2 x 3 person SeaDoo jet skis (155hp), 2 x kayaks, waterskis (including sets for children), 2 x wakeboards, inflatable banana and other towable toys and snorkeling equipment.

John Cichanowicz – Burgess Miami

+1 305 672 0150



Length | 112ft (34m)
Number of guests | 8 to 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Leopard
Year of construction/refit | 2005/2008
Cruising speed | 34 knots
Weekly rate | $86,000/$108,000 (high season)

A high cruising speed is a tremendous asset on a superyacht since it means less time spent at sea and more time at each location. Cheeky Tiger’s cruising speed of 34 knots allows this complete flexibility without compromising on luxury or looks.

The interior underwent a complete refit in 2008 and now boasts two double suites, two twins and one convertible ‘media’ room that can be converted into a fifth bedroom. The abundance of outside space lends itself wonderfully to sunbathing and alfresco dining, while those seeking a more holistic experience can unwind with the help of an onboard masseuse and yoga instructor. Leisure and recreation: 28 foot (8.6 meter) chase boat, jet ski, diving equipment, wakeboard, waterskis and other towable inflatable ‘toys’.



Length | 79ft (24m)
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Sunseeker
Year of construction/refit | 1998/2006
Cruising speed | 24 knots
Weekly rate | $43,000/$49,000

Ruff One, having been refitted in 2006, retains the elegance and style that is native to all Sunseekers, but has been reconfigured to maximize chartering luxury.

The sundeck is a striking combination of teak and stark whites, offering large sunpads and a generous space for both formal and informal dining. Inside, the saloon and reception areas are both decorated in neutral and elegant accents, as are the two double and one single stateromms. Leisure and recreation: 1x tender, 2 x inflatable kayaks, 1 x donut, wakeboard and limited diving equipment.



Length | 190ft (58m)
Number of guests | 10 to 12
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Royal Huisman
Year of construction | 2009
Draft | 16ft (4.9m)
Weekly rate | $288,000

Although sailing yachts are, by definition, more eco-friendly than their motor counterparts, Ethereal was conceived to be the ultimate in green design.

Her groundbreaking technology creates minimal impact on the water she passes through and electric power not only adds to her credentials but also makes the whole cruising process much quieter. Eco credentials aside, in a fair wind there is no greater feeling than to hoist Ethereal’s gargantuan sails and admire her pace. On deck, there are ample relaxation areas in which to sunbathe or entertain, including a Bedouin tent that can be hoisted on the foredeck to accommodate a massage area, gym or merely somewhere to relax in the shade. The deckhouse includes a large dining and entertainment area equipped with a bar; perfect for enjoying alfresco dining while protected from the elements. The interior is stocked full with technology such as the photochromic windows that darken automatically to block UV radiation, a television linked to an underwater camera on the yacht’s keel, and a cinema area with adjoining music room. The dining table seats 10 and converts to a games table, and there is a separate library, five en-suite guest rooms and a further private office that can also be prepared as an additional double stateroom, all luxuriously furnished by the famed Royal Huisman craftsmanship. Leisure and recreation: 2 x tenders, 2 x Zuma sailing dinghies, sea kayaks, windsurfing gear, snorkeling equipment, waterskis, wakeboards and other towables.


Dark Shadow

Length | 100ft (30.5m)
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Wally Shipyards
Year of construction | 2002
Draft | 15ft (4.6m)
Weekly rate | $70,000

Dark Shadow is a 100 foot (30 meter) sloop designed according to Wally Yacht’s iconic principles of modern design.

Her black hull, towering black mast and dark sails give her a truly iconic profile. The interior is equally exotic with its neat black and white color scheme of black carbon fiber surfaces and white cabinetry. The owner’s cabin is forward and the two twin cabins are aft of the main saloon. All have en-suite bathrooms in which even the shower and tub are carbon fiber. What is particularly impressive about Dark Shadow is that, despite her vast rig and sail area, she can be sailed single-handedly thanks to modern sailing technology and a clever deck design. The main cockpit and sunbathing area over the deckhouse are separated from the helm and winches, allowing guests to enjoy the pleasure of sailing without being hindered by ropes or crew. Leisure and recreation: Wally Tender

Franco Mercatelli, Wally Charter

+377 93 100 093

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