Luxury yacht charters are among the most exclusive and desirable vacations in the world, but they aren’t only for billionaires and celebrities. In fact, with people increasingly seeking safe and secure luxury vacation options, more and more travelers are entering the yacht charter market.
One might be surprised to learn that there’s a wide variety of luxury yachts priced under $75,000 per week that cruise in a range of destinations around the world. With most luxury yachts featuring multiple staterooms and accommodating between six and 12 guests, they are well-suited for groups of friends or families. Splitting the cost of the charter between families, couples or individuals can create an attainable ultra-luxury holiday.
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At this more achievable price point, you and your family or friends can enjoy the glamour of the Mediterranean, dive into the beautiful blue Bahamian sea, cruise the striking coastlines of New England and immerse yourself in the unique cultures of Southeast Asia during a charter trip of a lifetime.
Keep in mind, in addition to the weekly charter rate, guests are responsible for expenses including food and beverage aboard the yacht, dockage and fuel, which typically run between 25 and 30 percent of the yacht’s base fee. Other expenses include taxes and gratuity.
Below is a sampling of the many luxury charter yacht options that you didn’t know you can afford.
BODACIOUS | 105’ (32.2m) | 10 guests
Low-reason rate: $70,000/week plus expenses
Catch cool coastal breezes as you cruise New England’s stunning cliffs aboard this Sanlorenzo motor yacht. Guests often gravitate to the yacht’s flybridge where they can sunbathe on the sunpads, soak in the Jacuzzi and lounge comfortably while enjoying sunset cocktails. The yacht features five staterooms and runs with five crewmembers.
AVELINE | 103’ (31.5m) | 8 guests
Low-season rate: $63,000/week plus expenses
AVELINE is ideal for those wishing to enjoy privacy and luxury on the water. From resplendent alfresco spaces to a relaxing and comfortable interior, she is prime for cruising Southeast Asia. AVELINE welcomes eight guests in four staterooms and runs with five crewmembers.
PHOENIX | 118’ (36.2m) | 9 guests
Low-season rate: $62,000/week plus expenses
Ideally suited for friends or families, PHOENIX is comfortable, stylish and welcoming. She features modern interior spaces, excellent outdoor living areas and a fully-stocked toy chest with everything from a sea pool to a waterslide. Four staterooms welcome up to nine guests. PHOENIX has four staterooms and is run by a professional crew of nine.
ALLURES | 100’ (30.5m) | 8 guests
Low-season rate: $55,000+/week plus expenses
If you haven’t quite got sea legs, a catamaran offers an extremely stable and smooth cruising experience and personifies the relaxation of on-water living. Her impressive volume, stylish spaces and generous decks are perfect for socializing. ALLURES has four staterooms and runs with a crew of five.
VESPUCCI | 100’ (30.5m) | 10 guests
Low-season rate: $44,000+/week plus expenses
A relaxed, classic luxury yacht with modern upgrades, styling and amenities, VESPUCCI is truly remarkable. Originally built in 1978, a 2018 refit restored her to her former glory, adding facilities and accompaniments that are sure to charm anyone who steps aboard. VESPUCCI offers four staterooms and is run by a crew of five.
ICARUS | 88’ (27m) | 6 guests
Low-season rate: $39,000/week plus expenses
A sleek and modern sailing yacht designed to warrant full comfort and luxurious living spaces while cruising, ICARUS provides charterers with a true connection to the sea. She is fully outfitted with all the amenities needed to enjoy total luxury and high-performance sailing. ICARUS features three spectacular staterooms and is helmed by three crewmembers.
Whether you are looking for a family vacation in the Caribbean, an island-hopping adventure, or a safe and secure environment to celebrate with friends, a superyacht charter means doing things your way – your own timetable, bespoke itinerary, and favorite past-times in absolute luxury. If you’d like to get more first hand knowledge about chartering a luxury yacht you can find more information by reviewing the Yacht Charter Guide by Northrop & Johnson.