In focus: Explorer yacht EMOCEAN from rising shipyard RSY

Rossetti Superyachts (RSY) was only established in 2017 but has made a name as a shipyard to watch, working with critically acclaimed designers and naval architects to produce marvels such as the luxury expedition yacht EMOCEAN. Capable of hosting 12 guests for day trips and 10 overnight, she is the very best of contemporary living combined with the rugged spirit of adventure that such sturdy vessels bring.

Luxury superyacht EMOCEAN

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Adventure-filled luxury charters with NANSEN EXPLORER yacht in Antarctica or Greenland

Expedition yachts have grown in popularity in recent years, buoyed by the desire amongst Owners and charter guests alike to explore farther than ever before, and NANSEN EXPLORER yacht has joined the ranks of vessels available for adventure-filled charter in Antarctica or Greenland.

CHARTER YACHT HANSEN EXPLORER – Whale – Photo @CristopherScholey

E/Y NANSEN EXPLORER was originally built as a research vessel and has since been refitted to offer luxurious surroundings along with top quality service. This 72m/236ft vessel is built with an ICE-1A Class hull and has a Captain and crew experienced with sailing in icy regions.

Kayaking – Photo @ChristopherScholey

Earthy tones and natural textures are used throughout, and the salon/dining area is just one area where guests can converse, relax and celebrate a special occasion with the warm glow of the fire adding to the ambience. The lower deck has a well-equipped gym for guests to continue their fitness regime while cruising, and there is a well-stocked tender garage filled with water toys for adventures on the water and in the snow. The collection includes kayaks, Stand-up paddleboards and Scuba diving equipment, with a hangar and helipad for guests to get an incredible bird’s-eye view.

Dining Room

Living Room

When once E/Y NANSEN EXPLORER hosted 60 passengers, she now carries only 12 guests across 7 well-appointed en-suite cabins. Chartering a single cabin is also possible in some cases, instead of the entire vessel – contact CharterWorld for more information.

Owner Suite

Upcoming destinations include Antarctica in January 2022 for photography and Greenland from late April 2022 for heli-skiing and more. See more photos of the refined interiors and plan your once-in-a-lifetime journey for the year ahead:

 

NANSEN EXPLORER SUPERYACHT – MORE INFO

 

Fiji luxury yacht charters possible from 1st of December

The South Pacific holiday hotspot Fiji will welcome visitors back to its shores from the 1st of December, and luxury charter yachts are already announcing their availability for the Winter 2021/22 season. 

Superyacht lifestyle in the South Pacific © Ann Orman Photography

Below are some of the best picks for cruising around Fiji, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and even more incredible destinations scattered like jewels in the Big Pacific Blue:

The Beast

The rugged, military-styled motor catamaran THE BEAST truly lives up to her name: This 39.2m/129ft vessel has plenty of storage for a 13m/42.8ft sportfishing yacht tenders and water toys on deck, while within she has a powerful masculine interior of dark colours and bold lines. Outdoor dining at the unique Teppanyaki bar gives you a chance to spend as long as you like admiring the turquoise blue waters and vibrant sunsets amongst the Fijian islands, and as night descends 12 guests can wrap themselves up in the spacious yet cosy 5 en-suite cabins for an uninterrupted night’s rest. MORE INFO ABOUT THE BEAST …

Luxury yacht THE BEAST

Dardanella

37m/121ft expedition yacht DARDANELLA has roamed far and wide since her launch in 1997 – and she still thirsts for the high seas. She was last refitted in 2018 to keep her as relevant as ever, and guests will quickly discover that she has a talented crew with a wellness instructor for yoga, Pilates, massage and handcrafted workshops. Fiji and the South Pacific as a whole has some mesmerising Scuba dive sites, and this explorer yacht can take you to the greatest while the on board chef prepares a delectable meal for your return. MORE INFO ABOUT DARDANELLA…

Superyacht DARDANELLA

Sea Breeze III

Built in 1976 and last refitted in 2020 with efforts made to retain her original charm, M/Y SEA BREEZE feels like entering a time capsule from a simpler time – one where the sense of adventure burned just as strong. There is room on board for up to 99 guests on day trips, while the nights will be much quieter with lavish accommodation for only six lucky guests across three en-suite cabins. MORE INFO ABOUT SEA BREEZE III…

Charter Yacht SEA BREEZE III

Yonder Star

Feel the power of the raw elements on board luxury ketch YONDER STAR and rediscover what it means to be alive. The timeless interiors of polished brass and stained mahogany will transport you back to an era of elegance, while the selection of water toys includes Scuba diving gear to explore a different world entirely. The overnight accommodation sleeps 6-8 guests, with a total capacity for 25 guests for a buffet beside the beach. MORE INFO ABOUT YONDER STAR…

Sailing yacht YONDER STAR

Rua Moana

Custom built in New Zealand, motor catamaran RUA MOANA has greater stability and a broader beam than mono-hull vessels around her size of 26.8m/88ft. She was built in 2020 and offers a versatile environment, such as the foredeck Jacuzzi which can instead be converted to a day bed, a hydraulic swim platform with a shower and a large selection of water toys for the eight guests who charter her.  MORE INFO ABOUT RUA MOANA…

Charter vacations with catamaran yacht RUA MOANA

Diana

Luxury sailing yacht DIANA was built in 2017 by famous catamaran maker Sunreef Yachts and features a Jacuzzi on the flybridge, spacious contemporary social areas and a well-stocked chest of water toys. Available from May 2022, S/Y DIANA accommodates 8 guests across 4 double en-suite cabins, with a crew of 4 to provide first-class service. MORE INFO ABOUT DIANA…

Charter catamaran yacht DIANA

A luxury yacht charter allows your group to combine transport, accommodation, entertainment and meals into one package, allowing you to choose your itinerary based on your interests free from the timetables of public transport. Secure your preferred dates and vessel for the popular festive season and spend your days in paradise. 

Gulf Craft delivers first Majesty 175, luxury yacht ‘Serenity M.R.F.’

Gulf Craft has announced that luxury yacht SERENITY M.R.F., the first Majesty 175 model, has been delivered to her Owner.

Gulf Craft Majesty 175 superyacht SERENITY M.R.F.

M/Y SERENITY M.R.F. comes to 780 GT and was constructed in accordance with the UK‘s Maritime and Coastguard Agency for yachts over 500 GT. She is the largest composite yacht ever built at Gulf Craft and currently holds the title of the largest composite yacht in the world. Yankee Delta Studio produced her naval architecture while Cristiano Gatto produced her interior and exterior design. Notable features include an infinity pool on the foredeck in front of the Master Suite and a versatile indoor/outdoor sundeck with a roof that exposes the area to the sunshine. 

Majesty 174 motor yacht SERENITY M.R.F. delivered to Owner

The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 7 en-suite cabins, and she travels with a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at an economical 10 knots.

Majesty 174 motor yacht SERENITY M.R.F. delivered to Owner

Now that superyacht SERENITY M.R.F. has shown what she is capable of through her sea trials in the Arabian Gulf, global cruising awaits.

New 67-metre luxury yacht ‘Maranello’ signed on at CRN

Italian shipyard CRN has revealed that a new contract has been signed to construct HULL 143, a 67m/220ft vessel named luxury yacht MARANELLO.

67m motor yacht MARANELLO by CRN

Nuvolari Lenard will create her interior and exterior styling, and her appearance will be modern and aggressive with sweeping lines seamlessly connecting the raked bow to the lower deck stern. Announced features include a touch-n’-go helipad on the bow, a beach club and large outdoor entertainment spaces, with diesel-electric propulsion for more environmentally friendly cruising.

The accommodation sleeps up to 14 guests over 7 en-suite cabins, with details about the crew complement and other onboard amenities yet to be announced.

Cruise the best of the Spanish charter grounds aboard luxury yacht Las Ninas

If you’ve ever wanted to explore beyond the Balearic Islands charter grounds and see Spain’s stunning Canary Islands, Catalonia and the Costa del Sol, then luxury yacht LAS NINAS will be an absolute treat.

Luxury yacht LAS NINAS for charter in Spain

Refitted in 2020, the 24.50m/80.5ft motor yacht LAS NINAS is perfect for charters between small friends groups or extended family. The interior styling combines rich wooden panelling with steely-blue furnishings and accents in earth tones for timeless appeal, ready to welcome guests and visitors for special celebrations or casual conversations and films at the end of a busy day.

Aft deck alfresco dining

Sunbathing area

Combine the spacious outdoor dining, lounging and sunbathing areas with the range of 4,000 nautical miles to explore far and wide in the Balearic Island and the Canaries, visiting remote beaches inaccessible by road. When you’ve had your fill of the brilliant blue waters and golden sands, head back on board for a delectable lunch prepared by your expert onboard chef, or head into town to discover the regional treats.

Saloon

There is a great selection of water toys on board for family adventures in the sunshine, and the collection includes:

1 x kayak
1 x paddle surf
a wakeboard, and
water skis

Twin cabin

The accommodation sleeps a total of 6 guests over 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin with a single bed and 1 twin cabin. The expert crew of 3 will take guests to the best yachting spots in Spain and ensure that guests have everything they need throughout their stay.

View more of luxury yacht LAS NINAS and plan your dream family holiday in the Spanish charter grounds today.

Thailand luxury yacht charter grounds open to 46 countries

Forty-six countries are now welcome back to Thailand and its beautiful luxury yacht charter grounds in time for a winter season in the warmth and sunshine.

Phi Phi in Thailand – fabulous yacht charter destination

Visitors identified from the countries identified as ‘low risk’ may enter Thailand via flights without quarantine provided that individuals are fully vaccinated and able to produce a negative Covid-19 test result before flying, with a second test mandatory upon arrival. The 46 countries are:

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong.

Island in Thailand

Thailand is a year-round luxury yachting destination, however, most favour the season between November and April for cooler temperatures and prolonged sunshine. May to October still has warmth and sunshine, however, there is also a greater chance of rain. Phuket is known as the ‘Pearl of Thailand’ as it has excellent weather year-round, and the sheltered Phang Nga Bay has exceptional national parks with waterfalls, underground caves,  and karst structures rising from the clear sea.

Enchanting Thailand for a luxury yacht charter

Traditional sailing vessels and modern motor yachts alike cruise these waters, discovering the exceptional snorkelling and Scuba diving sites where there are over 4,000 kinds of fish and 700 varieties of coral that create a colourful underwater mosaic just waiting for you to discover. The shopping and nightlife around Phuket have some unique treats, and when you aren’t hiking through the national parks or sunbathing on a beach or aboard your vessel, your water toys and onboard entertainment will fill the hours for a satisfying holiday for all ages and interests.

Boats in Thailand

Plan your own yacht charter in Thailand and enjoy the benefits of choosing your destinations to keep away from the crowds and spend quality time with loved ones.

Feadship charter yachts SAMADHI and HARLE return home for winter refit

Feadship has announced a busy winter season ahead for its Refit & Services programme as 10 luxury yachts, including motor yacht SAMADHI (ex.APRIL FOOL) and motor yacht HARLE, head to the four shipyards for upgrades and renovations.

HARLE © Feadship

The luxury yacht SAMADHI was built in 2006 and refitted in 2014, providing warm contemporary interiors and plenty of outdoor options for dining and relaxing in the sunshine or shade. Along with a Jacuzzi, notable features include a spa massage room, bunk cabin for a child and nanny, a Master Suite with a sauna and a massive selection of water toys further complemented by status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre. 61m/200ft SAMADHI was perfectly designed for charters with young families in mind and accommodates up to 12 guests over 5 en-suite cabins with an expert crew of 15 for first-class service.

yacht Gallant Lady © Feadship

The luxury yacht HARLE was built in 2009 and was last refitted in 2017. Just like M/Y SAMADHI, she has a wealth of water toys and status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, and her modern interiors have a minimalist Asian aesthetic that creates a calming ambience. The Master suite has the additional benefit a sky-lit Jacuzzi tub, while the shared social areas have plenty of amenities for all guests to entertain and unwind in style. The office on the bridge deck can convert into a sixth cabin so that a total of 12 guests are accommodated overnight and looked after by the professional crew of 9.

NAJIBA at Feadship for refit © Feadship

For eight of the incoming vessels for refits this autumn/winter this will be a homecoming, as wherever practical Feadship vessels return to the shipyard of their launch for maintenance and servicing. Other notable Feadship yachts undergoing updates include:

SHERPA (2018)

MOONRISE (2020)

GITANA (ex.KATRION, 1997)

GALLANT LADY (1996)

NAJIBA (2019)

SEA HUNTRESS (ex.SEA SEDAN, 1997)

 

HARLE yacht arriving for refit © Feadship

Aerial view of yacht SHERPA © Feadship

Royal Huisman Project PHI superyacht heading for sea trials

Luxury yacht PHI from Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has now departed the Vollenhove shipyard and is heading to Royal Huisman Amsterdam to commence sea trials.

Royal Huisman yacht PHI in Vollenhove – photo by Tom van Oossanen

The 58.5m/192ft superyacht features a specially developed Fast Displacement XL hull form which will allow her to take the title of the longest vessel to come in under 500 GT. She features a general concept, exterior design and interior layout from Cor D. Rover while the yet-to-be-revealed interior styling comes from Lawson Robb and naval architecture from the shipyard.

Royal Huisman 403 PHI departure from Vollenhove shipyard – photo by Tom van Oossanen

Royal Huisman 403 PHI yacht departure from Vollenhove shipyard – photo by Tom van Oossanen

M/Y PHI is scheduled for delivery before the end of 2021 and will be joined by a 36m/118ft shadow vessel PHI PHANTOM with a matching colour scheme. The same designers will work on both vessels, while the support vessel will be constructed at the Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts.

Royal Huisman 403 PHI departure from Vollenhove shipyard – photo by Tom van Oossanen

Royal Huisman is also aiming to break another record with PROJECT 406, a 52m/171ft sportfish yacht that will become the largest in the world once launched.

13 Outstanding Luxury Charter Yachts at the FLIBS 2021

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the USA‘s largest event for luxury yachting, showcasing some of the world’s best charter yachts available for the upcoming winter season. If you’re attending or just curious as to what’s on offer, here are 13 outstanding luxury charter yachts to watch out for at FLIBS which have distinguished themselves with amazing amenities and a fantastic crew.

FLIBS 2019 – Illustrational photo @ FLIBS

Lady S

A classic vessel carefully maintained and last refitted in 2018, 46m/151ft Benetti luxury yacht has been a favourite with charter guests for many years. What makes her so attractive is her talented crew of eight, along with all the modern conveniences and amenities one would expect for luxury cruising in the 21st Century: A large collection of water toys, a Jacuzzi and spacious indoor and outdoor lounging and dining options to accompany lavish meals prepared by the expert chef. MORE INFO ABOUT LADY S…

Luxury superyacht LADY S available to view at FLIBS

Sycara V

68.2m/223.7ft superyacht SYCARA V has proven popular on the charter market since she first joined. Built by Nobiskrug in 2010 and last refitted in 2017 her interiors provide a warm neutral colour palette ideal for relaxed family gatherings and celebrating Christmas and the New Year in laid-back style. The alfresco dining and lounging options offer plenty of opportunities to spend as much time outdoors as possible, enjoying the warmth and sunshine while admiring views of the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean or the Exumas in the Bahamas. The sundeck Jacuzzi and sunbeds are perfect to rest after hours of fun with the extensive collection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre. MORE INFO ABOUT SYCARA V…

Motor yacht SYCARA V

W

Beautiful Feadship motor yacht W was last refitted in 2020 and is a haven on the water. Relax under the winter sun, party under the stars and use the vast selection of water toys to explore above and below the sea at length, with sailing dinghies, Seabobs and a giant water slide just some of the options, plus status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre. The Master suite is extensive and comes with a dressing area, lounge and private balcony, however, all guests are treated to specious and refined cabins with en-suite facilities. MORE INFO ABOUT ‘W’…

Luxury yacht ‘W’

Koju

Luxury yacht KOJU was launched in 2021 from renowned Italian shipyard Benetti and won Best Innovation (30-60m) at the World Yachts Trophies 2021. As such, guests can expect exceptional quality interiors and effortless living in luxury throughout the charter. KOJU has a cruising range of 3,800 nautical miles and comes with myriad sunbathing areas in addition to a choice of indoor and outdoor lounging options, making her an excellent choice for families with older children who want their own space while appreciating the finer things in life. MORE INFO ABOUT KOJU…

Benetti motor yacht Motopanfilo 37M KOJU

Amarula Sun (ex.Mine Games)

Stylish 50m/164.1ft superyacht AMARULA SUN (ex.MINE GAMES) is a contemporary exterior concealing a traditional interior within. Step back in time with the incredible ambiance for your festive celebrations and lavish everyday living, and savour the very best of life under the Caribbean sun while looked after by the expert crew of nine. The split-level master suite has panoramic views, waking its occupants to the vibrant colours and promise of adventure within each tropical idyll. MORE INFO ABOUT AMARULA SUN…

Luxury yacht AMARULA SUN

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Trinity Yachts produced a star in 49m/161ft motor yacht ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM where the timeless interiors are reminiscent of a gentleman’s yacht from the mid-20th Century, creating a stylish and cosy interior for intimate conversation and entertainment. Party into 2022 with wet bars on hand to provide a wide array of refreshments, and cruise to remote untouched islands for sunbathing in privacy and use of the extensive variety of water toys. The split-level Master suite grants its occupants a place to rest and recover from the day’s excesses, with a private lounge and panoramic views for uninterrupted bliss. MORE INFO ABOUT ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM…

Fun aboard ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

Starship

Another classic luxury yacht that has kept apace with modern times, 1988-built 43.6m/143ft STARSHIP from Van Mill boasts art deco styling and is a desirable choice for fitness enthusiasts who want a workout both onboard and in the water: An extensive collection of water toys include jet skis, Seabobs, kayaks and paddleboards, and the outdoor gym equipment grants charter guests sweeping views of the Bahamas anchorages while working out, day or night. When it’s finally time to stop and rest, the professional crew will have a delectable multi-course meal and cocktails from the wet bar ready and waiting. MORE INFO ABOUT STARSHIP…

Luxury yacht STARSHIP

Rebeca

Built in 2020 from Benetti with naval architecture from renowned British studio RWD, luxury yacht REBECA won Best 40m and Above at the World Superyacht Awards 2021. Her extensive beach club with fold-down side terraces and an infinity pool for the best of life beside the water and the minimalist interiors create a fresh and bright haven wherever she travels. MORE INFO ABOUT REBECA…

The spectacular beach club aboard charter yacht REBECA

Just Sayin’ (ex.M4)

40.2m/132ft motor yacht JUST SAYIN’ (ex.M4) from Trident was refitted in 2021, restoring her to an as-new condition in time for cruising this winter. The outdoor areas provide plush seating and sun pads for large group gatherings day or night, and the interiors are bright and contemporary for a welcoming family-friendly environment.  MORE INFO ABOUT JUST SAYIN’…

Excellent service aboard JUST SAYIN’ yacht

Inspiration

The cool and elegant interiors aboard 38.1m/125ft superyacht INSPIRATION from Benetti are perfect for casual entertaining amongst family and friends, with cutting-edge entertainment available at the touch of a button. From the spacious aft swim platform to the foredeck Jacuzzi, life aboard INSPIRATION is all about taking it easy and rediscovering your creative spark as you encounter the colourful inhabitants of the luscious Caribbean islands and sea. MORE INFO ABOUT M/Y INSPIRATION…

Motor yacht INSPIRATION ready for charter holidays

Haven

Luxury yacht HAVEN from Trinity Yachts will be your 37.8m/124ft sanctuary as you cruise from one Bahamas island to the next. The selection of water toys is ideal for families of all ages, and the unique blackjack table in the sky lounge will add some adrenaline to your evening entertainment. MORE INFO ABOUT M/Y HAVEN…

Elegant yacht HAVEN

Entrepreneur

2020-built ENTREPRENEUR from Ocean Alexander is the smallest yacht on this list at 30.5m/100ft but every inch on board has been efficiently utilised for guest entertainment and comfort. The outdoor areas include a Jacuzzi and spacious alfresco dining and lounging areas that can be sun-exposed or covered as desired, while indoors the art deco-inspired surroundings are a cool climate-controlled escape from the midday sun and have top-notch technology, an impressive selection of drinks and sumptuous seating to rest weary feet and let your cares slip away. MORE INFO ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR …

ENTREPRENEUR yacht available for rent

Bold

At the other end of the size scale, the impressive 85m/278.10ft motor yacht BOLD from Silver Yachts will certainly draw onlookers’ attention, especially with her extensive main deck aft complete with helipad and crane for the launch of larger water toys. Out of sight, the hangar also has room for an extensive collection of water toys. Other features include a winter garden for dining and lounging, a glass-sided Jacuzzi on the sundeck and an alfresco cinema. The interiors have a subtle futuristic element and an uncluttered layout that will leave guests calm and connected to the moment. MORE INFO ABOUT M/Y BOLD…

A real fun superyacht BOLD for adventure-filled charter vacations

FLIBS 2021 will take place 27th-31st October and showcase even more incredible luxury charter yachts. Discover more about individual destinations in the Caribbean and Bahamas charter grounds, and book your preferred luxury yacht today to avoid disappointment over the bustling winter season.

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