Cruise around the Med

Dreaming of an endless summer? Book your end of season yacht charter today

We are now halfway through the summer season and a cruise around the Med is still very much appealing.

Fortunately, we do still have limited availability on some of our best yachts and if you book now there’s still time to plan your dream charter adventure before summer runs away with itself.

Whether you’re lusting after the sparkling parties of Cannes and Saint Tropez on the Côte d’Azur, the Dolce Vita experience along Italy’s timeless Amalfi Coast, or unstructured days island hopping around the Greek islands under sail, chartering a yacht in the Med affords you the ultimate freedom to do as you please. Sailing or motoring? Windsurfing or sea-bobbing? Help-yourself al fresco lunches or ten course fine dining banquets? With your own yacht charter, the choice is yours.

Explore the vibrant markets, ancient ruins and unspoilt beaches of the Croatian coastline on Phoenix 2, or spend your holidays off the Amalfi Coast and Capri with Bleu De Nîmes, which can accommodate 28 guests. For something different, chartering Deep Blue II will land you in tiny hidden citadels and pure sandy beaches around the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, where the best of French and Italian cultures merge into one.

Our curated selection of charter yachts are strategically placed around the Mediterranean waters this summer, offering something for all tastes and desires. Bookings are filling up fast, but there is still time to book your dream charter experience while the weather is at its best.

Stuck for where to go? Read on to see where the best find superyachts are available this summer, and book yours before it’s too late.

Island hop around Croatia and Greece

Phoenix 2

90m | €1,000,000 per week | Croatia

Cruise Croatia aboard this Art Deco-inspired yacht, which is the height of on-the-water opulence and retro New York glamour reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. With a hammam and extensive wellness centre onboard, outdoor and indoor cinemas, three swimming pools and a Steinway grand piano, it doesn’t get more magnificent than this.

Available in Croatia from 4th September onwards


49.90m | from €185,000 p/w | Greece

Designed by and built for iconic fashion designer Giorgio Armani, chartering MARIU is an ultra-chic way to make a splash this summer. The yacht is infinitely glamorous, with contemporary, minimal interiors and touches like a 200-bottle wine cellar leaving no doubt about the owner’s aesthetic.

Available from 24 Aug-10 Sept in Athens and 22 Sept in Athens/ Greece


32m | from €72,000 p/w | Greece

An aesthetically flawless sailing yacht which can accommodate up to eight guests, CROSSBOW is the ultimate in high-performance superyacht charter this season. This is a great yacht to explore the Greek islands en famille.

Available September 1 – 12 between Corfu and Athens

To discover more about cold water cruising with Edmiston, read here.

Experience the Italian Dolce Vita

Bleu De Nîmes

72.25m | €430,000 p/w | Capri

If ever there was a reason to find yourself in Capri at the height of the glorious Italian summer, surely it should be to board this magnificent motor yacht. With room for up to 28 guests on board and almost as many staff, Bleu De Nîmes is the ideal charter for exploring some of Italy’s most magical islands and hilltop villages, then partying on deck ‘til the small hours.

Available from 5th August in Italy to 23rd August in Capri


48.30m | from €220,000 p/w | Italy and France

A pedigree yacht dripping in opulence, luxury, and high-quality craftmanship, PARILLION is nothing if not extravagant. Look out for the spectacular Swarovski spiral staircase by Crystal Caviar with changeable mood lighting, the self-playing piano, and his and her bathrooms, walk in wardrobes and more. The 3.5m long swimming pool with a waterfall is the cherry on the cake.

Available from 4th September in the south of France to 15th September in Amalfi

Cruise the French Riviera

Lady Jorgia

74m | from €750,000 p/w | South of France

Catch the late August sun on the glittering French Riviera on LADY JORGIA, a palatial five-deck motor yacht with a private terrace, bottom-glassed pool and onboard spa. The enormous fold out Beach Club featuring an espresso bar and outdoor massage area are just some of the things that make her a dream charter experience.

Available from the 26th August onwards in the south of France

Arbema 72m

72m | from €580,000 p/w | South of France and West Mediterranean

Brand new on the charter scene, ARBEMA 72 comes with some of the best amenities of any yacht in her class: a swimming pool, jacuzzi, extensive toy box, beach club and ample entertaining space are just some of the perks.

Available from 18-24 August in the South of France and from 2 September in the West Mediterranean

Arbema 50m

50m | from €170,000 p/w | South of France

Chartering ARBEMA means an action packed holiday, with jetskis, seabobs (high speed underwater scooters) and a slide into the water. The newly refurbished sleeps twelve, and has plenty of spots for chilling with friends in the super-size jacuzzi, sunpads, bar and barbecue lounge.

Available 4-22 Sept in the south of France


30.75m | from €70,000 p/w | France

Six-person superyacht GALENA is on the charter market for the very first time, boasting state-of-the-art interiors, a jacuzzi, swimming platform and multiple toys, tender and towables. With a cruising speed of 10 knots, she will keep travelling in the utmost comfort whatever the weather.

Available September 5-18 in the South of France

Enjoy the Spanish coastline


57m | from €425,000 p/w| France and Spain

Sleek and minimal motor yacht HALO is all about wellness charters, with a specialised crew that includes a personal trainer and a yoga instructor. There’s also an indoor gym and a large sun deck with another pool.

Available 7 – 23 September in Spain

Discover Corsica, Sardinia and beyond


49.80m | from €150,000 | France, Corsica and Sardinia

Combining high-performance sailing capabilities with classic elegance, SILENCIO is the dream charter for those who love to feel the wind in their sails without compromising on luxury. With rare availability off some of the Mediterranean’s finest sailing destinations this summer, charter guests have the chance to join the regatta circuit or just enjoy pootling around. SILENCIO can accommodate 10 guests, and has ample space for sunbathing and dining al fresco.

Available from 22nd August in Corsica and Sardinia

Deep Blue II

43.80m | from €135,000 p/w | Italy and France

A perennial favourite among seasoned charterers, DEEP BLUE II is endlessly flexible. Her cabins can be arranged to sleep ten guests in various different configurations, her zero speed stabilisers mean optimum on-board comfort whether cruising or at anchor, and the jacuzzi, sun deck and bar mean there’s always plenty going on.

Available August 22 – 31 between Sardinia and Corsica, Naples and Italian and French Rivieras

Go off the beaten track with a charter in New England, USA

Lady Victory

26.82m | from $45,000 p/w | New England, USA

With plenty of space on deck and inside, LADY VICTORY is the ideal charter yacht for relaxing and making yourself feel at home while cruising. There are multiple well-designed communal areas for dining, drinking and relaxing, depending on where your mood takes you.

Available until the end of September in New England.

Get in touch for further information on yacht availability or Mediterranean charters, or to talk to us about where you’d like to go this summer and which yacht fulfils all your wishes.


28 July 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

Beyond the Caribbean: Ten Alternative Destinations for a Winter Charter Holiday

Beyond the Caribbean: Ten Alternative Destinations for a Winter Charter Holiday

Temperatures are dropping, and the lure of some winter sunshine never felt so appealing.

While the sunny shores of the Caribbean, with 700 islands to cruise around, are a favoured option, this winter, how about chartering a yacht somewhere a little different? Gambol around the Indian Ocean with charter yachts available in the Seychelles, Mauritius and all around the magnificent waters of the Maldives too. Further afield, Australia and New Zealand are just approaching their summertime, with adventure holidays and world-class snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. For those keen to get a dose of other cultures and cuisines, why not try Thailand, Indonesia, French Polynesia or even Papua New Guinea for a charter holiday unlike any other.

And if you’ve had your fill of winter sunshine and are craving sub-zero temperatures instead, perhaps a private charter to the Antarctic is for you?

Read on to feel inspired with our top ten alternative charter destinations this winter, and get in touch with one of the team to find out what’s available.

The Seychelles

The 115 islands of this tropical archipelago are a veritable Robison Crusoe dream, with emerald-green waters and dazzling white-sand beaches galore. With the luxury of your own private yacht charter, you can steer clear of the more touristy destinations such as Mahé and Praslin, and head straight for the lesser visited coral atolls of the Outer Islands.

Here, virtually untouched islands are home to unique wildlife, flora and fauna, with the largest population of giant tortoises on the planet. Beneath the surface of the water, the Aldabra Atoll is the world’s second largest coral reef, and you can swim with whale sharks and manta rays at La Digue. The Vallée de Mai nature reserve is also an iconic destination on any charter adventure, having been declared a World Heritage Site.

The Maldives

A luxury hotel might be your first idea when thinking of this chain of pearl-white islands and atolls, ringed with turquoise lagoons and a magnificent coral reef. However, a private yacht charter gives you the freedom to explore uncharted territory, empty beaches and diving spots miles from another person, before returning aboard for your own tailored luxury experience.

There are over 800 uninhabited islands, rich in biodiversity and tropical ecosystems. Westerly Makunudu is a must-visit on any Maldives charter itinerary, along with the secluded coral-white beaches of the islands around Haa Alif Atoll. The South Ari Atoll, on the other hand, has ancient Buddhist and Hindu settlement ruins tucked away and waiting to be discovered.


Often described as the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean,’ green and verdant Mauritius is a little slice of heaven for both sailing and motor charters. White sandy beaches and calm blue seas – thanks to the protection of a vibrant coral reef – give way to tropical rainforests and mountainous landscapes. The island comes into its own from May to December, with an average temperature of 25°C. Must-visit destinations are the sandy shores of idyllic Flat Island (Ile Plate), the bustling coastal resort of Tamarin, and Grand Baie,nicknamed the “Mauritian Côte d’Azur.”

For those who cruise around the islands and islets of the southeast, stopping off at Ile au Phare and Ile aux Aigrettes along the way is a magical way to soak up the region’s natural beauty. Charters usually begin and end in Port Louis, a cosmopolitan capital where the melting pot of Asian, European and African heritage can be seen in the temples, colourful markets and colonial mansions, as well as their cuisine.


As the Western Hemisphere descends into winter, the heat of Australian summer makes it a fantastic spot for a yacht charter. Spend Christmas and New Year on the beach, and follow in the wake of the world’s most famous explorers as you rediscover tiny islands, tropical coastlines, legendary dive spots and marine life found nowhere else on earth. Then of course you’ve got the Great Barrier Reef, home to 900 islands, 2,900 reefs and 1,500 fish species, which needs no introduction.


Since the 1970s, Thailand has held that boho allure for island-lovers in search of barefoot, laid back charm. Experience this vibe at Koh Samui in the western Gulf of Thailand, or stay in one of the exclusive luxurious resorts of Koh Kood in the northeast of the Gulf.

Though there are still plenty more of these wild and undiscovered corners across the country, you’ll also discover plenty of luxurious destinations on a charter around the picture-postcard beaches of the Andaman Coast. Elsewhere, go scuba diving in the Similan Islands, embark on a family-friendly kayaking adventure amid the distinctive limestone stacks of Phang Nga Bay, or venture to the hideaway islands off the coast of Krabi.

Bali and Indonesia

A yacht charter in Bali affords you the best of all worlds: you can hop between pristine islands (called ‘gilis’ in this part of the world) and soak the spiritual nature of these at the traditional Balinese Hindu ceremonies the temples, party in Kuta and Seminyak, and then retreat to your own private haven for some R&R away from it all.

While on dry land, set off on a day’s hike to explore the active volcano of Mount Bromo, with epic views along the way. Plus, under your own steam, the island of Lombok and its own tiny islands suddenly seem awfully appealing. Beyond Bali, the coastline of Indonesia is a year-round charter destination, with kaleidoscopic turquoise waters and a plethora of deserted beaches to be explored.

French Polynesia

Also known as the Islands of Tahiti, a charter around this part of the South Pacific is the perfect gateway for luxury travel with a healthy dose of adventure. Hundreds of miles from the mainland, fly into Tahiti’s capital, Papeete, and embark on a truly off-grid adventure. Thanks to the protection of the reefs, superyachts can find great anchorage throughout the French Polynesian atolls, regardless of which direction weather is coming from. As well as famous spots like Bora Bora, there are myriad remote atolls with incredibly clear water.

An in-the-know highlight is the passage between the atolls of Fakarava and Rangiroya, where strong currents mean thousands of dolphins swim through to feed in the path on an incoming tide, and will swim right up to you to say hello. For longer charters during the winter months, these southern hemisphere islands also provide an ideal superyacht stop-off on your journey to New Zealand.

New Zealand

The two islands of New Zealand are a paradise for adventure sports, with some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the world. Cruise to Auckland, where the excitement for the 2024 America’s Cup is already building among the boating world. After this, head to the subtropical Bay of Islands, known for its golden sandy beaches and natural beauty. Close to Tapeka Point, you’ll find an abundance of wildlife including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and more. On land, food and wine festivals, skydiving and all sorts of adventures await.

Papua New Guinea

Located in the southwest Pacific, the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands are home to beautiful beaches, lapped by emerald waters brimming with vibrant marine life. A country of immense cultural and biological diversity, a charter holiday here makes for a truly unforgettable experience for all the family, immersed in new cultures and environments.

The shallow, crystal clear waters are known for their magnificent coral reefs, and incredible diving and snorkelling can be enjoyed in the Bismarck Archipelago. Inland, you’ll find active volcanoes, dense rainforests and hiking routes such as the Kokoda Trail, passing through traditional tribal villages and silt houses. Though some parts are deemed unsafe for tourists, your captain and crew will escort you to places far away from any tensions.


Last but not least, why not go for a totally unique charter that you’ll never forget and head to the Antarctic, where summer begins in early December. With almost constant sunlight hours and temperatures less punishing than the rest of the year, wildlife is at its most active in these months.

One of the least discovered places on earth, Antarctica is a breathtakingly beautiful frontier for those seeking a real sense of adventure. With a highly professional crew on board, yacht charters will give you unparalleled access to see magnificent ice-scapes and otherworldly glaciers, penguins and their newly hatched chicks, whales, elephant seals and more.

If you’re inspired to take the plunge and head further afield this winter, Edmiston can help with every stage of arranging a dream charter holiday like none you’ve ever experienced. 85-metre Sunrays, 72-metre Bleu de Nîmes and 66-metre Ventum Maris are all heading to the enchanting waters of the Indian Ocean for the season, with many others to follow shortly. Speak to one of our experts and start planning the ultimate off-grid adventure now.


23 September 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier


Caribbean destinations to have on your radar this year

It’s never too early to start planning your winter getaway.

With sparkling turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and coral reefs for snorkelling, the Caribbean islands need no introduction as one of the most magical yachting destinations on the planet. Still, with more than seven thousand islands to choose from for your dream charter holiday, it’s time to start planning your escape to sunnier shores.

Offering year-round sunshine and thousands of uninhabited islands to explore, chartering a yacht in the Caribbean is never far from the top of ultimate wanderlust during the chilly winter months. Temperatures range from around 24°C (75°F) to 32°C (90°F), with the sea averaging a deliciously inviting 27°C (80°F) all year round. The warm and clear waters, less salty than the rest of the Atlantic, are a yachting paradise, with more islands than you can visit in a lifetime.

The largest islands are Cuba and Haiti, followed by Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Below Cuba you’ll find the cluster of Cayman islands, while above it are the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. The rest of the Caribbean islands – the Lesser Antilles – are broadly separated into the Leeward and Windward islands, named after the prevailing trade winds. A Caribbean charter holiday to the Leeward islands opens the door to hopping around Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands, among many others. In the Windward islands, Martinique, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines make for unrivalled sailing, with steady winds and a lively boating atmosphere from December to April.

Edmiston have a fleet of unforgettable yacht charters across the Caribbean seas to suit all tastes and requirements: ArrowAquijoLady BrittMystic and Savannah are all available in the Leeward and Windward islands throughout the winter season (with Savannah also available in Central America), while 93m motor yacht Lady S and Halo both have availability in both the Bahamas and Leeward islands. For smaller groups and families, pedigree sailing yacht Shamanna is available throughout the season in the Caribbean for up to eight guests, and Lady Victory is available in the Bahamas.

From mid-December onwards, Phoenix 2 becomes available, along with Lady Jorgia in the Leeward islands from the 9th January, and Bleu de Nimes from 10th January across the Caribbean. 47.60m Silver Fox has rare availability from early December in the Caribbean and over Christmas (until 27th Dec), and from 10th January. In the Bahamas meanwhile, Lady Victory is available for charter all season, while Grace is available from mid-January. Finally, those who want to get a trip booked in for later in the season should snap up rare Caribbean availability on 56m sailing yacht Asahi, which is available from 18 February to 23 March.

As autumn and winter approach in the western hemisphere and the nights draw in, the Caribbean comes into its own: rainy season usually runs from May to October, meaning the best weather arrives in time for Christmas and New Year holidays. Each of the Caribbean islands has a distinct personality and rich culture, a blend of local traditions and colonial past. These are some of the best corners of the Caribbean to escape to when you just need a long, powerful dose of winter sunshine.


With direct flights from London and many major cities around the world, the vibrant island of Barbados has it all, while still feeling a world away from daily life. Ride horses through the jungle, visit a spice plantation or Mount Gay rum distillery, stroll through bustling towns, and sail to secluded lagoons so picturesque you’ll never want to leave. Be sure to try a flying fish sandwich, a local favourite and the national dish of Barbados.

St Barths

With a hint of French sophistication, St Barths is an exclusive destination for your next yacht charter. The island is known as much for its ultra-chic nightlife, high-end restaurants and designer shopping as it is for its 14 stunning beaches. The season culminates with St Barths Bucket Regatta each March, an epic gathering of superyachts from around the world for several days of racing.


The Bahamas alone have over 700 islands and countless tiny cays, of which many are little more than idyllic sandy stretches. The islands boast excellent marinas for yachts of all sizes, and crystal blue seas made for lazy afternoons snorkelling and swimming. While energetic Nassau is where most charter voyages start and end, the crystal clear waters around Exuma is the place for untouched cays and beaches all to yourselves. Don’t miss the swimming pigs on Major Cay, who swim out to meet boats when they arrive.


Antigua Yacht Club is one of the best known marinas in the world, a perennial favourite among yacht charterers, and Antigua Sailing Week is a highlight on many itineraries. Don’t leave the island without enjoying one of the infamous parties at Shirley Heights. To get away from it all, head to one of the 365 beaches – one for every day of the year.

Virgin Islands

Split into the British, Spanish and United States Virgin islands, this volcanic archipelago of over 60 islands has world-class diving, pristine beaches and endless islands to cruise between. The variety is endless: hike through the rainforest up Sage Mountain on Tortola, snorkel in the protected national park waters off St John, or feast on lobster at one of the excellent dining establishments on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke before letting loose with a few rum punches at Foxy’s Tamarind Beach Bar.

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Cruise from the bustle of St Vincent to Bequia for wild charm and barefoot beach parties, or head to the exclusive private island for Mustique. Grenada has an international airport and bags of old-fashioned charm. Here, explore the lush cocoa plantations and the vibrant spice markets before cooling off on one of the low-key beaches.

Trinidad and Tobago

As the filming location for much of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Tobago Quays are a dream for snorkelling, island-hopping and long, laid back lunches under straw umbrellas. Inland on the two small islands of Trinidad and Tobago, you’ll find verdant rainforests, mangroves and unique wildlife.

Contact us and start planning your Caribbean winter charter today. Our brokers are available to guide you and ensure your experience is the best one yet.


01 September 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier


The UKSA: “Edmiston funding helped Sea.Change get off the ground”

A scheme to improve social mobility in the marine world is helping hundreds of youngsters each year

Since 2020, we have been working with national maritime charity, the United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA), through our charitable arm, the Edmiston Foundation, to address diversity within the superyacht industry.

The focus of this partnership is the Sea.Change Foundation, which aims to widen access to maritime training and employment to children and young people from the most underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in the UK, giving them a real chance to forge a career in the maritime sector.

Here we speak with Amy Sweeting, Director of Fundraising at UKSA, to find out how the Sea.Change Foundation is improving social mobility in the marine world.

Can you tell us a little about the Sea. Change Foundation and what it aims to achieve?

Our two strategic priorities are extended reach and maritime depth; reaching those children who would most benefit from an adventure on the water and providing structured and funded pathways to enable them to excel in the maritime industry.

An important step in our pathway is our fully funded Sea.Change programme, an inspirational five-day residential trip for 14–17-year-olds, with a specific focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. We know that those from deprived areas have less access to outdoor education, employment pathways and fun activities. The programme helps these young people to build life skills, make new friends and learn about training and careers in the maritime sector.

What are some of the biggest barriers to people breaking into the maritime industry?

The main barrier to entering the maritime industry is accessibility, whether that’s through a lack of understanding about the maritime industry and what it has to offer, or a financial barrier to courses and training.

How does the UKSA aim to overcome these barriers?

At UKSA, we build strategic partnerships with schools, charities and organisations across the UK who are already working with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. By working in partnership, we can easily reach those young people who would most benefit from our funded programmes and pathways.

Our Sea.Change programme is a brilliant introduction to the maritime industry, while also letting the teenagers have fun. Through our funding streams, we remove any financial, social, or economic barrier to accessing our programme and training courses.

What have been some of the success stories of the programme?

The one that comes to mind right now is Tom. Tom first came to us on a Sea.Change programme with his school in Portsmouth. He was a fairly shy boy, didn’t really have much happening in his life and had never been on a boat.

He enjoyed his week so much that he came back to do the Sea.Change programme again. His confidence grew, he became a natural team leader and when our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, came to open our new residential building recently, he gave a speech in front of a room full of guests.

Tom came back to us to do some work experience, helping to teach children and the daily running of our programmes. He’s coming back to us again to do a two-year further education course and then wants to go into the maritime industry. That’s just one of so many success stories, inspiring those who would never have the chance to find a dream and be fully supported to follow it.

Have there been any surprises along the way?

Working with children and young people is always full or surprises. We are constantly learning what we can do better and what learning we can share with our partner charities.

I think the main surprise for us has been learning all the different ways that we can work with such a diverse group of children and young people. For example, we have grown our Welfare Team and Industry Guidance Team after realising that many of these children and young people come from challenging backgrounds and need a different type of support. We want our beneficiaries to have an equal footing when entering the industry and continue to develop our ways of working to meet their needs.

Why do you think a scheme like this is so important?

Children and young people are constantly adjusting to a different world than we lived in even just a few years ago. Our programmes offer an escape from the world of mobile phones and social media, encouraging them to leave their comfort zones and build new life skills. Not only that, but we also open up a world of opportunity in a continuously growing industry.

I think the proof is in stories like that of Tom and the incredible growing demand from young people wanting to attend the programme – we’ve seen an increase in interest of 900% in two years. It is clear to us that we are offering something that really changes our beneficiaries’ lives and now we need to work out how we can grow to keep up with that demand.

How has Edmiston funding helped you achieve your aims?

We launched the Sea.Change Foundation in partnership with the Edmiston Foundation. Without their investment in our mission, we would not have been able to get this programme off the ground or have funded as many young people to take part as we have. We launched the programme in 2020, welcoming 50 beneficiaries. This year, we are looking to fund 350 young people and next year, more than 500. Without funding from Edmiston, this would never be possible.

Are there other ways people can help support the programme?

The more funding that we have, the more children and young people we can help, with a focus on those from deprived areas. We know that outdoor education and employment opportunities are more important now than ever and any support to grow our programmes such as Sea.Change is very gratefully received.

To find out more about the Edmiston Foundation and UKSA, please contact us.


23 September 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

The best places to visit this summer in the Med

The best places to visit this summer in the Med

For a summer of fun in the sun, with an exciting touch of glamour, there really is no better charter ground than the Mediterranean

Charter territories don’t come more yacht-friendly than the Med, where each year, from April to October, those in the know descend on its well-preened beaches, drop anchor in its glittering sea, and socialise at some of the season’s hottest events – from the Cannes Film Festival to the Monaco Yacht Show.

As well as a warm climate and long days, what the Med offers far more than anywhere else are options. Within a relatively small region there’s a huge choice of culture spots, excellent marine facilities, fashionable beach bars, old world sea-view restaurants, and islands to explore – thousands of them.

So, whether you want to visit sites of antiquity in the Greek Isles, saunter along La Croisette in the French Riviera, or take a gourmet charter in Italy, here are some of the best places to cruise in the Med.


In Italy, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to charter destinations. There’s the Italian Riviera, of course, where you can don your diving gear and discover the life-size bronze statue of Christ of the Abyss in the bay of San Fruttoso or drop anchor in the nearby bright bay of Portofino.

There’s the Amalfi Coast, surely one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world – and one of its most fashionable – where you can hang with the beautiful people at Conca del Sogno, or cruise on to Positano for some of the best food of your life.

And then, of course, there are the Mediterranean jewels of Sardinia and Sicily, with their turquoise seas, secluded coves, and cool, understated sea-terrace restaurants.

This year, there is still a good choice of yachts with availability, from PHOENIX 2, a playful yacht infused with 1930s New York-style glamour (available in the South of France and the Italian Riviera) and MALAHNE – another yacht with vintage appeal, which is available on the Amalfi Coast and in Corsica and Sardinia this season.

New to the charter market, PARILLION is available in Corsica and Sardinia in August, and has a 120 square metre sun deck, ideal for all those long, hot Med days, plus a 3.5m pool in which to cool down.

Meanwhile, DEEP BLUE II has flexible accommodation, making her ideal for family charters, and is available in the Italian Riviera and the South of France.

French Riviera

Nowhere epitomises Med cruising more than the Cote d’Azur, a coastline that has attracted everyone from French royalty to celebrities since the 19th century.

A perennial favourite for good reason, Cannes is the Hollywood starlet of the Riviera, all graceful, glamorous, and endlessly popular.

In Nice there are excellent galleries to browse, such as the Matisse Museum, which houses an unrivalled collection from the painter who settled here in the 1920s.

To hang with the superyacht set, you’ll want to head to Monaco, where the casino of Monte Carlo is hard to resist and you have your pick of the Med’s cruising grounds, with the French Riviera to the west, and the Italian Riviera to the east.

Palatial LADY JORGIA, which has accommodation spread across five decks, is available in the South of France this August, and with her stunning main deck pool and adjoining beach club, she’s a sophisticated yacht that is right at home in the Med.

Brand-new to the charter market, RESILIENCE, available in the West Med in May, is a vision in midnight blue and comes with both fold-down balconies to the full-beam master, and a private terrace to the upper deck VIP, making her ideal for friends chartering together.

This year, VENTUM MARIS, the 65.70m Amels yacht, which is in pristine condition following a €6m refit and comes with both a Jacuzzi tub and a contraflow pool, is available in the South of France and the Italian Riviera in May and July.

Also available in July is the ultimate charter yacht HALO. Her new exceptional wellness-focused crew of 14 includes a personal trainer and a yoga instructor, perfect for charter guests who wish to stay healthy in body and mind while on holiday.

While the world-cruising displacement yacht GALENA offers a stylish and safe sanctuary for guests looking to enjoy a blissful charter experience like no other.


Of course, when it comes to East Med charters, Greece is still the number one choice and it’s easy to see why. As well as countless islands to explore, the sense of history here is seductive, from the ancient charms of places like Paxos, Zante and Corfu, to the archaeological marvels of Athens and the sacred atmosphere of Delos.

But Greece is nothing if not fun. Sure, there are laid-back tavernas where you can buy fish straight from the boat, and chic restaurants with incredible views amid its sugar cube hilltop villages – Santorini is a must – but islands like Mykonos are also proving that Greece can rival the Balearics when it comes to Med party spots.

For a sailing charter with some contemporary flair around the Greek isles this summer, try ROX STAR, which has rock ‘n’ roll touches throughout and is available in Greece in July.

CROSSBOW is another sailing yacht with availability in Greece this summer and comes with a panoramic deck salon and lots of space outside to drink in the scenery.

If you want to get to know the Greek capital of Athens more this summer, then book a charter on VICTORIA A, which is quite possibly the best Perini Navi on the charter market and comes with an enviable list of water toys, including snorkelling and diving equipment, all of which can be accessed from the fold-down transom.


Over in the East Med, Croatia has been gradually gaining favour with charter guests over the past few years.

It has ancient sites to visit – 13th-century Dubrovnik is rightly popular, but don’t miss Diocletian’s Palace in Split, which dates from the 4th century – crystal-clear waters, a coastline dense with olive groves and lemon trees, pretty villages, and myriad isles to explore.

The most popular cruising ground in Croatia is The Dalmatian Coast, a thin section of the Adriatic, which goes from Rab in the north to Kotor in Montenegro, and Zadar, its unofficial entry point, is fast becoming one of the coolest cities in the Med.

If you are looking to charter a yacht in Croatia this summer, then BINA is a 43m yacht that’s been well-equipped with everything you need for a fun-filled charter, including a Jacuzzi fanned by sunpads, a packed toy box – including a water slide – and a gym. Plus, it comes with a master and two full-beam VIPs, making her a good choice for groups of friends. BINA is available in Croatia (or Sicily or the Amalfi Coast) this July.


Spain’s mainland has lots to offer charter guests, from the flashy marina at Puerto Banus in Marbella, to the cultural offerings of Barcelona, and day trips to the historic cities of Granada and Spain.

However, for a summer spent swimming, hiking, diving, and partying in a beautiful island playground, you must head to the Balearics.

Feel the sand in your toes as you dance until dawn in Ibiza, or soak up the easy-going atmosphere of Formentera, which is known as the ‘last Paradise of the Mediterranean’.

DIANE, a well-presented 43m yacht from Benetti, comes with a fold-down beach club and beautiful deck spaces for sunbathing and has availability in the Balearics in July and August.

Meanwhile, AQUIJO, an 86m sailing yacht with three outdoor bars and an incredible beach club with steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi, is available in the West Med this summer and comes with a Spanish charter licence.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your Med summer charter today. Contact us now.


28 April 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

Top reasons to purchase your yacht with Edmiston before the summer

Top reasons to purchase your yacht with Edmiston before the summer

At Edmiston, we know how to get deals done, meaning you could buy a yacht and be on the water this season

Looking to buy a yacht for cruising this summer? While it may seem like an impossible ask, at Edmiston, thanks to our team of expert brokers who offer unrivalled knowledge of the market and benefit from an extensive global network, it’s still within the realms of possibility.

Here are five reasons why you should prioritise buying a yacht through us this season.

Because we sell yachts quicker than most

At Edmiston, we’re known for selling yachts, and our brokers don’t wait around, selling yachts at twice the speed of most – in 2021 the length of time it took to sell our yachts averaged 298 days from listing to completion, compared with an industry average of 604 days.

And of course, there are plenty of yachts that have sailed off our books much quicker than that, including HALO, the 57m Feadship that we sold in just 46 days, and CLICIA, the 42m Baglietto that sold in just 29 days.

To benefit from our unrivalled market insights

To sell yachts at this speed you need to know the market inside out, which our brokers do. A combination of years of experience, an unparalleled contacts base, and expert knowledge means that our brokers are the best placed in the business to guide our clients through purchases.

And, as our numerous off-market deals, such as the sales of MELEK and ROSEHEARTY prove, we do much more than just show our clients a list of available yachts. At Edmiston we consistently go above and beyond, finding the perfect fit for each client and making sure we get deals done.

Because we are specialists in lots of fields

At Edmiston, our expertise covers every aspect of yacht ownership; from the finest motor yachts and sailing yachts for global cruising to explorer vessels that will reach the most remote parts of the seas, and classic yachts for timeless experiences. We also have a remarkable new construction track record of some of the most notable and impressive yachts afloat today.

Our multinational team is very diverse, and speaks lots of languages between them, taking the stress out of negotiating with clients, builders, and yards across the world.

For our 360-approach

As we’ve proved time again, at Edmiston, we’re not just here for the short haul but are here to support our clients throughout the life cycle of their yacht. Whether you are looking to refit a yacht, undertake a custom build or prepare a yacht for charter, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We helped the Owners of DEJA TOO and ARBEMA 50 upgrade to bigger yachts, we managed the build process from the very beginning through to delivery and now their entry into the charter market for both RESILIENCE and NORTHERN ESCAPE.

For access to the best yachts for sale

Among the yachts currently for sale through Edmiston is the classic 55.50m Feadship ILLUSION I, offered in pristine condition, plus five more Feadships: AZTECALADY CHARLOTTEMONACOLADY VICTORIAATALANTA J.

Fresh from 2022 refits, ARBEMA 50m and BLUE VISION are two proven and well respected charter yachts that could be yours by the summer.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a go-anywhere, right now, yacht, then look no further than the newly extended explorer yacht FAR FAR AWAY.

With summer on the horizon, isn’t it time you asked Edmiston to find your next yacht? Contact us now.


28 April 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

Edmiston and The Sea Change Foundation continue to make waves

Edmiston welcomes new yachts to its brokerage books

An impressive new line-up of yachts has joined the Edmiston sales fleet

In 2021, Edmiston made the important decision to partner with yachting organisation UKSA, funding training programmes in order to open up opportunities within the superyacht world to young people from the most underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. The Edmiston Foundation’s goal is to encourage new pathways and entry points into the maritime industry to change the white, elitist perception that currently encircles the maritime sector, and training is the perfect way to begin this.

UKSA is one of the world’s top providers of MCA yacht certificates, providing career training for people of all ages, but especially to teenagers from across the UK. Through their partnership with the Edmiston Foundation, they are able to make sure that the students who come on their courses are as diverse as possible, opening the door to those who might not otherwise have had these opportunities, or even known they existed.

A year after it launched, the partnership is thriving, and more vital than ever before. Addressing diversity within the superyacht industry, the joint mission is helping those who want to to forge a career within the maritime sector, broadening horizons and teaching hugely transferable life skills and leadership.

This year alone, The Edmiston Foundation joined forces with UKSA to fund places for 61 teenagers on the Sea Change Foundation Programme. For five days, these students – aged between 14 and 17 years old – had the chance to try all sorts of water-based activities, from stand up paddle-boarding to yachting. Back on shore, they also took part in more theoretical lessons, an introduction into the sort of careers they could think about going for in the maritime sector, and the steps they’d need to take to get there. Above all, for many of the young people who came on the Sea Change programme, this was their first chance they have to go on the water and the first time they’d been away from home.

At the next level, Edmiston have put 29 students through the UKSA’s Superyacht Careers Training programme this year, with two students currently enrolled who will be fully funded by the Foundation. The course has been specially designed by industry experts to meet the growing demand for well-trained professional crew onboard some of the world’s most luxurious yachts. This runs alongside the Superyacht Cadetship course, which begins in September 2022, with one fully funded place already secured.

Isabelle, a student who is taking place on a on the Crew Trainer Course at UKSA 2022, gave the following testimonial during her first week:


I’m thankful for Edmiston funding my Superyacht Crew training course here at UKSA. The training is going great, everyone here is absolutely lovely and easy to talk to. The instructors are so clear and friendly, and the fact it’s my first time in this sort of environment, I don’t feel silly asking any questions. I’m not certain what my future ambitions are, but I’m really keen on taking this further and seeing where this can take me. I’m just going to go where the wind takes me.


Additionally, the Edmiston Foundation has supported activity and learning visits for 150 school children this year, and supported 18 beneficiaries from Washwood Heath to join UKSA courses.

As the partnership continues to grow and evolve, Edmiston and UKSA are having a significant impact in providing these opportunities to young people and in kick-starting a meaningful culture change, and ultimately increasing diversity in the sector.

About the Edmiston Foundation

The Edmiston Foundation formed in 2020 with two main agendas: employment opportunities for young people within the maritime sector, and environmental initiatives, specifically relating to the Ocean. The Foundation aims to partner with leaders in their respective fields, supporting these initiatives via fund raising and wider awareness.

But to help us support more than 200 young people each year, we need your help. You can support The Edmiston Foundation by donating here:


28 July 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

Edmiston announces a stellar line-up for the Monaco Yacht Show 2022

Edmiston announces a stellar line-up for the Monaco Yacht Show 2022

With the Monaco Yacht Show on the horizon, Edmiston prepares to bring its fleet of superyachts

The 2022 Monaco Yacht Show will take place from 28 September to 1 October in Port Hercules, and with one of its best line-ups yet.

The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the highlights of the yachting calendar and with a focus on attracting a new generation of yacht owners, plus continued commitment to appeal to existing clients, we’re looking forward to making deals with some of the most serious buyers in the world.

Among the yachts heading to Monaco with us is KISS, a pedigree Feadship, which comes with a dedicated Owner’s deck – seriously impressive for a sub-50m yacht – which is in immaculate condition.

Joining her on the quayside will be TWIZZLE, a sleek bluewater cruiser with award-winning design from the legendary Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman.

A recent addition to Edmiston fleet, Tankoa’s 72m flagship SOLO is also preparing to wow the crowds with her statement Francesco Paszkowski lines, generous volume, and peerless performance.

Following a full refit in 2020, the 42m 2003 Feadship LADY CHARLOTTE will no doubt surprise visitors by how much bigger and younger she feels.

Also showing off her new look will be the 59m 2001 Oceanco yacht HELIOS, which comes with a remodelled sun deck that will have visitors dreaming of their next sunshine cruise.

In terms of innovation, the high-performance 2013 Perini Navi STATE OF GRACE is driven by state-of-the-art engineering that will leave those that look upon her breathless and offers huge potential for anyone wishing to enter the charter market.

For anyone looking to get on the water soon, the 50m 2008 Ortona Navi yacht, ARBEMA, which comes with a huge volume of nearly 600GT – her beam is more than nine metres – is turnkey ready.

Clients should also book an appointment to view GIALOA LU. The 47m yacht from Bilgin Yachts comes with both a full-beam main deck owner’s suite and a large VIP, plus a beach club and glass-fronted spa pool.

And finally, the 48m Feadship GITANA, which returned to market earlier this year following a multi-million-euro six-month refit, offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to buy a classic Feadship with contemporary flair and style.

All the yachts we are taking to Monaco this year will benefit from exceptional quayside presence and the expertise of our brokers whose knowledge of the industry is second to none.

As usual, The Edmiston Pavilion, within the Monaco Yacht Club, will be the place to head for VIP treatment, with Edmiston clients welcome to make use of our luxury tenders and chauffeured cars.

To book an appointment to view any of our yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show, contact us.


25 August 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier

Get the Edmiston VIP experience at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Get the Edmiston VIP experience at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Make use of our luxury tenders and cars and meet the brokers to discuss your yachting needs

Edmiston will be at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, from 26 – 30 October, offering VIP services and expert advice to all our clients.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world. Situated just feet away from the beach in sunny South Florida, the five-day show, is beautifully located for those looking to view some of the best yachts in the world in a sunshine destination.

This year, the 48m Feadship GITANA will be on diplay with Edmiston and available to view. Looking in the prime of her life following the recent completion of a multi-million-euro refit at the Feadship De Vries shipyard in the Netherlands, GITANA has only ever been used privately and comes with stunning onboard features.

With Fort Lauderdale considered the ‘yachting capital of the world’, the annual yacht show attracts large numbers of yacht owners each year. Last year’s show had over 100,000 visitors, with more than 1,300 boats on display and a total of 1,000 exhibitors, and this year’s show hopes to build on that success.

Boats on display range from dayboats to superyachts, and there are plenty of water toys spread across the vast 3,000,000 sq ft of exhibition space, too.

Edmiston will be in attendance, with a VIP villa in Las Olas Riviera Isles offering a welcome area for clients and direct access to the show via one of our two VIP tenders or our luxury Land Rover car service.

It’s a great opportunity to step aboard some of the most luxurious yachts available to charter and buy, to meet some of the world’s most renowned yacht builders, and to discuss your next yachting project.

Highlights of this year’s show include the Superyacht Village at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina’s new ‘Pier South’ property, where the largest yachts in show can be seen alongside some of the most sought-after superyacht accessories, including supercars and luxury tenders.

To book your VIP experience at the show with Edmiston, contact our brokers now.


23 September 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier


Edmiston & Farnborough Airport partnership soars to new heights

The world’s largest airside advertising installation has been unveiled at Farnborough Airport, where Edmiston clients can take advantage of a new seamless travel package

The new advertising installation airside at Farnborough Airport, Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity, has surpassed the United Arab Emirates’ international airport’s huge advertising site to become the largest of its kind in the world.

The new advertising installation is wrapped around the airport’s two-sided radar tower and includes two graphic panels, each 10.8m wide and 15.3m high, which when combined are bigger than both Dubai International Airport’s huge advertising hoarding and Fort Dunlop’s famous ‘Cometh the Hour’ advert.

Passengers enjoying the all-round luxury travel package provided by Farnborough Airport and Edmiston, won’t be able to miss it.

The seamless travel experience starts as passengers are ushered through the airport’s award-winning terminals, now blanketed in Edmiston red, to the new Edmiston Lounge, a sumptuous area where they will be cocooned in high-end comfort as they await their flight.

While here, passengers will be fully enveloped in the Edmiston world – all the while excitement for their impending yachting holiday building – as they are surrounded by stunning photography, objets d’art, and yacht models, while they are served delicious refreshments.

The new advertising installation is the latest step in Farnborough’s Brand Partnership Programme, which will see it partner with a series of big-name brand partners over time. The partnership with Edmiston is part of a wider development plan to enhance customer experiences, which is also seeing it invest £55m into a new hangar facility and commit to reduce both flying and onsite emissions through the introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil.

Simon Geere, CEO of Farnborough Airport, says: “We are proud to launch our Brand Partnership Programme with the opening of the largest airside advertising installation in the world. We want to create enduring brand partnerships with progressive and like-minded companies who share our values and our markets. Farnborough Airport is delighted to be working with Edmiston as one such partner and we look forward to our customers enjoying the entire experience on their next visit to the airport.”

Jamie Edmiston, Chief Executive of Edmiston, says “Guests travelling through Farnborough Airport can now experience a slice of the Edmiston lifestyle whilst waiting for their flight. We will offer them the greatest service and comfort when using the jet terminal, much as they would receive on one of our yachts, providing a completely seamless service from sky to sea.”

For further information on Farnborough or to book this exclusive travel experience for your next trip, please contact us.


01 September 2022

Written by:

Caroline Munier