Get ahead of the curve now with a charter that will change the way you see the world and how you feel about yourself
After a few unprecedented years in the world of travel, we are emerging as travellers who need and expect different things from our time away and a winter charter is a perfect way to bring to life some of your new travel ambitions.
Below, we outline some of the biggest travel trends for 2023, and the best charter yachts on which to make your travel dream a reality.
Across the board, travel experts are hailing TV as the new Instagram when it comes to selling holiday destinations, with travellers wishing to be whisked off to the scenes they’ve seen on screen.
For some winter sun that feels right out of a film set, we have a couple of yachts with availability Mexico this winter.
AZTECA II, a 50m yacht sleeping 12, comes with a large sun deck for soaking up those rays, with a Jacuzzi aft offering panoramic views, plus a bathing platform with an armada of toys.
Meanwhile, what SUPER yacht’s crew doesn’t know about local beaches and cool hangouts in the Sea of Cortez on Mexico’s west coast really isn’t worth knowing, and the full beach set-up will leave you feeling like a star of your own show.
For a heavenly charter in the Maldives this winter, JAGUAR yacht is in impeccable condition following an extensive refresh and you’ll feel like you’ve won a Golden Globe as you kick back on the upper deck aft enjoying cocktails and starlit meals after a day sunning yourself.
For a true A-list experience though, SUNRAYS, the luxurious Terence Disdale-designed palace comes with an eye-popping three Jacuzzis, a glamorous VIP pool, plus a spa and DJ setup and is available in Dubai this winter.
Meanwhile, if the Caribbean or Bahamas appeals, then NADAN looks like the star of a classic film, with old-school good looks yet modern facilities including a seven-person hot tub on the sun deck, while ROCK-IT has traditional good looks and plenty of outdoor deck space for posing up a storm.
According to Virtuoso’s travel trends report, off-season travel is growing as a means of combating both overtourism and the desire for travellers to visit locations without having to contend with lots of crowds.
If you want to reap the rewards of visiting a popular location slightly out of season, when you can hobnob with the locals instead of other tourists for a more authentic experience, then don’t miss this opportunity to book a charter aboard LADY S in the West Mediterranean this winter.
This 93m Feadship comes with supermodel looks and enviable amenities, including the first on-the-water Imax cinema in the world and a beach club with Hammam and ice plunge pool. And as you drink sundowners round one of the on-deck firepits you’ll feel very smug indeed that you have the Med views all to yourself.
Though the main tourist season in the Seychelles is July and August, visit this winter and you’ll be in the middle of the Hawksbill turtle hatching season (until March). VENTUM MARIS is a 65.50m Amels yacht in peak condition following a €6m refit in 2019 and her large picture windows will make the most of the Indian Ocean setting.
While once we used to work to travel, now we can travel and work (a little at least). Lisness, the idea of turning the old tack-a-few-days-on-the-end-of-a-business trip idea on its head and instead planning holidays (first) that incorporate work (second) is one of the trends outlined by luxury travel company Black Tomato for 2023.
Feadship’s first-ever hybrid yacht SAVANNAH, available in the Caribbean this winter, is the ideal base for the holiday-to-work model. Not only does she come with her own office, but the underwater lounge is the perfect place to decompress after work, while the 30ft swimming pool and private sun deck with DJ station and barbecue is a reminder that yes, you are on holiday.
HALO yacht, another Feadship available in the Caribbean (and the Bahamas), also comes with her own office, plus a new specialised crew including a personal trainer and a yoga instructor to help you stay healthy in body and mind while you are away.
With a very charter-friendly five cabins, SILVER FOX is ideal for family holidays in the Caribbean and the Bahamas with a little bit of work thrown in. When you’re not in the office, you can send quality time with the children in the playful beach club or splashing around in the sun deck pool.
Also geared up for families – this time just in the Bahamas – is GRACE, A 52m Amels yacht with two double cabins on the main deck for privacy, plus lots of water toys to enjoy together and a cosy cinema room for family film nights once work is done.
This is a trend that’s been highlighted by many travel insiders and refers to travel that gives us unique experiences and allow us to become the best versions of ourselves.
On a charter aboard the 50m 2021 Heesen yacht ELA in the Bahamas, guests who want to visit harder-to-reach places can access shallower bays thanks to her low draughts and a visit to a deserted island or remote community could be the kind of transformative experience you need.
Likewise, TURKISH DELIGHT, the 24m 2019 Sunreef yacht, offers barefoot luxury in the Bahamas aboard a yacht that can go where others can’t, with water sports accessories to take you out of your comfort zone.
PIONEER yacht was built with round-the-world exploration in mind and so is more than capable of taking on some of the more challenging voyages in the Caribbean for those seeking a thrilling adventure, and at the end of an adrenalin-filled day, you can unwind in the most comfortable of surroundings.
If pushing yourself to the limit is part of the ‘new you’, then AMIGOS, a 55m custom Amels yacht comes with stand-up paddleboards, Jet-skis, and a full dive setup if you’re ready to take the plunge in the turquoise waters of St Lucia and St Vincent.
Or maybe part of your transformation is reconnecting with the kids, in which case MYSTIC yacht with its Seabobs, waverunners, and water slide should do the trick for a Caribbean cleanse.
Likewise, LADY VICTORY, a four-cabin 27m yacht, is wonderfully intimate for family forays to the Bahamas. It’s also available to charter in Florida this winter, which is bound to win you brownie points.
Wellness charters have been popular for several years now, but in 2023, our expectations are stepping up a gear. It’s no longer just about yoga on deck but about tapping into wider wellness trends such as cold-water therapy, nature immersion and alcohol-free holidays.
On a Caribbean charter aboard PHOENIX 2, the lavish 1930s-inspired palatial yacht, a spell in the sauna followed by a sea swim could be just what the doctor ordered.
For sailing charters in the Caribbean, AQUIJO’s wellness credentials also stand up to scrutiny – there aren’t many sailing yachts that have two Jacuzzis and a sauna.
LADY BRITT yacht exudes wellness throughout, from the sauna that opens onto an ocean platform for swift submersion, to a Michelin-starred chef to leave you feeling good from the inside out on your Caribbean charter.
And finally, ask the captain of ARROW yacht to set a waypoint for a lush jungle-clad Caribbean island, and your wish will be his command and as you breathe in the beauty of the infinity views from the sun deck Jacuzzi, you’ll feel better by the second.
Make the most of these last few winter months and contact us to book your charter now.
22 February 2023
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