Five reasons a yacht charter beats any other holiday

As the Summer season fast approaches in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, charter bookings are filling up quickly throughout the region. Three of Edmiston’s experienced Charter Brokers share their insights on what makes a luxury yacht charter such an unparalleled experience.

It offers your very own bubble of privacy

For Charlotte Hanlon, a Charter Broker in Edmiston’s London office, being secluded from the outside world is one of the massive attractions of a luxury yacht charter. “It’s a chance to enjoy your very own bubble of privacy with your nearest and dearest. Unlike staying in a hotel, if you don’t want to see anyone other than your friends and family – you don’t have to! A yacht is where you can switch off, and only be as accessible as you wish to be.”

The level of luxury is unbeatable

It may seem obvious, but the sheer level of luxury on board an Edmiston yacht charter is difficult to rival. “It’s effectively your very own private, floating home, with a crew to guest ratio that would shame most of the world’s top hotels,” says Charles Crane, a Charter Broker from the Monaco Office. “It is the ability to have your own Michelin quality restaurant (catered exclusively to your tastes), nightclub, gym, beach club, watersports and/or dive centre, entertaining space and nightclub….all wrapped up in luxurious surroundings with a view that changes each day and a trained crew tending to your every need!”

It’s a chance for pure, uninterrupted quality time

“You can have all the different family generations on the yacht together, and everybody will find their perfect activities,” explains Anne Lebernicheux, a Charter Broker in the Monaco Office. “Whether you want to explore a different city every day, to be active with the fantastic array of water toys most of our yacht charters come with, or simply to relax by the pool/jacuzzi with a good book, it can all happen simultaneously and in harmony. You don’t have to deal with the logistics, so you can focus on spending quality time with your friends or family.”

It’s a chance for the adventure of a lifetime

The chance to wake up somewhere new every day means that unlike a villa or hotel – however luxurious it might be – there’s always a sense of excitement and adventure. A superyacht gives the comfort of your own space in new waters. In the words of Charlotte Hanlon, “Your yacht isn’t just your luxury holiday home, it is the most fantastic mode of transport. Wake up in a different, secluded bay every morning, or hop along the coasts to explore a different city every day – the world is your oyster, and a yacht makes travelling the most remote corners of the world a possibility. It gives you the rare ability to really get off the beaten track while still in luxury and comfort.”

There is no greater form of freedom

Last but not least, all three of our charter brokers we spoke to agree that the total flexibility of a yacht charter is what makes it so unbeatable as a holiday. “Whether you are seeking relaxation, wellness, activity, adrenaline or simply a chance to indulge, a yacht has it all and it’s all tailored to your wishes,” writes Charles Crane. For Anne Lebernicheux, this means “having a dedicated crew and a personal chef that has received your preferences and requirements well before your arrival, so they already know how to please you and how to make your cruise unforgettable.”

And for Charlotte Hanlon, it’s about the freedom to do things exactly at your own pace. “Feel free to mix up the itinerary as you please even whilst onboard. Fancy another day chilling in Capri? Done. Decided to escape the busy French Riviera for some peace and quiet? No problem, let’s find a secluded anchorage in Corsica for a couple of nights.”

Where to head on your ultimate yacht charter in Summer 2024

Whether you prefer the languid beaches of southern Spain, the island-hopping adventures of the myriad Greek islands, the dolce vita lifestyle of the Italian Riviera or the glamour of the Cote d’Azur, Edmiston’s fleet of charter yachts have something for all tastes.

Of course, choosing the yacht you want to spend your holiday on is as important as choosing the destination itself.


In the Western Mediterranean, custom-built 115-metre superyacht AHPO sleeps up to 16 guests across eight cabins, with a staggering 36 crew catering to your every need.

The impeccably luxurious LADY S will also be available to charter in the Western Mediterranean throughout the summer season, with her own helipad, glass-bottomed swimming pool, sports court, hammam and more.

In the same waters, Nautor Swan’s iconic 35-metre sailing yacht SHAMANNA is also available to charter. Accommodating just six guests in the utmost luxury, Shamanna is all about privacy, and is equally adept at racing around islands or cruising the world.

Across the rest of the Mediterranean, Edmiston have several superyachts available for the summer 2024 season.
Try lavishly built 85.5-metre SUNRAYS, with multiple hot tubs and a steam room, and space for 12 guests across nine cabins.

For those with a keen eye for design, the brand newly refitted Benetti superyacht JAGUAR is in impeccable condition, with a fully-equipped gym and the interiors transformed by transformed by Emilie Dufva Barreca.

Sailing enthusiasts might like to go for PERSEUS, a regatta-ready sailing superyacht that offers effortlessly stylish charters in the Mediterranean. Built by Perini Navi, she is a fast, stable sailing yacht that has won multiple regattas and boasts an equally thrilling array of water toys.

Finally, the 49-metre yacht HOME is heading to the Med this summer, giving you the chance to charter one of the most pioneering motor yachts in her class.

Italy and the South of France

Those with a penchant for the dolce vita should bookmark EMERALD a 51-metre Codecasa who will spend the summer cruising around the glistening French and Italian coastlines. With luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests, Emerald has an expansive sun deck, multiple common areas for entertainment, and an overflowing toy box.


Finally, for the Greek Islands, best explored from June to October, 49.9-metre MARIU will be in the region all summer long. Built by Giorgio Armani, MARIU played host to many Monaco Grand Prix parties. She’s an ideal yacht for entertaining—or simply lounging across her breathtaking decks.

Northern Europe

Over in Northern Europe, meanwhile, 61-metre SAMADHI is a superyacht made for enjoying the great outdoors. With a large sun deck, swimming pool, sauna, cold plunge pool, fully equipped gym and armada of water toys, this is a prime choice for those who love to stay active.

No other holiday is designed specifically to all of your preferences and requirements. The crew are briefed to offer an unparalleled level of service, from the minute you wake up to your tea, coffee or smoothie made exactly to your taste, to the minute you go to bed after a meal prepared by your private chef and everything in between. It has been designed solely focussed on everything you love to enjoy.

To find out about booking your own dream yacht charter this summer, get in touch with one of Edmiston’s charter brokers HERE.


06 February 2024

Written by:

Caroline Munier