There’s still time to book a summer charter in the Mediterranean
Have you been longing for cocktails on the Cote d’Azur, walkign through the old towns of St Tropez or Cannes, island-hopping in the Greek isles or dancing until the sun comes up in the Balearics?
The Med is one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the world. From the French Riviera to Italy’s Cinque Terre, the Dalmatian coastline to the Ionian Islands, it’s a vast cruising ground of infinite possibilities for curious travellers, with sun, sea, delicious cuisine, chic beach clubs, exceptional art, and fascinating sites of antiquity.
And the good news is, you haven’t left it too late to book a summer charter in the Med this year, with a raft of luxurious yachts, dripping in style, that still have some last-minute availability – as long as you get in there quick. So don’t delay – there’s a private retreat somewhere out there with your name on it.
Best yachts for…VIP parties
93m | €1,470,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
LADY S commands a grand presence wherever she goes, with masses of space both inside and out on deck, faultless style, and a list of features that other superyachts can only dream of, including her very own night club.
Available from the 15 to 28 July and 18 August to 8 September in the West Med
83m | €1,000,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Feadship’s first-ever hybrid yacht, the 83m superyacht SAVANNAH is a statement yacht, with a peerless use of glass, an awe-inspiring underwater lounge, a 9m pool, beach club and a private sun deck with DJ booth for exclusive events.
Available from 24 August to 2 September on the Amalfi Coast or Croatia
75m | €850,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With exceptional spaces inside and out, this Feadship blows other yachts out of the water, particularly when it comes to her full-beam beach club, which transforms to an evening entertaining lounge, perfect for parties.
Available in September in the South of France
59m | €375,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
The focal point outside is unquestionably HELIOS’s glorious remodelled 100ft sundeck, where guests can enjoy a dip in the oversized Jacuzzi while enjoying a cocktail from the nearby bar. The nightclub setup, complete with disco lights and a foam machine, means the fun need never stop.
Available from 25 August in the South of France
Best yachts for…vintage style
72m | €430,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With classic lines and ocean liner style, this former British Navy Degaussing ship is now a luxurious yacht with timeless appeal, which can accommodate a maximum of 28 guests.
Available in September in the West Med
Best yachts for…lazy days in the sun
66m | €540,000 p/w | Mediterranean
This Amels yacht comes with a choice of two places to cool down on the sundeck – the Jacuzzi tub and a contraflow pool with a swim-up wet bar.
Available from the 13 August in Croatia or 15 August in Southern Italy
63m | €430,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
The indoor/outdoor sundeck on this yacht is a real showpiece, with a 4-metre glass-fronted pool, with lots of sunpads and places to lounge, and an inside salon for respite from the sun’s rays.
Available from 28 August onwards in the West Mediterranean
55m | €335,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With an exceptionally large sundeck that encompasses a swim-up bar-style Jacuzzi, dining area and huge sun pads, this all-day sun terrace is heavenly.
Available in September in the Balearics, Corsica or Sardinia
48m | €255,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Her vast sun deck features optional shading, alfresco dining and a 3.5m swimming pool with its own waterfall. Guests could spend all day here sunbathing or relaxing, having a drink at the bar, or taking in the views from the observation sofa forward.
Available from 6 August in Naples to 20 August in Monaco
38m | €125,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With a chic shaded bar and a Jacuzzi to make the most of long summer days, it will be hard to pull yourself away from this sun deck.
Available from 22 August onwards in Corsica, Sardinia and South of France
Best yachts for…wellness charters
63m | €470,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Not only does this yacht come with its own Michelin-starred chef, but there is a Finnish sauna with ocean platform, a full spa with treatments from an Elemis therapist, and a sundeck gym. You’re guaranteed to go home feeling like new.
Available from the 8 to 19 August from Sicily to Venice
55m | €315,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
LILI’s outdoor spaces are outstanding, her sundeck has a 4m counter-current pool while her large beach club comes with a steam room. She has everything you’ll need for a relaxing charter holiday. She even has a massage room with trained on board masseuse.
Available from the 26 July in Olbia to 6th August in Italy
Best yachts for…sailing charters
56m | €225,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
This Perini Navi is a masterpiece of technology, comfort and style and comes with a full-beam master and two VIPs, plus an outdoor cinema.
Available from 2 to 21 September in the West Med
41m | €105,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Enjoy relaxed sailing while being able to access shallow waters on this yacht that has plenty of deck space for sunbathing
Available from 3 to 13 August in Italy
40m | €95,000 p/w | East Mediterranean
The epitome of modern sailing yacht cool, there’s nothing outdated about this yacht, whose walls are adorned with contemporary art throughout. Outside, her huge open teak spaces allow for a cockpit dining area and large daybeds.
Available from 23 to 30 August in Kos
Best yachts for…a little privacy
50m | €225,000 p/w | East Mediterranean
With open-plan saloons and minimalist staterooms, MARIU has six double cabins. The yacht is ideally set up for families and friends charters. An elevator connects all four decks, including a very large sun deck that can be flexibly shaded for sunbathing or an afternoon nap.
Available from 27 August in Greece
43m | €175,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With a modern colonial beach house themed throughout, BINA offers the ultimate retreat for an at home-feel charter experience. The expansive sundeck features a Jacuzzi circled by sunpads, sun loungers, a bar and dining area.
Available from 16-22 August in Naples
Best yachts for…fun in the water
51m | €230,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Fully stocked for fun on the water, she has a wonderfully dedicated crew of 12 making sure guests will want for nothing during their stay on board whether they wish to go scuba diving, jet skiing or enjoy the inflatable toys and towables.
Available from 21 September in the South of France
43m | €150,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
With an exceptionally large fold-down beach club, DIANE has lots of space for relaxing after a day of adrenalin-fuelled watersports, or to break off for a light lunch.
Available from 16 August onwards in the Balearics
43m | €135,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Equipped with a large array of water sports equipment from Sea-Doos to stand-up paddleboards and scuba gear and a good-sized swim platform, you’ll probably spend just as much time in the water as on board.
Available from 21 September in the South of France
Best yachts for…island or port hopping
34m | €95,000 p/w | Mediterranean
This compact yacht has plenty of onboard luxuries – Jacuzzi on the sundeck, full-beam master – but is still small enough to put into small ports and marinas without too much planning.
Available from the 30 August on the Amalfi coast
30m | €75,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
On the charter market for the very first time, GALENA is a world cruiser offering a safe sanctuary for guests looking to enjoy a blissful charter experience. Her size allows for easy anchoring in the Mediterranean bays.
Available from the 1 August in the South of France, Corsica, or Sardinia
28m | €70,000 p/w | West Mediterranean
Want to fit a lot into your trip? With a top speed of 25 knots, this yacht will get you where you want to get to fast and has some very chic outdoor spaces for enjoying the summer sun.
Available from the 1 September in the South of France
16th July 2021 |