Travel plans are all over the place this year, with quarantine rules, restrictions and cancellations happening everywhere, and without warning. The solution? Charter a private luxury yacht, wake up in a different destination each day, and isolate in international waters with family and friends, safe from the threats so pervasive on land currently.
Our friends at yacht brokerage SuperYachtsMonaco have a number of yachts available that will meet any need, including a private chef, swimming pools, cinemas and water toys – depending on the boat, of course.
Here are five of their best available for a last-minute summer charter.
From €125,000 per week
The Vegas motor yacht offers 37 metres of luxury for you to explore the Australian coastline five-star style. She underwent a full upgrade in 2018 and offers guests a spacious, comfortable and elegant interior, paired with an expansive exterior split over three decks.
Packed with the very latest water toys, onboard highlights include a magnificent master suite with a private lounge, a vast open-plan saloon plus a spa pool on the sundeck for total relaxation.
Located in Sydney, Vegas can accommodate up to 12 guests across five generously-sized ensuite staterooms as you cruise around to the Daintree Rainforest or Great Barrier Reef. She also has accommodation for her professional six-person crew, which includes a dedicated private chef for your voyage.
From €235,000 per week
The largest private yacht built entirely in carbon composite, the 49m Khalilah is available to charter for luxury breaks starting from the west end of the Mediterranean. Described as an exclusive boutique hotel on water, Khalilah can welcome up to 11 guests onboard overnight. She has an owner’s suite and a VIP suite located on the main deck, both of which have an Asian-fused modern vibe, with two spacious double cabins and one twin cabin on the lower deck.
The perfect chill-out lounge, the main deck salon has a relaxing Zen-like atmosphere. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a stunning ocean backdrop to the vast seating area and Karelian birchwood bar. Glass doors lead out onto the covered dining area with a bespoke Cactus wood dining table for 10.
Her huge aft deck is the ideal party space; unwind on the oversized sun pads, sip cocktails in the lounge or enjoy an amazing meal in the alfresco dining area. She’s also packed with the very latest water toys, including a custom 7m gold tender!
From €250,000 per week
Located at Rhode Island and The Hamptons, the sleek 52-metre DB9 has a spectacular 8-metre swimming pool on the bow, and a pair of jacuzzis – one on the aft and another on the sundeck, which is where you’ll also find the open-air cinema.
Packed with exciting toys and tenders, DB9’s onboard toy box includes Sea-Doo jet skis, Seabobs, wakeboards, water skis and more. She also has a huge collection of towables and inflatables, including an inflatable assault course.
Up to 12 guests can be accommodated across five luxurious staterooms, with accommodation for her dedicated and professional 11-person crew on the lower deck.
From €250,000 per week
Available in Sardinia and the Mediterranean, this yacht’s sleek 51-metre silhouette was inspired by a modern jet fighter and combines the very latest technology with an impressive top speed of 25 knots (29mph).
Irisha was built by iconic shipyard Heesen with five sumptuous staterooms capable of accommodating up to 10 guests overnight. The master suite is located on the main deck and is accessed via a private study, where you’ll find a stunning hand-felted silk bed head that sets the tone for the modern luxe design.
The remaining four guest staterooms are located on the lower deck including two double cabins and two twin cabins, the latter of which can be combined and set up as a VIP suite. Irisha also has accommodation for nine crew members onboard.
From €750,000 per week
A 75-metre expedition yacht, Cloudbreak is currently available in Croatia. Built by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, Cloudbreak has been managed by SuperYachtsMonaco from construction to charter and is the ideal luxury yacht for modern explorers.
Fully equipped for epic adventures in the most remote destinations on the planet, Cloudbreak can welcome 12 guests in its six staterooms, while two large terraces offer panoramic views and an outdoor daybed allows guests to sleep under the stars while cruising.
The luxurious spa is a great way to unwind and the whole family will love the circular cinema room situated next to the helideck. Yes, helideck. Cloudbreak gives you have an open invitation to discover the icy wilderness of Antarctica, voyage to the remote islands of the South Pacific, or go heli-skiing in New Zealand.