Article in collaboration with Boat International
Posted on 26/ 07/ 2022
For a constant change of scenery
Superyachts can easily pick up anchor and visit multiple ports – even crossing country borders – all without guests having to repack bags or step foot inside another aeroplane. A charter yacht is therefore the ultimate mode of travel for guests who want to enjoy a different vista each day, and a perfect companion for visiting island-hopping locations like Greece or French Polynesia. Charter itineraries offer greater freedom and flexibility than land-based travel, including exclusive access to remote cays and bays.
To experience six-star service
Charter guests can expect nothing less than first-class service and comfort on board. There will often be at least double the number of crew in comparison to guests on board, so charterers can expect to be waited on hand and foot while enjoying silver service dining and wellness experiences tailored to their whims, wishes and schedules. Whether unwinding at sea or planning a day onshore, the crew can arrange custom-designed VIP experiences for every day of the charter.
To ensure total privacy
Unlike in a hotel that has hundreds of rooms, a charter yacht only hosts a select number of guests and crew. This makes yachting one of the most private and secure experiences money can buy and the ultimate escape from daily life. Superyachts can also be completely self-sufficient for weeks at a time, meaning there’s no need to ever step back on shore. For this reason, chartering is popular with A-list celebrities, royalty and world leaders, and crews are well versed in looking after such high-profile guests.
To indulge in gourmet dining
Michelin-standard chefs can often be found at work in the galley of a superyacht. Able to expertly source fresh produce and fine wines, charter chefs and sommeliers will serve up gourmet cuisine infused with local flavours and delicacies from each charter destination. As well as offering a dining experience that rivals the world’s top-rated restaurants, superyacht chefs can cater each meal to your desires. Any dietary or allergy requirements are easily accommodated, and guests’ preferences will be noted and adapted to throughout the trip.
Charter yachts are well-suited to multi-generational gatherings, with plenty of space on board for large groups and itineraries that can be tailored to suit any age range. Many superyachts have elevators which make them wheelchair or stroller accessible, and some have dedicated “nanny rooms” for parents bringing childcare along. Charter crews are also well-versed in organising themed nights to entertain younger guests and some superyachts even allow pets on board, so no member of the family is left behind.
To experience water sports like never before
Known for having well-stocked toyboxes, charter yachts are ideal for fitness fanatics. The water sports on offer – from wind- and kitesurfing to scuba diving or waterskiing – surpass any hotel offerings, with sessions taking place when it suits you. Charter crews will often include a qualified instructor (as well as personal trainers or yoga gurus) for those wanting to learn a new skill as well. More unusual charter activities might include water golf, submarine dives, spearfishing, Flyboarding or heli-skiing.
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