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10 Of The Best Brand New Superyachts To Charter in 2017

By Oliver Pearson   29 December 2016

With so many outstanding motor yachts and sailing yachts delivered in 2016, we take a look at 10 of the best which will be available for charter in 2017.

From award-nominees to icebreakers and high performance ketches, the superyacht deliveries of 2016 were nothing short of exceptional.

With some characterised by innovative design and others by their more classic styling, there’s sure to be something to appeal to each and every kind of charter guest.

It’s not just the yachts which are worth getting excited about, either. Indeed, many of the newly available charter yachts are heading to destinations such as Australia, Cuba, and even more far-flung regions across the globe.

In this article, we take a look at ten of the best brand new superyachts which are open for private yacht charter vacations in 2017.

An aerial view of superyacht JOY
The beach club of superyacht JOY
The Bannenberg and Rowell designed exterior of superyacht JOY
A guest cabin on board Feadship superyacht JOY


Nominated for two prestigious awards at next year’s Showboats Design awards, the 70m/230ft motor yacht JOY is the newest Feadship superyacht available for charter.

Composed of various flexible spaces, there are a number of unique ‘Winter Gardens’ located throughout the yacht which allow charter guests to relax in a sun-drenched paradise or in an enclosed and air-conditioned environment.

Clearly designed with entertainment in mind, there is a dedicated ‘Games Deck’ towards the fore which is equipped with all the necessary equipment for guests to enjoy games of basketball, badminton, and even football.

As well as the generously proportioned cabin situated on the Owner’s deck, superyacht JOY has a further 7 cabins across the main and lower decks, allowing her to accommodate up to 12 guests whilst away on charter.

To find out even more regarding M/Y JOY, be sure to read our in-depth review here.

Charter yacht CLOUDBREAK sat at-anchor besides some snowy mountains
The interior of superyacht CLOUDBREAK
Two sunloungers sat on a retractable balcony integrated into superyacht CLOUDBREAK


Having already undertaken a global expedition, the 73m/238ft motor yacht CLOUDBREAK has cut the waves and turned heads in Costa Rica, Galapagos, and Alaska.

Combining her impressive performance and efficiency with style, both her interior and exterior are furnished with a range of outstanding features which can be enjoyed collectively.

More specifically, she has a sophisticated itinerary viewing room and a home theatre as well as a generously sized beach club. When it comes to enjoying some alone time, the dedicated massage room and sauna facilities are sure to satisfy.

Perfect for charter guests who are keen to experience fjords, enjoy a spot of heli-sking, and discover the more remote cruising grounds around the globe, CLOUDBREAK is capable of accommodating up to 12 guests at any one time.

Sailing yacht AQUIJO underway
The swim platform of sailing yacht AQUIJO
The main salon of luxury sailing yacht AQUIJO
The spa pool featured on board sailing yacht AQUIJO


Also in contention for a number of accolades at the Showboats Design Awards, the 86m/282ft sailing yacht AQUIJO is sure to please those in pursuit of unique experiences in 2017.

Having been chartered in Cuba, and with plans to celebrate the New Year in the Caribbean, the sailing yacht is undoubtedly a true individual.

Indeed, whilst she delivers the enjoyment of a sailing yacht, she includes all of the amenities and comforts expected from the latest motor yachts.

Her sauna and steam room, for example, might come as something of a surprise, as might her spacious beach club finished with a similarly large Jacuzzi.

With a total of 7 cabins on offer, S/Y AQUIJO is capable of sleeping up to 12 guests.

Superyacht 'Princess AVK'
One of the guest cabins featured on board superyacht Princess AVK
The sundeck of luxury yacht Princess AVK


Having enjoyed her first summer in the Mediterranean, cruising the fine waters of Spain and Italy, the 47m/155ft motor yacht ‘Princess AVK’ is sure to be a similarly big hit in 2017.

Fitted with a beach-house style interior, and flanked by floor to ceiling windows, the communal and guest spaces exude an inviting ambience for parties to indulge whilst out on the water.

With a flexible arrangement out on the sundeck, furnishings can be arranged to meet the needs of the guests, allowing them to enjoy the space in a variety of ways.

Along with a vast master suite and VIP cabin, M/Y Princess AVK also has a three doubles to allow groups of 12 to vacation together.

Superyacht Elixir underway
Loungers on the sundeck
The interior of superyacht ELIXIR


Bringing some classic flair to 2017, the 55m/180ft motor yacht ELIXIR is sure to whet the appetite of charter guests considering an escape to the Bahamas during the winter.

The winner of the Baccarat SuperYacht World Award 2016 at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, the motor yacht has attracted considerable acclaim for both her elegance and the craftsmanship which produced it.

From her backlit onyx bar to her home cinema, there abounds many possibilities for charter guests to enjoy following a day out on the water with all of her tenders and diving gear.

With 5 well-appointed cabins on offer, M/Y ELIXIR is also capable of accommodating up to 12 guests when away on a private charter.

Superyacht Casseur underway
The interior luxury yacht CHASSEUR
The Jacuzzi on the sundeck of luxury yacht CHASSEUR


A masterpiece in modern design and equipped with all of the necessary extras, the 49m/161ft motor yacht CHASSEUR has generated plenty of interest following her appearance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

With an interior composed of sycamore, santos, and silk rugs, there’s no denying that the Christensen yacht is both comfortable and timeless.

Offering a choice of two alfresco dining spaces, as well as a fully-sized bar on the sundeck, there’s no doubt that those chartering her in 2017 will find themselves enjoying their surroundings in unsurpassed style.

Comprised of a master cabin, a VIP suite, 2 doubles, and 2 twins, M/Y CHASSEUR can sleep up to 12 guests.

Superyacht OURANOS sat at-anchor
The outdoor gymnasium featured on board superyacht OURANOS


Having made quite the impression after going on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, the 50m/164ft motor yacht OURANOS is perfect for those thinking about heading out to the Mediterranean in summer.

Enjoying life on board this brand new superyacht, charter guests will be able to enjoy a range of furnishings on the exterior as well as the serenity which arises from the leather and marble interior- the plunge pool with Jacuzzi-style jets and the waterside gym are equally sure to impress, too.

Dubbed the ‘Most Silent Yacht Ever Certified’ by the RINA Classification, she offers charter guests a wholly undisturbed night’s rest free from both noise and vibration.

With plenty of tenders and toys stored in the sizeable garage which can be accessed on the starboard side, charter parties are sure to enjoy their time both in and out of the water.

Thanks to the 6 cabins on offer, M/Y OURANOS is able to sleep up to 12 guests during a private charter.

Sunseeker superyacht SESAME underway
The modern interior of superyacht SESAME
One of the guest cabins featured on board charter yacht SESAME


Having stepped on board her sistership, the 35m/115ft motor yacht FLEUR, at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the team at YachtCharterFleet can attest to the superb design of the 36m/118ft motor yacht SESAME.  

Feeling like a much larger superyacht, the deck spaces have been fully optimised, with a total of two Jacuzzis situated on the exterior and ensuite facilities attached to each of the 5 cabins.

No doubt one of the most impressive deliveries from Sunseeker, SESAME combines style and convenience, with numerous living spaces decorated with elegant finishes.

A perfect choice for those looking to cruise in the French Riviera and Corsica, the motor yacht will be available in the Mediterranean in summer 2017.

The interior of luxury yacht KOHUBA
Charter guests relax in jacuzzi


Having taken a tour of the 30m/100ft motor yacht KOHUBA at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the editorial team were particularly taken by her various standout features.

The retractable balcony which extends from the main salon, for example, is an addition which is sure to satisfy charter guests who decide to experience her as part of their vacation in 2017.

As well as a 6-person Jacuzzi, the yacht includes 2 wet bars and is finished with a highly contemporary and warm deco.

With a total of 5 superbly well-appointed cabins, M/Y KOHUBA is capable of sleeping up to 10 guests whilst away on charter.

Gulf Craft superyacht 'Ghost II'
The sundeck of luxury yacht Ghost II
The monochrome interior of superyacht Ghost II


The newest superyacht available for charter in the waters of Australia, the 37m/122ft motor yacht ‘Ghost II’ has been purposely designed for her cruising grounds.

Indeed, she has been specifically built to meet all of the rigorous regulations set out by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, a decision which has ultimately helped grant her access to the best spots.

Available in both Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, Ghost II is the perfect yacht for seeing both the urban and tropical sights of Australia. She’s also an ideal candidate for day charters, as she boasts the largest capacity of any superyacht open for charter around Sydney Harbour.

All done in style of course, the yacht features a vast flybridge, multiple communal spaces, and en suite facilities for all 5 guest cabins.

Man relaxing on luxury charter yacht

In order to find out more regarding any of the superyachts mentioned in this article, please feel free to get in touch with your preferred charter broker

Alternatively, take a look at 10 of the best motor yachts available for charter in 2017.


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