With superyachts being snatched up sooner and sooner each year, it’s imperative to get planning sooner rather than later. Indeed, summer is never far away, and the Mediterranean will be the place to be once again.
There’s plenty of options for those inclined towards adventure, too, with a selection of expedition yachts offering escapes to the most far flung destinations on earth.
In this article, we take a look at 10 of the best superyachts to charter in 2017, with each including a unique series of luxury features to make your next vacation truly memorable.
Having made quite the impression during her Great British tour earlier this year, the 73m/240ft superyacht GRACE E will be available for charter in the more attractive cruising grounds of the Mediterranean and Caribbean next year.
Named ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ in 2015, her commanding exterior was styled by Philippe Briand whilst her vast interior was designed by the inestimable Remi Tessier.
Replete with numerous amenities, charter guests will be able to take advantage of a dedicated hydrotherapy room, a spacious exercise room, and an assortment of luxuries found on the wellness deck. Wholly eco-friendly, GRACE is perfect for up to twelve explorers keen to see the world without compromising on luxury and comfort.
Delivered from Benetti last year, the 63m/207ft motor yacht 11/11 marked a series of firsts for the leading Italian shipyard. Chiefly, she is the first Benetti superyacht to have her own bespoke limousine tender. Allowing charter guests to embark and disembark in style, this feature is sure to be appreciated in her summertime cruising grounds.
Bearing a nicely modern interior, the layout is full of communal spaces for parties to gather and enjoy time together in. Ideal for warmer climates, her exterior is appointed with numerous shaded and exposed areas, allowing everyone to relax and dine in style.
With an impressive two master cabins as well as two doubles and twins, M/Y 11/11 is capable of accommodating a total of twelve guests when away on a private yacht charter vacation.
Enjoying the addition of innovative ‘Wintergardens’, the yacht is host to various flexible living spaces which can be enclosed and air-conditioned should guests require a little more warmth. Besides such transformative areas, there’s also a games deck towards the bow for charter guests to enjoy games of basketball, badminton, and even football.
The interior, designed by Studio Indigo, is just as impressive, and the home cinema integrated into the beach club is sure to impress everyone who steps on board for a vacation.
To find out more regarding M/Y JOY, be sure to read our comprehensive review here.
Garnering plenty of critical praise, the 95m/312ft motor yacht KISMET was delivered from Lurssen in 2014 to great fanfare. Distinguished by the black jaguar resting on her bowsprit, she is certainly a yacht unlike any other, and there are plenty of reasons to charter her next year.
The embodiment of uncompromising luxury, she features a multi-level swimming pool, a series of bespoke furnishings, and even an outdoor fireplace for those keen to settle down for a cozy evening beneath the stars.
Available in the Mediterranean in summer and the Caribbean in winter, M/Y KISMET is capable of accommodating a total of twelve guests whilst away on charter.
For those looking for a real adventure next year, they won’t need to look much further than the 73m/238ft expedition yacht CLOUDBREAK. Delivered earlier this year from Abeking & Rasmussen, the yacht is perfect for accessing places of natural beauty which only few other vessels can reach.
Not simply a feat of engineering -although she assuredly is a marvel of mechanics- her Christian Liaigre designed interior assures the utmost comfort out on the water and means that charter guests will be able to see the world without ever giving up the luxuries they’ve become accustomed to on other modern superyachts.
Capable of accommodating twelve guests across seven exceptionally well-appointed staterooms, M/Y CLOUDBREAK is sure to continue generating plenty of conversation.
Scooping the most awards of any superyacht this year, the 84m/274ft motor yacht SAVANNAH is unquestionably one of the most talked-about superyachts on the water.
The world’s first truly hybrid superyacht, her innovative eco-friendly design significantly reduces her carbon footprint whilst at the same time giving us all a look into the future of superyacht styling.
With multiple swimming pools, a stunning open plan layout, and even an underwater lounge from which to observe the marine life she’s surrounded by, M/Y SAVANNAH is able to host a total of twelve guests.
To discover the story behind Feadship superyacht SAVANNAH, be sure to read our spotlight review.
Another expedition yacht sure to raise the pulse of the intrepid explorer, the 77m/254ft motor yacht LEGEND is fully equipped for vacations in destinations as far apart as the Arctic and the French Riviera.
Indeed, with snow scooters available for the mountains and a submarine primed for diving spots, LEGEND is a playful yacht which affords both comfort and style wherever charter guests happen to be on board.
Having recently undergone an extensive refit to meet current standards, those who escape on board next year will be amongst the first to appreciate her latest additions.
Having remained a popular charter yacht ever since her delivery in 2011, there’s no denying that the 63m/207ft motor yacht ‘Lady Britt’ will be as sought after in 2017 as ever.
A pure pedigree Feadship, the yacht is easily spotted thanks to her harmonious exterior lines and striking arctic white hull. Regarded as ‘one of the most exclusive spas in the world’ by Henk de Vries III, there’s also plenty going on in the interior worth remarking on.
A perfect choice for those looking to unwind in the Mediterranean in summer, both her open-air cinema and beach club promise to ensure a totally outstanding experience.
Spread across seven cabins, the accommodation on board M/Y Lady Britt permits a total of twelve guests to enjoy her at any one time.
A relative newcomer to the charter scene, the 82m/268ft motor yacht ROMEA from Abeking & Rasmussen offers an appropriately refreshing vacation out on the water.
Truly entertaining, the yacht boasts cinemas on both the main and bridge decks as well as a dedicated spa area for those in need of a little relaxation after enjoying their surroundings.
With the incomparable Terence Disdale overseeing the exterior and interior design, both the communal and guest spaces are works of art in themselves, offering up comfort and style in equal measure.
With six cabins offering space for a total of twelve guests, M/Y ROMEA is well worth considering for 2017.
Blessed with a contemporary Bannenberg & Rowell designed interior and multiple exterior spaces, the 60m/197ft motor yacht ELYSIAN is sure to be in high demand next year.
Nicely anticipating the needs of charter guests, she includes a spacious skylounge as well as an extended pool out on the sundeck for parties to enjoy throughout the day.
Complete with a series of water toys and tenders, those who prefer to get out on the water are sure to be satisfied, and there’s space for twelve guests altogether.
95m Lurssen, 2014
84m Feadship, 2015
82m Abeking & Rasmussen, 2015
77m IHC Verschure, 1974 / 2016
73m Abeking & Rasmussen, 2016
73m Picchiotti, 2014
70m Feadship, 2016
63m Benetti, 2015
63m Feadship, 2011
60m Abeking & Rasmussen, 2009