Whilst it may seem like only yesterday that superyachts were gathered in the Mediterranean to enjoy the summer, the middle of November insists that we really should begin considering the best winter cruising grounds and where to head for Christmas.
Established for very good reason, the Caribbean is home to some truly spectacular destinations and provides charterers with some phenomenal waters and attractions to experience before migrating to St Barts for their New Year celebrations.
Indeed, from the tropical haven that is the Bahamas to the glittering array of sun-drenched spots which make up the Leeward Islands, the Caribbean is sure to satisfy the desires of the discerning traveller.
With this in mind, cast your eyes over the following 10 superyachts which are currently available for charter in the Caribbean this Christmas.
Named the ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ in May and winning the ISS Design Award for ‘Best Power’ earlier this month, it really would be impossible to overstate the significance of the 84m/274ft superyacht SAVANNAH.
Delivered from the inestimable Feadship in 2015, the motor yacht includes a highly modern interior designed by CG Design, and a host of unique features sure to capture the imagination of all on board. The underwater on the lower deck, for example, allows guests to observe the surrounding marine life whilst relaxing in comfort- quite the feat of design.
Sure to please in the Caribbean, her generously proportioned swimming pool, neatly arranged sundeck, and retractable swim platform are all certain to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their time on the water.
Along with a marvellously styled master cabin, M/Y SAVANNAH also includes a further five suites to accommodate a total of 12 guests whilst away on a private yacht charter vacation.
To find out more about the innovative engineering and design of SAVANNAH, read our spotlight review here.
The world’s largest ketch, the 86m/282ft sailing yacht AQUIJO offers charterers the unmissable opportunity to experience a record-breaker. Complete with an enclosed beach club, a flexible cabin configuration, and an abundance of exterior furnishings, guests are also certain to enjoy their surroundings in style.
Designed by Dolker + Voges, the interior of AQUIJO is beautifully modern, with immaculate finishings and bright furnishings creating an engaging atmosphere for celebrations.
Equipped with all of the latest features, sailing yacht AQUIJO is perfect for a charter vacation in the Caribbean
Naturally, when guests are exploring the exquisite bays found around her charter grounds, they’ll want to take advantage of her various outdoor fixtures which include numerous alfresco eating areas, a broad swim platform, and a variety of inflatable water toys and tenders.
With a total of seven cabins which can be transformed to meet the needs of the party on board, S/Y AQUIJO is capable of accommodating a total of twelve guests.
Delivered from Feadship in 2006 and bearing the distinct interior and exterior design of Terence Disdale, the 65m/214ft motor yacht CALLISTO is sure to bring plenty of glamour to the Caribbean this Christmas.
Set to attend the Antigua Yacht Show between 4th and 10th December, the motor yacht is sure to continue turning heads as she entertains guests as part of their festive celebrations.
Ideal for those who enjoy unwinding on the ocean, the yacht has an oversized spa pool as well as plenty of exterior furnishings to be enjoyed along with the weather.
Along with her elegant master cabin, M/Y CALLISTO offers further accommodation to allow a total of 12 guests to enjoy her as part of a charter vacation.
4. 'Double Down'
Another superyacht attending the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2016, the 65m/213ft motor yacht ‘Double Down’ recently underwent an impressive refit after joining the charter fleet at the beginning of the year.
Equipped with a sizeable movie theatre, a deep Jacuzzi, and supported by elevator access, the motor yacht is assuredly one of the best to have been built by Italian shipyard Codecasa.
A total masterpiece, superyacht Double Down is well at home around the charter grounds of the Caribbean
Sure to please the more adventurous charterers on board, the superyacht comes with a selection of Jetskis, a gymnasium, and a generously proportioned swim platform to make getting in and out of the water a complete joy.
Spread across eight cabins, M/Y Double Down is capable of accommodating up to twelve guests whilst away on charter vacation.
5. 'Spirit of the C's'
Undergoing an extensive refit in 2010, the 64m/210ft sailing yacht ‘Spirit of the C’s’ is unquestionably well-suited to the waters of the Caribbean. Indeed, with a stable performance and extended swim platform, guests are able to enjoy their surroundings in unrivalled luxury.
As the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht, Spirit of the C’s features an abundance of communal and guests spaces to enjoy whilst on vacation. From the opulent main salon to the gymnasium, not a single amenity has been overlooked.
Along with a vast master cabin with its own dedicated seating area, the yacht includes two doubles and two twins to provide accommodation for up to twelve guests whilst away on charter.
6. 'LIONESS V'
After attending this year’s Antigua Charter Yacht Show, the 64m/208ft motor yacht ‘LIONESS V’ will be available for charterers to experience the best of the Caribbean.
Built by the iconic Benetti shipyard in 2006, the superyacht features a voluminous and highly styled main salon for guests to relax in following a day on the water, and a series of bars to gather around when it comes to refreshment.
With a total of six staterooms, Lioness V is capable of accommodating up to twelve guests when being used for a luxury charter vacation.
7. 'LADY LOLA'
As an award-winning superyacht, it’s no surprise that the 63m/205ft luxury yacht ‘Lady Lola’ has earned a reputation for being particularly glamorous.
Enjoying an extensive refit in 2012, the motor yacht is complete with an outdoor cinema, a generously sized beach club, and sundeck Jacuzzi with an attached waterfall.
Exuding sophistication, superyacht Lady Lola is perfect for escaping to the Caribbean in winter
No doubt one of the more unique features of the superyacht is the retractable golf tee found on the private owner’s terrace. Attached to a particularly impressive sleeping area, this smart flourish is perfect for amateurs and pros alike.
As well as the master cabin, Lady Lola includes further accommodation for a total of ten guests to enjoy her this Christmas.
Every inch the modern superyacht, the 60m/197ft motor yacht DREAM bears the exterior styling of Donald Starkey and an interior designed by the British icons Bannenberg & Rowell.
Primed for rest and relaxation, she features facilities for yoga, massages, and aerobics. Along with such quiet activities, guests are also able to raise their pulses by attaching the inflatable slide to the sundeck for countless playful hours.
Nicely flexible, the sky lounge can be instantly transformed into a fully contemporary cinema, with enough space for families and friends to enjoy a blockbuster together after spending the day exploring the Caribbean.
Comprised of six cabins, the accommodation on board allows parties of twelve to enjoy all of her features when away on a charter vacation.
9. 'ILLUSION V'
Delivered from Benetti in 2014, the 58m/190ft motor yacht 'Illusion V' no doubt reaches the very heights of luxury living. Indeed, her monochrome interior and refreshingly bright exterior are both exceptionally inviting.
As her sharp profile may suggest, the spaces found throughout Illusion V are finished to an incredibly high standard, and everything from the sundeck bar to the intimately arranged movie theatre is certain to entertain.
With accommodation for up to twelve guests, the superyacht is an ideal choice for both families and friends looking to celebrate Christmas in style this year.
Combining the latest technology with a highly impressive style, the 57m/189ft sailing yacht TWIZZLE is in a league entirely of her own.
Optimising the interior space, the layout has been arranged to allow for guests to gather together in comfort whilst being bathed in natural light.
A multi award-winning sailing yacht, TWIZZLE is perfect for experiencing the waters of the Caribbean
With a transom which can be retracted to form a roomy beach club, guests are sure to have no difficulty in accessing the water and getting the most out of their chosen cruising grounds.
With a total of four guest cabins, there is accommodation for a total of eight guests on board S/Y TWIZZLE.
In order to find out more about any of the yachts mentioned in this article, and to begin making arrangements, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker.
Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in the Caribbean.