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10 of the best superyachts available for charter over the holidays this winter

By Rebecca Bradbury   15 October 2018

The 2018 holiday season is fast approaching and if you’re looking to escape to warmer climes this winter, here is a round-up of 10 top superyachts available for charter over the festive period.

There could be no better way to celebrate the holidays than aboard a superyacht and, luckily, a superb selection from the global charter fleet have availability over Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year in Caribbean hotspots and more far-flung cruising grounds such as the Indian Ocean.

As the winter holidays is an extremely popular time for the charter fleet, availability over these primetime dates aren’t expected to last long, so make sure you act quickly to avoid missing out.


superyacht Aquarius cruising on a Caribbean yacht charter

It was announced earlier this month that the 92m/302ft superyacht AQUARIUS from Feadship has joined the charter fleet and now it has been confirmed the magnificent 2016 Feadship build will be available in the Caribbean over Christmas and the New Year.

One of the largest yachts on the charter market, she benefits from a contemporary profile, light-filled interiors from Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and a wealth of modern amenities, including a large swimming pool, a huge master suite with its own private terrace and stunning spa facilities.


motor yacht Savannah anchored in the Caribbean on a yacht charter
swimming pool on the aft deck of luxury yacht Savannah
curved sofas and luxe styling in the main salon aboard charter yacht Savannah
spacious master suite with full-length windows and skylight on board luxury yacht Savannah

Another iconic Feadship yacht with availability this winter is the 84m/274ft motor yacht SAVANNAH. But rather than sticking to the traditional cruising grounds, this multi-award winning yacht will be open for a Christmas yacht charter in the coral-rich waters of the Maldives or Seychelles.

Mixing powerful yet elegant design, she is the shipyard’s first ever hybrid yacht. Yet, she offers more than just a clean and quiet electric-diesel performance. Among her luxuries are an underwater observation lounge, a gym, spa and hammam and spectacular interior styling from CG Design.


superyacht Utopia cruising on a Caribbean charter vacation
charter guest relaxes on sun pad on the foredeck of luxury yacht Utopia
charter guest takes a dip in the Jacuzzi on the sundeck of motor yacht Utopia

Fresh from a recent refit, Feadship’s 72m/235ft superyacht UTOPIA is ready to welcome guests aboard for Christmas charters in the Caribbean this winter.

Among the highlights of this motor yacht is a two-level sundeck where guests can relax in a Jacuzzi 15 metres above the sea while taking in 360-degree views. Grand al fresco dining areas and a jam-packed water toy garage ensure she is suitable for all the family to enjoy over the festive period.

Haida 1929

superyacht Haida 1929 anchored in a luxury yacht charter
sofas in the main salon of classic yacht Haida 1929
long rectangular dining table on board luxury yacht Haida 1929
stylish master suite on board superyacht Haida 1929

For those looking for a yacht charter with a difference this winter, the 71m/233ft classic yacht ‘Haida 1929’ is available for Christmas and New Year in the Caribbean.

Built in 1929, this clipper bow yacht was fully refitted and restored at Pendennis shipyard earlier this year. She offers the rare opportunity to experience the elegance and splendour of the 1930s’ yachting lifestyle with all the luxuries and amenities expected from a modern-day superyacht.


oak-clad salon with small seating area on board luxury yacht Helios
superyacht Helios anchors on a Caribbean yacht charter and opens up beach clubsun pads, Jacuzzi, bar and large seating area on sundeck of superyacht Helios

The 59m/194ft superyacht HELIOS from Oceanco is also available for charter in the Caribbean this Christmas and New Year. Named after the sun god of Greek mythology, she fittingly boasts wonderfully expansive deck areas designed for soaking up the sun.

Outdoor lovers will be made up with her glorious sundeck, equipped with a Jacuzzi, bar and ample sunning opportunities, while her beach club makes the perfect waterside hangout. The recipient of a recent refit, she is in optimal condition for enjoying the festive season this winter.


motor yacht Inception underway alongside jetskis on a Caribbean yacht charter
seating area and bar in a salon aboard motor yacht Inception
square dining table in the main salon aboard superyacht Inception
clam-shell seating area and sun pads on the foredeck of charter yacht Inception

A highly sought-after charter yacht, the 50m/164ft motor yacht INCEPTION from Heesen is offering guests the chance to escape to the Caribbean this Christmas and New Year.

Some of the top features of this 2008-build include a 12-person spa pool and tiger’s eye-clad bar on the sundeck, an outdoor cinema setup on the foredeck, a master suite with its own private terrace and pool and a VIP suite with a drop-down balcony.


large seating areas under the radar arch on the sundeck of luxury yacht Odessa sociable lounge in the main salon of motor yacht Odessa
aerial view of superyacht Odessa when cruising on a Caribbean yacht charter

It is now possible to celebrate Thanksgiving in Central America on board the 50m/164ft superyacht ODESSA. Launched from Turquoise in 2007, she has built up a stellar reputation as an exceptionally popular charter yacht thanks to her impressive entertainment and leisure facilities.

She is also available for a Christmas charter vacation in Central American destinations such as Mexico or Costa Rica or the Caribbean. Read our article on superyachts to charter over Thanksgiving to discover what other charter options are available for the holidays this November.

Azteca II

motor yacht Azteca II anchored in Mexico on a luxury yacht charter
sun loungers and Jacuzzi on the sundeck of superyacht Azteca II
sofas forming a sociable seating area in the main salon of luxury yacht Azteca II
large master suite on board charter yacht Azteca II

Also venturing off the beaten track this winter is the 50m/163ft luxury yacht ‘Azteca II’ from Nereids Yachts. Available along the west coast of Mexico this Christmas and New Year, she is jam-packed with facilities for charterers to enjoy while soaking up panoramas of stunning beaches and giant sunsets.

Highlights include a spacious sundeck crowned with a spa pool, an elegant al fresco dining area on the upper deck aft and timeless interior styling from Michael Leach.


superyacht Highlander underway on a Caribbean yacht charter

Originally built for Malcolm Forbes, the 49m/162ft superyacht HIGHLANDER was long seen as one of the best-known symbols of big business. Her distinctive history and extensive entertainment offer make her a top option for a Christmas or New Year’s Eve charter in the Caribbean.

Guests celebrating the holidays on board this Feadship build can take a dip in the LED-lit Jacuzzi, host a glittering party in the disco lounge, watch a movie in the media salon, indulge in a spa treatment in the massage room and try out the superb water toy collection for hours of on-the-water fun.


expedition yacht Zulu on a Caribbean yacht charter
al fresco dining area and luxe seating area on the sundeck of luxury yacht Zulu
seating area and formal dining setup in the main salon aboard charter yacht Zulu
al fresco dining table and lounging area on the large aft deck of charter yacht Zulu

The 36m/118ft expedition yacht ZULU from Inace Yachts is available over the festive season in the Caribbean. Every inch the modern-day explorer yacht, she stands out with her distinctive design, exceptional cruising capability and charming interior styling from Italian designer Pastrovich.

For families celebrating Christmas on board, she features exceptional deck areas designed for intimate entertaining. Yet her expansive aft deck is perfect for hosting a party to see in 2019 in style.

For more information on any of the above yachts, speak to your preferred charter broker.


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