There is no better way to celebrate the start of 2018 than aboard a superyacht and, with an impressive selection of luxury charter yachts open for the upcoming holidays, there is still time to plan the perfect New Year's Eve charter vacation.
Whether you wish to host a glittering superyacht party in the Caribbean or to undertake an intimate escape to the far-flung cruising grounds of South East Asia, a private yacht charter over the New Year promises to be an unforgettable start to 2018.
As this is an ideal time to revel in the remarkable experiences only a luxury yacht can provide, here are 10 of the best superyachts available for charter over New Year's Eve.
1. HERE COMES THE SUN
One of the most exciting launches of 2017, the 83m/272ft motor yacht ‘Here Comes The Sun’ from Amels is jam-packed with an amazing array of leisure facilities and social spaces, guaranteed to keep guests entertained during a night of New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Caribbean.
Sip cocktails in the sundeck Jacuzzi, clink champagne flutes by the large infinity pool, feast on a delicious meal in the upper deck’s alfresco dining area and, to recover from the night before, make the most of the lower deck’s wellness and spa centre.
Also guaranteed to wow is the Winch Design interior, described by Andrew Winch himself as ‘a home, a floating island’. Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in 10 cabins, including an expansive master suite, three VIP suites, two double cabins and four convertible cabins.
Party in style aboard the 72m/235ft motor yacht UTOPIA as her duplex sundeck transforms into a magnificent nightclub, perfect for dancing into 2018 surrounded by family and friends.
On this Feadship build, guests will have six levels at their disposal, one of which is entirely devoted to the principal charterer. Other key features include two Jacuzzis, a treasure chest of water toys and timeless interior styling from Redman Whiteley Dixon.
Available in the Caribbean and the Bahamas, the motor yacht can sleep a total of 12 guests in six cabins. These comprise a master suite, two double cabins and three twin cabins.
Escape to the exotic cruising grounds of Thailand this New Year aboard the 69m/226ft Austal motor yacht SALUZI. Renowned for the multi-coloured artwork that enlivens her hull and superstructure, she is available in the region with no delivery fees.
One of the finest yachts cruising South East Asia, she provides guests with an attractive combination of deck spaces suitable for large-scale entertainment as well as rest, respite and relaxation.
Plus, as one of the rare charter yachts able to sleep 32 guests on a private yachting vacation, charterers can spend 2018 surrounded by even more family and friends.
Ring in 2018 aboard the award-winning 63m/207ft motor yacht 11/11. As one of the most popular yachts on the charter scene, this Benetti build’s availability in the Caribbean is not expected to last long especially as, over the festive period, she is offering 12 days of charter for the price of 10.
Inviting social areas, two Jacuzzis, no-end of sunning options and luxe alfresco dining setups ensure the very best in outdoor entertainment, while the art deco-themed interior provides the ultimate in luxurious on-the-water living.
11/11 is certainly well-primed for parties and, after a night of revelry, she can sleep up to 12 guests in six staterooms, including a show-stopping master suite, a VIP suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins. Unwind the next day in the sauna and massage room.
The glittering 1930s-style creates the ultimate setting for luxuriant New Year’s soirees which can spread out across the split-level sundeck. Head here for a rotating sunbed, a bespoke dining table which transforms into a stage and a 12-person spa pool with chromatherapy lights.
What’s more, SEALYON is offering 10 days for the price of eight for Caribbean charters taking place over the New Year’s period. Twelve guests can sleep in 10 staterooms.
Launched in 2015 by Brodosplit, this yacht really does focus on entertainment, with expansive spaces perfect for event charters, a whiskey and smoking lounge, a wide-range of water toys and a variety of dining areas.
But, a Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room and fold-down balconies in the guest cabins ensure all on board can wind down once the main celebrations are over. In total, 12 guests can be accommodated in six staterooms.
Usually found circumnavigating the globe's remotest waters or making waves in the world's regatta circuit, the 60m/197ft sailing yacht PERSEUS^3 will be in the Caribbean from 29th December, ready to welcome aboard guests for a spectacular New Year’s charter.
Hitting the water in 2015, the Perini Navi build is one of the most innovative yachts in the charter fleet and, thus, has an exceptional sailing performance. Yet she also provides all the comforts and luxuries expected from a modern-day superyacht.
After relaxing in her spa pool with a cocktail, enjoying a gourmet dinner on the aft deck, lounging on sunpads or playing on the water toys, retreat to one of five staterooms. These include two double cabins, two twin cabins and a full-beam master suite which can convert into two double cabins.
8. MY SEANNA
A newly created beach club transforms from an inviting daytime hangout to a waterside nightclub, the sundeck boasts an oversized Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar and fittings brushed in 22 carat gold sparkle throughout the palatial interior.
Adding to My Seanna’s appeal this December is a special charter deal. Book her for eight days in the Caribbean and Bahamas over the holidays and New Year and only pay for six. Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in six cabins.
9. QUITE ESSENTIAL
The eye-catching 55m/180ft luxury yacht ‘Quite Essential’ is another highly sought-after yacht with availability over the New Year. But, deviating from the norm, she is based in Mediterranean destinations such as the French Riviera.
Launched by Heesen in 2011, she features a Jacuzzi as well as a swimming pool. The latter is just steps away from a cocktail bar and lounge, offering an exquisite spot to start a party with a glass of bubbly before dinning under the stars on the sundeck.
To recover from a night of festivities, unwind in the sauna or massage room. Six staterooms, including a master suite, four double cabins and a twin cabin, can sleep up to 12 guests and all boast gorgeous styling from Ken Freivokh and Michela Reverberi.
Although built for extensive blue water cruising, the award-winning 52m/170ft sailing yacht Q from Alloy Yachts offers guests a variety of enviable features to enjoy while seeing in 2018 on a charter vacation.
Relax in the foredeck Jacuzzi, dine in the sundeck cockpit and soak up the sailing action from the comfort of the flybridge. There is also an all-weather cockpit for the ultimate at-sea dining experience and a retractable swim platform for easy access into the Caribbean waters.
Just as impressive is her Reymond Langton-designed interior which is able to accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins.
A private yacht charter over the New Year promises to be an unforgettable start to 2018
For more details on any of the above yachts, speak to your preferred charter broker.