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Benetti launches brand new charter yacht URIAMIR
09 April 2018
Set for her inaugural charter season in Italy this summer, the 29m/95ft motor yacht URIAMIR was officially launched by Benetti Yachts last Friday.
Luxury Yacht SIMA Welcomes Bookings in Croatia and Italy
23 March 2016
The 40m/130ft motor yacht SIMA is preparing for her summer season in the Mediterranean, where she will be taking bookings in destinations such as Croatia and southern Italy.
Superyacht ‘Cocoa Bean’ Joins Global Charter Fleet in the Mediterranean
22 February 2016
The impressive 74m/243ft luxury yacht ‘Cocoa Bean’ will join the Mediterranean charter market this summer, and will be available in destinations such as the Italian Riviera and Sardinia.
Motor Yacht L’ALBATROS Waivers Delivery Fees in Italy and Croatia
02 March 2016
The 44m/143ft superyacht L’ALBATROS will be available without delivery fees in southern Italy and Adriatic destinations such as Croatia in July and August respectively.
Superyachts Impress At MYBA Charter Show 2016
04 May 2016
With Genoa enjoying an unusual spell of sunshine for this year’s edition of the MYBA Charter Show, a collection of luxury yachts stood out to the discerning crowds gathered in one of the finest ports in Italy.
Sailing Yacht PTARMIGAN Now Taking Enquiries For Summer Charters In West Mediterranean
28 January 2016
After spending winter in the Caribbean, the refreshingly modern 25m/82ft sailing yacht PTARMIGAN will be open for summer charters in the West Mediterranean.
Superyacht TURQUOISE Charter Gap in Montenegro
07 July 2015
Due to a cancellation, the popular 55m/182ft superyacht TURQUOISE is now available from 21 to 31 July for a charter itinerary from Venice to Kotor in Montenegro.
Catamaran ALLURES Special Rate for Charter Gap
26 June 2015
The 31m/100ft performance sailing catamaran ALLURES is available at a 10% discount for a 9-days charter from 8 to 17 July in West Italy.
Superyacht 'Seven Sins' Special Offer in the Mediterranean
17 June 2015
Benefitting from new exterior space after her lengthening to 43 metres/143 feet, superyacht 'Seven Sins' is available for 8 days for the price of 7 in the Mediterranean for two charter gaps this summer.
Superyacht HIGHLANDER Offers Significant Charter Discount
10 June 2015
The 49m/162ft 'Forbes' superyacht HIGHLANDER is offering a significant $65,000 discount on week charter starting on 25 June in Capri.
Superyacht STARFIRE Releases Prime-Time Availability
05 June 2015
The popular 54m/177ft superyacht STARFIRE is newly available for prime-time summer dates in the Mediterranean, following a change of schedule.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2015 Opens in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
02 June 2015
Signalling the start of the Mediterranean superyacht season, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2015 opened today, with seasoned racers including S/Y OHANA and S/Y MARIE participating in the regatta.
Superyacht ‘One More Toy’ Offers Special Rate for Four-Night Italian Charter
04 July 2017
The 47m/155ft superyacht ‘One More Toy’ from Christensen is offering a special base rate of $80,000 for a four-night charter in Italy this July.
Video: Charter Yachts Compete In The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016
15 September 2016
Causing a sensation in the waters of Italy last week, a number of sailing yachts available for charter were seen competing in the highly anticipate Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
4 of the Best Places to Dine during the Venice Film Festival
26 August 2015
Next week the glamour will descend on both the red carpet and harbour, as the 72nd Venice Film Festival brings the A-list stars and superyachts to Italy. Enjoying the oldest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world only calls for the most exquisite dining experience, and YachtCharterFleet have handpicked four of the most taste bud-tantalising options below.
Superyacht 'Scorpion 2' has charter gap in France
14 July 2015
The 131ft /40m motor yacht 'Scorpion 2' is now available for charter in August in the south of France and Italy.
Sailing Yacht ‘Silver Spray’ Joins Global Charter Fleet in Centenary Year
06 January 2016
After an extensive two year refit, the 34m/109ft superyacht ‘Silver Spray’ has joined the global charter fleet, and is now taking bookings in Mediterranean destinations such as Italy and Sicily.
Motor yacht ‘Sea Wish’ Joins Global Charter Fleet in Italy
01 December 2015
The 36m/119ft superyacht ‘Sea Wish’ has arrived on the charter market and is taking bookings for charter vacations in Mediterranean locations such as Italy and Croatia.
2014 Genoa Boat Show Opens for its 54th Edition
01 October 2014
The Genoa International Boat show has opened its doors and over the next five days will be showcasing its ‘renewed and more dynamic’ layout.
Superyacht TITAN has Late Availability in Croatia
28 August 2014
The impressive 60m superyacht TITAN has late charter availability from 30 August for cruising in Croatia.
Italian Tax Authorities Clarify VAT on APA Issues
07 July 2016
The Italian Tax Authorities have confirmed that no VAT is due on advanced provisioning allowance (APA) for charters starting in Italian waters following a formal request for legal interpretation by MYBA, The Worldwide Yachting Association.
M/Y MEAMINA Available to Charter in the Adriatic in September
29 May 2014
The 59m superyacht MEAMINA has charter dates available in the Adriatic Sea this September.
S/Y ADESSO Offering Italian Charters at Reduced Rates
04 June 2014
The 32m sailing yacht ADESSO has reduced her weekly charter rate down from €35,000 to €30,000 this month in Southern Italy.
Superyacht CHRISTINA G Giving 7 to 12 Day Charters at €80,000 in Italy
29 May 2014
The 33m motor yacht CHRISTINA G is offering a special gap deal between the 9th and 21st June on all charters between 7 and 12 days at just €80,000.
Feadship Superyacht ILLUSION Open For Charter Following Refit
29 June 2017
After completing a €30m refit, the 55m/182ft motor yacht ILLUSION is available for charter vacations in France and Italy this August.
Superyacht BERZINC Offers 8 Days Charter For The Price Of 7
28 June 2017
Tempting charter guests to check out some beautiful cruising grounds this summer, the 45m/147ft motor yacht BERZINC is offering 8 days charter for the price of 7 in Italy when booked between 2nd-12th August.
Superyacht ‘Lauren L’ Open in July for Italian Charter
21 June 2016
The impressive 90m/295ft motor yacht ‘Lauren L’ is looking to fill a gap in her charter calendar, starting on July 5 in Naples, Italy, and finishing on July 24 in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Select July Dates for Italian Charter On Board Superyacht VERTIGE
22 June 2017
The newly launched 50m/164ft superyacht VERTIGE from Tankoa Yachts has free dates from 1st to 6th July for a short term charter in the wonderful cruising grounds of Southern Italy and Sicily.
‘Cacos V’ Heads to France Renamed as Superyacht GIRAUD
21 June 2017
The award-winning 40m/131ft Tecnomar yacht ‘Cacos V’ has been renamed as superyacht GIRAUD, and is now available for charter in Mediterranean hotspots such as France and Italy.
M/Y ANDEA To Be Based in Southern Italy This Summer
08 January 2014
The 27 metre motor yacht ANDEA is going to be based in Southern Italy this summer and will be offering charters out of Palermo to destinations including Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.
Reduced Rates on Charter Yacht SULTANA
23 August 2013
The 25.8m Feadship charter yacht Sultana is offering a reduced charter rate of €33,000 per week from the 1st September in the West Mediterranean.
Last Minute Offer on WHEELS Charter Yacht
21 August 2013
The luxury charter yacht WHEELS is now available with 30% off charters of 10 days or more in the South of France and Italy.
Charter Yacht ALILA Available Around Italian Riveria
12 August 2013
The 32 metre motor yacht ALIA will be available for charter from 27th August in and around the Tuscan coast in Italy.
The Genoa International Boat Show 2013 Evolves
31 July 2013
Running from 2nd-6th October 2013, the 53rd Genoa International Boat Show has revealed a new calendar schedule, a pioneering layout, a range of exhibition areas and new services.
Charter Yacht 'DIAMOND A' Offers Reduced Rates
19 July 2013
Save €25,000 per week on luxurious charter yacht 'DIAMOND A' this summer.
Charter yacht ‘Maltese Falcon’ triumphs at Perini Navi Cup 2018
24 September 2018
The 88m/289ft sailing yacht ‘Maltese Falcon’ dominated three days of racing to secure the overall win in the Perini Navi Cup 2018, held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo.
ICARUS Charter Yacht Reduces Rates
18 July 2013
The 27 metre sailing yacht ICARUS is dropping her weekly base rate by 10% for all charters until 10th September in the Mediterranean.
Charter Yacht MOSAFA Has Reduced Weekly Rates
12 July 2013
Luxury motor yacht MOSAFA is available for charter at reduced weekly rates - now only €30,000 per week in low season and €35,000 per week high season.
Superyacht KISMET to star in $150 million movie, 'Six Underground'
08 October 2018
The award-winning 95m/312ft motor yacht KISMET was spotted filming for new Michael Bay movie ‘Six Underground’ in Italy last week.
New superyacht marina to open in Italy this November
05 October 2018
A new marina for luxury yachts will open in Genoa, Italy, next month as part of Amico & Co’s plans to expand their facilities and create a ‘superyacht hub’.
Italian VAT Rise Facing Delay
27 June 2013
The scheduled 1% increase in the Italian VAT rate, taking it up to 22%, which is due to come into effect on July 1st 2013, could be postponed indefinitely.
Classic Motor Yacht Sultana For Charter
21 June 2013
The 25.8 metre Feadship yacht Sultana is new to the charter fleet.
Sea Force One For Charter in the Adriatic
30 May 2013
Motor yacht Sea Force One will be available to charter in the Adriatic from mid June without delivery charges.
Update on Italian Yachting Tax Regulations
28 March 2012
The Italian Parliament has approved the amendment to the fiercely criticised yacht berthing-tax, which was introduced in December 2011.
Save 20% on a Mediterranean yacht charter aboard new 108ft Ferretti motor yacht
15 May 2018
The brand new 33m/108ft luxury yacht ‘December Six’ is offering a 20% discount on Mediterranean yacht charters this June as she cruises towards Naples in Italy.
Below Deck Mediterranean Season 3 premieres tonight aboard superyacht ‘Talisman Maiton’
15 May 2018
Hit US TV series Below Deck Mediterranean returns to Bravo TV at 9pm EST tonight for its third season. Captain Sandy Yawn will be back at the helm, but this time around the series will be set in Italy aboard the 54m/178ft motor yacht ‘Talisman Maiton’.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta introduces new racing format for 2019
06 November 2018
The prestigious regatta will now span across five days instead of four, after last year’s races in Porto Cervo were put on hold due to adverse weather.
Tankoa Yachts launches brand new 72m charter yacht SOLO
01 August 2018
The 72m/236ft superyacht SOLO was officially launched this morning from the yard’s facilities in Genoa, Italy, and will soon begin her debut charter season.
Charter yacht SARASTAR stars in new Netflix movie 'Murder Mystery' 2019
01 August 2018
The 60m/198ft motor yacht SARASTAR from Mondo Marine will feature in the 2019 Netflix movie Murder Mystery starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
Special offer on Italy yacht charters with superyacht ‘Azzurra II’
26 April 2019
Enjoy a luxury yacht charter in Italy and other Mediterranean hotspots on board the 48m/156ft motor yacht ‘Azzurra II’.
Special offer on Mediterranean charters aboard superyacht ‘Her Destiny’
07 September 2018
Save up to 25 percent when you book ten days chartering 37m/122ft luxury yacht Her Destiny throughout September in West Mediterranean hotspots such as the South of France and Italy.
Superyacht ROMA offers an outstanding 25% off West Mediterranean yacht charters taking place this September
30 August 2018
62m/203ft motor yacht ROMA is available for luxury yacht charter around Mediterranean hotspots such as Italy and the South of France this September, offering an unbeatable 25% discount on her weekly base rate.
Be among the first to charter CRN superyacht BUNKER
21 January 2019
The 39m/128ft luxury yacht BUNKER from CRN is the latest to join the charter market, and will be available to charter around the West Mediterranean from summer 2019.
Superyacht HEMILEA now open for Mediterranean charters
11 March 2019
The 41m/135ft motor yacht HEMILEA is now open to charter around Mediterranean hotspots such as Corsica and Sardinia.
Superyacht APRIL now available for charter
11 March 2019
The 52m/172ft motor yacht APRIL from Amels has now joined the charter fleet in Mediterranean destinations such as Italy and the South of France.
Cannes to Naples
This 11-day itinerary cherry-picks a selection of the most sought-after destinations on the Cote d’Azur and Amalfi coast. It’s a perfect vacation of history and culture mixed with a splash of hedonism in some of the most iconic yachting destinations in the world.
The Gems Of The Amalfi Coast
Italy is renowned for boasting spectacular scenery mixed in with romantic culture, incredible cuisine and indulgent examples of locally produced wine. Cruising around the Amalfi coast in your luxury charter yacht, you will encounter some of the most staggering views that Italy has to offer as well as some hidden gems you can't reach apart from by private vessel. Hidden away from cruise line tourists, the destinations you see show the true beauty of Italy without the hustle and bustle of mainstream tourism.
Discovering the Secrets of Sardinia
Basking in the heat of the Mediterranean, Sardinia beckons to visitors from across the globe to visit the sumptuous sandy beaches and staggering mountain treks across its internal landscape. As one of Italy's gems, this island is a highly sought after holiday location so how better to explore it than with your chosen luxury charter yacht? Cruising around the coastline you will meet some of the charming qualities of Italian life while finding every luxury you can expect when on a luxury charter yacht tour.
Home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, the fjords stretching up Norway’s western coast were practically made for sailing. Weave in and out of their bays, ogling the green mountains rising up out of the water around you and landing to hike or bike along the shores whenever you want. Encounter glaciers, blossoming orchards cascading down hillsides, glassy waters, and cities and villages that have lived in this landscape for centuries.
Island Hopping in the Tyrrhenian Sea
The Amalfi Coast’s breath-taking landscapes of towering cliffs and pastel-hued villages perched atop tumbling hillsides have long made it a magnet for elite travellers and, incorporated with a visit to the seven tiny Aeolian Islands situated off the tip of Sicily, a 10-day charter vacation discovering these Italian gems is one of pure delight.
Discover the Amalfi Coast
Celebrated as Italy’s most beautiful coastline, the Amalfi Coast encompasses spectacular scenery, charming coastal villages and pretty beaches which are ideal for a relaxing and indulgent luxury charter vacation. The combination of history, culture, art and wonderful food has long made this region popular with discerning travellers.
A unmatchable party atmosphere set in a natural cave formation
TreVille Beach Club
A haven of serenity and privacy away from the crowds
Romantic gardens in historic splendour
The Amalfi Coast’s restaurant to the stars
The Italian Riviera’s JetSet hotspot
Masseria Le Carrube
A rural retreat majoring in rustic refinement
The finest vistas on the Amalfi Coast
Rome’s most spectacular ancient monument
Magical 13th-century splendour
Venice Film Festival 2019
28 August 2019
Showcasing the best in international cinema, Venice’s 76th annual Film Festival will transform the city into a buzzing hub of culture attended by all of the A-listers.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2019
03 June 2019
The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta will bring together a world-class fleet of sailing yachts and an exclusive programme of social events when it returns to the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Sardinia for its 12th edition in June 2019.
Venice Film Festival 2018
29 August 2018
For 10 days this summer, the Lido of Venice will transform into the capital of cinema as film stars and superyachts roll into town for the Venice Film Festival.
MYBA Charter Show 2016
02 May 2016
One of the most important charter shows in the world, dedicated to industry professionals and superyachts, is set to return to the Italian city of Genoa from 2nd to 5th May 2016.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2016
07 June 2016
Some of the world’s largest and most beautiful sailing yachts will head to the glistening waters of Sardinia for the ninth edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, taking place from 7 to 11 June 2016.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2015
02 June 2015
Organised by the YCCS and Boat International Media, the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta attracts an ever-increasing fleet of luxury sailing yachts.
Venice Film Festival 2015
02 September 2015
The 72nd edition of the Venice International Film Festival will continue to celebrate the best in foreign cinema, with expert direction coming from Alberto Barbera.
Genoa Boat Show 2014
01 October 2014
The Genoa International Boat Show plays a principal role in the promotion of the yachting industry, and the 2014 edition will be no different.
Italian Grand Prix 2014
05 September 2014
Held at the classic Monza circuit, the Italian Grand Prix 2014 is scheduled to take place on 7th September.
Venice Film Festival 2014
27 August 2014
The 71st Venice International Film Festival will run from 27th August to 6th September and will again be directed by Alberto Barbera.
Italian Grand Prix
01 January 1970
The Italian Grand Prix is one of the longest running events on the Formula One calendar and has been held at Monza every year since 1950, with the exception of 1980, when it was held at Imola.
MYBA Charter Show 2015
27 April 2015
View the entire list of Luxury Superyachts attending the MYBA charter show in Genoa in 2015.
Genoa Boat Show 2013
05 October 2013
As Italy's premier yacht event, the Genoa Boat Show is guaranteed to draw in an impressive array of exhibitors. It is the perfect show for anyone who has an interest in anything maritime.
Venice Film Festival 2013
28 August 2013
The 70th International Venice Film Festival will be organised by La Biennale di Venezia and directed by Alberto Barbera.
Venice Film Festival Yacht Charter
01 January 1970
Originally founded in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the world's oldest event of its kind, and draws superstars and superyachts alike to the unique Italian city.
Infinitely enticing experiences spun out in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun
A vibrant hub of maritime history and cultural delights
An inspiration to poets, artists and writers throughout history
A haven of sheer seduction
One of Italy’s original Amalfi Coast hotspots.
The kind of old-world glamour that makes you forget the world outside
A legendary destination at every turn
Artistic, colourful and with bags of attitude - the Naples experience is unmissable.
Imbued with timeless elegance and cosmopolitan conviviality
The elite yachting capital of the Italian Riviera
Explore the history and beauty of this Mediterranean idyll
West Coast Italy
Renaissance opulence, lush vineyards and animated piazzas dressed in unmistakeable Italian Flair
The wild heart of Europe
An eclectic mix of cosmopolitan chic and ancient history
THE CRADLE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION
10 of the best things to do in Venice during the Venice Film Festival
Discover our pick of the best attractions, activities and things to see and do in Venice when attending the Venice Film Festival on a luxury yacht charter.
Where to catch the last of the summer sun in Europe...
If you are looking for a last minute yachting vacation, there is still time to make the most of the sunshine. We have created a list of the best places to go to catch those final rays of summer…
Beyonce shares the magic of chartering a superyacht with her millions of followers
Taking a well-deserved break from their music tour, Beyonce and Jay-Z chose to charter the 95m/312ft luxury yacht KISMET for an incredible Mediterranean vacation with their three children. Thanks to the rich variety of charter yachts available on the market, you and your family can do the same and experience the unique joy of a private yacht charter.
Porto Cervo: Sardinia's shopping paradise
Every summer, luxury yachts hear the call of Sardinia's Porto Cervo. Turned into a millionaire's playground by the Aga Khan in the 1960s, it's no surprise that the resort's high-end boutiques cater to the ultra-rich travellers who escape here.
6 of the Best Italian Destinations to Visit by Luxury Yacht
Effortlessly combining history, art, fashion, food, architecture and 4,660 miles of spectacular coastline, Italy is irresistible. Find out six top Italian destinations to visit when undertaking a luxury yacht charter in the region.
Superyacht IPANEMAS Offers 15% Reduction On France Charter Vacations
19 May 2017
Reducing her weekly base rate by 15% in the stunning cruising grounds of France and Italy, the 45m/148ft motor yacht IPANEMAS is the perfect choice for a summertime charter this year.