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6 compelling reasons why you should charter a luxury yacht


A superyacht is so much more than a luxury vessel, it is an experience like no other, where you can change your view at a moment’s notice, enjoy the finest cuisines and indulge your every whim. We have rounded up our top reasons why you should charter a luxury yacht.

A yacht is your very own private sanctuary that allows you to explore idyllic islands, discover fascinating underwater worlds, fly across turquoise seas on adrenalin-fuelled toys and even stage a murder mystery; anything is possible. Read on to discover our top 6 reasons why you should rent a yacht;

1. Finest cuisines

One of the best things about chartering is the food, and for superyacht clientele only the best chef will do. The yachting industry routinely attracts the finest chefs from across the globe who bring their extensive culinary experience to the superyacht table, culminating in a veritable feast for the senses across a medley of cuisines to please even the most discerning guest. 

Willy Pastel chef onboard charter yacht Aquila
Thai saladFine dining onboard a charter yacht

If they so desire, guests can experience a different culinary journey every day of their charter as the yacht Chef delivers a personalized menu exquisitely curated around guests’ preferences, and paired with some of the world's most exclusive wines for a degustation experience nonpareil.

2. Wellness & health

No yacht would be complete without a raft of wellness amenities designed to provide guests’ with a luxury escape where they can relax and indulge themselves in true superyacht fashion. Meanwhile, more active-oriented guests can maintain fitness regimes with the on-board personal trainer, perform laps in the swimming pool or simply nourish their soul in a spot of sunrise yoga on the aft deck. 

From mosaic-tiled Hammams to counter-current swimming pools, beauty therapy treatments to a full-blown gymnasium with all the bells and whistles, there is a wellness amenity to suit everyone’s needs on board a superyacht.

3. Beach BBQs & sundowners

Imagine listening to the sound of birdsong and waves gently lapping silken sands as your private yacht chef prepares lobster on the grill and discreet crew serve drinks and canapés to you and your guests under a billowing white canvas? 

This is one of the best aspects of renting a superyacht, where the yacht Captain and crew use their extensive knowledge of the area to scout out the perfect idyllic backdrop for you and your guests to enjoy a meal or drinks ashore in your very own private sanctuary. 

Whether you hanker after a fun and breezy BBQ, intimate dinner or simply fancy a cocktail or two as you watch the sun set in a blaze of color, a secluded island or cove presents the perfect opportunity for the crew to create a luxury haven for you and your guests to experience something truly unique and special on your luxury yacht vacation.

4. Themed nights

Superyacht crew pride themselves on creating magical experiences that you and your guests will remember for years to come. From murder mystery evenings where everyone comes dressed to kill and must solve a crime following a series of clues to pirate treasure hunts ashore for the kids, complete with sepia-tinted map and an old compass, there is no limit to the amount of fun you can enjoy on a superyacht charter. 

A child dressed up as a pirate on board a charter yachtGuests enjoy a Hawaiian themed lunch on board a charter yacht
Mexican themed tablescape by Bugsy Drake

If you and your guests have always had a hankering for acting out a thespian drama in front of an audience, want to indulge your inner comic at an open mic night in the sky lounge or wish to make an offering to Poseideon himself, the crew are up for it and will strive to achieve whatever it is you want to make your luxury yacht vacation extra special.

Guests dress up in masks for a themed evening on board a charter yacht

Themed evenings are also a great way of breaking the ice, with tablescapes and decor adding to the authentic flair of the evening; from an Hawaiian lūʻau (luau) to a full-on Eighties disco, your imagination is the only limiting factor.

5. Toys and accessories

Superyacht toys have come a long way in the last few years, with a bevy of adrenalin-fuelled toys and gadgets to excite guests of all ages. From electric foiling boards to inflatable waterparks, SeaBobs to submarines, guests can expect much more on board these days than simply a couple of kayaks and jet ski. 

Toys on board a charter yacht

A yacht is also the perfect jumping off point for unique scuba diving experiences or snorkeling around colorful reefs for the less experienced members of the group, with many superyachts boasting at least one PADI divemaster who are fully trained to lead groups of novices. 

The toy locker has also expanded to include an array of non-water related accessories, including golf tees allowing guests to practice their swing off the yacht, along with a stack of biodegradable golf balls that double as fish food, electric mountain bikes for easy day-long excursions ashore and even a helicopter or two! 

A man tees off from the aft deck of a charter yacht
Yacht charter guests play a life-size chess game on the aft deck

6. Thrilling adventures

The very best thing about a yacht is the freedom to go anywhere, with companies jumping on the bandwagon to incorporate exciting adventures into your itinerary program. Many yachts also now boast impressive cruising ranges allowing them to traverse the globe, from the jungles of Madagascar to majestic glaciers of Antarctica and beyond.

La Datcha anchored off a tropical island

There are also plenty of unique experiences closer to home, the Mediterranean in particular boasts stunning cruising grounds with endless beaches, idyllic islands, medieval citadels and a deeply rich cultural history, for starters.  

Your yacht broker can work with you, and an experienced expedition planner if necessary, to devise a magical itinerary that pushes the boundaries of imagination where you can incorporate a whole raft of thrilling excursions depending on where you are picking up the yacht. 

Heli-skiing on an explorer yacht charter onboard MY La Datcha
Penguins in Antarctica
Islands of Raja Ampat

From truffle hunting in Tuscany, visiting ancient monuments in Greece, trekking through jungles in Costa Rica or diving with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos, the choice is yours. All you have to do is pick your destination, select your perfect yacht and make dreams become a reality. 

All this coupled with complete privacy, glorious views, state-of-the-art entertainment and the absolute gold standard in service, with crew at your beck and call day and night, there surely is no better way to experience what the world has to offer than on board a luxury yacht for a truly unparalleled vacation of a lifetime. 

If you’d like to learn more about chartering a luxury yacht, please contact a recommended yacht charter broker.

Alternatively, feel free to compare and contrast the entire fleet of superyachts available for charter.

Check out our advice articles for more information on chartering a yacht

Image credit: @bugsydrake

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