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The world's most expensive charter yachts in 2021

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2021-06-07

Thinking about renting a multi-millior dollar megayacht? Discover what you can expect on board the world’s most expensive luxury yachts available for superyacht charters for more than $1 million per week. 

There’s no doubt that the latest superyachts of the charter fleet offer the finest in luxury living, with a selection of cutting-edge amenities and state-of-the-art on-board facilities. 

From spacious swimming pools and plush cinemas to impressive basketball courts and underwater observation lounges, take a look at the world’s most expensive yachts which you can privately rent.

136m (446ft) superyacht FLYING FOX

Best for: An action-packed vacation with all the family

Superyacht Flying Fox underway in the North Sea
Aft decks of luxury yacht Flying Fox, with large pool visible
Living areas on the aft deck of luxury charter yacht Flying FoxMain salon of luxury yacht Flying Fox

Coming in at 446ft (136m) superyacht Flying Fox is the world’s largest superyacht for charter. She was launched by German shipyard Lurssen in 2019 and features accommodation for 22 guests in 11 suites. Across her five colossal decks, she houses a pair of helipads which are large enough to accommodate some of the biggest choppers on the market.

The superyacht’s aft deck is home to a 12m swimming pool, where you can slide in and soak up spectacular views from a prime vantage point. The beach club of Flying Fox is particularly noteworthy, as it boasts a split-level spa with a hammam, steam room, Cryosauna and treatment room. 

This majestic vessel also features a large indoor jacuzzi, with access to the sea lounge and a scuba-diving room. Take a look at pictures inside superyacht Flying Fox for a closer look.

Cost to rent: $4,263,000 plus expenses

92m (302ft) superyacht QUEEN MIRI

Best for: Indulging in a spot of pampering

Queen Miri yacht

The exceptional superyacht QUEEN MIRI was built in 2004 and was refitted to a pristine condition in 2016 by the Amico shipyard. Accommodating a staggering 36 guests across 18 elegantly appointed suites (one master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 7 double cabins and 8 twin cabins) she is a floating masterpiece, with her distinctive exteriors penned by Alpha Marine amd her chic interiors helmed by the revered Studio Massari.

Queen Miri yacht indoor pool
Queen Miri exterior space
Sunbeds on superyacht queen miri

Motor yacht QUEEN MIRI is certainly a vessel of immaculate pedigree from bow to stern, but she's best known for having one of the largest health spas to exist on any charter vessel, making her a pampering delight. She features a sprawling spa and relaxation zone, and is replete with a whirlpool Jacuzzi and a heated seawater swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

93m (305ft) superyacht LADY S

Best for: Entertaining in style

Superyacht Lady S at anchor in the Mediterranean
Superyacht Lady on the water, with helipad clearly visibleCharter yacht Lady S cutting sharply through the water while underway
Aft deck view of Lady S at anchor in Portofino

Luxury yacht LADY S comes from one of the most revered shipyards in the world: Feadship. Delivered in 2019, she is also one of the most sought-after yachts on the charter market.  Her interiors are by the esteemed Reymond Langton Design, who has styled the yacht to reflect a contemporary jewelry box with plenty of crystals and shimmering surfaces. 

Offering accommodation for 12 guests in seven suites, superyacht LADY S's most impressive onboard highlights include her duplex IMAX cinema, an amenity that had never previously before featured on a yacht. She also volunteers two helipads, and the one positioned aft doubles as a basketball court.

Hard to miss on her main deck aft is an enticing swimming pool that offers separate shaded and sunning areas. Below it, the beach club is suffused with light, featuring generously sized large side-opening balconies.

Want to see her sheer size in perspective? Take a look at this video of superyacht Lady S in Portofino.

Cost to Rent: $1,790,000 plus expenses.

106.5m (349ft) superyacht DREAM

Best for: Corporate yacht charters

Superyacht DREAM is a mammoth vessel that offers expansive and intimate areas for dining, sunning and relaxing, making her the ideal choice for a corporate yacht charter. A true declaration of superyacht style, this luxury yacht was built in 1997  by Olympic Yacht Services before being carefully refitted in 2018 to keep her in flawless condition. Her exteriors are crafted by Studio Vafiadis and interiors are helmed by CQStudio.

Superyacht Dream cruising open waters
Beach club onboard yacht dream
Outdoor pool on superyacht DreamMotor yacht Dream outdoor space

Sleeping up to 36 yacht charter guests across 22 plush rooms (one master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 6 double cabins, and 9 double/twin cabins) she truly is a yacht of epic proportions. And with such colossal size comes an extraordinary number of amenities: including a sundeck swimming pool, helipad and swim-up bar, plus a multitude of wellness facilities and beauty facilities. Whenever the open water beckons,  peruse her veritable flotilla of toys and tenders for a rip-roaring ride.

Cost to Rent: $2,436,000 plus expenses.

107m (10351ft) superyacht LANA

Best for: Cruising in comfort

Superyacht Lana cruising open waters
Lana outdoor Jacuzzi
Superyacht Lana exterior spaces lounging area

Delivered by Italian shipbuilder Benetti in 2019, luxury yacht LANA provides accommodation for up to 12 guests in eight cabins. She is replete with exciting onboard amenities, including a beach club with spa facilities and a continuous connection to the ocean, thanks to a swim platform and twin fold-out sections on both sides of the beam.

The yacht enjoys tasteful and minimal interiors from Benetti’s in-house team, who have made full use of the tall windows and subsequent infusions of light. The owner’s suite onboard LANA is particularly lavish, with fold-out balconies flanking the space, large private dressing rooms and an interconnecting bathroom.

Cost to rent: $2,192,000 plus expenses

92m (302ft) superyacht AQUARIUS

Best for: Endless entertaining in a supremely opulent setting

Aquarius motor yacht cruising open waters
Slide and beach club onboard superyacht aquarius

Built in 2016, luxury yacht AQUARIUS artfully fuses iconic Feadship design with contemporary flair throughout her indoor and outdoor spaces. With her exterior craftsmanship styled by De Voogt, and her deluxe interior by Sinot Yacht Design, she is a superyacht that has a lot up her sleeve, waiting to be discovered. 

Illuminated superyacht AquariusSuperyacht Aquarius outdoor space nightime
Main salon superyacht aquarius

She comfortably accommodates 12 guests in 7 gracefully designed staterooms, comprising a master suite and 6 VIP staterooms, all kitted out with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure the best possible charter experience.

Her splendid spaces are copious, but highlights worth mentoring are absolutely her capacious owner's penthouse, featuring its own private aft balcony, cinema suite, impressive 6.5m swimming pool cum dancefloor, as well as her extensive array of water toys and tenders. This includes a custom glass-roofed Venetian taxi and Riva tender.

83m (272ft) superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN

Best for: Outdoor activities and watersports

Amels yacht Here Comes the Sun underway
Profile with Tender
Superyacht Here Comes the Sun
Main Salon with Bar Area
Side balconies in beach club of motor yacht Here Comes the SunCovered swimming pool on board Here Comes the Sun

Built by Amels in 2017,  luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN has traversed across the globe in search of exciting yacht charter destinations. She is primed for those looking to soak up some sun, as she boasts around 900 square meters of exterior deck spaces.

Her main deck aft plays host to an inviting pool, while the sundeck offers a Jacuzzi fringed by sunpads, a relaxed dining area and a selection of nest chairs. To boot, the yacht is home to an excellent range of the latest water toys and accessories which will ensure guests of all ages are kept entertained for hours on end.

Cost to rent: From $1,461,000 per week plus expenses.

What can you expect on board a superyacht for over $1 million per week?

High crew-to-guest ratio

Champagne bucket on yacht
Crew member of yacht hands out hot towels to guests as they arrive back to the yacht on a tenderChief stewardess on board superyacht polished cutlery and glasses while wearing white gloves on board superyacht

With this kind of price tag, you can expect a host of high-luxury benefits that you wouldn't experience on board a smaller yacht. 

As well as the amenities, you can expect sterling service from the crew, who are highly-trained to provide attentive and discreet on-board comfort and care. No task is too small or too big, and the crew will endeavor to go above and beyond to provide the most sensational charter experience for guests. 

Whether that means chartering a helicopter to transport your favourite food on board, or creating an incredible party at a moments' notice, the crew are meticulously trained and committed to you and your needs.

On-board extras

Charter guests do fitness programme on board luxury yachtCharter guests do yoga session on the aft deck of a megayacht
Crew on board charter superyacht gives massage to her guest on deck

On board the most expensive yachts, the crew will be able to take on different roles to provide the best possible experience for you.

Expert masseurs will be able to ease away any tension and leave you feeling rebalanced, while beauticians will be on hand to provide manicures, hair styling or pampering body treatments. 

What's more, you can keep up your fitness regime at sea thanks to personal fitness trainers, and you can expect to feel refreshed and revitalised throughout your charter thanks to guided yoga and wellness sessions from on-board professionals. 

Aboard select yachts, you can even take advantage of on-board scuba diving instructors. 

VIP transport

Helicopter landing pad on board superyacht
Charter guests leave their superyacht by tender and enjoy the views and some champagneCharter guest on superyacht looks out over Monaco from on board limo tender

Whether your yacht has a custom Limo tender or a fully-certified Helipad, you can expect to enjoy VIP entrances and exits on board a yacht for over $1 million per week.

With access to a fully-certified Helipad, you can charter a helicopter to take you exploring by air. Having a helipad also greatly simplifies the arrival and departure process. What's more, you will be able to access some of the best venues on land, as more and more prestigious restaurants and beach clubs install their own private helipads. 

On a private yacht charter, you will find many places you want to access on shore can only be reached via tender. With that in mind, having a sleek and stylish tender will distinguish you and your charter yacht from the run-of-the-mill tenders also arriving on shore.

Gourmet dining

Charter guests are served food in front of pool on board megayacht
Fine dining cuisine on white plate on board motor yacht
Chef garnishes plate of food with flower

Yacht chefs are trained to an incredibly high standard, and on the most expensive charter yachts you can expect an unparalleled dining experience.

A lot of the time, the chefs will be Michelin-starred, with a wealth of experience at their disposal. No gastronomic feat is too challenging for these ambitious and competent chefs.

The food on board yachts which cost over $1 million per week will be far better than in any restaurant. What's more, each dish is specifically created to your tastes, so you are guaranteed to enjoy everything that comes out of the galley. Choose when and where your meal is served, and expect an unforgettable culinary taste sensation. 

The latest water toys and accessories

 photo 16Charter guest playing on inflatable toys aboard megayacht
Man enjoys Flyboarding on board superyacht

On board these megayachts, you can expect some of the most impressive toys and accessories at your fingertips.

Experience thrills as you race along the waves on Jet-Skis, or strap on a Flyboard and take to the skies above the water. 

For more leisurely fun, you can enjoy inflatable toys, ranging from slides and trampolines to climbing walls and extending swim platforms.

Plus, on many of the largest superyachts you can also enjoy scuba-diving with the help of trained instructors. You will have all the equipment you need on board, so whether you're a scuba pro or a diving beginner, you can experience the wonders of the sea while enjoying your luxury yacht charter. 

Why are these yachts so expensive to rent?

Charter guest relaxes in aft deck swimming pool on board luxury yacht
Man plays golf on bow of luxury superyacht
Charter guests watch film alfresco on aft deck of yacht

These yachts may seem expensive, but when you take certain factors into consideration this price tag becomes easier to swallow.

The first factor is crew-to-guest ratio. The larger the yacht, the more crew will be on hand to accommodate your every wish. The crew are all there to make your experience the best it can be, and are exclusively trying to anticipate your every need. 

The second thing to factor in is volume. As yachts get bigger, it's not just their length which increases; its also the breadth, thus increasing overall interior and exterior volume of the yacht. This creates so much more space for you to enjoy on board, particularly when compared to yachts with a lower LOA.

Running costs are another important thing to factor in, as these megayachts require a lot of maintenance, fuel and upkeep in order for them to run smoothly.

The final thing to consider is craftsmanship. Most of the yachts mentioned in this article come from the most esteemed yacht builders in the world, and as such, you can expect the finest quality down to the very last detail; from increased noise reduction to a smoother cruising experience.

Charter guest boards megayacht from set of steps
Charter guests on luxury yacht by poolCharter guest stands on side balcony on board luxury yacht

If you would like more information about any of these superyachts, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker.

Are you considering renting a luxury yacht for a crewed yacht charter vacation? You can view and compare the complete fleet of superyachts for charter to find the best one to suit the needs of you and your charter party. 

Be sure to check out our yacht charter destination features for inspiration to plan to help you plan your dream superyacht charter vacation. 

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