The Top 5 Favourite Charter Yachts of Brokers

The Top 5 Favourite Charter Yachts of Brokers

With a wealth of knowledge about the industry, a recent poll of brokers conducted by Yachts International provided fascinating insight into superyachts for charter they view as a cut above the rest.

Fifty of world’s leading charter professionals had their say on the vessels they would book if planning a vacation with family and friends. Discover which 70 metre/229 foot superyacht they selected as their number choice below.

Sailing Yacht HEMISPHERE one of broker's top five superyachts for charter

5. Sailing Yacht HEMISPHERE

The world’s largest sailing catamaran, 44m/145ft Pendennis yacht HEMISPHERE, was voted in the top 5 charter yachts amongst brokers, popular for its amenities (including a 61’ television in her salon), deck Jacuzzi, extensive range of water toys (a full-certified PADI diving training centre) and fishing opportunities – complete with a fishing boat ideal for game fishing.

Selected as winner of both the ‘Interior Design Award’ and ‘Interior Layout Award’ in the sailing yacht category at the Showboats Design Awards in 2011, HEMIPSHERE is styled with a combination of pressed walnut, leather and natural textures. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in five staterooms, and spend summer in Australia and New Zealand before relocating to Indonesia in the winter. She charters from $260,000 per week throughout the year.

motor yacht AXIOMA one of broker's top five superyachts for charter

4. Motor Yacht AXIOMA

A double-height main salon, large infinity swimming pool, spa, movie theatre and sumptuous Alberto Pinto styling spanning over 3,000 m² has cemented 72m/236ft AXIOMA’s reputation as one of the most well-appointed vessels on the charter market. As many as 12 guests can stay on board for a vacation, including a master suite and 3 VIP staterooms.

Cruising in the Mediterranean this summer, Dunya superyacht AXIOMA recently received a ‘Special Commendation’ at the 2014 World Superyacht Awards in the category for ‘Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT.’ Highlights from her impressive range of water toys include Seaobobs and a huge inflatable waterslide.  AXIOMA charter rates start between €490,000-€525,000 per week dependant on season, and is currently offering a special discount on bookings.

motor yacht 'Plan A' one of broker's top five superyachts for charter

3. Motor Yacht ‘Plan A’

The smallest vessel in the participating charter broker’s top five, the 40m/130ft Westport superyacht Plan A is renowned for offering a first-class experience of Florida, New England and the Bahamas. Very popular amongst charter clientele, Zero Speed Stabilizers and an elegant, cherry wood interior is a large part of her charm.

Able to reach top speed of 22 knots, she is the ideal choice for island-hopping in the Caribbean. A Jacuzzi, barbecue and ample space across her three decks make entertaining in style effortless. Fresh from a 2014 refit, Plan A is available throughout the year from $95,000 per week and accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

Sailing Yacht 'Maltese Falcon' one of broker's top five superyachts for charter

2. Sailing Yacht 'Maltese Falcon'

Narrowly missing out on first spot is the multi-award winning 88m/289ft superyacht Maltese Falcon, widely considered one of the most high-tech Perini Navi vessels built to date. Her revolutionary DynaRig design and three self-standing and rotating 58-metre masts ensure exceptional sailing performance in all conditions.

With ten major yachting awards to her name, onboard massage therapist, huge range of water toys, and the largest outdoor cinema screen of any charter yacht, its clear Maltese Falcon will continue to dominate ‘Best’ lists for many years to come. She cruises throughout the Mediterranean, and sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.

motor yacht SHERAKHAN is charter broker's number one choice of superyacht for charter
motor yacht SHERAKHAN's dining hall atrium
motor yacht SHERAKHAN's spa

1. Motor Yacht SHERAKHAN

Boasting 70 metres (229 feet) of unadulterated luxury, charter brokers voted Vuyk superyacht SHERAKHAN their favourite vessel currently available to rent. Styled to rival the finest 5-star hotels ashore with features such as her dining hall atrium, she is certainly one of the most luxurious vessels currently cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean’s water.

Guests’ relaxation is made priority with a crew equipped to pamper with spa massage treatment, Michelin star-quality culinary experiences, a glass-bottomed deck Jacuzzi, and 13 lavish literary-inspired suites which can sleep up to 26 guests. Originally built in 1965 and fully re-commissioned in 2005, classic yacht SHERAKHAN is ideal for long distance cruising, with charter rates starting at €385,000 per week.

To charter any of the aforementioned superyachts this summer, please contact your preferred charter broker.


Ulysse Nardin