Luxury yacht charters are among the most exclusive and desirable vacations in the world, but they aren’t only for billionaires and celebrities. In fact, with people increasingly seeking safe and secure luxury vacation options, more and more travelers are entering the yacht charter market.
One might be surprised to learn that there’s a wide variety of luxury yachts priced under $75,000 per week that cruise in a range of destinations around the world. With most luxury yachts featuring multiple staterooms and accommodating between six and 12 guests, they are well-suited for groups of friends or families. Splitting the cost of the charter between families, couples or individuals can create an attainable ultra-luxury holiday.
At this more achievable price point, you and your family or friends can enjoy the glamour of the Mediterranean, dive into the beautiful blue Bahamian sea, cruise the striking coastlines of New England and immerse yourself in the unique cultures of Southeast Asia during a charter trip of a lifetime.
Keep in mind, in addition to the weekly charter rate, guests are responsible for expenses including food and beverage aboard the yacht, dockage and fuel, which typically run between 25 and 30 percent of the yacht’s base fee. Other expenses include taxes and gratuity.
Below is a sampling of the many luxury charter yacht options that you didn’t know you can afford.
BODACIOUS | 105’ (32.2m) | 10 guests
Low-reason rate: $70,000/week plus expenses
Catch cool coastal breezes as you cruise New England’s stunning cliffs aboard this Sanlorenzo motor yacht. Guests often gravitate to the yacht’s flybridge where they can sunbathe on the sunpads, soak in the Jacuzzi and lounge comfortably while enjoying sunset cocktails. The yacht features five staterooms and runs with five crewmembers.
AVELINE | 103’ (31.5m) | 8 guests
Low-season rate: $63,000/week plus expenses
AVELINE is ideal for those wishing to enjoy privacy and luxury on the water. From resplendent alfresco spaces to a relaxing and comfortable interior, she is prime for cruising Southeast Asia. AVELINE welcomes eight guests in four staterooms and runs with five crewmembers.
PHOENIX | 118’ (36.2m) | 9 guests
Low-season rate: $62,000/week plus expenses
Ideally suited for friends or families, PHOENIX is comfortable, stylish and welcoming. She features modern interior spaces, excellent outdoor living areas and a fully-stocked toy chest with everything from a sea pool to a waterslide. Four staterooms welcome up to nine guests. PHOENIX has four staterooms and is run by a professional crew of nine.
When looking for inspiration for their 66-meter, fossil-free yacht concept, Dutch studio Vripack used creatures like birds and sharks as their source. More specifically, they studied how they’re able to propel themselves through the air and water with seemingly no effort at all. “That’s the beauty of naval architecture,” said Vripack co-creative director Marnix Hoekstra. “First and foremost, you should mimic nature in the sense that you use as little energy as possible when crossing through the waves. We were driven by that goal from the outset.” The resulting design is slender, efficient, and a third of the height of a comparable 66m yacht. With long flowing lines, a cocoon-like superstructure, and a streamlined bow and rounded middle, Futura is meant to share its shape with the whale. Plus, made out of glass, it’s also super light in weight thanks to Vripack’s engineering team that uses “rhombus-shaped framing” in the design, which ends up offering a cross-hatched effect, just like fish scales.
Last, but certainly not least, is Wallet, a 110-meter mega yacht designed by Vom Creations. Though not much is known just yet regarding her specifications, what we do know is already pretty impressive in more ways than one. Aside from it being visually stunning, Wallet boasts a panoramic gym on the sun deck, a massive infinity pool with a glass bottom on the main deck, and a helipad on the bridge deck. Able to accommodate 20 guests and 37 crew, the vessel also features a spa, cinema, and two 8.5 limo/life boats.