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Best Charter Yachts for Summer and Beyond

Vacationing on a Superyacht is ideal for couples, families, and friends. In this issue, we look at some of the top picks from the brokers at Northrop & Johnson, one of the top firms in the business. In addition to spacious areas to relax, each yacht has an extensive array of toys from dive equipment to water slides, and more. 

1. Liberty

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Where can I charter Liberty?

For the summer:

French Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, Monaco, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Croatia, Turkey

Charter Motor Yacht Liberty is a comfortable, family-friendly yacht capable of accommodating 12 guests in six cabins. With her huge volumes, impressive performance and a unique designer interior, the M/Y Liberty was created to meet the very specific requirements of her discerning owners.

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Her sleek, dark grey hull and dynamic lines convey a sense of power and speed that does not disappoint. Fully stabilized and capable of speeds in excess of 15 knots, she is comfortable, fast and remarkably fuel-efficient.

Resolutely contemporary, the interior décor is striking yet comfortable — and immediately welcoming. Inspired by the ocean, the luxurious staterooms each reflect a different theme, based on a variety of sea creatures: tortoise, seahorse, shark, nautilus, shrimp, starfish and coral.

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Her well-appointed, spacious deck areas are designed for maximum flexibility, adaptable to every situation from private sunbathing to elegant cocktail parties.

For those who prefer a more active lifestyle, Motor Yacht Liberty is equipped with a wide range of water sports equipment and boasts the very latest in entertainment and communication technologies.

Specification

Length: 50 metres (164′)
Number of Guests: 12
Number of Crew: 11
Built: 2011
Builder: International Shipyard Ancona

Tenders and Toys

21ft (6.4m) Castoldi LC Jet Guest Tender
15ft (4.5m) Zodiac with 40hp outboard
Sea-Doo GTX Ltd (2018)
Yamaha Cruiser FXHO WaveRunner (2018)
2 x Cayago Seabobs
Kneeboard
2 x stand up paddleboards
A comprehensive suite of fishing gear
Wakeboards (various)
Dive equipment (10 sets) – rendezvous diving only
Snorkeling equipment
5 x inflatable donuts and a towable mattress

Click here for more information on Liberty.

2. Baca

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Where can I charter Baca?

For Winter:

The Leeward Islands, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas

For Summer:

Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Croatia, French Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, Monaco, Aeolian Islands

Featuring a five-star crew of nine and a tranquil ambiance throughout, charter guests will instantly feel relaxed as soon as they step aboard the 142- foot (43.4m) superyacht Baca.

Baca’s 2019 rebuild sets her apart from the rest. Her new Claudette Bonville designed interior showcases a modern, elegant styling adorned with superb artistic elements throughout and a soothing color palette with pops of color. The superyacht’s main salon and sky lounge have a cool, comfortable ambiance that evokes relaxation with luxuriously comfortable furnishings and an abundance of natural light.

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Charter guests can begin their day with a leisurely breakfast on the main deck aft, then venture up to the sundeck, to become kissed by the sun — from the chic lounge space forward to a Jacuzzi flanked by sunpads, guests will have their choice for soaking in the sunshine. When a quick cool off is desired guests can slide into the crystal blue water below via the giant waterslide. 

For lunch, guests can enjoy a divine alfresco meal under the superyacht’s sundeck shaded superstructure. In the afternoon, everyone will gravitate to Baca’s chic beach club. Here they can dive in for a refreshing swim, enjoy the yacht’s plethora of water toys, hop on the tender to explore the cruising destination or watch the big game right by the waters’ edge on the plush beach club sofa.

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Once the sun begins to set, Baca will start to light up the night with her impressive underwater lights, allowing charter guests to have a glimpse of the sea at night. As the sun sets everyone will enjoy sundowners before having their taste buds tantalized by Baca’s five-star chef — guests have the choice of alfresco dining on the sky lounge aft or formal dining on the main deck. After dinner, Baca’s sky lounge offers the perfect retreat to unwind and enjoy a movie.

Baca offers each guest a tranquil haven to lay their head with her five soothing staterooms. She showcases an impressive master stateroom complete with a stunning marble en-suite bath with his-and-hers showers and a Jacuzzi tub. The charter yacht’s additional staterooms include three queen-bed staterooms and a twin-bed stateroom with a Pullman. Ideal for families, two of the yacht’s queen-bed staterooms features built-in toddler cribs which are lovely built-in sofas when not in use.

Specification

Length: 43 metres (142′)
Number of Guests: 11
Number of Crew: 9
Built: 2009
Refit: 2019
Builder: Royal Denship
Tenders and Toys

25″ (7.62m) Sea Hunter Twin Yamaha 150 Outboards
AB RIB Jet 100hp inboard
2x Yamaha EXR Waverunners
2x seabob F5’s
2x wakeboards (adult and youth)
Water Skis (men and ladies)
Wake Surfboard
Kitesurfing gear
Fishing gear
Water/Inflatable Trampoline
Towable banana for four people
1x Towable tubes
2x SUP (inflatable)
2x Kayaks for single or double paddlers (inflatable)
Water slide

Click for more information on Baca.

3.  Bodacious

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Where can I charter Bodacious?

Bahamas, Caribbean, New England

The 106-foot (32.3m) Bodacious offers a relaxing luxury yacht experience with an outstanding crew of five to attend to your every desire and a soothing ambiance throughout.

Ideal for families and couples looking for a luxury escape, Bodacious will make everyone feel at home the moment they step aboard. Designed with a contemporary beach house theme, the guest areas have a cool, comfortable vibe perfectly suited for unwinding. Calming natural tones accented by pops of color are found throughout the yacht. The luxury yacht’s expansive windows and balcony blur the lines between inside and out allowing for the exceptional views to take center stage while enjoying the cozy feel of the main salon.

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Charter guests will be impressed with the expansive outdoor living space aboard Bodacious. Guests will gravitate to the yacht’s flybridge where they can sunbathe on the sun pads, soak in the Jacuzzi and lounge in plush comfort while enjoying cocktails or watching the big game. As the sun sets, the motor yacht’s foredeck with a sun pad lounger and table is the perfect spot to unwind and take in the sun setting on the horizon. Alfresco meals with the cruising destination as the backdrop can be relished on the flybridge and main deck aft.

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After a day of fun on the water, the yacht’s five serene staterooms make for the perfect place to rest. Each stateroom is the definition of tranquility with crisp white linens, a soothing color palette, beachy artwork and large windows. Bodacious showcases a divine full-beam, main deck master suite with expansive views and a skylight, which provides ample natural light. The stateroom is accompanied by a pop-up TV, a large settee and en-suite bath with a large shower. The yacht’s additional guest staterooms include three queen-bed staterooms and a twin stateroom. Each stateroom is complete with open and airy en-suite baths with large showers.

Specification

Length: 32 metres (105′)
Number of Guests: 10
Number of Crew: 5
Built: 2014
Builder: Sanlorenzo

Tenders and Toys

32′ (9.75m) Intrepid Towed Tender (2016), 2x 300hp Yamaha engines; day head; fully rigged for fishing
2x Yamaha WaveRunner
2x Seabobs
2x Yamaha rds300 sea scooters
Big Mabel inflatable towable
Inflatable island
2x 12′ paddleboards
Assorted snorkel gear
Assorted fishing gear
Beach setup

Click here for more information on Bodacious

4. Vivaldi

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Vivaldi is a stunning, brand-new MCY 96 designed and built for charter. Her spaciousness, interior volume, and exceptional layout ensure she is ideally suited for family and friends.

Interior designer Nuvolari Lenard chose a light color palette for luxury charter yacht Vivaldi’s interior; creams and golden-brown tones are enhanced by natural light. The yacht’s lower-deck accommodations are enhanced by large windows. Both VIP staterooms having the largest and; the twin cabins have numerous circular windows. The master suite is located on the main deck forward; the combination bedroom/lounge enjoys all-day sunshine from the skylight as well as the windows on each side of the room. All guest accommodations feature en-suite facilities.

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On the main deck, large windows run from the formal dining area through the salon to the large glass doors to the aft. The forward dining table seats up to eight guests, and a sliding door on the port side will assist in creating airflow and produce a greater connection to your surroundings. The C-shaped lounge is placed on the starboard wall close to the aft glass sliding doors. A coffee table is in the center to hold drinks and personal items while watching a film on a widescreen TV, which disappears into the cabinetry when not in use.
While aboard Vivaldi, guests will be delighted as they dine alfresco or spend time in the shade of the main deck aft where a plush stern sofa and five armchairs surround a raised table. 

Two stairways lead down to the hydraulic swim platform, which creates an ideal invitation to get into the sea. On the foredeck, a broad sunpad forms another sunbathing space where guests can take in the forward views. The flybridge uses gullwing sides to protect against the elements and provide additional privacy to guests. There is an abundance of seating along the port and starboard sides, and the area can be shaded or opened up to the sunshine via an automated fold-back roof. To the aft, a table offers casual alfresco dining with panoramic views over the stern.

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Vivaldi’s beautiful design and technical highlights include bulwarks that are sensibly higher than the current fashion and the wide overhanging side deck that gives good coverage from the natural elements. This timeless luxury charter yacht has beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Vivaldi’s impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining family and friends.

Specification

Length: 29 metres (96′)
Number of Guests: 12
Number of Crew: 5
Built: 2018
Builder: Monte Carlo Yachts

Tenders and Toys

15′ (4,45m) Williams, 110hp inboard
Jet Ski Sea-Doo Spark Trixx
2x seabobs F5 SR
JetSurf
Inflatable slide from the flybridge
Diving board on the flybridge
2x wakeboards
Water skis
Four-person inflatable banana ring
2x paddleboards
2x electric bikes (Go cycle)
Snorkeling equipment

Click here for more information on Vivaldi.

5. Kjos

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From vast indoor and outdoor living spaces to a five-star crew, luxury charter yacht Kjos will surpass all your expectations. Built by Palmer Johnson, this yacht has sleek, sporty lines and a desirable onboard atmosphere, which makes her ideal for charter guests who are looking for relaxation or fun in the sun.

Kjos outdoor living areas are perfectly designed to take full advantage of the surrounding scenery. The flybridge is the best spot to take in the landscape with its birds-eye views, two large built-in sofas, and large sun pad. 

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Catching sunshine all day long, the yacht’s foredeck is a sunbather’s paradise. As the social hub of the yacht, charter guests will love the aft deck with its large aft-facing sun pad, three sofas, and a fold-out table. The space also has informal alfresco dining. The vibrant red cushions throughout the outdoor furnishings provide a playful ambiance. A few steps down from the aft deck is a large swim platform, which allows charter guests to easily dive into the sea and enjoy Kjos selection of water toys.

Large sliding glass doors from the main deck aft welcome charter guests into Kjos spacious and contemporary styled interior. Oversized windows span the length of the interior, flooding the space with natural light and providing never-ending views while lounging in comfort. The charter yacht’s formal dining is located aft, giving guests impressive views while enjoying delicacies prepared by the chef. The superyacht’s main salon is the perfect space for socializing and unwinding with its ample seating and bar.

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Kjos provides eight guests with the utmost comfort in four staterooms. Plush and tranquil, the yacht’s master stateroom showcases a double bed, a built-in seating area, and en-suite bathroom with his-and-her sinks and a large shower. Equally as impressive, are two double-bed staterooms with en-suite bathrooms. The fourth stateroom is equipped with twin beds and has its own dedicated en-suite shower room. It can also be used as a private salon or TV room.

Specification

Length: 37 metres (124′)
Number of Guests: 8
Number of Crew: 6
Built: 2009
Refit: 2020
Builder: Palmer Johnson

Tenders and Toys

11m Strider tender with 2 x 350 Mercury outboard engines
2 x sitdown Seadoo sparks jetskis – 2 seaters
2 x Seabobs
2 x paddleboards
2 x inflatable canoes
Water skis
Wakeboard
Collection of masks and snorkels

Click here for more information on Kjos.

6. Sofico

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Sofico welcomes up to 11 guests aboard for a bespoke holiday filled with fine service, luxurious amenities and unforgettable experiences in your destination. This charter yacht has exceptional areas both inside and out that welcome guests for socializing and unwinding.

Designed by Zuccon International Project, the superyacht’s interior welcomes charter guests with elegant linear Art deco motifs and warm Canaletto walnut and a light-hued, natural cherry wood. Parquet flooring interspersed with ample inlays of silk carpeting add a special touch to the yacht’s interior.

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Superyacht Sofico’s five beautifully appointed staterooms provide a haven for guests to rest up for the next day ahead. The yacht’s master stateroom is located on the main deck to provide the utmost privacy. The stateroom features a king-size bed, walk-in closet, an office, and en-suite bath with his-and-her sinks and toilets with a central shower. Additionally, this stateroom offers a private terrace where you can enjoy a morning coffee or read a book in complete privacy. The yacht’s additional four staterooms are all located on the lower deck and include two VIP staterooms with queen-size beds, one double-bed stateroom, and one twin-bed stateroom. Each of the guest staterooms is complete with an en-suite bath.

Four generously sized decks with ample outdoor living space set Sofico apart from similar vessels. Her sundeck is the hub of the yacht offering sensational views of the cruising destination. On the sky lounge aft, is alfresco dining where the chef will delight your palate with exquisite cuisine while relishing the sea breezes.

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For those who wish to keep a workout regimen while aboard, charter yacht Sofico offers a workout room with great views to allow you to do so — and for after, there is a sauna to soothe your muscles and relax.

The luxury charter yacht is equipped with Zero-speed stabilizers ensuring guests enjoy maximum comfort while aboard.

Specification

Length: 42 metres (139′)
Number of Guests: 11
Number of Crew: 9
Built: 2009
Refit: 2013
Builder: CRN Ancona

Tenders and Toys

Castoldi Jet Tender 21′ (6.30m)
2 x Yamaha FX Cruiser three-seat Jet-Skis
Water-Skis
2 x Wake Boards
2 x Seabobs
Snorkeling equipment
Fishing equipment
Giant Bobba towable toy for 4

Click here for more information on Sofico

Doug Gollanhttp://douggollandotcom.wordpress.com
I am Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons and DG Amazing Experiences, and a Contributor to Forbes.com.
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