Whether you’re cruisin’ the Caribbean or moseying across the Med, there’s no better way to enjoy the view than from the comfort of your own superyacht. Here are six magnificent ocean vessels you can charter today.
The play-thing of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, this aluminium super structure boasts the title of ‘largest superyacht available for charter.’ A staggering 92 staff are on hand across all five decks to ensure the renter does not have to lift a finger if they so wish. As well as your standard superyacht amenities, namely a gym plus multiple Jacuzzis and pools, there’s also a private disco, dancefloor, helicopter hangar and landing pad. It’s even rumoured to contain an anti-paparazzi laser that scans the horizon for cameras and fires beams of light into their lenses to destroy them.
2. The Serene
Price: From $2.5m – $6.5m per week
A favourite toy of the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, the vessel is owned by Stolichnya vodka entrepreneur Yuri Scheffler, and is currently the third most expensive yacht in the world. This mega-ship includes two fully equipped gyms, a duo of helicopter landing pads and a swimming platform with its own beach club. You can knock a cool $3 million or so off the price tag by renting this beauty during low season.
If you’re looking to invest, the ultra-stylish Nirvana is listed at US$266 million, but she can also be chartered for an undisclosed sum. This baby is the perfect hangout for the fun-loving and young at heart. It has décor inspired by tropical rainforests, an expansive party space, a movie theatre and two wildlife vivariums. Its crowning glory, however, may just be the 150 square-metre master bedroom complete with its own massage quarters.
Price: $880,000 per week
With a staggering 48 cabins accommodating up to 70 guests, the Turama is the perfect place for entertaining. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. With extensive entertainment facilities, a dedicated medical room and a vast children’s play area, she’s got everything you need to keep the whole family happy.
Price: From $1.4m per week
For a more intimate ocean gathering, why not hire Quatroelle. Six spacious luxury suites accommodate guests, while a spa pool, onboard dive-station and an entire fleet of jet skis keep your friends occupied in the daytime. You can spend evenings in its modern cinema, private art gallery or cocktail bar complete with mixologist.
6. Indian Empress
Price: $800,000 – $850,000 per week
This Indian Empress is proof that big is beautiful – and not necessarily slow, with a maximum speed of 25 knots. She’ll take you throughout the Mediterranean in style, boasting an onboard sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym, shower rooms, beauty salon, piano and massage room.