10 Luxury Yachts to Sail Before You Die
A yacht is the ultimate sign of luxury and prestige. With these vessels being available for millions of dollars – or hundreds of thousands of dollars via charter – a yacht has become the must have item for the rich and famous.
Want to see what the world’s wealthiest sea-lovers are sailing? Have a look at ten of the most luxurious yachts currently sailing the seven seas:
10. Christina O – The Christina O is probably one of the most well known yachts in the world today, made famous by the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who regularly entertained the crème de la crème of celebrities and well known figures during the 60′s. After a recent refurbishment, the vessel is again available for yacht charter lovers and holiday makers looking for a luxurious stay on the seas. The Christina O has 18 cabins, ranging from the high end Onassis suite, to the tasteful state rooms. At 325 feet, this is one of the larger yachts you will see, and comes with a cool price tag of 455,000 € per week.
9. Lauren L – A shining example of German engineering, the Lauren L is one of the largest charter yachts in the world today, at an impressive 296 feet. This yacht is an entertainer’s dream, equipped with 4 decks and enormous open areas, ideal for revelry. In addition, the Lauren L offers an onboard beauty and spa treatment centre (including a hair salon and gym). With twenty suites aboard, the Lauren L can comfortably hold up to 40 guests, and is available for around 770,000 € per week.
8. Haida G – The Haida G is a vintage sailing yacht originally constructed in the 1920′s. Originally constructed for fishing and scientific expeditions, the yacht has an illustrious history, being used in the Navy during World War II, before again being reconstructed and refurnished for pleasure cruises. The yacht is 218 feet in length, and offers seven spacious and fully furnished cabins. The yacht also boasts a well stocked library and a stunning formal dining room for dinner and drink functions. The Lauren L is currently available from around 189,000 € per week.
7. Martha Ann – The Martha Ann is an ultra modern 230ft luxury vessel boasting 6 decks, a massive 1,400 square foot master suite, additional guest rooms, a sports bar and gym in addition to a delightful onboard theatre for movies and presentations. The yacht boasts an impressive glass circular stairway connecting all 6 tastefully decorated decks. The Martha Ann comes equipped with all modern amenities and also offers guests additional sea vessels, including a landing craft (ideal for fishing), kayaks as well as a number of small towables. This yacht is can be chartered for around 600,000 € per week.
6. Sherakhan – A modern luxury yacht charter with a classic, vintage touch, the Sherkhan was launched amid much fanfare in 2005. This 229ft vessel comes equipped with a large, spacious open main saloon together with a dining area (for up to 24 guests) and a large jacuzzi for up to 18 guests. The yacht offers 12 tastefully decorated cabins and also offers a number of additional light sea craft, including a laser sail boat and a number of jet skis. The Sherakhan is currently available for around 380,000 € per week.
5. Felicita West – Famed for being the fastest and largest aluminium yacht in the world, the Felicita West truly is an impressive site. This 210ft vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in it’s 5 cabins, which all come equipped with ensuite bathroom, climate control, satellite TV and DVD. In addition to it’s spacious interior and outer deck (all 12 guests can soak up the sun on the large flybridge), the Felicita West also boasts a number of additional recreational vessels, including waterskis, sailing dinghies and kayaks. This turbo-charged vessel is available for charter at around 210,000 € per week.
4. Lady Lola – The Lady Lola provides 205ft of pure ocean luxury. This yacht boasts 5 cabins, one of which, the master suite, occupies the entire upper deck. The yacht charter is also noted for it’s stylish Steinway grand piano in the main saloon, together with it’s numerous intimate and romantic spots, where guests are able to share quiet moments with loved ones. Other recreational novelties include a “golf green,” as well as an open air movie theatre. The Lady Lola is currently available for charter at around 420,000 € per week.
3. Apogee – The Apogee can be found sailing along the seas of the Mediterranean and Caribbean. It’s a 205 ft vessel that offers spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests aboard it’s seven cabins. The charter yacht boasts a 12 person Jacuzzi, a floating spa on the top deck equipped with a gym, two shaded bars and plenty of exterior space to soak up the sun. The Apogee is an cruise-lover’s delight and is available for around 395,000 € per week.
2. Solemar – The Solemar is a stylish, modern contemporary yacht built in 2003. This 202 ft vessel can comfortably hold up to 12 guests with it’s 7 cabins, including a luxurious two-story master stateroom equipped his and hers dressing rooms and marble bathrooms. At 60 meters, it’s wider than traditional vessels and is thus one of the more spacious yachts you will ever see. The Solemar is available for charter at around 395,000 € per week.
1. Passion – The Passion was originally built in 1986, before a complete refurbishment in 2003. Today, the yacht boasts an upper deck saloon equipped with contemporary bar, arcade games and entertainment centre. Together with it’s 9 spacious cabins, the yacht also sports a massive Jacuzzi on the deck, watersports equipment and a large gym. In short, this is paradise on sea and can be chartered for round about $290,000 per week.
Guest post from YPI Group, a charter and brokerage company specialising in yacht charters.
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