Top 5 Yacht Charter Holidays in 2022

29th March 2022

If you want the ultimate yacht charter, it’s not just about the perfect charter destination. It’s about combining that destination with a charter yacht that is properly equipped for both the local cruising grounds and the local shoreside entertainments. What follows are five combinations of charter yacht and yacht charter destination that are perfectly conceived to give you a yachting holiday you will never forget…

ANKA, Amalfi Coast
The precipitous coastline of the Amalfi Coast is home to lots of elegant clifftop villages, with wonderful restaurants, gorgeous seafood, enchanting people and unforgettable views. It’s the kind of place you can enjoy year after year for decades on end without ever growing tired of it. And what better way to see it than aboard ANKA. Delivered in 2019 and operating out of Naples, this striking 30-metre Princess M-Class superyacht offers plenty of space for ten guests and five crew, with discreetly arranged crew areas for outstanding guest privacy. The 16-foot Williams jet tender is perfect for exploring the local beaches and, with three Seabobs, a pair of sea kayaks and a Seadoo GTR X jetski, you have everything you need to get on (or under) the wildlife-rich waters any time you like. If you prefer to indulge yourself on board instead, the main deck’s beautiful inside-outside bar is a fine place to relax with a cocktail. And for stunning 360-degree views, the versatile hardtop-equipped flybridge offers an enormous aft deck with a useful mix of stools, sofas and sun loungers.

Length: 30.45m | Built: 2019
Cabins: 5 | Guests: 10 | Crew: 5
Ideal timing: July and August
Summer rate: from €95,000 per week

When Princess’s magnificent 35M superyacht, ANTHEYA III, hit the water in 2015, it immediately claimed top prize at Boat International’s World Superyacht Awards – and it’s very easy to see why. She combines a lovely exterior design with a fresh and modern interior and a variety of areas to relax and dine that are intelligently divided from the technical, service and crew areas. At 115 feet with space for ten guests, a cruising speed of 20 knots and cutting-edge stabilisers for reliable comfort whether underway or at anchor, she’s also the perfect platform for exploring the diverse and varied attractions of Greece. You can keep it low-key with remote anchorages, private beaches, local wines and rustic food. You can embrace the glorious antiquity of Greece’s classical ruins and whitewashed fishing villages. You can up the pace with mountain hikes, SCUBA dives, game fishing expeditions and sea kayaking adventures. Or you can head for the island’s famous party hubs for high-octane clubbing. Whatever you favour, Greece’s 9,000-mile coastline, endless archipelagos and ‘living’ history put it right at the top of the global yacht charter scene.

Length: 35.15m | Built: 2015
Cabins: 5 | Guests: 10 | Crew: 5
Month: June and September
Summer rate: from €126,000 per week

SHAWLIFE, French Riviera
As a recent Princess 68 with a versatile collection of on board toys, a wide range of inside and outside socialising zones and space for eight guests and two crew, SHAWLIFE represents a fantastic way to access the wonders of the French Riviera. While the Côte d’Azur is of course renowned for premium attractions, like its Michelin-starred restaurants, its glitzy casinos, its impeccable superyacht harbours and its A-list events calendar, it’s actually a much more textured destination than that. It has some wonderful food markets and backstreet bistros. It has a variety of secluded bays and anchorages that can free you from the bustle of the primary tourist hubs. And it has a deserved reputation for more elemental pursuits too, like skiing, hill walking, watersports and whale watching. With an aft sunbathing area, a shaded dining station and a gloriously indulgent bar, SHAWLIFE’s sundeck is a great place to view the action. The main deck saloon is also pleasantly relaxed and informal, with lots of cosy seating and easy access to the aft deck. And with a pair of Seabobs, plus stand-up paddleboards, waterskis, fishing rods and snorkeling gear, you have everything you need to enjoy the warm waters of the French Riviera to the utmost.

Length: 21.25m | Built: 2016
Cabins: 4 | Guests: 8 | Crew: 2
Month: July and August
Summer rate: from €35,000 per week

FREE SOUL, Balearics
The Balearics are arguably the most perfect yacht charter destination in the world. Perched out in the western Mediterranean and running roughly parallel to Spain’s east coast, the islands of Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca enjoy more than 300 days of sun each year. The coastline is broken and fissured with all kinds of bays, calas, coves and beaches. And it is also littered with every kind of settlement you can imagine, from ancient fishing villages to cosmopolitan cities and bustling neon party hubs. What this means for you is that there is virtually no end to the entertainment on offer – and at 21.5 metres in length, FREE SOUL is the perfect size to take full advantage of that. Built in 2015 and treated to a refit in 2021, vast windows deliver superb all-round views from the open-plan saloon. The flydeck features a convertible hardtop, so you can adapt your shelter on the move and the bow space features cleverly convertible sun loungers for useful extra seating, sunbathing and dining flexibility. There’s also plenty of space for eight guests and two crew, plus a toy collection that includes a Williams 325 Jet Tender, a pair of water scooters, a SUP board and a full set of watersports gear.

Length: 21.25m | Built: 2015/2021
Cabins: 4 | Guests: 8 | Crew: 2
Month: July and August
Summer rate: from €35,000 per week

LADY ISABELLA, Sardinia & Corsica
If you want to combine the best of France and Italy in an island charter that feels entirely unique, you can’t do better than Sardinia and Corsica. As one of the Mediterranean’s largest islands, it’s best to concentrate your itinerary on Sardinia’s northeast region, where party resorts like Porto Cervo put you within easy reach of all the secluded coves, anchorages, corals, wrecks, bays, cliffs and inlets you could want. It also puts you within touching distance of some of Corsica’s most seductive yacht charter resorts – places like Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, Ajaccio, Girolata and Calvi. And what better yacht to showcase all of these attractions than LADY ISABELLA Delivered in 2015 and refitted in 2021, she is presented in impeccable condition, with a sociable single-level saloon and plenty of options for dining, reclining or simply gazing at the view. You can relax on the aft deck or the foredeck; at the saloon’s forward dining area or at the sociable wraparound hideaway adjacent to the helm. And if you want to take five to ponder the magnificent local wine, the spectacular fishing, the crystal-clear diving or the islands’ fierce independence of culture and spirit, there’s no better way to do it than with a well-earned cocktail in the sundeck hot tub.

Length: 23.71m | Built: 2015/2021
Cabins: 4 | Guests: 8 | Crew: 2
Month: July and August
Summer rate: from €49,000 per week

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