Being among the most exclusive and desirable vacation options, luxury yacht charters are thought to be only for billionaires and celebrities. In fact, as Northrop & Johnson showed us, with people increasingly seeking safe and secure luxury vacation options, more and more travelers are entering the yacht charter market, having access to more affordable options.
It may come as a surprise, but there is a wide variety of luxury yachts priced under $75,000 per week, cruising 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.
A more achievable price point that will open the charter segment to more people, allowing them to enjoy fantastic locations, from the Mediterranean to the beautiful blue Bahamian sea, from coastlines of New England to the unique cultures of Southeast Asia.
It is important to remember that, 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 could afford.
BODACIOUS | 105’ (32.2m) | 10 guests
Low-reason rate: $70,000/week plus expenses
Signed Sanlorenzo, this motor yacht will allow you to discover New England’s stunning cliffs. The flybridge is a guests’ favorite, with its sunpads and Jacuzzi, being a comfortable lounge area. 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. Cruising in Southeast Asia, she features alfresco spaces and a comfortable interior. Aveline welcomes eight guests in four staterooms and runs with five crewmembers.
PHOENIX | 118’ (36.2m) | 9 guests
Low-season rate: €55,000/week plus expenses
Ideally suited for friends or families, Phoenix features modern interior spaces and ample outdoor living areas, as well as 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.
ALLURES | 100’ (30.5m) | 8 guests
Low-season rate: €50,000/week plus expenses
Allures is a catamaran offering an extremely stable and smooth cruising. With an impressive volume, her decks are perfect for socializing. Allures has four staterooms and runs with a crew of five.
VESPUCCI | 100’ (30.5m) | 10 guests
Low-season rate: €40,000/week plus expenses
Originally built in 1978, a 2018 refit restored her to her former glory. Vespucci offers four staterooms and is run by a crew of five.
ICARUS | 88’ (27m) | 6 guests
Low-season rate: €35,000/week plus expenses
A sleek and modern sailing yacht designed to warrant full comfort and luxurious living spaces while cruising. She is fully outfitted with all the amenities needed to enjoy total luxury and high-performance sailing. With three staterooms, she is helmed by three crewmembers.