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By Oliver Pearson |   Last Updated 13 January 2023

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Elegant, sophisticated and utterly mind-blowing, the world's largest charter yachts show that the only limit is your imagination when it comes to flawless design and jaw-dropping amenities. Any feature you could ever dream of is made a reality on these floating paradises, from multiple helipads and submarines to waterfalls and glass-bottomed swimming pools, read on to discover the largest yachts on the charter market right now. 

Superyacht FLYING FOX

The vessel that currently tops the list as the largest yacht to charter is the impressive 136m (446ft) superyacht FLYING FOX . Delivered by  Lürssen  in 2019, this spectacular yacht can accommodate up to 25 guests across 11 sumptuous cabins — all of which come complete with their own intimate sea terraces. The superyacht also boasts more than 55 crew, including former Olympian athletes, to attend to every possible whim.

largest charter yacht in the world FLYING FOX

Motor yacht FLYING FOX has a world-class, two-deck spa, PADI certified dive center, hospital, twin helipads, a cryotherapy center, and the world's largest transverse swimming pool

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But this is barely touching the surface of her uber-luxe offering: she's replete with a world-class two-deck spa, PADI certified dive center, hospital, twin helipads, a cryotherapy center (the first-ever installed on a yacht) and the world's largest transverse swimming pool at the time of her delivery.

Her impressive features extend to her veritable treasure trove of a tender garage: home to 7 tenders and every toy imaginable.

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Expedition yacht OCTOPUS

Dubbed the first 'true' expedition yacht , the 126m (414ft) vessel OCTOPUS showcases meticulous craftsmanship coupled with high-end luxurious finishes that makes her stand out in the crowd. After years of being a wholly private yacht and undergoing an extensive refit in 2021, yacht OCTOPUS joined the charter fleet where she has swiftly become one of the most iconic vessels in her class.

expedition yacht OCTOPUS cruising through blue waters

Lucky charterers can enjoy a whole raft of impressive amenities, including a gym, spa, glass-bottomed observation lounge, 15-person cinema and extensive library, as well as an expansive swimming pool on her bridge deck surrounded by multiple bars, loungers and dining areas for the prime convivial hub whilst on board.

As befitting her world-class explorer status, she also boasts 7 tenders, 2 helicopters with a dedicated hangar and a fully-equipped dive center with a hyperbaric chamber. If that wasn’t enough, the garage holds a trove of adrenaline-fuelled toys allowing guests to further explore their yacht rental destination , including a personal submarine for 8 people, plus 2 crew.

The expedition yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests across 13 cabins so it is very flexible for a variety of charter party configurations.

Motor yacht AHPO

Delivered from the ever-outstanding Lürssen shipyard in November 2021, AHPO is a 115m (377ft) superyacht that turns heads wherever she goes. Boasting six voluminous decks, a sprawling full-beam Owner’s duplex and a very striking exterior lighting design, the motor yacht is sleek, modern and provides guests with a true taste of the superyacht lifestyle. 

luxury charter yacht AHPO

The building brief for the yacht was all about connecting her spaces across all six decks, with an emphasis on family. Guests can therefore expect a raft of convivial living areas, alongside a number of sports and leisure facilities, generous cabins and luxurious amenities. One of her most outstanding features has to be her sweeping waterfront beach club spa. Instantly eye-catching, her spectacular unfolding sea terrace is adjoined by a lounge area, a turquoise-tiled dip pool and a luxurious curved bar where guests can socialize, entertain and relax. 

Comfortably accommodating 16 guests across 8 beautiful cabins, the yacht is filled to the brim with state-of-the-art technology and a raft of spectacular wellness amenities. It is certain that charter yacht AHPO has everything you could ask for when it comes to creating a luxury yacht charter vacation and is guaranteed to draw attention wherever she goes.

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Superyacht IJE

Boasting a length of 108m (354ft), the luxury superyacht IJE is an outstanding charter option for those looking to kick back, socialize and entertain in ultimate style and comfort. With an abundance of space and superlative amenities across her luxurious decks, the Benetti superyacht is the perfect yacht for private charter vacations. 

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There are a handful of modern-day superyachts that have climbed the ranks to celebrity status – and Benetti’s 108-meter superyacht IJE is certainly one of them.

Lavish, sophisticated and elegant, superyacht IJE is certainly one of a kind. Built for a very experienced owner with the aim to be the 'ultimate world-cruising family yacht', the vessel is packed with unique features that help to create a comfortable and unforgettable yacht charter vacation. From the stunning main deck which features an impressive pool and open-air dining spaces to the sweeping beach club, beauty salon and sauna, this yacht has it all. 

Additional onboard highlights include a state-of-the-art gym, a dancefloor, a movie theatre and an elevator for convenient access between decks. Accomodating 12 guests across 11 cabins, the yacht can also hold up to 28 crew members who will ensure a smooth and seamless experience during your charter.

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Motor yacht LANA

The 107m (351ft) Benetti Superyacht LANA is a palatial delight, with endless dazzling features to ensure her yacht charter guests have the experience of a lifetime. Boasting a sweeping oversized sundeck pool, a touch-and-go Helipad and an expansive beach club, this motor yacht is built for world-class luxury yachting.

luxury charter yacht LANA

Adjacent to the decadent beach club is a Hammam-style spa, home to a luxurious massage room that can be used whenever pampering calls. Additional onboard highlights include an onboard cinema room, a vast array of brand-new water toys and a well-equipped gym so guests can keep up with their fitness routine at sea. Comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests across 8 cabins comprising of 1 master and 7 VIPs. she is truly exceptional in her capabilities.

Sailing yacht BLACK PEARL

Delivered in 2018 by esteemed Dutch shipyard Oceanco , the remarkable 107m (350ft) superyacht BLACK PEARL is a groundbreaking tri-deck sailing yacht renowned for being one of the largest and most ecological sailing yachts in the world. 

world's second largest sailing yacht BLACK PEARL

Truly distinctive and endlessly fascinating, sailing yacht BLACK PEARL perfectly blends style with performance

Boasting an iconic DynaRig sailing system, a striking bow and a solid high-tech design, the exceptional sailing yacht is guaranteed to turn heads wherever she goes. Home to various outstanding onboard highlights from her vast alfresco deck spaces where guests can dine in style to her 4,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, the luxurious yacht has something everyone in your charter party will enjoy. Guests can also enjoy her expansive Jacuzzi and bar during the day and once the sun sets, they can head to the sweeping beach club which features ceiling lights mimicking the night sky constellations for a dreamy evening onboard. 

Accommodating 14 guests across 5 well-appointed cabins, the yacht is incredibly versatile for various charter party configurations. 

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Superyacht KISMET

Brand new to the global yacht charter fleet in 2024, 400.3ft (122m) superyacht KISMET is a floating oasis packed with a host of premium amenities including a fully equipped gym, state-of-the-art cinema, a spa-quality health and wellness area, and an abundance of alfresco dining and lounge options to make the most of every Mediterranean yacht charter .

Superyacht KISMET underway on a river

Offering accommodation in a lavish eight-cabin layout for up to 12 charter guests, the Lurssen yacht charter features collaborative design input from Nuvolari Lenard on the exteriors and Reymond Langton Design on the interiors.

Laden with artistic touches and streamlined finishes, luxury yacht charter KISMET makes a statement wherever she goes, and with her iconic jaguar emblem on the bowsprit she is instantly recognizable at every yacht charter destination .

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Motor yacht DREAM

With room for up to 36 guests across 22 cabins, the 106m (349ft) superyacht DREAM  was originally served as a cruise ship before being converted into a luxury 6-deck superyacht in 2018. Spacious and sophisticated, the opulent vessel is now the embodiment of luxury, providing charter guests with their every want and need. 

superyacht charter Dream

Her onboard highlights include a dedicated cinema, a two-level mosaic pool with a swim-up bar, a sprawling dive center and a touch-and-go helipad for quick and easy exploration no matter your yacht charter destination. With an abundance of alfresco socializing and dining options onboard, guests can dine and socialize to their heart's content whilst they make the most of the beautiful and stylish interior spaces. 

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Iconic yacht CHRISTINA O

The 99m (325ft) motor yacht CHRISTINA O  remains in the top 10 largest superyachts available for private charter vacations. Retaining some of her original 1950s glamour whilst adopting some modern flourishes during her 2020 refit, the superyacht is still unquestionably one of the biggest icons on the water today.

It isn’t just her list of prestigious guests — a roll call which runs from JFK to Marilyn Monroe to Winston Churchill — but also her remarkable design which has earned her such an outstanding reputation.

Iconic superyacht CHRISTINA O

As for CHRISTINA O's crowning jewel, it is certainly the mosaic, bronze-edged swimming pool at the bow, but other standout features include an elegant piano lounge complete with its own bar, a fully-equipped children's play area, and a luxurious spa. Of course, discerning guests will also be eager to experience the renowned ‘Onassis Suite’ which comes with its own oak-paneled study, lounge, and an onyx fireplace and whose walls have plenty of stories to tell.

A total of 34 guests have more than 17 staterooms to choose between onboard CHRISTINA O with an additional 38 crew members on hand to cater to every need.

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Superyacht FAITH

97m (316ft) superyacht FAITH is a triumph of forward-thinking design, delivered by Feadship in 2017 and benefitting from a refit in 2022, this charter yacht is designed for exquisite indoor/outdoor living and boasts many beautiful interior and exterior spaces across her several decks. 

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With a wow-factor around every corner, Feadship superyacht FAITH is the very embodiment of forward-thinking design

Boasting plenty of entertainment options (including an indoor cinema and games deck for football, tennis, padel, volleyball and basketball) she also offers extensive spa facilities filled with every conceivable luxury to soothe tired toes or rest sun-baked limbs. For those looking to unwind after a long day of exploration on the water, you will find a dedicated and comfortable movie theatre, a luxurious spa, a massage room and a large hammam. There's also an exhilarating number of water toys to whip out for when guests seek adrenaline-fuelled capers.

Able to accommodate 12 guests across 7 voluminous cabins, superyacht FAITH guarantees excellent service with an additional 31 crew members onboard to cater to your every need. 

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Motor yacht WHISPER

Multi-award-winning and fitted with an outstanding number of unique features, 95m (312ft) motor yacht WHISPER is no doubt one of the most exquisite charter vessels. Featuring the pioneering styling of the acclaimed Espen Oeino, the exterior of superyacht WHISPER has been gracefully shaped in order to meet the owner’s brief for a yacht that would be an unrivaled charter choice and a premier entertainer. 

View of superyacht KISMET beach club

Indeed, with video screens integrated into the walls, a dedicated winter garden deck, vast spa facilities, and a multi-level swimming pool on the exterior, the superyacht has everything a charter guest could ever desire. Another outstanding addition to the exterior is the secondary helipad on the foredeck which conveniently doubles up as a basketball court, whilst the helipad on the bridge deck is easily converted into an amazingly unique and relaxed outdoor lounging area. Keen to keep guests entertained at night as well as by day, a fire pit with an integrated waterfall has been installed on the aft deck to provide just the right amount of heat for guests who want to enjoy their meals al fresco at the lavish dining table just a short distance away. 

With a total of 7 superb staterooms on offer, motor yacht WHISPER is capable of sleeping up to 12 guests. 

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Superyacht MADSUMMER

For guests looking to kick back and unwind in the lap of luxury during their charter vacation , then look no further than the 95m (311ft) Lurssen superyacht MADSUMMER . She has a multitude of showstopping amenities, including a staggering 12-meter-long swimming pool and a dedicated spa, providing you with ample opportunity to indulge during leisurely sun-kissed afternoons.

luxury charter yacht vacation onboard MADSUMMER

With a wealth of amenities and onboard extras, luxury yacht MADSUMMER is the prime candidate for a lavish superyacht charter with friends and family.

Additional onboard highlights also include an expansive dancefloor, movie theatre, spa, gym and an elevator for easier access between decks. The yacht is also home to a Vast array of water sport toys and tenders including an 11-meter limo tender and Husky seaplane for endless hours of fun, adventure and exploration. Offering plush staterooms for up to 12 guests across 10 color-themed cabins with ensuites, including a fabulous bridge deck master suite with a private access terrace, she's the prime vessel for a lavish superyacht charter.

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Motor yacht O'PARI

Sleek, stylish and truly mesmerizing, the 95m (311ft) superyacht O'PARI is a veritable masterclass in heavenly superyacht design. She luxuriously accommodates up to 12 guests across 14 staterooms all with en-suites. Additionally, all rooms benefit from lavishly large windows so guests can relish their oasis in complete seclusion. 

superyacht O'pari

A masterclass in exterior design and interior styling, charter yacht O'PARI is the yacht of choice for those looking for limitless luxury.

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Custom-built for world-class luxury yacht chartering, superyacht O'Pari was delivered by Greek shipyard Golden Yachts in 2020 and has been turning heads ever since. Your eyes will be undeniably wide with wonder when you step aboard this vessel. Over five stately floors, yacht charter guests can enjoy a multitude of decks for leisure and relaxation, including a capacious sun deck with a Jacuzzi, a bridge deck jacuzzi as well as a large aft deck pool and foredeck helipad. 

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In order to find out more about any of the superyachts mentioned in this feature, please get in touch with your preferred charter broker  who will be able to help you create your dream yacht charter vacation. 

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  • The Flying Fox is now the world's largest yacht available to charter, according to Boat International .
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  • With six decks, it sleeps 25 guests and rents for nearly $4 million per week, a representative for Imperial told Business Insider.
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The 450-foot-long Flying Fox is the largest yacht available for charter in the world, according to Boat International.

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Source: Imperial Yachts , Boat International

Built in 2019 by Lürssen, it rents for nearly $4 million per week and takes luxury to the next level.

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With six decks, it can accommodate up to 36 day and 25 overnight guests.

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Source: Imperial Yachts

Two helipads welcome arrivals ...

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... and are designed to convert to dance floors when the occasion demands.

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Other standout features include a 40-foot pool with can be split in two thanks to a retractable wall. One side could have salt water, and the other fresh; one cold, and one hot, according to Robb Report.

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Source: Imperial Yachts , Robb Report

Flying Fox is also the first yacht to ever install a cryotherapy sauna, Boat International reported.

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There is a professional dive center ...

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... and guests can check out everything from hover boards to a personal submarine from the tender garage.

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A two-story spa offers a range of treatments, from facials to body sculpting ...

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... and 'rain shower' massages.

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During a 'rain shower' massage, passengers lie on a warm bed under a stream of water while a staff member tends to sore muscles.

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To earn that massage, passengers can stop by the state-of-the-art gym and work with a personal trainer.

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Source: Imperial Yacht , Boat International

Over 50 crew members, including former Olympic athletes and ex-members of the British military, are on hand to attend to guests' needs.

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Light colors and greenery dominate the decor, and the ship's design places an emphasis on outdoor spaces.

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For instance, each of the 11 cabins opens up to a deck that can be partitioned into private balconies thanks to sliding panels.

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Guests can also opt to dine al fresco.

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Flying Fox: The Largest Charter Yacht in the World

Flying Fox effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world.

By Ellie Brade

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A yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox rarely comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht  in the world.

It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox . Built in Germany by Lürssen , under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor and owner’s representative, she features a dove gray hull and distinctive curved exterior lines by Espen Øino, with an interior by Mark Berryman. Her staggering length of 446 ft, a beam of 74 ft and her huge volume mean it is no surprise that one of the yacht’s biggest assets is the sheer amount of space on board, both inside and out.

“ Flying Fox ’s layout has been wisely thought out by her designers to ensure that each area offers guests something unique, whether that is a two-story salon to entertain or a cinema room to be entertained,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the exclusive charter agent for Flying Fox . “The attention to every single detail has been critically observed to provide guests an unforgettable luxurious experience on board.”

A true passion project developed in close collaboration with her owner, Flying Fox ’s appealing design makes her eminently suited to the yacht charter market. Developed to be a home away from home, the yacht is packed with a near-endless list of features that make it hard to consider the idea of ever leaving.

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“ Flying Fox caters to all types of charter guests thanks to her beautiful looks and limitless amenities,” says Stewart. “If you want to set out on an adventure, there are all the toys and tenders you will need and highly trained instructors to take care of you; if fine food is more what interests you, then the culinary offering is unrivaled; for wellness lovers, the spa is unparalleled.”

Flying Fox ’s contemporary and functional interior draws on Japanese influences to create a calm and serene environment that makes use of a small palette of colors and materials including bamboo, oak, fine stones and leather. Exquisite mosaic and tile work also feature throughout the decor. Fresh greenery and towering ficus trees and planters are special touches that enhance the entire vessel and effortlessly bring the outside in.

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PYC compliant, and able to welcome up to 36 guests in the care of 54 expert crew, Flying Fox has accommodations for 25 guests in 11 cabins. These include a show-stopping master suite complete with 180-degree views, his and hers dressing rooms, a private beauty room and a sitting room complete with its own fireplace — one of five fireplaces on board. The 10 additional guest cabins each have their own sea terraces for a personal view across the ocean. Each cabin is en suite with a 75-in TV screen and media center, and has its own design flair.

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A focal interior point for guests is the sweeping atrium-style, two-level salon, which takes full advantage of the available height and volume to deliver a large seating area that overlooks the main salon, with a real-wood fireplace, below. This light-filled haven invites guests to throw off the weight of the world and relax. Other popular interior spots include the full cinema with D-box seating for 14 guests, an Atmos sound system, media system with more than 3,000 movies, a virtual-reality system and an abundance of games. A private dining room, with another real fireplace and enough seating for all on board, boasts its own aquarium as part of the styling, and is the ideal setting for enjoying formal meals created by the yacht’s talented culinary team.

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An emphasis on social living, wellness and relaxation is seen throughout and nowhere less so than the spa. “Covering 4,305 sq ft over two floors, the spa is a state-of-the-art achievement that has been called a ‘little Palace Hotel Merano,’” says Stewart. “From the impressive Jacuzzi set in the middle, through to the hammam, sauna, cryo sauna, dry and wet massage areas, or the fully equipped 970-sq-ft gym, the assets offered are above expectations and run by trained professionals, with proven credentials, or former Olympic athletes.” The cryotherapy chamber is of particular note, as it’s the first to ever be installed on a private yacht, and is able to go down to temperatures of -166 Fahrenheit; it will tick the boxes for those looking for a true endorphin rush. A private medic is also part of the crew on board.

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This dedication to wellness is seen across every deck, with numerous spaces to gather, relax and enjoy the water. The nearly 74-ft-wide swimming platform serves as a base for sunbathing and utilizing the yacht’s vast collection of water gear that includes a large selection of tenders, jet skis and Seabobs. A fully equipped professional dive center is positioned on the port side of the lower deck, with two dedicated folding terraces. “The on-board dive center is the best ever built on a superyacht,” says Stewart. “Run by PADI-certified specialists who have the ability to train guests, it includes an impressive selection of gear of all sizes, its own breathing system that allows it to be completely autonomous and a three-seat decompression chamber.”

If the ocean doesn’t appeal, then head to the main deck, home to a truly impressive 40-ft pool. Placed transversely — a unique approach when compared to most superyacht layouts — the pool has an adjustable floor height that allows users to tailor their swim, with swim and massage jets at alternate ends. The pool is also a popular gathering spot for sunbathing or simply enjoying drinks and the undisturbed views. Other highlights across the four exterior decks include sheltered lounge areas, sun-drenched teak decks, two Jacuzzis — one on the owner’s deck and one on the sun deck forward — and the privately positioned roof deck that delivers escapism and serenity in equal measure.

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Food lovers will appreciate the multitude of dining options found throughout the yacht. “On the cuisine side, Flying Fox is definitely out of this world: not only carrying some of the best chefs, with some having worked with Michelin-starred chefs, but also having impressive galley capacities and incredible areas to dine,” says Stewart. Favorite spots include the bridge deck, with a dining setup, bar and an open kitchen with cooking options, including a full-size rotisserie, tandoori, pizza oven and teppanyaki and churrasco grills, which ensure all tastes and flavors are covered.

While capable of traveling to far-flung destinations, Flying Fox is currently based in the Mediterranean. Access in even the most remote anchorages is easy thanks to the two helipads on board, with the upper deck helipad ranked as ‘18-meter D-Value’ and big enough to accommodate Flying Fox ’s Airbus H175 12-seat helicopter, the largest private helicopter in the world. The upper deck helipad has a double use and can transform into a dance floor like no other for partying under the stars.

The visionary  Flying Fox  yacht dwarfs her competitors — literally and figuratively — and delivers luxury escapism in the highest measure.

flying fox outdoor dining area

  Flying Fox yacht is available to charter from $4m per week.

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This Decade-Old Turkish Superyacht Got a Makeover That Made It 40 Feet Longer

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Interestingly, the project initially began as a simple refit but quickly morphed into a major conversion. German firm iYacht spearheaded the exterior design and naval architecture, starting off by reverse engineering the existing superyacht. In June 2020, iYacht’s team flew to the south of France to measure and create an accurate 3-D model of Greyzone that they could design from. Four weeks later, the first concepts were complete. The team proposed a new galley, an updated foredeck, a Jacuzzi on the flybridge, and a larger stern platform. They also redesigned the beach club to ensure the 2012 superyacht appealed to modern seafarers.

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As the refit commenced, the decision was made to turn the existing 124-footer into a high-tech superyacht in line with the latest North European standards. The technical spaces were reconstructed, with Thanuja gaining a new engine room, bow, stern thrusters, pipes, cabling, engines, and generators. The aluminum superstructure was rewelded, too.

Onboard, the superyacht gained fresh teak decking and new furniture throughout. Katharina Raczek and her team brought the interiors to life, balancing new and old elements and combining existing structures with new construction. After the upgrade, Thanuja can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms and seven crew across six cabins.

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There are many captivating sailing yachts cruising the world's seas today, and you can experience some of the magic for yourself aboard one of the 10 largest sailing yachts available for charter. These sensational vessels stand out among the rest of the fleet at the ports and anchorages they visit, and make for memorable surroundings to any special occasions charter or corporate event charter. More than good looks, their on board crews are highly experienced and have a wealth of amenities and water toys on board for days filled with activities and nights partying under the stars.

MALTESE FALCON 88m/288.9ft

The iconic sailing yacht MALTESE FALCON from Perini Navi was an instant hit with the yachting industry and admirers the world over for her ground-breaking DynaRig sails that powered her through the water at record-breaking speeds for her size. She also put the spotlight back on what a modern sailing yacht was capable of at a time when the focus was on ever more lavish motor yacht amenities. At 88m/288.9ft, she is a recognisable presence at any marina and her luxurious interiors are as sporty and sophisticated as her exteriors. Notable amenities include a Jacuzzi on deck and an alfresco cinema projected onto the sails. 

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AQUIJO 86m/282.2ft

Oceanco superyacht AQUIJO dazzles with her contemporary interiors and indulgent amenities, including a spa room featuring a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Guests will be spending much of their time outdoors with numerous alfresco dining and lounging areas on board, including an eye-catching wet bar on the main deck aft.

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VERTIGO 67.2m/220.6ft

Superyacht VERTIGO from Alloy Yachts was designed by Philippe Briand with interiors from Christian Liaigre. She measures 67.2m/220ft and is the first sailing yacht of her size to have an almost vertical bow, granting her a longer waterline length for greater speed both when under sail or using the engine. S/Y VERTIGO has a Jacuzzi, gym and a great selection of water toys including Scuba diving gear to get up close to the amazing wildlife at each destination she visits.

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CREOLE 65.3m/214ft

This classic schooner built in 1927 was carefully restored in 2008 to bring her back to life. S/Y CREOLE is an excellent choice for private functions such as weddings and corporate events, and guests will be impressed with the authentic interiors from the art deco period. Not only is this century-old sailing yacht charming in appearance, she has a great selection of modern water toys for adventures wherever she cruises.

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LAMIMA 65.2m/213.11ft

Sailing yacht LAMIMA is a traditional Indonesian 'phinisi' constructed entirely out of wood with Asian styling reflected throughout in the furniture, fittings and artwork. She was designed by Marcelo Penna and can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven large and elegant staterooms. There is a spa centre with trained massage therapists amongst the crew, and as a PADI Dive Centre guests can earn a worldwide recognised Scuba diving licence with the on board instructors.

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MIKHAIL S. VORONTSOV 64.5m/211.8ft

The sailing yacht MIKHAIL S. VORONTSOV was built in 2013 and provides guests with a traditional atmosphere that benefits from a modern layout and top notch technology. The interior styling is the work of Ken Freivokh Design, who also worked on her exterior styling with Dykstra & Partners. On board is a gym, sauna and spa, and among the three deckhouses there is a main salon and aft private Owner's salon that can instead be used as a second lounge.

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SPIRIT OF THE C'S 64m/209.9ft

Luxury yacht SPIRIT OF THE C's is the world's largest all-aluminium sailing yacht and another vessel from the Perini Navi shipyard that has made it onto this list. Nuvolari & Lenard designed her inside and out in a light New England-style where minimalist rooms and pale walls and furnishings emphasise the sense of space on board. The hydraulic crow's nest offers fantastic views of the surroundings and far below there is an abundance of sunbeds to rest on after making good use of the large collection of water toys.

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RUNNING ON WAVES 64m/209.9ft

The elegant 64m/209ft sailing yacht RUNNING ON WAVES was built in 2011 by Segel Masten Yachten and combines the forms of a classic clipper with modern design and engineering elements. The accommodation sleeps up to 45 guests over 18 en-suite cabins, and while cruising there is a cinema, discotheque, conference multimedia room, an on deck spa pool, spa massage room and a dedicated centre for Scuba diving and water toys.

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ATHOS 62m/203.5ft

Double-masted schooner ATHOS from Holland Jachtbouw was launched in 2010 and features the naval architecture of prestigious Hoek Design Naval Architects. Her beautiful wooden interiors are comprised of several high quality varieties including mahogany, anigre and pear which is complimented by supple leathers, stylish fabrics and a traditional flair. For evening entertaining there is a formal dining table that converts into two games tables for card games, a wet bar and a fireplace for intimate evenings. Life outdoors is just as lavish with plenty of sunbeds, outdoor seating and a massage table for complete relaxation in the fresh sea air.

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PERSEUS3 60m/196.10ft

The final vessel in the 10 largest sailing yachts available for charter is all-aluminium sailing yacht PERSEUS³ from Perini Navi. Launched in 2014, she has interior and exterior styling from the shipyard in-house team in collaboration with Ron Holland. Her experienced Owner added many innovations, such as her rigging system and the lifting keel which has become a common addition among performance-based sailing yachts today. The deck Jacuzzi will be a favourite spot for guests to take in the surrounding scenery, with two fold-out beach platforms to extend the already ample sunbathing space on board.

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MSC Cruises has announced that they will bring their beloved MSC Yacht Club experience to cruisers in North America in 2025. Their new megaship, MSC World America, will have seven distinct districts so guests can easily customize their vacation and prioritize what they most want to experience on board the ship. MSC Yacht Club will be one of those districts.

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The World Of A Reimagined MSC Yacht Club

Imagine a luxury cruise operating within a normal cruise. That’s sort of what it’s like to stay in the Yacht Club section of MSC cruise ships. This “ship-within-a-ship” concept offers a secluded retreat area with exclusive, quiet spaces, its own restaurant, luxury suites, and more.

On the MSC World America, the Yacht Club will have special accommodations for those who can indulge in total luxury. They offer double-balcony duplex suites that are great for large groups of friends or families who travel together. These suites span two decks. The lower deck has a dining and living area with a guest bathroom. The upper level has a primary bedroom with its own private bathroom. Two private sundecks with a private hot tub, outdoor seating area, and upper deck are also included.

For solo guests, couples, or smaller groups, multiple-room owner suites allow guests to stay in an elegantly decorated suite with separate living and dining areas, a bedroom, walk-in closet, posh bathroom with a full-sized bathtub, and floor-to-ceiling windows. These suites also have their own private terrace with a hot tub and outdoor dining area.

Dining is elevated in this part of the ship, too. The Top Sail Lounge offers Yacht Club guests panoramic views to enjoy while being served drinks, desserts, and canapés. The MSC Yacht Club Restaurant has a calming ambiance, large menu, and fine wines.

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MSC Yacht Club on this new ship will also have a large, luxurious sundeck. Guests can take a dip in the hot tub or pool, or they can even relax in a private cabana. That empowers guests to relax in peace and quiet while overlooking the sea or the destinations the cruise will visit. There’s also a lower deck in the Yacht Club with a bar and grill along with a seating area for guests to dine and enjoy cocktails.

Also, Yacht Club guests are given exclusive access to the Ocean House at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the cruise company’s private island in the district of Bimin in The Bahamas. There they can enjoy a private beach and private dining.

The MSC World America Experience

Beyond the MSC Yacht Club, the MSC World America offers a choose-your-own-adventure style of vacationing. They encourage families to identify what they most want to experience on this megaship, then they help them build those ideal experiences.

The ship itself will span 22 decks, and it will have a total of 2,614 staterooms. It has a World Promenade where all cruisers are welcome to enjoy dining, entertainment, vivid light shows, and breathtaking views. Entertainment, dining, and shopping can be enjoyed at the indoor World Galleria.

Dining And Drinking On MSC World America

This megaship has 13 restaurants that are open to all cruisers. Vegan options should be available at all restaurants. However, be sure to tell the restaurant staff in advance about any dietary needs or requests. Some vegan options that have been available on another MSC cruise ships include such diverse dishes as vegan burgers, couscous, tofu ragout, rice noodle dishes, black bean vegetable burritos, pasta primavera, roasted cauliflower steak, tofu vegetable teriyaki, and more.

There are also 20 bars and lounges aboard the MSC World America. There will be a sports bar, a comedy club, a British pub, a gin specialty pub, a mixology bar, and a coffee emporium, among others.

Playing Aboard MSC World America

Adventurous kids and adults alike can go down the ships 11-deck-high dry slide and enjoy the large water park with water slides that incorporate a VR experience. There will also be six pools and 14 hot tubs.

Parents can enjoy some downtime while children play in the Kids Clubs that will have special facilities for age groups that range from infants to older teens.

The three on-board entertainment venues will present plays, music shows, and other family entertainment.

MSC World America’s Energy Efficiency

Despite is large size, MSC World America was designed to be among the most energy-efficient cruise ships in operation. Their latest-generation engines will reduce greenhouse gases emissions (GHG) by up to 20 percent. MSC Cruises is committed to net zero GHG emissions by 2050, so this ship was designed as part of their overall plan for more sustainable cruising experiences.

MSC World America will have its first sailing in April 2025. Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean itineraries are planned for the ship in its first year.

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The yacht-spotter's guide to the F1 Monaco Grand Prix

Every year, Monaco’s Grand Prix pulls in some of the fleet’s finest superyachts for a weekend of adrenaline-fuelled F1 action and A-lister events in the heart of the principality. Yachts moored stern to the circuit have a premium vantage point over the cars tearing around the track, while superyachts at anchor can enjoy all the Formula One buzz with the added benefit of privacy and seclusion. 

BOAT takes a closer look at the superyachts spotted near the event...

Renaissance

Length : 111.9m Builder : Freire

Renaissance is the largest private yacht built in Spain and one of the world's most expensive charter yachts . Which is quite the feat for Freire, a commercial shipyard that has built only one private yacht in the past. With 7,200GT to play with, her list of amenities include a sushi bar, a dedicated hair and beauty salon, a ballet bar with a mirror for stretching and two cinemas – one indoor, one outdoor. The owner's deck is described as "palatial" and comes with its own a media room, a lounge with bar and dining and a private terrace with a Jacuzzi for six.

Length : 52.1m Builder : Sanlorenzo

Spotted pulling into port with a Bugatti on the aft, Seven Sins is the perfect yacht for soaking up the Formula One action. She is part of Sanlorenzo's hugely successful 52Steel series, with features including a glass-bottomed pool on the aft that floods the beach club below with light. Her palatial interior design offers plenty of space for kicking back and watching the races in a more relaxed setting and her sharp Officina Italiana Design exterior is sure to attract attention in Monaco harbour. 

Length : 90m Builder : Benetti

Lionheart was launched in 2016 as the shipyard's largest build to date, though she was surpassed by the 107-metre Mar (ex Lana ) four years later. She was the third yacht to be ordered from Benetti by the same owner, Sir Philip Green. While her curvy exterior and private balconies will be visible to those visiting Port Hercule this weekend, interiors have always been shrouded in secrecy. It is known that  Stefano Natucci  collaborated with Benetti on the exterior design and Green & Mingarelli Design  is responsible for the interior design.

Fountainhead

Length : 87.8m   Builder : Feadship

Created with family use in mind, Fountainhead features a recreation room and library that can be converted into cabins to supplement the six existing guest cabins and owner's suite. She was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design , though "a signature blend of art, antiques and aesthetics" by Belgian artist Axel Vervoordt are also displayed throughout.  Leisure highlights include a fully-equipped gym with health club, a contra-flow swimming pool and a tender garage that houses wave runners, kayaks, surfboard and diving equipment, among others. The superyacht is named after the famous novel by Ayn Rand.

Coral Ocean

Length : 72.6m Builder : Lürssen

A World Superyacht Award winner, Coral Ocean earned the judges' commendation following a sensitive, multi-million refit that converted the heritage vessel into a successful charter platform. All deck spaces were upgraded, including a reimagined sundeck that now houses a glass-sided spa pool, sunbathing and observation deck and a central deckhouse with a television lounge, dining area and bar. Coral Ocean was one of the largest launches of 1994 and her secrecy for the first two decades of her life solidified her as an icon for the German shipyard. She is owned by Australian garbage waste disposal giant Ian Malouf. 

Length : 72m   Builder : Lürssen

Delivered in 2006, Titania  (ex Apoise ) was put up for auction by her owner in 2010 and was snapped up for €33.75 million – roughly half the estimated value – by Phones4U tycoon John Caudwell. He then went on to refit, lengthen and rename the superyacht, which he discusses in an exclusive interview with BOAT International . Designed by Espen Øino and Francois Zuretti , the Lürssen was the star yacht in season six of The Crown and is a popular charter yacht. No wonder, as she sports a beach club that can be converted into a nightclub, an onboard masseuse and beautician and an impressive array of watersports – including a waterpark and a 12.7-metre slide.

Length : 70m Builder : Royal Denship

Force Blue first hit the water in 2002 as the 63.3-metre Big Roi , a trawler-style expedition yacht that has since been refitted to varying degrees. The most recent work was done at Lusben in 2022 and involved a seven-metre stern extension to allow for a large, wrap-around swim platform. The main deck was extended in the process as well. Design highlights include a black-tiled spa (with heated massage table), a cinema, a barbecue and dining area that turns into a disco and a dining room that doubles as a conference space. An elevator serves all decks.

Length : 67.5m Builder : Icon Yachts

The flagship of the Dutch shipyard, Loon (ex Icon ) is now anchored in Port Hercule where she is likely to cause another social media sensation . She was delivered in 2010 to a design by RWD , with clean, contemporary interiors by Studio Linse . A raised main deck pool is one of her many highlights with two panels of glass that filter natural light into the beach club below. A bar, gym, massage room and sauna are also found at this level. Loon was sold to a new owner in April 2023, after which she joined the charter fleet with IYC .

Length : 66m   Builder : Oceanco

AHS has undergone numerous name changes (she was sold and renamed mostly recently in January ) but started life as Dilbar in 2005. A successful charter yacht, she can be easily distinguished in port by her classic canoe stern. An interior by the late Alberto Pinto provides accommodation across eight cabins, including a full-beam owner's suite with its own lounge and adjoining private office. Other highlights include an outdoor cinema, a beamy sundeck with 19,000-litre pool and a helipad that transforms into a sun lounge.

Length : 49.9m Builder : Zepter

The Croatian yard's first superyacht offering, JoyMe is usually berthed in Cap d’Ail but has been sighted in Monaco for the past two Grands Prix. She’s one of the most recognisable yachts at the event, with her custom red and white exterior and unusual eye motif – said to be the eyes of the commissioning owner’s daughter. Leisure highlights include a Pop Art-inspired interior by  Marijana Radovic , a sundeck with a 3.5-metre Jacuzzi and a lower deck arranged with a gym, Finnish sauna and Hammam spa with sea views. Accommodation is across five cabins, including the "VIP deck" owner's cabin which has a walk-in bathroom, lounge and private sunbathing platform on the bow.

Length : 45.2m Builder : Royal Hakvoort

The most recent delivery on the list, Milele is one of this year's World Superyacht Award winners . According to the judges, she stood out thanks to her "incredible build quality” and surprising spaces on board. Most notable of these is the innovative foredeck garage, which stores a submarine and crane, and has a full entertainment suite with a large television screen built into its hatch. She was designed inside and out by Omega Architects with an efficient hull design by Van Oossanen Naval Architects .

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    The vessel that currently tops the list as the largest yacht to charter is the impressive 136m (446ft) superyacht FLYING FOX.Delivered by Lürssen in 2019, this spectacular yacht can accommodate up to 25 guests across 11 sumptuous cabins — all of which come complete with their own intimate sea terraces. The superyacht also boasts more than 55 crew, including former Olympian athletes, to ...

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    The Top 100 Largest & Most Significant Luxury Yacht Charter Superyachts in the World by length, price, size, importance and newness: There have been many articles written over the years about the 100 biggest superyachts in the world, by a host of authors.

  3. Flying Fox

    Step on board 136 metre Flying Fox, the world's biggest superyacht available for charter.Flying Fox takes the freshest superyacht trends - and then pushes th...

  4. Largest Yacht for Charter Flying Fox Costs $4M a Week: Photos

    Take a look inside. The Flying Fox is now the world's largest yacht available to charter, according to Boat International. Imperial Yachts manages the superyacht's listing. With six decks, it ...

  5. The 5 world's largest and most expensive yachts for charter

    Flying Fox is the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world, built by Lürssen Yachts and designed by Espen Øino. It has several premium features such as a cryosauna, a significant spa, and two high-end galleys. The superyacht can accommodate up to 25 guests and 55 crew members and has attracted celebrity clientele such as Beyoncé ...

  6. Flying Fox: On board the world's largest yacht for charter

    Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have been spotted on board the world's largest yacht available for charter, Flying Fox after missing the Met Gala 2021. BOAT takes a tour of the largest and most expensive charter yacht in the world. The standout Lürssen superyacht takes the freshest superyacht trends - and then pushes them to the limit.

  7. Charter Yachts

    Charter one of the largest superyachts in the world - view the selection of the world's biggest luxury yachts for charter. ... There is space for up to 28 crew on board. Dream is now the 37th largest yacht in the world. LENGTH. 106.5m. TYPE. Motor. Charter Listing. Rank 71. Christina O. Canadian Vickers;

  8. Flying Fox: The Largest Charter Yacht in the World

    A yacht the size of the 446-ft M/Y Flying Fox rarely comes onto the charter market. Following her spring 2019 delivery, this one-of-a-kind vessel effortlessly vaulted to the title of largest private charter yacht in the world.. It is hard to know where to begin when trying to do justice to Flying Fox.Built in Germany by Lürssen, under the supervision of Imperial acting as builder supervisor ...

  9. Top Largest and Newest Luxury Yachts for Charter in 2021

    3. TATIANA (80m/262.6ft) The luxury yacht TATIANA is also amongst the favourite yachts to charter in 2021, built by the stellar Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts. The tranquil interior from the critically acclaimed H2 Yacht Design uses pure white and shades of blue with mirror surfaces providing silvery accents.

  10. Most expensive luxury superyachts for charter in the world

    Renaissance. From €3,000,000 per week. Following her launch in early 2023, the 112-metre motor yacht Renaissance has not only joined the charter fleet but is now one of the most expensive yachts for charter. Built by the Spanish shipyard Freire, Renaissance is the largest yacht built in Spain and one of the largest projects designed by the ...

  11. The current top ten largest luxury yachts for charter (superyachts

    The yachts in our top ten largest list range from 85.9m (281.8ft) to a whopping 162.5m (533´) in length. You would think that at this length, the charterer could invite all the friends they know to join them however unless the yachts are classed as a passenger ship, many of these superyachts can still carry a maximum of 12 yacht charter guests ...

  12. Large Yachts for Charter

    Fraser dominates the large yachts charter market, with more than 36% of yachts in its charter fleet exceeding 50m (164') in length. As the world's leading yacht brokerage for eight years running, Fraser delivers a consistently superb charter experience for clients. From 15 global offices, the Fraser charter brokers offer an in-depth knowledge ...

  13. Top 100 World's Largest Yachts

    The Top 100. A comprehensive and accurate list of the largest luxury yachts set to launch in 2024. A live list of the Top 100 largest superyachts in the world as it currently stands. The Top 100 luxury yachts launched in 2023 who defined the last year in large yachting. Has your yacht ever been in the Top 100? Search any yacht to view its ranking.

  14. Crewed Yacht Charter

    The Fraser Book of Luxury Yachting 2023/2024 showcases some of the most beautiful crewed superyachts available to charter around the world as well as sample sailing itineraries and information on the spectacular cruising destinations on offer.Browse the magnificent pages, read about the beautiful locations and select the perfect charter yacht for your dream holiday.

  15. Luxury Yachts for Charter

    580+ Yachts for Charter and access to all yachts Globally. Enjoy an unforgettable vacation on a megayacht charter. Our team will plan the ideal one for you. ... IYC manages the largest superyacht fleet in the world, with yachts available for charter across all key cruising destinations. Our fleet has grown by over +200% over the past years.

  16. Largest Yachts In The World 2023

    Al Said - 509 FT. (155M) Prince Abdul Aziz - 482 FT. (147M) El Mahrousa - 475 FT. (145M) First, let's take a look at the new king - now the largest motor yacht in the world: 1. SOMNIO- 728 FT. (222M) Somnio will be the world's first 'yacht-liner'. Image credit: Winch Design. Due for launch in mid-2024, Somnio is expected to ...

  17. The top 25 largest yachts in the world

    Find out which superyacht is the biggest yacht by length with BOAT International's definitive list of the largest yachts in the world. ... PYC-compliant Flying Fox was built by Lürssen for a serial charter yacht owner and completed her sea trials off the coast of Germany in May 2019. The 136-metre, six-deck yacht towers 32 metres above the ...

  18. This Decade-Old Turkish Superyacht Was Just Made 40 Feet Longer

    Published on May 29, 2024. By Rachel Cormack. iYacht/Serenity Yacht. There's a new Turkish delight on the high seas. A superyacht that Turkish yard Concept Marine delivered in 2012 has hit the ...

  19. The top 10 largest sailing yachts for charter

    PERSEUS3 60m/196.10ft. The final vessel in the 10 largest sailing yachts available for charter is all-aluminium sailing yacht PERSEUS³ from Perini Navi. Launched in 2014, she has interior and exterior styling from the shipyard in-house team in collaboration with Ron Holland. Her experienced Owner added many innovations, such as her rigging ...

  20. 9 of the largest yachts owned by tech billionaires, ranked

    He bought his current boat Musashi in 2011 for a reported US$160 million from custom-yacht giant Feadship. Reportedly named after a famous samurai warrior, the yacht has both Japanese and art deco ...

  21. Charter yacht of the week: the 50m Couach flagship La Pellegrina 1

    50-metre La Pellegrina 1 is available for charter. The charter yacht first hit the water in 2012 having been built by French shipyard Couach and is one of two 5000 Fly 2 models. Engineering-wise, the model was a great achievement for the yard and lists several impressive capabilities, including the ability to cross the Atlantic in 10 days, a ...

  22. Megaship MSC World America Brings Yacht Club To North America

    The World Of A Reimagined MSC Yacht Club. Imagine a luxury cruise operating within a normal cruise. That's sort of what it's like to stay in the Yacht Club section of MSC cruise ships.

  23. Fox: 35m Pendennis explorer yacht named and delivered

    The highly-anticipated compact explorer yacht Project Fox has now been delivered as Fox. According to BOATPro, she departed from Pendennis' yard in Falmouth earlier this month and has now undertaken her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean.. The 35-metre yacht "represent[s] the very best of British engineering and interior design," and borrows her name from one of Falmouth's most famous ...

  24. The yacht-spotter's guide to the F1 Monaco Grand Prix

    Renaissance is the largest private yacht built in Spain and one of the world's most expensive charter yachts.Which is quite the feat for Freire, a commercial shipyard that has built only one private yacht in the past. With 7,200GT to play with, her list of amenities include a sushi bar, a dedicated hair and beauty salon, a ballet bar with a mirror for stretching and two cinemas - one indoor ...