With the charter period already over its peak, there is still time to celebrate the beginning of mellow season aboard a charter yacht. While charter prices on some of the largest vessels traditionally remain unrevealed, Yacht Harbout lists 10 of the most expensive superyachts officially seen on charter market this summer.
#1. Flying Fox
Builder: Lurssen (2019)
Charter price: upon request
The impressive 130-metre Lürssen superyacht Flying Fox was delivered to her owner in March 2019, later sensationally listed for charter with Imperial. The superyacht boasts the most elegant and graceful exterior design by Espen Oeino, maintaining striking looks despite her massive volume of 9,100 GT.
This superyacht’s key features include two helipads, capable of hosting the largest helicopters and a generous swimming pool located aft of the main deck. Flying Fox also boasts vast sea terraces, swim platforms for watersports. She can accommodate up to 22 guests across 11 staterooms, along with a crew of 54.
Noteworthy, Flying Fox has recently caused vast social media buzz, rumouring the vessel belongs to the world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos. According to Business Insider, a representative of Amazon responded to the media, the Amazon CEO did not own the superyacht, and they had no information on who it belonged to.
The superyacht is available for charter in the Mediterranean in summer season and in the Indian Ocean in the winter season. According to MarineTraffic, Flying Fox is currently floating Turkish cost.
Builder: Lurssen (2019)
Charter price: from € 2,200,000 per week (?)
One of the rear vessels of over 100 metres publicly listed for charter, the 111.5-metre Lurssen TIS was made available in July 2019 from € 2,200,000 per week, just a month after delivery. At the moment, however, she is not on the list of charter superyachts anymore.
TIS was commissioned for a long-time charter client of Moran Yacht & Ship. The vessel boasts exterior and interior styling by Andrew Winch Design and features 2 helicopter pads, a 12-metre swimming pool on the main deck aft, a resort inspired spa at beach club level, and opulent palatial staircases.
TIS comes with the tender storage able to house two 13-metre tenders, two additional 10-metre tenders, a submarine and diverse watersports toys.
With her impressive interior volume within a beam of 18.4 metres, TIS will accommodate up to 16 guests across a massive private owner’s deck and eight guests staterooms, served by the crew of 38. The featured top speed of the vessel makes 18 knots.
Builder: Lurssen (2019)
Charter price: from €1,400,000 P/W (summer rate)
Firsr known as Project Fiji, the 95-metre superyacht Madsummer, has been recently delivered to her owner, a repeat client with Lürssen. During her construction period of nearly 2,5 years, the project was supervised by the owner’s captain and brokerage company Moran Yacht & Ship.
Featuring a 14-metre beam, the exterior profile of Madsummer comes from a British designer Harrison Eidsgaard maintaining sleek and elegant lines within impressive volumes, complemented by interior design for 20 guests across 10 suites by Laura Sessa.
Photo: Carl Groll
The vessel's main trademarks are the 12-metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi laid on the aft deck and protected with glass bulwarks. Spacious beach club and spa zone with a sea terrace on the lower deck also belong on the list of Madsummer’s special features. The bow is equipped with a helipad, while the sun deck aft features hidden crane in the bulwark, aimed to handle an aeroboat.
The superyacht is available for charter in the Mediterranean in summer period and in Caribbean/Bahamas in winter.
Builder: Lurssen (2014)
LOA: 95.2 m
Charter price: from € 1,200,000 p/w
95-metre superyacht Kismet was built in 2014 by Lurssen and is owned by Shadid Khan, Pakistani-American billionaire and business tycoon, who is also the owner of the Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars. The yacht's interior has been designed by Reymond Langton Design and her exterior styling is by Espen Oeino.
Kismet is stretching over five decks, designed with corporate entertainment and charter in mind, thus suitable for parties of up to 270 guests. As an innovative feature, Kismet boasts video walls, extending up to two decks high, able to show regular television but programmed to display high-definition moving artwork.
A large swimming pool and Jacuzzi area, spa zone, movie theatre, an outdoor fireplace and winter garden can be found among the yacht’s luxury amenities.
In general, Kismet’s entertainment and design characteristics have been attracting top artists and events. For example, Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted on-board last year, while Netflix filmed Kismet in a party scene from its biggest production so far, "Six Underground", making Kismet one of the largest superyachts appearing on screen.
Kismet is available for charter in the Mediterranean in summer period and in the Caribbean waters in winter.
Builder: Oceanco (2014)
Charter price: from € 1,100,000 p/w
Built in 2014, Tranquility features exteriors by Oceanco’s in-house design team and interiors by Winch Design. Trademarked with extensive spa area on the lower deck, plunge pools and customised interior, the yacht can accommodate up to 26 guests on-board, along with 28 crew members.
First known as Equanimity, the vessel has undergone a notorious chain of events, being seized and then auctioned by the Malaysian government, alleged purchased by her former owner Low Taek Jho on money embezzled from the 1MDB state fund.
In 2019, the vessel was finally sold to Malaysia-based hospitality investment holding Genting Group for $126,000,000, receiving a new name and a clean state.
Recently, Tranquillity has once again returned into the spotlight with the world’s youngest self-made billionaire Kylie Jenner chartering the superyacht to celebrate her 22nd birthday off the coast of Italy.
Tranquility is available for charter in the Mediterranean (Western) in summer period and in the Caribbean waters in winter.
Builder: Amels (2016)
Charter price: from € 1,200,000 p/w
Photo by maritimephoto
The largest Amels superyacht to date, Here Comes The Sun became her Russian owner's 4th superyacht named after The Beatles' song. The superyacht features exterior design by Tim Heywood and interior style by Winch Design.
Amongst her main features are a 5.5-metre swimming pool aft of the main deck, an extensive 87-square-metre beach club area located right underneath with a sitting area, sauna and gym. Other amenities also include a cinema room and a large Jacuzzi on the sundeck.
As for the accommodation, there are 8 guest cabins on board and space for 27 crew. The six-decks yacht comprises 900 square metres of outside deck space and a garage capable of storing four jet skis and two 11m tenders.
The superyacht is available for charter in Western Mediterranean in winter and summer periods. Meanwhile, the superyacht generated one of the highest charter revenues during the summer 2017, estimated at €9-9.5 million.
#7. Phoenix 2
Builder: Lurssen (2010)
Charter price: from € 1,000,000 p/w
Launched in 2010 by German shipbuilder Lurssen and last refitted in 2011, the 90-mere Phoenix2 boasts design by Andrew Winch and offers elegant exterior lines, complemented by beautiful interiors and spacious socialising areas throughout. The most notable feature is definitely the giant sculpted phoenix figurehead that sits proudly on the prow of the vessel.
Built for the late Polish billionaire, Jan Kulczyk as a replacement for his previous 61-meter Lurssen, Phoenix was delivered by the German shipyard in 2010. Designed by Andrew Winch, Phoenix boasts over 100 metres of steel handrails built specially to follow the shape of the hull.
Photo by @sublime.imagery
The owner's stateroom located forward of the yacht is styled like a New York duplex from the 1930s with a private staircase linking the two areas together and leading to a private jacuzzi and owner's deck on the yacht's bow. Other features include a spa pool, Jacuzzi and cinema on the sundeck.
Builder: Feadship (2015)
Charter price: from € 1,000,000 p/w
Launched in January 2015, the 83.5-metre Savannah was built to a design of CG Design in collaboration with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. The vessel boasts a one-of-the-kind seafoam green paint job.
One of the first examples of a hybrid superyacht, Savannah is powered by extremely quiet electric-diesel engines. At the urging of her owner, the system has been optimized to feature five operation modes from diesel to diesel-electric combinations to fully electric - courtesy of a 30-ton lithium-ion battery bank capable of holding a million watts of electricity.
Another innovation onboard the superyacht is the underwater observation room letting charter guests see both over and under the sea.
More traditional amenities also include a large swimming pool aft of the main deck, an extensive master suite forward of the upper deck with panoramic windows and a private deck as well as a gym with a sea view, a spa and a hammam.
Savannah is available for charter in Western Mediterranean in summer and in Indian Ocean in winter. During the summer period of 2017, she made one of the highest charter revenues of estimated €10-10.5 million.
Charter price: from € 1,000,000 p/w
The yacht that won the Monaco Yacht Show Award for Best Exterior Design in 2014 features harmonious lines and balanced proportions by Espen Oeino, enhancing a vast selection of outdoor living, dining and entertainments zones.
Solandge’ panoramic top deck plays host to a beach club area with customised dance floor, Jacuzzi and a bar while the bridge deck is ideal for relaxation and casual al fresco dining with a spacious seating area. On the bridge deck, there is also a fully-equipped health spa featuring massage room, sauna and gymnasium leading out onto a glass-edged plunge pool.
The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in 7 staterooms on-board, including a panoramic master deck featuring 180 degree windows, and a private deck with spa pool. The interior designs have been thought-out by Rodriguez Interiors.
At the moment of her sale in March 2017, Solandge was asking €155,000,000. She is available for charter in the Mediterranean in winter and summer seasons.
Builder: Derecktor (2010)
Charter price: from € 945,000 p/w
Formerly known as Cakewalk, the largest superyacht built on the territory of the USA since the 1930s, was sold to her current owner at an asking price of €119,000,000 at the end of 2014. Consequently, the 85-metre vessel underwent a 12-month refit at Pendennis in the UK and had her name changed to Aquila.
The motor yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins with an interior design by Dalton Designs and an exterior design by Tim Heywood. She is powered by MTU engines of 3306 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Aquila's improvement focused mainly on the interior. For instance, the owner's stateroom was entirely remodelled, a 60 square metre private deck was added, while the Jacuzzi was repositioned to the forward sun deck.
Avante V is a 36.64m luxury motor yacht built by Feadship and delivered in 1974 and last refitted in 2018. She has been recently sold, with Michael Rafferty representing the buyer and IYC's Bob O'Brien representing the seller. Avante V was custom designed by H.W. De Voogt.The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, including a master suite, 1 double cabin, and 2 twin cabins. She also accommodates up to 8 crew to ensure a luxury yacht experience for the guests.The main salon offers relaxation in a lounge area with two sofas, a cocktail table, and a full entertainment system with built-in color tv.The large lower deck owner's suite features a king-size walk-around bed, a bath, two chairs with a table, two wardrobe closets, a convertible sofa, a vanity with matching stool, two night stands, ample drawers for storage and four large portholes.There is also a wine rack storage for up to 65 bottles on the lower deck.The Dining Room is in the forward part of the main salon. It features a classic table with a double column teak base. There is a buffet cabinet that has china and silver on the port side. The Captain's Cabin is located directly aft of the wheelhouse and features a double berth, large built-in desk with five-drawers and a cabinet, a double wardrobe locker, dresser, two large windows, and a big bathroom.Aft of the Captain's Cabin, outside is the sundeck: fully laid teak deck with a comfortable seating area aft.There are many good possibilities for having nice conversations with breathtaking views of the sea in this place.The top of the boat speed is 14.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 2450.0nm at 10.0kn with power coming from two 610.0hp Caterpillar D346-TA diesel engines.
June 5, 2020
Amatasia is a 85m luxury motor yacht, built by Lurssen and delivered in 2017. She has a young and sporty profile.Igor Makarov, russian billionaire and ex owner of the boat, invented the name Areti as his company’s name Itera spelled backwards. Until 2015 he owned three yachts named Areti, Areti I and Areti II. Later he sold his natural gas company Itera for US$ 2.9 billion. In 2018 his yacht Areti was listed for sale, asking €175 million. She was sold in 2019 and renamed Amatasia.British studio Winch Design made both: the stylish and modern exterior with smooth lines and traditional bright interior styling. With a broad beam of almost 15 meters, she has a very spacious layout, which has been designed for use by family and friends. The design is in line with the Passenger Yacht Code, with a precise and perfectly balanced signature.The Amatasia features accommodation to 18 guests in 9 spacious cabins, including owners’ deck, below the brigde deck, harbors the owners’ suite and two double VIP cabins, two more guest staterooms on the main deck, and another four on the lower deck. Also she accommodates up to 28 crew members.“With the well-executed trompe l’oeil effect, your eye tells you it is real timber,” says Matthew Wilkinson, project manager at Winch Design. The luxury superyacht is made of steel and aluminum. But the wood in her central stairwell is a veneer over aluminum. “Certain areas aboard governed by these regulations have to be flame retardant and have to allow for watertight compartments and escape routes, both in the guest accommodations and in the engine room,” says Dietrich Kirchner, project manager at Lürssen.The bridge deck features a gym and a hot tub is just through double glass doors. Forward are the captain’s cabin, there are ship’s office and the bridge. The central lobby has an elevator that services all desks.There is a sky lounge on the upper deck. The master suite features a private spa pool, sun bed and breakfast table. Amatasia also has a helipad in the bow, which can be used for sun lounging.Spa and beach club featuring a pool and plunge pool, sauna and steam room, treatment room and beauty salon.Her top speed is 17.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 6000.0nm at with power coming from two MTU engines.
June 4, 2020
Jubilee is a 110m luxury yacht, built by Oceanco, which specializes in building custom superyachts from aluminum and steel and delivered in 2017. She is definitely one of a kind.Not only her size makes her that special, but it’s more even about the way she looks and feels. Jubilee combines fast lines and smart surfaces with elegant proportions. The whole look of her is very modern and, at some point, is futuristic. “The hull shape is deliberately minimalistic to contrast with the superstructure,” says Igor Lobanov of Lobanov Design, which created Jubilee’s exterior. “At the same time, a massive white funnel pins the entire layers down to the white hull, leaving a feeling that the white structure goes inside through the decks.”After Jubilee was launched in 2017, she achieved two milestones: being the largest yacht built at Oceanco and the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. Her owner from a Middle Eastern royal family invited Sorgiovanni Designs to work with the shipyard on the interior.From overhead, the superyacht looks like a contour map of an island, with each deck appearing at different heights above sea level.“The 3-D modeling was quite a challenging task, which pleased my mathematical part of the brain,” Lobanov says. “Each of the layers meets and splits under certain rules, which can be noticed from different angles.”No wonder, Jubilee has achieved numerous awards, including being Yachts International’s editors’ pick as the best exterior styling in 2017.The motor yacht can accommodate 31 guests in 16 cabins with 39 crew members. Four VIP cabins are found on the bridge deck, while there are a further 10 guest suites on the main deck. Her huge main saloon is about 135 square metre space focused around a large television at one end and big and cozy lounge chair at the another.Jubilee also features the tremendous pool deck with a built-in aquarium. Just below is a beach club, hammam, gym, and access to the water via a fold-down transom.Uniquely designed stairs and an elevator connect all five decks.Her top speed is 18.5kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 5000.0nm at with power coming from two 4828.0hp MTU diesel engines.
June 4, 2020
Built by famous Lurrsen and delivered in 2003, at that time Octopus was the world's largest yacht. Her impressive exterior is designed by Espen Øino and the posh interior is made by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, many of which are suites. Her crew of 63 people takes place in 30 cabins.The superyacht, which length is 126m, is equipped with highly sophisticated technology.One of her key features is an integrated dock for both the principal 20m guest tender and two submarines no, one of which is remotely controlled for reaching greater depths.She features two helipads and a hangar aft.There is a heated water swimming pool with a retractable glass floor that raises to deck level.The bridge deck has everything for spending a nice time: a bar, spa pool, and pizza oven.Octopus also houses a professional music studio and a grandiose cinema, created by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.
June 4, 2020
The motor yacht Inevitable which measures almost 30m has been sold by Northrop and Johnson's Whit Kirtland. The 29.57m motor yacht Inevitable has been sold, with Northrop and Johnson’s Whit Kirtland representing the seller in the deal.It’s inevitable to fall in love with this luxury motor yacht Inevitable. She features a classic and stylish Hargrave design.Inevitable was built by US shipyard Hargrave Custom Yachts in 2003 and generously upgraded in 2012, 2016, and 2018. Now the boat is in like-new condition. She features an exterior design by Jack Hargrave and her interiors were completed in-house.She is offering accommodation up to 9 guests taken care of by a crew of 4. Her master cabin features a walk around king-size bed, long couch, and en-suite master bath. The aft deck has everything for quality time in the open air with built-in upholstered seating, a fridge, a table, and a weatherproof 32-inch Samsung television screen. Upon the flybridge, there is further al fresco dining and lounging with hard top cover.Inevitable provides big toy storage. Guests can enjoy water skis, a slalom water ski, two kayaks, fishing gear, two jet-ski, tube, wakeboard, two standup paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and rendezvous diving.She cruises at 16 knots and reaches a top speed of 20.0 kn.Inevitable was asking $1,770,000.
June 3, 2020