Book ahead for summer on Esmeralda

Book now for summer 2019 onboard Esmeralda. Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean for the beginning and end of the season, she will be available in May, June and July in the Western Mediterranean depending on bookings.


An exceptional charter yacht, Esmeralda offers a unique layout of 11 guest cabins including 3 VIP suites, superb exterior space for dining and entertaining, and a highly professional and creative crew.


Luxury motor yacht Esmeralda (Ex. Maria Alexandra) was designed and built by Italian Codecasa in 1981 with interior design by Giuseppe de Jori. Retro style but fully renovated in 2001/2012, and with yearly upgrades, she has been maintained to a high standard. Guests can enjoy a variety of exterior living areas made in Italian theme. On the main deck and aft of the salon custom glass doors lead out onto a large shaded deck with a unique round table. 


Above the main deck, the boat deck wraps around the yacht and provides the Master and VIP cabins with a private deck. The aft deck offers fantastic outdoor dining experience for up to 21 guests with sun chaises on port and starboard. The indoor dining room has a full mirrored wall which creates a feel of endless space; it is separate and forward of the salon with a grand table capacity up to 21 guests. The upper deck and bridge deck offer a more casual area to relax in a comfortable lounge room with bar.


The Master suite is featuring a king size bed, lounge space with table, walk in closet and en-suite facilities. 3 VIP cabins are starboard with separate lounges and en-suite facilities. On the main deck forward of the salon near to the dining are 1 double and 7 twin cabins.


Esmeralda has a beam of 10.03m and a draft of 5m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 1002 tons. She is powered by engines of 1,500 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12.5 knots. Esmeralda's maximum range is estimated at 6000 nautical miles.


Main features: Stylish contemporary interior; Outdoor Jacuzzi; Sunbathing area; Variety of water toys & tenders; Great for large parties & banquets; Capacity for up to 150 guests in port.

Explore the Eastern Mediterranean on Rebecca V

Motor yacht Rebecca V was built by Benetti in 2009.  It features a minimalistic interior with warm woods, fine marbles designed by Francois Zuretti and an exterior design by Stefano Righini. 


The salon and dining are open with the lounge and entertainment center aft and formal dining forward. Panoramic windows fill the space with natural light and create an airy ambiance. 


Aft of the salon we can find a shaded aft deck perfect to relax or making alfresco dining, it is accompanied by casual cocktail tables with seating, wet bar with fitted barstools and a massive sunpad. Forward of the salon, is the raised pilot house, followed by a full beam master suite.


Exterior living aboard the luxury motor yacht Rebecca V is ideal for relaxing and entertaining. To enjoy the sea a full beam extended swim platform provides effortless water access. Also guests can use various watersports toys such as jet skis, kayaks, diving and snorkelling equipment.


Luxury charter yacht Rebecca V can accommodate 10 guests in 4 en-suite cabins. The Master cabin is forward on the main deck, with a queen size bed, vanity and sofa. Each cabin provides full entertainment systems and individual air conditioning controls. The VIP stateroom is full beam of the yacht, below decks and features a king size bed, sofa and vanity. A further 2 double cabins are below decks and offer double beds and a single bed each.


The Benetti motor yacht Rebecca V has a beam of 7.04m and a draft of 1.6m. The yacht is powered by 2 x CAT 885hp engines, with cruising capabilities of 11 – 12 knots.


Main features: Panoramic windows, Alfresco dining, Full beam swim platform, Wet bar, Sunbathing area

Host your event on Les Bruxellois

Invite friends onboard Les Bruxellois for an event they’ll never forget. Keenly available for MIPIM, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival and the Cannes Lions Festival in 2019, Les Bruxellois was delivered in 2017 and offers versatile spaces inside and out. 


The main aft deck can be used as a seating area or converted into an al fresco dining space for 12 guests. Further dining is available in the upper salon, which is also a relaxing lounge area. 11 guests are accommodated in 5 cabins: a main deck owner's suite and 4 lower deck cabins, including 2 convertibles and one with an extra Pullman berth.


The luxury motor yacht Les Bruxellois was built by Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo and is certainly impressive. She is the ideal family yacht with a lot of spaces both inside and out. This motor yacht offers the perfect combination of performance and luxury.


Les Bruxellois provides 3 aft decks. On each aft deck  guest can find dining tables, sofas to relax on. The generous main deck can be used as a comfortable seating area or converted into an alfresco dining space for 11 guests. Further dining is available in the upper salon which is also a relaxing lounge area.  Les Bruxellois also provides guests with an exciting addition option of converting the sundeck Jacuzzi into a sunpad!


Walking inside guests will find themselves surrounded by a number of stylish areas. All are air-conditioned with Wi-Fi connection. The yacht can also carry up 6 crew members onboard.


Les Bruxellois has hydraulic swim platform and it can be lowered beneath water level for easy access. For thrill seekers, she has a commanding selection of inflatables and water toys, ideal when at sea or when she is at anchor, just imagine: 2 jet-skis, 2 seabobs, 2 sea-doo Water-ski, Wake board, Inflatable banana, snorkelling equipment.


Les Bruxellois is a 34.1m with a beam of 7.66m and a draft of 2m, she has a composite hull. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 266 tons. She is powered by diesel engines of 1224 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 15 knots and comfortably cruise at 12 knots. Has a maximum range of 2,750 nautical miles.


Main features: Relaxing deck convertible Jacuzzi/sunpad; Easy access hydraulic swim platform; Sky lounge; Variety of water toys & tenders.

To arrange a visit onboard, please contact Yachting Partners International on charter@ypiyachts.com

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