With the brokerage market still recovering from the subprime crisis, the yacht charter sector has remained more active throughout the recession and is now accelerating with some reporting a shortage of yachts in less popular cruising grounds such as Spain.

Using our proprietary Timeline index, we've gathered a list of some of the most expensive yachts for charter available this summer, some being rented out at over a million euros per week.




Length: 162.5m (533 ft)

Yard: Blohm+Voss (2010)

Weekly rate: from €3,000,000

Famously built for Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich as the flagship of his fleet, Eclipse was delivered in 2010 by German shipyard, Blohm+Voss (now part of Lurssen), as the largest yacht in the world, a title that she held until the deilvery of the 180-meter Azzam in 2013.

Although not on the open charter market, Eclipse is available for rent according to several sources at a rate of €3 million per week with the owner's team dealing with the management of the superyacht's operations themselves, without the involvement of any brokerage firm.

Refitted in 2015, Eclipse boasts a 56-meter private owner's deck, a 16-meter swiming pool that can transform into open deck and can carry up to three helicopters at a time.




Length: 91.5m (300 ft)

Yard: Neorion Shipyards (2010)

Weekly rate: from €1,825,000

Measuring 85 meters in length back when she was known as Delma, Queen Miri has been lengthened to 91.5 meters over the course of the 16-month long refit at Amico Shipyard replacing even the yacht's original engines. The refit saw a new jacuzzi being installed on the sundeck and 80% of all interior areas being refurbished. 

Amongst Queen Miri's newest features is a floodable tender garage that can be closed off and turned into a heated seawater swimming area. Originally built in 2004 as Annaliesse by Greek shipyard, Neorion, the yacht was the 29th largest yacht in the world at launch. Andreas Liveras, the yacht's original owner, ran it as a charter yacht for groups of up to 36 guests. The yacht was then sold in 2007, reportedly to a Dubai-based owner, and renamed to Delma.

The yacht later came back on the market in August 2013 when Edmiston listed Delma for sale at a price of €53,000,000. Delma was eventually sold again and refitted to its newest look as Queen Miri, coming back on the charter market for the first time in 10 years.




Length: 92m (301 ft)

Yard: Feadship (2016)

Weekly rate: Price on application

Known as Project Touchdown throughout her build, Aquarius was delivered to her owner in the third quarter of 2016 as a replacement for his previous 67-meter Aquarius.

Boasting a swimming pool aft of the main deck, Aquarius also counts amongst her features a large Jacuzzi on the sun deck, a gym on the lower deck with a foldable balcony opening onto the sea and panoramic windows offering unparalleled views throughout the yacht.





Length: 83m (272 ft)

Yard: Amels (2016)

Weekly rate: from €1,300,000

Delivered as part of Amels' limited edition series last year, Here Comes The Sun became the shipyard's largest yacht to date and her owner's 4th yacht named after a Beattles' song.

Amongst her main features are a swimming pool aft of the main deck, an extensive beach club area located right under neath with a sitting area, sauna and gym. Other amenities also include a cinema room and a large Jacuzzi on the sundeck.




Length: 95.2m (312 ft)

Yard: Lurssen (2014)

Weekly rate: from €1,200,000

Delivered by Germany-based Lurssen in 2014 to American billionaire Shahid Khan as a replacement for his previous 68-meter Kismet, the 95.2-meter yacht boasts a jaguar on the bow of the yacht, symbolic of the owner's NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, which he bought in November 2011 for $760 million according to the New York Times.

Built with corporate entertainment and charter in mind, Kismet stretches over five decks suitable for parties of up to 270 guests. Amongst innovative features on Kismet are her video walls, extending up to two decks high, able to show regular television but programmed to display high-definition moving artwork.




Length: 90m (295 ft)

Yard: Lurssen (2010)

Weekly rate: from €1,000,000

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 meters of steel handrails built specially to follow the shape of the hull.

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.




Length: 83.5m (274 ft)

Yard: Feadship (2015)

Weekly rate: from €1,000,000

One of the first examples of a hybrid superyacht, Savannah is powered by extremely quiet electric-diesel engines. Another one of the innovations onboard 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.




Length: 85.1m (279 ft)

Yard: Lurssen (2013)

Weekly rate: from €1,000,000

The 85m superyacht was built by Lurssen in 2013 under the code name, Project Niki, based on a modern 80m hull and engineering platform similar to Phoenix2Ace and Quattroelle. Sold earlier this year asking €155,000,000 through Moran Yacht & Ship and SSH Maritime, Solandge also became the most expensive brokerage yacht, publicly on the market, sold so far in 2017.

Designed by Espen Oeino and Rodriguez Interiors, Solandge boasts a myriad of amenities and features amongst which stands out a glass tree stretching from the lower deck to the sun deck through its extensive staircase.




Length: 85.6m (281 ft)

Yard: Derecktor (2010)

Weekly rate: from €945,000

Formerly known as Cakewalk, the 85-meter was sold to her current owner at an asking price of €119 million at the end of 2014 and then refitted for 12 months at Pendennis in the United Kingdom following a name change to Aquila.

The largest yacht built in the United States since the 1930s, she has now become the largest yacht to be refitted in the UK with improvements focusing on the interior. The owner's stateroom was entirely remodeled and a 60sqm private deck was added.




Length: 81.8m (268 ft)

Yard: Abeking & Rasmussen (2013)

Weekly rate: from €875,000

Quietly delivered in 2015 by German shipyard, Abeking & Rasmussen, Romea attended the Monaco Yacht Show later that same year, coming on the charter market shortly before with Imperial Yachts, a brokerage house focused on the Russian market.

Drawn by Terence Disdale, Romea's interior offers a mix of white & beige furnishing with darker finishes across the yacht. Other amenities include two custom-built, limousine tenders, a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, a spa area and a cinema room.




Length: 74m (242 ft)

Yard: CRN (2017)

Weekly rate: from €875,000

Delivered by the Italian shipyard, part of Ferretti Group, Cloud 9 became a replacement for her owner's previous 61-meter CMN of the same name.

With an exterior by Zuccon and an interior by Winch Design, Cloud 9 is able to accommodate up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, a VIP suite and 6 guest cabins catered to by a crew of 22. 

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3 fantastic yachts to charter this summer with YPI
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 VMotor 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 Sponsored by Yachting Partners International E. charter@ypiyachts.com T. +377 99 99 97 97
69-metre Benetti superyacht Spectre sold
Listed for sale by Peter Thompson at Thompson, Westwood & White, the buyer in the deal was introduced by Superyacht Sales& Charter. "Spectre" was asking €65,000,000."Spectre" is a 69-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure on five decks. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond after “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”. It’s first owner John Staluppi fell in love with the leading character in the series of films inspired by the novels of Ian Fleming.This original superyacht was developed around the latest marine technologies and combining different styles and philosophies of interior decoration. References to Art Nouveau in France mixed with modern details designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta. He said that he was very fond and proud of this project. As it was the perfect example of the ideas of the owner and the shipyard. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their outstanding energy, pulled us together on to imagine and develop with everything that could be desired on a boat this size.The style of the interiors, created by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, feel of some French hotels and boutiques, standing out from Staluppi’s previous yachts in a more classical way. For example, the floor in the main lounge draws inspiration from the Art Nouveau style flooring in a Paris resort, with symmetrical forms and clean-cut geometrical patterns. Other references to French taste are the windows, a reminiscent of Paris’ typical Art Nouveau shops.The megayacht features with a swimming pool and touch and go helipad. Accommodating 12 guests in unforgettable comfort, the layout has two owner’s cabins: one has a private terrace, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub; two VIP cabins on the Main Deck and two guest cabins on the lower deck.Benetti’s most advanced construction technologies is the Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics - the system significantly increases stability during navigation and improves comfort on board with the help of four stabilising fins and three vertically-adjustable blades.The lines of the hi speed cruising hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design, deliver maximum navigation efficiency, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots and a top speed of 21.2 knots, which is 30% more than a traditional displacement hull.A seven Full Custom yachts planned in 2018/2019, including 3 giga yachts over 100 meters each, now are building in parallel at the Benetti’s Livorno shipyard.
Codecasa launches new 43m Vintage Series yacht
Italian builder Codecasa has launched a 43-metre Project 122, the latest superyacht in their Vintage series featuring a 43 meter hull. The yacht was initially launched in summer 2018 at the company’s Viareggio facility, and is to be delivered to her owner in May 2019, after sea trials.The yacht with a beam of 9 metres and a maximum draft of 2,6 metres attributes a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Engined by two Caterpillar 3512C of 1,650 HP, she reaches her maximum speed at 16,5 knots. At the same time, with a comfortable cruising speed of 11 knots, she boasts a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles thanks to her fuel capacity of 65,000 litres.Project 122’ interior design concept was developed by the Codecasa team. The concept implements a combination of elegance and modernity, with predominance of light and neutral colours applied to natural materials.The yacht’s accommodation capacity amounts to ten guests within 5 cabins, including the owner’s full-beam suite. The latter is located on the main deck, featuring two en-suites. As to the staff, there is accommodation space for up to 9 crew members on-board.In contrast to previous 42-metre versions, Project 122 boasts a Sun Deck Jacuzzi and a Captain’s Cabin situated on the upper deck. The yacht’s on-board tender storage holds a Zodiac rescue boat and a Castoldi 21 jet tender. Codecasa is planning to display the yacht at the upcoming Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, held in Viareggio in May. Meanwhile, the company's yard is busy constructing two more vessels, a 55-metre and a 65-metre projects to be finished later this year.
Mercedes to launch a new boat out of their collaboration series with Cigarette Racing Team
During the recent Miami International Boat Show 2019, a new product from the series of collaborations between Mercedes-AMG and Miami builder Cigarette Racing Team was released. This year’s model was inspired by Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Coupe, featuring the same colour patterns and design motifs.This 12,5-metre racing boat has been christened 41 AMG Carbon Edition. One of her most significant features is carbon-fibre construction developed by Cigarette engineers in order to resonate with Mercedes model. It is evident, that Carbon fibre becomes a new trend among fast boats structure materials, for instance, as it is in the latest Pershing 8X. Still, the constructors claim, their new model is one of a few boats of that kind, where carbon is used as not complementary but major constructing material.Cigarette Racing Team’s president Skip Braver emphasises that from his point of view there are not so many differences between cars and boats. “Just as they did with the car, we lightened the boat without sacrificing performance. We modified the design by lowering the centre of gravity and used carbon fibre across the whole boat,” he said.The innovations introduced in hull construction enabled the builders to make the new boat 227 kg lighter than previous 50 Marauder AMG powerboat built in collaboration. 41 AMG Carbon Edition lays on sandwich construction with carbon-fiber structural layers around the boat’s lightweight hull. The deck and hardtop are also made of carbon fibre.Daimler AG and Cigarette work together on design concepts of all AMG boats. This year’s edition transmits the colour patterns of Mercedes saloon, easily recognisable in the boat cabin, with a prevalence of red and black. It is noticeable, that normally dark colours, especially black, are avoided in boat upholstery design, as they easily get hot in the sun. Within this boat, the dark colours can be used due to upholstery materials featuring cooling ability, that can decrease heat up to 30 percent.AMG 41 is equipped with Mercury Racing 400R engine of 1,600 horses. Thus, the boat is capable of reaching her maximum speed of 72 knots with 8 passengers on-board. Meanwhile, she cruises comfortably at around 55 knots with a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. Due to carbon materials used in the construction, a hull becomes firmer, lowering the boat’s flexibility and the “feeling of ship motions” even at the highest speed.Hull construction for such models normally takes about 8 months, including 2 months set aside for painting. Hand-stitched upholstering also takes more than a month. During the process, the project goes through multiple approval stages, so that it would finally satisfy both parties involved in the process.According to Braver, the two brands have already started working on their next joint project. “It feels like mutual admiration and when we hear them talking, it seems like they feel the same. It’s an honor to be partnering with them,” he concludes.
CRN and Nuvolari Lenard to build a 60m superyacht
Italian builder CRN has recently announced sale of their new project, a 60-metre superyacht with custom aluminium hull yet assigned to number 141. She is going to become the newest project produced from CRN’s partnership with Nuvolari & Lenard design studio, that has been lasting for more than 50 years.CRN Ancona facilityThe design of the model was developed by the yard’s technicians, while interior and exterior concepts were finalised by the studio. Thus, CRN Project 141 is conceived to feature advanced high-tech solutions and dynamic lines in design concept. The new vessel will be built at CRN’s Livorno facility. She is scheduled for delivery to the owner in 2023. Further details and renderings of the project will be released as soon as they become available.CRN Ancona facilityCRN, being a part of the Ferretti Group, specialises in design and construction of fully custom aluminium and steel yachts with LOA of up to 100 metres. The company’s Ancona facility, where all the CRN megayachts have been built, occupies almost 80,000 square metres. At the moment, the yard is busy building four fully custom CRN yachts, including recently sold 70-metre CRN 139 yacht devised by Vallicelli Design. At the same time, 18 custom line models of 30 to 42 metres in length, two 50-metre Riva and two Pershing 140 units are currently being constructed at the yard.