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 Phoenix2, Ace 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.
According to The Sunday Times, Palma voted the best place to live in the world and has become a top quality destination to visit. Not just a perfect weekend destination offering first class boutique hotels, it also has a thriving old town and hosts some of the best restaurants in Europe.The Palma Superyacht Show will return on April 27th 2018 in its sixth edition and will last till 1st of May. The Palma Superyacht Show provides the ideal platform to discover what yachting is all about. It enables you to charter a yacht for the first time and experience the freedom of sailing or if you are already convinced, you can buy the yacht of your choice to enjoy it that same summer. With 80 yachts on display of all different kinds and styles, it is easy to define your preferences and find out what type of yacht could work for you. Get expert advice from professional charter and brokerage companies and inform yourself on the latest developments in technology and refit & repair.The Palma Superyacht Show runs concurrently with the well established Boat Show Palma and is an exclusive brokerage and charter show for yachts over 24m. Organised by the industry, for the industry, the Palma Superyacht Show has a unique personality and its relaxed and social atmosphere provides the perfect marketing platform for yachting companies. The 6th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show got off to a flying start this year. Professional brokerage and charter companies will be on hand for expert advice, and information will be available on the latest developments and technology in the industry. In total, there will be 85 international exhibitors providing services to the industry in attendance.From mega motor yachts to regatta-winning potential: year after year, the Palma Superyacht Show prides itself on an impressive selection of superyachts. In fact, the show’s offering of "something for everyone". No less than thirty international yacht brokers have confirmed their participation this year, each bringing some extraordinary yachts to the show. A good range of 40m + superyachts will also be vying for visitors’ attention.To kick off the event in a suitably celebratory manner Port Tarraco will be hosting a Happy Hour on Friday the 27th. Port Tarraco, a superyacht marina located in Tarragona, prides itself on offering 64 berths for yachts up to 160 meters. Happy Hour will take place between 18.30 - 20.00 and will provide the perfect setting for visitors and exhibitors to catch up with friends and acquaintances and make exciting new business connections.A vibrant and cosmopolitan city where you can experience a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and sporting activities all within a short distance, it is also considered to be the centre of yachting in the mediterranean and has a thriving yachting industry. The upcoming edition will feature some exciting infrastructural changes, such as the construction of a temporary floating bridge, which will enhance visitors' flow and viewing experience. Back for a second year, meanwhile, will be the refit and repair area, which reflects Palma’s booming big-boat maintenance business and how Mallorca has become a hub in the Mediterranean for yacht servicing. The event is renowned for combining high-profile yachting with a relaxed atmosphere and a vibrant social programme always forms part of its appeal. Expect an official opening ceremony, cocktail hours, live music and other entertainment.Top yachts attending the Palma Superyacht Show 2018 :1. Shenandoah of Sark (54m, 1902, Townsend & Downey, refit in 2009)Available for charter starting from €105,000 per week.2. Tommy (52m, 1995, Benetti, refit in 2014)Available for sale with the asking price of €9,000,000.Available for charter starting from €140,000 per week.3. Zalmon (40m, 2000, Alloy Yachts, refit in 2016)Available for sale with the asking price of €7,300,000.4. Rainbow (39m, 2012, Holland Jachtbouw, refit in 2016)Available for sale with the asking price of €10,500,000.5. Moonbird (37m, 2003, Fitzroy, refit in 2013)Other superyachts attending the Palma Superyacht Show 2018 are : Shogun, Fruition II, Baiurdo VI, Seljm, Emmaline, Ornella, Crossbow, Chica I and many others.
April 25, 2018
The 34.14 metre Mitan delivered by Johnson Yachts and now its largest model to date by the yard. The yacht was sold to American client in May 2017 by Gilman Yachts and then launched in November at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.Dixon Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior design of the Mitan, which is built from a GRP hull and superstructure, with in-house naval architecture. Accommodation is for up to 14 guests in 6 staterooms, with a main deck master suite, a double cabin and 4 convertible twin rooms, with pullman berths in two of them. The crew quarters is up to 4 people in 2 cabins.The yacht boasts tender storage with davit crane and place for 2 Wave Runners, as well as RIB. Mitan is also suitable for sportfishing. Powered with twin 1,925hp Caterpillar engines with a top speed of 23 knots as well as zero-speed ABT stabilizers, which dramatically improve ride comfort in any sea-state or wave angle.
April 25, 2018
Ironman is a 42-metre yacht from Fast 140 series, being the sixth model launched by Italian yard Benetti Yachts at their facilities in Viareggio. The yacht is built to RINA standards from GRP and carbon fibre, boasts exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by British studio RWD, with the naval architecture developed by the Azimut Benetti Research and Development centre and features a D2P - Displacement to Planing hull with wave piercer, designed by Pierluigi Ausonio.Large glass windows in the main deck saloon makes natural light flood in and makes interior bright, also providing great sea views. Main deck area is divided into zone for relaxing and for dining, with room for 12 guests around central table.On board, she accommodates up to 12 guests across a 6 cabins, including a master suite on the main deck, 2 VIP cabins and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck, as well as an additional VIP suite accessible via one of the twin cabins. Crew quarters is up to 7 people.Ironman is fitted with twin 3,650HP MTU diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 23 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots, and when switched back to economical speed of 12 knots, Ironman will have a range of 1,800 nautical miles, thanks to her fuel tanks of 35,000 litres.Earlier this month, Benetti Yachts launched two Fast 125 yachts My Way and Charade.
April 24, 2018
The MYBA Charter Show is an event for those who are in industry, which started on April 23 at the OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona and will last four days till April 26, allowing to view yachts, providing competitions between crews and glamorous social events. This trade only show has become one of the most important international events dedicated strictly to charter professionals and superyachts. Top industry professionals from yacht charter companies from around the globe will be able to view the freshest superyachts coming onto the charter market, as well as meeting captains and crew, just before the start of the Mediterranean summer season. A numerous yachts that were refitted and upgraded will also be on display and available for views. The show is the perfect occasion for charter brokers to gather first hand recommendations to pass on to current and future clients. The MYBA Charter Show is attended by the world's top charter agencies and presents an impressive showcase of luxury charter yachts as well as services for the yachting industry.The event also allows charter brokers to experience the world-class hospitality of the crew, so they will obtain knowledge for potential charter guests. The highly popular competitions for chefs and crew will once again take place, showcasing diverse culinary and design talents of the teams. Seminars and parties will also be well attended as they continue to be heavily subscribed by industry professionals from far and wide.The current exhibition is only the second one to take place in Barcelona after the event took place in Italy for 27 years, and the show began at 10am in the Catalonian capital with the 55 superyachts in attendance welcoming aboard show-goers for exclusive yacht viewings. Just four years old, Barcelona’s superyacht Marina OneOcean Port Vell boasts 68 berths ranging from 22-metres to 190-metres. The city itself has become a prominent yachting destination, welcoming superyachts to experience the accessible city while on Spanish charters. The increase in numbers is partly due to easing of legislation on Spanish charters, as well as the unrivalled marina facilities and infrastructure that the marina is now able provide large superyachts.Top yachts attending the MYBA Charter Show 2018 :1. Alfa Nero (81m, 2007, Oceanco, refit in 2017)Available for charter starting from €750,000 per week. 2. Titania (73m, 2006, Lurssen, refit in 2018)Available for charter starting from $490,000 per week.3. Joy (70m, 2016, Feadship)Available for charter starting from €700,000 per week.4. Andiamo (59m, 2009, Benetti, refit in 2017)Available for charter starting from $395,000 per week.5. The Wellesley (56m, 1993, Oceanco, refit in 2016)Available for charter starting from €220,000 per week.6. Lazy Z (51m, 1997, Oceanco, refit 2015)Available for charter starting from $224,000.7. Elixir (55m, 2016, Amels)Available for charter starting from $275,000 per week.The full list of yachts attending the show is here.
April 24, 2018
The 49-metre superyacht Flying Dagger was launched in Viareggio on April 21 by Rossinavi. Previously known as Project FR036, Flying Dagger was sold in May 2016. This aluminium motor yacht boasts interior and exterior design by Enrico Gobbi at Team For Design. The design focuses on minimizing noise emissions to give greater comfort during crusing and wide windows and skylights to allow natural light to flood into the interior and offer guests superb panoramic views.<iframe width="632" height="356" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hq64kID18Uk" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>Guest accommodation is divided on two decks, with the full beam owner’s suite on the main deck forward, and 4 double suites located on the lower deck. As Flying Dagger was built for speed, she will reach a maximum speed of 27 knots, fitted with three 2,600hp MTU engines and three KaMeWa waterjets. With a cruising speed of 23 knots and her range will be 3,300 nautical miles at 12 knots. The aft tender garage is complemented by a foredeck Jet Ski locker.
April 23, 2018