How the other half live – Luxury Yachts

Luxury Yachts offer a private chef, dedicated crew and access to some of the world’s most exclusive destinations

Luxury Yachts
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From the moment a guest steps onto a luxury yacht they can enjoy the facilities and service that would rival that of a five star hotel, all in the privacy of their own surroundings. Before they even arrive, the Captain will have their favourite drinks on ice and a bespoke menu prepared for each day of their trip, taking into account any dietary requirements or special requests.

Most super-yachts have between three and six cabins, sleeping a total of six to 12 guests, and although each and every yacht is unique and individually designed, you can expect to find facilities such as a bar, entertainment area, saloon and sundeck on board. Attention to detail is key to building any super-yacht and this is echoed throughout every aspect of the yacht’s interior and exterior design.

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Jet skis, snorkel and diving equipment are included on most vessels, alongside a tender boat to take guests to and from the yacht to shore.

An experienced captain will know exactly where to go to find unspoiled landscapes and beaches that boast clear blue waters, perfect for diving or swimming. Guests can then decide how long they wish to stay before heading to their next destination.



Although the party will have chosen a travel itinerary prior to their trip, this is completely flexible and can be changed at a moment’s notice should they wish to leave a destination early or stay for an additional night. And it’s not just on-board where they can enjoy the VIP treatment, as their captain is always on-hand to sort out reservations in top restaurants or access to a city’s most exclusive nightclubs should they wish to experience the nightlife in any chosen city. They can then return to the yacht at the end of their night, ready for an exciting new experience the following day.

People charter yachts for all kinds of holidays as the flexibility they provide means they are suitable for those of all ages. Whether it’s a track-side seat at the Grand Prix, a family break touring the Caribbean or a stag or hen party with a difference, the bespoke nature of this holiday ensures that guests travel in style, with all of the home comforts they would expect from a luxury hotel. Day charter also provides a fantastic way to tour a coastline, swim in the ocean and enjoy an alfresco meal and drinks at sea.

Offering everything from a cruise down the Mediterranean coast to expedition trips in Antarctica, yacht charter offers an unforgettable way to experience some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, whilst enjoying fine dining and a first-class service.

What’s more, yacht charter isn’t as expensive as people may often imagine, with prices for a luxury superyacht starting from just £1,000 per day.

UK-based charter specialists, West Nautical, gave us an insight into two of their favourite yachts and the prices and facilities you can expect should you wish to take to the seas.


Boasting open decks with daybeds and deck cushions, guests can enjoy a unique ‘on the water’ experience, which can be further enhanced by the yacht’s water sports equipment.Accommodating up to six guests but capable of having 12 on-board whilst sailing, 18 metre sailing yacht, Relativity, is the best of its kind to be built to date.

Relativity is currently berthed ten minutes from Palma Airport, a stone’s throw away from top class restaurants, bars and cafes. Able to sail anywhere in the Balearic’s, Relativity comes with a highly experienced crew who can teach guests the art of sailing, provide water sport tuition or simply navigate and provide a first-class service to those who wish to sit back and relax.

Relativity can be chartered for a week for as little as £2,000 per person based on six people sharing.

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With an expert crew of three, 24-metre motor yacht, Solal, boasts a large volume interior and vast outdoor space spread across two decks.

Able to sleep up to eight guests in four staterooms, Solal is the ideal yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends. Guests can take advantage of an array of water sports equipment – such as water skis, canoes and inflatables – in addition to spacious and sumptuous seating features throughout all living areas on board.

Sailing throughout the Western Mediterranean and berthed in the picturesque town of Antibes in France, this stunning yacht provides access to some of Europe’s most glamourous destinations such as Bonifacio, Monaco, Portifino and St Tropez.

Solal can be chartered for a week from as little as £4,000 per person based on eight people sharing.

Further information about yacht charter, prices or destinations can be found at www.westnautical.com or by calling 0191 478 9920.

Prices may vary dependent on the exchange rate.

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