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Traveling to somewhere new is an exciting adventure. Most will travel by car or by airplane. What about venturing somewhere new by superyacht? The experience of chartering a superyacht combines luxury and service with privacy and escape. These on-the-water mega-homes can take you to places like Antarctica, the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and more. Here are seven superyachts for your next great escape.
Palmer Johnson ‘Pioneer’ in the Caribbean
For long-distance cruising, the 151-foot Palmer Johnson Pioneer is up to the task. Built in 1996, Pioneer is an expedition yacht with an 8,000-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. It has traveled to North and South America, including Alaska. In 2015, Pioneer underwent a refit that included new teak decks, new interiors and zero-speed stabilizers. Its hull and superstructure are aluminum.
The yacht accommodates up to 10 guests in five en suite staterooms. Amenities include a yoga-and-workout space and a gym belowdecks. Water toys are included: jet tenders, multiple personal watercraft, scuba gear and kayaks.
Christensen ‘Lady Elaine’ in Florida, the Bahamas
Previously known as Casino Royale, the 163-foot Christensen Lady Elaine has rebranded and is ready for new appointments. The 2008 build can host 12 guests in six en suite staterooms, and there is also space for nine crew. Features and toys include a 37-foot Intrepid, a 15-foot Nautica RIB, four personal watercraft, three Seabobs, two paddleboards, two kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment and tow toys.
Oceanco ‘Tranquility’ in Antarctica
With a 5,000-nautical-mile range, the Oceanco Tranquility is another expedition yacht worthy of a seafaring adventure. This superyacht is certified to Lloyd’s Ice Class E, with navigational equipment that includes “sonars for detecting uncharted rocks and ice growlers,” according to charter-fleet host Camper & Nicholsons International. Guests will find a fitness center, “experiential showers,” a massage-and-treatment room, a hair-and-beauty salon, a hammam steam room and a Finnish sauna aboard Tranquility.
At 300 feet length overall, Tranquility can host more than other chartered superyachts: 18 in nine staterooms or up to 22 with two convertible cabins. Two VIP staterooms are on the main deck and have private balconies.
Tranquility can be booked in Antarctica from December 2023 to February 2024 via Camper & Nicholsons International.
Amels ‘Grace’ in the Bahamas
The 2009-built Amels Grace most recently underwent a refit in 2021. It accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms, including a main-deck master and double-berth guest stateroom, and charters with 14 crew. The 170-footer has amenities like a sundeck hot tub and barbecue, zero-speed stabilizers and a variety of water toys.
Cantiere Delle Marche ‘Nuri’ in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean
The Cantiere Delle Marche Nuri is a new addition to the Y.CO charter fleet, and it’s ready for bookings in the Caribbean this winter and the Mediterranean this summer. At 133 feet length overall, the 2021 build can host 10 to 12 guests in five staterooms, and it charters with seven crew. Amenities include a main-deck alfresco dining area, sunbathing space and oversized windows for wide-open views.
Amels ‘Amigos’ in the Caribbean, the Bahamas
The Amels Amigos is a 2017 build that accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms, with 13 crew aboard. It includes a full-beam master with a private terrace and a main-deck VIP stateroom that has a fold-down balcony. Amenities include a 13-foot-long counter-current pool, shaded alfresco dining, an outdoor cinema and a beach club with a steam room.
Heesen ‘Knight’ in Costa Rica
Returning from private use by its owner, the Heesen Yachts Knight is ready for charter bookings in Costa Rica. The 2011 build has dining space on all three levels of this tri-deck superyacht. Further amenities include a 42-foot Hydra-Sports custom tender for anglers. Accommodations can host 10 guests in five staterooms, including a main-deck master with a private office and a king-sized berth; belowdecks, there are two queen-berth VIPs and two twin-berth guest staterooms.