Charter: Into The Great Beyond

The many yachts available for charter in the South Pacific, the Bahamas and beyond.

BAHAMAS BEAUTIES

REFIT TO PLEASE:

The current owner of Sunshine has a long history in the real-estate business. She used her network of suppliers to renovate the 1986 build, then bought every toy she could find to keep her grandkids happy.

Sunshine Charter
This 124-foot Lloydship yacht Sunshine charters with Fraser Yachts Worldwide at a weekly base rate of $75,000.Courtesy Fraser Yachts Worldwide

17 KNOTS OF FUN:

Sunday Money cruises at a good clip, which is ideal for exploring the Bahamas on her tested, Jack Hargrave-designed hull. She was built in 2001 and updated in 2012, including the installation of a new audiovisual system.

Sunday Money Charter
Allied Marine Brokerage & Charter offers this 100-foot Hatteras yacht Sunday Money at a weekly base rate of $48,000.Courtesy Allied Marine Brokerage & Charter

FAMILY-READY:

Loose Ends has a family-friendly layout. She can accommodate eight guests in four staterooms, including the roomy master (shown at right) and a main-deck VIP stateroom for friends.

Loose Ends Charter
Loose Ends
Neptune Group Yachting offers this 124-foot Delta yacht Loose Ends at a weekly base rate of $55,000.Courtesy D&K Yacht Photography

FLYBRIDGE SEATING:

Knot Tide is a flybridge design, which is great for charters in the Bahamas. From that vantage point — protected from the sun by the hardtop — the views of the aquamarine water and coral reefs below are truly spectacular.

Knot Tide Charter
This 80-foot Hatteras yacht Knot Tide books through B&B Yacht Charters at a weekly base rate of $29,900.Courtesy B&B Yacht Charters
W Charter
The 131-foot Westport W charters with Churchill Yacht Partners at a base rate of $140,000.Courtesy Churchill Yacht Partners

THIS SUMMER IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

These charter yachts are available in the South Pacific this summer.

Seahawk Charter
Perini Navi says the 197-footer Seahawk is headed for Tahiti. The weekly base rate is about $274,000.Courtesy Perini Navi
Senses Charter
This 194-foot expedition yacht Senses, with Y.CO, is South Pacific-bound at a $400,000 base rate.Courtesy Y.C.O
Asakiri Charter
Fraser Yachts offers the 108-foot Sermons Asakiri at a weekly base rate of $75,000 year-round.Courtesy Fraser Yachts

Exciting Alternatives

TRIPLE THREAT:

Three charter catamarans in the Virgin Islands go by the name Xenia: a 50-footer, a 62-footer and the 74-footer at right. All have the same owner, who upgrades them constantly with a goal of making them the finest options in the archipelago.

Xenia Charter
Regency Yacht Vacations offers this BVI yacht Xenia at a weekly inclusive rate of $47,500.Courtesy Regency Yachts

OUTDOOR SEATING:

The owner of Katya upgraded her outdoor spaces last year, including adding new sofas and umbrellas to the aft section of the sun deck. Inside, upgrades included adding iPad controls for all of the audio-visual systems.

Katya Charter
$150,000 is the weekly base rate for this 151-foot Delta yacht Katya, for charter with Northrop & Johnson.Courtesy Northrop & Johnson.

COSTA RICA AND PANAMA:

Starting this May, Seven Sins is expected to be open for charter in Central America. After that, she will make her way to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Seven Sins Charter
This 143-foot Heesen yacht Seven Sins is with Yachting Partners International at a base rate of about $137,000.Courtesy Yachting Partners International

HELI-SKIING, ANYONE?

The newly converted Legend is bound for Greenland this summer. She will offer heli-skiing packages that include all gear and guides. Don’t feel like skiing? Take the submarine out for a look below the ice.

Legend Charter
Camper & Nicholsons markets this 254-foot yacht at a weekly base rate just shy of $500,000.Courtesy Camper & Nicholsons

PREPARE TO FEAST:

Chef Ben Dineen aboard Lady J took first prize in the yacht’s size range at the recent Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition. If you book a week aboard, ask for his lobster in Thai broth. He spent time training with a master chef in Asia.

Lady J Charter
Churchill Yacht Partners books this 142-foot Palmer Johnson at a weekly base rate of $99,000.Courtesy Churchill Yacht Partners

Want the whole story? Read about the Seawolf's adventures in the South Pacific here