16 Superyacht Charters for Summer Because You Deserve a Better Vacation in 2021

Skip the road trip. Avoid resorts. Summer 2021 is here and you deserve a better vacation this year. So, charter one of these 14 superyachts, all of which are either newly built or recently refit and ready to make your summer vacation unforgettable. The Mediterranean is often the de facto summer yacht charter area, but if you’re looking to explore other regions, talk to the yacht’s charter company—Burgess, Camper & Nicholsons, Fraser, Edmiston, Y.Co, SuperYachtsMonaco, and Northrop & Johnson are included on this list—to see where else the yacht is available to charter.

Of course, if you’re already a regular charter guest and ready to upgrade to owning your own yacht, might we suggest browsing the listings over at the JustLuxe YachtShowroom. But if you’re not quite ready for full ownership, charter is a great way to get your feet wet and the following charter yachts will help convince you that a yacht trip is the ultimate summer vacation.

Excellence

From about $1.1 million per week (through Burgess)

Excellence

The 263-foot motor yacht Excellence—delivered by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in 2019 with an interior by Winch Design—is one of the most recognizable yachts built in recent years. Its acres worth of glass gives the interior an incredible visual connection to the surroundings, while the massive 2,115 gross tons of internal volume makes rooms for a truly awesome set of amenities. They include a three-deck-tall atrium, a tiered movie theater, a water-level beach club at the stern with a skylight that looks into the swimming pool above, an elevator, and an entire deck dedicated to the owner’s accommodations.

Excellence

Excellence


K2

From about $316,600 per week (through Fraser)

K2

Italy’s Columbus Yachts delivered the 164-foot motor yacht K2 earlier this year. The sport yacht reaches a top speed of 21 knots to get you quickly between destinations, though K2 is a destination unto itself. Amenities include a hot tub and lounge area on the foredeck, a beach deck at the stern, a gym, and a garage full of toys and tenders.

K2


Planet Nine

From about $794,000 per week (through Burgess)

Planet Nine

Planet Nine is an exploration yacht built for adventure by Italy’s Admiral shipyard in 2018. With an ice-class hull, 6,000-nautical-mile range, and MD600 Explorer helicopter, the 240-foot yacht can go just about anywhere and do just about anything. Whether chartering in arctic or tropic climates, the  forward observation lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows will afford panoramic views. An armada of toys and tenders—an inflatable trampoline and waterpark, three WaveRunners, two underwater Seabobs, kite surfing gear, and plenty of towables—will keep charter guests entertained on the water, while a long list of luxuries will keep them comfortable on board.

Planet Nine


Severin’s

From $359,000 per week (through Edmiston)

Severin’s

Italy’s Balgietto shipyard built the 180-foot motor yacht Severin’s with charter in mind. Perfect for social gatherings, the sundeck is more than 1,700 square feet and features both a glass-walled pool and a bar. At water level, the beach club opens to the sea with a swim platform at the stern and with a dropdown portside balcony.

Severin’s


Ragnar

From $650,000 per week (through Burgess)

Ragnar

Fresh off a 21-month-long refit that completed in 2020 and converted the 2012-built educational research vessel into an ice-breaking luxury yacht, Ragnar is ready to explore the world. The Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts beautifully executed the conversion with all the luxury amenities one could want from a superyacht, along with a globetrotting 6,000-nautical-mile range, an icebreaking hull (very rare for a leisure vessel), and such adventure toys as two sailing tenders, four snowmobiles, four quad bikes, a submarine, a heli-skiing-ready helicopter, and a Ripsaw luxury tank.

Ragnar

Ragnar


Sangha

From about $222,500 per week (through Y.Co)

Sangha

Sangha will be like your own private resort at sea. Famed Italian shipyard Ferretti launched the 137-foot yacht in 2020 and focused on creating a Zen-like experience from every onboard space. With pop-up sunshades, the foredeck can be converted into a relaxing cabana, making a perfect space for an outdoor massage. Among the yacht’s charter crew is a masseuse, a personal trainer, and a Michelin-trained chef.

Sangha


Rebeca

From $196,000 per week (through Burgess)

Rebeca

As is typical from yacht built by Italy’s Benetti shipyard, the 133-foot motor yacht Rebeca, which launched in 2020, feels like a much larger vessel. The beach club at the stern, for example, features so-called wings that fold down port and starboard to expand the overwater space, which also includes a glass-walled infinity plunge pool. Other highlights include a large main salon that combines a lounge and dining room into one continuous space and the top-level sun deck with raised spa, padded lounge, outdoor dining table, and on-deck BBQ grill.

Rebeca

Rebeca


Baba’s

From $350,000 per week (through Fraser)

Baba’s

The largest yacht ever built by American shipyard Hargrave, the 184-foot motor yacht Baba’s launched in 2019 and makes fantastic use if its spacious interior and decks. Features include two hot tubs, one within the beach club (revealed by a dropdown platform at the stern) and one on the sun deck, three al fresco dining areas, and six spacious staterooms.

Baba’s


Exodus

From about $220,000 per week (through SuperYachtsMonaco)

Exodus (Photo by Jim Raycroft)

British-built Sunseeker is revered for its cutting-edge designs that maximize the use of internal volume and deck space. The exterior design of the 131-foot motor yacht Exodus, which Sunseeker delivered in 2019, incorporates geometric windows into the superstructure to create bright interiors across all three decks. The main salon opens to an outdoor lounge area aft, where twin staircases lead down to the swim platform at the stern.

Exodus (Photo by Jim Raycroft)


Haze

From about $64,500 per week (through Fraser)

Haze

Built in 2021 by Italy’s Extra Yachts—a division of ISA Yachts that specializes in smaller crossover designs that maximize volume with broad superstructures—the 86-foot motor yacht Haze feels like a penthouse on the water. Large windows surround the salon and dining area on the main deck, the flybridge acts as a rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views, and a hydraulic swim platform at the stern creates a 537-square-foot beach club, which is considerable for a yacht this size

Haze


Mimi La Sardine

From about $146,500 per week (through SuperYachtsMonaco)

Mimi La Sardine (Photo by Stuart Pearce)

The high-rising hull and stacked superstructure design of the 111-foot Mimi La Sardine is a distinctive design feature of yachts built by Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche, which delivered the yacht in 2019. This shape creates unusually spacious interiors for a yacht this size and the interior design is stunning, with a boho-chic style that makes the yacht feel like a beach house.

Mimi La Sardine (Photo by Stuart Pearce)


Almost Done

From $34,000 per week (through Northrop & Johnson)

Almost Done

Designs from Italian shipyard Azimut are immediately recognizable for their sporty silhouettes. For the 72-foot Almost Done, which launched in 2020, Azimut utilized carbon-fiber construction to minimize structural materials and give it the largest interior volume for a yacht its length. The distinguishing feature of Almost Done is the large flybridge, which creates more deck space than most yachts this size and can be shaded or open with a retractable sunroof in the canopy.

Almost Done


Galene

From about $335,000 per week (through Y.Co)

Dutch shipyard Amels has built some of the most iconic yachts on the water. Built in 2020, Galene is the latest charter example from Amels’ highly successful 180-foot platform, which benefits from huge panels of windows across the interiors and expansive exterior deck spaces, especially on the sun deck, which runs the entire length of the superstructure. The interior has an open feel with a contemporary chic design that gives the impression of being at a beach resort on the sea.


Nero

From about $605,000 per week (through Burgess)

Built in 2007 with a design inspired by J.P. Morgan’s yacht from the 1930s, the 296-foot Nero is a modern-day classic with an immediately recognizable design. Recent refits gave the yacht a more contemporary interior with state-of-the-art technology. Highlights include a duplex-style master suite with a private lounge, study, and his-and-hers bathrooms; full onboard spa; 18-foot resistance pool on the foredeck; and huge amounts of exterior space. The yacht charters with myriad toys and tenders, including an inflatable slide and a veritable floating playground that attaches to the stern.


Emocean

From about $194,000 per week (through Camper & Nicholsons)

Emocean

Rosetti Superyachts’ 125-foot yacht Emocean feels like a much larger yachts in term of both space and capabilities. Its 5,000-nautical-mile range is comparable with vessels twice its size, while its onboard amenities­—such as a full-beam master suite, a nearly 3,800-square-foot deck, and a sky lounge with movie theater—rival those of yachts longer than 200 feet.

Arados

From about $253,000 per week (through Camper & Nicholsons)

Arados

Fresh off an interior refit by Pierre Yves Rochon—a designer who typically works in the hospitality space—Arados boasts a clean and contemporary interior design that maximizes space onboard the 155-foot Sunseeker yacht. Highlights include floor-to-ceiling windows, a top-deck spa, dropdown balconies and an aft-deck beach club offering easy access to loads of toys and tenders.

Arados

To browse yachts for sale, visit the JustLuxe YachtShowroom.

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