Charter guide - How to Charter?

Fraser has one of the largest teams of charter brokers in the industry, with hundreds of years of experience between them and speaking over 25 languages. The immeasurable wealth of experience means Fraser is ideally placed to put together the ideal yacht charter experience for you. Imagine the freedom to follow your heart and voyage to the most incredible destinations around the globe. And, while you travel, imagine luxurious accommodation, impeccable service, exhilarating activities and exquisite dining – all in complete privacy.
 
 

Endless Possibilities

Our portfolio of private yacht charters covers the full spectrum from sailing yachts to high performance motor yachts. Your Fraser charter broker will help you navigate the world of yacht charters available and will work with you to create a charter vacation that suits your exact taste and budget. The flexibility and privacy of a luxury yacht is the ultimate extravagance. Chartering allows you the indulgence of only unpacking your bags once yet visiting a different port of call every day.
 
 

How to Charter a Yacht?

The best way to charter a yacht is to work with a trusted broker like those at Fraser who will listen to your requirements and then find the perfect yacht in your dream destination and ensure that an incredible itinerary is created to provide you with the holiday of a lifetime. All you need to do is follow the simple steps below and we’ll take care of the rest:

  • Look at the destinations on this website and choose where you want to go
  • Look at the yachts on this website and choose which ones suit your taste and requirements
  • Think about how many people you will be and what you want to do
  • Contact one of our charter brokers and let them know your choices
  • Your broker will provide you with a selection of yachts meeting your requirements and guide you through the selection process
  • Decide on your final yacht, sign the MYBA Charter Agreement and finalise your booking
  • Relax while your broker liaise with the Captain to create the perfect itinerary for you
 
 
A Guide to Luxury Yacht Charter
Fraser has put together a beautiful brochure which explains everything you need to know about the world of luxury charter.  It is a handy guide with information on the process of chartering in addition to destination inspiration. You can read this online by clicking the following link: Introduction to Charter.
 
 

When should I book my yacht charter?

We suggest that you book your yacht charter at least six months in advance in order to be sure of getting your preferred yacht and dates. However, bear in mind that some of the most popular yachts can be fully booked up to a year in advance. It is also worth thinking about whether you are chartering around an event or not, as this can affect availability too.
 
 

What can we do ashore?

Whether you prefer diving colourful reefs or lounging on a white sand beach; dining on five-star cuisine or a beach BBQ; strolling between sophisticated shops or quaint fishing villages, we’ll arrange unique experiences for you.  There is also an endless array of special events to plan your holiday around when organising your private yacht charter: Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix, Cricket World Cup and the prestigious America’s Cup; the possibilities are endless and no request is unthinkable.
 
 

What can we do on board the yacht?

Relax and enjoy yourself while the crew tends to your every whim. All yachts offer a range of facilities such as toys for fun on and under the water, plenty of sun-bathing options or movies to watch and fine dining from your personal chef. Some yachts may also have spa facilities or a yoga instructor on board, and of course you can always go ashore just as you would on a normal holiday. Whatever you desire we’ll arrange a unique experience for you.
 
 

Which regions of the world can we explore on a yacht charter?

From Antibes to Zanzibar and everywhere in between, our brokers travel extensively to seek out the most captivating and enchanting sailing destinations for your holiday. From charming New England to the exotic South Pacific, together, we’ll select your own stunning backdrop, whether it’s the spectacular Seychelles archipelago with romantic bays or the sophisticated and star-studded coastline of the Cote d’Azur. Our yachts are spread far and wide around the globe allowing you to explore a wide variety of cruising destinations.
 
 

How long is a yacht charter?

A standard yacht charter is normally seven full days, so if you board at 3pm on a Saturday you can stay until 3pm the following Saturday. Charterers may choose to book the yacht for a longer or shorter period, although some yachts will not accept shorter bookings during the peak season. Day charters are also possible in certain locations, but your broker will be happy to advise as, of course, this can vary by yacht, region and season.
 
 

What role will the crew play on a charter yacht?

The professional crew will offer you top-class personal service around the clock. They’re at your disposal and ready to serve from the moment you board. Your Captain will suggest an itinerary, but you’re not locked into any program. If you find the perfect spot, opt to linger longer! Your chef will provide a sample menu of the yacht’s cuisine and will be delighted to adjust their fare to your palate. The crew members will be experienced at entertaining yacht owners and guests, including celebrities and prominent statesmen. If desired, our charter brokers can include a non-disclosure clause in your yacht charter contract.
 
 

Can we make phone calls and receive emails on board a superyacht?

Don’t be worried about staying in touch with your business, family and friends. Many of the modern motor and sailing yachts for charter are equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art technology and communications equipment including cellular service, global satellite telecommunications and personal computers. Off course, if you want to completely switch off, that is possible too!
 
 

What is an APA?

Whilst the charter price includes the cost of chartering the yacht, the crew and the yacht’s insurance, other items such as fuel, dockage, food and beverages are paid separately by the charterer through the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA). This is normally estimated at an additional 20-30% of the charter rate. All expenses are accounted for by the Captain and if, at the end of the charter, there are any unused funds they will be returned to the charterer.
 
 

How much tax (VAT) will I pay on a yacht charter?

Each country has its own tax policy and the rate can vary widely throughout the world. However our highly experienced charter brokers keep up to date with all the latest policies and will be able to advise you at the time of booking.
 
 
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TATOOSH
length
92 m
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Nobiskrug
build/refit
2000
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MOONLIGHT II
length
91 m
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From $ 675,755 approx.*
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Neorion
build/refit
2005
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SOLANDGE
length
85 m
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From $ 1,135,722 approx.*
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Lurssen
build/refit
2013
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HERE COMES THE SUN
length
83 m
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From $ 1,362,866 approx.*
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Amels
build/refit
2017
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O'MEGA
length
83 m
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From $ 511,075 approx.*
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Golden Yachts
build/refit
2004
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BOADICEA
length
77 m
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From $ 596,254 approx.*
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Amels
build/refit
1999
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WHEELS
length
76 m
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From $ 658,719 approx.*
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Oceanco
build/refit
2008
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TITANIA
length
73 m
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From $ 490,000
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Lurssen
build/refit
2006
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AXIOMA
length
72 m
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From $ 675,755 approx.*
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Dunya
build/refit
2013
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SERENITY
length
72 m
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From $ 545,147 approx.*
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Austal
build/refit
2003
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MARTHA ANN
length
70 m
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From $ 651,904 approx.*
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Lurssen
build/refit
2008
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SHERAKHAN
length
70 m
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From $ 425,000
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Vuyk en Zonen
build/refit
1965
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VERTIGO
length
67 m
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From $ 278,252 approx.*
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Alloy Yachts
build/refit
2011
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GOLDEN SHADOW
length
67 m
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From $ 204,430 approx.*
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Campbell
build/refit
1995
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OKTO
length
66 m
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From $ 454,289 approx.*
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ISA
build/refit
2014
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SEANNA
length
65 m
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From $ 462,000
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Benetti
build/refit
2011
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FORCE BLUE
length
63 m
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From $ 266,895 approx.*
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Royal Denship
build/refit
2002
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11-11
length
63 m
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From $ 738,219 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2015
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LUCKY LADY
length
63 m
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From $ 300,000
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Oceanco
build/refit
2002
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BATON ROUGE
length
63 m
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From $ 475,000
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Icon Yachts
build/refit
2010
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ROMA
length
62 m
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From $ 448,610 approx.*
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Viareggio Superyachts
build/refit
2010
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MARY-JEAN II
length
62 m
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From $ 352,074 approx.*
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ISA
build/refit
2010
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MIA ELISE II
length
60 m
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From $ 390,688 approx.*
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Trinity
build/refit
2012
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FORMOSA
length
60 m
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From $ 454,289 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2015
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CAPRI I
length
59 m
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From $ 318,002 approx.*
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Lurssen
build/refit
2003
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KOKOMO
length
58 m
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From $ 238,502 approx.*
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Alloy Yachts
build/refit
2010
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LIBERTY
length
57 m
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From $ 275,000
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Trinity
build/refit
2012
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MONDANGO 3
length
56 m
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From $ 222,602 approx.*
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Alloy Yachts
build/refit
2014
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JAGUAR
length
56 m
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From $ 283,931 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2005
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GALAXY
length
56 m
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From $ 273,000
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Benetti
build/refit
2005
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PANTHALASSA
length
56 m
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From $ 200,000
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Perini Navi
build/refit
2010
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ALUCIA
length
56 m
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From $ 280,000
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Auroux
build/refit
1974
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CHANTAL MA VIE
length
55 m
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From $ 230,000
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Feadship
build/refit
1993
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SPIRIT
length
54 m
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From $ 270,000
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Amels
build/refit
2011
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STARFIRE
length
54 m
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From $ 248,000
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Benetti
build/refit
1998
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BIG EAGLE
length
52 m
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From $ 150,000
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Mie Shipyard
build/refit
1980
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VICTORY
length
52 m
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From $ 227,144 approx.*
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Golden Yachts
build/refit
2007
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PRANA
length
52 m
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From $ 198,751 approx.*
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Alloy Yachts
build/refit
2006
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HELIOS 2
length
51 m
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From $ 175,000
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Palmer Johnson
build/refit
2002
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BEATRIX
length
50 m
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From $ 238,502 approx.*
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CN Termoli
build/refit
2015
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ODESSA
length
50 m
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From $ 200,000
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Turquoise
build/refit
2007
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INCEPTION
length
50 m
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From $ 250,000
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Heesen
build/refit
2008
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LUMIERE
length
50 m
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From $ 187,324 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
1999
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WHEELS
length
50 m
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From $ 200,000
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Trident
build/refit
2009
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ALEXANDRA
length
50 m
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From $ 187,394 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2002
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EXUMA
length
50 m
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From $ 214,651 approx.*
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Picchiotti
build/refit
2010
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AIR
length
50 m
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From $ 198,751 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
1998
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OHANA
length
50 m
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From $ 170,358 approx.*
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Fitzroy Yachts
build/refit
2012
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NASSIMA
length
49 m
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From $ 227,144 approx.*
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Acico Yachts
build/refit
2012
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HANSE EXPLORER
length
48 m
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From $ 136,287 approx.*
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Fassmer
build/refit
2006
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ARADOS
length
47 m
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From $ 255,537 approx.*
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Sunseeker
build/refit
2014
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CARPE DIEM V
length
47 m
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From $ 0
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Turkish built
build/refit
2012
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ANTARA
length
46 m
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From $ 125,000
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Perini Navi
build/refit
1991
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IONIAN PRINCESS
length
46 m
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From $ 141,965 approx.*
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Christensen
build/refit
2005
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BIG FISH
length
45 m
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From $ 245,000
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McMullen & Wing
build/refit
2010
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BACCHUS
length
45 m
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From $ 150,000
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Trinity
build/refit
2005
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LATIKO
length
44 m
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From $ 187,394 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2014
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HARMONY III
length
44 m
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From $ 181,716 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2009
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L'ALBATROS
length
44 m
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From $ 85,179 approx.*
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Sterling
build/refit
1985
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PHILMI
length
43 m
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From $ 193,073 approx.*
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ISA
build/refit
2014
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SIRAHMY
length
43 m
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From $ 90,858 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
1981
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ANDA
length
42 m
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From $ 0
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Custom Built
build/refit
1964
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LAGNIAPPE
length
41 m
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From $ 105,000
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Intermarine
build/refit
1999
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MIRAGGIO
length
41 m
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From $ 90,000
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Siar Moschini
build/refit
1988
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AZIZA
length
41 m
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From $ 147,644 approx.*
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ISA
build/refit
2013
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ALLURE A
length
41 m
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From $ 67,008 approx.*
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Sterling
build/refit
1994
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SOLAIA
length
40 m
Weekly rate
From $ 95,000
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Hakvoort
build/refit
2001
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K
length
40 m
Weekly rate
From $ 159,001 approx.*
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Palumbo
build/refit
2016
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SILENTWORLD
length
40 m
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From $ 125,000
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Astilleros M. Cies
build/refit
2006
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ENDLESS SUMMER
length
40 m
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From $ 101,079 approx.*
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Westport
build/refit
2001
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SIMA
length
40 m
Weekly rate
From $ 113,572 approx.*
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CRN Ancona
build/refit
2007
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G2
length
39 m
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From $ 85,000
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Vitters
build/refit
2009
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GLADIUS
length
39 m
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From $ 95,000
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Cantieri di Pisa
build/refit
2007
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VISTA BLUE
length
38 m
Weekly rate
From $ 140,000
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Ferretti Custom Line
build/refit
2018
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CALLISTA (EX YUME)
length
38 m
Weekly rate
From $ 88,586 approx.*
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Ocean Pacifico
build/refit
2000
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LADY DIA
length
38 m
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From $ 124,929 approx.*
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Ferretti Custom Line
build/refit
2011
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AURELIA
length
37 m
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From $ 119,251 approx.*
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Heesen
build/refit
2011
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GHOST II
length
37 m
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From $ 125,000
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Gulf Craft Inc
build/refit
2016
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MASTEKA 2
length
37 m
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From $ 100,000
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Kha Shing
build/refit
2009
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SAHANA
length
37 m
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From $ 105,000
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Oceanfast
build/refit
2005
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QUANTUM
length
37 m
Weekly rate
From $ 79,000
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Warren Yachts
build/refit
2009
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IN LOVE
length
36 m
Weekly rate
From $ 68,143 approx.*
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Su Marine
build/refit
2014
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SOLLEONE
length
35 m
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From $ 89,344
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Nautor's Swan
build/refit
2015
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PIDA
length
35 m
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From $ 85,179 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2000
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SPIRIT 35
length
35 m
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From $ 90,000
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New Zealand
build/refit
2004
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BELUGA
length
35 m
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From $ 88,000
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Moonen
build/refit
2006
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CYRUS ONE
length
34 m
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From $ 68,143 approx.*
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Cyrus Yachts
build/refit
2008
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ELENI
length
34 m
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From $ 62,465 approx.*
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CBI Navi
build/refit
2004
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ROBBIE BOBBY
length
34 m
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From $ 107,894 approx.*
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LYNX
build/refit
2013
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CORROBOREE
length
33 m
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From $ 66,000
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Lloyd's Ships
build/refit
1988
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ALANDREA
length
33 m
Weekly rate
From $ 70,000
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Ferretti Custom Line
build/refit
2016
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EUGENIA VII
length
33 m
Weekly rate
From $ 49,972 approx.*
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Turquoise
build/refit
2009
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ASKARI
length
33 m
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From $ 85,000
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Sermons
build/refit
1971
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INUKSHUK
length
33 m
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From $ 72,000
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Baltic Yachts
build/refit
2013
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DOLCE VITA
length
33 m
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From $ 55,650 approx.*
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Numarine
build/refit
2016
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LADY SOUL
length
31 m
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From $ 55,650 approx.*
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Ferretti Custom Line
build/refit
2006
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MURCIELAGO
length
30 m
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From $ 53,000
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Sunseeker
build/refit
2004
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JAZZ
length
30 m
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From $ 58,000
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Benetti
build/refit
2007
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KEIKI KAI
length
30 m
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From $ 60,000
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Benetti
build/refit
2005
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URIAMIR
length
29 m
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From $ 99,944 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2018
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QUASAR
length
29 m
Weekly rate
From $ 51,107 approx.*
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Peri Yachts
build/refit
2009
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GALA
length
28 m
Weekly rate
From $ 78,365 approx.*
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Benetti
build/refit
2014
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WHITEFIN
length
27 m
Weekly rate
From $ 28,961 approx.*
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Renaissance Yachts
build/refit
1983
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COCA VI
length
27 m
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From $ 34,072 approx.*
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Arno
build/refit
2000
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BEL MARE
length
26 m
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From $ 40,000
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Pachoud Motor Yachts
build/refit
2005
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ALCHEMY IV
length
25 m
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From $ 44,293 approx.*
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Nautor's Swan
build/refit
2009
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ORLANDO L
length
24 m
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From $ 34,072 approx.*
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Ferretti
build/refit
2007
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"We're proud to represent the finest luxury charter
yachts in the world and have over 70 years experience
in doing so. Our expert team ensures that charters are
professionally handled from start to finish for the
charterers, captains and owners alike."
Michael Busacca
Commercial Director