22 August 2016
The Best Expedition Yachts Available for Charter
The charter market for expedition yachts has enjoyed a boom over the last 10 years, as the allure of far-flung destinations - as well as the extraordinary versatility, spaciousness and character of explorer vessels - has enhanced the appeal of an ocean-going charter experience. An explorer yacht for charter presents an unbeatable combination of seafaring strength and indulgent superyacht luxury.
Whether a stylishly converted commercial vessel or a purpose-built explorer superyacht, expedition yachts are just as at home docked in the shadow of Monaco’s royal palace as anchored off a remote South Pacific tropical island. To give you an idea of just how good these explorer yachts are at bringing together adventure and luxury, we’ve hand-selected three of the best expedition yachts currently available for charter around the world. M/Y GLOBAL The versatile 67m M/Y GLOBAL is a spectacular, black-hulled explorer vessel that began its life as an oilrig support vessel before being converted into a palatial superyacht. In addition to offering a range of 10,000nm, the yacht has a cavernous tender garage that houses a flotilla of water toys, cars and motorbikes, making this expedition yacht a perfect choice for those who enjoy adventure with their luxury yacht charter. The spaciousness of this yacht is remarkable: she offers accommodation for 12 guests in six well-appointed staterooms, each with a private balcony. M/Y GLOBAL’s open-plan sky lounge is an homage to great contemporary design, with light flooding in from the immense oval windows that afford spectacular ocean views. Other remarkable interior features include a cinema/library room, an elevator, a games room, and a spacious gym, complete with spa and steam room. The special features continue on deck, with a stunning 8.5m swimming pool, two helipads, and a helicopter hangar, which converts into an astonishing two-storey party venue with a DJ balcony and a state of the art sound system. With state-of-the-art stabilisers, M/Y GLOBAL ensures smooth cruising and optimal safety on extended cruises. M/Y GLOBAL is available for charter in the Bahamas for USD 150,000 per week. M/Y FORCE BLUE M/Y FORCE BLUE is a 63.3m superyacht from Royal Denship, and is a fantastic example of an expedition yacht that is purpose-built for the luxury market. With a range of 8,000nm, M/Y FORCE BLUE was designed with endurance and comfort in mind and enables adventurous cruises to remote locations. Launched in 2002 and refitted in 2009, this superb explorer yacht features an elegant and contemporary interior design with many desirable amenities, including a cinema room, an elevator and a large gym. One of the standout features of this explorer yacht is the spa, which incorporates a hair salon, Turkish baths, mud bath and a massage room. M/Y FORCE BLUE is the ultimate yacht for entertaining: when not relaxing in the fully equipped spa, lazing about in the sundeck Jacuzzi or tearing around on one of the many water toys, guests are probably enjoying a sophisticated soiree; the vast deck spaces accommodate up to 350 guests for parties under the stars. Up to 12 guests are accommodated in five extra-large staterooms, and are looked after during their charter by 19 professional crew. M/Y FORCE BLUE is a stunning expedition yacht, and is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean for EUR 245,000 per week. M/Y EXUMA M/Y EXUMA is an award-winning 50m expedition superyacht from Picchiotti, a division of renowned Italian builder Perini Navi. This vessel created waves upon its launch due to her novel design, which includes a striking ‘knife bow,’ a shallow draft allowing her access to places other superyachts of her size can’t reach and a glass-enclosed bridge, as well as a double garage to house the amphibious jeep vehicle that makes M/Y EXUMA one of the most sought-after explorer yachts on the charter market. The clean lines and sleek ‘greyhound’ look of the yacht has also afforded this yacht a fantastic fuel efficiency, earning her the IRA ‘Green Yacht of the Year’ award as well as the title of ‘Superyacht of the Year’ at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. M/Y EXUMA’s guests are accommodated in a contemporary and deeply elegant interior, with five light-filled staterooms that cater for up to nine guests. Outside you’ll find beautiful entertaining and relaxing areas on two decks, with a large Jacuzzi offering panoramic views. With a range of 5,500nm and innovative technologies and comforts, M/Y EXUMA is a shining example of the marriage between explorer yacht capability and superyacht luxury, and is available for charter in Northern Europe for EUR 189,000 per week. To find out more about any of these yachts or other expedition yachts available for charter, contact the charter experts at Fraser Yachts, the world’s leading luxury yachting company.