End of October is the time of the year when the Mediterranean Super Yacht Charter season has finally ended.
The super yacht crews are usually taking first holidays after months of long hours of hard work or they are heading back on shore after experiencing their first charter season. Some yachts are also heading towards shipyards for their latest refit or are simply being retired for the winter.
In some cases, the yachts continue to cruise further East, usually towards Turkey or Cyprus and certain parts of Greece.
For Andreas L, our favourite 60m luxury super yacht is offering a special deal in Gocek, Turkey whereby you can get this fabulous charter yacht with more than 20% discount at this time of the year. Other boats will head as far as the Red Sea and Egypt, as well as Seychelles and the Middle East. Some yachts will inevitably end up in Maldives or for the prestigious Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. Very few will head further East, either on a round the world cruise or towards their home ports in Australia or New Zealand. Some may end up in the Southern Pacific or French Polynesia and offer charters in the Tahiti, Fiji or as far afield as the remote Marquises Archipelago.
Most of the mega yachts will however head towards the Caribbean. Florida based, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show or FLIBS, which will take place from 31st October – 4th of November 2013 will attract some of those. Felicita West, a 64m luxury super sail yacht is one of them. Built in 2003, this Perini Navi sailing yacht is one of the most prestigious super yachts ever built. You can charter her for as little 165.000 US$’s / week plus APA expenses for example. That is by all means a fabulous charter price for a yacht of this pedigree. In terms of motor yachts, Marjorie Morningstar is one of the most prestigious models which is going to be present at FLIBS as well. At 52m she is a proper luxury super yacht accommodating 10 guests in best of surroundings after her recent refit from last year, and now chartering at a very low 180.000 US$’s / week.
Apart from these mega yachts, there are a number of luxury super yachts which are constantly present in the Eastern Caribbean. A whole range is presented on SuperSailYachts yacht search section and these include yachts from 70 up to 200′. The crew on these yachts are keen to discuss luxury yacht charters starting or finishing in one of the following locations: Grenada, St Vincent and The Grenadines, St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, St Martin, Antigua, Anguilla, BVI’s USVI’s or the Bahamas and the Florida. Some of the most recommendable are Broward built Lady Sharon Gale, which has a towed 38’/11.5m Jupiter Centre Console super yacht tender with twin 350 Yamaha outboards with her at all times and the Richmond built, 45m tri-deck, luxury super yacht Excellence, which has a unique Canadian interior and offers fabulous value for money. Should you be planning a luxury crewed charter in the Caribbean, it is always best to make a thorough plan about the type and size of yacht you require and then decide on the destination. We recommend that you visit the yacht search section available on SuperSailYacht – Yacht Search or contact us to discuss your choice of destination first.
And remember, some of these yachts will head back towards the Mediterranean as early as April 2014, thus crossing the Atlantic may also be of interest to some of your party members. These days the choice of luxury mega yachts is also great, yet there are likely to be limitations in terms of destinations offered or the costs incurred when relocating them. Regardless, chartering a luxury super yacht whose owner and the crew have decided to cross the Atlantic is certainly going to be a new worthwhile adventure for anyone, as the quality of service offered and the experience the crew will bring with them will be second to none and definitely worth dipping into !