Luxury crewed yacht charter is all about limitless time, ultimate freedom and space, extraordinary experiences and total privacy. Those who charter luxury mega yachts do so mainly because they value their freedom. Chartering a private yacht is on their vacation schedule mainly as they wish to avoid sharing facilities with unknown people, indulge in their own world created by numerous sacrifices and hard work throughout the year, all away from home and because they would like to be only with the people they choose to be around them.
Indeed, one of our regular super yacht charter clients told me how he does not want anyone on board apart from his wife, and even the crew always must have their own companionway and full facilities, so they are seen and called into action only when absolutely necessary. In most cases, the couple even prepare their own basic snacks while ordering their superyacht crew to prepare other meals and move out of the way once these are served, with chief stewardess, the captain or the deck hand for their water sports fun staying around on suitable occasions only.
However, there are times when one luxury boat will simply not be sufficient or at least the preferred choice will be unsuitable or out of the budget. The legality of having more guests on board than allowed by local or international maritime regulations will almost certainly play a crucial role too.
Thus, when you will plan your next luxury crewed charter, one of the first priorities of arranging one, is finalising a number of guests on board. In most cases, the yacht charter parties on luxury crewed yachts will number between 6 to 8 adults or as a general rule, less than 12 guests. The choice of such yachts is usually great in all major super yacht charter destinations. Tandem charter for such groups is therefore rarely required, unless the clients will want to have a super yacht tender to whisk them to the shore as the one carried on board may not be sufficiently luxurious. In that case, the captain of the tender will act as a tandem yacht which will follow the main boat wherever it moves.
The cost of chartering mega yachts which can accommodate more than 12 guests can be prohibitively expensive, and finding such luxury boats could be very difficult. Mega yachts which can accommodate more than 12 guests are very rare or would have to be registered under special terms, for example a SOLAS regulation for ‘’cruise ships’’. Should you require such a super yacht, the lovely Super Yacht O’Rama could be the best choice. On the highest end of the scale, you would need to look at the ultimate giga yachts such as the Giga Yacht O’Mega. If you would be on a budget, yet still require a luxury yacht, less expensive but impressive sailing boat such as Gulet Barbara could be a solution.
In reality however, super yacht tandem charter is likely to be the best choice. The most usual scenario is that your party will be an extended family with children. In those situations chartering a luxury crewed sailing catamaran for children is the way to go. Children will love the space on board of such yacht as they will want to roam around and run on deck all day. Add to this safe and easy access to the water thanks to wide stairs on two separate hulls and fabulous trampolines and the decision will be made easy for you. In case your party will have only adults on board, hiring two equal yachts both in terms of size as well as facilities is likely to be suggested by one of our SuperSailYacht charter brokers.
Regardless of your party set up, many of our clients with larger groups opted to charter not one, but two or more super yachts in the past. This way, two or more comparable luxury crewed yachts charter in tandem throughout the week. These yachts will sail together, anchor within a short distance of one another, and provide some casual get-togethers throughout the charter week, always based on your preferences, pre-arranged activities or last minute crew suggestions. During a tandem charter you can sail side by side taking part in watersport activities, luxury dinners or privately arranged competitions and beach games or pre-arranged excursions ashore as a group. During meals served on board, the chefs on both super yachts will be able to create best of the menus and serving staff will be happy to arrange either a formal dining for the adults and a kid-friendly menu for the children or a special BBQ on the beach party for guests from both yachts. If everybody wants to eat together while on board, the buffet-style service served on board is the usual way of entertaining demanding guests.
One of the best benefits of a tandem yacht charter is an extensive choice of water sports toys on board. It is likely that you will have at least two if not four waverunners, a couple of great tenders to tow the inflatable toys or to embark on a competitive water skiing challenge. While tandem charter in general requires a bit more organisation, all super yacht charter clients can expect a truly extraordinary vacation that was worth the added planning.
And if your requirement for two or more yachts is motivated by other reasons, the decision to embark on a tandem charter will be made even easier. If you have ever wanted to gather the entire extended family for a fun-filled luxury yacht charter holiday, such charters will be the way to go from the outset.Maritime laws and regulations restrict yachts from taking more than 12 guests but if this problem surfaces during your own yacht charter scheduling, rest assured, as there are solutions galore. A tandem yacht charter is designed for larger groups to cruise together while still enjoying all the privacy and benefits of a luxury yacht charter at the pace you and your guests desire.Although arranging a tandem super yacht charter requires more planning and various options have to be considered, in particular continuous co-ordination efforts between the head charterer or his representative as well as our charter manager, the two captains and their respective crew, the projects are always much better than expected. I could therefore only suggest you to consider tandem yacht charters as they are both fun, exciting and will not cost as much as the ultimate giga yachts of this world.