One basic rule in superyacht charter is that yachts move! This exciting aspect of yacht charter means that a yacht and crew that you love may be available for a yacht charter in the Caribbean one winter, and then in New England the next summer. While the winter after the same yacht might be available for charter in the Bahamas, and that next summer, available for an Italian Riviera Cruise providing fabulous yacht charter vacations on the same yacht with the crew that you love in each charter location with the bonus of an ever changing view. The following are three luxury superyachts that are in the Caribbean this winter, 2019, each with a crew that we love. Want to have fun in the sun enjoying the balmy Trade Winds cruising through lovely tropical islands? We think each one of these three superyachts is a terrific choice for a great charter in the Caribbean this winter in their particular price and size range.
Diamond Girl is a 103 foot Johnson Motor Yacht, with 4 guest staterooms for a total of 8 guests, 4 crew including a Captain, Chef, First Mate and Stewardess; it is $47,000/week for the yacht and crew this winter in the Caribbean, plus all expenses and crew gratuity, if earned.
The design of Diamond Girl in particular provides a tremendous amount of interior room, and this is one of the few yachts in charter where all of the staterooms have double beds, with a king bed in the Master and VIP Staterooms, and queen beds in the two additional staterooms. This is the perfect yacht for four couples to share, as each couple will have a stateroom with either a king or queen bed. This summer Diamond Girl will be available for charter in Cuba, based out of Key West, and also the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. If you miss a charter on Diamond Girl in the Caribbean this winter, don’t miss being on board for a charter in Cuba this summer; a very unique emerging yacht charter destination.
Far Niente is a 130 foot Westport Motor Yacht with 5 guest staterooms for a total of 10 guests, 7 crew including a Captain, Chef, Chief Mate, Chief Stewardess, Second Stewardess, Engineer, and Second Mate/Stewardess; it is $130,000/week for the yacht and crew this winter in the Caribbean normally; however for the remaining winter charter time in the Caribbean, the yacht is being offered at the great rate of $115,000/week, plus all expenses and crew gratuity, if earned.
This is the larger version of the 112’ Westport, an American quality built motor yacht for a total of 10 guests rather than 8 guests. This yacht is well equipped with water toys, including a 35’ Boston Whaler Outrage with triple 350hp Mercury engines rigged for offshore fishing/trolling and lighter poles for casting, with an on board private head and live well. In addition is a fun water slide scheduled to be on board in February. This yacht has 3 or 4 guest staterooms with a king bed, and either 1 of 2 staterooms with two twin beds, as the twin beds in one of the stateroom can convert to a king bed. This is the only Westport 130 foot super yacht that offers 4 guest staterooms with king beds if wanted. Take advantage of the special discount pricing offered just for this winter in the Caribbean. This summer Far Niente will be available for charter in the Bahamas, an outstanding cruising destination in the summer.
Bash is a 183 foot Benetti Motor Yacht with 6 guest state rooms for a total of 12 guests and 12 crew including a Captain, Chief Officer, Head Chef, Chief Engineer, 2nd Engineer, Bosun, Chief Stewardess, 2nd Stewardess, 3rd Stewardess, plus one more stewardess, and two Deck Hands; it is $290,000/week for the yacht and crew this winter in the Caribbean, plus all expenses and crew gratuity, if earned.
With a beautiful dark blue hull, BASH is a standout in any harbor, immediately noticed as a yacht of distinction. The very versatile layout offers a variety of sleeping accommodations for various groups of 12 in 6 guest staterooms, each with an ensuite bath. The main deck Master Stateroom includes a steam room in the ensuite bath, and a forward facing observation deck to privately enjoy the scenery while cruising or when in a lovely anchorage. There is a wide variety of water toys including a 36 foot towed tender and a water slide. This is a great yacht to choose for Caribbean winter water sports fun. Bash will be heading to the Western Mediterranean for charter this coming summer in France, or Italy.
Each one of these super yachts is a terrific choice for charter in your size and price range. And each yacht has a terrific crew on board that we know and love. While the yacht, including the layout is important for your on board comfort, it is the crew that create the charter experience that is over the top. Fall in love with your yacht crew and follow them around the world, which you can do, because yachts move!
Missy Johnston is Owner of Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters Newport. Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters is a luxury crewed yacht charter company offering top notch private yachts with great crews in every worldwide cruising destination.