When you’re looking for a total escape from the world, there’s something particularly appealing about taking to the water, isn’t there? From private yacht charters to sailing holidays and water-based explorations, we’ve rounded up the best boating holidays for summer 2020 and beyond… Best Yacht & Sailing Holidays 2020
Bannenberg & Rowell Estrade Motoryacht
Perhaps now is the time for your very own yacht, for complete freedom no matter what is happening in the world? Enter the brand new Estrade by Bannenberg & Rowell, 43-metres with space for 10 on board (or one very, very relaxed passenger). The beach club is really something, with folding sections of the hull on two sides overlooked by a cantilevered sun deck. Bagsy the first dip in the top deck plunge pool…
Edmiston Mediterranean Superyachts
Dying to explore the Mediterranean coast? From the comfort of your own superyacht? Yes please. Whether you are looking for an isolated charter with your immediate family or looking to reunite with your loved ones on the trip of a lifetime, superyachting is back on the menu. Check out Edmiston’s range of luxury yachts for charter now. How about Sunrays (pictured), available in August in the West Med?
Bequia Beach Yacht Charter
The tiny island of Bequia is a remote seven-mile island to the west of Barbados, with a population of just 5,000. Sounds like heaven in these times, doesn’t it? This November, Bequia Beach Hotel is introducing three luxurious private villas, set on Friendship Beach and featuring three master bedrooms, ample living space and private pools. In addition, Bequia Beach Hotel offers the opportunity for guests to charter their private yacht – Star of the Sea – for the day or week.
bequiabeachhotel.com | Bequia Beach Hotel’s Star of the Sea starts from US$6,000 (approx. £4.710) for charter, and a week is $38,000 (approx. £29,850) bequiabeachhotel.com/yacht-star-of-the-sea
Pelorus: The Rimor-X
Longing for a true adventure? Check out The Rimor-X, the latest state-of-the-art 96m explorer superyacht concept by Sturge Design, in collaboration with Pelorus’ yacht expedition division. Accommodating up to 14 guests across second state rooms including four double suites on the lower deck, two apartments on the main deck and a dedicated owner’s deck. Features include a state-of-the-art gym, wellness spa and even a submerged ‘Mermaid Lounge’ to observe underwater life. To lighten the load on the Captain and crew, Pelorus will take care of permitting, visa applications and provisioning, as well as provide high level security protection, risk management and 24/7 medical support for all onboard, helping to ensure unforgettable adventures.
Dynamiq GTM 90
If you’re looking for a fast and sporty yacht for adventures on the water, check out the brand new Dynamiq GTM 90, developed in cooperation with German car tuner Klassen. With a top speed of 30kn+ and a range of 800nm when cruising at 17 knots, this sleek and sporty model features a 3-seat sofa in the bow to enjoy the thrill of cruising at speed. The yacht’s interior decor mirrors the design features of Klassen cars with different upholstery, rich wood panelling and LED courtesy lights throughout the four guest cabins on the lower deck, plus a spacious master stateroom with a circular bed from the Bentley Home collection.
The GTM 90 “KLASSEN edition” starts from euro 7,500,000 and can be personally configured at bedynamiq.com
Vivid by diYachting
Want to get out on the open water but stay close to home? How about exploring the UK by sea this summer? Check out diYachting’s newly refitted flagship yacht Vivid, which sleeps up to six guests with three crew members. With a spacious living area and L shape sofa, dining area, plunge pool and spacious deck, there is plenty of time for relaxing as well as adventuring. July expeditions set sail from Falmouth while August, September and October trips explore the Solent coastline.
Minimum stay is four nights, prices start from £20,000 all inclusive except special request fine wines and champagne | Weekly rates start from £30,000 all inclusive except special request fine wines and champagne | Vivid is available for guests to book from 11th July, travel restrictions dependent, via diYachting.
Fair Lady, Scottish Highlands
The Fair Lady yacht was built in 1928, with a history that includes book appearances and ferrying refugees to South America in WWII. This summer, she will be available for charter in the Scottish Highlands, despite usually being homed in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Why not make it a truly unique trip and charter a seaplane and book a stay at Scottish Estate Laudale?
burgessyachts.com | laudale.co.uk
Last-Minute Summer Charters From SuperYachtsMonaco
Fancy making the most of summer now that holiday season is back on the cards? How does waking up in a different destination every morning sound? Chartering your own yacht ensures complete seclusion for you and your family, with a home away from home on the water, complete with private chef and staff to ensure your stay runs smoothly and comfortably. SuperYachtsMonaco current offerings include Irisha available in Sardinia and the Med, with space for up to 10 guests to stay onboard while exploring this beautiful part of the world.
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