|It is possible to cruise on your own luxury yacht without spending much more money than on a luxury hotel.|
Luxury Yacht Charter in the South of France
The south of France is synonymous with style and sophistication…from the Ritz ‘n Glitz of Cannes to the pure unadulterated opulence of Monaco, the region exudes wealth at every stop. Nowhere more so than on the water - owning or chartering a luxury private yacht is the ultimate toy for the well-heeled, affording the opportunity to explore exciting new destinations amidst luxury, comfort, and absolute privacy.
You might think that getting involved in the French Riviera yachting action will require a billionaire’s wallet…the ports are all overflowing with multi-million pound yachts costing many tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds per week to charter privately. However, it is possible to cruise the azure waters on your own decent sized private luxury yacht, without spending too much more money than one might on a decent luxury hotel resort.
The Sunseeker 68 is a fantastic way to explore the Cote d’Azur for a week’s holiday. This is open style motor yacht designed for the summer months, with two alfresco dining areas and very generous sun-pads for lazing away the days. For the more active in your group there is a jet tender for water-skiing, wake-boarding, and donut rides. The on-board accommodation is very spacious, with two en-suite staterooms and an open luxury salon with bar. A professional crew of captain and hostess will take care of your every need (although the absence of chef limits meals aboard to just breakfast and light lunches). Ideally suited to two couples or a family of four, prices start from £4000 per head per week, which, whilst is right at the top of the budget it is certainly worth every penny!
MOJITO – Moody 64 Sailing Yacht
Moored in the crystal waters of the outstanding Costa Smeralda coast, this luxury sailing yacht exudes a sense of adventure. The Moody 64 is a perfect balance of exhilarating performance sailing, with stylish interior offering luxury accommodation. And of course there is no better location to combine luxury and performance sailing than the rocky headlands and mistral winds of north Sardinia. Accommodation aboard comprises two double cabins and one twin cabin, all en suite and comfortable for 6 guests, and looked after by the experienced and professional captain and hostess crew. Rates are very reasonable from under £11,000 per week, that’s less than £2k per person!
This Ferretti 570 is the ideal self-catering choice. There is only one crew member, the captain, who will be responsible for helming the yacht and organising the week on your behalf (such as port & restaurant bookings, transfers, excursions etc). Think of the captain as your own personal chauffeur and butler for the week. Of course an additional stewardess is available on request, but clients who choose this yacht are generally looking for a bit more freedom and independence from crew, and prefer to organise all their own in-house affairs.
This Ferretti is a brand new design of yacht featuring the latest contemporary designs – the sophisticated Italian interior is light and open, ideal for entertaining or late nights in port. Spacious accommodation comprises of three luxury en-suite cabins, there is a large fly-bridge with BBQ and bar for al fresco dining, and there is also a tender for water-skiing and wake-boarding. Available with captain-only configuration from £15,000 per week, so only £2,500 per head for your very own brand new luxury yacht in the south of France – it doesn’t get better than this!
About the Author
This article was written by Daniel Barber of AquaCruise.