Superyacht Charter With Borrow A Boat
A luxury crewed superyacht charter is the most glamourous way to travel at your own pace and enjoy the world's spectacular and often private locations that are only accessible by water. From secret anchorages in the South Pacific to island hopping in the Caribbean, Alaskan adventures or aperitifs in the sun-drenched Mediterranean, your unforgettable experience on board one of our luxury superyacht charters awaits.
The benefits of a superyacht charter include bespoke itineraries, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and facilities, and gourmet cuisine prepared by your private chef. All dietary requirements are catered for: whether you’d love a fun BBQ on a secluded beach to more formal tasting menus and gastronomic experiences. Hunker down with a movie in the cinema, or relax with a massage and sauna in the dedicated spa area. If water sports are more your thing, then take a jet ski for a spin, before testing your windsurfing, scuba, wakeboarding or kayaking skills.
Our unrivalled global network of trusted superyacht brokers gives you access to an extraordinary range of superyachts of every size and fit-out. Do you need a helicopter deck? Spa and gym? Cinema room? Extensive lounge space for entertaining corporate guests? How about a pool deck, jet skis or even a submersible?
All navigation, organisation, cuisine and house-keeping, and on-shore dinner reservations and activities are taken care of by your experienced captain and crew. You and your guests are then free to relax, knowing that you will receive first-class service and attention from embarkation to the day you leave.
Why A Luxury Superyacht Charter
Privacy, freedom and unsurpassed luxury are guaranteed when you choose a crewed superyacht charter for your holiday. Our range of superyachts will take you to the most remote locations on Earth. Or if you prefer, just a short flight from home. Sail to some of the world’s most breath-taking destinations and enjoy quality time with your family, friends or clients. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a luxury crewed superyacht charter over a villa or hotel vacation:
Freedom to Explore: Imagine gazing on new horizons and sunsets each day, enjoying personalised 24/7 service, complete privacy, the freedom to sail and explore at your own pace and the chance to discover the very best of the culture, cuisine and entertainment at each location.
Trusted Superyacht Brokers: Choose from a 35m/114ft luxury superyacht up to megayachts of over 100m/300ft – the choice is yours. Many of our superyachts have their own private owners’ deck and generous staterooms with outside balconies, drive-in tender/toy garages, infinity pools, hot tubs, gyms and spas.
Your own private chef: All your culinary requirements will be created by your private chef, according to your particular preferences. He will accommodate any allergies and special diets. Most superyacht chefs have previous experience in the finest restaurants as well as superyachts and will prepare food for you and your guests at any time of the day or night.
Superyacht Corporate Entertaining: Imagine entertaining clients from the deck of your superyacht while watching the Monaco Grand Prix, or attending an international boat show. Your chef will prepare a feast while you anchor in a secluded cove or create a memorable gastronomic sensation at an overnight marina.
Experienced captain and crew: From the French Riviera to the South Pacific, our captains and crew all have personal experience of the world’s best and safest anchorages and marinas. They also possess in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and entertainment opportunities.
Onboard Entertainment: Includes the very best AV, Wi-Fi and satellite communication systems, together with a cinema room. Latest movies and popcorn included!
Private Spa and Gym Facilities: Unwind in the peace and seclusion of your luxurious private yacht and enjoy the spa facilities on board. Linger long in the steam room or hot tub before a relaxing massage with your private therapist. Gym equipment is standard on most superyachts, while crew members are often qualified as personal trainers and yoga instructors.
Luxury Tenders and Toy Garage: Get your adrenaline rush on the jet skis, paddleboards and kayaks: A wide range of toys are available, from inflatable slides to snorkelling and scuba gear, and even fully submersible submarines.
Best Destinations for Luxury Superyacht Charters
Our trusted network of superyacht brokers will arrange a bespoke luxury superyacht charter for you almost anywhere on the planet. Imagine snorkelling with humpbacks in Tahiti, island hopping in the South Pacific, enjoying a safari in South Africa or a Norwegian fjord cruising. You dream it and we will create a bespoke superyacht charter that fulfils your every wish.
Here are a few of our favourite luxury superyacht destinations:
East and West Mediterranean: A Mediterranean superyacht charter provides access to an array of stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages, mouth-watering local cuisine and a history spanning thousands of years. From the Cote d’Azur to Corsica and Sardinia; the Amalfi coast to Sicily; Croatia and the Greek islands, as well as the Balearics, this is Europe’s favourite superyacht playground.
The Caribbean Leeward Islands: The volcanic Leeward Islands are some of the most prestigious superyacht havens on Earth; renowned for their white-sand, palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs, aquamarine warm waters and renowned local cuisine. Enjoy a warm welcome in jet-set St Barth’s, Nevis, Saint Martin, Nevis and Anguilla to name a few.
The Bahamas: Enjoy some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, as well as the most expensive beachfront real estate. You'll have 16 islands to explore in the Bahamas, as well as the colonial streets of Nassau with its vibrant restaurant, bar and club scene.
Indian Ocean: Divers and snorkellers adore the intoxicating islands of the Indian Ocean with superb sites off the Seychelles. Mauritius offers visitors a smorgasbord of cultures, coral reefs and local cuisine, while its neighbour Madagascar is blessed with abundant nature reserves. Head east to Sri Lanka and immerse yourself in the land and seascapes of this extraordinary island country.
Pacific and Oceania: From Australia’s superyacht capital Sydney to the islands of Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti and Bora Bora, chartering a luxury superyacht in the South Pacific and Oceania is an unforgettable experience. Snorkel in indigo-blue waters, relax on white coral sand beaches, or head inland to the mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps before a wine-tasting excursion in the local vineyards.
Antarctica and the South Pole: Increasingly our guests are requesting more adventurous superyacht charter destinations that take them into landscapes of unimaginable beauty. Antarctica is a highly recommended destination between November and March during the summer season. This dramatic icescape is home to an extraordinary ecosystem with orcas, penguins seals and other wildlife.
Alaska: An Alaskan superyacht charter is the perfect getaway for nature lovers as you glide effortlessly along straits, bays and waterways, with magnificent forest and mountain backdrops. Watch out for sea eagles, whales, dolphins as they swoop and dive among the icebergs and glaciers.
How to Choose Your Luxury Superyacht Charter
The type of luxury superyacht charter you book will depend on your desired destination and the season you sail. You will also have to consider the preferences and sailing experience of your guests. Winter escapes centre around the Caribbean, while the playgrounds of the Mediterranean are best visited between April and September. If Antarctica is top of your charter wish list we recommend you visit between November and March. Here are the most important criteria to consider when choosing your luxury superyacht charter:
What’s the size of your party? Most superyachts have accommodation to suit 12 guests. If you’re looking for more space and privacy, a megayacht may be preferential. Contact us and we will help you make the best choice for you and your guests.
What onboard facilities do you require? Do you need a well-stocked tender space with easy launching for scuba and toys? A gym, spa and hot tub? If your superyacht charter is purely for corporate entertaining then cabin configuration and salon layout may be a top priority, together with generous galley space for your private chef.
What type of luxury superyacht charter would you prefer? Our brokers have access to a variety of luxury superyachts. Here are some examples:
Sailing Monohulls: A monohull is ideal for smaller groups. Advantages of a monohull are safety and ease of berthing as they take up less room in marinas.
Catamarans: Twin-hulled catamarans are gaining in popularity and provide a luxurious way to sail. The large capacity for guests couple with a stable platform make them an ideal choice for larger charter groups. They are also generally faster than monohulls.
Power Catamarans: These types of boats are relatively new but have also been gaining in popularity as the two hulls keep the boat more stable when compared to a monohull. The wider beam also means more deck space and as they don't have sails or a mast, they have a lot more space on deck than a sailing catamaran rental or monohull.
Superyachts: The average size of a super yacht is around 40m/131ft, although they start at 21m/68ft in length. A crewed luxury superyacht charter is a bespoke experience, completely tailored to the needs of you and your guests. Your wish is our command.
Mega yachts: Megayachts are generally over 75m/246ft, but some are more like small cruise ships and are over180m/590ft in length. As you'd expect, the level of luxury onboard, alongside the service and expertise of your captain and crew makes for a truly memorable vacation.
Due to the fact that most of the boats listed will have a wide range in terms of the areas they can cover if you want any additional areas other than what's listed above then let us know.
Best Time to Book Your Superyacht Charter:
We recommend booking your charter (this includes superyacht charter) up to 12 months ahead, especially if you plan to sail during high season. For low season charters, allow an 8-month lead time for your booking. These guidelines aside, you will typically be able to make last-minute reservations, as long as you are flexible on the types of boats that will be available.
Mediterranean: If you are planning a Mediterranean luxury yacht charter then the busiest months are July, August and September which are high season across the region. As a result you'll typically need to book at least 8 months ahead to get the widest selection.
The Caribbean: The high season here is during the European or US winter between December and March.
Thailand and The Seychelles: This is similar to the Caribbean high season which runs from December to March.
Australia and the Whitsundays: Similar to the Med: high season is during June, July and August.
Antarctica: The summer season here is between November and March when you'll be blessed with more than 20 hours' of daylight.
Contact us today: Call or email us today and speak to our experienced team. We will help you choose the ideal superyacht charter, together with a bespoke itinerary to suit your personal tastes and the requirements of each guest on board.
Why Use Borrow A Boat For A Superyacht Charter:
Passion and Independence:
Borrow A Boat is the world's leading luxury yacht and superyacht charter marketplace with over 35,000 boat listings across 65+ countries worldwide. Launched in 2017 by sailing enthusiasts with decades of yachting experience, Borrow a Boat acts as a broker for the world's most impressive superyacht charters. Wherever in the world you want to sail, we have a superyacht to take you there via our trusted network of industry contacts. We are also an independent company which ensures you receive maximum choice of vessel at the most competitive prices. Our commitment to service ensures your superyacht charter is completely tailored to your requirements. Most importantly, all our charters meet stringent and current safety and insurance requirements in their respective locations.
Enjoy freedom and flexibility:
The joys of superyacht charter and the freedom and flexibility to travel at your own pace – wherever you want. Imagine stopovers in the world's most exclusive private anchorages and marinas. Snorkelling with whales and dolphins in the Caribbean; South Pacific island-hopping or scuba diving in the Adriatic. And at night enjoying gourmet cuisine prepared for you by your own private chef or perhaps dinner at an exclusive local restaurant.
Your own bespoke itinerary:
Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family celebration, or a corporate event, we handle all logistical preparations to ensure your superyacht charter is the experience of a lifetime. We help with all the details, including pre- and post-charter hotel stays, as well as embarkation. Book a private helicopter to land on your superyacht helipad, or step aboard a limousine tender that will take you in style from the port to your anchorage. Our experienced local teams in each destination take care of all the details on your behalf, ensuring you arrive onboard your luxury superyacht relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacation.
Experienced captain and crew:
Our teams all have personal experience of the world’s most exclusive locations and marinas, alongside in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and local entertainment options. Choosing a luxury superyacht charter gives you and your guests the ability to travel discreetly and at your own pace, with access to the most private anchorages far from the stresses of today’s demanding life.
What Kind of Yachts Can I Hire For A Superyacht Charter?
Our superyacht brokers have access to an impressive selection of crewed superyacht charters available to you in the world's most glamourous locations. Varying in size from 40m/130ft to megayachts of over 180m/590ft some of the most luxurious superyachts are fitted with a heli pad, gym, cinema room, spa, sauna and separate owners' decks.
What Is the Process For Booking A Superyacht Charter
Your first step is to decide how many guests you will have onboard, your location preference and your desired dates. Once you have decided on the basics you can speak to a yacht broker who will organise a detailed itinerary based on where you are travelling and your preferences.
Will I have to pay a deposit when I book a Superyacht Charter?
Yes, all charter companies require a deposit to book a superyacht. This is usually refundable if you have to cancel or make changes, as long as it’s at least 90 days in advance. Do read the cancellation policy small print and consider trip insurance if booking inside the cancellation window.
Where can I sail to on a Superyacht?
Anywhere you wish: your only limit is your imagination. Our luxurious superyachts are berthed worldwide in the most beautiful locations: Set sail from Tahiti, The Bahamas, the French or Italian Riviera, Maine and Florida. Or fly to the Caribbean or the Maldives for a relaxed cruise among the tropical islands. Many of our crewed superyachts also have the range, power and crew expertise to transport you and your guests to more unique locations such as Antarctica, Alaska and Patagonia.
What factors do I need to consider to book the best luxury superyacht charter?
How many people are in your party? This determines the size of luxury superyacht you need to reserve, so get a headcount before you start researching. The main points to consider are your budget, the number of guests, and the season at your intended destination.
What Is included in the charter rate?
Your charter rate will include the hire of your superyacht and its equipment, together with the services of its captain and all crew. The vessel will be properly insured against all marine risks. Additional fees not covered in the charter rate include: VAT, marina fees, local taxes, harbour fees, canal fees, fuel charges, electronic communications, provisioning and any other bespoke extras required. If you choose to embark at a different port to the superyacht’s home location, then you can expect to pay for delivery and/or return fees and expenses.
How long can I charter a superyacht for?
Superyachts are generally charted at a minimum for one week, but you can charter a superyacht for as long as you want, depending on availability.
How do I work out the charter rate?
Superyacht charter rates are always quoted weekly and vary from low to high season. Contact us for the most up-to-date rates.
How much do I pay the crew for gratuities?
We usually recommend 10% of the total charter fee, however gratuities are entirely at your discretion.
How many guests are allowed onboard the superyacht?
The size of your superyacht will determine how many guests are allowed onboard. Legally the maximum guest number on a luxury superyacht is 12. Speak to us if you have a large party and we will source a superyacht that has increased stateroom capacity.
How can I ensure all my requests for activities/food/excursions are met?
We will discuss all your transfer and onboard requirements when you make your booking and will send you a comprehensive questionnaire to complete. We will be in touch again just before your charter begins to ensure all your preferences and individual requirements regarding dietary needs, medical conditions and allergies have been covered. This also includes your requested activities, including toys, entertainment and offshore excursions.
What insurance do you recommend I take out?
Usually guests are covered under the superyacht owner’s own liability policy for damage, however we recommend taking out Charter Liability insurance as an extra buffer. Should you or your guests accidentally damage any interior fixtures and fittings, the hull, or any of the tenders/toys then you will be fully protected for any claims against you. Our dedicated insurance team will advise you.