Luxury yacht charter Italy

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Luxury yacht charter Italy

Whether aboard a large superyacht charter with crew looking after your every need, or a bareboat sailing yacht, a luxury charter Italy will allow you to enjoy the best of Italian waters, islands and coastline.

From the Italian Riviera in the north to the volcanic Aeolian Island archipelago to the south, to the Tuscan archipelago and Pontine Island group between, a luxury yacht charter Italy is always a memorable sailing holiday.

On your superyacht or private yacht charter you can just do an Italian Riviera yacht charter, visiting the likes of Cinque Terre, San Remo and La Spezia on the Ligurian Sea on a shorter sailing trip. If you have a skipper and crew to look after sailing it for you, a much longer run is possible over a couple of weeks.

Explore the Tyrrhenian Sea and southern Italy on a longer trip. Sardinia's Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) and Porto Cervo, or perhaps Sicily and its nearby islands like the Aeolian Island archipelago (Stromboli being the most famous). The Pontine Island group are close to major cosmopolitan centres like Naples and even Rome. The Amalfi Coast near Naples and ultra fashionable island of Capri are a draw here too. North again will take you to the Tuscan Islands where you can escape the world in complete luxury aboard your crewed yacht charter.

Perhaps part of a Croatia yacht charter, you could even venture up the Adriatic Sea as far as Venice on the east coast to the north or across the Ionian Sea to the Ionian Islands. A run to French Riviera destinations like St Tropez, Cannes and Monaco is also possible.You just need to speak with the skipper to discuss your Italy yacht charter itinerary.

Private Yacht Charter Italy

In possibly the most stylish country on the planet, a private yacht charter Italy is possibly the most stylish way to enjoy it. With crew seeing to your every request and sailing the boat itself across the Eastern Mediterranean, you can arrange for food to be cooked just how you like it and for events aboard such as a casino night, time ashore on deserted beaches, and all the fun to be had in the towns and cities ashore. See and be seen in one of the resorts of the Italian Riviera, or just hide away afloat, away from the world with the coastline merely an image in the windows. The choice is yours!

Italy Luxury Charter Types

Bareboat Charter

Though you will often have to have a sailing license for a larger vessel, a bareboat luxury yacht charter will give you complete freedom and privacy to do what you want. This will often come with en suite heads in all the staterooms, an AC generator and all the comforts of home as you captain your own ship on this 48ft+ monohull or catamaran.


A skippered yacht charter can range from a 45ft+ sailing yacht or a 46ft+ catamaran. The skipper aboard will look after the sailing and make suggestions as to your next destinations, with you playing as much or as little a role in getting from A-B as you want. It is customary to pay a tip at the end of the trip, on top of the €100-€150 a day fee for the skipper you pay as well as the basic charter fee.


A crewed yacht charter could mean a 60ft yacht with skipper and crew, but could also mean a superyacht or crewed charter with a team of people looking after your every need. As well as sailing the vessel up the Italian waters of the eastern Mediterranean, they will cook, look after the housekeeping and water toys, and provide you with the service you expect at the top end of yacht charter holiday experiences.

Yacht Types in Italy

Sailing Yacht

Ranging from a 50ft luxury charter yacht to a 104ft schooner rigged superyacht, a luxury sailing yacht charter can mean a variety of things. Coming bareboat, skippered or fully crewed, there is a sailing yacht to suit almost every budget.


Ranging from 46ft to over 100ft LOA, you can charter a luxury power catamaran or sailing catamaran with crew or bareboat. They are faster, more stable and thanks to the wide beam, far more spacious than monohulls of a similar size. Thanks to having a lower draft, they can also get closer inshore should you want!

Motor Yacht

Again with skipper, crew or bareboat; a luxury motor yacht charter can range in size from 50ft right up to 150 metres plus. Quicker, less dependent on the wind, and often with water toys aboard, a luxury motor yacht charter is one of relaxation and fun with the added thrill of a speed as you island hop at 30 knots!

Superyacht Charter

The sky's the limit on a superyacht charter holiday. Coming as sailing yacht and motor yacht charter yachts, expect to have almost everything you want catered to by expert crew who will sail the vessel and look after your every need.

What can you do on a Luxury charter in Italy?

There is an immense variety of things you can do on an Italian luxury yacht charter. Shop until you drop in a fashionable resort (you never know who you might meet) and dine at some of the best restaurants in the world. Chill out on deserted beaches only accessibly by sea, or hang out at a fashionable nightclub. You can also enjoy the natural wonders of the area, from the volcanic islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the plunging cliffs of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian Sea and the awesome beauty of the Emerald Coast of Sardinia. It really is down to you!

What does an average day on an Italy luxury charter look like?

A typical day can vary according to what you want from your luxury yacht charter Italy. If hanging out in a fashionable resort is your thing, then you can sail to a number of them, spending the night aboard the charter yacht and days ashore.

If escape is your thing you may wish to have the yacht moored off different bays away from it all, or perhaps a Pontine Island considered remote enough by the Romans and Fascists they were used as a place of exile. With one of the most varied choices to be had from a Mediterranean Sea sailing destination, it really is down to you.

Why Italy is superb for a luxury Yacht Charter

For those who want a dose of fashion and Italian style, the SW coast of Italy has it in spades. Many of the resorts are at least as good as the French Riviera and the clubs as good as larging it on a Balearic Island.

At certain times of year, the sailing can be comparable to the British Virgin Islands too, with the great breezes and comfortable temperatures making for great fun on a sailing boat. With its world beating food and wine, Italy is a perfect yacht charter destination.

Why Use an Italy Luxury Yacht Charter Broker?

A luxury yacht charter broker like Borrow a Boat can help you arrange your sailing holiday in advance, ensuring you get the right yacht for your budget and tastes. We can also suggest destinations and arrange for any extra requirements you may wish for.

Best Time to Book Your Italy Luxury Yacht Charter

Where it comes to an Italy luxury yacht charter, the best time of year is July, August and September with July and September often a little cooler and quieter.

Why Use Borrow A Boat For An Italy Luxury Yacht Charter:

Borrow A Boat is the leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace worldwide with over 35,000 boat listings across 65 + countries worldwide. Launched in 2017 by yachting and boating enthusiasts with decades of yachting experience, Borrow a Boat acts as a broker for the world’s most impressive superyachts and motor boat charters. We cover North America, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and Rest Of World. Wherever in the world you want to sail, we have a luxury yacht and superyacht to take you there via our trusted network of industry contacts. We are an independent company which ensures you receive the maximum choice of vessel at the most competitive prices. Alongside our passion for yachting, our commitment to service and decades of luxury yacht experience ensures your luxury yacht charter will be an unforgettable experience. Most importantly, all our luxury yachts and super yacht charters meet stringent and current safety and insurance requirements in their respective locations.

We are renowned for planning bespoke yacht chartering experiences to suit your timescale and your desires - not just on the yacht but at the world’s most private anchorages and exclusive marinas. Imagine your own private chef creating a fabulous barbecue on a secret Mediterranean cove; whale-watching in the Pacific; relaxing in the Maldives or island hopping in the Caribbean.

Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family celebration or an important corporate event, we will handle all logistical preparations to make your yacht charter the experience of a lifetime. We can help with logistics, including pre-and post- charter hotel stays -as well as embarkation. Book a private helicopter charter to land on your own superyacht helipad or step aboard a glamorous 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 logistics on your behalf, ensuring you arrive onboard your luxury yacht relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacation.

Our captains and crew have personal experience of the world’s best and safest anchorages and marinas, alongside in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and entertainment opportunities. Choosing a luxury yacht charter gives you and your guests the opportunity to travel discreetly, with access to the most private coves and anchorages, far from the stresses of today’s busy life.

Frequently asked questions
What kind of yachts can I hire for a Luxury Yacht Charter?

The main types of boats that people hire on a luxury yacht charter are Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, Sailing Catamarans, Power Catamarans, Gulets, Superyachts (21 metres plus boats) and Megayachts (40 metres plus boats).

What Is the process for booking a Luxury Yacht 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.

Where can I sail a Luxury Yacht Charter to?

Wherever your imagination takes you, there are yachts berthed in popular locations such as The Bahamas, Maldives, New England, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. But you can also take you on farther afield excursions such as Antarctica, the South Pacific and the wilds of Alaska, it just depends on what type of sailing holiday you want to do.

Will I have to pay a deposit when I book a Luxury Yacht Charter?

Yes, all charter companies will require a deposit to book a yacht. This is often refundable if you make cancellations or changes over ninety days in advance. But read the cancellation policy and consider trip insurance if booking inside the cancellation window.

What factors do I need to consider to book the best Luxury Yacht Charter?

Your party size determines the size of luxury yacht to book, so get a headcount before you look. You may also wish to explore the locality before transferring back home. The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.

What is included in the charter rate?

Your charter rate will include the hire of your luxury yacht 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 yacht's home location, then you can expect to pay for delivery and/or return fees and expenses.

How long can I charter a yacht for?

Luxury yachts are generally charted at a minimum for one week. You can typically charter a yacht for as long as you want, the only limiting factor is generally the yacht's availability.

How many guests are allowed on board a Luxury Yacht Charter?

The size of your yacht will determine how many guests are allowed onboard. There are no minimum amount of guests but most bookings will be between 2 to 8 guests with the maximum amount of guest being usually around 12 but this can be larger on some types of boats

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 also contact you just before your charter begins to ensure all your preferences and individual requirements regarding dietary preferences, medical conditions, 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 yacht 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 tenders/toys then you will be fully protected.