A Sneak Peek into Luxury Boating Holidays

When the super-rich come out to play, you’ll find that they tend to go above and beyond for their week of relaxation, and there’s no better way to experience the opulence than onboard a superyacht.

So, we have taken on the role of sharing with you what 250k a week buys – for those entering this arena, it’s a drop in the ocean, and we are talking about a world where yachts can get up to a million and more a week in high season.

Well, one thing I can share with confidence is that it will blow your mind. Imagine the beauty of the clear waters, the private coves, a fully crewed team at your beck and call, the privacy and yet elegance of being out at sea, enjoying every delightful moment feeling like the king of your castle and then knowing it’s all yours for a whole week.

Are you sipping champagne from the onboard jacuzzi? Tick. Is an over-full toybox full of inflatables? Tick. A jet ski ready to take you to secluded bays. Tick. An onboard starred chef preparing gastronomic meals to have alfresco? Tick.

Peter Harrison, the founder of HELM, says: “Chartering a luxury yacht is the ultimate holiday. Nothing competes whether you desire a memorable family trip, want to kick back and chill out with friends, explore new destinations, or host a business trip with a difference. There are endless possibilities on the horizon when you charter a yacht.”

Some think the yachting world is only available to those who can buy a yacht, but the charter industry offers many options. Chartering at this level and with a quarter of a million euros to hand can enable you to rent some of the most spectacular and luxurious yachts, complete with state-of-the-art amenities, luxurious interiors, and first-class services.

Oh my, oh my Mathilde – M/Y O’Mathilde – €320,000 a week (+expenses)

A week on this 56m motor yacht is heavenly. O’Mathilde offers luxurious living quarters with fun at the top of the agenda. The modern and sleek design shines throughout the yacht. Sleep twelve of your favourite people in five double and two twin cabins.

Days on O’Mathilde can be whatever you want them to be. Enjoy an alfresco, fresh breakfast buffet, and then the day is your oyster. Think glass-bottomed kayaks paddling over crystal clear Mediterranean waters, or for the thrill-seekers, take the jet skis out for a spin across the bays.

Lunchtime onboard is a chance to re-energise and enjoy an afternoon lounging on the sun pads or time out of the sun, admiring the panoramic views from the comfortable living spaces. If a change of location is on the cards, she cruises at 15 knots, so there is plenty of time to explore a range of destinations during the week. Captain Zacharias and his experienced crew members will look after you with the highest quality of service and attention, arranging activities for you wherever you want to be based.

Take your summer to dizzying heights – M/Y Vertigo – €230,000 a week (+expenses)

Refitted in 2022, this 51m provides the perfect home for a week’s charter for up to 12 guests. And the kids will love it on Vertigo.

The yacht is over-full with inflatables, a towable sofa, a banana, and multiple tubes, to name a few. For the adults, you can try out the skis or even the Seabob for an afternoon of fun.

There is also fishing equipment onboard, although Chef Nikos has got you covered with a delicious lunch menu inspired by the Mediterranean – the sea scallops with orange sauce, ginger, and radish are the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon.

Continue with the overflowing toy box into the afternoon or relax and socialise. The various outdoor living areas make it the perfect yacht for entertaining, with plenty of lounging and dining areas. The bar close to the sky lounge is stocked well, ready for any late afternoon cocktail, watching the sunset with friends.

The cabins are timelessly styled, sleeping up to twelve guests who will retire in complete luxe comfort each evening, ready for their next day’s adventures onboard. The widescreen TV is excellent for family film evenings or comfortable sofas for a relaxing evening. If guests would rather spend the evening ashore, the comfortable Williams tender is on hand for trips.

From the garden to ocean – M/Y Eden – €180,000 a week (+expenses)

Good things can also come in small(er) packages, and Eden is just that, at 45m. The yacht sleeps twelve, boasting a master cabin with panoramic views, a private exterior deck, and a jacuzzi.

The other cabins aren’t left out, though, and are still luxurious and comfortable, hosted within a contemporary yet homely interior. The vibrant colour accents throughout the interior give it its unique character.

Days onboard can be at your leisure, relaxing on the spacious aft deck with your favourite drink. However, if you want to get the adrenaline pumping, Eden offers many toys, from Fliteboard and SUPs to wakeboards. Whether you are a novice or a pro, Eden’s large swim platform is the perfect place to base yourself all day enjoying the range of watersports.

You will need to refuel after all the activities and fun in Eden. The onboard chef can create culinary delights to enjoy alfresco, with the deck umbrellas shading you from the afternoon heat. If the kids have enough salt and sun for one day, they can enjoy more fun and games inside the children’s lounge.

For days out exploring smaller bays or even ashore, the chase boat can carry up to 10 guests for activities. You will leave Captain John and his team after a week, wanting to return to Eden for more!

So, what are you waiting for? The Mediterranean charter season is fast approaching. So, make sure you book up your summer charter today for the ultimate luxurious experience.