Here are 10 unbeatable reasons to charter a yacht—whether for the first time, or the fiftieth.
1. The view is always changing
Imagine this. You are sitting in your lavish hotel room in Cannes above the palm-lined port, where a gleaming white superyacht is casting off its lines and inching slowly out of its berth. Within minutes it’s out in the bay, a great white wake churning behind as it sets off on the next adventure—perhaps turning to port and the delights of glittering Monaco
and the bewitching Italian Riviera, or turning to starboard, where the red rock coast and wild Estérel mountains soon give way to the glamorous village of Saint Tropez
, surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards of Provence.
Wherever the guests on that yacht wake up tomorrow, your view tomorrow from the hotel will still be the same.
In truth, it’s not really a fair contest. Hotels—no matter how fancy—can hardly compare with the temptations and freedoms of a superyacht charter.
2. You don’t have to share the staff
In hotels, you are one of many; on a yacht charter, you are the star. The entire crew are there at your disposal - whether it’s the deckhand teaching your son to wakeboard, the stewardess handing you a cocktail in the Jacuzzi, or the captain coming to you to discuss all the exciting things you might like to do today. The crew to guest ratios on most superyachts are far superior to those of hotels, meaning that nothing is ever too much trouble. Each day of your charter you are looked after by the same people, who know your children’s names, how you like your coffee, and what kind of service style you prefer. The level of personalisation—the true mark of luxury travel in the modern era—is second to none, which is why superyachts are said to provide 7-star service.