Setting Sail In Luxury: Discover The 5 Largest Sailing Yachts For Charter

Today’s sailing superyachts for charter are extraordinary things. The vessels listed below are the five biggest sailing superyachts in the world that are available for charter. And what vessels they are, offering palatial spaces and all the superyacht luxuries — from lifts and spas to cinemas, beach clubs and jacuzzis.

By Jo Morgan • 02 October 2023

88m: MALTESE FALCON, Perini Navi

The most iconic sailing superyacht afloat, MALTESE FALCON, changed the game when she was launched in 20026, earning a raft of awards including ’The Finest Superyacht Ever’.

Coming in at a phenomenal 88m (288’), this triple-masted schooner is looking better than ever thanks to a huge double refit in 2022-23, which has added a main deck cinema, an inflatable beach club platform for more waterline living, and a raft of technology upgrades including Starlink and a sundeck platform that rotates with the sun.

Yet many of the features that made this yacht famous remain: the stunning triple-height atrium that circles through the centre and the extraordinary alfresco cinema where the projector beams onto the huge sail, creating a light and sound spectacular that any neighbouring yachts look on with envy and those on shore with awe.

Accommodating up to 12 guests, MALTESE FALCON offers exceptional versatility to different charter group configurations thanks to her multiple owner/VIP suite layout. The principal charterer may choose between the lower deck main suite with an adjoining gym or stay in the Flybridge VIP suite with its private deck terrace and dazzling views. Four other staterooms on the lower deck can also be converted into VIP suites where required.

86m: AQUIJO, Oceanco and Vitters

Palatial, glamorous, and featuring all the superyacht luxuries, Dutch-built AQUIJO is the perfect example of a sailing superyacht for charter that rivals any motoryacht for its space and amenities. A vast interior and exterior volume over her four decks allows for features like an elevator, three outdoor bars, and dining areas seating 24, including the vast main deck dining area, with its glass floor looking down into the beach club below.

The beach club lounge is a triumph, with a steam room, sauna, and ocean-view Jacuzzi, while another is located on the flybridge lounge —the perfect spot to lie back and look up at the 90-metre mast towering above you.

There is exceptional thoughtfulness put into the 7-stateroom design, with a huge bridge deck main suite with a private dining terrace, two convertible VIP staterooms, and additional convertible cabins, including a disabled-access stateroom. AQIIJO accommodates up to 12 guests.


Once a small passenger cruise ship, Le Ponant has been spectacularly converted into a world-travelling sailing superyacht. With its enviable capacity of 32 guests across 16 staterooms, Le Ponant occupies the niche and popular market of large-passenger licence superyachts, making this the ideal charter yacht for corporate yacht charters, event charters, and multi-generational or multi-family yacht charters.

In its journey from small cruise ship to superyacht, Le Ponant has been luxuriously upgraded during a 2022 refit, creating a light, bright and elegant interior with large, beautiful staterooms and suites across three decks. Guests come together to dine on organic local produce in a stunning glass-walled dining room, spend lazy days on the sundeck, and get pampered in the yacht’s spa. The yacht has an inflatable saltwater swimming pool off the aft and an alfresco cinema with a projector beaming the movie up onto the sails.

Le Ponant prides itself on its environmental credentials and is a great choice for an eco-friendly superyacht charter. The yacht has a 1:1 crew ratio, and the crew have been hand-selected to enhance your onboard experience with special skills, including expedition leader, naturalist, beautician and fitness coach.

81m: SEA EAGLE, Royal Huisman

With her sharp axe bow and sleek lines, this triple-masted schooner looks like pure grace and power. And she performs to meet that image, with stunning speeds of up to 22 knots under sail.

Yet for all that sailing performance and clever engineering, SEA EAGLE does not compromise one iota on glamour or superyacht luxuries, with her alfresco cinema, massage room and gym, and a large drop-down swim platform that acts as the perfect beach club or even an intimate dining area down by the water.

Her interior marries clean lines with decadent comforts, creating an airy sense of space and light. SEA EAGLE accommodates up to 12 guests in six staterooms on the lower deck, including two master suites for maximum versatility. The gym can also be converted into a nanny or staff cabin.

The largest luxury aluminium schooner in the world, SEA EAGLE is in a class of her own. The best place to view the yacht is from above, with a trip up to the eagle’s nest offering spectacular views rarely seen by guests!

67m: VERTIGO, Alloy Yachts

Designed by yachting heavyweight Phillipe Briand and designer Christian Liagre, VERTIGO marries sailing performance and superyacht lifestyle with consummate award-winning style. The yacht welcomes you in with a handsome, minimalist interior that screams luxury and space, with an interior of walnuts, blacks and creams, soft leather lounges, and huge windows bringing in views of sky and sea. Christian Liagre designed the space to feel like a New York loft — yet maintains the link to the sea with visual sight lines that carry through the yacht and liquid crystal doors and wall panels that can be rendered transparent or opaque with the flick of a switch. Open plan or cosy and private, the design is up to you.

The indulgences don’t end there, with a mid-hull gym that opens up to the sea, an outdoor cinema, and a 10-person Jacuzzi on the aft deck for nights under the stars. The deck entertaining areas are convertible into all-weather spaces with a clever system of biminis, glass sliders and climate control.

VERTIGO comes equipped with three tenders, including an 8m limousine tender and a superbly stocked watersports garage with drop-down balconies for launching the toys. The yacht accommodates 12 guests in five stunning cabins, including a full beam master, two king VIPs, and two convertible twin/triple cabins.

Sail into Luxury on a Superyacht Charter

There was a time when charterers looking for lots of space and luxury amenities felt they had little choice but to charter a motor yacht, even if they were sailors at heart. Those days are long behind us now. To learn more about chartering a luxury sailing yacht, please contact Bluewater.