There are two main types of people who charter yachts: those that do casual sails down the tried-and-tested routes during summer; and those that love the thrill of an expedition. But choosing between the two isn’t as simple as planning a cruising route.
One obvious difference between the two is yacht choice. Depending on how long your travel plans are, some boats might be more suitable than others. A three-month journey to an exotic destination will require a yacht built for such a long journey, whereas a week-long cruise down the Mediterranean will not be likely to require such a vessel.
With the help of the experts at SuperYachtsMonaco, we compare two charter options that serve these very different functions.
If you’re looking for the traditional summer charter, a yacht such as Mon Plaisir, available for charter with SuperYachtsMonaco, will serve you well. At 47m, Mon Plaisir undeniably falls within the superyacht category. Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, it was built in 2008 by Heesen with a interior and exterior designed by Omega. It sleeps 10 guests in its five cabins and houses up to nine crew members.
For a trip down the western Mediterranean, SuperYachtsMonaco offers a suggested 10-day itinerary, which will see you spending a day in each area along the coast. You will begin your journey in Saint-Tropez, France, and make your way southwest to Ile de Porquerolles. After which, the yacht doubles back to Cannes in the northeast. From there, you will cruise to Iles de Lérins and Monaco before crossing the Ligurian Sea to Calvi in Corsica. You will continue your journey through the Scandola Nature Reserve, Ajaccio and Porto-Vecchio, before returning to port in Costa Smeralda. You can find out more about this particular itinerary here.
For the more adventurous, SuperYachtsMonaco has Cloudbreak for charter. Designed by Espen Oeino with a Christian Liaigre interior and built by Abeking and Rasmussen, Cloudbreak is a brand new expedition-type steel displacement superyacht. Cloudbreak sleeps 12 guests in its adaptable six to sevencabins and houses about 22 crew members but the true difference lies in the way the ship was built. With its full displacement hull and quantum zero-speed stabilisers, Cloudbreak is capable of handling extreme weather conditions and has a range of is 8500nm at 1200rpm. Its gross tonnage of over 2,200 also makes this yacht one of the most substantial global explorer yachts of its kind.
As superyachts go, Cloudbreak is packed to the brim every custom-designed tender and water toys imaginable, including jet-skis, scuba diving equipment and Seabobs, that ups the ante in any yachting situation.
Unlike the typical Mediterranean itinerary, with an expedition yacht the world is your oyster. An explorer yacht allows for longer runs between ports which, in turn, affords you many more options. One itinerary from SuperYachtsMonaco will take you on a six-month journey through Iceland, Greenland, Alaska, Central America in the west Pacific, Mexico, the Galápagos Islands, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Patagonia and Antarctica. This is definitely aimed at serious boaters who live for open oceans.
Headquartered in Monaco, SuperYachtsMonaco operates in every region worldwide with a very experienced core team. Established 2008 in response to growing demand for a company with a simplified approach and a less complicated way of doing things, SuperYachtsMonaco offers clear, professional advice and help to make sense of a complex market. SuperYachtsMonaco’s motto "Leave Nothing To Chance" sums it up perfectly — so you can expect a consistent individualised service from skilled people with a really thorough knowledge of the market.
Its specific sales expertise is in the brokerage of existing yachts as well as new yacht construction contracts. In the representation of individual yachts for sale or construction they maintain a realistic inventory so as to ensure all necessary level of attention needed to do a proper job is provided. In yacht charters, SuperYachtsMonaco is a leading agent, representing some of the world’s largest and most exclusive yachts. Their charter specialists create tailor-made holidays on yachts cruising in every corner of the world.