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8 Ultimate Superyachts

8 Ultimate Superyachts


Already dreaming of your next holiday destination? Ever chartered a superyacht for the ultimate holiday experience? Imagine complete opulence and absolute freedom on board an exquisite superyacht to your next holiday hotspot.

We asked a few superyacht specialists to give us a selection of some of their top offerings, highlighting their notable features.



Alfa Nero

Photo courtesy of SuperYachtFan.com

Contributed by Sophie Allen of Yachting Pages

“One particularly impressive superyacht is the 82m Alfa Nero, built by Oceanco. One of Alfa Nero’s standout features is her swimming pool, one of the largest ever built on a superyacht, which transforms into a helipad!”

Exterior of Alfa Nero
Exterior of Alfa Nero
Interior of Alfa Nero
Interior of Alfa Nero

Q: What makes this superyacht particularly accessible via helicopter, and how has this been integrated into its design?

“A superyacht will ideally need at least 16m of obstacle-free deck space in order to land a helicopter. This isn’t always the easiest feature to implement when considering other features such as hand rails, swimming pools, and the like. However, the superyacht industry is continually looking for new and innovative ways to attract people to purchase or charter a yacht. A great example of this is the superyacht described above, Alfa Nero. Here, the swimming pool floor is elevated to deck level using hydraulic rams, transforming it into a helipad.”

Q: What are some of the unique features?

“The swimming pool can also be transformed into a dance floor, depending on what the owner/guests wishes are and whether they own a private helicopter, in which case the helicopter would remain on board.”

Price: Alfa Nero certainly doesn’t come cheap for charter. Summer rates are around €850,000 per week, and in the winter, €750,000 per week. Superyachts will be available for sale and charter through one broker, and news will usually be announced by a superyacht media group such as Yachting Pages.



M/Y Aurelia

Photo courtesy of Martin Morrell

Contributed by Sara Gioanola of Heesen shipyards

Exterior of M/Y Aurelia
Exterior of M/Y Aurelia
Interior of M/Y Aurelia
Interior of M/Y Aurelia

Q: Who designed this superyacht?

“Luxury charter yacht Aurelia is the work of the Dutch shipyard Heesen Yacht. She is the tenth yacht from the very successful 37m Heesen series, styled by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and features interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell.”

Q: What are some unique features of this superyacht?

“At first glance one can immediately spot the customised colour scheme inspired by the Gulf Oil racing cars. Her interiors are also inspired by the automotive theme and she features one master suite on the main deck and three guest cabins on the lower deck. The guests cabins are also styled after famous car brands!”

Price: Through Fraser Yachts, going rates start at €120,000 (High week) and €105,000 (Low week).”



Legend

Contributed by Eva Belanyiova of Charterworld – Luxury Yacht Charters

Exterior of Legend
Exterior of Legend
Exterior of Legend (2)
Exterior of Legend (2)

Q: Who designed this unique superyacht?

“Legend was originally constructed by IHC Verschure in the Netherlands and delivered in 1974. From 1998 to 2003, she was refitted from an Icebreaker to an exclusive yacht and then refitted again in 2007. Legend, previously named ‘Giant1’ entered a new era when she was completely rebuilt at ICON Yachts (Netherlands) into a luxury superyacht to conform with SOLAS Passenger Ship regulations. Her stern has been extended by 3.6m and has been equipped with a new swim platform, a pool and a certified helicopter platform. Additionally, Legend has been equipped with a completely new interior design, entertainment system and electronic system.”

Q: What are some unique features?

“The luxury explorer yacht, Legend, carries two large tenders (additional vessels) as well as various other tenders for different purposes and expeditions. She has the ability to garage two snowmobiles as well as a twin turbine helicopter on a specially designed landing platform. The helicopter landing pad is commercially certified and there is space for a submarine to be stored in a garage on the forward deck. Legend also features a gym, a Balinese Spa with sauna, Jacuzzi and beauty salon, a movie theatre, entertainment system, medical suite and swimming pool.”

Q: If you had a chartered jet/helicopter at your disposal, what superyacht would you recommend as a destination?

“Legend is a fantastic luxury superyacht well suited for adventure yacht charters and exploration of remote areas in supreme luxury. She is currently based in Northern Europe in Norway (June to September 2016), following which she will move to Antarctica (November 2016 to March 2017).”

Price: Legend can be chartered for €455,000 per week.



Enigma XK

Contributed by Alice Paniccia from Sand People Communication for Vitruvius Yachts

Exterior of Enigma XK
Exterior of Enigma XK
Interior of Enigma XK
Interior of Enigma XK

Q: What are the main features?

“One of the most impressive features of the newly converted superyacht is its glass observation room, which provides panoramic views of the ever-changing cruising grounds that the yacht is set to explore. Vitruvius Yachts also had the task of converting the general arrangement to something more liveable, which entailed transforming the officer’s mess into the main salon, adding five spacious guest rooms on the main deck, and adding the owner’s full-beam suite featuring a spectacular skylight and panoramic windows. With the perfect combination of professional crew, speed, endurance and sublime comfort, Enigma XK introduces a new level of luxury and adventure to an expedition yacht, available for charter in Antarctica.”

Q: Any unique features to Enigma XK?

“The Enigma XK is one of the very few yachts designed to be a true expedition vessel. She has a professional crew that understands the unique demands of an expedition, a sturdy hull to punch through Antarctic ice flows and the range to explore far away from any supporting infrastructure.”

Price: Luxury expedition yacht charter prices start at €250,000 per week plus expenses.



Benetti FB265 II.II

Contributed by Alice Paniccia from Sand People Communication for Benetti Superyachts

Exterior of Benetti FB265 II.II
Exterior of Benetti FB265 II.II
Interior of Benetti FB265 II.II
Interior of Benetti FB265 II.II

Q: What are some unique features to the Benetti FB265 superyacht?

“The high calibre design of this luxurious 63m motor yacht is characterised by her elegant lines and distinctive vertical axe bow which avoids the upward push of the waves, cutting through the water for an exceptionally stable ride. Benetti FB265.II.II is the epitome of luxury superyacht design and this is particularly evident in the superior quality and high specification of her interiors, which provide all the comfort, functionality and innovation of the most luxurious residential home.

“The main salon is an impressive entertaining space with its custom-made U-shape sofa, an impressive lobby and staircase on the main deck features a bright Italian marble floor and bespoke balustrade, hand-crafted from marine grade stainless steel with a shimmering shagreen handrail. The Sun Deck Aft is the pre-eminent leisure area aboard, which was entirely restructured to create 15m of deck space.”

Price: This yacht is not available for private charter at this current time



Illusion V

Contributed by Alice Paniccia from Sand People Communication for Benetti Superyachts

Exterior of Illusion V
Exterior of Illusion V
Exterior of Illusion V (2)
Exterior of Illusion V (2)

Q: What are the central features of this superyacht?

“A refined yacht in all respects, Illusion V’s original and bespoke décor has been designed to create maximum possible comfort at sea and at anchor with record-breaking low levels of noise and vibration throughout.”

Q: Any unique features to Illusion V?

“The sun deck is one of the most impressive decks to be found on a yacht of this size. At the bow lies the impressive pebble-lined pool with surrounding sunbeds and a full bar (with direct access to the pantry below), barbecue and a large low-level lounging/dining area, all of which is protected by the surrounding glass windbreak screen. Centrally located is the indoor/outdoor Veranda area, which can be either fully or partially closed and air conditioned or open to connect both forward and aft areas as one.”

Price: Illusion’s charter rates start from €350,000 per week.



Oceanic Yacht 90

Contributed by Alice Paniccia from Sand People Communication for Canados Superyachts

Exterior of Oceanic Yacht 90
Exterior of Oceanic Yacht 90
Interior of Oceanic Yacht 90
Interior of Oceanic Yacht 90

Q: Who designed this superyacht?

“Oceanic Yacht 90 was designed by Canados and forms part of an exciting new line of yachts built in Rome. This range of explorer vessels are the result of a close interaction with customers and the constant monitoring of the global yachting market’s evolution.”

Q: What are some unique features of this superyacht?

“The Oceanic Yacht 90 and the entire Oceanic range places a focus on extended outdoor living spaces, the capability to carry tenders and toys, and blending high performance with low fuel consumption. The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the in-house design studio in conjunction with the owner.”

Price: No news of it being available for charter yet.



Arcadia 115

Contributed by Alice Paniccia from Sand People Communication for Arcadia Yachts

Exterior of Arcadia 115
Exterior of Arcadia 115
Exterior of Arcadia 115 (2)
Exterior of Arcadia 115 (2)

Q: Who designed this superyacht?

“This luxury superyacht’s refined exterior design and engineering are the work of Francesco Guida, whose team is responsible for the complete engineering package.”

Q: What are some unique features of this superyacht?

“Arcadia yachts are designed using ‘Ecotech’ – the most advanced technological research and Italian creativity to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new ‘sustainable’ frontier in yachting. The functional design has a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and to reach the highest eco-friendly performance.

“Double glazing panels integrated within the superstructure ensure maximum comfort while recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators.”

Price: Charter rates start from €98,000 per week. Arcadia 115 can be purchased for about €7 million.



Now that you have a picture of what it would be like to spend a holiday on board a superyacht, why not book one for a luxury escape to your next holiday destination? An outstanding attribute on some of these superyachts is their helipad feature, which means you can charter a private jet to where the yacht is based and charter a helicopter so you can land in style.

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