YCO Yachts Lists Top Yacht Charter Experiences of 2011
Dreaming of a getaway to turquoise waters and clear blue sky? YCO, a Monaco-based luxury yacht brokerage, charter and management service, recently announced the addition of three new leading charter brokers, Hume Jones, Nick Heming, and Tam Priestly. They've compiled the list of top desirable yacht charter destinations for 2011 and the ultimate yachts to experience them on.
1. The Mediterranean aboard Alfa Nero
A crew of 28 will welcome you aboard the 270-foot Alfa Nero superyacht. The lavish yacht includes a beach club with an incredible rear pool area, sun bathing deck and lavishly appointed guest suites. It has room for 12 guests and starts at around $1.1 million per week.
Gallery: Alfa Nero Yacht
2. The Caribbean aboard Solemates
The 196-foot Solemates is a new yacht from the Lurssen shipyard which has a curved exterior designed by Espen Oeino and a spacious and luxurious interior designed by Glade Johnson. The yacht has room for 12 guests and starts at approximately $600,000 per week.
Gallery: Solemates Yacht
3. Sail the South Pacific on Athena
Athena is a 295-foot sailing yacht with a crew of 20. Up to ten guests can enjoy the open-air lounge on the bridge deck aboard this five-cabin Royal Huisman beauty or relax in the main salon as she sails through the seas of the South Pacific. Starting at approximately $328,000 per week.
4. Discover Australia and New Zealand – Galaxy
Indulge in luxury down under aboard the 183-foot Galaxy. Galaxy's deluxe owner's suite on the main deck has a panoramic saloon, a glass elevator, and an interior designed with a variety of exotic woods make for a unique time exploring the 80,000 miles of The Great Barrier Reef, the golden sands and lively cities of Australia and New Zealand's staggering scenery. Starting at approximately $334,00 per week.
5. Island Hopping in the Indian Ocean – Cloud 9
Some of the world's most beautiful islands including those that make up the Seychelles and Maldives can be found in the Indian Ocean. Explore the area aboard Cloud 9, a 196-foot motor yacht built specifically for charter. The yacht is outfitted with a gym and comes with custom tenders, jet boat, jet skis, and several other water toys. This yacht starts at approximately $413,000 per week.
Gallery: Cloud 9 Yacht