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Go Bold or go home: Superyacht BOLD to undertake two-year world charter tour

Demonstrating the true scope of her go-anywhere expedition capabilities, the 85m (280’) explorer yacht BOLD is embarking on an ambitious adventure across the oceans: and she’s giving you the chance to get involved. Forget standard itineraries and traditional destinations; with a yacht like BOLD, adventure is the name of the game.

Over the next few months, this one-of-a-kind explorer yacht will be going off the beaten path to explore some of the most far-flung corners of the planet. These are the destinations and experiences that charterers rarely get to discover.

From the fjords of Norway to the incredible culture found in Papua New Guinea, the itinerary has been carefully curated to satisfy even the most curious charterers and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

You can now book BOLD in any of the destinations outlined below, with some scope for flexibility.

Oman

November 2020

Spanning 3,000km of coastline, Oman’s electric blue seas and pristine reefs remain one of the best-kept secrets in the world. The unique topography of the region lends itself perfectly to chartering a yacht, with plenty of secret coves, tiny inlets and desert-like swathes of beaches nestled between towering mountains which can only be accessed by sea.

There are no dull days while chartering here; mornings can be spent snorkelling in the sun-warmed Arabian Sea, followed by a hike through the rocky foothills that border the water. Evenings are best enjoyed at anchor, stargazing beneath a clear sky; but be sure to dedicate some time to exploring the architecture of the marble cities and towns that are dotted up and down the coast.

The Maldives

December 2020

The mystical Maldives is the perfect destination for scuba pros and those looking to get up close and personal with marine life. Thousands of islands and atolls are scattered across the ocean, with sugar-soft sandbanks and castaway tropical islands rising up from the miles of blue. The Maldives supports a flourishing ecosystem of everything from kaleidoscopic coral through to the world’s largest fish; the whale shark. BOLD’s tenders are on hand to act as a dive chase boat if you’re interested in swimming alongside these gentle giants, and the motor yacht will be able to access all the of the region’s finest dive sites with ease.

In between atoll-hopping through the Indian Ocean, there are a selection of luxury resorts and private islands for anyone looking to spend a day on shore. Underwater spas and overwater bars beckon; but for those who’d prefer to stay off the beaten path, there are also countless hidden beaches and islets at the reserve of those visiting by yacht. Have your crew whip up your favorite drink, and you’ll quickly find that an isolated sandbar beats any on-land bar.

Thailand, Singapore and the Andaman Islands

January 2021

Rich in culture and heritage, South East Asia promises an intoxicating blend of natural beauty and buzzy city life. Thailand’s iconic islands create ample itineraries throughout Phang Nga Bay, a large area of which is a nature reserve. It’s easy to understand why, when you cruise through the emerald bays admiring the swirls of sandbars and iconic limestone karsts shooting up from the shallow water. In Singapore, these Jurassic jungles give way to the bustle and bright lights of city life, and this futuristic hub is home to numerous bars, restaurants and cultural attractions.

The Andaman Islands are an intriguing contrast to the more traditionally popular islands in the Phang Nga Bay, which have escaped the brunt of mainstream tourism and remain largely untouched. You’re not likely to come across many other yachts here; you’re more likely to share these waters with humpback and blue whales.

While cruising across South East Asia promises incredible opportunities for snorkelling, kayaking and beach picnics, there’s also a lot to see on shore, from temples and monuments to natural attractions and hidden wonders.

Australia

February 2021

BOLD will be going down under back to her roots in February- she’s the largest Australian-built yacht in the world, but this will be her first time chartering in her homeland. She will be available across Australia, chartering everywhere from Shark Bay and Ningaloo Reef to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays.

Cruising these expansive coastlines requires serious muscle, and luckily BOLD is equipped with just that. Wherever you go, you’ll be transported in supreme comfort and luxury. Charterers eager to explore the gems of Australia will be able to discover all that this wild country has to offer with the flexibility, comfort and six-star luxury of a superyacht. Spend your days discovering footprint-free beaches in the Whitsundays or spotting dingoes and rare birds at Great Sandy National Park.

The South Pacific Islands

Summer 2021

There are few charter destinations as revered as the shores of the South Pacific. Papua New Guinea and the surrounding 25,000 islands offer an experience unlike anywhere else on the planet, with culture and heritage that’s been incredibly well-preserved over the years.

The tribal customs of this Papua New Guinea are well-known across the globe, and you’ll have the chance to observe the local people and their culture in all of its glory here. Most of the communities are friendly and welcoming of those who have stepped on shore to learn and appreciate their way of life. Arrange to trek through the banana plantations or rent a small wooden boat to row through the shallow waters between islets, and be sure to dive and discover the metropolis of marine life that exists below the surface.

Antarctica, Chile and Argentina

Winter 2021 (Solar Eclipse)

BOLD is now giving you the chance to watch the Solar Eclipse around the Antarctic Peninsula. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as it won’t be observed here for another 400 years. Set to take place in the early hours of December 4 2021, BOLD will be able to find the perfect position to see it happening, and you can take in this other-worldly experience from the on-deck jacuzzi or the elegant Wintergarden.

Chartering around Antarctica, you’ll be able to get the most from your time in this awe-inspiring and incredibly unique part of the globe. Icebergs rise up from a blindingly blue sea, and landscapes coated in snow form the backdrop to every morning cup of coffee or evening aperitif you’ll enjoy while chartering here. Kayak through the icy water and see the intricate ice formations below the sea’s surface, and get up close to penguins and whales in their natural habitat.

In Chile and Argentina, you can expect mild temperatures and glorious scenery as the seasons shift from spring to summer. Glacial shelves, like the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, can be seen here, alongside snow-capped mountains and bright blue lakes in all of their glory.

Mexico, the Caribbean and the Bahamas

Spring 2022

Whether you choose to charter in Mexico and or you’d rather press pause on life and bask in the Bahamian sun, BOLD can cater to you. From the glitz and glamour of St Barts to the tranquil beauty of the USVI’s, the Caribbean encompasses so many islands; your biggest problem will be choosing where to start.

Mexico is a great spot for something a little different from the mainstream Caribbean, with the same palm-tree lined coasts and blue seas, with an extra dose of ancient history and culture. Step on shore to see the remains of ancient Mayan civilizations and go below the surface of the sea to explore the kaleidoscope of color that exists here.

For thrill-seekers, the charms of the Bahamas offer countless spots for watersports, as well as the chance to swim in shark hotspots and see these predators up close. The myriad of yacht charter attractions in the Bahamas never go out of style, and there are so many things to see and do- you’ll find something new to fall in love with every time.

Scandinavia

June 2022

Early summer is the ideal time to visit the likes of Norway and Iceland. During this time, the summer will be starting to creep its way into Scandinavia, bringing with it rolling fields of wildflowers and clear blue seas.

In southern Norway, whale watching season is in the winter; but in the summer months, you can expect to see some of these gentle giants cruising around the Vesterålen coast and the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway. Up here, you can expect breathtaking landscapes, with mountains shooting up from the ocean and plenty of postcard-picture fishing villages.

Mediterranean

August 2022

After a busy few months, BOLD will be relocating to the Mediterranean. Her luxury facilities and state-of-the-art amenities can be enjoyed to the fullest here, whether you’re island-hopping between Capri and the Amalfi Coast, or you’re cruising along the shores of the Cote d’Azur

The beauty of the Mediterranean is its versatility. If its white sand beaches and wild forests you’re after, then Corsica ticks all the boxes. Canyons and ravines across the island offer you the chance to get lost on land, and the crystal-clear shallows around the island could you have you mistaking these coastlines for Caribbean.

Elsewhere, the Italian Riviera offers no shortage of beautiful towns, authentic ristorantes and piazzas where you can sip a morning espresso, enjoy evening aperitive or sample the best gelato around.

Charterfleet

Katia Damborks

Photo Credit MY BOLD: Captain Todd Leech