As travel restrictions ease, yachties are getting the go-ahead to head out and make the most of the summer cruising season. With most superyachts having been kept in isolation recently, the crew have had extra time on board to have their yachts looking as if they’ve just rolled out of the shed.
Top ready-to-go charter yachts in the Med and Bahamas
One superyacht that has spent lockdown doing just this is the 55-metre Rossinavi yacht Rarity, who came out of the water for a quick maintenance check at Adria Docks and is now raring to go on her next charter trip in Croatia with Hill Robinson. Waiting on board is Captain Toni and his crew, who are majoritively Croatian and so are extremely familiar with the area and its best restaurants and hidden gems.
With her vast deck spaces and contemporary open-plan interiors looking their best, Rarity is the perfect yacht to host up to 12 guests across four decks with accommodation in the form of six opulent staterooms. Her all-Italian design features plush, regal details with modern artworks and plenty of space to entertain in the grand dining area of the sky-lounge with its outdoor cinema functionality. Following her recent refit, she boasts a larger swim platform and has previously been RYA Certified, meaning that guests can get their licensing onboard to use the yacht’s Jetskis.
When spending time out in Mediterranean waters, a fully-stocked toy store is essential, as afternoons are likely to be spnt lapping up the summer sunshine whilst blazing across to secluded beaches aboard the yacht’s Jet Ski or tender. Guests of Rarity can make use of the Seabobs and wakeboards – whereas the sleek sporty superyacht Indigo Star I comes complete with a fly board, inflatable water slide and Aqualung diving sets for that extra adrenaline rush.
Between the three decks of the 38-metre Indigo Star I are five staterooms for up to 10 guests, all of which are decorated in classy Fendi furniture and plush seating for a tailored yet homely style. Since her delivery in 1995 by the Italian shipyard Siar & Moschini, Indigo Star I has completed a two-year world circumnavigation and has been enjoyed by many charterers who seek the comfort of a sea veteran.
The 2005 Palmer Johnson build, Bagheera, also has plenty of experience as a well-travelled charter yacht. Now taking up cruising grounds on the French and Italian Riviera, the 36.5-metre Bagheera is a popular option for those charterers who want to mix business and pleasure – as her layout and facilities are well-suited for meetings and company excursions. As the only PJ120 boasting an onboad Jacuzzi, Bagheera was designed to impress with spacious decks, comfortable lounges, luxurious state-rooms and well-equipped bar and entertainment spots.
A charter adventure this summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up on lost time with family and friends. Why not make the most of the opportunity and jet off to the Bahamas – where together you can appreciate the area’s natural beauty and tucked-away anchorages. Ready to go in the Caribbean is the 44.2-metre Island Heiress. Designed for long-range cruising in search of the world’s top diving spots, Island Heiress is kitted out with top-of-the-range scuba gear and a Wet-Sub.
For fun above water, she comes complete with her own tender, RIB, wave runners, wakeboards, paddleboards, kayaks. Plus, her crew of 10 can help with assembling the giant water slide, climbing wall, Airhead Big shot and banana boat – the ideal toy store for all 12 overnight guests to have a blast in the Bahamas.
All these yachts and more are available to charter directly with the leading independent yacht management company, Hill Robinson. Promising a smooth and unforgettable charter experience Hill Robinson has a wealth of expertise in yacht services and project management.
Written by Laura Nicholls and published by the SuperyachtTimes on 09.07.2020