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The world’s most expensive yachts for charter

The luxury yacht charter market was valued at US$18.9 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $26.5 billion by 2027. And it’s no surprise that this market is booming. According to the latest Wealth-X Ultra-Wealth Report, there are 295,450 UHNWIs globally, and their wealth is growing, with 69% of these wealthy individuals expecting their wealth to increase this year.

The boom in luxury yacht charters can also be attributed to the changing lifestyle habits of the world’s ultra-rich. These wealthy individuals are increasingly seeking exclusive and private experiences tailored to meet their precise needs. A luxury yacht charter offers a self-sufficient sanctuary, enabling UHNWIs to tailor every element of their getaway while enjoying ultra-lux amenities and world-class service that rivals the world’s most exclusive resorts – all with the utmost discretion.

Catering to this booming market and the demands of UHNWIs is a growing fleet of ultra-luxurious superyacht charter vessels, with the world’s most exclusive commanding charter fees of over 1 million Euros per week.

It’s no surprise that yachts built by the world’s most esteemed European shipbuilders, including Lurssen, Feadship, and Oceanco, dominate the list.

Relevance Yacht has been marketing the world’s most expensive mega yachts for over a decade to an international clientele of UHNWIs.

Here we look at some of the world’s most expensive yachts for charter that are re-shaping the industry in terms of technology, design, and out-of-this-world amenities. 

What are the world’s most expensive yachts for charter? 

  • LADY JORGIA – from 2.6 million Euros per week 
  • OCTOPUS  – from 2.2 million Euros per week 
  • DREAM  – from 2 million Euros per week 
  • FAITH  – from 1.6 million Euros per week 
  • MADSUMMER  – from 1.6 million Euros per week 
  • LADY S – from 1.6 million Euros per week 
  • TRANQUILITY – from 1.6 million Euros per week
  • KISMET – 1.2 million Euros per week
  • MAN  OF STEEL – from 1.2 million Euros per week
  • BLACK PEARL – 1.2 million Euros per week
  • DAR – 1.2 million Euros per week
  • PHOENIX 2 – from 1.15 million Euros per week
  • SUNRAYS – from 1.15 million Euros per week
  • EXCELLENCE – from 1.1 million Euros per week
  • MOONLIGHT II – from 1 million Euros per week
  • O’PARI – from 1 million Euros per week

1 – LADY JORGIA (EX AHPO) yacht for charter – from 2.6 million Euros per week

The 115-metre LADY JORGIA is considered the world’s most exclusive charter yacht, priced at a cool 2.6 million Euros per week. Built by Lurssen and originally called AHPO, she was recently sold by Moran Yacht & Ship (a Relevance Yacht client) in what is believed to be the largest yacht brokerage deal.

This ultra-luxurious yacht is now listed for charter with Edminston and is available for summer yacht charters in the Mediterranean. This striking yacht is best known for her two-tone colour scheme and half-moon windows, her extravagant onboard amenities, and her exquisite Nuvolari Lenard design. 

Guests can enjoy one of the world’s largest yacht spas, boasting both wet and dry areas, a two-storey owner’s apartment, a cinema room equipped with the latest sound and audio technology, a winter garden, an eight-metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by sun pads, a vast gym filled with the latest fitness equipment, an over-sized garage brimming with the latest tenders and water toys, and a helipad.

2 – OCTOPUS yacht for charter – from 2.2 million Euros per week

M/Y OCTOPUS is a legendary 126-metre Lurssen mega yacht and is the vessel of choice for UHNWIs seeking daring off-the-beaten-track adventure. This iconic yacht was formerly owned by Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen, and has been built to the most exacting standards, with her exterior by Espen Oeinno and interior by Jonathan Quinn. Her ice-class hull enables her to cruise to some of the world’s most remote regions, while her state-of-the-art facilities mean she has been a hub for oceanographic explorers seeking lost maritime artefacts and shipwrecks. Just some of the A-list guests she has reportedly welcomed include three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White and Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton. 

Onboard guests can revel in an unsurpassed level of luxury. Her many amenities include a vast swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a wellness area, a cinema, a library, an observation lounge, a fully equipped dive centre and hyperbaric chamber, and a glass-bottomed aquarium. As one of the world’s most advanced expedition vessels, she also boasts a huge toy list, including seven tenders housed in their own marina, while her two helipads ensure accessing OCTOPUS is effortless.

3 – DREAM yacht for charter – from 2 million Euros per week 

Superyacht DREAM is not only one of the world’s most expensive yachts for charter but also the world’s largest superyacht conversion. DREAM was built by Olympic Yacht Services and began life as a passenger ship in 1997. She underwent a decade-long conversion to transform her into a private mega yacht, and today she is considered one of the most iconic superyacht charters, offering every conceivable luxury across six incredible decks.

Her many amenities include a beach club, a stunning mosaic swimming pool, a movie theatre, a fully equipped dive centre, a business centre, a Jacuzzi, a gym, a helipad, and a seemingly endless roster of tenders, water toys, and sports equipment. She boasts incredible volume, with vast salons, exterior deck spaces, and a huge full-beam master stateroom that spans almost 3,000-square-feet.

4 – FAITH yacht for charter – from 1.6 million Euros per week

Superyacht FAITH is a stunning award-winning Feadship 96.9-metre yacht for charter that delivers unmatched quality and a talented, handpicked crew. Described as a ‘floating playground’, she has been designed with active charterers in mind, offering a full suite of amenities, including a large glass-bottomed swimming pool with waterfall, an oversized beach club that opens seamlessly onto the water, a games deck, a cinema, a fully equipped indoor gym,a wellness centre with a large hammam, and a snow room.

Not only is FAITH an award-winning yacht, but so are her two 10-metre custom Feadship tenders, which make up a flotilla of thrilling water toys, including jet-skis, flyboards, jet surfs, inflatables, and fishing gear. 

For gourmands, she offers multiple dining options, including a charcoal BBQ, a wood-fired pizza oven, and three talented private chefs.

5 – MADSUMMER yacht for charter – from 1.6 million Euros per week

MADSUMMER is an internationally acclaimed 95.25-metre Lurssen-built superyacht and one of the world’s most expensive charter yachts, listed with yacht brokerage Moran. She was built in 2019 with private yacht charters in mind and therefore offers an interior layout and amenities perfectly suited to luxury getaways on the water.

Her features include a helipad, a large 12-metre swimming pool with a hot tub, a private cinema room, a luxurious spa, a fully equipped gym, and multiple salons for relaxing, entertaining, and dining. She’s welcomed a roster of VIPs and celebrities, including David and Victoria Beckham, who reportedly enjoyed a summer getaway along the French Riviera. 

6 – LADY S yacht for charter – from 1.6 million Euros per week

Known for her stunning supermodel looks and top-class amenities, LADY S is one of the world’s finest superyachts for charter. Built by Feadship, this 93-metre charter yacht boasts some of the best charter yacht facilities, including the world’s first private IMAX Dolby cinema, which includes a huge screen, 17 speakers, and seven subwoofers. The voluminous proportions make her ideal for a multi-generational getaway or a holiday on the water with a group of friends.

Her interiors boast a ‘contemporary jewellery box’ feel with inviting areas for dining and entertaining. Guests can enjoy her interactive dance floor and wall, her beach club with hammam and ice plunge pool, sports court with golf tee and simulator, swimming pool with swim-up bar area, spa treatment rooms, a fully equipped gym, and the largest hidden outdoor 201″C SEED TV in the world. Her garage comes fully loaded with a superb selection of water toys and tenders, while her helipad ensures easy and discreet access.

7 – TRANQUILITY yacht for charter – from 1.6 million Euros per week

The 91.5-metre Oceanco mega yacht TRANQUILITY is new to the charter market, offering an exciting opportunity for charterers seeking to cruise aboard one of the world’s most expensive charter vessels. A World Superyacht Award holder, TRANQUILITY is built to ice-class standards and is Passenger Yacht Code compliant, enabling her to accommodate up to 26 guests.

One of the most talked-about expedition yachts to join the global superyacht charter fleet, TRANQUILITY will tap into the increasing appetite amongst UHNWIs to explore the world’s most remote regions, available for charter from December 2023 to February 2024 for expeditions to the frozen beauty of Antarctica.

Onboard, guests can retreat from the cold to Winch Design Eastern-inspired interiors, topped off with a selection of exotic materials. Guests can enjoy a myriad of amenities, including a spectacular wellness area, massive cinema-style television, a fully equipped gym, a basketball court, DJ mixing decks, a Jacuzzi, a plunge pool, two touch-and-go helipads – one with refuelling facilities – and a fantastic selection of water toys, including a complete scuba diving setup with a dedicated dive boat and qualified onboard dive master.

8 – KISMET yacht for charter – from 1.2 million Euros per week

The striking luxury 95.2-metre yacht KISMET boasts all the hallmarks of the famed shipbuilder Lurssen; a fusion of timeless beauty and new-world extravagance. Designed to offer amenities and services that rival the world’s most exclusive resorts, KISMET offers a completely unique and unforgettable experience and, as such, attracts celebrities and billionaires, including Beyonce and Jay-Z. She boasts award-winning interior and exterior design, with opulent interiors and striking naval architecture.

Her amenities include a dazzling 12-metre mosaic pool and Jacuzzi, a world-class gym and spa facilities, a private master deck with Jacuzzi, two helipads that do double duty as an expansive lounge area and sports court, an intimate cinema room, and a spacious double-height main salon.

Considered one of the world’s most expensive charter yachts, she is available for charter with yacht brokerage Moran in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

9 – MAN OF STEEL yacht for charter – from 1.2 million Euros per week 

The 86-metre mega yacht MAN OF STEEL is an icon of the yachting world and one of the world’s most expensive charter superyachts. Built by Oceanco in 2010 and refitted in 2022, MAN OF STEEL delivers unsurpassed experiences for UHNWIs seeking exclusive getaways on the water. 

Her striking blue hull and sleek profile make her one of the most recognisable charter superyachts. MAN OF STEEL’s many amenities includes a wellness centre equipped with a gym, sauna, steam room, and massage room, two swimming pools, an expansive beach club, a private Jacuzzi deck, a cinema room with a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and tiered seating, and a helipad. With multiple interior and exterior spaces for relaxation, dining, and entertaining, she ensures unmatched experiences for a charter vacation of a lifetime.   

10 – BLACK PEARL yacht for charter – from 1.2 million Euros per week

Oceanco’s 106.7-metre BLACK PEARL is considered one of the world’s most iconic sailing vessels, with her head-turning three DynaRig masts that enable her to reach top sailing speeds of 30kn. She is the largest sailing yacht in the world, offering a thrilling yacht charter experience for sailing enthusiasts. As a World Superyacht Award winner for the world’s eco-friendliest yacht award, she will also appeal to UHNWIs wishing to holiday sustainably.

Her clever design means that her interiors rival those of a similar-sized motor yacht. Onboard guests can enjoy her many amenities, including a four-metre swimming pool on the main deck with flow jets, a beach club and large nightclub area, a large exterior cinema, a treatment room, a hot tub, and a wide selection of water toys.

11 – DAR yacht for charter – from 1.2 million Euros per week

The 90-metre Oceanco superyacht DAR is a unique yacht and one of the world’s largest charter yachts. She was built in 2018 and is sought-after for her elevated levels of privacy courtesy of her specially designed floor-to-ceiling glazing that ensures guests can enjoy their time on the water away from prying eyes. Dar’s designer, Luiz de Basto, stated that “the concept of the design is a completely connected interior and exterior,” an immersive effect that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. “Glass was the main inspiration as a way to improve contact with nature,” de Basto said.

DAR has been built to impress. Beyond the 390 square metres of glass in the superstructure, there’s a superb selection of onboard amenities. On board, guests can avail themselves of a Jacuzzi, a softly curved swimming pool, a fitness centre, a spa with sauna, hammam, and treatment room, a beach club, a sky lounge with sit-up bar, a cinema, and two custom tenders and water toys.

Her beautiful interior design by Nuvolari & Lenard is designed to calm and soothe, courtesy of DAR’s cream and soft grey palette.

12 – PHOENIX 2 yacht for charter – from 1.15 million Euros per week

PHOENIX 2’s extravagant Andrew Winch Art Deco interiors offer the height of opulence with world-class amenities to match.

Built by Lurssen in 2010, the 90-metre superyacht boasts a range of standout features, including a plush indoor and outdoor cinema room, three pools, a wellness centre with a massage room, hammam, beauty salon, and fully equipped gym, and an incredible inside/outside dining area with sliding glass screens.

Guaranteeing fun on the water, PHOENIX 2 comes fully loaded with a selection of tenders and water toys.

 13 – SUNRAYS yacht for charter – from 1.15 million Euros per week

This superb Oceanco 85.5-metre mega yacht for charter has been styled by the renowned designer Terence Disdale, ensuring luxurious spaces coupled with a world-class selection of amenities. Built in 2010, she underwent a full refit in 2018 and is now a highly sought-after charter vessel, offering superb onboard features, including a swimming pool, three Jacuzzis, an approved RYA water sports centre, a lavish spa, a billiards room, a music deck DJ and speaker system, a video conference room, and a lounge that converts into a home cinema.

However, it’s SUNRAY’s superb outdoor living spaces that really elevate this superyacht, including a magnificent sundeck with a semi-enclosed air-conditioned bar and alfresco dining for 22.  

14 – EXCELLENCE yacht for charter – from 1.1 million Euros per week

The award-winning 80-metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht is not only one of the world’s most expensive yachts for charter but also one of the most distinctive, known for her extensive use of glass and heavily reversed bow. Indeed, EXCELLENCE is considered the most striking and technically challenging yacht to ever leave the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard. 

Amongst her most notable features are her triple-height glass atrium, which is flooded with natural light, and her sophisticated interiors filled with a variety of woods, fine Italian leathers, and light-coloured soft furnishings and upholstery.

Her many amenities include a tiered cinema, gym, wellness spa, beach club with sea terrace, a large pool with swim-up bar, two Jacuzzis, two limo tenders, and a superb selection of water toys.

15 – MOONLIGHT II yacht for charter – from 1 million Euros per week

Superyacht MOONLIGHT II was built by Neorion Syros Shipyards and is considered one of the world’s largest and most impressive superyachts for charter, with a length of 91.4-metres and the ability to accommodate 36 guests across 18 cabins.

Her features are seemingly endless, including a 3D cinema, Jacuzzi, beach club, spa with massage, steam room, and sauna, a medical facility, a fully equipped gym, and an approved RYA training centre for guests’ use of personal watercraft.

There’s plenty of deck space too, including ones designed for full sun or those seeking shade. The Greek-themed interiors are designed to maximise space, with voluminous salons for relaxation, dining, and entertaining.   

16 – O’PARI yacht for charter – from 1 million Euros per week

The 95-metre superyacht O’PARI ensures an ultra-luxurious yacht charter holiday. As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious mega yachts for charter, she is a sought-after vessel among UHNWIs. Built by Golden Yachts in 2020, O’PARI is the Greek shipbuilder’s new flagship yacht, boasting an elegant and sleek aerodynamic look coupled with soft hull lines. She has been built specifically for the charter market, offering refined onboard amenities and flowing guest spaces guaranteed to wow.

Her many amenities include an outdoor cinema, a swimming pool surrounded by sun pads, a beach club, a four-metre-long swim platform with a louvre-style swim ladder leading directly into the ocean, a touch-and-go helipad, a Jacuzzi, and a full-service spa with a massage room and steam room. Her voluminous interiors are light and airy, with high deckheads and a neutral colour palette complemented by curved wood panelling and recessed mood lighting.

17 – SOLANDGE yacht for charter – from 1 million Euros per week 

Lurssen-built superyacht SOLANDGE is an 85-metre superyacht that is renowned for offering guests a superb onboard experience. Her gorgeous interiors are the result of a collaboration between Rodriguez Interiors and Dolker & Voges and include the use of more than 50 different marble and granite surfaces and over 30 alternative woods. A highlight of her interior design is a striking back-lit amethyst wall in her vast elegant main salon, along with gold leaf ceilings and chandeliers dripping with amethyst rose quartz crystals.

Beyond her striking design details and opulent interiors, SOLANDGE boasts a superb offering of refined amenities, including state-of-the-art audio-visual and communication systems, a hot tub, a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a spa treatment room, a sauna, a cinema with oversized seating, and multiple deck spaces for sunbathing, dining, and entertaining. 

18 – CLOUD 9 yacht for charter – from 1 million Euros per week 

Built in 2015 by the award-winning shipbuilder, Oceanco, the 88.5-metre superyacht CLOUD 9 offers space for every occasion. As one of the world’s most expensive charter yachts, she boasts luxury in abundance, combined with a roster of world-class onboard amenities to suit the world’s most demanding guests. 

Fresh from a recent refit, her many amenities include a 17.4-metre deck pool, two Jacuzzis, a fully equipped gym, a massage room and beauty salon, and a glass elevator providing enhanced accessibility to all decks. A custom Hodgdon yacht limo tender ensures getting ashore is easy when it comes time to explore, while her range of water toys offers something to suit everyone, from youngsters to those young at heart. 

19 – TATOOSH yacht for charter – from 950,000 Euros per week 

The 92.4-metre motor yacht TATOOSH is one of the world’s most iconic charter yachts, known for her classically elegant silhouette and timeless appeal. Built by Nobiskrug in 2000, and fully refitted in 2023, she is the ultimate superyacht for a dream charter vacation. 

Amongst her many features is a spectacular Owner’s apartment spanning two decks, an exceptional 11 stateroom layout, a heated contra-flow swimming pool, a large beach club, a cinema room, a fully equipped gym, and an elevator covering all decks. Her onboard helicopter ensures exploring remote destinations and accessing the shore is effortless, while her exceptional selection of water toys guarantees fun on the water. 

20 – BOLD yacht for charter – from 875,000 Euros per week 

Built by Silveryachts in 2019, BOLD is a striking expedition vessel that sets new standards in luxury. At 85.3-metres, she is the largest and most technologically advanced vessel built by the Australian shipyard to date and one of the most expensive charter vessels in the world. Her bold exterior is designed to instil confidence for serious remote exploration, with an overbuilt forward deck and aft cranes. 

Notable features include a large outdoor cinema projector with an integrated screen, helicopter certified aft deck with flush lighting for night operations, a helicopter hangar that doubles as a nightclub with a floor-to-ceiling light wall, a large winter garden with retractable glass roof, a fully equipped gym, an 8-person Jacuzzi, and a tender garage filled with the latest water toys, including a choice of three tenders. She is available for charter with yacht brokerage Moravia, part of the Hill Robinson Group, a Relevance Yacht client. 

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