Charter Special III: Finest superyachts under 40m at the Genoa Charter Show

From 4 to 8 May 2009, Genoa hosted the 21st edition of the MYBA Charter Show. This is one of the most important international exhibitions dedicated to charter professionals and superyachts.The exhibition is a select showcase for luxury charter yachts and the most exclusive display of ancillary services for the yachting industry. visited over 40 superyachts that were on display at this year's show in Genoa, and we will bring you a series of articles about the best charter yachts available. Today we bring you a selection of five fantastic superyachts for charter, under 40 meters.

In the spring of 2006, the Nanou started its first season, offering an exceptionally large amount of space both inside and on deck and unique special features. This 30-metre vessel is the first Benetti Tradition with MCA certification and, with two double and two twin cabins with cherrywood finish, it offers en suite comfort for 8 guests.

The sensational highlight of this yacht is on deck: an open-air cinema converts the upper deck to a perfect entertainment platform when it is in a port or at anchor. Modern technology and an extensive range of entertainment with state-of-the-art water toys complete the perfect set of features offered by this motor yacht.

Let yourself be enchanted by Nanou - the friendly five-person crew looks forward to pampering you. Nanou is available this summer in the West & East Med. Please contact Dahm International in Monaco, on +377 93 50 25 86 or [email protected] for any enquiries.

Melita Marine showcased the latest addition to their charter fleet, Sundene. The 24.50 metre Sundene was built in Taiwan in 2002 and is powered by twin Caterpillar engines.

Her spacious and inviting aft deck area creates the perfect setting to absorb beautiful surroundings. Ideal for al fresco dining at anchor or a lazy mid-morning brunch whilst sitting comfortably beneath the abundant shaded area.

Sundene’s incredibly generous volume is apparent from her elegant main saloon and dining area. Her panoramic windows offer stunning views out onto the azure sea and beyond.

The yacht’s three double ensuite staterooms are located on the lower deck where the Master Cabin enjoys full beam width and ‘his and her’ bathroom facilities. Television and DVD facilities are available in all cabins, which are each uniquely designed, creating a warm and totally luxurious atmosphere.

Sundene is based in the Mediterranean and will be available from €25,000 per week through Melita Marine Group. Captain Phillip Webb and his crew are looking forward to welcoming you onboard. For more information, please contact Annelise Poulton on +356 21 330 964 or e-mail [email protected].

Grand Cru III
Grand Cru III
is one of the latest Benetti Sail Division creations released in 2009 and is brand new to the charter market. With her three levels, she has been optimized from long range cruising. Comfort has been included in the equation where expansive space is given to elegant lounging and saloon areas.

Cruising on Grand Cru III is a quite unique experience. It is unusual to find so much accommodation and comfort on a boat of this size. Exceptional design of the interior maximises space throughout. Finished with beautiful American cherry wood paneling, parquet flooring and the finest marble.

The aft main deck features a comfortable outdoor sitting area covered by the upper deck creating a welcoming place for relaxation. Alfresco dining is also offered for eight. For the ultimate comfort of her guests, Grand Cru III has installed an infrared heating system covering the outdoor area thus enabling alfresco dining even during the cooler seasons.

Grand Cru III is available for charter through Edmiston. For more information, please contact Virginia Putignani on +377 93 30 54 44 or send her an e-mail at [email protected].

My Life
The 27 metre My Life was built by the Italian Maiora shipyard in 2007 and she offers her guests the ideal platform to explore the Italian coast in utmost comfort and luxury. She is also the perfect yacht for those who love speed, with her twin 2,435hp MTU engines she reaches speeds up to 33 knots!

Her large salon is enriched with natural oak and Canaletto chestnut finishings and the adjoining dining area can seat 8 people. Next to the dining area is the very well equipped galley where chef and captain Stefano Dall’Oglio prepares his seafood specialties. The lower deck houses the 4 staterooms, all with en-suite bathroom facilities, and sleeps 8 guests in a master cabin, a large VIP cabin, one double cabin and a twin cabin.

My Life offers ample space for entertaining with a dining table on the aft deck, and another alfresco dining area on the flybridge, which also features a large sunbed to enjoy the sun. Tenders and toys include a 4 metre tender, waterskis, inflabtable canoe, snorkelling equipment and an inflatable donut and banana.

My Life is based in Gaeta, between Rome and Naples and is ideally based to explore Naples, Capri, Ischia, Lipari Islands or Sardinia. She is available through West Coast International from € 43,500 per week. For more information, please contact Maura Zane on +39 (0)577 357261 or [email protected].

The moment you step on board Harmony you are greeted with the warmest of welcomes by Captain jack McKay and his wonderful crew. This luxury yacht is supported by a professional team that will serve your every need and create a most magnificent luxury charter yacht vacation in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Harmony's beautifully appointed open plan salon is a great entertainment area, and offers a 42” Plasma Television for surround sound movie enjoyment, as well as a quite place to read or to take in the outside view from a cool air conditioned environment. The low set coffee tables provide the perfect surface for board games and refreshments. A favourite pastime on board is singing along to the yacht's Karaoke machine.

The country style galley is a rare feature in many yachts, and it becomes the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while Harmony's excellent chef is preparing lunch or dinner. On Harmony guests are invited to join the chef in the galley to discuss recipes and your favorite dishes. With two large under counter bar stools and a ten person dining alcove, there are plenty of places to sit and chat. With a television and fabulous views, the galley provides a great place to start your day over breakfast.

Accomodation is for 10 guests, and Harmony is available through The Sacks Group. Please contact them on +1 954 764 7742 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

To view more luxury yachts for charter, visit the Charter Pages.

By Maarten Janssen



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