Last December, I had the pleasure of being invited to a fabulous day trip in the Caribbean, sailing around the wonderful island of Antigua with grand Dutch-built superyacht Deniki, one of the finest charter yachts available, offering all those amazing features that a great charter vessel should… And more.
During a trip such as this, it is very easy to discover why Deniki is such an elegant and attractive superyacht, enjoying all of her great amenities. She offers many striking features, including stunning ethnic Chic interiors and a wide range of watersports equipment. She is also fully equipped for outdoor living, with spacious decks for ample relaxation, day to night entertaining and extravagant al fresco dining. Aiming for this magnificent outdoor lifestyle, Deniki also boasts a large sun deck with a variety of lounge and seating areas, a big Jacuzzi, a unique water massage bed and, topping it all off, a large flat screen television.
Deniki’s boldly crafted exterior was designed by the acclaimed Tim Heywood, with warmly styled interiors by Peter Heuvelmans that offer a darkly whimsical, extravagant and fully customized ambiance. Her interiors pleasantly contrast with the exterior decks, forming a well-balanced yet surprising combination. This superyacht sleeps a company of up to 10 guests, comfortably accommodated in a total of five suites, with a sumptuous master suite as one of her main eye catchers. These spacious quarters offer a big, full beam stateroom and lush en suite bathroom, plus a separate gymnasium, big sauna and a large shower area. The remaining four guest suites are all situated on the lower deck.
During our trip off Antigua, the winds did not let up. This resulted in 2.5 to 3.5 metre waves, which were all bravely conquered by Deniki. Cruising to Green Island, just off of Antigua's east coast, Deniki proved herself to be a highly comfortable and capable seagoing superyacht.
Upon arriving at our destination, we entered the protected waters surrounding Green Island. Deniki’s crew were very quick to launch tenders and waverunners, as well as vast collection of snorkelling equipment that was set out on the swimming platform. All the amenities were at our disposal, giving us a glimpse of what this superyacht is all about. While the attentive crew was setting up a sumptuous lunch on the aft bridge deck aft, Deniki's waverunners were quickly taken towards the horizons by some guests, while others were enjoying refreshing swim. All in all, Deniki and her crew were able to effortlessly ease all guests into a state of perfect relaxation.
After these activities, lunch proved to be an absolute delight. Keeping in mind that every guest onboard had spent the entire week having heavy lunches and sumptuous dinners on dozens of superyachts, our chef Gareth opted for a greatly appreciated light lunch. Chef Gareth launched his career working in a restaurant in his hometown of Eastbourne, England. From there, he worked his way up as a sous-chef in a number of high end restaurants in the South of England, several of which hold Michelin Stars. Suffice to say lunch was an amazing treat, delighting guests with some of the chef's signature dishes, including Kobe beef carpaccio with fresh truffle, pan roasted Mahi Mahi, and compressed watermelon and cantaloupe soup. During our wonderful meal, the weather turned for the better, resulting in our company scattering out over the sun deck after lunch, soaking up some afternoon sun.
As we slowly cruised back to Falmouth at sunset, the only conclusion to be drawn was that Deniki exceeded all expectations. She is an elegant, comfortable and highly sea worthy superyacht, offering ample luxury amenities and great style. More importantly, Deniki is run by a great, fun loving and attentive crew, making guests feel right at home and showing that great service is, at least, equally important as great style. In short, Deniki is a big hit on the charter market!
Deniki is available for charter this winter in the Caribbean with rates starting from € 165,000 per week.