The latest superyacht to join the charter fleet of Yachting Partners International (YPI) is the stunning sailing yacht Athos. Delivered last year to a very proud owner, she is the world’s largest privately owned two-masted schooner and now for the first time ever, and for a limited period only, the 62-metre Holland Jachtbouw-built Athos is available for charter.
One of the most spectacular and innovative sailing yachts to be launched in recent years, Athos is the result of the combined efforts of award-winning designer Andre Hoek, Dutch builder Holland Jachtbouw and the yacht’s own highly committed owner who personally oversaw a raft of engineering innovations being introduced to the project.
“Athos is one of those increasingly rare yachts that fills people with excitement and joy at just the sight of her,” smiles YPI Charter Manager Carine Zanotti. “She is a yacht with a presence. And onboard she is even more impressive.”
Athos has an 11-metre beam that creates an unprecedented amount of volume. “Her interior includes an Owners Suite with private cockpit and deckhouse,” continues Carine, “four guest cabins and a main deckhouse with a formal dining and lounge area.”
Athos has three boarding platforms offering plenty of options for dinghies but also the perfect landing platform for a feature unique to Athos. “Athos has her very own FIB, or Flying Inflatable Boat, onboard,” explains Carine. “And guests holding a valid flying licence will be able to fly it for themselves.”
When it comes to other toys, guests will not find Athos lacking. She has no less than two Laser Vago Sailing Dinghies, two Optimist Sailing Dinghies, one Custom 6.2m Naiad tender, one Custom Rib-X 5.3m, three Wakeboards, dive gear for up to eight divers, water skis, inflatable toys, towables, a full range of fishing equipment and lots more all discreetly stored in the yacht’s large deck lockers.
“The owner will be using Athos a lot this season,” says Carine, “but he has agreed to let us charter her at important periods in the year - meaning some guests are going to have the chance of a lifetime – the chance to spend some quality time on-board one of the most spectacular sailing yachts in existence today.”
Athos is now available for charter in the Caribbean at EUR 180,000 per week.