Top 5 yachts to charter this summer with Camper & Nicholsons

Written by Gemma Fottles

Whether it’s an intimate family escape cruising the tranquil shores of Corsica or indulging in a long-overdue party-to-remember with friends in the buzzing hotspots of the Turquoise Coast, the Mediterranean summer charter season is packed with unforgettable experiences. With luxury yachts in the Mediterranean being snapped up fast as we head into a busy summer season, here we look at the top five yachts to charter in the Mediterranean with the luxury charter yacht experts at Camper & Nicholsons.

1. 50-metre motor yacht JO I – Italian Riviera 

Built by Italian shipyard Benetti in 2004 and having undergone a significant refit in 2013 that left her in as-new condition, the 50-metre superyacht JO I is a long-time favourite of family charter clients in the Italian Riviera and beyond. A glance at JO I’s extensive list of amenities quickly reveals why. On board she accommodates 12 guests in six en suite cabins, including a multipurpose convertible cabin for ultimate flexibility. On deck, spacious living areas include a large sundeck complete with a bar and Jacuzzi, while a fantastic selection of water toys from SeaBobs to an inflatable slide offers guests of all ages plenty of fun on the water. Jo yacht anchoredPhoto: Y.COWith an experienced crew of 11 on hand to deliver professional service and off-the-beaten-track secret spots throughout the Italian Riviera, JO I is the ideal family yacht for a memorable time in Italy this summer. Jo I yacht diningJo I yacht aerialJO I 's summer charter rates start from €175,000 per week.Jo yacht jacuzzi2. 69-metre motor yacht Saluzi – Turkey

One of the largest superyachts for charter in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia, the 69.1-metre yacht Saluzi was built in 2003 and underwent a total refit in 2013. From the two Jacuzzi’s on the sun deck to the vast beach club and fully equipped store of toys and tenders: Saluzi is built for the best of the superyacht life. An impressive 32 guests are accommodated onboard across 16 en suite cabins - including two generous master suites on the bridge deck complete with private balconies. Other amenities include a large gym and spa area, open-air cinema, and professional karaoke set up. Saluzi’s professional yacht crew of 32 includes two spa therapists as well as a personal trainer. Saluzi yacht at anchorPhoto: Camper & NicholsonsFor those looking to throw a grand celebration, Saluzi comfortably hosts up to 200 guests when in port, with her 295-square-metre sundeck provides the perfect spot for luxury entertainment. She also carry's a large selection of toys to be launched from the aft sunbathing platform.Saluzi yacht saloonPhoto: Camper & NicholsonsSaluzi yacht sundeckPhoto: Camper & NicholsonsSaluzi's summer charter rates start from from €480,000 per week.Saluzi yacht deck3. 46-metre sailing yacht AIAXAIA – Croatia

One of the most sought-after luxury sailing yachts on the charter market this summer is the 46-metre AIAXAIA. Built in 2017 with charter in mind, AIAXAIA’s experienced owner sought to create a yacht that combined the passion of sailing with the comfort of a motor yacht - all while incorporating plenty of living space and heaps of style. Aiaxaia yacht profileThe result is a stylish ocean retreat and the ideal vessel to sail the stunning coastline of Croatia. The Jacuzzi on the flybridge is the ultimate spot to sip cocktails and soak up the sun, while one deck below, guests can unwind from action-packed days on the water in the onboard sauna.Aiaxaia yacht Jacuzzi

AIAXAIA accommodates up to 12 guests across six cabins, including a full-beam master suite, a full-beam VIP stateroom, two double cabins and two convertible twin cabins. A crew of 10 are also accommodated for, including an award-winning private chef and expert sommelier.  Aiaxaia yacht interiorAIAXAIA summer charter rates start from €87,000 per week.

4. 45.5-metre motor yacht Panakeia - Corsica

Measuring 45.5-metres and accommodating ten guests on board, Panakeia is the ideal luxury yacht for an intimate ocean escape with family and friends in Corsica. Inside, a chic and contemporary interior design by the renowned Cristiano Gatto awaits, with five cabins including a full-beam master suite complete with a private hammam and large Jacuzzi. With generous deck spaces and fantastic interior volume, Panakeia is a charter yacht that boasts many features usually reserved for much larger charter yachts. An elevator connecting all three decks is one such feature, as is the spacious sun deck with an elevated Jacuzzi, dedicated beach club and an inside-outside dining area for al fresco evenings to remember.PanakeiaBuilt in 2008 at the Astondoa shipyard in Spain, Panakeia underwent a total refit in 2018, leaving her in immaculate condition. Operated by a crew of 10, Panakeia cruises the Mediterranean year-round.Panakeia yacht deckPanakeia yacht saloonPanakeia summer charter rates from €160,000 per week.Panakeia yacht stateroom5. 45.3-metres sailing Blush – Sardinia

Built by the Italian shipyard Perini Navi in 2007, the 45-metre Blush is one of the sleekest luxury sailing yachts available for charter in 2021. Boasting world-class performance and a design from the drawing boards of Ron Holland, she features clean and uncluttered decks complemented with flowing exterior lines. World-class engineering from Joe Smullin offers an extremely quiet sailing experience. Blush yacht sailing in Porto CervoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesIn addition to plenty of exterior living spaces offering an unparalleled connection with the ocean, Blush offers flexible interior spaces for a maximum of 10 guests. Four convertible cabins all deliver a variety of accommodation options, with Pullman berths found in two twin cabins. The master cabin can also be adapted and divided in two by a mahogany wall panel, creating a 5th cabin if needed. A crew of seven are also accommodated onboard. Blush yacht deckBlush yacht saloonBlush summer charter rates start from €140,000 per week.Blush yacht deckFor more information on the best superyachts to charter in the Med this summer with Camper & Nicholsons, get in touch with the luxury yacht charter experts at Camper and Nicholsons via the contact details below. 

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