Electric Yachts are coming – and Boatbookings is offering them for charter!

The Sunreef 60 Eco

The news is full of stories about the accelerating transition to electric vehicles, but until now, the boating/yachting world has been literally 100% mired in diesel-based propulsion (outside of wind, of course!). This is finally beginning to change! We’re seeing innovative developments in electric sailing yachts, catamarans, and motor yachts of all types. This is driven by advancements in battery technology, solar, and massive demand from buyers and charterers for yachts that are more ecologically sound.

The best electric yachts available for charter today!

The Greenline 58 Fly

Sunreef Yachts has announced an entire “Eco” range of catamarans (sail and power) that have solar panels embedded in the hull, top, and mast, Voyage Yachts offers the first fully electric charter catamaran in the Virgin Islands, the Voyage 480 Electric. New electric tenders and dinghies are being announced daily. And we’re even seeing large motor yachts that are going totally electric, such as the 58-foot Greenline yacht pictured above. Imagine cruising on a motor yacht with little or no engine vibrations!

Besides being better for the environment, electric boats are quieter, offer better acceleration, and are easier/cheaper to maintain. They are also less “stinky”. Virtually every marina is well-equipped with ample electric outlets, making charging infrastructure less of an issue than it is for cars. And many new yachts rarely need to be charged at all if there is ample sun – their solar panels charge the batteries instead.

We’ve compiled our worldwide knowledge on the advances in electric boating on our “Electric yacht and e-boat revolution” page, updated regularly to give you all you need to know in one place.

For charters, we have a listing of electric charter yachts that will help you find the right one for you. Yachts such as the Sunreef E Supercat. If you are interested in “green” chartering, please contact us and we will find the most ecologically conscious yacht and crew available that fits your needs. We’re looking forward to the day when yachting doesn’t involve diesel fumes, vibrating boats, loud generators, and oily waters in marinas!

Yacht Of The Week: MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS Exterior Motor Yacht Charter

Launched in 2021, MAXIMUS is Riva’s new 100 Corsaro available for charter on the French Riviera, Sardinia and Corsica.

This crewed motor yacht offers the ideal chance to charter a brand-new 30m vessel for 10 guests who wish to combine adventure with luxurious relaxation and exclusivity.

British Captain, Wayne Jones, is a great character and a dedicated charter captain with fabulous hospitality skills and 10 successful years of experience. With the support of 4 knowledgeable and attentive crew, MAXIMUS provides an entirely personalised service to make sure you have a seamless charter experience.

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MEDYS: Charter Brokers’ Choice

Ben and Lambros at MEDYS

The Yachts Breaking Boundaries

One of Greece’s most romantic cities, Nafplio – defined by its listed architecture and majestic Venetian castles – once again set the scene for the Mediterranean Yacht Show, also known as MEDYS. Following a fantastic week in Greece, our Charter Experts Lambros and Ben, reflect on their top pick motor yacht, crewed catamaran and luxury sailing yacht which stole the show.

Introducing the epitome of luxurious yachting and those which embody the finest advances in modern maritime technology, all berthed on the shores of the Saronic Gulf for inspection and as a platform for brokers across the globe to meet with Captains and crews, to build on existing industry expertise.

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Cruising USVI in Style

Luxury vessels docked in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Close is comfortable and where better to hotfoot it to for a week of island bliss than the US Virgin Islands?

The USVI is a charter haven for both sailors of all stripes and guests looking to reside in utter luxury onboard a motor yacht. Below, we revel the hottest bars and restaurants to incorporate into either your luxury crewed catamaran charter or your motor yacht adventure in-between exploring hidden anchorages and some of the most highly sought after beaches in the world.

Welcome to the USVI

The US Virgin Islands – more commonly known as the USVI – is a collection of Caribbean islands snuggled between the vibrant island of Puerto Rico and the USVI’s sister archipelago, the BVI’s. Located in the Leeward Islands, the USVI is made up of 3 individual islands each with their own unique personality and colourful history; St Thomas, St John and St Croix.

The Must-Do’s

Lime Out, Coral Bay

Possibly one of the most adventurous foodie experiences in the Virgin Islands is Lime Out; a floating taco bar on the SouthEast side of St John. Simple food in a tropical setting – whilst sobbing about in the water – is the perfect recipe for a great lunch off the boat. We can guarantee you and your group to have a fun afternoon under the Caribbean sun at this swim up bar.

Zozo’s, Caneel Bay

For the Ultimate sunset dining experience, ask your crew to make a reservation at Zozo’s. For $130 per person you can enjoy a waterfront, gourmet 4-course meal in a relaxed setting on the terrace. This exclusive dining experience consists of antipasti followed by appetizer, entree and dessert.

Magen’s Bay, St Thomas

Hailed as the most idyllic bay in the USVIs and a firm-favourite with charterers, drop the anchor only meters off Magen’s Bay and enjoy lunch onboard whilst soaking up the serene surroundings. Swim ashore for a wander along the white sandy beach. For the more adventurous, tender ashore and hike into the lush green woodlands that fringe the bay. Or, simply relax on the yacht!

Top Charter Yachts

Having seen first hand and met Captains and crews, our Charter Experts only recommend the very best yachts to suit your groups needs and interest whilst planning a charter in the USVIs; be it onboard a luxury motor yacht, crewed catamaran or a bareboat. For a little inspiration, take a look at our weekly crewed catamaran itinerary from St Thomas.

The French Riviera’s Extraordinary Dining Scene

La Guerite Restaurant French Riviera, Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco

As the season nears opening, we reveal the hottest reservations on the French Riviera

Whilst a luxury yacht takes you on a culinary journey like no other, the Cote d’Azur is a region known for its ‘see-and-be-seen’ mentality. And with an extraordinary amount of Michelin-starred restaurants populating the Riviera, we highly recommend stepping off your French Riviera motor yacht to sample the exquisite cuisine and flourishing Provençal wine scene that is frequented by the jet-set May through October.

Horizon Rooftop, Monaco

Welcome to Horizon Rooftop at the Fairmont Hotel; an infamous rendezvous spot for the international elite to retreat to in Monaco. See the world through rose-tinted glasses on Pink Sunday as you idle away an afternoon of unlimited rose wine or champagne.

Les Perles de Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Whilst planning your luxury Monaco motor yacht itinerary or Monaco Grand Prix weekend, we highly recommend incorporating a relaxed lunch at this tiny restaurant tucked away at the end of the Port Fontvielle pier in Monaco. Rumoured to be a firm favourite of Princess Caroline, Les Perles de Monte-Carlo is the perfect hangout for a shellfish frenzy. 

Club 55, St Tropez

Relaxed, yet incredibly special – and a prime people-watching perch through May to September. Regularly frequented by British and European royals, an afternoon spent at this classic establishment on Pampelonne Beach is the perfect way to watch the sun set on your French Riviera crewed catamaran charter. Expect great food and an equally fun atmosphere on the sands of St Tropez.

La Palme D’Or, Cannes

Helmed by none other than one of the country’s most celebrated chefs, Christian Sinicropi, it is no wonder this restaurant boasts not one, but two Michelin Stars. Indulge in creative flair and technically astounding dishes paired with stellar wines, whilst overlooking Cannes’ La Croisette for the ultimate onshore retreat.

La Guerite, Cannes

Since 1902, a worldwide clientele returns year on year to experience the Mediterranean charm and authenticity that La Guerite oozes. With its unique private island setting on Ile Sainte-Marguerite, it is generally only available to yacht guests – although there is a water taxi from Cannes. Glorious food and DJs make it almost obligatory to get up on the tables and dance as you guzzle down rose.

For more inspiration, check out our guide to the top restaurants on the French Riviera. Or, contact our Charter Experts today to plan your luxury yacht charter in the South of France today.