Private Charter Vs Cruise

Thinking about having a holiday on the water, or planning to upgrade on your Bahamas cruise? Read here!

Price

Roughly speaking, you are looking roughly between  £750 –  £2,000 per cabin, 7 days, for a cruise liner. If you are going away with family, this could amount up to £2,250 – £6,000 – before you even start to factor in the extortionate dinner prices, and excursions.

For £6,000 you can charter a 2019 Catamaran with a skipper and have the yacht to yourselves. Of course, there are other costs to factor in but as a whole, when wanting to have a holiday on the water with the family, a private charter is more often than not, a better choice economically compared to a cruise liner.

Itinerary

Cruise liners are very good at having a set itinerary. You know where you will be on what day, and at what port. Due to the size, and with the number of bodies on board, it is imperative that they stick to a schedule (yes they leave people behind if they are not on board!)

Cruise liners are absolutely huge, often referred to as ‘death’ by sailors sailing past them and can pretty much go through any weather (within reason) allowing them to stick to their schedule.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d say I stick to a holiday itinerary about 40% of the time. I always seem to discover parts that I would like to explore more – with a private charter, it gives you the flexibility to do so. On your valuable week off from work, do you really want your week to be so structured to the minute? The answer is probably no…

Food and drink

How can I put this politely….. there are roughly 3000+ guests on one cruise ship, so expect mass-produced, soulless food. Now if that’s your cup of tea – great!!! A cruise is for you. If you, however, want personalised meals, often made with local produce, in a local way then a private charter is for you. The private charter chef will have received your preference sheets and created a bespoke menu based on your dietary requirements, likes, dislikes, allergies etc. Why would you ever opt for anything less?!

Comfort and atmosphere

Cruise liners, similarly referred to as a hotel on water, really does equate to what you pay for. The interior rooms are like a small motel, while the suites offer a more luxurious vibe (they do come with a hefty price tag). On a yachting vacation, regardless of it being a private charter or a cruise, you won’t really spend a lot of room in the bedroom. However, you will spend a lot of your time on the decks. If this is on a private charter, there is no better place to hang out than on the bow, or flybridge (if your yacht has one). On a cruise liner, you have the inside entertainment areas and outside areas such as the swimming pool. The seating works just like a hotel -first come first serve with 8 am sprints needed to ensure you get a place around the pool.

The bottom line

If you want to get up close and personal with the desired country that you visit, a private charter is for you. The flexibility and adaptability to your needs surpass anything that cruise liners could ever give you. To find out more, chat to one of us today!

Top 3 sailing destinations for newly qualified skippers.

So, you’ve just passed your skipper qualification and you’re looking for somewhere to test out your new skills. The only things is; where?! Seeing as 71% of the world is covered in water you have a lot of choices, but it’s making the right choice that will better your first experience as a skipper.

Number 1. The Ionian, Greece. (July and August).

Foki Bay, Ionian.

The Ionian is the perfect place to shake out the sails on your own! With protected anchorages and steady calm winds during the high season, it’s the perfect alternative to the Cyclades.

  • Most of the sailing is done by line of sight, so don’t worry too much if your chart reading isn’t slick yet.
  • Various anchorages offering great holding and even better protection from prevailing winds.
  • There are many town quays which means free moorings! If you cant get onto that, then you can always moor up to a restaurant for a free night. (You will have to eat in the restaurant).
  • Winds are very consistant F1/2 in the morning F2/3 in the afternoon and 90% of the time they will be north westerlies.
  • The Ionian is less saturated with yachts compared to the Cyclades meaning maneuvering/mooring is less stressful.

Number 2. French Riviera, France. (June and September).

Porquerolles, French Riviera

The French Riviera is not just for the rich and famous, its also for bareboaters too! You have the stunning Lerins islands or the picturesque Île de Porquerolles, located southwest of St Tropez.

  • Coastal sailing, always line of sight.
  • Protected anchorages between the Porquerolles islands. The water around there is similar to the Caribbean!
  • June and September is less crowded and less competition with the big superyachts
  • Enjoy beautiful french cuisine along the Cote d’Azur.

Number 3. Split, Croatia. (June and September).

Plakinski Islands 

Croatia is becoming one of the fastest-growing yachting areas in the world and it’s not hard to understand why. The island-hopping, line of sight sailing and picturesque anchorages creates a perfect place for you to test out your new skills.

  • Steady winds throughout the morning and afternoons
  • Warm weather, and ever warmer seas!
  • Easy anchoring, with mooring buoys at almost every anchorage.
  • Island hopping sailing, so you are able to do short stints and no exhaust your new crew.

If you are a newly qualified skipper, and need some advice on sailing locations do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We are all sailors, and travel experts, this means we are better to advise on your perfect charter holiday!

Whale Watching Charter Destinations

Southern Right Whale

Forget the crowded ferry type boats and create your own whale watching tour. See these marvelous creatures from the comfort of your own Sailing Yacht. There are several elements that you need to take into consideration before galavanting off to greet the peaceful giants. The WhitsundaysEscape has created the picture below, but this applies to pretty much everyone and everywhere!

Rules for whale watching in the Whitsundays
  1. Make as little impact to the whales as possible. If the whales are ‘logging’ (sleeping) do not rev your yacht and do circles around them.
  2. Admire them from at least 10-15 boat lengths apart.
  3. Donate to a local charity that is protecting the Whales so generations ahead can still view these magnificent giants.
  4. Educate yourselves on the whales. Some are shy, some are more inquisitive.
  5. Be respectful. If there are several yachts surrounding one whale its time to go. Don’t be that person. Lead by example.

FEBRUARY – MEXICO!

Taken off the Cape of Mexio.

Every year, thousands of Gray whales travel between Mexico and Alaska, this is one of the longest migrations in the water! From December to March/April time, they give birth in the warm and shallow waters off the Baja California, Mexico.

7 day Mexico Itinerary

APRIL – AZORES!

This picture was taken in front of Pico Island, Azores.

You name it, the biggest ones are there! Blue whales are the biggest animals to have ever lived on this planet – they are breathtaking large. There are only a few places in the world where you are able to see them, and the Azores is one of them! Blue whales pass the Azores on their way to the north – best time: between April and May. Plenty of other big whales pass by the islands, too, including Sei, Fin and the resident Sperm whales.

7 day Azores Itinerary

JUNE – NEW ENGLAND!

This picture was taken at Cape Cod. This is a bubble feeding technique whales use to catch a lot of fish in one time. They are doing this mostly in groups.

As the summer begins, any of the North American coasts are a great option! Specifically, around Newport, you have access to the Cape where sea wildlife is in abundance. Quebec, British Columbia, New England, Washington, and Oregon are among the best places in the world for whale watching. Most likely to see: Humpbacks, Fin whales and Minke whales on the east coast.

7 day Newport and Cape Cod sailing Itinerary

SEPTEMBER – AUSTRALIA! (Whitsundays)

Whitsundays birthing whales

Whales visit Australia from the cold seas of the Antarctic to give birth in the warm, shallow protected waters of the stunning Whitsundays. They can be seen from June – September. Whales are a common sight playing around the islands, and even far as the Great Barrier Reef. If you want to see the happy newborns joyfully breaching, the north-east coast really is the place to be!

7 day Whitsundays sailing itinerary

If you are looking to incorporate seeing these stunning animals into your charter please get in contact today so we can advise the best yacht and area to visit! If you have already planned your charter and looking for inspiration please take into consideration the 5 points listed above.

What Sailing License Do I Need In The Mediterranean?

The age-old question which we as yacht brokers are asked on an almost daily basis.

When chartering in the Mediterranean, you must hold a sailing certification (and in some cases like Croatia, a VHF license). Almost all of the charter companies will not necessarily ask you for a sailing resume, but they will definitely ask you what license you carry.

If you have chartered around the Bahamas or Caribbean, you will know that you only need a sailing resume to charter, but this is not the case in the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Croatia, French Riviera and so on.

So what license do I need?

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A copy of an ICC license

Ultimately, port authorities in the Meditterenian need to see “Sailing license” written on your certification, any others like the USCG, or “Bareboat certification” that are sometimes issued by Flotillas will not be allowed. The best and foolproof certification you can get is the ICC or the SLC. These licenses are internationally recognised and can guarantee that you will be able to charter.

How can I get an ICC license?

To get an ICC, you must complete an ICC application form (LINK HERE) You can download the application form, from the website above or request a copy from the RYA Certification Department. You can get an ICC if you have done one of the below:

If you haven’t done any RYA licenses, don’t worry. You will just have to do a short assessment with an Approved Training Center.

What is the SLC™

The International Sailing License and Credentials (SLC) is a recreational sailing license valid for all yacht charter companies worldwide – you guessed it including Europe and the Seychelles!! To obtain an SLC, the candidate must already hold a national government boating license examples to follow:

  • National Coast Guard License (USCG)
  • ICC
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • NASBLA State Boater License for the USA
  • PCOC for Canada

Holding a government license means the holder already meets the technical legal requirement that many hosting countries require.

You will have to pass an online suite of theoretical knowledge courses and tests appropriate for bareboat chartering, log previous sufficient sailing experience and demonstrate sailing skills according to internationally established sailing standards.

If you have any queries with your license, please do not hesitate to check with us here!

Top 3 anchorages in the Southern Ionian

Me working exceptionally hard on the bow of our girl PARIS.

There’s a special place in my heart for the Ionian. I have lived, sailed, swam, and grew as a person there. From Lefkas to Kefalonia, these islands are what I called home onboard a 2015, 37ft Bavaria called PARIS.

She may not look like much, but this girl got us through some bad weather, sticky situations, and above all, our refuge.

Like many sailors who have sailed in one particular area, you tend to have your favourite anchorages – your ‘go-to’ place which is versatile and enjoyed by many a ‘crowd-pleaser’ if you will! Below I talk about my top three anchorages and why you should incorporate them in your itinerary.

Number 1. KIONI – Ithaki Island.

The pretty bay and harbour of Kioni on the small island of Ithaki.

Check out our 7-day bareboat sailing itinerary here!

Why?

  • Kioni, in my opinion, has the cleanest water due to how quiet it is. In the evenings you MUST go swimming! It’s absolutely teeming with phosphorescent algae which sparkle when disturbed.
  • You can, more often than not, find a place to drop anchor and tie off to a rock, and if there’s space, on the town quay.
  • The town is quaint, with a few stunning restaurants located along the harbour wall and up in the foothills overlooking the bay.
  • Fantastic holding, and normally fairly quiet.

Where?

Kioni pin drop.

Kioni is located on the northeastern tip, protected from the northwesterly prevailing winds. Many sailors tend to hot-foot it down to (big) Vathy located further south which subsequently means that Kioni is fairly quiet, even during high season.

In this lovely town, the time has stopped in the previous century

When?

This anchorage is best enjoyed overnight. It provides protection from the prevailing NW winds and is best viewed early morning!

Anything to watch out for?

A common phenomenon happens pretty much everywhere in the Ionian and that is the Katabatic winds. Most of the tiny anchorages in the Ionian are hidden and tucked away between hills. As the air cools, and the land is warm, it pushed air and funnels between the hills. From around 5:30 PM onwards it can get pretty breezy. It normally settles by about 7:30/8 pm so make sure your anchor is well dug before heading off for your fresh greek dinner!

Number 2. Foki Bay – Kephalonia.

Yes, before you ask it really is called that – and it is truly stunning.

White yacht moored in the bay of Foki beach with cypress trees in background, Fiskardo, Cefalonia, Ionian, Greece.

Why?

  • The Trees. I nicknamed this bay ‘Little Canada’ because of the Cypress trees that almost fall into the water.
  • The caves. Accessable by tender or simply swim in! Turn your outboard off just as you enter the caves as people swim in and out of them. The Caves were used for mining in the ’50s and still remain now. Don’t worry if you’re scared of small spaces as these caves are absolutely massive. They are so big you could easily fit a two-story house in them! Take a torch and enclosed shoes (don’t wear flipflops as some bits are quite steep).
  • The beach. Sometimes while sailing around you just need some time on a beach! Well, this bay has one. In the top right-hand corner is an adorable beach with a quaint taverna serving the best drinks!
  • You can walk into Fiskardo for some shopping, it’s around 1.5-2km walk.
  • The water is CRYSTAL clear!

Where?

Foki bay is based on the northeastern tip of Kephelonia, a stone’s throw (or 10-minute tender ride) into the famous Fiskardo, boasting up-market restaurants and beautiful jewellery shops.

When?

This is a perfect lunch spot, or evening stopover (if the winds are favourable). Great holding for lunchtime with the most stunning scenery to enjoy your freshly prepared lunch!

Foki Fiskardo with crystal clear and transparent water, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece.

Anything to watch out for?

In the high season time, the beach is buoyed off to protect the swimmers, make sure you don’t get caught up in there. Try and head as far in towards the beach as possible as most of the superyachts take the entrance area as its deeper. This will also protect you from the swell that is created from the passing ferries.

Number 3. One house bay – Atokos

Beautiful bay in Ionian sea, called One house bay.

Why?

  • The pictures speak for its self. One House Bay, characterised by the one house which sits by its self in the foothills.
  • The crystal blue water and picturesque beach are just some of the reasons you should stop over here!
  • Gorgeous scenery.
  • Deep blue water.
  • Excellent walking.

Where?

One House Bay is on the Southeastern corner of Atoko Island, East of Ithica island. The island is only home to goats, which the shepherd attends to every 4th day.

When?

A perfect lunch spot when travelling from the eastern islands to the western islands. If the winds are favourable, you can possibly stay here overnight, please bear in mind it offers little to no protection.

Getting first-hand knowledge about the area is key to creating a memorable charter. I have traveled extensively throughout Greece and the Meditterenian to visit destinations to provide you with the best recommendations and advice. Looking to explore the Southern Ionian? Speak with Alice today at an@boatbookings.com!

How about the Azores?

Capelinhos Volcan view from above

So you’re fed up with the crowds that flock to the Mediterranean (sailors and nonsailors alike) and you’re looking for something new to conquer. How about the AZORES? The Azores offer steady winds either side of July and August, with July and August providing comfortable calmer winds perfect for families. Looking for a challenge? Charter in March and April where the winds are strong and steady.

Why?

Are you into your nature, geography, and sailing? Would you like to see whales, dolphins, lagoons, extinct volcanos, fajas, and unique anchorages? Then this cluster of islands located in the Atlantic could be for you. Located roughly 1,400 miles west of mainland Portugal, the Azores boasts 9 exquisite, prehistoric islands ready for you to explore. The archipelago is comprised of 9 islands each with its own individual character.

São Miguel Island – Lagoa das Sete Cidades

Itinerary

Start from Horta and explore Sao Miguel, Pico and Terceira Island all within one week. If you are planning on doing a two-week charter (which would be advised as there is just SO much to see) then you can go further afield and explore the islands such as Graciosa Island and Sao Jorge island.

Azores landscape with waterfalls and cliffs in Flores island. Portugal.

Getting there

Direct flights are available from most major airports (within flying distance!) From the US you have the luxury of choosing between Azores Airlines and Delta Airlines. You can fly directly via Boston, Oakland, and New York City. Flight time from Boston is roughly around the 4.5-hour mark with the UK being the same. Tap Air Portugal and Ryanair fly most frequently to the Azores.

Panoramic view over the Sete Cidades lake on Sao Miguel Azores

Want to find out more? Contact us today to find out how you could sail in the Jurrasic world of the Azores!

A Sailors Christmas List…

What should I get my sailor friend for Christmas? Look no further because we have looked high and low for the best Christmas presents! Now, before we get carried away with sailor (tat) gifts – above all they will probably want to go sailing! Get in touch today to see how you can buy your sailor friend a charter!

1. Wine carrier – need I say any more.

Now, you probably know your friend better than what I do, but I can guarantee that at some point they have panicked about carrying bottles of wine (or gin) around the yacht! “You can drop all the bags into the sea, but at least save the wine!” Sailing is a sociable event, and you can often get invited to share a bottle on a neighboring yacht, now your friends can come prepared with a fashionable wine carrier! What’s better is that they are Handcrafted from recycled sails on the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, USA!!!

2. Garmin inReach – for anything done on the water

“Oh god, they haven’t gone out without their radio have they???!!!” Fear no more, this GARMIN INREACH is both affordable and easy to manage for even the oldest, saltiest sea hands! Weather in the illusive Bahamas, or coastal sailing in the UK InReach works like a Sat phone and provides live online tracking and email and can also be synced with your phone and operated through an app.

3. Floaters – for the “I lost my sunglasses overboard again” friends

I cannot tell you how many times I have lost my glasses. Some say that the Mediterranean is so clear that you can see a wealth of lost sunglasses by sailors checking the anchor. Glasses ropes may have been adopted by the (sort of) older generation (sorry), but with the rise of expensive Ray-Bans and Oakleys, even some of the youngins are now attaching ropes to their glasses! Croakies have a range of fantastic glasses ropes, ranging from single strands to the floaters above.

4. Watch (out) this is for the gadget lover.

When I was working onboard a sailing yacht, the skipper had this watch. It allowed him to sleep peacefully with an anchor alarm, track our course and many many other water-related features. Probably the best feature, and the ultimate test is to see how low you can keep your heart rate while mooring (yes it tracks your heartbeat). These watches come with a series of different straps and colours.

5. Musto Jacket BR2 RACE LITE JACKET

For the fashionista sailor, BR2 jackets are available for both men and women and offer fantastic protection when sailing in colder climates, or for when the wind picks up in the evening.

Best features:

  • 3-layer, lightweight, waterproof and breathable fabric to Musto’s stringent BR2 standard, for prolonged torrential downpours
  • The hood is detachable and can be rolled away, is 2-way adjustable and has a stiffened peak for weather protection
  • Articulated elbows and underarms for freedom of movement
  • Hook and loop fastener adjustable cuffs keep out rain and spray
  • Two half fleece-lined handwarmer pockets to keep your hands warm

6. Waterproof phone casing, with Floating Hand Grip

Underwater filming has gone from strengths to strengths with thanks to GoPro, and now recently underwater drones. You can now make your phone completely waterproof, and film some of the best memories without destroying your phone! It’s of no surprise to many sailors that it is really the salt that destroys your phone – this is a great way to combat that! Film the Mediterranean fish, or film the sunken plane in the Bahamas this is the perfect present for an explorer!

7. QUBA SAILS – little bits and bobs.

The much loved, British nautical brand QUBA has always been ahead in their fashion. Created by two friends in a seaside town in Devon, QUBA creates sail bags, cushions, jumpers, beanbags from reclaimed sailcloth. Ofen seen on the quaysides in the Caribbean and Greece, be sure you have a QUBA sail bag on your list for Santa!

Super Yacht of the week: KING BABY

Why Choose KING BABY

KING BABY is our royal Super Yacht of the week! Her intriguing interior and superb deck space with endless amenities are just some of our favourites. She is a 43m IAG Yacht, designed by the infamous Evan Marshall, who has ensured the interior and exterior are to the highest standard with a provoking style.

KING BABY cruises the Bahamas and Caribbean, both tropical and delightful exploration grounds for superyachts. The sparkling sea, jaw-dropping beaches, and tasty local cuisine are just some of the things you will experience.

Climb on-board to immerse yourself into the rock ‘n’ roll vibe that oozes through the yacht, and party the night away with your friends and family on this musically oriented amazing yacht!

The Bahamas crewed itinerary

Exterior

KING BABY boasts a tri-deck which provides an enhanced luxury yacht experience like no other. The sundeck is truly a sight to behold; it is spacious, with a tranquil blue colour scheme and contemporary furnishings. Choose to lounge on the comfortable semi-circle lounge areas, take a dip in the Jacuzzi with cascading waterfalls, or perch by the bar sipping on a funky cocktail.

This is a deck where you will spend a huge amount of time as you can gaze at the views of hidden beaches, lively towns or remote islands, whilst soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the breeze whilst cruising. After a fun-filled day island-hopping around the BVI, you will be raring for a delicious dinner cooked by your private and talented chef.

The British Virgin Islands Crewed Itinerary

Food, drinks and everything social

The aft deck dining is a prime spot for enjoying the sunset. Food is an essential part of the charter! On KING BABY you can be assured it will make rather than break the trip due to the prestige and capability of the chef and crew.

Above is an example of creative cuisine and culinary expertise you could experience on-board. The colours, aesthetics, and taste will all blend to make for a memorable and delicious dinner.

After you have laughed, drunk and dined to your heart’s content, the sun deck is calling you again. The decks are air-conditioned, so you can enjoy being outside with the coolness of the interior. Enjoy a sun-downer at the bar, take another dip in the Jacuzzi or look back on the photographs and be nostalgic on a fun day.

Interior

KING BABY’s interior is what adds to its original and distinguished look. The glamour and atmosphere of a sassy and stylish yacht spilling throughout. With musical elements, plush furnishings and the owner’s photography hung up in many rooms, adds to the personality and character of KING BABY. The lavishly appointed cabins are inviting and further add to the value of a comfortable and exclusive experience.

Water toys

Last but not least, the plethora of water equipment is what you will remember long after the charter as the adrenaline and excitement that derives from going at speed on new toys is unbeatable! The water slide is a thrilling experience; the jet ski will get your heart racing the hoverboards are trickier than they look!

If KING BABY is as appealing to you as it is to us, enquire today and a charter broker will guide you through the process.

Super Yacht of the week: CLOUD 9

You will undoubtedly be on cloud 9 with this extravagant and contemporary yacht! At 74m, she boasts four exquisite decks, each offering entertainment and luxurious amenities.

She is chosen as SuperYacht of the Week due to the unique features that make her stand out from other yachts her size. These include her impressive beach club, sizeable main deck pool. The saloon cinema is something not to miss, and last but by no means least, the sky lounge dining area.

Location

CLOUD 9 spends her summers along the fantastic French Riviera. In the winter she spends her time in the Caribbean. The lower deck offers a beach club, unrivalled by most, so you can enjoy the colourful French Riviera towns such as Villefranche from the privacy of your own yacht. Sip a cool beverage of your choice served to you by your attentive crew, before sampling the wide array of water sports on offer. Get your adrenaline pumping at Monaco flying through the ocean on the Jetski, or get on the paddleboard and explore the secluded coves close up.

Caribbean Crewed Charter

The yacht offers a Jacuzzi, so you can admire the idyllic Caribbean islands float past as you bathe in the bubbles. As the sun goes down head to the upper deck which provides the utmost comfort on its beanbags and sun pads, so you can unwind with a sundowner and enjoy the colours.

Luxury crewed French Riviera itinerary.

Social areas

For dinner, CLOUD 9 offers an unrivalled setting. The circular table enjoys the comfort and warmth of inside in the intricate interior, yet the glass revolving doors offer panoramic views of the serene spot of anchorage. As you sample the creative cuisine your private chef provides, you can feel the gentle summer breeze whilst getting a taste of local delights.

Interior

Enter the main saloon and you are welcomed into a world of elegance and style. The colourful furnishings and textured walls add personality to CLOUD 9, creating characteristic surroundings that everyone will appreciate. Do not forget that CLOUD9 is a 2017 build, so you have all the contemporary features you would expect and the latest technology throughout.

The cabins will ensure a peaceful night’s sleep and enable you to feel right at home. The owner’s deck has large windows facing the bow, so as soon as you wake up you are faced with utter bliss. Moreover, it extends into a terrace which is a remarkable feature brimming with exclusivity and charm to enjoy a light breakfast or to get stuck into a book. 

Contact

If CLOUD 9 floats your boat, speak to our expert broker who will guide you through the process of chartering!

Super Yacht of the Week: O’PTASIA

O’PTASIA is available for charter out of Greece, Croatia and West Med from €800,000 per week plus expenses. Please contact Boatbookings for more information on a superyacht charter.

M/Y O’PTASIA

O’PTASIA translates into ‘exhibiting one’s self to view’ which is an appropriate name for this luxurious yacht which is certainly worth showing off!

This 85m new build has an unrivaled array of water toys and exhaustive entertainment facilities from the waterfall Jacuzzi pool to the beach club and helipad.

Greek Crewed Itinerary!

Aft Deck

Activities and extras

O’PTASIA can cater to a variety of charter experiences. If you are looking to stay active she boasts a fully equipped gym on the bridge deck and exhilarating water toys such as a Seabob or a Wakeboard.

Alternatively, if you are looking to unwind and enjoy a tranquil trip, the wellness and spa center, endless sea views and lavish lounging areas make the perfect spots for reading and relaxing.

Croatia Crewed Itinerary!

Top deck

Interior

Moving inside, you will be equally in awe of the contemporary and captivating interior. The sophisticated design seeps throughout the yacht, with the cream and dark wood contrast creating a pattern of modernity.

Being a new-build, each room is immaculate with state-of-the-art equipment throughout. The Saloon is a popular area to settle down into the stylish sofas for a cinematic screening or enjoy a nightcap before retiring to the sumptuous cabins.

Saloon

Crew and guest arrangements

The crew of 26 are experienced, professional and eager to have guests on-board to explore the exotic surroundings and showcase this spectacular yacht. They will ensure your charter experience goes beyond expectations, with their can-do attitudes and yachting backgrounds.

As O’PTASIA hosts up to 24 guests, you can either ‘live your best life’ and host a party or celebration, or keep it intimate and have this vast yacht for a close group.

Dubrovnik

As you can see, pictures speak louder than words and O’PTASIA is an overwhelmingly stylish yacht that is ready to explore desirable destinations. She is everything that a luxury yacht should be – entertaining, impressive and unique. So enquire now to find out more and be bowled over by her charm and grace.