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.