Charter Yachts Carrying More Than 12 Passengers

12 Passengers Charter Yacht St David Benetti

Most luxury yachts only carry 12 passengers, by law. Here are ones that can carry larger groups for your event or celebration!

For those looking to charter a yacht for an exclusive celebration or family reunion with 12 or more guests, our Charter Advisors have both the global expertise and access to the most beautiful vessels of this size. Contact us for a bespoke itineray to cater to all guests' needs and begin planning your mega yacht charter.
 
Alternatively, for the largest groups wishing to embark on a crewed motor yacht vacation on board the same vessel, O'MEGA can carry up to 270 day guests or 28 overnight guests in 14 cabins. Available to charter during the Cannes Film Festival and prestigious Monaco Grand Prix, we can ensure you will experience the French Riviera at its height and make memories to last a lifetime.

Maritime Law and 12 Passenger Limits

superyachts typically do not carry more than 12 people

 

"Why can't I have more than 12 people on this yacht?" is one of Boatbookings' most commonly asked questions. With lots of ifs and buts in regards to this question, it can be a minefield when trying to get a simple answer to this seemingly easy question.

In short, if a yacht carries more than 12 passengers, irrespective of whether payment is made, the vessel is considered a 'Passenger Ship' which puts it into a different category from standard luxury yachts. A 'Passenger Ship' must be SOLAS compliant, which requires rigorous testing, training, and surveying (and cost). The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime treaty that sets the minimum safety standards worldwide.  

Regardless of the size of the yacht, 9 times out of 10 it will only be licensed to carry 12 passengers. In day charter yachts this can sometimes include the crew, meaning that your group may not be able to exceed 10 or 11. Just to make it even that bit more complicated, some yachts can only be licensed to 6, so it's very important you tell one of our brokers how many people will be on the yacht as this may restrict the number of yachts that are available to you. 

One thing to always remember: Children and babies are still considered passengers!

Children Babies Passengers Mega Yacht Charter

How can I rent a yacht that carries more than 12 people?

With nearly 20 years of industry expertise, we at Boatbookings have found that the need for yachts to carry more than 12 people is only increasing. Extended families wish to vacation together following time apart, and celebrations are getting more important following missed milestones. So we have searched the seven seas for the best mega yachts that have acquired a special 'more than 12 passenger license' and provide the luxury experience our clients demand.

We have sourced event and large party boats worldwide that do have this special license, and therefore have created a specialist portfolio of boats that meets the needs of your charter. Ultimately, this means that you can extend the guest list, and not have to miss out on inviting your favorite people to your special! These yachts are popular for events in Cannes, such as the Film Festival, MIPIM, or MIPCOM as well as the Monaco Grand Prix!


Event Catamarans

Boatbookings Tom celebrating his Birthday on one of our event yachts

Catamarans are a fantastic way of getting a large group on the water.  Catamarans offer huge amounts of space on the aft and foredeck areas - perfect for groups with more than 12 guests! We have several fantastic event catamarans based in the French Riviera and Nassau, Bahamas. Above is the Boatbookings founder, Tom, who celebrated his birthday on one of our event catamarans - Lady Paca, based on the French Riviera


Please see below for boats that have licenses to carry more than 12 passengers. If you require any further information or simply want to have a chat with us about your plans please contact us for all of your group charter and corporate event needs. For further information regarding maritime regulations please read our frequently asked questions page.

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LADY PACA - Riviera Event Catamaran - Cannes - 30 Cruising Guests VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
LADY PACA
    Riviera Event Catamaran - Cannes - 30 Cruising Guests
  • Riviera Event Catamaran Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 24 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 11
  • Berths: 0
  • From €6500 per day
VIEW 4 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 0
  • Cabins: 11
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 24 m (81' )
  • Year: 2009
VIEW 4 REVIEWS
From €6500
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A unique Event Catamaran - perfect for boat parties with large groups!"

SOUTHERN CROSS - Day charter for up to 65 guests - Barcelona VIEW 1 REVIEW 
SOUTHERN CROSS
    Day charter for up to 65 guests - Barcelona
  • Day charter for up to 65 guests Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 33.4 m
  • Year: 1962
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €4350 to €6000 per day
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 33.4 m (113' 4")
  • Year: 1962
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €4350 to €6000
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A perfect yacht for Corporate Entertainment or Celebrations in Barcelona"

MATINA - 38m Custom Build - 8 Cabins - Athens - Hydra - Spetses VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
MATINA
    38m Custom Build - 8 Cabins - Athens - Hydra - Spetses
  • 38m Custom Build Luxury Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 38 m
  • Year: 2000 (2004 Refit)
  • Cabins: 8
  • Berths: 18
  • From €37800 to €44800 per week
VIEW 2 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 18
  • Cabins: 8
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 38 m (129' 8")
  • Year: 2000 (2004 Refit)
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From €37800 to €44800
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Incredible sailing performance and extremely stable."

AQUA BLU - Brooke Marine 60m - 15 Cabins - Komodo National Park,Spice Islands and Raja Ampat VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
AQUA BLU
    Brooke Marine 60m - 15 Cabins - Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat
  • Brooke Marine 60m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 60.3 m
  • Year: 1968 (2009 Refit)
  • Cabins: 15
  • Berths: 30
  • From €258000 to €286650 per week
VIEW 2 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 30
  • Cabins: 15
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 60.3 m (205' 6")
  • Year: 1968 (2009 Refit)
VIEW 2 REVIEWS
From €258000 to €286650
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Dynamic Captain and crew providing 5* service and hospitality aboard former Royal Navy Vessel turned Superyacht."

SHERAKHAN - Verkerk 228 - 13 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera - Italian Riviera - Caribbean
SHERAKHAN
    Verkerk 228 - 13 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera - Italian Riviera - Caribbean
  • Verkerk 228 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 69.65 m
  • Year: 2005 (2017 Refit)
  • Cabins: 13
  • Berths: 26
  • From $425000 per week
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  • Berths: 26
  • Cabins: 13
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 69.65 m (236' 5")
  • Year: 2005 (2017 Refit)
From $425000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"70 metres of pure luxury!"

Broward 100 - St Barts Day Charter Yacht - Anguilla - St Martin
Broward 100
    St Barts Day Charter Yacht - Anguilla - St Martin
  • St Barts Day Charter Yacht Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 100 m
  • Year: 2004
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €8820 to €13440 per day
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 100 m (340' 4")
  • Year: 2004
From €8820 to €13440
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The only yachts in St Barts that can carry up to 18 passengers."

OCEAN EMERALD - Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand,Myanmar,Malaysia,Southeast Asia
OCEAN EMERALD
    Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
  • Rodriquez Yachts Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 41 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €95000 to €95000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 41 m (139' 8")
  • Year: 2009
From €95000 to €95000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Fabulous luxury superyacht, available for charters in the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Southeast Asia."

MIAPLACIDUS - 3 Cabins - Italy - Spain - Sicily - Balearic Islands
MIAPLACIDUS
    3 Cabins - Italy - Spain - Sicily - Balearic Islands
  • 3 Cabins Luxury Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 20.4 m
  • Year: 1987
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 8
  • From €11200 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 20.4 m (69' 11")
  • Year: 1987
From €11200
per week

ATLANTIS II - Sun Boats 80 - Nassau Day Charter Yacht - Paradise Island - Bahamas VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
ATLANTIS II
    Sun Boats 80 - Nassau Day Charter Yacht - Paradise Island - Bahamas
  • Sun Boats 80 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 24.3 m
  • Year: 2005
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $36000 to $36000 per week
VIEW 4 REVIEWS  Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 24.3 m (82' 6")
  • Year: 2005
VIEW 4 REVIEWS
From $36000 to $36000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A one-of-a-kind opportunity for event charters in the Bahamas!"

GHOST II - Gulf Craft 37m - 5 Cabins - Sydney - Whitsundays
GHOST II
    Gulf Craft 37m - 5 Cabins - Sydney - Whitsundays
  • Gulf Craft 37m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 37.3 m
  • Year: 2016
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From AUD100000 to AUD100000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 37.3 m (126' 9")
  • Year: 2016
From AUD100000 to AUD100000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The newest charter yacht available on the Australian market - ideal for parties or corporate events with capacity up to 110!"

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