TOP CELEBRITY CHARTER YACHTS FOR TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
As you sit sipping your favorite beverage on land or sea, looking toward the Caribbean or the Med, celebrities are enjoying the privacy and luxury only this unique vacation offers. Have fun seeing who’s chartering the superyachts! You just may get that phonecall saying, “We want privacy, service and luxury.” What will you recommend?
Brochure links are Unbranded for Travel Professionals and valid for 30 days.
312’ KISMET – Beyoncé and Jay-Z
€1.200.000 + All Expenses
They were joined by their three children, twins Rumi and Sir Carter and eldest daughter Blue Ivy, for a cruise along Italy’s western coastline, stopping in Ponza, Capri and Salerno.
World’s most expensive yacht for charter… Kismet’s lavish art deco interiors were created by Reymond Langton Design and feature a piano lounge and bar, and multiple cocktail lounges – perfect for parties. She also has a gym with stunning sea views and a serious on-the-water spa. On deck, guests can relax with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, a firepit surrounded by sofas, and a semi-shaded lounge that’s perfect for catching the last of the day’s sun.
252’ SILVERFAST (for Sale) – Ellie Goulding
€675.000 July/August || €650.000 + All Expenses
British singer Ellie Goulding was photographed in July 2016 relaxing on Silver Fast in St Tropez.
Delivered by Silver Yachts in 2015, Silver Fast was also used as the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show Owners’ Club lunch venue.
241’ SIREN – Magic Johnson
€623.000 July/August || €553.000 + All Expenses
For the duration of August this year, retired professional basketball player Magic Johnson cruised around the Mediterranean on board SIREN, delivered by Nobiskrug in 2008. He was joined by his wife Earlitha and his children, Andre, Elisa, and EJ. Various friends, including Samuel L. Jackson and his family, dropped in throughout the trip. When leaving the superyacht on August 30, he gave every crew member a jersey of his former team the LA Lakers.
Highlights on board Siren include a private cinema, an extraordinary master suite complete with fold-down balcony and office, spa, and gym facilities as well as a masseuse, personal trainer and beauty therapist. Her deck space boasts a helipad, Jacuzzi, al fresco cinema, and numerous fine dining and lounge areas.
216’ INVICTUS – Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
€525.000 July/August || €525.000 + All Expenses
On June 20 American actress Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted on board Invictus in Cannes, alongside her ex-husband Chris Martin. Invictus has since cruised to Monaco, where she is currently moored.
She was delivered in 2013 by Delta Marine and her exterior lines were designed in-house. Her spacious sundeck has a vast spa pool, which sits near to a cocktail bar and sun loungers. There are further loungers and seating areas on the lower aft deck, which includes a casual dining area with C-shaped sofa seating and a more formal table with seating for 10 people. Her enviable swim platform boasts comfortable seating and built-in umbrellas.
Below deck, she has an opulent interior with bright splashes of color throughout. Her sleek main saloon has an intimate seating area, a small table perfect for afternoon tea and a larger dining table, which sits atop decadent dark wood flooring. Her sky lounge offers additional seating options for catching up with friends and has enormous windows that provide panoramic views of her surroundings. Additionally, she has a vibrant cocktail lounge as well as a comfortable cinema room.
213’ DOUBLE DOWN – P Diddy
€455.000 July/August || €415.000 + All Expenses
American rapper Diddy (AKA Puff Daddy and P Diddy), whose real name is Sean Combs, shared a number of pictures on Instagram of himself enjoying the Italian Rivera on board Double Down in July 2017. While on board he recorded music tracks, went jet skiing with his children and enjoyed a few drinks on board.
Delivered in 2010 by Codecasa and refitted in 2016, Double Down can accommodate up to 12 guests in nine cabins with a crew of 18. Below deck she boasts a gymnasium, TV lounge, an elegant dining room and a vast main saloon complete with a corner cocktail bar.
Guests can relax on deck in her vast Jacuzzi, which sits aft of a lounge area and drinks bar, with a cocktail or head up to the sundeck to recline on the sun pads and loungers. An optional al fresco dining room with retractable glass walls means guests can enjoy panoramic views in all weather.
196’ IMPROMPTU – Leonardo DiCaprio
€200.000 July/August || €200.000 + All Expenses
Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted on board this superyacht Impromptu in St Tropez, alongside a large group of friends that included Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly. Looking relaxed with a glass of wine in hand, Leo laughed and chatted on deck with his guests while enjoying the sunshine.
Impromptu, can sleep up to 12 guests in six luxurious cabins, which includes a stunning split-level master suite complete with his/hers en suites and a raised lounge. The sky lounge boasts a wine cellar, drinks bar and games table, while the sundeck offers guests a luxurious space in which to soak up the sun thanks to a raised Jacuzzi, loungers and sun pads forward. Impromptu was delivered by Trinity Yachts in 2010 and refitted last year.
196’ SLIPSTREAM – Simon Cowell
€357.000 July/August || €329.000 + All Expenses
This motor-yacht has an outdoor cinema, karaoke machine, smoke machine, bubble machine, Jacuzzi and gymnasium. The stylish yacht has accommodations for 12 guests in seven cabins, spread across three decks.
190’ SKYFALL – David Haye
€315.000 July/August || €275.000 + All Expenses
Former heavyweight boxing champion David Haye has been preparing for his next fight in style on board superyacht SKYFALL in Miami. He’s been spotted playing basketball and training on deck in the sunshine, enjoying a game of volleyball on the beach, partaking in a gym session, and indulging in a pedicure.
This lavish superyacht was delivered in 2010 by Trinity Yachts and features an exterior design by Geoff Van Aller. On deck, there’s a Jacuzzi, plunge pool, sun pads, exercise equipment and plenty of al fresco dining spots.
183’ GALAXY – Naomi Campbell
€279.000 July/August || €249.000 + All Expenses
One model who is no stranger to being spotted on a superyacht is Naomi Campbell and one of her favorite yachts to charter is Galaxy. This Benetti has also attracted a host of music stars in the past including Rihanna, Jay Z and Beyoncé.
One of the reasons why celebrities love to charter this yacht is her styling and artistic interior — with an original Andy Warhol in the owner’s study, a David Lachapelle Pop Art image in the elevator foyer and quirky sketches by Jean-Michel Basquiat dotted around the yacht.
Galaxy was given an extensive refit in 2014 and offers spacious accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins.
175’ HURRICANE RUN – Sylvester Stallone
€280.000 July/August || €245.000 + All Expenses
Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone was spotted enjoying a luxury yacht charter with his family in the French Riviera on board Hurricane Run this July. His family made the most of the Feadships’ extensive toy box and were snapped paddle boarding and canoeing. Two of his daughters even braved jumping from the sundeck.
Delivered in 2009, Hurricane Run has accommodation for 12 guests in her contemporary Terence Disdale interior, which is dotted with unique artwork and sculptures. Her sundeck boasts a large Jacuzzi and loungers for making the most of the sun during the day. At night it can be transformed into a party area thanks to its multi-zone sound and visual system.
164’ TRENDING – Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
€230.000 July/August || €210.000 + All Expenses
Singer and actor Jennifer Lopez was spotted in Antibes last month with baseball star boyfriend Alex Rodriguez on board (click onto our interview with Captain Randall Petersen) TRENDING. They spent the day on the luxury yacht enjoying lunch in the sunshine and Rodriguez jumped into the water from the upper deck.
Trending was delivered by Westport in 2006 and underwent a $4M refit in 2015/2016. This superyacht can sleep up to 12 guests in six luxurious cabins with a crew of 11, which includes Michelin-star trained chef Charlie Blacker, who won the 2016 Antigua Show Chef’s Competition. She boasts an elegant interior with vast windows that provide plenty of natural light throughout, as well as a contemporary TV lounge complete with drinks bar.
On deck, guests can bask in the sunshine atop the sun pads or in the Jacuzzi. Alternatively, retire to the al fresco lounge area for a drink at the U-shaped seated bar.
Below deck there’s accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven cabins, as well as a combined workout and massage room, a stunning dining room and a vast main saloon complete with bar, cinema screen and games.
154’ ORIENT STAR – Caroline Fleming
€190.000 July/August || €150.000 + All Expenses
Last August TV presenter Caroline Fleming took a break from her busy schedule at Orient Star with her friend, Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver, in Santorini.
Orient Star has everything a celebrity could possibly need — a fully-equipped gym, a secluded study, and a minimalist formal dining room for sumptuous feasts with friends. She also has two saloons for entertaining, one of which has a beautiful wooden bar and the other that has floor-to-ceiling sliding windows that reveal intimate balcony areas.
The CMB Yachts motor yacht sleeps up to 10 guests in five exceptional and contemporary cabins, which include a full beam master suite complete with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
On deck there’s a vast al fresco dining area, a bar, and Jacuzzi, making Orient Star the perfect option for a chic celebrity gathering.
€98.000 July/August || €77.000 + All Expenses
Last summer, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was spotted on board the sailing yacht Roxane with a group of friends in St Tropez before the Hungarian Grand Prix. He shared pictures on social media relaxing on deck in the sun and even reclining on the boom.
Roxane can sleep up to nine guests in four contemporary cabins and features a welcoming main saloon, complete with two small dining tables, comfortable sofas, and a cocktail bar. Her Remi Tessier interior is refined and modern, but ties in perfectly with the traditional sailing yacht exterior design.
She boasts a spacious deck complete with sun pads with casual dining tables and a more formal dining area with U-shaped sofa seating and optional shading.
147’ ATLANTIC GOOSE – Heidi Klum
€105.000 July/August || €90.000 + All Expenses
Heidi Klum and boyfriend Vito Schnabel were spotted on July 29 in Cannes on board this classic superyacht Atlantic Goose, showering on the bathing platform after making use of the yacht’s range of inflatables.
Delivered in 1987 by Tough Shipyard and extensively refitted in winter 2016/2017, Atlantic Goose can sleep up to ten guests in five elegant cabins, which includes a full-beam master suite with a private study. Her elegant main saloon is the perfect place for relaxing with the family and comes complete with a lounge, drinks bar, and a small informal dining area. She can host up to 100 people for static events or, during a more private adventure, guests can enjoy sunset cocktails in the al fresco dining area – you can even bring your dog too.
Her distinctive silver exterior design was created by Espen Oeino and she is one of the largest aluminum motor yachts with conventional propulsion in the world. On deck, she boasts a helipad, bar, numerous lounging areas, and an eight-person Jacuzzi.
Her interior is contemporary, featuring a sleek design and a unique use of space. Below deck, there’s a cinema room, gymnasium, convertible indoor or outdoor dining area, and a dedicated spa area with a sauna, massage room and beauty salon. She sleeps up to 12 guests in eight luxurious cabins.
Understanding YACHT CHARTER Lingo
Available in the Mediterranean Summers & Caribbean Winters. Rates based on Summer 2018. Inquire for 2019 Winter rates.
All rates based on 8 days/7 nights charter.
“+ All Expenses” means:
- 35% APA Advance Provisioning Allowance for food, beverages, fuel, dockage, etc. (Unused allowance is refundable.)
- 4%-22% VAT Value Added Tax according to country visiting and itinerary
- 10%-20% Customary Crew Gratuity based on charter fee
- Estimated Total Expenses – Add on a minimum of 67% for APA, VAT, Gratuities
The Mediterranean Yacht Broker Association (MYBA) was established in 1984 by a group of prominent yacht brokers with the aim of promoting a standard of professionalism and ethics in the yachting industry throughout the Mediterranean and worldwide.
MYBA terms have proven to be fair to both the charterer and the yacht so most charter yachts operate on MYBA terms worldwide. MYBA yachts and membership to brokerages have a proven track record of professional excellence in the yachting industry, thereby offering valuable benefits and safeguards to our clients choosing to charter.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA): The Advanced Provisioning Allowance is collected with your final payment and is forwarded on to the Captain in order to prepare for your charter. The APA is estimated at between 20 and 35% of the charter fee depending on the yacht and the charter location. The final expenses may be more or less depending, on your individual requirements. The captain will be responsible for the accounting of your expenses; he will advise you periodically as to the disbursement of the APA and will provide receipts at the end of the charter. Should you spend more than your estimated expense allowance, say by ordering unusually expensive items, staying in expensive ports or doing excessive cruising, additional payment will be required during your charter. Conversely, unspent APA will be refunded to you at the end.
VAT – There is a VAT imposed by European Union nations. VAT can vary between 5.2% and 20% of the charter fee. Not all yachts are subject to VAT. Specifics of VAT will be discussed directly with you in situations where it might be applicable.
Gratuities – Crew gratuity is customary yet discretionary at 5%-20% of the charter fee based on service received. The recommended level varies depending on where the charter takes place. Often higher gratuities are expected in the US and Caribbean than they are in the Mediterranean and other parts of the world. The gratuity can be handed to the Captain for distribution to the crew members at the end of the charter or can be sent afterwards via wire transfer.
REVIEW OF COSTS
Basic charter fee includes:
- the yacht and all its equipment from spa to water toys to entertainment systems
- the crew wages and their food
- the ship’s laundry
- operating consumables
- insurance coverage for the yacht and crew
Additional: Other expenses that will be charged to the charter at the cost paid with no markups:
- food and beverages for the charter guests,
- fuel for the yacht and tenders
- harbor fees
- guest laundry
- shore-side electricity
CAROL KENT YACHT CHARTERS, a division of Boston Marine Service, Inc., acts as agents only. All representations, particulars and other information are believed to be correct and are given in good faith, but they are given on the express understanding that neither the Company nor any individual incurs liability in respect of them. The terms of all negotiations are subject to formal contract.