There are more beautiful yachts in Ft. Lauderdale at this year’s show than ever before, and seeing them all is an improbable task. Thanks to privilege and dedication, The Best of Yachting has made a list of the most significant charter yachts tucked in to the slips of the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Everyone has favorites. Which would you choose?
The 216.6-foot/65.99-meter motor yacht Natita showed off her elegantly appointed interiors designed by Alberto Pinto, while displaying her clean, modern lines and abundant amenities, including a gorgeous Jacuzzi, gym, helipad, and plentiful water toys like paddleboards, seabobs, jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, waterslide, and inflatables. Water play gets a boost from the 26-foot Royal Denship Sports tender and a 30-foot Royal Denship Limo, and a 16-foot Nautica Jet Rib tender. Interior entertainment comes from the 12-seat cinema and Steinway grand piano. Cruising at 12 knots, with a 4,500 nm range, her charter price begins at $465,000 per week plus expenses.
Oceanco Lady Lola
Another beautiful stretch of 205.25-feet/62.56-meters on the water is Oceanco’s Lady Lola, with space for 10 guests in five cabins, one master, three doubles, and one twin, served by 16 crew. Amenities, apart from the amazing retractable golf tee, include a Jacuzzi, outdoor cinema/bar, and expansive deck areas. Water toys include two waverunners, two paddleboards, scuba gear for six, water skis, snorkel gear, and two stylish tenders to facilitate sporting speed. The upper deck is all about the owner’s suite, offering sublime privacy, while the Zuretti interiors make leather, chrome, and glass do beautiful things. Her charter price is from $365,000 per week.
Feadship Positive Carry
This 203-foot/62-meter yacht accommodates 12 guests in six cabins served by 19 crew, with one master suite, three double suites, and two twin suites. The classic, mahogany and tropical wood interiors are accented with rich textile treatments and a host of water toys, including seabobs, SUPs, jet skis, fishing equipment, wave riders, water skis, and snorkeling equipment. Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and expansive sundeck with gym can be chartered from $525,000 per week.
Big exterior decks combined with video on demand, Jacuzzi, water toys, a gym, and posh interiors by Patrick Knowles make Unbridled a favorite charter. With 191 feet along the water line, she accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms, in three double, three twin, and four Pullman beds. She also has a couple of powerful tenders ready to tow skiers or transport snorkel and scuba enthusiasts. Running at 12 knots she has a 5,900 nm range, and sporting a modern stabilizer, she has much to offer for her charter fee starting at $270,000 per week.
Abeking & Rasmussen Lady Sheridan
With an interior layout that sleeps 12 guests in seven cabins, Lady Sheridan’s 189.96 feet/57.9 meters put Donald Starkey’s interiors to the test for timeless style. A cruising speed of 14 knots will cover 4606 nm distances, with comforts like a Jacuzzi, gym, and abundant water toys with two tenders ready to tow skiers and wakeboarders, or deliver scuba and snorkel fans to the perfect dive spots. Her charter fee begins at $351,720 per week.
Perini Navi Silencio
A sailing yacht with racing cred, Silencio’s 164.07 feet/50.01 meters deliver stylish accommodations for 10 guests in five cabins, featuring one VIP, two twin, and two Pullman berths, served by nine crew. Built in 2001 and refitted in 2012, Silencio is equipped for entertaining a crowd, both indoors and out. A jet ski, three seabobs, scuba equipment for seven plus a dive compressor, inflatable kayaks and paddleboards, water skis, wake board, fishing, and snorkel gear are all serviced by two a 16.57 foot Williams Jet tender. Clean lines and simple interiors in luxurious textures make her a charter favorite starting at $150,000 per week.