Romantic ancient temples, silent fortresses and sunkissed deserted beaches make Malta a superb destination for lazy summer cruising. The three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino boast 200 kilometers of gorgeous, rugged coastline where you could lose yourself for days exploring enigmatic ruins and hidden coves.
When you’re tired of adventures, take a shore excursion to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk to pick up some fresh fish for lunch. Follow up with a little kayaking at the Blue Grotto with its majestic caverns and abundant sealife before heading back to your luxurious quarters for a rest before a magnificent dinner under the stars.
Sound good? Check out five of our favorite charter yachts for enjoying Malta and her sister islands in style!
1. COUACH MAYAMA II
Ideal for getting to know the breath-taking hidden beaches of Malta and Gozo where larger yachts rarely venture, the 37 meter/121 foot Mayama II punches far above her weight. Boasting a top speed of 28 knots, her impressive performance stats are just waiting to put to the test in Malta’s pure turquoise waters. Once the thrills are over for the day, guests can wind down in her ondeck jacuzzi or simply relax in the sun while her crew of 6 prepare delicious cocktails and dinners inspired by the finest local ingredients. Impressively for a yacht of her size, Mayama II can receive up to ten overnight guests in her five comfortable guest cabins. Mayama II is available for Maltese charter from €85,000 ($104,000) per week plus expenses.
2. PHILIP ZEPTER JOYME
Clocking in at a generous 50 metres/164 feet, this eye-catching Philip Zepter yacht is a perfectly-formed composition of style and substance. Her bold red and white exterior merges seamlessly with her funky and surprisingly spacious interior which references the pop art scene and can accommodate up to twelve overnight guests. Socialites will love joyMe’s expansive outdoor spaces where guests can really turn up the volume or simply kick back and relax as the gorgeous Maltese coastline slips past.
JoyMe is available for charter in Malta and other selected destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean from €139,000 ($170,000) per week plus expenses.
3. SUNSEEKER TAKE 5
Sleek and elegant, the 40 metre/131 foot Take 5 comes with a promise of good times thanks to her deck jacuzzi, floating golf set, and chic sundeck which is the perfect place to chill after exploring Malta’s rich history and culture. Built by Sunseeker in 2016, her stylish interior has been given a Hamptons Beach House look with subtle use of sumptuous furnishings and a neutral colour scheme. Her five guest cabins are all finished to an impeccably high standard and she can accommodate a total of twelve overnight guests plus eight crew members to see to your every need.
Charter Take 5 from €126,000 ($155,000) per week plus expenses.
4. LEOPARD PURE ONE
For those who treasure beautiful things, chartering this chic Leopard build is the answer to your perfect Maltese break. The 46 metre/152 foot Pure One is one of the most stylish yachts ever built by Leopard with stunning exterior design by Andrea Bacigalupo and sleek interior styling from Christiano Gatto. To ensure guests need never even lift a finger she has a crew of 8 and can accommodate up to twelve overnight guests in five well-appointed cabins. Her spacious living spaces make her the ideal venue for entertaining thanks to several expansive deck lounges, an al fresco dining area and vast selection of water toys.
Pure One is available for charter in Malta from €150,000 ($183,500) per week plus expenses.
For a truly laid back Maltese experience, hop aboard the majestic 38 metre/125 foot sailing yacht Twilight. Let her experienced crew of 6 teach you how to sail or just take care of your every need as you relax in her beach club and take in the views off Comino or Gozo from her panoramic upper saloon. Featuring elegant exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects and thoughtful interior styling by Rhoades Young, her layout offers four guest cabins which can receive up to eight overnight guests.
Explore Malta onboard Twilight this summer from €70,000 ($86,300) per week plus expenses.