With more than 6,000 heavenly islands scattered across the azure Mediterranean sea, Greece is yacht playground like no other. The sheer variety of experiences on offer from the mysterious ancient Minoan ruins of Crete, the incredible romantic sunsets of Santorini and secluded, barely-known islands like Antiparos mean that there is literally something for everyone. One of our top picks for a laidback island charter trip is the 202.43 foot/61.70 metre Mary-Jean II. Her inviting home-from-home vibe, smart design and generous open air spaces make her the ideal choice for an extended charter experience getting up close and personal with this little corner of paradise.
Built by the Italian-based ISA Yachts, Mary-Jean II’s sleek exterior designed by Walter Franchini Architetto, solid performance capabilities and intelligent layout helped her to win the coveted World Superyacht Award for “Best Displacement Motor Yacht” in 2011. One neat feature is the tender garage in the side which avoids cluttering guest areas and makes it very easy to organize a spontaneous shore excursion to check out an uninhabited island or secluded bay.
As well as carrying two elegant Novurania Chase tenders, Mary-Jean II comes equipped with a generous and varied selection of water-toys, a generous sea level swim platform and a gym which make her ideal a fun-filled island charter experience. Guests will also love her expansive outdoor lounge areas like the large sundeck with a Jacuzzi, barbecue area and attractive al fresco dining area which is ideal for families or groups of friends.
Moving inside, you’ll discover a welcoming interior designed by Mark Berryman which combines quality light-hued woods like bamboo and teak, luxurious fabrics and unique artworks to give a bright, contemporary finish. Particularly elegant is her skylounge cinema where you can curl up on rainy evenings and pick something to watch from her library of over 2,500 movies.
When it’s time to head to bed, guests are spoilt by airy, generously-sized rooms which feature the same fresh, clean styling as the communal areas. Her interior layout can accommodate up to 12 guests in her master suite, VIP stateroom, three double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She also carries a crew of 16 to ensure that even the smallest details is taken care of during your charter experience.
Mary-Jean II is available for charter this summer for selected Greek Island destinations from €345,000 ($392,000) per week plus expenses.