Offering an alluring French flair, black volcanic beaches, luscious tropical rainforests and stunning colonial architecture, Martinique makes a habit of seducing her visitors. Whether you choose to dive the vibrant coral reefs, visit some of the rhum agricole producers on the Route des Rhums or simply enjoy the warm crystalline waters and delicious seafood, the very best way to see the island is onboard a luxury yacht. Here’s our top four Martinique charter yachts for enjoying some well-deserved Caribbean sunshine this winter.
1. BENETTI CHECKMATE
The 145 foot/44.2 metre Checkmate’s chic design immediately betrays her noble Italian roots. Launched by the legendary Italian shipyard Benetti in 2012, her classic exterior is the work of Stefano Righini and her welcoming interior spaces bear the delicate mark of Francois Zuretti. Her five ensuite cabins can receive up to 12 overnight guests and all of the lower deck cabins feature large windows to allow guests to enjoy their natural surroundings and ample natural light. Checkmate is currently available for charter this winter in Martinique and other Caribbean destinations from $130,000 per week plus expenses.
2. TRINITY YACHTS REEF CHIEF
Designed for those who love to entertain, the Trinity Yachts-built Reef Chief (Former Anjilis ) boasts an impressive range of leisure facilities including numerous outdoor lounge spaces, a large jacuzzi, and impressive selection of water toys. At 160 foot/49 metres, her living spaces are roomy and welcoming with capacity to comfortably receive up to 11 overnight guests. The interior styling is the work of Glade Johnson who has used sumptuous furnishings and calming blue and taupe hues to create relaxing living spaces. Caribbean charter is available from $235,000 (€189,000) per week plus expenses.
3. IMPERIAL PRINCESS
Built by UK-based Princess Yachts and launched in 2012, this 130 foot/40 metre trideck truly lives up to her regal name with surprisingly spacious living areas more usually found on much longer yachts. Features like folding balconies on both sides of the main saloon and a large jacuzzi are perfect places to relax after a hard day of exploring Martinique’s black sand beaches, gorgeous fishing villages and vivacious coral reefs. With exterior design by Bernard Olesinski and interior styling by Bannenburg & Rowell, her distinctive grey hull and neutral-hued decor combine harmoniously to create a warm, inviting ambience throughout the yacht. Her five guest cabins can host up to 12 people and include a master suite, two VIP suites and two twin cabins. Charter is available in Martinique from $166,000 (€145,000) per week plus expenses.
4. ABEKING & RASMUSSEN DIAMOND A
Built by Abeking & Rasmussen, the 187 foot/57.30 metre Diamond A features an eclectic interior design courtesy of Donald Starkey who has won 26 awards for his work to date. Bold patterns are used throughout the outdoor and indoor living spaces along with bright, eye catching artworks which contribute to the lively atmosphere onboard. Diamond can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests in her spacious cabins and up to 16 guests for alfresco dining on the vast sun deck. Charter rate in Martinique and other selected Caribbean destinations starts at $270,000 (€217,000) per week plus expenses.
For more information on the availability of these extraordinary charter yachts, contact a licensed charter broker.