With the Mediterranean season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your next yachting lifestyle vacation. Glorious beaches, rich culture and some of the world’s most sophisticated marinas make the Med the place to see and be seen. Whether you’re planning to slowly explore the seductive Amalfi Coast, hide away on remote Sardinian beaches, party in Ibiza or simply work on your tan without having to lift a finger, you’ll need the right style of yacht to pull it off. The racy, classic lines of these sports yachts exude sophistication and glamour, while their high performance capabilities are sure to impress wherever your voyage takes you. Here’s our guide to the hottest sports yachts hitting the Med this season.
1. LEOPARD PURE ONE
Kick off the Mediterranean season in style on board the racy Italian-built Pure One. One of the most stylish yachts ever built by Leopard, this 46 metre/152 foot superyacht features chic exterior design by Andrea Bacigalupo and contemporary interior styling from Christiano Gatto. She can accommodate up to twelve guests in five well-appointed cabins and also has capacity for a talented crew of eight. Her spacious living spaces make her ideal for entertaining new and old friends thanks to several expansive deck lounges, an al fresco dining area and a plentiful selection of water toys. Pure One is available for charter in the Mediterranean from €150,000 ($183,500) per week plus expenses.
2. MANGUSTA OVERMARINE DA VINCI
Capable of reaching a top speed of 38 knots, Da Vinci is the perfect combination of high performance, power and yet more sublime Italian styling. Launched in 2017, the sleek sports yacht’s exterior styling is the work of inspirational designer Stefano Righini with Overmarine responsible for interior design. Ideal for both intimate gatherings and lively crowds, Da Vinci offers an elegant master cabin, VIP cabin, double cabin and quadruple cabin which can accommodate a total of 12 guests as well as a deck jacuzzi, ample water toys and glamorous interior. Summer charter is available for Da Vinci from €225,000 ($267,000) per week.
3. LEOPARD LISA IV
The second Leopard build to make our list, the 46 metre/150.92 foot Lisa IV boasts clean, slick lines styled by Andrea Bacigalupo and an airy, contemporary interior by Cristiano Gatto. Generous use of white furnishings and neutrals has created a relaxed vibe which invites contemplation and calm. For those who prefer a more active charter experience, she also offers an ample collection of water toys including jet skis and wake boards and boasts an impressive top speed of 28 knots. Her five comfortable guest cabins are able to accommodate up to 12 guests in a master suite, two double and two twin cabins. Lisa IV is available for Mediterranean charter this summer from €180,000 ($220,500) per week plus expenses.
4. BAGLIETTO LUCKY ME
Make an impression in the Med’s swankiest marinas onboard the 46.30 metre/151.90 foot Lucky Me. Her rakish lines and standout personality are the work of Francesco Paszkowski and Italian yacht builder Baglietto who launched the high speed luxury yacht in 2016. With a top speed of 26 knots, Lucky Me offers an ideal combination of performance and sumptuous comfort levels with breathtaking rosewood interiors, deck jacuzzi and chic outdoor lounge spaces. Her five guest cabins can accommodate up to ten guests and she also has capacity for up to nine crew members. Lucky Me is available for summer charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from €200,000 ($245,000) per week plus expenses.
5. PALMER JOHNSON ASCARI
No top sports yachts list would be complete without a mention of Palmer Johnson who are adored all over the world for their eye-catching sports yachts which deliver both speed and high comfort levels onboard. Equipped with DJ decks, lasers and plentiful lounge areas for enjoying the Mediterranean sun, the 36.50 metre/120 foot Ascari is the perfect choice for a lively Ibiza charter experience. Capable of reaching a top speed of 30 knots and boasting a cruising speed of 22 knots, she also offers a very complete water toy selection for those who like to play hard. Ascari can receive up to 1o overnight guests in her four guest cabins. Charter Ascari this summer from €95,000 ($116,500) per week plus expenses.