Boasting an exhilarating race atmosphere and stunning location near the vibrant city of Barcelona, the Spanish Grand Prix is one of the Mediterranean yachting season’s eagerly awaited events. One of the oldest races in the world, this year’s Formula One race and qualifying days will be held over May 11th to 13th. Although time is running out to book your charter yacht for this year’s race, Burgess offers a line up of fast sexy sports yachts that would be the perfect platform for your Barcelona itinerary. Inspired by the timeless sophistication of this elegant city and the thrilling atmosphere of the road race, here’s our top five yachts for ripping up the Mediterranean this summer!
What better way to arrive in trendy Barcelona than aboard a former fashion designer’s yacht with a top speed of 35 knots? With killer looks and plenty of attitude, the 41.4m/135.8 foot Ability was built by iconic Italian shipyard Baglietto and boasts a lavish interior by Studio Gagliardi which was inspired by the tastes of her previous master, Roberto Cavalli. Equipped with a gorgeous al fresco dining area with space for 12 guests and a dedicated cinema on her top deck, Ability is the perfect choice for those looking to entertain or simply relax after a busy day ashore. She boasts five guest suites which can receive up to ten overnight guests as well as accommodation for a crew of 9.
Charter Ability this summer from €133,000 ($160,000) per week plus expenses.
Hitting 37 knots at her top speed, the 49.9 metre/163.7 foot Force India is a breathtaking union of performance and beauty. Motor yacht enthusiasts will immediately recognize her Overmarine shipyard pedigree thanks to her sleek exterior lines designed by Stefano Righini and her inviting giant foredeck sunpads. Make the most of her extensive water toy collection or simply relax on deck as her crew of 9 take care of your every need. Fresh from a 2017 refit, her chic layout boasts a total of five guest cabins that can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Charter Force India this summer from €150,000 ($180,400) per week plus expenses.
Also competing in the Barcelona speed stakes is the racy 37.3m (122.4ft) G-Force with an impressive top speed of 32 knots. She was built by respected Dutch shipyard Heesen with Omega Architects responsible for designing her dashing exterior. Perfect for spending quality time with close family and friends, her ample deck lounge areas are ideal for enjoying the sunny Barcelona days or winding down in the jacuzzi with a glass of Champagne after the race. Head inside and you’ll immediately notice her bold, award-winning interior styling which is the work of Gilardino Interior Design. Featuring sumptuous furnishings and lavish textures which continue throughout the interior, her five guest cabins can host up to 8 overnight guests and she also carries a crew of 6.
Charter G-Force this summer from €98,000 ($117,000) per week plus expenses.
This 45.7 metre/150 foot Palmer Johnson sport yacht turns heads wherever she goes thanks to her slick exterior styling by Nuvolari & Lenard, luxurious onboard amenities and top speed of 26 knots. Refitted in 2016, her interior has been tastefully curated by designer Evan K Marshall with judicious use of ebony, leather, onyx and marble to striking effect. After playing with her abundant water toys or enjoying the buzzy social scene ashore, kick back on her sun deck and cool off with a drink in her pool. Her spacious interior layout boasts five guest cabins for up to 10 guests as well as accomodation for a crew of 8.
Charter Grey Matters this summer from €117,000 ($140,000) per week plus expenses.
And last but not least, with a top speed of 29 knots the 37.3 metre/122.4 foot Her Destiny is a great sport yacht choice for large gatherings thanks to her five guest cabins which can host up to 12 overnight guests. A unique feature for families is her dedicated kid’s cabin which is kitted out with four single bunk beds. Kids will also love her swim platform and will happily spend hours playing with her kayaks, stand up paddle boards and inflatable toys under the watchful eye of the 6-strong crew. Fresh from a recent refit in 2016 which has given her a light and airy Mediterranean vibe, she was constructed by Dutch luxury yacht builders Heesen with exterior and interior styling by Omega Architects.
Start your Mediterranean adventure onboard Her Destiny this summer from €105,000 ($125,600) per week plus expenses.