Bejewelled with hundreds of gorgeous atolls and remote isles, the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of options for those seeking respite from a fast-paced life. The third biggest ocean in the world is home to the rugged islands and cultural richness of Thailand and Indonesia as well as gorgeous natural paradises of Mauritius, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and the Seychelles.
With water being the dominant element in this part of the world, there is no shortage of stunning charter yachts available to whisk you off to explore uninhabited islands, dive one of the thousands of coral reefs, go temple-hopping, or simply enjoy not having to do anything at all. Here’s our favourite Indian Ocean charter yachts available this winter.
1. NUMARINE DOLCE VITA
Every inch of this 104.99ft /32m superyacht exudes class and sophistication thanks to chic exterior design work and contemporary interior styling by Can Yalman. Built in 2016 by Numarine, Dolce Vita offers four guest cabins which can accommodate a total of 8 guests as well as provision for 4 skilled crew members to ensure a truly relaxing experience. Ideal for making the most of the tropical sun and unspoilt Thai beaches, her entertainment features include expansive sundeck, alfresco dining area and plenty of water toys. Charter her in Thailand from $59,000 (€49,000) per week plus expenses.
2. MONDO MARINE PRINCESS IOLANTHE
This versatile 150 foot/46 metre superyacht from Mondo Marine is ideal for adventurous cruising with a range of 4000 nautical miles, making her the perfect choice for an in-depth exploration of even the remotest Indian Ocean islands and atolls. Her smart exterior design is the work of Luca Dini, while Jean-Pierre Fantini has created a soothing, neutral-hued interior. Accommodation options include a master suite, three double cabins and a twin cabin which can host up to 10 guests. She is available for summer charter in the Seychelles and Maldives from $125,000 (€103,000) per week plus expenses.
3. AZIMUT ANTONIA II
This stylish cruiser boasts chic interior styling from Galeazzi Design who have crafted from a soft colour palette dominated by natural wood and sumptuous taupe furnishings. Life onboard the 104.99ft /32 metre Antonia II is carefree and easy thanks to the generous living spaces which include a master suite, two double cabins and a twin cabin which can receive up to 8 guests. With an abundance of outdoor spaces and water toys, Antonia II is the ideal choice for those seeking both adventure and well-deserved time out. South East Asia charter is available from $75,000 (€61,500) per week plus expenses.
4. HEESEN LADY AZUL
Able to host up to 10 overnight guests in five luxurious cabins, the 129.72 foot/39.4 metre Lady Azul offers a roomy interior layout including a master suite, two double rooms and two twin cabins. A pleasing harmony is achieved throughout the yacht thanks to graceful interior styling by Paola D. Smith and the smart classic exterior design by Omega Architects which features subtle vintage references. Lady Azul can be chartered in the Maldives, Seychelles and exotic South East Asian destinations like Indonesia and Thailand from $98,000 (€80,000) per week plus expenses.
5. PERINI NAVI LA NUMERO UNO
Built by Italian shipyard Perini Navi, the elegant sailing yacht La Numero Uno harmoniously combines classic lines with a relaxed ambience and chic styling. The graceful interior is subtly accented with luxurious fabrics and attractive natural wood which provides the perfect backdrop to a relaxing getaway with family or close friends. Guest accommodation includes a master suite plus two double and two twin cabins which can host up to 14. She can be chartered in South East Asia from $66,000 (€55,000) per week plus expenses.
6. SI DATU BUA PHINISI
Meaning “Beloved Princess”, this traditional-style Indonesian sailing yacht is ideal for those looking for an authentic South East Asian experience. Handcrafted by local boatbuilders on the island of Sulawesi, the 130 foot/40 metre yacht can host up to 6 guests as well as an experienced crew of 11 who enjoy sharing the region’s unique customs and traditions for a truly immersive trip. Charter available is from $84,000 (€69,000) per week plus expenses in Bali, Lombok, Komodo National Park and other nearby destinations.
For more information on the availability of these extraordinary charter yachts, contact a licensed charter broker.