The 10 Most Glamorous Charter Yachts For Christmas in Saint Barths

St. Barths is known as one of the world’s most glamorous and sought-after island destinations which attracts celebrities and high net worth individuals in droves. When choosing a charter yacht to enjoy the beautiful marinas and jewel-like coves of this trendy island, eye-catching design features and gorgeous exterior spaces are everything. Here are our top 10 St. Barths charter yachts for making an entrance on this swanky island paradise.

1. Derecktor Shipyards M/Y Aquila

Italian elegance reigns on board the regal 280-ft/85.6-meter Aquila, making her the ideal base for a chic Caribbean getaway on one of the world’s most glamorous islands. Her striking navy hull conceals a whole host of top of the range amenities including a cozy cinema, grand staircase complete with an enormous hand-blown glass chandelier, and spacious sundeck with ample room for entertaining or simply enjoying a cocktail while you watch the sun go down from one of St. Barths’ picture-perfect coves.

Aquila underwent an ambitious refit in 2016 at the Pendennis shipyard in the U.K. with major changes to her interiors courtesy of Redman Whiteley Dixon design studio. She boasts 8 guest cabins which can receive up to 12 overnight guests and she also has a large crew of 28 to ensure every last detail is taken care of.

Aquila is available to charter in the Caribbean from $945,000 (€835,000) per week plus expenses.

2. Abeking & Rasmussen Romea

Built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2015, the 268.37-ft /81.8-meter RoMea offers an ideal blend of stylish design and sheer fun. Her vast selection of water toys will keep even the most demanding thrill seekers busy, while her beach house-style outdoor spaces designed by Terence Disdale are the perfect backdrop for some serious rest and relaxation.

When the sun finally goes down, curl up with a movie in one of her two cinemas, play a tune or two on her grand piano in the bridge deck bar, or relax with a treatment in the spa area. Her master suite, VIP cabin, 2 double and 2 twin cabins can host up to 12 overnight guests and she also has a crew of 23 onboard.

Explore St. Barths onboard RoMea from $1,017,000 (€875,000) per week plus expenses.

3. CRN Cloud 9

For a true feeling of bliss, hop aboard the 243-foot/74-meter Cloud 9 whose five decks offer over a thousand square meters of living space. Built by CRN in 2017 with exterior design work courtesy of Zuccon International, her beautifully appointed guest cabins can receive up to 12 charter guests.

Charming features include the 114-meter waterslide which allows guests to slip straight from the sundeck into the glorious Caribbean waters below, a spacious swim platform and large pool ideal for cooling off after a sunbathing session.

Cloud 9 can be yours for a week from $1,017,000 (€875,000) per week plus expenses.

4. Delta Marine Invictus

Built by the American yard Delta Marine, the 216.5-foot/66-meter Invictus is all about the details. Her expansive sundeck and exquisite al fresco dining area are ideal for making the most of balmy Caribbean nights, while her interior layout is thoughtful and tastefully styled by Diane Johnson Design with plenty of large windows to maximize natural light.

Especially attractive is her foldout beach club and generous choice of water toys to keep the kids occupied. In total she boasts 9 guest cabins which can host up to 12 overnight guests.

Charter Invictus this winter from $476,000 (€420,000) per week plus expenses.

5. Benetti’s  11/11

With her clean modern aesthetic and eye-catching bluff bow, Benetti’s 11/11 looks at home amongst the chic villas and elegant marinas of St. Barths. The 63-meter/207-ft superyacht boasts inviting interior spaces that have been carefully curated by her lucky owner’s personal style team with relaxing neutral tones and luxurious furnishings.

Art lovers will adore the pieces by Tracy Emin and Hans Kotter spread throughout her living spaces, while her kid-friendly exteriors offer plenty to keep all the family entertained. She offers 2 double and 2 twin cabins as well as a VIP suite and magnificent owner’s cabin which can receive a total of 12 overnight guests in complete comfort.

11/11 is available to charter in the Caribbean from $744,500 (€650,000) per week plus expenses.

6. Abeking & Rasmussen Elysian

For idyllic lazy Caribbean afternoons, the 196.85 ft/60-meter Elysian is your dream charter yacht. Built by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, she boasts a charming exterior courtesy of Donald Starkey and a luxurious yet low-key interior vibe from Bannenburg & Rowell.

Take advantage of her inviting al fresco dining area for a meal under the stars or while away the hours relaxing in the deck spa pool. Guest accommodation includes an enormous 90 square meter owner’s suite plus 4 further cabins on the lower deck which in total can receive up to 12 overnight guests.

Elysian can be chartered in Saint Barths through Burgess from $400,000 (€353,000) per week plus expenses.

7. Abeking & Rasmussen Excellence V

If only the best will do for your Saint Barths charter experience then look no further than the magnificent 196-ft/60-meter Excellence V. Exuding classic nautical charm, this elegant Abeking & Rasmussen yacht includes an owner’s suite fit for an emperor with his and hers marble baths, oversized windows offering a 180 degree view, and private terrace and study.

Other highlights include the stunning glass lift connecting all decks, her deck Jacuzzi and ample deck lounge areas for enjoying the sunny Caribbean climate. In total her 7 guest cabins can accommodate up to 12 guests in style, along with 15 crew members housed in the separate crew quarters.

Charter Excellence V in Saint Barths from $650,000 (€574,000) per week plus expenses.

8. CNM Slipstream

For those who love to make an entrance, the 197-ft/60-metre Slipstream has the good looks and slick design that are guaranteed to turn heads in St. Barths’ trendy marinas and coves. Built by CNM and Andrew Winch Designs, Slipstream’s other strength is her expansive interior which seems far larger than you would expect from a yacht of her size.

Enjoy dinner with family and friends in her bridge deck dining room before retiring to her main saloon for cocktails. Her exterior spaces are no less inviting thanks to her attractive spa pool area surrounded by comfortable loungers and outdoor cinema on the sundeck. In total she can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests in her 7 cabins along with a crew of 15.

Winter charter rates for Slipstream start at $385,000 (€340,000) per week plus expenses.

9. Trinity Yachts Carpe Diem

Built by Trinity Yachts with fabulous interiors courtesy of Carol Williamson + Associates, the 191-ft/58-metre Carpe Diem seamlessly melds stunning design with impressive manoeuvrability and performance. Her tiny 8-ft draft makes her ideal for exploring shallow Caribbean waters and getting up close to St. Barths’ top beaches.

Guest accommodation includes three plush VIP suites decorated in a chic black and white colour scheme plus a further 3 cabins which enable her to host up to 12 overnight guests.

Carpe Diem is available for exploring Saint Barths and other divine Caribbean islands from $395,000 (€349,000) per week plus expenses.

10. Benetti Illusion

Ideal for escaping the winter blues in style, the Benetti-built Illusion V exudes Italian charm and sophistication. The 190-ft/58-meter superyacht is a joy to look at thanks to her stunning exterior and interior styling courtesy of Green & Mingarelli Design. Exotic finishes include rare marbles and mother of pearl which give a true sense of luxury to her interior spaces.

Other highlights include a welcoming sundeck which is complete with a barbeque grill, and bar perfect for lingering long into the warm St. Barths evenings. Illusion V can receive up to 12 guests in her 6 comfortable guest cabins and she has capacity for 13 crew members onboard.

Charter Illusion V in the Caribbean this winter from $350,000 (€309,000) per week plus expenses.

Alice Longhurst

After her first taste of life at sea aged three, Alice spends her time writing about yachts, fine wine and the good things in life.

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