You can create an award-winning charter vacation aboard one of these superlative superyachts, available now and among the most covetable in the international charter yacht fleet for their innovation, luxurious features and plentiful activities and toys.
From attending the world's charter yacht shows, the team at Luxury Charter Group know each of these yachts from bow to Beach Club. Here's our selection for the pick of this year's nominations.
Get in touch with your LCG expert to discuss the yachts most suited to your ideal charter vacation.
Built by Golden Yachts, O'PARI 3 is a 72m 6-star motoryacht specifically designed for the high-end charter market. Operating in the East Mediterranean, O'PARI 3 is has an impressive sporty profile, with large exterior decks for endless hours of sea views and serenity.
The Sun Deck is a pleasure paradise, with generous Jacuzzi surrounded by comfortable sun beds, full-width settee and shaded dining area for 16 guests, full bar and barbeque. On the Bridge Deck there's a helipad for quick access and day trips.
O'PARI 3 is ideal for large family groups, catering to up to 12 guests, in nine exquisite cabins, featuring large closets and separate ensuites lined with precious marble and equipped with luxurious fittings and accessories.
An imposing central staircase with large lobbies connects all decks from Lower to the Bridge deck.
The lower deck is dedicated at separated crew quarters including crew accommodation, galley and service. The crew gym, a large laundry and various storage areas are located at the tank top deck. O'PARI3 can accommodate up to twenty four crew members in twelve Crew Cabins plus the Captain's Cabin located on Bridge deck.
The AV system on O'PARI 3 provides films, video and music, accessible from all zones of the yacht, while iPad control offers ease of operation for everything from AC to lights and curtains.
For the fitness and fun-focused, on the main deck, the fully equipped gym features brand new, high-calibre equipment, while on the lower deck there is a large Beach Club with spa, steam room, massage room, bar and large settees. The vast swim platform is more than four meters long, equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. The garage holds the Limo tender, two RIB tenders, a Nautique ski boat and a huge array of water toys.
This brand new 150.92ft (46m) Sanlorenzo is a shining example of Italian craftsmanship and luxury.
Custom-built to the highest specifications, SCORPION is a five-deck displacement superyacht in steel that guarantees long cruises across the oceans in total self-sufficiency, without refuelling for more than 3,500 nautical miles.
SCORPION features spectacular openable windows in the master cabin, a built-in hydraulic ladder astern, a huge garage astern that houses the main 7-meter tender and a second large garage at bow with plenty of space for watertoys. An outstanding external lighting system gives the whole boat a multicolour effect for a captivating atmosphere.
For the interiors, the owner chose an art deco style with furniture by Architema and Fendi along with chairs and sofas specially built on design. The finishing is made in bronze brass, the inlays are in mother-of-pearl while the woods selected for the interiors go from the dark mahogany wood to the lighter "Abice artico" wood.
The staircase hosts a high crystal sculpture that changes its colour at every deck, from blue to turquoise-green. Mosaic are a key decorative feature, brought in from Moscow.
SCORPION accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms, including a master suite, two VIP staterooms, two twin cabins and two pullman beds.
Abounding in innovations, her stern area is notable as it includes a spacious Beach Club and a fitness area with gym and sauna.
There is plenty of space for entertainment, relaxation and socialising on board this spacious vessel, plus several areas for alfresco dining and entertaining.
PERSEUS^3 (pronounced "Perseus cubed") is a sleek and alluring sloop built by Perini Navi. Measuring 60m (197ft), she's the second of Perini Navi's 60M Series, created with Ron Holland Design with a brief to boost volume and performance.
PERSEUS ^3 can accommodate up to 12 guests in sheer luxury within five or six staterooms and marble ensuites. One of the interior highlights is a convertible master suite. The full-beam stateroom contains a sliding wall that can split it into two cabins. It boasts a King sized bed, lounge area, desk and ensuite Jacuzzi bath and steam shower.
Both VIP cabins have Queen beds. The starboard side Queen includes a bath and the Port side Queen stateroom includes a shower. Both Twin cabins have two singles and one Pullman in each, with the opportunity of combining both of the twin cabins beds into Queen beds. Adding to the feeling of space and elegance, ceiling heights are 2.15m or 7 feet in most areas.
The interiors are a stimulating blend of traditional timber with sophisticated urban details. The spacious main saloon comprises a theatre-screen lounge area, formal dining for 12 around a magnificent table featuring patterned inlay, and even a piano!
Guests will enjoy sumptuous dining and entertaining on deck as well. The undercover aft deck is ideal for informal meals and cocktails. An extended aft platform gives easy access to the water.
On the flybridge, more seating and sun pads for soaking up the rays by the Jacuzzi.
PERSEUS ^3 is remarkable by her series of firsts, which include a 248'7" (75.8m) mast height, among the tallest in the world, 76'8" (23.4-meter) boom, 111,342-square-foot (10,344-square-meter) sail area, 30 percent larger than the ketch-rigged SEAHAWK, the first of the 60m Series that launched before her, and a 19,418-square-foot (1,804-square-meter) Code Zero, on the biggest torque cable TDF that Future Fibres has manufactured!
As for performance, on sea trials PERSEUS ^3 clocked just over 16 knots in 21-knot winds. Also on the technical side, PERSEUS ^3 features a carbonfibre, rather than aluminium, bowsprit, which is a first for Perini Navi.
Along with various board games and electronic games, guests can access movies and music with the Kaleidascape and Apple TV Entertainment system, plus iPod and iPad connectivity throughout the yacht. PERSEUS ^3 even offers her own newspaper printing service! For fitness, there is a 5.5m Endless Pool Spa on the foredeck with Jacuzzi, stationary bike, weights and yoga mats.
PERSEUS ^3 carries two custom designed and built 6.2m carbonfibre Custom Constellation tenders, a speedboat, and a Utility Tender, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, wakeboards, waterskis with slalom, a 6-person banana and other inflatables, Waterslide, snorkelling equipment, eight sets of dive gear and a fully equipped dive compressor with Nitrox. PERSEUS ^3 has a dive Instructor and two Dive Masters onboard currently, however Rendezvous Diving only.
This sublime 49.7m (163ft) Feadship was nominated in the refit category. Thorough works were carried out at the Rybovich yard to designs by De Voogt Naval Architect B.V with interiors by Patrick Knowles.
BROADWATER accommodates up to 10 yacht charter guests in luxurious comfort and operates in the Caribbean and the West Mediterranean.
Her master suite located on the main deck has a king bed, a private office and his and hers bathrooms. There are a further four Queen size staterooms. All staterooms have flat screen Satellite TVs with IPOD docking station and Kaleidascape AV.
BROADWATER'S formal saloon features luxurious, complimented with antiques and original oil paintings. There is surround sound music and iPod docking stations.
The skylounge is the perfect entertainment hub with a game table, a large plasma TV with surround sound and multi region SAT/TV with Kaleidascape A/V, movies, music, book libraries, board games and iPod docking station.
The aft deck has a bar and casual seating for 10 guests, while the upper aft deck offers a large, private deck space for alfresco entertaining. The sundeck boasts sunpads and lounge chairs as well as a large Jacuzzi.
The 42m (138ft) Benetti known as 'H' available in the Caribbean where she is already in demand for her ample leisure assets.
The Stefano Righini-styled superyacht boasts an inviting foredeck Jacuzzi and sunpad area, a sundeck bar with comfy seating, perfect for dining alfresco. Inside, the Redman Whiteley Dixon interiors are modern and fresh, using sycamore panelling, wenge flooring and a plethora of bespoke fabrics and finishes. There is accommodation for 10 guests in five staterooms, all appointed with the latest Apple TV and iPad/iPad docking systems.
H's main saloon is lined with large picture windows and features a cinema area with two large, reclining cinema seats set before a huge screen. An elegant foyer leads into the expansive, full beam master suite which comprises an ultra-luxurious king size bed flowing through to a relaxation room furnished with a daybed and drop-down 46" television.
His 'n hers bathrooms are fitted with heated flooring and connected by a shared shower with a heated seat.
H is filled with the latest in watertoys, such as Seabobs, inflatable paddleboard, a large inflatable waterslide, fishing gear and towables, plus a 5.8m (19ft) Castoldi jet tender for quick trips to shore, or island adventures.
Another brilliant luxury charter yacht vying for the title of best refit in 2015, SEVEN SINS is a 43.8m (43.70ft) motor yacht, custom designed by Omega Architects and built by Heesen in 2005 and completely refit in 2015, including lengthening the bow by 2.3m.
SEVEN SINS sleeps up to 10 guests in five staterooms, including a master suite, two VIP staterooms, and two twin cabins. Décor is impeccably styled in Cherry Wood and Makassar furniture.
Guests can enjoy a full open-air living experience on the sundeck, with sunbathing cushions, a Jacuzzi and a pilot seat for three guests being an ideal viewing point during navigation.
The aft deck is well endowed with settees and tables and her impressive main saloon area provides a bar and lounge area with a 50" Plasma TV screen while the dining room can seat up to 10 charter guests around a beautifully crafted oval table.
SEVEN SIN'S upper deck saloon can also be used as a theatre area with its 60" plasma screen.
As well as a full complement of watertoys, SEVEN SINS spoils guests with an extra-large swim platform, Hammam steam room and sauna.