The Bahamas Beckon: Top Tips & Luxury Yachts for Your Charter
It was once the chosen world of pirates, privateers and plunderers, but today the beautiful islands of the Bahamas are a destination of desire for luxury charter yacht guests from around the world. Here are a few of our recommended crewed motor yachts and a sailing yacht and our top tips to get the most out of your vacation.
1. When should we go?
The Bahamas are truly a year-round destination. The constant trade winds provide the Bahamas with a warm agreeable climate that varies very little over the year. The most refreshing time is from December through February when the temperature is between 70-75°F (21-24°C). It is a little warmer in the remaining months with temperatures that average 80-85°F (27-29°C). Bear in mind that cyclone season goes from June to November but they do not hit here as frequently as they do the East Coast of the US.
2. Where should we embark?
There are a number of places that you can embark on your private charter yacht in the Bahamas. The easiest port is Nassau where the main international airport is, with a number of daily flights from mainland America. Nassau is also home to the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, where the marina is large enough to berth yachts up to 240 feet (73m) long. The island also provides luxury charter guests with everything they could want ashore pre or post charter as well - shopping, fine dining, spas, entertainment, casinos & golf courses.
3. Where should we go in the Bahamas?
With over 700 islands spanning more than 100,000 square miles of ocean there are plenty of luxury charter yacht itineraries to choose from.
One possibility is to head south to the Exumas. This region in the Bahamas is an archipelago of 365 magnetic islands and cays that are scattered across a cerulean sea. The opportunities for unbridled exploration and adventure are seemingly endless: you can choose anything from the delights of mixing it with the locals in their old-world villages and dining on local delicacies, through to total isolation on a remote sand cay. Other alternatives include fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports.
Another Bahamas yacht charter option is to explore the Abacos, an archipelago north of Nassau. This island paradise is thought by many to be the boating and sailing capital of the Bahamas. Whether it is the gentle trade winds, the tranquil beaches or the charming villages, the islands of the Abacos have an appeal that constantly tempts travellers from across the sea. Charter guests will fall in love with this area with its numerous picturesque harbors, serene anchorages and stunning ocean sunsets.
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Some recomended luxury super yachts available for charter in the Bahamas are:
This superb 49.99m (164-foot) motor yacht by highly awarded US yacht builder, Trinity Yachts is ideal for up to 10 charter guests sleeping in absolute comfort in five staterooms. AMARULA SUN's distinctive exterior with sleek tri-deck design impresses wherever she goes. Inside, the custom designed interiors by Patrick Knowles Design are opulent, yet classic and refined.
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Ideally equipped for luxury charter, the 162ft (49.38m) Christensen motor yacht REMEMBER WHEN is one of the most magnificent vessels in the charter fleet. This four-deck motor yacht was designed and built to cater to every conceivable desire, and uniquely for her size, boasts an elevator that services all four decks, including the sundeck. Opulent, yet every inch elegant and understated, her interiors were designed by highly awarded firm Carol Williamson & Associates, with lavish gloss timber throughout, complemented by furnishings in neutral tones.
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FOUR WISHES for you, is an impeccable 43.89m (144ft) tri-deck Palmer Johnson charter yacht, sheer luxury afloat, designed and built for charter and a brilliant choice for cruising the Bahamas. FOUR WISHES comfortably accommodates 10 guests in five double staterooms (two of which are convertible to bunks/Twins) plus a convertible lounge on the bridge deck, which makes her the ideal charter yacht for extended families or large groups. Each stateroom has entertainment systems for music and video, AC controls and wi-fi.
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DIAMOND GIRL is an imposing 103ft (31.4m) luxury crewed motor yacht, all poise and polish. From the Johnson stable, DIAMOND GIRL hosts up to eight charter guests in four staterooms. She is remarkable for her supine exterior styling, elegant interiors and power – easily capable of island hopping around the Bahamas.
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MAVERICK, at 21.34m (70'), was built in 2013 and lacks nothing. This five-star luxury charter catamaran is packed with leisure options, and lots of space for charter guests to enjoy entertainment and relaxation in the sun or shade. The spacious aft deck is just made for alfresco dining and the flybridge provides flexible dining area that converts to a massive sun lounge.
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For more information about these private yachts and others luxury vessels available for charter in the Bahamas please contact the specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.
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