The 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, attracted 105,000 international buyers, sellers and browsers who came to see the latest that the global boating industry has to offer, including some magnificent mega yachts. Luxury Charter Group attended the show and these are some of our favorite luxury charter yachts we saw there.
The 58th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show spanned more than three million square feet of exhibit space in-water and on land across seven locations The show is a significant event for charter vessels and Luxury Charter Group was there to inspect the current line-up.
According to Luxury Charter Group's Sharon Bahmer, the range of luxury charter superyachts on show this year was impressive and catered to all styles of charter and guest tastes. Among the most memorable which Sharon inspected were TAKE 5, SUGARAY and BW, while her colleague Radek Gendek was particularly impressed with NITA K, CLOUDBREAK and SKYLER. Here are our picks of the top charter yachts from FLIBS this year.
"Seriously impressive for charter – Hamptons meets NY apartment. Guests will be dazzled by her bling! Very ritzy and full of glass, shiny stainless steel and crystals – elegant and opulent!"
Built in 2016 by Sunseeker, charter yacht TAKE 5 accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 spacious staterooms. Her 900-square-foot master stateroom provides a luxurious private oasis featuring a walk-around king bed and ensuite with a large European rainfall shower and dual sinks.
TAKE 5 is a wonderful charter yacht for families as below deck she has two queen staterooms and the two twin-bed staterooms each with a Pullman. Guests staterooms are exquisitely decorated and positioned at water level offering charter guests tranquil water views.
Her multi-functional beach club houses the watertoys and can be converted into a recreational area when all they are in use.
Brand new in 2017 from Ocean Alexander, SUGARAY is a 112.01ft (34.14m) motor yacht available for charter in the Bahamas.
With accommodation for up to 10 charter guests in 5 staterooms, SUGARAY is a tri-deck luxury charter yacht that will suit families and groups. There is something for everyone on each level! On the skylounge/bridge deck, there is a lounge and entertainment area.
The sundeck has a dining and full bar area covered by a hard top and further aft is a sunning area with chaise lounges and teak furniture.
Forward of the bridge via Portuguese walkaround deck is a table and seating overlooking the bow for the best views while at anchor or cruising. The third deck is multi-purpose, whether an intimate evening for cocktails with mood lighting overhead and a bubbling Jacuzzi dip or for a fun night of dancing and drinks.
The 120.01ft (36.58m) Palmer Johnson 120 Open, BW is a performance superyacht that boasts a sleek and commanding profile, designed by Nuvolari & Lenard. With her navy hull and red accents, BW is a head-turner wherever she roams.
With room for 8 guests in 4 large staterooms, BW has an array of features praised by her fortunate charter guests, including a spacious sundeck with retractable staircase for the ultimate in privacy, plenty of areas for sunbathing and socialising, and a large swim platform.
Interiors are chic and modern, in laid-back but luxurious island style, and guests will enjoy the lavish marble bathrooms and cabins with round windows for water views at every vantage point.
For the LCG team, one of the most compelling charter yachts at FLIBS this year, 238ft (72.25m) CLOUDBREAK built by Abeking & Rasmussen, is a "high-tech floating chalet", a serious go-anywhere, explorer superyacht with all the features that make her ideal for charter worldwide. Born out of the desire to traverse the globe in unparalleled comfort and style, CLOUDBREAK accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
The owner's passions are surfing and heli-skiing and CLOUDBREAK has exceptional facilities including an enviable array of sports and water toys and a helideck, as well as a sauna, massage room and chilled plunge pool for total relaxation after a day of hectic activity. Lights and speakers mean CLOUDBREAK can convert to a party palace at the flick of a switch!
According to CLOUDBREAK'S award-winning designer, Espen Øino, this superlative charter yacht "is for an outdoorsman and a lover of nature". The interior, designed by Christian Liaigre, is a superb blend of Scandinavian décor with a meticulous attention to detail.
A new 38.m (125ft) Benetti motor yacht, SKYLER can cater to a charter guest's dream vacation. The third hull in the Benetti Fast 125 series, SKYLER boasts interior styling by esteemed Redman Whiteley Dixon, and cutting-edge design and performance features.
Emphasis has been placed on outdoor living aboard SKYLER: on the sundeck centres around an L-shaped bar where guests can relax with cocktails with unimpeded views, plus there are sunpads and a big screen TV. On the foredeck, the Jacuzzi, sun pads and seating provide the ideal space for total relaxation.
The spacious upper deck with circular table invites alfresco dining, while the oversize Beach Club with bar provides the perfect spot for unwinding close to the water and accessing SKYLER'S generous selection of water toys.
Inside SKYLER accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms. The décor is sheer luxury, with a palette of rich textures, from glossy ebony and Thai woodwork to nickel detailing, silk woven into deep pile carpets and leather lining the central staircase.
NITA K II
170ft (52m) NITA K II is an Amels motor yacht has accommodation for 12 guests in 5 staterooms with ample space for enjoying the sunshine and socialising while on you charter vacation.
Inside, neutral tones with metallic accents complement the natural woods and rich fabrics. Dining areas are large enough to seat as many as twelve guests at one time; but may also be configured for intimate meals.
On deck, guests will enjoy plenty of deck space for lounging, alfresco dining and relaxing. The Jacuzzi on the sundeck provides stunning views and complete privacy. The yacht-wide entertainment system allows guests to watch television and enjoy music on deck.
GIGI is a 164ft (50m) Westport charter motor yacht with accommodation for up to 12 charter guests in 6 staterooms. The entryway can be partitioned from the main master stateroom for private use of the master office, while a comfortable lounge to starboard allows for the host to enjoy some privacy from the rest of the group.
There are three alfresco dining options, one on each level. On the main level, the aft dining area can convert to a sophisticated and private Beach Club setting with full length drapery. The skylounge has a comfortable second saloon area with an additional portside balcony. The vast aft deck area on this level is excellent for alfresco dining or cocktail hour with a view. Forward of the bridge is a semi-circular booth seat with table providing another dining area.
The sundeck boasts chaise lounges, sunpad with partial awning, full service bar with TV, Jacuzzi and curved glass enclosure for protection from the elements.
GIGI can be made available in tandem with their 180ft support vessel AXIS to accommodate staff, additional guests and watertoys.
The 181.43ft (55.3m) Damen YS 5009 support vessel AXIS, offered in tandem with GIGI, accommodates six additional passengers, crew and all the watertoys, tenders and adventure equipment a charter group could envisage! This unique charter package, highlighting the most one of a kind experiences organized from a fully stocked personalized fleet that travels with you.
Onboard AXIS you will find a 52ft Viking Sportfish boat, Triton 3-seater submarine, jetskis, sailboats, two BRIG RIB tenders, paddleboards, wakeboards, waterskis, fishing gear and snorkeling/dive equipment.
155ft (47.5m) VA BENE offers 5-star accommodation and amenities for charter guests looking for laid-back luxury and exceptional service.
VA BENE's interior is contemporary in style with extensive use of white and cream lacquered surfaces, limed oak, mirrors and a serene marine-themed décor.
VA BENE accommodates 12 guests in 6 lavish suites. Her living areas offer great capacity for entertaining in comfort and style; the main saloon is vast, with a number of different seating areas, whilst the formal dining room can seat up to 14 guests. The sundeck on VA BENE offers a Jacuzzi, barbecue and space for sunbathing, while the large swim platform allows easy access to the water or tenders for onshore excursions and towing.
This 150ft (45.72m) luxury charter yacht sleeps up to 12 charter guests in 6 staterooms. Decorated in classic style with superb cabinetry throughout and intricate ceiling embellishments, marble flooring, lavish carpets and furnishings and original artwork, EXCELLENCE is a serene and spacious option for your charter vacation.
Features include a flybridge sundeck with Jacuzzi, several lounge areas, bar and even a waterslide, as well as two covered cockpits with seating, an upper and lower lounge, a formal dining area, swimming platform, Helipad, Air Conditioning throughout, WiFi internet and stabilizers for comfort at anchor.
VICTORIA DEL MAR
At 164ft (50m) and a total of 7,500 square feet of living space, VICTORIA DEL MAR is an exceptionally spacious and beautifully appointed luxury charter yacht. Her minimalist open plan interior is enhanced by large windows, light exotic woods, leather finishes and a fresh, vibrant nautical tones.
VICTORIA DEL MAR can sleep up to 12 guests in 7 staterooms each with ensuite. With its own skylounge, semi-private aft deck and direct access to the sundeck, the Master suite is simply stunning!
Ideal for families or large groups, VICTORIA DEL MAR boasts a fully equipped gym and massage room and an impressive sundeck boasting sunlounges, Jacuzzi, alfresco dining space, an outdoor bar and on-deck cinema for memorable evenings watching films under the stars.
JEDI is an elegant charter yacht with the sleek design of a modern villa. This 123ft (37.49m) Tecnomar motor yacht has a striking metallic hull in light-bronze and pearl, and an imposing profile which attracts attention at every port and anchorage. JEDI accommodates 10 guests in 5 staterooms. The interiors are characterized by the skilful use of LED lighting, timber panelling, leather and the finest fabrics for a soothing, serene atmosphere.
JEDI boasts incredible deck spaces, including the main aft deck which is dedicated to relaxing, sunbathing and alfresco meals. The aft Beach Club has a large terrace and swim platform,as well as a bar, bathroom and sauna, a gym and tender area.
The sundeck is a huge terrace jutting out over the sea, perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The forward area is dedicated to dining and has a bar corner, lounge area and remote steering wheel position, while aft an 8-person Jacuzzi is surrounded by large sun pads, with an awning for lounging in the shade. A further lounging space forward on the bow makes the ideal socialising space, with a large sunbathing area complete with sunshades.
For further details of these luxury yachts and other mega yachts available for charter please contact the specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
Posted November 16, 2017 Yachting & Industry News
Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.
Related Blog Posts
Part of the Azimut-Benetti Group which produces world-class vessels in five shipyards across Italy and one in Brazil to serve South America, Azimut manufactures planing motor yachts from 10 to 37 metres that embody Italian flair and finesse and are ideal for charter Learn more...
In 2020, charter guests have had new premium power multihulls to consider for charter when the brand-new Sunreef 80, Fountain Pajot 67 and Lagoon 64 were all launched and entered the charter market. In 2021 they will be available for charter in the Greek Islands, Italian Riviera and the Mediterranean. Learn more...
Continuing the tradition, the Lagoon Seventy 8 “Galaxy Big Sister” seeks a new owner for limitless ocean adventures. Learn more...
Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival has filled the waters of Cannes each September. As the first show in the boating season, the Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event with a significant charter yacht presence alongside the impressive new yachts making their debut. Here's our pick of the charter yachts that Radek Gendek from Luxury Charter Group will be inspecting there. Learn more...