What is a Mega Yacht? And Why You Should Charter One

Drawing on more than 60 years’ collective experience in the yacht charter industry, the Luxury Charter Group experts define the terms ‘superyacht’ and ‘mega yacht’ and expand on some of their incredible features.


Having inspected and enjoyed onboard hospitality on thousands of charter vessels at yacht shows, industry-only events and in their own travels, Luxury Charter Group know their way around a superyacht/mega yacht.

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“We consider yachts 30m (100ft) and above to be superyachts, and those from 50m (160ft) and above in the mega yacht category,” said Director, Jeni Tidmarsh.

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As the number of superyachts and mega yachts in the world grows in number and the vessels in length and volume, more of these impressive vessels are joining the global charter fleet.


In step with technological advances in new materials and techniques to solve traditional challenges of weight and exposure to the elements, superyachts and mega yachts are becoming increasingly complex.


Owners are opting for elaborate design elements that stretch beyond the comforts of home to features more common in a resort, such as helipads that convert to basketball courts or dance floors, large pools, full-size gyms, spas and health centres, immense garages to store watertoys and a range of supplementary craft, cinemas and even underwater viewing rooms.

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Many superyachts and mega yachts have award-winning interiors, impressing judges in prestigious international award with their chandeliers, exotic timbers, saloons with floor to ceiling windows and a grand piano, library or art collection.

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Seemingly nothing is beyond the imaginations of owners and the creative genius of designers who bring their ideas to life, which is why these amazing superyachts and mega yachts are frequently referred to as “floating villas”.

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And as owners and charter guests’ appetite for adventure grows, yacht designers are responding. Go-anywhere Explorer superyachts are on the rise, boasting reinforced hull-strength, massive volume and an array of facilities onboard, including in many cases companion vessels to carry additional dive gear, submersibles, skis and land exploration equipment, extra fuel and specialist crew.


These intrepid charter yachts can take their experience-seeking guests to far-flung destinations such as the South Pacific, exploring volcanic islands, reefs and wrecks in the ocean depths, Asia, such as the fascinating island archipelagos of Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar, and becoming more popular, Patagonia, the Galapagos and polar regions with their pristine wilderness and unique flora and fauna.


“Definitions of superyachts and mega yachts are useful, but of more interest are the remarkable places they can take us,” adds Jeni.


“Nothing compares to the total relaxation you find aboard your own crewed charter yacht, when you leave the worries of the world on shore and simply escape."


“Whether it’s a remote island anchorage or in the thick of things at the Formula 1 in Monaco – or both included in your itinerary in a matter of days – your charter yacht is your haven, where you and your family and friends can totally unwind, with every wish catered to – from dining to activities.”


For further details about these impressive luxury crewed yachts and other magnificent mega yachts available for charter please contact one of the team at Luxury Charter Group. 

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