Chartering a yacht during a rally or regatta brings you among sailing's elite where you experience a sense of the competitive spirit, camaraderie, heritage, colour and buzz at the marina. Along with the exhilarating on-water action, there are sophisticated sponsor soirees and non-stop entertainment onshore.
The Luxury Charter Group can match you with a selection of racing superyachts, or luxury charter vessels that can put you among the pomp and panoply of regattas. Your Luxury Charter Group expert can attend to any additional admin required for chartering during rallies or regattas, you just get ready to race (or enjoy the racing from an unparalleled vantage point!).
Your Luxury Charter Group consultant can assist you with a selection of yachts matching your preferences, contact us now. Here are just a few options to whet your appetite.
Cannes Regates Royale: Part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge calendar since 2005 as the closing leg of the season, the Régates Royales in Cannes each September represents one of the most prestigious fixtures in the entire international regatta season reserved for classic and vintage yachts. The name Régates Royales, dating back to 1929, recalls the royalty who took part in the regattas with their boats right from the very first years of the event.
Les Voiles de St Tropez: Also held in September and early October, Les Voiles de St Tropez welcomes classic and modern yachts – as many as 300 competing at once – for a week of racing and socialising.
Available for Cannes Regates Royale or Les Voiles de St Tropez, the 55m (180ft) ELENA is a faithful recreation of a turn-of-the century racing schooner by the same name. Built in 2009, ELENA blends the best of high-tech luxury and classic interiors redolent of an exquisite country home.
Elena can accommodate 10 guests in four staterooms, each with ensuite, with eight highly experienced crew skilled in delivering a memorable charter, as well as the ultimate sailing experience.
A majestic, modern sloop, built by Fitzroy Yachts and designed by Dubois, OHANA is an impeccable choice for charter and is available for regattas. With accommodation for 10 guests in five suites, OHANA is 49.7m (163ft) and boasts all the mod-cons, including wi-fi, a full complement of watertoys, massive sundeck ideal for entertaining, and interiors that were made to impress. The glass staircase joining the deck to the saloon, original artworks throughout, cinema room and evocative LED lighting throughout are just some of her features.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta: Hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, located in the enchanting village of Porto Cervo on the northern coast of Sardinia since 2008, this is the regatta that opens the Mediterranean superyacht calendar. Each June, modern and classic, performance and cruising vessels bring to life the emerald waters of Sardinia for four days of exhilarating sailing and legendary hospitality.
The first Wally Yacht built, in 1991, WALLY ONE revolutionised the superyacht world. Luca Bassini Antivari, founder and CEO of Wally, built this first yacht as a luxury cruising vessel with the performance of a maxi-yacht racer. At 83ft, this fast sloop is perfect for charter, with abundant deck space, lavish interiors and room for up to 11 guests. It was recently refit and will delight and entrance charter guests looking for luxury and sailing prowess.
THIS IS US
Launched in 2005, this Holland Jachtbouw 141ft schooner is ideal for racing while being just the charter yacht for comfortable family cruising. THIS IS US is a lightweight, high-performance yacht with a carbon mast and sophisticated rigging, while a lifting keel offers access to shallow, island waters. Onboard, THIS IS US boasts four spacious cabins: owners' stateroom, VIP suite and two guest cabins, as well as plenty of deck space for sunbathing and enjoying the sea breeze and watertoys to entertain the whole family.
St Barths Bucket: Running in March each year, this friendly, fun regatta for boats over 100-feet lays claim to being held in "the best venue in the nautical world". It combines the tropical allure and elegance of St Barths with a carnival-like atmosphere that draws thousands of sailors and spectators from around the world each year.
Les Voiles de Saint Barth: In April, the sailing world again descends on this glorious island for a celebrity-studded rally that offers live music, sponsor parties, showcases of local chefs and more than 80 yachts competing over 5 brilliant days.
An amazing 90m vessel built by Corsair Yachts, NERO was inspired by the 'Corsair' series of yachts owned in the start of the 20th century by J.P. Morgan. Completed in 2008, she embodies the classic elegance of the 1920s and offers all the toys and comforts of a modern yacht.
NERO is a truly unique yacht that can be effortlessly transformed from the most comfortable family yacht for up to 12 charter guests in six large suites, into a stunning venue for larger events. She boasts huge deck spaces, as well as multiple exterior seating and dining areas, catering for both large gatherings and intimate occasions. The yacht's "Snug" is one of the many highlights of NERO, situated on the sundeck. It makes the ideal place for escaping the heat or hosting a cosy dinner.
NERO'S 5.4m sideboard provides an excellent platform for entering the water for a dip, or taking advantage of the huge selection of water toys onboard.
The award-winning sailing yacht HYPERION is a luxury 47m (155ft) charter vessel that blends modern technology, powerful performance and traditional elegance. With spacious accommodation for six guests, HYPERION was built by Royal Huisman and designed by German Frers. At the time of design and construction, she was the largest sloop ever built with her 59m carbon-fibre mast the tallest.
HYPERION boasts generous internal and deck space for relaxation and entertainment, as well as an array of watersports equipment for diving, snorkelling, wake boarding, water skiing, kite surfing and fishing for the active Charterer. Your onboard Chef is renowned for creating gourmet menus to guests' particular palates, and there's a 200-bottle temperature controlled wine cellar.
HYPERION and her crew have competed in some of the world's most prestigious superyacht races, winning the New Zealand Millennium Cup in 2000, the St Barths Bucket 2009 and the Superyacht Cup in Palma 2008. Charter guests have the opportunity to enjoy the fusion of modern luxuries and high performance sailing to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
A fusion of contemporary living and the finest nautical heritage, sailing yacht PANTHALASSA is the result of the design collaboration between Perini Navi and Foster & Partners. PANTHALASSA'S interior is illuminated by unique skylights that channel light from the sundeck and oversized portholes.
The clean lines and uncluttered style of her interior offer contemporary living at its best for 12 charter guests in six spacious staterooms. Central to the yacht, the gracefully flowing stairwell is wrapped in a translucent acrylic enclosure allowing light to flow through the main saloon.
Flexible multifunctional spaces can be customised for intimate occasions or entertaining on a large scale. The library provides views over the water, for a feeling of deep relaxation. The boardroom with its video conferencing facilities is also a perfect dining area and the sofa set up in the saloon converts to a bar.
For waterlovers, her list of toys is impressive and includes jet tenders, Sea-doos and Seabobs, full dive gear and snorkelling equipment, as well as kayaks, paddle boards and inflatables.
Ideally suited to charter, OKTO is a 66m (216.54ft) custom-designed and built motor yacht built in 2014 by ISA, with interiors by Alberto Pinto and exterior styling by Andrea Vallicelli. OKTO accommodates 10 charter guests in five staterooms, including a Master with its own balcony, as well as 17 crew to tend your every requirement. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
Onboard, she boasts a an elevator, AC and wi-fi throughout, high-tech gym, Jacuzzi, stabilisers for ultimate comfort underway or at anchor, foredeck helipad, 6m contraflow swimming pool that can be heated, and plenty of watertoys for hours of fun on charter!
Luxury motor yacht BROADWATER is a lavish 49.68m (163ft) Feadship, with recent upgrades rendering her brand new from bow to stern including all new tenders and toys, stabilisers, wi-fi and Kaleidescape AV.
BROADWATER can accommodate up to 10 charter guests in five staterooms, with the Master suite located on the main deck and offering private office and his and hers bathrooms. All staterooms have flat screen Satellite TVs with iPod docking station and Kaleidascape AV.
The formal saloon is extremely comfortable, complemented by antiques and original oil paintings. The formal dining room offers seating for 10 charter guests and the skylounge has a wet bar, game table, large plasma TV with surround sound, movies, music, books, board games and iPod docking.
The aft deck has a wet bar and casual seating for six, while the upper aft deck offers a large deck space for alfresco dining for 10 as well as casual seating for 10 guests. The sun deck is inviting for sunbathing and taking in the views from lounge chairs, bar and Jacuzzi.