Luxury yachts are the epitome of relaxation and elegance. On these floating palaces you can explore the world’s most beautiful corners, cruise into Europe’s most sophisticated marinas, or while the days away in the Caribbean’s turquoise waters. But what they also offer is a whole lot of fun. Open a yacht’s treasure box of water toys and the mind boggles. With ever-more creative toys on the market, we take a look at 10 luxury charter yachts with the best water toys. It’s time to get wet with some unadulterated fun-in-the-sun!
Charter this 65m/213ft Codecasa yacht and you’re in for a treat when it comes to Caribbean frolicking in the sun. The list of water toys is downright impressive. Guests can make their way into the water via the inflatable slide, and then leap on a jet ski and zoom off into the sunset. Very James Bond. For something a little more serene there are paddleboards, kayaks and windsurfers. Could there be a better way to navigate the turquoise Caribbean Sea?
Double Down is the perfect family charter yacht. With huge outdoor spaces, eight cabins, a gym, karaoke equipment, and al fresco dining she offers quality not just exquisite facilities but time together creating memories.
Savannah is nothing short of striking. She is the world’s first hybrid yacht and one of the largest charter yachts on the market, gleaming in sophisticated elegance inside and out. But we’re talking water toys and Savannah has a pretty impressive repertoire. There are jet skis and kayaks, paddleboards and towables. But there are a few extra surprises too – laser yachts, jet surfs, a Waverunner and SeaBobs will make choosing which to try first an impossible task. With her cruising grounds in Central and South America she is also well-equipped for those wanting to scuba dive and explore the pristine reefs.
Back on board and Savannah knows how to pamper. Guests can while away evenings on her huge decks, cool off in the swimming pool, or unwind in the state-of-the-art spa complete with Hammam. Savannah also brings the magical world under the waves inside with her underwater observation lounge.
Axioma is a 72m/236ft expedition yacht, her cruising grounds stretching as far as the wild shores of Patagonia. So it’s no surprise then that her collection of water toys are well-geared towards adventure and discovery. Alongside the classic water skis and surf boards, guests can make use of Seabobs, kayaks, scuba equipment, Waverunners and two inflatable sailing boats – simply perfect for whale-watching.
Axioma combines elegance and adventure, offering six cabins for 12 guests, and cruising to some truly exceptional destinations. A massage room, cinema, sauna, steam room and infinity pool are just some of her on-board amenities.
Amarula Sun ensures her guests have the very best choice when it comes to the latest toys on the market. Stop in some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful bays, slide into the sea on her giant inflatable slide and then take your pick from a range of towables – there’s a classic banana boat to get the kids screeching. Adrenaline junkies can have a go at performing stunts on the Jetlev or flyboard, or for something less Back to the Future, snorkels will keep the whole family entertained.
With her red, white and grey superstructure Amarula Sun is as striking on the outside as she is on the inside. With five cabins accommodating 10 guests, she makes for the perfect family charter yacht. Sit on the spacious decks, or lounge in the Jacuzzi with a cocktail in hand as the kids whizz around on the toys.
One of the greatest joys of a superyacht charter is being outside in the fresh sea air, and Triple Seven has come up with a lot of exciting ways to do so. Paddleboards, outrigger canoes and kayaks are perfect for exploring the craggy Mediterranean coastline, while Waverunners, Jet skis, Laser sail boats, kitesurfers and flyboards will satiate even the most adventure-hungry guests. There are inflatables galore – including a giant slide and climbing wall – and top of the range scuba diving gear.
On board and Triple Seven’s outdoor spaces are simply stunning. There’s a beach club, sundeck Jacuzzi and al fresco gym. When you’re exhausted from a day of watersports, enjoy a family meal together before hunkering down in the cinema room.
The adventurous 59m/194ft Senses expedition yacht cruises to far-flung corners of the globe. Once there, guests can take their pick of water craft in which to explore, with everything from a quad ski to Waverunners, scuba equipment, jet-propelled kayaks, and several sailing boats tucked neatly in the tender garage. For keen fishermen, an 8m.26ft Grady fishing boat makes for leisurely days on the water, and there is a huge selection of inflatables, surfboards, kitesurfing gear and paddleboards.
Senses is the perfect expedition yacht. Unwind in the sunshine in front of magnificent views, or relax after a hard day of watersports with a massage or bubble in the Jacuzzi.
In 2016 the 50m/164ft yacht Trending had a toy box make-over and now offers an enticing selection of the very latest gadgets on the market. Glide across azure waters in the glass-bottomed kayaks, feel the zen on a stand up paddle board, or get your heart pumping on a SeaDoo, SeaBob or one of the towable toys. Young children will delight in the beach club pool complete with jellyfish net. Perhaps most impressively however, Trending is both a PADI Certified Dive Centre and Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, meaning instructors are on hand to help you learn new skills.
Trending manages to combine art deco and contemporary design to create a relaxing atmosphere. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining, plenty of deck space for soaking up the sun, and a beautiful outside lounge area with bar.