Movies to Fuel the Yachting Wanderlust
While there are still opportunities for chartering yachts, and indeed many people are choosing to sit out self-isolation and social distancing on a superyacht, the coronavirus pandemic has seen many of us stuck at home for extended periods of time. So while most of the world sits in lockdown, dreaming of the days when this is all behind us and we can set sail once more, we thought it was important to bring some relief to the wanderlust we’re all feeling right now.
For superyacht lovers, the call of the ocean is a strong one; the feeling of freedom, of abounding luxury, of adventure and exploration calls to us. Whether you’re choosing to sit out lockdown on a yacht or at home, you’ll no doubt be left with plenty of time on your hands for cosy movie nights (or mornings, or afternoons). We’ve put together a fun list of movies starring some of the most amazing charter superyachts on the planet. So grab the popcorn and settle down to some true yachting escapism.
1 KISMET in ‘6 Underground’ (2019)
The Espen Øino-designed superyacht is the setting for the climactic final scenes of this action/thriller movie starring Ryan Reynolds. We won’t spoil the ending, but it’s safe to say KISMET certainly gives Ryan a run for his money when it comes to a starring role.
KISMET: The award winning 95.2 metre Lurssen was built in 2014 and boasts a decadent interior and 8 opulent staterooms. Standout features include a swimming pool, full-service spa and a master stateroom with its own private deck, Jacuzzi and access to the yacht’s helipad.
Charter rate low season: € 1,200,000 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: € 1,200,000 per week + APA + VAT
2 SOLANDGE in ‘Succession’ (2018)
Lurssen’s 85.1 metre superyacht Solandge took a starring role in the second series of Sky Atlantic’s satirical comedy-drama Succession. The climactic final episode, in which Brian Cox’s Logan Roy makes a life changing decision, is based entirely on the yacht and gives future guests the chance to imagine life on board…minus the drama.
SOLANDGE: This newly refitted yacht exudes opulence and elegance. Beautifully designed by Espen Oeino and Aileen Rodriguez it has flowing interior and exterior spaces, and her already impressive list of attributes has been added to with a luxury limousine tender, Hammam, Jacuzzi and indoor cinema, as well as a jet stream swimming pool.
Charter rate low season: € 1,000,000 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: € 1,000,000 per week + APA + VAT
3 USHER in ‘Entourage’ (2015)
When the hugely popular TV series was turned into a hotly anticipated movie, Entourage was in need of a yacht for the opening scene. And in sailed 47 metre Usher. Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle and Johnny Drama pick up right where the series ended, partying alongside bikini-clad models in true Entourage style aboard this impressive superyacht.
USHER: If you want to grab your own entourage and head off for a week or two of charter then Usher is a fantastic choice. A recent refit in 2019, combined with the yacht’s ultra-fast speed capabilities means the world is your oyster for cruising destinations. And the beach club is bound to be where the partying happens.
Charter rate low season: $ 179,500 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: $ 225,000 per week + APA + VAT
4 OCEAN EMERALD in ‘Point Break’ (2015)
It’s hard to miss the sleek silhouette of this 41 metre superyacht in the hit movie Point Break. During the remake of the original 1991 film it featured in the party scene starring Johnny Utah and the rest of his team of extreme sports enthusiasts.
OCEAN EMERALD: The elegant, luxurious and ahead-of-its-time Ocean Emerald was designed in 2006 by Rodriquez Yachts and last refitted in 2015. She promises charter guests the utmost in comfort, from her stabilizers which create a smooth ride, to her deck Jacuzzi, gym and state-of-the-art technology.
Charter rate low season: € 95,000 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: € 95,000 per week + APA + VAT
5 HELIOS 2 in ‘Syriana’ (2005)
George Clooney and Matt Damon starred alongside Syriana in this geopolitical thriller which gets the heart racing. This luxurious superyacht depicted the wealthy lifestyle of Middle Eastern Princes and made us all yearn to set sail.
HELIOS 2: The 51.13 metre Helios 2 has the perfect combination of modern and classical décor, as well as a dazzling selection of water toys, exercise equipment, shade for alfresco dining, multiple areas for sunbathing and a Jacuzzi. She is the phe perfect all-round charter yacht.
Charter rate low season: € 200,000 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: € 225,000 per week + APA + VAT
6 THUMPER in ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ (2016)
The 40 metre Sunseeker M/Y Thumper plays host to Edina (played by Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (played by Joanna Lumley) as they sip champagne on the sundeck. This is the perfect, light-hearted movie to get your fix of the stunning Cote d’Azur around Cannes.
THUMPER: It is easy to see why Thumper was one of the most successful Mediterranean charter yachts of 2019. With huge deck spaces and five cabins accommodating 12 guests, she offers entertainment spaces galore but also plenty of secluded spots for some quiet time.
Charter rate low season: € 155,000 per week + APA + VAT
Charter rate high season: € 165,000 per week + APA + VAT
To find out about these or any of the other incredible yachts available for charter now, later in the year or next year, then please get in touch and our agents can help get you planning your very next charter.