New Year is a time when we look back on the year behind us with reflection, and forward to the year ahead with new resolutions made. It is also the time for a great big celebration! Superyachts allow families and friends to ring in the New Year together, enjoying the best seats in the house for legendary fireworks displays, rip-roaring parties or intimate dinners. Here we take a look at the top 5 destinations for a New Year superyacht charter.
Every December the small harbour of Gustavia is packed fender to fender with the world’s largest superyachts, here to celebrate an action-packed, celebrity-studded New Year. From Roman Abramovich to Paul McCartney, Beyonce and Oprah, the star-spangled A-list makes for a party to remember. Join the glitterati for a New Year you’ll never forget as the superyachts host extravagant parties, their underwater lights illuminating the harbour and fireworks lighting up the skies. You will party long into the night amidst one of the most electric atmospheres on the planet. When dawn breaks, take a seat in the harbour’s sought-after restaurants, or head out of the capital for a slice of tranquility. A yacht charter here is filled with possibility, from Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands to the north, to St Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda to the south.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht: AXIOMA
72M AXIOMA will be based in St. Barths this winter. AXIOMA is the perfect yacht to enjoy everything St. Barths has to offer. Her vast bridge deck is designed with outdoor recreation in mind, with it’s relaxed seating area, large jacuzzi with swim up bar, panoramic open-air gym and extensive array of water toys. Additionally, the professionalism and experience of the crew on AXIOMA will guarantee an exceptional experience on board.
Charter Rate: 595,000 EUR p/w
Spend New Year in Australia’s enigmatic city and be one of the first on the planet to welcome in the New Year. Aboard a superyacht anchored in Sydney Harbour you will get a front seat view of the dazzling, world famous fireworks display which rains colour over the colonial architecture and iconic buildings. Watch as the Sydney Opera House explodes in a rainbow of fireworks as you clink glasses and celebrate into the night. New Year’s Day in the southern hemisphere brings with it sun-drenched beaches and warm waters. Head for the pretty town of Manly, feel revitalized with a hike at North Head Nature Reserve, or spend a day on the wild and beautiful Palm Beach.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht: MASTEKA 2
37M MASTEKA 2 is based all year round in Sydney Harbour, meaning the yacht not only offers world-standard luxury and service but also unparalleled local knowledge. From remote beaches to virgin dive spots MASTEKA’s crew have the knowledge to craft a break to suit your wishes, while MASTEKA 2 has the reach and capability to take you wherever you would like to go.
Charter Rate: 125,000 USD p/w
Party and Phuket come hand in hand, and at New Year this tropical island in the Andaman Sea truly comes into its own. Record numbers of superyachts have been visiting Phuket in recent years, lured by the crystal clear waters, the luxury resorts and laid-back charm. Come New Year, the hotels along the west of the island put on a spectacular show of fireworks, and those aboard superyachts get the best seat in the house. Anchor off Surin Beach to witness the legendary display put on by the Amanpuri Resort, or head ashore to join in with the exclusive, ticket-only festivities. When it’s time to recover from the party, venture into the serenity and natural beauty of the Andaman Sea, where a superyacht charter can take you scuba diving in the Phi Phi Islands, or sun-worshipping on the coral-fringed beaches of Koh Lanta.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht: OCEAN EMERALD
41M OCEAN EMERALD will be based in Thailand this winter. Her ultra-modern and versatile design was created with family life in mind, allowing for 30% more living and deck space than other yachts this size. OCEAN EMERALD’S generously sized salon, situated on the main deck, has floor to ceiling panoramic windows, lending itself to a destination of boasting such great natural beauty.
Charter Rate: 95,000 EUR p/w
Miami needs little introduction, this fast-paced, fun-loving party city exuding its own unique flair. And as you would imagine, New Year is a time for Miami to show off in style. Miami Beach is the beating heart of festivities, and anchoring off here in a superyacht means you’ll be in the thick of the action. Head ashore and revel in the swanky bars and hip clubs, or stay on board and get that front row seat for the fireworks. When the morning after the night before dawns, you don’t even need to up anchor to find a buzzing beach scene. For a longer charter, the Florida Keys stretch south into the Caribbean Sea, making for a laid-back superyacht charter filled with fishing and snorkelling, while the paradise islands of the Bahamas lie to the east.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht: CLAIRE
46M CLAIRE will be based in Miami this winter. Much like her current homeport, she is perfectly equipped for anything from a romantic getaway to an action-packed family holiday. She offers a well-balanced mix of interior and exterior volume, with an unusual total of 4 king cabins and a twin. CLAIRE’s al fresco dining area is expansive and can easily seat 12, whilst on the flydeck the jacuzzi and sunbathing area take centre stage on their stunning elevated platform.
Charter Rate: 150,000 USD p/w
Not far from the coast of Florida, and just a short flight from Miami, the islands of the Bahamas offer a serene escape from the Hispanic bustle of the city. Unsurprisingly, the Bahamas is a hotspot for super yachts in the winter months, offering pristine white sand beaches, an abundance of tropical sea life and a warm, laid back culture like no other. But make no mistake, the celebrations to bring in the New Year in the Bahamas are meticulously planned months in advance, notably the famous Junkanoo festival. This colourful extravaganza has been labelled one of the most entertaining street carnivals, not only in the Bahamas, but in the world – bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate the New Year. After the rum-filled celebrations, a gentle cruise to the idyllic out islands provides the perfect R&R for charter guests.
Our Top Pick Charter Yacht: SILVER ANGEL
64.5M SILVER ANGEL, will be based in the Bahamas this winter. One of the finest examples of a Benetti and Stefano Natucci collaboration, SILVER ANGEL is arranged over five decks, has a vast interior volume beautifully designed by Argent Design, and offers accommodation for 12 guests in seven staterooms. As you’d expect, SILVER ANGEL also has a plethora of water toys, including jet skis and scuba diving equipment.
Charter Rate: 450,000 USD p/w
To book your New Year charter or find out more about these and many other yachts on offer please get in touch.