Chasing the sun this winter? We've asked the yachting experts at Ocean Independence to select their ultimate charter destinations & the luxury yachts on which to enjoy them. Paradise, Found!
I Want To: Explore
The Spot: Tahiti
Dive clear, shallow lagoons flanked by dolphins or mysterious sunken vessels with walls of rainbow coral. Try deep-sea fishing for Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi or hike into the mountains for a jungle-framed picnic. Nothing says exotic like the heavy-scented breezes of the Society Islands.
The Yacht: Vantage & Ad-Vantage
The sleek 45.7m Palmer & Johnson 150 Super Sport Vantage and her stylish sistership 53.3m Damen Ad-Vantage are the definitive twin exploration yachts.
Fresh from refit in 2015, Ad Vantage is a luxury support vessel with three guest cabins and a vast submarine garage, while sleek Vantage offers every conceivable toy and plenty of space for family and friends.
I Want: To Escape
The Spot: Southeast Asia
To truly get lost, take a dip in the Andaman Sea. From the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi to Phuket in Thailand, floating fishing villages hover on turquoise seas, dramatic rock formations plunge from jungle-clad hills and deserted beaches rival any in the world. The best part? You’ll likely be completely alone.
The Yacht: Bliss
Sleeping up to 10 guests, 37m Bliss is a strikingly contemporary sailing yacht, superbly set up for groups of family and/or friends. With a freshwater spa pool on the foredeck and excellent long-range capabilities, she offers escapism with no compromise on comfort or style.
I Want: To Regroup
The Spot: Grenadines
The Grenadines are totally tropical – from lush landscapes to velvet beaches. Spend time exploring remote anchorages and hidden coves, hopping between some breath-taking 30 islands. Wander through verdant rainforests, where banana and coconut palms sway in the breeze. Spend family time swimming with turtles, sunbathing on sandbars and letting life lilt on Caribbean time.
The Yacht: 2 Ladies
Where better to gather a mix of family and friends than on the supremely elegant MY 2 Ladies. This 46m Rossinavi superyacht boasts two full width master suites, 2 VIP and 2 guest staterooms, providing a choice of flexible accommodation. With a glass elevator between decks, state-of-the-art entertainment system, a jacuzzi and myriad of water toys, there’s something for everyone.
I Want: To Indulge
The Spot: Florida & The Bahamas
Between the sparkling glamour of Florida and the remote, unblemished beaches of the Bahamas, it’s only 100 nautical miles. This is the ideal twin destination to indulge a multitude of senses: from the gorgeous cruising grounds of the Abacos to the vibrant nightlife at The Ocean Club. Start and end in Florida to combine bustling marinas with superlative shopping and spas.
The Yacht: M3
After an extensive refit, MY M3 offers discerning charter guests an owner’s specification. With black walnut floors, crisp linen and blue velvet seamlessly merging style and comfort. At 45m, she sleeps 10 in 5 staterooms. Offering considered deck space, iPad controls and a sleek new 35' Everglades tender for maximum ease.
I Want: To Party
The Spot: St Barts
With gorgeous cruising grounds bursting with natural beauty and luxurious amenities set in a chic, relaxed environment, St Barts still retains commensurate exclusivity. Its reputation as the Caribbean celebration paradise is due in part to the many prestigious events that take place here, not least the famous Bucket Race regatta.
The Yacht: Turquoise
Recently refitted to an exceptional spec, the iconic grey-hulled 55m MY Turquoise is the definitive party yacht.
The expansive sundeck offers sunbathing pads, a huge spa pool and gym equipment to spend the day soaking up the sun or playing with the water toys, before a movie at the aft deck cinema. At dusk why not take the tender to join the fun ashore.