Charter broker Missy Johnston at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters says: “Great last-minute charters can often be found in a destination where yacht owners keep their boats ready at all times. This is the case in Greece and Turkey, where often the crew are waiting for the next charter to be booked. There are a lot of great boats there ready for last-minute bookings.”
YCO Yacht has two recommendations this week. First is for the 78-foot Sunseeker motoryacht Ruff One: “She is standing by in the South of France, and the owner will make her available for day charters at the last minute. Andy Pearson, the British captain, has a fantastic track record. Service on this smaller yacht is exemplary. It is the ideal last-minute choice and with a charter manager standing by to make last minute charters work.”
YCO Yacht also recommends the 183-foot Benetti motoryacht Galaxy: “Her crew are always either on charter or on charter standby throughout the summer. This is a yacht that booked a charter for the Monaco Grand Prix on a Thursday night and began the charter the very next day. They can handle anything.”
YPI Group also has two recommendations this week. First is for the 200-foot Codecasa motoryacht Esmeralda, which takes 12 guests in 11 staterooms and is available for last-minute bookings. The weekly base rate is $245,000.
Also this week from YPI Group is a recommendation for the 88-foot Maxi sailing yacht PK Boo II. She takes last-minute bookings for 10 guests with four crew at a lowest weekly base rate of €26,000.
Oceanstyle says the 120-foot Benetti motoryacht African Queen is available for last-minute bookings in the West Mediterranean from July 26 through August 2: “All offers are welcome. The owner is very flexible.”
Last but certainly not least this week is Fraser Yachts Worldwide, which has four recommendations for yachts that welcome last-minute bookings. They are the 114-foot Mefasa motoryacht Angel Heart, the 143-foot Sterling motoryacht Antinea, the 159-foot Feadship motoryacht Audacia, and the 170-foot Feadship motoryacht Dream.