Edmiston and Company tells me that a quartet of its top charter yachts still have availability this winter in the Caribbean.
First is the 207-foot Feadship motoryacht Lady Britt, a 2011 build that was a World Superyacht Award finalist (that’s her in the photograph at right). Among other things that make her memorable, Lady Britt has a Michelin-rated chef with a 52-flavor ice cream fridge. (That’s a little over seven new flavors to try each day of a weeklong charter, in case you’re doing the math.) The onboard Finnish sauna will help you sweat off the pounds.
Second is the 164-foot Proteksan-Turquoise motoryacht Odessa, a 2007 build that accommodates 12 guests. Her four belowdecks staterooms can be converted into a pair of full-beam suites, allowing the option of four couples chartering her together and each enjoying the master or a VIP space.
Third is the 164-foot Heesen motoryacht Inception, whose chef took first prize in the yacht’s size range just two months ago in the prestigious Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition. I got aboard this yacht in Antigua, and she is looking great. Her 12-person sundeck hot tub is inviting, her bridge-deck master suite has impressive views, and her main-deck VIP stateroom forward has a foldout balcony to port. (It’s practically a second master, in my opinion.)
Last but not least is the 235-foot Feadship motoryacht Utopia, a 2004 build that was refit in 2010. Her duplex sundeck design has long been a favorite on the superyacht charter scene, and her master suite occupies the whole upper deck with a private lounge, gymnasium and outdoor dining space.
Lowest weekly base rates are as follows: $445,000 for Lady Britt, $200,000 for Odessa, $250,000 for Inception and $435,000 for Utopia. (Or a cool $1.3 million for the most awesome four-yacht tandem charter of all time.)
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about any of these yachts or help you book a week on board.