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The 11 Best Yachts to Charter on the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Aeolian Islands

By Chris |  December 30 2012


ABILITY

ABILITY

These stunning yachts are available to charter this summer on the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

AIME SEA

Aime Sea

Length | 115ft (35.1m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Alloy Yachts
Year of construction/refit | 1994/2011
Cruising speed | 11 knots
Draft | 12ft (3.7m)
Weekly rate | $64,000

Aime Sea is flooded with natural light and finished in ‘tiger-maple’ with pale leather deckheads. Acres of teak and automatic sailing systems result in plenty of uncluttered deck space, while the transom opens to a large range of water toys.

Leisure and recreation: 4’(4.26m) 60hp Novurania tender, 2 kayaks (1 double, 1 single), 1 x paddleboard, 2 x kitesurfers, 2 x SeaDoos, 2 sets of waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, snorkeling gear, 2 fishing rods with Penn reels, compressor and 4 tanks (rendezvous diving only), wetsuits.

ANJILIS

Anjilis

Length | 161ft (49.08m)
Number of guests | 11
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Trinity Yachts
Year of construction | 2009
Cruising speed | 18 knots
Weekly rate | $235,000

Sophisticated and contemporary, Anjilis features Art Deco inspired architectural elements including exotic woods, custom parquetry and stone inlays to stunning effect.

The spacious deck areas, main deck bar and state-of-the-art entertainment system, make her an ideal yacht for entertaining in style.

Leisure and recreation: 21ft Novurania Custom Line 650 with 190hp and 34ft Intrepid with Twin 250hp tenders; 2 x diving equipment, fishing gear, bicycles, treadmill, dumbells and folding exercise bench. 8-person Jacuzzi, Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers.

HANA

hana

Length | 141ft (43m)
Number of guests | 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Benetti
Year of construction | 2007
Cruising speed | 16 knots
Weekly rate | $173,000

Hana’s large windows pour natural light into her modern interior. The luxurious staterooms include a master cabin with a private balcony.

Leisure and recreation: 1 x tender (5.5m), splash guards, bimini top and teak decking, and 3.5m tender with 25hp outboard engine. 1300cc Kawasaki 2 seater WaveRunner, 800cc Kawasaki stand-up jetski, waterskis, wakeboards, towable toys etc. Segway, SEABOB, Technogym equipment in LD gym, personal Kinesis Eritage cross trainer and Run Forma.

LAZY Z

LAZY Z

Length | 169ft (51.4m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Oceano
Year of construction/refit | 1997/2012
Cruising speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $239,000

The yacht comes with a range of amenities and luxurious staterooms. More than 2,500 DVDs can be enjoyed in every stateroom, salon area, the cinema or even in the Jacuzzi.

Leisure and recreation: 2 x tenders, 3-person jet skis, waterskiing gear, wakeboards, kneeboards, wake-skates, wake-surfers, slalom, trick-skis, underwater scooters, 2 x beach tents, towable ski biscuit and banana, snorkeling & fishing gear, compressor & scuba gear, water slide, inflatable wakeboard rail slide/fun box and waterski jump, fully equipped gym, massage room.

ODESSA

 

ODESSA

Length | 164ft (50m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Proteksan
Year of construction | 2007
Cruising speed | 15 knots
Weekly rate | $291,000

With wide open decks and simple elegance throughout, Odessa is perfect for entertaining friends or accommodating 12 guests in superb luxury.

In fact Odessa’s owner loves entertaining so much that during the construction phase, he asked the yacht’s designers to create furniture that looked and felt elegant no matter where it was moved, ensuring intimate events would be just as impressive as large-scale parties. The yacht’s sundeck is one of these highlights, offering a spacious sunbathing area with Jacuzzi and sun loungers by day. By night a large flat screen rises under the canopy so guests can enjoy an exclusive open-air cinema. The shaded bridge deck with an aft seating area is equipped with TV and fridges, and can accommodate 12 guests comfortably for alfresco dining. Leather paneled walls and striking Wenge flooring set the scene for the six suites, in which the layout and lighting can be converted to suit individual requirements.

Leisure and recreation: 21 foot Castoldi jet tender, SOLAS rescue tender, Laser sailing dingy, 2 x Sea-Doo jet skis, snorkeling equipment, windsurfer, wakeboards and water skis, inflatable kayaks, towable ‘toys’ and other beach equipment. For fitness enthusiasts there is a treadmill and cross-trainer.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

KATYA

Katya

Length | 151ft (46m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Delta Marine
Year of construction | 2009
Cruising speed | 12.5 knots
Weekly rate | $260,000/$291,000 (high season)

Since Katya’s launch in 2009, the highly experienced Captain Don Edwards and his nine crew members have provided a warm welcome to selected charterers.

The interiors are equally welcoming: rich woods and warm colors create the feel of a family home, exactly the appeal designer Jean- Claude Canestrelli wanted to create. Guests feel immediately relaxed in five staterooms (4 x double and 1 x twin), while generous decks boast a Jacuzzi and plenty of space for alfresco dining. At 46 meters Katya is perfectly proportioned; not too large for exploring, nor too ostentatious, she is graciously sized for any destination.

Leisure and recreation: 20 foot (5.8 meter) Nautica Jet RIB with 260hp,14 foot (4.3 meter) Nautica Jet RIB with 140hp, 2 x 3 person Sea-Doo jet skis (155hp), 2 x kayaks, waterskis (including sets for children), 2 x wakeboards, inflatable banana and other towable toys and snorkeling equipment.

John Cichanowicz – Burgess Miami

+1 305 672 0150

www.burgessyachts.com

ABILITY

ABILITY

Length | 130ft (39.5m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4 (1 master, 2 double, 1 twin)
Builder | Overmarine
Year of construction/refit | 2004/2008
Cruising speed | 20 knots
Weekly rate | $166,500/$198,000 (high season)

Modern and fast, Ability presents an exciting addition to the West Mediterranean this summer.

Her cruising speed hovers around 20 knots, but with top speeds in excess of 35 knots guests can fly through the water and spend more time in each location, which is what cruising is all about. The modern saloon is almost exclusively black and white with a roof panel that opens up above the dining area for entertaining under the stars. The full-beam master double suite, VIP double suite and further double and twin suites are all en-suite and more subtly furnished with wood paneling and cream textiles.

Leisure and recreation: 4.6 meter (15 foot) Castoldi tender with 130hp, 2 x Yamaha jet skis, waterskis and snorkeling gear.

Craig Cohen – Burgess New York

+1 212 223 0410

www.burgessyachts.com

ENCHANTRESS

ENCHANTRESS

Length | 115ft (35m)
Number of guests | 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | Benetti
Year of construction/refit | 2002/2008
Cruising speed | 13.5 knots
Weekly rate | $125,500/$140,500 (high season)

The Benetti shipyard’s reputation for building fine superyachts has been highly regarded since 1872 and it is now one of the world leaders in superyacht construction, known for its quality craftsmanship.

Enchantress is no exception; attention has been given to her every detail including the two VIP staterooms, the two twin guest cabins, the three outdoor decks and two large lounges. A refit in 2008 has given the interior a new lease of life with re-upholstered furniture pieces, new carpeting and new linens. The result is luxurious and extremely comfortable. Enchantress boasts a Jacuzzi on the sun deck and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

Leisure and recreation: 16 foot (5 meter) Novurania Equator 500 with 160hp, 2 x Yamaha 2- person jet skis (new in 2007), 2 x Sea-Doo underwater jet scooters, 2 x sea kayaks for 2 people, 6 sets of diving equipment (plus 12 bottles, a dive compressor, tanks and BCDs), complete snorkeling gear, light and heavy fishing tackle, waterskis, wakeboard and other towable ‘toys’.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

TWIZZLE

Twizzle

Length | 189ft (57.5m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Royal Huisman
Year of construction | 2010
Draft | 34.4ft (10.5m)
Weekly rate | $292,500/$313,000 (high season)

2010 saw the launch of one of the most innovative sailing yachts to enter the charter market in recent years – Twizzle certainly maximizes modern technology to an impressive scale.

Built with performance in mind, she can compete on the superyacht racing circuit, but she is just as exciting on a slow cruise. Rapid furling and fast tacking sails leave her teak decks free of ropes and winches, but her rig has also been built to ensure Twizzle can clear Panama’s Bridge of the Americas. A swing centerboard can be raised and lowered, acting as a stabilizer when motoring which dramatically reduces her draft and opens up shallow anchorages that are normally out of bounds to sailing yachts of Twizzle’s size. The interior has also received an innovative touch: giant wraparound windows offer panoramic views to the open-plan saloon, the light woods, polished Italian marble and modern textiles giving it an elegant yet informal edge. A slip-level stern platform unfolds out of the transom, allowing easy access for swimming or boarding one of Twizzle’s many tenders. Extraordinarily for a superyacht, Twizzle is carbon neutral and is therefore certified for cruising in environmentally sensitive waters.

Leisure and recreation: 2 x 21 foot Castoldi Jet tenders each with 250hp, 2 x kayaks, 1 x Laser sailing dingy. Diving equipment includes Bauer Scuba compressor with Nitrox system, snorkeling equipment and tanks.

Gaye Joyeau-Bourgeois – Burgess Monaco

+377 9797 8121

www.burgessyachts.com

ROXANE

Roxane

Length | 153ft (47m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Su Marine
Year of construction | 2010
Draft | 11.5ft (3.5m)
Weekly rate | $104,500/$125,000 (high season)

Roxane was launched only last year to great anticipation and interest, since she is the first wooden superyacht to have been launched for many years. Her traditional design was created by traditional craftsmanship from the Su Marine yard in Turkey. Such elegance combined with the modern ketch rig gives this 47-meter yacht flawless performance. The deck is one vast expanse of teak, stylishly fitted out with large comfortable sun beds and seating arrangements – perfect for alfresco dining. The interior decor is known as ‘beach chic’ – a contemporary fusion of bleached teak floors and sycamore paneling with plenty of natural light. Black marble bathrooms are en-suite to each of the four staterooms while the VIP suite has its own entrance.

Leisure and recreation: 16.5 foot (5 meter) jet-drive tender, 8 foot (2.4 meter) inflatable tender, 13 foot (4 meter) custom made sailing dinghy ‘Voyou’, waterskis and diving equipment (for rendezvous diving only).

Amanda Armstrong – Burgess London

+44 (0)20 7766 4300

www.burgessyachts.com

WALL Y ‘B’

Wally

Length | 107’5ft (32.7m)
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Pendennis Shipyard, UK
Year of construction | 1998
Draft | 15.7ft (4.8m)
Weekly rate | $83,500

As bizarre as it might sound, in the yachting community the word ‘Wally’ implies a pedigree of speed and cutting edge enterprise.

Wally Yachts are at the forefront of sailing yacht design; they do away with traditional nautical kitsch, replacing such features with open plan decks and interiors. Wally ‘B’ embodies all such advantages and her carbon fiber hull and gun metal rig give her an iconic silhouette that is instantly recognizable. However, the carbon fiber is not merely for show, it is integral to the lightweight design of Wally ‘B’ and essential for her superior performance. The interior is also unique and state of the art: instead of awkward divisions and bulkheads used in most sailing yachts, Wally ‘B’ has an open-plan, loft-like interior using the curve of the hull and beauty of carbon fiber as a backdrop. The saloon, for example, is made up of large leather sofas that can be arranged as couches for lounging, chaise lounges to watch TV or as a dining room to seat 14. The three double staterooms are all en-suite, although the owner’s bathroom is most impressive with its glass walls and Japanese-style bath tub.

Leisure and recreation: Custom 14 foot (4.2 meter) Nautica with Mercruiser 120hp jet engine, snorkeling gear, waterskis, wakeboard and other towables.

Franco Mercatelli, Wally Charter

+377 9310 0093

www.wally.com

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