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The 8 Best Yachts to Charter on the Balearic Islands

By Chris |  December 30 2012


Sherakhan

SHERAKHAN

Sherakhan

Length | 230 feet, 70 meters
Number of guests | 26
Number of staterooms | 13
Builder | Verkerk Yachting Projects
Year of construction / refit | 1965 / 2005
Cruising speed | 12 knots
Weekly rate | $565,000

Sherakhan is strikingly unique; underneath the classical lines of her commercial past she can boast more amenities than most other charter yachts on the market.

The exceptionally designed interior is impressive to say the least: The huge, double height, main saloon can seat 26 and is bathed in light from the overhead glass Jacuzzi. The master stateroom has a private terrace, office and lounge area giving it the feel of a hotel penthouse suite, and two modern spa areas are filled with all the services that you would expect of any professional establishment. With 12 other staterooms, including one specially designed for children, Sherakhan is able to accommodate far more than the standard superyacht. But facilities and furnishings alone do not account for Sherakhan’s popularity, it is the crew that make this boat so perfect for charter; their experience and attention to detail ensure an unforgettable experience.

Leisure and recreation: 2 x 24 foot (7.32 meter) Joker Clubman inflatable tenders with Yamaha 260hp inboard engines, Classic runnerboat with Steyer 260hp inboard engine, 2 x Yamaha Superjet 700 jet skis, Laser Sailboat, 2 x wind surfers, floating trampoline, kayak. A fully-equipped gym includes an exercise bike, step machine, treadmill, elliptical trainer and multiple free weights.

Camper & Nicholsons International

+44 207 009 1950

www.camperandnicholsons.com

MARLENE II

MARLENE II

Length | 107 feet, 32 meters
Number of guests | 6 to 8
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Mangusta
Year of construction | 2005
Cruising speed | 28 knots
Weekly rate | $94,000

Marlene II is unique in managing to combine speed with luxury and style; the perfect combination for exploring the Balearic Islands.

At 32 meters she is large enough to turn heads, yet small enough to frequent many of the smaller bays and coves that are off limits to the larger yachts. The interior is light and modern, flush with the modern lines of Marlene II’s hull. Four crew are experienced and have extensive knowledge of the Balearics, meaning guests are guaranteed to get the best out of any itinerary.

Camper & Nicholsons International

+44 207 009 1950

www.camperandnicholsons.com

HARMONY I

HARMONY I

Length | 105 feet, 32 meters
Number of guests | 4
Number of staterooms | 8
Builder | Elegance
Year of construction | 2002
Cruising speed | 13 knots
Weekly rate | $67,000/$78,000 (July & August)

Harmony I is the perfect size for exploring the Balearics: large enough to have a presence in anchorages and marinas, and she accommodates four guests in absolute luxury.

The sundeck, with its Jacuzzi, bar and myriad dining areas, is a favorite spot to spend afternoons onboard. The interior is glamorous without being ostentatious, the main saloon and dining room are perfectly appointed for entertaining and the four staterooms (three double and one twin) are exceptionally spacious. With an abundance of watersports facilities and a knowledgeable captain and crew, Harmony I is guaranteed a popular season in the Balearics.

Leisure and recreation: 14 foot (4.2 meter) Aquapro with 50hp, Yamaha Jet Sjki 850 (only with Jet Ski Licence), 2 x inflatable sea kayaks, waterskis, wakeboard and various other towables and snorkeling equipment.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

CHAMPAGNE O’CLOCK

CHAMPAGNE O’CLOCK

Length | 85 feet, 26 meters
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Falcon
Year of construction | 2001
Cruising speed | 22 knots
Weekly rate | $50,000/$54,000 (July & August)

The memorable ‘Champagne O’Clock’ is a highly appropriate name for this Falcon 86, where onboard luxury service and comfortable living is routine.

Captain David and Chef Ruth provide an itinerary and menu tailored to your every whim, while two additional crew members ensure guests need never lift a finger. Champagne O’Clock has a luxurious interior that is typical of these iconic Falcon yachts. There is a large open-plan salon and dining area that greets guests as soon as they enter, and the lower deck is divided into two double and two twin staterooms, all of which are en-suite. With an abundance of deck space, both aft and above, there is plenty of room for all eight guests that Champagne O’Clock can accommodate.

Leisure and recreation: 14 foot (4.2 meter) Aquapro tender with 60hp, wakeboard, waterskis and full snorkeling equipment.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

WHITE-FANG

WHITE-FANG

Length | 85 feet, 26 meters
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Mochi
Year of construction | 1996
Cruising speed | 17 knots
Weekly rate | $42,000/$50,000 (July & August)

With a steady cruising speed of between 17 and 22 knots, White-Fang makes cruising quick and efficient, and at 85 foot (26 meters) she is unhindered by size when exploring many of the Balearic Island’s smaller anchorages.

On board accommodation includes three spacious double staterooms and one twin, all with en-suite bathrooms. The sundeck is White-Fang’s true pièce de résistance, featuring a Jacuzzi, barbeque and plenty of space for alfresco dining.

Leisure and recreation: 14 foot (4.2 meter) tender with 50hp Yamaha, 2 person Kawasaki Jet Ski, 2 x donuts, waterskis, wakeboard, kneeboard, fishing gear and snorkeling equipment.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

CENTO -BY-EXCALIBUR

CENTO -BY-EXCALIBUR

Length | 85 feet, 26 meters
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Maiora
Year of construction | 2001
Cruising speed | 18 knots
Weekly rate | $35,500 (May & October), $38,500 (June & September), $46,000 (July & August)

Cento-by-Excalibur, or ‘Cento’ for short, is a perfect charter option for the Balearics. Her Captain, John Horn, has an intricate knowledge of the islands and her size at 85 foot (26 meters) is perfect for exploring all the inlets and coves that make these islands so special.

The interior is impressive: mahogany paneling sets the scene for the salon, dining area and four double staterooms. A technical upgrade has given Cento a fully integrated Bose sound system and Wi-Fi throughout, ensuring guests have state-of-the-art technology at their fingertips.

Leisure and recreation: 11 foot (3.3 meter) Williams tender with 68hp jet engine (new in 2007), 2 x SeaBob underwater jet scooters, 1 x wakeboard, 2 x donuts, 3 pairs of waterskis and 2 x inflatable kneeboards for children. There is complete diving equipment for 2 people including 2 BA air jackets, 4 bottles and multiple wetsuits, though no compressor.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

NEPHELE

NEPHELE

 

 

Length | 112 feet, 34 meters
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | McMullen & Wing
Year of construction/refit | 2002 / 2009
Draft | 14.6 feet, 4 – 5 meters
Weekly rate | $74,000/$82,500 (July & August)

Nephele is an admirable sloop; not only does she combine elegant clean lines with worthy size, she is also an extremely capable cruising yacht, giving guests access to more remote cruising destinations.

With the ability to motor long distances wind is never an issue. However there are few better yachts with the ability to combine performance with such luxury (Nephele has previously won the ‘Millennium Cup’ Superyacht Regatta). The two twin and master double staterooms have all been placed towards the aft, where the motion of the sea is less noticeable and thereby ensuring guests are accommodated in maximum comfort. There is ample entertaining space both in the main saloon and in the central cockpit, which is shaded with a large bimini cover and free of ropes and rigging.

Leisure and recreation: Italboats Predator 490 RIB with 80hp, 2 x Byte sailing dinghies, wakeboard, waterskis and snorkeling equipment for up to 10 people.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

ATALANTA

Atalanta

 

 

Length | 82 feet, 25 meters
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | JFA Chantier Naval
Year of construction | 2002
Draft | 11.5 feet, 3 – 5 meters
Weekly rate | $35,500/$41,000 (July & August)

Atalanta was designed to be an easy-to-handle sloop that can be managed by a small crew.

The minimalist design gives Atalanta a low profile deck with a sleek pilothouse and a center-aft cockpit; the perfect racing-cruising combination. Below decks the practical racing image disappears – it is all polished teak paneling and white fabrics. There is a full-beam owner’s stateroom and two further staterooms with twin beds. All have modern en-suite bathrooms. Overall Atalanta beautifully combines luxury living with sailing performance, making her the perfect charter option for those who enjoy sailing in style.

Leisure and recreation: 16 foot (4.9 meter) Italboats Predator RIB with 80hp (new in 2009), 2 x sailing dinghies, waterskis, wakeboard and diving equipment that includes 3 bottles and a Coltri Sub dive compressor.

Barbara Müller, Ocean Independence Palma

+34 971 404 412

www.oceanindependence.com

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