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The 10 Best Yachts to Charter on the Southern Turkish Coast

By admin |  December 30 2012


EXCELLENCE III

EXCELLENCE III

Choose from our stunning selection of yachts available to charter this summer on the Southern Turkish Coast

MAGENTA M

Magenta M

Length | 141ft (43m)
Number of guests | 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | CRN
Year of construction | 2001
Cruising speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $170,000

Combining state-of-the-art amenities with sprawling deck spaces, Magenta M is perfect for exploring the Ionian Islands in modern comfort.

With sun pads, a Jacuzzi and a bar area, her deck is designed for lounging in the sun. A stand out feature is the home cinema.

Leisure and recreation: 2 x tenders, 2 x jet skis, diving equipment, Hobie wave catamaran, inflatable trampoline, banana and donut, 2 x Molokini kayaks, windsurfer, mountain bikes, 2 x Segway road cruisers, wakeboards, waterskis, dive compressor and fishing and snorkeling equipment.

Anne Sterringa, Charter Broker

+34 619 05 09 78

www.camperandnicholsons.com

ROSINANTE OF NOTIKA

ROSINANTE OF NOTIKA

Length | 107ft (32.6m)
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Nedship
Year of construction/refit | 1998/2005
Drafts | 14.1ft (4.3m)
Cruising speed | 8 knots
Weekly rate | $45,000

This well designed and practical sailing yacht offers spacious guest accommodation, whilst a 2005 refit has ensured every modern convenience is on board.

Leisure and recreation: 95hp Jet Nautical RIB, 9.9hp Zodiac dinghy, 2 x 8-person life rafts. Windsurfer, waterskis, wakeboard, snorkeling and diving gear, fishing gear and net, barbecue, close circuit video system with 4 cameras, videotape, computer, DVD player, Sat TV, B&O video and audio components.

APOISE

APOISE

Length | 220ft (67m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Lürssen Yachts
Year of construction/refit | 2006/2009
Speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $587,000/$669,000 (July, August)

The world-renowned Lürssen yard was commissioned to build Apoise by Dave Ritchie, the Australian co-founder of Ritchie Bros auctioneers, his intention was to sail the world for two years on this specially designed superyacht.

Two years became three and Apoise was then sold to a new owner who had her refitted to enter the luxury charter market. Apoise has been in demand as a charter yacht ever since. Generous deck areas accommodate a swimming pool, while entertaining space includes a unique sports bar, theater and grand saloon. The 1,400 square foot (130 square meter) master cabin gives the feel of a luxury hotel suite with its marble and mahogany en-suite bathroom. Five further guest suites all have king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. The refit was purely cosmetic, with a view to improving the cohesiveness, luxury and aesthetic of the yacht to make her fit for five star charter luxury.

Leisure and recreation: 26 foot (8 meter) Denship tender, 24 foot (7.3 meter) Novurania, 16 foot (5 meter) crew Novurania, 14 foot (4.2 meter) rescue tender, Zodiac light inflatable, 2 x kayaks, full water park of inflatable water toys, scuba and snorkeling equipment, 2 x stand-up and 2 x seated jet skis, 2 x sailing dinghies and 10 bikes.

Annemarie Gathercole, International Yacht Register

+377 9797 8027

www.iyr.net

POLAR STAR

POLAR STAR

Length | 206’5ft (63m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Lürssen Yachts
Year of construction/refit | 2005/2011
Cruising speed | 15 knots
Weekly rate | $587,500/$670,000 (July, August)

One of the giants of the Lürssen fleet, Polar Star was created to offer guests limitless cruising.

Her steel ice-class hull and long distance standards are not, however, out of place on a glamorous Mediterranean shoreline. The six guest suites have all been placed on the main deck completing a clever division between crew and guest accommodation. All are en-suite, and the master suite is even double en-suite, featuring ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathrooms as well as panoramic views forward through generous windows. There is capacious outdoor deck space and a spa pool on the owner’s aft deck that holds 10. In addition, Polar Star’s refit will be completed in time for this summer season in the Mediterranean. The newly upholstered interior will give the yacht a fresh contemporary feel and the new outdoor cinema on the sundeck will most certainly be a popular addition.

Leisure and recreation: Mastercraft tender (specially designed for water skiing and wakeboarding), 4 x waterskis, 2 x wakeboards, kneeboard, 6-man towing banana and towing doughnut, 3 x Seabob underwater jet scooters, 2 x new Yamaha jet skis, 1 x stand-up Kawasaki jet ski, 8 sets of scuba gear and 12 sets of snorkeling gear in various sizes.

Annemarie Gathercole, International Yacht Register

+377 9797 8027

www.iyr.net

EXCELLENCE III

EXCELLENCE III

Length | 188ft (57.5m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Abeking & Rasmussen
Year of construction | 2001
Cruising speed | 14 knots
Weekly rate | $468,000/$505,500 (high season)

Excellence III is a much-admired superyacht and her sleek, navy blue build designed by Donald Starkey is an impressive addition to any marina.

Onboard she is faultless; the full-beam sundeck includes a Jacuzzi, bar, sun loungers and wicker armchairs that can be shaded by sail-style awnings. Walk inside and large windows light up the mahogany and honey onyx interior with touches of Art Deco styling. Most impressive is the sky lounge, which converts to a theater with state-of-the-art surround sound.

Leisure and recreation: 2.4 foot (7.3 meter) custom tender with 250hp, 20 foot (6 meter) Novurania Equador 600 tender with 250hp, 4 meter Hobie catamaran, Laser sailing dinghy, windsurfers, 2 x kayaks, 2 x Yamaha 800hp jet skis, 1 x Honda 1200hp jet ski, snorkeling equipment, kneeboards, waterskis and other towable ‘toys’.

Tom Collins – Burgess Miami

+1 305 672 0150

www.burgessyachts.com

TELEOST

Teleost

Length | 161ft (49m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Feadship
Year of construction/refit | 1998/2008
Cruising speed | 11.5 knots
Weekly rate | $244,500

This beautifully designed Feadship provides guests with all the comforts of a much larger yacht, including accommodation for 12 guests, spacious deck space, a sundeck Jacuzzi and an abundance of leisure facilities.

The onboard chef keeps guests coming back again and again; his background in Michelinstarred restaurants and experience of world cuisines ensures clients eat very well during their stay aboard. This gives even more reason for guests to take out Teleost’s deep sea fishing launch, as freshly caught fish barbecued by the chef on the swimming platform grill is an experience to savour. In addition to fishing, the versatile tenders can be used for day trips to explore the coastline, or relax on a secluded beach.

Leisure and recreation: 1 x 21 foot (6.4meter) Contender launch with 225hp, fully rigged for fishing and with a capacity of 6 persons. 1 x 17 foot (5.2 meter) Zodiac RIB with 115hp outboard and a capacity of 11 persons. 2 x 1-person standup jet skis, 2 x 3 person jet skis, 2 x underwater scooters, 2 x single and 2 x double kayaks, 1 x double pedal kayak, wakeboards, wakesurfer, wakeskate, windsurfers, 2 sets of waterskis (for beginners and intermediates) and other assorted inflatable toys. The extensive scuba diving equipment includes 27 tanks, 8x BCDs, weight belts, wet suits, dive compressors and an emergency dive recompression chamber. There is also complete snorkeling and fishing gear.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

GRAND CRU III

Grand CRU

Length | 119ft (36m)
Number of guests | 8
Number of staterooms | 4
Builder | Benetti
Year of construction | 2009
Cruising speed | 9 knots
Weekly rate | $118,500/$126,000 (high season)

The large green hull of Grand Cru III may look purposeful – it has been designed for long range cruising – but it belies the luxury within.

The large sundeck has a Jacuzzi, bar, outdoor gym and Turkish bath-style steam shower. It also has a unique infrared heating system so guests can dine outside, even when it gets a bit chilly. The four staterooms are spacious and modern but the highlight has to be the full-beam master suite that boasts a walk-in dressing room, private TV lounge with Bose Lifestyle sound system, a king size bed and an exquisite en-suite bathroom with tub, rain shower and underfloor heating.

Leisure and recreation: Zodiac Project 420, 18 foot (5.6 meter) custom built limo tender, wake and kneeboards, waterskis, an inflatable tube, 4 sets of fishing equipment, 2 x city bicycles, 2 x double inflatable kayaks and 6 sets of diving equipment (dive instruction by arrangement). Gym equipment on the lower deck includes a Power Plate and various light gym equipment and on the sundeck there is also an elliptical trainer and rowing machine.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

METSUYAN IV

METSUYAN IV

Length | 118ft (36m)
Number of guests | 10
Number of staterooms | 5
Builder | CBI Navi
Year of construction | 2006
Cruising speed | 12 knots
Weekly rate | $124,000

Launched little over five years ago, Metsuyan IV combines all the modern amenities of any superyacht wrapped up in a beautifully understated façade.

The classic-shaped hull offers practical seaworthiness designed for long distance passages and her interior is wonderfully traditional: cherry wood paneling can be found throughout and the oval dining table is made from sycamore. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on both aft and sundecks where BBQs can be prepared in front of guests. In spite of its traditional image, Metsuyan IV is a superb yacht for families; there are connecting double and twin suites specially designed with this in mind. The two large tenders are fast enough for waterskiing and towing all manner of inflatable toys, a dive board can be attached to the large sundeck, and at anchor, guests can access the crow’s nest, a small platform on top of the radar arch providing stunning views of the surroundings.

Leisure and recreation: 20 foot (6.2 meter) custom Novurania, 18 foot (5.7 meter) Zar tender with 190hp, Yamaha GPZ 1300cc jet ski, 6 sets of waterskis (including a monoski), kneeboard, 3 x wakeboards, 6 x towable bananas, 2 x donuts, kayak, 2 sets of diving equipment (rendezvous diving only). For exercise there is a treadmill and multiple free weights.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

ATMOSPHERE

Atmosphere

Length | 174ft (53m)
Number of guests | 12
Number of staterooms | 6
Builder | Perini Navi
Year of construction /refit | 2000/2010
Draft | 11ft (3.4m)
Weekly rate | $283,500/$303,000

Atmosphere is the third in Perini Navi’s 53 meter series, but it is without doubt the most decadent boasting artworks and sculpture by Picasso and Mitoraj, antiques from Ming Dynasty China and Hermès fabrics.

While these adorn the pilothouse, and four double and two single suites, up on deck the uncluttered teak expanse unhindered by ropes or winches provides a vast space for dining and lounging. The finest views are enjoyed from the sundeck Jacuzzi where guests can look up at the vast sails powering Atmosphere through the water. After a full interior and exterior refresh in 2010, Atmosphere is immaculate and Captain Neil and his phenomenal crew are eager to welcome guests onboard.

Leisure and recreation: 18 foot Castoldi inflatable tender with 100hp, transom inflatable waterslide, two sets of diving equipment including compressor, waterskis, wake and kneeboards, complete snorkeling equipment. Also a three-person jet ski is available upon request prior to start of charter.

Edmiston & Company

+377 9330 5444

www.edmistoncompany.com

YII

YII

Length | 120ft (37m)
Number of guests | 6
Number of staterooms | 3
Builder | Holland Jachtbouw
Year of construction | 2006
Draft | 14ft (4.3m)
Weekly rate | $102,00

This strikingly modern sloop not only looks impressive, but her sleek lines, flush hull and enormous mast designed by Bill Dixon provide the kind of performance you’d expect.

Weight was a key issue in YII’s design and only the strongest and lightest modern materials were used throughout to guarantee great speeds – in even the lightest of wind conditions. Nevertheless, Dixon’s designs and Holland Jachtbouw’s construction bestowed YII with all modern luxuries.

The uncluttered deck provides an ample sunbathing terrace for lounging on padded sun mats with optional shade provided by two large awnings built into the boom. Her fully automatic bimini and dodger can provide shelter in the cockpit seating and dining area, where there is also a hidden television system. Below decks the interior is contemporary and as open plan as a sailing yacht can be, making full use of the natural light available. A stunning leather-clad hallway leads forward from the saloon to a large master cabin with twin double beds and large en-suite with power shower and full audio visual technology. Aft are two spacious twin cabins also with en-suite facilities.

Leisure and recreation: Tender, scuba diving equipment including dive compressor, wakeboard, waterskis, snorkeling and fishing equipment.

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