Top Yachts for Charter this Summer

My name is William Mc Nally, and I am a Charter Broker with DMA Yachting. We are based in Palma de Mallorca in Spain and specialize in crewed charters for power boats, sailing yachts, and catamarans across the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

In this article, I have picked 5 exceptional vessels that still have availability for this coming summer. If you are considering a charter this summer, I urge you to get in contact quickly – the Mediterranean is a popular destination, and yachts sometimes get booked out 12 months ahead.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly using the contact details provided at the bottom of this page or by initiating a chat with one of our online Charter Brokers in the bottom right corner.

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William Mc Nally

CHARTER BROKER with DMA Yachting

With years of experience in the yacht charter industry, and attendance at numerous yacht shows, William excels at helping clients find their ideal yacht for their charter vacations. His expertise encompasses consideration of various factors like itinerary preferences, cabin configurations, water sports, and crew-client compatibility.

His strategy focuses on open communication and providing transparent information to empower clients to make informed decisions. Recognizing each charter as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, William prioritizes the client’s budget and preferences, resulting in many repeat clients for DMA Yachting.

William’s number one advice to clients is to book their charter 6 to 12 months in advance to secure the best yacht for their dates.

1. FREEDOM | 158 ft | from €100k/week

based between Split & Dubrovnik in Croatia ⚓️

The first yacht I want to present is the superyacht, Freedom. It is 48 meters long, with 11 cabins, and can accommodate up to a whole 23 guests. Freedom is the perfect yacht for large groups looking for ultimate luxury with top amenities and an impressive selection of water toys.”

✔️  Pool

✔️ Jacuzzi

✔️ Waterslide

✔️ Cinema & Video gaming room

✔️ Sauna

✔️ Jets Ski

✔️ Water Skis (kids & adults)

✔️ 5 Paddleboards

✔️ Seabob

✔️ Wake Board

✔️ Tube Ride

✔️ Ringo Ride

✔️ 2 Electric Paddleboards

✔️ 2 E-Foils

✔️ Canoes

VERINA STAR

From €22,000/week
5 cabins
55 ft
Lagoon
10 guests
Built: 2023
30 Litres/Hr

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2. Verina Star | 55 ft | from €22k/week

based in Athens with Itineraries in the Cyclades, Greece ⚓️

The second yacht on my list is a new Lagoon 55 based in Athens ready to discover the Cyclade Islands. Verina Star accommodates 10 guests across 6 cabins.
Verina Star is ideal for individuals or groups looking for a luxurious and immersive sailing experience in Greece. Its spacious layout and generous accommodation make it perfect for families, groups of friends, or couples seeking a romantic getaway. The yacht’s impeccable styling and connection to the sea make it particularly appealing to those who appreciate elegant design and love spending time on the water.

✔️ Water Skis (kids & adults)

✔️ Sea Scooter

✔️ Kneeboard

✔️Wake Board

✔️ Paddleboard

✔️ Beach Games

✔️ Snorkeling Gear

A piece of Advice

NEWER YACHTS ARE OFTEN MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT

 

It is no secret that, compared to sailing yachts, motor yachts consume a large amount of fuel and generally entail significantly higher charter costs. This might be a pivotal consideration for those planning a charter in Greece on a budget. But, for those set on a motor yacht, it is worth looking at newer motor yachts rather than older models. Although an older motor yacht might have a cheaper initial cost, the better fuel efficiency of a newer engine will save you money in the long run.

DON’T SET YOUR BUDGET TOO LOW

 

We have seen a significant increase in size among top-tier motor yachts in recent years allowing for the accommodation of larger groups of guests, along with the inclusion of amenities and luxuries previously uncommon, such as generous water toy collections, open-air Jacuzzis, and much more.

Spending a little more on a motor yacht can get you a lot more for your $$!

BOOK EARLY TO SECURE YOUR YACHT

 

Make sure to book your Greek yacht charter well in advance. Ideally, you would inquire about your coming charter 12 months in advanceWHY? The best charter yachts are often fully booked long in advance and it’s not unusual to see popular dates booked 2 summers ahead for a Greece yacht charter. Inquiring less than 6 months ahead often means that your first choice is unavailable for charter.

3. Azimut Maghellano 66 | from €28k/week

 based in Croatia ⚓️

Third on my list is this brand-new 66-foot powerboat based in Croatia. I have personally booked this yacht for the end of June, but other than that it is wide open.
Built by the renowned shipbuilder Azimut in 2024, this yacht offers an ingenious layout with 4 spacious cabins, comfortably accommodating up to 8 guests.

Azimut is ideal for those seeking a high-end yachting experience, moving swiftly between destinations (with a top speed of 22 knots) to make the most of their itinerary. Azimut is perfect for families, groups of friends, or couples looking to explore the stunning waters of Croatia. Its ample living spaces and alfresco dining areas make it ideal for entertaining and enjoying the scenic beauty of the Adriatic Sea.

Utopia

From €16,200/week
4 cabins
54 ft
Lagoon
8 guests
Built: 2024

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4. Utopia | 54 ft | from €16k/week

based in Corfu/Lefka – Ionian Sea, Greece ⚓️

“Number four on the list, this brand-new Lagoon 55, Utopia, is set to make its debut at the Boat Show in Poros, Greece, at the end of April 2024. Chartering this exceptional vessel offers a unique opportunity to explore an itinerary beyond the typical Cyclades’ Santorini – Mykonos route. With 4 cabins, Utopia can comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests, ensuring a spacious and luxurious experience onboard.”

✔️ Water Skis Adults

✔️ Wake Board

✔️ Sea Scooter

✔️ Seabob

✔️ Paddleboard

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Jacuzzi

GITANA

From €57,000/week
3 cabins
121 ft
Perini Navi
9 guests
Refit: 2015

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5. Gitana | 118 ft | from €57k

“This unique yacht offers a luxurious experience with a focus on outdoor living. Designed by Fabio Perini, (This was Perini’s first custom-built boat, and he actually built it for himself.), it features an interior crafted by Guido de Groot and Ralph Lauren, blending elegance with functionality.

Accommodating up to 9 guests in 3 double cabins, including 2 pullman beds, the yacht provides comfort and versatility. Its distinctive pilothouse features a recessed half deck and extended lounge area, perfect for enjoying panoramic views.

The spacious cockpit is ideal for hosting large gatherings or seated dinners for up to 12 guests. Additionally, the salon or aft deck can transform into a cinema area for entertainment.

Notably, this yacht has been featured in the Hollywood movie “Hitch” with Will Smith. Moreover, all charter funds are donated to charity, making every journey meaningful and impactful.”

✔️ 1 x DiveRib 5,50m inflatable tender with 115hp Mercury outboard engine

✔️ 1 x Jet Ski Spark Trixx 90hp 2-seater (License Required)

✔️ 2 x Stand up Paddle Board

✔️ 2 x Water sofa

✔️ Water skis

✔️ Tubes

✔️ Banana

✔️ Snorkeling and fishing equipment

What to Consider

Selecting your Greek Charter Yacht

Group Size  |  Budget  |  Yacht Type  |  Itinerary  |  Dates

Your Group & Budget

The first step in planning your yacht charter in Greece is to consider your group size and estimated budget. Having a rough idea of who will be joining and your financial parameters will help narrow down your search effectively. Keep in mind not only the size but also the composition of your group. For instance, multiple couples may prefer equal-sized cabins with double beds, while families with children might prioritize twin cabins.

Each yacht offers a different cabin layout tailored to different guest needs. It’s beneficial to be in touch with your Charter Broker early in the planning process, as they possess the expertise to identify suitable options and guide you through selecting the perfect charter yacht.

Yacht Type

Once you know who is going, approximately how much money you have to play with, and have a rough idea of where you want to go, it is time to look into what type of yacht you wish to charter. It is important to pick a yacht, not only to suit your onboard needs but also to match your desired itinerary.

The distances between the Greek islands can be significant. For instance, the journey from Athens to Santorini spans approximately 150 miles. On a motor yacht traveling at a speed of 12 knots, typical day trips between islands last around 3-4 hours. However, for catamarans traveling at a slower pace of around 6 knots, day trips can extend to at least 4-6 hours.

In addition to considering travel distances, it’s crucial to think about what you desire in terms of onboard living. Your yacht will after all serve as your home for the entire duration of your charter and will be the epicenter of your unforgettable adventure.

Destination & Itinerary

When selecting a destination and crafting an itinerary for your yacht charter in Greece, it’s essential to take into account weather conditions. Prevailing winds during the season can impact sailing routes, sea comfort, travel times between destinations, and may even necessitate itinerary adjustments. Maintaining flexibility in your plans is advisable to accommodate potential weather-related changes.

Choosing an itinerary in a region of Greece with less windy conditions and opting for routes with closer island proximity can help mitigate the impact of adverse weather. This is especially good advice for those who suffer from seasickness, mind you most motor yachts come equipped with stabilizers in use both underway and on anchor.

Rest assured, you’ll have the opportunity to communicate with the Captain before your charter vacation begins, allowing for the creation of a tailored itinerary that aligns with your preferences and accounts for weather considerations.

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WILLIAM MC NALLY

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Email: william@dmayachting.com

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Lisa Fisher

Jan 09, 2024

It’s all about the people. Unforgettable week.

William was excellent at assisting at the last minute to locate the charter. He was super responsive and professional. The Oceana was the perfect fit for our family, not only the right size but the best captain and chef. Umbi is an amazingly kind and warm person. He took us to amazing locations and hikes and did everything to make sure we were well taken care of. Lindsey was awesome. She worked tirelessly cooking so many delicious dishes and accommodated everyone’s dietary restrictions, from vegans to gluten-free. No small feat.

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Meg Blankinship

Oct 20, 2023

William did a fantastic job helping us…

William did a fantastic job helping us find the perfect charter. The crew was truly fantastic. The food was amazing! Everything was first-class, personalized, and professional. Captain Phoebe, Maria, and Efrosyni were beyond amazing! Highly recommend William and Horizons 2

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