By Alyssa Gautieri
Little compares to a luxury yacht charter experience. Cruise around the globe in style — from the uninhabited islets and secluded beaches of Croatia, the dining and nightlife along the Italian Coast, to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Built by highly skilled professionals, luxury motor yachts and sailing yachts can typically sleep groups of up to 12 people — depending on the size of the vessel. Some of the most unique features include swimming pools, barbeque grills, wellness spas with professional staff, gyms, and theater rooms.
Owners and guests can lounge on sundecks while enjoying breathtaking sunset views, explore the open sea from a wave runner, or cast a fishing rod. Inside, relax from the master suite or enjoy a meal around the dining room table with family and friends.
Speed Meets Sophistication
With more than 2,000 square feet of indoor living space and 1,500 square feet of exterior decks, the wallywhy200 offers far more space than traditional motor yachts without sacrificing speed. The wide-body design comfortably sleeps eight guests in four separate cabins, including a master suite that overlooks the sea and offers uninterrupted 270-degree views.
From the open-pore teak furniture and modular sun loungers to the laminated carbon staircase, the superyacht’s clean, angular aesthetic came to life with the help of naval architect Laurent Giles and Vallicelli Design Studio.
“The new wallywhy200 expresses all its innovative power through new architectural elements, which represent a break with the past and with the typical clichés of a motor yacht,” says Luca Bassani, founder and chief designer of Wally.
Folding beach club bulwarks provide additional living space by transforming into a terrace over the water, while two garages provide storage space for wave runners, Seabobs, and paddleboards.
All About Amenities
Featuring a swimming pool, world-class spa, and 10 spacious staterooms, the Madsummer is a custom-built superyacht that spans more than 300 feet long and provides space for 28 professional crew members.
The expansive sundeck boasts a gym overlooking the sea, space for a dance floor, and a cozy observation area with sun pads, tables, and one of the two jacuzzis on board. Overlooking the bow is a cinema room with deep sofas.
Two garages house a Maori Yacht limo tender, a Ski Nautique, and a rescue tender, as well as personal watercrafts and dive equipment. There’s also space for a helicopter on the foredeck. The motor yacht was custom built by the German shipyard Lüssen, while the exterior was designed by Harrison Eidsgaard and the colorful interior — saturated with bright blues, reds, and whites — was the work of Laura Sessa.
“The owner’s brief was demanding, however, we believe our engineering expertise has surpassed his wishes to own a yacht that many years from now will be timeless and yet still ahead of its time,” says CEO Peter Lürssen.
A Penthouse-Style Saloon?
Sunseeker 90 Ocean
Walk out the sliding glass doors of the Sunseeker 90 Ocean to access the spacious, lower-level deck that opens out to the water. It’s complete with a built-in barbecue, an oversized rain shower, and a set of retractable stairs for easy access to the water.
Exit the beach club, located at water-level in the aft area of the yacht, by following the steps to the cockpit. “The incredible new beach club design is already receiving much acclaim, defining the very essence of our new ‘Ocean’ range,” says Andrea Farbetti, CEO of Sunseeker.
The garage plus two lockers provide ample storage space for a Jet Ski, two Seabobs, and a Williams 460 SportJet. Larger than most of its competition, the flybridge can be customized to include an infinity spa pool.
Inside the superyacht, there’s a penthouse-style saloon and luxurious staterooms, and a dedicated dining area that comfortably fits eight people. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a surge of natural light, while textured paneling, curved sofas, and a panoramic skylight create an elegant, modern aesthetic.
Sail in Style
Nautor Swan 115 Solleone
Quiet, calm, and peaceful, this luxury sailing yacht — in comparison to the motor yachts mentioned above — harnesses wind power to reach high speeds. A combination of tradition and innovation, the Swan 115 Solleone was delivered by Nautor Swan and the naval architecture was the work of German Frers.
From the private dining area and large saloon area to the master suite, the elegant Italian interior is designed by Nautor’s Swan in-house styling team and styled by Michele Bònan. With three large guest cabins and space to accommodate a five-person crew, the luxury sailing yacht is ideal for serene blue water or long distance cruises.