Private jet charters offer convenience, comfort, privacy, personal service, bespoke facilities, and luxury. And, of course, a huge choice of destinations and departure points, and an itinerary to suit you.
The only downside? They can’t travel on water.
Enjoy the Private Jet Lifestyle Without Taking Off
Super yacht companies are to cruising what private jet companies are to flying. You will have a much wider choice of destinations when choosing yacht companies over cruise lines, including numerous smaller ports where huge cruise ships can’t dock.
Cruise companies offer a very limited selection of departure dates. Often, you’ll need to compromise on your holiday length, ship, or destinations to travel on your desired dates—or vice versa. Book a charter with the best yacht companies, though, and you can create your own itinerary.
The Best Way to Do Business on Water
Yacht charter companies don’t just cater for family holidays or romantic breaks! Today, many yachts are equipped with all the technological amenities you need to do business while enjoying all the comfort and convenience of your surroundings. Yachts and cruises can be the perfect environment for holding meetings and entertaining clients in style—just like private jets.
But should you charter your vessels from luxury yacht companies, or think about buying a yacht of your own? And if you decide to charter, what are the best yacht charter companies to trust with your trip? Here’s our lowdown.
Luxury Yachts: Charter or Buy?
A yacht is a great status symbol, and ownership theoretically means you’re free to travel when and where you choose. However, yachts don’t make the best investments unless you’re using them very regularly (or hiring them out when you’re not). They’re costly to operate, insure, maintain, and store/berth, and their value can depreciate quickly. You’ll also have to source a quality crew at short notice (not easy) or keep them on retainer (not cheap).
Chartering yachts from top-end yacht companies, however, gives you the benefits of yacht-owning without the cost and responsibility. You can still enjoy a bespoke trip, luxurious surroundings, and an experienced crew, but the experience will be stress-free. And you’ll only pay while you’re chartering.
If you want to try yacht chartering, we’ve selected our ten best yacht companies for the quality and choice they offer.
The Best Yacht Chartering Companies
The top yacht companies with the Paramount Business Jets seal of approval are:
Northrop & Johnson
Founded in 1949 to cater to the yachtsmen of Long Island Sound, Northrop & Johnson has long since expanded beyond New York, with branches in Europe and throughout the US.
The 295ft Nero oozes 1920s glamour. Its master suite has a lounge, study, and ensuite bathroom. There are six further staterooms, a host of water sports equipment and craft, and a spa, pool, jacuzzi, masseuse, beautician, and personal trainer.
The Mediterranean-themed Bang! is only 114ft. However, there’s still space for a large master suite, four double cabins, a jacuzzi, and an upper salon boasting a full bar, office space, and lounge area.
The Moorings company was founded in the British Virgin Islands in 1969 by Charlie Cary, a Navy veteran and sailing enthusiast. With bases across the world, it’s a prize-winning company well-known for charitable and environmental endeavors.
The 46ft Moorings 4600 catamaran has three ensuite cabins and sleeping accommodations for the all-important captain and gourmet chef! The cross deck is an ideal launchpad for water sports, the luxurious main cabin has a full entertainment center, and solar panels increase battery life.
Fancy taking charge of your yacht yourself? Consider the Pegasus—a Fountaine Pajot MY 40 power cat. She has a large master suite, two further double cabins, and an extensive inventory of cooking appliances.
Founded in 1975 by renowned solo ocean racer Nigel Burgess, Burgess Yachts now has branches in Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the US. It specializes in yachts of over 100ft.
The Faith, at 316ft, is currently the longest yacht the company offers. It houses a cinema, gym, wellness center, glass-bottomed pool, games deck, wine cellar, and water sports equipment galore. There are two suites, four cabins, and a crew that includes three chefs.
The sleek 196ft Slipstream offers a master suite, VIP cabin, three standard cabins, and a cinema, plus a sheltered jacuzzi and alfresco dining area.
Ritzy Charters, founded in 2012, is based in North Bay Village, Florida. The company offers over 1,300 yachts for charter across the world, from the chilly expanses of the Arctic to the warm climes of the Caribbean.
The 130ft Endless Summer has a master suite, three VIP suites, and two twin staterooms. It offers a dinghy, tender, and deck jacuzzi, inside and outside bars, and a range of water sports equipment.
The more petite Madrigal V Yacht Charter Catamaran, although just 45ft long, has three ensuite queen-size cabins. With a deck shower, snorkel gear, and an underwater camera and video, it’s the perfect base for underwater exploration.
Adrian Gradinaru co-founded Sailo in 2014 with three business-and-tech-savvy friends, after struggling to hire a boat and competent captain himself. Sailo connects boat owners, captains, charter companies, and renters, offering 30,000+ boats in over 500 locations.
The 60ft Express Cruiser is ideal for smaller meetings or parties. Guests can enjoy fantastic sound systems, use Bluetooth, internet, and satellite TV facilities, and sleep in the two staterooms, each with a full bath.
For larger gatherings and parties, the cabin-less 120ft Custom Yacht accommodates 140 guests. It offers a range of entertainment and dining options to create your perfect event.
Boatbookings was founded in 2005 to connect yacht charter experts worldwide via technology, providing a superior yacht chartering experience. The company’s strength is its local representatives with on-the-ground knowledge of the locations and the 12,000+ boats the company offers.
The 78ft Zia Canaia is one of the company’s most popular boats. With a highly experienced crew, the boat has two twin and two double cabins, a spacious and luxurious lounge, a tender, and water sports equipment.
If you want to travel under sail instead, opt for the Orion crewed catamaran, with four ensuite double cabins, a jacuzzi, a large saloon and a range of fishing and water sports equipment.
My Rent Boat
My Rent Boat was founded in 2019 in the UK, aiming to provide a digital platform for chartering boats simply and affordably. It also offers individual cabin rentals.
One of the company’s cheapest sailing boats to charter is the neat, compact Orestis, which can accommodate six guests in three cabins.
At the other end of the scale, the Ohana has 18 cabins sleeping 38 people, luxurious and spacious socializing and dining spaces, an array of water sports equipment, and an eight-person crew.
SNS Yacht Charter
SNS Yacht Charter was founded in 2020 by CEO Stephanie Skinner to offer bespoke and unique yachting holidays. The small, boutique, Mallorca-based company focuses on personal service rather than tech-driven bookings.
The 236ft Serenity is the company’s longest yacht, with 14 cabins. There’s an extensive master suite, gym, sauna, beauty room, bar, cinema, sundeck, and pool, along with a multitude of water toys.
The smallest yacht is the 55ft Babalu. However, minimalist décor and ergonomic design mean it still offers five double ensuite cabins, ample dining, socializing and sunbathing areas, and a variety of water toys.
Dream Yacht Charter
Dream Yacht Charter was founded by Loic Bonnet in 2000 with the aim of making sailing accessible to all. Beginning in Seychelles with just six boats, the company now offers over 1,000 yachts in more than 60 locations worldwide.
The company offers novel eco-friendly Aqualodges, ideal for relaxing on the water. These two-bedroom ‘floating villas’ are moored self-catering units with a glass floor for underwater views and a dinghy for trips to the shore.
The Dream 60 is a crewed catamaran with six stylish ensuite cabins and bright, spacious areas for indoor and outdoor dining and socializing.
Y.CO was founded in 2004 by Charlie Birkett and Gary Wright. Originally a Yacht Management company, it’s now one of the world’s leading full-service yacht companies, with offices in Monaco, London, and Fort Lauderdale.
The eye-catching, award-winning Maltese Falcon has a naval architectural design. This 289ft carbon fiber DynaRig has a decadent full-beam owner’s suite, a VIP suite, and four double staterooms. There’s also a gym and sauna with staff to help you make the most of them.
The 167ft Helios 2 has five cabins including a master suite, plus a jacuzzi and immaculate spacious rooms and spaces, inside and out, for dining and relaxing.
Maximize Your Comfort: Pair Your Yacht with a Private Jet
As you can see, if you want a bespoke itinerary that oozes luxury, comfort, and convenience, private jets and luxury yachts are a match made in heaven! A private jet charter is an ideal way to meet your yacht or bring you home, as it can land at a multitude of smaller airports not served by airlines. It will also ensure your trip maintains that relaxed, sumptuous vibe. You could also book a private jet charter to extend your holiday, taking you somewhere inland for a few days on solid ground.
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