Your guide to superyacht charter
Having recently announced our new partnership with Camper & Nicholsons International, we wanted to bring the best of the boating world to the forefront of this month’s newsletter. Our partnership means you can now enjoy a seamless journey from sky to sea, organizing your private jet and yacht charter in one simple process with two world-class experts in luxury travel, both global leaders in their respective fields.
Whether you’re new to yacht charter or an old hand, this at-a-glance guide will navigate you through the ins and outs of yacht charter and inspire you with the best places to charter this summer. If you would like to find out more information about anything mentioned, please feel free to get in touch with one of our Account Managers.
What to charter?
The great appeal of a CNI charter is that it is tailored to you, and incorporates all the elements that are important to you. Half the fun is dreaming up where you want to go, what you want to see, what foods you want to savor, what new sports you want to try your hand at, which beaches, historic buildings and fantastic boutiques you may want to visit. Your charter broker will help you establish which yacht, destination and itinerary will work for your charter party; browse the table below – an at-a-glance guide to the different ‘types’ of yachts and how they may complement your charter..
Where to charter?
The following destinations give you a snapshot of each cruising ground and what it can offer. The more popular destinations are great for all-round charters – combining watersports with great beaches, gourmet restaurants and a good dose of local culture. However, if you want your charter to focus on something in particular, such as wildlife, golf, archaeology or nightlife, you will need to be more discerning in your choice of destination.
Just whispering the word ‘Caribbean’ conjures images of swaying palm trees backing onto soft beaches, sparkling blue waters and the taste of delicious rum punches. With a colorful mosaic of culture and cuisine, every island has a character and charm that is totally unique.
A haven for waterborne travelers, coral reefs teeming with fish and isolated rocky coves are ideal for all manner of watersports. With a balmy climate, steady easterly trade winds and an abundance of secluded anchorages, the Virgin Islands entice sailors, big-game fishermen and divers. Further south, the Leeward Islands are ideal for island hopping from tiny deserted bays to fashionable harbors. From the sophisticated French island of St Barts to the unpretentious, old-world charm of Antigua, the Leeward Islands are an exotic concoction of modern chic and laid-back charm. The Windward Islands are strewn down the eastern Caribbean, stretching from Martinique in the north to Grenada in the south, with the Grenadines archipelago lying in between. The islands are superbly undeveloped, supremely unspoilt and sufficiently inaccessible to stay that way.
Airport suggestion: Bridgetown Grantley Adams Intl
Commenting on the partnership, Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Camper & Nicholsons, a company that shares our values as well as our passion for luxury travel. This agreement is further progress against our clearly defined strategy to optimise, enhance and extend our client offer. At Air Partner, we pride ourselves on always putting our clients first, delivering complex and comprehensive solutions while providing exceptional service.”
Paolo Casani, Managing Director, Camper & Nicholsons International, commented: “It is a privilege to be able to call Air Partner our new trusted partner. In sharing the same goal of providing our clients with the uppermost level of service and the ultimate luxury experience, this partnership will enable our two companies to work hand-in-hand, going above and beyond in offering our clients some truly unique packages. I am excited to see how our synergy will spark something very special for our clients.”