Top 10 charter superyachts of the Asia Pacific

The Indian Ocean becomes the 'it' destination this winter thanks to the Maldives

author icon By Ryan Swift | 12 November 2020

Despite the massive disruption caused by Covid-19, superyacht charter is still going on. Thanks to a welcoming policy towards travellers, the Maldives have become a hot spot for charter, and the world’s top superyachts.

10. Calypso (61.5m)

Rounding out our top ten list is Calypso, which has joined the superyacht fleet taking advantage of the Maldives’ relatively open policy for visitors despite Covid-19. Calypso features an enormous master cabin that feels like more like a mansion master bedroom that a cabin on a yacht. A complete set of tenders includes two sailing dinghies, for impromptu match racing.

Location: Indian Ocean
To charter: www.y.co

9. Lamima (62m)


Lamima is one of the specially built wooden yachts made for charter in Indonesia, which still restricts visiting superyachts from charter. That leaves yachts like Lamima to offer Indonesia’s amazing locations to charter guests. The yacht was built by a former superyacht captain over three years and is crewed by Indonesians. If you want to experience the best of the world’s most sought-after superyacht destination, this is your best bet.

Location: Indonesia
To charter: www.camperandnicholsons.com

8. Suri (63m)

This classic conversion yacht has become a mainstay of expedition charters in the Southeast Asia and South Pacific regions, along with Antarctica. The experienced crew and captain have been with the yacht for years. But most importantly, Suri was designed for toys, a lot of them. In a design that presages the shadow yacht concept, Suri can deploy a fleet of that includes a seaplane, helicopter, submersible and much more.

Location: South Pacific/Southeast Asia
To charter: www.mysuri.com

7. Bleu De Nimes (72m)

This former Royal Navy vessel was converted into a long-range expedition vessel in 1997, with its latest refit coming in 2020. Bleu De Nimes has a range of 20,000 nautical miles, making it one of the most fuel-efficient yachts around. The interiors have a tropical colonial style, while the toys and tenders include four 9.3-metre tenders. There is space for up to 28 guests in comfort, served by a crew of 23.

Location: Indian Ocean
To charter: www.edmiston.com

6. Lady E (74m)

Lady E has come out of refit and is ready for charter in the South Pacific. This yacht features an 18-metre Wajer tender that has a range of over 400 nautical miles. This amazing addition to Lady E means charter guests can enjoy an enormous range of destinations, including secluded bays, private beaches and anchorages. What more could you ask for from the many islands and dive sites of the South Pacific?

Location: South Pacific
To charter: www.burgessyachts.com

 

5. La Datcha (77m)

La Datcha is the second superyacht to be launched in the Damen SeaXplorer series, which featured design input from expedition yachting specialists Eyos Expeditions. La Datcha has been delivered and is now on her way to do a charter season that will take in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia from December 2020 to April 2021. The yacht is then expected to head north to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Among the range of tenders are two helicopters and a submersible.

Location: Indian Ocean/Southeast Asia/Pacific Russia
To charter: www.ladatcha.com

4. Sunrays (85m)

Sunrays joined the Indian Ocean fleet this winter. This highly stylistic yacht from Oceanco heralded the teal-blue style in superyacht hulls. This superyacht has all the amenities, including an inflatable slide that drops three decks to the water, which is certain to keep the little ones entertained during the day. For the adults, there is a massive sundeck up top which has an enclosed bar.

Location: Indian Ocean
To charter: www.edmiston.com

3. Nirvana (88m)

Built by Oceanco to be child-friendly, with a spacious and a complete home office/study, Nirvana is designed for long term stays by families wanting a bit of isolation. Superyacht super designer Sam Sorgiovanni created an on-board environment resembling a tropical rainforest. There are tenders aplenty and options for scuba-diving, well suited for the coral reefs around Indian Ocean islands.

Location: Indian Ocean/Maldives
To charter: www.y.co

2. Tranquility (91m)

Oceanco’s Tranquility (ex Equanimity) is a veritable floating resort in her own right, with spa, gym and a garage packed with toys. Plus, there are 29 crew on hand to make sure you enjoy every bit of this spectacular yacht. In fact, you may find yourself spending more time lounging on board than going ashore.

Location: Indian Ocean/Maldives
To charter: www.camperandnicholsons.com

1. Flying Fox (136m)

Image: G. Plisson for Imperial

Built by Lurssen, the 136-metre Flying Fox is the world’s largest charter superyacht. The enormous space means a vast number of guests can enjoy cavernous cabins and a main saloon that spans two decks. It also means a substantial number of toys and tenders, and heli-service on demand. At the end of the day, settle at the giant teppanyaki grill and outdoor aft deck kitchen, staffed by a small army of chefs to attend to your every need.

Location: Indian Ocean/Maldives
To charter: www.imperial-yachts.com

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