Luxury Yachts: Now that the "White Christmas" picturesque postcard season is once again boxed up and back in storage, guess what's next? Visions of sunning, sailing and sipping libations from sun decks of superyachts are once again swirling dancingly through our heads.
So, in keeping with the spirit of the new season upon us, here is the need-to-know information on five superyachts available for charter, compliments of our friends at the Yacht Company.
Cruise the Mediterranean on the Alfa Nero
This 270-foot yacht is equipped with a beach club, a sunbathing deck and a crew of 28 to cater to your every need. Plug into Croatia's fabulously rich nightlife or bask on the sandy shores of St. Tropez's Pampelonne beaches. The Alfa Nero is available for charter at $1.1 million weekly. Get the Details
Sail the Caribbean on the Solemates
The stupendous 196-foot Solemates sails from Antigua to Barbuda. The ship features six cabins that sleep 12. The Lussen-built vessel comes with a crew of 15 hands on deck and is packed plentifully with various watersport gear and recreational toys. The weekly rate to charter the Solemates starts at $600,000. Get the Details
Cruise the South Pacific on the Athena
A crew of 20 welcome you aboard the 295-foot Athena. The South Pacific's beaches contrast the crystal blue waters so perfectly that it is absolutely dreamlike. This superyacht by Royal Huisman has five cabins and sleeps up to 10 guests. A weeklong charter starts at $328,000. Get the Details
Cruise the Indian Ocean on the Cloud 9
The Cloud 9 is a 196-footer that was built to be a super-chartering experience. Drop in on the Seychelles and Maldives islands. The ship has a gym, jet boat, jet skis and custom-built tenders. The long stretches of coral and wild marine life make it an ideal location for skin-diving explorations. It sleeps 12 and comes with a 15-man crew. A weekly charter of the Cloud 9 starts at $413,000. Get the Details
Sail to Australia and New Zealand on the Galaxy
Indulge in luxury aboard this 183-foot superyacht. Galaxy's master suite, which is on the main deck, has a glass elevator and an interior that includes various exotic woods throughout. The Great Barrier Reef and the golden beaches await. Weekly charters start at $334,000.
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