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A guide to Luxury Yacht Charter


Why Charter A Luxury Yacht? Chartering a superyacht offers all the benefits and facilities of a luxurious floating villa, enabling you to explore a variety of exciting destinations in luxury, comfort and privacy.


What defines your dream holiday?


The Ultimate Adventure A dream holiday means something different to everyone. What does it mean to you?

Is it diving along colourful coral reefs in the Indian Ocean or exploring the glamour in Saint-Tropez and Cannes? Maybe it’s jet-skiing across a bay in Sardinia or hosting a massive party at the Monaco Grand Prix? Whatever best defines your dream vacation, chartering a yacht is the best way to bring that dream to life. Each charter is completely unique and tailored to your liking, down to the very finest detail. With thousands of yachts to choose from and a vast array of options, our experts can help you find the perfect yacht to meet all your wishes in terms of location, itinerary, staterooms, food, activities, crew and budget. Waking up in a different, beautiful anchorage every day, while being pampered by a professional crew, will make you forget everything else! You can customise virtually every aspect of your time on board, from where you go to the exquisite food available and who to invite for dinner.

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Dream, enjoy, feel, discover


Sunrise... Have you ever wondered what you might actually do all day while on board a superyacht? For those that have never experienced this floating haven before, here are just a few of the many activities that can fill your day while cruising some of the world’s most magnificent coast lines.

RISE AND SHINE

Wake up in a new beautiful anchorage and head straight outside – time for an early morning swim! Breakfast will then be served on the upper aft deck. Fresh fruit, homemade pastries, juice, – whatever takes your fancy, the Chef can prepare. ON THE GO

The watersports equipment is ready and raring to go. Dive into the crystal blue sea with a Seabob, test your abilities on water-skis, or race around on a waverunner; the choice is yours! The crew will be waiting to assist and give guidance wherever needed. LUNCH IS SERVED

Your favourite food choices will have been relayed to the Chef, so he/she can prepare you a magnificent feast, which is served by the highly experienced crew.

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...To Sundown DOWNTIME

After a fun-filled morning it’s time to relax and take in some sun on the sun deck, Jacuzzi or have quiet time with a good book. Once you’ve recharged your batteries head ashore for shopping, taking in the local sights or just to have a stroll. SUNDOWNERS

Enjoy cocktails on the sun deck whilst watching the sun go down. Then choose between dinner on board or jumping on the tender to go ashore and try out a local restaurant. Alternatively, you could even ask the Chef and crew to prepare you a private beach BBQ under the stars; anything is possible! A F T E R DA R K

Take in a show, club or casino ashore. The crew will take care of any reservations, so you can just simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Later, once everyone is safely back on board, the yacht will quietly cruise to your next destination while you drift off into a much needed sleep on the luxurious king size bed.

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The world is your oyster


Exceptional Escapes Allow Fraser to create your perfect charter holiday, whether it be in the far reaching waters of the South Pacific or the natural discoveries of the Galapagos Islands – the choice is yours.

Yacht charter is not just about choosing the right yacht, but also the perfect experience. The following pages highlight some of the areas best known for certain activities and experiences, along with some others that are less well known. However, these suggestions are by no means exclusive – many of these activities can be undertaken in any yacht destination around the world. Whether you want to go on a taste bud tantalising culinary cruise, trek through rainforests, dive with the world’s most beautiful fish or simply soak up the sunshine on a desert island, we can suggest the perfect location and the perfect yacht for your ultimate charter experience.

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La dolce vita


Glamour In The Med Follow in the footsteps of Grace Kelly, enjoy the Casino in Monaco, anchor off St Tropez and dine at Nikki Beach.

Cannes has been the honeypot for the world’s movie stars, a sybaritic heaven and the mecca of sun worshippers for over 150 years; further glamourised by the success of the film festival. When it comes to glitz and glamour, Monaco has it all from chic boutiques to the famous Casino. It sits on a broad, steep peninsula that bulges into the Mediterranean with, at its heart, the Port Hercules sparkling with luxury yachts. Alternatively, you can cruise along to the quieter Italian Riviera dotted with beautiful hillside villages just waiting to be explored. Portofino, one of the most photographed villages along the coast, with a decidedly romantic aura, has long been a popular destination for luxury yacht charters. It’s a postcard scene where time slows down as you stroll around the small harbour, the castle, Punta del Capo, the boutiques and then sip a coffee while people watching. Both regions offer the most sumptuous and freshly made cuisine, if you can bear to tear yourself away from your personal chef. Wherever you choose to go, the Mediterranean has a lot to offer, why wait to explore?

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Paradise found


Outstanding Natural Beauty A Caribbean yacht charter is guaranteed to provide unforgettable experiences above and below the waves. The crystal clear waters, clear blue skies and tropical sun all invite you to relax on the deck of your private yacht charter.

The Caribbean islands are places where for centuries music and laughter have echoed in the streets, where the aromas of local cuisine fill the tropical air and where you are always guaranteed a warm welcome. The list of iconic Caribbean destinations are virtually endless; visit the Leeward Islands with their luscious rainforests and coral beaches, Havana with its rich history and vibrant nightlife or the uninhabited Virgin islands ideal for peaceful reflection and spectacular diving. Try Barbados with its famous pinkish sandy beaches, Jamaica the home of Caribbean music or beautiful volcanic Martinique, The Grenadine Islands, the Bahamas or St Barts.

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Chartering unlike anywhere else in the world


Off The Beaten Track If you don’t want to follow the crowd, a luxury yacht enables you the possibility of getting away from it all and cruising to lesser known destinations.

On the southern side of the planet, places as diverse as Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Fiji or Antarctica wait to be explored. For adventurers, island lovers or city aficionados, this truly is the all-embracing destination with an extraordinary variety of people, beauty, culture and magic to discover. On a yacht charter in the North Pacific, adventure, stunning scenery and a myriad of wildlife are to be expected. Whether relaxing on deck beneath the towering cliffs of a Costa Rican peninsula, marvelling at the gargantuan humpback whales in Alaska, or reef diving in the Sea of Cortez, awe and wonder come as standard. The Indian Ocean is unequivocally paradise on earth. Great expanses of crystal clear ocean, deliciously warm temperatures, colourful marine life and laid back charm create the ultimate haven of luxury that is the ideal cruising ground for an indulgent yacht charter.

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Find the perfect yacht to meet all your wishes

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How To Book Your Luxury Yacht Charter If you have never chartered a yacht before, then all you need to do is to contact us and let us know.

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FAQs WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY CHARTER?

At least six months in advance to ensure your preferred yacht and dates, especially for larger yachts, some of the most popular can be fully booked up to a year in advance. H O W LO N G I S A C H A R T E R ?

A standard yacht charter is normally seven full days, so if you board at 3pm on a Saturday you can stay until 3pm the following Saturday. Charterers may choose to book the yacht for a longer or shorter period, although some yachts will not accept shorter bookings during the peak season. W H AT C A N W E D O O N B O A R D?

Relax and enjoy yourself while the crew tends to your every whim. All yachts offer a range of facilities such as toys for fun on and under the water, plenty of sunbathing options, games or movies and fine dining from your personal Chef. Some yachts may also have spa facilities or a yoga instructor on board, and of course you can always go ashore too. Whatever you desire we’ll arrange a unique experience for you.

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WHICH REGIONS OF THE WORLD C AN WE E X P LO R E ?

From Antigua to Vanuatu and everywhere in between, charter yachts can be found in almost any ocean. Facilities ashore may vary but the yacht will always provide exceptional service and the crew will help to create unforgettable experiences, whether you’re cruising along the Amalfi Coast or breaking ice in the Antarctic. However not all yachts are available to US residents while in US waters. W H AT R O L E W I L L T H E C R E W P L AY ?

The professional crew offers top-class personal service around the clock. They are at your disposal 24/7 and ready to serve from the moment you step on board. W H E N A R E T H E H I G H & LO W R AT E W E E K S ?

The high week rate is normally for July/August, plus special events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, Christmas and New Year. The low rate is all other times.

W H AT I S A N A PA ?

The charter price includes the cost of chartering the yacht, the crew and the yacht’s insurance. However items such as fuel, dockage, food and beverages are paid separately through the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) and is estimated at 20-30% of the charter rate. All expenses are accounted for by the Captain and if there are any unused funds at the end of the charter they are returned to the charterer. H O W M U C H TA X ( VAT ) W I L L I PAY ?

Each country has its own tax policy and the rate can vary widely throughout the world. However our highly experienced charter brokers keep up to date with all the latest policies and will be able to advise you at the time of booking. C AN WE MAKE PHONE C ALLS & RECEIVE EMAILS O N B O A R D?

Most modern motor and sailing yachts are equipped with the very latest technology and communications equipment including cellular and global satellite telecommunications.


Ultimate Privacy, Ultimate Freedom


The Choice Is Yours Spending your holidays on board a private yacht means the choice is all yours. Everything is tailored to your preference and taste.

The crew on board are there for you and will give you high class personalised service. From your choice of itinerary, activities, meals and drinks, you name it! The crew have unrivaled first hand experience and extensive local knowledge to bring your ultimate dream holiday to life.

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Contacts MONACO 2 Quai Antoine 1er MC 98000, MONACO +377 93 100 450 monaco@fraseryachts.com UNITED KINGDOM 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, WLJ8NR +44 207 016 4480 london@fraseryachts.com TURKEY Bodrum Milta Marina, Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi No 5 48400 Bodrum, Turkey +90 252 313 53 43 turkey@fraseryachts.com SPAIN C/Porto Pi 4a 07015 Palma De Mallorca Spain +34 971 700 445 spain@fraseryachts.com

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SYDNEY C/O 5 Star Motor Cruisers Pty. Ltd Sydney Superyacht Marina 2 Maritime Court Sydney NSW 2039, Australia + 61 2 9222 7705 australia@fraseryachts.com SINGAPORE 2B, Rochalie Drive Singapore 248231 +65 6235 3701 singapore@fraseryachts.com CASA DE CAMPO Paseo Del Mar #1 Casa De Campo, La Romana Dominican Republic + 1 809 523 2208 casadecampo@fraseryachts.com

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FORT LAUDERDALE 1800 SE 10th Ave, Suite #400 Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316, USA +1 954 463 0600 florida@fraseryachts.com TCN Fort Lauderdale +1 954 467 9777 fortlauderdale@crewnetwork.com SAN DIEGO 4990 N. Harbor Drive Suite #200 San Diego, CA, 92106, USA +1 619 225 0588 sandiego@fraseryachts.com SEATTLE 2292 W. Commodore Way Suite #220 Seattle, WA 98199, USA +1 206 382 9494 seattle@fraseryachts.com

DUBAI C/O Seas & Deserts Group Habtoor Business Tower, Al Sufouh Rd, Marsa +971 56 442 7834 dubai@fraseryachts.com

TCN ANTIBES 12, avenue Pasteur 06600 Antibes, France + 33 4 97 21 13 13 antibes@crewnetwork.com

KUWAIT C/O Seas & Deserts Group Seas & Desert Group Building Al Rai - Street 20 +965 1 82 22 88 kuwait@fraseryachts.com

TCN VIAREGGIO Via Coppino 435 Viareggio, LU Italy + 39 0584 38 01 547 viareggio@crewnetwork.com

QATAR C/O Seas & Deserts Group Porto Arabia Parcel 12, Unit 285 The Pearl +974 44319799 qatar@fraseryachts.com


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A guide to Luxury Yacht Charter  

Chartering a superyacht offers all the benefits and facilities of a luxurious floating villa, enabling you to explore a variety of exciting...

A guide to Luxury Yacht Charter  

Chartering a superyacht offers all the benefits and facilities of a luxurious floating villa, enabling you to explore a variety of exciting...