Posted October 22, 2017 in Charter by Janine St.Denis

The 248-foot (75.5m) custom luxury yacht offers an all-inclusive experience for up to 62 guests. From globally inspired culinary offerings in multiple venues and fitness facilities on board to enriching shore-side experiences and equipment for a multitude of water adventures, CRYSTAL ESPRIT is a comprehensive platform for an idyllic yachting escape. The yacht’s ability to accommodate large groups and families in no way diminishes its luxury offerings. All guests enjoy plush suites with private butler service, outfitted with queen- or king-size beds and the option for convertible twin beds. Suites also feature 42-inch HD TVs with iTV capabilities and a library of recent release movies, plus iPads for access to daily news, programming and dining reservations.

And while the spirit of CRYSTAL ESPRIT is one of camaraderie and shared discoveries, abundant personal space remains a hallmark of the Crystal Experience. Enjoy entertaining evenings around the baby grand in The Cove or opt for quiet moments and Champagne for two on the forward deck.

Island playground

CRYSTAL ESPRIT is right at home in the coveted harbors of the West Indies, where she navigates week-long itineraries from Marigot Bay, St. Martin. Exclusive, hidden gems like Jost Van Dyke, Anguilla, Nevis, and Antigua are among the many hubs long favored by elite travelers seeking boutique destinations. Charter one of two seven-day itineraries — with alternating embarkation options for easily combinable extended vacations — or create your own course with a route tailor-made for you. Following her inaugural season wintering in the idyllic West Indies, next spring the Crystal Esprit will return to the revered yachting paragons of the Adriatic. Exploring treasured locales throughout Croatia, the Greek isles and other equally stunning yachting utopias across the Mediterranean, from Spain’s Costa Brava and France’s Côte d’Azur to dazzling Monaco and the bellissima Italian Riviera.

Farm-to-table flavor at sea

World-class, Michelin star-level cuisine is served in a variety of dining venues, both alfresco and in the yacht’s sophisticated restaurants. Fresh, locally inspired menus range from small bites and casual “global street food” at the Sunset Bar & Grill to modern or classic multiple-course feasts with perfectly paired wines at the Yacht Club and its outdoor extension, the Patio Café. Fine wines, premium beers and top-shelf spirits are included in the culinary experience aboard CRYSTAL ESPRIT. For quick snacks, visit the self-service Pantry, where freshly baked pastries, espresso drinks and wines are served 24 hours a day.

High-tech, high adventure

The private “marina” of CRYSTAL ESPRIT is worthy of envy from even the most seasoned island travelers, as it’s outfitted for virtually every type of waterborne pursuit imaginable. Standup paddleboards, Jet Skis, kayaks and a Wider 32 tender can take you anywhere you want to go above the water; scuba and snorkeling gear are available for subaquatic exploration. The crown jewel of the water toy arsenal is truly an innovation. The industry’s only private deep-sea submersible offers dives to 1,000 feet below the surface (06). Available as an add-on, the domed-glass submarine accommodates two guests at a time, plus an expert pilot; it allows for the kind of discoveries only available far beneath the sea.

Beyond the adventures poised at your fingertips aboard the yacht itself, CRYSTAL ESPRIT itineraries offer a choice of at least two inclusive experiences ashore in every port of call, plus dozens of additional options for more in-depth adrenaline rushes. Eighteen-hole rounds at courses hailed as “golfers’ paradise,” high-speed tours on a Harley Davidson, aerial island hopping by helicopter, rum tasting, wildlife encounters, spa indulgences and copious opportunities to lose yourself in the jungles and rainforests of the West Indies all are unforgettable experiences you’ll enjoy during your getaway.

A luxury yacht for all occasions

CRYSTAL ESPRIT offers an exclusive, inclusive experience for groups larger than the dozen, which typically is the maximum number of guests able to be accommodated on a luxury charter yacht. Thus, CRYSTAL ESPRIT opens a world of possibilities for your next special occasion. An experience aboard this stunning vessel would, of course, be the ultimate incentive for any corporate excursion. On a more personal note, the yacht affords the ability for multi-generational families (the kind that overflow homes during the aforementioned holidays) to enjoy uninterrupted quality time while exploring the world together. The open decks of CRYSTAL ESPRIT provide a picturesque backdrop to wedding vows, allowing couples to expand their guest lists beyond the bridal party.

Of course, while this stunning yacht sets the perfect stage for virtually any special occasion that includes your entire inner circle, one certainly doesn’t need a reason more compelling than the elegant atmosphere, posh destinations and superlative service to sail aboard CRYSTAL ESPRIT…with 61 of your closest mates.


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