Thanks to the evolving eco-innovation, luxury yachting is taking steps every day to be more environmentally conscious. Luckily, eco-friendly approaches do not limit your on-water enjoyment and there are plenty of luxury charters available for your choosing. Take a look at our top picks of eco-friendly charter yachts on the market today.
Available for charter in 2022, this gorgeous 190′ (58.2m) Trinity superyacht is an environmentally conscious masterpiece. Thanks to a devoted crew, captain and owner, UNBRIDLED has transitioned its on-water experience into an interactive, educational and eco-friendly one.
Perfect for clients with families, the crew are proud to educate charter guests on the wildlife and ecosystems of their destinations and itineraries and connect charter guests with local conservation programs. The crew of UNBRIDLED has eliminated the use of single-use plastic water bottles and instead provides reusable glass bottles for all aboard. They’ve also transitioned into using sustainable crew uniforms, bedding and products and contributed to carbon-offset initiatives. With dedicated diving specialists aboard, guests can enjoy a wholly unique charter experience — both educational and interactive. UNBRIDLED welcomes 12 guests in six sumptuous staterooms and a crew of 14.
With an impressive array of toys and two tenders, UNBRIDLED is ready to fulfill all of your eco-friendly charter expectations and more.
This superyacht charters to The Bahamas in the summer and the winter, starting at $295,000, plus expenses.
The 146′ (44.5m) Christensen superyacht MILESTONE is another outstanding example of a captain and crew shifting into eco-friendly practices. Their crew uniforms are made from recyclable material and they encourage all guests on board to use the reusable bottle; reef-friendly products are made available.
For a charter, MILESTONE is an excellent choice. As the most customizable of her generation ever built, charter guests will enjoy her hand-picked layout from the expansive deck spaces to the luxury amenities inside. MILESTONE welcomes 12 guests aboard into six sumptuous staterooms, accompanied by nine crew. Her skylounge is the perfect place for guests to congregate, bearing cinema seating with dance floor conversion capabilities — whether guests are seeking a relaxing night in or an on-water waltz.
This superyacht carries numerous enticing toys aboard, in addition to two tenders.
MILESTONE charters the British Virgin Islands, the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands, starting at $175,000, plus expenses.
Launched by the world-revered shipbuilder Heesen in 1987, the 130′ (39.62m) superyacht LIONSHARE is perfect for your next eco-friendly luxury charter. Heesen has long been a celebrated shipbuilder embracing eco-friendly practices in its projects.
Taking inspiration from LIONSHARE’s builders, this gorgeous superyacht’s captain, crew, and owner are dedicated to implementing environmentally-friendly practices. They’ve eliminated the use of plastic water bottles and fully embraced Zip Hyprodtap water filters that provide cold water in glass bottles — still and bubbly. They’ve additionally transitioned all guest amenities into biodegradable and reef-friendly products, from sunscreen to shopping bags to sponges.
LIONSHARE is a refined charter yacht with a reduced carbon footprint. With this gorgeous motor yacht, you can fulfill your every charter dream and more. LIONSHARE has a full suite of tenders and toys awaiting guests’ usage.
She charters The Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, the Windward Islands, the Leeward Islands and the British Virgin Islands in the winter. In the summer, she also cruises The Bahamas. Rates start at $130,000, plus expenses.
Sailing yachts are a timeless example of choice in how you leave your carbon footprint.
The 125′ (38.1m) luxury sailing yacht KAORI is no exception. Launched by Palmer Johnson in 1993, KAORI is a classic sailing yacht with a refined atmosphere. Whether you choose to work with a local organization on your charter up north, such as the Alaska Sealife Center or another environmentally conscious program, KAORI allows you to do so quickly and in style. Raising the sails when possible helps the ocean, even for a moment.
KAORI welcomes eight guests into four lavish cabins and a crew of five. Her windows can roll down and let in the breeze, allowing guests to enjoy the trip up north and the yacht to appreciate less air conditioning used. She is considered the perfect charter yacht for guests with children and a taste for adventure.
KAORI travels exclusively to Alaska and the American Pacific Northwest in the summer, starting at $105,000, plus expenses.
Considered some of the most eco-friendly builds, catamarans are a creative expression of space and fuel efficiency. The 76′ (23.3m) Lagoon sailing yacht THUNDERBOLT is genuinely a unique catamaran and an incredible choice for your next trip out to sea. She has all of the eco-creds with sustainable resources and technologies while not sacrificing relaxation and comfort.
THUNDERBOLT welcomes six guests aboard into three sumptuous staterooms and a crew of four. Dedicated to the alfresco lifestyle, she features a massive deck and ingenious spaces for socialization in the open breeze. THUNDERBOLT also spotlights two large trampolines on the foredeck, a large swim platform and an open-plan salon.
She additionally offers a private balcony in the master stateroom, a formidable captain and an elevated flybridge for panoramic views.
THUNDERBOLT charters to Cuba, Central America, Belize and South America in the winter. Rates start at €60,000, plus expenses.