The possibilities of a yacht charter are endless, even when it comes to food. A charter with Northrop & Johnson is the most bespoke experience you could ask for, so foodies can rest assured that each meal they have aboard their luxury yacht will be carefully curated, personalized and saturated in the world’s finest ingredients. From tantalizing tapas to delectable dishes, professional chefs aboard ensure that all guests, even the most distinguished of food critics, hit the waters with their bellies full and their tastebuds satisfied. So, for all enthusiasts, we present our top five picks of yacht charters for foodies.
The 203′ (62m) VSY Superyacht ROMA is true to her culinary acclaim, boasting awards from the 2022 MYBA Charter Show Chef’s competition. Renowned Chef Anders Pedersen presented one of his phenomenal menus, showcasing a fresh seabass tartare, flambeed scallops and a trio of mouthwatering Mediterranean desserts, a lavender-flavored crema catalán. Her impressive stewardesses, Fabienne Ortac and Vesna Cocklo took home the cocktail competition with their prosecco-based tipple, garnished with thyme. Historically, ROMA has always been celebrated for her tasteful offerings, having won Chef’s matches for cuisines and wine pairings since her charter market entry. Aboard this breathtaking yacht, guests can rest assured that their tastebuds are in good hands.
ROMA charters to the French Riviera, Monaco, Rome and Western Italy, Montenegro, Venice and Eastern Italy, Croatia, Corsica, the Red Sea, Malta, the Italian Riviera, Sicily, Turkey, Corsica & Sardinia and the Balearic Islands in the summer. Her prices start at €345,000 per week, plus expenses.
The 164′ (50m) Benetti superyacht JACOZAMI is fresh on the market and ready to provide a breathtaking charter experience. She features numerous opportunities aboard to enjoy delicious five-star meals, whether guests choose to embrace alfresco dining on the upper aft deck or delight in the luxury of the formal dining salon on the main deck. This brilliant charter features the gastronomic meals prepared by Concours des Chefs award-winning Chef Michael Goller, which can be personalized for each guest as desired. Attended to by 11 professional crew members, all aboard can experience the foodie adventure of a lifetime with the Mediterranean as their backdrop. When desired, the crew can hit the markets ashore or call a local provisioning agent to ensure the taste of their destination is felt in every bite.
JACOZAMI travels to the French Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, the Italian Riviera and Monaco in the summer. She charters to Monaco, Corsica & Sardinia and the French Riviera in the winter. Her prices start at €300,000, plus expenses.
The 146′ (44.65m) Feadship superyacht HARLE is yet another outstanding choice for your next food-based charter, thanks to her decorated history and emphasis on fine dining. In 2018, her onboard chef Sebastian Springer won first place in the Chef’s Competition at the Antigua Charter Show. This win is a perfect example of why charter yacht HARLE should be high on your list, as Chef Sebastian’s winning menu was designed to adhere to strict dietary requirements and came out on top. Some essential dishes were the amuse-bouche of seared scallops with kimchi and the K2 beef fillet served with a peppered glaze and truffle. Whether you’re seeking a light meal to start the day or an unforgettable savory feast, HARLE is capable of taking your every desire to the next level.
HARLE charters to the Italian Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, the French Riviera, Rome & Western Italy, Sicily and Monaco in the summer. She travels to the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and The Bahamas in the winter. Her prices start at $240,000 per week, plus expenses.
The 130′ (39.62m) Heesen superyacht LIONSHARE showcases yet another incredible chef with a decorated history. In 2021, Chef Julian Brown won first place for the best first course and second place in the Chef’s Competition at the Antigua Charter Show. A true champion of flavor and authentic cooking, Chef Julian takes every meal above and beyond a foodie’s wildest imagination. LIONSHARE boasts ample room onboard to enjoy his delicious creations, from fine dining in the main salon to open-air dining on the main deck aft. Whether guests kick back with a perfect sundowner at the end of an exciting day or save their appetite for the most delicate desserts, all can rest assured that their tastebuds will be treated to nothing short of extraordinary.
LIONSHARE charters to the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands and The Bahamas in both seasons. She additionally travels to the Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands in the winter. Her prices start at $130,000 per week, plus expenses.
The 114′ (35m) Benetti luxury yacht BANG! is a jam-packed adventure filled with only the finest meals, freshest cocktails and formidable dining spaces. With her top-level chef, guests can enjoy the tastes of a lifetime, whether they choose grill-blackened Mahi-Mahi from the on-deck Barbecue or a delightful salad with only the freshest ingredients from the Mediterranean. With the fantastic Chef Jerome Sabouraud, BANG! delivers the best tasting courses for on-water enjoyment. Her deck spaces mirror this delight, emphasizing fluidity between the indoors and outdoors, allowing all aboard to enjoy fresh cocktails and savory bites in the ocean air, be they relaxing in the shade of the main salon or out-in-the-open of the upper deck.
BANG! charters to Rome & Western Italy, Corsica, Monaco, the Italian Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia, the French Riviera and Sicily in the summer. Her prices start at €85,000 per week, plus expenses.