Yacht Charter with N&J in 2023

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A luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson is an unforgettable experience, offering privacy, exclusivity, and the opportunity to explore some of the most stunning destinations in the world.

Our private crewed yachts for vacation rental offer limitless levels of opulence and are designed to appeal to those seeking exceptional experiences at sea.

We have access to every megayacht over 100 ft on the planet, including the world’s finest crewed superyachts, sailing yachts, motor boats, and expedition vessels built by pedigree shipyards from Sunseeker to Amels, and Azimut to Feadship. Our luxury yacht charters boast refined onboard amenities, including full-service spas, cinema rooms, fully-equipped fitness centers, hot tubs, swimming pools, and a superb selection of tenders and toys. All our dream craft boast a highly trained professional captain and crew, including personal fitness trainers, private chefs, sommeliers, watersports operators, and more.

Our yacht charter brokers will take the time to listen to your needs and then handpick a selection of vessels for you to hire for the week holiday or longer. We will then craft an incredible charter itinerary, with every detail expertly tailored to meet your needs.

Browse our selection of private crewed yacht charters and start planning a luxury getaway without limits.

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Charter a Superyacht for the Ultimate Vacation

Make the world your oyster on a private boat rental with Northrop & Johnson. From the destinations you can visit on a private cruise to the activities onboard - a superyacht charter with your family and friends allows you to customize every aspect of your luxury vacation.
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How to Charter a Superyacht

Looking to charter a yacht? This comprehensive video with charter expert John Cichanowicz will explain the ins and outs of chartering a luxury yacht, including the charter booking process, the costs and price associated with yacht rentals and more. Check out our yacht charter guide linked below for a more in-depth look at chartering crewed yachts, including the most frequently asked questions.

What are the best things to do on a exclusive yacht vacation in 2023?

Explore the Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean boasts some of the most paradisaical cruising destinations on Earth. Enjoy crystal-clear waters, pristine white-sand beaches, and a rich and vibrant culture. Popular superyacht charter hotspots include St Barts, the Bahamas and Exumas, the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From exploring colonial towns to soaking up the sun on a secluded beach, there is plenty to do when chartering a private crewed yacht in this region.

Visit the Greek Islands

The Greek Islands offer some of the most picturesque sailing destinations in Europe, with fascinating ancient ruins, quiet waterfront villages, spectacular cuisine, and azure blue waters. There are some 2,000 islands spread across the Aegean and Ionian Seas and many are uninhabited. The volcanic islands of Santorini and Mykonos are popular luxury yacht charter ports of call, in addition to Kefalonia, Corfu, and Zakynthos.

Sail the Mediterranean

A Mediterranean luxury yacht charter offers a wealth of experiences. Soak up the elegance of the French Riviera, including St Tropez, Monaco, and the Cote D’Azur, or cruise the beautiful Amalfi Coast on a private motor or sailing yacht. Alternatively, explore the Balearic islands, including the islands of Mallorca and Menorca. Whether you are an ocean dreamer or a thrill seeker, a private charter in the Mediterranean is guaranteed to delight. If you are bringing work, head to Cannes to Mipcom, the Film Festival, or MIPIM on a corporate trip.

Charter the Seychelles

Turquoise waters, powder-white beaches, and lush jungles personify the Seychelles, an idyllic island chain in the Indian Ocean off East Africa. Soak up the sun on uninhabited islands, sink below the waves and explore coral reefs bursting with marine life, or enjoy a mountain rainforest expedition and discover spectacular flora and fauna. Action-packed adventure or peace and solitude awaits on a luxury yacht rental in the Seychelles.

Discover the Galapagos Islands

A luxury yacht rental in the Galapagos islands offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is the destination of choice for nature enthusiasts. Discover the unique and fascinating world that captivated Charles Darwin, including wildlife species that are found nowhere else on the planet all aboard your own floating palace.

Cruise around Alaska

An explorer yacht charter is the best way to cruise the otherworldly destination of Alaska. Voyage glacier-fed waters and fjords and explore spectacular snow-capped mountains, forests, and abundant wildlife, including moose, bears, and whales. Alaska is the ideal charter destination for outdoor enthusiasts; hike, kayak, and raft some of the most picturesque destinations on Earth on your next expedition yacht vacation.

Sail around the British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is a popular blue water haven with yachting enthusiasts seeking sun-drenched barefoot elegance. The BVI offers superb diving opportunities, including at Horseshoe Reef and at Wreck Alley, considered one of the best wreck diving destinations. Its lush interior rainforest offers plenty of hiking opportunities, while the BVI’s many exclusive resorts cater to those seeking an elevated superyacht charter experience in paradise.

Cruise through Thailand

Thailand offers a true feast for the senses that cannot be matched. Both the east and west coasts offer stunning motor and sailing yacht cruising grounds peppered with white sand beaches, dense mangrove forests, world-class diving destinations, and breathtaking scenery. Popular hotspots include the islands of Phuket, Koh Boo, Koh Dum, Krabi, and the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Thailand’s fascinating history and culture and exotic cuisine are charter highlights and are not-to-be-missed.

Discover French Polynesia

With its crystal-clear waters, lush jungles, active volcanoes, spectacular coral reefs, palm-fringed beaches, and stunning lagoons, French Polynesia is considered one of the world’s most stunning destinations. Highlights include Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora, but with more than 100 islands to explore, you are guaranteed to find your dream destination. Discover sophisticated resorts and fine dining, or island-hop uninhabited islands for an experience that is anything but ordinary.

Sail around Australia

Australia offers a unique charter experience filled with awe-inspiring rugged beauty, natural wonders, stunning wildlife, and spectacular cuisine. Highlights include the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, the Kimberleys, and Sydney. No matter what experiences you seek, a crewed superyacht charter in Australia is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

No matter where you decide to cruise to in 2023, a private yacht charter will provide the perfect opportunity to explore some of the world’s most beautiful places. Our experts have first-hand experience and expert local knowledge of the world’s best cruising destinations, coupled with a network of industry contacts on the ground.

Contact the Northrop & Johnson team and let us craft an incredible charter experience tailored to your precise needs.

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Crewed Superyacht Charter FAQ

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What is a crewed superyacht charter?

A crewed superyacht charter offers charterers the opportunity to sit back and relax while a professional and highly trained crew manages all aspects of the vessel. Not only will the crew manage a vessel’s operation, but they will also take care of you and your guests’ needs. The world’s finest luxury crewed superyachts may boast a crew of up to 20 or even more, including an experienced captain, stews and stewardesses, deckhands, engineers, personal fitness trainers, spa therapists, private chefs, and sommeliers. Contact N&J if you would like to learn more about a crewed charter vacation.

How do I choose the right charter yacht for my needs?

No two charter yachts are the same, each offering highly individualized experiences curated to the needs of guests onboard. Working with an experienced broker, such as the charter specialists at Northrop & Johnson, can help you handpick the right crewed superyacht depending on your needs and desired experience. With access to every luxury boat rental on the planet, from elegant sailing yachts to the finest mega yachts, we can connect you with the right boat to ensure you enjoy an incredible yachting vacation.

How much does it cost to charter a superyacht?

It typically costs from US$ 100,000 to in excess of 2 million per week to rent a crewed superyacht. The cost will depend on the size of the vessel, onboard amenities, and destination. Generally speaking, the larger the yacht, the higher the cost.

What is included in a luxury yacht charter?

The luxury yacht charter base rate covers the rental of the yacht and its crew. You can expect to add a further 20% to 30% to the base charter fee for fuel, food and beverage costs, berthing fees, on-land activities, and communication costs. These additional costs are typically covered in the Advanced Provisioning Allowance. Working with an experienced charter broker can help you better understand the total cost.

What activities are recommended on a crewed superyacht charter?

The recommended activities on a crewed charter will depend on your desired experience. Some guests may wish to use their time on a yacht rental to relax and unwind, making the most of a boat’s onboard spa facilities or soaking up the sun. Others may seek an actioned-packed experience, making the most of a vessel’s tenders and water toys. A broker will be able to tailor an itinerary filled with amazing experiences curated just for you, whether you seek adventure or peace and solitude.

Imagine the Possibilities

A yacht charter holiday is truly the ultimate vacation

Get inspired and explore the yachts, yacht charter destinations, and sample itineraries handpicked by our superyacht charter experts. A luxury boat charter is unlike any other vacation you will ever experience, as the level of customization and its bespoke nature can not be matched. From the most exclusive destinations to the most extraordinary yachts, we have put together an encompassing guide to make your first yacht charter effortless.

Northrop & Johnson’s superyacht charter experts have in-depth knowledge of worldwide destinations and in-person relationships with the captains and crew of all yachts in our global fleet. Your charter broker will work closely with you to ensure the highest standards are being adhered to make for the vacation of a lifetime.


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