Many owners of mega-yachts, to defray the enormous associated maintenance costs, rent out their luxury ships; however, one shouldn’t make the mistake that spending a week or so on these boats will be an inexpensive way to temporarily enjoy the high life; one should plan on spending at least $531,000 per week. Here is a free peek at the five largest charter yachts in the world.
5. Nero At 296 feet, this luxury vessel spends summers in the Mediterranean and winters in the warmer climes of the Caribbean. At $531,000 per week, 12 guests can enjoy opulent staterooms, a gym, a swimming pool, four jet skis and a Jacuzzi. The ship comes with a crew of 21 to take care of guests’ needs.
4. Indian Empress At $759,000 per week, the 311 foot yacht, owned by Vijay Mallya, the Indian Empress will cruise around the Mediterranean with a crew of 30 to look after a maximum allowable 12 guests. Six jet skis and scuba gear for 12 are some of the goodies available for lucky visitors onboard.
3. Christina O Arguably the most famous yacht in the world, the 325 foot converted Canadian naval ship was owned by Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis and has been renovated by an Onassis family friend. Available at $575,000 per week, there is luxurious accommodation for up to thirty guests.
2. Turama Based in Greece, the somewhat clunky-looking luxury yacht measures in at 385 feet, and can accommodate 70 guests in 43 staterooms. The $798,000 per week charter rate makes it seem almost more like a cruise ship more appropriate for corporate retreats.
1. Alexander The largest of the charter luxury yachts, the Alexander measures 400 feet and can be had for $797,000 per week. A major criticism of this yacht is that the decor is outdated and needs a refit, which should lower the price considerably but somehow doesn’t. Featured are a helipad, a bar, a swimming pool, and interior design from the 1980’s.