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September 24, 2015

How To Choose the Right Charter Yacht Vacation

Have you ever passed one of those luxury motor yachts along the New River or elsewhere and thought, “wow, I wonder what it would be like aboard one of those?”

Stop wondering and start considering chartering a crewed yacht for your next vacation. You might be surprised at just how accessible a yacht charter could be!

Before we talk about the cost of a charter, understand the uncompromising service you will receive aboard a private yacht charter is beyond even what you could expect at the world’s most exclusive five-star resort. Many would say that the experience of a private yacht charter is priceless.

On a yacht charter, the Captain and the crew are there to provide for your every desire, and guarantee you the experience of a life time. Whether it is fishing, water sports, or cruising to the exotic locale of your dreams, a crewed yacht can get you there in unparalleled style!



What Can You Expect From A Motor Yacht Charter?

What can you expect aboard a luxury motoryacht charter? To be treated like royalty, and then some. Typical motor yachts available for charter are in the 70-140ft range, and loaded with amenities. Most yachts that are put out for charter, have actually been purchased for the personal use of very high-net worth individuals. As such they are appointed to the hilt!

Of course, you can expect to find all the modern conveniences including High-def­ television and video entertainment systems. Your staterooms will be designed for the epitome of style, comfort and luxury. The yacht itself will have all of the latest electronics and “creature comforts” to make sure your trip is smooth and enjoyable, including air conditioning and motion stabilizers. Unlike sailing yachts, the speed and power of a motor yacht charter puts many more destinations in reach, even for short term or day trips.


How do you Choose a boat or an Itinerary?

To really get the most out of a yacht charter, particularly if it is your first time considering such a vacation, you need to work with an experienced charter broker. The role of the charter broker is to get to know you, evaluate your needs and desires, and match you with the boat, and the itinerary that is just right for you. For example, a family of four will be looking for a very different experience, than a group of well-heeled bachelors, but a good charter broker will find the right charter for either one!

Just as important as where you are going is your Captain and crew. Again an experienced charter broker will get you the crew most suited to your particular needs. Some crews are better with kids, or know more about the best fishing areas, or dive spots, while others include Chefs who can prepare meals in the galley that could give Emeril a run for his money!

Sample Itineraries

Still not sure if a long term yacht charter is right for you? Try a 4 hour “day charter.” Prices begin for as little as $1850.00 on the 70ft motor yacht, the Bella Roma.

Here is our 4-hour “Bordeaux & Brie Experience.”  It is just one example of the many charter experiences available through the 26 North Yachts Charter Fleet.

1PM – Leave the docks at the historic Marina Bay and start your journey down the New River into the heart of South Florida’s maritime industry. You will pass within an arm’s length of some of the most famous shipyards in the world.

1:45PM – As you approach downtown Fort Lauderdale, you’ll be surrounded by notable landmarks like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts & the Historic Stranahan House Museum – not to mention legendary saloons like The Downtowner. Do your best to play it cool when tourists gawk at your yacht and the Andrews Avenue bridge opens up just for you.

2:30PM – As you head southward, you and your party will encounter the megayachts of Bahia Mar Yachting Center, home to the largest annual yacht show on Earth. Who has $40 million to spend on a yacht? A surprising number of people, actually…

2:45PM – Heading under the majestic 17th Street Bridge you’ll get your first glimpse of the cruise ships, tankers and other yachts at Port Everglades. You’ll be tantalizingly close to the open ocean. But not this time out, for now you’ll be turning around and heading back to Marina Bay!

3:30PM – Taking a meandering & leisurely path north and then west, you will undoubtedly relish every minute of the motor yacht lifestyle. As you enjoy some terrific food, drinks & company anywhere on the yacht you please, you’ll wish the day never ends!

5PM – Arrive dockside at Marina Bay, with a newfound appreciation for the transformative power of true luxury – the type of luxury that can only be found through the glamour and style of a yacht!

*Price includes the finest wine, cheese & bread in Fort Lauderdale…by Cheese Culture*

**For an extra $300, one of Fort Lauderdale’s top sommeliers will join your party for a fromage master class & wine tasting. Bravo!



We have many more exciting seagoing adventures for your short term pleasure, or the long-term vacation experience of a lifetime. Check out our charters, and if there is not an itinerary to match your desires, we can customize one to fit your wishes and budget.


Choosing the right charter experience can be challanging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.

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