Despite the brokerage market going through slow times ever since the past financial crisis, the superyacht charter market has grown in strength with some of the largest yachts being the most demanded.
Through its Timeline platform and market research, Yacht Harbour compiled a ranking of the charter yachts having generated the most revenue during the summer 2017 according to our findings. Estimates may include some revenue from owners chartering their own yachts as these are registered as commercial.
Length: 81.8 meters
Price per week: €875.000
Estimated revenue: €12-12.5 million
Delivered in 2015 by German shipyard, Abeking & Rasmussen, Romea was designed by Terence Disdale. Her interior layout features a full-beam master suite, catered by a crew of 23. Amongst its highlights are two limousine tenders, a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, a dedicated spa area and a cinema room. With a cruising speed of 14 knots she has a range of 6,000 nm.
Length: 83.5 meters
Price per week: €1.000.000
Estimated revenue: €10-10.5 million
One of the first examples of a hybrid superyacht, Savannah is powered by extremely quiet electric-diesel engines. Another one of the innovations onboard is the underwater observation room letting charter guests see both over and under the sea.
More traditional amenities also include a large swimming pool aft of the main deck, an extensive master suite forward of the upper deck with panoramic windows and a private deck as well as a gym with a sea view, a spa and a hammam.
#3 Here Comes The Sun
Length: 83 meters
Price per week: €1.300.000
Estimated revenue: €9-9.5 million
Delivered as part of Amels’ limited edition series last year, Here Comes The Sun became the shipyard’s largest yacht to date and her owner’s 4th yacht named after a Beattles’ song.
Amongst her main features are a swimming pool aft of the main deck, an extensive beach club area located right under neath with a sitting area, sauna and gym. Other amenities also include a cinema room and a large Jacuzzi on the sundeck.
Length: 74 meters
Price per week: €650.000
Estimated revenue: €8.5-9.7 million
Named after a movie starring Clark Gable and Grace Kelly, Mogambo was built by Nobiskrug in 2012. Reymond Langton’s exterior and interior design result in well-balanced lines and simple details, thus, making her a good option for cruising with family and friends.
She is replete with amenities that include a cinema room, beauty salon, massage and steam rooms, as well as an array of water toys. As she underwent refitting in 2016, her sundeck Jacuzzi was significantly enlarged and her gym redesigned. Mogambo is capable of accommodating 12 guests and is looked after by 17 crew.
Length: 95.2 meters
Price per week: € 1.200.000
Estimated revenue: €7.5-8.4 million
Delivered by Germany-based Lurssen in 2014 to American billionaire Shahid Khan as a replacement for his previous 68-meter Kismet, the 95.2-meter yacht boasts a jaguar on the bow of the yacht, symbolic of the owner’s NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, which he bought in November 2011 for $760 million according to the New York Times.
Built with corporate entertainment and charter in mind, Kismet stretches over five decks suitable for parties of up to 270 guests. Amongst innovative features on Kismet are her video walls, extending up to two decks high, able to show regular television but programmed to display high-definition moving artwork.