The school holidays have started, it’s 30 degrees and August is approaching. Restaurants are booked out and even Hermes has a queue to get in. Summer has most definitely arrived on the French Riviera.
So has the party season, and getting the right table at the likes of Les Caves du Roy and Le Palais (which opens today) is now a job for only the best concierge. For those on luxury yacht charter however, there’s an alternative: If the fear of the small table in the corner is too much or you’ve already been to Jimmy’z twice this week, we’ve selected the best five superyachts from which to throw your own party – just add guests.
M/Y SEA FORCE ONE
Best for the all-night blow-out. 54m luxury motor yacht Sea Force One shouts ‘party’. The ethos on this yacht is ‘luxury, comfort, elegance and absolute entertainment’ – a philosophy she certainly achieves.
Quite unlike any other superyacht, there is surely no better place to dance until dawn than the distinctive, black hulled Sea Force one. Her all Italian crew are extremely experienced and have maintained this yacht in pristine condition since her launch in 2008.
If anyone does want to go to bed, motor yacht Sea Force One sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 luxurious cabins, all ensuite. She also features a gym and a selection of water toys for the daylight hours.
Sea Force One is available to charter in the Mediterranean from €250,000 per week.
Best for corporate entertaining. The 60m motor yacht Oasis is one of the most in-demand charter yachts around and it’s no surprise as to why.
Her crew is simply outstanding – friendly, capable and discreet, they will create a the perfect environment for professional entertaining.
Oasis is a qualified RYA Jetski centre, has an outdoor cinema (perfect for corporate presentations or movie screenings) and when the sun goes down, her aft deck can be converted into a private club.
Oasis is available to charter in the Mediterranean from €325,000
Best for the dinner party. The 70m Sherakhan makes the list for her large capacity – the party can be even bigger when you can invite 25 of your closest friends to stay onboard with you.
What makes this superyacht all the more fun is her captain and crew of 19, who perfectly combine ultimate professionalism with a laid-back, light-hearted attitude.
For the ultimate dinner party, indulge in an extravagant meal prepared by the onboard chef, with all 24 guests seated at the spectacular dining table. Look up from your plate, and you’ll see straight into the glass bottomed Jacuzzi (capacity for 18 people!) on the upper level.
And after all that indulgence, luxury motor yacht Sherakhan offers a full spa, with sauna, treatment rooms and onboard therapists. Bliss…
Sherakhan is available to charter in the Mediterranean from €395,000 per week.
M/Y FORCE BLUE
Best for the extravagant hen party. The 63m motor yacht Force Blue offers accommodation for up to 12 in 6 cabins.
With her full cinema and incredible onboard spa, luxury yacht Force Blue is the perfect choice for a girls’ holiday. Ladies will also love her elegant mahogany limousine tender, ready to whisk guests ashore to dine and dance the night away.
Or, you can stay onboard and dance on the aft bridge deck which can be transformed into a private nightclub, complete with DJ booth, lighting rig and sound system. The best bit of all, is the crew will lay a carpet down on the dance floor so guests can keep on their Jimmy Choos. Perfect.
Force Blue is available to charter in the Mediterranean from €235,000 per week.
Best for elegant pool party. The gorgeous 62m superyacht RoMa offers the height of sophistication for discerning socialites.
With her pale interior, the obvious option for the drinks is Champagne, but we have chosen RoMa for the fabulous cocktail bar in the main saloon and her enormous pool.
With wide, spacious decks and a bar next to the Jacuzzi, RoMa is the perfect superyacht to sip cocktails and watch the sun set over St. Tropez, Porto Cervo and Monte Carlo before stepping ashore for the evening.
RoMa is available to charter in the Mediterranean from €395,000 per week.