As we navigate through the new norm of social distancing, it’s no surprise that private boat and yacht charters have become increasingly popular for those looking for a safe but memorable travel experience. Marchay has partnered with outstanding maritime operators across the globe to ensure our members have access to only the highest quality vessels and crew. Whether it’s a fully-crewed luxury yacht with a high crew to guest ratio, finest quality onboard cuisine prepared by your private chef, and complete pampering at sea, or a ‘bareboat’ charter for those looking to do an adventurous, independent, self-captained charter, the experience is completely tailored to fit your and your family’s needs.
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This long-standing yacht charter company with more than 50 years in existence offers more than 400 yachts in over 20 destinations around the world. Whether its a self-skippered monohull, a sail catamaran with a skipper at the helm, a high-performance power catamaran or a crewed yacht with a captain and chef, the Moorings will make your time on the water truly unforgettable. Current reopening specials include 10% discounts on crewed yachts and 20% discounts on self-skippered charters throughout the Caribbean and Central America.
Eleven Experience Motherships (U.S. & Bahamas)
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Adventurous anglers need look no further than Eleven Experience Motherships for a truly once in a lifetime fishing experience in south Florida and the Bahamas. The motherships give guests a fully tailored, private liveaboard experience, featuring well-appointed accommodations, professional crew, a private chef, spacious common areas, and top-notch angling equipment with expert fishing guides.
Florida – The Outpost Mothership, a 61ft Hatteras, acts as your floating lodge, calling the legendary saltwater wilderness of the Marquesa Islands home for part of the year and the vast fly-fishing flats of the Everglades for the other. There’s no such thing as an itinerary here, as days are spent where the fish are – from underwater wrecks and reefs to shallow flats and mangroves, to offshore in the Gulfstream, seasoned guides captain custom-built Beavertail skiffs on daily angling missions to catch trophy fish such as tarpon, snook, permit, redfish, and bonefish. Multi-night private charters depart from Key West City Marina so even if not everyone wants to join the fishing expedition, landlubbers can base at a luxury private home in the Keys.
Bahamas – The Eleven Mothership, a fully-crewed, luxurious 74ft Hatteras, takes live-aboard fishing expeditions to a whole new level. It’s truly a floating, private boutique lodge, featuring 3 staterooms, fully equipped Beavertail skiffs for daily flats fishing, and a 26ft Regulator center console for guest transportation to/from the Mothership. The vessel bases in the remote South Andros island Bahamas from mid-October through May where anglers experience some of the best bone-fishing and tarpon fishing in the world, led by world-class fishing experts using only the highest grade equipment.
Satori Yacht (Mediterranean)
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The Satori blends the comfort of a five-star boutique hotel with a traditional hand-built wooden schooner to create the ultimate classic sailing experience. This 136ft boat is inspired by the understated elegance of the 1920s and 30s, oozing a bygone era of teak-and-mahogany sophistication while also offering state-of-the-art modernity. Featuring five luxury guest rooms, including a spa suite with en-suite steam room which can be used for therapeutic treatments, the Satori has a professional open-view kitchen, an expansive mahogany bar plus dining area situated mid-deck, where guests are able to watch their personal chef at work. Flawless service is built into Satori’s DNA, where guests enjoy Michelin-starred dining prepared by a personal chef from the restaurants Meo Modo and La Bottega del Buon Caffé in Tuscany, access to the latest innovative water toys, and an extensive program of concierge activities managed by top boutique hotel and estate Borgo Santo Pietro. Each of the eight crew members have been hand-picked for their expertise, whether in navigation, cuisine, or seamanship, while Satori’s two 600-horsepower engines offer guests the choice of both motoring and taking long-haul voyages while still enjoying the timeless feeling of sailing. With the shape of a traditional schooner but all the amenities of a world-class racing yacht, Satori’s uncompromised attention to detail – from a free-standing walnut bathtub in the master bedroom to a hidden wine cellar beneath the stairs – making it one of the most elegant and unique charter yachts on the market.
Rascal Voyages (Southeast Asia)
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For an off-the-grid adventure without compromising on luxury, Rascal Voyages offers completely bespoke, private yacht charter experiences in the Indonesian archipelago. The Rascal is a “30 meter hand-crafted ironwood and teak yacht specifically designed for cruising this part of the world.” Onboard, you’ll find only the most modern and well-appointed staterooms and common areas, 5-star service from a professional and experienced 1:1 crew to guest ratio, and plenty of onboard gadgets and equipment to keep everyone entertained. Available as a fully privatized charter but also offering per-cabin voyages on select dates.
Blue Deer catamaran (Italy & Caribbean)
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This detailed and exquisite 74ft luxury catamaran is the sophisticated dream child of Giorgia and Stefano Barbini, owners of the equally stylish San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites. The sleek vessel is a new concept in luxury lodges, offering guests a lavish home at sea, with no attention to detail overlooked. Whether it’s sailing Italy’s coast during the summer months or the Caribbean islands in the winter, guests are sure to find themselves in immaculate comfort and warm hospitality onboard. All 4 guest suites have spacious en suite bathrooms with a separate entrance for crew quarters giving guests a truly private experience. Spend your days strolling charming Italian fishing villages or relaxing on deserted Caribbean beaches, while staying active using one of the many waters toys outfitted onboard. A charter on the Blue Deer is sure to deliver a luxurious experience for all.