As the winter chills begin to bite and thoughts turn to plans for the holidays, the allure of the sun-kissed islands of the Bahamas must surely tantalize and tempt. Once the plundering grounds of pirates and privateers, today the tranquil islands of the Bahamas are a captivating destination for luxury charter yachts and their guests, lured to the Bahamas for the incredible diversity of experiences on offer.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays, sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean – an ecological oasis, haven to many species of flora and fauna, with crystal clear water, teeming with marine life, and an ideal charter destination for mega yachts.
There is the Abacos group of islands, where calm waters, warm breezes and exquisite natural wonders make this 120-mile-long chain of islands a charter vacation paradise. Snorkeling, sailing, jetskiing, combing the beach of a deserted island or just enjoying the passing panoramas from your lounge on the deck – the choice is yours. On land, the attractions range from hiking and horse riding to championship golf courses and spa resorts, or visiting charming colonial towns, cocktails or authentic cuisine at island restaurants, rustic and 5-star.
The Exumas comprise 365 cays and islands divided into three areas: Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays, each with its own unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Exuma Cays boast luxury homes and sophisticated entertainment.
Full of history and charm, Grand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination. Some of the island's settlements, such as Pinder's Point, Russell Town, Smith's Point and William's Town, are named after the former families who founded them. Today, these settlements serve as cultural hot spots. Then there are the island's three national parks, two of which are home to a large number of native birds, and the many miles of beautiful beaches on the south side of Grand Bahama Island, fascinating dive sites and untold number of watersports and land-based activities on tap.
Here is a selection of the luxury charter yachts available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. Your Luxury Charter Group expert can assist with the charter yachts, both sailing and motor yachts, to suit your personal preferences.
Available for Thanksgiving and over the holidays, REMEMBER WHEN is an exquisite 49m (162ft) Christensen motor yacht, with accommodation for up to 12 guests in six palatial suites. Everything about REMEMBER WHEN is larger than life: from her spacious decks with many options for dining alfresco, 10-person Jacuzzi on the sundeck and superbly set up saloon complete with piano and original art work, to the massive array of water toys and 42ft towed tender so guests can lap up all the activities the tropical waters of the Bahamas invites.
Available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, LADY JOY is a 47.85m (157ft) Christensen motor yacht with accommodation for 12 guests in six beautifully-appointed cabins. LADY JOY will spoil her charter guests for choice, with numerous expansive indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining, dining and relaxing. The aft deck povides alfresco dining for 12, with the option to create a special occasion set up to seat 48 people.
The bridge deck on LADY JOY has a large dinette, Portuguese walk-round with large dining table and awning, sunpads, bar, four-person game table, TV and entertainment center with surround sound.
Add to that impressive list of features a 12m SACS RIB tender for towing, a Nautica 4.6m tender for day trips and a huge collection of watertoys, fishing gear and fitness equipment and you have the ideal charter vessel for the entire family!
At 42m (139ft) NO BUOYS provides a fantastic platform for large family or corporate charters. With six staterooms for 12 guests and a large, double main saloon, NO BUOYS is an ultra-luxurious Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht bursting with fabulous features.
Inside, NO BUOYS is airy, light and decorated in a chic contemporary style, with a seamless flow of living and dining spaces and cosy, casual elegance. Polished timber work, marble bathrooms and a fresh palette of marine-themed furnishings will please even the most discerning charter guests.
Her expansive sun deck boasts a Jacuzzi, sunpads and lounges and a barbeque and bar, plus undercover dining space to enjoy the sea breezes even in the heat of the day.
Her compliment of watertoys includes a fantastic, fast 35ft Statement Center Console towed tender with two 350hp engines, plus Waverunners, SUPs, kayaks, SeaBobs, snorkelling gear, fishing gear and inflatables – everything you could desire to entertain family and friends on your charter vacation!
NO BUOYS Photo Credit: Quin Bisset
CHARISMA is a 36.58m (120ft) luxury charter yacht designed by the legendary Dutch naval architect, Frank Mulder and built by Danube Marine Consultants.
CHARISMA offers her guests plenty of leisure space over two levels. The aft deck is spacious and shaded for elegant alfresco dining. The upper deck is accessed from the interior pilot house, or from the aft deck via a sweeping stair case. On the top level, with its great views, entertaining is a breeze, with bar, seating, table and sunpads. There is also a firepit, Jacuzzi and outdoor cinema for movies under the stars.
Inside, styling is chic and sophisticated, with a neutral palette complemented by shades of blue and metallic fabrics. The main saloon is open plan with bar and lounge, games table and formal dining area forward. CHARISMA can accommodate up to eight charter guests in four beautifully furnished staterooms: Master cabin, a VIP cabin, a double cabin and a twin cabin, each with ensuite. CHARISMA has an assortment of watertoys and a tender for on-water fun.
Available from Thanksgiving, KEMOSABE is a 39.62m (129.99ft) Westport 130 motor yacht with impeccable amenities and accommodation for up to 12 guests in five staterooms.
KEMOSABE'S large saloon is furnished with luxurious settees, custom upholstered chairs, a cocktail table and an entertainment centre including a 55 inch HD television screen and a Kaleidescape server providing on demand audio and video in all cabins. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for 10 guests around an elegant mahogany table.
The aft deck is ideal for alfresco entertaining and dining, while the sky lounge is the perfect place for relaxation, with Jacuzzi, sofas, a cocktail table, bar, fridge and ice maker plus an entertainment centre. On the flybridge, guests can enjoy the views and the sunshine on large sun pads, or seats, partially covered by a hard-top awning, as well as a bar, fridge, ice maker and barbecue. The watertoys onboard KEMOSABE include Waverunners, kayaks, waterskis, wakeboards and towable inflatables for all ages to enjoy.
This elegant, classic 29.9m (98ft) Hargrave motor yacht is a luxurious charter vessel available for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year in the Bahamas.
TIGERS EYE accommodates up to nine guests in four elegant staterooms, each with ensuite facilities finished in granite, individual climate control, entertainment system and plenty of storage.
On the main deck, the spacious saloon has a bar, formal dining for eight and galley. Interiors are beautifully crafted of cherry wood complemented by furnishings in rich fabrics, creating a warm, tranquil ambience. The aft deck offers alfresco dining and access to the wide swim platform, while the foredeck is ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the views.
TIGERS EYE has a large upper deck boasting skylounge and bar, with a Jacuzzi and seating area aft, perfect for cocktails as the sun sets. Jetskis, Waverunner, waterskis, kayaks and kneeboards comprise TIGERS EYE'S chest of watertoys.
SEAGLASS, an 18.2m (60ft) Horizon PC60 power catamaran, is a luxurious bluewater charter yacht available in the Bahamas and the ideal platform for guests seeking adventure and comfort.
Her twin hull design makes for a remarkably smooth, soft and stable ride in all conditions.
SEAGLASS sleeps six guests in three staterooms: main deck Master King room, VIP Queen, and a port side twin berth that can convert into a King.
The large flybridge helm on SEAGLASS provides amazing space for charter guests to spread out and enjoy the vistas, combining a comfortable shaded area with an aft sundeck and sun lounges. Inside, SEAGLASS'S spacious saloon features comfortable settees, bar and entertainment system, flowing through to the aft dining area to make the most of the Bahamian breezes while dining alfresco.
Along with her 14ft (4.5m) RIB tender, SEAGLASS has dive gear for six, tow toys, waterskis, wakeboards and floating mats.
This impressive 18.2m (60ft) Horizon power catamaran is another fantastic charter yacht available in the Bahamas and popular for its facilities and talented crew. With a name that means "family" in Hawaiian, OHANA is a great choice for extended families or groups of up to seven charter guests in three spacious cabins.
OHANA features plenty of outdoor deck space including a large flybridge area as well as a covered cockpit for alfresco dining and foredeck for sunbathing and taking in the sights of this island paradise.
Captain Mischa Ross is a water fanatic and very knowledgeable about the Bahamas and its marine life, treating OHANA guests to the full spectrum of experiences during their charter. Together with skilled onboard Chef, Lenny Groot, Captain Mischa ensures guests have an exceptional adventure aboard OHANA, memorable for its meals, dazzling panoramas, on-water fun and complete relaxation.
For further details of these impressive vessels and other sailing and motor yachts available for charter in the Bahamas please contact one of the specialist team at the Luxury Charter Group.
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