Chartering a yacht for your family holiday is a sure-fire way to ensure a memorable getaway. Whether sailing between the Greek Islands or cruising in the French Riviera, your family’s seafaring adventure will etch an idyllic memory for everyone involved. An expert charter broker can create a family charter tailored to your family, combining the right yacht with the perfect destinations to create something truly unforgettable.
For family superyacht charters, your charter broker will discuss what you are looking for from your yacht charter and suggest yachts and itineraries that suit your needs. The yacht and destination need to be the right fit for how you want to spend your time on board, whether that’s relaxing with your family by the hot tub, jumping in the tender to discover new areas each day, enjoying a high-octane week of watersports, diving and partying with a group of friends, or a combination of all of these.
How do you envisage your summer escape? Island hopping around the Med? Enjoying cocktails on the sundeck? Jetskiing in the Greek islands? Relaxing on your own private beach? Whatever your vision, it can be brought to life on a superyacht charter. Greece is ideal for family yacht charters, with approximately 1,400 islands – over 1,000 of which are uninhabited – in a very small geographic area. Your broker knows the wind and sea conditions in any location at any time, to ensure smooth cruising for all the family, and of course secures the best berth in the marina, as well as tables at restaurants and beach clubs.
The broker and crew know the activities in the area to suit all ages in your family group. They can set up a beach Olympics or barbecue on a secluded island, do treasure hunts with the kids, race paddleboards with the teens – crew know how to ensure every member of your family enjoys their time onboard. We can arrange private guided tours of historic sites, towns and vineyards, bespoke shopping trips and the best seats at theatres and operas. The French Riviera is an excellent choice for family yacht charters, as it offers a fantastic mix of fun activities at sea and on land that will appeal to everyone.
Yachts offer state of the art entertainment systems and full wifi connectivity in most regions (if you are cruising off the beaten track, your charter broker can advise on coverage). Yachts are equipped with soundsystems, Playstations and iPod docks in cabins and the latest movies viewable from your suite or in a dedicated cinema room. Many yachts offer outdoor cinemas on deck for the ultimate viewing experience.
The yacht’s features and crew
On a family yacht charter, yachts with a great selection of water toys keep everyone happy. Many yachts offer waterslides, inflatable waterparks and onboard Jacuzzis for those sunny afternoons underway. Yacht brokers also know which yacht crews are known to go above and beyond for the kids. Watersport instructors in the crew can complete the yachting experience for the whole family.
The cabin layout and interior décor
Whatever the makeup of your family group – teenagers, young children – you broker can recommend the right yacht that suits your accommodation requirements. Many yachts have flexible cabins, adaptable from doubles to twins. Your broker can also recommend a yacht with a supernumerary cabins for a nanny, tutor or security staff.
Yachts brokerages have many charter yachts in their global fleets that are perfectly equipped and located for family yacht charters. The superb M/Y QM OF LONDON perfectly accommodates groups with children: she boasts a rare 7-cabin layout, onboard watersport instructors and a 5.7m waterslide.