Your passport to the perfect yacht holiday is here. As we enter 2022-2023, prepare to come on board with skipper and crew and set sail through the azure waters of the Mediterranean with IYC. It’s the perfect time to charter a boat and book a vacation, with the euro being almost equal to the dollar for the first time in 20 years. Finally, travel is cheaper than ever and Americans have the extraordinary opportunity to maximize their dollars while on vacation.
U.S. visitors can receive an average of 10% discount on travel and profit from the favorable exchange rates garnered while chartering a yacht. This favorable exchange rate is expected to remain powerful for the next couple of months, but a surge in bookings to secure preferred yachts is inevitable. It is encouraged to book travel in advance, as the Mediterranean has become a popular charter destination, no matter the state of the market. IYC offers the largest charter fleet of yachts across the globe. In addition, they have extensive knowledge of the Mediterranean and how to create bespoke itineraries for their clientele. Popular yachts in the region, include:
Newly delivered in 2021 by Heesen, Moskito offers power, performance and huge interior volume, spanning 180' (55m). Her Fast Displacement Hull Form designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects makes her exceptionally fuel-efficient for long passages and shorter cruising. A modern contemporary interior by the esteemed Bannenberg & Rowell studio is paired with a lower deck relaxation area complete with a sauna and steam room. The beach club aft provides water-side seclusion for both water sports enthusiasts and those looking to make the most of onboard living. As the fourth incarnation in Heesen’s successful 55-metre Steel Class, this Dutch pedigree yacht possesses enlarged guest cabins, an 82sqm master suite and a range of 4,500 nautical miles for endless days spent cruising the big blue.
One of the newest charter yachts in the world, with availability beginning from June 2020, Geco impresses on every level. She spans 181'1" (55.2m) and is able to welcome 12 guests. Combining generous spaces, large volumes and a sleek look throughout, Geco offers the apex in modern design. She is truly a standout yacht. Her elegant, contemporary interior is complemented by huge exterior decks, a large swimming pool, open air sundeck with a full gym, and a Touch and Go helipad for seamless arrivals. A crew of 13 will deliver exceptional service levels and a friendly welcome.
Elements of the extraordinary. Africa I recently joined IYC’s charter fleet. She spans 154'2" (47m) and was built by Benetti in 2010 and underwent a complete refresh in 2019. Here, 12 guests can now experience a new modern contemporary interior, along with an exemplary exterior. She is an exceptional base for enjoying an unforgettable charter and is popular with celebrities, being the yacht of choice for sporting sensation Cristiano Ronaldo and his family, who enjoyed a charter on board in 2019. Africa I offers an experienced crew of nine, led by Captain Sam Parvianen.