Superyachts Spotted in Saint Tropez This Summer

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The former fishing village of Saint Tropez is so popular with the rich and famous that heads barely turn when a celebrity is spotted wandering along its white sandy beaches.

This summer has seen the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono and Elton John and many more sauntering along the famous Saint Tropez beach at Pampelonne before stopping at the stars’ favourite lunch spot, Club 55, without so much as a second glance.

Well-known faces are two a penny in the south of France’s most glamorous resort, so to get really noticed these days stars have to arrive on a seriously mega yacht – which we’ve also seen in abundance this year.

The season kicked off this year with photos of a bare-chested Cristiano Ronaldo doing some kind of work-out on the foredeck of a ridiculously large superyacht in waters off Saint Tropez. Once he’d been put through his paces the Manchester midfielder was joined on board by Sir Philip Green and his family who are known to be fans of Saint Tropez – and superyachts.

Also making waves in Saint Tropez this summer was supermodel Elle Macpherson who was pictured jumping from the upper deck of the superyacht she and her family hired for one week this July. The yacht, named Mad Summer, is a 56 metre motor yacht which has previously won the Boat International World Superyacht Award in the Custom Motor Yacht 51 metres to 65 metres category.

The award-winning yacht comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests with a crew 14, and a week on board can cost up to 325,000 Euros.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was also photographed on a yacht in Saint Tropez this summer but failed miserably to look anything as nimble as The Body, Elle Macpherson.

The 78-year-old man was snapped stumbling into a tender, where he gashed his head on the canopy. The unfortunate accident left him with an unsightly cut on his forehead which he soothed with ice as he made his way to his awaiting superyacht. The former Italian Prime Minister was on holiday in the south of France with his daughter Marina and her children.

The Top 3 Superyachts for Charter in Summer 2015

Maltese Falcon Mega Yacht

Maltese Falcon Mega Yacht

Yacht chartering is a big part of holidays in St Tropez. With so much choice, you must be wondering which stunning vessel to charter during your summer getaway to the French Riviera this year. Our team has therefore prepared a roundup of the top luxury yachts for charter in the South of France in summer 2015.

Serene

St Tropez is one of the most luxurious towns on the French Riviera and the visitors arriving there in summer expect nothing but the best. Top luxury villas, stunning charter yachts and gourmet restaurants have all become staples of summer vacations in St Tropez. To stand out this summer, you need a yacht that won’t just be beautiful, but rather a yacht that will turn heads, such as mega yacht Serene.

At 133.9 metres long, Serene is one of the largest charter yachts on the market. She has seven stunning decks, accommodating up to 24 guests across 12 cabins as well as a 52-man crew.

Launched in 2011 by Fincantieri she features state of the art technology and design and her interior matches her exterior for style and elegance. An Espen Oeino exterior design is complimented by a beautiful Reymond Langton interior.

Among her features are two helicopter landing platforms, storage for a large submarine and a vast internal sea-water swimming pool. She also comes with Jacuzzi facilities, a jet stream swimming pool on the sundeck, a submarine and a cinema as well as a large choice of tenders and toys.

The ethereal Nemo Room (an underwater viewing room) is yet another of Serene’s many fine assets which help to distinguish her from all other yachts and guarantee unforgettable yacht charter memories in St Tropez.

Moonlight II

 

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Moonlight II is certainly a smaller charter yacht, but in no way any less glamorous than Serene. She is one of the most technologically advanced yachts ever constructed and her steel hull and superstructure and her aluminum deckhouses feature the latest deigns in naval architecture.

Moonlight II has accommodation for up to 36 passengers and a total of 34 crew. The living rooms are superbly decorated and designed. The upper deck master suite, for example, is furnished with a superior California king-size bed, and a 180 degree panoramic window. Meanwhile, the master bathroom boasts a private double Jacuzzi and the VIP stateroom on the bridge deck includes a lounge room with a 42″ plasma TV. Moreover, Moonlight II has 10 guest staterooms on the main deck, with super king-size beds and WI-FI and multimedia facilities.

For indulgent holidays in the Mediterranean, there is no greater luxury than the lower deck of Moonlight II. A Jacuzzi room, a massage and relaxation room, a sauna and a cold plunge pool run by two expert beauty therapists are the ultimate ways to relax and unwind on holiday. On the same deck, you can find multi-gym facilities and a beauty salon.

From the lower deck, take the lift all the way up to the sun deck. Join the many sun loungers or Jacuzzis and soak in the Mediterranean sun with a glass of wine from one of the more than 500 bottles of vintage wine in Moonlight II’s private wine cellar. On the deck there is also room for a helipad and a large external dining area with enough room for all 36 guests at the same time.

This 85.3 metre superyacht is capable of travelling long distances and is nimble enough to also navigate intricate coastal routes. Charter this yacht from Amalfi Coast, enjoying marvellous islands of Sardinia and Corsica on the way, to the glamorous French Riviera and continue your holidays in a stunning villa with a seaside view in St Tropez for an ultimate holiday.

The Maltese Falcon

 

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There are few better ways to explore this extraordinary part of the world than in this innovative sailing superyacht – The Maltese Falcon.

Using a revolutionary sailing system called the Falcon Rig: 3 as well as self-standing and rotating masts, The Maltese Falcon achieve a total sail area of 2,400m2 across 15 sails. This allows for high performance and exceptional manoeuvrability for the ultimate authentic sailing experience.

Cruising at speeds of up to 18 knots, her range of 3,000 nm makes her one of the finest and most versatile sailing yachts available for charter, and an ideal choice for French Riviera yacht charter holidays.

The Maltese Falcon can host up to 12 guests and features innumerable tenders, toys and equipment from seabobs to paddleboards. Typically light winds and favourable weather conditions along the French coast allow guests to enjoy these facilities to their maximum.

#Summer might be over, but the #superyachts…

#Summer might be over, but the #superyachts are still around #StTropez – take a look at this amazing 73,5m #superyacht #Siren noticed in the bay of #SaintTropez last week – http://www.superyachttimes.com/editorial/2/article/id/13218

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Top Ten Charter Yachts Cruising the Mediterranean

IMAGINE Running 52.2m Benetti M/Y LATITUDE 73.15m M/Y LAUREL 63.30m M/Y FORCE BLUE - Deck 44.77m M/Y SAN BERNARDO Running M/Y SAI RAM - Sundeck M/Y LADY DIA Running M/Y PARAFFIN

We at St Tropez House are passionate about yachting, so for you we have chosen ten of the most exclusive luxury yachts cruising the Mediterranean this summer, from the Fraser Yacht’s charter fleet.

With the summer yachting season in full swing, popular Mediterranean hotspots like Ibiza, Monaco, Sardinia and, of course, St Tropez. have become magnets for the world’s most exclusive superyachts. Here are our favourites.

IMAGINE

Explore the Western Mediterranean with the 65.51m M/Y IMAGINE, built in 2011 by Amels in the Netherlands. The yacht is the perfect match for water sports enthusiasts, offering a selection of must-have toys including wave runners, Seabobs and even a water slide! Without forgetting the jet-stream swimming pool found on her top deck. Boasting a contemporary design, M/Y IMAGINE can sleep 12 guests in seven staterooms, including two VIP rooms with their own balconies.

LATITUDE

Step back in time to the opulence of the 1920’s onboard M/Y LATITUDE, a 52.2m Benetti built in 2008. The yacht’s elegant interior simply oozes Art-Deco glamour. Built for entertaining, she boasts a top deck bar, Jacuzzi, and even an outdoor cinema. With the capacity to accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms and her absolutely first rate crew, M/Y LATITUDE is one of the most popular charter yachts on the market.

LAUREL

The 73.15m M/Y LAUREL is the ultimate statement yacht for cruising the Mediterranean. Built in 2006 at Delta Marine, this superyacht is one of the largest ever constructed in the USA and underwent a full refit at the start of the year. Her sophisticated interior, designed by Donald Starkey, is complimented by detailed finishing touches, such as exotic woods and glass sculptures. The superyacht can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms and offers a selection of features to please all the family, from a gym, spa and sunbathing area, to toys and a library/theatre.

FORCE BLUE

M/Y FORCE BLUE is a striking, 63.30m explorer yacht and one of the most unique luxury yachts on the charter market. A 2002 Royal Denship, the vessel underwent a full refit in 2009 and is the last word in luxury. She can sleep 12 guests in six staterooms, and offers a dedicated, on board masseuse/beautician as well as spa facilities. Her spacious interiors and outdoor entertainment areas make her perfect choice for yacht charters in St Tropez and Porto Cervo.

SAN BERNARDO

Built in 2010 at the renowned Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands, the 44.77m M/Y SAN BERNARDO offers a maximum speed of 25 knots, whilst her cruising speed of 18 knots is ideal for discovering the hot spots of the French Riviera. Her classic and elegant interiors were designed by Dutch masters Omega with features including a gym, a deck spa, and outdoor spaces which encourage al fresco dining.

SAI RAM

Relaxation is of paramount importance onboard M/Y SAI RAM, which offers calm, zen-like interiors and well planned exteriors that include sun beds, a spa pool, lounges and a bar. When it’s time for some action, this 51.8m Benetti is equipped with a selection of the most exciting tenders and toys, made for enjoying in the calm Mediterranean waters. Built in 2004, the yacht underwent a full refit this year and sleeps 12 guests in six well appointed staterooms.

LADY DIA

The perfect size for exploring some of the more secluded anchorages of the Mediterranean, M/Y LADY DIA is a 37.8m Benetti Custom Line offering an impressive cruising speed of 15 knots. Built in 2011, the yacht’s spacious exterior compliments her sophisticated and modern interior that can accommodate 10/12 guests in five staterooms. M/Y LADY DIA is an ideal yacht to enjoy with family and friends.

IONIAN PRINCESS

Discover the fabled Greek islands for which she is named onboard the stunning M/Y IONIAN PRINCESS, a 45.73m superyacht from Christensen Yachts in the USA. Relax in her opulent interiors; the six staterooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, are finished with deep, varnished mahogany and polished marble touches. The yacht was built in 2005 and underwent a full refit in 2011, and offers three decks and an extensive selection of toys just made for enjoying the calm waters surrounding the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos.

DIAMOND A

M/Y DIAMOND A’s established and professional crew look forward to introducing guests to their favourite charter destinations. From the Côte d’Azur to Corsica and Italy’s Amalfi Coast, this 57.3m superyacht is the definition of modern-day luxury and offers spacious and bright interiors. Built in 1998 at Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany, the yacht underwent a full refit in 2013. Guests can take advantage of jet ski’s, a spa, and a top-deck entertainment area, whilst they cruise the Western Mediterranean.

PARAFFIN

M/Y PARAFFIN is an eternal classic from the global leaders in yacht building, Feadship. The 60.1m superyacht was built in 2001 and underwent a full refit in 2013. With a large cruising range, she  was designed for worldwide travelling. Her spacious and elegant interiors as well as a top deck Jacuzzi, an armada of toys, a large gym with a 360-degree view on the top deck and an exceptional wine cellar make her a popular choice for summer charters in the Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean.