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Discover the latest yacht charter trends
Discover the latest yacht charter trends

Discover the latest yacht charter trends

20 May 2023

Photo: la Moutte, the nearest beach to St-Tropez

When it comes to lavish holidays, nothing beats the bespoke experience of a luxury yacht charter. As we sail into 2023, let’s have a close look at the latest yacht charter trends shaping the future of the market.

Yacht Charter: a growing trend

The burgeoning trend of yacht charter, an indulgence previously enjoyed by a select few, is now captivating a broader audience.

According to an article published on Boat Pro in April 2024, the number of large yachts on display at the last MYBA yacht show doubled compared to 2023.

From experienced charterer to newcomers, people are being drawn to the idea of chartering a vessel to explore the world’s most exotic locations.

Luxury yacht rentals offer an unmatched opportunity to design your own voyage, promising flexibility, privacy, and the highest levels of comfort.

The rise of Eco-Friendly yacht charters

One of the key yacht charter trends is the shift towards eco-friendly solutions. Luxury yacht rentals are increasingly incorporating sustainable practices, ranging from green energy solutions to onboard recycling systems. Thanks to advancements in technology, these environmentally friendly yachts no longer compromise on comfort, offering the same level of luxury with a clear environmental conscience.

Adventure beyond borders: exploring remote destinations

Another intriguing trend in yacht charter is the growing fascination with remote and less-explored destinations.

As travellers’ spirit of adventure escalates, yacht charters have started to chart routes to unique, off-the-beaten-path locales (Norway, Alaska, Costa Rica), fostering once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Personalized luxury: bespoke itineraries

Bespoke itineraries are another trend that’s shaping the luxury yacht rental landscape. Now more than ever, customers crave experiences that are tailored to their unique interests and tastes.

Yacht charter companies are responding to this demand by offering highly customized packages, complete with personalized menus crafted by onboard chefs and curated excursions and experience or game for the children, that cater to the specific desires of all their guests.

The thrill of high-end water toys

A key element adding to the allure of luxury yacht rentals is the inclusion of high-end water toys. These range from jet skis and paddleboards to more sophisticated equipment like mini submarines, offering charter guests a thrilling underwater exploration opportunity.

These high-tech toys provide an exciting dimension to yacht charters, offering guests the chance to indulge in fun water-based activities.

Ensuring seamless connectivity onboard

In this digital age, the importance of uninterrupted Internet connectivity even at sea cannot be overstated. Many luxury yacht rentals now offer state-of-the-art satellite Internet to ensure guests remain connected, whether for work or pleasure. This focus on connectivity reflects the industry’s commitment to meeting the digital needs of today’s discerning travelers.

Enhancing comfort with stabilizers

Comfort at sea is paramount, and motor yacht owners are investing in advanced stabilizing systems (Zero speed, gyro stabilizer…) to enhance onboard comfort.

These systems significantly reduce motion at sea, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable sailing experience, particularly important for guests prone to seasickness.

Photo: Azimut beach club concept

Latest yacht charter trends

Redefining spaces: interior design trends in luxury yachts

There’s also a shift in the design of luxury yacht interiors. More yachts now feature folding balconies and large panoramic windows together with enlarged swim area (Beach club concept) , enhancing the connection with the sea and the surrounding environment.

This design shift brings even more natural light into the yacht, offering stunning views and enhancing the overall charter experience.


The well-known Italian shipyard Azimut has also redefined the limits between interior and exterior thanks to its ‘Fun Island‘ concept.

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Updated on April 24, 2024
About the author:
Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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