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Why choose a motor yacht for charter?
Why choose a motor yacht for charter?

Why choose a motor yacht for charter?

25 February 2023

Find unbeatable deals on luxury motor yachts with our special offers. Learn about the different types of motor yacht for charter, from Sport yacht to Motor and Explorer yachts. Discover the best fit and get the best deal on your next luxury vacation. 

Motor yachts are probably the most popular style of luxury yacht available for charter with a wide choice of vessels — the number of yachts over 80ft has grown from around 2,500 in 1989 to over 9,000 today according to Boat International. Motor yachts range from around 80ft/24m to the very exclusive 300ft/100m+ superyachts.

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Why charter a motor yacht ?

Charter motor yacht
  • Rekindle a romantic relationship
  • Spend quality time with family
  • Celebrate a special occasion
  • Enjoy unique gourmet cuisine
  • Try your hand at the latest water toys
  • Explore hidden gems of the world._

For those considering buying or founding their own motor yacht, a yacht charter is the perfect way to get a taste of what’s out there. With a variety of styles and sizes, yacht charters offer the chance to try out different types of yacht and find the perfect one for your needs.

Pros of motor yacht for charter

Having a luxury yacht all to yourself
Your own chef/dive instructor
Stabilisers on the latest yachts

Cons of motor yacht for charter

Low availability in high season
Carbon footprint for fast yacht
It may be difficult to find a berth

What type of motor yacht should you choose?

There are many different types of motor yacht available for charter around the world, but which one is right for you?

Which yacht (or superyacht…) suits your needs?

Here is a quick guide to the different types available and the terminology used.

Flybridge motor yachtWith 2, 3 or more  decks, motor yachts offer more deck space overall than sailing yachts of the same length. Feadship, Amels and Lurssen are among the top builders, but Azimut, Princess and Sunseeker are also popular in the 30/50m range. Some of these spacious yachts are equipped with a wide range of amenities to suit your personal tastes and requirements: from a sundeck jacuzzi to a cinema and gym, from a submarine to a large fleet of the latest water toys, there is something for everyone.
Advice: for last-minute offers, we recommend that you remain flexible (choice of yacht, location, itinerary…) and trust your charter broker.

Sport yacht charterVery popular in the Mediterranean between Cannes, Monaco and Porto Cervo. Equipped with powerful diesel engines, and hybrid propulsion systems for the latest yachts, Sport Yachts – Mangusta, Leopard,
AB or Palmer Johnson – offer high cruising speeds, perfect for short term charters or for those who enjoy the thrill of speed. With an aggressive design, these eye-catching yachts all feature a very spacious open deck saloon with alfresco dining and lounge areas. Their main decks offer comfortable relaxation areas. Their jet propulsion system allows Sport yachts to drop anchor in shallow waters, perfect for enjoying hidden anchorages that deeper-draft yachts can’t reach.
Advice: be sure to include fuel costs for the agreed trip.

Explorer yacht rentalExplorer yachts (converted tugboats, new San Lorenzo Explorer serie…) are becoming increasingly popular for charter. Built to be seaworthy, expedition yachts offer guests the adventure of a lifetime, allowing them to visit some of the most remote and exclusive locations in the world with a high level of comfort and safety at sea. Key features include slow cruising speeds, low fuel consumption for great autonomy and exotic underwater toys to explore the world.
Advice: It takes time to build up an exploration charter with a client. We do not recommend last minute charters to explore remote locations

Classic motor yacht for charterClassic Feadship or Classic Benetti boast sheer elegance, authenticity with warm wooden interiors and colourful histories.
Modern replica yachts (and fully refitted classic motor yachts) allow you to step back in time while offering all the comforts, luxury accommodation and first class crew with the glorious appearance of a classic motor yacht.
Advice: classic displacement vessels are not fast; your charter broker can help you plan your itinerary accordingly.

More information

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

Motor yacht special offers

Have a look at our latest motor yacht charter special offers.

Princess 40m 10pax. 5 cab.
€29,250 /day
-10% in August
French Riviera
Azimut 27m 10pax. 5 cab.
€11,333 /day
-15% in June
French Riviera
Prestige 680 21.45m. 8pax. 4cab.
€5,483 /day
Early Booking
13% discount
French Riviera

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