Where do you berth for Christmas?
So, with Christmas just behind us, where do you think superyachts have most likely berthed in preparation for the festivities?
While many superyachts are undergoing crucial maintenance and others wintered, there are owners and charterers who have planned their Christmas onboard beautiful superyachts, but where have they dropped anchor?
The Bahamas - although the Bahamas have been hit hard with the widespread flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian back in September, most of the islands south of Grand Bahama weren’t too badly affected so still provide the chance for a luxury winter escape, maintaining the same high standard of service you have come to expect from the region.
Thought to be the perfect charter destination and having served the superyacht community so well over the years, the Bahamas need our support now more than ever, which is why so many in the yachting industry are encouraging charterers to visit the region and continue their support for the local economy.
Adriatic Sea - as a smaller region, this beautiful destination offers superyachting escapes all year round, with Croatia, Venice and Montenegro offering more privacy and quieter water routes than the more popular and populated Western Med routes. The area is quickly becoming the ideal superyacht destination, with heavy investment ploughed into Porto Montenegro turning the marina “into a world-class superyacht haven” with just as much again planned over the next decade.
British Virgin Islands - with its crystal blue waters and unspoilt white beaches, the BVI’s offer absolute peace and tranquillity where owners and charterers can relax and unwind, and with over 50 islands there’s plenty of spots to choose from! Well known for breath-taking marine life and some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean, as well as wrecks including RMS Rhone, a royal mail steam ship which sank in 1867, the remains still lying in a designated national park area at the bottom of Salt Island. Initially thought unsinkable, Rhone and her crew were caught in a hurricane, smashing onto Black Rock Point, throwing the Captain overboard, his teaspoon (supposedly) still visible in the wreck’s coral!
Antigua & Barbuda - with plenty of beaches to explore, these islands offer the epitome of luxury yachting whether you’re on charter or cruising in your own yacht, with the finest marina facilities and plenty of activities, you won’t be disappointed.
South Pacific & Australia - for alternative winter chartering, the Great Barrier Reef offers charterers great diving with its expansive coral reef or if it’s land-based adventure you seek, some of the South Pacific islands such as Fiji, French Polynesia and Tonga offer an abundance of culture and diversity with charterers and superyacht owners immersed in stunning landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s adventuring through jungle treks, volcanic islands or luscious rainforests, taking in the beauty of the dramatic scenery, giant vegetation and tropical wildlife or the relaxing calm of more traditional sandy beaches.
Wherever your charter or yachting exploits have taken you and your crew this Christmas, all of us here at Yotspot hope you've had an amazing time and we wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!
In the meantime, why not share a photo of the view from your deck this Christmas morning?