Charter broker Missy Johnston at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters has several recommendations this week. “In Greece, I have my favorites that continue to offer great charters year after year. They are the 103-foot motoryacht Suncoco, the 116-foot motoryacht Helios, the 134-foot motoryacht O’rion, and the 175-foot motoryacht O’rama. The captain, crew, and chef on each of those yachts are fantastic.”
Missy Johnston at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters also has recommendations in Turkey: “I am always very happy to offer the 72-foot gulet Primadonna, the 115-foot gulet Queen of Datca, the 115-foot gulet Blue Eyes, the 146-foot gulet Mare Nostrum, and the 183-foot Pruva sailing yacht Regina, which just appeared in the James Bond movie Skyfall.”
Charter broker Reia Stannard at CharterWorld has two recommendations this week. First is for the 121-foot Couach motoryacht Dragon in Greece: “She blew us away with the quality of detail and professionalism of the crew.”
Reia Stannard at CharterWorld also recommends the 131-foot Golden Yachts motoryacht O’Pati in Greece: “She is truly unique in the Greek market. She is ultra-chic yet luxuriously comfortable, and she has an impressive cruising speed of 24 knots. She was named Best Power Yacht between 24 and 40 meters at the 2012 International Superyacht Society Design and Leadership Awards.”
Charter broker Liz Howard at Fraser Yachts Worldwide says: “For American charterers, I think the 130-foot Westport motoryacht Endless Summer is the best in Greece.”
Ocean Independence recommends the 118-foot Turkish-built sailing yacht Merlin for charters this summer in Turkey: “She has ample volume and much deck space, but she also sails pretty well—which is quite a combination for this style vessel in Turkey.”
Ocean Independence also has the 121-foot Yachting Developments sailing yacht Bliss offering charters in both Greece and Turkey this summer.
Neo Yachting has just welcomed the 105-foot Azimut motoryacht Grande to the charter fleet in Turkey. She is a 2012 build with five guest cabins and will be among the newest motoryachts available in the region.
Edmiston and Company says the 146-foot Intermarine motoryacht Balaju will have charter availability during May and June in Greece.
Camper and Nicholsons International recommends the 168-foot Oceanco motoryacht Lazy Z this summer in Greece and Turkey. Few other charter yachts in the world offer as many water toys, including a giant inflatable slide.