The 163-foot Christensen motoryacht Casino Royale has returned to the Northrop and Johnson charter fleet. She’s in the Bahamas right now and is expected to charter in the Mediterranean this summer, taking 12 guests at a lowest weekly base rate of $250,000.
Casino Royale was delivered in 2008 to well-known yachtsman John Staluppi, who has a history of naming his yachts after movies in the James Bond franchise. Staluppi kept the yacht for private use until selling her in March 2009. The winter 2010-11 charter season in the Caribbean was Casino Royale’s first.
Casino Royale has a décor that was designed with a nod to the “Casino Royale” movie. Interior details, for instance, include various images of Bond girls in backlit glass silhouette as well as in stylized artwork. All of the Bond movies are available on the yacht’s Kaleidescape entertainment system, which featured more than 4,000 films at the time of my visit a few years ago.
Accommodations include four staterooms with king-size beds, and two staterooms that each have a double plus a twin-size bed. An elevator services all decks, including the sundeck, and zero-speed stabilizers are among the amenities that should keep guests comfortable underway.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Casino Royale or help you book a week on board.