Why charter?

Have you always dreamt of owning your own yacht? Have the sale prices, running costs, mooring fees and fuel bills been enough to put you off? We can’t blame you if they have! Owning your own yacht is an expensive hobby, it is estimated that any boat’s yearly operating costs approach 10% of the vessel’s initial value – a lot of money and a huge financial commitment. A way around this cost is chartering; a wonderful adventure and a one-off cost. No resort, villa or expensive cruise can provide the feeling of freedom you get by chartering a luxury yacht.

The beauty of charter is that you have the opportunity to experience variety. Variety in terms of motor or sail, modern or classic, large or small. In addition to this, you have the opportunity to charter a yacht in a variety of exotic and remote locations. From Norway and Scotland to the Caribbean and Mediterranean, our yachts are located in stunning locations offering the most amazing experiences. Where do you fancy going?

Whether you are seeking a relaxing holiday or an adventurous getaway off the beaten track, our network of seasoned charter brokers provide access to an extensive selection of yachts and diverse itineraries which promise to deliver the most memorable experience.

Our exclusive charter yachts range from 78ft to 162ft. From the ultra-modern motor yacht ‘Bill and Me’, with capacity for six berths in luxurious comfort, to ‘Highlander’, an impressive 162ft motor vessel with stunning interior design. We have a yacht to cater for everyone.

‘Bill and Me’ 

deck of ‘Highlander’

When to charter?

You enjoyed Christmas but thought that perhaps, ‘We should go away next year’?  Take the stress out of Christmas and spend the festive season aboard a luxurious charter yacht for the ultimate celebration. Your charter can be completely personalised to suit you and your family’s wishes. Your crew will make you feel welcome from the moment you step on board and take care of you until the moment you leave. From an intimate family gathering to a large party, watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the deck of your charter yacht with some bubbles in hand could be a fabulous way to welcome in the new year!

December to April are the best months to charter in the Caribbean, and May to September are the better months to visit the Mediterranean.  You tell us when and where, and we will find the finest options available to suit your travel plans.  Whether your choice is a holiday in Greece or the western Mediterranean steeped in history and culture, a cruise in the crystal-clear turquoise water of the Caribbean, the peaceful remoteness of the Bahamas, the splendour of Alaska, or a charter in an exotic part of the Pacific or Indian oceans… literally the world is your oyster.

Booking your charter holiday

Every aspect of your holiday comes down to your desires. Every crew member, from captain to stewardess to chefs, exist to attend to your wants and needs in a way that no luxury resort or hotel can match.

It is advisable to book your yacht charter at least six months in advance to ensure that you secure your preferred yacht and dates, while some of the most sought-after charter yachts are often booked further in advance.

Our brokers have access to over 2,800 yachts worldwide so please get in touch, and as your broker, Swisspath Yachting will find you the perfect yacht and help you plan your dream holiday.

If you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch: debel@swisspath-yachting.com or call +41 44 454 26 26.