New Charter Yachts for 2020 Ocean Escapes

Lauren Hill

Senior Contributor

A pioneering eco-yacht and the world’s largest yacht available for charter are among the most exciting vessels to have launched this year. Set sail on these recently-launched charter yachts for your great ocean escape in 2020.


The environmentally conscious yacht, E, has been created to inspire change in the yachting industry. Designed in partnership with Sunreef Yachts, the 60-ft boat comes with a high-powered electric propulsion system that enables it to sail in silence, with a design that incorporates fully recyclable sails and titanium and carbon elements for reduced weight. The interiors, which accommodate up to eight guests, then combine materials such as sustainably sourced Burmese teak with sumptuous touches including Missoni fabrics and modern art. The dining offering also fits in with the yacht’s eco-luxury philosophy, with menus created from sustainably sourced ingredients. E Catamaran, which was unveiled this September at Cannes Yachting Festival, will be in the British and US Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, St Barths and Guadeloupe each winter, before spending the summer in the French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia.



Entre Cielos Maritime Greece

The people behind Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel & Spa in Mendoza took the brand on a global journey earlier this year with the May launch of its renovated wooden gulet, Entre Cielos Maritime. The 104-ft, two-masted luxury sailing yacht, S/Y Entre Cielos, accommodates up to 12 people in its five cabins, with indoor and outdoor dining, a bar, spacious deck for lounging and a five-person crew to cater to your every need. Voyages take you through the Greek islands with the promise of seeing a lesser-seen side to the Aegean, from the harbours and bays of the Cyclades to the Ionian Islands and Saronic Gulf. Onboard, you’ll tuck into local seafood paired with Greek and international wine, order sundowner cocktails from the yacht’s bar and make the most of her water toys.

Entre Cielos Maritime Greece


311′ Lurssen MADSUMMER

The 311-ft superyacht Madsummer made her debut in Rendsburg earlier this year, showcasing the yacht’s appealing design integrating the exterior lines of Harrison Eidsgaard and interiors of Studio Laura Sessa. The Lürssen-built yacht is now available for select charters as she cruises through the Mediterranean in summer and the Caribbean and Bahamas throughout winter. The impressive boat features a swimming pool, deck Jacuzzi, expansive spa and dining facilities, plus accommodation for up to 12 guests in 10 staterooms. Madsummer comes with four tenders and an abundance of water toys including six jet skis, four stand-up paddleboards, one Flyboard, four Seabobs, water skis and wakeboards, plus scuba and snorkelling gear.

Madsummer Yacht


Imagine by Borgo Egnazia

The legendary five-star hotel in Puglia, Borgo Egnazia, unveiled its latest venture at the start of 2019: the luxury sailing yacht, Imagine. The 110-ft yacht was designed by the late British yacht designer Ed Dubois and built-in Auckland by Alloy Yacht International. The French designer, Agnes Comar, then took on the interiors, which sleep up to seven guests, combining beech panelling with a muted colour scheme. According to Imagine’s 2020 itinerary, the yacht will sail through the Caribbean and Panama at the beginning of the year, before heading to the Galapagos and Easter Island in spring, crossing the Pacific to reach French Polynesia, then sailing through New Zealand in time for the America’s Cup. You can be on board at any point throughout this journey.

Imagine by Borgo Egnazia


446 ft Flying Fox

The 2019-built Lürssen yacht, Flying Fox, spans 446 ft, making her the world’s largest charter yacht, with staterooms sleeping up to 22 guests and enough space for up to 54 members of the crew. Mark Berryman designed the yacht’s interiors and Espen Oeino styled the exterior, with leisure and entertainment facilities suited to relaxing, socialising and entertaining. In addition to having twin helipads, a cinema, swimming pool and two-floor spa, Flying Fox comes with a beach club, al-fresco cooking area, deck Jacuzzi and fitness area. You’ll be able to explore on any one of the six tenders, take out the Seabobs, jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards, and scuba dive from the professional dive centre. Cruising plans, as well as charter rates, are available on request.


© Guillaume Plisson for Imperial imperial-yachts.com

206-ft North Star

Step aboard this spring 2019 launched 206-ft yacht for winter exploration of the Caribbean or cruising through the Western Mediterranean in summer. Altogether, the yacht has more than 7,373 sq ft of exterior deck and equally as generous interiors connected to the outside space by an indoor-outdoor sundeck. Full-length glass is used to maximise ocean views on each deck. Take in these vistas from the marble-clad lounge, main salon, full exterior bar and dining area for up to 12 guests. The six cabins include a master suite and VIP cabin on the main deck, with two double and two twin cabins below. Spend your time soaking in the sundeck’s glass-fronted Jacuzzi pool, unwinding at the beach club or venturing out on the yacht’s jet skis, Seabobs and towable water toys.

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