Are you looking to impress your family or friends on a holiday like no other? Then a yacht charter will be the ideal holiday for you. It may seem like an intimidating thing to organise if you have never done it before or know nothing about yachts. But it is actually quite a stress-free process, that is definitely worth the end result! Here at 212 Yachts we have had clients start out on our smallest boats for just a day to dip their toes in the water (excuse the pun!). And they come back year on year, to charter bigger and better yachts. You’re probably wondering why so many people are so enthusiastic about yacht charter? All of our clients agree it is a luxury experience really like no other.

Here are some of the main reasons why chartering a yacht is something you will not regret:


1. Why Charter a Yacht? For Complete Freedom

Yacht charter gives you the freedom to decide what you do on your holiday every day unlike typical cruise ships. They are also smaller in size making them ideal for island hopping and finding places off the beaten track. On a luxury yacht the itinerary is completely designed around you and your guests. If you drop anchor to enjoy a beautiful evening meal and decide you would prefer another view, it can be arranged just like that! Everything is your choice.


2. Privacy like no other on a yacht

If you are looking to escape from the hustle of everyday life, then a yacht charter is definitely for you. A private yacht is the ultimate retreat for you and your guests, which is why they are the go-to holiday for many celebrities like Beyoncé, Leonardo DiCaprio & Kylie Jenner. Your crew on board can be as involved or discreet as you wish. Truly giving you the experience to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and sandy coves that your captain guides you to. The ability to reach remote islands by sea makes travelling to exclusive restaurants a breeze, without dealing with traffic or crowds. Unlike a hotel or resort, only your guests are onboard the yacht


3. Unique Cultural Experience from a yacht

While your holiday destination will be a new adventure for you, your captain and crew will have worked in the area for years and know all the local secrets. From the best hidden beaches to drop anchor at, to authentic restaurants to experience the local cuisine. If you want to explore on land, then local tours can be arranged with the best guides, picking you up in private cars directly from your yacht. Your captain will be able to organise your itinerary to make sure you see the very best of what the area has to offer. The insider knowledge of a captain on a charter yacht is something that cannot be beaten!


4. Private Chef on your charter yacht

There is literally no downside to having your own personal chef. Each meal is tailored around your favourite foods. And if there are picky eaters or allergies in the group, the chef will make sure there is always something that they can enjoy too. Your chef will be trained in local cuisines, as well as many other cooking styles so it will be the perfect experience for the foodie in your life. All you need to do is fill out the preference sheet before your charter on the yacht and all your favourite foods and brands will be stocked on board when you arrive!


5. The Most Luxurious Service on a charter yacht

Yacht Charter is a luxury service like no other. Even in the world’s finest hotel the crew to guest ratio is nothing compared to a yacht. So why charter a yacht ? You are the crews sole focus meaning that every tiny request is taken care of immediately. The same crew look after you from the start to the end of your charter. Giving a high level of personalised service. They will remember your children’s names and hobbies, how you like your breakfast in the morning, even what flowers you like displayed on the yacht. Service on a super yacht is truly unique, tailored to you and something you must experience.


6. Water Toys on charter yachts

The water toys on board yachts are always a great way to pass the day. Yachts come fully equipped with things such as snorkelling gear, kayaks, wake-boards, jet skis and much more. The larger the yacht you charter the more on board. With some yachts even having their own private submarines and helicopters! It’s like having your own personal adventure park without the queues. The crew on board will be fully trained and able to give one-on-one lessons. Some yachts are even certified training schools so you can leave your holiday with a qualification and discover a new hidden talent! Having trained staff on board will always give you peace of mind that your family and guests are safe and looked after.


7. Stress-free to Organise

One of the biggest surprises about chartering a yacht for the first time is finding out how easy it is to organise. It’s as simple as getting in touch with 212 Yachts and describing what style and activities would make it a dream holiday for you. We then get to work creating a proposal of options that suit you and your family and all you have to do is choose whichever yacht catches your eye! Once you have found your ideal yacht, we work with the captain to design your perfect itinerary


8. Holiday of a Lifetime on a yacht

A yacht charter is guaranteed to be a holiday you won’t forget. So, why charter a yacht ? if you are looking to impress, and/or be in pure luxury, a yacht charter is for you! Our clients return year on year because they have never experienced anything that compares to a week on the water. It’s the perfect escape from reality and provides a great opportunity for some family time! Spending the day making the most of the water is an excellent bonding opportunity. Followed by an evening relaxing in the cinema on board or escaping to one of the decks once the children are asleep for some drinks.


Chartering a yacht for the first time seems like a big choice that many people are apprehensive about. However, once you start you really won’t be able to stop. Our numerous repeat clients here at 212 Yachts are a real testament to this ( see testimonials ). If you would like to venture into the world of yacht charter for the experience of a lifetime, please contact 212 Yachts today at 0033 (0) 4 92 95 83 06 or email us at


Why charter a yacht? For freedom, special memories, luxury...

Written by

Lewis is the Fleet Manager at 212 Yachts. He is originally from the UK. He previously worked on superyachts and traveled the world extensively by yacht. He has excellent knowledge of super yacht destinations, on and off the beaten track and what can be achieved on a yacht charter. His knowledge of boats and the maintenance required, ensures he applies the highest standards to the boat charter fleet he manages on the French Riviera. This means that you’ll always have a great day out with 212 Yachts. Lewis has previously lived in Cape Town and now lives in the South of France with his Wife and dog Leo. He loves organising smooth charters and nothing brings 'me more joy than seeing the smiles on clients faces after an amazing experience on the water'. His core value that aligns perfectly with the company is to always make that extra degree of difference, "this is how we make sure you’ll be beaming from ear to ear when you’ve experienced a 212 Charter! I hope that we can welcome you on board soon and provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for any assistance for your next charter, or you’re overwhelmed looking into your first charter, no matter how big or small, please ask for me when you get in touch."

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