Private yachts offer luxury

Many people dream of retiring with enough money to buy a sail boat or a yacht and spend their days sailing around the world. For such a posh getaway, it’s ironic that the word ‘Yacht’ was originally used by the Dutch navy to pursue pirates and those who transgressed into the shallow waters of the Low Countries. Eventually, wealthy Dutch merchants started building private yachts and soon, the wealthy were using their ‘jachts’ for pleasure.

Today, it’s no wonder the rich and famous love private yachts and sailboats. Yachting offers some of the same benefits as the private jet, including privacy. Celebrities often choose yachts as opposed to resorts because the resorts are known to be overrun with paparazzi. For some, spending $200,000 for a week on a luxury yacht can give the celebrity the privacy they crave.

MY Ohana in Saba

On top of privacy, yachts offer luxury. The 5-star service and facilities aboard the poshest of yachts are unbelievable. The most pricey packages involve crew members who tend to a guests’ every need, whether it is safety, itinerary or world-class gourmet food.

While there are pristine yachting destinations all over the planet, many people flock to the Mediterranean in the summertime, and the Caribbean in the fall. One of the most popular yachting destinations in the world is the Côte d’Azur. It became popular in the 1950s, when Frank Sinatra, Greta Garbo, and Marilyn Monroe went yachting there. In the winter months, many celebrities flock to St Barthelemy’s in the Caribbean to celebrate a warm Christmas and ring in the New Year.

MY Anna in Monaco

If you don’t have a celebrity bank account, you can still make your boating dream a reality without actually buying a yacht by chartering a crewed luxury yacht. Companies like Charter World have online boat searches that allow you to search yacht charters by location, yacht type and price.

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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