At the top of most people’s post-Covid wishlist is surely a holiday. Well, perhaps several pints with your mates in the pub first. But then a really big holiday.

The only benefit of being stuck at home for months on end is hopefully you’ve managed to save up some money.

No holiday in 2020? Let’s hope we can double down in 2021.

There’s no doubt that social distancing will still be a consideration, so why not go the hull hog (sorry), and charter a superyacht?

One way to ensure your bubble isn’t burst is to leave land – and the rest of the world – in your wake. Here’s our list of the top five superyachts to charter this summer. 


A 75m expedition yacht, Cloudbreak was designed for extreme exploration with the ability to withstand the harshest of weather conditions.

Custom-built for an owner with a passion for the great outdoors, she is named after a legendary surfing reef in the South Pacific.

She is ideal for modern day explorers, fully equipped for epic adventures in the most remote destinations on the planet, and features two large tenders, one helipad for heli-skiing and heli-fishing, and a complete range of water toys.

Cloudbreak is available for charter in Norway in May 2021, and Eastern Mediterranean Sea for Summer 2021, from €750,000 per week.

Learn more about chartering Cloudbreak. 


The first hull from Palmer Johnson’s ground-breaking PJ 170 SportYacht range, DB9 is a sleek 52m superyacht. Built for sports enthusiasts, she can cruise up to 24.4 knots.

Her highlights include a full-beam master suite, three separate pool areas, plus a fabulous open-air cinema on the sundeck.

Outside, she offers an extensive range of water toys from paddleboards to jet skis, through seabobs, wakeboards and an entire collection of towables and inflatables, including an inflatable assault course, for endless fun in the sun.

DB9 is available for charter in the Bahamas and Caribbean Sea this winter, before sailing to the West Mediterranean Sea for Summer 2021. Price from US$250,000 per week.

Learn more about chartering DB9. 


Khalilah is a yacht for those who like to flex. At 49m, she is the largest private yacht built entirely in carbon composite, and her dynamic design combines performance and space to offer seriously smooth cruising.

Packed with the latest water toys, and a custom 7m gold tender, Khalilah is the golden girl of the charter scene. She also features a sky lounge, an open bar and floor-to-ceiling windows for a panoramic ocean backdrop.

Khalilah is available for charter in the Mediterranean Sea for Summer 2021, from €255,000-265,000 per week.

Learn more about chartering Khalilah.


Built by Heesen and designed by British studio Harrison Eidsgaard, 51m Irisha was inspired by a modern-day fighter jet aircraft.

Winner of Best Exterior Design at the 2019 Boat International Superyacht Design Symposium, inside she features a chic neutral colour palette paired with an ultra-contemporary interior design.

A dramatic open staircase connects the upper and lower decks, while full-length glass doors flood the space with natural light.

She combines the very latest technology with an impressive top speed of 25 knots, taking high-speed cruising to the next level.

Made entirely from aluminium, she offers sumptuous staterooms, an open-air jacuzzi, a beach club wellness area, as well as her own cinema.

Irisha is available for charter in Western Mediterranean Sea for Summer 2021, from €280,000 per week.

Learn more about chartering Irisha.


Built to emulate the style of a traditional Indonesian Phinisi boat, Mischief blends a traditional exterior with a contemporary interior.

An environmentally friendly yacht, with a sustainable bio-treatment plant, she is based in Indonesia, for South Eastern Asian cruises.

Ideal for families, she can welcome 6-8 guests on board to explore Indonesia’s beautiful natural surroundings, coasts and rivers.

Mischief is available for charter from April 2021 in Bali and Komodo (Indonesia), before sailing to Raja Ampat (Indonesia) in October 2021.

Price from US$59,500 per week.

Learn more about chartering Mischief.