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30 Years in Luxury Yacht Charters: How an Expert Yacht Charter Specialist Delivers the Perfect Vacation

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

When it comes to booking the ideal luxury yacht charter vacation, there’s a lot to consider and many choices to make. But what if you don’t know where to go or how to start the process? That’s when an expert charter specialist can help.

The best yacht charter specialist has first-hand experience and knowledge. In fact, this is the golden rule when choosing a yacht charter broker. It’s prudent to have extensive knowledge of yachts, the best charter cruising destinations, and what to see and do. The best, most successful charter specialists are in the know about culinary trends and how to fulfill special requests on board. On top of all this, they have a terrific rapport with the best yacht crews.

I’m Missy Johnston, Senior Yacht Charter Specialist for Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters and owner of the company. I have 30 years of experience in the luxury yacht charter business. I’d like to share some of my experiences. What I’ve learned may help you with yacht selection, determining the best itinerary, and seamlessly putting the best plans into action to create the perfect luxury yacht charter.

My Experiences as a Yacht Charter Broker

Missy Johnson

Missy Johnston, Senior Yacht Charter Broker

I’m a true yacht charter insider. A former yacht chef, I’ve been a yacht charter specialist since 1988. I’ve traveled to almost all of the worldwide yacht charter cruise destinations for which I provide charters. I use this knowledge to make recommendations for my clients. Those special extras in each charter location can elevate a charter experience to the trip of a lifetime.

One of the main attractions of a yacht cruise is how it gives you access to places that can only be reached by a private yacht, such as:

  • Ikat Textile Villages in Indonesia along Volcano Alley
  • Remote caves in the Bahamas
  • Several of the Pontine Islands in Italy that many think are some of the nicest islands in the world
  • Many of the islands in Croatia with traditional homes built of island stone
  • Whale feeding grounds in Alaska
  • Deserted pine clad islands in Maine, where the only sounds are pine needles rustling in the wind
  • Various islands in the Fijian Outer Islands, where one must go ashore and through a Sevusevu Ceremony around the Kava Bowl, ask permission to anchor
  • Floating villages of the Moken Sea Gypsies in Myanmar

But it’s not just about locations, cuisine, and services. There are also countless details to take care of, including legal and regulatory requirements; usually a luxury cruise involves visiting a different country. I have devoted a great deal of time to industry volunteer work, including serving as the President and Board Member of the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA).

During my volunteer work with the maritime subcommittee of the House of Representatives and U.S. Coast Guard, I assisted in drafting and implementing the Passenger Vessel Safety Act of 1995 and drafted the first set of AYCA charter contracts in a close relationship with Admiralty Attorneys. This experience has given me a thorough knowledge of both the body of law and charter contracts and has made me an industry expert on contract use with U.S. flag vessels and charter in U.S. waters. In general, I have a strong grasp of worldwide maritime rules and regulations for all flags of charter yachts in various worldwide yacht charter locations. All of this plays a part in the advice I give to all of my charter clients.

For example, maritime law can be quite different from civil law. The flag of the country that is flown from the stern of any yacht means that the yacht is registered and flagged to that country, and as such is a floating bit of that country. However, that floating bit is subject to the flag state’s maritime law rather than civil law. A charter on the yacht is subject to maritime regulations that might include VAT payments, taxes, and customs clearances.

One of the most glaring differences between maritime and civil law is with the use of marijuana on board. Under both American and British Admiralty law, there is zero tolerance for even a marijuana seed to be found on board. Depending on where the charter takes place, the charterer may able to legally smoke marijuana for personal use standing on the very dock that the yacht is tied to. But if the charterer stepped off of the dock to smoke marijuana on board, it would be zero

Wine barrels on Stari Grad plain, Hvar island, Dalmatia Croatia

Wine barrels on Stari Grad plain in Croatia

tolerance with stiff fines, including loss of the captain’s license. For these reasons, the captain will always be vigilant about stopping any drug use on board, to the point of stopping the charter. This is a right granted to the Captain in the charter contract.

However, it’s not just countries that have their own rules and regulations. There are “gotchas” that one can only learn via a personal visit. For example, if you visit Akrotiri on Santorini Island, I will advise you to hire a private guide at the gate kiosk, as the site is poorly marked. I know this because I have been to Akrotiri many times.

And you certainly don’t want to miss an amazing taverna, a winery tour in Croatia, or the restaurant that serves oysters and mussels plucked from the waters at the shell farm right outside the restaurant. My own side trips in a wide variety of locations have led me to discover, enjoy, and then recommend these hidden gems to my clients.

What to Look for in a Yacht Charter Broker

Your yacht broker is essentially your partner in the booking process. Establishing a trusting relationship in which you can ask them for advice and share your preferences and needs is important in ensuring that the entire booking process (and trip) is enjoyable. Below are qualities that your charter specialist should have.

Extensive Experience

In a nutshell, charter brokers sell information and recommendations. The best information and recommendations come from extensive experience, which is developed over years of collecting information first-hand.

As a charter broker, I am invited to cruise onboard various yachts. In a span of three decades, I have cruised on every type of yacht there is available for charter. This means that I can thoroughly describe the motion when on board different yachts, and can provide all of this information to a charterer when making their yacht selection. My own cruising experiences can also help determine the best itinerary for the destination.

Accurate Advice

World class service provided by our professional crew and personal chef will create an atmosphere, onboard experience, and menu for your family reunion, wedding, honeymoon and more with our fabulous accommodations

Excellent Crew Service on Yacht Charter

Good charter brokers provide you with advice based on their experience and knowledge of yachts and crews. They get their knowledge through industry-only yacht shows, seminars, and viewings throughout the year. And, of course, they get first-hand knowledge by experiencing the charters for themselves.

In order to get the right information for their clients, charter brokers need to invest in the cost of international travel. There are industry-only charter shows at the beginning of each major season where crewed yachts available for charter in a given location for that season are available to be inspected.

At industry-only charter shows, broker inspection is done with crews on board, in full uniform, with the yacht set up exactly as the charterer would see the yacht on boarding their charter. There are culinary competitions for the chefs, as well as private lunches, dinners, and other events for charter brokers to taste and see the presentation of the cuisine produced on board by the yacht chef. It’s an opportunity for me to learn about trends that are unfolding, including exciting food preparations such as molecular cuisine and cool new water toys such as jet-pack propelled toys.

I attend these industry-only charter shows at the beginning of the Caribbean season (including in the British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, and Antigua), in Barcelona for the opening of the Western Mediterranean season, in Greece for the Eastern Mediterranean season, and  in Croatia and Turkey. I also attend a show in Newport, RI for the opening of the New England season. Over the last 30 years of attending these shows, I have developed a tremendous amount of knowledge about the conditions and crews on board various charter yachts.

Knowledge About Yachts and Other Details

Interiors and details onboard Rhino, 154' Admiral motoryacht in Sag Harbor, NY.

Luxury Charter Yacht

It’s important for a yacht charter specialist to know about the details, including the types of yachts available, sea conditions, and how they impact the yacht. I was part of a yacht crew for three years before becoming a charter broker. I have first-hand knowledge about the impact of winds, tides, currents, and other sea conditions on each type of yacht. This includes knowledge about:

  • Stabilizers for motor yachts, and when they are needed
  • Sun coverage on decks and how it can be controlled
  • The difference between a sailing yacht, a motorsailer, and a gulet
  • How various yachts with differently shaped hulls will feel underway when guests are on board, such as the difference between a monohull and multihull catamaran yacht (either sail or power)
  • How wave action, wind direction, and weather in general can impact a charter itinerary

I can expertly advise and create appropriate itineraries with all possible conditions in mind.

Great Rapport with Agents and Yacht Crews

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Charter Yacht Crew

As a charter specialist, it’s important to build excellent relationships with the absolute best agents in all charter destinations. This way, an experienced luxury yacht crew is there to anticipate your needs and provide you with the highest standard of service on your own floating bit of paradise.

I have enjoyed developing excellent relationships with agents who are the absolute best in all charter destinations. Whatever wish, you receive, (especially when it comes to cuisine). The answer is almost always “yes” for special requests, along with a cost estimate for the client’s further consideration.

For example, perhaps a client wants a selection of top quality black pearls from a local pearl farm to be brought on board for private perusal and purchase. Or maybe a charterer wants to experience a real lobster and clam bake on a deserted island in Maine, including the all-important fresh, clean seaweed, or fish for barn door halibut while on charter in Alaska. All of this can be done for you. Every top charter experience has been enhanced by the services of the ship’s agent.

Knowledge of the Best Itineraries

Portofino Yachting, Italy

Portofino Yachting

When I travel, I experience all there is to see and do in an area. Then, I use my experiences to suggest itineraries. Your broker should be able to point you to the most beautiful beaches, hidden spots, great water sports locations, hiking and bicycling trails, top restaurants, nightclubs, bars, and great shopping spots for every cruising destination.

Private crewed yacht charter is not just about cruising from port to port or anchorage to anchorage. It’s about what to see and do, and how to experience the local cuisine, if desired. It’s also about how to understand and experience the local culture, learn about the history, and enjoy the area with hiking, bicycling, walking, and shopping. There are experiences that can only be had when on a private yacht charter, and I know what they are. I add my own personal photos to each custom itinerary I create for each charter booked.

The bottom line is that experience is the most important quality to look for when choosing a yacht charter specialist. It’s about having knowledge about yachts, cruising, weather conditions, and charter cruising destinations. It involves seamlessly getting all of your yacht charter plans in place, along with all special requests on board. It’s about having an understanding of the details, including maritime law and the best crews.  

Charter brokers who are successful genuinely want to put their clients on the right yacht that is perfect for them. I want you to have the ideal luxury yacht charter experience of your dreams, and I can make it happen.

Northrop-Johnson Luxury Yacht Charters provides perfect yacht charter itineraries and the highest standard of service for your private yacht vacation. Let us assist you in planning the perfect getaway. Contact us today about renting your own private crewed charter yacht, and find out how you can book your voyage to the exotic, outstanding destination of your dreams for a charter filled with “Insider Recommendations.”

30 Years in Luxury Yacht Charters: How an Expert Yacht Charter Specialist Delivers the Perfect Vacation2019-04-08T12:30:14-04:00

How Much is a Yacht Charter? Get the Inside Scoop

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Yachts in an Italian Harbor

Yacht charter vacations simply can’t be beat. When compared to a land-based vacation, charters give you the utmost freedom and privacy. Plus, you will be on your own floating villa that moves anywhere you wish to go in the world, enjoying your favorite meals prepared to your specifications by your own private chef.  

How much does it cost to charter a yacht for your next dream vacation? Here’s the inside scoop.

Benefits of Chartering a Yacht vs. Owning a Yacht

Luxury Motor Yacht & Water Toys for Yacht Charter

Luxury Motor Yacht & Water Toys for Yacht Charter

A yacht is a complex structure with machinery in it, sitting in salt water. As any yacht owner will attest, fighting the endless battle against the elements and simple wear and tear can become an unwelcome burden that outweighs the enjoyment derived from ownership.

Chartering provides all the benefits of a luxury yacht with none of the headaches. All you have to do is step aboard and enjoy the experience. All the details—including provisioning and maintenance—are handled for you.  

One of the best things about chartering a yacht—versus actually owning a yacht—is the fact that you can enjoy the yacht without the ongoing responsibility of maintaining it. Many yacht owners know this. They have sold their yacht, and only charter now.

How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Yacht?

Renting a yacht charter is a better value than you might think. If you stay in a resort, you pay the restaurant prices for food, along with inflated cocktail and wine costs. On a yacht charter, you pay the receipt price for the ingredients that make up your meals and the beverages and bar served onboard. You may very well

Luxury Sailing Yacht for Yacht Charter

Luxury Sailing Yacht for Yacht Charter

enjoy a higher quality wine at a lower cost on a charter yacht than an average wine in a resort. A bottle of Dom Perignon on board costs exactly what the local shop charges, without the resort markup.

In certain instances, a crewed yacht can even be more affordable than a 5-star resort. The cost for a family or larger group is often priced on a “plus all expenses” rate with the largest portion of the charter fee at the same rate, regardless of the number of guests. It doesn’t matter if there is one guest or the maximum number of sleep-on-board guests on the yacht. The only variance in charter pricing between one guest and the total number of guests that can sleep aboard is the cost of consumables, such as food and drink.

The average price of a yacht charter depends on many factors:

  • Destination—A yacht charter’s destination plays a role in the price. In areas that have many charters for hire, the cost may be lower, while areas that don’t have large charter fleets may be more expensive. Yacht charter pricing can be affected by supply and demand.
  • Season—In the high seasons, prices generally increase. For example, in the Caribbean, high season is the holiday season which includes New Year’s. Prices are often marked up during this time period. In the Mediterranean, the summer months of July and August are the most popular time to charter. There is often a high-season price for a charter yacht in July and August versus a low-season price for the same charter yacht in June and September.
  • Type of yacht—Factors such as the type of yacht (motor yacht or sailing yacht), the manufacturer, the yacht’s reputation, age, and even its supply of water toys can affect the price. Generally, the cost to build the yacht (including the cost of the engines) has the biggest impact on pricing. Motor yachts tend to be in a higher price range than sailing yachts of the same size because they offer more deck space and interior room, and the engines on a motor yacht are more powerful, costly, and expensive to run and maintain. Plus, there are usually two engines on board a motor yacht versus having a single engine on a sailing yacht.

The average price to charter a yacht can range anywhere from $10,000 per week all the way up to $2,000,000 per week, depending on the yacht selected and the location.

There are several common pricing structures worldwide:


Catamaran Yacht Charter (2)

Catamaran Yacht Charter

In the Caribbean, especially for yachts located in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the price quoted is often referred to as “all-inclusive.” This means that the yacht,  crew, food, beverage, and fuel are included in the price. Sometimes bar and other local cruising taxes and Customs clearance costs are also included.

Dockage costs are not usually included in an “all-inclusive” pricing model, although sometimes the cost of dockage to board and disembark are included. Costs for personal communications (texting, email, internet access, etc.) are another item not usually covered, even with all-inclusive pricing.

Plus All Expenses

In the rest of the world, including most yachts in the Caribbean that are not based in the Virgin Islands, the charter pricing is on a “plus all expenses” basis. This means that there is a base charter fee that is quoted, which includes the cost of the yacht and the crew hire.

Other expenses not covered typically include:

  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Bar
  • Fuel for the main engines and generators
  • Dockage
  • Shore power
  • Mooring ball fees
  • Local cruising taxes
  • Customs clearance fees
  • National park fees
  • Other port fees
  • Possibly value-added tax (VAT) or sales tax depending on where the charter is taking place

The charter contract will outline exactly what the additional expenses will be. The base charter fee includes the services of a chef to create all onboard meals,

World class service provided by our professional crew and personal chef will create an atmosphere, onboard experience, and menu for your family reunion, wedding, honeymoon and more with our fabulous accommodations

Excellent Crew Service on Yacht Charter

including shopping time to provision. All food, beverages, and bar provided on board as requested by the charterer is priced at the cost of the ingredients, not at the cost of having a chef create on-board meals. Having a bar served is included in the crew hire fee, which is part of the base charter fee.

On a yacht charter priced with a “base charter fee plus expenses, the yacht is fueled and all dockage arrangements requested are made. The cost of the expenses is at the actual price for all food, beverage, and bar requested, as well as the actual cost for fuel and dockage consumed, with no markup.

With this pricing structure, an expense deposit or APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) is requested in the charter contract, to be paid with the final charter payment one month before the charter start. This can be anywhere from 20 to 45 percent of the base charter fee, depending on the type of yacht chartered and the charter location.  

The captain, chef, and all crew who might be involved in aspects such as provisioning and fueling will keep full receipts. At the end of the charter, the captain will settle the expense deposit with these receipts. During the charter the captain will also keep a rolling balance of what has been spent and will generally know what is expected to be spent.

Onboard amenities include options like a therapeutic massage

On board Therapeutic Massage

The captain can let the charterer know where the expense deposit stands if additional requests are made and whether there are enough funds available in the expense deposit to cover the additional requests. When the expense deposit is settled at the end of the charter, there may be funds returned to the charterer or additional funds may be requested to be paid to the yacht account to cover outstanding expenses.  

In those cases where additional funds may be due at the end of the charter for an over-expenditure of the expense deposit, the captain will often notify the charterer in advance so there are no surprises.

Gulet Pricing

There is one type of charter yacht called a “Gulet,” which are generally found in Croatia, Greece, and Turkey. A gulet is priced on a different structure. The base charter fee usually includes the yacht, crew, fuel for at least 4 hours of cruising per day, and VAT if charged.

There are two meal plans offered on board. Full Board

Marmaris, Turkey Gulet Fleet 1 www.njcharters

Gulet Fleet in Marmaris, Turkey

includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Half Board includes breakfast and one other meal on board each day.

A combination of Full Board and Half Board is also available for a one-week charter. On Half Board days the Charter group is expected to eat one meal ashore, which offers the opportunity to experience the cuisine in the locations where Gulets are offered. Every onboard guest must choose the same meal plan.

A bar and beverage plan is also offered. The options are: unlimited domestic bar and beverages available in the country in which the charter takes place for a set price, or simply a domestic beverage plan if no bar items are wanted. When it comes to the beverage plan on a Gulet, different guests on the same charter may choose different plans.

A customary crew gratuity is usually given at the end of any crewed charter. The amount is, of course, entirely at the charterer’s discretion and is based on the quality of service received. There is a generally acceptable gratuity range that varies based on location.

In the Mediterranean and many other worldwide charter locations, the crew gratuity is generally 5 to 15 percent of the base charter fee. The customary range in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and U.S. charter locations is a bit higher, generally falling between 10 to 20 percent of the base charter fee.

Tips for the Best Yacht Charter Prices

Remember that the best charter pricing is for one week or more.

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

Yacht Charter Lifestyle

If you charter for less than a week, the daily rate is prorated slightly higher. The reason for this is that it takes the same amount of time and effort to prepare the yacht for the trip and clean up after the charter for a 5-day charter as it does for a 7-day charter. This cost is included in your charter price, so the per-day cost of a 5-day charter is often times slightly higher than the per-day cost of a 7-day charter. The rule of thumb for pricing a charter shorter than one week is to divide the weekly rate by 6 and multiply by the total number of days wanted.  

For any charter excursion, crews work beforehand to provision the yacht with all requested amenities and to have all of the staterooms cleaned, stocked, beds made with fresh linens, and clean towels hanging in the bathrooms. After the charter, the crews work to clean the yacht. For these reasons, there is usually a minimum number of days that an owner will accept for a charter that runs less than a full week.

Be sure to find out what other vacation “extras” are included in the base charter fee.

Marcato, 140' expedition luxury charter yacht in Highborne Cay, the Exumas, Bahamas

Family Breakfast on Yacht Charter

Examples of extras include games and a selection of water toys, usually at no additional cost for use. Scuba diving can be an exception to this rule. The only extra cost to you may be the cost of fuel at the fuel pump if you’re using motorized water toys. Most yachts also have a large selection of movies in some format that can be enjoyed any time when on board, without having to pay a rental fee.  

Bath products, hair dryers, and occasionally bathrobes are also supplied on board. There may be a beach barbecue set up for picnics. There may also be a masseuse and a spa treatment room offering services where the cost may or may not be included in the charter price. The charter brochure will list which amenities are available for use on board during the charter. All prices will be outlined in advance including any amenities that are an extra cost.  

Check to see if charter prices are listed in US dollars or euros.

The charter price is generally shown in USD or EUR. If an American is purchasing a charter in Europe, then the payments will be made in EUR.

Consider an older yacht.

There might be a better value found in a very well-maintained older yacht (either sail or power), as the current value of the yacht will usually be less than a new build of the same or comparable yacht. Your charter broker should know if an older yacht is well-maintained. Older is not necessary less desirable.

A beautifully maintained older yacht may be more comfortable to rent than a modern, recently constructed yacht. An older yacht may not have all of the current technology on board, such as zero speed stabilizers, but it should have modern communications packages. At the very least, the owner will want to keep in contact with his crew.

Give your chef your food preferences before the charter.

Each luxury private yacht charter cruise features a professionally trained chef to prepare the best gourmet cuisine

Your very own Chef

This is usually done by completing a provisioning form that your charter broker will provide. You can never provide too much information on your food and beverage interests, including luxuries such as Beluga caviar or foods needed to accommodate food sensitivities.

Prices for high-end gourmet food requests will usually be provided in advance, especially if there are various choices. This allows you to control the cost of your request. High-cost luxury foods, beverages, and bar items will only be purchased for your onboard pleasure if you request them. You never have to worry that your funds will be spent unnecessarily on high-cost items that you did not ask for.

Send in your provision form early so the chef can find food/supplies at major markets or source through a provender service.

The more time you give the chef to locate your requested items, the more likely they are to obtain them, and at a better price. The chef can also place orders for any food items that need to be brought in from another country. If certain items are not available (even if flown in), the chef will let you know so that you can decide whether to bring these items from home (if allowed by customs) or decide on a substitute item that is available.

Consider inviting friends and family.

Family & Friend on Luxury yacht Charter

Family & Friend on Luxury yacht Charter

Charter yachts are available with a number of staterooms. If you’re concerned about costs, make your vacation a bit more affordable by creating a larger group of up to 12 guests (depending on the number of staterooms on your charter yacht of choice), and then split the price multiple ways. Many charter yachts can accommodate large groups of up to 12.  

Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters  provides perfect yacht charter itineraries and spends careful time researching and inspecting charter yachts and their crews. We offer you the best charter choices in your price range of interest with the highest standard of service, all on your own floating bit of paradise. Our private crewed luxury yacht charters are catered to meet your ideal and unique vacation experience. Contact us to plan your dream vacation today.

How Much is a Yacht Charter? Get the Inside Scoop2019-03-15T13:45:34-04:00

Expect Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences On a Luxury Yacht Charter


Luxury Super Yacht and Water Toys

Luxury Super Yacht and Water Toys

A luxury yacht charter provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you just can’t get from any other type of travel. When cruising on a charter yacht, you can enjoy special destinations more completely than by cruise ship or by land. It is, by far, the most memorable, private, customized, and convenient forms of luxury travel.


Expect Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences On a Luxury Yacht Charter2019-03-19T17:32:26-04:00

Typical Day on a Luxury Yacht Charter


Yacht Charter Lifestyle-Swimming Platform

A private yacht vacation is like no other getaway you’ll ever experience. Along with amazing views, sumptuous cuisine, and lounging in the sun, a luxury yacht charter vacation offers incredible activities for the entire family. There’s so much to do on board, in the water, and on land, in the world’s most breathtaking locations.

In this article, we’ll explore what a typical day is like on a luxury yacht charter vacation. From morning until night, there are so many things to see, do, and explore for endless family fun.

What a Typical Day is Like On Your Private Yacht Charter

Marcato, 140' expedition luxury charter yacht in Highborne Cay, the Exumas, Bahamas

Family Breakfast

  • Every morning starts with breakfast prepared by the chef. Before your trip, we’ll find out all of your family’s individual food likes and dislikes, and plan your menu. Everything is catered to your specific tastes and wishes. Want eggs and prosciutto for breakfast? Do the kids enjoy fruit smoothies in the morning? Breakfast is prepared exactly the way you like it, and served whenever you want.


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Why is a Private Yacht Charter Better for a Family Vacation than a Cruise Ship?


There are plenty of activities to enjoy on a yacht charter.

Family Fun on Crewed Yacht Charter

Family Fun on Crewed Yacht Charter

Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing on the beach—there are so many things to do! Some boats offer scuba, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting, water-skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and even yoga! During the days, you and your family can take part in your favorite activity or learn about a new one, or you can read a book and nap. On shore there are quiet beaches, villages to explore, and a lot of local shopping. Adults in the family can enjoy some cocktails at one of the bars on shore. Your private yacht charter will show you vistas and unspoiled beaches that can’t be seen from the shore, along with many remote places that resort staff doesn’t even know about. There are plenty of fun activities to take part in and create lasting memories that you and your family will never forget.

Why is a Private Yacht Charter Better for a Family Vacation than a Cruise Ship?2019-03-15T13:49:44-04:00

Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in Indonesia


Raja Ampat Many Islets

Raja Ampat Islets

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, straddling the equator with over 17,000 diverse, remote islands and 80,000 kilometers of unspoiled coastline to explore. Its untamed natural beauty, year-round tropical climate, and unrivaled dive sites makes Indonesia a true paradise on Earth.

Many of the charter locations, especially in Raja Ampat, are close to or on the equator. Chartering a private luxury yacht is the best way to experience the exotic beauty of Indonesia. Many of the islands are remote and uninhabited, and have an amazing variety of volcanic scenery, marine life, vibrant cultures, and sailing/diving adventures to be experienced. This makes a luxury yacht in Indonesia one of the most exclusive getaway charter destinations. Go on adrenaline-fueled jet skiing adventures, explore reefs, or relax and sunbathe on sandy white beaches—It’s all within reach when you charter a yacht in Indonesia! (more…)

Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in Indonesia2018-09-27T11:29:53-04:00

Choose The Right Luxury Yacht Charter: Motor Yacht vs. Sailing Yacht


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Luxury Charter Yachts in Harbor

There has long been an amicable rivalry between motor and sailing yachts. Both types of charters are fabulous in their own right. Many people who like to charter sailing yachts are yachting enthusiasts with a passion for sailing. Those who prefer motor yachts enjoy the speed and the amenities offered.

Choosing whether you want a sailing or a motor yacht charter is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your luxury yacht charter vacation. In this article, we review the advantages to both sailing and motor yachts so you can choose the right charter for your next getaway.


Choose The Right Luxury Yacht Charter: Motor Yacht vs. Sailing Yacht2019-03-20T13:59:46-04:00

183′ Sailing Yacht Regina Prepares Delicious Yacht Charter Cuisine



An amazing four course luncheon served on sailing yacht Regina

The stunning 183′ sailing yacht REGINA wowed Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters at the 2016 Antigua Charter Yacht Show serving an excellent luncheon especially created for industry yacht charter brokers showcasing that which Regina serves as outstanding tasty cuisine on board every yacht charter.


183′ Sailing Yacht Regina Prepares Delicious Yacht Charter Cuisine2018-10-28T14:01:27-04:00

Luxury Charter Yacht Reflections Fabulous Cuisine


Power Yacht Reflections 106 foot Christensen Charter yacht


Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters, Newport was recently treated to a fabulous lunch on board Reflections, a 106’ Christensen Motor Yacht available for crewed yacht charter for up to 8 guests.  Captain Zachary Ring and Chef Cristy Dempster are a great team that have worked together around the world in great #yachtcharter locations.  Ably assisted by Camila Vago and Chase Hunter for full on board service.


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Great Sailing Catamaran in St. Martin


This sailing catamaran in St. Martin for luxury yacht charter named Nemo is comfortable for up to 8 guests in 4 guest staterooms, each with a private bath. We really like the Italian crew, Andrea and Valentina, who are very eco-conscious, with solar panels on board to provide needed electricity, and a reverse osmosis water purifier producing still and sparkling drinking water. A #yachtcharter on board this sailing catamaran in St. Martin, Nemo, could include St. Barths, and Anguilla. Enjoy a terrific crewed yacht charter on board the sailing catamaran #Nemo, along with a little taste of #Italy infused into the on board cuisine.

A charter on board this sailing catamaran in St Martin for a crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean is a sailing adventure sailing on the Trade Winds visiting islands including St. Martin, St. Barths, Anguilla, Saba, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Antigua along with many other great islands between Puerto Rico and Grenada.  Enjoy a full service crewed yacht charter with great food, and a lovely crew on board the sailing catamaran Nemo on a yacht charter in the Caribbean.

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