17 incredible luxury charter yachts packed full of the latest water toys
The 21st Century luxury yacht lifestyle is about more than sun and sand in the world's favourite charter destinations and there are plenty of water toys companies to give families of all ages endless days of action and adventure.
Savvy superyacht owners have stockpiled the very latest and greatest toys to attract your attention and we explore 17 of the very best collections available on the charter market.
72m/236ft expedition yacht AXIOMA is packed full of amenities as well as water toys and a massage room, cinema, sauna, steam room and infinity swimming pool will keep guests occupied for hours among the sophisticated and sizeable aft decks.
Once you drop anchor there is a fully stocked toy chest to choose from and water skis for children and adults, Seabobs, kayaks, Scuba diving equipment, Waverunners and surf boards are among the collection.
Kayak along the coastline of Patagonia and whale watch from one of two inflatable sailing boats before taking off the chill in the delightfully hot sauna, then dine on a mouth-watering meal at sundown. The cabins provide offers six sumptuous beds to accommodate up to 12 guests to recharge for the next day.
M/Y AMARULA SUN balances its collection of the most innovative entries in the water toys market with classic inflatable favourites: Speed along the Mediterranean coastlines on the Banana or go solo and practise your stunts on the Jetlev or flyboard. The massive water slide is fun for all ages and the family can marvel at the wonders under the water snorkelling together.
When you're done, enjoy a savoury meal cooked on the sundeck barbeque then dip into the Jacuzzi with a cocktail to admire the view from above. Sleep off your adventure in one of the five stately cabins, which accommodate up to 10 guests.
Chartering 46m/150ft superyacht VANTAGE certainly has its advantages, starting with the three-man Triton submarine stored in the tender garage along with a SeaBob, surfboards, two kayaks, wakeboards, body boards and inflatable toys.
Rest and recuperate in the sumptuous contemporary lounges styled in natural shapes and colours lit through full-height windows spanning the length of the room. The outdoor space also offers plenty of sunpads and sun loungers for guests to rest in warmth and comfort.
Built in 2010 and refitted in 2016 with new technology and furnishings, M/Y VANTAGE offers sophisticated surroundings for up to 12 guests across 5 cabins.
59m/194ft SENSES is a unique expedition yacht built by Freres Schweers in 1999 and completely refurbished in 2015. She has a history of satisfying charter guests, and young families and adrenaline junkies are among her regular customers.
A jet lev, quad ski, Waverunners, Scuba diving equipment, kayaks, an 8m/26ft sloop, a 5m/16ft Hobie wave catamaran and an 8m/26ft Grady white fishing Boat are stored either above deck or in the tender garage, ensuring that you can explore every angle of your destination.
The exteriors have an abundance of space where guests can soak up the sunshine from one of the many sunpads, dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi.
The opulent interior accommodates up to 12 guests over seven cabins and the interiors combine modern and classic elements for a laid-back ambiance while using the fitness room, TV lounge, private office or the massage room.
Benetti-built motor yacht ILLUSION V provides 58m/190ft of luscious guest spaces, including a massive beach club and a tender garage packed with a water toys collection consisting of jet skis, water skis, wakeboards, paddleboards, surfboards, Seabobs, plus a pyramid and a 6m/20ft slide among the inflatables that both adults and children will want to use again and again.
The striking living spaces aboard superyacht ILLUSION V are the perfect setting for a lavish dockside celebration making use of the available karaoke and DJ decks. When you sail away with 11 other guests - or just your significant other - and enjoy the peace and quiet with a film in the spacious cinema.
50m/164ft luxury yacht TRENDING is packed with pairs of Seabobs, Waverunners and glass-bottomed kayaks for exploring the coast with your friends and family and thrill-seekers are covered with towables such as jet skis while those wanting more restful entertainment have a beach club pool with jellyfish net, beach games and inflatable toys.
Scuba diving gear is on hand so that you don't miss the most remarkable sights of your destination, and as a PADI Certified Dive Centre and an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre everyone has the chance to end the holiday with new skills under their belt.
The stately interior blends art deco touches into an efficient contemporary design for an atmospheric environment for marking a special occasions with a meal or simply catching up with old acquaintances on the sundeck, complete with sun loungers, a generous Jacuzzi and a wet bar. The accommodation provides for up to 12 guests over 6 beautifully-appointed cabins.
Love climbing? You don't need to have any cliffs around with the inflatable climbing wall aboard 40m/130ft superyacht W. This 2014-built Westport vessel has entertained families of all ages and also comes with an inflatable slide, four paddleboards, a pair of Seabobs, a two-person pedal kayak and a variety of towable toys.
Up to 10 guests have five generously-sized cabins to choose from and the timeless styling using mahogany panelling flows from private spaces into communal areas, and the main salon provides a grand dining table and an expansive bar. A fireplace in the skylounge adds to the tranquil ambiance of your evening while you play games together. The outdoor spaces are just as lavish and sunbathing spaces and bars are plentiful across the decks; return from a tiring afternoon on the water toys to rest in the Jacuzzi with a cocktail as colourful as the sunset.
Superyacht MIM is yet another 40m/120ft designed to impress and harmonises classic and contemporary styling for the ultimate in comfort and performance. Her audio-visual systems are state-of-the-art, as are her water toys: Seabobs, jet skis and wakeboards will give guests their high-speed thrills and canoes and paddleboards provide options for exploration at a more leisurely pace along with Scuba diving equipment is available for certified divers.
If guests want to remain outdoors after playing on the water toys then the sundeck is a satisfying treat with a layout offering a bar, lounge, breakfast area and two alfresco dining tables as well as a sumptuous Jacuzzi for wallowing in warm bubbles as the stars appear in the sky.
90m/295ft classic charter yacht NERO was built to represent the classic J. Pierpont Morgan yacht CORSAIR and regardless of whether she has been chosen because of her exhaustive water toys collection, her scintillating looks or her amenities (among which is a swimming pool) guests and visitors alike are sure to be impressed.
A stand-up jet ski, two Seabobs, for new Seadoos a flyboard and a hoverboard are only the beginnings of the selection and a variety of inflatable and towable toys add a new spin to old classics. Build up your energy again and dine at the exquisite alfresco tables before taking a dip or resting on the top deck sunpads arranged in a full sundial spread.
Designed with a library, a main salon with fireplace and a TV entertainment skylounge with a bar, up to 12 guests can sleep aboard across six lavish cabins and experience this marvel on the water as she travels from one vibrant destination to the next.
Discover the underwater wonders of our incredible planet with the snorkelling and Scuba diving gear aboard 92m/302ft motor yacht KISMET, built by renowned shipyard Lurssen. Seabobs let you skim by underneath the surface and Waverunners and kayaks will take you from one cave to the next.
There's no need to even step off the yacht when there is a fantastic Jacuzzi, a plunge pool and a fire pit to warm guests resting in the surrounding lounge after sunset.
This award-winning art nouveau superyacht also has a spa and steam room as well as a helipad and sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over seven beautifully appointed en-suite cabins, two of which are Master suites.
It's all about the time you spend together when you're on board 47m/154ft luxury yacht RHINO: An 8-person inflatable party island, paddle boards, wakeboards, Waverunners, Seabobs and kayaks let the group go off together, and while cruising from place to place there is a six-person spa pool and games consoles. A karaoke machine will liven your evenings and special occasions and while below deck there is a fully-stocked bar a cinema and five en-suite guest cabins to sleep 10 guests.
Your land-based adventures can be achieved using the four mountain bikes, and there is a drone and six GoPro cameras to record all the action.
Superyacht O'NEIRO is a popular choice on the charter market due to her excellent water toys collection, spacious outdoor areas, massive cinema and Jacuzzi in the Master suite. The accommodation sleeps 12 guests over seven large en-suite cabins.
Certified Scuba divers can use the on board equipment, zoom about on the new F5 Seabobs or paddle and kayak through lagoons. Instead, spend a serene afternoon sitting on board and using the fishing equipment or watching the children from the four-person inflatable water sofa as they play on the inflatable jungle jim.
Dine alfresco in the shade of the sundeck and complement your meal with a drink from the bar. Sunbathe on the aft sun loungers or dip into the Jacuzzi to unwind.
54m/177ft superyacht SPIRIT has an excellent charter reputation and a great maximum speed of 15.5 knots to take you to your destination without zipping past the most important sites along the way. Lie back and enjoy the scenery on the Lanai towable lounge, or take in the view below your glass-bottomed canoe. If you head to a beach with waves the surfboards will come in handy while the paddleboard is suited to the still glassy waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
When the 11 guests wake up in one of the five glamorous cabins there is plenty to do on board, including the state-of-the-art cinema, the spa massage room and a study for when you want that extra bit of privacy. Have your lunch cooked on the Teppanyaki grill followed by a cocktail from the bar, then rest up on the forward sunpads surrounding the sundeck Jacuzzi before heading back out onto the water; there are Waverunners, wakeboards and an inflatable trampoline to entertain the whole family.
Built by Lurssen, 72m/236ft motor yacht TITANIA is a pleasure to charter and whether you're out on the water or rejuvenating on board, there is always something to keep you occupied: The water toys collection contains an inflatable water park and slide, a paddle boards, water skis and towable toys, two SeaDoo Waverunners, a stand-up jet ski and two Seabobs, plus there's a dedicated dive centre on board.
If that's not enough to entertain your family and friends, then there's the on board swimming pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by plenty of sun loungers and sunpads. Bars are located across the decks - including the beach club - and alfresco dining and lounging options are also plentiful.
Fitness fanatics are well taken care of with the on board gym and fitness instructor, and after a strenuous workout there is a beauty spa with an on board masseuse to remove any knots.The opulent classic interiors sleep up to 12 guests over seven en-suite cabins, or which the Master suite has its own massive spa pool tub.
From Dutch shipbuilder Acico Yachts comes the all-aluminium 49m/161ft luxury yacht NASSIMA, packed with a flyboard, paddleboards, water skis and a comprehensive collection of inflatable and towable toys. Use the two-person canoe to paddle along the shores of such destinations as Cap d'Ferrat and Capri, or explore the caves using the Scuba diving equipment.
On board, a fully-equipped gym is available for restless guests while in transit. The timeless interior uses an earthy colour scheme which extends outside onto the decks. Dine alfresco on the sundeck aft and enjoy the views while you sip on a sweet refreshment from the bar. The sun loungers and spa pool are comfortable places to rest, or instead head into the main salon for a film together using cutting-edge equipment. The accommodation sleeps 12 guests and there are six lavish cabins to choose from, with the Master suite benefiting from a private deck to stargaze or take breakfast at sunrise.
63m/207ft superyacht LADY BRITT has an excellent pedigree, built by renowned shipbuilders Feadship with naval architecture and exterior styling from De Voogt architects, and interior styling from critically-acclaimed British design studio RWD.
There are two beach pavilions, and inflatable toys that include an aqua glide, a jungle gym, the 'Fiesta', 'Runway' and 'Inversible'. Adrenaline seekers have a whole host of toys to choose from: Waverunners, Seabobs, windsurfers, water skis, wakeboards and even sailing dinghies. Kayaks and paddle boards offer a gentler pace, or instead guests can relax on board in the large sundeck Jacuzzi.
The amenities on board are just as fantastic as the water toys and there is a choice of a spa with a Finnish sauna, a well-equipped gym, beautiful modern salons with the latest AV entertainment and a sundeck alfresco cinema, all for 12 guests who have seven en-suite cabins to choose from.
It doesn't matter if you're hosting a spectacular dockside special event or simply taking the family on a luxury escape; 65m/213ft Codecasa motor yacht DOUBLE DOWN provides everything. The water toys available include jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfers, towables and an inflatable slide as well as an Aquaglide climber and trampoline.
On board the festivities will be in full swing with karaoke and a grand baby piano providing live entertainment. The skylounge bar will be a hub for conversation after glamorous meals eaten out on the upper deck aft, while sunbathers and stargazers alike will fall in love with the abundant sunbathing spots and the Jacuzzi on the sundeck.
If guests still have energy left over at the end of the day, the gym has a great selection of equipment to tire individuals out. Plush bedding over eight cabins will soundly sleep up to 12 guests in preparation for the next exciting day.