Rent a luxury yacht for an all-day summer adventure through these charter services
Take a day trip out to one of the city’s many 263 islands or host a summer soiree among friends and family. Whatever floats your boat (pun intended), chartering a yacht in Hong Kong is the perfect way to make the most of summertime in the city.
While there are a myriad of charter services to choose from, if you are going to splurge hundreds of thousands on a memorable nautical escapade then you best make very dollar count by picking a sloop that checks all the boxes. We highlight the city’s best luxury yacht charter services, from the widest range to the best packages and most budget-friendly.
Simpson Marine is an award-winning full-service specialist in all things yacht related. There are few that can contend with its five-star service, and wide range of luxury yachts. Its crewed yachts are the perfect worry-free option to charter for guests of all levels of sailing experience. Just sit back, relax and enjoy.
Its latest addition to its fleet is the SL78 from luxury Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo’s SL range. An 80 ft (25m) sloop with a master suite and VIP cabin, a galley fitted into the main deck, a shaded lounge at the bow, and a spacious flybridge that affords guests a space to move comfortably while socialising and entertaining. Its large windows flanking the saloon and smart-operated flybridge hardtop also lets in the natural sights of blue skies and pristine waters, while also offering ample shade from the sun.
Fits 15 guests and 4 crew, 2 Cabins. Prices start from HK$130,000 for day charters.
For more information: Simpson Yacht Charter, Aberdeen Marina Club. (852) 2555 8377
New to the charter scene, Entourage Yacht is the hot new charter service that brings the best of both luxury and fun together. Founded by hospitality group Singular Concepts, its no surprise that this newly renovated 75 ft sailing yacht comes complete with plush upholstery, a slew of amenities and ample space for music and dance aboard this sleek yet modern sloop.
Complete with a full bar top, DJ set up, comfortable lounging areas at the top deck and mid-deck, and a dining area at the aft-deck, guests can create a memorable all-round ocean-going experience complete with a curated food and beverage program. Offering a nautical oasis on board with “a laid-back, chilled-out Mediterranean vibe”, guests can choose how best to customise their experience with the charter’s flexible pricing. Prices start from HK$38,000, inclusive of food and drinks.
For more information: Entourage, Abrdeen Shelter, Aberdeen Praya Road.
Next Wave Yachting
Whether island hoping, fishing in open waters or just lounging under the sun, sailing enthusiast and boating experts can detach from the bustle of the city on one of Next Wave Charter’s fleet of motor yachts, catamarans, and sail boats by renowned international brands like MCY, Azimut and Lagoon. They also offer a slew of experiences for larger events, whether for family gatherings or corporate parties.
Fits 18 guests and up (varies with model). Prices start from HKD$30,000, including drinks on board and document handling.
For more information: Next Wave Charter, Marina Cove Shopping Center, Sai Kung. (852) 6765 5505
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Operating a massive charter fleet any boating enthusiast would be impressed by, AsiaMarine operates an exceptional selection of luxury yachts, sailing boats and superyachts for rent. Enjoy five-star service, tailor-made itineraries, fine dining catering services, and a wide range of amenities and lavish interiors, courtesy of some of the best luxury yachtmakers in market.
Boat size range from 15 m to 40 m and includes models such as Azimut 88, Fairline 48 Phantom, and Sunseeker 90. Price starts from HK$50,000.
For more information: AsiaMarine, Aberdeen Marina, Aberdeen (852) 2677 7791
Hong Kong Yachting
For a more budget friendly option, popular charting service for the masses, Hong Kong Yachting offers a range of 20 luxury cruisers for rental. Complete with a wide array of amenities and packages to accommodate any occasion for big groups or small, intimate gatherings.
The Ultimate Boat Package, for example, is available on its Jungle Jane and Tarzan cruisers which both boast a 22 ft wide infinity swim platform and expansive upper and lower decks that serve perfectly for DJ parties and sit-down dinners for up to 50 people.
The package includes a BBQ menu with drinks, servers, inflatable slides, trampoline, sun lounges and bean bags. Guests can always add on other optional fun such as speed boats and floating beds. Prices start from HK$25,000.
For more information: Hong Kong Yachting, Gee Chang Hong Centre. (852) 2526 0151