Burgess Yachts

Burgess Yachts

May 25, 2012 02:00 ET

Mediterranean is Summer Home for Floating Playgrounds of the World's Wealthiest

A Peek Into The Amazing Superyachts That Will Be Sailing Into The Riviera's Chicest Spots This Summer

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 25, 2012) - Superyachts are a window into the lifestyle of the wealthiest people on the planet. While the tight-lipped community rarely discloses the privileged owners of these magnificent floating palaces, they run the gamut from captains of industry, hedge-fund titans and internet entrepreneurs to rock stars, celebrities and Hollywood elite. But, since even the super-rich like to make the most of an investment, many of these privately-owned vessels are available for charter. BURGESS, the global superyacht leader, offers a large fleet of the most luxurious yachts, and on their website, anyone can peek below the teak decks scattered with comfy sunbeds and jacuzzi pools to the lavishly outfitted interiors replete with cinemas, gyms, spas, libraries and more all served by impeccable crews. With an eye toward the upcoming summer Mediterranean charter season, here is a look at a few stylish options that the jetset will be seen lounging on in fashionable spots like St. Tropez, Portofino and Capri.

At 295-ft NERO is one of the largest yachts on the market today and was designed to emulate the 'Corsair' series of yachts owned in the early part of the last century by the financier J.P.Morgan. She has authentic, old-world charm and elegance of the 1920s, coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and can accommodate 12 guests in 6 plush staterooms, including a vast duplex master suite with its own lounge, sundeck and pool. Charter rates begin at about $505,000 a week, excluding operating expenses. NERO is also offered for sale.

When it comes to onboard pools it is hard to match the 16-ton scallop-shaped pool on the 216.6-ft NATITA, which is flanked by four wide steps in an overflow allowing guests to cool down simply by taking a seat in the shallows and is fitted with jets to create a Jacuzzi or current for lap swimming. A fantastic, well-designed, fully-equipped beach club provides easy access to the water on a vast array of watersports equipment. Instantly alluring, her sleek styling offers exceptionally generous proportions with spacious, well-appointed accommodation for 12 guests in 6 luxurious suites. Charter rates begin at about $625,000 a week, excluding operating expenses.

For those who always think green, the 188.7-ft sailing yacht TWIZZLE is carbon neutral - extraordinary for a superyacht. Beyond her very eco-friendly practices, she is full of technical innovation and pushes the design envelope. Unusual for a sailing yacht, the entire main deck is for guests' enjoyment. A free-flow design and nearly invisible distinction between interior and exterior creates a stunning indoor/outdoor living area. A superb crew of 11, including a Michelin-star trained chef, serve 8 guests accommodated in 4 exquisite understated and refined suites. Charter rates begin at about $267,000 a week, excluding operating expenses.

When being tuned-in and connected is a priority, the comprehensive cutting-edge home entertainment system of SLIPSTREAM, with an outdoor cinema, video-on-demand, iPod docking stations, karaoke machine, Wii and an X-box 360 as well as internet, satellite and cellular communications, is the obvious choice. At 196.9-ft, she accommodates 12 guests plus a crew of 14 and also features a Jacuzzi, an observation lounge with panoramic views, gym and a sky lounge which leads to a circular indoor/outdoor dining room with sliding glass panels. Charter rates begin at about $413,000 a week, excluding operating expenses.

Pedigree is timeless, and LADY SHERIDAN is a true aristocrat offering the best in fine yachting with exceptional styling and infinite luxuries aboard. The 190-ft Lady Sheridan promises a remarkable charter experience for 12 guests, with no expense spared for interior design that features countless objets d'art, inlayed carpets, and embroidered fabrics. Charter rates begin at about $413,000 a week, excluding operating expenses.

One of the most sought after yachts available for charter today, the 200.8-ft MAJESTIC offers classic luxury and modern amenities. With vast outdoor areas guests may choose a private retreat or gather for relaxation. Onboard entertainment provides a variety of options for movies, music and games and an extensive array of watersports equipment provides many choices for adventure on the water and below the surface. Twelve guests enjoy exquisite dining, five-star service in 7 finely-appointed suites. Charter rates begin at about $496,000 a week, excluding operating expenses.

Founded in 1975 with ten international offices, BURGESS is the global superyacht industry leader, uniquely specializing in yachts of over 130-feet. Renowned for its professional yachting services, the company leverages its expertise to guide clients through every aspect of the yachting experience, including yacht sale and purchase, technical consultancy services, charter and operational management. Burgess has been involved in the sale of many of the world's most significant yachts and is currently managing the construction of a diverse spectrum of superyachts. Burgess' first-class charter service offers a portfolio of the finest yachts in the best cruising destinations around the world. The company's highly qualified yacht managers have extensive seagoing experience and can take care of every aspect of managing a large yacht. The superyacht credentials of Burgess are unmatched in the industry, ensuring that clients enjoy the highest levels of customer service. More information on Burgess can be found at www.burgessyachts.com.

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