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Balmy weather and gorgeous sunny days are just around the corner, and hot Hong Kong summers promise an abundance of outdoor excursions and seaside adventures. Beach trips and junk boat charters are part and parcel of a Hong Kong summer lifestyle, but if you’re looking to push the boat out when it comes to exploring local waters, what’s better than soaking up the sun in the comfort of your own private sanctuary?
Consider the unique experience of a luxury yacht charter, staffed with dedicated crew that can meet your every need. From daily and overnight to short and long charters, these beautiful rentals are the perfect vessels to whisk you off on a voyage around the South China Sea. Here are some of the best luxury yachts to charter in Hong Kong this summer.
Beautiful, bespoke, and brimming with well-appointed interiors, the Sanlorenzo SL78 is a top choice for sea-goers who love to lounge in a sophisticated setting. Constructed of fibreglass, the sporty cruiser is Italian-designed and flaunts large windows on both sides to invite a flood of natural sunlight into the main saloon, as well as unique design features like a floating staircase leading up to the flybridge and a covered lounge area. Private charters can accommodate parties of up to 12 people and includes a crew of four.
Available from $138,000 per day
Another model from seasoned Italian yacht maker Sanlorenzo, the SX76 is a relatively new addition to Hong Kong seas, but it presents a functional and aesthetic experience that is hard to beat. Its striking interiors are the work of celebrated design juggernaut Piero Lissoni, while the sleek exterior shows off the handiwork of Bernardo Zuccon. Featuring a spacious aft beach club that brings you closer to the water, the Sanlorenzo SX76 charter also comes with plenty of toys and amenities to keep everyone entertained. Private charters can accommodate parties of up to 12 people and includes a crew of five.
Available from $110,000 per day
If you’re aching to live the high life on the high seas, allow the Alice 92 to be the vessel that makes your dreams come true! Up to 40 people can call this custom-made superyacht their party central for the night (and day). No matter if the occasion is personal or professional, the Alice 92 accommodates everything from corporate events to private gatherings, with plenty of room across three levels for sea-goers to spread out across the boat. Add on a speedboat package ($3,800 for four hours) or jet ski rental ($1,600 per hour with two-hour minimum) to up the ante on your trip out to sea!
Available from $69,000 per day
Cruise out to the Sai Kung peninsula aboard the Lagoon 450 SK, a sharp sailing catamaran that allows for up to 18 people to socialise, lounge, and splash into the sea. Fitted with trampolines nets, the unique feature maximises the available space so you can relish the luxurious charter experience from all angles. Below deck, a light-filled kitchenette, dining area, and four cabins with en-suite bathrooms await for guests to make themselves at home. Entertainment comes in the form of water toys that are part of the package.
Available from $28,000 per day
Explore the southside of Hong Kong like never before aboard the Lagoon 42, which offers 360-degree views on board so you don’t miss a thing as you zip along the coast. Similar to the Lagoon 450 SK, this model is perfect for hosting intimate get-togethers, offering a capacity of up to 15 guests. As far as leisure yachts go, the Lagoon 42 covers all the bases with its sleek design, well-equipped facilities, and generous common spaces.
Available from $55,000 for overnight charters and $28,000 for day charters
For a more intimate experience, the Fountain Pajot Isla 40 will do the trick. Ideal for 12 guests, this sailing catamaran is as classic as they come, with a homestyle touch in its décor and three snug cabins that can sleep up to six, as well as en-suite bathrooms. Go for a ride around Clear Water Bay, Bluff Island, and Nam Fung Wan and break out the paddle board and floating mat to continue your exploration of the Sai Kung waters.
Available from $58,000 for overnight charters and $33,000 for day charters
All aboard the Aquila 36, a 36-foot motor catamaran that cuts a fine figure through the swells of the South China Sea. Its compact size belies its well-equipped and comfortable accommodations, which include two overnight cabins and plenty of tufted vinyl sofas from which to enjoy the view. Up to 15 guests can spread out across the catamaran plus a crew of one, and daybeds on the deck provide the optimal space for lounging in the sun. Unleash the accompanying floating mat and kayak for a splendid day out at sea!
Available from $20,000 for evening charters and $30,000 for day charters
Conquer the Seven Seas on the Princess 68, a stylish little cruiser that can fit up to 15 guests. Originally built in 2012, she underwent a refit in 2020 to return more beautiful than ever, with commodious quarters below deck and cream interiors matched with lacquered wood. A charter package for the Princess 68 includes a crew of three, and three cabins—a master suite, a VIP suite, and a guest cabin—are available for overnight rentals.
Available from $64,000 per day
Its name a nod to the luxurious Las Vegas hotel and casino, the Junk Bellagio 72 promises a grand time to large groups looking to celebrate at sea. Offering room for up to 38 people, this classic boat is ideal for a daytime party or evening cruise, with pool noodles thrown in to make the floating easy-breezy. A crew of two will see to your needs on deck, and food, drinks, and additional water toys packages are optional add-ons.
Available from $17,000 per day
If the smart nautical colour palette is not enough to make you fawn, the clever design of the foredeck lounge will absolutely convince you that the MCY 76 is a classy yacht to charter. Constructed in a U-shape with unobstructed views on three sides, the spacious settee serves as a multipurpose gathering area for at least eight people to sit comfortably. It even comes with adjustable seat backs for you to customise your lounging experience! Glide the bimini top back and make this your paradise for catching the rays.
Available from $68,000 per day
If you’re finding it hard to choose just one from the catalogue of options available, Simpson Yacht Charter is here to help. With almost 40 years of experience under its belt, the Hong Kong-based yacht sales and charter company is an expert when it comes to accommodating unforgettable adventures out on the water.
In Hong Kong alone, Simpson Yacht Charter has a fleet of 38 yachts in all shapes and sizes for all occasions, whether you are in the market for ride on a sweet catamaran, an understated cruiser, or even a splashy superyacht.
Simpson Yacht Charter also offers charters to all of Hong Kong’s main cruising districts, including the northeastern and western New Territories, the Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay peninsulas, Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, and major outlying islands.