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Ten reasons to charter this winter

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You can truly have it all chartering a superyacht this winter. Should you need further convincing, here are ten reasons why.

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Every holiday begins with a destination, and the options are endless with a yacht charter. Want to dine on an iceberg in Antarctica? Dive the underwater world of the Maldives? Take in the cultural highlights of Indonesia? Celebrate New Year’s Eve in St Barth? Whether it’s a family celebration in the Caribbean, a wellbeing retreat in South Pacific, or that once-in-a-lifetime experience forever on your bucket list, a superyacht charter will take you there.

Kite foiling lets you fly over the ocean
Kite foiling lets you fly over the ocean

Voyage of discovery

Fancy a luxury sports yacht for a weekend of beach-hopping? Want to try out the latest exhilarating water toys? Or is an on board cinema of paramount importance? Whatever your lifestyle, Burgess have the finest selection of yachts available for charter this winter and a charter yacht to suit your every whim.

What better way to mark a big year
What better way to mark a big year

Celebrate success

From bespoke culinary menus to delight the foodies in your life to excursions ashore with a knowledgeable guide, your Burgess charter broker can work with the yacht’s crew to provide a custom-made itinerary that accommodates the finest detail – meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy your charter experience, reaping the rewards and making plans for the year to come.

Total relaxation awaits
Total relaxation awaits

Indulge yourself

As well as a new destination to explore every day and a constantly changing horizon, today’s charter yachts offer amenities that most high-end resorts and hotels simply cannot match. Featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual and entertainment systems, spa pools, full bars, gyms, cinemas, dining and lounging areas, each yacht has its own personality. She may be an old soul with a cosy theme-filled library and fireplace for chilly Antarctic nights, a yoga-centred retreat offering cold-pressed juices, spa services and vegan meals for a new year detox, or a distinguished cellar with humidor, dance floor and a Michelin-starred chef for a festive pretox. Aboard a charter yacht, you’ll indulge in personal, 24-hour services and amenities selected just for you.

Staying together is a great way to reconnect our busy lives
Staying together is a great way to reconnect our busy lives

Make memories

Had a busy year? A yacht charter allows time to disconnect from the hectic pace of life, indulge in exquisite cuisine and luxurious amenities, discover new cultures and experiences and, above all, share time, reconnect and make lifelong memories with those you love. A charter is the experience of a lifetime.

In low season there are more charter offers
In low season there are more charter offers

Good deals

Unlike the summer, where most of the season is considered high season, the winter cruising grounds have a much longer low season (essentially any time other than Christmas and the New Year), so there are well-priced offers to be found.

Explore ashore
Explore ashore

Location, location, location

Outside of the festive period, berths are readily available wherever there are marinas at far lower prices than in the Mediterranean. This allows you to step from your yacht straight onto the dock and explore the land-side of your destination (although in reality the preferred option is likely to be anchoring off in perfect peace with tenders to take you ashore).

If you're flexible on dates, the possibilities are endless
If you're flexible on dates, the possibilities are endless

More choice

Even the most popular charter yachts usually have a few weeks of availability during off-peak periods, so you can plan later and have more leeway with your travel dates.

In winter you could find you have the place to yourselves
In winter you could find you have the place to yourselves

More seclusion

Aside from the prime time surrounding Christmas and New Year, the majority of anchorages and ports tend to be quieter than those in the Mediterranean. Not only is this more pleasurable overall, but you can also be more impromptu with planning your dining and spa choice ashore, which makes for a more relaxing and spontaneous charter experience. After all, a yacht charter is about the freedom to explore.

Chase the sun
Chase the sun

Escape the winter

And finally, how much nicer does it feel to enjoy the warmth of the sunshine on your skin and dive into crystal-clear blue waters when your phone tells you it’s practically freezing (or below freezing depending on where you have travelled from) at home. 

Burgess has hundreds of yachts for charter and many of them will have availability over the holidays. Wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do, we can make it happen. Just ask.

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