Stepping aboard a superyacht opens a world of luxury privacy and exclusivity. It’s a world that increases what travellers are looking towards as they contemplate cruising in style as the ultimate getaway. These floating boutique hotels – where fresh flowers chilled champagne gourmet meals and butler service are also typically equipped with toys such as jet skis, Jacuzzis, tenders of varying sizes and perhaps a helicopter.
It’s an exciting time for Australia’s superyacht industry with new vessels arriving and new destinations being considered to cater to families and travellers with a sense of adventure. The best were on display at the Superyacht Rendezvous held on the Gold Coast in April 2018.
After several years in the planning Australia’s newest charter superyacht, Oneworld has arrived. Custom designed for the Australian market and built-in Dubai the $10 million 31.5 metre craft has a capacity for events and weddings or for 12 guests overnight. Oneworld’s owner, former hotelier and racing car driver states that the vessel offers six-star luxury and Mediterranean style service – “We’re aiming to deliver Oneworld as the ultimate travelling private resort and on-water event venue¨ service says, Salmon.
Oneworld is available for charter on Sydney Harbour between November and July heading to the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef between August and October. Captain Matt Baily heads Oneworld’s five fulltime crew all of whom have extensive European charter experience. Other yachts prominent in the Australian charter market include the 26-metre Aurora, 30-metre Masteka 2 and the 40-metre Silentworld all represented by Ocean Alliance which has added Oneworld to their fleet.
One of Australia’s most popular charter yachts Silentworld cruises Australia’s east coast as well as Tahiti and her Islands, often working in partnership with private jet company Adagold Aviation to create exclusive travel experiences. Adagold has managed charters to various remote locations in the waters around Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, northern Australia, Fiji and Tahiti.