|The Cheeky Tiger’s saloon has been refitted with distressed oak flooring.|
We are always on the lookout for the next level of sexy chic, which is why our ears perked up when we heard about YCO, a yacht specialist that is raising the bar on luxury cruising.
How it works: YCO is a charter company that manages a fleet of 50 yachts (we hear five of the yachts are the biggest in the world), which travel the world over. Each VIP traveler is assigned a charter representative to coordinate every detail of the trip, tailoring each destination and experience to the needs of the client. Want access to the hottest party in St. Tropez? Done. How about a private photographer in Marrakech to document your family’s adventure? No problem.
On Tap: YCO has also unveiled its top yacht charter experiences of 2011. Cruisers craving classic Euro glam ought to check out the Alfa Nero, a 270-foot, 28-crew super yacht, which is stationed in the Med and is perfect for a Croatia-to-St. Tropez leg.
YCO’s 196-foot Solemates offers travelers the opportunity to visit famed beachscapes from Antigua to Barbuda.
For a taste of the South Pacific, we recommend checking out deluxe yacht Athena, a 295-foot, 20-crew vessel with five cabins.
The 183-foot Galaxy rounds Australia and New Zealand. The deluxe owner’s suite is outfitted with a panoramic saloon and glass elevator. If the Seychelles and Maldives are more your speed, we suggest chartering Cloud 9, a 196-foot motor yacht built specifically for charter. It’s decked out with a gym, custom tenders, jet skis and several other water toys.
Note: This year, YCO will open its first U.S. office, likely to be based in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Carly Sutton with questions.