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Explore the Mediterranean with Simpson Yacht Charter This Summer on a Sanlorenzo Yacht

With crystal blue waters, sun-baked coastlines and countries rich in history, ‘The Med’ is a popular charter destination for obvious reasons. Now the Paris Olympics is adding further interest to the area, and the Hong Kong-based charter operation steps in with new elevated itineraries in the region.

Jun 16, 2024 | By Florence Sutton
The Sanlorenzo SX88 Estia sets sail for Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the east all the way to Asia, and with a coastline of almost 30,000 miles, the Mediterranean contains both beautiful beaches and historic sites to explore.

With Paris at most a two-hour plane ride from many of the iconic destinations dotting the region, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a slow getaway on the rolling Mediterranean waves before – or after – the thrills and excitements of the world’s best-known sporting event.

Simpson Yacht Charter has curated special itineraries to coincide with The Olympic Games, can take care of flights to and from the French Capital and advises on embarkation and debarkation points.

Summer deals are available on five Sanlorenzo yachts, each with an array of water toys, from wakeboards to snorkel sets and seabobs for added summer fun. Included in the offer are trips aboard the Sanlorenzo SD118 Unique S, the SD112 Anything Goes V, the SD90 Akira, the SL86 Queen Martina, and the SX88 Estia yachts.

Life on board the Sanlorenzo SD112 Anything Goes V

One new destination includes tours of glitzy Monaco and the French Riviera, which begins at Nice, takes in Îles de Lerins near Cannes, St. Tropez and ends in Monaco’s Monte Carlo Beach.

A roundtrip option sets sail at Split in Croatia, makes island stops to view Roman and Venetian architecture, and islet sea stops for watersports, before heading back to Split – and a flight into Paris.

Another sails from Amalfi, through many of the location’s topspots, to Sicily’s Aeolian Islands. This itinerary sets sail at the Bay of Naples’ Marina di Stabia, and then ventures to Sorrento and star-studded Capri, including a stop at the spectacular sea cave Blue Grotto, before entering protected waters to sail to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Panarea.

The Sanlorenzo SD118 Unique S has room for 10 guests

Each exciting trip includes plenty of sightseeing, and dining onshore at local restaurants, or on-board with private chefs.

With accommodation for 10 guests across five staterooms and six crew, the semi-displacement yacht, Sanlorenzo SD118 Unique S, is a sophisticated choice for a summer sailing with family and friends. Waterskis, skis, Seabob, kayaks and paddle boards offer exciting ways to explore the region’s world-famous coastlines up close.

The SD118 Unique S is a sophisticated choice for families this summer

Meanwhile on the Sanlorenzo SD112 Anything Goes V, two tenders and a 4.58m/15′ Castoldi Inboard are available to transport guests to cove or shore. They return to a well-appointed yacht with room to accommodate 10 guests in five plush staterooms. A guest favourite on this yacht is to recline and take in the sweeping vistas from the sundeck Jacuzzi, perhaps with a negroni in hand when sailing along the Amalfi coast.

Sanlorenzo SD112 Anything Goes V is available to charter across The Mediterranean this summer

Aboard the Sanlorenzo SD90 Akira, a brand-new yacht for charter, a re-designed bow area, main deck and owner’s cabins now provide an extra level of comfort on the water. 

Available to charter for the first time this summer, the SD90 Akira

Up to eight guests in four ensuite cabins can enjoy a summer getaway on the Akira. Toys include a wakeboard, waterski, paddle board, Fliteboard, Seabob and use of a drone that can be used to record the trip from new angles.

Up to eight guests can enjoy the stately SL86 Queen Martina

Officina Italiana Design have imbued the SL86 Queen Martina with elegance and luxury. With a spacious flybridge – with 41 sqm extension and 9 sqm for sunbathing – and seamless indoor-outdoor connection, the stately yacht holds a resort-like character. Accommodating up to eight guests in four cabins, it’s an ideal option for family voyages.

Expansive views of Italy aboard the SX88 Estia

The Sanlorenzo SX88 Estia is a smart choice for those venturing to Italy. Crewed charters begin in Liguria and Tuscany and are available along the Italian Riviera, Corsica, Sardinia, Gulf of Naples, and the Amalfi Coast, as well as the Aeolians, Sicily, and Egadi Islands in southern Italy.

Delivered in 2022, the SX88 offers a professional three-person crew with a captain, deckhand and chef/hostess. A fast jet tender, jet ski, waterskis, two stand-up paddleboards, and more offer guests the opportunity to splash in Italian waves.

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