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Yacht Focus on Wellness Travel

Photograph of woman seated in a yoga pose on the deck of a yacht. The woman is wearing all white. Her hand, which is at the right side of the photograph, is in typical yoga pose with thumb and index finger touching to form a circle.

WELLNESS

The age of wellness is upon us.  Everywhere you turn, people seek to boost their wellness and make healthy living a priority in both daily life and travel.
 

YACHTS AND HEALTH

Taking a queue from this growing trend, the newest and largest yachts for charter are being designed and outfitted to accommodate adventurous, wellness-oriented travelers. 
 

WELLNESS TRENDS ON BOATS

Wellness trends on superyachts include the latest gym equipment, fully-staffed mini-spas, and healthier menu options.  The yachts and the overall charter experience are moving beyond the traditional yachting, for example, spa experiences throughout.

There is more onboard space for wellness. For instance, fitness areas and private deck space for meditation is typical now.  Galleys are stocked with fresh, all-natural foods.  Chefs accommodate foodies and draft more heart-healthy menus.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

“The market has redefined the charter experience,” says Jana Sheeder, President of superyacht rental syndicate 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charters.  “We’re witnessing a renaissance – a shift from the traditional cruise mentality to a sea-based adventure that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.”  

 

TYPICAL YACHTS IN PAST

For years, the typical Caribbean yacht charter vacation focused on extremes, if not downright decadence.  Yachts would burn fuel at dizzying rates to motor from one tropical island to the next, and guests would feast on lavish meals and exotic fare. 
 
Now, the modern charter guest seeks to balance a respect for eco-sensitive travel with a desire to focus on wellness and health.
 

Sheeder is keenly aware of the shift in priorities. 

“The opportunity to truly relax and focus on mind, body, and soul is paramount to the modern charter customer,” she says.

 

CHEFS

Onboard the superyachts, chefs have revised their cooking styles and their menus. They now incorporate more organic foods, along with reduced sodium and lower sugar alternatives, to cater to the growing demand by charter guests for health-conscious meals.

ENTERTAINMENT

The nature of onboard entertainment is evolving as well.  Crews report guests spend less time watching TV and movies, and more time pursuing wellness activities.  Charter brokers report more customers now inquire about the availability of exercise equipment and spa services.


HEALTHY ACTIVITIES

New yachts are now built with large gymnasiums, as well as spa amenities and on some  vessels, beauty salons.  Older yachts are converting some cabins from sleeping quarters into workout areas or meditation rooms.
 

LADY BRITT SUPERYACHT

A shining example of this new commitment to wellness is the brand new Feadship yacht charter motor yacht LADY BRITT.  With accommodations for 12 guests, the 208 foot vessel exudes the luxury, style, and sophistication commonplace on modern yachts.  What stands out, however, is the onboard equipment and amenities dedicated to wellness.
 

HEALTHY ROOMS 

The yacht features a wellness spa (offering Elemis massage, beauty and hair treatments), a fully-equipped gymnasium (with Technogym equipment), an outdoor cinema, and an authentic Finnish sauna with a private meditation deck and access to the water.


HOW TO BOOK A WELLNESS YACHT CHARTER


Enjoy a wellness cruise in the Caribbean or Mediterranean onboard motor yacht Lady Britt.  Her rate is €445,000 per week, plus expenses.  Click HERE for more information about superyacht Lady Britt

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