Mornings leaping into the blue Caribbean, sultry afternoons stepping ashore in charming European towns, and evenings spent rolling the dice along the glitzy French Riviera or attending star-studded soirees across the globe – packing for a superyacht charter calls on perfect style for every occasion. From black dinner ties to plump strings of pearls, daring designer swimwear that won’t fall off when you jet-ski, and gorgeous casual attire that won’t look out of place with an aperitif in hand in Portofino - here’s how to pack for your perfect yacht charter.
Make a Splash with Swimwear
Whether it’s a morning snorkel in the Caribbean pirate coves or an evening beneath the stars in the bubbling hot tub, you can be sure that aboard a superyacht you will spend plenty of time in the water. We suggest packing several different kinds of swim attire. An ultra-glam Dolce and Gabbana bikini paired with oversized sunglasses and a floppy hat is perfect for lounging on the deck. For afternoons immersed in watersports, you are going to need a swimsuit that holds its own. Gents can pack Bermuda shorts for desert island cool in the BVI or opt for French style speedos when chilling along the Riviera.
Cool Cottons and Lovely Linens
With halcyon days, blue skies, and gallons of sunshine; life on a superyacht can be tropical. Of course, you are sure to have an elite crew fetching you Perrier water and frozen daiquiris, but what you wear can also help you to stay flawlessly cool and in vogue. We highly recommend packing a pair or two of pale linen trousers for both guys and girls. Tailored linen trousers paired with a Breton top or a pastel colored cotton shirt and leather slip-on shoes truly brings together impeccable nautical style. For the women, we also suggest packing a couple of cotton sundresses. Choose garments in fine cotton that fall gracefully to the knee in feminine shades, perfect for visiting the holy sites strewn across the French and Italian Riviera.
Fabulous Footwear For Every Occasion
Whether you are exploring the tumbling Cinque Terre or bar hopping around the USVI, you want something sturdy but sweet on your feet. Be sure to pack a pair of buttery soft leather sandals, you can wear them casually out to lunch with summer dresses and linen shorts or you can dress them up in the evenings with a daring designer jumpsuit and plenty of silver jewelry. You also need some superyacht friendly footwear, we love the Nicolas Kirkwood soft blue suede loafers for women, and the Bottega Veneta boat shoe for guys.
A Touch of Glitz
Superyacht evenings are drenched in style, whether you are attending fellow yachters parties, throwing your own, or heading into town for a five-star dinner, followed by a blaze of cocktails and dancing. Be sure to pack something special for those evenings ashore. Even at sea, dinner can be an elegant affair with silver service and a gourmet journey from your private chef, so it’s always nice to dress for the occasion. For her, why not try a simple back to black Parisian number highlighted with a gold rope necklace and covered with a trimmed fur cape to keep the sea chill at bay. For him, a tailored suit from Ralph Lauren is always a winner.