Inspiration for a New Year’s Eve Superyacht Charter

By George Bains

There is no better way to see in the new year than by taking in the fireworks from the luxury of a superyacht, celebrating with friends and family. Here, we pick a few of our favourite spots for a New Year’s superyacht charter…


Cruising under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House will always be a bucket-list experience for superyacht enthusiasts.

Be among the first to count in the new year surrounded by the festivity of Sydney Harbour, with certainly one of the world’s most spectacular firework displays.

The charter market in Australia has certainly been bolstered with some fantastic additions to the domestic fleet over the last few years, providing plenty of enticing options for charterers.

The Sydney experience is often extended with a trip up to the adventurous Pittwater, just an hour out of the CBD, where yachts can revel in raw and rugged nature. Uncover the highlights of Sydney by watching the Australia InDepth documentary series here.

Antigua & Barbuda

One of the Caribbean’s most indulgent and adventurous superyacht hotspots, Antigua is revered by superyacht owners, charterers, and crew alike. A selection of some of the finest superyachts on the market make for an incredible Caribbean New Year’s festivity.

Antigua & Barbuda offer a spectacular tropical hideaway that attracts a well-heeled crowd with its stunning white sand beaches, turquoise waters and lavish resorts.

There is certainly plenty of adventure to be found for those wanting to enter the new year in adrenaline-pumping fashion, from racing through the lush hinterland on ATVs to delving below to uncover a pristine marine environment.

Explore more of Antigua in the Antigua InDepth series and watch out for an upcoming documentary uncovering Antigua & Barbuda with Shari Liu.


The UAE has certainly been high on the radar of some of the world’s largest superyachts with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Plenty of these vessels will be staying to charter in the region over the ‘winter’ period, providing a fantastic opportunity to indulge in one of the glitz and glamour of Dubai.  

Desert meets city, gastronomy meets nightlife, beach clubs meet art, there is nothing Dubai doesn't offer for luxe-hungry superyacht travellers. Truly cosmopolitan yet culturally rich, Dubai is the stage for activity. Whether ocean-fuelled exploration, haute-couture or world-class hospitality, it is truly fit for a King.

Dubai has a plethora of bespoke, stand-out experiences for superyacht travellers. Whether it's the Dubai Frame, a visual connection between the old and new city, a popular heritage destination, Al Marmoom  for camel racing, the tallest building in the world, everything about Dubai screams iconic. Don't forget to take a ride across Dubai Creek, for unforgettable views of the city-scape to last a lifetime.

By George Bains