When you learn that a yacht has meticulously thought-out details from top to bottom, it’s natural to assume the owner has built or bought a few yachts over the years. Not the case with the owners of the 63-meter (207-foot) Lady Britt… though they have been active charterers for decades. They also started specifically chartering Feadship yachts in recent years, in preparation to build Lady Britt. No surprise, then, that when the megayacht launched at the Royal De Vries shipyard last autumn, yard chief Henk de Vries told them, “It has been a privilege to see how you have dedicated yourselves to learning about every aspect of yacht building,” adding, “the depth of your knowledge was such that I wondered whether you might actually be going to build the boat yourself.”
Now that depth of knowledge is yours to discover, as this week Lady Britt has embarked on her first season in the charter fleet of Edmiston & Company.
Something sure to attract those seeking relaxation is the Finnish sauna. The owners are Scandinavian, so it’s a customary cultural practice to enjoy a sauna at least once a week. (Isn’t that a practice we all could readily adopt?) Seen here, the sauna is on the lower deck, with a fold-down platform leading out to the water. You can simply enjoy the view or, in true Finnish style, jump into the sea when the heat is really on.
A proper charter yacht also totes a variety of toys, and Lady Britt certainly delivers. You can choose among sailing dinghies, sit-down and stand-up PWCs, kayaks, and windsurfers. The crew can further take you waterskiing or tow you on tubes and such, even arrange rendezvous dives (there’s an onboard compressor and gear).
In all the years the owners chartered, they likely learned that flexible sleeping accommodations are key. As a result, two of the six guest staterooms on the lower deck can transform into a full-beam VIP suite, as shown. Anigre paneling lends a nice look to these and other spaces aboard.
The slideshow below gives you a better look at Lady Britt’s beautiful spaces, which further feature a panoramic gym and spa (including massage and beauty treatments) If you wish to charter her, act quickly. CharterWave.com reports she’s available only from June 28 to July 16 in the South of France, then in November in the Caribbean. Her base rate is €445,000 (about $641,500 at press time). If you’re looking long-term, consider next summer, when Lady Britt will be among many enjoying the sights of London and the rest of the UK. In fact, she even has a slip reserved for the Olympics.