Why Charter a Motor Yacht in the Bahamas?

“My first advice is—don’t expect to do it all—the Bahamas is a huge cruising ground, so I would definitely suggest taking your captain’s recommendations regarding an itinerary. Let him/her know how you’d like to spend your days (fishing, snorkeling, lounging on the beach, playing with the yachts’ water sports equipment, etc.), he knows the area and the distances, and he will definitely be able to put together a great itinerary for your week onboard!”

In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the five yachts under 55,000 euros that I would choose for a charter in the Bahamas.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly using the contact details provided at the bottom of this page or by initiating a chat with one of our online Charter Brokers in the bottom right corner.

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Marcelle Hailwax is a yacht charter broker with extensive experience in the industry. After spending eight years as a professional yacht chef, Marcelle has gained a deep understanding of the charter business insight-out. She prides herself in matching her clients with the right yacht for their vacation, taking into account their unique preferences and needs. Marcelle’s enthusiasm for her job is contagious, and she is dedicated to providing her clients with unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Marcelle has chartered all over the world and has insights into many of the world’s top charter destinations, including the Bahamas, the BVIs, Antigua, Corsica, Sardinia, Greece, and the Balearic Islands. Marcelle’s continuous passion, diverse expertise, and commitment make her a top-notch yacht charter broker, capable of providing the highest level of service with great attention to detail. If you are looking for someone who is going to answer even the questions you don’t know to ask, Marcelle is the broker for you.

Where to Go on your Motor Yacht Charter in the Bahamas?

Most of our charters start and end in Nassau, the Capital city of The Bahamas and where the airport is located. After leaving Nassau most of our clients choose a route heading south along the Exumas, stopping at locations such as Highborne Cay, Norman’s Cay, Warderick Wells Cay, and Staniel Cay, and then doing an anticlockwise loop up to Eleuthera before ending in Nassau again at the end of their Bahamas yacht charter.

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Top 5 Motor Yachts Under 55k

Available for Charter in the Bahamas 2024-2025


From $35,000/week
3 cabins
68 ft
6 guests
Built: 2022
20 US Gall/Hr


Norman’s T4  |  68 ft

“Highly Praised Crew and Open to Shorter Charters”

In my Top 5 Motor Yachts for Charter in the Bahamas under 55,000, I’m going to start at number five with Norman’s T4. Norman’s T4 is an elegant 68-foot motor yacht, distinguished by her impeccable, pristine interiors and striking design. She accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 comfortable cabins. Priced from $35,000 plus additional expenses, Norman’s T4 also accepts shorter-term charters. So, if you only have five days, this is a really great yacht to take a look at.

Norman’s T4 is managed by a highly praised crew, Irving and Ingrid, whose exceptional service has consistently earned outstanding reviews.

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From $54,900/week
4 cabins
101 ft
8 guests
Refit: 2021
113 Litres/Hr


Limitless  |  101 ft

“The Ideal Yacht for Water Sport Enthusiasts”

My number four yacht is Limitless, a 101-foot Hargrave with an interior designed by Shelley Dicondina. She can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 cabins. She starts at 54,900 plus expenses. And if you are looking for a yacht with lots of water sports toys, this is it. She’s got a slide, she’s got jet ski, she’s got a deck jacuzzi, she’s got sea bobs, you name it, Limitless got it. If you desire a thrilling and luxurious experience on the Bahamian waters, Limitless is the yacht you want to choose.

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From $34,000/week
4 cabins
64 ft
8 guests
Built: 2019
5 US Gall/Hr


Hulya  |  64 ft

“Super Spacious Yacht Ideal for Families or Couples”

My number three on the list is a Motor Catamaran called Hulya. She is a 2019 yacht with a recent refit. She starts at 34,000 for an all-inclusive yacht charter, which is something that’s a little bit unusual in the Bahamas. She has four very spacious cabins and accommodates eight guests. The crew is just outstanding; they’re incredibly passionate about what they do, and it shows. And speaking of the crew, they have a beautiful little co-captain, a cute little dog called Coral. I’ve had a couple of charters on this boat, and without fail, everyone wants to take Coral home with them.



From $55,000/week
4 cabins
87 ft
San Lorenzo
8 guests
Built: 2020


C-Daze  |  87 ft

“Exquisite Dining Area on the Flybridge for enjoying the Bahamas’ View”

The number two yacht under $55,000 in the Bahamas that I would want to charter right now is C-Daze. This sleek 87-foot, Italian-made San Lorenzo yacht, built in 2020, is available for $55,000 plus expenses. My favorite part of this beautiful boat is the dining area on the flybridge. To be honest, I don’t think I would spend time anywhere else but here. This flybridge is super spacious and absolutely exquisite. The views are unparalleled in the Bahamas, of course, and where is better to view it from than the flybridge of your own private yacht?

Another fantastic thing about C-Daze and something that guests consistently rave about is Chris, the super-experienced Swedish onboard chef whose culinary skills make dining aboard C-Daze a memorable highlight.


From $40,000/week
4 cabins
100 ft
7 guests
Refit: 2020
28 US Gall/Hr


Sovereign  |  102 ft

“The Perfect Home Away from Home”

My number one yacht to charter in the Bahamas, under $55,000, is a very unique yacht. Sovereign is a 100-foot yacht built by Burger Yachts in 1966 and recently refitted. I chose Sovereign as my number 1 yacht because I just find her so majestic and love the mix between her classic build and her modern interior design. Available for only $40,500, Sovereign features vibrant interior décor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. This yacht epitomizes the feeling of a home away from home, offering a relaxed and luxurious retreat at sea. I don’t know about you, but I want to feel at home on a yacht in the Bahamas every day of the week.

How to Select Your Bahamas Yacht Charter

Group Size  |  Budget  |  Yacht Type  |  Itinerary  |  Dates

Your Group & Budget

The first step in planning your yacht charter in Greece is to consider your group size and estimated budget. Having a rough idea of who will be joining and your financial parameters will help narrow down your search effectively. Keep in mind not only the size but also the composition of your group. For instance, multiple couples may prefer equal-sized cabins with double beds, while families with children might prioritize twin cabins.

Each yacht offers a different cabin layout tailored to different guest needs. It’s beneficial to be in touch with your Charter Broker early in the planning process, as they possess the expertise to identify suitable options and guide you through selecting the perfect charter yacht.

Choose Your Yacht Type

Once you know who is going, approximately how much money you have to play with, and have a rough idea of where you want to go, it is time to look into what type of yacht you wish to charter. It is important to pick a yacht, not only to suit your onboard needs but also to match your desired itinerary.

The distances between the Greek islands can be significant. For instance, the journey from Athens to Santorini spans approximately 150 miles. On a motor yacht traveling at a speed of 12 knots, typical day trips between islands last around 3-4 hours. However, for catamarans traveling at a slower pace of around 6 knots, day trips can extend to at least 4-6 hours.

In addition to considering travel distances, it’s crucial to think about what you desire in terms of onboard living. Your yacht will after all serve as your home for the entire duration of your charter and will be the epicenter of your unforgettable adventure.

Destination & Itinerary

When selecting a destination and itinerary for your yacht charter in Greece, it’s essential to consider weather conditions. Prevailing winds during the season can impact sailing routes, sea comfort, travel times between destinations, and may even necessitate itinerary adjustments. Maintaining flexibility in your plans is advisable to accommodate potential weather-related changes.

Choosing an itinerary in a region of Greece with less windy conditions and opting for routes with closer island proximity can help mitigate the impact of adverse weather. This is especially good advice for those who suffer from seasickness, mind you most motor yachts come equipped with stabilizers in use both underway and on anchor.

*You’ll have the opportunity to communicate with the Captain before your charter begins, to discuss an itinerary considering weather and your preferences.


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Jan 8, 2024

This was our first time ever booking a charter. We were fortunate enough to work with Marcelle who was fantastic from the beginning. We booked our trip 18 months out and can’t believe how responsive and helpful she was even though our trip was so far away. She was very helpful in helping us find the right boat for our trip, answering questions about crew, and provisioning. Any questions we had were answered right away and her experience and knowledge was comforting when we didn’t know what exactly to expect. I don’t have a bad thing to say about DMA or Marcelle and absolutely look forward to using them for our next charter. Thank you!


R Durahm

Sep 18, 2023

DMA Yachting didn’t disappoint

DMA Yachting didn’t disappoint! Marcelle was timely in every correspondence. We were well informed and all questions were always addressed in a consistently courteous and kind manner. Everything was done in order to help us plan a wonderful vacation. It was great, start to finish!!

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Frequenty Asked Questions

When is the best time to go on a Bahamas yacht charter?

The optimal time to charter a motor yacht in the Bahamas aligns with the region’s peak season, spanning from late November to early May. During these months, the Bahamas experience mild temperaturesminimal rainfall, and favorable sea conditions, creating an ideal setting for a seamless and enjoyable yachting experience. This timeframe ensures that charter clients can fully appreciate the stunning beauty of the Bahamas, explore its diverse islands, and indulge in the pleasures of cruising in optimal weather conditions.

Make sure to book your Bahamas yacht charter well in advance. Ideally, you would inquire about your coming charter 12 months in advanceWHY? The best motor yachts are often fully booked long in advance and it’s not unusual to see popular dates booked 2 summers ahead for a Bahamas yacht charter. Inquiring less than 6 months ahead often means that your first choice is unavailable for charter.

Where should I start my Bahamas yacht charter?

Most of our charters start and end in Nassau, The Capital city of The Bahamas. This is where the airport is located, and it is here you will find the best provisioning to get ready for your Bahamas yacht charter.

After leaving Nassau most of our clients choose a route heading south along the Exumas, stopping at locations such as Highborne Cay, Norman’s Cay, Warderick Wells Cay, and Staniel Cay, and then doing an anticlockwise loop up to Eleuthera before ending in Nassau again at the end of their Bahamas yacht charter.

Also, check out our 7-day Bahamas Yacht Charter Itinerary as well as our article about the top 5 yacht charter destinations in the Bahamas.

How much does a luxury yacht charter cost in the bahamas?

For luxury yacht charters in the Bahamas, prices range from about $30,000 to $350,000 weekly, plus expenses. The cost depends on factors like the type of yacht, its size, and whether you’re going for an all-inclusive package or not.

To make it easier for you to browse the charter yachts that match your needs, we have organized them into the following categories:

Luxury Yachts
Motor Yachts
Power Catamarans

Feel free to inquire if you have questions about yacht charter types and price ranges. Our brokers, available on chat 24/7 are there to help you understand how you can make the most of your budget. Just click on the chat in the bottom right corner!