As an accomplished private helicopter pilot with a four-seater Robinson R44 Type Rating, Charter Broker Lea Tintaud was excited to see a variety of yachts with helicopter capabilities on display during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) 2023. Here, she shares the standout yachts on show from her expert perspective.
“Many were at anchor, such as the 85m BOLD, exclusively for sale with Moravia Yachting, and the 115m charter yacht LADY JORGIA (formerly AHPO), with helicopters coming in and out for a convenient drop off for the most iconic yacht show,” says Lea. “The following are a selection registered in the show that align with our company motto of ‘delivering the extraordinary’!”
The 97.2m CARINTHIA VII was presented by Lürssen following her 2023 refit. She is also a new addition to the charter market. “CARINTHIA VII has several high-calibre amenities including a touch-and-go helipad on the bow,” Lea explains. CARINTHIA VII will be available for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas from mid-December 2023 until mid-March 2024.
This 84m Feadship was presented for sale for the first time since her launch in 2015. Featuring a submerged underwater ‘Nemo’ lounge, a basketball court and a forward helipad, “everything about her has the ‘wow factor’,” comments Lea.
Listed for sale, the potential of the 65m Amels VENTUM MARIS also caught Lea’s attention. “Her helipad is located on the sundeck aft and is currently set up as a lounging area but could host helicopter operations should her next owner want to use this space as intended,” she advises. VENTUM MARIS is also available for charter in the Bahamas this winter.
The newly launched 78m O’REA was presented by her builder Golden Yachts. “She is all about space and wellness and has the benefit of a touch-and-go helipad,” says Lea. O’REA is available for charter in Greece and her calendar for 2024 is almost fully booked.
Sistership to the popular charter yacht GECO, this 55.2m Admiral was presented for sale during MYS. “With interior design by Giorgio Armani and a head-turning beach club, she also features a cool forward designed helipad for convenience,” describes Lea.
Featuring a helipad on the top deck aft to host her H135 twin-engine helicopter, this 55m Feadship was presented for sale following a major refit in 2022. “With five cabins, she is not currently on the charter market but used to be a successful charter yacht,” explains Lea. “Starting at €189,000 per week in low season, her next owner could expect a potential net return of €1.5million with eight weeks of charter bookings per year.”
The 42m FLYING MANTA is the smallest yacht capable of hosting a helicopter that Lea has ever seen. “Built by NQEA Yachts in Australia, she was refitted to extend her aft and add a Lloyd’s certified helipad,” advises Lea. “She had a EC130 B4 registered in Luxembourg fitted on her helideck during the show.”
To find out more about any of these yachts, please contact Lea here.