Superyachts, superyachts, superyachts. My life has been saturated with extravagant boats for the past five years and, no matter how much people wish to believe the life of a yachting editor is all Moët and Monaco, the number of times I actually got to go cruise on a boat? Zero. A big, fat zero.
Until the beginning of this year, that was. AHA! On the cusp of me spreading my wings and leaving to set up my own business as a freelance writer, I finally got a jammy little perk. The jammiest of all jammy perks, really. I got to travel to the Caribbean and spend a few days on board a 50-metre superyacht in St Lucia.
Superyacht holidays are a pretty special experience and one that I’m very aware that few people get the chance to discover. With the heftiest price tag of all uber-lux travel, it’s no secret why yacht holidays are such exclusive trips. But can you put a price on absolute privacy, ultimate luxury and the freedom to explore the world as you please? Well, with this yacht chartering at an absolutely eye-watering €280,000 per week, I guess you can. Would I pay that much for the pinnacle of luxury travel? Absolutely not. But, as one would expect, I bloody enjoyed the opportunity to do it for free.
And, you know. My bank account has never seen a five-figure sum gracing my account, let alone six figures. So… ask me again when I’m a millionaire?