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If we could swap our desks for one thing right now, it would be for the sun-drenched deck of a luxury charter yacht.

Just imagine the delight of whiling away the day off the shores of Cannes or Ibiza, with panoramic sea views and nothing more taxing than when to crack open that bottle of champers on your mind. And of course, you wouldn't actually have to open the bottle, since you'd have a dedicated team of on-board staff to do exactly that.

If you got bored, you could try out the giant water slide or familiarise yourself with the terrace jacuzzi. Need pampering? Why not pop by the spa, or book an appointment with boat's VIP hairdressing team?

This is a very real world for an exclusive set of people, who spend their days hopping from one party destination to the next via yacht. 

And while we're some way off achieving the fantasy, we can at least have a taste of it by taking a look inside the eye-watering collection of lavish cruisers managed by charter company Edmiston.

From the yacht with a giant outdoor cinema and swim-up bar to the sailboat that once hosted Elizabeth Taylor, these incredible rafts are a byword for glamour and excess. All aboard for a nose around lottery-land...

  • REBORN

    This sumptuous ship can house up to 75 party guests, with 25 staff members on-board to cater to their every whim. 

  • REBORN

    The extensive deck space comes with a tropical garden area for al fresco dining and a seated outdoor cinema.

  • REBORN

    Naturally, there's a beautiful swimming pool in with the bargain too. Indoors, you'll find a hair salon with VIP hairdressers and a full spa offering professional treatments, as well as a double height piano lounge.

    Charter available from €495,000 (£387,000) per week.

  • Teleost

    Sleeping 12 guests with an impressive ratio of 10 crew, Teleost boosts classic mahogany panelling and silk fabrics.

  • Teleost

    The jewel in its crown is a side-mounted custom-built waterslide that travels from the boat deck to the water. There's also an on-board chef. 

    Available for charter from €165,000 (£129,000) per week.

  • Shemara

    Shemara has an impressive history; built in 1938, she was requisitioned by the Navy during World War II and served as a training vessel.

  • Shemara

    She underwent a major refurbishment in 2014 and now boasts an elegant mix of original and contemporary features with opulent design and finish throughout. 

  • Shemara

    Shemara also comes with a jacuzzi and an outdoor massage area.

    Charter available from €275,000 (£215,000) per week.

  • Highlander

    The particular yacht has a star-studded alumni of guests to her name; Prince Charles, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Sir Paul McCartney have all enjoyed her exquisite facilities over the years. 

  • Highlander

    Highlander's unique features include original pop art works, beautiful furnishings and elegant interior features throughout.

     

  • Highlander

    With six staterooms, it can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests, with a crew of 11.

    Charter available from €175,000 (£137,000) per week

  • TV

    Take a look at your ultimate party boat, featuring a 20-metre waterslide, a pool and a swim-up bar.

    TV's master suite occupies the front of the top deck with panoramic sea views, a his and hers en-suite bathroom, a private balcony and a jacuzzi. The sundeck area features a second jacuzzi with a capacity of 16 people and a plunge pool.

  • TV

    The yacht's lower deck has a health spa facility with a beauty salon, a sauna and massage room and a fully equipped gym.

    Charter available from €850,000 (£665,000) per week.

  • MIM

    Mim provides luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests. 

  • MIM

    An extremely spacious upper deck is emphasised by large windows with panoramic sea views. 

    There's a deck jacuzzi for guests who want to relax and a selection of water toys for those looking for some action. 

  • MIM

    The full width master stateroom is fitted with elegant glass and wood sliding doors leading to a marble bathroom, with a central whirlpool bath.

  • PARAMOUR

    This 44-metre beauty comes with a home cinema, a wet bar, a flat screen outdoor TV and an undercover dining table centered on the deck. 

    There's also a trampoline, banana boat and scuba diving gear.

  • PARAMOUR

    The main and upper decks are elegantly finished with white and blue soft furnishings and artwork to create an intimate atmosphere for smaller groups, while the aft and upper deck are perfect for hosting larger groups for cocktails. 

    Charter available from €135,000 (£105,000) per week.

  • UTOPIA

    The aptly-named Utopia has a duplex sundeck with 360° views, a jacuzzi and a dramatic sweeping staircase connecting her sun and upper deck.

     

  • UTOPIA

    Her master suite occupies the entire upper deck, extending through a private lounge onto an outdoor dining terrace. The suite also includes a gymnasium and a forward breakfast terrace.

    Charter available from €435,000 (£340,000) per week.

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