So you’ve got a special occasion to celebrate, and a staycation just won’t cut it. How do you throw a party that your guests will remember for all the right reasons? Yacht rental could be the answer.
Yacht parties are becoming more and more popular in Singapore thanks to their sheen of luxury and “Instagrammability”.
Here’s where you can get the best bookings (please note that sample prices are just for illustration purposes and will vary depending on factors like day of the week and features/add-ons included).
Yacht rental prices in Singapore (2019)
|Yacht rental company||Prices start from|
|One15 Luxury Yachting||$550++ for 4 hours (up to 10 people)|
|Yachtly||$560 for 4 hours (up to 6 people)|
|M-Barq by Marine Bookings||$1,000 for 4 hours (up to 10 people)|
|Marina at Keppel Bay||$1,016 for 4 hours (up to 8 people)|
|Lloyd Marine||$4,200 for 4 hours (up to 50 people)|
One15 Luxury Yachting
One15 Luxury Yachting has decent fleet of over 42 yachts that can accommodate 10 to 50 guests, including motorised and sailing vessels, and catamarans and monohull yachts.
They also provide chartering, which means you don’t have to rack your brains about where to take the boat and can just sit back and let the captain and crew do their job.
Facilities depend on the yacht but can include BBQ pits, fishing rods, kayaks and, on the larger and more luxurious yachts, sound systems, TVs and jacuzzis.
They’ve also got promotions and packages on their website which include a 2-hour “cruise and chill” voyage to Singapore’s southern islands for up to 18 people, and a sunset cruise that ends in a fireworks display at Sentosa for up to 10 people.
Yacht rental prices for One15 Luxury Yachting:
- 36 foot yacht for 10 people – From $550++
- 51 foot yacht for 30 people – From $3,000++
- 128 foot yacht for 50 people – From $10,500++
Yachtly stands out from the other yacht rental companies because they don’t just rent out boats, but can also organise special events for you such as wedding and solemnisation ceremonies, birthday parties and corporate events. You get just one quotation for the entire shindig and don’t have to worry about getting slapped with extra charges after the fact.
They cater to small groups of 2 to 10, larger groups of over 30 people and everything in between. Their on-board facilities are also quite comprehensive, and might include karaoke machines, games and so on.
Some yachts come with fixed itineraries, such as to Lazarus Island, and can also moor at selected spots where you can stop for a swim. Others come with flexible itineraries so you can decide where to go.
Their pricing varies according to the number of people on board, so you might want to play around with various guest and yacht combinations to find a cost-effective option.
Yacht rental prices for Yachtly:
- 50-foot yacht for up to 6 people – $559.81 for 4 hours
- 55-foot yacht for up to 23 people – $2,150 for 4 hours
- 63-foot yacht for up to up to 50 people – $5,000 for 4 hours
M-Barq by Marine Bookings
M- Barq’s key strength is the fact that they’ve got a wide range of yachts on offer, which gives you the flexibility to pick one that is appropriate for the number of guests you are expecting, your budget and the yacht type and features you desire.
They’ve got everything from a small catamaran for up to 8 guests to an enormous yacht for up to 55 guests. You can choose between catamarans and monohulls, as well as sailing yachts and motor yachts.
Some of the yachts have features like outdoor showers, kayaks, kitchen facilities, BBQ facilities, microwaves, snorkelling and fishing gear, sound systems, TVs and so on. In general, the bigger the yacht, the more extensive the features.
All yachts come with professional crew members. They can also provide chartered itineraries if you don’t have your own in mind, as well as exclusive on-board menus.
Yacht rental prices for M-Barq:
- 42-foot yacht for up to 10 people – $1,000 for 4 hours
- 51-foot yacht for up to 50 people – $1,900 for 5 hours
- 75-foot superyacht for up to 55 people – $3,747 for 4 hours
Marina at Keppel Bay
Marina at Keppel Bay has a modest selection of yachts for hire which are able to accommodate anywhere from 8 to 50 people. They’ve got a mix of monohulls and catamarans, as well as motor and sailing boats.
Each boat comes with a captain and, depending on the size, might also be staffed with additional crew members. You can also opt for food and beverages to be provided.
Many of their larger boats come with features like kayaks, fishing rods, beach toys, sound systems, TVs and BBQ grills. On larger boats, you can also purchase add-ons like karaoke systems, limousine transfers or decoration packages for special occasions.
Yacht rental prices for Marina at Keppel Bay:
- 40.8 foot yacht for up to 8 people – $1,016 for 4 hours
If you’re looking for a package trip rather than just yacht rental, Lloyd Marine offers yachting packages that include overnight stays and fixed itineraries.
For instance, they’ve got a 3 day/2 night voyage to Bintan on which you can enjoy an onboard sunset BBQ party or spa treatments and watersport activities at Nirwana Gardens Resort in Bintan. They’ve also got wedding and team building packages.
But if it’s just the yachts you’re after, you can also rent them on their own together with a captain and crew. Their boats range from a motor yacht for up to 14 people to a massive sailing ship that can accommodate 150 to 200 people.
Yachts come equipped with entertainment options like kayaks, BBQ facilities, LCD screen with DVD player, snorkelling equipment, board games, fishing rods and a karaoke set. You can also opt for on-board catering. If you are renting the yacht for 12 hours or less, you will not leave Singapore waters.
Yacht rental prices for Lloyd Marine:
- 68-foot yacht for up to 50 people: $4,200 for 4 hours
Have you ever rented a yacht or been to a yacht party? Share your experiences in the comments!