It wouldn’t be summer in Hong Kong without a large dose of sun, sea and junk trips. For a luxe day out on the water, check out some of our favourite yachts for charter:
One of the last authentic and functioning sailing junks in Hong Kong, Wing Sing, has been recently restored by her private owners. Accommodating 20 by day and six overnight, the junk offers a rare taste of old Hong Kong. Wing Sing is available from HKD 26,500 per day (8 hours) or evening (5 hours).
Northrop & Johnson also charters Wayfoong, a private steam launch now owned by Allan Zeman that was owned by HSBC for 80 years. Wayfoong is ideal for intimate dinner and cocktail parties by night.
The triple play
Climb aboard the Accelera 98 and you’ll have 30 metres to share with 50 friends on three decks. There is a jacuzzi on the flybridge, a karaoke area and barbecue facilities.
Simpson charters crewed charters for all-day or overnight trips on 9- to 21-metre yachts for HK$17,000 – HK$65,000, and 26- to 49-metre yachts for HK$85,000.
A day aboard the Sunseeker 40-metre superyacht– one of the biggest available in Hong Kong – could be intrepid and active, or opulent and indulgent.
Riviera Orientale charters customisable yachts for luxe junk-lovers, with prices for the Sunseeker 40-metre starting at HK$250,000.
The Aqua Luna (Cheung Po-tsai) sits high up on any junk-lover’s bucket list, and joining it is the Aqua Luna II, which debuted Easter this year.
A private evening of dining, drinks and delicious views will cost about HK$45,000 for three hours.
The green design dream
A trip on Hong Kong Yachting’s “Streaker” starts, docks and ends at a destination of your choice. The Arcadia 85 is perfect for junk-lovers seeking shade with a view. This eco-friendly superyacht with 40 square metres of solar panelling that can power the boat for 12 hours. A day on the Streaker starts at HK$78,000.
Hong Kong Yachting also charters a Sunseeker-like Riviera Orientale. Nicknamed the Mona Lisa, it is available from HK$250,000.
The sleek and petite
For smaller junk parties seeking speed and sun-filled fun, the Ferretti 690 is a powerboat with luxe perks. The 21-metre yacht hosts 18 people and can be kitted out with inflatables and jet skis – or play host to private parties.
M Yachts charters trips aboard Ferretti 690 starting from HK$45,000.