Charter Yachts that carry more than 12 Passengers

Motor yacht O MEGA
Motor yacht, O MEGA available for Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, for up to 270 day guests, or 28 overnight guests in 14 cabins.

Maritime Law

Why cant i put more than 12 people on a boat?

"Why can't I have more than 12 people on this yacht?" has to be one of Boatbookings most commonly asked questions. With lots of ifs and buts in regards to this one question, it can be a minefield when trying to find simple, relevant information to fully understand.

In short, if more than 12 passengers are carried, irrespective of whether payment is made, the vessel is considered a 'Passenger ship' which is not the same category as most charter yachts are in.  A 'Passenger Ship' must be SOLAS compliant, following rigorous testing, training, and surveying. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime treaty which sets the minimum safety standards worldwide.  

superyachts  typically do not carry more than 12 people

Regardless of the size of the yacht, 9 times out of 10 it will only be licensed to carry 12 passengers. In day charter yachts this can sometimes mean including the crew, meaning that your group may not be able to exceed 0/11. Just to make it even that bit more complicated, some yachts can only be licensed to 6, so it's very important you tell one of our brokers how many people will be on the yacht as this may restrict the number of yachts that are available to you. 

One thing to always remember: children and babies are still considered passengers!

Family sailing at boatbookings

How can I rent a yacht that carries more than 12 people?

As Boatbookings has been in the industry for 15 years, we have found that the need for yachts to carry more than 12 people is needed! So, as a company, we have searched (the seven seas) for the best yachts that have acquired a special 'more than 12 passenger license'.

We have sourced event and large party boats worldwide that do have this special license, and therefore have created a specialist portfolio of boats that meets the needs of your charter. Ultimately this means that you can extend the guest list, and not have to miss out on inviting your favorite people to your special! These yachts are popular for events in Cannes, such as the Film Festival, MIPIM, or MIPCOM!


Event Catamarans

Boatbookings Tom celebrating his Birthday on one of our event yachts

Catamarans are a fantastic way of getting a large group on the water.  Catamarans offer huge amounts of space on the aft and foredeck areas - perfect for large groups! We have several fantastic event catamarans based in the French Riviera and Nassau, Bahamas. Above is the Boatbookings founder, Tom, who celebrated his Birthday on one of our event Catamarans - Lady Paca, based on the French Riviera


Please see below for boats that have licenses to carry more than 12 passengers. If you require any further information or simply want to have a chat with us about your plans please contact us for all of your group charter and corporate event needs. For further information regarding maritime regulations please read our frequently asked questions page.

Event Yacht Charter

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SOUTHERN CROSS - Day charter for up to 65 guests - Barcelona VIEW 1 REVIEW 
SOUTHERN CROSS
    Day charter for up to 65 guests - Barcelona
  • Day charter for up to 65 guests Classic Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 33.4 m
  • Year: 1962
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €4350 to €6000 per day
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 33.4 m (113' 4")
  • Year: 1962
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From €4350 to €6000
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A perfect yacht for Corporate Entertainment or Celebrations in Barcelona"

MATINA - 38m Custom Build - 8 Cabins - Athens - Paros - Lefkas - Santorini - Kefalonia VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
MATINA
    38m Custom Build - 8 Cabins - Athens - Paros - Lefkas - Santorini - Kefalonia
  • 38m Custom Build Luxury Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 38 m
  • Year: 2000 (2004 Refit)
  • Cabins: 8
  • Berths: 18
  • From €37800 to €44800 per week
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  • Berths: 18
  • Cabins: 8
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 38 m (129' 8")
  • Year: 2000 (2004 Refit)
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From €37800 to €44800
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Incredible sailing performance and extremely stable."

AQUA BLU - Brooke Marine 60m - 15 Cabins - Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
AQUA BLU
    Brooke Marine 60m - 15 Cabins - Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat
  • Brooke Marine 60m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 60.3 m
  • Year: 1968 (2009 Refit)
  • Cabins: 15
  • Berths: 30
  • From €258000 to €286650 per week
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  • Berths: 30
  • Cabins: 15
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 60.3 m (205' 6")
  • Year: 1968 (2009 Refit)
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From €258000 to €286650
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Dynamic Captain and crew providing 5* service and hospitality aboard former Royal Navy Vessel turned Superyacht."

SHERAKHAN - Verkerk 228 - 13 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera -  Italian Riviera - Caribbean
SHERAKHAN
    Verkerk 228 - 13 Cabins - Cannes - Monaco - French Riviera - Italian Riviera - Caribbean
  • Verkerk 228 Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 69.65 m
  • Year: 2005 (2017 Refit)
  • Cabins: 13
  • Berths: 26
  • From $425000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 26
  • Cabins: 13
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 69.65 m (236' 5")
  • Year: 2005 (2017 Refit)
From $425000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"70 metres of pure luxury!"

ZAMBEZI - Technema Posillipo 95 - 4 Cabins - Greece - Athens - Mykonos - Paros VIEW 1 REVIEW 
ZAMBEZI
    Technema Posillipo 95 - 4 Cabins - Greece - Athens - Mykonos - Paros
  • Technema Posillipo 95 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 29.9 m
  • Year: 2005 (2013 Refit)
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 10
  • From €38500 to €44100 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 29.9 m (101' 2")
  • Year: 2005 (2013 Refit)
VIEW 1 REVIEW
From €38500 to €44100
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Charismatic Captain! Great water toys! Elegant, modern and luxurious, we highly recommend ZAMBEZI."

Boward - 100 - St Barts - Anguilla - St Martin
Boward
    100 - St Barts - Anguilla - St Martin
  • 100 Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 100 m
  • Year: 2004
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €8400 to €10500 per day
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 100 m (340' 4")
  • Year: 2004
From €8400 to €10500
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The only yachts in St Barts that can carry up to 18 passengers."

OCEAN EMERALD - Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
OCEAN EMERALD
    Rodriquez Yachts - 5 Cabins - Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Southeast Asia
  • Rodriquez Yachts Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 41 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €95000 to €95000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 41 m (139' 8")
  • Year: 2009
From €95000 to €95000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Fabulous luxury superyacht, available for charters in the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Southeast Asia."

MIAPLACIDUS - 3 Cabins - Italy - Spain - Sicily - Balearic Islands
MIAPLACIDUS
    3 Cabins - Italy - Spain - Sicily - Balearic Islands
  • 3 Cabins Crewed Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 20.4 m
  • Year: 1987
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 8
  • From €11200 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 20.4 m (69' 11")
  • Year: 1987
From €11200
per week

LADY PACA - Riviera Event Catamaran - Cannes - 30 Cruising Guests VIEW 4 REVIEWS 
LADY PACA
    Riviera Event Catamaran - Cannes - 30 Cruising Guests
  • Riviera Event Catamaran Charter Catamaran
  • Length: 24 m
  • Year: 2009
  • Cabins: 11
  • Berths: 0
  • From €5000 per day
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  • Berths: 0
  • Cabins: 11
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 24 m (81' )
  • Year: 2009
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From €5000
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A unique Event Catamaran - perfect for boat parties with large groups!"

ATLANTIS II - Sun Boats 80 - Nassau Day Charter Yacht - Paradise Island - Bahamas VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
ATLANTIS II
    Sun Boats 80 - Nassau Day Charter Yacht - Paradise Island - Bahamas
  • Sun Boats 80 Luxury Crewed Catamaran
  • Length: 24.3 m
  • Year: 2005
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $5000 to $7000 per day
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 24.3 m (82' 6")
  • Year: 2005
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From $5000 to $7000
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A one-of-a-kind opportunity for event charters in the Bahamas!"

GHOST II - Gulf Craft 37m - 5 Cabins - Sydney - Whitsundays
GHOST II
    Gulf Craft 37m - 5 Cabins - Sydney - Whitsundays
  • Gulf Craft 37m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 37.3 m
  • Year: 2016
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From $125000 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 37.3 m (126' 9")
  • Year: 2016
From $125000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The newest charter yacht available on the Australian market - ideal for parties or corporate events with capacity up to 110!"

680 Bluewater Yacht - 3 Staterooms - Cabo San Lucas - La Paz - Mexico
680 Bluewater Yacht
    3 Staterooms - Cabo San Lucas - La Paz - Mexico
  • 3 Staterooms Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 21.9 m
  • Year:
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From $3565 per day
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 21.9 m (74' 6")
  • Year:
From $3565
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"The perfect yacht for large gatherings around the beautiful Cabo San Lucas"

ANTISAN - Alalunga 33m - 5 Cabins - Cannes Corporate Events - Monaco Grand Prix VIEW 2 REVIEWS 
ANTISAN
    Alalunga 33m - 5 Cabins - Cannes Corporate Events - Monaco Grand Prix
  • Alalunga 33m Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 33 m
  • Year: 1985 (2011 Refit)
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €49000 to €56000 per week
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  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 33 m (112' )
  • Year: 1985 (2011 Refit)
VIEW 2 REVIEWS
From €49000 to €56000
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Excellent entertainment space inside and out, superb chef - one of our favourite boats for events in the French or Italian Riviera"

AVA - CRN 40m - 5 Cabins - up to 49 passengers cruising - Monaco VIEW 1 REVIEW 
AVA
    CRN 40m - 5 Cabins - up to 49 passengers cruising - Monaco
  • CRN 40m Crewed Motor Yacht
  • Length: 40 m
  • Year: 1976
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 11
  • From €21000 per day
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  • Berths: 11
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Motor
  • Length: 40 m (136' 4")
  • Year: 1976
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From €21000
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A classic motor yacht specially set up for corporate entertainment in Monaco and the French Rivera. Very experienced in Events such as the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix and MIPEM."

Lagoon 400 - Guest Capacity 18 - Singapore VIEW 3 REVIEWS 
Lagoon 400
    Guest Capacity 18 - Singapore
  • Guest Capacity 18 Crewed Sailing Catamaran
  • Length: 12 m
  • Year: 2013
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 8
  • From SGD1700 to SGD2600 per day
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Crewed
  • Type: Catamaran
  • Length: 12 m (40' )
  • Year: 2013
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From SGD1700 to SGD2600
per day

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Stand up paddle boards for fun in the water, and under hull lighting!!"

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