With names like Major Wager and Maverick II, the $200,000-a-week price tag to hire a yacht shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Feeling generous? Take your guests and crew around the Cook or Solomon Islands, or around the dive sites of the Great Barrier Reef, along with a team of on-board staff who are more than happy to serve your dinner out on deck, in one of the staterooms, or even on the beach under the stars. Diving is the ideal daytime occupation, or just soak up the rays for that perfect $4,000-a-day tan.
Costs about $30,000 per week for a six-berth boat. Contact International Yacht Charter Group (0800 011 2492/ www.internationalyacht chartergroup.com).