HomeYacht Charter Greece | Luxury Yachts RentalSailing Yacht & Catamaran Charter in GreeceLE PONANT

CABINS: 16 | GUESTS: 32 | CREW: 34

Le Ponant sailing ship, a distinctive vessel that has recently undergone a complete overhaul, now boasts new interior and exterior decks. The revamp included a reconfiguration to accommodate 16 spacious and comfortable guest suites, setting the stage for extraordinary sailing yacht charters in 2023 and 2024 to breathtaking destinations ideal for exploring with loved ones. This luxurious three-masted sailing ship, Le Ponant, elevates the experience of your expedition voyage with its stylish touches. With a cozy capacity of just 16 staterooms and suites, guests are guaranteed a secluded and intimate journey. Navigate to remote locales effortlessly and venture even closer to adventure with the help of onboard Zodiacs. At day's end, relish exquisite dining crafted by Le Ponant's skilled chefs.

Sailing gracefully, Le Ponant prioritizes sailing over motoring whenever possible, ensuring guests enjoy the serenity of cruising silently under sail. The crew's skillful maneuvering leaves ample deck space for guests to unwind while marveling at the scenic views. Sailing enthusiasts will appreciate the impressive rigging design, featuring giant hydraulic rams for sail trimming. On the culinary front, the onboard cuisine is exceptional, led by a French Executive Chef and a dedicated galley team of five.

The crew is well-equipped to enhance guest experiences, with an Expedition Leader and expert Naturalist providing insightful guidance for both adults and children. Expedition-style Zodiac tenders enable in-depth exploration of the wild coastlines that Le Ponant visits. Embark on adventures in the untamed Kimberleys of northern Australia, or delve into the wonders of Indonesia and Papua, where thrilling experiences await both above and below the water.

With onboard amenities like a Beautician and a Sports Coach, guests can indulge in pampering and fitness activities tailored to their preferences. Despite travel distances, the allure of venturing into some of the last remaining wilderness areas for a week or two is unparalleled. Le Ponant sailing ship offers exceptional value for money, with charter rates covering all essentials such as food, drinks, fuel, port fees, agent fees, and taxes. Factor in the top-notch service from the crew of 34 and the immaculate new interior and exterior for a truly unmatched sailing holiday experience.

The Captain's personal history adds a charming touch to the voyage, with Captain Jean-David's upbringing aboard Le Ponant, starting with his father's tenure as the first Captain and shareholder. His leadership fosters a content and motivated crew, ensuring guests are in for an impressive and memorable sailing adventure.

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Le Ponant Cruise Ship Specifications

Length: 84.33 metres (276' 8")

Beam: 11.91 metres (39' 1")

Draft: 4.2 metres (13' 11")

Number of Guests: 32

Number of Crew: 34

Built: 1990

Refit: 2022

Hull Construction: Steel

Hull Configuration: Displacement

Air conditioning, Gym/exercise equipment, WiFi connection on board


Number of guests: 32

Number of cabins: 16

Cabin configuration: 16 Convertible Cabins

Bed configuration: 16 King Beds


Main engine: 1 x Caterpillar 3512C 1678 kW / 2250 hp Variable Pitch Propeller Rolls Royce Generators: 2 x 410kVA each (Caterpillar C18)

Cruising Speed: 10 knots


4 x expedition style Zodiacs with the amazing DTorque 111 turbo-diesel outboards. They can each take 10 passengers however in any rough weather they reduce this to 6 passengers.

Note that they take four (4) instead of the normal two (2) Zodiacs when doing expedition style cruising, so they will store two of these Zodiacs on the Sun Deck.

2 x Kayaks

Jellyfish pool

Underwater sea scooters (not Seabob but similar concept)

2 x Stand Up Paddleboards

2 x convertible boards that can be either SUP or windsurfers.

SCUBA gear. They have experienced and qualified crew to assist with dives, but they will always Rendez-Vous with local dive boats.


✔ Completely rebuilt inside and out. You can see from the images!
✔ Sails beautifully, and the crew love to sail as much as possible.
✔ Cruising destinations that represent once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
✔ Charming crew (34 of them!) giving great service for up to 32 guests.
✔ Crew includes Expedition Leader and Naturalist
✔ Also includes a Beautician and a Sports Coach.
✔ Outstanding Chefs offering top class yacht standard cuisine.
✔ Excellent value for money and stress free thanks to no worries about expenses.


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