Ever wondered what it’d be like to spend a week (or two) cruising the seven seas on an impressively appointed yacht? Our friends at Y.CO have picked six very individual yachts from their incredible selection to give you a taste of life on deck.

How to choose...a yacht (and what to wear when you're aboard). Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a week (or two) cruising the seven seas on an impressively appointed yacht? Our friends at Y.CO have picked six very individual yachts from their incredible selection to give you a taste of life on deck. We’ve picked out the perfect outfits to wear, so the trickiest decision this summer will be which one is for you…and how many friends you can get to come in on it with you.

Available Summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, from 80,000 EURO per week.

The elegant ELENA was lovingly and meticulously built to the original designs of the racing schooner of the same name that participated in the 1928 King’s Cup Transatlantic Race from New York to Santander in record-breaking style. Launched in 2009, she comes with a highly skilled Captain and crew with passion and infinite knowledge of the yacht and her history. Stately, classic-style interiors with period details are complemented by expansive deck areas, ideal for taking in the sailing action. A fierce contender in classic regattas with no compromise to contemporary comfort, experiences onboard ELENA can be exhilarating or relaxing – the choice is yours.

Available Summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, from 255,000 EURO per week.

True to her name, 54.3-metre SPIRIT is a world-cruising explorer yacht designed for free spirits and those looking for adventure. Customised to the highest specifications, she boasts Zen-like contemporary Asian-inspired interiors with touches by Christian Liaigre. A dedicated spa treatment room with onboard masseuse offers the ideal onboard escape, and the Master suite features an emperor-sized bed, lounge, office area, ensuite and dressing room. Vast exterior deck spaces with oversized furniture are designed for fun and relaxation. The open plan sundeck features a full Teppanyaki grill, where the skilled chef can create incredible dishes in a fun, family atmosphere. Jump on the host of sea toys including a 7m slide, SeaBobs and windsurfers, to enjoy beachside Olympics set up by the crew, who add to the adventurous spirit.

Available Summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, from 225,000 EURO per week.

Designed with all the seas in mind, 56-metre three-deck sailing yacht PANTHALASSA exudes elegant sophistication. The yacht’s exquisite light-infused interior, designed by Foster + Partners, takes the yacht into a class of her own. Her main salon central oval staircase is a design masterpiece in its own right. Versatile PANTHALASSA can accommodate 12 guests in 6 nearly equal sized cabins, and her dining room converts to a boardroom or cinema, making her ideal for doing business onboard. PANTHALASSA has an array of sea toys including jet-skis, SeaBobs, water-skis and wakeboards, kitesurfing gear, paddleboards, inflatables and two 6.2m tenders, beach equipment for BBQs and lazy days relaxing – great for family groups and especially those with young children. Open layout of yacht creates flow between interior & exterior guest spaces and allows fantastic access to the water. Attended by an outstanding 10-strong crew, she is an immensely popular charter yacht.

Available Summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, from 300,000 EURO per week.

Award-winning 62-metre SEALYON combines high glamour with contemporary design on every deck. With opulent detailing throughout by Candy&Candy, she boasts a split-level master suite on the main deck, with panoramic views, walk-in dressing area and large Grigio Carnico marble bathroom with a vast spa bath, shower and integrated TVs. A glass guest elevator with modesty misting runs from the lower deck with its four guest cabins – two convertible twins and two spacious double cabins – to the bridge deck with its fully equipped rosewood office. Spacious media room is the ideal retreat for relaxation; it features a 103 inch Plasma screen full blackout and a revolving solar system model on the ceiling. A stunning split-level sundeck features a rotating sun bed aft with mist options for cooling down.Forward, a separate raised lounge area boasts a fabulous sunbathing space, and an oversized 12-person Jacuzzi complete with chromotherapy lighting and bar.

Available Summer 2016 in the South Pacific, from 245,000 EURO per week.

Multi award-winning VERTIGO is one of the most versatile and adventurous sailing superyachts on the water. The largest sailing yacht built in the Southern Hemisphere, accommodating up to 12 guests, she provides the ultimate in spacious luxury sailing. Loft-style custom interiors designed by the renowned French design-house Christian Liaigre sport an ‘urban at sea’ ambience with sleek surfaces and a natural palette of walnut, creams and blacks. Outside, she boasts an oversized 10-person Jacuzzi with retractable sunpads, versatile Bimini covers for shade, glass screens for sun and wind protection and air-conditioning. A midarette gymnasium offers direct access to the sea, and an open-air cinema screen on the aft deck is the ultimate sunset hangout. VERTIGO comes with 4 tenders including an 8m Limousine tender with fully enclosed removable roof. Her garage is packed with toys including sailing dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards and scuba equipment.

Available Summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, from 500,000 EURO per week.

Fully custom built, OKTO is truly one of a kind. From her unconventional grey and black pinstriped decking to her modern stylish interiors with splashes of bold colours, this iconic 66.4m yacht is made for escaping. Take a dip in the 6m glass sided swimming pool with variable lighting colour options, soak up panoramic ocean views from the Jacuzzi, relax in the cinema room or revitalise in the dedicated massage and beauty studio. The main salon dining area for 12 guests offers fully retractable circular doors that extend this space to the exterior aft deck for true indoor/outdoor living. OKTO can accommodate 10 guests in 5 suites. The Owner’s quarters feature a full-beam master suite, vast walk-in wardrobe with a built-in vanity make-up area, an office that doubles as a VIP cabin and a private fold-down balcony – the perfect breakfast spot. For thrillseekers, OKTO carries a 7.5m custom guest tender and 6.65m ski tender as well as variety of towables and toys.