Builder: Hakvoort
Length: 128 feet
Top Speed: 12.5 knots
Guests: 10
Crew: 7
Weekly Base Rate: about $150,000
Stepping aboard SNOWBIRD is like walking into a personalized wing of a modern art museum. The owners of the 2010 launch made extensive alterations to the original interior specifications, with the entire décor stemming from the piece “Shipboard Girl” by American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Bold, bright colors — including a healthy dose of Hermès orange — are featured in fabrics and furnishings that are forever interesting. Additional featured works are by Kenneth Noland, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Jeff Koons, Ellsworth Kelly, and more.

Novel fabrics and textures dominate, too, with everything from cow-hair carpeting to a fabulous leather game cube in the sky lounge (it’s even cooler than it sounds). The master suite has a unique layout with a wide opening between the sleeping area and the bath, making the space feel far more like an architectural achievement than a traditional yacht cabin.

Ocean′s Seven2

Boat Name: Ocean's Seven2
Builder: Tréhard
Length: 104 feet
Top Speed: 15 knots
Guests: 8
Crew: 4
Weekly Base Rate: about $67,000
Some sailing yachts are built for high-speed performance, while others are built for cruising comfort under way. Ocean’s Seven2 is designed to offer both.

The four staterooms are noteworthy because each can be configured with either king-size beds or twin-size beds, depending on the charter client’s needs. Or, dividing walls may be removed to create an ultralarge owner’s suite. Such flexibility in accommodations is hard to find aboard any charter yacht, let alone aboard a sailboat in this size and price range. The cabins make Ocean’s Seven2 a good option for couples or families with children, without anyone feeling like they are in the “wrong” kind of cabin.

On deck, the crew are avid sailors who enjoy finding the wind and giving charter guests the rides of their lives. A number of crew members have raced at the university, national, and international levels, including as professionals in top-rated offshore competitions.