Anyone who’s ever watched Below Deck has wanted to spend a few days aboard a yacht – but they can cost tens of thousands of pounds for just a week.
Usually only millionaires and influencers are spotted upon the decks of mega yachts.
However, it seems that normal holidaymakers may now be able to try out the lifestyle at a more affordable price.
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A firm sailing in the Adriatic, Goolets, have begun opening up the luxury offerings on older ships at a lower price point, reports the Mirror.
The Croatia-based superyacht Freedom began its life as a cabin cruiser, sailing across the country's beautiful islands.
Nowadays the ship's owners rent out 11 cabins and serve meals on board, allowing passengers to tuck into some tasty Mediterranean food as they glide across the sea.
Daily Star travel reporter Sophie Foster took a trip on the Freedom yacht last year to see how the other half live.
She said: "Some of the most magical parts of a yacht trip are the things you can only do while on a ship. Whether that’s drinking with friends in the hot tub while the Freedom cruises around the coast or using the various water toys.
"Plus, there’s something very special about putting down the anchor and going for a swim in the ocean almost anywhere you like.
"We even stopped off in a tiny bay which seemed highly difficult to access from land, but gave us stunning views and crystal clear water.
"And, of course, waking up every day and throwing open the curtains and seeing either a new destination to explore or the deep blue sea sparkling beyond the window is incomparable."
A £1.3million refurbishment earlier this year has brought the 48 metre yacht up to a very glitzy standard, with features including a massage suite, cinema and wellness area, CNN reports.
It also has a sun deck, hot tub, plunge pool, bar and fitness room, as well as an inflatable slide, electric surfboards and water scooters for those who like to play in the sea.
The four-deck Freedom is served by 11 members of staff, ensuring their every whim and fancy are met.
The yacht's offering is novel in the market in that its rented out to single groups of up to 22 guests.
Introductory charter rates for the Freedom started at 80,000 euros (£67,000) for a week, plus the cost of food and drink.
That means a group of 22 could rent out the yacht for £3,000 each – which is a lot, but it’s far more affordable than the usual cost of a ship.
Three more yachts offered by the same charter company are being completely refurbished for fully private charters by the 2023 season.
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