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Lucy in the Sea with Diamonds

Picture yourself in a boat on a river.

Sea salt dances silently on your skin as the cool breeze flows softly off the water. You become hypnotized by the gentle rocking of the boat and mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of nature.

The warmth of the sun glitters off the water, calling the tips of your fingers to twinkle in the mist of the boat’s wake. Just as your eyelids drop and your lashes effortlessly kiss, an unexpected laughter nears. Your eyes barely open as you tilt your ear to your shoulder, turning towards the noise. A larger boat cruises by, couples giggling innocently as champagne trickles from Baccarat glasses and through estate diamonds adorning the delicate wrists onboard.

Traditionally, the sea provided a serene escape to the nature enthusiasts who sought undisturbed vacations from the superficiality of society, while the elite entertained the glamour and ecstasy of foreign indulgences via private jets.

Autres temps, autres mœurs!

Thanks to the rise in luxury yachts, the open waters, once enjoyed only for their natural beauty, now make for quite the luxurious getaway.

Of course, the tranquil void of civilization so eloquently found aboard a yacht at sea will forever entice those captivated by the simplicity of nature - the perfect escape, if that’s your idea of a perfect escape.

Alas, as obnoxious as it may be to admit, the thought of trading those coveted Jimmy Choo’s and Birkin bag for, ugh, topsiders and an L.L. Bean tote turns some rather anxious and lightheaded. But when another dreadful day in Manhattan seems absolutely unbearable, don’t completely write off the endless possibilities of private yachts.

Indulge the finest cuisine from world-class chefs that even Gordon Ramsay would be hard-pressed to insult. Dock hop in the Greek Islands, fabulously igniting awestruck head turns, desirous glances, and jealous whispering with a modestly pretentious boredom. Fall asleep under the Caribbean stars while mindlessly drifting from St. Barths to Anguilla. Rise before dawn for the dewy complexion only the slight chill of the early morning can produce. Achieve the golden tan that teases, "Darling," as sun-kissed locks are seductively tossed over a delicate shoulder, "we had the yacht in St. Tropez."

Whether relaxing (ahem, dancing) at the beaches (nightclubs) of Ibiza or falling in love (for the evening) along the straits of Bonifacio, private yachts offer a glamorous alternative to the ultra-exclusive, five-star getaway.

Achieve the golden tan that teases, "Darling," as sun-kissed locks are seductively tossed over a delicate shoulder, "we had the yacht in St. Tropez."