MY Sherakhan – “Outstandingly solid, stable and luxurious”

The superyacht “MY Sherakhan” was originally built in The Netherlands in 1966 as the double-bridged training ship “Prinses Margriet” and as a hotel for the cadets. In 2005, she was completely rebuilt by Jan Verkerk, CEO/Owner of the yacht. He made work from his passion and transformed the ship into a luxury yacht with a length of 69.7 meters. Nowadays, the Sherakhan still has the romantic, elegant look from the 1960’s with an attractive modern touch and suits perfectly as a yacht for leisure and pleasure. The yacht contains its own high-end dining room, a fully equipped spa, gym, beauty salon with a beauty therapist, an 18-person jacuzzi and its own water toys like luxury tenders, surfboards and wave runners. Fresh from an extensive refit in 2017, she constantly keeps surprising with her outstanding beauty.

With her 13 spectacular cabins, Sherakhan is ready to take 26 charter guests on an unforgettable journey to the most exotic destinations, as well as famous yachting events around the globe. Stepping into her welcoming interior, the yacht makes every single guest feel right at home. The remarkably precise and personal care of the crew, consisting of 20 high-qualified persons with great expertise, will make sure every guest feels fulfilled and comfortable. Meanwhile onboard, the crew works like a well-oiled machine and keeps the Sherakhan up-to-date and operating on its best.  The timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and extravagant seating features throughout create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere for optimal relaxation.

Standout features

Uniqueness originates from greatness. Sherakhan is therefore one of the few charter yachts which can accommodate more than 12 guests, without compromising on luxury. This makes it a perfect charter yacht for families or large groups. Accordingly, because she is very stable and equipped with ideal climate control, Sherakhan is a perfect fit for all age categories.

Sherakhan offers variety and therefore there is something to enjoy for everyone. With her equipment of two 7.3-meter tenders, 3 wave runners, an 8-meter inflatable slide, wakeboards, surfboards and multiple towable toys, energetic activities can be organised for the ones who dare it.

For guests who seek relaxation, Sherakhan is equipped with a dedicated beauty salon and a health club. After a day filled with activities, a calm moment can be taken to relax in the well-equipped spa with gym, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Guests can even visit the fully trained therapist or enjoy a calming massage and a beauty treatment. Ladies can update their nails, while men are sipping a great whisky at the sophisticated bar.

For interior and design lovers, there are many aspects to be astonished about. With Sherakhan’s classic-modern interior features, unique furnishing and artworks, every piece has its own story to tell. One of the highlights of this handsome motor yacht is a dining salon for all 26 charter guests which is located in an immense 7-meter atrium. When looking up, natural light filters down through the glass-bottomed 18-person jacuzzi above.

Sherakhan has 13 en-suite guest cabins, including a Master Suite. Each of which is decorated in the character of the world’s greatest writers, like Ernest Hemingway. Hence, each suite features books of their namesake. All suites are completely unique with tailored design. Sherakhan’s cabins all offer boutique hotel luxury with entertainment set ups, an en-suite bathroom with bath, double basin and shower and all accompanying comfort a guest wishes for.

After a nice day of exploring one of her many destinations, a great dinner will be prepared by star-chef Toine Smulders, who also served for the Dutch Royal Family. He has worked in several Michelin starred restaurants and has multiple awards on his name including world championships. Also, he was owner of several successful restaurants, all of which competed with top restaurants worldwide and he earned multiple Michelin stars himself. Consequently, Sherakhan offers several options of having a comfortable dinner inside or outside on deck. When having a pleasant, warm summer evening the chef can even prepare guests’ favourite fresh foods on a barbeque outside while they are enjoying dinner and having a beautiful view on the sunset.



Sherakhan travels to the most stunning places on the planet and makes dreams come true. The charter destinations completely depend on the wishes of the clients and the locations can vary from tropical places like the Caribbean to cold, rough places like the polar regions such as Greenland and even Antarctica.

From partying with the stars on Ibiza or Saint Tropez to relaxing at a calm beach club and enjoying the view; anything can be arranged and nothing is outrageous. Some really popular summer destinations are Monaco, the Amalfi coast, Mykonos, the French Riviera, Portofino and the Balearics. Small, charming towns can be visited and activities like scooter tours, wine-tastings and special walks with a private guide can be arranged. When fancying a specific, local restaurant, the crew will make sure everything from reservation up to transfers are arranged in the most optimal way.

During cold winters, guests can enjoy the lovely climate of beautiful places like the Bahamas, Cuba, St. Barts or Costa Rica. There, they can have tours and see exotic wildlife, picturesque towns and gorgeous nature. Depending on the destination, fresh (local) delicacies can be prepared by the star-chef to create an authentic connection with the destination.

When sailing in the Caribbean and Central America, Sherakhan also goes beyond the standard places like St Martin or St Barts. She visits new, adventurous places like Panama, Cuba, Aruba or the British Virgin Islands. When chartering Sherakhan, the level of surprise and enthusiasm travel along with the journey.  Upon requests, all these arrangement and itineraries can be discussed to create the utmost variant of the voyage.

Another unique quality of the Sherakhan is that she can also travel to brave, exploratory places like Antarctica. Local wildlife like penguins, sea lions and even whales can be spotted from the deck. With Sherakhan’s exceptional comfort, a completely renewing but wonderful experience in this slightly unusual destination is guaranteed. Surely, it will not be an uninteresting holiday.

Chartering the yacht

The Sherakhan is ideal for chartering, especially to large families, groups of friends or for business purposes such as corporate events. The luxury interior and exterior create the illusion of a floating, elegant 5-star hotel which travels to different places depending on specific wishes. Potential guests can charter the yacht via her central agent Tom Debuse (YCO) or directly contact the company on the website

Unquestionably, chartering this magnificent yacht and exploring the world in luxury comes with a price. With a modest amount of about 425,000 euros per week excluding APA, the yacht is yours. Guests receive this start price with additional costs of all the comprehensive needs and wants. From the best caviar in the world to a specific local delicacy, the possibilities are endless. Prior to the journey all these specifics will be discussed between the company and the guest to make the voyage an even more memorable experience.


For further information or any special requests, please do not hesitate to contact mr. Tom Debuse ( or Sherakhan’s office (


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