Carpe Diem Hands Over Its Feature-Filled Decks to Those With $95K for a One-Week Stay

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With summer here for most of the world, I thought it might be a neat idea to bring to light a neat little vacation that you and eight other family members and friends can partake in. Sure, it's a superyacht charter, but the neat thing about it all is that it's one of the most affordable around.
Ladies and gents, before us lies the Carpe Diem, a 105-foot (32 m) floating haven completed late last year and whose owners have decided it's time for it to make some money for the family, and so it's now up for charter to folks like you and me. But the real takeaway here is that one week aboard this lavish machine is priced at just $95K (€89K at current exchange rates), making it one of the more affordable experiences I've covered this year. Let's see what's in store.

As mentioned, the Carpe Diem was completed last year, in 2023, by none other than Azimut, the one and the same that's been in the news countless times before. Heck, if we consider that they've been around since 1969, it's really no wonder.

Carpe Diem
Photo: Northrop & Johnson
Now, the Carpe Diem is based upon the Grande 32 layout that Azimut offers, and as such, the ship is said to display "compelling and charismatic lines that boldly converse with the sea." Honestly, it doesn't matter what words are used to describe this floating hunk of human ingenuity; it's one sexy beast, and a week aboard this sucker is bound to have you feeling so much more than just refreshed; you'll feel like downright royalty.

I agree, but there are also other aspects of this ship that are bound to attract your attention. For example, as I explored the images in the gallery, I noticed that the Diem showcases expansive outdoor areas and lounges where you and your guests can crisp up in the midday sun.

Starting with the upper deck, Carpe Diem invites us to lounge around with a mimosa in hand and simply soak up the sun's rays while on lounge beds, sofas, or just the floor; that wood's bound to be nice and warm. You can escape the sun by hiding under the bimini top.

Carpe Diem
Photo: Northrop & Johnson
One deck lower and at the front of the ship, more sun can be had, this time for those of us who can take it, as there's no shade unless you ask for the removable bimini to be installed. But a terrace-like arrangement of lounges lets the entire group enjoy a headfirst view of the port they're about to roll into. Be sure to take a moment out of your busy day to picture yourself crisping up in any one of those two spots.

Yet, worry not; Carpe Diem is about more than just getting a tan. There are countless spaces where one can cool off, and my favorite has to be the beach club. It's here that a section of the Carpe Diem unfolds to reveal a massive floating deck, fitted not only with spaces designed to have you lounging around, but we can also see wet suits and life vests. What are they for? For toys like the electric surfboard, water skis, tenders rides, or simple snorkeling. Hop on a couple of Sea-Doos, go fishing, you name it.

Last but not least, we find ourselves exploring the rooms of this floating haven. To do so, let's head inside to see why Azimut is where it is today. As we do, we'll be graced by spaces that showcase simple yet elegant furniture designed to allow guests to chat it up until the morning light. Floor-to-ceiling windows and partitions allow natural light to flood the interior but also let guests walk out onto the promenade. Why not dive into the waters below directly from here?

Carpe Diem
Photo: Northrop & Johnson
Moving beyond the lounges, we arrive at the staterooms, and may I add, the one space that clearly takes the prize is the master suite. Here, we find ourselves in the center of a beam-to-beam room, fitted with the same floor-to-ceiling windows found on the main deck, ensuite bathroom, and a neat little work desk overlooking the waters outside the ship.

Just picture yourself waking up with breakfast waiting outside your door; you take it inside and set it on this desk. Your significant other joins you and, well, you can picture the rest. It's all palm trees and sapphire waters from there. After digestion takes its toll, head up to the gym and burn a few calories, and relax the muscles in the jacuzzi because you're about to use them all over again, riding around on jetboards and jet skis.

All that's left to do now is get ahold of any of the crews brokering this deal - we know a few folks over at Northrop & Johnson standing by - and go from there. Be sure to take lots of photos, and feel free to comment on whether or not you'd take a trip aboard the Carpe Diem.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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