Based at Oban on the west coast of Scotland, wildlife and wellness cruise ship specialists Hebrides Cruises have launched its private charter superyacht, Lucy Mary.

The classic, 23-meter-long motor yacht, built by Lowland Yachts in Holland, is specially made with a strengthened hull, stabilizers, and five-bladed propellers to smoothly ensure luxury cruising experiences around north-west Scotland’s hidden secret anchorages and famous landmarks.

Hebrides Yacht Cruise On certain voyages, guests will visit The Stacs at St Kilda (Hiort in Gaelic), the most westerly of the Outer Hebrides, with the UK’s highest sea cliffs. This archipelago features prehistoric sheepfolds, ancient boat-shaped stone rings, or bothies and storage structures at St Kilda, forty miles from North Uist. This area has been uninhabited for nearly a hundred years. Famous for its razorbills and black-legged kittiwakes, Mingulay, south of Barra, was also abandoned in 1930. The Forth Bridge, The Antonine Wall, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, and Edinburgh’s New and Old Towns, St. Kilda, owned by the Nationals Trust For Scotland, is on every nature lover’s Bucket List.

Hebrides Yacht Cruise Lucy Mary is available for a 10-guest private charter in four en-suite cabins, including a master cabin suite. A tender is on board for a safe and fast voyage for close-up action. The ship also includes recreational kayaks and paddle-boards. Fittings and finishes are top-notch, with mahogany flooring, a mahogany dining table, and original artwork.

Hebrides Yacht Cruise The new vessel is environmentally friendly, fitted with Caterpillar engines, recognized for reliability and fuel efficiency, and has three generators with low fuel consumption. It has an air conditioning system that allows for cool and hot air, which means no need for a boiler, creating a more eco-friendly ship. There is also a water maker on board.

Hebrides Yacht Cruise Rob Barlow, owner of Hebrides Cruises, notes, “We create truly unforgettable, flexible experiences for our private charter guests according to their wishes; our crew knows exactly where to go at specific times of the year to see the best examples of wildlife in their natural settings. Our cruise itineraries also call in at stunning locations such as Barra, Vatersay, the Uists, Lewis, and Harris, and we island-hop to the idyllic inner Hebridean islands of Mull, Iona, Skye, Eigg, Muck, Rum, and Canna.” Barlow adds, “We have a policy of four crew to eight guests, the highest ratio in small-ship cruising in Scotland, which offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience and understand wildlife. A private charter offers guests an exclusive, luxurious, uniquely memorable, and personalized experience on Scotland’s waters.”

Dates for 2024 are available now for either four or six-night private charters for up to 10 people.