Clustered around the Caribbean in winter and Antibes in summer, the super yacht circuit extends dick-swinging onto the water as sheiks, sultans and oligarchs jostle with each other for prime anchorages. But if you can’t afford the monthly payments on your own yacht, you can charter one instead, complete with Captain, crew, stewardesses and toys. In fact, get a group together and the cost can almost appear reasonable. Neither do you have to confine yourself to a standard white ‘stinkpot’. Contact specialist agencies to charter a classic yacht – teak and brass topside, surprisingly spacious below deck.