If you’re looking into the possibility of buying a luxury yacht then are several things to consider before you make your final choice.
Take a look at these top tips for buying luxury yachts to help you make an informed decision and purchase the yacht of your dreams.
A yacht can be a great addition to any family because it can provide readymade holidays that everyone will love. However, if you’ve never sailed extensively, make sure you actually enjoy it before you purchase a yacht.
If you plan to get a motor yacht then charter one for a few weeks as you may find that in actual fact the activity is not for you and it’s time to think again.
However, if you find that you absolutely love being on the water for large expanses of time then you’ll know that a yacht is the right decision for you.
Think carefully about the size and style of yacht you choose as you may have it for many years to come. It can be tempting to go for the largest model you can find but don’t forget that the larger your yacht is, the more expensive it is to run and maintain.
If you want to keep maintenance and running costs to a minimum so that you can spend more time enjoying the time you spend on your yacht then choosing a smaller model will mean less maintenance and cheaper fuel costs.
If you know nothing about sailing or yachts then it can really help to talk to a professional about the different options that are available. For example some yachts can be purchased just with sails, some just with motors and some with both sails and motors.
If you want to be able to spend some time sailing and some time using a motor then a combination could be ideal for you because you can utilise your sails when the weather is right but still have lots of opportunity for sailing at other times too.
Choosing the right yachts for sale can be overwhelming as there are so many different types, styles and designs available, but you can also consider commissioning a bespoke yacht that perfectly fits your needs.
Although purchasing a bespoke yacht can be more expensive it can also give you the opportunity to have everything that you want included within the design, rather than having to spend more time and money making modifications to an existing model.
If you want to enjoy your yacht and actually make a little money from it you could consider chartering. This is effectively renting your yacht out at different times of the year. If you do want to do this bear in mind that you probably won’t make a fortune and take into consideration the fact that the times of year you want to sail are probably the same times of year that are most popular for chartering yachts.
In other words, if you want to make a decent profit you’ll have to be willing to charter your yacht out during peak season rather than using it yourself.
Jade is a feature editior that enjoys to write about lifestyle choices in her spare time.