Choosing a Yacht - Where to Start

There's nothing more liberating than setting sail on the open sea. For thousands of years, the sea has been a life source for millions of people, and an escape from the pressures of life on land.

There is a myriad of possibilities when it comes to purchasing and customising a Yacht. Consider a few important factors to help you make some of the main decisions.

Buying New or Used?

A major point for consideration when deciding between a new or used Yacht is the time it takes to receive your Yacht. A new Yacht can take a considerable amount of time to be delivered, while a used Yacht will most likely be ready and waiting in the dock.

Although used Yachts can be totally refurbished, the upside of buying a new Yacht is that you can personalise it completely from inception.

What Are You Looking For?

The average size of Yacht ranges between 30 and 100m, and the key is to decide what type of Yacht you're in the market for. Are you interested in racing across the sevens seas? Or is your main goal to find a luxury venue for entertaining and sun tanning?

A fast planing Yacht may be what you're looking for if you're interested in something fast for clocking up those nautical miles between beautiful ports along the Mediterranean coastline. Cruising Yachts are normally propeller or jet propelled, but sailing cruisers, offering good mobility under engine-power as well as sail are also not uncommon.

For those looking for a rawer, more intimate connection with the sea, a sailing Yacht may be more your ideal vessel. Aside from the romantic ideals associated with sailing the seas like an adventurer of old, a sailing Yacht does allow for a more genuine relationship with the ocean. These Yachts bring their passengers into closer contact with the environment and generally provide a more intense experience.