Just like choosing the perfect home to buy on dry land, your home out on the ocean should never be a snap decision. The moment you sign on the dotted line for your luxury yacht is the moment you become a nomadic soul drawn to the sea, a lover of all shades of blue, a curator of a life well lived, and a believer in sailing for brighter warmer pastures. To make the most of your super yacht purchase it’s so important to find the right vessel to become your dream investment. Many people have different needs when it comes to finding the right superyacht; some adore the idea of a luxury yacht like MY Starfire with its cool clean feel, its opulent deck complete with cinema and spa, and its elegant dining spaces both indoors and al fresco style. Others want something a little smaller or sleek with modern lines, chrome and leather. Whatever you choose it is essential that you see yourself onboard time and time again, raising mimosas at brunch, lingering with a good book in the afternoon, and uncorking the champagne at sunset. Take a look at these tips for choosing the superyacht to suit your own personal style.
Custom Made or Proven Adventurer?
The first decision you need to make when choosing the super yacht of your dreams is to know whether you want a boat that hasn’t been born yet, or whether you want to find a yacht already in existence. Custom built yachts allow you to specify exactly what you want, to plan the layout with a top tier architect, to go bigger or smaller according to your needs, and to add every flourish you ever wished for no matter how grand. Yet custom built yachts come with a price tag and they take time to come into fruition. If you dream of sailing away before the year is out, if you want something that already has a proven track record upon the sea, and if you are looking to invest without blowing the bank then a beautiful pre – owned yacht is certainly worth considering.
Why Size Matters the Most
It is not a fact that bigger is better, sometimes smaller can be that sweet spot you need – but it is essential you choose a luxury yacht that is the right size for you. Carefully consider volume of the yacht along with the number of cabins, the last thing you want is to invest in your dream yacht only to find that it isn’t big enough to accommodate all your family and friends. Yachts come in so many sizes so you are sure to seek something that fits like a glove. When looking for your luxury yacht visualize your family sat down for brunch, your children or grandchildren sleeping in the guest cabins, your closest friends raising a toast and reading as they lay scattered in the sunlight around the deck. Ask yourself is there plenty of space to live, to love, and to laugh? Remember a luxury yacht is a long term investment so make allowances for the possibility of a growing family or circle of friends when you choose yours.
Look to the Master Cabin
As the owner of the luxury yacht you are sure to spend your nights sleeping soundly in the master cabin. This means that you need to pay close attention to the placement and design of this cabin. As you would take the time to choose the right hotel room when traveling abroad you need to check that you love this cabin, that it is ample in size, lets in the light, and is a place that you would feel a bright burst of happiness as soon as you wake up. Remember you can always make adjustments when you own your luxury yacht if you don’t like the décor or something, but it may be tricky to change size and placement. You want a room where you can rouse in the morning with the sweet breeze, where you can soak in the tub after a long day hiking in Italy, where you can sip a nightcap and whisper to the one you love, and where you feel completely at ease every step of your journey.
A Divine Deck Space
When sailing on a luxury yacht you are sure to spend a large chunk of your time on the aft deck. This is the place of beautiful breakfasts watching the islands of Greece come closer, a place where you can curl up and read books on lazy afternoons splashed in sunlight, a place where you can throw supper soirees with pearls and martinis during Cannes Film Festival, and a place where you watch those ebbing sunsets sink like a ball of fire. You need to check out the deck and ensure it has everything you want; some super yachts like MY Starfire boast beautiful decks with bubbling hot tubs, dining areas, relaxation zones, and even an onboard cinema for those nights when you want to nibble on homemade popcorn and watch your favorite films. Look for a deck space that delights and inspires you because this will be your own glorious garden when out at sea.
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