Buying yacht first time
Buying a yacht for the first time, future owners have many questions. To buy a boat of your dreams is not so simple as it seemed at first glance. Much will depend even on the slightest nuances, details and personal wishes. The most important thing is to determine the purpose for which the yacht is bought.
The size of the yacht is of no small importance. The length will depend on the budget, goals, the number of crew and passengers, and also on the level of comfort.
- 25-30 feet. Such dimensions have small yachts. Due to small dimensions, the comfort level decreases and maneuverability increase. Vessels up to 3.5 m in width can easily be transported by a car on a trailer. The 29-foot yacht will have a higher level of comfort for its passengers. It will accommodate several cabins.
- 30-40 feet. Yachts with such dimensions are the most popular among sea voyages fans. It perfectly accommodates in its value a high level of comfort and seaworthiness. Such vessels have 3 cabins and 1-2 shower cabins. Maximum capacity is 8 people.
- More than 40 feet. Vessels are suitable for round-the-world cruise travel with excellent conditions for living. For family recreation or yachting, this size is also suitable.
The size of the yacht must match personal preference. It can be concluded that 47 feet fit for round-the-world cruises, 37-for long trips with a small company, boats measuring 25 feet serve for small excursion exits.
It must initially be determined how far from the coast it will have to sail. For beginners, yachts designed for small cruises will be more suitable: pleasure boats and cruisers. Also, there are special categories of yachts:
- А (ocean).
- В (offshore).
- С (inshore).
- D (inland).
Regatta or Cruise
Combine more speed and comfort of the yacht has not yet been possible. After all, these are two inversely proportional magnitudes to each other. So, you have to choose between a sporty and comfortable boat.
Racing yachts are for those who love speed, adrenaline and the sea. The construction of the yacht is focused on dispersing to high speeds by sea. This supersedes the concern of manufacturers about the roominess of passengers on board. This is done to make the yacht easier to quickly accelerate.
Yachts for travel have a more space and comfort. They are equipped with modern navigation technologies, equipped with everything necessary for a long stay in the sea.
A new or a used boat
If the funds allow you to buy a brand new yacht, then surely you need to take it. In the future, you can profitably invest with it for many years and receive a decent income.
Although, second-hand ships have many advantages. Such yachts have passed the most stringent test, namely the test of time. All defects made by manufacturers at the time of resale will be corrected. Buying a used boat is better with a professional sailor. He will, on the basis of his experience, identify shortcomings hidden from an inexperienced look and determine an approximate operational period.