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Yacht purchase as a worthwhile, sensible investment!

Is it worth it!?

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Buying a new yacht is rarely seen as a good investment.  This was the case for decades and certainly for many years in a row before covid-19 pandemic hit us and changed the world.  When it comes to investing in general, buying a new boat it seems the worse decision you can make.  Boats are name expensive to buy, even more expensive to run and ultimately can cost someones life too if handled improperly, especially in adverse weather conditions. 

However, in real terms, it seems that nowadays it’s all about avoiding huge inflation numbers.  There is a run away from currencies such as Russian Rouble, Turkish Lira and maybe increasingly also Sterling Pound, Euro and even US$ despite huge increase in value of it against its main rivals from UK and Europe.  Finding that coveted fund, crypto currency or yield in general that beats double digits loss that so called fiat currencies are experiencing nowadays is the key to ultimate success.   As an example, investors who last week put some money into Ethereum crypto currency, gained 14% instantly simply on the news that Goerli Testnet went live, which meant that Ethereum’s dress rehearsal for mid-September launch of new proof-of-stake blockchain that is expected to reduce gas fees and speed up transactions was successful.  And that was only a test, rather than the real deal itself.   In real terms this also means that amongst major crypto currencies, only Bitcoin will remain on energy demanding and relatively slow proof-of-work of system.

Puccini Yacht 78 Fly with optional Hybrid or Electric engines and JING design patterns

Many fund managers also promise regular, quality returns, investing in major stocks such as TESLA, APPLE, SAMSUNG or COCA COLA seems to give increasing or regular dividends and returns too.  Stock options are by now an old way to get huge returns, albeit attached to potentially huge risks and buying carbon credits may also bring in some returns.  For an existing yacht owner or an aspiring live-aboard sailor keen to circumnavigate the world, buying or investing into a new boat remains a risk too.  Given huge disruption across the world and in terms of just-in-time supply and delivery of boat parts and equipment, the manufacture of both sailing and motor yachts seems to have not only been delayed but in some cases, frankly stalled almost.

This created an investment opportunity for yacht buyers. Buying a manufacturing slot for a highly popular sailing catamaran such as Sunreef 60, Sunreef 70 or even Sunreef 80 or Sunreef 100 is a game worth considering when it comes to investment alone.  The same situation is with Lagoon 65 and hugely popular Lagoon 77 supercat. These highly popular charter and private yachts alike, simply cannot be found even on a second hand market any longer. Some of these models are now accepting orders for 2025 already as taking delivery of a new Sunreef in 2023 may be impossible unless the order is made in 2021 or maybe early 2022.  The same is likely to be across many other brands of sailing or power catamarans as ordering a new Bali 5.4 for example, seemed a poor move for a buyer who placed an order in 2020.  One particular boat for example was due to be delivered in September 2021, yet by August 2022 it is still not certain if she will hit the water in September 2022.  In charter terms, this created a huge disruption across the booking lists as both regular sailing holidays in the Caribbean, long-term charters in the Bahamas and even transatlantic crossings during ARC and from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia all got cancelled or re-booked.

Fountain Pajot’s NEW AURA 51 as one of the best new catamarans in the 50ft range

For an investor in these models, this almost proved fatal as losing necessary charter income to finance the lease of purchased boats or pay salaries of yacht managers, captains, and even brokers who arranged charters in the first place this move proved as a loss.  Given that these orders were placed before or during covid-19 pandemic, when disruption of supply chains did not hit home yet, this was not surprising.  The new buyer market scenario has in the meantime developed however as there is lack of new boats on the market while the same pandemic created a new need for self-isolation and social distancing which is perfectly achieved when sailing. In other words, sailing as a hobby, an activity, a type of holiday or as a boat ownership has seen huge increase in popularity and this created a new type of boat buyers.  As a result, buying a new boat, regardless of when the delivery is going to take place, suddenly seems like a good investment.  Those lucky to be taking delivery of a new Azimut, Sunseeker,  Riva, Sunreef, Bali or for example a VAAN catamaran in 2023 are likely to see a good % increase in value on their agreed purchase prices.

In fact, owners of second hand boats are already reporting amazing news for their pockets, as selling a boa they used for several years for more than they originally paid for it is an amazing achievement.  Usually, a boat such as Victoria 67, a Fountain Pajot luxury sailing cat would normally lose around 10% of her value every year.  Given current situation with delays in launch of new boats, such models are likely to be gaining 10% per year in fact.  Those newer ones such as Victoria 67’s successor, Alegria 67 is even more popular and buyers of such boats that would have taken delivery or managed to buy a second hand boat in early 2022 are the lucky winners.

Superyachts attract great attention by investors

As a result, I feel that those with funds in their bank and a keen desire to regularly sail or motor up their favourite coastline should consider buying a slot of a desired yacht immediately.  As a matter of fact, it may already be a bit late to guarantee a profit, yet not losing money in yachting terms as an owner is already a great achievement.  If you are one of those with funds and desire to sail therefore, we would recommend to get offers in immediately and considering buying either a motor yacht or a sailing catamaran.  These are likely to be most popular models, albeit power catamarans, luxury sailing yachts from brands such as Oyster, CNB and Wally are also likely to be proving beneficial in years to come.

If you are therefore not keen to risk your money on stocks, options, crypto currency or funds, do considering spending a good amount of your savings on a new VAAN R6 or O YACHT 6 for example as such an investment is likely to prove a good one.  If you can’t force yourself to make such a move with your existing knowledge, experience and insights, you can indeed seek an advice either by bank investor, fund manager or yacht sales broker.  One of the best investments can namely be buying a new PUCCINI YACHT 82 JING as by decorating both interior and exterior of a prestigious luxury motor yacht with Royal Chinese CLOISONNE patterns, taking delivery of such a boat already in 2023 at a reasonable discount and most importantly treating the boat as an investment by keeping her in a prime location such as London’s Tower Bridge or wherever a huge number of well-heeled Chinese tourists are likely to roam during their holiday, an investor is likely to both receive a return on regular charters as well as potential increase in yacht value as that would be a first such a yacht in the World and buyers of expensive Chinese vases that are made with same century-old technique already know that there is a good value in spending 100’s of thousands of GPB pounds or US$’s in acquiring such rare pieces of art. 

Long term luxury charters and transatlantic crossings!

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Yachting and sailing in general are an amazing sport, a hobby, indeed way of living. Such exhilarating getaways increase all the time with standard beach holiday from 1960’s now being replaced with an active and adventurous experience. This is where new adventures such as long-term luxury charter and transatlantic crossings come in. The changing business environments and improving lifestyles that were influenced by a number of factors, yet accentuated with covid-19 pandemic, have contributed enormously to uptake in numbers of those keen on yacht charter in particular. Rise in flexibility of working from home, work from abroad as a digital nomads in sunny destinations, or even achievement of financial independence by some of the new type of professionals such as international sport stars, bloggers and vloggers, crypto or stock and forex investors or simply financially independent individuals and families, new or old money successful and happy people, have created a need for ever more new ways of spending time on the water.

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Exclusive Superyacht charter Ponzine Islands itinerary



For all those keen on alternative yachting destinations, where you can experience best of local culture, cuisine, history and events, there is one Italian region that is pretty much unexplored by international guests visiting this fabulous country.  Most of the mega yachts and in general luxury boats tend to congregate or are chartered out in North East Sardinia around resorts such as Porto Cervo, Porto Rottondo and Olbia or indeed around Island of Capri, Naples and Positano within the Amalfi coast and indeed Italian Riviera around Positano which is also popular ONE WAY charter stop for those starting out or finishing alongside French Riviera and in particular Gulf of St Tropez and Cap d’Antibes. 

The best alternatives to that, Aeolian Islands around Sicily, Messina Strait with Siracusa, Catania and around Sicily and to some extent, at least for Italian and German tourists by majority Island of Elba and Tuscany. To avoid crowds and to ensure you do have a chance to experience best of Italy, you should consider luxury yacht charter out of Naples, but than turn North, North West towards Islands of Ponza and Ischia, or more accurately towards Isole Ponziane as Italians would say.  You would than explore remote, uninihabited or as they case may be with Ponza, luxury retreats.  Islands of Ventotene, Polmarola, Zannone and others await for those who wish to self-isolate, escape and yet still enjoy Italian lifestyle par-excellence.

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Superyacht Charter Trends

When it comes to superyacht charter, latest models from San Lorenzo and Azimut are stealing the limelight in the past few years.  The sale numbers and trends also replicate in the charter market where such models are one of the most sought after motor yachts, both in the Mediterranean as well as in the Caribbean.  One other type of superyacht is even more popular these days however. And we are not talking about a motor yacht, but about a sailing boat.  It is the 80ft catamaran range, be it a Lagoon 77, Lagoon 78 power or indeed the most popular of them all the sublime Sunreef 80.  Celebrities such as Rafael Nadal and Keke Rosberg own such new yachts, in one or the other guise, smaller or bigger, power or sail or even ECO as the latest trends are bringing new models with electric or self-generating engines.

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Relationship between guests and the crew

Yacht Life

When it comes to luxury yacht charters, this type of a vaction is rightfully seen as the ultimate holiday.  A luxury crewed yacht charter can be defined as any sailing vacation where at least a captain and hostess or stewardess are on board, taking care of all clients wishes. 
This can be on a smaller 40-45 ft sailing catamaran or an owner version of a 55ft monohull.  At the same time, this definition can also apply to charter of a 200 ft superyacht where there are more crew than guests. For the purpose of this blog, we can assume that all luxury yacht charters are those where service on yachts will usually be at a level of a 5* hotel, on smaller yachts, or 6* or 7* on 100 ft yacht charter boats or even the largest mega yachts.   The main rule in all situations, even though you are a guest and whatever the charter yacht you have hired, you should always treat the crew with respect.  One of the other main questions is how much to tip a charter boat crew.

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When it comes to luxury yacht charters in the Med, there is a great number of sailing destinations a potential client interested in yachting lifestyle can look at.  From various regions of Greek Islands, to magnificent Turkish Mediterranean coastline, across all of the facinating Adriatic to beautiful Italian regions and the spectacular Cote d’Azur in South of France, you can not make a mistake. One region is however above others, in particular in second part of August, when the who is who of this world descends on party Island of Ibiza and the most popular of all, Mallorca.

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Luxury Yacht Charters 2018

When it comes to luxury yacht charters in 2018, anything goes.

And we mean anything.  The superyacht charter market has become very interesting and numerous new deals, special offers, unique arrangements, bespoke yachting holidays and general lifestyle vacation types have come to mix in with the traditional mega yacht charter.

Superyachts waiting for their owners


You can therefore follow in the footsteps of someone like Renee Sommerfield and get your beach body ready for this summer. On the other hand, if you are more of a Towie beauty Kate Wright type, and have better connections to former pro footballers than fashion conscious friends, you can still get in on a lastminute superyacht charter deal with before it’s too late. 

Some say that if you will require services of a mind guru, surely we can try and reserve the services of somebody like Pepe Imaz for you too.  A certain top tennis player was said to have had amazing successes thanks to his input and it may be that this is just what you need to relax fully on your next superyacht charter vacation ? So why not try and sort your own spiritual self as that could be one of the ways to make sure you do the right thing and go on a Mediterranean lifestyle holiday for the super-rich.So are you beach body ready now, at least in your own mind !?

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Luxury yachts that charter in the Andaman Sea!

For all those keen on visiting countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Indonesia the choice of superyachts or any type of luxury yachts available for charter is quite limited.  Finding a suitable boat to rent therefore is a difficult task, not only for you as a potential charterer but also for any professional superyacht hire broker.

Night setting on a luxury catamaran cruising between Langkawi and Phuket
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The excesses of St Tropez SuperYacht Charter Holiday!

When planning your summer yacht charter vacation alongside the famous stretch of South of France’s Cote d’Azur you must prepare yourself for the normal life of daily excesses.  While it all may have started some times in early 1930’s when some British expats created the first hedonistic beach or was it bitchy lifestyle, nothing from the past compares to today.  Excesses here are simply a daily routine which should not surprise you, at least in most cases. 

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Weekend away in NEW YORK; Yacht Charter Deal secured in the meantime! always come up with great suggestions on how to plan your next super yacht charter.  How about you spend a weekend in NEW YORK or elsehwere, while we do everything else to secure your chosen luxury yacht for your oncoming yachting holiday ? 

New York's skyline and your yacht charter have lots in common
New York’s skyline and your yacht charter have lots in common

With a great choice of superyacht available for private yacht charters, finding the best deal is not always easy.  For all those who are keen to book their luxury yacht charter vacation in the coming weeks, we suggest to send us their request by email  and let us do the hard work for you.  And while we are doing so, you can spend a lovely evening in NEW YORK, eating fine food, drinking best wine and dancing with your lovely partners until the doors are closed. 

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