Buying a yacht can be a daunting process. But if you buy through a broker and know what you want, it will be a rewarding experience that will improve your life for years to come.
Buying a cruise ship is the dream of many people. It conjures images of calmly sailing into the sun, free to explore the exciting new sights of the cruise ship with all the mod cons. Owning your own cruise ship may seem expensive and unattainable.
Buying a new luxury yacht is definitely out of reach for most people.
If you stretch to the top of your budget, you may not be able to afford training, insurance, fuel, crew, and maintenance. However, smaller cruises may be more affordable than you think. Browsing broker’s websites will give you a rough idea of how much the cruises cost – some as little as £ 16,000. It may seem expensive at first, but consider the money you will save on holidays, travel, and hotels. And the experience of the freedom to explore the oceans at your own pace and from the comfort of your own surroundings is much more rewarding.
If you are interested in buying a cruise ship, you should talk to a broker who will find you a cruise ship for sale. The advantage of having a sailing yacht to a motor yacht is that sailing yachts rely on a cheaper, more relaxed form of fuel: wind. Sailing also allows you to test your true captain’s skills.
The main types of cruises are day sailing, weekender, cruising and luxury yachts. Sailing is generally an everyday act, and cruises often don’t have cabins because of this. Weekender yachts are under 9.5 meters long, usually have one or two cabins and are intended to be used for no more than 3 days. Cruise ships are larger, usually between 7 and 14 meters long, and are equipped for long journeys. Luxury yachts tend to be more than 25 meters long, with more space and a luxurious finish.
The process of finding a yacht for sale starts with a broker.
You should have a rough idea of your budget and what type of cruise you need before talking to a cruise broker. Cruise size often depends on your budget, but remember you may be able to charter your yacht for money to cover expenses when you are not using it.
You may need to talk to a broker about buying your yacht, especially if this will be your first. They will share their expertise into the various types and brands available, answering any questions you may have. Determine your needs before talking to a broker. Are you going to spend weeks sailing the world, or sailing the coast of England on a strange day of the weekend? Source of places to store your cruises too. Dockage can be difficult to find in some areas, so talk to people at the marina about the space available before you buy your yacht. If you are going to charter your yacht out think carefully about where you will want to dock. Crowds hit the Caribbean every winter and the Mediterranean every summer so this is when you’ll be able to make the most of your yacht charter.
You will only really be able to tell if you like the feel of a boat by spending time on the plane, and your yacht broker will explain if this is a possibility.