A guide to yachting: trends, staffing, buying and more
It’s likely the most luxurious purchase you can ever make. A yacht is more than a vessel for an adventure. It’s a home on the water with all the amenities you can find in your terrestrial dwellings: pools, modern kitchens and dining rooms, theaters and more.
But when buying a yacht, your work only begins when you close the purchase. Before you start your new life on the water, among your considerations are staffing, long-term costs and gear.
In this special section, Mansion Global will address all of the above, as well as trends, buying basics and tips on docking your new floating home.
From ‘Explorer’ Vessels to Open-Plan Design, What’s Trendy in Yachts
Believe it or not, sustainability is key—and possible
Bon vivants will always have their free-flowing Champagne and Saint Tropez docking spots, but a new generation of yachters is taking high-end boating to a whole new place—and it isn’t always easy to get there.
One of the growing trends in boating is adventure travel on the high seas, made possible by the rise of the “explorer” superyacht, a specially outfitted vessel capable of sailing to the farthest ends of the earth, carrying enough high-tech gadgetry on board to give a James Bond villain a run for his money ...Read More
How to Buy a Superyacht
From due diligence to yearly costs, here’s what you need to know
If the call of the sea combined with the allure of luxe living has convinced you to take the plunge and purchase a superyacht, you’ll discover that your first yachting adventure will be acquiring the boat itself.
From zeroing in at the start on your dream boat among the hundreds for sale worldwide to ultimately configuring its crew, the many considerations that figure into the purchase make it more involved than, say, buying a mansion or even a private jet ...Read More
Yacht Extras For You and Your Crew
From your own private submarine to seaworthy binoculars, there is a range of optional equipment to bring along for the ride
How to Staff Your Yacht
Hiring a good crew is essential for smooth sailing
Finding the perfect yacht is one thing. Finding the perfect crew is the next step.
“A bad boat with a good crew is a fun time. A great boat with a bad crew is misery,” said Rupert Connor, owner of Luxury Yacht Group, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida ...Read More
Docking Your Yacht in Style
4 under-the-radar spots to park your boat
For a yacht, a port of call can be so much more than simply a place to park. These seaside stops are often destinations in their own right, with high-end harbors, exclusive shops, vibrant nightlife, and fine dining to match the grandeur of the vessel itself.
While you’re sailing the open seas, chart your course to one of the following four lesser-known—yet no less luxurious—locales around the world where the experience on land can be as thrilling as it is at sea ...Read More