Florida – October 14, 2020
Why buying a refitted yacht could be better than a new one?
When it comes to purchasing your dream superyacht, many owners will immediately consider buying a new build. Designed and fully customized to its owners’ exact wishes, a new-build superyacht will feature the latest equipment, technology and options. However, the cost of a new build yacht is usually much higher than a refitted superyacht and takes years to deliver. It is not uncommon to wait for two, three years, or longer for delivery of a new build. On the other hand, purchasing a refitted yacht can take an ounce of the amount of time it takes to construct a new build, often at a fraction of the price. A refitted superyacht can be enjoyed much sooner by her owners than a new-build, and still reflect her new owners taste style and personality. A few changes to the decor and interior can breathe new life into any yacht, and make it feel like home in no time. By purchasing a preowned yacht which has recently been refitted, potential owners will be able to enjoy their new vessels in a matter of months, rather than years. What’s more, purchasing a refitted superyacht also gives owners the chance to acquire a pedigree superyacht, one which they may not have been able to afford as a new build. A refitted yacht will also retain its value, making it easier to resell if and when the time should come.
Ultimately, there are many pros to purchasing a refitted superyacht and several leading refitted yachts for sale with leading broker FGI Yachts, so why not consider buying one today?
One of the latest refitted yachts on the market in search of her new owner is the 55.4m motor yacht Turquoise. Launched by Turkish builder Proteksan in 2011, she features striking exterior design from Dubois Naval Architects. Thanks to her large volume of 755GT, she offers ample living space both indoors and outdoors. She underwent an extensive multimillion-dollar refit in 2014, which included new light, bright and contemporary interiors with a neutral colour palette and rich Wenge wood from leading British design firm H2 Yachts. Undergoing additional interior upgrades in 2019, she ready to meet her new owners and be restyled if needed.
The perfect yacht for those who love to connect with their surroundings, she places emphasis on outdoor living. Her expansive aft main deck, inspired by the infamous Nikki Beach, includes an outdoor cinema and sun deck complete with gym, barbecue, spa pool, lounge areas and bar. Perfect for chartering, if her new owners would choose to, she can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms, including her main deck full-beam master suite and VIP stateroom. She also has an impressive crew to guest ratio and can house 13 crew members to look after her guests every need. With an impressive range of 5,000 nautical miles, she is ideal for owners looking to make longer trips or those keen to cruise the coastal shores.