Purchasing your perfect yacht
The yachting sales process can seem daunting. Fortunately, the brokers at FGI will guide you every step of the way, making buying a superyacht as easy as possible. Here are a few things to consider when looking to buy a yacht…
Share your wishes and dreams
Buy the right yacht to suit your needs
Are you planning a round-the-world cruise? Looking for a yacht to take you on weekend jaunts along the coast? Or something in between? Keep your yachting purpose in mind when buying your yacht. It wouldn’t make sense to buy an explorer yacht when you are really interested in going fast, for instance.
Some things to ask yourself:
- Where and how do I plan to cruise?
- How far do I need my yacht to go? (ie the yacht’s range)
- Do I prefer sailing or motor yachts?
- How many guests do I want to take with me? (how many berths do I need?)
- How many crew do I want to have on board?
- What is my yacht buying budget?
Find the right size yacht for you
What you want to be able to carry on board your yacht – from guests, to tenders and toys, to fuel – will help determine the size of yacht that you will need. If you want to be able to carry a ton of the latest fun watersport toys and a range of tenders, your new yacht will need to be able to accommodate this. If you’re planning on going for some long-range cruising, you will need sizable fuel tanks. Do you plan to cruise with just a few friends or the entire family? Make sure you get the right size yacht that will truly suit your ideal yachting lifestyle.
Keep your options open
The saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” can definitely apply to yacht purchase. Of course, you should keep your aesthetic preferences in mind and communicate these to your broker, but don’t be afraid to check out other yachts your broker recommends – the amenities found on board might just surprise you and make you glad you had a look.
Many yacht owners choose to charter a yacht before buying. This can allow you to test out a few different styles and sizes of yachts, so you can really experience living on board and know exactly what you want to get out of your new yacht.