Month: April 2019

A Luxury Yacht, Chartered Or Not

If you are thinking of buying a luxury yacht, or chartering one, there are many things to consider when making your choice.

Luxury yachts have been around for many decades, but it has been only in the last two decades that they have become more popular and their number has increased. These boats are privately owned and are fitted out with the finest materials. Luxury, in some cases, is an understatment.

Many luxury yachts are chartered. This means that either the yacht is purchased specifically to be rented out for weeks at a time, or that it is privately owned, but is available for charter some of the time. When an owner chooses this option, he eliminates some of the costs associated with the keeping of a yacht, including maintenance and crew related costs.

On the other hand, some who may once have considered purchasing a yacht for their private use, may find it more cost efficient to charter luxury yachts when they want them, instead. In this way, they can avoid many of the costs of running and keeping a yacht and then also have a greater freedom in changing yacht, crew and location according to their wishes.

While all yachts are used for pleasure, They are not all created equal. Some of them are rather small and are perfect for a weekend trip with your family or a few friends. Others are larger and have more than one deck, often a main, lower and upper deck.

The lower deck might have a outdoor swimming platform and four or five guest cabins, as well as the engine rooms and crew’s quarters. The main deck has a covered deck, salon and dining room, galley, and a study. The upper deck has an outdoor deck and outdoor dining, a „sky lounge” and bar, a gym and the captain’s cabin and bridge.

These boats often have luxury yacht tenders to make trips to shore, and also often have other extras for more private fun in the water, such as jet skis, diving equipment, and a sailboat or a speedboat.

This kind of boat is quite an investment. One will certainly get a great deal of enjoyment and pleasure out of his luxury yacht, and if he charters it, will have less to worry about when it comes to financial management of the boat.

This is also why chartering a charter boat might be a better option, so that you can have a boat only for the time that you need it, and you never have to think about it again until you decide to make your next boat trip.

So whether you have a private luxury yacht that you use personally or you charter one, you are sure you have the experience of a lifetime. This kind of boat takes the wonder of being at sea to a whole new level. And it’s an experience that you will want to have over and over again.

Electric Motor Boats Are The Way To Go

We live in a wonderful time when people are conscientious of the impact their choices and actions have on the world around them. They understand that this world is not for them to do with what they will . We are constantly seeing the consequences of our wasteful and unclean way of living over many years, and people are ready to make the changes necessary to reverse this cycle.

Among the many things people are changing, finding clean modes of transportation is high on the list of priorities. This is true for automobiles, with smart cars, hybrids and cars that use alternative types of fuel, and even very new models that run on hydrogen, which release only water as waste! Cars aren’t the only vehicles that can be powered smartly, though.

Electric motor boats are becoming increasingly popular, from the time, a few decades ago, when people started thinking more about the environment, to our day, when many people wouldn’t think of purchasing a gas guzzling boat!

The benefits of an electric motor boat do not end at their effects (or lack of effects) on the environment! Boats run electrically are significantly more quiet than their fuel wasting counterparts. They run almost silently, and make for a much more peaceful and calm experience on the water. No need to kill the motor to give your buzzing ears a break!

Beyond the silence of the motor, powering costs can be significantly reduced from those of gas powered engines. With the constantly high and often increasing price of fuel, it is a relief to hit the water and not have to think twice about how much it will cost you to ride that day, or cut the engine often in order to conserve fuel, while trying to enjoy a day of water skiing.

Another benefit is that there is no need for the annual tune-ups that are necessary with gas powered engines. By using a green energy source you eliminate the need to have your motor checked for emissions.

One last benefit, and possibly one of the best, of using electric motor boats is that, because the engine is so quiet, it is possible to get very close to some of nature’s most beautiful creations, without scaring them away with the roar of your engine!

In choosing an electric motor boat, there are many options. You may use a mains charger, solar panels, towed generators, wind turbines or any combination of the above. There are safety and maintenance considerations for each of these options that should be looked into before making a choice.

One thing is for certain, though: Electric motor boats can be as powerful and fun as traditional speedboats, with the enormous advantages of quiet, cost efficient, clean, energy powering your boat. You can have twice the fun with none of the pollution, and in many cases, such as solar power, you have an unlimited supply of “fuel” and can spend all the time you like exploring!

Why A Brokerage Boat

When you are looking to buy or sell a boat, there are so many things to be aware of, and so many things that will affect the price you pay or get for your boat. It is hard for the average person to understand all the ins and outs of this difficult type of transaction.

With brokerage boat, you have an agent to help you in the selling or buying of your boat. This agent will understand the market well. He will share his knowledge with you and help you make educated decisions regarding your boat.

A broker will help you in determining a fair asking price for the boat you will be selling. He will know what information potential buyers are interested in and will help you put that information together to share with people interested in looking at your boat.

When trying to sell a boat on your own, your resources for doing so are limited. When you use a brokerage you will have their clients looking at your boat. The broker will know how best to advertise and what information to give that will make your boat as attractive to potential buyers as possible.

The last thing a broker will do is to negotiate and close the deal when someone decides to buy your boat. This can be a difficult process if you attempt it on your own, but a broker does this every day and is well experienced. This aspect of a brokerage boat alone may be reason enough to use one.

Also, if you are interested in buying a boat, particularly a used one, a brokerage boat is also a smart way to go. Again, you will find an assortment of boats, and a helpful assistant that can inform you of the pros and cons of a selection of boats. It may be easier to find the right boat for you if you have someone who is an expert helping you through the process.

Of course, as with any major purchase, it is important that you do some research on your own, first. Someone who comes into brokerage boats without any idea of what he wants or what kind of prices boats are going for is opening himself up for a dishonest broker to make you fall in love with the wrong boat for you at the wrong price. This can easily be avoided if you do some research on the Internet before seeing the broker.

A brokerage boat service is not free. There will be a set commission that you will pay when your boat is sold. For those looking for the easy way out, without having to put too much effort into find a buyer and dealing with all the technicalities of the transaction, this percentage will be well worth the effort saved.