In this article, you will learn about the most common misconceptions associated with buying a yacht.
1. “I will not be able to learn how to sail a yacht”
In terms of sailing yachts, in the last 20 years, sail and navigation systems have advanced so much that a beginner with good basic training can sail a yacht up to 40-45 feet alone. Over the years of work, Interparus developed methods of training yacht owners. Within 2 weeks you will pass training course for free with the issuance of an international certificate. In addition, you can yourself participate in the ferrying of the yacht with our professional skipper or crew, who will "taxi" you to the yacht and you will enter Mediterranean Sea like a real sea wolf.
2. “How do I register a yacht?"
We can register a yacht for you under any flag. Unlike other dealers, in Interparus, this is done by experienced maritime lawyers who will carefully prepare your property documents on an international basis. In addition, in case of problems, they will be ready to provide you with legal support anywhere in the world.
3. "Yacht maintenance is expensive!"
This is true for planing motor yachts such as Princess or Azimut. Their powerful, high-revving engines require really expensive maintenance, and their hulls are subject to strong mechanical stress. In this case, the fuel consumption is enormous. But sailing yachts and catamarans, in service, are not more expensive than a car. For example, the consumption of a 30-horsepower engine Volvo Penta only 1.5 l / h! In addition, some clients claim that it is cheaper to maintain a sailing yacht than at home on the first line.
4. "Where to keep the yacht?"
To put your fears and theories aside, we have prepared a table that clearly shows the cost annual parking for 2017, in various marinas in the Mediterranean. The table has been prepared on the example of yachts issued through Interparus, so that you can take into account real costs, which should be laid on the maintenance of the yacht. Prices are in Euros.
|Monohull Dufour 310||Monohull Dufour 412||Sailing catamaran Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40||Power catamaran Fountaine Pajot MY 44|
Yat Marina, Marmaris
Netsel Marina, Marmaris
Porto Montenegro, Kotor
Consorci Port de Mataró, Barcelona
5. "There is no room for catamarans in marinas"
This is a false statement commonly used by motor yacht dealers. In fact, now almost all marinas have switched to paying for the “square meter” of the yacht, and not the running meter, as before. This is due to the fact that even modern monohull yachts expand aft. As a result, when you pay for a catamaran, you pay more usable area than for a monohull!
It should be noted that a 40-foot catamaran, for example, has the volume of a 55-58-foot motor planing yacht, and if there is no room in the marina, then that a 40-foot catamaran, that a 55-foot yacht, there is exactly the same, not fit. It is also worth considering that the catamaran feels great when anchored in the bay. Those. it does not shake like a monohull, the shallow draft makes it easy to choose a place, and the dinghy is thrown off with a slight movement of the hand.
6. "Can a yacht be profitable?"
Sailing yachts, especially catamarans, are good assets, considering that they have a low cost of ownership, they can be interesting for investments. For the same reason, motor catamarans can be surplus. Power planing yachts, popularly referred to as “money burners”, have very high operating costs, which casts doubt on their profitability.
You need to decide for yourself:
- to use the yacht for maximum profit, leaving for yourself a few weeks in the high season, and the entire low season. In this case, you give the yacht to the management of a charter company, and the boat must meet the requirements of the market.
- to use the yacht only for reimbursement of annual expenses. In this case, you only need to rent the boat for 3-4 weeks a year.
Benefits that you get in a "package" with a yacht
Studies by German scientists in 2012 showed that yachtsmen, in contrast to people with a "land" hobby, are more successful in business, less prone to depression and fatigue. One third fewer problems in the family and with intimacy. You spend more time with your family, you become closer, and feelings are renewed in your relationship with your spouse. 😊 Yacht care, training and transitions contribute to building relationships with teenage children, and young children get used to yachting life instantly, spending less time with tablets - more in the fresh air! Ideally!
If you still have doubts, please contact us.
We will be happy to answer all your questions!
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