Buying A Yacht? 5 Features That Should Be On The Top Of Your List
It’s commonly known that yacht buyers match their yacht to their lifestyle and purchasing a yacht is a very personal decision with so many influential factors that can dictate the sales process and buying experience. So, before you buy, what better person to consult than a yacht captain? Many times, they can be the bridge between what owners want and their ultimate enjoyment on the water.
The experienced brokers at HMY—many of whom are also captains—are well aware of this and they work tirelessly to ensure customers end up with the absolute perfect boat for their needs every time. HMY’s extensive yachting network also includes some of the finest captains in the world. No person is more intimately familiar with a vessel than its captain which is why they are a deep source of knowledge you should tap when wondering what the right move is for your next sportfish or motor yacht.
We caught up with several captains and talked about features customers absolutely need to consider before they purchase their next yacht. While the list is long, here are five features that should make their way to the top of your considerations, along with yachts that perfectly capture them.
BALANCE OF SIZE, SPEED, AND LONG-RANGE TRAVEL CAPABILITIES: VIKING YACHTS 93’ MOTOR YACHT
Sometimes prioritizing speed means compromises to yacht size and long-distance cruising capabilities. Not with the Viking 93’ motor yacht, the newest addition to Viking’s motor yacht fleet, and also the biggest.
The tri-deck motor yacht combines the performance of a convertible sportfish with the luxurious accommodations of a motor yacht. The 93MY is fast without sacrificing seafaring distance. Powered with twin state-of-the-art 1,945-hp MTU diesels, she tops out from 26.5-27.5 knots and cruises from 21-24 knots, with a range exceeding 400 nautical miles at cruising speeds.
And she is big, accommodating, and comfortable. With a 24-foot, 4-inch beam, the 93MY holds five staterooms and seven heads, two expansive salons and aft decks, a huge forward galley, 12 televisions, storage for a tender, and crew quarters for three.
Check out this 2019 Viking 93’ Motor Yacht to learn more and arrange a showing.
ENTERTAINING: OKEAN 55’ SPORT
If entertaining is one of your primary objectives with your new yacht, look no further than the boat that’s turning heads throughout the yachting industry, the OKEAN 55’ Sport.
OKEAN’s 55’ Sport model is designed to be a day boat and is made for entertaining. The most distinctive feature on this yacht is the Open Up Your World concept, featuring the unique folding balconies which increase deck space an additional 6’1”.
Overnight trips are certainly an option on the 55’ Sport. Below deck accommodations include a spacious forward bow suite with queen bed, storage, separate head, and separate shower. This can be completely closed off for privacy by a pocket sliding door, which is also available in the 55’ Coupe.
The Seakeeper #6 is an option on the 55’ to enhance entertainment comfort, as is a sunpad that converts to a dinette.
Performance-wise, the 55’ features 800 series Volvo Penta IPS800 Series engines rated at 600 horsepower each. She’ll cruise at 33 knots and hit 41 knots at top end, making island or dock hopping quick and easy.
Learn more about the OKEAN 55’ Sport and contact HMY to arrange a showing with our OKEAN specialists.
LUXURIOUS SPACE: PRINCESS YACHTS S78
A massive aft deck. An airy sportbridge. A generously spacious salon. The strikingly beautiful Princess S78 offers the space of much larger motor yachts with her intelligent design and luxurious accommodations.
Every S78 that Princess Yachts builds comes with the deluxe package, which includes options such as a gyro, underwater lights, and water maker. For those who want even more customization, from layout to design, owners can sit down with the Princess design team and do as they please.
One of the biggest draws of the S78 is the enormously spacious aft deck, whose size is what you’d typically find on a 90’ yacht. Seamlessly connected to the galley and salon, it creates a wide-open versatile space.
Click here to learn more about the gorgeous Princess S78 motor yacht.
BALANCE OF BATTLEWAGON AND LUXURY: VIKING YACHTS 72’ CONVERTIBLE SPORTFISH
You love your weekend trips of hardcore offshore fishing, but the family just wants to go on a relaxing on-the-water vacation. Luckily there’s no need to sacrifice one for the other now that the Viking 72’ convertible sportfish is here.
This blue-water champion is equally suited for big-game fishing and leisurely family cruising. With the 72’ convertible, Viking set out with the goal to refine and improve one of the most popular boats in their history, the Viking Yachts 70’ convertible. And that's exactly what they accomplished, striking the perfect balance of a battlewagon of epic proportions that has been tournament tested and approved with all the luxury, space, and accommodations needed for the perfect family outing.
Check out this 2019 Viking 72’ convertible and contact HMY today to arrange a showing of this magnificent vessel.
MULTI-LEVEL LUXURY LIVING: LAZZARA 92’ FLYBRIDGE MOTOR YACHT
If you want your next motor yacht to have maximum inviting living and relaxing areas for you and your guests, you may want to consider Lazzara Yachts.
Lazzara is known for building some of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and luxurious yachts in the 60-120-foot range. They bring some of the same innovative design principles from their larger super yachts to their motor yachts under 100 feet, resulting in some of the finest multi-level luxury living a yacht owner can ask for, such as on this stunning 2012 Lazzara LSX 92’ flybridge motor yacht, Algorythm.
This custom-designed, family-friendly yacht was specifically built with her owner and guests in mind. Special features include the extended sundeck that creates a welcome shaded area on the aft deck; a flybridge that has been extended by 300% and features a hot tub; and an imposing bow area for sunbathing or relaxing at the table with a cocktail. Additionally, the lower inside helm station was removed from the main deck to extend the main salon for more living and socializing.
Contact HMY today to tell us what you’re looking for in your next yacht and let’s find your perfect boat before it’s gone. Speak to a yacht expert now: 561-510-6200