Rough Water Cruising Guidelines

Cruising in luxury yachts such as superyachts and luxury motor yachts can be the most rewarding experience you could ever have but sometimes you simply can’t avoid bad weather.

Not everyone is a fan of rough water or heavy weather, but seafarers have accepted the fact that these cases are just part of the game if they want to get to their favorite spot or destination. The experience is truly terrifying, but with proper preparation, a little experience and knowledge of handling rough water, you will surely learn how to deal with the situation.

But before that, you first have to know the influencing factors that make normally calm water rough. These factors include wind, tide, underwater topography, inland water, and many others. Continue reading

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The Life Expectancy of a Marine Engine

Marine Engine Life ExpectancyMarine engine lifespan is a frequent question mostly from potential yacht buyers. While many would answer “it all depends”, the general rule is that more horsepower results in less engine life. Marine engines don’t easily wear out, but a vast majority of engine damage is due to a neglected engine component which eventually causes more significant problems.

A well-maintained marine engine under the best condition may run for 1,500 hours. An average gasoline engine can last 5,000 hours, while diesel engines can often deliver 8,000 hours of hard work before requiring major repairs. Primarily, diesel engines are built for finer machine work and run under higher pressure than gasoline engines. If well maintained, an 8,000-hour diesel engine can last for 40 years since an average yacht log is only 200 hours per year. Continue reading

Buying Useful Things For Your Superyacht

Buying Useful Things for Your Sueryacht, superyacht for sale in Dubai

Having a superyacht is like having your own house. There is this significant emotion of wanting it to be comfortable and beautiful, you want it to be perfect just how you imagine it to be. The good news is, part of the fun of having a gorgeous and perfectly poised superyacht is the fact that you can personalize and tailor the yacht interior according to your taste and preferences.
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How Brokers Help Yacht Buyers

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Yacht brokers specialize in selling a wide range of vessels — from fishing boats to luxury boats for sale. They serve as representatives for the sale or purchase of a boat or yacht. For a “buyer’s point of view”, brokers can assist them in locating, qualifying, and purchasing the boat that can best meet their need. Like in any industry, yacht brokers are paid based on an agreed commission.

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What is a Mega Yacht?

What is Mega Yacht

What is Mega Yacht

A mega yacht is another name for a vessel (sailed or motor driven) that is longer than 50m in overall length, but can also be as large as cruise ships and often carry a professional crew. Though they are used exclusively by their owners, some are used for commercial charter.

But, when did luxury yachts — mega yachts and superyachts — started to appear? Let’s dig into its history.

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Tips for a Boat/Yacht Dealer Search

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Tips for a Boat Dealer Search

The decision to buy a boat or yacht is not an easy one; especially if it is the first time a boat or yacht is being purchased. The selection of which kind of yacht is the first step. Once the yacht size, number of cabins and the use is known or narrowed down, the next step is to find the right manufacturer. If no friend with yachting knowledge or experience is at hand, a visit to the local marina or marinas is a good start. Any marina in the world will harbor a variety of different boats and yachts. Here the first glance at possible yachts, which fit the preselected features, will be made. On the other hand, boat shows are very good event to get a first look at potential yachts.

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Customizing a Yacht

Owning a boat, yacht or luxury yachts is more common now than one or two decades ago. The current financial situation is leaving a lot of private investors looking at alternative investment opportunities. Over and above reviewing their portfolio and engaging in purchasing antiques, valuable watches or vintage wine or cars, more and more people are discovering the yachting market. A modern sailing yacht like the A, which is 143 m long and approximately 100m or 330 ft in height or the personal yacht Azzam with 180.61 meter or 592’7’’ will be one off’s, revered for a very small and selected clientele.

Much more common are yachts from 14 meters onwards. The interesting aspect of such yachts is the fact that they can be completely personalized. From the outside appearance and color combination to the design of the decks and the yachts interior, every bit of these yachts is customizable.   Continue reading

The Mediterranean Sea – home of the best luxury yachts

The Mediterranean Sea covers an approximate area of 2.5 million square kilometers (965,000 square miles). It is connected to the Atlantic through the strait of Gibraltar, which is only 14 km (8.7 mi) wide. The Strait of Gibraltar is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Gibraltar and Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa.

Several ancient civilizations were located around the Mediterranean shores. They were greatly influenced by their proximity to the sea. It provided routes for trade, colonization & war, as well as food (from fishing and the gathering of other seafood) for numerous communities throughout the ages. Due to the shared climate, geology, and access to the sea, cultures centered on the Mediterranean tended to have some extent of intertwined culture and history. Two of the most notable Mediterranean civilizations in classic antiquity were the Hellenic City States like Sparta and Athens and the Phoenicians, both of which extensively colonized the coastlines of the Mediterranean. The Romans who dominated the entire Mediterranean Sea for centuries called it Mare Nostrum, “our Sea”. Continue reading