The Future of Yacht Ownership

20 Apr 2020

The magnitude of Covid-19 has resulted in people having to re-evaluate their travel and lifestyle choices, but as the pandemic plays out, the desire for less risky rejuvenation experiences has never been stronger.

More than ever, once the restrictions are lifted, we expect to see a surge of interest in buying yachts, because inherently we can’t live without being on the water.

Whether it’s short trips closer to home or finding sanctuary in remote destinations, developments in the yachting industry will find yacht owners well placed for recreational pleasure.

Yacht travel offers a much more autonomous experience than its alternatives, owners have a wide range of choices when it comes to opting for an eco-friendly yacht that has a lot less impact on the marine environment. Right now, Multihull as well as monohulls leads this trend with advancements in eco-electric yachting, consuming less fuel and built to travel to more remote destinations. Sunreef and Fountaine Pajot are both navigating this future successfully for us.

The adoption of carbon fibre technology in yacht building has also resulted in stronger, lighter boats which contributes to less fuel consumption and the ability to travel further.

In recent years we have also seen a stronger focus on yacht interior design, yachts now mirror the lifestyle of luxury villa living. Lead designers are applying innovations like the use of carbon fibre to create more light, space and more seamless indoor-outdoor living that traditionally was reserved for spacious superyachts. With easy access to tenders and toys, buyers are seeking out yachts with good sized swim platforms at the stern that create the atmosphere of beach club living. Brands like Jeanneau and Azimut receive the most praise for innovation here.

As the future of large-scale events, like boats shows still hang on the line, we as a company have invested, and are committed to ensure that our brands are well represented online with the full range of yachts available, and those coming onto the market. Prospective buyers can view up-to-date images, videos, and take virtual walkthroughs whilst evaluating their future leisure lifestyle. In today’s conditions when you can’t jump on a plane and actually walk around the yacht, this is of huge benefit.

Buyers are planning ahead and this is a great opportunity to invest in the future.

As skippers and boat owners, safety first is inherent in what we do, so let’s talk about creating future safe adventures for you.