OUR MOTOR YACHT fleet is driven by a desire to find utter, decadent luxury in the form of pure style combined with the best in technology and engineering. Pure sophistication, many have Jacuzzis, swimming pools, ‘nightclubs’ and helipads, stunning deck spaces combining interior and outdoor living, bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, marble bathrooms and fully staffed spas. Nearly all have acres of chilling out space, the latest in communications technology, fantastic music systems and a superb ‘garage’ of water sport toys. All have outstanding crew.
Ranging from sparkling opulence to ultra minimalist, motor yachts are divided into three types – stately Displacement yachts, combination Semi Displacement hulls and the super fast, Planing hull motor yachts.
Displacement Hull Motor Yachts: Elegant, unadulterated comfort; long range with superlative fuel economy; superior stability with maximum use of space on board; no performance compromise on outfitting and equipment; quiet. Average speed 12 – 15 knots.
Examples: Feadship, Amels, Abeking Rasmussen, Trinity, Oceanco, Benetti, Lurssen, Nordhavn.
Performance Motor Yachts show recent sharp design benefits in aqua dynamics and use of marine jet technology engines.
Semi Displacement: Combines the steadiness of a displacement hull with the ability to crank up the power and exhilarate; striking, strong lines; cruise itinerary can be tailored to economize on fuel during the trip and still race back for the last jet home! Average speed cruising 13 – 18 knots. On the plane: 22 – 40 knots.
Examples: Sunseeker, Palmer Johnson (PJ), Princess, Ferretti, Baglietto.
Planing Hull Sports Yachts: Stunning, ultimate speed, divinely sleek power boats; high profile; best suited to coastal and close inter island cruising; eat up the miles; sexy on water and thirsty on fuel! Average speed 25 – 45+ knots!
Examples: Overmarine, Pershing, Mangusta, Dominator, Palmer Johnson, Leopard, Couach.
100ft Tecnomar motor yacht. 10 guests. 6 crew. Greece, East Mediterranean. From 42,000 Euros pw.
87' (26.4 m) 2007 President motor yacht. 6 guests. 3 crew. Cruising Bahamas and Caribbean. From $27,000 p.w All Inclusive.