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There are a variety of yachts, all in different styles and types, today; we will explore the different kinds of Yacht and the different styles. Yachts are extremely expensive and, for most of us, a dream. All yachts are luxurious know matter the type or style. If you can’t own a yacht, saving money and taking a trip on one is definitely an experience worth saving for! Trips can also be expensive, but it’s a once in a lifetime experience.
A yacht is large and is used for pleasure cruising and can accommodate overnight use; for a vessel to be termed a yacht, the vessel is at least 10m in length and have good aesthetic qualities. The commercial yacht code classifies yachts 24 meters and over as large.
Super Yacht – 24 Meters in length and above, so if you have a sailing yacht that is more than 24 meters in length, it would be a super sailing yacht.
Mega Yacht – 80 meters and above
Mega Yacht & Super Yacht are luxuries yachts and are mostly used as charters, and can cost you a fortune for a week’s stay!
A sailing yacht uses sails and is propelled by the wind. To be termed a sailing yacht, the vessel must be able to accommodate overnight use and must be 10 meters in length or more.
A motor yacht is propelled by one or more motors
A Gulet yacht is the best of both worlds; another term used is Motor Sailing yachts. This Yacht can be propelled by sails or via motor.
Open Yacht, Cruiser, Cabin Cruiser, Express Cruiser:
Standard Yacht for cruising and entertaining
Luxury Yacht: Yachts that are 80 feet in length are considered a luxury yacht, a luxury yacht includes high-end finishes and features. Luxury yachts are very modern. Luxury yachts can be sail-driven or motor-driven; they are expensive. Luxury sail yacht, luxury motor yacht, etc. Luxury yachts are used for entertainment,
Sports Yacht: Sport yachts can be used for fishing, water sports, cruising, and entertainment; they are designed to reach high speeds and guarantee high performance!
Catamaran Yacht: Is a multi-hulled yacht (a yacht with two hulls)
Yachts are grouped according to their style, form, and function.
Classic Motor Yacht: This Yacht was built between the 1920s and 1970s. Classic yachts offer style and history; most classic yachts have been refitted with modern interior. Classic yachts are typically made from wood or steel,
Sedan: This style offers deck space above the hull and single level living space (rooms/cabins) below.
Flybridge: Similar to the sedan-style Yacht, it has an open deck and more comfortable living space above the main bridge of a vessel. Flybridge is the term used, meaning a deck above the main bridge; it can be open or enclosed.
Daybridge: This is a distinctive style, a multi-level yacht that is more open than a flybridge.
Downeast Style: a low-profile yacht with a simple/basic layout that provides comfort and stability. This yacht-style was inspired by the traditional Maine lobster boat in the mid-1900s.
Pilothouse: A pilothouse allows the crew to keep effective watch without being on the deck; it offers all-round visibility. A pilothouse is a multi-deck yacht similar to a flybridge but with an enormous interior main deck.
Sky Lounge: Luxury style yacht with an enclosed area at the top of the vessel that offers a spectacular view.
Cockpit Motor Yacht: a yacht that offers more cockpit space than deck space.
Sportfish or Sport Fishing Yacht: A yacht designed for fishing with a large cockpit and storage space. This yacht type has the ability to handle rougher seas.
Convertible: a combined yacht, it can be used as a fishing yacht and offers the space for entertainment.
SUV: a combined yacht that offers features of a standard motor yacht and a sport yacht.
Tri-Decks: Tri-decks are built in four levels in total, it has three levels of enclosed living space, and there are also a flybridge or sky lounge above the three enclosed decks. Tri-decks are Superyacht’s
Expedition Yachts: Also known as explorer yacht, a large yacht for long-distance cruising with a deeper displacement hull for more stability and comfort during longer-range trips.
Owning a yacht is expensive, maintenance is essential, and considering the size of your Yacht, maintenance is costly; for large yachts, you need a crew to help run the vessel, fuel is another biggie when it comes to owning a yacht. Furthermore, insurance, mooring, and storage are more expenses to keep in mind. Just like owning a boat, your expenses never stop; the only difference is we are talking about a yacht, which is more expensive than a boat, and expenses to keep it afloat is much higher. According to sales data, Yacht prices can start at $300 000 (small yachts 40 feet) and can go as high as millions of dollars, and for superyacht/ Mega Yacht, more than a hundred million dollars.