Archive | March, 2012

25 March 2012 1 Comment

Buying a Yacht and Endless Adventures

For anyone contemplating the idea of buying a yacht, they are obviously living in a rarely inhabited world: the one where only those who have saved up or are very wealthy can actually afford it.  Unless the idea is to live life on the boat after buying it, or to lease it for yacht charter, the reality is that any yacht purchase is a luxury – like a second car that’s sporty and maybe a convertible and used exclusively on weekends.

But owning a yacht comes with bragging rights, and a sure-fire way to impress friends and colleagues.  Long and short yachting adventures can be planned in which close friends, families or even work colleagues will be invited to live the life of luxury for a period of time.  People can be picked up along the way of any route and dropped off as they reach their destination.  The yachting vacation adventures can be endless, not to mention expensive, but that’s just one of the things that goes with yacht ownership.  Many owners delve into it not quite sure what they’re getting into – but it looks fun.  One common piece of advice from yacht owners to potential ones, is to just get to be good friends with a yacht owner instead of buying your own.  That way you can enjoy the perks of yachting without the expenses and headaches that goes along with ownership.

There are many considerations in buying a yacht and it is important to take your time make the decision.But for many, the idea of having their own yacht is too great of an allure to pass up.  Half the adventure is diving in and seeing what happens, and more often than not it will have been well worth it.  For those unsure whether to take the plunge, get as much advice as possible from yacht owners on purchasing a yacht for sale and spend some time aboard one to make sure it’s the hobby for you.

23 March 2012 0 Comments

Yachting Around the World: Asia

Owning a yacht provides endless adventures. For those who partake in the fun that is yachting, a truly unique adventure awaits on the exotic island of Phuket in Thailand.  Nicknamed ‘Pearl of the South’, the island is surrounded by the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean and offers an array of spectacular sights not found anywhere else in the world.

For those who enjoy getting off the yacht as much as being on it, then Phuket and its surrounding islands are the places for you and is considered a favorite yachting destination.  The area is famous for its stunning beaches, seafood and scrumptious Thai food as well as being a favorite destination among yachting entrhusiasts.  One of the best activities is to island hop to small, uninhabited islands, which feature coves, bays and palm-fringed white beaches.  Spectacular waterfalls and amazing snorkeling spots await those who love to get into the water which is rich with some of the best tropical fish in the entire world.

The area around Phuket is also famous for the films that have shot there including ‘The Beach’ and several James Bond films.  Phuket has also become an ideal yachting destination thanks to the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, which has become the biggest yearly sailing event in Asia.  The area has several marinas that can accommodate almost any size yacht, whether a luxury superyacht or a smaller yacht. along with local expertise and support for the out-of-town yachters.  Once there, enjoy some time in the beachside town of Phuket as well; it’s an area unlike any other in the world where a night on the town will be a guaranteed unforgettable experience.