If you want to know what having a superyacht is really like there’s only one person to ask: an owner. From buying to design to build to delivery, an owner knows every inch of their yacht inside out and thus have some very valuable insights whether you’re trying to choose a great charter or looking for tips on buying your first yacht. Here are some of the best things we learnt form superyacht owners in 2015...
Take inspiration from other yachts
For jewellery designer Carlo Traglio designing his own yacht came naturally - but he did learn lessons from other people’s vessels. “It’s really horrible,” he told Boat International’s Stewart Campbell of a neighbouring vessel spied from the deck of his modern classic Ardis II before labelling a very famous sailing boat ‘a disaster’.
However, Traglio does concede that every yacht does have some merit in his eyes. “They’ll have a detail that you’ll see and say, ‘This is good, this is nice.’ And it might be something you keep in your head for your next boat.”