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7 things we learnt from superyacht owners in 2015

7 things we learnt from superyacht owners in 2015

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It’s okay to admit it’s time to move on

There’s a reason so many superyacht owners are, in fact, serial superyacht owners. Whether an expanding family means you need something bigger or a need for speed has you looking for the latest technical developments, it’s okay to admit that your current yacht might not be fulfilling your needs anymore - as owner of yacht for saleSea Force OneRaffaele Costa knows.

“She has exhausted the energy that I wanted from her,” Costa confided to Boat International earlier this year. “And I’m a little more sophisticated than I was [when she was delivered in 2008]. Sophisticated is probably the wrong word, but it gives you an idea.

“I cannot overtake Sea Force One in terms of how cool she is,” he said of his next build. “It is impossible. I’ve visited many big boats in the last six years but frankly I haven’t seen anything really “wow” other than a very good ability to use space in a better way. So the only way to surpass myself is to go backwards in history. My next boat will be going backwards.”

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