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Owner's advice: Top tips for buying your first yacht

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Don't be afraid of impulse buys

For Elizabeth and Rory Brooks, owners of classic FeadshipHeavenly Daze, it was an impulse buy that led to their first yacht purchase. “We were in the South of France chartering a motor yacht, and it broke down,” says Elizabeth. “And so we were stuck in the marina at Port Cogolin. There was this boat moored next to us, which was a very pretty classic yacht, and my husband persuaded the captain to talk to their captain and we had a look around.” That yacht, of course, was Heavenly Daze and, as Elizabeth explains, "The first thing you fall in love with is very often the right thing.”

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