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

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

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Find a designer who understands your vision

Aside from the builder there is perhaps no other party that has quite such a large impact on your yacht than the designer. Whether you're building from scratch for the first time or the fifth, it's important you find a designer who understands your vision, lifestyle and what your hopes are for your new superyacht. Pier Luigi Loro Piana, a serial sailing yacht owner whose current yacht is the Baltic 130 My Song IV, explains this eloquently in his relationship with famed yacht designer Mario Pedol, “He is a boat designer who has an engineering company. He works with more specialist architects, like Bruce Farr, like Vrolijk. He is the number one in Italy in my opinion. Most importantly, he knows exactly what I want. He really understands my taste.”

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