S is for showtime... What should a client be looking for when they go onboard a yacht?
Whether speedboat or superyacht, are there common themes to consider? Thoughts below, feedback/comments welcome 👍
First and foremost, do you like it? Harder to rank as subjective to client preferences.
What is the level of build quality, craftsmanship, care and attention to detail?
Is the yacht designed, engineered, built, maintained and operated to maximize guest and crew safety?
What equipment is included and to what level of quality and capability? What is to be supplied by a client?
What thought has gone into how guests and crew will use and operate the vessel?
How does the yacht perform underway, at anchor and in port? How does it move and react to varying sea and weather conditions?
What condition is the yacht presented in? Where is it in its lifecycle? Beyond normal upkeep are there any 'big ticket' items that require maintenance or replacement?
What is available in terms of warranty and after-sales support in different locations? What about maintenance and spares? Don't forget the human component, who is needed in terms of crew and shoreside backup?
Does the product live up to its description, the promise of the brand and marketing message?
How much is it? Not just the purchase price but also running costs. How does the price compare to other yachts on the market and bearing in mind the points outlined above?
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