'Unquestionably, yes' is the answer we give here at Burgess. Owning a superyacht is one of the most rewarding investments in the world. When beautifully maintained inside and out, the purchase and management of a yacht gifts the freedom to take to the oceans at a moment’s notice. Surrounded by seven star service, in an environment tailored to your preferences, is an out-of-this-world bonus.
Sharing some of life’s most incredible, one-off experiences with your nearest and dearest creates memories to cherish. The initial fiscal outlay can be considerable, and ongoing upkeep is recommended, but the rich rewards that you reap as a superyacht owner far exceed material costs.
A dedicated space to spend time with loved ones
When spending time on board a yacht that you own, you have a dedicated space in which to socialise and explore together, creating lasting bonds that can’t be replicated elsewhere. Learn new skills with the latest watertoys. Take to the tender to explore hidden bays. Head inland for shoreside exploration. And then come together at the end of a long day to break bread and share experiences.
It’s a fine balance between finding space in which to enjoy private down time and creating group entertainment to be enjoyed together. However you spend your days on board, it’s time well invested when shared with loved ones.
The convenience factor of owning a superyacht is taken to another level when accessibility to the world’s hottest travel spots enters the fray. Finding beaches only reached by water, dropping anchor off private islands or spending the day in a secluded Maldivian atoll where the fish you freshly caught that morning is then barbecued on white sands turns a superyacht destination into a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary.
Yachting eliminates borders and does away with the constraints of travelling by road or air. Surrounded by your personal possessions with all the comfort and amenities of a world-class hotel, it’s the equivalent of taking your home on tour and waking up to a new island, or country, every morning - and there's no place like home.
Unique opportunities to experience the beauty of nature
Few sights compare to a humpback whale breaching the water a few metres from your yacht. Or witnessing an entire pod of orcas migrating south with their calves.
Sitting on the bowsprit of a sailing yacht while dolphins leap in and out of the yacht’s surf, pulling up to far flung islands where colonies of endangered penguins live, or stepping foot on land where the endemic flora and fauna exists nowhere else in the world is a mind-blowing prospect.
Children learn from first-hand experiences, and yacht ownership provides unique opportunities to witness an erupting Stromboli by night, to dive with whale sharks, and simply re-engage with nature in privacy, isolation and on your own timescale and terms.
A place to work on your mental and physical health
It comes as no surprise that simply being aboard a yacht at sea has a positive impact on our general wellbeing. The hypnotic roll of the ocean is both relaxing and rejuvenating, delivering positive effects for time-poor, work-stressed individuals.
As a superyacht owner, you have access to your personalised onboard gym, with a personal trainer to tailored workout suited to your needs. Many modern yachts include gym areas in a prominent position on board affording far-reaching views or positioned close to the water’s edge or swimming pool for post-fitness soaks. Helipads double up as yoga platforms.
Watertoys bring their own workout. When done, spend time in the spa with a Hammam sauna, steam room or enjoy a sports massage from the onboard masseuse. It’s all in a day’s work, topped off by a nutritionally-planned meal prepared by the onboard chef.
Customise your interior to create a ‘home away from home’ wherever you are
Most superyacht interiors are bespoke from start to finish, from the choice of fabric to the flow and layout of every room. It’s a floating home that enjoys your personalised touch, including artwork, furniture, even wardrobe space. Whether it’s inspired by travels you’ve taken while on board or a mirror image of your primary residence, when customised to your needs it brings all the joy of familiarity and convenience wrapped up in next-level luxury.