'Many shipyards build series or semi-custom yachts on spec and that gives potential owners several advantages,' says Monaco-based Eleonora.
'First, it's a tried and tested platform,' she adds. 'All the naval architecture, engineering and exterior design has been done and any issues have been identified and ironed out a long time ago. That's your assurance that this is a turnkey, step-aboard-and-sail proposition, you know it's going to be a smooth process.
'For even more reassurance you can commission our New Construction team to scrutinise the spec and inspect the build to make improvements where they can be made.