Designing your dreams - The correct superyacht designer can transform an owner's dream into an exquisite, unique yacht by imagining freedom from their perception, what excites, moves and captures their imagination and what drives his or her spirit.
The magic ingredients to any boat-building project will be the meeting of minds, identification and a sprinkle of gold dust. Our advice is to meet as many people as time will allow before making any decisions on your supporting cast.
By working with a yacht designer, naval architect, interior design specialist you should find that possibilities, thoughts and concepts are opened up to you, and exciting risks that you had not even comprehended should be floated past your eyes.
A stitch in time saves nine – on a superyacht scale. Explore the importance of robust planning for the marine dream. From design, contract and tender to project management; the devil is in the detail. Just because a luxury yacht is 150m long and boasts a price tag of £300m, that doesn’t detract from the importance of its infinitesimal detail.
Each and every millimetre measured, decision taken and person appointed to the project management team in a luxury yacht build is of huge significance to the smooth running of the project, which is why the people, planning and preparation involved must be second to none. Bar none.
To build or buy? The first dilemma in the superyacht yacht purchasing process is whether to buy old or new. Starting afresh is the perfect opportunity to create a dream vessel from scratch, but if new to the industry, you might not know what is feasible and what is not.
Chartering one or two superyacht styles in advance may help with the decision-making process. With thousands of models on the market – ranging from custom and semi-custom build to full production and everything in between – first-time owners should consider visiting a selection of yards to carry out their own research before a choice is made.
There is nothing like having your own luxury yacht built. Ranging from 24 meters up to 150 meters we share with you marine companies and luxury suppliers who will help you turn your ideas and dreams into reality.
Whether you are thinking about hulls, engines, AV and entertainment systems, the latest in IT and telecommunications, or interior decoration, helipads, submarines, home theatre and even missile detection and security systems, you can find information to help you make your decisions.
Having fun on board your superyacht is paramount, and it’s the luxury toys that can make each experience or charter memorable. Children of all ages will love these treats and innovations from the ever-inventive world of the water playground.
SYOG investigates the biggest and best toy boxes full of highly advanced and technological products suitable for the depths. Skimming, flying and riding across the oceans, we suspect that the adults are enjoying themselves the most.
For those who want the best, SYOG presents luxury brands that consistently meet the demands of true connoisseurs.