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Before You Buy a Luxury Yacht

Purchasing a yacht for the first time can be a very stressful experience. Since one probably doesn't know where to start or what to even do, there are some things that one should note before your hard earned cash is handed over. Since purchasing a yacht is going to take as much money as a home, listed below are some things to study:

Get your budget in order: The first thing that you want to do is get your budget in order. Like a home, a yacht is going to vary greatly with it's price ranges. One can be purchased as low as a few thousand and can go well into the millions. Be sure to know what you can afford before you go out and purchase one.

New vs. Used: After a budget is picked out, it's wise to consider either a new or used yacht. While a used yacht can have it's advantages since it's cheaper, a new one can offer many benefits such as customizations, no miles, etc. There are a lot of pros and cons to consider, so be sure to know which one is going to fit your needs.

The operating costs: Outside of the budget, you're going to have to think about the operating costs. Running a yacht isn't a cheap task. You're going to want to factor in things such as fuel efficiency, as well as recalls, etc. By searching for a model online, it will give you a good idea on what other problems people may be coming across. On top of the operating costs, it's wise to remember that maintenance costs will have to be factored in as well. Cleaning, engine re-hauling, transportation and repairs are all one to consider with your budget.

The size: The thing with yachts is that they come in so many different sizes. These yachts can get as large as 150 feet. Generally, the larger the yacht is, the more you're going to have to pay. Also factor in all the amenities that the yacht is going to have as well.

Picking out a yacht can be stressful, but fun at the same time, you should be able to find one that fits your needs as long as you get your budget together following the tips above.

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Submitted: Oct 7, 2011 - 2:03 PM
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