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Motor yachts – what do you look for? Tips & Experiences

Motor yachts come in a wide variety of classes, sizes and prices. Thanks to more than 20 years of experience in the purchase and sale of motor yachts, among other things, we at Jachtmakelaardij de Maas know better than anyone else what to look for when buying a used motor yacht. To get you started a bit, on this page we’d like to give you some more basic background information about motor yachts in general and what we can do for you in your search for the ideal yacht.

Used motor yachts

We specialize in the sale and purchase of used motor yachts. Our marina is centrally located in the Netherlands, to be exact in Alem (Gelderland). Here you are welcome for expert advice or a viewing of a used motor yacht, as you may have already seen among the offerings on this website. But these days you can also come to us for new motor yachts. For example, starting in 2020, we will be exclusive outlets for Excellent yachts, such as the beautiful Execellent Elegance 1200.

What do you look for when buying a motor yacht?

In addition to make, type and price, five points below are important in your search for your ideal motor yacht. Of course, there are many other aspects to consider, but we’ll just highlight these basic points. At these points, you can compare different motor yachts.

  • Dimensions: Pay attention to not only the length and width, but also the clearance height. A motor yacht up to about a length of 12 meters is generally fine for a novice driver to drive. A little more experience is required/advisable for larger boats.
  • Motorization: Important are power in horsepower, number of engines and type of fuel. But also check the drive train, number of cylinders and (if known) running hours.
  • Material: By far the most common hull materials for motor yachts are steel and polyester. But wood is also still common. Some materials (wood and steel) are more low-maintenance than others (polyester). We could devote a whole new article to the material. Be well informed about this.
  • Year built: The year of construction, of course, says a lot about a motor yacht. But well-maintained boats can last a very long time.
  • Condition: Always inquire about the (maintenance) condition and history of the boat. You would also do well to have the motor yacht inspected.

Different price ranges

As you can also see from our offerings, motor yacht prices vary greatly. Of course, you can make it as crazy as you want, but every budget is different. The important thing, of course, is to find a boat within your budget that meets your needs as much as possible. Price determinants for used motor yachts include not only the new value, make and type, but also maintenance condition, year of construction, options/luxury, engines, size, etc. We are happy to think along with you and can expertly advise you what a suitable boat is for you within our current range and within your budget.

Get your boat inspected

In conclusion, before purchasing a used motor yacht, it is always wise to have it inspected by an expert. You can make a trial run with the expert and an inspection can also be made when the yacht is lifted.

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