The True Cost of Yacht Ownership

By on June 27, 2016

Most newbies to the world of yachting will surely scour the internet for a better understanding of what the real ownership costs will be only to find vague and often baseless opinions. We often hear 10% of the yachts value, however most do the math based on their purchase price and not the cost of the boat when new. Reality is to the contrary as the boat gets older the costs will only go up. Here we have provided the actual maintenance and crew costs of vessels we have real life experience with. The prices do not include travel, dockage or provisions.


2007 Azimut 62S Ownership Cost Year 8

Hours run: 450

Miami and the Bahamas from November – June

Eastern Canada and the Great Lakes July – October

Minimum monthly maintenance costs: $4,200

Recommended monthly maintenance costs: $7,200

Minimum monthly crew costs: $2,000

Recommended monthly crew costs: $5,167


2008 Azimut 86S Ownership Cost Year 3

Hours run: 600

Miami, Bahamas and Caribbean from September – June

The Hamptons and Surrounding Area: July – August

Minimum monthly maintenance costs: $6,300

Recommended monthly maintenance costs: $14,000

Minimum monthly crew costs: $3,000

Recommended monthly crew costs: $7,200


2010 AB 116 Ownership Cost Year 4

Hours run: 800

Miami, Bahamas and Caribbean from September – June

The Hamptons and Surrounding Area: July – August

Minimum monthly maintenance costs: $15,400

Recommended monthly maintenance costs: $28,000

Minimum monthly crew costs: $16,600

Recommended monthly crew costs: $21,700


2015 Pershing 92 Ownership Cost Year 2

Hours run: 400

Regular Miami Day trips and Occasionally the Bahamas

Minimum monthly maintenance costs: $3,800

Recommended monthly maintenance costs: $4,800

Minimum monthly crew costs: $5,500

Recommended monthly crew costs: $9,500




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