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Yacht Types Explained - Yacht Truth

Yacht Types Explained

By on June 27, 2016

Here are some of the basic types of yachts and what each does best. The general concept is that every yacht is a compromise and none will do everything perfectly, decide what’s most important to you and go from there.

express yacht type

Express Motor Yacht

The express also known as express cruiser tends to be the best looking of the Italian yachts. There are few benefits to this type of vessel other than reduced maintenance and cleaning by not having a 2nd cockpit or another deck to maintain and of course speed. Captains will complain of limited visibility however we solve that problem by adding a wireless remote control by YachtController. This type of boat is ideally suited for short trips with lots of stops and can get in and out of places larger yachts cannot.

Express Hybrid

Express Hybrid Motor Yacht

The express hybrid is identical to an express when viewed from afar however a flybridge has been sunk into the roof to go nearly unnoticed unless occupied. This has become the most popular option in recent years with the more prominent Italian builders like Riva and Pershing. Although the Pershing flybridge is small, the 2nd cockpit provides significant safety when boating at night or in busy harbors.

motor yacht type

Flybridge Motor Yacht

The flybridge yacht is by far the most popular type of yacht for many reasons. The complete integrated 2nd deck provides significant space for not only lounging but also for tenders and water toys. This yacht type will inherently always be more spacious and offer more guest and crew accommodations. With all this extra space also comes the requirement for more crew and operating expenses and vastly diminished speed. This type of vessel suits longer vacations in more developed ports that can accommodate the added height and water requirements.

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