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Yacht Truth https://yachttruth.com a free service for qualified owners Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://i2.wp.com/yachttruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Yacht Truth https://yachttruth.com 32 32 113145933 Yachting Apps and Software https://yachttruth.com/yachting-apps-and-software/ https://yachttruth.com/yachting-apps-and-software/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:58:28 +0000 http://yachttruth.com/?p=95 Here we provide our favorite apps and software for a better yachting experience™. Check back often as we continue to populate our list of most used apps. Full disclosure, we use apple products and have limited experience with Android and other operating systems. Windfinder is a great app originally created for kite surfers to find […]

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Here we provide our favorite apps and software for a better yachting experience™. Check back often as we continue to populate our list of most used apps. Full disclosure, we use apple products and have limited experience with Android and other operating systems.


Windfinder

Windfinder is a great app originally created for kite surfers to find wind while we use it to find the lack thereof. The superforecast is especially useful as any app that predicts anything further than a few days ahead is really only guessing.


garmin bluechart

The Garmin Bluechart app is great as a backup and quick reference guide while navigating. We like to cross reference charts to confirm accuracy and this one works great and updates easily on all our apple devices. The app is free but the charts cost depending on your requirements.


buoydata app

Buoydata allows the user to login in real time to any passing ships and active buoys to get real world conditions. A great tool to cross reference what your weather program is telling you.


Navionics Icon

Navionics has an app for most smartphones and although not as intuitive as the Garmin app it is always good to cross reference different charts to improve accuracy. Navionics also has more comprehensive coverage for regions less traveled such as smaller lakes and inshore waterways.


 

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The True Cost of Yacht Ownership https://yachttruth.com/the-true-cost-of-yacht-ownership/ https://yachttruth.com/the-true-cost-of-yacht-ownership/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:57:40 +0000 http://yachttruth.com/?p=93 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 […]

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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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Yacht Types Explained https://yachttruth.com/yacht-types-explained/ https://yachttruth.com/yacht-types-explained/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:44:48 +0000 http://yachttruth.com/?p=91 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 Motor Yacht The express also known as express cruiser tends to be the best […]

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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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Yachting up the East Coast from Florida to New York and on to Montreal https://yachttruth.com/yachting-up-the-east-coast-from-florida-to-new-york-and-on-to-montreal/ https://yachttruth.com/yachting-up-the-east-coast-from-florida-to-new-york-and-on-to-montreal/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:03:00 +0000 http://yachttruth.com/?p=29 Right around the end of May and June the vast majority of yachts leave from some Florida shipyard having last minute repairs done for the long journey either north up the coast or east to play in the Mediterranean for the summer. Here we have provided a brief sort of case study and virtual trip experience of an […]

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Azimut 62S in Montreal Marina

Right around the end of May and June the vast majority of yachts leave from some Florida shipyard having last minute repairs done for the long journey either north up the coast or east to play in the Mediterranean for the summer.

Here we have provided a brief sort of case study and virtual trip experience of an entry level Italian yacht being brought from wintering in the Bahamas to her summer berth in Montreal.

The vessel is a 2008 Azimut 62S with twin Caterpillar C18 diesels cruising at 30mph all loaded up with fuel. While the cruising speed is decent, Azimut designed this boat more for day use than long range cruising and effective range is only about 200 miles in comfortable conditions. Generally the larger Italian sport yachts get closer to 350 miles of range significantly reducing travel time especially when it can take hours to fill up a yacht on low speed diesel pumps common in the smaller ports.


Fuel and Dockage Itinerary East Coast:

  • Depart from Bayside Marina downtown Miami, Florida
  • “Turn and Burn” fuel stop at Sailfish Marina Palm Beach, Florida
  • Cape Canaveral, Florida for fuel and dockage for the night
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida for fuel and dockage
  • Charleston, South Carolina for fuel and dockage
  • Bald Head Island, South Carolina 4 days waiting for Tropical Storm Colin to pass
  • Morehead City, North Carolina for max fuel and dockage in preparation for longest leg of trip around Hatteras
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia for fuel and dockage
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey for fuel and dockage
  • New York City, New York for fuel and dockage and preparations for Hudson River
  • Albany, New York fuel and dockage
  • Whitehall, New York fuel and dockage (USA locks complete)
  • Canada Customs and Immigration dock on Lake Champlain
  • St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec for dockage
  • St Marc sur Richelieu, Quebec for dockage
  • Montreal, Quebec arrival at destination

Miami to NYC to Montreal Trip Costs:

Diesel Fuel Total Cost: $ 11,200

Average Diesel Price: $ 2,35 per gallon

Dockage and Lockage: $ 2,370

Crew Costs: $ 2,500

Added Maintenance Costs (directly related to trip): $ 2,850

TOTAL COST: $ 18,920


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