The oddly spelt word “yacht” finds its origins from the Dutch language in the word Jacht, which means “hunt” or “hunter.” And a yacht was originally construed as “a light, swift sailing vessel which is employed to convey people of importance.” That was the past, whereas nowadays, the word has come to describe a wider range of vessels, be they run by sail, power, or both, and any yacht that is not powered with only sails and wind is specified as a motor yacht.
The motor yacht itself normally has a very comfortable feel to it and a typical model provides two staterooms divided by the entire length of the yacht, as well as an expansive living area in between, with each cabin commonly resembling top class hotel suites.
Size, Fuel and Mileage
Usually powered by diesel or a petrol engine, these beautiful vessels can range vastly in size:
- From as small as 27 feet (about 8.2 meters) to as big as 80 feet (about 24.3 meters).
- The typical size of most of them, which is seen on the oceans, however, is around 44 feet (about 13.4 meters).
Nearly all motor yachts have an average petrol tank that is capable of holding:
- 300 gallons (about 1,136 litres) and can travel roughly 0.5 to 0.75 of a mile on one gallon of fuel (about 0.21 to 0.32 km/litre)
Those who wish to get a second hand boat, should go over all the specs and only purchase from a reliable boat company
Built for Comfort and Cruising
- The majority of boating buffs tend to agree that a motor yacht’s value is determined by the size of its sundeck, flybridge, and covered aft-deck.
- Any boat which has these important features has been carefully designed for maximum space and comfort.
- On a fair sized motor yacht, the open bridge can seat up to eight people and the sheltered aft-deck and foredeck are normally open.
- The common cruising speed for one of these launches is around the 20 knot range with ordinary weight conditions and the sea being in a sober state.
- The top speed can be somewhere between 25 and 30 knots, and will depend on the model and engine size.
- Naturally, higher cruise and top end speeds are out there and available on a number of models, especially those which have been designed for racing.
Efficiency and Costs
The majority of these magnificent marine vessels are most fuel efficient when moving at speeds of 8-10 knots, and for more detailed fuel ranges, it’s in one’s best interests to consult with the company who deals in boats.
If you are new to the nautical world and are considering purchasing a motor yacht, it is thought by many as being best to purchase a smaller one first. The larger sized boat will have other cost factors to consider, such as slip rental fees, boat storage, and annual maintenance.
Whatever you decide on, the purchase of a beautiful motor yacht will certainly enhance your lifestyle!