August 23, 2022

First-time yacht owners guide

Buying your first yacht is an exciting process, here is a small guide to explore the industry.

First-time yacht owners guide

First yacht owner's guide

Buying your first yacht is a very exciting experience promising new adventure and fun family memories. Whether you bought a 15m yacht or 30m yacht, if you are new to yachting here are few tips for you from our experienced brokers.

  1. Keep your yacht looked after all year round - make sure you keep crew onboard all year round and maintain the vessel to the top standard including the engine services, generator servicing and other technical work.
  2. Having a yacht management company can help you to arrange necessary repairs on time, plan berths, find crew, and other
  3. Plan in advance
  4. Yacht manager can help you to find a reliable captain, that will operate the vessel safely and keep it in pristine condition

What else you need to know

Many small yacht owners that own yachts under 20 meters often leave their yachts without any attention during the winter period. We would not recommend this as even a small yacht needs regular maintenance especially in the winter, as it is the perfect time for repairs and servicing to take place.

owning your first yacht can be exciting but challenging at the same time

Consider your finance options, and then choose the best one available

Our brokers can also help you to purchase a yacht with a leasing and build a successful business plan to generate income through yacht charters. We have a big and reliable database of clients and 12 years of experience in the yachting industry to help you navigate through the buying process.

“Once you own your first yacht, you will either dream to buy a bigger one, or to sell it and only charter in the future.”
Which other tips do you have for first-time yacht owners? 

Make sure you charter some yachts that match your preferences when choosing to buy, to find out exactly what style, hull type or performance you would like to have in your dream yacht.

SH Prestige Yachts

SH Prestige Yachts


Yacht charters and yacht sales agent with 12 years of experience in the yachting industry