Author Topic: You too can hire a Superyacht  (Read 1211 times)

deborah

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You too can hire a Superyacht
« on: February 10, 2015, 05:38:07 PM »
Well, the title says it all - here is the article

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/executive-style/luxury/rent-a-superyacht-by-the-hour-20150210-13aypa.html

Evidently families are a big customer hiring superyachts  by the hour to go around Sydney Harbour, the Whitsundays (a beautiful part of the Great Barrier Reef) and the Gold Coast (the beaches just down from Brisbane).

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Re: You too can hire a Superyacht
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 05:46:48 PM »
Well, if you're rich enough and want a super fancy night out every so often, it's probably a much more economical choice than owning one!

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Re: You too can hire a Superyacht
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 10:23:41 AM »
There are non-super, regular yachts that are actually "affordable" in some parts of the world. A 4-cabin yacht (retail about $3 million) with a captain and a steward/cook will cost something like $20,000 to rent for a week in Croatia so you can cruise the Adriatic and visit places like Dubrovnik and Venice. If you consider splitting the cost amongst 4 couples, $5000 for two is about the price of a very luxurious cruise on a major curise line... and here you basically get your own ship and crew.

Is it mustachian? Probably not. Is it a better experience if you were going to drop $2500 per person on a 1-week cruise anyway? Definitely. I prefer cruising in the $300-600 per person range, but who knows, someday my tastes may change.

And remember the Millionaire's 3-F's rule... If it Floats, Flies, or F***s, it's cheaper to rent.