2018 Trends in Yachts

Many of you have dreamed of owning a luxurious yacht, leisurely cruising the globe and exploring exotic locations worldwide. Everyone can imagine waking to a spectacular sunrise, enjoying an exquisite massage, and then heading the days adventures from aboard an incredible yacht. Traveling by launch or helicopter to secluded islands for snorkeling and picnicking, later experiencing delectable local cuisine prepared by your private chef, and finally watching the breathtaking sunset and sipping champagne underneath the starry night.

Synonymous with wealth and status, luxury yachts first came on the scene in the early 20th century, commissioned by the rich and famous (or infamous). The late 20th century and early 21st, enormous growth occurred in the yachting industry, as yachts began to incorporate special features bringing the yacht to the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication. Today’s yachts are a marvel of 21st century design, featuring a quality of unmatched workmanship, with extensive customization and special features. Each yacht meets exceptional standards for both luxury and safety, handling and speed, and of course, extravagant levels of comfort.

Today’s luxury yacht manufacturers, like Ferretti Yachts, Sea Ray, Tiara Yachts, Royal Huisman, Mochi Craft, Lurssen Yachts, Yacht Island Design, Vicem Yachts, Blohm and Voss, and more, promise the latest technology in propulsion and control, legendary craftsmanship, and elegant finishes. Included in state of the art power and control are radar, GPS, chart plotters, autopilot, and even joystick controls allowing yachtsmen (and women) full and confident control of their vessels. Because speed, under control of course, is also desired, the most modern and safe engines achieve top speeds, deliver efficient ocean crossings, and superior performance and reliability.

The latest in design and construction highlights incredible craftmanship delivering the best strength to weight ratios utilizing modern techniques and materials.  Glass cockpits provide natural lighting galore. Teak sundecks outfitted with inviting Jacuzzis and pools are among the favorite amenities of yacht owners. Larger windows and innovative lighting promise enhanced entertaining spaces, including dance floors, onboard cinemas, libraries, as well as comfortable master suites, staterooms, and massage rooms on board. Luxury finishes in lounges, gathering spaces, cabins, dining rooms, and ensuite baths deliver opulence and comfort onboard.

Among the largest and most expensive yachts in the world, higher levels of lavish indulgence are available and feature helipads, submarines, and multiple pools. Extravagant amenities, just to name a few, include the Lady Moura’s extendable private sand beach complete with beach chairs and palm trees; the Al Said featuring a concert hall able to accommodate a 50-piece orchestra; Sailing Yacht A with an underwater observation room; and the Eclipse complete with a 5,000-square foot master suite, 24 guest cabins, a private garden, and a missile defense system.

There is no doubt the yachting trends of 2018 and beyond are dream makers. When you have found your dream yacht, FMT Yacht Transport is ready to transport your yacht to your home port safely and efficiently with outstanding service and the best price.  A FMT, you can expect customized solutions to fit your unique scenario and circumstances.