It is one of the finest luxury items that you are ever likely to possess, but a motorboat can enable you to sail the seven seas with seamless ease. There is certainly no better feeling than being at one with the calming blue waters of the ocean as you set sail in your own lavish vessel.
For many, they are certainly boy’s toys as the saying goes. However, in spite of the recent economic climate which has hit many people hard, there is still great interest in buying a motorboat. If you intend to purchase one, there are a number of different factors you should take into consideration. In the first instance size, as they say, really does matter. It is vitally important to have an understanding about how long you really want it to be and make sure you have a checklist to narrow down your actual requirements.
In addition to this, the engine is of course vital, while the quality interiors are also not to be underestimated. Dealers and manufacturers will often fight tooth and nail in order to win your custom but it’s important to have a check list of your top priorities.
From built in satellite navigation and iPod docks to modern teak flooring, here are some of the most expensive motorboats which are certain to cause a splash.
10 Bayliner 742 Cuddy: $83,000
Launched in 2014 with an arctic white finish, the Bayliner 742 is priced at around $80,000. You can choose from a wide variety of add ons such as a bimini top that benefits from a boot and canvas package and a foredeck sun pad. There is plenty of fine teak throughout this particular boat and Hydraulic Trim Tabs. For the ultimate in safety you can take advantage of an electric anchor winch.
9 Bayliner 285 Cruiser: $110,000
Measuring more than 28 feet in length, the Bayliner 285 is a real sport number that offers sleek lines and a smooth finish. In fact it will give you everything to ensure you sail with the utmost confidence. It offers a premium driving seat with enough space to sleep up to six people. Other functions include skylights and several portholes which ensure it is an extremely light and airy cabin.
8 Bayliner 335: $199,000
Measuring more than an impressive 32 feet, you will find plenty of space in the high quality Bayliner 335. This is the biggest model from their stable and provides two generous cabins. On the other hand, there is lots of storage thanks to the aft cabin and ample seats. This can be transformed into a wet bar which provides lots of entertaining opportunities. You can also find the latest cutting edge equipment on board, a GPS plotter and a bow thruster to cap it all off.
7 Atlantis 42: $362,500
This superior motorboat comes in at more than $360,000. The striking design really elevates this motorboat and has lots of space to entertain. Furthermore, it has great performance and not one but two separate living areas. It has not one but two Volvo Penta D6-330hp diesel powered engines, a generator made from mase, air conditioning unit and a host of modern conveniences. This features a plasma television which comes with a CD player, leather sofas and a wealth of luxurious materials. As far as navigational tools are concerned, the Atlantis 42 provides a Raymarine radar and fishfinder a dedicated high ranging GPS plotter and a Raymarine auto pilot. If you want to make an impression then the Atlantis 42 is certainly not to be underestimated.
6 Birchwood 380: $380,000
Boasting a Volvo Penta engine management computer system, the Birchwood 380 offers a 40 litre water heater and so much more. Priced at $380,000, you can enjoy an impressive speaker as well as sub-woofer system, navigation lights and luxury teak flooring which completes the overall appearance. Relax and unwind in the saloon style lounge which has cream leather banquettes and cherry wood cabinets, IPod stereo and CD player.
5 Princess 56: $390,000
One of the finest hull structures around, the Princess 56 is a great all-rounder. Suitable for a larger family there are lots of hidden extras that you can expect to find inside. It also benefits from two Volvo Penta engines with more than 600 horsepower. Other functions for around $400,000 include a 7.5kW generator, a remote control searchlight for that added bit of security, a beautiful cockpit made from teak and two cabins with en suite facilities.
4 Fairline Targa 52: $455,000
The Fairline Targa 52 is another strong contender on the nautical hot list. You can have the chance to enjoy what is known as Easydock joystick and remote control, which enables much easier berthing. There is also a dedicated iPhone app that allows you to be in control of everything from the battery charger to the lighting. There is an open plan living area and lots of high end cherry wood cabinets which come fully equipped with fitted with an in house entertainment system. This includes a wall mounted television and a DVD player.
3 F Series, F450: $510,000
As far as size is concerned you cannot go wrong with the F Series F450. It provides plenty of space and lots of opportunities for entertaining. Priced at more than half a million dollars, you can dine outdoors with seating up to six guests. Meanwhile there is also a sunbathing deck and an imposing interior that just screams luxury. Admire the premium wood finishes and furnishings that make you feel right at home.
2 Bayliner 5788: $549,000
With a full electronic package system as well as cable television, the Bayliner 5788 is pure indulgence. Immaculate throughout, this motorboat comes complete with a fully integrated camera system not to mention stainless appliances including a dishwasher. Other highlights feature a tub in the master bedroom and clean lines for an aesthetically appealing vessel.
1 Sunseeker Manhattan 50: $635,000
The Sunseeker Manhatten 50 may be $635,000 but you will find plenty of mod cons inside such as a full beam master cabin, private en-suite facilities and a guest cabin for those all-important VIP’s. Meanwhile, there is a separate dining space and leather upholstery which exudes sophistication. Other extras that come with this boat include the likes of heating, an individual generator and a hydraulic passerelle and twin 800hp diesel engines.