Showcasing the New Yacht Market
If you’ve made the exciting decision to buy a new yacht, it’s time to consider what’s on the market in the category that works for you. We’ve hand-picked a selection of both Australian and overseas manufacturers of both motor and sail yachts for you to consider.
Beneteau are one of the most popular yachts on Australian waterways and they suit a range of sailing abilities and recreational boating preferences. The boats are built in France and available in Australia through a network of dealers.
The Beneteau First range is built for those that have a fun, competitive edge but still want their yacht to cater for a relaxing day of sailing with friends and family. The Oceanis collection is the brand’s cruising range and features clearer deck plans and hull construction designed for open sea. Check out the latest releases including the Oceanis 40.1 and Oceanis Yacht 54.
Another highly regarded French yacht manufacturer, Jeanneau offers their signature collection plus the Sun Fast and the Sun Odyssey. All built with luxury and liveability and when buying new, you have the opportunity to customise some of the features to your taste. On the Jeanneau 51 you even have the option of including your own wine cellar.
The Jeanneau 64 is the top of the range and the ultimate in cruising luxury, both above and below deck. Customise to suit your style with plenty of options for entertaining space.
Defined by their superior German engineering combined with the classic traditions of boat building, the Bavaria C-Line (Cruiser Line) offer models to suit those that prefer single-handed sailing and those that prefer a crew aboard. The range includes several models from the 34 right up to the 51. The Bavaria Cruiser 51 Style can accommodate up to 6 in 3 cabins or choose to reconfigure below deck for 5 cabins.
For that luxury super-yacht in the motor yacht category, you must consider a Benetti. The ultimate in Italian craftsmanship and contemporary technological innovation. Benetti Yachts are custom-made in the company’s massive shipyard in Livorno, Italy. The Custom collection allows complete customisation in design and build while the Class collection has semi-customisation.
These luxury super motor yachts are available from 30 metres in length to well over 100 metres and are designed to be operated by a professional crew.
The Viko range of yachts is relatively new to the yacht market in Australia but with models like the VIKO S35, they are sure to soar in popularity. The deep keel design and sleek lines of the hull deliver the performance you want and below deck, it’s the comfort and luxury you expect from a European boat builder. It offers either a 2 cabin or 3 cabin option, loads of windows and plenty of other opportunities to customise to suit your sailing style.
For those entering the yacht market, the Fareast 26 is worth considering. An easy-to-sail keel yacht, the 26 is still sporty and delivers performance as well as comfort all round. For another step down in size, the Fareast 19R is a another great entry level yacht, ideal for sailing club racing, sailing schools or single-handed cruising for an afternoon of sailing relaxation.
The Fareast range includes several trailable yachts for those looking for a more flexible option.
Bluewater Cruising Yachts
Built at the company’s facility near Lake Macquarie, NSW, Bluewater Cruising Yachts offers the compact 20ft Cygnet and the 42 ft Bluewater 420RS and 420CC models. The Cygnet is a sailing boat but you can sail her, run her on the motor or even row her and take her on your trailer to your favourite waterway. With space for 4 adults and easy mast set-up, the Cygnet 20 is worth considering as a very versatile small yacht.
Maritimo Motor Yachts
As far as luxury motor yachts, they don’t come much more magnificent than Maritimo. Hand-crafted in Australia, this collection of motor yachts features innovative design, exceptional luxury and excellent seaworthiness for cruising wherever you want. Maritimo offer quite a few models across their Sport Coupe, Flybridge and Sedan collections with lengths from 50ft to 70ft.
The Maritimo X-Series S60 is an extraordinary sports yacht which a clever, flow-through design to the main saloon and galley and an aft area which becomes your own private beach club!
Hanse Yachts are manufactured in Germany and represented in Australia by Team Windcraft. The yachts are precision-engineered and every boat features their self-tacking headsail design. The Hanse 315 is known as the company’s Pocket Rocket. A fun 31 footer that is easy to sail and can accommodate 5 people for overnighters.
The newest release is the Hanse 458 which features a sleek design, L-shaped keel and high-end luxury inclusions.
For something a little different, think multi-hull! Why not consider a Corsair trailable trimaran. The Corsair 760 is the newest addition to this versatile range and offers a fantastic yacht for a day with the family or competing. The design is ideal for short-handed sailing and features a very stable platform and below deck, there’s a surprising amount of spacious comfort.
But the biggest attraction of the Corsair is that it folds up to fit on a standard trailer!
That’s just a few of the many new yachts available for sale in Australia. Whatever your sailing ability or your budget, you’re sure to find a model that works for you.