Traditionally, Monaco and the French Riviera have been the places to be seen on-board a luxury yacht, yet fashions are changing; nowadays, you’re just as likely to drop anchor next to a Hollywood actor or sporting superstar on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast or Spain’s Balearic Islands as you are on the glitzy Côte d’Azur.
Today, yachting enthusiasts are spoilt for choice when it comes to glamorous locations that are best discovered from the water. Over the last few decades, the industry has opened up to not just new destinations but also new ways to enjoy cruising the seas.
One such example is fractional yacht ownership, which allows more than one party to have a share in a vessel. Since a yacht is a valuable asset and demands significant investment, without even mentioning the costs necessary to maintain it, fractional ownership offers a financially viable solution. For many who would prefer not to charter every year but cannot justify the outlay required to purchase a yacht outright, co-ownership offers the opportunity to realise your dream.
SmartYacht offers fractional yacht ownership in some of yachting’s most desired destinations: the Mediterranean and the Seychelles. Their fleet include some of the most renowned names in yacht design, including Feretti, Azimut, Sunseeker, Princess and Pershing.
Based in Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, SmartYacht’s M/Y PERSHING 76’ combines the speed of a powerboat with the amenities of a luxury yacht. The yacht boasts impressive top speeds of 47 knots – perfect for zipping between the islands of the Balearics when you fancy a lunch of freshly caught seafood in Menorca and an evening spent dancing the night away in Ibiza’s world-famous clubs.
Yet none of the comfort on-board has been compromised. With two permanent crew members – a captain and stewardess – the yacht can accommodate eight guests in four tastefully decorated staterooms, offering light and spacious interiors and generous exterior space. Special features include a tender, toys and sunbeds on the foredeck.
SmartYacht’s service will make you feel as if this yacht is your private domain: from provisioning the yacht with your food and drink preferences before you arrive to securely storing your personal effects on-board after you depart, awaiting your next visit.
With a maximum of three owners and an online reservation system to fairly allocate usage, the M/Y PERSHING 76’ is ideal for families or groups of friends that are looking to enjoy the benefits that yacht ownership brings, without the responsibility and expense of sole ownership.