Why Renting a Yacht Is So Much Better Than Buying One

January 10, 2021 11:13 PM   |   Yacht Rental Tampa Staff

* Disclaimer * 'Rental' and 'Charter' are used interchangeably on this website. So, for example, Tampa yacht charters, and Tampa yacht rentals have the same meaning.

Spring is near and that can only mean one thing: the sailing season has officially begun. If you’re also feeling the Wanderlust and planning your next sailing holiday, you might be asking yourself whether it’s worth it to buy your own yacht. We’ve put together the best reasons why renting a yacht is so much better than buying one – so that this summer will be the best of your life. You’ll definitely find the right boat for you at an affordable price.

You don’t have to make a big investment

Buying a yacht is a huge investment. Unlike real estate property, the value of a boat doesn’t just fluctuate – it definitely decreases over time. Your yacht will already depreciate by at least 20% in the very first year, and by a steady 5-10% in the following years. This is also assuming that boat prices – and the economy – will stay completely steady.

There won’t be any investment costs when you rent a yacht – only the rental fee and a refundable deposit is necessary. If you’re traveling with several people you can even split the cost and your amazing sailing holiday will probably end up cheaper than a regular journey abroad.

When you rent a yacht you will neither have to commit financially, nor commit to only one yacht. If you’re new to sailing you will want to try different boat types, makes and sizes – that’s not possible once you’ve decided on a specific one. As an experienced sailor you already know all of the amazing, very different types of boats you can sail – and that it’s impossible to choose only one.

You will have less costs

Buying a yacht is expensive, and that doesn’t even include the maintenance and other running expenses involved in owning a yacht. Mooring, insurance and fuel, as well as constant maintenance, repairs and winterising your yacht are only a few of the costly expenses you’ll have to reckon with. Remember that if your yacht is a bit older or pre-owned these costs will increase significantly over time. Additionally, yacht repairs are highly technical and will have to be done by experts, which is another cost factor.

If you’re traveling abroad you will have to pay for flights and accommodation – on a yacht you are already traveling in your own hotel room. If you book a fully catered yacht holiday the costs for catering, insurance and any other expenses will be paid by the person renting the yacht. All you have to worry about is achieving maximum relaxation. At Yacht Rentals Tampa, we focus on providing you and your party a Tampa yacht that ensures relaxation and a comfortable excitement.

You will be so much more flexible

If you’re not able to trailer your boat, you will always be bound to your immediate sailing area. Should you be able to transport your boat, routes to different sailing areas might be long and tedious. A lot of free time is necessary in order to properly enjoy traveling with your own boat.

If you rent a yacht, however, you are free to travel the entire world – not just your local waters. If you rent a yacht you have the freedom of choice: try new yacht types and book the exact number of cabins that fit your traveling needs. Maybe you want to spend a romantic weekend on a luxury yacht in spring, have an amazing family holiday on a sailboat in summer or go partying with your friends on a catamaran in autumn. If you decide to rent a yacht you could have all of these experiences – and so many more – in the very same year. Our yacht charter Tampa yachts offer many different luxurious and fun experiences. While each yacht is luxurious, it offers something different from the rest. We invite you to our many yacht rental in Tampa.

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