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Fractional Yacht Ownership in the Western Med
The Western Mediterranean is famed for its glamorous ports where the nightlife often surpasses the rock-star styled fun filled days at anchor.
This region is very much about active lifestyle yachting, where coming back into port at night to enjoy some land based gastronomic delights and a cool vibe in the bars and clubs, is very much the norm for yacht owners.
Fractional yacht owners in the western Med tend to use their yachts more as a floating holiday home than a passage-maker. Fractional ownership therefore works particularly well in these waters as berthing costs tend to be among the highest in the world, and an idle yacht can become restrictively expensive. Through shared ownership, the mooring is in constant use, balancing-out the value proposition.
Yachts in these waters tend to fall into two primary categories:
• Sleek flybridge yachts designed to offer high occupancy levels of accommodation coupled with ample living space. Sub 60ft yachts often boasting 3 spacious cabins, and over 60ft yachts offering 4 cabins or more. These make ideal holiday-home type fractional yachts, as they are perfectly configured to blend the mix of style and comfort desired.
• Rapid and purposeful looking open yachts to offer extensive outdoor entertaining areas, very much with day boating in mind. These yachts are ideally suited to fractional ownership when combined with a land based holiday home and often bought by villa owners who would like some time at sea but wish to avoid the costs and hassle of outright yacht ownership.
This yacht was recently surveyed and interested parties are welcome to see a copy. (The few issues detected were fully addressed)The following upgrades have since been added to her: Full engines service by R K Marine, Volvo specialistsSouthampton Generator installed (Fisher Panda)Air conditioning installed (Dometiq)Hydraulic Passerelle installed (Besenzoni)Bimini installedNew mattressesNew sun deck cushionsNew anodes and anti fouled in August 2018
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This is a privately-owned yacht that has had very little use. The owner is still busily engaged running his UK business so simply cannot spend the amount of time on board he hopes to when he retires. He is therefore looking for two likeminded co-owners to share her and will run her under the Fractional Association and Yacht Share Network structures and code of conduct.The yacht is exceptional, fastidiously maintained and with very low hours. Her home port in Tuscany is Marina di Scarlino, providing easy access to Elba, Corsica and Northern Sardinia, for some delightful cruising. For the less adventurous, there’s also plenty to see and do, on the Italian mainland.Access to Scarlino is straightforward with regular EasyJet flights to Pisa. From Pisa Airport one can hire a car, or jump on a train (efficient and cheap) to Follonica (nearest town) and then it’s a 10-minute taxi ride to the Marina.The boat is carefully managed by a local Englishman (speaks fluent Italian of course), married to an Italian woman and his well-run business is supporting and servicing a handful of boats at very fair prices. He is a Professional Skipper and Yachtmaster and clearly passionate about his vocation.