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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.
Cruisair air conditioning (reverse cycle Onan 13.5kW 150Hz generator (upgraded from standard) Bowthruster Trim tabs Full engine and ancillary instrumentation Three Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning units (saloon 36,000 BTU (also serves crew cabin), owner and port guest cabin 16,000BTU, forward cabin 10,000 BTU, each one with independent thermostat controls) Lazarette Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper watermaker 220V AC Domestic batteries (7/2014)
Berths: 6 Cabins: 3 Head: 3 Crew Berths: 2 Crew Cabins: 1 Master stateroom (midship cabin) with king-size double bed Forward stateroom with queen-sized double bed Port guest cabin with twin single beds Dinette is raised at bridge level with occasional stools and electric windows Spacious saloon Aft crew cabin with twin single berths, with access to shower & heads
Light Cherry wood interior with cream natural leather upholstery and straw Berber carpets KVH Trackvision Satellite TV tracking system (each TV unit is independent) Continental sockets, with three extra fitted (2010) Master stateroom TV unit Satellite decoder DVD player Radio/stereo Security camera from aft deck linked to TV unit Access to en-suite shower & heads Forward stateroom TV unit Satellite decoder DVD player Radio/stereo Access to en-suite shower & heads Port guest cabin TV unit Satellite decoder DVD player Saloon TV DVD player SKY digibox Decoder box Separate radio/CD player to aft deck Security camera on aft deck (plays back to TV unit) Entertainment system with dedicated inverter Surround sound system
Well equipped galley with snowstorm worktop 4-burner ceramic hob Panasonic combination cooker Two fridges Ice maker Bosch dishwasher Original Princess crockery Utility room with freezer and washer/dryer
Raymarine SmartPilot autopilot Furuno NavNet integrating GPS, chart plotter and radar (colour) with open scanner Raymarine Tridata speed log and depth sounder Raymarine wind indicator Simrad RS87 VHF radio with DSC function ACR spotlight Nera Fleet 33 Satellite communication system All repeated on flybridge except Satcom
Stern rope handling winches Additional 20m of anchor chain (60m total) Fenders with covers (8) All new ropes with mooring lines with chains and springs Flybridge with access from saloon and aft cockpit, complete with twin helm seat Wet bar with barbecue griddle and refrigerated cool box Bimini top (canvas top in white with extension over sunbathing area (2010) Covers on flybridge for helm and helm seating/wet bar Overall winter cover for flybridge (2010) Front and side screen winter covers (2010) Sun cushions Exterior vinyl cushions, including the front sun bed (2010) Radio/stereo and blue mood lighting
Summer mesh screen covers to front and side as well as cockpit for privacy/sunshade (2010) Sliding stainless steel doors, teak deck Solid teak table and chairs with specially adapted fixings for table at sea Twin electric stern winches Blue mood lights Camera for security system Teak bathing platform with teak chocks for RIB Deck shower Lifted by Opacmare stainless steel/teak passerelle/crane (280kg lift)
Fixed 6-man canister life raft (2010) Two horseshoe life rings (2010) Flare pack (2010) Fire extinguishers
Nautica Jet RIB 12 with 80hp Yamaha engine Water skis
Princess 57 Syndicate Information
This syndicate is a Fractional Association Platinum Member, working to the association’s Code of Conduct and fulfil their Maintenance Management criteria.
This includes an owners’ website for the selection of their weeks, a communication forum and real time access to the management accounts.
This spacious Flybridge Yacht was selected because it effectively has 4 cabins, if one includes the crew cabin, which is fitted out to a high standard so it can be used by guests.
The expertise of the syndicate is immediately recognisable by the addition of items such as the water-maker. They have shared yachts in Puerto Portals for over a decade and have everything about their operation and yacht working perfectly down to a fine art.
One might describe this as an entry level price for what is definitely not entry level yachting. This is as good as it gets!