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Motor yachts

Buying a motor yacht has never been easier with our selection of over 1200 brandnew motor yachts directly from European manufacturers. Whether you're looking for a cruiser, a trawler, an open deck yacht, a flybridge, a pilothouse, a hybrid, a cabin yacht or catamaran, or a houseboat – we got it. Interested in superyachts up to 20m – we got them as well. Not sure where to start? Our helpful staff can help you find the perfect boat for your taste and budget.
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Motor yachts or Motor boats

Motor yachts and motorboats are interchangeable terms used to describe boats powered by either internal combustion engines or electric motors. Motor yachts tend to be bigger and more lavish then motorboats. The typical size of a motorboat is up to 12 metres in length, and they generally have no cabin, though a small cockpit is sometimes present. Motor yachts, on the other hand, are usually much bigger and often have cabins, wet rooms, kitchens, sun decks and other amenities.

Yacht or Boat?

When talking about motor-driven watercraft, the terms 'yacht' means a larger vessel that contains several cabins, kitchen (or kitchens), bathrooms, sun decks, etc.

Motor yachts and CE classification

Most motor yachts are suitable for high sea journeys, such as crossing seas and oceans, as well as inland water and in-shore regions. Specifically designed for high sea journeys, motor yachts offer superior comfort and more amenities than their counterparts designed for in-shore and inland water journeys. Additionally, they are generally sturdier constructed and are suited for more challenging navigable areas.

Types of motor yachts

There are several common types of motor yachts: cruisers, trawlers, open deck yachts, flybridges, pilothouses, hybrids, cabin yachts or catamarans, houseboats. Most motor yachts have inboard engines, although outboard engines are olso used.

Hull shapes of motor yachts

At the market, you'll find a wide selection of hull shapes, with the most frequent being the Deep V-hull, perfect for cutting through the waves. The Flat hull or flat bottom hull, ideal for lakes and rivers, the Semi-V hull, with its deep V shape in the bow and flat aft, the Pontoon hull, based on the catamaran principle and the Round-bottom hull suitable for long-distance boats and yachts.

Design of Motor yachts

Motor yachts can be designed according to either of two principles: displacement and planing. Displacement boats are not able to exceed their respective hull speed (equal to the root of waterline length multiplied by 4.5), and are deemed incredibly comfortable when riding waves. On the other hand, gliders can achieve several times their hull speed and easily skim the water surface. However, their high speed on the water can only be maintained as long as the surface remains calm and flat. Lastly, half-gliders are seen to be a combination of the two design features: they can lift around fifty percent of their body out of the water. Additionally, catamarans are considered to be an exotic type of engine, usually branded by their slim and speedy floats.

Which are the best-known yacht manufacturers?

Beneteau or Bénéteau is a French sail and motor yacht manufacturer, with production facilities in France and the United States. The company is a well-known and respected boat builder, and its holding company (Groupe Beneteau) also owns other prestigious brands like Jeanneau and its multihull subsidiary Lagoon since 1995. Benetti is an Italian shipbuilding and boat building company located in Viareggio, Livorno, and Fano, and is owned by Azimut Benetti S.p.A. Azimut Yachts, another Italian yacht manufacturing company, was founded in Viareggio, Italy in 1969 by Paolo Vitelli. Fountaine-Pajot, a prominent French maritime construction company, specializes in catamarans for private leisure, cruising, and offshore chartering. Established in 1976 by Jean François Fountaine and Yves Pajot in Aigrefeuille-d’Aunis, Charente-Maritime, the company now also operates a factory in La Rochelle. Hanse Yachts AG, a German yacht manufacturer based in Greifswald on the Baltic Sea, is known for producing sailing yachts ranging from 29 ft (approximately 9 meters) to 67 ft (20.42 meters) in length.

Finally, the Brunswick Boat Group, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, is the world’s largest pleasure boat manufacturer. With net sales of US$1.7 billion in 2008 and US$1.0 billion in 2012, the Boat Group produces a variety of boats including Sea Ray, Bayliner, Meridian pleasure boats, Boston Whaler offshore fishing boats, and Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris (formerly FloteBote), Lowe, Lund, and Princecraft fishing, deck, and pontoon boats. Brunswick is a major boat manufacturer in Europe, offering brands like Quicksilver, Uttern, and Valiant.

There are also some emerging brands that already gained a reputation, including: Sunreef YachtsGaleon YachtsParkerCobreyDelphiaNorthman.