Too many people do not believe they can do it, that it is too expensive or would require a lot of work. This is simply not true. Of course, a boat requires care and maintenance. But no more so than a car or a house. You would expect some level of time, money and effort would be needed for any valuable item.
But boats are far more affordable than most people might think, and the sheer joy of owning a boat far outweighs any responsibilities. Even the act of caring for it, for many boat owners, is a pleasure in itself.
And just think of the benefits. Boating is peaceful and can take you away from the stress of day to day life. You can build closer relationships with your friends and family as you work together to cross the waves. And you can do many new activities, whether it is taking in the sunset, enjoying the beauty of nature or take part in more energetic water sports.
Live a better life on the open sea
Owning a boat isn’t just a hobby, it is a chance to experience a whole new lifestyle. Life on the waves is different.
Your hard day at work is far behind you, instead, you have the majesty of the open sea and sky. The stresses of home do not feel so big when faced with an ocean in front of you. And how could you possibly feel gloomy when you’re drinking a cold glass of wine while watching a magnificent sunset sending streaks of color across the sky.
For once you can be captain of your life, your heart and of course your boat.
It is the perfect way to build deep and meaningful relationships with your friends and family. Take them along and you will get to know them so much better, as well as bonding over a shared experience and common goal as your work together.
And do not miss the opportunity to reconnect with nature, both sea life and magnificent coastlines that are only possible to view from the sea.
As you set off on your adventures, you will find that it becomes part of your soul and you won’t be able to live without it. If you too dream of buying a boat, keep reading.
How to choose the perfect vessel
There are a huge variety of boats available, and you can choose from the best boat brands, such as Jeanneau, Pardo Yachts, Prestige Yachts, Gran Soleil and Tofinou.
Whether it is a sailboat, a motorboat or a large boat, there is plenty of sizes to choose from for all recreational needs.
For example, the Jeanneau Yacht 64, which can have between 2-cabins, is an impressive semi-custom yacht that is secure and fast to sail but can be adapted for comfort and style to meet individual requirements with innovative interior and exterior options. A yacht is an excellent choice compared to traditional sailing due to having greater amenities, cabins and the option of motorized cruising. A truly luxurious way to travel.
You might also consider a Pardo yacht, a high-powered motorized boat, that gives speed, tuned performance, and ultimate comfort.
Or perhaps more to your taste is one of the Gran Soleil performance cruisers, with the elegant lines and ability to perform at speed, while still offering the comforts that you would expect for entertaining guests at a more relaxed pace.
For a more traditional sailboat, there is also the option of the historic replica, the Tofinou 7. Built to replicate the style and grace of the 1930’s and sumptuously fitted with teak and varnished mahogany, it is a true classic.
Whatever you are looking for, you need to make sure you find a reputable company happy to help with the sale of new boats.
Discover Barcelona and Costa Brava
Most people never get to experience the amazing views of the Barcelona skyline from the Mediterranean. Barcelona offers a subtropical climate, with warm summers and mild winters. It is a truly beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, especially from the unique vantage point of the boat.
As a large port, there are plenty of facilities available for boat owners, and when visiting from the sea, it is very quick and simple to go and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city.
You will certainly be kept busy, with iconic Catalan architecture including the famous works by Antoni Gaudi, and the enormous art collection in the Picasso museum. The choice of food here is incredible too, with many Michelin-star restaurants and cuisines from all around the world as well as traditional Catalan dishes.
When the noise and liveliness of the city become too much, it is easy to return to the tranquility of the sea and set off up the coast to see the unrivaled Costa Brava coastline. Stretching over 200km from the French border to just north of Barcelona, you can see pristine beaches, beautiful coves such as Futadera, and visit little fishing villages full of character and charm you will not find anywhere else. Tossa del Mar and Feliu de Guíols are especially beautiful and romantic, and Tossa del Mar, in particular, has a wind-free coast and sandy seabed that is perfect for a tranquil anchorage.
Heading further north, there are many further places to spend a peaceful afternoon, such as the wild coves of Cala Bona and Cala Tavallera, and many more beautiful villages.
Island hopping in the Balearics
The Balearic Islands are another must visit for boat owners. Made up of Majorca, Minorca, Formentera, and Ibiza, there are plenty of places to visit and many unspoiled anchorages if the yachting hub of Palma is not to your taste.
For example, Formentera, the smallest island, has an amazing white sandy beaches and perfect blue seas ideal for peace and tranquility.
And of course Ibiza’s sunsets are almost as famous as it’s parties, so why not do both. Live your dreams and become a boat owner. You won’t regret it.