Motor Yachts For Sale

Motor yachts are generally any vessel capable of providing overnight accommodations, not intended specifically for fishing, that are propelled by diesel engines. They range in the size from somewhere around 35 feet to 100 or more feet. Vessels larger than this maybe categorized as megayachts or superyachts. The vast majority of motor yachts built today and fiberglass, and unlike trawlers that operate at a slow economical speed; and more often capable of speeds of 20 or more knots. Their accommodations will include two, or as many as four, staterooms, for owner and guests. They also provide a full galley, heads, (all so referred to as bathrooms) and, typically, comfortable outdoor spaces protected by an overhead structure to provide protection from the sun and rain. A flybridge is a popular item on many motor yachts and those vessels are also referred as flybridge motor yachts. Cockpits are also a component on some motor yachts, in which case they may also be referred to as cockpit motor yachts.

There have been numerous technological developments in the design and construction of motor yachts in the last decade. The addition of bow thrusters, stern thrusters, joy stick maneuvering and static positioning, makes maneuvering and docking them a very simple task. They also benefit from the advancement of better communication systems, simpler methods of navigating, and much higher standards of safety, than vessels built in the past. A first-time motor yacht buyer can easily adapt to the requirements needed to cruise in comfort and safety. There are literally hundreds of motor yacht builders around the world, with most coming from the United States, Europe and the Far East. Some of the popular American builders are Hatteras Yachts, Burger Yachts, Lazzarra Yachts, Grand Banks Yachts, Marquis Yachts, Carver Yachts, Sea Ray Yachts and Cruiser Inc. Yachts. The largest builder of motor yachts in Europe is Italy where there are dozens of popular brands.


The better known brands are: Azimut Yachts, Ferretti Yachts, Riva Yachts, Pershing Yachts, Mochi Craft Yachts and Maiora Yachts. Sunseeker Yachts, Princess Yachts and Fairline Yachts are popular brands built in the U.K. Jeanneau Yachts and Beneteau Yachts are two of the largest builders of midsize motor yachts and are located in France. Taiwan is the largest builder of motor yachts in the Far East. Some of the more popular brands include: Offshore Motor Yachts, Hargrave Yachts, Horizon Yachts, Ocean Alexander Yachts, Fleming Yachts and Nordhavn Yachts. Some of the popular brands built in China include: Selene Yachts, Hampton Yachts, Nordhavn Yachts and DeFever Yachts. With the literally hundreds of builders in this segment of the market to choose from and because of the complexities associated with the design and functionality of a modern motor yacht, one should seek the advice of a knowledgeable broker. No brokerage firm knows the motor yacht market better than the brokers at Luke Brown Yachts.