While most HNWIs have been enjoying the Olympics and Paralympics games this summer, others have preferred taking it out to the sea and participated in the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club’s 155th annual regatta. The race saw a total of 32 boats sailing in Bridlington Bay. This week another 20 yachts are ready to sail off the costs of England to compete in this year’s Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Inner Spring Regatta.
Many individuals tracked by wealthmonitor are active participants of similar events. Such passionate sailors include the Chairman of Brewin Dolphin who’s a member of the Clyde Cruising Club and Royal Thames Yacht Club, a founder of PlayJam Limited who sailed a 55 foot yacht from Australia to Alaska via the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia and the CEO of Loro Piana who took part several times in the Regata dei Tre Golfi, among others…
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How much exactly do luxury boats cost? To give you an idea of the average price on sale right now, note that French industrialist Martin Bouygues has recently put his luxury yacht up for sale for £53.5m (slightly more than what he paid two years ago) while Neymar, one of the biggest star of Brazilian football, has freshly spent £5m on a second-hand Italian yacht.
What kind of comfort do the wealthy appreciate on board? Mr. Putin enjoys a 53.7-metre yacht with a designer interior, a spa pool, waterfall and wine cellar, Jacuzzi, barbecue, a maple wood colonnade and a huge bathroom faced in marble.
To add more fun, customised accessories are also available. Worldwide boat makers offer a new range of water toys such as customised inflatable waterslides designed by the US company Freestyle Cruiser while Poland-based ship builder Sunseeker Yachts has launched a 60 Sunreef Power yacht which features wet bar with barbecue, dining area and sun pad for outdoor lounging.