SYS Yacht Sales - New and Used Boats and Yachts or Sale

Used Yachts For Sale From 91 To 100 Feet

Listed below are used yachts for sale worldwide from 91 to 100 feet. Use the search tools to narrow your exploration. SYS Yacht Sales offers a wide range of used yachts for sale, including explorer yachts, luxury cruisers, motor yachts, trawlers, pilothouse yachts, sailing yachts and everything in between. Search top brands like Hargrave, Princess, Ferretti, Sunseeker, Azimut, Benetti and much more. Need assistance? Contact our experienced yacht brokers. We look forward to helping you find the yacht that's right for you.

2024 100' Horizon-FD100 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Horizon FD100

Fd100-908 - in production.

Mail

Azimut 100 Grande

1984 100' Motor Yacht-100 Ditmar & Donaldson Brisbane, QLD, AU

Motor Yacht 100 Ditmar & Donaldson

2016 100' Ocean Alexander-MY Fort Myers, FL, US

Ocean Alexander MY

2023 100' Canados-Oceanic 100 Tri-Deck Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Canados Oceanic 100 Tri-Deck

2012 100' Custom Line-Custom Line 100 Athens, GR

Custom Line Custom Line 100

2024 100' Sunseeker-100 Yacht Miami, FL, US

Sunseeker 100 Yacht

2016 100' Ocean Alexander-Skylounge Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Ocean Alexander Skylounge

2005 100' Azimut-98 Leonardo Miami, FL, US

Azimut 98 Leonardo

2017 100' Ocean Alexander-100 SKYLOUNGE Delray Beach, FL, US

Ocean Alexander 100 SKYLOUNGE

2024 100' Majesty-100 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Majesty 100

2006 100' Azimut-100 Jumbo Miami, FL, US

Azimut 100 Jumbo

1996 100' Azimut-Jumbo Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Azimut Jumbo

Sand dollar.

2002 100' President-100 Motor Yacht Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

President 100 Motor Yacht

2019 100' Baia-ONE HUNDRED Naples, IT

Baia ONE HUNDRED

2019 100' Ocean Alexander-100 Motor Yacht Stuart, FL, US

Ocean Alexander 100 Motor Yacht

2025 100' Majesty-100 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Order To Build

1999 100' Azimut-100 Jumbo Palm Beach, FL, US

Numarine 30XP

Numarine 30xp.

2025 100' Extra-X30 VILLA Ancona, IT

Extra X30 VILLA

2024 100' Azimut-Magellano 30M Pompano Beach, FL, US

Azimut Magellano 30M

Fifth season.

2025 100' All Ocean Yachts-Tri-Deck Explorer Yacht US

All Ocean Yachts Tri-Deck Explorer Yacht

All ocean yachts 100' steel or fiberglass.

2018 100' Ocean Alexander-100 Naples, FL, US

Ocean Alexander 100

Wiggle room.

1999 100' Azimut-100 Jumbo La Paz, MX

  • Event Details

FGI

100′ Yachts for Sale

Find the perfect 100 feet yachts for sale.

Our website features plenty of 100′ superyachts all around the world, discover the perfect yacht closer to you!

Immerse yourself in the epitome of nautical luxury with FGI Yacht Group’s esteemed collection of 100′ yachts for sale. These magnificent centennial vessels are masterpieces of engineering, designed for those who seek to experience the ocean in its grandest form. With every detail meticulously crafted, our 100-foot yachts are a testament to sophistication, offering expansive and impeccably designed interiors, cutting-edge technology, and unrivaled performance. The 100′ category is an exquisite realm where elegance, power, and innovation coalesce to redefine the boundaries of maritime luxury. FGI Yacht Group is dedicated to facilitating a seamless acquisition experience, ensuring that your journey on the sea is as extraordinary as the vessel itself. Let us guide you towards a 100′ yacht that surpasses the ordinary and enters the realm of the extraordinary.

PRINCESS 32M 263923

PRINCESS 32M

CURFEW II 310841

HELLS BELLS

SOBRE LAS OLAS 405924

SOBRE LAS OLAS

TEMPEST WS 221956

HATTERAS 105

LONG TENG 408160

Contact Broker

Would you like us to call you back.

Your Name Your phone number Best time to call

how much for a 100 foot yacht

how much for a 100 foot yacht

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser or activate Google Chrome Frame to improve your experience.

Worth Avenue Yachts Logo

  • Link to search page
  • US: +1 (561) 833 4462
  • US: +1 (206) 209-1920
  • MC: +377 99 90 74 63

Yachts for Sale 100ft Yachts

Welcome to our curated selection of yachts, sorted by size. Explore our collection of vessels approximately 100ft in length. Each listing offers a unique opportunity to discover the perfect vessel tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch with a member of the team to pair you up with your ideal vessel.

Inquire About 100ft Yachts

2000 Custom Dive Boat

View yacht 2000 Custom Dive Boat, available for sale

2000 Custom Dive Boat , yacht for sale

ALLEGRA  @ Aventura

View yacht ALLEGRA @ Aventura, available for sale

ALLEGRA @ Aventura , yacht for sale

Highline

View yacht Highline, available for sale

Highline , yacht for sale

Salone

View yacht Salone, available for sale

Salone , yacht for sale

102′ 2007 Blubay 102

View yacht 102′ 2007 Blubay 102, available for sale

102′ 2007 Blubay 102 , yacht for sale

STAMOS BIEN

View yacht STAMOS BIEN, available for sale

STAMOS BIEN , yacht for sale

Indigo

View yacht Indigo, available for sale

Indigo , yacht for sale

Illusion of the Isles

View yacht Illusion of the Isles, available for sale

Illusion of the Isles , yacht for sale

PATRONESS

View yacht PATRONESS, available for sale

PATRONESS , yacht for sale

101′ HARGRAVE

View yacht 101′ HARGRAVE, available for sale

101′ HARGRAVE , yacht for sale

TORTUGA

View yacht TORTUGA, available for sale

TORTUGA , yacht for sale

CynderElla

View yacht CynderElla, available for sale

CynderElla , yacht for sale

OZ SEA

View yacht OZ SEA, available for sale

OZ SEA , yacht for sale

Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht

View yacht Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht, available for sale

Sunseeker 101 Sport Yacht , yacht for sale

Julia S

View yacht Julia S, available for sale

Julia S , yacht for sale

ZOUT

View yacht ZOUT, available for sale

ZOUT , yacht for sale

AURORA

View yacht AURORA, available for sale

AURORA , yacht for sale

SX100

View yacht SX100, available for sale

SX100 , yacht for sale

SEA N SEA

View yacht SEA N SEA, available for sale

SEA N SEA , yacht for sale

NINITAS A

View yacht NINITAS A, available for sale

NINITAS A , yacht for sale

New Arrival

View yacht New Arrival, available for sale

New Arrival , yacht for sale

2024 OCEANIC 100’ SHADOW

View yacht 2024 OCEANIC 100’ SHADOW, available for sale

2024 OCEANIC 100’ SHADOW , yacht for sale

WHIMSEA

View yacht WHIMSEA, available for sale

WHIMSEA , yacht for sale

GIOE I

View yacht GIOE I, available for sale

GIOE I , yacht for sale

Can't find what you're looking for contact a broker for information about off-market yachts for sale., yachts by length.

  • View 60ft yachts for sale
  • View 65ft yachts for sale
  • View 70ft yachts for sale
  • View 75ft yachts for sale
  • View 80ft yachts for sale
  • View 85ft yachts for sale
  • View 90ft yachts for sale
  • View 95ft yachts for sale
  • View 100ft yachts for sale
  • View 105ft yachts for sale
  • View 110ft yachts for sale
  • View 115ft yachts for sale
  • View 120ft yachts for sale
  • View 125ft yachts for sale
  • View 130ft yachts for sale
  • View 135ft yachts for sale
  • View 140ft yachts for sale
  • View 145ft yachts for sale
  • View 150ft yachts for sale
  • View 155ft yachts for sale
  • View 160ft yachts for sale
  • View 165ft yachts for sale
  • View 170ft yachts for sale
  • View 175ft yachts for sale
  • View 180ft yachts for sale
  • View 185ft yachts for sale
  • View 190ft yachts for sale
  • View 195ft yachts for sale
  • View 200ft yachts for sale
  • View 205ft yachts for sale
  • View 210ft yachts for sale
  • View 215ft yachts for sale
  • View 225ft yachts for sale
  • View 230ft yachts for sale
  • View 235ft yachts for sale
  • View 240ft yachts for sale
  • View 245ft yachts for sale
  • View 260ft yachts for sale
  • View 275ft yachts for sale
  • View 280ft yachts for sale
  • View 290ft yachts for sale
  • View 295ft yachts for sale
  • View 20m yachts for sale
  • View 25m yachts for sale
  • View 30m yachts for sale
  • View 35m yachts for sale
  • View 40m yachts for sale
  • View 45m yachts for sale
  • View 50m yachts for sale
  • View 55m yachts for sale
  • View 60m yachts for sale
  • View 65m yachts for sale
  • View 70m yachts for sale
  • View 75m yachts for sale
  • View 80m yachts for sale
  • View 85m yachts for sale
  • View 90m yachts for sale

Page Loading

  • Vessel ltinerary
  • Administration
  • Dockage & Fuel
  • Maintenance
  • Capital Repairs & Reserves
  • Total Expenses =
  • Name Length Build
  • # Total Expenses Date Saved

Advanced functionality coming soon.

Us flagged vessel, health insurance costs per crew, uniform cost per crew, training cost per crew, food cost per crew, crew turnover, hires using a professional crew agency.

  • Restore Default
  • $   | €   | £

Costs of food provisions will vary dependent upon how eloborate food Preferenaces are

Location will play huge factor in food provisons and thing may have to be folws into remorte locations.

Crew is one of the largest expenses on a superyacht and critical to the owner’s enjoyment of their vessel. As the largest crew agency in the world, we know crew. Our cost calculator contains customized crew lists for yachts ranging from 80ft to 600ft with salary information based on our reference verified salary data.

Our users also have the ability to completely tailor the crew list to the specific needs, schedule and requirements of their vessel. Each yacht is unique and may have specific owner requests in addition to the yacht’s safe manning requirements.

Management of the supplemental crew costs and strategic budgeting can help avoid significant overspend on categories such as food and uniform. This tool contains default values based on our industry expertise and recommended budget for an efficiently and safely run superyacht.

To learn more about each crew position in detail, including salary ranges, please visit our yacht department directory .

Drag the sliders to modify your results. These are not linear scales and we expect most yachts to operate within the 20-80% window. Above 80% and below 20% costs increase or decrease at exaggerated levels and we only see numbers in these levels in very rare circumstances.

This sunburst diagram is interactive. You can click into each block to see the expense break down and mouse over each block for more details.

Our chart of accounts displays seven major categories, 20 sub-categories plus a further 80 detail categories for a total of 107.

Our yacht operating cost calculator is now on it’s third major revision. We start with actual yacht expense data from our yacht management accountants and then generate formulas to extrapolate out the budget for a wide range of yachts. We have been providing accounting services to large yachts for the past 18 years.

Our operating cost calculator is tuned for yachts from 80 to 600 feet. We find operating variables create the largest variances for yachts smaller than 100 feet and larger than 250 feet. We have tested the numbers the most in the range from 100 to 250 feet.

Our budget calculator factors in the fuel burn for a range of engine sizes typically seen installed on yachts by length. By dragging the green “fuel dockage” slider to the right you will increase the projected fuel burn rate and therefore the budget cost for fuel. Our default position would be for a typical displacement fuel burn. Position the slider in the 60-80% range for fuel projections for planning hulls.

Our default values produce a budget number that we believe is generous to run a yacht to a high standard. Perfect is a very expensive word to use in the yachting industry where standards are already high. Moving the crew and maintenance sliders to 80% will provide an “industry best” quality of crew and give them the maintenance budget to operate to a very high standard. If you need to go over the 80% area then you may have unusually labor intensive equipment on the yacht.

Yes, our yacht operating cost calculator can output a budget suitable for this situation. Adjust the owner use to 2 (minimum value), owner slider to 0, crew slider to 10%, Administration to 10%, Fuel and Dockage to 0, Maintenance to 10% and then Capital Repairs to 0. This will remove all of the large charges associated with owner use and vessel movement but leave the essential base maintenance and insurance in place.

Lift on and float in yacht transport is a popular way to transport yachts across large ocean passage. The yachts that this service certainly applies to are ones that may not have the motoring range or structural integrity for blue ocean cruising. The cost of transporting a yacht twice per year is put into our budget once the “Fuel Dockage” slider hits 75%. If your yacht has the range we recommend self-sufficient ocean passages whenever possible. Whilst the transport companies sell their services based upon reportedly well oiled operated schedules the reality is that your yacht may stay waiting for pickup for a week or more with no compensation due. When factoring in all secondary factors of self-sufficient passages (increased fuel, maintenance, potential storm damage, crew time off, extra delivery crew) compared with transporting your yacht (insurance, potential loading / unloading damage, loss of schedule control, no work whilst underway, crew flights, crew accommodation) we believe that there is a 100% premium associated with float in transport and a 75% premium with lift on transport compared with self-powered.

Abandoned yachts crash in value. We recommend that even if you are trying to sell your yacht that you use the yacht for a minimum of two weeks per year so that systems are tested and working every six months. There is nothing worse for a yacht than not being used. If you truly are not going to use the yacht then you should sell it immediately for the first genuine offer as every dollar you put into maintenance will not be recovered at the time of the sale.

We did not build this version with sailing yachts in mind. Early in our development of this version we decided to exclude sailing yachts as a few of the major cost drivers scale very differently for sailing yachts compared with motor yachts. For example: To calculate paint costs we reviewed the surface area of over 100 large yachts and created a formula for painted surface area to length. Sailing yachts just don’t scale in a consistent way. Similarly crew numbers don’t scale in the same manner that they do for motor yachts. If there is sufficient demand we may build a sailing selector switch into a future version of this tool.

We hate to hear when yacht owners were told by their broker to factor in 10% of the purchase price to operate the yacht. This over used saying is sadly right occasionally (particularly for newer yachts in the $20-30M range)… but just because a broken watch tells the right time twice a day you shouldn’t rely upon it to tell the time. As yachts get older their capital value decreases but their maintenance costs increase. There is no way that a fixed 10% of purchase cost rule can be true… if your broker told you this rule then you need a new yacht broker… we know some good ones. 😊

Advanced functionality coming soon…

We are building advanced tools to allow you even greater control over our operating cost calculator. Please enter your email address below to be advised when it is available.

Save this version

Share your calculations.

Please save version before sharing LuxYacht - Calculator!!

You must be logged in to save this version of the cost calculator that you have customized for your yacht..

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Average Yacht Prices | 40, 50, 60, 70, 100 feet + Helpful Examples

' src=

How much do yachts cost? Let’s look at yacht prices per size.

SELECT SIZE ⇩

Note: We will look at yachts that are a few years old. Very few people buy brand-new yachts as the price comes down a lot after only a few years.

How much is a small yacht? Let’s start at 40 feet length.

40 Foot Yacht Cost

A 40-foot yacht can be found used for around $200,000 and new models can cost as much as a million dollars. There are always lots of used yachts for sale around 40 feet in length, which makes them more attractive to first-time buyers.

Technically, a yacht begins at 23 feet. However, yachts that size will more often be referred to as boats.

A 40-foot yacht is a great option for looking for relative simplicity and plenty of comfort and capability. This size is great for day trips in the Caribbean dedicated to speed boating or simple cruising.

The size remains manageable, but the vessel can be updated with extra living spaces and amenities as desired, with a more affordable price than larger options.

The maintenance prices will remain lower as well.

Make sure you are considering the age of your yacht. Even if it is on the smaller end, it will be more expensive if it is new and custom-built to your wants.

Even if you think a 40-foot yacht is the cheapest option, these small factors make for a sliding price scale.

You might find that a smaller, new, custom yacht is more expensive than an older, simpler, larger yacht. One benefit of an older yacht is that it should have the improvements and equipment that make it comfortable to operate and will not have those additional costs.

For  sailboat prices specifically, check out this article .

Our Pick: Viking 42 Convertible: Cruise and Fish (2014)

Price: $895,000

how much for a 100 foot yacht

  • Cushioned seats
  • Underwater lights
  • Flybridge fiberglass hard-top
  • Recent engine and service
  • Joystick control
  • Cockpit shade with poles, freezer, and step-up box
  • Custom chairs
  • Coach roof overhang to provide shade
  • home theater setup
  • Freshwater wash area
  • Cockpit freezer and drink box
  • Forward-facing viewing windows in deckhouse

Here’s a great example of a yacht with differing ages and year models. It has twin diesel engines, 600 hp each, and cruise at 35 mph (pretty fast!).

Yacht Price Examples for Three Other 40-50 Foot

  • 42-foot Grand Banks 42 Classic; trawler-cruiser style yacht; twin diesel, 350 hp each, cruising speed is 13 mph. Price: $370,000 for 2004; $124,500 for 1986; older ones for less
  • 45-foot Sea Ray 450 Sundancer or Sedan Bridge; single or twin diesel, about 1,000 hp total; cruising speed about 26 mph Price: $472,000 for 2012 twin-engine
  • 41-foot Back Cove Downeast; single diesel 715 hp; cruising speed is 26 mph Price: $619,000 for 2016

50 Foot Yacht Cost

50-foot yachts are  normally owner-operated, so you wouldn’t need to pay for a crew. Now we are around the size of 2-bedroom yachts.

They can provide more living space giving the owner flexibility for more guests and making it a more permanent residential option. With more space comes the opportunity to install more amenities as well.

The biggest difference between the 40-foot vessel and the 50-foot is the accommodations.

Expect three-cabin layouts, which give plenty of space for rest. The opportunity to create guest rooms, owners’ suite, and entertainment spaces are better with these yachts.

Our Pick: Hatteras GT54 Convertible Sportfish

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The price for the 2017 model of this used yacht starts at $2,249,000. 

This yacht is 53′ 10″ long and weighs 75,000 pounds! It has twin diesel engines, 1,300 hp each, cruising speed of 35 mph.

It has a 1200-gallon fuel capacity with three staterooms. It sleeps up to 6 people, so it is perfect for entertaining without being so large to the point where maintenance becomes very difficult. It is known for its great propulsion rates and is very smooth and agile.

It specializes as a fishing boat but allows plenty of room for guests. In addition to the three staterooms, it has a large salon deck, a spacious galley, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Yacht Price Examples for Two Other 50 Foot

  • 51-foot Azimut Magellano 50; express cruiser; twin diesel engines, 425 hp each, cruising speed 16 mph Price: $670,760 for 2013
  • 52-foot Carver C52 Command Bridge; twin diesel engines, 600 hp each; cruising speed 18- 26 mph Price: $1,149,000 for 2017; $1,750,00 for 2021 with bow thrusters, gyro-stabilizer

How much is a large yacht? Let’s  step up to 60 foot.

60 Foot Yacht Cost

Now we’re looking at 2-bedroom yacht prices. A yacht in this range approaches the upper end of the owner/operator criteria.

This means that owners need to decide whether they can handle this size yacht on their own or if they need to hire outside help from a crew.

If you’re thinking of buying a boat this size, the cost may not be an issue, but understand that adding crew members adds substantial extra expenses! Crew salaries start at around $3K /mth for junior members and $10K for captains and experienced crew members.

This size is great for longer travels beyond day trips and adds more and more space for extra amenities. Hosting guests becomes easier.

Here are some examples:

Our Pick: Hatteras M60

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The average base price for this model is around $2,995,000.

The Hatteras M60 is great for someone who wants the luxury of a larger yacht but still wants to be an owner-operator. The deck’s layout below and above is spacious, with a large salon and a full master suite. It can be customized to order with hardwood floors or specific carpeting and amenities like TVs, a bar, a full kitchen, etc. It is a motor yacht, meant for pleasure cruising.

It has twin diesel engines, 1135 hp each; cruising speed is 28 mph.

Yacht Price Examples for Two Other 60 Foot

  • 64-foot Schaefer 640; express cruiser; twin diesel engines, 625 hp each; cruising speed 25 mph Price: $1,299,000 for 2017
  • 60-foot Sunreef 62 Sailing Catamaran; twin diesel engines 110 hp each; cruising speed 10 mph Price: $990,000 for 2009

70 Foot Yacht Cost

We’re now looking at 3-bedroom yachts. Once you reach this size yacht, it is almost guaranteed you will need a crew to help operate it. A crewed yacht is very different from an owner-operated yacht.

This is just shy of the superyacht category, so if you settle on this size, know you are almost there!

As previously mentioned, as the yacht size gets larger, so do the number of factors that make the purchase more layered and complex.

When yachts reach this size, the interior layout begins to change more drastically. They often have a spacious main deck perfect for dining and entertaining guests, whereas below, the yacht would likely have four or more cabins and crew quarters.

With more rooms comes more cost and more opportunity to customize the space to make it your own.

Here are some great options for this size:

Our Pick: Hatteras GT70 Convertible Sportfish

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The 2017 GT70 model runs around $4,500,000, but keep in mind the extra costs of maintenance, furnishing, and a cabin crew to help it run. It’s great for a long vacation and far-away destinations.

The GT70 convertible sportfish is known for its speed and agility, and high propulsion power. It has twin diesel engines, 1900 hp each; cruising speed over 30 mph.

It is 70′ 6″ with 2,140-gallon fuel capacity. The inside is lavish, with a galley, a huge salon, and five staterooms.

Yacht Price Examples for Two Other 70 Foot

  • 75-foot Hatteras Motor Yacht; sport cruiser; twin diesel, 1800 hp each; cruising speed 28 mph. Price: $4,375,000 for 2017
  • 74-foot Ocean Alexander Motoryacht; twin diesel, 1150 hp each; cruising speed 24 mph. Price: $1,895,000 for 2011

100 Foot Yacht Costs (and up):

You are officially in the superyacht range.

These yachts come in all styles and shapes, allowing for cruising along coastlines or focusing on watercraft and speed boating.

Since this is likely the peak size boat for practical use, you can expect a lot of additional costs for hiring a crew, maintenance, docking, as well as stocking your boat full of amenities. 

You’re likely to spend the bulk of your costs furnishing this size boat as bigger yachts typically are sold without furniture. The previous owner will want to hold on to designer furniture and other expensive interior.

Check out these great  examples of 100-foot yachts .

Our Pick: 143′ 04″ Virtus 44

how much for a 100 foot yacht

This model cost around $20,189,000.

This mega yacht is anyone’s dream.

It is home to a fully integrated beach club with room for a pool deck, floor-to-ceiling windows in the main salon, a hot tub on the top deck, five staterooms, an 8-person crew, and room to sleep ten guests.

It has room for water toys and other gadgets, with a layout that keeps them purposefully hidden from the outside world. It has a 12-knot cruising speed and 16-knot max speed,

Other 100+ Feet Yachts Price Examples

  • 98′ 5″ AB 100 Price: $8,843,260 for 2018
  • 161′ 04″ Acico Nassima Price: $17,933,000 for 2012

How Much is Yacht Insurance?

Insurance on a yacht is around 1% of the purchase price per year. It can go higher if you have lots of expensive designer furniture. This can add up over the years. It’s often cheaper to insure a sailing yacht but the price range is still within the 0.7-1.3%.

What Other Expenses Do Yacht Owners Face?

Harbor fees is another expense for yacht owners. It’s also a yearly fee that varies but as a rule of thumb, you can expect to pay around $100 per foot per year, depending on how popular the marina is. You will also have to be on a waitlist if you want a good location.

How Much Does a Luxury Yacht Cost?

A super yacht fall under the category of “luxury yachts” or “mega-yachts”.

The world’s largest private vessel belongs to the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Azzam. It is 590 feet long and costs $600 million to build!

It is outliers like these that increase the price average for yacht owners, perhaps scaring potential owners when they start their research.

As a luxury yacht price guide, however, we need to look at averages.

Currently, the average superyacht costs $275 million. This does not even account for maintenance costs, either.

Superyachts are large and luxurious, needing a professional crew to help them run. They are designed to emphasize comfort, speed, and longer expeditions – depending on the yacht builders.

They might have:

  • swimming pools,
  • water toys,
  • diving and fishing poles,
  • fully furnished rooms,
  • helicopter landing pads,
  • and smaller support vessels

Just to name a few amenities. They are truly the epitome of the elite.

What Size Boat is Considered a Yacht?

The normal yacht length starts at around 23 feet, and can extend hundreds of feet.  If the boat meets 23 feet, it can be considered a yacht.

A boat does not need luxury features to be considered a yacht.

It can be minimal and stripped of the “extra” stuff to fall into the yacht category, so long as it meets the size and length criteria.

11 Things to Consider Before You Purchase

When making this purchase, the yacht size you buy needs to reflect what you hope to get out of the vessel.

Some important questions to ask yourself before you buy are:

  • What does your perfect day on the water look like?
  • How long will your average day on the water be?
  • Will it be more boating/watercraft focused or long cruise focused?
  • Will you use the yacht for fishing?
  • Will you be on the yacht every day of the week or just on weekends?
  • How many people do you hope to fit on the yacht?
  • Do you plan to stay on the yacht overnight?
  • Where will you dock the yacht?
  • How much boating experience do you have?
  • How fast do you want the yacht to go?
  • How important is it to have extra amenities like furnished rooms, water toys, electronics, etc.?

These questions will guide you to understand the size you really need and will be able to realistically maintain versus what your most ideal yacht would look like.

When Do You Need a Full-Time Crew?

At length over 50 or 60 feet, you may need a full-time captain or crew. 

A full-time crew person will be needed to keep all the varnished woodwork looking good and all the little things maintained.

Sometimes, you must be honest with yourself about what you want and what you actually need. Be self-aware about your abilities (or lack thereof) in taking care of a specific size yacht.

If you don’t know much about boats and navigation, you will need more help to use your vessel.

Hopefully, this comprehensive guide gives you a good starting point as you begin your yacht price research process.

Important Things to Consider As Well

Although there are many factors to consider when understanding a yacht’s prices, it is an exciting purchase nonetheless and should be enjoyed as much as possible.

At the end of your research, you’ll be the owner of a beautiful yacht you can use for leisure, cruising, sports craft, fishing, or all of the above.

Although this article is a good starting point, we would also recommend getting in touch with a  yacht broker who can help you find your best fit , model, year, and the price is given your personal budget. 

They are great sources of knowledge in addition to personal research.

Make sure you are as patient as possible in this process to make sure you are covering all your bases, but most importantly, enjoy the process!

Here’s How Much Yachts Cost on Average:

Yachts start around $300,000 for smaller 40-foot models and can go as high as several hundred million dollars for superyachts.

These are the main contributing factors to the price of a yacht:

  • The size of the yacht
  • The age of the yacht
  • The brand and  type of yacht

In general, the larger the yacht is, the more important the quality of the build becomes.

Also, potential owners need to understand the cruising speed and propulsion of different yachts.

The yacht type is also broken down into two categories:

  • Mediterranean Style Open style expresses yacht with maximum space for sun, little-to-no shade on the deck.
  • Hard-top express Semi-enclosed or fully-enclosed space on deck for the operator
  • Flybridge yachts

An express yacht is often referred to interchangeably as an  express cruiser  or  sports cruiser .

It has a single deck above the hull with a living space below.

They are much sleeker, too.

A flybridge yacht is often referred to as a sedan bridge or sport bridge, and it is typically used for fishing. It has additional space above the main deck.

Since the flybridge area has more space on the second deck, the main deck is normally made up of enclosed spaces and rooms.

It can have an open-air layout but can also have a hard-top.

Click to share...

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Yachts for Sale

Selling a Yacht

Tenders    &    Toys

Recent Sales

how much for a 100 foot yacht

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Yachts for Charter

Destinations

Experiences

Charter Management

Charter Guide

Yacht Marketing

How to Charter

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Superyacht Management

Crew Structure

Crew Management

how much for a 100 foot yacht

THE WELLESLEY

Superyacht Construction

New Yachts for Sale

Yacht Design

Yacht Shipyards

Custom Construction

Built on Trust

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Heesen 55m Steel

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Benetti Oasis

Yacht Shows

News & Blog

how much for a 100 foot yacht

100' Sailing Yachts for Sale

100 feet sailing yachts for sale.

Indulge in the ultimate in luxury sailing with our carefully curated selection of 100 feet sailing yachts for sale. Each of these exceptional vessels has been crafted to the highest standards of performance and comfort, combining superior craftsmanship with the latest technology to create a truly unforgettable sailing experience. With spacious and beautifully designed interiors, these yachts offer the perfect setting for entertaining guests and relaxing in style. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with personalized attention and guidance throughout the buying process, ensuring that you find the ideal yacht to meet your unique requirements. Explore our collection of 100 feet sailing yachts for sale and discover the perfect vessel to take your sailing adventures to the next level.

Used 100 feet Sailing Yachts for Sale

32m | Custom | 2007

102' 2007 BLUBAY 102

31.08m | Blubay argo boats | 2007

ILLUSION OF THE ISLES

31m | Southern wind shipyards | 2006

30.5m | Cnb yachts | 2009

30.47m | Bodrum yachts | 2007

30.48m | Holland jachtbouw | 2000

30.23m | Southern wind shipyards | 2010

30m | Jmv | 2004

CUSTOM MADE MOTORSAILER

30m | Custom | 2005

CUSTOM MADE 30 M MOTORSAILOR

30m | Custom | 2000

29m | Norida van dam | 2003

29m | Cnb yachts | 2008

29m | Alia yachts | 2012

29m | Bodrum oguz marin | 2019

If there are no brokerage yachts available on the market, you can get in touch with our brokers to find an off market one or build a new one. 

how much for a 100 foot yacht

YACHTS FOR SALE

YACHTS FOR CHARTER

CHARTER MANAGEMENT

[email protected]  

+377 97 77 67 57

SEO by The Agency

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Yachts for sale

Selling a yacht

Recent Sale

  • Sales: (954) 833-0125
  • Service: (954) 466-0121

how much for a 100 foot yacht

ONEWATER YACHT GROUP BLOG

100 foot yacht guide: navigating the purchase process.

  • June 7, 2021

100 foot yacht

ONE WATER YACHT GROUP & 100 FOOT YACHT OPTIONS

Sunseeker 100 yacht.

sunseeker 100 foot yacht

Share this Article

Related articles, discover more at onewater yacht group..

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Explore 2023’s Top 5 Yachting Destinations with the Perfect Sunseeker Yacht 

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? The best way to experience unforgettable sights, crystal clear waters, and award-winning destinations is with a

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Sunseeker Reveals Line Up For Palm Beach Int’l Boat Show 2023

MARCH 23-26, STAND LOCATION: RAMP 7 Sunseeker USA Sales Co. Inc. is delighted to announce its full line-up of luxury motor yachts on display at

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Delivery Day For 2023 Absolute Navetta 52

OneWater Yacht Group delivered a 2023 Absolute Navetta 52 to yet another happy customer. There’s nothing more rewarding than taking the new owner out on

  • Chris-Craft
  • Our Inventory
  • Global Yacht Search
  • Find A Broker
  • Service Request
  • Sell My Yacht
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Annapolis, MD
  • New York, NY
  • Tampa Bay, FL
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Dania Beach, FL

DISCLAIMER We strive to ensure all pricing and information contained in this website is accurate. Despite our efforts, occasionally errors resulting from typos, inaccurate detail information or technical mistakes may occur. We are not responsible for any such errors and reserve the right to correct them at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Apply.

We improve our products and advertising by using Microsoft Clarity to see how you use our website. By using our site, you agree that we and Microsoft can collect and use this data. Our privacy statement has more details.

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms Of Use
  • Cookie Policy
  • Accessibility Statement
  • Do Not Sell My Info

Copyright © 2024 OneWater Yacht Group. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Revver Digital

How can we help you?

Gallery View

SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Principal Characteristics & Technical Specifications

29.94 M 98' 3"
7.0 M 22' 11"
2.10 M 6'10"
99,380 KG 219,095 LB
1,800 L 396 IMP. GAL. / 476 US GAL.
1,125 L 247 IMP. GAL. / 297 US GAL.
12,800 L 2,816 IMP. GAL. / 3,381 US GAL.
5                                
6

Twin MTU 12V 2000 M96L Shaft (2 x 1950PS)

Twin MTU 12V 2000 M96X Shaft (2 x 2000PS)

Twin MTU 16V 2000 M96L Shaft (2 x 2640PS)

UP TO 30 KNOTS
1,300 NAUTICAL MILES
SHAFTS
2 x 35kW@50Hz - 2 x 32kW@60Hz

The all-new Sunseeker 100 Yacht is the epitome of a luxury yacht. Powered by MTU 12V 2000 M96X as standard or MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines as an option, the 100 Yacht accommodates up to twelve guests and five crew in complete luxury, reaching speeds of up to 30 knots.

A striking Owner Stateroom forward with a private bow terrace, sunbathing hideaways, a breathtaking single-level exterior deck from flybridge to foredeck, a beautifully proportioned open-plan interior and generous ‘Beach Club’, just a few of her magnificent features. 

The revolutionary Sunseeker ‘Beach Club’ provides an exceptional area to relax at water level. The tender garage can accommodate a Williams 460 Sportjet and GTX255 jet ski, with plentiful stowage for SeaBobs, diving equipment and paddleboards. The innovative X-TEND™ system offers several seating arrangements, facing aft in its lowered position or, at the flick of a switch, forward at cockpit level.

The vast flybridge on board the 100 Yacht flows seamlessly into the foredeck with uninterrupted walk-around access on both sides. The foredeck provides a social space with two separate seating arrangements plus an oversized sunpad. The essential raised pilot house, central to this yacht’s innovative design, incorporates a glazed sliding door aft, allowing uninterrupted views forward from the flybridge.  

Its unique main deck, penthouse-style saloon and luxurious staterooms offer a new-found design direction and material selection providing elegant interiors to enchant any owner. The layering of textural elements and the mix of furnishings and fabrics feels timeless with a modern twist that exudes simplicity and sophistication. Floor-to-ceiling glazing floods the generous saloon with natural daylight, complemented by sliding doors to starboard, helping to bring the outdoors in. A stunning feature wall forward of the dining room showcases exposed and seemingly floating stair treads leading to the wheelhouse above on the port side and lower deck access to starboard. The large, fully equipped galley forward is concealed behind a feature bulkhead, and offers plentiful space and direct side deck access for crew.

The unique main deck layout includes the Owner's Stateroom forward for even greater flexibility and freedom on board. This full-beam stateroom offers a large lobby entrance, walk-in wardrobe with feature shelving, an office and generous en suite. Bathed in natural light courtesy of expansive panoramic glazing, owners can access a first-in-class bow terrace for ultimate privacy through a cleverly sculptured, fully-glazed sliding door forward.

The yacht can be specified as a four or five cabin boat, ideal for the charter market. In either case, the twin amidship cabins can be fitted with Pullman berths for added flexibility. The crew cabin is also worthy of mention, featuring a Captain’s cabin with en suite, two twins each with en suite, a highly specified crew mess.

news & innovation

SUNSEEKER USA TO EXHIBIT ITS LARGEST DISPLAY AT THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

SUNSEEKER SHOWCASES ITS LARGEST LINE UP AT MIAMI, INCLUDING THE US DEBUT OF THE 100 YACHT

SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT RECEIVES THREE NOMINATIONS AT THE BOAT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARDS 2023

SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT KEY FEATURES OVERVIEW

SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT WINS ‘BEST EXTERIOR DESIGN’ AWARD AT THE 2022 WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES

SUNSEEKER REVEALS TWO DEBUTS AT CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL

SUNSEEKER 100 YACHT REVEALED

FIND YOUR SUNSEEKER DISTRIBUTOR

DEALER LOCATOR

FIND YOUR PREFERRED DISTRIBUTOR

Dealer Locator

© 2024 Sunseeker. All Rights Reserved.

  • Yachting for beginners
  • Owning a yacht
  • Motor Yachts
  • Sailing Yacht
  • Indian Ocean
  • Mediterranean
  • Buying or Selling a Yacht
  • Yachting Events
  • FAQ – Luxury Yacht Charter
  • FAQ – Buying a Yacht
  • FAQ – Sell your Yacht
  • How Much Does It Cost To Charter A Luxury Yacht?
  • All our Blog Post & News

Windward Yachts

How Much Does it (Really) Cost to Own a Yacht?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The true cost to own a yacht is an area of concern for many prospects of yacht ownership. And it should be.

Maintenance costs, exploitation costs, total cost compared to yacht charter, we detail in this article the expenses (especially the hidden ones) you have to consider before buying your first yacht !

We also provide you several solutions to lighten your investment and reduce the cost to own your yacht. 

If you are looking for the price of a yacht charter (rental), please read this article instead .

How much is a yacht?

Before diving into the expenses that comes monthly, yearly or every decades once you own a yacht, let’s answer the elephant in the room: How much is a yacht (alone) in the first place? The short answer is… it depends, of course. But in most cases, the longer the yacht, the higher is her selling price.

Generally speaking, you can expect to find yachts for sale in the following price ranges:

  • Below 50ft (15m): between 500K – 2,500,000 € / USD
  • Between 50-70ft (15-21m): between 2 millions and 6 millions € / USD ( See our 9 catamarans for sale under 6 millions here )
  • Between 70-100ft (20-30m): between 6 millions and 20 millions € / USD
  • Superyachts over 100ft (30m): minimum 10 millions € / USD

You can always find exceptions to the rule and find cheaper or more expensive yachts for sale outside of these price brackets.

A lot of factors come into the selling price of a yacht: supply and demand, brand / model reputation, age and condition of the vessel, urgency or lack of for the sale and so on.

What are the main hidden costs that come with yacht ownership?

You probably already guessed it, the cost of owning a yacht doesn’t stop at its purchase price . In some cases, the price you bought your yacht at can seem like a bargain, but it really isn’t once you start adding all the hidden costs, and many of them come yearly.

Here are the main ones you should be wary of.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Yacht exploitation and running costs : always calculate them carefully before buying your yacht

It always cost you money to exploit your yacht.

When you are chartering a yacht, a part of these operation costs is included in your APA (Advanced Provisionning Allowance) .

When you own a yacht, these costs still apply , but you will have to pay directly for them.

Among the main operation costs, the most important are usually the following:

  • The fuel: its cost will depend on the type of boat, her fuel consumption, the region, and the distances traveled;
  • The mooring fees which depends on the area but also on the boat size;
  • The crew, if you need it. The cost will depend on the frequency and the crew’s size;
  • The communication fees;
  • The food and beverages supplies;
  • All the expenses related to your leisure activities.

Yachts maintenance: a cost that you should definitely not overlook

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Even outside of its operating period, it still costs you money to own your yacht!

Maintenance of your boat isn’t an option and must be done on an ongoing basis. The price vary depending on the type of yacht you are owning (motor, sail, etc…), the size of the vessel, but also how old she is.

The maintenance costs include :

  • The regular maintenance of certain equipment, like engines, thrusters, sails, rigging, safety equipment, hull(s) (fairing)…;
  • The occasional maintenance operations in case of breakdown or damage;
  • The painting;
  • The cleaning and the specialized maintenance products (for teak, leather, …). 

The costs of maintenance and upkeep will obviously not be the same if you do it yourself or if you call in specialists. But regardless, you should have a budget buffer dedicated to maintenance costs when you plan on buying a yacht, especially if she already had a long sailing life.

The taxes and insurance premiums of a yacht: a cost that most forget

Consider the different taxes (at the purchase and annual) and the yearly yacht insurance that you have to pay. A specialized insurance policy is generally estimated at between 0.8% and 1.2% of the boat’s purchase price per year.

Must Read : Yacht Insurance : The Definitive Owner’s Guide

Yearly harbor fees : a very important hidden cost of yacht ownership

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The port and/or winterization fees are also a big part of yacht ownership costs that you should carefuly estimate.

Depending on your region, you may need to consider “dry-docking” your boat, which involves handling, transport, and storage which can be really expensive. 

If you can leave your yacht in the water all year round, you will need to go for a harbor ring concession.

Depending on the marina and its infrastructure, the region, and your boat’s size, the costs may considerably vary from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars a month . However, it is easy to obtain this information from marinas once you have chosen which yacht to purchase.

The depreciation’s price of a yacht

A yacht, like a car, will depreciate . It is difficult to estimate the depreciation, as it depends on economic conditions, exchange rates, price inflation when new, the type of boat, and the shipyard. 

However, it is reasonable to estimate a minimum depreciation of 10% in the first year, then 7% in the following years. From the fifth year on, the depreciation tends to slow down. On the other hand, the operating costs increase.

Summary of the main operating and maintenance costs of owning a yacht

So, to sum up, how much does it cost to own a yacht? It largely depends on your type of yacht and your location.

But in general, owning a yacht will cost you between 10-25% of its value annualy . The longer the yacht, the likelier you are to be at the end of the spectrum.

Here are the reasonable costs you could consider:

  • 10% of its value annually for a 60ft (18m) / 1 million USD yacht and below (=max 100K / year)
  • 20% of its value annually for a 100ft (30m) / 10 millions USD yacht and above (=min 2 millions / year)

These brackets of total costs include everything: usual yacht maintenance, upkeep and operating costs that will be distribued as follow:

  • Communication
  • Maintenance
  • Insurance premiums
  • Harbour fees
  • Cost of depreciation

Are you worried? Do not. Luckily, there are numerous ways to decrease the overall cost of yacht ownership and still enjoy yachting as it should be. Read the next paragraphs to know these valuable tricks.

If you liked this article you will also like : HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARTER A YACHT?

How to reduce the cost of yacht ownership?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

A yacht keeps on costing money even when not in use, so the best way to make it a more profitable investment is to increase its exploitation.

Renting your own yacht : a good way to reduce the costs of owning a boat

When you are not using the boat, you can earn income by renting it out. The rental price depends on the type and size of the boat, but also its location. While making money from renting is possible, don’t expect to pay back all your expenses. Nevertheless, it will help you in avoiding your yacht becoming a financial burden. 

The easiest way to do this is to hire a professional charter company to help you. If you go for a reputable and experienced company, you will benefit from their expertise and contacts. It will also save you from legal, insurance, and withdrawal issues and avoid red tape.

On the topic : Yacht to Charter : Can It Be Profitable?

Fractional yacht ownership: share the cost of owning a yacht with co-owners

Another solution to own a yacht at lower cost is fractional ownership of a boat , which means that you own a fraction of it. It can be half, a quarter, or even less. For a long time, boaters have been opting for this option of partial ownership with friends or family. These days some companies create formalized fractional ownership arrangements for more guarantees. 

For example, in partnership with the Windward Islands, SAILING RESORT proposes fractional boat ownership on the fabulous trimaran, the LEEN 72’. So you can become a co-owner of the new hybrid-powered multihull which can accommodate up to 10 passengers and 4 crew members. You will enjoy private use of the trimaran (depending on the period) from 6 to 12 weeks during the first 5 years.

This program proposes a profitable commercial operation with 24/7 premium service. It is a tailor-made solution for all those who want to feel like owners of a prestigious yacht for a few days a year while limiting their investment and responsibilities. WI manages the operation of the yacht for you out of your personal use, like the charter’s organization, maintenance, insurance, annual mooring, and all other administrative tasks.

Once you have weighed the pros and cons and have the means to finance both the purchase and the annual costs (maintenance, operation, …) of your yacht, you should go for it! Indeed, if you can evaluate the hidden costs and expenses of owning a boat, the freedom and unforgettable memories are priceless. 

Yacht Charter remains a cheaper alternative than yacht ownership in many cases

how much for a 100 foot yacht

If you can’t enjoy your yacht frequently or are still unsure about whether it’s worth the cost or not to own a yacht, you might consider chartering instead. This will allow you to try out different models , from various shipyards, and see which ones you prefer.

Therefore, the cost of renting a yacht will save you from having to worry about all those hidden costs of owning one. All you have to do is pay for your charter, your cancellation insurance and set your APA during your stay. This way, you only pay money, time, and effort when you use the boat.

What is the (true) cost of chartering the yacht you've seen? 💰⛵

The advertised prices of all charter companies do not include APA, VAT & other variable costs. 

Use our calculator to get a 100% FREE estimate of the REAL total cost of your next yacht charter! ⬇

Read also : SUSTAINABLE YACHTING: HOW IS THE BOAT INDUSTRY BECOMING MORE ECO-FRIENDLY?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Frequently asked question

For a 60-foot or million-dollar yacht, the cost per year will be about 10% of its value or $100,000 per year.

You should expect to pay about 20% or more of the original price of your boat to run it annually. So, for a $10 million yacht, the cost to operate will be about $2 million per year, including fuel, insurance, dock fees, maintenance and repairs, crew, etc.

A 180-foot superyacht and/or mega yacht costs a minimum of $4.75 million per year to operate and maintain. Kitty McGowan of the US Superyacht Association estimates an annual budget of $1 million for maintenance and repairs, $350,000 for dockage, $240,000 for insurance, $400,000 for fuel, and $1.4 million for the crew. Add another 15-25% of the vessel’s value for V.A.T.

Once you have weighed the pro and cons, if you can afford the purchase and all the hidden annual expenses, have found your dreamed yacht, and have time to enjoy it, you should go for yacht ownership!

It is not the best way to make money, but you can minimize your annual expenses by renting it or opting for fractional boat ownership.

It’s hard to tell. As long as you have the money and enough time to enjoy it, it is worth owning a yacht! Everything cannot be estimated. For example, it will bring you invaluable freedom and happiness.

One of the easiest way to reduce the maintenance cost of a yacht is to fractional yacht ownership. That way, the maintenance expenses are spread among co-owners according to their shares.

It varies greatly depending on the size of the yacht. For a yacht of 60ft (18m), you will likely spend around 10% of its purchase value each year in maintenance and exploitation costs.

Luxury yachts have maintenance and operation costs that are around 10% of their value yearly. So if a yacht value is 2 millions USD, its maintenance and operations costs should be around 200K / year.

Operating a sailboat is usually 20-40% cheaper than the same size motoryacht. Motoryachts tend to be more expensive to operate than sailboats as the fuel consumption can become an important expenditure fast.

A small yacht below 50ft is usually for sale between 500K and 2,5 millions USD / €. A mid-size yacht between 50ft and 100ft is usually for sale between 2-15 millions USD / €. Above 100ft, the selling price is rarely below 10 millions USD / €.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

What is a Yacht Club? Benefits & Features Explained

Buying a yacht : the frequently asked questions, you might also like.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

What differentiates a yacht from a superyacht or a mega yacht?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Chartering Requirements and Regulations: A Guide for Boat Owners

how much for a 100 foot yacht

What are the Fastest Cruising Catamaran on the Market?

  • Bottom Painting & Prop Speed
  • Fiberglass & Paint Work
  • Running Gear & Valves
  • Full-Service Team
  • Monthly Maintenance Programs
  • Dockside Service Team
  • Full-Service Boatyard
  • Management Services
  • Accounting & Reporting
  • Relevant Management Experience
  • News and Media

The Price Tag of Luxury: How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

Image 0886:

In the realm of luxury living, only a few icons symbolize the epitome of luxury and adventure, like a majestic yacht. However, one question stands. How much does a yacht cost? A diverse array of styles, sizes, and amenities can be found on luxury yachts. Therefore, the cost of owning one can vary significantly.

Fortunately, there is a general method of evaluating the cost of purchasing and maintaining a yacht. Yacht Management South Florida, Inc. We are renowned for delivering the best yacht management services across South Florida.

Our expert team has years of experience in the industry, providing reliable and accurate information for anyone looking to enter the yachting world. We have crafted a comprehensive guide to streamline and understand the total costs of yacht ownership. 

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Yacht?

As mentioned previously, the cost of a yacht varies depending on many factors, such as size, brand, age, and condition. Yachts can come in a wide range of sizes, from vessels under 40 feet to superyachts that exceed 100 feet in length. Yachts th

at are smaller in size can be purchased for a few hundred thousand dollars, making them more affordable for first-time boaters or those with a smaller budget for their recreational boat. Vessels that exceed 100 feet tend to cater more towards the boating elite, and the cost can reach millions of dollars due to the extensive craft and luxury. 

In addition to the initial cost of a yacht, prospective yacht owners must keep in mind the ongoing expenses of owning a boat, including: 

  • Maintenance
  • Crew salaries
  • Dockage fees
  • And more These operational costs can vary significantly depending on the size of the vessel. Still, the rule of thumb is to estimate 10% to 20% of the yacht’s purchase price to operational maintenance costs annually. 

How Much Is a 100-Foot Yacht? A 100-foot yacht is the ultimate epitome of luxury in the yachting world. Any vessel above 100 feet offers unparalleled space, comfort, and features to provide a supreme escape out to sea. However, such luxury comes with great responsibility and a hefty price tag. On average, a luxury superyacht can cost tens of millions, especially for a reputable yacht manufacturer. Remember, these prices for more lavish and technologically advanced yacht models can drastically increase.

Yacht Maintenance Costs Effectively maintaining a yacht, specifically in a maritime haven like South Florida, entails various maintenance tasks such as yacht hull painting, fiberglass yacht repair, and gelcoat blister repair. Yacht owners must budget themselves accordingly for routine yacht upkeep, repairs, and cosmetic enhancements. Regular maintenance is imperative for South Florida yacht maintenance to preserve your vessel’s longevity due to the salty air and warm climate. As yacht costs vary, yacht maintenance costs can also fluctuate depending on a vessel’s specific needs.

 Ensuring that you prioritize basic yacht upkeep tasks is essential for keeping your boat in top-notch condition. 

Our South Florida Yacht Management Services Understanding the cost of a yacht is important, but being aware of the costs associated with yacht maintenance is equally important for yacht owners. Yacht Management South Florida, Inc. is prepared to assist yacht owners in understanding the crucial yacht maintenance services their yacht requires.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can tailor our services to meet all of your yacht maintenance needs and have peace of mind that your vessel is in expert hands. 

Related Readings: Breaking Down Our Yacht Management Services in Fort Lauderdale Maintaining a Clear Coat for Fiberglass Boats

Image 0893:

For all inquiries, fill out the form below and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible

Oyster 100 Sailing

WHAT WE SAY

The Oyster 100 by Dubois is designed with the specification, features and classification of very much larger yachts  - and provides a sophisticated entry into superyacht ownership.  By contrast, other 100-foot alternatives are simply longer versions of their 60 – 70 foot counterparts. They are built in the same way, are usually of a light displacement and structure, and can give a ride to match – lively with poor load carrying capabilities and little internal volume. Compare their displacement figures with the Oyster 100, which offers significantly more internal volume, comfort and stability. Comparing the worked materials used in construction reveals a second revealing statistic. Worked materials are loosely defined as structural items that are in some way crafted by specialists such as the hull and deck, interior joinery, engine, generators, indeed, anything that has to be crafted or built rather than just dead weight like the keel.   The Oyster 100 by Dubois is a small ship by comparison! The standard accommodation layout offers three staterooms aft and two crew cabins forward. The two family/guest staterooms have two large single beds, which are fitted on slide rails which can be pushed together to form a large double bed. A third fold down bed is also available. A raised saloon offers a panoramic view and leads forward and down to a more intimate lounge and separate dining area. Forward of the main living area is the crew mess, galley and two crew cabins.

IN PICTURES

Oyster 100 image gallery

FIND OUT MORE

More information

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Specification

YEAR 2012 onwards (2 built)
LOA 30.73m / 101’0”
LWL 28.62m / 93’11”
BEAM 7.85m / 25’09”
DRAFT 4.10m / 13’04”
DISPLACEMENT 110,000kg / 242,508lb

Explore more charter yachts

Archelon

OYSTER 1225 - 2019

Achenar

OYSTER 885 - 2021

Explore more pre-owned yachts

Bacchus

OYSTER 885 - 2014

Price on Application VAT Paid

Oyster Palma

Jagiya

OYSTER 82 - 2004

$ 1,565,000 US Duty Paid

Boston, Massachusetts

Sign up to our newsletter

Be the first to hear about new launches, exclusive events and all things Oyster

© 2024 OYSTER YACHTS

Oyster World Rally Mega Nav v2

OYSTER WORLD RALLY

Entries for the Oyster World Rally 2028-29 are now open. Embark on the sailing adventure of a lifetime

Oyster 565 Series II

The new 565 Series II

The pursuit of perfection continues

Oyster Yachts Sailing Charters Luxury Oyster 885 Lush

Oyster Charter

Experience exhilarating sailing, luxury and style on an Oyster charter

New 565 Series II v2

New 565 Series II

Oyster Charter Luxury Sailing Yacht Charters

LUXURY CHARTER

Experience exhilarating sailing, luxury and style on an oyster charter. personal, exclusive and uniquely oyster.

iSNL Mega Nav D 2

Oyster 825 iSNL

Discover this exceptional late model 825 with a unbeatable spec and a bespoke layout..

Untitled design 83

oyster ownership

Personalised care, unforgettable experiences and lifelong yacht support, oyster world rally.

Oyster World Rally Mega Nav 1 v2

ENTRIES OPEN

Embark on the sailing adventure of a lifetime. entries are now open for the oyster world rally 2028-29.

Untitled 9

Follow the Oyster World Rally 2024-25 fleet live

Winner of European Yacht of the Year 2023. She sets a new 50 foot bluewater benchmark, offering a stunning combination of sailing performance, comfort, safety and luxurious living space.

Oyster 495 sailing yacht with man at helm

Heralding a new generation of Oysters, this 60 foot bluewater cruiser is a sailing yacht for all oceans. Practical and well-provisioned for long distance sailing or cruising in coastal waters.

Oyster 565 sailing yacht at sea in med

The much-anticipated Oyster 595 is well-proportioned and extremely versatile. Offering exciting, customised build options with no compromise, she is capable of great things.

Oyster 595 sailing yacht sailing at sea

A versatile sub-70 foot sailboat offering the perfect balance of size and practicality. She can be sailed shorthanded effortlessly or take a full crew and up to eight friends and family.

sailing yacht oyster 675

This long range 75 foot cruising yacht is designed for very big adventures. A joy to sail yourself, she also boasts dedicated crew quarters.

Oyster 745 sailing yacht at sea with mountains 1 v2

Oyster 885SII

An exhilarating 90 foot sailing yacht, delivering comfort and safety with uncompromising performance. She is capable of taking you anywhere in the world effortlessly, in luxury and style.

Oyster 885 sailing yacht with crew

First name *

Last name *

Phone number *

Country/Region *

Attach CV *

Attach covering letter

Current occupation

LinkedIn profile

  • Articles and Guides

How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

11th jul 2023 by samantha wilson.

Rightboat logo

We hear the question, “How much does a yacht cost?” on a regular basis, and it’s a difficult one to answer. Much the same as with houses, the prices vary in a surprising way depending on size, style, age, and finish (not to mention location). We’re talking millions of dollars in price difference for yachts, as well, because there are yachts of many different sizes with all the same variations. But first, let’s tackle the more fundamental question, “What is a yacht?’

What Classifies as a Yacht?

To begin with, a yacht can be a sailing yacht or a motor-powered yacht. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “any of various recreational watercraft: such as a) a sailboat used for racing; b) a large usually motor-drive craft used for pleasure cruising.” Size is not technically part of the definition, but in modern practice, size has a whole lot to do with it.

Many in the industry classify a boat as a ‘yacht’ from 40 feet up to 70 feet, although there are others who will include vessels as short as 33 feet. Not too many years ago, yachts as small as 80 feet (24 meters) were considered superyachts, but with the proliferation of much larger yachts, 130 feet (40 meters) is a more common yardstick. Beyond that are megayachts, variously defined as beginning at 165 feet (50 meters) or 200 feet (60 meters). 

The point is, there are no hard-and-fast rules, and what may be one person’s pretty little 20-foot sailboat may be another’s luxury sailing yacht. And any shiny, private vessel 40 feet and up will be called a yacht by almost everyone.

While size is the main determining factor in labeling boats as yachts, amenities aboard also play a role. For example, yachts frequently have cabins and heads below allowing for overnight stays, as well as a galley, and plenty of deck space for leisure. 

The term ‘yacht’ has become synonymous with luxury, especially with the boom in huge superyachts across the world. But a yacht doesn’t have to be fancy. A sprightly 30-foot trawler yacht might look to some like a luxury palace, but Jeff Bezos and the guests aboard his brand new $500 million sailing yacht Koru would probably see it differently. 

Cost of Buying a Yacht

Looking for an average price across all types of yachts isn’t helpful either, with sizes of yachts varying from 30 to 300 feet. And that doesn’t take into account whether a boat is new or used.  Broadly speaking, in the United States you can often buy a small used sailing yacht for $15,000 or less, and you can expect that figure to go up to $50,000 or $100,000 for a small motor yacht. A larger motor yacht, or even a new 40-foot day boat, can easily run up to $1 million or more. Superyachts, of course, will cost multiple millions of dollars. 

Cost of Owning a Yacht

The cost of owning a yacht goes far beyond the initial purchase price, and even if you’re in the market for a small yacht, you’ll need to factor in the annual costs which include:

  • Marina fees: These will vary depending on your location and the size of the boat. Expect to pay from $5,000 for a yacht at the smallest end of the scale up to tens of thousands for larger yachts.
  • Insurance: As a general rule, you can expect to pay around 0.5 percent of the value of the boat annually. Check out our guide to boat insurance for more information. 
  • Maintenance and repairs: As a rough estimation you can expect to spend around 10 percent of the value of the boat on upkeep each year. This might be lower if it’s a new yacht.
  • Fuel: This will vary depending on how far you cruise and how large the yacht is.
  • Crew: Yachts up to 70 or 80 feet often don’t require a crew, but the larger the yacht, the more crew it will need. Crew salaries range from $3,200 per month for junior crew to $10,500 per month for captains and chief engineers. In general, a yacht of 80 to 100 feet in size will require a crew of between two and eight, while yachts between 100 to 200 feet will require between 8 and 20 crew members.
  • Depreciation: Brand new boats depreciate the most and the quickest, with most depreciating by 40 to 50 percent of their initial price over the first 8 to 10 years.

Read more about the Real Costs of Boat Ownership as well as Top Tips to Lower the Costs . 

yacht marina

Types of Yachts per Cost

When we talk about yachts and their values, we usually refer mostly to the length of the yacht as that tends to be the identifying factor, but the style, engine size, and finish also play a huge role in determining how much they cost. Here we take a look at the average price differences between new and used yachts in the United States at varying sizes. 

How much is a small yacht? (25 to 40 feet)

A small yacht around 40 feet (often referred to as a cabin cruiser) is often considered an entry-level yacht, but a big step up from much smaller day boats. These are likely to have cabins, heads, and a small galley, and most offer the chance to spend weekends onboard. Prices will vary widely depending on whether it’s a used or new boat, and depending on the model, finish, and engines. New and recent-model yachts around 38 to 40 feet may cost anywhere from $250,000 to over $1 million, while the price of older models is often substantially lower. The average price in the United States for all new and used yachts sold between 36 feet to 45 feet was $238,000 according to the Boats Group Market Index of 2022.

When we’re looking at smaller yachts around 25 to 30 feet, these are unlikely to have cabins and so are considered day cruisers. Motor cruisers between 25 and 30 feet range from $70,000 for an almost-new model to well over $100,000 for a brand new one. Of course, yachts with smaller engines and simpler layouts will have considerably lower price tags, but those with premium finish and accommodations may cost much more—for example, a new Ranger 29 (pocket trawler) starts at over $350,000. See our guide to the different types of boats for a better understanding of what is available and what might be right for you. 

How much is a medium-sized yacht? (40 to 70 feet)

Mid-sized yachts that fall within the 40- to 70-foot category vary in price from around $250,000 to well beyond $4 million, a figure that depends on the size, model, finish, engines, and extras, as well as whether it’s a brand new boat or used. According to the Boats Group Market Index of 2022, the average yacht price in the United States of vessels 46 to 55 feet was $467,899 with 2,273 boats sold, while the average price for yachts in the 56 to 79 foot category was $1.18m with 997 sold in 2022. 

Yacht prices vary a lot depending on whether the yacht is new or used. As an example, the base price for a new Viking 58 is $4.1 million, a three-year-old model can be purchased for $3.5 million for, and a 10-year-old model for $600,000. Check out our new and used luxury yachts for sale on Rightboat for more comparisons. 

woman on a yacht

How much is a sailing yacht?

Long before the combustion engine was invented, yachts (or sailboats) graced our oceans for centuries. While these days we tend to think of yachts as the luxurious motor vessels that far outnumber their sailing counterparts, sailing yachts have their own class. As we’ve seen with motor yachts, the size, age, and finish of a sailing yacht will determine the price tag, with prices ranging from $5,000 to several million dollars—and much more for superyachts. The largest sailing yacht in the world is Sailing Yacht A , which cost an estimated $600 million and measures 470 feet in overall length. 

When referring to larger sailing yachts—and by larger we are talking about 100-foot yacht prices—there is a “rule of thumb” estimate of $1 million per 3 feet in length. So a 100-foot yacht may cost in the region of $30 million. But sliding back down the length ladder, it’s possible to pick up a small, used sailing yacht for a fraction of that. A 55-foot yacht that has been sailing for a few years may sell for around $700,000, whereas a new one could easily retail for $2 million or more. An older (30 to 40 years) sailing yacht of 30 to 35 feet might cost only about $25,000 while a brand new one might cost $250,000 and more. See what you can get for your money with our sailing yachts for sale on Rightboat. 

How much is a luxury yacht or superyacht?

Superyachts are some of the most luxurious vessels on the sea, and they don’t come cheap. As mentioned, yachts above 78 feet (24 meters) are accepted by many as superyachts; when they range up over 165 or 200 feet, some in the industry refer to them as megayachts. This term is still debated in some quarters, so you may hear yachts over 300 feet referred to as superyachts too.

Superyachts require a full time crew to manage them, and this adds considerably to the overall cost of running such a large vessel. Given that, how much does a superyacht cost? The costs vary, with some estimates of up to $1 million per foot of length to build a new top-of-the-line custom superyacht. Used superyachts will cost less than a new build, and you may be able to buy a 10-year-old, 90-foot superyacht for around $2.5 million—although most owners will engage in a significant and costly refit every 10 years. Models less than five years old will be closer to the $4 million mark, while a brand new one will cost around $9 million. Check out our listings for superyachts for sale all across the world. 

luxury yachts

How much is a megayacht?

When we reach megayacht status, prices skyrocket along with the length of the vessels and the volume of the interiors. The largest megayacht in the world is currently Azzam, 590 feet long at a cost of $600 million to build. Yachts in this class are the most luxurious in the world, and feature large swimming pools, helicopter pads, huge guest and crew accommodations, beach clubs, and much more. The upkeep of vessels of this size can run to $20 million or more for the crew fees, fuel, mooring fees, insurance, food, and maintenance. If you want to set eyes on the world’s most astounding superyachts and megayachts check out our superyacht travel guide to where you might find them, or use our search to discover megayachts for sale . 

Written By: Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson has spent her entire life on and around boats, from tiny sailing dinghies all the way up to superyachts. She writes for many boating and yachting publications, top charter agencies, and some of the largest travel businesses in the industry, combining her knowledge and passion of boating, travel and writing to create topical, useful and engaging content.

Linkedin

More from: Samantha Wilson

Related Articles and Guides

Thumb power boat grady white

7th Jun 2024

Best Boat Brands for Beginners: Power, Sail, Pontoon & Fish

Thumb boat inspection checklist

25th May 2024

Boat Inspection Checklist: How to Inspect a Boat Before Buying

Thumb beneteau denison

4th May 2024

Do You Need a License to Sail a Boat in the US?

Thumb man helm station of a boat

28th Nov 2023

Sea Trial: Costs, Checklist and More

  • Explore Rightboat
  • Boats for Sale
  • Boating Articles
  • Buyers Guide
  • About RightBoat
  • Sell Your Boat
  • Boat Selling Advice
  • All manufacturers
  • All categories

Enter your email to keep up to date with the latest news

Join for free

Sign up now for free and discover how easy it is to keep up to date with THE latest boats for sale. Find your right boat, and tailor your voyage to finding your next boat.

Benefits of becoming a member:

  • Set up tailored alerts
  • Personalise your experience
  • Download full specifications and broker details
  • Keep tabs on your favourite boats

Are you a broker? Join as a Broker

Rightboat - join for free.

Do you have an account already? Login

Save this search

Save your search and receive new boats in your email..

You can unsubscribe from your alerts whenever you like. By pressing the button you accept the Legal Terms and conditions

Web Analytics

  • Inquire Now
  • YACHT SEARCH
  • Motor Yachts
  • Sailing Yachts
  • $1 – $25,000 Yachts
  • $26,000 – $50,000 Yachts
  • $50,000 – $100,000 Yachts
  • $101,000 – $200,000 Yachts
  • $200,000 – ∞ Yachts
  • Virgin Islands
  • Leeward Islands
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Spain & Balearic Islands
  • New England
  • Tahiti & South Pacific
  • More destinations
  • Charter Advice

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

There are many things to consider and first time charterers can be left confused, that's why we've created a comprehensive guide to yacht charter prices (with a checklist).

charter cost explained banner

The good news: It’s easy to grasp the basics of yacht charter pricing. And with one of our experts in your corner, we can help you more accurately estimate the cost of your next once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

The cost of a yacht charter is dependent on a number of factors, including the type of yacht, the charter destination, local taxes, and the base cost. (If the yacht has a celebrity owner, well that too, can add to the cost.)

Therefore, yacht charters have a wide range of base prices. That’s why charters can cost from $10,000 per week on smaller sailing yachts and catamarans, up to $150,000+ per week on the most luxurious motor superyachts.

What else can you expect to pay? This overview – a part of our planning resource, the Charter Advice Guide – offers an in-depth look at charter yacht costs.

Yacht Charter Price Structure: “All-Inclusive” vs “Plus Expenses”

In the world of yachting, two types of crewed yacht charters are available to you – “All-Inclusive” and “Plus Expenses” charter experiences. What do these terms mean exactly? Here’s a quick look:

  • All-Inclusive Yacht Charters – Some charters (mainly catamaran and monohull charters in the Virgin Islands) offer all-inclusive rates. That means rates are based on the number of guests, and they include all food and drink, water sports, and fuel costs. Dockage and taxes, though, are usually charged separately.
  • Plus Expenses Charters – Rates for larger motor yachts do not include running expenses, which must be paid separately. For these luxury charters, the base price is for the yacht only. Additional expenses, i.e. food, bar, fuel, dockage, port taxes, and other expenses, are charged separately. Most frequently, the running expenses are paid by an Advance Provisioning Allowance, or APA, which is typically 35% of the base price; this is an amount that’s paid prior to the charter.

Our chart below offers a quick overview of what’s included in both of these types of charters.

charter cost comparison chart

Average Yacht Charter Cost: Base Prices

What can you expect to pay for a catamaran, a sailing vessel, or motored yacht? Here’s a quick overview of the average cost to rent a yacht (not including extra expenses) for the most common types available:

Average Weekly Sailing Charter RatesSailing Yacht
Average Weekly Catamaran Charter RatesCatamaran
Average Weekly Motor Yacht Charter RatesMotor Yachts

Factors that Affect Yacht Charter Prices

Since charter yachts are privately owned, prices are set by the owner. This can explain, in part, the wide range of differences in price between boats of similar lengths. Yet, several other factors can significantly impact price, including:

  • The Yacht – The year the boat was built, the builder, previous owners, and the boat’s selection of water toys can also increase the cost of a yacht. Boats can also develop a reputation, i.e. the largest or most luxurious, or having a famous builder or previous owner. Reputation can also affect pricing.
  • Season – Prices typically increase in the high season – i.e. high summer in the Mediterranean or winter in the Caribbean – and decrease in low seasons.
  • Destination – Your charter destination also plays a role in charter cost. For example, prices increase in areas without large charter fleets (i.e. the Galapagos), whereas Bahamas yacht charters,   BVI charters , or Mediterranean yacht charter are priced more competitively.

Additional Costs Considerations on Yacht Charter

In addition to the cost associated with running the yacht and provisioning, there are a number of other costs that must be considered. These are the most significant:

Advanced Provisioning Allowance

The APA on Plus Expenses charters equals roughly 35% of the yacht’s base price. This is a fee that’s collected prior to charter, and it’s similar to an expense account the captain can access during the charter. At the end of the charter, you will receive a detailed accounting of your APA account, plus any unused APA funds in cash.

In the case of overages, you may be required to replenish the APA account during the charter. This can be done with cash, although many choose to set up accounts with their charter brokers , which can be accessed if requested by the captain.

Taxes and Value Added Tax (VAT)

Most boats – whether all-inclusive or Plus Expenses – will not include local taxes or a Value Added Tax into their charter rate. The charterer will be responsible for paying those taxes. Taxes range significantly by destination; here’s a look at some of yachting’s most popular destinations:

  • The Bahamas – Tax: 4% plus 10% VAT
  • BVI – Tax: between $6 and $16 per person per day, depending on the flag of the boat
  • Croatia – VAT: 13%
  • Florida – Tax: 6% for Broward County, 7% for Miami-Dade County
  • France – VAT: 20%, however, 10% can be applied when an itinerary includes International Waters
  • Greece – VAT: 12%
  • Italy – VAT: 22%, however 6.6% (over 24m) and 8.8% (under 24m) can be applied when an itinerary includes International Waters
  • Montenegro – NO VAT
  • New England – NO TAX
  • Spain – VAT: 21%
  • Turkey – NO VAT

Charterers can purchase cancellation and curtailment insurance – which is similar to traveler’s insurance. This insurance can help cover costs if a charterer must cancel or shorten the charter. Charter brokers can help you weigh insurance options, and often offer several different options.

Crew Gratuity

While crew gratuity is certainly not mandatory, it is recommended, particularly if you were truly impressed with your charter experience. In general, crew gratuity is roughly 15-20% of the base charter rate, which is handed to the captain at the conclusion of your charter.

Delivery Fees

While these fees do not apply on most charters, you may be asked to pay delivery costs if you are not chartering in the yacht’s normal cruising ground. In most cases, you will only be required to cover the fuel for the trip.

Call Worldwide Boat today to learn more. Our Charter Specialists are here to assist you with every detail and explain all charter costs. Or read our Charter Advice guide for more information and tips for planning your charter vacation.

Showing 1–4 of 288 results

Chakra Profile

282.2ft / 84m

More info

278.1ft / 83m

titania main

239.6ft / 71m

Yacht Serenity 236

Serenity 236

236.3ft / 70m

Additional Charter Cost FAQs

What are standard private charter yacht prices?

There are a number of factors that affect charter yacht pricing. However, on average, a week-long private yacht charter costs anywhere from $10,000 on luxurious sailing yachts and catamarans, and up to $150,000 for superyachts.

What affects charter yacht prices?

There are several things that influence how much your yacht charter will cost. The type of vessel, charter destination, length of trip, base cost, time of year, and local taxes all make a difference.

How much does it cost for a crewed vessel?

Charter yacht prices do increase when hiring a crew along with the boat. At Worldwide Boat, we offer two types of crewed charter experiences: all-inclusive and plus expenses. An all-inclusive charter yacht includes accommodation for all guests, food and drink, water sport activities, and fuel costs – dockage fees and taxes are charged separately. A plus expenses experience accounts for just the yacht’s base price. Things like food, drinks, fuel, dockages, taxes, and other expenses are charged separately and are usually estimated to be about 35% of the base price.

What’s included in all-inclusive boat charters?

At Worldwide Boat, your all-inclusive charter experience includes a diligent and friendly crew, water toys, food, drinks, fuel, water and electric services, and occasionally diving experiences.

What are some additional charter boat costs to consider?

After finding a base price you’re comfortable with and evaluating your package, you’ll also want to consider delivery fees, crew gratuity, insurance fees, taxes, and Advanced Provisioning Allowance rates. If you are responsible for these fees, your crew will handle the necessary transactions on your behalf.

What does it cost to rent a 100- foot yacht charter?

This depends on what type of vessel you’re looking at and how long you’ll need it for. The average weekly cost of a 100-foot sailing yacht is between $50,000-100,000. A weekly 80-foot catamaran charter runs around $40,000-100,000, and a week-long 100-foot motor yacht rental is anywhere between $50,000-80,000.

Does the price to rent a yacht change depending on what type of boat it is?

Yes. Worldwide Boat offers sailing yachts, catamarans, and motor yachts. All of these vessels have different capabilities, but there are other factors that determine the price beyond what type of boat you choose. The year the boat was built, owner, availability of water toys, onboard amenities, and the ship’s reputation can all change how much the ship is priced at.

When is the high season for yacht charters?

The price of a yacht fluctuates depending on the season. A Mediterranean yacht charter cost rises in the summer and drops in the winter, whereas Caribbean boat charter prices are high during the winter and lower in the summer months.

How does my destination affect charter yacht cost?

The more remote an area is, the more expensive it will be to charter a yacht there. That’s because prices go up in areas that have fewer boats. If you were to travel somewhere like the Galapagos, which isn’t a typical yacht destination, you’d pay more than you would if you were traveling to the Caribbean.

How much do I tip the crew when reviewing my yacht charter expenses?

It’s not required that you tip your crew, but it is recommended and appreciated. If you had an enjoyable experience it’s considered polite to tip your crew anywhere from 15-20% at the end of your charter.

Go to Charter Advice

Set your search criteria to find the perfect yacht

  • Alaska Australia Bahamas BVI Caribbean Croatia Florida France Galapagos Greece Indonesia Italy Malaysia Maldives Mexico Mediterranean New England Norway Spain Thailand Tahiti Turkey
  • Motor Yacht Catamaran Sailing Boats
  • 2 4 6 8 10 12 12+

Search by yacht name

Assets America Inc

  • Deals Funded
  • Deals in Process

Testimonials

How much does a yacht cost | ultimate breakdown guide.

 October 14, 2019

Complete guide to “How much does a yacht cost?” including superyachts and megayachts. Includes the cost of owning and operating a yacht. Yachts and superyachts are symbols of success. They appeal to wealthy individuals but are also extremely useful business assets. In this article, we’ll explore how much does a yacht cost. Also, we’ll answer how much does a superyacht cost and how much does a mega yacht cost. Then we’ll identify additional yacht costs such as fees and taxes. Next, we’ll give example breakdowns of the price of yacht and the price of a superyacht. Finally, we’ll explain how Assets America ® can help fund your transaction, and then answer frequently asked questions regarding the cost of yacht. Note that we’ll devote a separate article to yacht operation and maintenance costs. This article focuses on how much does it cost to buy a yacht.

How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

To know the context for how much does a yacht cost, we define some important terms.

Yacht Terms

  • Yacht: A sailing or powered watercraft between 39 and 78 feet in length, accommodating up to 6 guests.
  • Superyacht: A luxury yacht ranging in size from 78 to 200 feet in length, accommodating 6 to 12 guests.
  • Megayacht: A luxury yacht greater than 200 feet long holding more than a dozen guests.
  • Cabin Cruiser : A luxury powered boat between 23 and 38 feet in length.
  • Day Sailing Yacht: Small yachts, often with a retractable keel, daggerboard , or centerboard and no cabin.
  • Weekender Yacht: Medium-sized yachts, typically up to 31-feet long. Usually, they have lifting keels or twin keels allowing shallow-water operation for two-to-three-day journeys. Normally, weekender yachts have a simple cabin sleeping two to four passengers along with a small galley.
  • Cruising Yacht: The most common private yacht, with good handling, onboard comfort, sufficient interior space, and capable performance. Typically, they have a teardrop-planform hull with a deep single-fin keel.
  • Luxury Sailing Yacht: Larger yachts powered by wind and engines, with many luxury features.       Typically, yacht makers construct these boats with fiberglass hulls and plenty of automation, lighting, navigation aids, hot water, and more.
  • Racing Yachts: Yachts optimized for fast sailing, with heavy and deep bulb keels, tall masts, and large sails.

Average Cost of Yacht

New yachts over 100-feet long have an average price of a yacht equal to $1 million per 3.3 feet in length. In other words, a 100-foot yacht will, on average, cost more than $30 million. Older yachts below 85 feet are less expensive. For example, an 84-foot yacht originally built in 2002 and renovated in 2015 sold for $1.45 million.

The average price of a yacht that is preowned, entry-level, and in the 30 to 35 foot range, is about $100,000.

How Assets America ® Can Help

Whether you need to borrow $20 million or $1 billion to acquire your yacht, Assets America ® can most assuredly help.  We can arrange short-term or long-term financing for the purchase or refit of yachts, superyachts and megayachts. We can provide financing much more rapidly than most typical funding sources do, and we can arrange financing even if your bank declines.  Call us today at 206-622-3000 for a confidential consultation, or simply fill out the below form and expect and prompt response!

Apply For Financing

How much does a superyacht cost.

Superyacht prices are high but variable. For example, the world’s most expensive superyacht (the History Supreme) has a price of $4.5 billion. And at only 100 feet, it is too small to qualify as a megayacht, even though it certainly has a mega-price! On the other hand, a world-famous golfer purchased a 155-foot superyacht for $20 million, a sweet deal. The average price of a superyacht is $275 million.

How Much Does a Megayacht Cost?

The most expensive megayacht, measuring in at 536 feet, cost $1.5 billion. A 1990, 344-foot megayacht can be yours for $210 million. So, the prices of megayachts can vary greatly. In other words, there is no clear answer to how much does a mega yacht cost.

Video:  Million Pound Mega Yachts for Sale – Documentary 2019

Additional Costs of a Yacht

A few states don’t have sales tax: Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon — and to some extent Alaska. If you buy a yacht in any other state, you’ll owe state sales tax. On a $1 billion yacht purchase, a state like Texas with 6.25% sales tax will collect $62.5 million. You can buy a yacht in a state without sales tax and use it in another state. However, you will eventually have to pay a use tax. Florida caps yacht sales tax at $18,000, but California has no cap.

Municipalities that charge local sales tax could add a percentage point or two to your tax bill.

Most states also assess property taxes on yachts. Marinas may assess a tax on boat slips. Some states will refund fuel taxes on yachts since they don’t use roads.

Yachts with bathroom, eating, and sleeping facilities qualify as second homes. You can deduct the interest on the yacht’s mortgage, but national tax law caps the deduction at $750,000.

A yacht purchased for business purposes is a capital asset that you can depreciate. This would apply to a charter, rental, or fishing yacht that you use to generate income. If you buy a used business yacht for $1 million or less, it might qualify as Section 179 property. If so, you can deduct the full price in the year of purchase.

There are some minor fees you may have to pay when you acquire a boat. For example, you may have to register your yacht with the International Registry, which has fees of $550 to $1,500. Also, you may pay an annual tonnage tax, a ship radio station license fee, and certificate of insurance. Other fees include those for :

  • An annual Maritime Security and Compliance fee
  • Private Yacht Limited Charter Compliance Certificate
  • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
  • Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) Document
  • Annual Yacht Service
  • Intended Registration and Vessel Under Construction Registration

Cost Breakdown

When you want to know how much does a yacht cost, you need to know the cost factors. A yacht’s price directly ties to its construction costs, which include:

  • Design: The design requires expertise in marine and mechanical engineering. For example, the designers must undertake many stability and hydrodynamic studies. Also, the design must be esthetically pleasing.
  • Construction: It can take many months to construct a large yacht. You must factor in materials, equipment, and labor. Luxury-yacht buyers may want expensive and/or rare materials. One yacht, the infamous History Supreme, contains dinosaur fossils and meteorite stone! But less outlandish materials, such as fine woods and precious metals, still contribute to high construction costs.
  • Engine: The number and power of yacht engines can greatly impact cost. Naturally, all things being equal, a sailing yacht should cost less than a comparable motor yacht. It requires huge power to propel a large megayacht, and an elaborate engine room to operate those engines.
  • Interiors: Large yachts have many rooms, including galleys, heads, bedrooms, meeting rooms and more. In addition, electronics are important cost items.

FAQs — How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

How much does a 50-foot yacht cost.

A 50-foot yacht is a good candidate for weekend duty. A 2014 convertible sportfish costs just under $2 million. An example price of yacht (51-foot 2013 Azium Magellano 50) is $670,760. A 52-foot 2017 Carver C52 Command Bridge sells for $1,149,000.

What is the cost to build a yacht?

Mid-level yachts cost about $25 to $35 per pound to build. Higher-level-yachts have average construction costs pf $45 to $65 per pound. The top vessels built with exotic materials and hi-tech systems can cost $80/pound to build.

How much does a 60-foot yacht cost?

A 60-foot yacht is about the largest size that an owner operates. A new Hatteras M60 can easily cost around $3 million. However, you can get a 2007 60-foot Sunreef 62 for $735,000.

How much does a 100-foot yacht cost?

Superyachts in this range contain many amenities. You can buy a new 100-foot AB 100 for just over $8.8 million. But let’s face it, you can spend hundreds of millions on big yachts. Your only limits are your imagination and most importantly, of course, your wallet!

Related Articles

  • Complete Guide to Yacht Financing
  • Sale Leasebacks – Everything You Need to Know
  • Yacht Builders – Ultimate Guide (Coming Soon)
  • Yacht Interior Designers – Ultimate Guide (Coming Soon)

Recent Posts

  • Commercial Equipment Leasing – Guide + Financing from $10 Million September 26, 2020
  • Industrial Equipment Financing – Guide + Leasing from $10 Million September 18, 2020
  • Heavy Construction Equipment Financing – Leasing from $10 Million September 14, 2020
  • Opportunity Zones – Ultimate Investor’s Guide (2020) September 2, 2020
  • Aircraft Appraisal The Ultimate Guide (Cost, Companies, Advice) August 10, 2020
  • 5 Best Apartment REITs + Comprehensive Reviews (2020) August 8, 2020
  • Multifamily Investing – 50 Expert Tips, Tricks and Hacks July 28, 2020
  • How To Find Multifamily Properties – Ultimate Guide 2020 July 6, 2020
  • Multifamily Industry – 2020 Market Report (Trends, Outlook, News) June 28, 2020
  • FHA Multifamily – Step-By-Step Financing Guide June 20, 2020

Ronny was a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable. His hard work was never ending until the job was done. They handled a complex lease and guided us through entire process, including the paperwork. Not to mention a below market lease rate and more than all the features we needed in a site. We later used Assets America for a unique equipment financing deal where once again Ronny and team exceeded our expectations and our timeline. Thank you to Assets America for your highly professional service!

Great experience with Assets America. Fast turn around. Had a lender in place in 30 minutes looking to do the deal. Totally amazing. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for financing. Ronny is fantastic. Give them a call if the deal makes sense they can get it funded. Referring all our clients.

Assets America guided us every step of the way in finding and leasing our large industrial building with attached offices. They handled all of the complex lease negotiations and contractual paperwork. Ultimately, we received exactly the space we needed along with a lower than market per square foot pricing, lease length and end of term options we requested. In addition to the real estate lease, Assets America utilized their decades-long financial expertise to negotiate fantastic rates and terms on our large and very unique multimillion dollar equipment purchase/lease. We were thankful for how promptly and consistently they kept us informed and up to date on each step of our journey. They were always available to answer each and every one of our questions. Overall, they provided my team with a fantastic and highly professional service!

Assets America was responsible for arranging financing for two of my multi million dollar commercial projects. At the time of financing, it was extremely difficult to obtain bank financing for commercial real estate. Not only was Assets America successful, they were able to obtain an interest rate lower than going rates. The company is very capable, I would recommend Assets America to any company requiring commercial financing.

Assets America was incredibly helpful and professional in assisting us in purchasing our property. It was great to have such knowledgeable and super-experienced, licensed pros in our corner, pros upon which we could fully rely. They helped and successfully guided us to beat out 9 other competing offers! They were excellent at communicating with us at all times and they were extremely responsive. Having them on our team meant that we could always receive truthful, timely and accurate answers to our questions. We would most definitely utilize their services again and again for all of our real estate needs.

Assets America is a great company to work with. No hassles. Recommend them to everyone. Professional, fast response time and definitely gets the job done.

Ronny at Assets America has been invaluable to us and definitely is tops in his field. Great experience. Would refer them to all our business associates.

We were very pleased with Assets America’s expertise and prompt response to our inquiry. They were very straight forward with us and helped a great deal. We referred them to all our business associates.

I’ve worked with this company for decades. They are reputable, knowledgeable, and ethical with proven results. I highly recommend them to anyone needing commercial financing.

Ronny was incredibly adept and responsive – top-notch professional who arranged impressive term sheets.

Assets America helped us survive a very difficult time and we most definitely give them 5 stars!

Ronny was very friendly and though we were unable to make something happen at the moment he gave me some direction to go.

My business partner and I were looking to purchase a retail shopping center in southern California.  We sought out the services of Ronny, CFO of Assets America.  Ronny found us several commercial properties which met our desired needs.  We chose the property we liked best, and Ronny went to work. He negotiated very aggressively on our behalf. We came to terms with the Seller, entered into a purchase agreement and opened escrow.  Additionally, we needed 80 percent financing on our multimillion-dollar purchase.  Assets America also handled the commercial loan for us.  They were our One-Stop-Shop. They obtained fantastic, low, fixed rate insurance money for us.  So, Assets America handled both the sale and the loan for us and successfully closed our escrow within the time frame stated in the purchase agreement.  Ronny did and performed exactly as he said he would. Ronny and his company are true professionals.  In this day and age, it’s especially rare and wonderful to work with a person who actually does what he says he will do.  We recommend them to anyone needing any type of commercial real estate transaction and we further highly recommend them for any type of commercial financing.  They were diligent and forthright on both accounts and brought our deal to a successful closing.

Questionnaire

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How Much Does a Yacht Cost? The Average Prices and Costs of Yachts

The UK has a long, rich maritime history and, as such, the yachting industry thrives in this country. Sailing is a popular hobby or pastime for many people, but for others it’s very much a lifestyle.

If you’re in the latter category, you might be looking to buy your own and be contemplating the cost of a yacht. There’s a huge variety of vessels available – from motor yachts to a sporting yacht – and the sheer amount of choice and yacht sizes (both new and used yachts) can seem bewildering. Below, we take you through the various options and the costs associated with each.

The Average Price of a Yacht in the UK

While yachts are often regarded as synonymous with luxury, in reality they come in a startling range of sizes, designs, and prices. The average cost of buying a yacht in the UK varies considerably, according to a number of factors.

Whether you’re looking to buy a used vessel or a brand-new yacht, as well as the size and type of yacht you want, will all partly determine the price you’ll pay.

The average price of a yacht in the UK

Designed by Freepik https://www.freepik.com/

How Much is a Small Yacht?

At the cheaper end of the market, you should expect to pay a minimum of £10,000 for a small sailing model which will be functional but modest, with the price rising to £50,000 or more for a new, more sophisticated, motorised yacht.

If you’re looking for something more spacious with a range of additional features, mid-range yachts in the UK are often priced between £50,000 and £500,000. These boats may come with more advanced navigation equipment, refined interiors, and extra amenities. These are more suitable for experienced sailors who are prepared to spend more on their passion.

Larger, motor-driven yachts will set you back hundreds of thousands of pounds. For example, a new 50-foot yacht costs upwards of £200,000 while the 70-foot yacht cost or 100-foot yacht cost will set you back anywhere between £1 million and many times that sum, respectively.

How much is a small yacht?

How Much Does a Super Yacht Cost?

In terms of top tier yachts – or “super yachts” – these can cost millions or even tens of millions of pounds and upwards. These vessels are often enormous (ranging from 120 feet to 300 feet in length). They epitomise luxury and may have multiple decks, along with swimming pools, helipads and sophisticated entertainment facilities.

How much does a super yacht cost?

Additional Costs and Maintenance

While the upfront cost of buying a yacht is substantial, there are a number of supplementary fees that apply to yacht ownership. You can expect to pay between 5% and 10% of the yacht’s initial purchase price on such annual costs. Here are a few to consider:

  • Insuring your yacht is essential and the price will vary according to its value, its size and its intended function. We offer sailing yacht insurance and motor boat insurance .
  • Maintaining your yacht. Additional costs might come in the form of engine servicing or repairs.
  • Finding the right place to dock your yacht is crucial and can be expensive, particularly in popular marinas. Annual mooring fees vary considerably depending on the location and the size of the vessel.

Owning a yacht is an aspiration for many people, but it’s important to bear in mind the costs associated with buying one.

You should begin your search having already established a rough budget, the size of the vessel you’d like to purchase and what you’ll principally be using it for. Otherwise, the yacht market can seem overwhelmingly diverse, making it difficult to choose the right model for you.

What is the average price of a yacht?

What is the average price of a yacht?

The average price of a yacht in the UK is difficult to determine due to the variety on offer. A yacht can cost anywhere from around £10,000 to several million pounds before you start to get into super yacht territory. That said, a mid-sized sailboat should cost you between £50,000 and £100,000.

What is the price of a luxury yacht?

The price of a luxury yacht depends on whether you’re looking for a high-spec sailing vessel or a “super yacht”. For the former, the price will be upwards of £1 million, while the latter could exceed £100 million.

How much does a yacht cost to rent?

The cost of renting a yacht varies enormously, depending on what sort of vessel you’re looking for. A mid-sized motorboat or sailing yacht costs around £400 – £1,600 per day, while a much larger, luxury yacht could easily cost around £10,000 per day.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Admiral Marine is a trading name of Admiral Marine Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 306002) for general insurance business. Registered in England and Wales Company No. 02666794 at 1st Floor, One The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6DG

If you wish to register a complaint, please contact the Compliance and Training Manager on  [email protected] .  If you are unsatisfied with how your complaint has been dealt with, you may be able to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).  The FOS website is  www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Boatbuilders

Useful links, yachts & boats we insure.

+44 (0)1722 416106 | [email protected] | Blakey Road, Salisbury, SP1 2LP, United Kingdom

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Part of the Hayes Parsons Group

United Yacht Sales Logo

  • Search Used Yachts For Sale
  • Search Boats By Brand
  • Search Boats By Type
  • Search By Location
  • Search By Price
  • What's My Boat Worth?
  • Search Boats Just Listed
  • Small Yachts
  • Custom Sport Fishing Boats
  • Finance A Boat
  • Amer Yachts
  • Aquitalia Yachts
  • Cabo Yachts
  • Century Boats
  • French Yachts
  • Gulfstream Yachts
  • Hatteras Yachts
  • Shelter Island Yachts
  • Solaris Yachts
  • Sunpower Yachts
  • Sunreef Yachts
  • Vela Boatworks
  • Virtus Yachts
  • Why List With United?
  • Why Own A Boat Or Yacht?
  • Custom Website For Your Yacht
  • United Sold Boats
  • Buy A Yacht With Crypto
  • Find a Yacht Broker Near Me
  • Search For Broker By Name
  • Meet The United Support Team
  • Our History
  • Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
  • Stuart Boat Show
  • Miami Boat Show
  • Palm Beach Boat Show
  • Other Boat Shows
  • Yachting News
  • Yacht Closing Services
  • River Forest Yachting Centers

close box

Search All Yachts

photo of How much does it cost to own a yacht?

How much does it cost to own a yacht?

By Rob Bowman | Posted On Oct 28, 2019 Updated On Apr 16, 2024

Since we opened our doors in 2002, United Yacht Sales has worked with thousands of boaters who hold aspirations of owning a yacht. A yacht can mean different things to different people, especially when discussing the difference between intended use such as fishing, day boating, entertaining, and long-distance cruising. Just as there are many applications for how you plan to use your boat, there are also many boat builders working to design the perfect yacht to meet a specific niche in the marketplace. With nearly 1,000 transactions completed each year, United brokers commonly hear the same questions asked as new boaters begin their research into finding the perfect vessel. The yacht's purchase cost isn't the only expense though and other factors need to be considered.

What does it cost to own a yacht? "The cost of ownership for a 60-foot, $1 million yacht is going to be about 10% of its value, or $100,000 per year if it's over ten years old," said Peter Schmidt , Founder of United Yacht Sales. "You can pretty well estimate that for a later model boat of this size, in the Florida market, your general costs are going to be in that range. This would include things like routine maintenance, repairs, dockage, additional supplies, and the cost of either a professional captain or a yacht manager. If it's a newer boat, the annual costs will be less, however preventative maintenance is still very important."

If you're new to boating and this is your first yacht purchase, it makes sense to discuss these questions with your yacht broker:

  • Where do you plan to keep your yacht?
  • Are you going to run the boat yourself or will you need a captain?

How much does it cost to maintain a yacht?

  • How much does it cost to fuel your yacht?
  • Is buying a yacht a good investment?

The answers to these questions vary with many factors influencing the cost of each. Simply the location of where you plan to keep and use your yacht can raise or lower your monthly spend to keep your boat maintained in the best possible condition.

( Seen below: The below 2009 Viking 50 is an example of a sportfishing boat recently sold for approximately $1 million. Boat prices have continued to increase since 2020 and are just now beginning to stabilize. )

1 million dollar viking

How much does it cost to store a yacht at a marina?

One of the first and most important questions to answer before you buy a yacht revolves around storage. If you own a water-front home with a dock big enough to safely store your yacht, the savings are substantial. However, if you plan on keeping your vessel at a marina, those costs need to be included in your annual budget. United Yacht broker Christopher Cooke  owns his own yacht management company and often helps his clients find a space at a marina. "The cost of keeping your yacht at a marina really varies by location," said Chris. "You are charged per foot, but that cost can change not only depending on what county you're in, but also how many amenities are at the marina."

"In Florida, the marinas in Martin County for example, can be half the cost of Miami-Dade," continued Christopher. "It really all depends on your boating plans, where you live, and how far you're willing to travel to be at your boat."

Sailfish Marina of Stuart is a popular yacht storage facility in Martin county that is the closest marina to the St. Lucie Inlet also with accommodations for a 60-foot and over boat. There is a fuel dock at the marina as well as a tackle shop.  If you purchase a slip for a full year on an annual contract, the cost is $20-$22 per foot of your "Length Overall" . This is important, because while some boats might be called a "60", they may very well be 62 feet in length and cost more. Additionally, if you want electricity, water, and waste removal, it can cost you an extra $175 per month for one 50amp line.

Just 40 miles to the south, in the heart of Palm Beach County, sits Palm Harbor Marina. With over 200 slips, some of which can accommodate a 250-foot superyacht and state-of-the-art Marinetek concrete floating docks, the cost is much higher. Using the same example of a 60-foot cruising yacht, the cost of storage is approximately $5,760 per month, along with a $500 per month utilities fee. "With a place like Palm Harbor Marina, boaters are paying for the amenities and the location," continued Chris. Palm Harbor Marina features a yacht club with a hospitality bar and media center, a complete fitness center, game room, deli, concierge, as well as being right next to the best restaurants and nightlife in Palm Beach.

(Seen below: A yacht is welcomed by the professional staff that includes golf cart service. Photo credit: Palm Harbor Marina website.)

cost of storing a yacht at a marina

"For a yacht that's 60-feet, later model year, and with average usage, you can expect to pay $60,000 per year in preventative maintenance costs ," said Cooke. "And by average use I mean 150-200 hours per year. But that's assuming nothing goes wrong and has to be replaced. Typically you're looking at $4 per foot to have someone dive it, another $4 per foot to have it washed regularly, and then another $1,000 or so to go through and do a full systems check. These costs can definitely vary though depending on the boat and location. Because of inflation with the price of materials and labor, these costs have really gone up over the last 2 years." 

The best advice Christopher has for boat owners of this size is to hire a yacht management company. Yacht Management companies often oversee anywhere from 10 to 50 boats at any one time, Christopher currently has 30. The yacht manager will ensure the boat is clean, all systems checked like transmission and generators, the running gear checked, oil changes are done, and that nothing is starting to fail. Preventative maintenance can save thousands of dollars in the long run of yacht ownership and will end up paying for itself. Many yacht owners have work or other hobbies that take their time away from being able to devote to the proper maintaining of their vessel. The result can be negligence in the upkeep of the boat, causing systems to fail, and end in more costly repair bills. If you're going to spend the money on a nice yacht, a yacht management company is a smart choice.

How much does it cost to insure a yacht?

Joshua Giordano of Global Marine Insurance Agency is no stranger to insuring boats from New York to Florida. In fact, In fact, with over 20 years in the marine industry Joshua offers a unique understanding of marine insurance as it pertains to personal watercraft, boats, and yachts. This knowledge and experience allows him to find the best boat & yacht insurance at the best price.

"We get asked all of the time how much it costs to insure a yacht and the answer is it really depends on where you live and keep the yacht," says Joshua. "For a 60-foot yacht in the Northeast, you're looking at between $6,000 and $8,000 per year for insurance. Come down to Florida and that same boat is going to be $10,000 to $12,000 to insure assuming it's for private use only. If you plan to put your vessel into a yacht charter program in Florida, then costs go up $14,000 per year."

(Seen below: A 62' Azimut Yacht in Florida, if kept at a marina, will likely cost about $10,000 per year in insurance.)

cost to insure a yacht

How much does it cost to fill a yacht with fuel?

Trying to budget your annual expense for fuel can be difficult. Not only do some yachts have larger fuel capacities, but their fuel burn and range can also vary. This also then dependent upon how much you use your boat and how hard you will be running the engines. Cruising at lower rpm's at around an 8-10 knot speed can mean better fuel efficiency with longer running times between trips to get more fuel.

Assuming your 60-foot yacht has a fuel capacity 1,200 gallons and with an average fuel price of $5.50, and it will cost $6,600 to fill up. For new boaters, it's really difficult to gauge how much fuel you might use in a year and only personal experience and time on the water can help narrow down that annual cost.

Fuel costs per location also can change depending on where you are boating. The Waterway Guide offers up-to-date pricing on fuel at major marinas through the United States. For example, diesel fuel in Jacksonville, Florida is currently ranging from $5.40 to $5.90 depending on which marina you stop at. In comparison, stopping for diesel in the Florida Keys will start at $4.90 and could be as high as $5.30 per gallon.

Can you finance a yacht?

Finacing a yacht is very common," says Shana White with OceanPoint Marine Lending. "There are many attractive programs out there that can be tailored to fit the bueyer's needs. The boat loan approval process usually takes between 24 and 48 hours to receive an answer." Things like your income-to-debt ratio, credit score, credit history, and asset verification all go into whether or not a bank will loan you the money for a yacht. A favorable rate for a yacht loan could be 4% in the current market with other possible discounts available. Check out our Boat Loan FAQ's page for more information.

Is owning a yacht a good investment?

Are Yachts Worth Buying?

Why Are Yachts So Expensive?

Can I Sell My Yacht Without A Broker?

What To Know When Buying A Boat

What is the best sport fishing boat?

How Much Should I Pay For A Yacht?

Owning a yacht is an investment in yourself, not a financial one. Boats depreciate in value, they cost money to maintain, and you will almost never sell it for more than what you paid for it. The memories you create with your friends and family on a yacht, however, are worth more than words can describe.  Peter Schmidt talks about why to own a yacht after more than 40 years in the business, "Owning a yacht is a good thing, one of the joys of life. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A yacht allows you to make memories you never dreamed possible!" Peter is also a current boat owner and has owned several throughout his life. His kids now own their boats and are teaching Peter's grandchildren the joys of being on the water. "I love boating and my kids love boating. It gets in your blood and gets passed down through the generations. There simply is no greater pastime than owning a boat. Yes, there are some inconveniences along the way with repairs, but the good far outweighs any temporary inconveniences." 

Peter suggests "speaking to a knowledgeable, professional, and experienced yacht broker near you about the costs of yacht ownership. If you don't have a relationship currently with a United Yacht broker, please give our main office a call at (772) 463-3131 and we will connect you with the best broker to service you based on your location and boating needs.

Interesting Boating Links

Worldwide yacht sales.

  • Yacht Search By Location
  • Cape Cod Boat Sales
  • Yachts For Sale in Georgia
  • Bahamas Boat Trader
  • The Palm Beach Boat Show
  • 15M Boat For Sale
  • The Most Popular Yacht Brands
  • South Jersey Yacht Sales Cape May NJ
  • Boat Sales Massachusetts
  • Yachts in Jacksonville Florida
  • Sailboats For Sale Puerto Rico
  • Used Boats For Sale in Alabama

Luxury Boats & Yachts

  • Yachts For Sale by Price
  • Sabre Yachts For Sale
  • Yacht For Sale USA
  • Yachts For Sale Houston
  • 48 Ocean Yacht For Sale
  • Used Center Console
  • Cabo Yachts For Sale
  • Viking Sportfish For Sale

Popular Builders & Models

  • Expedition Yacht
  • Aquila Boats For Sale
  • Pursuit Boats
  • Used Flybridge Power Boats For Sale
  • Sports Cruiser
  • Catamaran Sailboat For Sale
  • Motor Yacht
  • Albemarle For Sale
  • Sea Ray 58 Sedan Bridge
  • Bavaria Boats

Trending Brands & Types

  • Riviera Boats For Sale
  • Sport Fishing Boats For Sale
  • Carver Yachts
  • Liveaboard Boats For Sale
  • Sea Ray Boats
  • Mainship Boats For Sale
  • 25 Contender For Sale
  • Sunseeker Boats For Sale

SEND UYS A MESSAGE

Recent posts.

photo of The Hot List - June 2024

Jun 02, 2024

The Hot List - June 2024

photo of Majesty Yachts 120: Charter To Own Opportunity

May 30, 2024

Majesty Yachts 120: Charter To Own Opportunity

photo of Just Listed Boats For Sale Under $500,000

May 20, 2024

Just Listed Boats For Sale Under $500,000

photo of United Yacht Sales Is Now Representing Century Boats

May 10, 2024

United Yacht Sales Is Now Representing Century Boats

how much for a 100 foot yacht

  • Search Search Please fill out this field.
  • Personal Finance

What Size Yacht Can You Afford?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

The word yacht often brings up an image of luxury living on a sleek boat in the sea with a crew of dozens. We don’t want to take the wind out of your sails, so to speak, but even a mountain of money won't necessarily have you swimming with the truly wealthy yacht owners. For example, Tiger Woods purchased his 155-foot superyacht, Privacy, for $20 million—and that’s cheap by swanky yacht standards.

The average annual cost of operating your floating symbol of eliteness is 10% of the purchase price.

What Size Can You Afford?

The word yacht is about as clearly defined as a financial advisor , and you’ll get wildly different answers on what size boat earns that title, depending on whom you ask.

By some definitions, you can still be a yacht owner with a 20-foot boat, and you can join a yacht club and spend your weekends exchanging sea stories with your fellow yacht owners. If you are thinking about investing in a yacht, the first question to ask yourself is how big of a boat can you afford to buy?

Key Takeaways

  • Not all yachts are supersized and prohibitively expensive, like the luxury yachts used by wealthy individually. 
  • It is possible to rent (barefoot charter) a yacht or lease one with a group of friends.
  • Just because you own or lease a yacht doesn't mean you can drive it—you need a captain's license. 
  • Other expenses accompany owning a yacht from insurance to hiring a crew or captain if you can't drive it. 

Calculations and Qualifications

It can be tough to take out a boat loan if you don't meet specific criteria. For example, unless your debt-to-income ratio is below 40%, you’re not likely to hear a resounding yes from the loan officer.

Plan to put at least 10% down on your yacht and pay somewhere around 5% APR for 10 years. That $100,000 entry-level yacht (a used one would be around 30–35 feet long) is going to incur monthly payments of nearly $1,000 after you make your $10,000 down payment.

There’s also another $1,000 to $1,500 (or more) to spend on life jackets and other necessary equipment when you purchase a yacht. Then there's the question of who drives it. 

Can You Drive a Boat?

Are you qualified to operate a larger boat? If not, you’ll have to pay for a captain’s license or hire somebody to operate it for you. In addition, yacht insurance will be north of $600, and a slip rental will set you back a couple of thousand per year.

The annual maintenance costs that amount to 10% of the yacht’s purchase price, which would be around $10,000 on a $100,000 yacht.

To know what you can spend, do the math in reverse: You need to have 55% to 60% of your income available for other needs outside of your yacht. The rest is the absolute max you can blow on your obsession.

The Cheaper Way to Go Yachting

Maybe buying a superyacht just isn’t in the cards for you, but if you don’t want a smaller recreational boat, you may want to consider a bareboat charter. It’s like a lease, and just like with a car, you won’t be the owner but you can rent the yacht for a certain period of time.

This could be very short-term—for a yachting vacation—or long-term. For higher-priced vessels, splitting the costs among multiple people could make the price more reasonable. You as the charterer are responsible for nearly all fees, including fuel, boat insurance , port fees, and everything else.

There are also shared leasing arrangements . In these situations, you pay a monthly fee to a boat club and gain the use of any vessel in the fleet. You still have to pay for fuel and some costs, but the pricing is much more reasonable than trying to purchase the yacht on your own.

Some clubs offer an initiation fee that can go well into the thousands, as well as a monthly fee of a couple of hundred dollars.

The Bottom Line

Owning a luxury yacht takes truly serious money. But for those who earn a higher-than-average income, renting or leasing a vessel, teaming up with friends, or joining a boat or yacht club can make the price comparatively reasonable.

As with any equipment-heavy hobby, the costs are often higher than you think, so you’ll want an emergency fund in place for those unexpected expenses.

Business Insider. " Tiger Woods Has Reportedly Docked His $20 Million, 155-Foot Yacht in the Hamptons — and He Apparently Plans to Stay There During the US Open ."

United Yacht. “ How Much Does It Cost to Own a Yacht? ”

National Marine Lenders Association. “ Things to Consider Before You Shop for a Boat ,” Page 2.

Intuit. “ How Much Does It Really Cost to Own a Boat? ”

Improve Sailing. “ How Much Does It Cost to Dock a Boat for a Year? ”

Progressive. “ Average Boat Insurance Cost .”

Freedom Boat Club. “ Boating Made for Everyone .”

Boatsetter. “ The 5 Secrets Boat Clubs Don’t Want You to Know About .”

how much for a 100 foot yacht

  • Terms of Service
  • Editorial Policy
  • Privacy Policy
  • Your Privacy Choices

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Boat Versus a Yacht?

  • For a boat to be a yacht, it has to carry certain features, and it's more expensive than other boats.

How Much to Buy a Boat v. a Yacht

Catamaran motor yacht on the ocean at sunny day

Getty Images

While owning a boat can provide a sense of freedom and excitement that no other form of transportation can offer, it's not without costs— they can be more expensive than you anticipate, and not just at purchase.

Key Takeaways

  • The average purchase price of a 20-foot boat is between $10,000 and $60,000.
  • Ongoing maintenance and other costs make boat ownership more expensive than many anticipate.
  • While not necessarily a good investment, boats provide other benefits that make ownership worthwhile for many.  

Getting out on a river, lake or ocean in your very own vessel can be a dream come true.

But while owning a watercraft can provide a sense of freedom and excitement that no other form of transportation can offer, it's not without costs. In fact, boats can be more expensive than you anticipate, and not just at purchase.

Here is the difference between a boat and a yacht, and how each can come with a vast array of associated costs.

What Is the Average Cost of Owning a Boat?

The first cost associated with a boat is the purchase price. Fish and Ski Marine, a Texas-based boat dealership, reported the average purchase price for a new 20-foot boat in 2023 was between $40,000 and $60,000. If you bought the same vessel used, it would be between $10,000 and $20,000.

Boats come with other upfront costs besides the purchase price. Unless you'll be buying with cash, you'll finance the boat purchase .

The typical down payment is between 10% and 30% of the purchase price, and 15% is typical. According to Boat Trader , the average loan interest rate is between 7% and 10%, depending on your credit score, age, the type of boat and the economic climate.

You'll also need to register your boat and pay the sales tax, which may be added to the purchase price.

Fish and Ski Marine reports the annual cost of owning a standard fishing or pleasure boat typically ranges from $3,000 to $7,500 per year. This includes trailers, insurance, storage and marina fees, maintenance, fuel, education and licensing fees, and equipment and accessories.

What Makes a Boat a Yacht

Boats come in a vast number of varieties, from those that don't have motors, like sailboats and catamarans, to those that do, like cruisers, speedboats and yachts. And while all yachts are motorized, for a vessel to be considered one it must have certain characteristics, including:

  • Minimum size . In general, a boat becomes a yacht when it is at least 33 feet long.
  • Recreational purpose . Boats can have a wide variety of functions, such as sailing, fishing and business, but yachts are designed for comfort, entertainment and pleasure . 
  • Luxury features . Yachts usually have spacious staterooms, complete kitchens, several heads (bathrooms) and other living spaces. After that there are countless extras, from pools and hot tubs to multiple dining rooms, bars and even helipads. 
  • Sufficient power . Compared to other types of boats, a yacht's engine should be powerful enough to travel far distances. 

The Bigger the Yacht, the Higher the Cost 

For yachts, size is a major factor in the purchase price. Per Galati Boat Sales data , the average costs in 2023 were:

  • Small (less than 50 feet): $500,000 to $2.5 million
  • Mid (50 to 70 feet): $2 million to $6 million
  • Large (70 to 90 feet): $6 million to $15 million or more
  • Super (90 feet and longer): $10 million and more
  • Mega (165 feet and longer): no average, but $600 million was a current going price 

Jim Burns, yacht broker with Knot 10 Yacht Sales in Granville, Maryland, says there are many factors that go into the cost of yacht ownership.

“Keep a boat in your driveway and it won’t cost much, but if it's in a marina slip, you’re paying for that,” Burns says. “The bigger the boat, the higher that cost will be. Everything is done in feet, and all the marinas vary.”

For example, at the Kona Kai Marina in San Diego, the range is $28 to $60 per foot based on boat length over all (LOA) or slip LOA, whichever is longer. At the Cooper River Marina in South Carolina, long-term dockage is $15.25 per foot.

Boat and Yacht Upkeep Costs

Once you have the vessel, you’ll have to ensure it remains in proper working order. Time spent on the water is a major factor in how much it will cost in maintenance.

“You’re putting a ton of stress on the boat, just from the wear and tear,” says Yosef Shimels, co-founder of Destiny Yachts, a Miami-based private luxury charter company.

“You’re utilizing the AC, the water pump and the generator. Anything can go out at any time. We have to keep reserves for unexpected maintenance costs. I learned that something will go out, and more frequently than I expected,” he adds.

Trish Taylor co-owns Fire Drill Charters, which operates on Lake Michigan, with her husband, and she has a warning.

“There’s a saying that 'BOAT' stands for ‘break out another thousand’ and that’s not just one time, but over and over again,” Taylor says.

“And it’s true. Most people have no idea of the upkeep on boats. Boat ownership is different from owning a car. They simply don’t know what they don’t know,” she says.

Be on the lookout for the cost of regular oil changes, fuel filters, adding necessary technology and storage fees.

To reduce the monthly costs of keeping the boat in a slip (if it’s too long to keep in your driveway), you may consider taking it out of the water and paying for a storage space. Burns says $200 a month is typical, but it ultimately depends on the size of the vessel.

If you can’t find covered storage, you may have to pay to have the boat shrink-wrapped so it’s protected against the elements. That too, can set you back. For example, at Michigan’s Pier 33, wrapping a boat between 34 and 35.11 feet will cost $805.

Are Boats a Good Investment?

“Boats generally lose value after purchase,” Burns says. “If you buy one for $100,000, know that you’ll never sell it for that.”

But what you put into the vessel as well as the type can help keep its value or even increase it.

"We own a 1993 Tiara Yacht we bought eight years ago,” Taylor says.

"Because of the tech and performance upgrades as well as a sought-after style that’s not made anymore, it can go for double what we bought it for. Buyers recognize well-maintained boats that have been upgraded to make the boating experience even better,” she adds.

Is Buying a Used Boat Worth It?

“In most cases a used boat is a phenomenal option,” Burns says. “For a 43-foot yacht you may pay $43,000 because it's 25 years old. To buy a new one it can be millions.”

Do make your purchase through a qualified broker, though.

“Private sales can be risky,” Burns says. “It's like buying a used car from a person online. As a broker we go through a process and handle all the transactions so the buyer gets a legal boat, and in a condition that’s acceptable for their intended use.”

It’s especially important to buy a used boat with the assistance of an expert if you're a first-time boat owner.

“If you don’t, you won’t know what to look for,” Burns says. “What’s underneath the shine? These things can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. It could be rotted out from moisture, and a fix could cost $30,000."

Pros and Cons of Owning a Boat

In the end, there are many reasons to have a boat or yacht of your own.

“They are pleasure crafts, so it's tough to put a price tag on being with your family, hanging out at a really good marina and having fun,” Burns says.

Shimels says chartering the boat out helps cover costs and provides him with residual income. "It’s also a tax benefit , because I can write off the depreciation,” he says.

As for the disadvantages, they include the unpredictable costs. “We just had an unexpected repair,” Shimels says. “A generator just went out, and it was $10,000.”

Finding the right people to help keep the boat or yacht in good working order isn’t always so easy, either.

“You have to find a good mechanic, someone to do the cleaning,” Shimels says. “There’s a variety of people you have to rely on.”

Finally, not everyone can handle the money and stress of boat ownership, and that’s OK.

“We’ve had customers who sold their boat and simply do multiple charters with us,” Taylor says. “All they do is walk on, fish and pay us. They love it. No cleaning or upkeep anymore for them.”

How Much is a Private Jet? 

Erica Sandberg Nov. 15, 2023

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Tags: money , financial literacy , shopping , luxury

Popular Stories

Family Finance

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Saving and Budgeting

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Credit Cards

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Personal Loans

how much for a 100 foot yacht

SEE TODAY'S TOP COUPONS

Kohl's Coupons

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Wayfair Coupons

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Lowe's Coupons

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Best Buy Coupons

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Walmart Promo Codes

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Comparative assessments and other editorial opinions are those of U.S. News and have not been previously reviewed, approved or endorsed by any other entities, such as banks, credit card issuers or travel companies. The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of our partner offers may have expired.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Your Money Decisions

Advice on credit, loans, budgeting, taxes, retirement and other money matters.

You May Also Like

Wealthiest generation.

Erica Sandberg June 18, 2024

What to Do if Your Identity Is Stolen

Maryalene LaPonsie June 18, 2024

Budget Counseling – Do You Need It?

Erica Lamberg June 17, 2024

What Is Cash Stuffing?

Geoff Williams June 13, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How to Get Out of Debt

Geoff Williams June 12, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

10 Cheap Father's Day Gift Ideas

Jessica Walrack June 11, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Grocery Receipt Apps Worth Trying

Geoff Williams June 10, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Cash Wedding Gift Guidelines for 2024

Jessica Walrack June 7, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Spending for a Graduation Gift

Erica Sandberg June 5, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How to Save for a Wedding

Erica Sandberg and Emma Kerr June 4, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Expert-Approved Thrifting Tips

Erica Lamberg June 3, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How to Negotiate With Debt Collectors

Jessica Walrack May 31, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

10 Hobbies That Can Make You Money

Jessica Walrack May 30, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

What is a Cohabitation Agreement?

Erica Lamberg May 29, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Four Questions to Ask on the First Date

Erica Sandberg May 29, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Best Restaurant Apps for Free Food

Geoff Williams May 28, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How to Save on Uber and Lyft Rides

Jessica Walrack May 28, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How to Avoid Doom Spending

Jessica Walrack May 24, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Financial Steps to Take During A Divorce

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Trade School Trend

Erica Sandberg May 23, 2024

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Find anything you save across the site in your account

The World’s Most Expensive Yachts—Including Some That Cost Billions

By Brett Berk

most expensive yachts

Though superyachts are already among the most costly consumer items available, the prices of the most expensive yachts in the world are still astounding. In recent decades, those with money to burn have settled on these floating palaces as an ideal locus for demonstrating their prosperity, and, as such, the global luxury yacht industry is undergoing a golden age. The world’s überwealthy think of their motor yachts as toys, and they’re constantly trying to outdo each other in scale, design, amenities, materials, and sheer profligacy.

Knowing this, what features does it take to own one of the most expensive yachts in existence? And how much do these opulent vessels actually cost? To that end, AD has compiled a list of the five priciest superyachts currently out on the water. As with many things connected to the very wealthy, details are shrouded in secrecy—often intentionally—to shield the assets from taxation or seizure, or to protect privacy.

Below, dive into the five reportedly most expensive yachts in the world.

5. Dubai ($400 million)

Image may contain Transportation Vehicle Yacht and Boat

This 531-foot yacht is reportedly owned by United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. Though it was originally planned for another Middle Eastern potentate, Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei, he suddenly voided the contract in 2001. With exteriors designed by Andrew Winch and interiors by Platinum Yachts, this German-built Blohm + Voss vessel features several Jacuzzis, a pool inlaid with handmade mosaic tiles that is reportedly large enough to hold 115 people, a circular staircase, a discotheque with an appropriately sized dance floor, squash courts, a movie theater, a dining room for 90 guests (the other 25 presumably have to eat in the pool?), a helipad, and a submarine.

4. Topaz ($527 million)

most expensive yacht

Resembling a stealth bomber, this 483-foot ship is reportedly owned by Russian fertilizer and coal oligarch Andrey Melnichenko. With exteriors by Tim Heywood Design Ltd. and interior designs by Terence Disdale Design, this German-built Lürssen Yacht features a 2,500-square-foot primary bedroom, six guest suites (with moveable walls so they can be transformed into four grand staterooms), glassware and tableware fashioned from French crystal, a helicopter hangar, a 30-foot speedboat tender, and three swimming pools, including one with a glass-bottom dangling menacingly above a disco.

3. Azzam ($600 million)

most expensive yachts

This 590-foot ship is currently thought to be the largest private yacht in the world and one of the fastest, with a top speed of 35 miles per hour. To achieve this immense scale and speed, it required a pair of gas turbines and two stratospherically potent diesel engines, rendering it very difficult to build. It is reportedly owned by a member of the royal family of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. With exteriors by Nauta Yacht and interiors by French decorator Cristophe Leoni, this yacht was also built by Lürssen in Germany. The vessel is set apart by its early 19th-century Empire-style veneered furniture, as well as its state-of-the-art security systems, including a fully bulletproof primary suite and a high-tech missile deterrence capabilities.

2. Eclipse ($1.5 billion)

most expensive yachts

In addition to being the second-costliest, this 533-footer is thought to be the world’s second-largest private yacht. Owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich , the ship was claimed to be located in Turkey and may be impounded as part of the United Kingdom’s sanctions against Russia. Designed by Terry Disdale and built by Blohm + Voss, it features two-dozen guest cabins, two swimming pools, two helipads, and multiple hot tubs. For privacy and security reasons, it hosts a missile detection system, bulletproof windows in the primary bedroom and on the bridge, an anti-paparazzi shield, and, when all of that fails, a mini-submarine that can take a few VIPs 164 feet under the ocean’s surface.

1. History Supreme ($4.8 billion)

History Supreme has never actually been seen in a major port, and rumors suggest that the yacht may not be real and instead just a publicity stunt. Reportedly owned by Malaysia’s richest man, Robert Kuok, and designed by Stuart Hughes in the UK, the yacht is only a paltry 100 feet long. Its worth is said to be derived from its lavish finishes, including a statue constructed from genuine Tyrannosaurus rex bones, a liquor bottle embedded with an 18.5-carat diamond, and a primary bedroom with one wall made from meteorite and another from a 24-karat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium. If you see it somewhere, let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Jeff Bezos’s yacht?

Most Expensive Yachts

This is why people like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos work to keep their yachts out of the public eye. Though we are not including Jeff Bezos’s yacht, Koru (Maori for “coil”), in this list because it is a sailing yacht and thus excluded from the realm of these motor yachts, it created controversy in the Netherlands when its presence became known. Jeff Bezos’s abided the $500 million price tag of Oceanco, the Dutch custom yacht builder, to create the 417-foot megayacht. But when the company, at Bezos’s behest, requested that a local bridge be dismantled to make way for its gigantic mast on its journey from the shipyard, public sentiment turned against the cento-billionaire, and Oceano shelved its request. Maybe a port like Monaco would be more accommodating?

Also not on this list is the world’s largest private yacht, reportedly owned by Alisher Usmanov. Though size and cost typically scale in the world of superyachts, this is not always the case (see #1 in this list.) Also, Somnio, the 728-feet dream-monikered yacht liner that tops our list of the world’s largest private yachts , isn’t quite done being constructed. And it is not, like most of the largest superyachts, privately owned by one individual or family—it’s a kind of floating condo, with 39 eight-figure homes available to potential owners solely by invitation.

Al Maktoum International Airport: Everything We Know About Dubai's New $35 Billion Project

By Amy Bradford

45 Best Amazon Furniture Upgrades to Buy Right Now

By Audrey Lee

Andy Warhol’s East Village Pad Lists, Aman’s Residential Project Unveiled, and More Real Estate News

By Rachel Davies

The Best Country for Tourism Is Not France, Italy, or Spain&-Here’s What Nation Claims the Title

By Katherine McLaughlin

  • WEATHER ALERT Heat Advisory Full Story
  • WEATHER ALERT Excessive Heat Watch Full Story

New Mexico governor declares emergency as thousands flee wildfires that have damaged 500 structures

AP logo

SANTA FE, New Mexico -- Thousands of residents fled their homes as a wildfire swept into the mountain village of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico on Tuesday. The fire destroyed or damaged more than 500 structures, including an unknown number of homes.

The governor declared a county-wide state of emergency that extended to neighboring tribal lands and deployed National Guard troops after residents fled under evacuation orders Monday with little time to rescue belongings.

"The horrific South Fork Fire and Salt Fire have ravaged our lands and property and forced thousands to flee their homes," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. "We are deploying every available resource to control these fires."

Lujan Grisham told reporters at a news conference in Santa Fe Tuesday afternoon that there have been no reports of any serious injuries.

However, she said the magnitude of the fires is beyond local control and requires immediate state intervention to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

She said more than 500 structures have been damaged, and the entire village of Ruidoso, population 7,000, has been evacuated. It's unclear how many homes were engulfed by the fast-moving flames because the extreme fire activity continues to prevent authorities from safely accessing the area to assess the damage.

"It's too dangerous," she said.

State Forester Laura McCarthy described the fires as "dangerous and fast-moving" in strong winds up to 20 mph.

"Extreme fire behavior," she said. McCarthy said a cold front was moving into the area and should bring rain to the area by Wednesday or Thursday. But she said that was "both bad news and good news" because while the precipitation would be welcome, stronger winds would not.

The governor said her emergency declaration unlocks additional funding and resources to manage the crisis in Lincoln County and the Mescalero Apache Reservation. She said nearly 20,000 acres have been consumed, an area larger than 31 square miles.

"The fire is out of control, but I've heard of no injuries or fatalities," Ruidoso City Councilor Greg Cory said during a brief telephone interview from Clovis, New Mexico, where he and his wife and grandson arrived after driving about three hours Monday evening from Ruidoso.

They were among hundreds of Ruidoso residents who fled for their lives through traffic-clogged downtown streets in the normally pastoral vacation destination as smoke darkened the evening sky and 100-foot flames climbed a ridgeline.

Christy Hood, a real estate agent in Ruidoso, said Monday's order to evacuate came so quickly that she and her husband, Richard, only had time to grab their 11-year-old son, 15-year-old daughter, and two dogs.

"We don't have clothes or a toothbrush," she said. "We truly don't have anything."

Police were going up and down the streets telling people to drop everything and go, she said.

"As we were leaving, there were flames in front of me and to the side of me," she said. "And all the animals were just running - charging - trying to get out."

They headed out of Ruidoso, but heavy traffic turned what's normally a 15-minute drive into a harrowing two-hour ordeal.

"It looked like the sky was on fire. It was bright orange," she said. "Honestly, it looked like the apocalypse. It was terrifying, and sparks were falling on us."

On social media posts, Ruidoso officials didn't mince words: "GO NOW: Do not attempt to gather belongings or protect your home. Evacuate immediately."

Jacquie and Ernie Escajeda were at church Monday in Ruidoso, located about 130 miles southeast of Albuquerque, when they heard about a fire in a nearby community about 20 miles away. They said they didn't think much of it, but by mid-morning, smoke rose above a mountain behind their house, and the smell filled the air.

The couple started watching their cell phones and turned on the radio for updates. There was no "get ready," nor "get set" - it was just "go," Ernie Escajeda said. They grabbed legal documents and other belongings and headed out.

"Within an hour, the police department, the fire department, everybody's there blocking, barricading the roads to our area and telling everybody to leave," he said. "Thank God we were ready."

On Tuesday, the couple got a call from friends who are on vacation in Utah but have a home in Ruidoso that they've been told was destroyed, Jacquie Escajeda said.

"They lost their home," she said. "There's only one home standing in their whole little division that they live in, so there are a lot of structures lost. We have no idea if we're going to have a home to go to."

Public Service Company of New Mexico shut off power to part of the village due to the fire, which was estimated to be about 22 square miles with no containment, forestry, and village officials said Tuesday morning.

Accountant Steve Jones said he and his wife evacuated overnight as emergency crews arrived at their doorstep and dense smoke filled the Ruidoso valley, making it difficult to breathe.

"We had a 40-mph wind that was taking this fire all along the ridge. We could literally see 100-foot flames," said Jones, who relocated in a camper. "That's why it consumed so much acreage."

Amid highway closures, many evacuees had little choice but to flee eastward onto the Great Plains and the city of Roswell, 75 miles away, where hotels and shelters quickly filled. A rural gas station along the evacuation route was overrun with people and cars.

"The Walmart parking lot is packed with people in RVs," Enrique Moreno, director of Roswell Community Disaster Relief, said. "Every single hotel in Roswell is filled to capacity right now. We go to the gas stations and we see just a bunch of people hanging around their cars."

New Mexico has grappled in recent years with a devastating series of wildfires, including a 2022 blaze caused by a pair of prescribed fires set by the U.S. Forest Service that merged during drought conditions to become the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history. That year, a separate fire consumed 200 homes in Ruidoso and resulted in two deaths.

On Tuesday, two fires menaced Ruidoso, a high-altitude vacation getaway nestled within the Lincoln National Forest near amenities including a casino, golf course, and ski resort operated by the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

The nearby horse racing track at Ruidoso Downs said its facilities were safe in a Tuesday morning post on social media without responding to phone calls and messages. Beyond the track, animals and livestock were moved to the New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Roswell, including five horses that arrived Monday night, as well as four llamas, according to Leslie Robertson, the office manager.

The South Fork Fire started Monday on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, where the tribal president issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency. It was burning on tribal and U.S. Forest Service land within areas surrounding Ruidoso. Wind-whipped flames advanced rapidly on Ruidoso.

A second fire, called the Salt Fire, also was burning on the Mescalero reservation and southwest of Ruidoso. It was over 7 square miles as of Tuesday morning with no containment, the forestry division said.

In California, firefighters have increased their containment of a large wildfire that is burning in steep, hard-to-reach areas in mountains north of Los Angeles, officials said. But hot, dry, windy weather could challenge their efforts Tuesday.

Related Topics

  • U.S. & WORLD

how much for a 100 foot yacht

California firefighters gain ground against big wildfires

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Wildfire near Los Angeles spreads to 11K acres, sparking evacuations

how much for a 100 foot yacht

What are the diablo winds?

how much for a 100 foot yacht

How wildfires create threat for flooding, mudflows

Top stories.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Chicago fire crews battle massive blaze, hazmat in West Town | LIVE

  • 6 minutes ago

how much for a 100 foot yacht

7-year-old boy killed by gunfire on Near West Side

how much for a 100 foot yacht

New Yorkers pounce on child rape suspect, detain him for police

  • 2 hours ago

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Arm found on suburban beach belonged to murdered student: DNA testing

  • 33 minutes ago

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Opposition growing to Chicago migrant shelter eviction policy

  • 16 minutes ago

100 displaced after Mount Prospect apartment complex fire: officials

  • 26 minutes ago

Family-friendly activities in Chicago for summer break | See list

Campaign denies Trump plans to stay in Chicago during Milwaukee RNC

'With a heavy heart': Iconic waterfront Fort Myers Beach bar and restaurant for sale

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Bonita Bill’s has been a beloved Fort Myers Beach stop for locals and visitors for 30-plus years with a laid-back vibe, waterfront views, good food, and cold beer.

And now it’s for sale .

The San Carlos Island gem’s social media pages announced the news Wednesday, June 12.

“It is with a heavy heart we share the decision made by the Semmer family to sell the Bonita Bill's properties and business,” the posts read. “This decision comes from all of Bill Semmer’s children in the resolution of his estate.”

Boat art: Famous Fort Myers Beach boat, left stuck on dock after Hurricane Ian, now a work of art

Spot originally was a fish house in 1926

Bill Semmer bought the Bonita Fish Company and Fish House in 1991 (which was originally a fish house in 1926) and rebranded it as Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar. The beloved community figure, who also owned Semmer Electric, died Jan. 20, 2023.

He is survived by his children Nikki Semmer, Katie Semmer-Reynolds and Billy Semmer.

“We thank everyone who continued to support us as we worked to rebuild after Ian, through the loss of our father Bill Semmer, the uphill battle of costly repairs and construction, rising operating, labor, and food costs, and a changing market,” the post continued.

With a “No shirt? No shoes? Can we get you a beer?” motto, Bonita Bill’s gained even more recognition when it reopened six months after Hurricane Ian with a Bertram yacht perched on a dock next to its open-air dining room.  Nearly two years later, it’s still there.

"We posted on social media a message of remembrance to (the one year anniversary of Ian) and we invited anyone to come sign the boat to leave their own mark on it as it’s left its mark on Bonita Bill's," Semmer-Reynolds said at the time. "People will sign their name or messages or hope or remembrance or even just something silly. It’s a way for both locals and visitors to leave their mark."

The future of that yacht and Bonita Bill’s are still up in the air.

“We will continue to remain open and operate as usual until the property is sold sometime in the future,” the post states. “Real estate Inquiries can be directed to SVN Commercial Partners at 239-851-5492.”

More: Shrimp-focused Fort Myers Beach waterfront restaurant announces closing

We know we’ll take a right on Main Street just before the Matanzas Pass bridge and visit this iconic Fort Myers Beach bar and restaurant soon. See you there.

Bonita Bill’s, 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach; 239-463-6119, bonitabills.com  and on Facebook  and Instagram

Robyn George is a food and dining reporter for The News-Press. Connect at [email protected]

South Florida residents told to steer clear of 'life-threatening' flooding

MIAMI — Torrential rains pounded South Florida on Wednesday as officials warned residents to steer clear of " life threatening flooding " in some of the state's most populous regions.

The National Weather Service in Miami urged residents to stay indoors, off the roads and away from dangerous moving waters.

Flood warnings for parts of four South Florida counties, including Miami-Dade, will continue until 8 a.m. Thursday.

The downpour is complicating air travel in and out of the region. Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport told would-be travelers that its entrances and exits were flooded.

As of Wednesday evening, 284 flights out of or into that airport had been canceled. At Miami International Airport, the number of cancellations was a combined 326, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware .

“Started at 9:30, got bumped to 12:30, got bumped to 3:30, got bumped to 6:30. I’m going to miss all my connection flights, and I’m stuck here with like a foot of rain falling down,” a traveler told NBC South Florida .

The Florida Highway Patrol shut down part of southbound Interstate 9 5 in Broward County on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

First responders in Hollywood, near Fort Lauderdale, rushed to trapped motorists late Wednesday afternoon.

"We are receiving calls of some people who are stuck in vehicles they've driven in the flooded roads," city spokesperson Joann Hussey told NBC South Florida.

Image: Rain Storms Inundate Southern Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared an emergency in Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade and Sarasota counties. A declaration allows for state aid. The cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood also issued emergency declarations.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management told residents there : "Do not drive unless absolutely necessary and seek higher ground if needed." The agency said that if vehicles stall, people inside should immediately abandon them to avoid being swept away with them.

Fort Lauderdale got over a foot of rain by late Wednesday, with 12.83 inches. Miami got 9.82 inches and Hollywood a little over 10 inches. Pompano Beach got 9.62 inches, and Fort Myers received just over 8 inches.

The hours of continuous rain have rendered pumps nearly useless because the equipment has nowhere to send the excess water.

"There is so much water that the pumps really don't have a lot of places for it [the water] to go right now," Hussey said.

The early June downpours follow the warmest May on record in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples.

Image: Rain Storms Inundate Southern Florida

A record-breaking 8 inches of rain hit Florida’s west coast in just three hours Tuesday night.

So rare was Tuesday's rain between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Sarasota that it should be expected only every 500 to 1,000 years. The Tampa Bay area can normally expect 7.3 inches in the entire month of June .

Robert Wile and Brian Hamacher reported from Miami, David K. Li from New York City and Phil Helsel from Los Angeles.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Rob Wile is a breaking business news reporter for NBC News Digital.

Senior Digital Producer at WTVJ/NBCMiami.com

how much for a 100 foot yacht

David K. Li is a senior breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

how much for a 100 foot yacht

Patrick Smith is a London-based editor and reporter for NBC News Digital.

IMAGES

  1. 2010 Azimut 100 ft Yacht For Sale

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

  2. 2019 Riva 100 ft Yacht For Sale

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

  3. Average Yacht Prices

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

  4. 2010 Azimut 100 ft Yacht For Sale

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

  5. 2012 Custom Line 100 ft Yacht For Sale

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

  6. Blue Line Yachts

    how much for a 100 foot yacht

VIDEO

  1. Happy New Year’s over 100 foot yacht party  engine 

  2. INSANE MILLION DOLLAR SUPER YACHT!!

  3. New Gated Contemporary Build Has Head-On Atlantic Views and a Private Boat Dock

  4. 6 Yachts You Can Purchase For Under $10.000!

  5. 100-FOOT LUXURY YACHT! Sunseeker 100

  6. Wild Thing Yachting 2012 Grant Wharington interview

COMMENTS

  1. Used Yachts For Sale From 91 To 100 Feet

    Azimut 100 Jumbo. Search used yachts for sale worldwide from 91 to 100 feet. We offer a wide range of used yachts, including explorer yachts, luxury cruisers, motor yachts, pilothouse yachts, sailing yachts and more. Contact our yacht brokers for assistance.

  2. Mega Yacht for sale

    Privately-owned yachts over 100 feet in length are often interchangeably referred to as either superyachts or mega yachts. Although exact definitions vary, many consider superyachts to be vessels over 100 feet in length, with mega yachts considered to be over 200 feet in length. As of 2020, there are over 5,000 superyachts longer than 100 feet ...

  3. Used 100 Foot and Above Yachts For Sale

    Used Yachts For Sale - 100+ Feet & Above. Explore used yachts and superyachts for sale worldwide, 100 feet and above. 100ft yachts, also known as superyachts, highlight many elegant amenities such as private owner decks, gyms, and hot tubs, as well as luxurious cabins, premier entertainment options, and freedom of movement.

  4. 100' Yachts for Sale

    Immerse yourself in the epitome of nautical luxury with FGI Yacht Group's esteemed collection of 100′ yachts for sale. These magnificent centennial vessels are masterpieces of engineering, designed for those who seek to experience the ocean in its grandest form. With every detail meticulously crafted, our 100-foot yachts are a testament to ...

  5. 100ft Yachts for Sale

    View yacht 2024 OCEANIC 100' SHADOW, available for sale. 2024 OCEANIC 100' SHADOW, yacht for sale. Year: 2024. Builder: Canados. Length: 100' 1" (30.51m) ... FT; View 60ft yachts for sale; View 65ft yachts for sale; View 70ft yachts for sale; View 75ft yachts for sale; View 80ft yachts for sale;

  6. Superyacht Cost Calculator

    Our operating cost calculator is tuned for yachts from 80 to 600 feet. We find operating variables create the largest variances for yachts smaller than 100 feet and larger than 250 feet. We have tested the numbers the most in the range from 100 to 250 feet.

  7. Motor Yachts for Sale Under 100 Ft

    A general rule to help you keep some rough numbers in mind is the algorithm $1 million per 3.3 feet for a new yacht. So, a brand new 100-foot yacht could cost you around $30 million. However, the resale market offers enticing possibilities, with 100ft motor yachts for sale under 100K —a fraction of the original cost, influenced by various ...

  8. Average Yacht Prices: 18 Helpful Examples (Size 40'-130')

    A 40-foot yacht can be found used for around $200,000 and new models can cost as much as a million dollars. There are always lots of used yachts for sale around 40 feet in length, which makes them more attractive to first-time buyers. Technically, a yacht begins at 23 feet. However, yachts that size will more often be referred to as boats.

  9. 100' Sailing Yachts for Sale

    100 FEET SailingYACHTS FOR SALE. Indulge in the ultimate in luxury sailing with our carefully curated selection of 100 feet sailing yachts for sale. Each of these exceptional vessels has been crafted to the highest standards of performance and comfort, combining superior craftsmanship with the latest technology to create a truly unforgettable ...

  10. 100 Foot Yacht Guide: Navigating the Purchase Process

    The interior boasts spacious staterooms and entertainment spaces crafted with only the highest quality materials. The Sunseeker 100 Yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests plus 5 crew. The yacht has a length of 97' 11" (29.85m), a beam of 22' 8" (6.9m), draft of 6' 10" (2.10m) and a maximum speed of 28 knots.

  11. How Much Does It Cost To Buy A Yacht?

    So how much does it cost to buy a yacht on average? In 2021, the average selling price of a yacht is approximately $640,000, with prices ranging from $300,000 to over $15,000,000. This average selling price represents all pre-owned boats from 40-feet to 100-feet, power (not sail), and sold in the Southeastern United States, including the large ...

  12. Sunseeker

    The all-new Sunseeker 100 Yacht is the epitome of a luxury yacht. Powered by MTU 12V 2000 M96X as standard or MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines as an option, the 100 Yacht accommodates up to twelve guests and five crew in complete luxury, reaching speeds of up to 30 knots.

  13. How Much Does it (Really) Cost to Own a Yacht?

    How much does a 100-foot yacht cost per year? You should expect to pay about 20% or more of the original price of your boat to run it annually. So, for a $10 million yacht, the cost to operate will be about $2 million per year, including fuel, insurance, dock fees, maintenance and repairs, crew, etc.

  14. The Price Tag of Luxury: How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

    These operational costs can vary significantly depending on the size of the vessel. Still, the rule of thumb is to estimate 10% to 20% of the yacht's purchase price to operational maintenance costs annually. How Much Is a 100-Foot Yacht? A 100-foot yacht is the ultimate epitome of luxury in the yachting world.

  15. How Much Should I Pay For A Yacht?

    The most commonly agreed upon size for a yacht is a minimum of 40-feet, but at some point around 100-feet in length, the vessel is commonly referred to as a superyacht. The definition of a superyacht does vary substantially, as some people refer to a 85-foot yacht as one. A superyacht becomes a megayacht at 200-feet.

  16. 100 Foot Sailing Yacht

    The Oyster 100 by Dubois is designed with the specification, features and classification of very much larger yachts - and provides a sophisticated entry into superyacht ownership. By contrast, other 100-foot alternatives are simply longer versions of their 60 - 70 foot counterparts. They are built in the same way, are usually of a light ...

  17. How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

    When referring to larger sailing yachts—and by larger we are talking about 100-foot yacht prices—there is a "rule of thumb" estimate of $1 million per 3 feet in length. So a 100-foot yacht may cost in the region of $30 million. But sliding back down the length ladder, it's possible to pick up a small, used sailing yacht for a fraction ...

  18. Yacht Charter Cost: What Can You Expect to Pay?

    This depends on what type of vessel you're looking at and how long you'll need it for. The average weekly cost of a 100-foot sailing yacht is between $50,000-100,000. A weekly 80-foot catamaran charter runs around $40,000-100,000, and a week-long 100-foot motor yacht rental is anywhere between $50,000-80,000.

  19. How Much Does a Yacht Cost to Own?

    The price range of yachts measuring from 36 to 40 feet is from $125,000 to $225,000. Slightly bigger yachts ranging from 41 to 45 feet can cost from $325,000 to 475,000. Here are some of the yachts within this range that are selling online: The Atlantis - 40 feet overall length and priced at $297,500.

  20. How Much Does a Yacht Cost?

    New yachts over 100-feet long have an average price of a yacht equal to $1 million per 3.3 feet in length. In other words, a 100-foot yacht will, on average, cost more than $30 million. Older yachts below 85 feet are less expensive. For example, an 84-foot yacht originally built in 2002 and renovated in 2015 sold for $1.45 million.

  21. How Much Does A Yacht Cost

    The average price of a yacht in the UK is difficult to determine due to the variety on offer. A yacht can cost anywhere from around £10,000 to several million pounds before you start to get into super yacht territory. That said, a mid-sized sailboat should cost you between £50,000 and £100,000.

  22. How much does it cost to own a yacht?

    The yacht's purchase cost isn't the only expense though and other factors need to be considered. What does it cost to own a yacht? "The cost of ownership for a 60-foot, $1 million yacht is going to be about 10% of its value, or $100,000 per year if it's over ten years old," said Peter Schmidt, Founder of United Yacht Sales.

  23. How Much Does a Yacht Cost? What Can You Afford?

    Plan to put at least 10% down on your yacht and pay somewhere around 5% APR for 10 years. That $100,000 entry-level yacht (a used one would be around 30-35 feet long) is going to incur monthly ...

  24. How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Boat Versus a Yacht?

    For yachts, size is a major factor in the purchase price. Per Galati Boat Sales data, the average costs in 2023 were: Small (less than 50 feet): $500,000 to $2.5 million. Mid (50 to 70 feet): $2 ...

  25. The World's Most Expensive Yachts—Including Some That Cost Billions

    This 590-foot ship is currently thought to be the largest private yacht in the world and one of the fastest, with a top speed of 35 miles per hour. To achieve this immense scale and speed, it ...

  26. Fast-moving 100-foot wildfires in Ruidoso, New Mexico prompted

    We could literally see 100-foot flames," Jones, who relocated in a camper, said. "That's why it consumed so much acreage." ... Woman who died after boat capsized in Lake Michigan ID'd.

  27. Bonita Bill's, an iconic Fort Myers Beach bar and restaurant, for sale

    The future of that yacht and Bonita Bill's are still up in the air. "We will continue to remain open and operate as usual until the property is sold sometime in the future," the post states ...

  28. South Florida residents told to steer clear of 'life-threatening' flooding

    Fort Lauderdale got over a foot of rain by late Wednesday, with 12.83 inches. Miami got 9.82 inches and Hollywood a little over 10 inches. Pompano Beach got 9.62 inches, and Fort Myers received ...