Motorboat or sailing boat?

    17.02.2021

    Yacht owners can be divided into two main groups: those who prefer sailing yachts and those who prefer motor yachts. Don't have a boat of your own yet? Don't know which type to choose? Well, it can be said that it all depends on what kind of vacation you're looking for.
    If you're more interested in exploring new places on dry land and can't wait to see that new town, a motorboat will get you there faster. But if you're the type who enjoys the journey, who just wants to take it easy and savour every moment at sea, sailing boats are a far better choice.
    Apart from that, though, many other things can influence your choice, so let's dig a bit deeper to see whether motor or sailing yachts are the right choice for you.

    Sailing yachts

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    Vacation on a yacht is undoubtedly much more romantic when you're on a sailing yacht. It's an adventure that allows you to feel more connected to nature as you try to harness the elements' raw power.
    But you really don't have to be an old sea dog for this kind of a trip nowadays. Thanks to things like stabilizers, almost anyone can simply take off and enjoy an incredible journey full of sun, wind, and sea. Relaxation at its very finest!
    And if you decide to come and visit us, you will see for yourself how calm the Mediterranean is, especially during the summer season. So, just hire a vessel and prepare for the time of your life.
    If you're more interested in purchasing a yacht, getting a sailing yacht has other, more palpable advantages to offer you. However, if you want to buy a yacht, you will be making no small investment, which is why our analysis is moving on.

    Advantages of sailing yachts


    When it comes to the motor or sailing yachts dilemma, more people are lately going for the latter option, and the reasons described in the previous paragraphs are some of the main motives for that.
    Simply, on a boat like this, you get more than just a vacation on a yacht – you can have yourself an adventure or take up sailing as a recreation or a sport. Who knows, maybe you find your new favourite pastime this way.

    There are, however, some other advantages worth considering.

    More eco-friendly

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    The difference between motor yachts and sailing yachts when it comes to their impact on our environment is so big it's not even funny. Big motor yachts can devour hundreds of litres of fuel every hour, whereas a sailing yacht consumes many times less than that. In fact, a sailing yacht can run on just a few litres per hour. This approach's benefits for the environment, especially when it comes to carbon gasses, cannot be overstated.

    Cheaper and safer


    Obviously, the financial benefit of the fact that you sometimes don't even need fuel at all if there's enough wind is huge, as well. With time, these savings can pile up to a pretty hefty amount.
    Additionally, on motor yachts, you are entirely dependant on technology – if your engine fails, you have no way to get moving again. With sailing yachts, you always have a way to move forward, and experienced sailors won't have problems getting to the nearest harbour if there's any wind at all.

    Romantic

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    Imagine the following scenario: You're on your boat with your loved one(s), the sun is setting into the Mediterranean, and a bottle of great wine has been opened for you and your spouse.
    And then the engine roars into life.
    It kind of breaks the mood, doesn't it? You won't have to go through that with a sailboat, and the enjoyment will be so much more thorough. Like we said, these boats are so much more romantic, and you get to take things easy and really enjoy life. Gliding back to your marina under the stars is so much better when there's no engine breaking the silence.

    Motorboats are still an option

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    By now, you must be wondering what could motor yachts possibly have to attract you to them. Well, there are actually plenty of reasons why getting your hands on one could be well worth it.
    The main advantage of motor yachts is their versatility. They have a shallower draft, which allows them to reach much more locations. Furthermore, they are, on average, more significant than their sailing counterparts, so you can fit more people there and have more features and facilities aboard.
    Last but not least, a motor yacht is faster and can cover more ground (or water) in a shorter amount of time. That way you can visit more spectacular locations on the same trip, which is something many people will find attractive. Sailing from a marina to marina is quick and efficient.
    These boats are also much easier to operate, which means finding a crew will also be much easier.

    Conclusion


    So, if you're thinking of renting a yacht out or even buying one, the first decision you have to make is whether you want a boat that's powered by an engine or one that relies on wind.
    Each of these two categories has significant advantages over the other, and the final decision should be made based on what you're looking for from your vacation. Sailing yachts are more for people who want to relax, enjoy the moment and immerse themselves in pristine nature all around them.
    On the other hand, motor yachts are more for people who want to enjoy all the benefits of modern life and see as many places as possible. Simply, if comfort (and possibly luxury) is what you're looking for, this is the boat for you.
    So, decide what is more important to you and then make a choice. On Euronautic's website, you will always find the right boat.

     

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