NEW YACHT CONCEPTS
Get inspired for your superyacht construction
Previous superyacht construction projects are often the starting point and foundation of inspiration upon which a custom new build yacht is born. Penned by skilled yacht designers and realised by expert yacht builders, these projects serve as a first taste of the true potential that your new construction yacht holds. Bound only by your imagination and the result of a successful partnership between owner, yacht broker, luxury yacht builder and designer, the concept will likely evolve many times during the design process until the final result has been achieved.
YACHTZOO’s New Build Yacht team has spent decades developing strong relationships with the many branches involved in this exciting process; from yacht builders, shipyard, naval architects, and designers to lawyers and project managers. We will ensure your interests are protected while giving you access to some of the most exciting and ground-breaking yacht projects on the market today.
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New Build Yacht FAQ
The yacht building process is the ultimate journey for any prospective yacht Owner, allowing you to tailor every detail to your exacting requirements. New build yacht projects involve a considerable amount of creativity and freedom of expression, from pre-designed and semi-custom yachts to fully-custom superyacht builds.
The yacht-building process requires a significant number of important decisions as an Owner, so having the support and expertise of an experienced yacht brokerage company is essential to ensure things run smoothly. At YACHTZOO, we coordinate your yacht build with key players across the industry to ensure we deliver the yacht of your dreams. Discover all you need to know about the yacht building process to help you define your options.
What are the benefits of building your own yacht?
A custom yacht enables the Owner to build a vessel that precisely meets their precise needs. Whether you seek a cutting-edge sailing yacht designed for long-range cruising, an opulent superyacht designed for cruising blue water havens or a state-of-the-art ocean explorer for cruising unchartered waters, a new build yacht can be made to match any lifestyle.
The main benefit of building your own yacht is the element of personalisation it brings. When building a custom yacht, nothing is off-limits from the size, layout, amenities, interiors, and exterior design.
A custom yacht also allows for the option to choose a reduced carbon footprint by utilising the latest eco-friendly technology, including state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion systems, wastewater recovery systems and solar panels.
With the currently low inventory due to unprecedented yacht sales over the past two years, building your dream yacht may be the ideal option.
How long does it take to build a yacht?
The time of the yacht building process can vary considerably depending on the size, type, interiors, technical considerations, customization and extra amenities you wish to have onboard, as well as the shipyard and their availability. On average, yacht construction can take anywhere from 18 months to 4 years.
What is a fully custom yacht?
A fully-custom superyacht is the pinnacle of luxury yacht construction. Every aspect of aesthetic and technical design is bespoke and constructed to your specifications. A fully-custom yacht build is an exciting yet complex undertaking, requiring 2.5 to 4 years to develop. The road from concept to the yacht building process can be long and involves considerable research and planning.
Building a custom superyacht can be a superb experience when working alongside a reputable yacht brokerage like YACHTZOO. Our highly skilled agents can assist with all aspects of project management, from liaising with the shipyards, engineers and interior designers, to the yacht’s classification and flag.
What is a semi-custom yacht?
A semi-custom yacht allows for the best of both worlds when it comes to the yacht building process, offering faster lead times and reduced costs, as well as a large flexibility to personalise the vessel to your exact tastes and lifestyle.
Built on a proven platform - and sometimes on spec - this option reduces delivery time by around a third or more, taking 2 to 3 years to complete on average. While you may not have control over the pre-engineering and technical specifications, a varying degree of customisation is still available throughout the interior design and options list of the semi-custom models to ensure the creation of a yacht bespoke to you.
What is a production yacht?
A production yacht is a tried and trusted way to keep costs and delivery time considerably lower than custom construction projects. While production yachts offer the least amount of creative freedom in terms of design, layout and interior, many production yachts boast flexible layouts and interior design options, allowing for your own personal touch in a fraction of the usual yacht build time. The typical building process for a production yacht should take 1.5 to 2 years.
Whether you are looking to purchase a fully-custom, semi-custom or production yacht, YACHTZOO’s experienced team takes the time to understand exactly your requirements, expectations, and parameters. Contact the team today and start your yacht building journey.