Have you ever dreamed of owning a yacht? Have you wanted to travel the world? Today, when you reach retirement age you can have the opportunity to try this life-style even if you don’t have millions of dollars. A company has made it possible for you to buy a residence on a yacht. If you are healthy and active this is the perfect time to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can sell your home on land and buy a piece of a yacht!
Today there is a yacht that has 165 permanent residences for purchase. Depending on how much money you have and your needs, you can find your perfect floor plan. Sizes range from a studio up to a three-bedroom floating residence. Currently, this yacht has occupants from 45 countries; what a diversity of neighbors! You can live on the yacht full-time or vary your time between land and sea. Imagine being able to spend each day however you want. Your days can be filled with an extensive variety of activities and they are all within walking distance of your floating home. Choices include: billiards, golf putting greens, a golf simulator, a full-size tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, and a fitness center. Although each residence has a kitchen, you can eat out as often as you desire at the six restaurants. For the days you do want to cook, there is a deli and a grocery store where you can shop. If you are looking for some night life, you can find that too. If you feel like going on a shopping spree, you can head to the boutique. For those times you just want to sit back and be entertained, you can take in a movie at the yacht’s theater or attend a music performance. Each residence has internet service so keeping up with what the stock market is doing or chatting with friends and family is available to you 24/7. For quiet time, there is a library with a variety of books on most topics. It might have Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Perfect Storm, The Old Man and The Sea, and Moby Dick. Then again, maybe these books won’t be in the yacht’s library.
Living on a yacht means no more cutting the grass, pulling weeds in the garden; or taking care of the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance needed when you own a home on land. Unless you choose to do so, you no longer need to clean, cook, or do laundry. Think about the money you will save because the expenses of home insurance, HOA fees, utility costs, furniture, and more are no longer applicable to your new life-style. You don’t need a vehicle so that expense along with insurance and maintenance is eliminated too. Is affording that piece of a yacht looking more affordable?
A management company handles the operations of the yacht. Residents just sit on the deck with their favorite drink and enjoy the cruise. Annually the residents provide management with a list of ports they want to visit. So, if you and the others plan right, you can see the world!
Other cruise companies offer long-term cruises from 58 to 180 days in length. This might be a good way to test the waters before you take the plunge of buying a piece of the yacht!