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Long-Range Cruising Yachts

60 Foot Long-Range Yachts

If you want to explore remote islands, retire on your motor yacht, work remotely, or cross an ocean, our yacht insurance specialists recommend considering one of these vessels in the 60-foot range.

Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht

The Outer Reef 610 Motoryacht is an excellent cruising option if you’re looking for fuel-efficient and easy to maneuver. At 61’2″, this yacht is big enough for entertaining without being so big it feels unwieldy. She can cruise between 9 to 18 knots, maxing out at 23 knots. The 1,000-gallon fuel tank provides 1,200 nautical miles range at an average 8 knots.

The 610 has a built-in extended swim platform, ideal for fishing or diving. The FRP bench seating boasts under-the-seat storage. The side decks have non-skid surfaces, courtesy LED lights along the walkways for visibility when it’s dark, and weathertight doors for access to the pilothouse port and starboard. The Portuguese bridge boasts locker doors in aft face and a hinged door to the foredeck.

In terms of living space, aboard the 610 you and your guests will enjoy a comfortable salon with teak cabinetry and lockers and built-in seating, a master stateroom with your choice of either king or queen size berth and an ensuite master head, a VIP stateroom forward, a guest stateroom port, and a guest head accessible from the VIP stateroom and the lower hallway. The galley is well-appointed with teak cabinets, chrome fixtures, and stainless steel appliances.

Nordhavn 63

Nordhavn has several excellent options for extended cruising. The Nordhavn 63 is no exception. Utilizing many of the popular design elements from the 47, the Nordhavn designers added additional living space and design upgrades while delivering a high level of offshore capability. The vessel is designed on the same hull as the 55/60. Captains appreciate the straight-line tracking and that the 18′ beam allows for more versatility in selecting a slip. The vessel’s fuel capacity is 2,500 gallons.  The fuel is divided among four large tanks and an aluminum day tank that is gravity feed from the large tanks. The range is 3,000 nautical miles at approximately 7 knots.

Following tradition, the 63 has the utilitarian design and high quality. However, the interior also addresses comfort and convenience more than previous versions. For example, the galley can comfortably occupy two people and has a pass-through that allows anyone preparing food to engage with others in the sitting area. The vessel has a well two well-appointed staterooms (three if you forgo the additional head from the forward stateroom) and plenty of storage, including a wine cellar. 

Fleming 58

This Australian designed vessel is an excellent choice for long coastal or even transoceanic travel.  The 58-foot classic pilothouse trawler design is beloved for its maneuverability and quality design. The Express Joystick System takes the MAN i800 engines and hydraulic bow and stern thrusters in and out of gear and can hold a position with just the push of a button. The Express Joystick makes docking at numerous marinas a breeze for a savvy couple.

Norman Wright and Sons in Brisbane designed the new vessel to maintain the recognizable style while enhancing safety, comfort, and functionality. The Fleming 58 gracefully bridges the gap between the 55 and 65. The yacht carries 1,450 gallons of fuel in two tanks and will travel 9.75 knots at a range of 1,201 nautical miles (10% reserve). 

Are you in the market for a long-range cruiser? Make sure you contact the yacht insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance to review your insurance coverage options.

Buying Your First Yacht

Here are some tips from our yacht insurance specialists to help you select the best yacht for your lifestyle:

  • Create a budget: In addition to determining what you are willing to spend on the vessel, make sure you include costs for yacht insurance, fuel, maintenance, docking at a marina, storage, and a crew for voyages if applicable.

  • Research: Determine whether you are in the market for new, pre-owned, or custom-built. (There are some exceptional high-end yachts on sale at a fraction of their cost brand new — however experts recommend you do your due diligence with a professional in-and out-of-water survey to mitigate any surprises.) Read about yacht manufacturers online, their reviews, and interview some yacht brokers.

  • Consider a charter first: Many experts recommend that you charter a few different yachts before you take the plunge into ownership. Taking a yacht out for a few days will give you a true sense of its style and performance.

  • Write a wish list: It’s very helpful to narrow down what you need and what you would like so when you are shopping you do not get distracted by extras. Consider both your needs now and what you’ll want in a few years because you’ll want a yacht that suits your lifestyle for several years.

  • Get shopping: Hit some yacht shows (virtual are good too) and check out the variety of specifications and amenities available. Between vendor booths and yachts moored all in one location, you will save time and effort while you explore options. Here are some top-selling yachts you may be interested in.

  • Close the deal: Protect your interests. Take a sea trial. Consult a lawyer and hire a reputable surveyor (especially if you are buying pre-owned) and review your yacht insurance coverage with a company that specializes in marine insurance.

If you take a boating or sailing class, let your yacht insurance provider know as some certifications may earn you a discount on rates.

When you’re shopping for a yacht and determining your budget, contact the yacht insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance for the most competitive quotes from the top-ranked marine insurance carriers.

Boat & Yacht Sea Trials

If you are seriously considering buying a boat or yacht, our yacht insurance specialists strongly recommend you take it for a sea trial first. 

Why? Seeing a yacht where it’s docked or in a showroom is not the same as understanding performance. A sea trial is a perfect opportunity to feel how the vessel operates at cruising speed, check for vibrations, practice hard turns, and experience riding in rough waters.

Here’s how to get the most out of the experience:

  • Only ask a broker or dealer for a sea trial when you’ve pretty much made up your mind. In some cases, the seller may require a 10% deposit before a sea trial.
  • If you’re buying new, you might be taking a demonstration model out for the sea trial. In this case, be sure that you’re comparing apples to apples! Confirm that the engine has the same power and that other specifications match.
  • Remember that when you take a boat or yacht out, it may not be as loaded as when you’re heading out on a voyage. The weight of supplies, guests, and possibly crew can significantly impact performance.
  • When you’re taking the boat for a trial run, how is the speed? How does it handle under different conditions? Was the fuel economy as expected? Consult the owner’s manual for the recommended maximum rpm and then see how it compares to what you experience when you go top speed.
  • Take note of safety features (this is important to know when you check your yacht insurance coverage rates before you put in an offer). What is there and what’s missing?
  • Regarding speed, remember to check not only how FAST the vessel can go but also how she handles at a minimum planing speed. You’ll want to determine how well you can control it at variable speeds.
  • Check all the electronics on board, especially if it’s pre-owned. Not only should everything power on all right, but the screen visibility should also be adequate, whether it’s dark outside or there’s a lot of glare from sunshine. Does everything work as it should? Test it – don’t be shy.
  • Investigate other elements. What is the visibility like from the helm? Open and shut cupboards and storage areas to see if things stick or latch properly. Similarly, check how windows, doors, and skylights open and shut in case there are any issues. Take a look at the cabins while you’re out on the water and see if things are quiet and smooth or if passenger areas are comfortable.
MasterCraft boat running

Trust your instincts. If you’re not happy after the sea trial, keep looking. If you are happy with the experience determine if a vessel survey is appropriate. Only make an offer if you can see yourself enjoying many voyages without regrets.

If you’re ready to make an offer, check yacht insurance coverage rates before you buy. Contact the yacht insurance professionals at Global Marine Insurance for a boat or yacht insurance quote.

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