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What Size Yacht Should I Buy? [12 Examples]

What Size Yacht Should I Buy? [12 Examples]

Whether you’re in the market to embark upon your first yacht purchase or simply want to upgrade from your current vessel, we’ve got you covered. But before diving into some industry-acclaimed yacht brands and models, there are some factors to consider beforehand. First and foremost is your budget. Secondly is the purpose of the boat. For example, are you looking to cruise leisurely, set off on overnight expeditions, or target fish offshore or coastally? Once the boat’s purpose has been decided, you can narrow down a type of yacht to buy. In this article, we will cover 12 different yacht models from industry-acclaimed companies and builders. The yacht models are separated by type, and are as follows:

1. Motor Yachts

2. Sportfishing Yachts

3. Cruising Yachts


1. Motor Yachts

Essential amenities aboard a motor yacht include, but aren’t limited to, a comfortable master stateroom, an entertainment-focused salon, a fully functional galley, plenty of storage space, and heating and A/C. Of course, other options and add-ons, such as a swim platform, beach club, tender space, or expansive outdoor deck space, may rank as a higher priority on your list of necessities. Nonetheless, it is imperative to prioritize the amenities that fit your liveaboard yacht or weekend needs and desires. This will not only help limit your search, but it will also allow you to find the perfect match much sooner.

Common Motor Yacht Sizes:

  • 40-49 Feet >>> Perfect size yacht for couples and small families. Motor Yachts in the 40-50 foot range make great starter yachts and can be owner operated. In this range, motor yachts will typically highlight 1-3 staterooms, sleeping anywhere from 2-6 people.
  • 50-59 Feet >>> Motor yachts 50-60 feet are great for larger families and accompanying guests. Usually in this range, you are looking at 2-3 staterooms, sleeping 2-8 people. Motor yachts in the 50-60 foot range can be owner operated, but some yachts do offer a crew quarter if you choose to hire a captain. Example >>> Prestige X60.
  • 60-70 Feet >>> Larger motor yachts are perfect for extended travels and entertaining. Motor Yachts in the 60-70 foot range typically offer 3-4 staterooms and crew quarters. Large motor yachts highlight plenty of spaces for entertaining and relaxing such as an aft deck and swim platform, beach club, expansive cockpits, an entertainment-filled flybridge deck, bow lounge seating, and a spacious interior salon.

Top Motor Yacht Picks — Different Size Yachts to Buy


Prestige 420 Fly

Spacious, bright, timeless – words that come to mind when thinking of the Prestige 420. The construction of this F-line series yacht is a testament to the successful fusion of a modern, yet elegant, courtesy of Garroni Design. Thanks to both her low center of gravity and a V-Drive propulsion system, ensuring exquisite balance for an effective and high-performance ride. The 420 Fly reflects the core values of the brand and offers an exceptional experience aboard.

≫ ≫ 420 Fly Quick Specs: Length 42′ 10″ / Draft 3′ 7″ / Beam 13′ 5″ / Fuel 309 gal


Cruisers 60 Fly

The Cruisers Yachts 60 Flybridge is a dynamic combination of luxury and monumental style. The 60 Fly offers exceptional space, layout, and comfort, combined with performance, joystick docking, and generous power. The Cruisers 60 Fly offers spacious accommodations for entertaining, cruising, or long-range rendezvous.

≫ ≫ 60 Fly Quick Specs: Length 59′ 10″ / Draft 50″ / Beam 16′ / Fuel 647 gal


Azimut S7 Fly

Sensually streamlined exteriors make Azimut Yachts hard to mistake. The S7 Fly is shaped by an ambitious technology calling to be the most forward-facing sport yacht in her category, truly a paradigm of peak performance and luxurious leisure. Furthermore, she guarantees the lowest fuel consumption possible and a uniquely quiet allure. The main deck offers a fluid continuum between indoor and outdoor zones, allowing guests to savor their time in space at sea instinctively, and in complete and harmonious freedom. Embody an eco-sporty nature with the S7.

≫ ≫ S7 Fly Quick Specs: Length 71′ 2″ / Draft 5′ 7″ / Beam 16′ 11″ / Fuel 3800 gal


Princess Y95

The flagship of the Y Class range, the all-new Princess Y95 has been crafted with an emphasis on performance and inspired styling, introducing brand-new concepts and premium design quality. With the latest hull form built by Princess Yachts Limited designed to effortlessly glide through the waves no matter the weather, she will provide impeccable sea-keeping reaching speeds up to 24 knots.

≫ ≫ Y95 Quick Specs: Length 95′ 6″ / Draft 6′ 5.5″ / Beam 22′ 3″ / Fuel 2948 gal

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If this list didn’t satisfy your motor yacht needs, take a proper look at the best liveaboard motor yachts and choose the best for you! Galati Yacht Sales has a large selection of new and used motor yachts for sale including models from prestigious manufacturers including Hargrave, Princess, Prestige, Cruisers Yachts, and many more. Our team of professional yacht brokers have spent countless hours of product training to help you determine the best features and options for your boating needs. Contact one of our experienced yacht brokers if you have any additional questions.

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2. Sportfishing Yachts

Owning a sportfishing yacht is every angler’s dream. These boats are deemed offshore “battlewagons” constructed for ultimate fishability whether you partake in competitive tournaments or recreational fishing. Sportfish boats are equipped with sleeping berths, a galley, and systems for the ability to cruise offshore and stay on the water for multiple days. Above all, these fishing yachts are designed and engineered to get to the fish fast, combining performance, practicality, and comfort.

Common Sportfish Yacht Sizes:

  • 40 Feet & Below >>> Small sportfish yachts, such as the Viking 38 Billfish or Valhalla V33, are great for recreational anglers looking to do some coastal fishing or take short offshore adventures. Sportfish yachts under 40 feet make good owner-operator boats and typically sleep 2-4 people. Although small, sportfish yachts under 40 feet still provide the technology and fishability needed for a good day on the water.
  • 40-49 Feet >>> Perfect size yacht for small groups. Sportfish boats in the 40-50 foot range make great starter yachts and can also be operated with ease. In this range, fishing boats typically highlight 2-3 staterooms, sleeping anywhere from 2-6 people.
  • 50-59 Feet >>> Sportfish yachts 50-60 feet are perfect for larger angling groups, families, and accompanying guests. Usually in this range, you are looking at 2-3 staterooms, sleeping 2-8 people. Sportfishing yachts in the 50-60 foot range are ideal for owner-operators or for those looking to hire a part-time crew.
  • 60-80 Feet >>> Larger sportfishing yachts are perfect for the tournament circuit and extended fishing trips and travels. Fishing boats in the 60-80 foot range typically offer anywhere from 3-5 staterooms and crew quarters. Large sportfish yachts are often seen with towers for better visibility and highlight plenty of cockpit space to take in all the action.

Top Sportfish Picks — What Size Yacht Should I Buy?

Viking 72 Convertible

viking 74 convertible

Blurring the line between luxury and sportfish, Viking’s 72C is the pinnacle of both style and substance. Available in Open and Closed Bridge configurations, the opulent four-stateroom, four-head interior features a day head at the starboard entrance to the salon, a U-shaped seating area to the port, and a large walk-in pantry forward of the galley. The vast 209-square-foot cockpit is complete with in-deck fish boxes, a refrigerated step box, plus rod and tackle storage. MTU 2,635hp 16V2000 engines easily cruise at 35 knots, producing a top speed in the mid-40-knot range.

≫ ≫ 72C Quick Specs: Length 72′ 8″ / Draft 5′ 9″ / Beam 20′ 0″ / Fuel 2594 gal


Valhalla V55

The latest milestone in the evolution of Valhalla’s flourishing V-Series is none other than the showstopping V55. Being the newest flagship of the fleet, the Valhalla V55 has already broken records, while raising the bar for high-performance center consoles. The V55 is the very first center-console vessel under 60 feet that is capable of over 3,000 HP. Additionally, a Michael Peters Yacht Design Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) has been integrated into every Valhalla vessel, and the V55 will be the largest center console in the world to now use it. This central tunnel improves the stability of the boat during high-speed turns.
≫ ≫ V55 Quick Specs: Length 55′ 7″ / Draft 48″ / Beam 15′ 6″ / Fuel 1200 gal

Viking 90

90 Viking

The Viking 90’s profile represents a synthesis of design traits from the 92, 80, and other modern Viking sportfishing yachts, as well as subtle motor yacht influences. Carefully placed feature lines, deckhouse windows, and portlights with chamfered edges and Viking’s signature hull-side vents are just of few of the 90’s aesthetic high points. Viking will offer three models of the 90 (Open Bridge, Enclosed Bridge, and Sky Bridge), all utilizing a spacious six-stateroom accommodation plan highlighted by a full-beam master suite. The Open and Enclosed Bridge 90 can be outfitted with a tuna tower from Palm Beach Towers. Additionally, all three models can be equipped with a custom electronics, communications, and entertainment package from Atlantic Marine Electronics.

≫ ≫ Viking 90 Quick Specs: Length 90′ / Draft 5′ 11″ / Beam 23′ 2″ / Fuel 3801 gal

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3. Cruising Yachts

Cruiser yachts are a top choice for boat owners looking for sleek designs, sporty performance, and extended cruising accommodations. Cruiser yachts, also known as express cruisers can feature inboard or outboard drives, giving captains/owners superior control and navigating potential. Cruisers vary in terms of focus — some are sportier, and others focus more on luxurious accommodations. These boats are great for overnight cruising and day cruising and often highlight a fully equipped galley, full head, spacious main deck, and two to six cabins for overnight sleeping arrangements.

Common Cruiser Sizes:

  • 30-39 Feet >>> Perfect size yacht for couples and small families. Cruising Yachts in the 30-40 foot range are ideal for weekend boating trips, day cruising, or anchoring at the nearest sand bar. In this range, cruisers will typically highlight 1-2 staterooms, sleeping anywhere from 2-4 people. Some boats, such as the Cruisers Yachts GLS series, feature outboard power.
  • 40-49 Feet >>> Cruiser yachts 50-60 feet are perfect for larger families and additional guests onboard. Cruiser boats in this range, typically feature 1-3 staterooms, sleeping 2-6 people comfortably, and plenty of entertainment areas for ultimate fun in the sun.
  • 50-70 Feet >>> Larger cruising yachts are perfect for extended travels abroad or large parties onboard. Cruiser boats in the 50-70 foot range typically offer 3-5 staterooms and crew quarters. Many large express cruisers highlight expansive indoor salons, large entertaining cockpit areas, comfortable bow seating, full galley, and hydraulic swim platforms for close proximity to the ocean.

Top Cruiser Picks — Choosing What Size Yacht to Buy

Princess R35

Meet the Princess R35, an innovative combination of stunning design, quality, and race-bred technology. The R35 is a revolutionary performance experience at all speeds. Twin direct injection V8 petrol engines with variable valve timing provide exceptional torque and responsiveness to safely power her to an exhilarating 50 knots: the fastest-ever Princess. The R35 offers power and performance while remaining a true Princess at heart with the same level of comfort, practicality, and seakeeping found on any other Princess yacht.

≫ ≫ R35 Quick Specs: Length 35′ 9″ / Draft 2′ 6″ / Beam 10′ ” / Fuel 158 gal


Cruisers 50 GLS

Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

The new Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS is the flagship of the GLS series of sport luxury bowriders. The 50 GLS’ open-concept cockpit was designed with entertainment in mind. You can find endless seating options between the bow lounge, a midship L-shaped seating area, two aft-facing L-shaped seating areas, and additional bench seating. Coming soon, see the all-new 50 GLS at our Tampa docks!

≫ ≫ 50 GLS Quick Specs: Length 52′ 4″ / Draft 34″ / Beam 14′ 6″ / Fuel 660 gal


Viking 54 Sport Coupe

The Viking 54 Sport Coupe (SC), 54 Open (O), and 54 Sport Tower (ST) join the 54 Convertible (C), which has been another smash hit from Viking since its premiere at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where it captured the Best of Show Award. With its aggressive entry, raked stem, and one-piece wraparound windshield, the 54 Sport Coupe presents a striking profile while excelling as a stylish fish-and-cruise Viking thoroughbred. This model runs on the same advanced hull form as the 54 Convertible, which has exceeded all performance expectations.

≫ ≫ 54 SC Quick Specs: Length 54′ 6″ / Draft 4′ 10″ / Beam 17′ 8″ / Fuel 1486 gal

Princess V65

Powerful and progressive, the Princess V65 sets a new standard. Her Olesinski-designed deep-V hull is optimized for greater lift and less drag, for lower planing speeds and greater efficiency. When entertaining, her spacious cockpit inspires relaxation with a sun pad and well-equipped dining area leading to the fully equipped aft galley. With five canopy blades to choose from and engines taking you up to 38 knots, the all-new V65 is as vivacious as she is valiant. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four beautifully appointed cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further single cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.

≫ ≫ V65 Quick Specs: Length 66′ 10″ / Draft 4′ 9″ / Beam 16′ 9″ / Fuel 1083 gal


Tiara C44

Over 60 years ago, Tiara Yachts embarked on a voyage to create American-made yachts that value performance, modern design, and technical innovations, whilst remaining rooted in classic traditions and styling of its legacy. The C44 boldly features the latest in both Garmin navigation and Volvo Penta operating technologies, including a glass cockpit, assisted docking, and joystick control. The C44 is joined by two other models, the C39 and C49, in Tiara’s inboard coupe series. The Tiara C44 might currently be the middle child of the coupe series, however, there’s no overlooking when it comes to her timeless, yet effortless beauty!

≫ ≫ C44 Quick Specs: Length 44′ / Draft 3′ 9″ / Beam 14′ 11″ / Fuel 350 gal


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Contact one of our experienced yacht brokers if you have any additional questions.

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