Building a new yacht will always take longer than buying a yacht already on the water, but the advantage is you can put your own stamp on creating the yacht of your dreams. A full custom-built yacht can take three years or more to complete, but there are many yacht builders offering what are known as platform or semi-custom options that reduce this build time considerably. This option involves a basic hull and superstructure with which you can still enjoy a high degree of customisation, especially with the interior, allowing you to sail away with a heavily personalised yacht with a greatly reduced build time. Your Edmiston sales broker will have the right contacts at the right yards to ensure you enjoy the right yacht.
Another option is to buy a yacht on the brokerage market and then personalise it through a refit or refresh. A full refit might take as long as a new build but there are many layers of works you can opt to carry out, from simple interior updates to more involved structural or engineering projects. Many brokerage yachts will involve a degree of post-purchase work and there is an entire industry to help cater for your on-board ambitions and, as ever, the Edmiston team will be there to ensure a smooth journey.
For more information please visit our Yacht Refit page.