Luxury . Yachting . Life
Few of life’s experiences can offer such pleasures as building and owning an Empress Crest Yacht. The designing and construction of an Empress Crest yacht is one of sheer exhilaration combined with artistic talent and you as the owner, is the most valued participant in its creation.
In every aspect from vision, design, delivery to guarantee, a key component is a great build management team. At Empress Crest, we work with the finest yacht builders available around the world, no matter where you are. Covering the best available builders in the US mainland, to South America, Europe to Asia, we also connect with new and emerging facilities around the world as they enter the market, continuously evaluating their capacity to meet the needs of our clients. This allows us to offer impartial advice to our clients on where to build, based on your requirements of workmanship, price and features, thus ensuring a successful build from start to sea.
With so many motor yachts and sailing yachts available on the brokerage market, it is natural to ask the question: “Why build your own yacht instead of buy?”
The answers are many, and they are important for any would-be yacht owner to consider carefully before building your Empress Crest yacht.
The first reason to build an Empress Crest yacht versus buying an already existing yacht is complete control over the finished product. While a superyacht purchased on the brokerage market can be retrofitted and modernized it is still an existing hull with particular specifications. A new Empress Crest yacht construction project has no such limitations. The new owner is never at the mercy of decisions made by the previous boat owner, decisions sometimes made many years ago, when current options and technology were simply unavailable.
Resale value of Empress Crest yachts, too, is a primary advantage of a new construction superyacht. Builds from top shipyards historically have maintained exceptional value over time, in some cases selling several years later for a price very close to the original construction cost. This is primarily because of the value proposition incorporated into an Empress Crest yacht. With the new owner, Empress Crest International would offer the same luxuries and privileges to the new owner based on his/her investment level. And of course, there is the simple pleasure of being able to spend time aboard a pristine, state of the art Empress Crest yacht. New construction comes with the beauty of carpets where wine has yet to be spilled, the comfort of bed where no one else has slept, and the knowledge that everything is just as it should be in the owner’s mind.
Finances, too, are important to consider when deciding to build an Empress Crest yacht versus buying an existing yacht. While a larger up-front investment may be required for an Empress Crest yacht than a brokerage purchase, the new construction owner is likely to see great value from that investment. This is particularly true during the earliest years of ownership. Construction of Empress Crest yachts generally have lower maintenance budgets than brokerage market yachts, since all the systems are newly installed and covered by factory warranties. Moreover, newly constructed Empress Crest yachts entering the charter market draw the highest possible yacht charter rates, with even a few weeks of bookings each year helping to seriously offset the running costs.
Another reason to building your Empress Crest yacht versus buying is a desire for specific onboard amenities. Every would-be yacht owner has a wish list of features that he wants onboard the boat, and with a new Empress Crest yacht construction project, every single one of those features can be incorporated. By contrast, with a brokerage market yacht, compromises often must be made especially if items on the wish list include cutting edge technology at the helm, in the audiovisual system or in the engine room.
The latest technology and design innovations are at the heart of Empress Crest new-build yachts. We, at Empress Crest take due care to ensure the functionality of the yacht’s systems meets your requirements while ensuring security of travel and lifestyle through our Empress Crest Enhanced Ownership Program.
Nevertheless, most yacht owners who decide to build their own Empress Crest yacht find it ultimately rewarding. There is no substitute in having a dedicated project manager overseeing your build at all times and Empress Crest includes this service as part of our Empress Crest Yacht Management team, who has an exemplary track record of new yacht builds.
Two phrases come to mind when building an Empress Crest yacht: ‘The sky is the limit’ and ‘Good things come to those who wait’. We at Empress Crest Yacht Management Team will be available to you every step of the way, so that your decisions are well informed and correctly executed, concluding with you taking delivery of the yacht of your dreams!