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Boat show season is upon us, so I’ve gone superyacht shopping on a budget. With over 700 brokerage yachts currently on the market, ranging in price from €295,000 for a used vessel to €185 million for some of the largest new-build concepts, I’ve explored just how much boat a smaller budget can get you.

Here’s my top 5 for superyachts for under €5 million:

37m M/Y Hush

Image credit: Burgess

Bearing the unmistakable lines and styling of a Palmer Johnson yacht, Hush is a fantastic example of their PJ120 series and is presented for sale in immaculate condition. Her interior, by Nuvolari Lenard, is smart and contemporary with comfortable social spaces and accommodation for eight guests in four spacious en-suite cabins.

Number of guests: 8
Asking: €4,450,000
Listed for sale with: Burgess

26.9m S/Y Tiketitoo

Tiketitoo

Image credit: Y.CO

With design and engineering from German Frers and an interior arrangement that provides accommodation for six guests in three cabins, there’s more to this little Wally than meets the eye. Well maintained and the recent recipient of a new teak deck, paint job and 3Di race sails, Tiketitoo is ready to hit the superyacht sailing scene.

Number of guests: 6
Asking: €1,500,000
Listed for sale with: Y.CO

32.5m M/Y Dolce Vita

Image credit: Camper & Nicholsons

Get a taste of the good life with 32.5m Dolce Vita. Launched in 2016 and still under shipyard warranty, this Numarine sports yacht has had just one owner since new and offers carefully considered functionality without compromising on performance or aesthetics.

Number of guests: 8
Asking: €4,750,00
Listed for sale with: Camper & Nicholsons

62.5m M/Y Blue Dawn

Blue Dawn

Image credit: IYC

At 62.05m, Blue Dawn is one of the largest vessels this budget can buy. Built in 1959, she presents a fantastic refit opportunity for an owner with vision who’s looking to put his or her own stamp on something. Operated as a private yacht since 2004, Blue Dawn can sleep ten guests in five cabins but this could easily be increased to a 12-guest capacity.

Number of guests:
Asking: €3,200,00
Listed for sale with: IYC

27.6m S/Y Mariska

 Mariska

Image credit: Northrop & Johnson

Built in 1908 by Fife, this classic beauty fulfils every romantic notion of sailing yacht ownership. Having been comprehensively and lovingly restored, Mariska is not only an icon of the classic fleet but a serial regatta winner, taking the silverware at the Giraglia, Puerto Sherry, San Remo and St Tropez regattas – known as a ‘Grand Slam’ – in both 2016 and 2017.

Number of guests:
Asking: €2,850,000
Listed for sale with: Northrop & Johnson

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