Motor yachts, generally speaking, are the vessel (other than a sailboats), propelled by an internal combustion engine driving a jet or a propeller. There are three popular variations of motor yacht powerplants: inboard, inboard/outboard, and outboard. If the engine is installed within the boat, it's called a powerplant; if it's a removable module attached to the boat, it's commonly known as an outboard motor.
The term classic or vintage yacht invokes several images: sleekracing boats with impeccable sheer lines and tiny transoms, or perhaps thoughtfully designed cruising sailboats with teak decks and varnished trim. Today the resurgence in interest in classic yachts is evidenced by the numbers of classic motor yachts being lovingly restored and by the many classic yacht regattas held around the world.
The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta week is one of the finest such regattas with increased participation by a wide variety of world class yachts.
The philosophy behind the criteria of the Concours d'Elegance in many ways represents the backbone of the thinking behind all of the Boat International Publications - attaining excellence in all possible ways. In judging this event, points are awarded according to the condition of each yacht, including how close she is to her original form.
There are two categories: best professionally-maintained yacht and best privately-maintained yacht, with winners in five divisions; Traditional: vessels built as work boats, Vintage: vessels older than 50 years, Classic: vessels older than 25 years, Spirit of Tradition: which is for vessels younger than 25 years and Classic Motor Yachts.
The aim of the organizers is to encourage yachts of all types to participate in the Concours. Beyond gleaming brass and unstreaked varnish, the organizers are looking for those classic yachts that achieve their "personal best." While the appeal of classic yachts is caught up with aesthetics, sailing performance, series.
Most of yacht charters all over the world offer restored luxury classic motor yachts giving all the amenities and standards of service expected of modern luxury charter yacht. A classic motor yachts charter is a great opportunity to experience the ambiance, grace and style of a classic era of chartering.
Carver Yachts, by Genmar, offer a line up of luxury cruising yachts, including sedans, motoryacht and pilothouse series from 36 to 59 feet.
You can be sure that every Carver yacht is intelligently crafted to the highest performance and quality standards known to the industry, without compromise. The result is integrity that's painstakingly built into every square inch of every model.
Carver Yachts constructs the most advanced leisure vessels in the industry. Yachts that are intelligently built to enhance your onboard living, to reflect the quality you deserve, and to provide the honest satisfaction you expect from your investment.
The exceptional Carver Motor Yachts put the fun in functional. For twice the comfort and double the enjoyment, cabin configurations are built on the ensuite concept, offering two stateroom retreats separated by the entire length of the yacht, with a spacious living area in between. Carver Yachts is the smart choice for spaciousness, entertaining, and all-out luxury.