Superyachts Worldwide Owner Covers What Most Compels Him About Yachts
Superyachts Worldwide owner Chris Thompson has a passion for yachts. His Instagram page is filled with photos of yachts that are of different designs. In this exclusive interview, he discusses some elements about yachts that he finds interesting.
What is it about yachts that you think people find compelling?
The yachting industry is a huge show of wealth for a selection of incredibly wealthy individuals. I believe that people are attracted to the extravagant lifestyle that these incredibly luxurious yachts portray.
What do you most look for in a yacht?
It is very rare to get two yachts the same as yachts are designed and built for the owner’s requirements. What I would look for most in a yacht would be its hull rating and onboard toys such as submarines. A yacht with an ice rated hull would let you visit places on earth you wouldn’t usually be able to see but also allowing you to enjoy them in luxurious style.
What made you decide on dedicating a page to yachts?
I decided to dedicate a page to yachts as I have been lucky enough to see inside the industry and felt that people would really enjoy the flamboyant content.
How would a yacht differ from any other means of transportation in your opinion?
There is absolutely no comparison in my opinion. What other means of transport are there where you can have 15+ staff working around the clock for you whilst you enjoy the views.
What are some great companies that work with yachts?
Some of the best companies in the yachting industry are Burgess and Edmiston for sales and charter & Quay Crew. Also, an interesting company to check out at the moment is Gym Marine. They specialize in designing unique gyms for luxury apartments and yachts.
What are the best routes for yachts to travel?
Yachts tend to follow the seasons, so the majority of yachts will be in the Mediterranean from May-October and then head across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean for the “winter season” November-March.
It is becoming more and more popular for yachts to travel further afield. We have seen a number of vessels heading as far as Patagonia over the last few years.
If there was one place that would be ideal to travel to by yacht, what would it be?
If you wanted to experience the full yachting experience then it would have to be Monaco.