Sailing the coast – what are your options?
There's something absolutely majestic about sailing on a gorgeous yacht and feeling the wind propelling you along. Australia has some of the most incredible coastlines in the entire world. This adds to the marvel of being out on the water and getting salt spray all over your face.
It makes the experience even more enjoyable when you get to do all of that in your very own boat. Purchasing a yacht isn't something that many people can just go out and do without any forethought. This is why AAA Finance's boat loan options are so necessary.
The boat options below are just a small selection of what is on the market. You might be inspired to start your search today!
4 Sailing Vessel Options
1) Dufour 40E Performance
As far as classic sailing goes, the Dufour 40E Performance is hard to beat. It's a sleek and modern design, but hails the bigger and better styles of days gone by.
With a healthy dose of wood combined with the lightweight hull, this is a sailboat that can keep up with the best of them, while remaining calm and comfortable. For those stormy Sydney weekends where the call of the windy seas is just too much, this is truly your best bet. It's got enough room for the whole family and requires only a few extra hands to make it work perfectly. You could probably work the boat alone, but that wouldn't be quite as relaxing!
Below the deck, you'll find luxurious fittings for when the sailing gets a bit much. You can sit back and have a glass of champagne or a cold beer. Both go perfectly on the open ocean. This is a brilliant yacht, and one that you'll enjoy for years to come.
2) Beneteau Sense 50
The Beneteau Sense 50 is similar in shape to the Dufour above. However, it is slightly more innovative in design and construction. It offers a different kind of experience on the water, because of how simple the operations are.
It features a reduced heel and is designed to sit closer to the water. This means you won't be flying around on top of the wake. Instead, comfort is the key in the Sense 50. It is something you'll appreciate when you're out on the water for days on end with your loved ones.
Sitting in the harbour, the Sense 50 will also look the part, which is important. Nobody wants to buy an ugly yacht!
3) Bavaria Open 40
The Bavaria Open 40 is completely different to the other options on this list. It is designed to be a twin-hulled catamaran. This has some serious advantages, including speed and comfort.
You won't be rolling about, and it's far easier to sail around with a smaller crew. There is also a whole lot more room below decks. This allows the family to enjoy the weekends on the water in style and space.
The cockpit and saloon flow together in the Open 40. There is no disconnection between people, no matter what their intentions are for the day. If someone can't resist getting out on the water but has a bit of work to do, then they can still enjoy feeling like they're a part of the action without missing a beat of their studies.
That's the beauty of owning a sailboat too. You can take it out whenever the wind is in your favour (which happens to be very often in Australia) and everyone can enjoy at least one aspect of it. From sunning yourself on the deck to standing at the wheel like your favourite pirate captain, sailing has it all. It's certainly something you'll need boat finance for, however. AAA Finance couldn't make it easier.
4) Dragonfly 25
For those after a faster response and much more movement across the water, the Dragonfly 25 trimaran is something to look into. It's a fantastic looking piece of engineering, and comes in either a Touring or Sport version. If you want to cruise the harbours with your family, the former is going to suit you down to the ground - especially if everyone loves getting involved. For a faster sail and even a boat you can enter into races, the Sport edition will sit pretty in the marina.
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The 25 is also unique on this list as you can put it on a trailer, and two people can rig the sails to be ready for a day on the water in as little as 30 minutes. That's convenience you don't often get with a sailboat. Maximum speeds can reach over 21 knots, and available in a range of colours. There is a specific 25 for every sailor with a need for speed.
Finance for your next sailing adventure
These are just a few sailing boat options, but they're amazing ones. If you feel the call of the sea, it's probably a good time to get in touch with AAA Finance. Consumer boat loans, personal boat loans and chattel mortgage financing options at great rates. Start your journey today toward owning a boat!
About the author
Peter Watman has extensive finance and automotive experience having worked in both industries for over 30 years. Peter founded AAA Finance and Insurance in 2012. He leads an experienced team that provides quick and easy finance solutions along with exceptional customer service.