There is a lot of talk these days about the boat being equivalent to a second home and therefore it can be achieved by going outside one’s region, complying with anti-COVID regulations and put in by various governments.
But can the boat really be a viable alternative to a second home, where one can live out one’s leisure time, without necessarily having to have a second beach house as well?
Yes the boat can in effect be a second home on the water. In fact a villa and not an apartment. And we prove it to you with some examples we found at Milan Yachting Week – The digital boat show where you find dozens of boats of all sizes moored in the virtual harbor.
Are you ready? Here are five examples from 10 to 14 meters in each price range, they are boats created to offer convenience and comfort comparable to a home, with the advantage of being able to move on the sea!
10 meters: Sealine C 330, the second home that uses all the space
Category: Open cruiser
Let’s climb aboard the Sealine C330 together –
– which at 10.31 meters long by 3.50 meters wide encompasses all the comfort of a much larger motor boat. 10 meters in length that are also perfect for a second beach house for a family of 4/5 people.
The work of Sealine and renowned British designer Bill Dixon makes sure that space is used to its fullest, but with class and great taste. Easy to say at such a small size, very difficult to do.
On deck with a cockpit that opens and closes through the clever use of glazing, on the Sealine C 330 seems to be on a sheltered salon that turns In an open terrace overlooking the sea with a kitchen. Dixon’s great work is seen even more in the interior with two cabins and a large bathroom area, lit by large hull windows. In short, the ideal boat as a second home, day trips but also for real cruising with friends or family.
11 meters: Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 life aboard is most enjoyable
The Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 – click here – with its 11.29 meters by 3.29 meters could win the best boat=home award. Its modern trawler conformation (the best conformation for this use) makes it perfect for living aboard for long periods.
Swift Trawler 35
offers spacious, functional and designer fittings. The glass-enclosed driver’s station provides a 360-degree view and diffuses pleasant natural light. Owner’s cabin accessible through a convenient door, private bathroom and second cabin with twin beds. Outside, the Swift Trawler 35’s flybridge offers comfortable living space on board with sea views .
12 meters: Fountaine Pajot MY5 with two hulls lots of extra space
Category: catamaran with Flyingbridge
Here you are aboard the motor catamaran Fountaine Pajot MY5 – click here – which at 12.91 meters by 6 meters is ideal for living aboard. Immediately you will understand that in boats with two hulls the space is about 50 percent more than in a traditional monohull. If then, as in this case, there is also a Fly (deck above the roof of the boat) then the usable space increases even more.
And there is no better example to call a boat a true second home on the water. And what a boat! The great strength of the
Fountaine Pajot MY5
is in comfort with a bright and spacious interior. Every volume on board is designed to provide a luxurious and practical lifestyle. This catamaran has a full galley and a wheelhouse that opens onto the cockpit; the cabins are spacious and include a master suite.
13 meters: Linssen 450 AC we live well even in cold weather
In northern Europe, boats use them much more than in the Mediterranean as beach houses. One of the best examples of a house boat is the Linssen 450 AC Variotop – click here .
At 13.75 meters long by 4.65 meters wide, it is a true Nordic-style motoryacht in which the cockpit is transformed, thanks to a simple transparent closure, into a veranda to be used in all seasons.
In fact, the Variotop line is distinguished by an elevated driving position that can be protected by the soft top if needed or projected outdoors in good weather. But don’t think that Linssen 450 AC Variotop is not also a boat for sailing, thanks to its ideal size, with the new Linssen 450 AC Variotop it is possible to make all kinds of sea voyages comfortably and without stress.
14 meters: Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 born to also be a home
Trawler boats, which originated in the United States and spread around the world, are synonymous with boats as comfortable as houses. And their external and internal shape and layout also resembles them. The Beneteau Swift Trawler –
– 14.74 meters long by 4.50 meters, is a perfect example of a boat as a second home. Its solid appearance inspires an immediate feeling of security. The impression is confirmed on board with a clear and extremely practical deck plan.
Wide walkways and numerous handrails ensure great peace of mind for passengers. The large fly can accommodate up to four people facing the sea, in the front rows when sailing. Modular as desired, the cockpit invites you to take advantage of the pleasure of experiencing the sea. The
Swift Trawler 47
has three cabins and a convertible sofa, and can offer up to 8 extremely comfortable bunks.
News by Milano Yachting Week