Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts

on Tuesday, 20 October 2020. Posted in Yacht Company News

Best value: Semi-custom or fully custom yachts


Those who are new to the superyacht industry may assume that purchasing a fully-custom superyacht is the best way forward. Custom or bespoke superyachts are usually perceived to be the best choice because of their unique design, finish and technical platform.

But in reality, semi-custom yachts can offer the same level of quality as their custom counterparts. As semi-custom yachts are based off tried and tested production series, there is very little room for error - which places semi-custom yachts among the best in class. In addition, because they are built of an existing platform, with modifications made to the exterior and interior design, semi-custom yachts tend to be less expensive than fully custom superyachts.



One of the best value semi-custom yachts on the market is the 46.7m motor yacht My Secret. Built from steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Heesen and delivered in 2012, she is part of the yard's highly successful 4700 series.

One of the last hulls built in this platform, her specially designed bulbous bow creates an anti-wave for a smoother path through the water. Featuring an exterior design by Omega Architects, she offers the largest internal volume in her class, at just under 500 GT.


Perfect for those who wish to make the best use of the available space, yacht My Secret has a sundeck measuring nearly 90 square meters, with a foredeck lounge and sun pads for additional privacy. Her luxurious and neutral interior design is the work of Bannenberg & Rowell and features a muted palette with walls panelled in white elm. Able to accommodate up to twelve guests in five cabins, this includes a full-beam master suite forward on the main deck, two doubles and two twin cabins, both with Pullman berths. Looked after by a crew of 11, this semi-custom yacht offers the complete package.

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