There are few things more relaxing than enjoying stress-free time out on the water and having waterside accommodation to return to is just an added bonus.
The decision to buy a luxury boat is a lifestyle choice, and if you’re not in the market for a super-yacht – and let’s face it, few of us are – there is a huge choice of luxury boats on the market, one of which will be the perfect vessel for you.
Owning a boat of your own is a dream for many, and with guaranteed buy back schemes available it is certainly an investment worth looking at, particularly when it comes to your mental and physical wellbeing.
From day cruisers with no cabin and few amenities for fair weather days out on the river, to a home-from-home motor yacht for extended and long-distance cruising, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. If meandering down the Thames is more your speed or if you love entertaining friends on a summer evening, then a day cruiser such as Cranchi’s E26 Classic will fit the bill perfectly.
Motorboats allow you to travel faster than wind power and are full of luxurious home comforts, packed inside a sleek, state-of-the-art exterior. They really are the ultimate in affordable luxury.
The E26 Classic with an inboard engine is a sporty eight metre day cruiser with a unique and sophisticated style. It is the perfect balance between vintage and contemporary. In a nod to classic heritage wooden boats, this model is traditional in style, yet packed full of innovation and functionality. The profile and navigation area have an undoubtedly sporty style, while comfort and wellness on board are enhanced by refined and elegant furnishings.
Alternatively, The E26 Rider is an innovative eight metre bowrider, equipped with an outboard engine. A contemporary classic with surprising versatility, the stem and fluid lines of the hull convey a sense of sportiness and elegance, making it the perfect day cruiser or luxury tender. The spaces flow harmoniously through the centre of the boat, and the elegant and spacious cockpit is the true heart of this yacht, packed with functional solutions that offers maximum freedom to those on board.
When you have chosen your model, you will get the chance to make it unique with Cranchi’s Atelier personalisation programme. From special paints, upholstery and fine mouldings, to fabrics, materials and essences, the customisation options are endless. Working in collaboration with top designer Christian Grande, the Cranchi shipyard will ensure a final result of refined elegance and unmistakable Italian style.
The quality of the brand and the reputation of the designer or marine architect are vitally important when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases of your lifetime. Cranchi has an impressive 150-year history of boat building excellence, and crafts each yacht using innovative manufacturing methods that skilfully combine natural and technological materials to deliver on performance and style.
Once you have taken delivery of your new boat, you will want to use it as much as possible. Having a weekend retreat that is close to the city where your boat is moored on your doorstep is the way to achieve this, meaning lots more time to spend on the water.
One such place is a new development of luxury lodges at the Racecourse Marina in Windsor – an unbeatable location for boating enthusiasts. It has over 250 berths accessed via the Clewer Mill stream just off the main Thames, offering views across the Royal Windsor Racecourse. The marina is right on your doorstep, the racecourse almost in your back garden, and glorious countryside all around. London and all the temptations the nation’s capital has to offer is just 30 miles away.
These fantastic new second homes offer leisure and entertainment options as exciting as the location, and just a short boat ride up the Thames you’ll find a plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants such as The Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck in Bray.
If your idea of paradise is setting sail and meandering down the river without a care in the world, and returning at your leisure to watch the sun setting from the hot tub on the deck of your lodge, this is the lifestyle change you’ve been looking for.
Cranchi contact details are:
Phone: 01933 551606