The benefits of a new build custom yacht

February 21, 2022

A custom yacht enables the world’s most discerning yachting enthusiasts to build a vessel that precisely meets their needs. Be it a modern sailing yacht designed for cutting edge offshore racing, a superyacht designed for bluewater cruising or an explorer yacht for those seeking adventure in the world’s most remote destinations, a new build yacht will perfectly match an owner's lifestyle and tastes with bespoke design.

A custom yacht offers the ultimate in personalisation. With a new build custom yacht, an owner can customise every element down to the smallest detail. And, of course, nothing matches the thrill of taking delivery of a new build yacht built to exact specifications.

With low inventory due to unprecedented yacht sales, an increasing number of the world’s elite are seeking to build a custom yacht. Indeed, the world’s best yacht builders are reporting exceptionally high demand as the preference for custom built superyachts grows.

In a post COVID era, a yacht offers a private and exclusive self-sufficient sanctuary at sea, with all the amenities of the world’s most luxurious resorts. Beyond traditional blue water havens, the world’s most advanced superyachts can travel to remote destinations for those seeking uncharted adventures far from the madding crowds.

Building a custom yacht is a true labour of love. Working with an experienced luxury yacht broker with expertise in managing the build of custom yachts can help ensure a flawless experience from planning through to launch.

Benefits of a new build custom yacht


The main benefit of a new build yacht is the element of personalisation it brings. From a bespoke hull design to a custom layout that matches an owner’s needs, nothing is off-limits when building a custom yacht.

Custom yachts are built with the owners' personal preferences in mind. For those who want to ensure wellness at sea, this may include state of the art luxury spas, fitness areas, yoga and meditation studios, hot tubs and infinity swimming pools. Families may seek open plan saloons for family gatherings, a cinema, and a dedicated play area for children. Water enthusiasts may desire an extra-large tender garage to store the latest water toys or an oversized beach club with a swim platform. Alternatively, adventure seekers may want to ensure their custom yacht has a helipad to ensure they can easily reach on-land remote destinations.

A custom yacht also enables its new owner the option of a reduced carbon footprint by utilising the latest eco-friendly technology, including state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion systems, wastewater recovery systems and solar panels.

Enhanced peace of mind

Another significant benefit of a new build custom yacht is that it will boast significantly lower annual maintenance costs than a yacht already on the water. A new build custom yacht provides trouble-free cruising with no existing wear and tear or high engine hours. Additionally, the yacht, including its major equipment, engines, cruising technology, tenders, and toys, will all come with full warranties giving enhanced peace of mind.

Custom yacht M/Y AHPO

One of the latest, and largest, custom yachts to hit the water recently is the exquisite 115.1-metre M/Y AHPO, built by the esteemed German shipyard Lurssen. Formerly known as project ENZO, this incredible vessel boasts all the hallmarks of a custom yacht, with accommodation for 14 guests, and the latest technology to reduce electrical power consumption and emissions. Amongst her many features are a helipad, movie theatre, spa, beauty salon, dance floor, interior elevator, beach club, swimming pool, fully equipped gym, and a full roster of the latest tenders and toys.

For the most bespoke charter vacation, M/Y APHO will be available for select bookings in 2022.

There can be no question that for those seeking one of the world’s finest superyachts, such as M/Y APHO, only a custom new build yacht will suffice.


The benefits of a new build custom yacht
Custom yacht M/Y AHPO
Custom yacht M/Y AHPO