Luxury Sailing Yachts
Yacht is a term used to refer to boats which are used for recreational purposes it project management. This word can be used to define two types of boats, either motor boat or sailing boat. Sailing boats or sailing yachts are used more exclusively for recreation unlike the motor operated boats. There are five types of sailing yachts, namely the Day sailing yachts, weekender yachts, cruising yachts, racing yachts and luxury sailing yachts. Sailing yachts length vary with a range that starts at 6 meters to bigger crafts at around 30 meters in LOA or Length Over All. The existence of these bigger yachts make it difficult to establish the difference between a yacht and a ship. Private yachts are usually only around 7 meters to 14 meters in LOA.
Luxury sailing yachts were once very simple sailing vessels, very different from the boat images that come into our mind whenever we hear luxury sailing yachts. These sailing yachts are usually 25 meters LOA or longer, and have since transformed from the basic sailing boat they were to the luxurious boats with all the perks that we know today. These sailing yachts have become popular among the people who love to sail for recreational purposes, and are considered a romantic date trip for couples. Yachts have become automated and sophisticated, and the materials used for the luxury sailing yachts now are unlike what people used to build them with back then. With the introduction of fiberglass, aluminum, steel, carbon fiber and ferrocement, yacht building has changed and nowadays only seldom uses pure wood as building material.
Sailing yachts are very economical and environment friendly compared to yachts which are powered by motor and gas, or any other means of propulsion for that matter. There are some yachts that are considered hybrid, because they can use either sail or propulsion, or even both. Even though a luxury sailing yacht is not hybrid, it still contains a low-power engine that can be used when the sea is too calm and there is not much wind available, or when having difficulty with anchorages. Their range of motors are between around 3.5 kilowatts or 5 horsepower, and 30 kilowatts or 40 horsepower. Some of the larger sailing boats have diesel engines to be used for the same purposes, with more powerful engines to support the size, which range from 20 to 101 horsepower.
Nowadays, luxury sailing yachts contain modern conveniences from necessities like light, to luxurious conveniences like air conditioning in the cabin, hot water, pressurized water systems, refrigerators, to even television. Not only that, but the sails of these yachts are also already highly automated, and one would only have to program the computer to control electric winches which in turn control the sails. In addition to that, sailing yachts nowadays have very modern sail plans and one of the most used is the Bermuda rig, which is a configuration of rigging so that the the yacht is able to sail towards the wind. Due to the number of appliances available in the modern sailing yacht, much electric power is needed for it to remain in its optimum condition when sailing. For use in long range trips, sailing yachts today even have wind, solar or water generators to keep the electricity going.