6 of the best luxury motor yachts from 2014

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Here are six spectacular luxury motor yachts that Trade-a-Boat reviewed in 2014.

One of our favourite ways to pass the time here at Trade-a-Boat is to play "What Boat Would You Own?"

We imagine ourselves as wealthy philanthropists, faced with the agonizing choice of having access to all the best luxury boats that we review every year and then having to decide which one to buy.

Thankfully, after spending time on these boats throughout the year, we can pepper the discussion with "informed" opinions. Below are the boats that really struck a chord with our reviewers, be it for innovation, inspired design, offshore performance or that elusive X-factor.

Some, like the Elandra 53, are new to the Australian boat market while others like the Maritimo S43 hark back to a long line of marine engineering. The one thing they have in common is that that they’re all awesome.

Here are six spectacular luxury boats that Trade-a-Boat reviewed in 2014.

 

Six of the best luxury motor yacht from 2014

Riviera 515 SUV 

Riviera 515 SUV  | A terrific fit for a huge cross-section of the worldwide boating public, the Riviera 515 SUV will please matured cruisers, old sea dogs or young enthusiasts alike. The cabin opens out to a spacious rear deck and transom platform, and there is voluminous storage throughout.

 

Maritimo S43

Maritimo S43  |  With the S43, Maritimo expanded its sedan range to include a mid-level luxury cruiser. Fantastic for a day out on the water, it’s also a great entertainer’s boat and is ideal for weekend getaways. Top speed is 32kts and she can happily cruise at 20 to 25kts. 

 

Elandra 53  Elandra 53  |  Buyers looking for a family-sized sedan motoryacht must consider the locally-made Elandra 52. She’s clever, modern and elegant, and makes brilliant use of technology, from the CZone system that controls all electrical systems at the touch of a button to state-of-the-art Simrad navigation.

 

Ocean Alexander 72 Pilothouse 

Ocean Alexander 72 Pilothouse  |  Ocean Alexander was the top-selling boat above 70ft in the USA. For those who can afford it and need to travel quickly between ports, the 72 Pilothouse will take you there and back in absolute comfort thanks to her 5677lt fuel capacity and spacious layout.

 

Fairway 37 Flybridge 

Fairway 37 Flybridge  |  Fairway Motor Yachts’ 37 Flybridge is a surprisingly roomy vessel suited to novice and experienced boaters alike. The flybridge adds valuable real estate to this yacht that is great in close-quarters and underway, safe with the walkaround decks, and simple to manoeuvre with bow and stern thrusters. 

 

Integrity 380 Flybridge 

Integrity 380 Flybridge  |  Integrity Yachts makes boats for life’s simple pleasures, like relaxed coastal cruising. The 380 Flybridge has more room onboard than ever, even with guests staying overnight, and she’s cleverly set up for easily handling by a husband AND wife team.

 

Have your say: what’s the best luxury boat for 2014?

What's your favourite big boat for 2014? Tell us what you think and leave a comment below.

 

We've made it easy for you. Here all the boats we reviewed in 2014: Trade-a-Boat reviews archive.

 


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