The 130 Westport Motor Yacht is the perfect shared ownership yacht. The Westport 130 was first introduced at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2001. Since her inception, the Westport 130 has provided dependable worldwide service and unsurpassed comfort and function in a timeless design.
US-based Westport Yachts got their start in 1964 with commercial fishing boats in the North Pacific, contributing to their reputation today as manufacturers of sea-worthy luxury motor yachts. In fact, Westport is currently one of the largest producers of 112- to 172-foot fiberglass yachts, yielding from yards in either Westport and Hoquiam, Washington, or Port Angeles. A pioneer in composite construction, Westport Yachts are lighter in weight and thus faster and more fuel efficient than vessels made with steel or aluminum. Westport Yachts are also quieter in their operation, less susceptible to corrosion, and offer excellent structural integrity thanks to the composite materials.
With its contemporary profile and refined interior spaces, Westport’s 130 tri-deck motor yacht could not be better designed as a shared ownership yacht.
Features of the Westport 130
Ideal for families and couples alike, a 130 Westport has three decks that offer endless possibilities for guests’ enjoyment and relaxation. The main deck and sundeck offer exemplary spaces for lounging and socializing while enjoying the warm tropical breezes. The foredeck is home to a Jacuzzi, which is a private haven for unwinding and taking in the views.
The yacht’s five exquisite staterooms, offering accommodations for up to 10 guests, features a main-deck master, two king VIP staterooms and two twin-bed staterooms. Each stateroom is beautifully decorated and offers an en-suite bath. It also includes a crew area for up to a crew of 7 and the captain.
The yacht’s aft deck dining and bar, along with spacious salon, formal dining room and expansive deck areas, ensure thoroughly enjoyable cruising.
Why is this model perfect for shared ownership?
Good resale value
Yachts do depreciate in value as they age, but Westport 130 yachts hold their value for much longer than your typical superyacht. This is due to the high demand and the fact that an older yacht can be refitted to look like new. They do not stay on the market long, they are easy to resell when you are ready and easy to find a partner for. The low depreciation of Westport is one of yachting’s best kept secrets.
Thanks to its dependability, you can maximize your time on the yacht. The less time you are in the yard or waiting on parts, the more time you can use it. Depending on the program, (travel locations) you can get up to 32 to 40 weeks a year out of your yacht – 28 is the average. (16 to 20 when you are sharing ownership).
Simple to refit
A simple interior refit can bring an older yacht back to life again. Motor yacht, “No Bad Ideas” built in 2006 and refit in 2021, currently for charter, is a great example. After a year’s worth of interior and exterior refitting, the current owner has essentially built a new yacht.
The Westport 130 is the perfect size for traveling as a couple or bringing lots of family and friends. This yacht can run with 5 to 8 crew members depending on the level of service you are looking for.
If one owner cannot use all their weeks, it is a great option to charter that yacht out to defray the cost. There is a shortage of 130 on the charter market. In fact, there are less than a dozen on the market now, and of those, only five are actively chartering – from New England to Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean, plus Alaska and Costa Rica. The others are either in the shipyard, actually for sale, or just looking for the occasional booking. This yacht can charter for up to $120,000 a week and, due to the limited inventory, you can book as many weeks that work in the program that you design. AvYachts can help you organize a program that works best for you and can give you a gauge of when a Westport 130 can be available for you. Learn more about shared ownership options.
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