Allied Marine Yacht Broker, Tom Jenkins has an extensive and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the yachting business. Tom excels in knowledge of vessel design, function and form, performance characteristics and availabilities. Here, he shares his forecast for the new year when it comes to luxury yacht entertainment area trends for 2023.
Tom, can you give me your top 5 predicted luxury yacht entertainment area trends for 2023?
Tom: Entertainment on yachts has always been a major factor in the purchase of a yacht. The more areas that are useful for entertainment, the better the owner’s experience, and their use of the yacht. Prior to the last few years, entertainment was done primarily on the aft deck and salon. When yachts started being designed with a garage for the dinghy and water toys, the upper deck became available for lounging, jacuzzi and bars which introduced the third entertaining area. Now, within the last few years, the bow has become another entertaining area, no longer just for anchoring and deck boxes but with sun lounges, seating, and convertible tables. These areas became multi-purpose with sunshades held up by carbon-fiber poles. Recently, the swim platform has become a beach club area for waterfront relaxing and water sport fun. A yacht with all or most of these features gives the owners flexibility in entertainment and are a plus for pleasurable entertaining of friends and family.