Beyond the megayacht, the floating mansion

Beyond the megayacht, the floating mansion
Luxury private yachts.
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For all the advantages of travel by private yacht, there is one perennial headache: what to drive when you arrive in port.

The obvious answer is renting, and in most of the ports that you'd care to dock a superyacht you'll also be able to have your people arrange a supercar for you. But the sorts of people who show off luxury rentals are very different from the sorts who show off meticulously restored classics, and you are in the latter group.

So the answer is to ship your pony on your boat (see L Lovett, Pontiac, 1988), but that approach comes with its own set of challenges. A few yachts have been crafted to store a car in the tender bay (though salt, remember, is the enemy) or a dedicated on-board garage, but to get those vehicles ashore requires cranes and slings or a beaches-of-Normandy-style landing craft. And what are you to do if you want a quiver of classics for your next vacation?

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