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Sail vs. Motor

To sail or to motor? Clearly there are differences in the construction, operation and enjoyment of each type of yacht. Though multi-deck motor yachts predominate the world's fleet of superyachts, there is a significant number of sailing yachts, too. Statistics suggest that this figure already exceeds 10% of the fleet, a percentage thought to be on the increase.   Each type of yacht has its supporters. Motor yacht owners wax lyrical about the high volumes of space aboard their vessels dedicated to recreational use, while sail boat aficionados love the sheer romance of it all, the excitement of the race, and the more eco-friendly nature of their craft. There are detractors, too. Owners of motor yachts call sails 'laundry', with sailing crew referred to as 'r...

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