90 Foot Yacht Buyer’s Guide: Finding Your Perfect Yacht

Buying a 90 foot yacht is a magnificent achievement, but finding the perfect yacht according to budget and need can be a daunting process without the aid of an experienced broker or salesperson. According to Boat International’s latest global order book data, the 28-30 meter (90 – 99 feet) superyacht category saw its number of orders or projects in build dip just slightly from 128 in 2020 to 125 entering 2021. The category remains quite healthy as 125 projects is more than any year other than 2020 going back to 2007. However, it’s possible that this number paints a rosier picture than is accurate as this number includes projects that should have been delivered in 2020 but were delayed into 2021 (as expected, due to COVID-19 production delays, this number of delayed projects was larger than normal). One Water Yacht Group has access to a myriad of new yachts in the 90 foot range plus countless listings on the preowned market. Our experience is your best resource as you navigate the buying process. While this guide will provide you with tips and resources as you begin your search, we strongly encourage you to schedule a conversation with our experienced team to ensure a well executed search and buying process. When beginning the buying process, the type of yacht, your budget, guest carriage requirements and planned use cases will be instrumental in helping to initially narrow down potential options. Speed and size of the vessel will also be important. Lastly, as choices are narrowed down by these functional and budgetary variables, it can often come down to style and amenities to make the final selections.
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Understanding the various yacht types is a great starting point when in the market for a 90 foot yacht. Express yachts (also referred to as express cruisers or sport cruisers) are yachts with a single deck above the hull paired with a living space below deck. A flybridge or sedan bridge yacht refers to a yacht that includes an additional space above the main deck. This additional level is sometimes also called a command bridge or an enclosed bridge. It typically contains a control station and an additional entertaining space.


With yachts in the 90 foot range, the interior layout can vary widely depending on the model. Furthermore, a wide variety of options and amenities are available to suit your yachting lifestyle. A spacious salon with plentiful seating, dining and entertaining spaces is typical. Below deck, four or more cabins with an impressive master suite is to be expected. Additional crew quarters are common as well. The finishes inside will often depend on the model and age of the yacht as well as previous owner tastes. If building a new yacht, the buyer will be able to tailor many of the finishes and interior selections around his or her exact tastes.


Since the purchase of a 90 foot yacht is a sizable investment, first-time yacht buyers might consider chartering a yacht of at least this size to gain experience and narrow down must-haves and needs that accompany a potential purchase. While touring yachts that are for sale can be an instructive process, nothing matches the experience of extensive time on the water aboard a similar yacht. While a yacht charter is a great way to learn and clarify one’s own preferences with respect to the yacht itself, it can also give you a great appreciation for the quality of the crew aboard the vessel. Moreover, this experience might inform you on whether or not you plan to charter the yacht you purchase in the future. While chartering can offset operational expenses, it also means more use of the yacht and other people aboard the yacht you love and own. It’s often a personal decision of the owner, but discussing this with your broker or even a charter specialist can be quite useful. As always, budget is a key parameter when narrowing down your yacht options. There is always a bigger and more expensive yacht, so identifying a price range that you are comfortable with while also factoring in maintenance, upkeep and operating expenses is wise. Utilizing a trusted and experienced yacht broker or salesperson is crucial especially if your yachting experience is limited. Ensure the broker you’re working with has direct experience with yachts in the size range being considered.


One Water Yacht Group works with high quality manufacturers on yachts that provide owners with lasting enjoyment and value. Our team is dedicated to partnering with you through the purchase and operation of a yacht. Whether it is advising on interior furnishing, propulsion or hiring of a crew, One Water Yacht Group is committed to being a valued partner with you during this process. Additionally, the network of dealers and service centers throughout the eastern seaboard and Gulf coast means the One Water Yacht Group team is there for you for regularly scheduled servicing of your vessel or when something unexpected happens. One Water Yacht Group is backed by immense financial resources and will be a trusted partner for yacht owners throughout the life and operation of their yachts. One Water Yacht Group can provide many options in the 90 foot yacht range. Some of our featured new yachts in this range are detailed below:

Sunseeker 88 Yacht

90 foot yacht - Sunseeker 88 Yacht
A yacht that aims to stand out in any marina, the 88 Yacht has the feel of a superyacht with the practical advantages of a yacht of its size. Complete with a superbly designed flybridge and industry-leading beach club concept, the 88 Yacht will give guests a luxurious connection to the water throughout the many spaces of the vessel. The design inside uses materials and details that make the interior sizzle. The Sunseeker 88 Yacht can accommodate up to 8 guests and 4 crew. The yacht has a length of 86’ 7” (26.38m), a beam of 21’ 3” (6.47m), draft of 6’ 5” (1.95m) and a maximum speed of 28 knots.

Sunseeker 90 Ocean

Boasting an incredible 20% increase in overall volume compared to its predecessor, the Sunseeker 90 Ocean breaks new ground in yacht design and engineering. With the substantial beam and upright bow, the Sunseeker 90 Ocean has remarkable interior volume resulting in incredible livability throughout the yacht. In line with the demands of today’s yacht enthusiast, the impressive beach club aboard the 90 Ocean enables quality time with friends and family down at water level. Further emblematic of today’s trends in yachting is the flybridge which is 25% larger than a comparable yacht and can include an infinity spa pool. The interior feels spacious and open with large windows giving guests constant views of the water outside. The Sunseeker 90 Ocean can accommodate 8-10 guests plus 4 crew.  The yacht has a length of 88.11’ (27.1m), a beam of 23’ 6” (7.16m), draft of 6’ 1” (1.86m) and a maximum speed of 26 knots. Have any questions regarding the purchase of a 90 foot yacht? The One World Yacht team is ready to assist. Contact us today.

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