5 boats that are also houses on the sea from 8 to 17 meters


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Can the boat really be a valid alternative to a second home, where you can live your free time, without having to necessarily have a second home by the sea?

Yes, the boat can be to all intents and purposes a second home on the water. Indeed a villa and not an apartment.

And we prove it with five examples that we found at Milano Yachting Week – The digital boat show where you can find dozens of boats of all sizes moored in the virtual harbor.


Parker 790 Cruiser – 8 meters

Category: Pilot house

There must be a reason why this boat of only 8 meters, the Parker 790 Cruiser (m. 8.40 x 2.87) of which we speak is having great success both in Europe and in the United States. Now it’s coming to Italy and you can find it at Milano Yachting Week – The digital boat show. The reason, not the only one, is that in just 8 meters the Parker 790 Cruise has spaces that allow it to be used as a house on the sea.

The spaces inside and out of the Parker 790 Cruiser are exploited with such ingenuity that it feels like it’s a couple of meters longer. There’s everything: a cockpit with a table for outdoor dining, a split bathing platform, a cockpit with a sunroof, and a sundeck in the bow. And below deck a double cabin with bathroom and another berth available.

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parker 790 cruiser

Fountaine Pajot MY 37 – 11 meters

Category: catamaran

The secret of the Fountaine Pajot MY 37 (m. 11 x 5,10) is all here: The catamaran takes advantage of the superior width that comes from the fact that the hulls become two, at either end of the boat. In the middle a structure suspended over the water that doubles the useful space on board. Simple and ingenious, besides the fact that these boats need less motorization than monohulls to achieve planing because they offer less water resistance.

The three-cabin version of the Fountaine Pajot MY37 has a layout and equipment to match a much larger boat: she has her own generous port master suite with private bath, two spacious guest cabins with large shared baths, laundry and large storage capacity.

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Fountaine Pajot MY37

Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 – 13 meters

Category: Trawler

At Beneteau, visiting the brand new Swift Trawler 41 (m. 13.43 x 4.25) you will understand how the French shipyard has evolved the original trawler concept, creating a boat that has beach house space and layout that is a true small superyacht. On this boat you can navigate in semi-displacement mode at 13/14 knots, but you can also reach higher speeds, while maintaining a very high sailing autonomy. The beauty of the characteristic trawler line has remained intact, but on the Swift Trawler 41 in the Fly version, there is a beautiful fly and a large bathing platform. Just like on a motoryacht. Inside you find space, lots of space…just like in a beach house.

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 41Fly

 Monte Carlo 52 – 16 meters

Category: Flybridge

The Beneteau Monte Carlo 52 (m. 16,33 x 4,62) represents the cutting edge of its production. Designed by the famous architects Nuvolari & Lenard has contemporary lines, a sleek profile and generous volumes. The V-shaped hull was created in collaboration with the MICAD studio. The Monte Carlo 52 is larger and wider than the Monte Carlo 5, the previous model it replaces.

To see why this is a perfect boat for those who want a boat that feels like a villa moving on the water, head on board the Beneteau Monte Carlo 52 now.

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Sunseeker Manhattan 52 – 17 meters

Category: Flybridge

The Sunseeker Manhattan 52 (m. 17,21 x 4,87) is the synthesis of the peculiarities of the English shipyard Sunseeker that mix tradition and innovation. And thanks to the large fly, like a rooftop terrace of a house with a sea view, it becomes more than a second home a real, luxurious villa.

The Sunseeker Manhattan 52 is designed to live on a boat in total relaxation and comfort. And for comfort we do not mean only something practical, but also, indeed above all, useful. For this reason, there is plenty of space on board to always know where to stow what we have on board, natural light to feel at home. All this without forgetting the details and finishes of a high-end yacht. You just have to visit the Sunseeker Manhattan 52 now.

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