Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Summer Style Guide: Yachts as Holiday Homes

Living on a yacht highlights your taste for the finer things in life. A yacht as a summer holiday home has become more accessible to many these days. And it allows you to take pleasure in all the amenities life at sea accords, while letting you express your joie de vivre. Join Balsam Hill as we take a closer look at how a luxury boat can transform into an excellent home away from home.

Fine Dining

Create a unique dining experience by anchoring your yacht in some of the world’s most scenic destinations. Enjoy your breakfast off the coast of Cape Cod. Have lunch amid the gentle waves of the French Riviera. Or savor an intimate dinner in the warm evening air of the Caribbean. The ambiance alone is enough to guarantee an exquisite fare.

Relaxing Retreat

Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One of the best things about living on a luxury boat for the summer is that you can enjoy the privacy that the sea affords you. You can have an excellent night’s rest with nothing to hear but the soothing waves of the ocean.

Entertainment Hub

Banquets in ballrooms offer you a glamorous evening, but if you really want to host the best soiree in town, nothing can compare to a yacht party. The spaciousness of the deck is great for hosting family and friends. Against the romantic backdrop of a sunset, you can enjoy a glass of champagne.

Culinary Conquests

Cooking is already a joy on its own. But imagine if you could sample the best ingredients in the world – fresh from the sea! Sail to different ports and check out the culinary specialty each country has to offer. Then head back to your yacht to prepare a delectable meal for you and your loved ones.

Cozy Corner

If you prefer an intimate get-together over a soiree, you can turn the interior of your yacht into a cozy living room. Maximize the limited space by adding a corner sofa instead of conventional ones, or even a sofa bed that can also double as a day bed. Luxuriate with a good book while you bask in the light of the setting sun.

The luxury of yacht living lies in its ability to take you to places without your having to leave the comforts of a real home. This summer, instead of staying at a hotel, set sail on a yacht and venture the high seas in your home away from home.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.