Given £40m to spend, which of these luxuries would you plump for? Superyacht World and Country Life vie for your affections

The argument for the superyacht

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The trouble with blowing £40m on a mere property is that it’s surprisingly hard to find anything expensive enough.

Spending that sort of cash on a superyacht is a much easier proposition, not least because there’s barely a superyacht afloat that isn’t for sale at the right price.

It’s not unheard of for some serial yacht owners to change their yachts more often than their wives. All of which means that as a potential purchaser with £40m burning a hole in your Armani shorts, you’re spoilt for choice (of yachts and ex-wives).

A flick through the SuperYacht World magazine reveals that the world is quite literally your Oyster or Sunseeker or Feadship or any number of other top class superyachts.

This kind of cash will snare you anything from the 60m Explorer yacht Senses with its ice-class hull, Phillipe Starck interior and garage full of sailing dinghies, motorboats and helicopters at €35m, to one of the most beautiful boats in the world – the classic J-Class racing yacht Lionheart at a trifling €14.9 million.

Either one of these is vastly more interesting than a pile of bricks and mortar, however artfully arranged they may be. And don’t even mention the L-word because not even the most exclusive location on the planet can match a superyacht’s ability to waft effortlessly from the centre of Monaco to a deserted Caribbean beach in less time than it takes you to close your next deal.

So stop dithering over the property pages and pick up a copy of SuperYacht World. It could be the start of a lasting romance.

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