The Top Choice Of A UK Lottery Winner’s Shopping List Is Buying A Boat

According to a major study carried out by the Southampton Boat Show, the majority of British people actually have a profound love of the sea and sixty-three percent of them would choose to buy a boat if they ever won a lottery jackpot.

people celebrating on a boat

The study was carried out to celebrate the Southampton Boat Show’s fiftieth anniversary. The research found that fifty-eight percent of people liked to escape the stresses of a mundane daily life and fifty-two percent said their sense of adventure is the main reason they would buy a boat over any other luxury after winning the lottery jackpot.

Even with such a real sense of adventure, many were not too keen to stray too far from the UK with forty-one percent saying they would rather sail their new yacht in and around the UK than take it to the warmer climate of Caribbean and only thirteen percent to Croatia and thirty-one percent on a sailing trip around the world.

The Jeanneau 57

Jeanneau 57 Sailboat – Cost around £500,000

One reason could be because of the unprecedented good weather the UK has been enjoying in recent years where the temperatures have been record breaking highs that have matched the Mediterranean climate making the UK a far more attractive popular choice than previously.

It seems women would prefer to explore much further away with forty percent of them dreaming about sailing trips in and around the Caribbean compared to only twenty-nine percent of men. Thirty-six percent of them would choose to go to Greece maybe because of the various movies and TV shows like Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again and so forth.

The study research also discovered that most of the UK would take up some sort of water sports if they could spare the time. This problem of course would be solved with a lottery jackpot win. Sixty-one percent said they would definitely take up water sports with forty percent saying they would love to have a go on a jet ski and forty-eight percent of the older people aged from fifty-six to sixty-five years old would definitely take up jet skiing as a sport.

The research also showed that forty-three percent of them would not set sail on their dream journey without their mobile phone while only thirty percent would take friends and take their pets.

Fifty-seven percent of women are more likely than their men to bring their partner/spouse along with only forty-five percent of men. Twenty-six percent of women would take along other relatives with only thirteen percent of men doing the same. Apparently, twelve percent said ‘The Hairy Bikers’ TV show would be better crew mates than the contestants of ‘Love Island’.

Over half of those questioned said that they felt so much more relaxed when looking out to sea and thirty-three percent of people aged sixty-six and over are reminded of Great Britain’s proud nautical heritage. Unfortunately more were aware of the fictional pirate ‘Jack Sparrow’ than of Lord Nelson. Southampton Boat Show is the biggest boating festival in Britain and as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, it showcases the best fun and exciting boating lifestyle that the water has to offer. Whether you are tempted to own a boat for the first time or you are a seasoned sailor, the show offers a wonderful social experience with the various bars and eateries all over, or a chance to stock up on some of the latest boating equipment. Either way, you will have a great day out admiring the hundreds of stunning boats on show.

Once you have won a lottery jackpot, a fun option is to buy a beautiful sailboat around fifty to sixty feet long that you can either handle alone or with a crew and is big enough with a luxury interior and ample sleeping and enough bathrooms.
This size boat can take you anywhere in the world safely and with all the comforts of home but won’t break your lottery bank.

At the top of this article is a picture of a fabulous Jeanneau 57 Sailboat that would cost around £500,000 which you will adore if you decide to buy one. Below is a glimpse of the luxury interior showing the internal dining area and galley with fridge and freezer and a cooker that includes oven and a grill.

Part of the luxury interior of the Jeanneau 57

The Jeanneau 57 is just one of many models of sailboat out there. It is well priced for this size boat but you can spend more than three times that amount on a different model or slightly cheaper depending on your needs. If you want to be a lot more lavish, you can buy a similar sized Nautor Swan which would cost you around £3 million. That’s a big lump  but that said, Swans are regarded as the Rolls Royce of sailboats and you may have to wait quite a while as there is always a waiting list for these sought after beauties.

Boats are not a cheap item to own no matter what size they are as you also need to keep it moored somewhere in a marina. Prices of marinas vary depending on where they are in the world. You do get mains electricity to plug into your boat which keeps batteries charged up and the fridge and freezer running.

Boats also keep their value quite well if kept maintained and in good order. They are wonderful and exhilarating fun and a great weekend floating house to get away from it all. Marinas have laundries and showers and nearby amenities such as shops and banks and you often meet like minded people that can end up as friends. The boating community is usually always friendly and helpful.

The sun is shining, the wind is ideal and NOTHING is stopping you from setting sail if you win any of this week’s incredible lottery jackpots.

Play your favourite lottery online now if you want your multimillionaire voyage to begin! Who knows, you could be sailing off into the sunset, exploring new horizons sooner than you think!

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