Waterfront condominium developers on Manhattan are vying for buyers by offering a range of boating amenities included in the multi-million dollar purchase price.
At least three current development projects are taking advantage of their proximity to the water by including an array of on-water experiences for residence, according to a report in the New York Post.
Among the most ambitious is Fortis Property Group’s Seaport Residences, a 60-story, 98-unit building in the Financial District, which has partnered with the members-only yachting service Barton & Gray Mariners Club to give residents the rare ability to walk from their lobby directly onto a Hinckley picnic yacht. Included in the US$1.4 million to US$18 million purchase price, residents are entitled to up to three complimentary yacht excursions each week, with only fuel and provisions as additional charges.
Comparatively, a Barton & Gray membership could cost between US$20,000 and US$50,000 annually.
Also in the Financial District, 100 Barclay - where condos cost anywhere from US$3 million to US$59 million - is also hoping to lure buyers with free sailing lessons courtesy of North Cove Sailing School.
In Brooklyn Heights, directly across the Hudson River, a 12-story Beaux Arts hotel-turned-boutique condominium called ‘The Standish,’ with prices range from US$1.3 million to US$11.6 million has announced a partnership with One°15 Brooklyn Marina, the city’s newest marina and sailing club, to provide yacht valet services for private yacht excursions and ‘curated boating experiences’ — from sailing lessons to waterside picnics.
Despite the pricing, both Seaside and The Standish are very nearly sold out, but rental properties at the latter are available for a mere US$16,500 monthly.