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Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States, 2005/12/12 - A recent survey showed that the average boat owner spends about 30-33 days per year on his/her yacht. For the rest of the time the yacht sits in the marina. If you take the cost of the yacht and its upkeep & divide by the days used it becomes costly.
No matter what the situation, a yacht is expensive and to keep a yacht maintained properly takes a fair amount of money and time.
One excellent way of reducing the work and cost of owning a yacht is to put your yacht in a charter fleet. Income on the yacht combined with the tax savings realized by running it as a small business reduce the cost substantially.
A recent survey showed that the average boat owner spends about 30-33 days per year on his/her yacht. For the rest of the time that yacht sits at a marina! If you take the cost of the yacht, its upkeep, and divide by the days used? It becomes costly indeed! Add to this the effort of keeping the catamaran clean, and well maintained for the season and you can see it takes a big commitment to own a cat.
There are ways of reducing the work and cost of owning a yacht. One excellent way of doing this is to put your yacht into our charter fleet for sailing vacations. Income on the yacht combined with the tax savings realized by running it as a small business reduces the cost substantially.
Which Catamarans Would Be Suitable?
New or used late model, brand name, well kept catamarans, power or sail in the 34' - 60' range attract today's charter customers, and can be any brand or size you choose. A late model catamaran is considered less than 3 years old and tends to keep its value for a long time (when you consider the cost of depreciation of a new catamaran). Generally the rule is; the newer the boat, the larger and better equipped she is, the more bookings are to be expected. Multiple cabin layouts with 2 or more separate cabins with there own heads are in a lot higher demand than more conventional layouts. Walk through transoms; furling sails, a dinghy with outboard will make the yacht more attractive. Refrigeration and a good heating system can extent the cruising season substantially as well.
With more leisure time and expendable income, demand for charter yachts is strong. Our strategic location down in the beautiful British Virgin Islands gives us an advantage in the growing charter market. Interested? Become a partner in this exiting venture - contact me today if you'd like assistance in finding a suitable yacht that both will please you and also is suitable for chartering.
What Are You Waiting For?
At this time we are actively looking to expand our fleet and have a preference for brand name catamarans. Well-known builders like Lagoon, Privilege, and Fountaine Pajot's sailing or power catamarans in the 30-50' range are in great demand. I have put together a search for pre-owned, turn-key charter operation catamarans that are available for immediate delivery.