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Charter Management Programs Overview

Bali 4.3 Catamaran ownership programsHave you ever dreamed of owning a yacht? Have you ever dreamed of sailing in one of the world's great cruising grounds where the sunshine is (almost always) guaranteed? Have you ever dreamed that owning a yacht was not such an expensive and extravagant proposition?

Through our affiliation with Dream Yacht and other charter companies, we offer you the chance to fulfill those dreams. We operate several programs, all of which ensure that your yacht is managed and kept in the best possible order. Several unique programs are available which will help you to purchase the boat of your dreams and place her into charter management with a program to suit your exact needs. It is the intelligent way to purchase, own and manage such an important asset. 

These programs will allow you a choice of yachts from the world's greatest shipyards. No cookie-cutter here! We offer you models from Lagoon, Fountaine-Pajot, Nautitech, Catana and more. We equip these boats to a higher specification, which in turn attracts higher charter revenues and in the end, commands a higher resale price. Not to mention more enjoyment and comfort for you, and your family and friends!

Yacht Charter Management Programs Explained

Lease Purchase Yacht Management Program

This program allows a buyer to purchase a boat using charter company financing and thus not have to apply for a conventional mortgage. The buyer pays 25% of the purchase price at the start and then there is a balloon of 30% at the end of the 66-month program. Charter company retains the title and when the Balloon is paid the title is handed over to the buyer free and clear. There is reciprocal owner use worldwide for a maximum of 8 weeks. There are absolutely no out of pocket costs for the duration of the program and there is no income to the owner.

  • Brands Available and Customization – Lagoon. Minimal customization, these boats are ordered factory direct in volume and have to have maximum cabin configurations

Yacht Partnership Program 

This program requires the buyer to pay 55% of the purchase price at closing. Ownership of the boat is placed into a Corporation with the buyer owning 55% and charter company owning 45%. At the end of the 60-month program charter company sells it's 45% to the buyer for $1 and the boat is free and clear and owned by the buyer. There is no income to the buyer and absolutely no out of pocket costs for the duration of the program. There is reciprocal owner use worldwide for a maximum of 12 weeks.

• Brands Available and Customization – Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot. Can choose fabric and wood colors (if available) with minimal additional equipment and must be maximum cabin configurations.

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Guaranteed Income Yacht Management Program

This Program requires the buyer to obtain financing for the yacht, which normally requires a 20% down payment. At closing the title is transferred to the buyer and normally the lender will have a lien on the title . Charter company guarantees a 9% return on the cost of the yacht annually and paid monthly. The ONLY expense that the buyer is responsible for is the mortgage, which is covered by the Guaranteed payment. Charter company pays ALL other expenses for the 60-month duration of the program. There is reciprocal owner use worldwide for a maximum of 12 weeks.

• Brands Available and Customization – Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Catana. Can choose fabric and wood colors (if available) with minimal additional equipment and must be maximum cabin configurations. DO THE NUMBERS WORK?

Performance Yacht Management Program

This is the highest yielding program financially, but unlike the previous programs where the buyer has no financial risk, there is a shared risk/benefit attached to this program.
The buyer requires financing and title is transferred at closing. The net income is split 65% to the owner and 35% to charter company with all the expenses being paid by the owner out of the 65% portion. The Owner is responsible for ALL costs including the mortgage payments. When looking at the split more attention should be paid to the actual bottom line number. Comparable programs with, what appear to be better split ratios, such as 80/20 end up yielding less dollars than the Dream Yacht model because of loaded costs. There are 12 weeks of owner use but ONLY on the owners yacht – there are no reciprocals.

• Brands Available and Customization – Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Catana. Can customize layout as well as equipment but needs to be charter friendly and easy to maintain so items like Washer dryer and dish washers are frowned upon.

Active Yacht Ownership Program

This program is based on the Performance program template but has additional modules which enable the buyer to run the boat as a business. By placing the yacht into a corporation and running it as a business, the owner is able create substantial tax advantages that further offset the cost of ownership. We can explain and expand on how this program works. Because every person has different circumstances, the stimulus programs that are available affect each one differently; a consultation is advised to see if this works for the individual. For buyers who are paying high taxes this is definitely an option that should be further explored.Yacht Charter Management

• Brands Available and Customization – Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Catana. Can customize layout as well as equipment but needs to be charter friendly and easy to maintain so items like Washer dryer and dish washers are frowned upon.

French Defiscalization Yacht Management Program

This program is mainly for buyers who want to own a Catana. Buyer receives an upfront 55% discount on the purchase price, Consequently, the 45% balance on the price is due at closing by the buyer

OR, alternatively:

The buyer pays only 30% instead of 45% of the price at closing. Charter company finances the 15% difference with a 5-year term loan. Charter Company will pay the buyer an annual guaranteed income of 4% of the cash amount the buyer puts down. Buyer has no out of pocket expenses for the duration of the agreement (maintenance insurance, dockage etc. are 100% paid by Dream Yacht Charter). Owner's use of the vessel is 2 weeks in high season and 2 weeks in low season, OR 6 weeks in low season with reciprocal owner use worldwide. The vessel must be French flagged and charter company remains the holder of the title until the end of the 5-year program. As a guaranty for the above clause the buyer will be given a lien right on the vessel's title registered with the French Government from inception, which will ensure that the buyer is fully protected in any eventuality. French regulation
s on vessel's titles are extremely strict and the buyer has absolutely no risk.

• Brands Available and Customization – Catana only. These boats are prebuilt and spec'd out so there is no customization available and the specification of the boat is fixed.

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