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Couple Quit Jobs To Start A Catamaran Charter Business

Charter Yacht Business

Several of our yacht buyers in the past five years have bought catamarans to use in a crewed charter business. Establishing and running your own yacht charter business is one of the most cost-effective ways to own a big luxury catamaran. Since the boat is operated as a business, the owners can reduce the costs of ownership by using available tax advantages as well as charter income. This makes it a very attractive proposition for couples who love sailing and adventure and is ready for a change in lifestyle. 

Kristiann and Graham, a couple from Texas, came to us just over a year ago with their dream of buying a catamaran. Their ultimate goal was to buy a catamaran and place it in a crewed charter program with them as owner operators. They had already done their research, but engaged us to help facilitate the purchase of their catamaran from Fountaine Pajot in France and to help them navigate the catamaran buying process. To ensure their path to success, we also guided them through the process of setting up their crewed charter business in the Caribbean with Dream Yacht Charter, one of the biggest and most flexible charter companies in the world.

Tips to An Affordable Yacht Loan

how to plan to get a yacht loanNeed a yacht loan to make your dream of yacht ownership real? For most people, it feels like a nightmare on the way to their dream. But, it needn't be. With a lot of research and a little planning, you'll be sailing into the sunset knowing you got an affordable yacht loan that suits your financial situation. 

Are You Qualified? What Marine Lenders Look For

  • Do you have a source of liquid assets for the required down payment? 
  • What is your Debt-to-Income Ratio
  • Lenders would like you to have boating experience and this affects their approval
  • It helps to have credit for big-ticket items–another boat, or a home would usually work

Follow These Tips For A Quick Sale Of Your Catamaran

Quick saleTrying to sell your catamaran? As we all know, first impressions are crucial. Here are our top tips to sell your boat more quickly and for a higher price.

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Insist On Being A Valued Client, Not Just A Transcation!

SEASCHOOLWhile selling catamarans is our business and we obviously would like to sell as many catamarans as we can, we sometimes have to advise people against buying a boat. One thing we will NOT do, is tell a buyer what they want to hear to make a sale. If a boat is not a good fit for the buyer or their choice of boat does not fit their budget or sailing application, we will try to steer them right. It is quite simply the right thing to do, even if that means not selling the boat at all.

Last week we had a client who came to us for advice, expecting to be sold on one of the ownership solutions that we tout on the website. However, after Brian and his wife relayed their situation to us, we knew that they needed to go a different way. Brian will retire in 3-5 years and he and his wife want to buy a boat to liveaboard on and go cruising after retirement.

Read on by clicking "read more" at the left to hear exactly how serious we are about being buyers' brokers...on the catamaran buyers' side even when it means not making a sale.

Own A Luxury Crewed Charter Catamaran With Guaranteed Income

Lagoon 620 Catamaran For Sale

Dream Yacht, the world leader in yacht charter has made a limited number of large catamarans available to Catamaran Guru to be placed into luxury crewed charter management in the Caribbean.

We have 2016 Lagoon 620 catamarans & Fountaine Pajot Ipanema 58 catamarans available for luxury crewed charter management. The program GUARANTEES an 8.5% ANNUAL INCOME of the delivered price of the boat. The program runs for 72 months and all boats are professionally crewed. 

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