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Press Release: Introducing The McConaghy S49 Catamaran

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We are pleased to intoduce the new McConaghy S49 catamaran,
an exciting luxury performance cruising yacht. Construction by McConaghy Boats
and design by Schionning Yacht Design makes for a winning combination.
The S49 Catamaran has style, pedigree and performance.

Our Meeting With NASA Astronaut: Coincidence Or Destiny?

Bakri Cono CatamaransOn Friday, June 19th 2014, we had dinner with two very interesting fellows from Bakri Cono Marine, Philippe Guenat (chairman of the technical advisory board) and Michael Lopez-Alegria (member of the advisory board). Bakri Cono as a company is completely devoted to using alternative energy sources like solar and hybrid systems on their boats. They are driven to be pioneers of mixed energy marine transportation and with that in mind, they have launched a 65ft power catamaran and 60ft sailing catamaran.

Crewed Yacht Ownership in a Nutshell

crewed yacht charter businessOur experienced team assist and guide owners on how to operate a catamaran as a high-end charter vessel. We show you how to maximize charter income while offsetting the cost of ownership. Decide on the catamaran you would like to purchase such as Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, McConaghy, Catana, Voyage. Decide what type of luxury charter management program will work for you. We provide you with the following to set it up:

  • Detailed financial charter projections during the consultation process to highlight the potential revenue your catamaran could produce in charter.
  • Management agreements and contracts
  • Crew placement
  • Charter calendar management

Learn More about Crewed Yacht Charter Ownership Catamaran Guru Crewed Catamarans For Sale

News Update 06/20/14: Section 179 In Limbo For Now

The White House threatened vetoes of both bills stating that the administration supports extension of the expensing provision with revenue offsets. The law stands as it was for 2013 for now. We are waiting for an update, however it is business as usual for us on Yacht Business Ownership, so check back with us periodically for updates.

News Alert 06/13/2014: Great News For Yacht As A Business buyers!

Legislative update: House Passes Section 179 Expensing Increase

buy this saba 50 catamaran and save big with section 179 tax deductions extended for 2014The House approved two bills this week that would permanently extend several expired provisions, permanently extending the increased section 179 expense maximum for small business investment from $25,000 to $500,000.

This is great news for those who are looking to offset the cost of yacht ownership. By placing their yachts into management to operate their yacht as a business, they can benefit from substantial tax advantages. The IRS rule is that equipment must be available for service in the year which the deductions are used.

Therefore, if you are eligible and want to take advantage of the tax deductions, we recommend swift action as yacht inventories will quickly sell out.

Hobie Alter, Creater of Hobie Cat, Dies at 80

Hobie Alter

Hobart Alter, sailing and surfing icon, died this weekend and left a legacy that brought thousands to watersports and sailing. This innovator and surfer had his start carving wooden surfboards in California in the 1950's. He later created surfboards out of polyurethane, an invention that revolutionized surfing. In the 60's he focussed on sailing and designed a lightweight sailboat inspired by the twin-hulled Polynesian catamaran. The cheaper, easier to launch and sailed by one person, the iconic Hobie Cat is credited with bringing high performance sailing to the masses. This 16 ft catamaran helped launched a love of sailing worldwide. He was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2011 for his contriburion to the sport. Hobie not only created water toys, he created a whole culture. He will be missed.

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