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Unique Ownership Programs For Large Luxury Catamarans

Large sailing catamarans 2We have mentioned before that catamarans are getting bigger. The number of yacht buyers who have purchased large catamarans in the past five years has increased and there is no sign of this trend slowing down. But with these big boats come a hefty annual holding cost.The catamaran owners are therefor all trying to find a way to reduce the cost of ownership.

Many, if not all of these catamarans are in some type of business arrangement. The basic idea is that the boat is operated as a business, which enables the owner to reduce the cost of ownership through the use of available tax advantages and income from charter to pay for the boat. Here are a few good examples of how you can reduce the costs of owning a luxury yacht.

New Catamaran In Conventional Crewed Yacht Charter Program

LAGOON 77 - The time for us to take delivery with our clients of their new Lagoon Seventy7 in November is fast approaching. We are super excited and plan to document the launch, commissioning, seatrial and handover to our new owners in France, so be sure to follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter! This mega catamaran is an extraordinary yacht and one of the few catamarans available on the market over 70ft. At a sales price of approximately $4,5 million, it has a waiting list like that of a rare sports car and one can see why when you take the tour!

The owners of this L77 will enjoy their yacht but in order to reduce the holding costs, they will charter her out in the Mediterranean and move her to the Caribbean for the season. It is 

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New Catamaran In “By-the-Cabin” Charter Yacht ProgramIpanema 58 Catamaran

FOUNTAINE PAJOT IPANEMA 58 - Fountaine Pajot was one of the first companies to build large cruising cats. Barret Racoupeau designed the flagship, Ipanema 58. Charter companies like Dream Yacht and The Moorings offer by-the-cabin charters on their bigger catamarans that allow charter guests to enjoy an all-inclusive luxury crewed charter for the price of a stateroom. The boat owner places the boat into service with a crew, with one of these companies.

The charter company is responsible for bookings and management and the owners get to use the boat for up to eight weeks a year, fully crewed and catered. These programs normally run for 72 months and the owner is paid 8.5% guaranteed income per annum by the charter company and has no out of pocket expenses to operate the boat except to pay the mortgage. We have several owners in this program, operating very successfully in the Caribbean. This Fountaine Pajot 58 is currently in the BVI and is asking 1,376,865€. 

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Pre-Owned Corporate Yacht In Business Program

NECKER BELLE, 2003 CMN CUSTOM BUILD 105ft - Currently owned by Sir Richard Branson, it is a cutting edge carbon fiber catamaran. She is light and capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots under sail and 14knots under motor. Built by French super yacht yard CMN, she was launched in 2003 and in 2009, she was completely rebuilt at Azzura Marine in Australia. She has won the 2010 best new refit at the World Super Yacht Awards.

This mega catamaran can be placed in any one of the charter programs to offset the cost of ownership with tax advantages and charter income. Currently in

Necker Belle Sir Richard Branson Catamaran

the Caribbean and is asking $4 million.

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Pre-Owned Catamaran In A Crewed Charter Program

LADY KATLO, 2010 LAGOON 620 - In the hands of the professionals, this luxury catamaran becomes a completely stand alone business with a permanent crew. A yacht Management company provide a comprehensive range of services to maximize the owner's enjoyment of their yacht, minimize the risks and liabilities associated with yacht ownership, control the costs of yacht operations and protect the significant capital investment that a yacht represents. 

Lady Katlo has been maintained by a professional crew with attention to detail and an owner who did not cut any corners when it comes to the quality of the vessel. Lady Katlo is in better than new condition with many upgrades and additional equipment. This is a turnkey opportunity to get into the best Lagoon 620 on the market for either private use or can be operated as going concern as crewed charter boat. Currently in Sint Maarten and asking $1,250,000>>

New Catamaran In Fractional Ownership Program

LAGOON 620 - Fractional yacht ownership offers the opportunity to own a share in a new large luxury boat without ownership hassles. You can own all the sailing vacation time you want and limit your financial exposure. Each share entitles the fractional shareowner to several weeks of use per year for five years, Lagoon 620 fractional ownershipprofessionally crewed for an all-inclusive luxury sailing vacation aboard a well-maintained catamaran in an exotic locale.

A one-time investment is required to secure your share ownership. No additional fees or boat-related expenses are incurred during this time. After the term of the program ends, the boat is sold and each fractional shareowner receives a share from the proceeds. FINALLY A FRACTIONAL PROGRAM THAT WORKS! The Lagoon 620 is one of the most popular Crewed Charter Cats and sells for $1,8 million.

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How To Own And Operate Large Luxury Catamarans

Catamaran Guru is a specialist in this area and has helped countless people to personalize a plan to help offset the cost of ownership. If you are in the market for a catamaran and would like to find out how you can afford one, call us for a free consultation to find out how you can benefit from one of these programs.

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