Compare Yacht Charter Management Programs

Through our partnership with Dream Yacht Sales and other yacht management companies, we offer versatile options to own a luxury yacht operating in one of many exotic locales. Our programs offer options that help you enjoy your yacht more by avoiding most of, or part of, the operational responsibilities and expense of traditional boat ownership.

The Catamaran Guru™ team supports you through the entire process of program selection based on your travel aspirations, financial goals, and preferred use of your resources. Our programs include pre-approved financing and guaranteed monthly payments. You may be eligible for substantial business tax benefits. Our personalized service prepares you to purchase and to own the yacht of your dreams as well as help you plan an exit strategy to maximize return on your investment by selling at the peak resale value.

Our charter management programs offer a large variety of sail and power boat models from nine well-known brands (monohulls and catamarans) in 35+ worldwide base locations. Whether you prefer a sail, power, or crewed yacht, we offer more choices than other similar yacht ownership programs. The table below offers an overview of each of our top programs. Call the Catamaran Guru™ team today to learn more and get advice on which program and what model boat fits your sailing preferences and business or lifestyle goals.

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Buying A Charter Yacht: Ten Basic Steps To A Smooth Process

Charter Yacht ManagementThe charter yacht buying process often seems like a daunting task to first-time boat buyers. There are so many parties involved, documents to generate, and decisions to make. We have compiled an easy-to-follow checklist to help you make you charter yacht-buying experience a smooth transaction.

Once you have decided on the yacht and charter yacht ownership program, choose an experienced yacht broker who specializes in being a buyer's broker. They help you navigate the boat-buying process from selection to vetting to closing. Whether you use a broker or not, keep this checklist handy for your own peace of mind.

Sequence of Events for Buying a New Charter Yacht

Due Diligence

  • Decide on the yacht model that adequately suits you and your family’s needs.
  • Use resources like catamaranguru.com that have lots of information on boat models including catamaran reviews, walk-through videos, and test sails reports.
  • Decide on the partner/charter management company you will use to operate your yacht.
  • Negotiate the specifications and price.
  • Check with your accountant and lawyer to ensure that the charter yacht management program you choose is right for your financial situation and goals.

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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, CYOA, and other yacht charter management companies, we offer you the chance to fulfill those dreams. These companies operate several programs, all of which ensure that your yacht is managed and kept in the best possible condition. 

Several unique programs are available which will help you purchase the boat of your dreams and place her into charter yacht fleet with a program to suit your exact needs. It is the intelligent way to purchase, own, and manage such an important asset. 

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CharterSavvy: It's All About Bareboat Charter

chartersavvy magazine is an excellent resource for bareboat charterersThe bareboat yacht charter industry is very competitive. All the yacht charter companies will have you believe that their company is the best. They claim to have the best and shiniest boats, the best locations, and the best service. and it will all be "light breezes, sandy beaches, and fruity drinks".

Well, chartering a bareboat certainly is a dream vacation and most companies strive to do their best but one has to be wary of the glossy ads, do lots of research and make informed decisions.

If you are a bareboat charterer, then CharterSavvy Magazine is your resource! The magazine is a free online quarterly and exclusively devoted to bareboat chartering. You'll find interesting features about bareboat charter worldwide, great reviews of popular charter boats, locations and other products of interest to charterers. It is chockful with insider tips on everything from itineraries to the best local pubs, gear to take and not-to-miss sights. It will entertain and educate anyone interested in bareboat chartering!

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