CHARTER OPTIONS IN NEW ENGLAND

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There are two alternative charter options available to owners who keep their boats in New England.

These two options are differentiated by the degree to which the owner is happy to be involved in managing some aspects of the chartering, the financial returns they are looking for and the amount of personal use time they desire.

FULL-TIME CHARTER MANAGEMENT

Narragansett Sailing Charters

For those owners looking to have their boats managed on their behalf, full-time, in an established and professional charter fleet we have partnered with Narragansett Sailing Charters.

While under the Narragansett Sailing Charters Management Program, all aspects of yacht chartering (including advertising, bookings, checkout, turnaround) are managed on behalf of the owner, along with all maintenance.

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With the yacht dedicated full-time to chartering activity - which could extend to perhaps 10 weeks of the New England summer season - owner time aboard the yacht is necessarily restricted, but in return this turn-key charter management operation entirely removes the burden of the operational aspects of having a boat in charter and owner revenues are maximized.

A season that saw a 10-week utilization would not only cover all operational and charter-related costs but would generate real income above and beyond this.

Please contact us for details on how this program operates for you as an owner and for more detailed financial projections.

LIMITED CHARTERS MANAGED BY OWNER

As an alternative to placement in a full-time charter fleet, we have owners who have chosen to offer limited charter of their yachts for just a few weeks, managed directly themselves.

This route to chartering offers much greater personal use time and significant tax advantages to offset the costs of ownership - in addition to charter income - as the boat is essentially being operated as a business with the active participation of the owner.

The yacht charter revenue, together with business tax deductions available through "Section 179", substantially reduce the costs of yacht ownership.

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An owner managing his own charters in New England (to satisfy the requirement for "active" vs "passive" management and thus offer greater tax advantages) would keep a much greater proportion of charter revenue, so that:

All with the bulk of summer sailing time available for personal use or additional chartering.

Please contact us for additional information concerning owner charter management and to see charter income projections.

SOUND YACHTING PROGRAMS

"Follow The Sun" Program

Subsidize your yacht ownership

and

sail in the sun year round

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Our "Follow The Sun" Program allows you to subsidize your yacht ownership while enjoying sailing in the sun year-round in New England and the Caribbean.

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