Top Ten Reasons to Own a Charter Boat

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katlo-cruising-tortola-bviWe sold 'Katlo', a Lagoon 450 four years ago to owners, Kathy and Mackie. 'Katlo' was placed in the luxury charter business in the BVI and has quickly made a name for herself in the industry.  We have had glowing reviews from the owners, crew and charter guests and thanks to their great experience, they have given us their 'Top Ten Reasons To Own a Charter Yacht'.

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Buying A Pre-Owned Charter Boat

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Why do we know this subject inside out?

  • We have been owners of several charter boats, in several fleets. 
  • Michel, Sailonline's owner, founded and presided for 10 years of the Moorings Owners' Group, the world largest charter yacht owners association. 
  • Michel and his partners (all with equal unmatched experience on charter yachts) have implemented hundreds of transactions involving charter boat sales - new and pre-owned - all over the world.
  • We operate independently of charter companies and so we are free to write and say anything we need/want to - good and bad - in order to help charter boat buyers. So we are totally unbiased.

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What To Pack For A Charter

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Have you ever seen charter newbies showing up at the dock with hard suitcases, only to find out there is nowhere to store them on the boat? Very often, simply because you did not know, or because you are a first timer, you really do not have the right stuff. Here is your guide of what to bring and not to bring on charter.

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Is Buying A Charter Yacht For You?

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The Preliminary Soul Searching Exercise

The Good News

Is buying a boat an investment?

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Charter Boat Business and Tax Issues

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We are still waiting to see how the Administration will treat the Section 179 for 2015 and hopefully 2016.

Meanwhile, here is an interesting excerpt about a case won by a taxpayer about active boat ownership. This is the prrof that those cases can be won.

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