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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Cruising Areas Skill Levels

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You will find here some guidelines of the boating/sailing skills that you shoudl have for each popular charter destination, in normal and typical conditions.
Important:
 Those are GUIDELINES ONLY. Weather and navigation conditions may vary significantly from usual patterns. If that is the case, the necessary skills may become much higher.

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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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Charter Yacht Management Tools

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These spreadsheets give charter yacht owners a comprehensive, specialized financial management tool designed especially for them. Those tools are Sailonline exclusives and are not available anywhere else on the Internet.

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Heave To Maneuver

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I don't care what anybody says, one day or another, on charter, you will need to take action to protect yourself and your vessel against an unexpected strong squall, higher seas, etc! And you better know what to do!

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