Knots you must know

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Like other articles in this section, this is not an in-depth knot encyclopedia. Just 5 knots that you should definitely know to handle almost any kind of situation or need during your charter. As a bonus, knot-making is a great past time for kids and it should keep them happily busy for quite a while—watch their ecstatic face when they nail their first bowline!

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Charter Boat Seamanship Manual

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This 29-page seamanship manual is the only one geared specifically to charterers, seasoned or first-timers alike. It even includes a glossary!

Here is the table of contents:

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Charter Boat Ownership for Dummies

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More and more people are buying monohulls and catamarans and placing them into charter programs all over the globe. Placing a yacht into charter management is a good way to reduce the cost of the boat and also offset the cost of ownership. There are different types of Management programs offered by the industry that I will analyze and explain to ensure that you have a good understanding of what you will be getting into if you decide to place a yacht into charter management.

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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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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 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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