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 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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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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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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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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