Rocketman, is there any way you can get a job working for another charter company for a year? To see what the business is actually like befor you invest in setting one up?
T be a success you will need to answer the phones, full time. Do marketing
, more than full time. Book reservations, lose about 3% to credit card charges, pay comercial insurance (an dpossibly dockage), local business regiistration and taxes
as applicable, a LOT of paperwork besides the captains license. And of course, six passengers mean six bosses, what do you mean you only have domestic blue cheese on this boat?
Find some people in the business, either on the boat show
circuit (FLL is coming around) or out of town so it isn't competitors, and start taking people to lunch to talk about the business first hand. Yeah, that's gonna cost money
too. Bear in mind a clean boat photographs well (and you'll need a web site these days, and prepare to pay brokers and hotel
concierges their piece) and of course you'll probably want to spend an hour or two every day, before and after, cleaning
A lot of work and investment beyond the obvious. Which is why I'd start by trying to get a job in the business, where someone else is taking all those risks, and then start spending some money picking brains and joining trade
Or as we say up north "The grass is always greener over the sepctic tank."