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Old 09-10-2016, 19:00   #1
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Discount off Charter List Price (BVI)

After seeing all the boat price 'specials' on charter packages in Annapolis, I thought it would be interesting to see how these stack up to alternative discounts. Would be interested to hear how other people find discounted sailboat charters.

The Catamaran Company: 15% off list if you reference the boat show (similar at Moorings/Sunsail, BVI Yacht Charters, etc. I imagine). Importantly, you don't actually have to book at the show, just reference it within a couple of weeks.

Special Offers at Sunsail Sunsail actually publishes a discount list here. Anywhere from 5% to 25% off list.

Swain Sailing: 10% discount on charters if you've taken a class with them.

One-way Charters: Return a charter co's boat for them that someone else took to another location (I've heard references up to 50% off, but often an uphill run). Need to call the charter company and hunt around for these.

Owner's Time: Apparently owners sometimes sell their weeks directly to other people. How or when this happens is pretty unclear.

Shoulder Season/Additional people: These aren't discounts off list so aren't really relevant here - but obviously you can save money by loading more people on or going during non-peak times.

Any other ways people have received discounts off list? Last-minute bookings, direct negotiation, etc.? Thanks from this 'frugal' sailor!
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Old 09-10-2016, 19:50   #2
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Re: Discount off Charter List Price (BVI)


Different Charter companies have different rules regarding owner usage and direct from owner charter. has some as well as

Some owners have their own website such as mine- (as we had not settled on a name of the boat before developing a website.... My boat "Sea Tiger " is a Lagoon 42 and is enroute to BVI at this time, sailing from France and will arrive in Tortola TOMORROW!

With my charter company, owners are allowed/encouraged to charter directly. The discount varies on the time of year and other factors. I will sometimes give additional discount if charterer will "bookend" close to another set of blocked dates(either on start or finish of charter dates) as it leaves room for additional charters... i.e. 1-2 days between charters instead of 4-5 days.

Also the greatest discount goes to those who can be flexible... booking 'Last Minute" , 4-6 weeks out.

Email me at SailSeaTiger@gmail for more information
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