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Old 05-01-2011, 10:08   #1
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Are You Interested in a Long-Term Catamaran Rental ?

A client has asked me to put a 'Gap Year for Grown-ups' package together. We will be arranging a 40-50 foot catamaran for him and his family to cruise the Bahamas and Caribbean for a year.

He has asked full a decent level of support along the way. We are creating an on going, onboard training program (engineering certificates, and up to RYA Yachtmaster), handing comms sourcing and finances, even overseeing home-schooling programs!

A the main point of posting this is to answer the question ringing round everyones heads and hasn't really been answered: turns out we can do a recent build Lagoon 42 for $10k a month. I'm putting together other boat options so will post these also.

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Ouch. lets see, wait six months at 10k gives 60k, buy a boat, go cruising on 3k a month save 7k for 12 months, that's 84k, now you can afford to give me your boat gratis and still be ahead.
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Ouch. lets see, wait six months at 10k gives 60k, buy a boat, go cruising on 3k a month save 7k for 12 months, that's 84k, now you can afford to give me your boat gratis and still be ahead.
ROFL..... but the really funny thing is... people will go for it.
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Ouch. lets see, wait six months at 10k gives 60k, buy a boat, go cruising on 3k a month save 7k for 12 months, that's 84k, now you can afford to give me your boat gratis and still be ahead.
If you're happy on a 60k mono. Not quite what my guy has in mind....
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:31   #5
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I don't really understand what you're trying to tell us. Is it that for $10,000/month you can supply us a boat?
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$10k a month too rich for me But I don't think outrageous - folk gotta remember that not only renting ready to go, but some support (and understanding!) and the opportunity to shortcut (or omit?!) a chunk of learning curve, which all costs time and money - even if most of us don't count that in £ notes........and is spread over many years.

In straight cash terms could even argue that (for someone new to the boat thing) could even turn out as saving money if later buying a vessel of that size - easy enough to lose 10% on a boat by buying badly........especially if then re-selling. After 6 months or a year onboard would have a pretty good idea of what they needed.

I would also say there is some value from a large degree of certainty on costs for "only" a year (longgg Charter, but very short to own / re-sell a boat)...........and avoiding the aggravation factor of buying, maintaining and then selling abroad / at a distance - not to be discounted that one.


LOL - so long to finish the post that the thread got moved back!...........oh well, it's in my ignore section now.
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