If you haven't already read it, the latest edition (#106) of "Australian Multihull
World" has a good article on boat share arrangements, both corporate and private.
guys have cleverly marketed their boats in recent years, firstly using "Kevin Charter
Heaven" tax incentives courtesy of us taxpayers and lately using the boat syndicate scheme. Good on them, I say.
Sure, the shares seem to make the boat very expensive in total, but you are paying a lot for the organisation of the syndicate, administration and legal
Check with the Victorian boating
authorities, as in Queensland
there has been a recent tightening on syndicate boat registrations. Many boat share operations were deemed to be a "defacto charter
operation" and hence needed vessels in survey
. A couple of private owners sharing expenses, would not howver require survey
in this state. A requirement for vessel survey is another reason for the expense of a boat syndicate scheme.
Good luck with your venture!