I am looking for two or three people to share the costs in buying
a French 40/45 ft catamaran
in October 2016. My idea is that we sail it around the Carribean and conclude this once in a lifetime adventure selling the boat east of Australia
having visited the Galapagos
Islands, French Polynesia
, the Cook Islands
etc on the way.
We would sell the boat in October 2017 , below market price
if necessary to avoid the cyclone season. I would expect each co-owner (including myself) to loose about US $15K if there are four of us buying
and equipping a $270K boat.
On top of this there are living expenses, visas flights, customs
The amount of time each co-owner will spend aboard would be by mutual agreement. Friends and family
would also be able/encouraged to join the boat depending on berth availability.
Initial sailing experience and other skills are not essential but you will need to contribute a positive spirit, keenness to learn and a belief in the project
Bear in mind it will be a catamaran
so we must keep baggage and weight to a minimum..
I have done something similar before and will gladly supply both character and financial references
to serious applicants as I would expect them to supply references
For something like this to work we have to trust each other and be aware that sailing is a very expensive hobby and things can go very wrong so I do not want anybody spending their life savings.
I look forward to any comments and questions that you and the rest of the sailing community may have.