We threw together this summer (last minute) a crewed charter
company after returning to the States from a 3-year circumnav. We offered 6-day customized cruises through the San Juan Islands
in WA state and ended up with a combination of 3-day and 6-day charters. The little trial was actually much more successful than I expected!
Now that the season is over and we are starting to evaluate the experiment
to see if we want to continue next year, I am wondering if anyone has any numbers for what to expect in terms of occupancy levels for crewed charters or just charters.
I was born at night, but it wasn't last night!
So I am very aware of all the factors affecting occupancy -- type of boat, location, offerings, etc., etc. But since I can find NO information, a little would be a big help.
GordMay offered up 55% from the Caribbean Charter
Assn., but that was decades ago. Would any of you charter biz pundits and other knowledgeable sources care to share some info? If it is not for public consumption
, you can always send me a PM.
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