Hmm, I have been thinking along the same lines of getting some income
on that old boat, but not with diving, at 33' she is to small to wrestle with tanks
and tons of wet gear, etc..
I have been giving it away for free for quite a while however:
Have many cold-soaked friends from Norway
that come over here and sail the Bahamas
with me (us) and in the past we have been sharing expenses: Food
Never mind that it cost me 10 grand a year to keep the boat, maintenance
, upgrades, insurance
, etc, etc.
Now that I will be un-employed in November I have warned my frozen friends that the price
will go up.
Been thinking about $100.00 per day per head
That includes gourmet food
, and good booze as well as check-in fees
in the islands, etc....
So, 3 guest for 7 days should yield $2,100, and half of that would be "income".
The other half would be the cost of the steaks, the German beer
and all that.
Only looking at doing 5 to 6 weeks of "charter" however, the boat is really a number or two too small to advertise and get serious...But, called the insurance company and asked 'em how much for ccommerical insurance, think it was only about $500.00 extra per year.
Also picked up a Coast Guard ticket a few years ago....
No, not getting a bigger boat this time around. The CSY 33
is just fine for my use, the occasional trip to the Bahamas....But who knows what the future could bring...Hmm, lemme see, If I won the lotto, then that brand new Oyster
55 would fit the bill, and uh a few biking girls would look really good on that boat mixing rum-punches for the owner....
Aye, better stop right here, new on this forum and don't know if politcally correctnes is a big thing on these here decks...