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Old 23-05-2018, 02:13   #1
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Long term charter

Hi all.

My wife and I have been planning for quite a while that, upon our retirement at the end of next year, to buy a catamaran in the Mediterranean then live aboard while cruising for a few years. No idea then if we’d extend our new lifestyle to sail back to Australia, ship the boat back to Australia to cruise / later sell, or sell before we leave the Mediterranean...

Have started working through the issues with residency, taxes, refitting boat while abroad, resale hassle, etc - all doable and a stimulus and challenge we’d enjoy, but wondering if there is an option of a long term lease or “charter”?

Does anyone know if long term (6 months ++) catamaran charters are possible in the Med?

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Re: Long term charter

Similar questions come up on a regular basis. The answer seems to be that any charter company will be happy to charter a boat to you as long as you like but probably not offer a huge discount, meaning the cost could be extremely high. Most concluded it would be cheaper in the long run to buy and resell the boat.

Rarely you might find an owner not using his/her boat for a period that is willing to charter but again, that is rare due to insurance, risks, liabilities, etc.

Bottom line, it's not a common thing but you might find an option.
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Thanks skipmac. Your feedback makes sense.
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Re: Long term charter

There's a chap who works at the Catana yard that only rents his cat on along term basis - mainly for people that want to do the ARC, sail for a season or two etc. I can give you his details if you are interested?
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Thanks, I would appreciate the contact.
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Www.carina-ulixis.com. I have sent you a message.
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Thanks very much Naughty Cat. Owe you beer or two.
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