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Old 30-06-2011, 16:18   #1
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Snorkeling Business - Catamaran ?

Hey all,

I have been very interested in sailboats for quite some time and have recently found that I may be able to move to Maui, HI in about a year.

Since I was young I have always wanted to open a snorkeling tour business and feel that this is the perfect opportunity.

I have realized that it is quite profitable if you can find customers. I will be designing a website and fortunately my partner is in the hotel industry and can refer customers.

I want a large catamaran that can fit about 15 people. I am thinking a 47-60'.

Any suggestions or comments? What brand or boat would you recommend?


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Old 30-06-2011, 16:24   #2
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Re: Snorkeling business Catamaran???

If its just day trips that you need to fit 15 on board then you dont need to go that big and there are a few on the market that are designed for "resort" work.

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Thanks for the input, any specific suggestions? The "resort" style is perfect? Any brands?
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Re: Snorkeling business Catamaran???

The charter catamaran market on Maui is overly saturated at the moment. Most boats are in the 50-65' range and take anywhere from 35 to 60+ passengers. There is one smaller catamaran company called Paragon. Your best bet would be to find a niche market that hasn't already been filled by the slick tourism fleecing machine that is Maui.
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