Thanks for the input, everyone. As I look into this some more, it might make some sense for us. Namely, because I have suffered another finanical setback attempting to purchase
My position was eliminated at the employer I had been at since January. Back to the drawing board. I figure I might as well do something like this so I could at least enjoy the work (and of course the time the boat is not chartering)
Unfortunately, though... this means we cannot get the "boat of our dreams" which is a steel
pilothouse. We are instead going to have to get a piece of plastic fantastic... and one with a very pretty interior
at that. We have to give consideration to speed, and a beautiful interior
that will charter well. Goodbye Bruce Roberts
, Van De Statds, and Colvin Gazelles, and hello Hunters! Not sure how to feel just now...
Thanks for all of your input. Gord, I do worry about the negative aspects, so thanks for bringing them up.
PS: When you were mentioning a 55% charter occupancy rate, did you mean if you put the boat up for charter for a full calendar year, it would be occupied with paying charter guests an average of 55% of the time? If so, that actually sounds good to me. I had assumed approx a 25% charter occupancy rate.