I'm 15 days away from a real estate deal once closed allows me to begin a serious, checkbook-ready exploration of the cruising cat's I've been spying for several months.
I'm wondering if anyone knows of ports
or regions in the cruising worlds - carib, med, Australia
, anywhere - that would be feasible place to rent my two guest berths to overnight guests in a 44-46 owners verion cat, say, a Helia or Lagoon
450, owners version (let's make this cozy)
I'm curious if anyone knows an intelligent way this could be done legally, wisely? I suppose most marina's will simply say no, so this would mean shuttling guests to boat on the hook.
I don't have a captain's license
yet, although will be enrolling in CG 6 pac classes
soon. However, I'm still on the fence about operating a full charter service
. In asking about operating as a floating bnb I am seeking alternative income
options. I may just want to bypass the liability, head-aches, logistics of captaining my boat as charter
. However, I'd still like to make a little money
, meet some interesting people, and do it small scale.
I have experience running a b and b in the usa and think there will be many similarities between renting
berths when I'm in a particular port, and selling bedrooms on land for transient lodgers. I would probably book through VRBO, airbnb type sites.
I'd be curious if anyone knows about such a limited commercial
Thanks for your time and thoughts!