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Old 06-04-2003, 09:31   #1
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What about using your boat as a charter?

My boat was once a charter boat, Is there any money putting a older boat into charter service? If I could charter 10 week a year it would be more than enough for us to live on for a year.
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Old 06-04-2003, 12:48   #2
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IS, Not saying it can't be done but it is difficult. The prime areas are already well covered by existing fleets, both crewed and bare boats. Add to that the fact that everyone else in the area is trying to do the same thing. You will also need to have a captains license or the British equivalent to work in most areas. Then there is the insurance, work permits, country of origin for the boat and lots more. If you would enjoy something like this it might be simpler to just work for one of the existing charter companies. You would wind up with more cash in hand at the end of the day. Just my .02 Chuck
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Old 07-04-2003, 00:03   #3
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I does seem that there are many older Irwins coming out of charter service. I had wondered if we could make a living doing it. Bob Bitchin does the share the sail with his older boat and I would think he keeps doing it because there is some money in it.
I think I just talked in a circle! Anyway ,Chuck I see your point.
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IS, Didn't intend to discourage you. There are those out there that have done it and are doing it. It is a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Just wanted to point out that it is a difficult thing to count on. Getting established in a high tourist area can not be assured for generating income. But anything is possible.
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Old 18-04-2003, 22:05   #5
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An article from "Cruising World" Magazine:

http://www.cruisingworld.com/cw_arti...articleID=1740
Cruising World - Taking the Plunge into Diving while Chartering

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It's finding the niche market perhaps, diving, right location, good food and wines, boat based coastal holidays with shore trips pre-arranged. If it funds another year for every year you do it it's got to be good.
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How are these 5 year old threads getting dredged up?
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How are these 5 year old threads getting dredged up?
Someone posted a reply just like you did. Threads are never closed unless explicitly locked by a member of the staff. We don't remove based on the age of posts. There are very few topics that don't come back again and even fewer that are only related to current events.
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How are these 5 year old threads getting dredged up?
One of my pet peeves. These forums need to have the date under the original posters name, just like it is under the last posters name.

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There is a date of original posting. I suspect some post replies without reading the whole thread or, for that matter, reading the date on the last post. Doing my bit to keep this alive.
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I don't mind them unless they are attempting to assist the original poster... that would be a bit out of the way... If they are simply adding an update or giving newer info.. I see no harm in them.

Heck some of the best info I get is from old post from guys who have done it before me... why should I make the same mistakes they did just to learn it is not the way?
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Not until you open the thread. I would like to see the original post date on the main screen.

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My boat was once a charter boat, Is there any money putting a older boat into charter service? If I could charter 10 week a year it would be more than enough for us to live on for a year.
I don't mind old threads popping up, if they are still relevent or of interest then they move on. If not, they simply die again.

Proof that at least some folk do do a search


FWIW I think the original question in this thread still has merit - albeit the answer 5 years later may be slightly different. or may not
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I am new to this website. So I guess I can relate to anyone else that is new and would like some information. I am sure that I will most likely ask questions on here that there are answers to on other threads.

..... "How are these 5 year old threads getting dredged up?"

They get dredged up because new members join with the same questions other members had 5 years ago. I bet in 5 years I will read threads that I once asked too.

Thank god we are a great community, one that helps out the fellow sailor.

My two cents....lol.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:07   #15
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I can to the concluson that chartering with my boat is not a good idea.
If I get out there and find that there is business I may change my mind.

5 year old posts are fine with me.
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