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Old 20-01-2019, 18:07   #16
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Re: Long term (sabbatical) charter?

Interesting approach. Or ask the builder themselves. Could the new IPY back this?
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Old 27-01-2019, 09:23   #17
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Hi Yairi1-

I can say from experience i did a long term charter once with good success. I started by finding a boat that was 1) for sale and 2) I wanted to spend a year cruising on. Speaking directly to the owner I made an offer to pay a charter fee and insurance in advance. The boat needed some cleaning and a few thousand in maintenance to make it ready but the total out of pocket for the year was less than $20,000 that was back in 2001. Key to making these deals is to take the risk off the owner. Be prepared to turn over the cash in advance, provide insurance should anything go wrong. Be willing to accept full responsibility for the boat as if you are the owner.

Boat are generally better off being used as apposed to sitting idle in a marina or yard. The guy we charted from got back a much better boat after a year than we started with. We fixed and improved things daily living aboard. I expect I could repeat this transaction over and over again. There are many boats out there owned by folks that are too busy to use them now but they may not be ready to sell them. Most would jump at a chance to put $20,000 or $30,000 in the bank and forget about their boat and associated cost for a year.

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Old 27-01-2019, 11:08   #18
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I came across this article on a german website a few days ago, it is about a new charter company specialized in long term charter for sabbaticals etc.
I am sure it is very expensive, so I personally would buy a boat and sell it later, but if you have the money and dont want to hassle about buying / selling / repairing / maintaining it might be an option.
https://www.blauwasser.de/langzeitch...auwassersegler
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Old 27-01-2019, 11:50   #19
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Morningstar, that is perfect. Thank you! Even my wife is on board!
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Old 08-03-2019, 13:27   #20
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It's closer to a possibility. When we were looking for our sabbatical solution I came across a fellow that was selling a 50% share in a Morgan 381 based in the BVIs. It would have worked out perfect for us because he only wanted to sail her 4 weeks that year. We went back and forth with the details and expectations and I was ready to jump when the first person to enquire (I was the second) swooped in and took the deal.

I think it depends on finding the right people and being able to shoulder the whole load if/when people bail on the project.
We've also been looking for a boat share and they seem to go fast. We're definitely interested in sharing costs/maintenance of a sailboat if others are, specifically in the Bahamas but other Caribbean locations considered: brianna.randall@gmail.com
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Old 25-07-2019, 07:39   #21
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Long term charter is right up our alley. I contacted Dream Yacht Charter about their new sabbatical program but haven't heard back yet. Doing this over buying a boat and reselling after pretty much just has to do with cost for the sabbatical charter, so I'll be curious to see what kind of price they quote.

https://www.dreamyachtcharter.com/wp...atical_eng.pdf
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Long term charter is right up our alley. I contacted Dream Yacht Charter about their new sabbatical program but haven't heard back yet. Doing this over buying a boat and reselling after pretty much just has to do with cost for the sabbatical charter, so I'll be curious to see what kind of price they quote.

https://www.dreamyachtcharter.com/wp...atical_eng.pdf
Did you ever hear back on the cost? duration? location? type of boat?
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Did you ever hear back on the cost? duration? location? type of boat?
I've called 2-3 times and never heard back from the guy in London (I think) who's running the program. Frustrating!
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You could do a search for this topic as its been asked a lot of times (even by me...)

But the short answer is no. There are no charter companies (other than one called Seabattical out of the BVIs) that specialize in long charters. Some will give you a discount but it won't be significant.

My personal take is that for 6 months you could buy and sell your boat cheaper than chartering for the equivalent period of time. Others disagree. Some vehemently :-)
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We offer long term charters for many years now. A client just booked a Lagoon 50 (2019) for 10 weeks at 40,000 Eur in the Caribbean from 13th Feb 2022. Other clients sailed 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on, with one way charyers between locations such as Turkey and France in the Mediterranean also available ....we do this successfully since 2009.

Not sure what we can do in US but it would mainly depend on dates and budget.
Email us at charter @a2a-yachting.net for full info.

In terms of buying and selling, that's a good idea for someone cruising 2-5 years, not really for 2-18 months where we can offer a deal with transatlantic crossing included.. ...
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Just finishing up a charter in BVI and dreaming about taking a sabbatical in a few years. Are there any long term charter operators on the east coast of the US? Looking for 1-6 months between mid-Atlantic states and Canadian maritimes. Can’t justify spending $100-150k on a cruising boat (Island Packet preferred) for a few months of sailing.

Thanks!
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We offer long term charters for many years now. A client just booked a Lagoon 50 (2019) for 10 weeks at 40,000 Eur in the Caribbean from 13th Feb 2022. Other clients sailed 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on, with one way charyers between locations such as Turkey and France in the Mediterranean also available ....we do this successfully since 2009.

Not sure what we can do in US but it would mainly depend on dates and budget.
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Feel free to call 0044 779 205 2007 as we specialise in LONG TERM CHARTERS including 8 months on an Oceanis 393, 5 months on a Nautitech 40, 4 months on a Catana 42, 10 weeks on a Lagoon 50, 8 weeks on a Lagoon 42 and so on.
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Hi
We offer long term charters for many years now. A client just booked a Lagoon 50 (2019) for 10 weeks at 40,000 Eur in the Caribbean from 13th Feb 2022. Other clients sailed 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on, with one way charyers between locations such as Turkey and France in the Mediterranean also available ....we do this successfully since 2009.

Not sure what we can do in US but it would mainly depend on dates and budget.
Email us at charter @a2a-yachting.net for full info
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Hi
We offer long term charters for many years now. A client just booked a Lagoon 50 (2019) for 10 weeks at 40,000 Eur in the Caribbean from 13th Feb 2022. Other clients sailed 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and so on, with one way charyers between locations such as Turkey and France in the Mediterranean also available ....we do this successfully since 2009.

Not sure what we can do in US but it would mainly depend on dates and budget.
Email us at charter @a2a-yachting.net for full info
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