I have tried to search the forum of existing threads, but couldn't find them, or there simply is too much and I haven't gotten to the bottom.
Please feel free to refer me to existing threads on the matter.
I am ready to take a sabbatical.
I could go smaller (150k, or 200k ready to sail) with a monohull
or I could try to go bigger (300-400k) and approach the fabulous world of catamarans. In which case, I'd like the boat
to pay back some of her bills.
All the charter
operators I am speaking with, tell me that:
- The owner version cats make some 30% (or less) revenue per year compared to an equivalent model 4 cabin
- They cannot quite specify if the boat
sells for a higher price
but fewer weeks, or for a lower price
tag and fewer weeks.
- They have barely worked with any owner version of the years, so the previous 2 points are very vaguely supported by data.
Does anybody here have experience with chartering an owner version catamaran
, either as a customer or as an owner?
The models I have in mind are (in order of preference): Helia 44, Lagoon
So far, based on the few data I have (and thanks to StarryHorizons), the Lagoon 42 is the only model which - with a 4 cabin
version - would pay back its operational costs + the financing
The Helia 44 owner version would more than pay back the operational costs, but by far do not cover the financing
. Leaving every year of ownership
a quite substantial bill, other than the costs of the initial purchase
and the sabbatical, of course.