Originally Posted by Bleemus
Their deal changed. It was gonna be a free demo for a year and they decided they wanted to buy it and Outremer
basically gave it to them for cost with no or low interest rate.
Yes, the deal changed. Mostly because Riley had no interest in moving aboard, sailing for a year, then having to make sure he was back in southern France
a year later so they could move off the boat
. So it turned into a one year lease
(which has already passed) and the lease
payments would be made by Outremer as long as they made 2 videos a month. Then the lease expired and they purchased the boat for a steep discount, and I believe Outremer had something to do with getting the loan approved. They are no longer beholden to anyone other than whoever financed the boat. At least that's how I remember the deal going down.
I saw that Matthieu from Outremer was on board early this spring for a "visit". I would bet that the purpose of his visit was to finalize the transfer paperwork from the lease to the purchase
. The timing would make sense anyway.