Catamaran Ownership for a Fraction of the Cost

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With the cost of catamaran ownership steadily increasing, The Multihull Company, one the world’s largest and most respected catamaran brokerages, is pleased to offer a unique range of fractional yacht ownership programs. Fractional ownership is not for everyone, but a logical solution for those that cannot sail their yachts full time. For many people, a few weeks of chartering a year is all they need, but once you begin to sail more than one or two months a year, chartering no longer makes financial sense. If you have considered chartering and considered 100% ownership of a catamaran, yet neither works for your lifestyle, consider one of our four Fractional Yachting programs or ask us to custom tailor a program for you.

Our fractional programs are managed by championship catamaran racer Derek Escher. He is the former owner and charter captain of Katimavik Adventure Charters, aboard a 48' catamaran in the Grenadine Islands of the West Indies. Derek holds US National titles and many regional titles in windsurfing. He has been aboard and sailed on virtually every brand of cruising cat out there.


Each of the programs Derek has designed offer the benefits of fractional ownership, including reduced costs of ownership, maintenance, insurance, and dockage, as well as reduced management costs and/or responsibilities. Our Fractional Ownership program offers the framework necessary to form hassle free alliances (LLC’s) between partners. Our involvement can be as simple as a referral service, or as complex as a management, crewing, and maintenance service. To read the most frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ. We offer the following programs:


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FRACTIONAL PRIVATE CATAMARAN OWNERSHIP: Own a new or used catamaran with partners and split the cost of ownership

The Multihull Company sells more performance voyaging catamarans than any other brokerage in the world.This program is designed for sailors who have always dreamed of yacht ownership but do not wish to take on the total expense. They may wish to own a yacht, but prefer to avoid having it in charter or they may simply wish to own a larger catamaran than they could otherwise easily afford by themselves. This program can have from 2 to 4 partners and is tailored to the geographic requirements of the group. The Multihull Company's agents will oversee the formation of the LLC, the procurement of the yacht, establish the agreements and guidelines and usage, and may additionally offer management services including dockage, maintenance and crewing requirements. This program is limited to new catamarans over 40 feet in length or to used catamarans valued over $500,000.

To learn more about this program, contact Derek Escher at Derek@multihullcompany.com or just give him a call at: 617-803-8976


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FIVE YEAR FRACTIONAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION PROGRAM: Own a world voyaging catamaran with partners and sail the seven seas

Sailing around the world is a dream for many, yet the logistics of a world voyaging can be daunting – equipping the yacht properly, managing repairs in distant ports, safely docking and/or mooring the yacht when she is not in use, etc. Further, the ideal yacht for a circumnavigation is typically larger and more extensively equipped than a yacht for coastal or Caribbean cruising. After considerable thought, we have developed a fractional ownership program offering 2-4 equal partners to purchase a large catamaran and participate in a 5 year global circumnavigation. The owners may either elect to have us provide the yacht with a captain and or captain and crew, or sail the boat themselves.

While the final itinerary will be set once the LLC is formed, the concept is for the boat to spend its first season in Europe. The yacht will then participate in the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), spending her first winter in the Caribbean. The following summer will be spent in New England. In the fall she will head for the Chesapeake Bay to participate in the Caribbean 1500 Rally, spending her winter season in the western Caribbean and South America. She will then exit through the Panama Canal, make her way to the Galapagos, Marqueseas, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Seychelles, etc for the next two years. The final season she will sail to South Africa and Brazil before either heading back to Europe or the Caribbean.

Passages will be open to all owners, with additional crew used as required. The boat will remain in its next port of call for a minimum of 8 weeks to allow all owners an opportunity to enjoy each destination for a two week period. The ports of call will be designed around Dream Yacht bases so that maintenance can take place as needed. Each owner should expect between 10-12 weeks aboard a year. This program is designed for owners who wish to sail the boat themselves.

To learn more about this program, contact Derek Escher at Derek@multihullcompany.com or just give him a call at: 617-803-8976


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FRACTIONAL SUPER CAT MANAGEMENT: Own a fully crewed and managed megacat with partners

For some, a luxurious, hassle free sailing experience is the dream. They prefer to sail on a large catamaran, with their family and guests, and have every aspect of the yachts management taken care of. Additionally, they want a crewed trained in the culinary arts to prepare all meals, to provision the yacht, and offer concierge service twenty four hours a day. In short, they are looking for a five star catamaran ownership experience. While they likely have the income to own a large catamaran on their own, they understand they may not have the time or desire to sail more than two to four months a year – if that. For them, a fractional ownership program with one or two partners makes perfect sense. They may elect, as partners, to offer their yacht in luxury crewed charter when they are not using her, helping to defray ownership costs, or use her exclusively for themselves.

At The Multihull Company we bring decades of catamaran experience and charter yacht expertise to our fractional programs. We will sit down with our owners and design a program custom tailored to their needs. We will work with them to procure the right catamaran for their needs, new or used, and hire the captain and crew, etc. We can do as much, or as little, as our clients desire.

To learn more about this program, contact Derek Escher at Derek@multihullcompany.com or just give him a call at: 617-803-8976.


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FRACTIONAL CHARTER YACHT OWNERSHIP: Own a fully managed yacht in either crewed or bare boat charter with partners

Dream Yachts, in partnership with The Multihull Company, one of the world’s largest and most respected catamaran brokerages, offers several unique programs to purchase the boat of your dreams and place her into fractional charter management.

Buying a catamaran from The Multihull Company and placing it in a Dream Yacht managed charter location is a great way to go for many sailors. You will be able to sail your boat from its base when you want, or a similar one in any of our 26 worldwide destinations. When you are not using it, your boat generates income for you and your partners.
The Multihull Company and Dream Yacht Charters offers two buying programs available for fractional ownership. Whether you want more time to sail or positive cash flow from your yacht, we have a program to accommodate you.

  • Guaranteed Revenue
  • Performance Revenue

Unlike other companies, our programs will allow you to buy almost any contemporary catamaran. Whatever boat on the market you most prefer you can subsidize it through guaranteed revenue chartering, performance revenue chartering, or buying it with a fractional partner. Select one of our 26 worldwide bases to place your boat in, and then enjoy the benefits of having your boat managed in charter.

Guaranteed Fractional Charter Revenue Program

Dream Yacht Charters and The Multihull Company offer a Guaranteed Fractional Revenue Program for partners who wish to purchase a new catamaran and place her into service at any one of DYC’s 26 bases worldwide.
With this program you simply go and sail your boat. Everything else is taken care of.

Benefits:

  • Contracts are for 5 to 6 seasons, depending upon location.
  • You are guaranteed a marina berth.
  • You and your partners own your own boat, and through charter revenues can offset the costs, often to 100%.You receive guaranteed income monthly.
  • You pay nothing more than your finance charges. You won’t pay dockage, insurance, maintenance, repairs ….etc.
  • You and your partners can sail up to 16 weeks per year on your own boat.
  • You can sail at one of our 26 bases worldwide on a sister ship.
  • You can choose to sail on a bigger boat (prorated).
  • Dream Yacht guarantees to take back your boat at the end of the management program if you wish to acquire a new Dream Yacht Charter boat
  • You can choose to keep your boat or to sell it via our agent’s network.
  • If you choose to keep your boat at the end of the management program, Dream Yacht will provide a marina berth at your disposal, for a duration of one year, at local rates.

Dream Yachts sales programs are managed by Derek Escher, who brings a lifetime of experience to yacht sales and charter management. To learn more about this program, please contact Derek at: derek@multihullcompany.com. Or just give Derek a call at: 617-803-8976. To learn more about Dream Yachts, visit: www.dreamyachtcharter.com

Performance Fractional Revenue Charter Program

The Multihull Company and Dream Yacht offer a Performance Revenue program that enables fractional yacht partners to purchase a new or used catamaran to place into charter management. This program does not offer guaranteed charter income, but offers all of the other benefits of charter management - the yacht is maintained and docked securely at any one of Dream Yachts bases around the world. Further, for those who are less concerned with charter revenue and more interested in sailing, the Performance Revenue program allows the fractional owners to sail as much as four months a year and to decide well in advance the scheduling of their charters. There are absolutely no restrictions on owner use, provided the schedule is booked out five months in advance.

The more your yacht is booked, of course, the more revenues are generated, thus you minimize your cash flow needs. It is for the fractional owners to decide together how much, or how little, their yacht is chartered. Every quarter we provide you with an operational cost account of your yacht and pay the corresponding revenue.

Benefits

  • Dockage at a DYC base
  • Maintenance at a DYC base
  • Quarterly revenue based on usage
  • Your net revenue is equal to 65% of gross incomes, minus charter license, marina, insurance, check in/out, spare parts, etc. DYC pays for marketing and booking the yacht.
  • Permanent access to your yacht’s booking schedule (via internet)
  • You can determine how many weeks per year you will sail on your own boat and make it available the rest of the time to Dream Yachts.
  • You can choose to participate in owner exchange limited to 2 weeks maximum per year at any of our 26 bases worldwide
  • Dream Yacht guarantees to take back your boat at the end of the management program if you wish to acquire a new Dream Yacht Charter boat.
  • You can choose to keep your boat or to sell it via our agent’s network.
  • You can have DYC dock and maintain your yacht for one year after the program ends. Dream Yachts sales programs are managed by Derek Escher, who brings a lifetime of experience to yacht sales and charter management.

To learn more about this program, please contact Derek at: derek@multihullcompany.com. Or just give Derek a call at: 617-803-8976. To learn more about Dream Yachts, visit: www.dreamyachtcharter.com


 

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