By 28th November, 2017 Blog Comments Off

What Size Boat Should You Put Into Charter?

A questions we often get is what size Beneteau should I purchase for charter placement? As before, we will answer this question from the perspective of “limited charter” like we do at Harbor Sailboats.

Owners should be purchasing the boat they want to own and sail for the next 5-10 years! Since our club boats charter less than 90 days per years it’s very important that you are owning the boat that best fits the needs of your family first and needs of the club second. That being said, the club will always show you the size range that has the best earning potential and the biggest need, let’s look at a few examples.

The fleet of Beneteau Oceanis 31′-35′ will likely charter more often and in turn generate good revenue to help offset your costs, those size boats also cost less to own and maintain meaning owners in that size range likely see a greater percentage of cost coverage compared to larger boats. That said, if you have a large family the smaller boats will likely be a little cramped for the weekend trips to Mission Bay or Catalina compared to the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 with a huge cockpit and optional 3 staterooms and 2 heads. Keep in mind that the larger boats may charter less often but their daily rates are much higher than that of the Oceanis 31. Here again, purchase the boat you want to own and the club will make it work!

When considering Charter Placement, we sit down and discuss your goals and needs and try to find the boat that fits you best while not ignoring the needs and revenue potential within the fleet. Harbor Sailboats will never “overcrowd” a size range in fairness to current owners so regardless of your choice, we can still save you thousands of dollars a month compared to private ownership. On average, fleet boats generate enough revenue to cover slip, insurance, and maintenance on an annual basis; this works out to about 50% of you overall cost if you add financing.

Harbor Sailboats is a sub-dealer of Beneteau yachts meaning we have direct access to inventory, ordered boats, options, pricing, etc. Your purchase and placement through Harbor Sailboats makes boat ownership easy and more cost effective. Contact us today to learn why Harbor Sailboats is southern California’s leader in charter ownership.