Yachtshare has traditionally offered a 10% equity model across all the vessels in its fleet. With the demand for shared boating in the rise, Yachtshare is evolving to introduce new and exciting options for sailors, power boat enthusiasts and brands to leverage the benefits of shared boating.
Our expertise is in managing yachts and syndicate ownership and our standard offering (Yachtshare Ten) can be extended and adapted to cater for a diverse range of sharing scenarios.
Current and upcoming programs:
Yachtshare Ten is our traditional sharing program offering syndicate owners a 1/10th equity share with 33 days usage per year. With a variety of vessels available in our fleet, there is something to suit all kinds of sailors. Yachtshare Ten is an ideal entry-level experience to the benefits of shared boating.
- 33 days per year minimum
- 10 weekend days per year
- Online calendar
- Unlimited Standby Days
- Up to 7-day consecutive bookings
- Walk-on/Walk-off Service
- Winter excursions to the Great Barrier Reef
- Social events and extra sailing opportunities
- Sell your share at any point in time
- Upgrade opportunities to new or larger vessels
It only takes two boats for a race and many Yachtshare Ten owners will be attracted by the sport of keelboat racing as their sailing skills improve. If a Sydney to Hobart or Brisbane to Gladstone race is on your bucket list then a Yachtshare Racing syndicate will be an attractive option for you.
In each Yachtshare Racing team, up to five syndicate members will combine their resources to purchase a Category 1 racing yacht. The Beneteau First 40 or Jeanneau SunFast 3600 are ideal candidates for the racing teams but other models and brands are up for consideration. Yachtshare will manage the sailing roster and service the vessel with shareowners input at all times. Skippering, helming and crewing position are allocated on a roster to ensure fair play by all syndicate members. Syndicate members will be offered the first priority on all races with external crew enlisted to fill gaps in the racing roster.
The syndicate agreements follow the existing Yachtshare model with the inclusion that the yacht must be available to compete is all suitable regattas and races. Races in the program include some iconic races such as the Sydney to Hobart, Sydney to Gold Coast, Brisbane to Gladstone, Brisbane to Keppel/Hamilton, Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks. The team will also have a standing booking for WAGS and other local regattas such as the Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge, Manly Combined Series and the St Helena Cup to name a few. When are yacht is not committed for a race, it may be utilised by the syndicate members for individual cruising or training.
The Yachtshare teams will be competitive but the focus is on achievement, participation, collaboration and enjoyment rather than excelling as a professional racing team. Expressions of interest are now open to join our upcoming racing syndicates.
There is a huge diversity of yachts and boats available from the boat manufacturers to suit all tastes and budget. At Yachtshare we aim to select well-known boats that have broad appeal. Everyone has different tastes and features they are looking for in a boat and to cater for this scenario, we are introducing a BYO Boat program for the Yachtshare fleet.
Under the BYO Boat program, you can invest in your preferred vessel under the guidance of Yachtshare and syndicate the boat in our fleet. We will partner with you to sell down the unwanted equity in the vessel to other syndicate members thus allowing you to get the boat you want rather than having to choose from one of Yachtshare existing fleet vessels.
The benefits for the investor:
- Get the boat you want
- Make use of all unsold shares at the start syndicate with minimal outlay
- Your boat is fully managed and maintained at all times by Yachtshare
- Return your equity over a period of 12-18 months
- Keep one or more shares or sell out completely over a number of years
- The best of both worlds – enjoy the benefits of boat ownership and syndication
Yachtshare is very selective about the type of vessels it will select and accept into its fleet. The key criteria considered when selecting yachts for the BYO Boat program are:
- Well-known production brands and models
- New or near new condition
- Economical diesel engines with shaft or sail drives
- LOA > 35 feet
- Boat value > $300,000
If you have a dream boat that you’d like to own and would like to leverage our BYO Boat program to bring your dream to reality, contact us for more information.
As a manufacturer or importer of boats in Australia, it can be difficult for your product to be seen in the boating community. Even with the advent of the internet, prospective boat purchasers still want to touch and feel the product before going ahead with a major investment. Purchasing stock boats can tie up significant capital resources for the importer and relying on pre-sold stock or existing owners to make their boats available for boat shows or sea trials is fraught with issues and challenges.
Yachtshare’s BYO Brand program offers importers the option to leverage their stock boats by selling down the equity in their stock through our syndication program while retaining priority access to the boat for boat shows, sea trials and other displays. Boats in the Yachtshare fleet are amongst the most visible in the boating community through their regular use on Moreton Bay, the Broadwater and the Whitsundays. Their prominent berthing position and our role as a major sponsor at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron further enhance your brand’s visibility. Yachtshare also hosts and promotes social and on water events and open days to give your brand maximum exposure all year round and not just at the annual boat show circuit.
Your brand and Yachtshare have a mutual interest in promoting the boat to the boating community and we work collaboratively with you to sell the shares in the stock vessels as quickly as possible. We maintain the yachts to the highest standards and the cost of berthing insuring and maintain the boats are offset by the contributions of shareowners. Our shareowners also offer exceptional testimonials as users of the boat when leveraging the vessel for sea trials and new boat sales.
Once the syndicate is full and the boat has completed her boat show duties, you may opt to repeat the process again with a new model or other boats in your stable. The BYO Brand program means you can receive maximum exposure for your brand as well as provide a secondary sales channel for your products. Contact us to find out more about our BYO Brand program.