What is Charter Placement
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A Participating Boat Owner is an owner who is seeking to lower the costs associated with boat ownership. By entering your new Beneteau into an agency agreement with Harbor Sailboats, you can substantially reduce these costs while the yacht is maintained to the highest standards and you liberal retain usage. The yacht owner earns high income while he or she is not using the vessel by chartering to qualified members of the Harbor Sailboats Sailing Club. We do the maintenance, we clean, we fuel, we pump the holding tanks while you enjoying sailing your new boat and saving thousands of dollars a month. Harbor Sailboats is never a titled owner of the vessel, we donâ€™t charge placement fees and we have been in business since 1969!
Revenue Sharing Program (Agency Agreement)
Under our revenue sharing program the boat owner is responsible for payment of all operating cost like slip rent, insurance, maintenance (one statement) and loan payments. However, the boat owner receives 50% of the gross revenue on their boat. This 50% is normally enough to cover slip rent, insurance and maintenance for the vessel.
On an annual basis the revenue sharing program has proven to reduce cost by as little as 50% a year.
For some, the biggest advantage of placing a new Beneteau into the Harbor Sailboats fleet is the tax advantages this may create. Some tax codes allow for accelerated depreciation of capital goods, your Beneteau is the capital in your current or newly formed charter business. Additionally, owners may be able to use slip payments, insurance payments, maintenance fees, mortgage interest and travel expenses as added deductions.
We highly recommend you consult a tax professional for specifics on how these tax breaks apply to you.
We invite anyone interested in charter placement to visit our fleet and see first hand why we have the best reputation of any sailing club in southern California.
Club Membership and ASA Certifications Free
All fleet owners receive complimentary Harbor Sailboats membership with access to all the benefits of the sailing club. Additionally we provide several hours of private instruction and American Sailing Association certification for no extra charge!