If you live in the GTA, you can now enjoy the yachting lifestyle without the expense or responsibilities of traditional sole ownership. A Fractional Yachting Program is perfect for people that have dreamed about owning a yacht but could not justify the expense or committing to the time and responsibilities necessary to maintain a yacht. Many people are just too busy and don’t have the time to look after a boat and the day-to-day tasks. Many boat owners become tired of the hassles and time required to maintain a boat in good condition. Probably the best reason to belong to a Fractional Program is to enjoy your time on the water at a fraction of the price.
With a Fractional Ownership Program, you can start enjoying the rewarding lifestyle right away. Select the yacht of your choice and start making reservations months or minutes in advance. You are one of a select group of yachts owners and it is the closest thing to owning your own boat without the high cost and day-to-day obligations. Use it for a day excursion or week-long cruise through Lake Ontario perhaps visiting Niagara on the Lake, Prince Edward County or dozens of other popular destinations.
A distinct advantage of this program is being able to access the latest designs of new boats which are easier to handle, more enjoyable to use, safer and more comfortable that ever. A program like this can only be further complimented with a fine selection of yachts.
Enter SCHAEFER Yachts for boating in the Great Lakes – A combination of excellent Engineering and European type Design. This 29-year-old yacht manufacturer based in Brazil is one of the most modern shipyards in the world. They aspire to build powerboats using only premium equipment from only the best suppliers in the industry. Since 1992 more than 3,800 yachts have been built at their facilities and they have incorporated many unique features in their designs. Schaefer is on the forefront of innovation with advanced construction technologies that ultimately improve performance. Choose from 32 to 83 feet in open, hard-top or flybridge designs.
“I’ve flown Brazilian made aircraft like the Embraer and more recently appreciated the quality of yachts produced in this country. Brazil consistently produces state-of-the-art engineered products with that European flair in design that is sought after today.” ~ Capt Greg Marlo – YACHT Solutions Founder.
YACHT Solutions offers fully equipped and managed Schaefer Yachts in the Greater Toronto Area bringing owners the utmost comfort and safety for a paramount yachting experience. Now you can select the boat that suits your needs, with easy purchase and sale conditions. Trading up is also an easy transition compared to typical ownership. You will be delighted to know that the boats are professionally managed and maintained impeccably which also includes being detailed, fueled up, pumped out along with other day to day responsibilities. You will be spending most of your time enjoying the boat and entertaining your guests.
The cost of owning a 25% interest in a new premium Schaefer yacht starts at only $150,000 giving the owner up to 6 weeks of use over an entire season. The maintenance and other expenses are shared amongst the owners, further decreasing costs. YACHT Solutions uses a web-based, real-time scheduling system to easily and conveniently plan your cruising times. A helpful concierge service will assist with making all arrangements, so your cruising plans are complete down to the last detail.
Training is another important aspect of the program and full instruction is available. Owners can choose to drive the boat themselves or arrange for a captain and even a hostess when the need arises. Owners are provided with an in-depth demonstration of their boat and all its systems with our knowledgeable staff who will take the time to completely familiarize you with the boat. Many videos and tutorials are also made available to familiarize owners further.
If you’re thinking about trying out this lifestyle, you could not make a smarter investment. Whether this is your dream of a floating cottage to share with friends and family or a unique way to entertain business clients and acknowledge your staff’s efforts. The program was designed to be flexible and convenient – being able to take guests cruising on a beautiful day, an evening, a weekend or even a full week. You will not only take pride in the boat that you own, but you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you aren’t paying full price for such a luxury. You’ll feel great about the money you will be saving and likely find it hard not to tell everyone about how you embarked on this exciting lifestyle.
The YACHT Solutions unique “Try it Before You Buy It” program allows interested people the opportunity to invest in a membership with 5 or 10 outings before they make a buying decision.
Greg Marlo is the founder and President of YACHT Solutions in Mississauga. He has been involved with Fractional Programs both in the Aviation and Marine industries since 1999. His experience in developing and managing Fractional Businesses while having been a Fractional client gives him a unique and diverse perspective. He uses his experience and knowledge to deliver yacht products and services to the highest level.
Fractional Share $150,000 | Annual Cost $10,000
Fractional Share $200,000 | Annual Cost $12,000
Fractional Share $300,000 | Annual Cost $20,000
Fractional Share $400,000 | Annual Cost $25,000
SUMMARY OF SHARED OWNERSHIP BENEFITS
Most yacht owners only use their yacht 2-3 weeks per season in the Great Lakes. Because of the lack of use, Fractional Ownership or co-ownership is a sensible alternative. One now shares the yacht with others and thereby saves on the purchase and maintenance of the yacht while the yacht is professionally managed. YACHT Solutions provides all the components to manage and service the owners, so you enjoy all the advantages of your own yacht at a fraction of the cost – without the responsibilities and risks.
Shareholding saves a lot of money: By sharing the costs of buying and maintaining, yachting is more enjoyable and affordable at the same time.
Your time on the boat is guaranteed: And with the online scheduler, spontaneous use or reserving months in advance puts you in control. Our two-season system summer in the Great Lakes and winter in Florida guarantees the availability of your yacht every season.
Flexibility is yours: Select the boat that suits you best and then captain it yourself or with a professional crew on board. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced yacht owner, crews are available year-round and our concierge service is available to assist with planning.
Full service: Yacht Ownership is always special, but having your own yacht, where you have absolutely nothing to worry about, is pure relaxation. With YACHT Solutions you will enjoy a worry-free package.
Making an investment sensibly: Shared ownership is often confused with time-sharing models (without ownership). YACHT Solutions offers an innovative and secure solution that protects your property from typical liabilities or defaults by other co-owners.
Security as a shareholder: YACHT Solutions creates the basis for your independence from the other co-owners. You do not have to vote with the other owners, and you can resell your interest at any time. Flexible options are also provided for upgrading to a larger boat.
A professional partner at your side: YACHT Solutions offers comprehensive services for all yachting matters. Benefit from our many years of experience and our international network in the yachting industry. We look forward to getting you on the water.