Originally Posted by Ken Bracewell
We are always available for charter, but I don't think you'll find too many owners who are going to be crazy about paying a charter commission (20%) to use another boat.
Well, it's still considerably cheaper to charter someone else's boat, then to ship your own if you're looking at 2 weeks usage on the west coast or med. Once you do 2 weeks, you can then decide if it's worth shipping your own yacht next year.
I ran a 75' MY to Chicago and back from Ft. Lauderdale last year. The owner ended up spending around $110k round trip between fuel ($4-5.29 gallon then), crew, repairs etc. This didn't include dockage or expenses while it stayed in Chicago. He could've rented someone elses 75' MY which was similar to his, but slightly newer for $15k per week and there every year anyways. Albeit, it wasn't his own boat...... but he could've chartered someone else's 7 weeks and still been cheaper then sending his own there.