So, in discussing the boat we are buying with the CPA and the Attorney — both suggested for liability purposes we put the boat into an LLC. Ok I was good with that— then both suggested we might consider looking into chartering the boat when we are not on it. There will be blocks of 2-3 months where we will be back in Texas and the boat will be in Florida. I immediately said this was not something I would consider, we had a beach house for 10 or so years that I was pretty much the only one who used— I never even considered renting it out. The CPA suggested I not be to hasty, and that a number of his clients did this and chartered their boats out for Sundowner Cruises as well as Dinner Cruises not overnight stuff. He said they have the captain lock the doors to the staterooms and basically people rent the boat to have cocktails— He said things do get “dinged” but its really minimal and its a great way to offset costs, realize depreciation and have the boat exercised when not on it. There are yacht management companies who handle all of this. When I ran it by the broker he said absolutely and he could offer some companies as well as Captains his other clients had used with great success. Sounds kinda crazy to me— is this a really a thing? Anybody do it? Does your boat get torn up? What has been your experience? People would really pay what sounds like a family decent amount of money to just go watch a sunset on a boat?