sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing FishingBoating
Video Gallery Newsletters

 

Sail-World.com : 3 Ways to Sail your own Yacht without being Rich

3 Ways to Sail your own Yacht without being Rich

'Just Dreaming? You CAN make it a reality'    .

Kevinor Moore here offers solutions for the dreaming sailor who can't easily dole out the large sums of money usually associated with yacht ownership:

There are plenty of folks out there who dream of owning their own yacht and for most of them that's all it will ever be, just a yachting dream that will most probably never come true. Then again, you may be one of the lucky or fortunate few out there who already own a beautiful yacht all of your own, in which case there is no need for you to read this article any further.

There are, however, other alternatives to outright ownership of a yacht that many people are blissfully unaware of - which is a great shame because the dream may be a real possibility after all. The main obstacle for many would-be owners is of course the huge cost. Even the smallest of vessels often run into large sums of money.

In the following set of scenarios, Solution 1 can lead to Solution 2, which can ultimately lead to Solution 3, all of which can be achieved without belonging to the rich set:

Solution 1:
The most obvious solution to the cost element of owning your own yacht is to charter a craft with a group of like minded friends or business colleagues. This is a great way to spread the cost and share the crewing duties.

You could even charter a craft complete with skipper and crew to do all the work whilst you and your friends just relax whilst enjoying the cruise - that way you won't even have to worry about who's turn it is to prepare dinner or do the dishes afterwards. You won't even have to concer yourselves with the actual technicalities of sailing the ship itself.

If you are looking for a carefree yachting experience this is probably going to be the number one option for you, especially if you want to sail without any seafaring knowledge at all. It's also a great way to gain some experience of what the whole yachting business is all about - and why folks make so much of a fuss about it all.

Solution 2:
Then of course there are the more seasoned and experienced yachtsmen who have the know-how but not the huge amount of money needed to own a yacht or schooner all of their own.

A great idea for these guys is something called a 'boat share' and these schemes are becoming increasingly popular all over the world especially on sunny coastlines and in leisure ports.

In essence, you can buy into a a share of a yacht or schooner for the estimated life of the craft and you would be entitled to a set number of pre bookable sailing days throughout the year every year for the life of the craft. The fee usually includes all the mooring fees and any maintenance costs that are likely to be incurred during the share period.

This is a great way to experience the thrill of sailing on the open seas at a fraction of the cost of buying and maintaining your own luxury yacht. It is sure to make perfect financial sense - even more so when you consider the amount of time most owners would practically be able to spend on board every year.

Solution 3:
If however you are convinced that a life on the open sea cruising around the world is all that will satisfy your wanderlust there is the ultimate option and you may be surprised by how many people actually embark upon it.

These guys (often married couples) sell everything they own on land and buy their own sea going yacht which then becomes their home too. Then they sail off to whereever the fancy takes them, drop anchor and go ashore for a little exploring until the itchy feet kick back in - at which point they are off again.

This option is probably only suited to folks who have a long history of sailing especially on open water for long periods of time, maybe even as skipper or crew themselves. Then again, there are many cases where those determined to live the yachting dream have gained the experience first with the sole intention of sailing the seven seas even though they have never set foot off land before.

The bottom line is that just like everything else in this life yacht ownership is always a possibility if you are determined to live your dreams. So maybe the first question for any would be sailor should be 'How badly do you want it?'.

Once you have the right answer to that one it is likely you will find the ways or means to fulfill whatever you desire in life - including your own yacht.

Maybe some of you reading this article right now are just about to embark on that journey. Good luck!

To read more articles by Kevinor Moore, go to his website




by Kevinor Moore/Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=49701

9:21 AM Sun 12 Oct 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World



Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,












British rescuers go for their own circumnavigation challenge by Derby Telegraph/Sail-World Cruising,


How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans by Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea,


Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years by AFP/Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland by Sail-World Cruising round-up,
























Free online fuel spill course - how much do you know? by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,










Yacht of the Week: Kokomo III - and she could be yours
Life-shattering event sends 'rookie' couple sailing the world
Mysteries of the seas, happening right now - missing, sunk, foul play
Sail Norway and Russia this summer - your own boat, or charter
Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again
3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters
Product of the Week: the LineGrabber
Mediterranean Mooring - How to moor stern-to to a dock or quay
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation
New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone
Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly
No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make
Multihull Solutions Phuket 2014 Regatta - new sponsorship
Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea
Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann
Jet stream gets fish in hot water
Still no plans for e-Borders
A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant
Air warms but water slower - be careful, sailors, of hypothermia   
Volunteer Canadian rescue team homeless - any offers?   
Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record   
How to anchor and 'never utter a word'   
Non-pyrotechnic flares for my boat - Can I or can't I?   
Health benefits of sailing   
Cruising in the Maldives - some nuts and bolts   
ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising   
Halyard Tension - a video   
Winchrite - for lazy days or extra muscle-power   
Researcher examines 'current leaks' that may change the way you sail   
Paris off to attempt to circumnavigate the world again   
Need a tow from that helicopter? - watch the video and don't laugh   
Certain oil spill products shown to be ineffective and toxic + Video   
The Constrictor: a powerful 'Queen' of sailing knots!   
British leisure craft permitted to use red diesel in Belgian waters   
Boat painting - simple but best tips   
'It's never just one thing' - Swedish sailors rescued   
Cruising Club of America celebrates outstanding sailors of 2013   
Book of the Week: From the Galley of...   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  



















 
Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact Sail-World.com as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is Sail-world.com, Powerboat-world.com, Marinebusiness-world.com or NZBoating-World.com.
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.
Look_here_to_see_examples

XL WAS CRU NH