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Offline Joel


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The goal of chartering must surely be to reduce the cost of ownership, but I can't see many making a profit.
Purchase price is about 1m per metre. So a 70m yacht costs 70m then costs 10% or 7m per year to run.  Renting it out at 700 per week is achievable, but I'd be surprised if that was more than 10 weeks of the year.

So maybe it covers maintenance. But the more it's used the more maintenance is required. It probably makes more profitable sense on smaller boats of around 30m

Your sums are on new boats. 2nd hand they drop like a sack of shit. My mates boat was purchased for a lot less then the going rate of a new one. He is on a 77m and I think the purchase price was around $30m mark.
He is on charter a lot longer then 10 weeks a year, I will ask him how many weeks he has done so far this year. I know they around the $500k a week to charter. Plus tip and Fuel



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I'm sure it all adds up. I'm only quoting what I've seen said many times throughout reviews and videos.
I'm still baffled as to how some of these 70-100m yachts require 25-30 staff. Captain /first mate, 2 chefs, 2 cleaners, 2 engine room, 3 runaround multitaskers.... 10 sure, but 30? some of the big ones (120m+) claim up to 70 staff.
No idea what they spend their day doing....

Rotation. There is at least 2 or 3 people that do the same job so they are rotated. Usually 2months on 2months off. My mate is chief engineer with 2 other guys on his boat.



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Your sums are on new boats. 2nd hand they drop like a sack of shit. My mates boat was purchased for a lot less then the going rate of a new one. He is on a 77m and I think the purchase price was around $30m mark.
He is on charter a lot longer then 10 weeks a year, I will ask him how many weeks he has done so far this year. I know they around the $500k a week to charter. Plus tip and Fuel

its good to hear insider knowledge. I'm fascinated by these yachts... i wonder if they need someone to photograph them better..  :scratchchin:



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its good to hear insider knowledge. I'm fascinated by these yachts... i wonder if they need someone to photograph them better..  :scratchchin:

Haha maybe. My mate runs the media on his boat and recently won some awards for his movies he made while onboard. He has some wicked videos he isn't allowed to post. This is one of his latest

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLGJTCwrl6Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLGJTCwrl6Y</a>



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really cool video... no yacht though



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its good to hear insider knowledge. I'm fascinated by these yachts... i wonder if they need someone to photograph them better..  :scratchchin:

Yeah boats is something I'm trying to get into, be an interesting new challenge. I've got a Sunseeker ("only" a 62ft one I think) coming up.

Much less control than you have with a static car!



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Super yacht stranded off Port Macquarie on NSW mid north coast 'stable', AMSA says

A luxury charter yacht that was taking on water and had lost its steering off the New South Wales mid north coast is "under control and stable", the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says.

AMSA spokesman Sam Cardwell said the agency had gone to the aid of 37-metre super yacht Masteka 2 after emergency beacons were detected about 5:00am today.

Mr Cardwell said the yacht had six crew on board, and was about 260 kilometres east of Port Macquarie.

AMSA said the leak causing the yacht to take in water had been repaired after two crew members were rescued.

Mr Cardwell said the yacht would remain where it was overnight until a tugboat could take it to safe harbour tomorrow.

"They think they've got the vessel under control and stable, they've managed to stem the leak," he said.

"And now they are going to wait there until their tug boat arrives to help them back to shore which should be sometime tomorrow afternoon."

'Main priority at the moment is to get to a safe harbour'

AMSA went to the rescue of the 37-metre super yacht Masteka 2, after emergency beacons were detected.

Earlier, Mr Cardwell said AMSA had tasked its Brisbane Dornier search and rescue aircraft to the area.

He said no-one was injured in the incident.

"There were six crew on board but they didn't need all of them to do the repairs, so two of them have come off and gone onto the Carnival Spirit," Mr Cardwell said.

The four remained to attempt to repair the vessel.

"The Carnival Spirit is going to remain nearby just in case they need to provide any assistance," Mr Cardwell said.

'Rescues at sea are never simple affairs'

He said the recovery of the yacht would be quite a large exercise.

"Rescues at sea are never simple affairs, especially when they are this far off the coast," he said.

 A luxury charter yacht has become stranded off the NSW mid north coast, near Port Macquarie.

"Very few surface craft can get there, so you really rely on what's in the area to come to assistance."

He said the incident illustrated the importance of having a registered emergency beacon for everyone going out to sea.

"The super yacht had two emergency beacons on board that were both registered with AMSA," he said.

"That meant when they set off the beacons we not only got a position of where they were and that they were in distress, but we also got information about exactly what sort of vessel it was and what the emergency contacts were.

"So we could get in contact with them straight away and work out what the distress was."
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A cruise ship in the area, Carnival Spirit, responded to the distress call and diverted its path, rescuing two female crew members ...

A Carnival Australia spokesman said both women rescued were in good health and would continue with the cruise ship to New Caledonia.

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really cool video... no yacht though

Go thru his vids there are some there.






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