What would you pay to charter a boat for the ARC?

npf1

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Hi - anyone any views on what you might expect to pay for a bareboat charter for the ARC? ie what would a three month charter for a 50ft well equiped boat cost?
 

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Yes, the weekly rate to charter the boat in it's home country times the number of weeks you would be away. There may be a very small discount but there will very likely be damage to be paid for. For a nice 50' boat say £40K.
It is unlikely you would find a boat to bare boat charter that would be fitted out as you would want for the ARC.
People often ask this question and are suprised we don't offer deep discounts. But if you think about it the boat will earn the same in the UK in the same time without the risks, wear and tear etc involved in an ARC.
The better answer is to buy the boat and sell it at the end of the ARC.
 

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Its certainly possible to buy a boat... do 10,000 Nm in a year and sell it for more than you paid for it. Just the cost a few bits of rope maybe new rigging.
 

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Sorry to change the subject, but I've just been looking at the broker details for Stingo- the inventory does not mention the 3 bikini clad women on the bow. Do they stow in the anchor locker and are they included?
 

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John

You are missing the point, npf1 does'nt want to bring it back either.
 

npf1

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Thanks for the replies. Most interesting. As it's a 3 month charter we talking about here, i would expect it to be on a maintaining basis (perhaps a condition survey at start and finish). So the cost couldn't be 12*weekly rate. How does that change your views on an appropriate charter fee?
 

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i asked the same question for the same reason and got the same answers. in the end i went out and built my own as i couldn't find a boat to meet the requirements at a price i could afford.
 

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Not actually expecting to pay but doing some a bit of research on whether or not to offer my boat for a long term charter as described above. The MCA, insurance and legal aspects are all feasible so I'm considering advertising. Just wanted to get a feel for what to ask. But perhaps the most imprtant aspect is going to be finding someone that I could trust my boat to!
 

rhinorhino

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If you are doing some advertising, why not say so? Why dress it up as something it is not? Hardly likely to impress potential customers with your staight forwards ways is it?
 

npf1

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Rhinorhino - quite the opposite. The point of asking the question that way is to be fair!!!!

Putting the question the two different ways (how much should I charge"/how much would you pay?) is likely to result in two different answers. I want to offer it at a price someone decent & knowledgeable would pay, NOT at a price whereby I am deluding myself and wasting the cost of an advert. And NOT a price that excludes many of the skippers that I would be prepared to offer the boat to. This isn't a case of taking the highest offer, it's one of finding the right balance and doing some homework/research first. A pragamtic approach rather than a fool rushing in.

Asking the question the way I did is more likely to reveal the information that I want. Think about it.
 

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I actually thought it quite an interesting question, and am looking forward to any definitive views .... not that interested myself. Anyway, STINGOs got the art of advertising sorted!

Vic
 

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so what you actually want is the boat delivered to the carribean?
why not find a skipper then sell individual berths?
might be easier than chartering the whole boat?
 
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