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Yacht Investment

Does the idea of owning a boat FREE in the water appeal to you?

Make an investment in your lifestyle with a NEW luxurious Dufour 36 Performance managed by EastSail.

Owning an EastSail charter yacht is a cost-effective way to make your sailing dream come true. All operating costs - including berthing, insurance, maintenance and cleaning are covered by the charter income and surplus income is remitted to you. The yacht is conveniently moored in Rushcutters Bay. You will have unlimited access to your yacht, except at peak times or when there are prior bookings. Now is a great time to make this investment as the exchange rate is very attractive.

A bit about EastSail...

EastSail was founded in September 1983, auspiciously the same day that Australia won the America's Cup! With an innate sense of adventure and tenacity, along with sound business practises, the directors and staff of EastSail have had a rewarding 30 year journey. The company has grown from two employees and a single 6.9m yacht to a fleet of 20 yachts and cruisers and a full time staff of 10 plus our skippers and instructors. Due to savvy management and a broad income base EastSail has survived harsh changes in tax legislation, numerous amendments to charter regulations, a softening economy and a downturn in international travel whilst other industry players have foundered.

We pride ourselves in being the premier sailing provider in Australia - setting the benchmark that other companies aspire to. Over the last ten years we have been rewarded for our efforts wins in the NSW Tourism Awards and Australian Tourism awards for Business Excellence in Adventure Tourism.

An Investment with definite advantages...

The Dufour brand is synonymous with quality and style. The 335 is comfortable above and below decks, it is easy to sail and retains excellent re-sale value. The 36 Performance is a fast cruiser that has been awarded the 2013 European and Sailing World Boat of the Year.

EastSail is a well established, 100% Australian-owned company. The management and staff are highly qualified and experienced in the maritime industry.

Your yacht will be part of the best maintained fleet in Australia, conveniently moored in Sydney's Rushcutters Bay. All operating costs such as mooring, insurance, maintenance and cleaning will be taken care of by EastSail from the charter income, with the surplus income being remitted to you.

We are offer a secure, ATO approved, management agreement.

We have a strong relationship with the owners of yachts in our fleet. We encourage owner usage and owners are not limited by strict boat share conditions. Unlimited standby usage is available.

Take advantage of our RYA sailing school with a special lesson package for you and your family.

  • "In 1990 my wife and I started researching the benefits of owning a yacht and having it managed by a competent charter company. After interviewing many charter companies up and down the QLD and NSW coast as well as good recommendations from previous owners we chose EastSail. Over a period of more than 15 years we have had 3 vessels with EastSail. All of these have been maintained to an exceptional standard (We are fussy owners). The returns have been excellent with a high volume of sailing school, corporate regattas, skippered and bareboat charters and the many other innovative ideas that EastSail come up with to generate income. Our ratings haven't changed since we owned our first yacht with East Sail in 1992:
    East sail location----------------------- Excellent yacht-investment-scheme-sydney
    Top of mind awareness -------------- Excellent
    Management Team--------------------Excellent
    Skippers and Staff---------------------Excellent
    Boat Care and maintenance --------Excellent
    Image and Marketing-----------------Excellent
    Over the period of my association with East Sail I chose to gain professional marine qualifications; Master Class 5, MED3, AYF Yachtmaster. This was done with the help of the many courses held by East Sail and their help in achieving these goals."
    Gary McLeod
 

EastSail has a broad income base providing on-water experiences for a variety of sectors, this helps insulate our overall revenue from being unduly affected by external events.
Sailing School - we operate one of the largest internationally recognised, RYA/YA sailing schools in Australia, offering training from beginner to Yachtmaster level.
Yacht Charter and Motor Cruiser Hire - EastSail is an exceptionally well recognised yacht charter brand. Sydney's leading corporations and hotels choose EastSail for their staff and guests.
Corporate Sailing Events - Our regattas and teambuilding events are the perfect venue for a staff incentive, conference, product launch or meeting and are promoted to the domestic business community as well as the international incentive market.
Sightseeing Cruises - Morning and twilight scheduled sails run daily aimed towards international and interstate tourists.
Romantic Interludes - EastSail invented the concept of overnight on-water experiences for couples and remains the market leader winning the NSW Tourism award for 'Unique Accommodation'

Business Model & Net Returns...

EastSail has among the best net returns on yacht investment in Australia. Annual charter income exceeds operating costs, leaving a surplus to help cover leasing costs or loan repayments if the yacht is not purchased outright. EastSail manages your charter business under an ATO approved management agreement and our maintenance programme ensures and excellent retained value for investors. However we suggest you seek your own financial advice regarding the advantages and suitability of this type of investment.

  • "For the 12 years that EastSail managed my boat I could not fault any of their operational processes. In particular their sales and marketing operations were outstanding in capitalising on the Sydney charter market and the lucrative and growing corporate market, taking full advantage of EastSail's central location at Rushcutters Bay. Not only did EastSail facilitate good financial returns on my investment, their attention to maintenance ensured that the value of my asset was preserved. During the term of the management agreement I have been able to use my yacht with minimal impact on its financial performance. What's more it was a pleasure to go to the boat and find it was spotlessly clean, fueled and ready to sail. I have no hesitation in recommending EastSail as the management company for future charter boat owners"
    Tony Sulsters
 

EastSail makes it easy to own a yacht...

EastSail pays all costs associated with advertising, administration, accounting, operations management, cleaning and fuel. We arrange all modifications required to comply with the NSW Roads and Maritime Authority and liaise with the authority for annual inspections. We send you detailed monthly statements, which let you know exactly what has been happening with your boat. Any questions are just a phone call away. Our team doesn't just work hard for EastSail, they work hard for you. When you are an EastSail owner, you have a team of highly qualified and enthusiastic employees maintaining your vessel on a daily basis. If something is loose, we tighten it; if something is dirty, we clean it; if any part of your boat is worn, damaged, or broken, we repair or replace it. You don't have to worry about any of the usual hassles of owning a boat, because we do. We are fully confident that an inspection of our fleet will attest to the effectiveness of our care and maintenance of the fleet. We would be happy to discuss any aspect of our Yacht Management Programme with you in greater detail, show you over our facilities and the boats in our fleet, and introduce you to our staff.

Please contact Peter if you would like to make an appointment on peter@eastsail.com.au or (02) 9327 1166.


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