We have seen a number of charter companies attempting to offer what appears on the surface to be a similar program. The difference is, our program is not a “Charter Company” program. We offer an alternative that works for the private yacht owner, designed and tested by the experiences of hundreds of our clients and their professional tax advisors. From the beginning 40 years ago, and with over 800 people successfully set up in their own boat business, our approach has always been offered as a service to support individual owner’s goals, not as a program to fill a charter fleet.
Maximum Flexibility for the Yacht Owner.
If we had to sum up our program in a word, it’s flexibility. Having your boat, your way. Using it when you want. Keeping it where you want. The ability to change your mind seasonally. The ability to leverage small business tax advantages to offset the costs of ownership, not just charter income.
Follow-the-Sun? Your Choice of the Best Cruising Destinations to Base Your Yacht
WAYPOINTS™ NETWORK: NEWPORT, ANNAPOLIS, FLORIDA, BAHAMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS
We have established WAYPOINTS™, a network of affiliated, independent management companies to offer an incredible range of choices for locating your yacht. These are some of the best boutique yacht management operations in the industry, with proven track records of quality maintenance and service. Can’t decide on one? No problem! Our Follow-the Sun program allows you to always keep your boat in a prime location, such as Annapolis in the summer, and the Bahamas in the winter. You decide where and when, and we will help you analyze and understand the costs and benefits of keeping your yacht at each location.
The Least Expensive Way to Own.
Once you understand the difference, you’ll see how our proven, successful, and flexible program can help you meet your individual goals. Some owners make this a part of their retirement planning. Some use the profits and tax advantages to simply reduce or eliminate the costs of sailing. Some just like the idea of diverting taxes they’re already paying, to equity in the boat of their choice.
Whatever your goal… Here you’ll find out the differences and see why this is the most successful program of its type in the world, and literally the only program of its type in the world. There is no better way to own a boat for less. This program offers the least expensive alternative to boat ownership. Less expensive than a charter company program. A lease. A timeshare. Fractional ownership–even less expensive than owning a used boat.
As rewarding as yacht ownership is, for many people it costs more than they can comfortably budget, and, often, they don’t have the time to do all of the routine maintenance and cleaning in order to keep the yacht in the condition they would prefer. With the new tax laws currently in effect, you will find that those costs can be even further reduced. You could own your yacht in ¼ of the time, for ¼ of the cost and your yacht could even become a part of your investment and retirement plans.
How the Program Works >
Supported by an Independent Team of Certified Tax Advisors and Certified Financial Planners.
While Atlantic Cruising Yachts provides the yacht and management expertise, we leave the tax and financial advice to the experts — our friends at Archetype Advisors, LLC. Bill Lahr and his independent team of Certified Financial Planners and Certified Public Accountants can assist you with understanding the details of our unique approach and integrating Business Yacht Ownership into your overall tax and financial picture. Whether you (or your current tax advisor) have a few questions are would like a complete tax and financial plan to include your new yacht, Bill and his team can help.