Established in 1979
Fun In The Sun Yacht Charters was established in 1979 as a management program for yacht owners. We have always been a family owned and operated business. When you call us chances are an owner will greet you. There are many advantages to having your yacht in a management program. Your yacht will earn income that will pay for dockage, maintenance, repairs, and up-grades as well as help to pay for insurance and monthly mortgage payments. At the same time you will have peace of mind that your yacht is being maintained to the highest standards of the industry. Fun In The Sun Yacht Charters offers a wide range of appealing destinations for your sailing adventures. From our private marina in Fort Lauderdale you may sail to The Bahamas and/or down through The Florida Keys.
Two Options to Choose From
Fun In The Sun offers two attractive programs for yacht owners to choose from. Unlike some companies, we do not inflate the price of yachts sold into our charter programs or require unusually high down payments. Fun In the Sun provides national advertising, administration, and detailed accrual account statements to yacht owners. Both programs also include routine care such as boat cleaning, charter turnarounds, and routine mechanical and underwater dive inspections at no charge.
Our guaranteed income program covers most new yachts we sell. Under this program an owner will earn a guaranteed fixed yearly income that is distributed on a monthly basis. The only expenses an owner will incur are for insurance and registration/documentation. In addition, there are no dockage or management fees and all minor maintenance expenses are paid by Fun In The Sun, leaving the owner with a stable, predictable income.
50/50 Revenue Sharing
This is a program available to all yachts in our fleet, new or pre-owned. All charter revenue generated by the boat is split 50/50 with the owner. The owner is responsible for dockage, a management fee, insurance and periodic maintenance. In return, revenue sharing program provides the owner with a greater income potential than the guaranteed program. We can provide you with income projections based on our experience, but future performance will depend on market conditions, weather, owner usage and other unforeseen factors. Ask us for further details on the yacht of your choice. If you already own a newer model yacht and would like to enjoy the benefits of our 50/50 management program, please contact us with your particulars.
Flexible Contract Terms
The length of time your yacht must be left in charter management varies. Our standard contract stipulates that you may remove your yacht from the program with a simple written notice given 90 days in advance.
Who will charter your yacht?
We have a very rigid qualification process for our charterers. After speaking with a potential bareboat charterer at length, we require a detailed resume with three references. We then send a form to each reference for verification of the applicant’s resume. If there are any remaining doubts after docking practice we may require the chaterer to hire a licensed captain.
Flexible Owner Use
The very personal relationship we have with the owners of the yachts in our management program allows us a great deal of flexibility. This is important when it comes to the personal use of your own yacht. You have up to six weeks available to use your yacht, but if for some reason you would like more time we are usually able to work out an equitable arrangement.
While your yacht is in our program, you will have peace of mind from the fact that your yacht is being professionally maintained to the highest industry standards. Our highly qualified staff does most all mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance, including air conditioning and refrigeration. By doing the work ourselves, we are able to reduce expenses and downtime, which translates into more revenue for you, the yacht owner.
With Fun In The Sun you can enjoy the benefit of having your yacht berthed in one of the most conveniently located and desirable cruising destinations in the world. You may also wish to take advantage of certain boat ownership tax benefits such as a sales tax exemption on the purchase of your yacht. In addition, your expenses for management, insurance, maintenance, and mortgage interest may be tax deductible depending on your specific financial situation. You may put the savings in your pocket or choose to own a larger yacht than you might otherwise be able to afford.
Join our Fleet!
As part of our fleet you will enjoy the benefits of national advertising, strict qualification of potential charterers, on-premise professional service and maintenance, flexible accessibility to your yacht, and un-equaled personal attention to all of your needs.
Fun In The Sun offers you the opportunity to let your yacht help pay for itself. So enjoy sailing without the hassles and headaches of cleaning, maintenance, and financial burdens. Come join our fleet and enjoy Fun In The Sun!