IYC Yacht Sales
Since 1995, Island Yachts has been the exclusive Caribbean dealer for Island Packet Yachts and Blue Jacket Yachts of Largo, Florida. One of America’s leading and most respected yacht builders has designed several top quality cruising yachts that are ideal for sailing in the Virgin Islands.
The Island Packet and Blue Jacket represent the optimum balance of quality, comfort, performance, ease of handling and price. These qualities combined with their unequaled resale value make them the ideal charter vessel.
The Truth About Yacht Charter Investment
At Island Yachts we have always believed that the key to our success has been our frankness with our customers. We know that with candor comes integrity and while this philosophy may not help us sell as many boats as “the other guys”, our customers will ultimately make their buying decisions based on reality rather than false promises.
The fact is that buying a yacht and placing it in charter service for four or five years is not an investment. The average 15 year boat mortgage will far outlive the yachts charter service career, and in many instances, the used market is saturated with ex-charter vessels from various fleets, what we call “disposable” boats that can’t be sold for the owners mortgage. Consequently, in many cases the owner must put the boat in a secondary charter fleet to continue to make mortgage payments, or be forced to sell the boat at an upside-down closing.
That’s why Island Yachts has chosen Island Packet Yachts for our management program. Meticulously manufactured, Island Packets hold up incredibly well in bareboat service, and their uniqueness in the charter industry increases their popularity among potential charter guests who are looking for an alternative to the same yachts offered by most charter companies.
We allow our owners to use their boats as often as possible, whenever they want. We feel the true payoff of owning a boat in the Caribbean is to use it to sail our premiere cruising grounds whenever possible, then leaving her with a reputable charter firm where she can earn income while you attend to the other areas of your life.
Ask Yourself These Questions:
- Are you a potential owner who would like to participate in your boat and have unlimited use of her while in charter service?
- Would you like to keep abreast of all facets of your boat’s chartering schedule, maintenance and repairs throughout her charter career?
- Would you like to have charter service cover your mortgage payments for the first 5 years of ownership?
- Would you like to have a boat of value that statistically can sell for her base price after she leaves charter service?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then the Island Yachts program may just be the one for you. Consider all the alternatives, then talk to us. With 40 years of experience in the bareboat charter business let us inform you. You’ll be pleased you did!