Most yacht owners dream of spending their summers in the Mediterranean and their winters enjoying the sun in the Caribbean. To follow the sun, yacht jet setters head to the glamorous western and glorious eastern Mediterranean during the spring and summer months to take full advantage of the hotter climate. In winter, the Caribbean Islands, the Tropical Leeward Islands, and the breathtaking Windward Islands are popular cruise destinations.
In reality, however, most yacht owners can only enjoy one season on board their yacht in a single region. Depending on where the yacht is registered and kept, many owners stay in this region. Why? The cost of transporting a 35-meter motor yacht across the Atlantic for a glorious but unique winter season on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean can be up to USD 300,000. This, in addition to manning costs, maintenance fees, and other costs, can put many owners off for a few weeks in the sun. Because the winter season is shorter than the long summer season, many owners prefer to travel between the midsummer months of June through August. But what if there was an easy way to double your yachting season? A concept that easily ensures that you can have a fantastic summer cruising the hotspots of the French Riviera and the Amalfi Coast in the Mediterranean and a fantastic warm winter tan on the beaches of the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands?
As part of SeaNet Europe’s joint ownership (fractional yacht ownership), you acquire a percentage of a superyacht, sharing the financial responsibility for owning a yacht from the initial purchase price to maintenance, operating and crewing costs. By sharing ownership of a yacht, you can offset the cost of shipping your yacht across the Atlantic and enjoy a double season in two beautiful regions! While some might say that the co-ownership model makes it difficult to access the yacht when you want to go on vacation, SeaNet’s proven concept guarantees the use of the yacht by co-owners in all seasons, from low season to high season.
Due to the effective yet simple rotation model, co-owners take turns choosing their preferred weeks per season to ensure everyone has a fair say.
When it comes to enjoying your yacht in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, a happy, satisfied crew will remain at the heart of your experience regardless of the time of year. For this reason SeaNet wants to guarantee the best possible crew for all yachts. As part of SeaNet’s co-ownership model, crew management and settings are taken over, which ensures that crews are changed regularly to counteract problems such as overload, boredom and rapid crew turnover. This proven model covers annual operating costs as well as yacht and crew management, making it a breeze to spend the summer in the Mediterranean and winter in the Caribbean.