Sunsail, the worlds largest yacht charter company, launched its Annapolis Yacht Management Program, after securing slip space for a fleet of 12 charter yachts at its Annapolis Landing Marina. Designed for owners of 32- to 50-foot Bénéteau, Catalina, Hunter, and Jeanneau boats less than six years old, the program will accommodate up to 10 boats in excellent condition.
After a successful inspection and survey, yachts will be entered into the program and placed under Sunsail’s professional management and expertise. Owners will benefit from charter income, full yacht maintenance, unlimited use of their boats, plus two weeks free sailing per year in the Caribbean. In addition, Sunsail will also take care of all marketing, sales, and accounting for the charters. Yachts will be available for charter during the April to October sailing
Sunsail will market the charter fleet and will share each boats revenue equally with the owner. It is anticipated that all of the owners normal operating costs such as dockage, insurance and general maintenance will be paid for out of charter earnings. Initial projections indicate that owners might even receive cash back after all expenses have been met.
“This is a very exciting venture for the Sunsail team at Annapolis,” Peter Cook, general manager of Sunsail USA, explained. “As a result, one of our most experienced fleet managers, Herve Burnell, will take charge of the day-to-day yacht maintenance and management operation. That, coupled with our years of experience at the forefront of the sailing industry, gives me every confidence that our Annapolis Yacht Management Program will be a complete success.”
Operating in six Caribbean locations, the Mediterranean, the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, and several destinations in the South Pacific, including Tahiti and New Zealand, Sunsail is the worlds largest yacht charter company. Owners interested in learning more about the Annapolis Yacht Management Program should contact Herve Burnell at Sunsail USA at (800) 327-2276, e-mail: [email protected], or log on to the Sunsail website at www.sunsail.com/usa.