Passage Nautical Yacht Charter Management Program

Our Skippered Charter Fleet on San Francisco Bay

If you want to own a yacht in the San Francisco Bay area and want to reduce the cost of ownership, our Skippered Yacht Charter Fleet is the perfect solution.  Keep your personal yacht for your local use and while you’re not using it, it’s making money in our skippered charter fleet.

With our program, your fleet benefits include regular maintenance, weekly cleanings and higher charter rates than a bareboat program.  Our dedicated maintenance team makes sure your boat is kept in top condition.

Higher Revenue and Less Wear And Tear

Our charter yachts are used for day charters only and always with a vetted US Coast Guard licensed captain. Our yachts are chartered for special occasions, sightseeing, corporate events, film shoots and ceremonies.

Your boat has substantially less wear and tear than when placed in a traditional bareboat charter program. In bareboat programs like traditional sailing clubs or fractional ownership, your yacht is used unsupervised and without oversight.  Usage is far more extensive with overnight use, large class instruction and

Our fleet has both power yachts and sailing yachts in use. Larger yachts do very well in our fleet. The charters are specialty charters for celebrations and special times in people’s lives.  Our clients are looking for luxury and spaciousness and our Beneteau and Lagoon brands fulfill their expectations.  We also partner with local luxury hotels to provide unique and once in a lifetime guest experiences.

Managed Charter Fleets - Caribbean And Europe

We are partnered with one of the most exclusive lifestyle charter companies in the world.  The major issues with charter placement away from your home base is having the secure knowledge that your asset is being cared for with utmost integrity and timeliness. Our partners must have the capabilities to provide first class service to remote owners and programs that guarantee the life and fitness of your yacht.

There is lots of marketing hype about international programs, but there are two basic programs offered., just a few different twists. The two programs for income generation have distinct differences from a tax standpoint. You choose the one that best aligns with your financial and time considerations.

Choose between:

  • Guaranteed income program that returns anywhere from 8-11% a year of the purchase price for up to 7 years (no tax benefits)
  • Traditional Yacht As A Business model where you actively manage your boat in the fleet, take all the tax benefits and earn as much as 13% of the purchase price per year.

For More Information Download Income Program Details

If you are dreaming of yacht ownership and desire a boat in locations like the BVI’s, Croatia, Greece, Italy or even Thailand, we have a program for you.  You have a choice of brands including Beneteau, Lagoon, Fontaine Pajot, Dufour, and Bali. See our download below for a detailed difference between the income programs.

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Mini Megayacht Ownership With Private Management

For Luxury Yachts Over 65'

If you are desiring a larger yacht (over 60′) to operate as a luxury charter destination yacht, we have the experience and expertise to place you with the world’s most experienced and dedicated specialists. A mini-megayacht requires specialized knowledge and services to be able to navigate the world and be available in charter destination world wide.  You will want the customized services and hand-holding through the process of choosing and equipping the yacht to crew selection and itinerary.

You choose the charter locations based on where you want to be in the world. You decide the number of seasons your yacht spends in each location. Vacation with your family and friends and when you’re not on board your crew will take care of your paying guests and help offset operating costs.

For more information on private management and 2023 -2024 yacht availability please contact us directly. 

Learn how to successfully operate your boat as a business and make boating part of your lifestyle now.


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