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Continued growth in the global charter market has meant some good years for the big operators, such as Sunsail and Dream Yacht Charter. Their ownership schemes not only offer discounts compared to a boat’s list price, thanks to the power of bulk buying, but also an attractive income and the opportunity to ‘time share’ and use a boat in a different location free of charge.

If you have the money to buy the boat outright, expect a decent charter income of 6 to 9 per cent and no upkeep costs – these should be covered by the operator. Sell the boat at the end of this period and you bring your costs of ownership right down. Depending on how bullish a valuation you

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