you’ve dreamed of sailing the seven seas, but don't
necessarily have the bank account to buy a luxury vessel,
don’t despair. There are ways to make that dream happen
without breaking your bank.
timeshares offer a unique vacationing experience for almost
any budget. By getting involved in a timeshare, you have the
right to use that luxury vessel to make your dreams come true,
but you alone are not solely responsible for all the expenses.
Timeshares provide an excellent way for someone not willing
or able to take on the expense of purchasing a great vacationing
boat themselves to still experience the adventure of life
on the water.
variety of companies offer would-be Captain Ahab's the ability
to take to the sea without shelling out a lot of cash. Boat
timeshare companies and programs are readily available and
accessible across the Internet. Boating
timeshare companies are active all over the world with
even some finding their homes on America’s Great Lakes.
a boat timeshare offers a sailor a chance to buy into a piece
of a boat for a season. Similar to a yacht club, but without
all the expenses of owning your own yacht, these programs
lets sailors sail minus the headaches. Some programs allow
members to purchase blocks of time over the course of a sailing
season to use a boat. Many programs work by giving several
"skippers" the same boat during the sailing season.
These skippers book multiple sail times, show up, sail, have
a blast and return the boat for the next skipper to take over.
timeshares provide everything needed to sail, members
still are responsible for making sure the boat is in good
condition when it’s returned. Swabbing the deck isn’t
out of the question. However, many timeshare programs will
even go as far as to include maintenance, fuel and so on in
the initial price. This leaves the member responsible for
simply safely piloting the vessel, keeping it clean and enjoying
their high seas adventure with their family and friends for
a fraction of the price of owning a yacht themselves. The
insurance, boat licensing and other worries are generally
handled by the timeshare company itself.
those who lack the skills to man their own vessels, many boat
timeshares will provide a crew including a captain, instructor,
and/or cook at a small additional cost. One company in particular,
Trade Winds Cruise Club, offers all-inclusive cabin rentals
and is RCI's (Resorts Condominiums International) only Caribbean
yachting affiliate. As an RCI Member, you have the option
of exchanging your timeshare week for a cabin space onboard
crewed catamaran charters.
what is pricing like for these nautical adventures? Not bad
considering a luxury boat can cost thousands and thousands
of dollars. And even better when you consider buying your
own boat doesn’t include fuel, maintenance, licensing
and insurance costs and so on! A timeshare that covers an
entire boating season can cost upwards of $7,000, a reasonable
expense considering the headaches removed by taking part in
such a venture.
learn more about boat timeshares and the unique vacation opportunities
they provide, just log on to the Internet and visit locations
such as http://www.atimesharesz.com/dir/boattimeshare
to do a thorough search. A variety of companies with different
programs and options are operating in a bevy of locations
around the world.
Copyright 2004 by Dana Sanders. All rights reserved.