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The Best Fractional Yacht Ownership Concept

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Saveene Group is in a pre-launch mode. We are taking fractional yacht ownership orders for the 2016 season. Our prices are the lowest in the industry for fractional yacht ownership bar none!

For 2016 season we are offering fractional ownership of our 80 foot Azimut pictured above. The yacht sails from Fort Lauderdale Florida. Starting in 2017 plans are to add a second vessel to cruise from Santa Barbara California.

Come visit us in our Boca Raton Florida location. We will discuss the various affordable options available for your very own fractional boat experience.

How to Buy a Boat

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So you’ve decided to buy your first boat. Congratulations! Because 2/3 of the earth’s surface is covered by water, your new boat will let you visit a lot more of the planet, much more than you can visit by car.

Unlike cars, however, recreational boats are not about simple transportation. Some people buy boats because they’ve made the decision to get away with family and friends and go to places where landlubbers can’t go. Lakes, bays, rivers, sounds, harbors, islands, and even oceans are suddenly available for your exploration when you own a boat.

Other people buy for the camaraderie– they want to join cruising clubs, yacht clubs, or fishing tournaments. Still others like to try their hands at recreational racing and high-performance boating. Whatever your reason for buying a boat, you are making a lifestyle choice, and this guide will help you get the most out of the experience while avoiding some pitfalls in the process.

Step 1 – What’s Your Type?

Your first step is to determine the type of boat that will suit your needs, and that is based on how you plan to use the boat. There are three main boating activities: cruising, fishing, and watersports. While many boats can be used for two or even all three activities, the chart below shows the type of boat and its primary use.

Cruising Fishing Watersports
Bowrider Bass boat Personal Watercraft
Deck boat Flats boat Bowrider/sportboat
Pontoon boat Center Console Ski boat
High-Performance Cuddy Cabin/Walkaround Wakeboard boat
Express Cruiser Open Express (combi) Jet boat
Trawler Convertible/Sportfisherman Inflatable
Motoryacht Jon boat

Cruising boats are designed for entertaining guests while delivering good performance. Some are day-only boats, such as bowriders, while others offer cabins and overnighting capabilities, such as express cruisers and motoryachts. Decide if you will use your boat for day-boating or overnighting.

Fishing boats are designed with open cockpits in the back of the boat to maximize the deck space needed for fishing. As a result, there is less seating and smaller accommodations on a fishing boat than there are on a cruising boat. Like cruising boats, larger fishing boats also provide cabins for overnighting and extended fishing trips.

Watersports boats are designed for those who want to waterski, wakeboard, and tow toys at speed. Some of these boats are very sophisticated and recommended only for experienced watersports enthusiasts, so for that reason we recommend the bowrider/sportboat, jet boat, or basic waterski boat as your entry point into the watersports area.

Step 2 – Size Matters

The size of the boat is an important consideration. The bigger the boat the more features it usually has, including cabins, galleys (kitchens), heads (toilet areas), and so on. The downside to bigger boats is they have more systems to understand and operate, and they may not be trailerable, and of course, they also cost more, both to buy and to operate. When you’re first getting started in boating you want the experience to be as fun and easy as possible. For that reason, we recommend your first boat be no larger than 22-24 feet, but make sure any boat you buy is certified to carry all the passengers and gear you plan to bring aboard. Even if you’re itching to buy that 35-foot cream puff — start small, if only for 6 months.

Feel Like a Millionaire For a Fraction Of a Cost

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Imagine embarking on your own private yacht—complete with on board hot tub, captain and chef—to spend a week in the Caribbean with friends. Together, you spend your days drinking in the gorgeous coastlines of the Bahamas, Cuba and Turks and Caicos, making frequent stops to fish for barracuda and snorkel in coral reefs full of cobalt blue chromis, bright yellow goatfish, even sea turtles. After two sun-drenched weeks, you debark in Miami and head back to your regular landlubber life—until six months later, when you meet the same boat again in the Mediterranean for another adventure. Your personal belongings are waiting for you on board and the same smiling crew waves hello.

Fractional yacht ownership provides access to some of the world’s most luxurious vessels at a fraction of the purchase price, and without the hassle of ongoing maintenance. With fractional ownership, you can sail your boat a few weeks a year then forget about it while your co-owners enjoy it or while the management company is busy doing the upkeep. It’s a great alternative to a vacation property for ocean-lovers who want to dedicate a chunk of time each year to exploring the waters of the Caribbean, the U.S., the Mediterranean or Southeast Asia.

With fractionals, every dollar you spend, at least a certain percentage of it, is recoverable.

New -vs- Used Boat

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Consider your option of new or used carefully. There are very good values to be had in used boats. More first time buyers purchase new boats, while experienced boaters more often buy used. And with good reason. Experienced boaters know that there is better value dollar for dollar in many used boats than new ones. They’ve already had the experience of taking a big hit in depreciation, along with the high cost of financing involved in a new boat purchase. To help decide which is right for you, consider the following.

When we track the depreciation curve for many of the most popular builder’s models by determining the net annual loss in resale value, we find that the higher the vessel quality, the sooner the depreciation curve will flatten out. That means that higher quality boats proportionately lose less value than lower quality vessels. For the above mentioned builders, the flattening out usually starts around five years, so that by the time a vessel is 6 years old, the annual loss of value is only a few percentage points. If you truly want to know what the annual cost of ownership is, add in the total principle plus interest to the annual operation and maintenance costs. Then, simply subtract the anticipated residual valve and divide by the number of years owned. For a new boat, this can be an enormous sum each and every year. Perform the same calculation for the purchase of an 8 year old vessel and the cost of ownership comes to only a fraction of that of a new vessel.

A general rule of thumb is that a new boat purchase works out better for the owner who keeps a boat longer than the average four years, or at least through the bottoming out of the depreciation curve. Obviously, the longer a boat is owned, the less the annual cost becomes. However, that doesn’t help much as far as residual value is concerned unless we consider the original cost versus anticipated resale value. Once we do this, we understand that what they told us was really true: boats, like automobiles, are not an investment but a major expense. If you plan to only own the vessel for a few years, or you anticipate that there is a chance you may have to sell, by far a used boat will be your better value.

Princess 68 – Saveene’s Favorite

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Luxury doesn’t end at the Flybridge on the Princess 68. As on the main deck, the focus up here is on elegant entertaining.

The full-beam master statesroom harks back to ranch-style homes of the 1960s.

An inside look at the Princess 68’s full-beam master stateroom.

The yacht boasts a pair of 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18A engines.

The 68’s salon uses resin infusion for its fiberglass, allowing for larger windows than previously available.

An electric-powered conversion can slide the starboard cabin bunks into a double.

A look at one of the 68’s comfortably sized bathrooms.

Luxury doesn’t end at the Flybridge on the Princess 68. As on the main deck, the focus up here is on elegant entertaining.

Offering expansive views from every spot on board and having an ability to run efficiently, the 68 is as ready to explore as she is to entertain.

Princess Yachts seems to offer it all. The builder has 27 models ranging from 39 feet to more than 130 feet length overall. Flybridge vessels. Express cruisers. Performance yachts. They don’t leave many gaps. So, to shoehorn another model into the lineup means there has to be something different about the new player. As I saw recently, the 68 is exactly that: different.
Full of Surprises

The 68 falls between the Princess 64 and Princess 72. She shares the Bernard Olesinski-designed exterior DNA with her sisters. But as comparisons go, that’s it. This yacht has her own personality. Take the galley. On the 68, it’s positioned aft near the oversize sliding doors to the cockpit. With an electrically retractable rear window, the galley’s aft counter becomes an open serving bar for the cockpit. This is alfresco living, with a seamless no-step transition from salon to cockpit, an outside table for dining and another opposite the galley. Want fresh air? Leave the doors open and enjoy that table for eight in the subtle mood lighting. When the weather is less than ideal, just close the doors and the galley is still convenient.
Big windows allow daylight to pour into all areas, including the stylish galley, which is one step down from salon level.

A word about the salon. It’s spacious, with a pair of couches on each side, but what I noted above all are the windows. Because Princess uses a resin-infusion system for its fiberglass construction, the strength in the cabin house is considerably increased, and this allows for larger windows than previously available. The resulting view is spectacular.

Most visitors will be surprised by the stairs from the main salon to the master suite belowdecks. This separate entry is an impressive privacy feature usually found on yachts above 100 feet. The stairs lead to a foyer with a door to the stateroom — and, once again, this is megayacht elegance.

A full-beam master harks back to ranch-style homes of the 1960s, with “picture windows” on each side. They’re big and bright, with a sofa under one and a bureau with hidden vanity under the other. These windows would make me want to anchor somewhere wonderful (the BVI? Nantucket? Catalina?) and look forward to mornings. The master head is a comfortable size, with a shower and yet another great view from a window.

This 68 takes good care of guests too. A VIP stateroom forward (stairs descend from the helm area) surprised me with the amount of foot room around the double berth — it makes getting dressed easier. An en suite head also features room for real people, with a Lexan door on the shower stall.

Two more guest cabins are amidships. As part of the standard American package, the builder adds an electric-powered conversion that slides the starboard cabin bunks into a double. Each of these cabins shares the day-head in the central lobby, also with a stall shower.

At just under 70 feet length overall and a bit over 40 tons displacement, the Princess 68 is getting into the area where some owners might want a captain or mate. Again, the builder adds a civilized crew cabin abaft the engine room with a pair of single berths, a private head with stall shower and plenty of stowage for shirts with epaulets. Don’t want a crew? The teenagers will claim this area.
Note to American Owners: Rest Easy

Though Princess is based in England, its yachts are constructed to U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat and Yacht Council specs. Each 68 also gets “Americanized” with larger engines, U.S. electrical systems, bigger gensets and an entertainment system (five TV/DVD/Blu-ray sets and dockside TV/phones). The builder also includes linens and pillows, so all you need to have is your destination in mind. —c.c.

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Up High and Underway

One of the selling points for the Princess 68 has to be the flybridge. The teak-planked stairway from the cockpit offers gently spaced steps and solid handrails. As on the main deck, the focus up here is on elegant entertaining, with a spacious settee and dining table served by an L-shaped outdoor kitchen with electric lava-brick barbecue, sink and drawer fridge. The skipper and companion get pedestal helm chairs behind the instrument console, and another seating area opposite can convert to a sun pad.

Her entire bridge is protected by an optional fiberglass hardtop with an electric sunroof, so you can either get more sun or watch the stars. It doesn’t cover the sun pads abaft the settee, but the Princess 68 doesn’t skimp on space for sun worshipers.

Owner-operators will appreciate the space at the lower helm, as well as being in touch with the guests all around the flybridge.

The foredeck would quickly become one of my favorite spots, with its large seating area and yet another sun pad. This would seem like the ideal place to enjoy a sundowner. The layout is another clever idea that doesn’t impinge upon interior space.

Standard power for the Princess 68 in Europe is a pair of 1,150 hp Caterpillar C18As, but our test yacht had optional 1,400 hp MAN V-12 diesel engines (the midsize option is 1,200 hp MAN diesels). The builder scores points for upgrading the generator from 11 kW to 21.5 kW — Americans want their tropical air conditioning and piña colada blenders on at the same time.

With the twin MANs, our test boat ran just a freckle under 35 knots at 2,300 rpm. Look at those numbers again. That’s moving 80,000 pounds of pure luxury on the ocean at runabout speeds.

A Stand-Up Kind of Feature

There are times at sea when yachtsmen want to stand up when using the lower helm. Entering a harbor, dropping anchor, maneuvering — standing improves sight lines. But on some yachts, you either have to stoop or … just sit back down. The Princess 68 has a “duck pond” to solve the problem. If you look forward on the salon overhead of the 68, you’ll see that the area above the helm and companion seat is raised a few inches. It’s done cleverly so it doesn’t show from the outside, but it allows tall guys to stand behind the wheel. So why is it called the duck pond? When the cabin top of the Princess 68 is being laminated at the factory, it’s upside-down and, being in a mold, reversed. While most of the cabin top is smooth, it has a deeper section at the forward end, which becomes the extra headroom when turned over. The laminating crew at Princess refer to this deeper area as the duck pond, while owners will refer to it as a godsend. —c.c.

Want a big surprise?

Dial your tachs back to 1,200 rpm, and the 68 is making about 13 knots while the power plants sip just 28 gph. Feel like going farther without stopping for fuel? At 800 rpm, this yacht can cruise more than 1,500 nautical miles at about 10 knots. That gives you choices. Need to get home fast? You’ve got the power under your right fist. Want to make a passage? You can do that too.
A Family of Excellence

Not many yacht builders remain under the control of the original founder, nor do many have luxuriously elite sister companies. Princess Yachts has both. Founded in 1965, Princess was started in a small industrial unit on Newport Street in Plymouth, England, by ex-naval officer David King. Today, King continues to head up the company as chairman, and the factory now takes up the entire street, plus adjoining lands to build yachts as large as 131 feet. In 2008, Princess was acquired by LVMH to join its necklace of luxury brands. You know Vuitton and Chandon, of course, but Princess is also a sister company to Fendi, Christian Dior, De Beers Diamonds and, oh yes, Feadship.

Regardless of the power choice, the Princess 68 has the elegance to hang with the superyachts, the speed to get to exotic places faster and the character to stand out in harbors everywhere.

Booming Fractional Ownership Industry

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With tourism booming and competition increasing, fractional ownership is an investment not only in your family’s hassle-free leisure for years to come; it is also one that will continue to grow in monetary value until it is no longer required.

Owning versus Fractional…

Owning a Yacht is awesome. It’s your floating Water front paradise, your home away from home. You must be proud to have done something right along the way in your life to afford such a vessel (we are still waiting for the invite?!), congratulations. OK for those, like us, who didn’t travel quite down that same path but have the desire to be a Yacht Owner then fractional ownership can make it happen. Beside statistics prove that we only use the Yacht 3-weeks out of the year, so why so much fiberglass for 21-days? Imagine cruising on a $2 million dollar Yacht for less than $100.000.

Since 2006 Saveene Group has offered a unique and inexpensive way to own a piece of paradise and or your own luxury yacht or a luxury villa. Fractional Ownership is not as new as one may assume. The concept was actually introduced years ago for corporate jets.

Fractional ownership then moved its way into luxury yachts, vacation properties, expensive automobiles, recreational vehicles and other tamable assets. We are very excited to be on the leading edge of an amazing and proven concept that is here to stay!!.

We are the pioneers and engineers of our patent pending Club Adjustable Fractional Ownership (CAP).

Why choose fractional yacht ownership? In a word – leverage

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You work hard for your money. Today, with minimal investment returns and shrinking markets, your money needs to work even harder to provide you and your family with the well-earned relaxation you deserve. That’s where the leveraging power of a syndicate comes into its own.

Bigger yacht and more luxury for the money
Take seven people who can each afford a million and a half Euros for an 17 metre motor yacht. Each of their boats will probably be left in a marina most of the time – maybe as much as 50 weeks a year. But for the same total capital (joined together), the seven can buy a super-yacht.

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The 17m yacht will have berths for maybe 6 people and perhaps a couple more sleeping in the salon. The super yacht has six spacious double staterooms with ensuite bathrooms, for 12 guests plus additional accommodation for six crew. Public spaces are large and various, allowing owners and their guests all the space they need.

Enjoy your time onboard and leave the work to someone else
Walk on – enjoy – walk off. Then forget about it until your next trip. You don’t need the hassle!

With fractional ownership, professional yacht management takes care of all the nitty gritty details from finding moorings to maintenance, insurance, crew and transatlantic positioning . No more cleaning down at the end of a trip. No provisioning, cooking or dirty laundry to deal with.

5 star service
Fractional yachts come with full time crew to take care of your safety and comfort and maintain the boat, including a captain, chef, stewardess/s, deckhand and depending on the size of yacht -engineer and mate/s.

Match usage time to ownership share
In a syndicate of 7, each owner will have about 5 weeks cruising a year available – as much as most will be likely to want. But if you actually want to spend significantly more time afloat, a second or third share will provide it.

Enjoy year-round cruising in different parts of the world
A syndicate’s leverage means that your time cruising can be spread over the whole year, with a Caribbean winter as well as a Mediterranean summer. So you don’t have to concentrate on squeezing everything into one high season. With twice as many guest berths being looked after by a fulltime crew, cruising more often becomes a really attractive option.

Compare with chartering
If you regularly charter yachts you may find that fractional ownership is cheaper and provides more personalised services. Curvelle has calculated that if you charter an equivalent yacht for more than 11 days per year it is cheaper to buy a share in their yacht. Plus they will store your personal belongings and have them onboard when you arrive, making the yacht truly yours while you are onboard. As an owner your crew will already know your preferences making your stay onboard even more special.

The Beauty Of Simplicity Of Fractional Yacht Ownership

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Get twice the Yacht at a Fraction of the cost…

We see Fractional Ownership all the time when talking about real estate, ‘own a piece of paradise at a Beach front home somewhere in Caribbean!’. This sounds appealing but there are advantages to the Fractional Boating or Yacht Sharing that will make you think twice before cutting the check and making that commitment on that stationary piece of real estate. Yachting-n-Boating.com wants to shed some light on the fractional ‘boom’ in the marine industry that many still do not fully understand and why this is the way to go!

Why Fractional…

Owning a portion of a Yacht, because of there size and price tag, makes it easier to get into then outright ownership. Regular Boats are generally more affordable so fractional programs are rarely practiced. So now you understand that in order to get yourself into a Mega-Yachts (or just a Yacht is good enough) buying a piece is a lot less expensive then buying the whole thing! It’s a fact that a Boat or Yacht Owner uses their vessel on an average of only 3-weeks out of the year! So do you really need that Yacht sitting at the dock for the other 49-weeks collecting barnacles? Get the benefits of outright ownership, but at only about the 1/12 of the cost.

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Owning versus Fractional…
Owning a Yacht is awesome. It’s your floating Water front paradise, your home away from home. You must be proud to have done something right along the way in your life to afford such a vessel (we are still waiting for the invite?!), congratulations. OK for those, like us, who didn’t travel quite down that same path but have the desire to be a Yacht Owner then fractional ownership can make it happen.

Timeshare Real Estate versus Fractional Yacht…
comparing these two sounds strange right?! Not really if you think about it why limit yourself to just one location when you can see the other 70% of Planet Earth! Timeshare has limited number of preferred weeks whereas the mobility of a Yacht allows all fractional owners to enjoy optimal weeks aboard. From Maine and Cape Cod in the summer, to the Bahamas and the Caribbean in the winter, owners never have to settle for an off-season week. They can usually choose a few weeks a year, in three different locations.

The bottom line is …
Fractional Ownership is becoming popular due to two simple facts: One – you only need a fraction of the capital to own the yacht and two – the running costs are shared between the group.

Saveene Fractional Yacht Ownership Advantages

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Saveene Advantages – Uniqueness:

• Industry FIRST DISCOUNT FRACTIONAL CARRIER.

• Saveene has pioneered and engineered a financial solution called the Club Adjustable Program (CAP). The program allows:

a) Affordable yacht entry point and ownership

b) Perpetual “Evergreen” restoration and renewal so that your asset is always highly maintained and looked after. Saveene contracts are 99 years not 10! (YES 99) This is a true asset !

c) Rental – Charter Pool – Allows you to charter your week(s) out and earn a return on your investment.

e) “Cap’s” expense’s for you.

f) Sinking Fund – Saveene maintains a “sinking fund” that allows a new yacht upgrade every 10 years with 0 yes ZERO additional costs to you!!

• With only 35% down payment finance up to 60 months is possible! (Subject to approval)

• Saveene acts as your agent in resale with low commissions starting at 5%

We are here to make your dreams come true through fractional ownership business concept.

Have your OWN Piece of Paradise

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Fractional Luxury Villas lakehouse, rain forest, retreats, sea side beachfront homes or luxury yachts?

Are these things that till this moment you could only dream about?

Well now Saveene has realistic proposal for all paradise dreamers – low cost fractional ownership program, hassle free, perpetual, and one and only sinking fund.

We guaranty that our CAP program is 100% unique, without competition.

Check out all benefits that comes with our program at saveene.com

If your are new in this as a first introduce with a term fractional ownership:

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Fractional ownership is a business concept that has been around for a long time. It is a method of ownership where several people can own a share in an expensive asset, such as a yacht. Investors choose a fractional approach to investment when they do not want to spend the amount of money required to own the entire asset and they do not want all of the risk or hassle that accompanies ownership of the entire asset. Saveene has pioneered the use of fractional ownership applied to a specific class of asset, the luxury yacht.

Yes a luxury, affordable yacht. For the European market our yachts are less than 60 feet in length. They are within the financial reach of an ordinary consumer and an ordinary type vacationer.

Fractional ownership splits the cost of purchasing the asset and managing the asset across a set of owners. Because an independent professional handles management, the fractional owners are free to enjoy themselves and be removed from the management responsibilities. Each owner is free to use his/her share of the asset according to the terms of the purchase. Saveene applied the fractional ownership concept to luxury yachts because most yacht owners only use their yacht several weeks a year and the costs to acquire and maintain a yacht are immense.