Dream Yacht Charter is the only charter management company that offers six individually designed charter management programmes. These programmes include pre-approved financing, guaranteed monthly payments or performance based income.
Dream Yacht Charter provides you with the opportunity to own a luxury yacht in one of many exotic locations, and the excitement of sailing some of the best cruising grounds in the world. With Dream Yacht Charter you have more choices, options and flexibility to own a luxury sailing yacht without the expense and challenges of traditional ownership.
Dream Yacht Charter is the only charter management company that offers six individually designed charter management programmes. These programmes include pre-approved financing, guaranteed monthly payments or performance based income. In addition, you may be eligible for substantial tax benefits. Dream Yacht Charter helps you make an informed decision and helps with a planned exit strategy for maximum resale value of your yacht.
Dream Yacht Charter offers boats from eight major brands and models in any of our 46 locations worldwide with reciprocal owner time, customised layouts, specifications and interiors. Whether you are in the market for a sail, power or crewed yacht, Dream Yacht Charter has the most choices for your dream yacht. And of course, every Dream Yacht purchase includes personal attention from the biggest owner-operated charter company in the world.
The Guaranteed Income Programme is Dream Yacht Charter’s easiest and most trouble-free ownership programme. You’ll own a luxurious sailboat at one of our select bases worldwide, collect a 15% guaranteed payment with no risk, and sail the world for up to 12 weeks with our reciprocal owner use programme.
The Dream Buyback Programme allows you to own a luxury monohull yachts with only 40% down and a balloon payment of 20% at the end of the 66-month term. Or choose the Dream Buyback option and we will buy your yacht back for 20% of the sale value. You can enjoy up to eight weeks of worldwide reciprocal owner use at no expense.
The Performance / Active Yacht Ownership Programme can dramatically lower costs over a short time by simply applying these tax laws. An owner can legitimately benefit from substantial tax benefits to create equity in their new yacht. We urge potential buyers to seek the advice of qualified tax advisors.
Dream Yacht Charter has a large number of luxury sailboats, which will be placed in charter around the world. Own one of these luxury yachts with only 35 percent down and a balloon payment of 25 percent at the end of the five-year term. There is no expense to the owner and worldwide reciprocal owner use is available.
The Partnership Programme is an opportunity for owners to own a yacht from only 55% with no further costs for the duration of the programme. You own a luxurious sailboat at one of our worldwide bases and may sail for 12 weeks through our reciprocal owner use programme (This programme is available only in certain locations- please inquire).
The Forward Sale Agreement Programme exists through a French tax incentive. A buyer receives an up-front 45 to 55 percent discount on the purchase price of a brand new Catana, Lagoon, Beneteau or Jeanneau. Consequently, only the 45 to 55 percent balance is due at closing. Under this programme, owners may enjoy four to six weeks of sailing per year at no expense, yet still earn three to four percent annual guaranteed income based on the 45 to 55 percent owner’s investment. The yacht must be operated for seven years in a French territory such as Martinique, Guadeloupe or Tahiti. There is no early exit possible.
The Crewed Yacht Programme is as varied and diverse as Dream Yacht Charter’s locations.
With its specialised and custom features, the programme can be tailored to meet an owner’s individual requirements. Placing a new yacht into the programme provides all the benefits of owning a deluxe sailing yacht minus the expense and challenges of traditional ownership.
The team at your yachts base will be responsible for the upkeep of your yacht . Typically Dream run smaller than average charter bases where all the staff are familiar with your yacht, and for that matter you as an Owner. We aim for preventative maintenance with regular servicing and checks at set intervals which include an annual haul out for antifouling, polishing and under water work. Please ask to see our detailed maintenance schedules.
What are my choices at the end of the contract?
In the final year of the agreement we will contact you to discuss your future plans. You may collect your yacht, sail her away and use her privately. In this case your yacht will have a thorough phase out from the Dream fleet and be handed over with full inventory, in sail away condition. Please ask to see a copy of our detailed Phase out manual where we define exactly the end of charter hand over condition of your yacht.
Alternatively you may wish to join the growing number of repeat Owners who have continued their partnership with Dream by simply trading in their yacht and starting a new contract.
If you plan to sell at the end of the agreement, we can assist you with the sale through our successful Dream Yacht brokerage. We would recommend that you start marketing your yacht approximately 6 months before the contract end with a view to finding a client who can take immediate hand over at the end of your agreement with us.
Do I have to pay VAT?
You do not have to pay VAT on a Dream yacht at the time or purchase if it is operated outside the EU eg. Turkey, Caribbean etc. or if you have joined us with a Dream Partnership or Dream Easy contract. A VAT payment will only occur if you decide to import the vessel back into Europe at the end of the ownership contract. VAT is the owners responsibility and is payable to the EU country of importation and based on the yachts depreciated value (approx.. 50% of original purchase price).
Yachts operating in Spain, France, Croatia and Greece are already in the EU. Yachts in these locations on Guaranteed income contracts DO require VAT payment up front, unless purchased through a company. At the end of the Dream Easy & Partnership programmes in EU countries, you would only be required to make a VAT payment upon taking title to the yacht, again on the depreciated value. If you plan to export the yacht immediately from the EU and can prove shore based non EU residency, VAT may not be charged.
What happens if I can’t use all my sailing time?
Your close family (spouse, sons and daughters) or your purchase partners can take advantage of the Owner privileges even if you are not on board. Every year, 2 weeks in Low season may be given to friends, donated or even sold if you wish. These weeks are referred to as Guest use.
Can I make extra money from the Standard Programmes?
As mentioned above, you can sell up to 2 weeks of Low season use each year. As a Dream owner, you are our very best advertisement and will receive incentives if you refer a charter or yacht sales customer to us. (15% on a charter sale, 1% on a yacht sale).
Does it matter where my yacht is based?
Unless you have a requirement to have your yacht somewhere specific at the end of the agreement, it doesn’t matter too much with the Dream Ownership programmes. As your revenue is guaranteed and you have no operating expenses, it really is hassle free ownership with access to a vast choice of tremendous value worldwide cruising.
Which is the best value Dream Ownership programme to go for?
It’s very subjective but as can be seen from the financial examples, the Standard programmes are all designed to achieve the same outcome for similar prices. The decision as to which programme is best for you rests with your own financial situation and also the locations/yacht availability we have available for sale in any particular year.
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