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Frequently Asked Questions

Jeanneau Dealer of the Year 2017

Can I obtain financing for paying my upfront costs?

You cannot use the yacht lease as collateral for a conventional yacht loan. However, there maybe other tax friendly options for financing available such as home equity loans and investment account margin loans.

How are the yacht’s on-going expenses paid?

All normal on-going ownership costs are paid by FYG. Repair expenses that arise as a result of a particular mishap during the lessee's use of the yacht (e.g. prop damage) are 100% the responsibility of the lessee, but maybe covered by insurance.

What are FYG’s yacht management responsibilities?

FYG keeps the yacht prepared and ready for use at all times, either by the lessee or by paid charter customers.

If I cannot fully use of my usage time, can I offer my share of the yacht for charter?

Yes, FYG will endeavor to market weeks of usage time as it does for other charter vessels. Any net revenues earned as a result will be paid monthly.

How do I book my usage?

You simply contact FYG Charter office to check on the availability of your yacht

What are the costs for each usage?

Each time you use the the yacht, there will be a nominal turnaround fee based on the size of the yacht and a small insurance supplement to cover insurance deductibles.

How does FYG determine if I an qualified to use the yacht?

The FYG charter office personally knows each owner and his/her capabilities. Initially, a resume of your experience and trial run with a captain to confirm competency may be needed. If you are uncomfortable, the FYG will refer a crew/captain to assist with the usage.

Can I hire a captain/crew to help me use the yacht?

Yes, FYG can provide references to obtain qualified help.

How is the yacht’s personnel capacity limits determined?

FYG uses the CE rating for day trips and sleeping cabin capacity for overnight trips

What is the permitted cruising area?

Typically, the Florida Keys and the Bahamas for trips of 1-3 weeks. However, depending on experience and time requested, other destinations may be possible.

How are cases of accidental damage and towing assistance handled?

Damage is assessed immediately upon return to base. A towing service is called, if necessary.

What are my responsibilities when I return the yacht?

The yacht must be clean and all defects found must be reported. FYG will inspect the vessel together with you or the charter customer upon its return to determine if the defect is an equipment failure or the result of an accident.

Can the yacht be relocated to another charter base?

Yes, with agreement of the FYG.

How is my lease interest protected?

Until the end of the 5 year lease, the boat will be owned by FYG and the lease will be a contractual obligation of FYG to the lessee.

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