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Re: Charter business
Thanks Yamsailor, that's excellent information!
Do you have any thoughts on the San Diego area? Is it a likely spot to either start such a venture or to find employment with someone else's outfit?
What about SF?
If you work for for someone else you'll make $20/hour, no benefits. To have a shot at making money in the charter business you need to own the business...and the business needs to be a success. Even in a temperate clime, that is a long shot. If you are doing a 6pack daytrip business, you'll need to pay for the boat, the dock space, business costs, and a mate's salary before you make a buck.
Having a scheme where you can count on a consistent 70-80% occupancy level on an inspected vessel, would give you a chance at making a iving, but finding that level of business is challenging.
FWIW, this business is for sale:
Certified...in several regards...
Last edited by sailingfool; 01-17-2013 at 08:05 PM.