Owner Time Purchase - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Chartering
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-18-2013
CaptTony's Avatar
Lookin' for an excuse ...
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 125
Thanks: 6
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
CaptTony is on a distinguished road
Owner Time Purchase

Anyone out there have any insight in how to handle the purchase of Owner's time? If dealing direct with the owner, how does one:
  1. Ensure the person actually owns the boat
  2. Handle the financial transaction
  3. Deal with the charter company when arriving at the marina
  4. Will the charter company provide support if there is a problem with the boat

Any other insight would be greatly appreciated.
Capt Tony
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 12-18-2013
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oceanside CA
Posts: 166
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 8
theonecalledtom is on a distinguished road
Re: Owner Time Purchase

The boat will be state or CG registered. The owner should be able to provide verifiable documentation.

Also you'll want to check for liens against the boat to make sure the title is clear and you don't inherit surprises.

Disclaimer: I've used a broker for both boat purchases to date and would do so again.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by theonecalledtom; 12-18-2013 at 05:26 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 12-18-2013
Michigan Marine Dealer
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 10
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
knotnow is on a distinguished road
Re: Owner Time Purchase

Tony – Normally Owners Time has to do with an agreement between a boat owner and a charter company. This allows a period of time that an owner can use his boat while in charter. He can usually use it or sell it. If he sells it the charter company will treat you as it would any other charterer. Basically you receive documents from the Charter Company and then pay the owner.

Last edited by knotnow; 12-18-2013 at 06:43 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to knotnow For This Useful Post:
CaptTony (12-19-2013)
Old 12-19-2013
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 143
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 9
cranki is on a distinguished road
Re: Owner Time Purchase

I purchased owners time from a Mooring's owner. (50' Bene) We received full Moorings service at half the cost.

Also, the owner spent an hour on the phone with me, giving me valuable advice re anchorages and the little quirks of his boat: loose wire on the vhf mic and tricky switch on the windlass, both of which Moorings was supposed to fix but had not.

try the traveltalkonlne forum for lost of charter info...I posted there looking for charter info and the owner I chartered from replied with his offer. Worked out great... We did, however, go in the off season - Thanksgiving week. It was relatively uncrowded, but the water was a little rougher than other times I have been. The sailing was awesome due to the strong, steady winds, but the snorkeling was a little cloudy and bouncy in places.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to purchase or share in owner program (Catamaran) ArtM Chartering 0 06-24-2012 07:30 PM
Owner time available Options409 Chartering 1 08-01-2011 06:43 PM
Long-Time Sailor, First-Time Pearson Owner edwardc Introduce Yourself 5 03-18-2010 08:10 AM
First time Owner... First time Poster... mtmd Introduce Yourself 0 06-25-2008 04:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.