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Dream Yacht Charter was founded by Loic Bonnet in 2000 to revolutionize the charter industry by making sailing accessible to all. Dream yacht Charter offers you one of the largest fleets in the world in over 60 beautiful destinations worldwide. You can discover the freedom of being on the water under various offers, including bareboat, skippered, by the cabin, crewed, sabbaticals, power catamarans and corporate events.

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DREAM YACHT CHARTER

60m  /  196'10   abeking & rasmussen   2001 / 2023.

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Cabin Configuration

  • 2 Double/Twin

Special Features:

  • Newly Refitted inside & out
  • Sky lounge converts into cinema with 103″ HD plasma
  • Relaxation room for yoga, massage & aerobics
  • Vast outdoor deck areas
  • Sensational water slide
  • Quantum XT Zero Speed stabilizers
  • Experienced and highly professional crew
Superyacht DREAM was entirely refitted in 2023 with a brand new interior by award-winning designers Bannenberg & Rowell.

The multi-award winning 60m/196'10" motor yacht 'Dream' (ex. Excellence III) by the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen offers flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests in 7 cabins and features interior styling by English designer Bannenberg & Rowell.

From bow to stern, Dream is brimming with an fantastic array of social and dining areas, both inside and out, making her the ideal yacht for relaxing and entertaining whilst on charter. She has sensational features such as beach club and gym.

Guest Accommodation

Built in 2001, Dream offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests in 7 suites comprising a master suite, one VIP cabin, two double cabins, one twin cabin and two cabins that can operate as twins or doubles. There are 10 beds in total, including 4 king and 2 singles. She is also capable of carrying up to 15 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Keeping comfortable and entertained on Dream is easy thanks to the available amenities such as a beach club for you to relax on the edge of the water. Maintain your fitness routine and work out in the well-equipped gym plus soak up the bubbles in style in the deck jacuzzi.

Whatever your activities on your charter, you'll find some impressive features are seamlessly integrated to help you such as Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to stay connected at all times, should you wish. Guests will experience complete comfort while chartering thanks to air conditioning.

Performance & Range

Dream is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she comfortably cruises at 14 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots with a range of up to 7,200 nautical miles from her 171,998 litre fuel tanks at 12 knots. An advanced stabilisation system on board reduces the side-to-side roll of the yacht and promises guests exceptional comfort levels at anchor or when underway.

Onboard Dream has a large selection of toys and accessories to keep you and your guests entertained on the water throughout your stay. Principle among these is a waterslide for guests of all ages to enjoy. Guests can experience the thrill and adventure of riding a Yamaha WaveRunner. In addition there are towable toys offering fun and adventure. If that isn't enough Dream also features waterskis, a seabob, wakeboards, kayaks, fishing equipment and much more. When it comes to Tenders, Dream has you covered - with two tenders, including a 6.7m/22' Novurania Tender.

Book your next the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter aboard Dream this summer. She is already accepting bookings this winter for cruising in the Indian Ocean.

This ocean-going luxury charter motor yacht carries up to 15 professional crew who will cater to your every need.

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Length 60m / 196'10
Beam 10.67m / 35'
Draft 3.5m / 11'6
Gross Tonnage 1,093 GT
Cruising Speed 14 Knots
Built | (Refitted)
Builder Abeking & Rasmussen
Model Custom
Exterior Designer Donald Starkey
Interior Design Bannenberg & Rowell

Amenities & Entertainment

For your relaxation and entertainment Dream has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Rendez-vous diving only.

Dream is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

  • 1 x 6.7m  /  22' Novurania Equator Tender 250 HP engine (front & back has awning)
  • 1 x 9.75m  /  32' Intrepid Tender

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

Dream Awards & Nominations

  • International Superyacht Society Awards 2002 Best Power Interior Winner
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2014 Best Refitted / Rebuilt Yacht Finalist
  • International Superyacht Society Awards 2014 Best Refit Winner
  • The World Superyacht Awards 2020 Voyager’s Award Nomination
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For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

'Dream' Charter Rates & Destinations

Mediterranean Summer Cruising Region

Summer Season

May - September

€420,000 p/week + expenses Approx $451,000

High Season

€450,000 p/week + expenses Approx $483,000

Cruising Regions

Mediterranean France, Italy, Monaco

HOT SPOTS:   Amalfi Coast, Corsica, French Riviera, Sardinia

Indian Ocean Winter Cruising Region

Winter Season

October - April

$430,000 p/week + expenses

$460,000 p/week + expenses

Indian Ocean Maldives, Seychelles

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New Caledonia disaster

We booked a week bareboating in New Caledonia with Dream Yacht Charter through boatbookings one year before our charter. To start, the agent was very slow to respond to all of our inquiries but we put it down to time differences and their multiple commitments. About one month before our charter, civil unrest broke out in New Caledonia, 7 people have been killed and expats have been repatriated. We contacted boatbookings who were unaware of the issues and then told us the risk was low - only a level 1. In the following month, boatbookings and their delivery partner DYC continued to tell us they were ready and waiting for us to take our charter. Ultimately, we were seeking a credit. Only one week before our charter, when the airport was still closed and there were no commercial flights entering the country, they finally agreed to a credit but with significant restrictions. We declined as we had lost complete faith and trust in both boatbookings and DYC. We will never use either company again.

Date of experience : June 08, 2024

Great yacht charter company

Great yacht charter company. Very well organised and well maintained yachts

Date of experience : June 01, 2024

The Dubrovnik base was a great location…

The Dubrovnik base was a great location to start our sailing experience. The DYC team got us out on time as promised and the yacht was as expected. Nothing was missing and the vessel was in great shape! Croatia is the most beautiful place to experience and the many islands we stopped in were a lot of fun and the anchorage’s and moorings were amazing [Hvar, Mljet, Lostovo, and Pelisaic]. We will come back and spend more time. Dan Long

Date of experience : May 18, 2024

Sailing in Palma Mallorca was great. We will go back

Sailing in Palma Mallorca was an absolute delight! The base manager was top-notch, ensuring everything ran smoothly and efficiently. The dock manager's skill and diligence were evident, making the experience even more enjoyable. The location itself was picturesque and offered the perfect backdrop for a fantastic time on the water. I had an amazing experience overall and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable sailing adventure.

Date of experience : October 07, 2023

Unsafe yacht

I chartered a 52 ft yacht in Antigua and it was unfit for purpose and potentially dangerous. There was an extensive list of faults which ruined our holiday, including a windlass that did not operate, an anchor that did not swivel, reefing lines jammed in the boom and hazardous swim ladder. The yacht also lacked basic appliances, had a hole in the kettle and missing fire extinguishers. This is an accident waiting to happen. I could go on… Dream yachts refused to even acknowledge my emails and sent no apologies. Avoid them at all cost.

Date of experience : December 13, 2023

DYC makes it really easy to charter

DYC makes it really easy to charter a bareboat sailing vacation. Having done a dozen trips with the competition in BVI, Bahamas, Greece, Italy, etc I feel more confident in Dream's ability to get you on a high quality boat on time and in good condition. When they missed the boat (pun intended) in one situation, they were also gracious about admitting fault and offering a credit to future trips. I especially want to call out Savannah Collins on the American sales team who was a joy to work with over the phone. Thanks for everything Savannah!

Date of experience : November 10, 2023

Very good experience at Marina Pomer in Croatia

Since there are so many negative reviews about DYC, and I believe that this largely depends on the destination, I must share our positive experience here. We chartered a Dufour 460 at Marina Pomer in Croatia. A few days before our vacation started, I received a call informing us that our boat was out of commission, but we were offered an alternative without any additional charge. The options were a Dufour 520 or a Lagoon 40 catamaran. Since we had no experience with a catamaran, we chose the Dufour 520. Although the contract stated that check-in wasn't until 5:00 PM, we were allowed to board the boat earlier. The check-in process was quite swift, yet very thorough, and everything was explained to us. Given the age of the ship, there were a few minor issues, but these were repaired directly at the marina by the charter company. We had a great week; the ship was good for sailing and steering, and the equipment was comprehensive. The ropes, sails, and the Bimini top all appeared almost new. There were no issues during the return; checkout was again quite swift, minor defects and our comments were noted immediately and subsequently repaired. Daria is always a bit rushed and in a hurry, which is understandable since all boats are inspected and reassigned on Saturdays, but he handles everything with a lot of humor. After all the negative reviews, I felt quite uneasy before our vacation, but we had a wonderful week, were not disappointed, and I would definitely charter with DYC in Croatia again.

Date of experience : May 11, 2024

Unfortunately disappointing (Abacos)

Unfortunately our 3rd tour with DYC was disappointing. The captain was disinterested, rude and barely present. The Abacos are still worth seeing - with a different crew. Despite our feedback, Dream Yacht Charter didn't get in touch. Bad customer service for us. We sailed the last time. Well, we hardly sailed.

Date of experience : December 09, 2022

Reply from Dream Yacht Charter

Hello Lasse, Thank you for taking the time to share your concern. We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations and fell below our standards. In order to investigate the case, please fill in this form (https://bit.ly/dreamyacht) as it is our goal to provide the best experience, and we take that commitment very seriously. Thank you for contacting us, the Dream Yacht team.

No Dream in Dream yacht Charter

This was my worst vacation. We bare boated and the boat broke down, for 5 days we were stuck in a marina, while the boat was repaired and DYC has refused to do anything. these additional costs, we didn't plan for, and we lost a huge part of our vacation. before you book with them, try getting a hold of the base in the Bahamas, or a supervisor or someone who deals with complaints or refunds. Aside from sales/customer service (booking) you wont get past the iron curtain!

Date of experience : December 11, 2022

Hi Davey J, thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear of your dissatisfaction with this situation. Our team works tirelessly to provide boats in top condition, and we’re truly sorry that you experienced these issues. Please fill in this form (https://bit.ly/dreamyacht) with your booking details so we can investigate your case further. We want to provide the best experience to our customers, and your feedback helps us improve. Thank you for letting us know, the Dream Yacht team.

First experience with DYW and first…

First experience with DYW and first time with DY Croatia. Preparation and briefing with the service team in US was so thorough that when I got to Dubrovnik ACI Marina everything run smoothly. No hidden costs, everything very transparent. We took a skipper who happened to be top notch, a local celebrity. Trip was excellent in all respects but we had little wind and we had to motor most of the time: next time I will make sure we reserve minimum guaranteed winds of 15 knots LOL

Date of experience : August 19, 2023

Horrendous Experience - Took ALL our money and no holiday

Horrendous Experience Dream Yacht Charters cancelled our holiday before the departure date due to Covid—19 lockdown in UK & Greece BUT then refused to return a single penny We lost the entire amount we paid - 100% of the holiday price They just ripped us off They are NOT ABTA either Do NOT use them under any circumstances

Date of experience : April 10, 2020

Hi Paul Smith Our thoughts are with all those affected by this worldwide pandemic and our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. In response to the unprecedented travel disruption, we have a clear policy to accommodate our customers which allows for flexibility where possible to help with rescheduled bookings. Please contact us with your booking reference details so we can help on [email protected]. Best wishes the Dream Yacht Charter team

Dream Yacht Charter Raiatea Bora Bora

We had a blast on a 5-days trip around Raiatea, Taha’a & Bora Bora. Conditions were exceptional so was the crew. We had a beautiful and confortable catamaran for the 7 of us with plenty of space. The crew was super friendly and knowledgeable bringing us to beautiful snorkelling and cultural places around the different islands. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience!

Date of experience : January 05, 2024

Fantastic experience all round

Fantastic experience once again delivered by Dream Yacht Charters in the UK. Transparent pricing from the start and excellent value. Could not believe that the insurance indemnity was included in the price! Lorraine could not have worked harder to guide us on location and yachts to suit our needs. Any questions were dealt with quickly and professionally. The yacht we chartered met with our expectations and I have no doubt that had we experienced any difficulties at the base, Lorraine would have done her utmost to sort. Thank you for such a first class service. We will continue to charter from Dream Yacht Charters without reservation

Date of experience : September 30, 2023

Dodging any issues.

We lost one day of our charter due to our freshwater being pumped into the starboard engine bilge whose bilge pump was not working and consequently filled up with water , at one point we thought we were sinking ! We returned to base as we had no water and no way of keeping it in the tanks even if we could have refilled. In another incedent in a torrential downpour a fixed cabin window leaked and destroyed my laptop. The reply from DYC main office was less than helpful. The laptop destruction was our fault as we put it in the wrong place and the lost day was ignored. Be very carefull when dealing with the main office they seem only to want to dodge any issues which involve any sort of refund.

Date of experience : April 17, 2023

Thank you for contacting us, Doug. Customer satisfaction, safety, and happy sailings are and always have been our top priorities. To assist you with this issue, please fill in this form (https://bit.ly/dreamyacht) so we can investigate your case further. We sincerely appreciate and value feedback from all guests, as comments like yours help us to improve our service. Thank you for letting us know, the Dream Yacht team

Very bad experience chapter 2

After having the bad experience described in my post of 04/11/2022 (see below Title "Very bad experience") Dream Yacht Charter asked me filling the form bit.lydreamyacht I filled in the form on 20/11/2022 but I never got a reply... If no compensation is soon accepted, after discussion with a lawyer, I plan a legal action. The complaint will be located in France. I also propose sharing the practical information (submit of a complaint to the court, steps...) for French customers wishing running a legal complaint. References of my contract Booking First 30 in La Rochelle (France) Contract 889258548 sailing trip cancelled April 2022 .

Date of experience : April 08, 2022

Great charter with Dream Yacht in St John

Had a great bareboat charter sailing around St John out of St Thomas with Dream Yacht Charter in a brand new Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. Thanks to Dawn Fingers and the rest of the team for helping to accommodate our last minute booking. Highlights were Zozo’s at Caneel Bay and Cruz Bay. We’ve booked bareboat charter with Dream Yacht a number of times in the past and have they seem to be the best outfit in terms of boat maintenance and professionalism.

Date of experience : July 03, 2022

Hello Colin, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you had a great time with us in the USVI and we will pass your review to our team :) We look forward to seeing you again soon with pleasure. The Dream Yacht Charter team.

Cabin charter in Corsica South cancelled with no explanation

Booked and paid last May a cruise (cabin charter) in Corsica South for the w/c Aug 7 (2 cabins); two weeks before the start of the vacation (overall 2 weeks with trips to Paris and Bordeaux already booked), my cruise was cancelled for "overbooking". Despite several attempts to get an explanation, an excuse or a counteroffer, no one from both DYC Italy nor DYC.com replied so far (after a month). I'm very very disappointed for this, especially because I was a DYC client since years (5 cruises so far). While I want to thank Mondovela, the Italian DYC agency, for providing me with a backup solution in Sardinia, saving at least partially my summer holidays. P.N.

Date of experience : August 26, 2021

Hi Piero Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear about your issues booking with us. At the time your booking was made we were in the process of migrating our reservation system and your booking was received on our old system which resulted in an overbooking of the cruise. We were in touch with your broker and proposed alternative dates and destinations which unfortunately did not work. We are so pleased they found an alternative solution for you. We hope you will return to us so we can show you how our booking process has improved. Best wishes the Dream Yacht Charter team

RUN away from DYC

Run, do not walk, away from these people. "Dream" Yacht Charter should be "Nightmare" Yacht Charter. We had the misfortune to give them a deposit for a charter in Tahiti before Covid hit. While other travel industry companies tried to be reasonable, DYC continually tried to squeeze us (like initially demanding full payment far in advance of our charter that never happened.) I understand Covid was hard for everyone, but the way these people jerked us around, changed the rules, made unreasonable demands, is just too much. Eventually my group decided we would rather lose our deposit rather than give these people another dollar of our money. You have been warned.

Date of experience : May 12, 2021

Dear Mike H, Thank you for your feedback. Hearing about your customer experience helps us understand where we need to improve. This year has been a challenge for many in the tourism industry. We adjusted our booking policy to try and make it as flexible as possible and we are sorry your booking was impacted. Best wishes, the Dream Yacht Charter team

What an AMAZING experience

What an AMAZING experience. We’ve just returned from a week long skippered charter from Corfu, sailing around the beautiful islands of the Ionian. Paxos, Antipaxos and Corfu Old Town were beautiful and the secluded bays we had the pleasure of visiting thanks to our local skipper, Nicholas, were simply overwhelming. Fly and flops are no longer for us - we’ll be chartering with DYC for the foreseeable future. Shout out to our skipper who made the holiday as fantastic as it was. We couldn’t have asked for a better week.

Date of experience : July 02, 2022

Hi David, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad you had a great time with us in Corfu and we will pass your review to your captain :) We look forward to seeing you again soon with pleasure. The Dream Yacht Charter team.

Fantastic Charter - Great Trogir Base Manager and Staff

We chartered a 45ft catamaran. Boat was in excellent shape and we had no issues. Well equipped with chart book, extra propane and all other amenities. Base staff was super friendly and helpful and always asked us if everything was ok or if we needed anything when we passed them on dock. Base manager Tommi was super friendly and engaging, ensuring all of our needs were met and also took the time to suggest ports as well as booking slips for us. What a fabulous country and superb charter!

Date of experience : May 20, 2023

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New charter school looking to open in Waukesha County

A new public charter school seeking to create an inclusive environment for its students is looking to open in Waukesha County.

Autumn Hill Academy is a proposed sixth through 12th grade school that seeks "to provide a supportive, inclusive environment where students are empowered to live authentically and achieve their full potential," according to its website .

For Autumn Hill to become a charter school, it needs a qualified authorizer to approve it. The school has applied to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Office of Charter Schools, which will review the application this fall before sending to UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone for final approval.

Here's what to know about the proposed school.

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public, non-religious school that allows for "freedom from most state rules and regulations in exchange for greater accountability for results," according to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction's website .

Charter schools can be run either by public school districts or independently. Independent charter schools can be authorized by the Milwaukee Common Council, the chancellor of any Universities of Wisconsin (UW System) institution, each technical college district board, the Waukesha County Executive, College of Menominee Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University, and the UW Office of Educational Opportunity, according to the DPI.

More: Here's what charter schools are and how they work in Wisconsin

Where did the idea for the school come from and what will the school's focus be?

The school is the idea of parent Maria Luther, who said she's noticed disappointing mental health statistics regarding teens and preteens.

"We know that more needs to be done. There is a mental health crisis among our kids right now," Luther said.

The school's website cites statistics from Waukesha County's 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey , which found that in Waukesha County, 23% of high school students were bullied, 50% experienced anxiety and 30% experienced depression.

Luther said the school will focus on being "radically proactive in preventing negative mental health situations" by creating an environment that's "laser-focused on mental well-being as well as a strong academic path with college preparatory courses." To do so, Luther said it's about creating peer relationships where students bond with each other from the beginning in a smaller school environment.

However, it's not just about being a small school, Luther says, but also about having strong resources like social workers.

"Right now, you're finding in some of the larger schools the ratio is very poor for students to social worker resources, so we're going to be stronger in that area," Luther said.

Luther also said the school will provide curriculum to teach students tools for managing emotions and having more self-awareness.

The school also cites statistics from Waukesha County's 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey that found 41% of LGBTQ+ high school students experienced bullying, 80% of LGBTQ+ high school students experienced anxiety and 40% of LGBTQ+ high school students contemplated suicide.

"Autumn Hill Academy will be a place where LGBTQ+ youth are fully accepted and valued. Students will find supportive policies, educators and staff, and inclusive curricula highlighting LGBTQ+ history and role models," the school notes on its website.

The school's website also notes that "students of all races are appreciated and celebrated."

"We will promote racial equity by highlighting the contributions of people in racial and ethnic minority groups, teaching accurate American history, and creating an anti-racist, culturally sensitive learning environment," the school says on its website .

The school is also focused on special education services.

"We have high expectations for our Special Ed program and will dedicate significant resources to ensure it excels in meeting student needs," the school's website says.

Luther said the school is already seeing interest from potential special education teachers.

"We already have teachers that are emailing us telling us about their interest in coming to Autumn Hill and teaching based on what we're offering and the environment that we're going to create. We think we're going to have the pick of the very best teachers and this is going to help us with all of our programs, but it is key in special ed," Luther said.

When is the school expected to open?

The school is looking to open in the fall of 2025 with grades six through 10, then adding 11th and 12th grades over the first two years.

Luther said the school is seeking authorization through UW-Milwaukee's Office of Charter Schools. She said the school submitted its first phase application at the end of February by providing a general overview of the school's concept, which she said was approved. Now, she said the school is working on submitting a more detailed plan that will be evaluated in September.

UW-Milwaukee's Office of Charter Schools' director Adrienne Woods confirmed her office received and approved the school's initial application. Woods said her office's application review committee will review the school's full application and then hold interviews with Luther and any others affiliated with the school in September. Woods said she'll notify the applicant by the end of September of the committee's decision. In January, the office's advisory committee would then send the contract to the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone, who then decides whether to approve the final contract.

Where will the school be located?

No location has been determined, as the school says "facility planning is in its early stages." It says it is looking "near the center of Waukesha County" for its location, according to its website.

Luther said the school is looking at locations that are very close to an I-94 exit, either off the Highway F or Highway 164 exits, and within 25 minutes of Wauwatosa and about 25 minutes away from Oconomomowoc.

"This will really service a broad area within almost all of Waukesha County," Luther said.

Who is eligible to attend?

The school is open to any Wisconsin resident regardless of where their home school district is, the school's website says .

Will the school provide busing?

Luther said in its startup years, the school would probably not be able to provide busing.

"There are families out there; they will seek out a school like this even if in early years we can't have the bus transportation," said Luther.

How will the school be governed?

The school has a seven-member board of directors that is responsible "for establishing and maintaining the school's mission, vision and strategic goals, as well as ensuring legal and fiscal oversight," according to the school's website.

Members are elected to two-year terms, "which are staggered to maintain continuity," according to the school's website. Meetings are generally held monthly and are open to the public, but are not open for public participation.

The members of the board are Luther, who is the board chair; and Susan Byshenk, Patricia Jackson, Maura McMahon, Jeff Peterson, Brook Stanley and Martha Ziegler.

Contact Alec Johnson at (262) 875-9469 or  [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter at  @AlecJohnson12 .

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New charter school looking to open in Waukesha County

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I am considering a charter management program to finance a boat. Does anyone have experience with Dream Yacht Charter? Two options seem to be interesting for me: Dream easy: 35% upfront + 25% balloon payment -> here the question is if I get at least a partial owner's title on the boat? (for the case of insolvency) Partnership: 55% upfront -> I suppose this one comes with a 1/1 title. I know this is not the king of investments but 40% value loss over 5 years seems realistic, probably this is the cheapest way to manage ~4weeks/year sailing time.  

Hello, What are your goals for the boat - charter then sell or take over after? I just returned from a charter with DYC - people were great. Boat was a 2014 - in terrible shape. Mechanically sound and rigging was good but surface wise she was beat up and not taken care of. I have made a formal 'complaint ' with DYC and still waiting for their reply.  

KnottyCanadian said: I just returned from a charter with DYC - people were great. Boat was a 2014 - in terrible shape. Mechanically sound and rigging was good but surface wise she was beat up and not taken care of. I have made a formal 'complaint ' with DYC and still waiting for their reply. Click to expand...

I was in the BVIs (3 weeks ago) and I was not the boat owner. A refit for her, based on my standards would be a complete interior renovation of cupboards/appliances/flooring/blinds, wiring and control assessment and replacement, deck refurbishing. Hull was scratched up but acceptable. Nav electronics were useless - kept shutting down. The lines were all different sizes/ material and conditon. I was told to run the generator 6-8 hours a day to keep everything charged and run the A/C - if this was done for the past 3 yrs. then those hours really build up on the 'mechanical' side. So cost could be expensive of for the latter component rebuild or replacement. Charter Company standards for such upkeep will vary I am certain. I have dealt with Horizon Yacht Charters as well and find them good. I am certain that there are others, but I would visit some boat shows and search the net for previous owner assessments of the companies before stepping in. Hope this helps.  

Thanks! Owner assessments - especially helping negative feedback is extremely rare to find. Actually for DYC I found some positive feedback so far. I do not mind e.g. if the sails are worn off after 5 years or the engine needs a standard overhaul do to its hours. But groundings (remember Cheeky Rafiki!), hull/helm/rudder damage of any kind, dead electronics is unacceptable. I'd say I'd accept a "complete blue-water refit" budget of <10% of the boat price (that's pretty much done if you replace the sails, batteries & service the engine). As for Horizon: they offer Bavarias for monohull, no thanks...  

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just heard about a bigger Bavaria that was bought from charter company. owner had the yard do a complete refit and the generator had to be removed for overhaul. the only way out was through the side of the hull. built like a Motorhome.  

overbored said: ... the only way out was through the side of the hull. built like a Motorhome. Click to expand...

I just finished up a charter with DYC - with the caveat that I have only done one charter with them, I would will probably never charter with them again, and would never put a boat into charter with them. We were on a 2015 Bali 4.3 - I was interested in it as a possible BVI charter. The boat was only two years old, but was not in great shape - all the cabinetry hardware was ready to be replaced - hinges completely rusted, faucets badly corroded. We also had a problem with cockroaches on the charter which resulted in them fogging the boat after we returned it. Our electronics had nothing but problems - wifi was almost worthless since we were unable to connect to it much of the time. The main chartplotter at the helm froze on a regular basis and had to be rebooted on a regular basis. The sails looked pretty knackered as well, but I don't have a frame of reference if that would be considered typical. The bottom of the boat was in bad need of cleaning - lots of green slime growing on the bottom. One of our heads blocked completely on the trip necessitating two trips out by the repair team and a complete tear down to fix. Fortunately the head belonged to the skipper that was on board, so we weren't the cause of it. The skipper that was on board was great but did make the comment that after about 2 years in charter the boats are about done - can't imagine what they look like after 5 years. I sent an email outlining my experience to DYC - have to yet to hear back. There are better charter companies out there then DYC - we are on our second charter with BVI Yacht Charters in a 2016 Helia and the difference is night and day - of course it is a newer boat, and is better designed boat, but I'm sure glad that we got the better yacht as our second charter rather than the first!  

Be wary of the tax advantages associated with charter ownership. Most models I've seen show depreciation deductions, which are perfectly legal, but are also critical to make the numbers work. Since the boat will actually depreciate, that portion that represents actual reduction in value is truly a tax advantage. However, tax laws let you keep going, until your tax basis is zero. This means that when you ultimately sell the boat, you will pay taxes on whatever you sell her for. On the maintenance side, you want the best show available. Getting a hunk of junk back at the end just has to be a nightmare. It will, however, have accelerated rental wear and tear. It will never look like it was owner sailed.  

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