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Own your own Yacht

If you are a yachting enthusiast, then Yacht Ownership of a vessel placed with us could be very rewarding for you.

How it Works

  • There is a simple Yacht Management Agreement which sets out the rules surrounding the arrangement between Boat Owner and the Operator
  • The yachts and Catamarans in the Whitsunday Rent A Yacht fleet are all owned by independent investors
  • Whitsunday Rent A Yacht manages the vessels on behalf of the investors

Investment Models

There are two type of models under which the agreements operate:

  • Variable Model - this is a Business Model operating in Australia under ATO Tax Ruling TR2003/2004. Under this system the owner plays a prominent role in the management of the owner’s Yacht including decision making for vessel maintenance, improvements and forward planning. The owner is able to claim expenses and depreciation before realising the taxable income. The Operator receives a Management Fee from the owner.
  • Guaranteed Return Model - this pre-determines the rate of return on the Yacht. Generally, under this system expenses and depreciation cannot be deducted for tax purposes. We strongly advise you to speak to your accountant or financial advisor. If you wish, we can recommend such a person that has had experience in this field.

We do It All

  • We carry out the tasks associated with chartering your vessel including marketing, sales, maintenance, registrations and so on.
  • The Whitsundays is the world’s premiere sailing area.
  • As an owner, you are entitled to use the yacht usually for up to 28 days per year. This can be extended to suit your needs.

Yacht Brands

  • Whitsunday Rent A Yacht is interested in managing vessels that are suitable for charter, provided they meet our chartering requirements, guest expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Major production brands such as Bavaria, Beneteau, Dufour, Jeanneau, Fountaine Pajot, Hanse, Lagoon, Leopard, Nautitech, Seawind are ideal for chartering in the Whitsundays.


  • New management contracts are generally for a period of 5 years 
  • We are also happy to look at selected used yachts. The duration of the agreement would depend on their age.

Current Needs

  • Monohull 3 cabins 2 heads
  • Monohull 4 Cabins, 3-4 heads 
  • 40-50 sailing catamaran - 4 cabins, 2-4 heads 
  • Power Catamaran 4 cabins 2-4  heads

What's Next?

  • We live and breathe yachting here at WRAY. Please contact us for further information. There is quite a process in acquiring and placing a yacht into a fleet. We are here to assist: jim@rentayacht.com.au or call 0418 385 466
A Whitsunday Rent A Yacht charter yacht sailing off the Whitsunday coast