Originally Posted by moo
how hard is it to drum up business?
how long does it take to see a return?
how meny days a year are you out making money?
how much are your running costs per annum ?
very, if you're a twat, even harder if you're a twat with one shagged out boat. Depending on the seating configuration of your OD, you'll be limiting yourself with the kinds of charter you can do I would imagine.
Depends what you've invested in the first place. The maths are fairly simple - get one boat running for 100 days per year at say £400 per day + fuel and you'll t/over £40k, 50 days it'll be half that. My gut feel is you'll struggle to get 50 days in year 1, but depends how effective your marketing and networking is. It also makes a huge difference on whether you're paying a skipper or doing it yourself.
Between 50 and 75 per boat.
Insurance - £500 per boat
Berthing - £3,000 per boat
Maintenance - £1500 per boat (inc safety kit yearly checks)