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Old 01 March 2006, 11:01   #1
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any money in this game

Is there any money in this game . I have a rib and my son wants to do a rib charter company in the solent. I have no problem with this even knowing that it is a lifestyle industery. Can he make a living by this. i mean 20,000 per year or more after all the bills etc etc . Any information on this would be great good luck to you all in the season ahead
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Old 01 March 2006, 12:05   #2
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It is a tough market but achievable.
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Old 01 March 2006, 13:04   #3
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I would look and see how many other charter companies are out there first. It is easy enough to set up a company, But you will need qualifications up to the Advanced Powerboat Certificate a Commercial Endoresmet or Local Authority Boatmans Licence (as a guide), You will need a suitable rib again coded to MCA or Local Authority depending on where you want to go.Enough wet weather gear and lifejackets for each passenger plus two spare.


Then you have to get the clients away from already established companies who have a loyal customer base in most cases. Then add to that advertising moorings , Insurance, engine servicing and fuel .Then work out how much you could make on if you are lucky one charter a week for again if lucky 20 weeks.

Charter companies come and go or merge it is not a easy game as the weather can work against you . The clients cancel at the last minute or the engine play's up . As a sole income I would think again, most of the people I know have other strings to there bow, Simon is a Solicitor and I run a training centre and charter is a small part of it.
Hope not to negative but there is not a pot of gold to be had from it .
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i nead a bennt breef too elp mee dispoze ov sum munny. 36 millyon too bee igzakt.

enywaiys yorr orl torkin bollix. mi mait wiv de chartir bizniss finisht upp wiv 30k inn de fkin bannk lasst yeer.

mynd yew hee didd starrt orf wiv 80k

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gArfie, David Mills is probably your man!
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i nead a bennt breef too elp mee dispoze ov sum munny. 36 millyon too bee igzakt.

enywaiys yorr orl torkin bollix. mi mait wiv de chartir bizniss finisht upp wiv 30k inn de fkin bannk lasst yeer.

mynd yew hee didd starrt orf wiv 80k

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You said we'd split it 50/50 - and what the hell did you leave some in that van for???
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i downt fink sow. heez morr crukid dan a leaway ull.

finkin bowt itt evvry breef iyve evver mett az ad de kewt likkul abbit ov trowzerin cassh kwikker dan de iye cann sea.

wan ov de bastuds charjed me a munky for a signatewer onn a pre rit afidavit. fkin pinn strype bannditt. i kikt im inn de borls affter forr tayjkin de pis. itt woz werth de munky too heer im screach

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thanks for our help

i do understand that you cant just put any old rib to charter. having said that if i was to invest 4,000 pounds. i think that i can get the rib ready for charter with ease ,400 liferaft on 6 month hire, 1,200 on insurance, 1,500 on other safty shit , licenses 500 .

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 ?

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well there is an intelligent man garfish . what the fuck are you rabbiting on about? piss off go else where and annoy someone else . do you speak english or should i get my interpretor you twat
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