Q. What is fractional ownership?
A. Fractional ownership is shared ownership, typically of quality aircraft, yachts or real estate. One 4 Yacht Fractions provides managed fractional ownership, in that ownership, maintenance, inspection and usage issues are managed by One 4, freeing your time from normal issues of shared equipment.
Q. How do I know whether fractional yacht ownership is right for me?
A. One 4 Yacht Fractions provides an excellent lifestyle alternative for families who:
- Appreciate newness, quality, and reliability
- Wish to enjoy cruising 20 – 40 days per year
- Appreciate the benefits of ownership
- Have busy schedules due to business, family, and other leisure interests
- Prefer having maintenance and other details managed by professionals
Q. What type of yachts are available?
A. We restrict our offerings to top-range sail and power cruisers between 36′ & 80′ LOA. We look for quality, newness, construction integrity, safety, residual value, and suitability for the cruising waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Q. What if my dream yacht is not within your current selection?
A. If you’re interested in a specific yacht not currently on our list, or if you currently own a late model yacht and are considering taking on a partner(s), please contact us to discuss.
Q. How do I know when I can use my yacht?
A. The peak cruising season is scheduled in advance, at the beginning of each calendar year, according to an equitable and transparent process which allows Owners to plan their holidays effectively. The shoulder (spring & fall) seasons are typically managed with an ongoing (1@aTime) reservation system. Generally our yachts are idle during the winter months.
Q. How long do I own my interest in a yacht?
A. You have direct ownership of your interest and may sell it at any time. Our Owners tend to prefer a time horizon of 5-9 years, and most of our legal agreements have a term structured within this range.
Q. I have not learned sailing or yachting yet – what qualifications do I need to be an Owner?
A. For safety and to ensure optimum yachting experiences we arrange for all owners to carry the Canadian Yachting Association Intermediate Cruising and Coastal Navigation certification. For more experienced skippers we’ll sail with you at first to ‘show you the ropes’ on board your new yacht. We also have skippers and crew available should you prefer this approach.
Q. Where can I sail with my yacht?
A. You can sail virtually anywhere in the Pacific Northwest depending on the yacht type you purchase, your competence and prevailing weather. We often arrange ‘1-way’ itineraries in coordination with other Owners.
Q.What are the economics of purchasing a One 4 Yacht Fractions fractional interest?
A. Owners invest in the fractional yacht interest that best meets their yachting desires for a planned period. We currently manage yachts with 1 to 4 owners. Manageable budgets are established for operating items such as moorage, insurance, maintenance, repairs, management, provisioning, and/or skippering services. Owners enjoy the yachting lifestyle with the continuous support of a team of experienced professionals and subsequently divest at the conclusion of the planned period, or sooner if plans change.
Q. How do I get more information about the One 4 Yacht Fractions fractional yacht ownership program?
A. Contact One 4 Yacht Fractions® at (604) 66 YACHT.