About YSM Global
Begin Your Voyage
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than those you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from safe harbour, Catch the wind in your sails. Explore, dream, discover."
With a YSMGlobal fractional yacht ownership syndicate you will sail from some of the most stunning ports in the world, explore places of unspoilt beauty and meet wonderful people.
We have done the maths and with one of our syndicates you will save around 48% on the cost of chartering a similar vessel for 5 weeks each year for 3 years.
The purchase, management and maintenance of your yacht is all handled through YSMGlobal, providing you with a hassle free and cost effective ownership experience at a fraction of the cost of whole boat ownership and cheaper than equivalent chartering.
Plus, you have the freedom to sail at your leisure – where you want, when you want.
Contact us today to explore the boat syndicate option that is right for you.
How It Works
YSMGlobal offers Australian, New Zealand, and other global sailors, luxury boat ownership in Europe and/or the Caribbean. Cruising to some of the most interesting and extraordinary ports in the world on your own yacht is easier than you think.
Each yacht in the syndication program has a maximum six ownership units on offer. The yachts is registered in Australian and legal title is via a syndicate agreement in which there are multiple tenants in common.
Affordable yacht ownership without the hassles
An owner may purchase more than one unit. The term of the Syndicate Agreement is three years at the end of which the yacht is sold with the proceeds split amongst the owners, or the syndicate agreement is extended.
An owner may offer his or her unit(s) for sale at any time.
No charter, therefore better preventative maintenance
Our syndicated yachts are not offered for charter at any time.
The syndicate has a contract with YSMGlobal for the management of the yacht.
Sailing at Your Leisure
Eight weeks are allocated to each 1/6th ownership unit during the year, with four weeks allocated to the peak/shoulder Mediterranean season from May to October and four weeks allocated to the off-peak season. For the Caribbean, the peak/Shoulder season in from 1 December to 31 May.
Three to four days are allocated between each owner’s usage to allow adequate time for turnaround and preventative maintenance.
The Mediterranean yachts operate from our base in Marmaris, Turkey where the Yacht Marina offers the best facilities in the Mediterranean whilst in the Caribbean the yachts will operate from the Dream Yacht Charter base in Port La Royale, St Martin.
Although based in Marmaris or St Martin, the yachts can be delivered to other ports.
Assistance with itinerary planning
For example, one optional plan is to operate in Greece and Turkey in year 1, Croatia in year 2, France and Italy in year 3.
The boat will be delivered to and returned from each cruising area at the beginning and end of the peak season with delivery fees shared among the owners.
Service, Maintenance and Repairs
Our partners in Turkey, SK Yachting manage a large fleet of yachts for absentee owners and all of the expenses incurred in the service and maintenance of the yacht are billed at cost to the owners in Australian Dollars via YSMGlobal in Australia.
The same applies to our global partner Dream Yacht Charters.
World class maintenance facilities in Marmaris, Turkey and other global ports
These costs include:
• Berthing of the vessel in a full service marina
• Comprehensive Insurance for the vessel
• Cleaning of the vessel after use
• Annual slipping
• Annual antifouling and hull polishing
• Engine services – two per year
• Sail-drive/leg service – one per year
• Regular engine check-ups including top-ups on oil, batteries, water, etc
• Vessel maintenance at approved facilities
Note – repairs requested outside of the home base may attract a charge for the owner requesting the repair
• Laundry service at turnaround
• Underwater hull scrubs – two per year
• Travel and accommodation for technical maintenance supervisor to ports other than Marmaris or St Martin for the purposes of carrying out the maintenance works.
Shared exposure to operating expenses and capital depreciation
Estimated maintenance fees are charged quarterly in advance to each unit holder.
Actual maintenance fees are charged at cost to each unit holder at the exchange rates applicable at the time of invoice – plus related bank charges – and applied against the quarterly payments with a reconciliation at the end of each year.
“ We have had a great five years with our boat in the Caribbean but I have drawn the short straw and landed the job of doing all of the operational stuff. I want a syndicated ownership situation without me having to do all the work”
Australian part owner of a syndicated yacht
Management Fees are charged in Australian dollars quarterly in advance to each unit holder.
Single point of contact in Australia – same language, same time zone
Management fees include but are not limited to:
• Trust accounting and reporting
• Invoicing and receipting for all maintenance and management fees
• Management Support
Walk on walk off service
• Management of the use of the vessel in accordance with the syndicate agreement and rule book
• Coordination of all maintenance activities for the vessel
• Coordination of vessel readiness for each unit holder
• Coordination of vessel return by each unit holder
• Coordination of delivery of the vessel to alternative cruising areas
• Assistance with pre-departure planning
• Assistance with itinerary changes during the cruise as requested
• Annual inspection of the vessel
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever”
Jacques Yves Cousteau