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Rethinking Yacht Ownership With Anchor Yacht Rentals

April 6, 2021

We’ve all heard the saying, “The two happiest days in a boat owner’s life: the day you buy the boat, and the day you sell the boat.” While many may believe this to be true, a locally based boating company is trying to undo the stereotype that boats are just a money pit.

Anchor Yacht Rentals is a locally owned and operating service that allows boat and yacht owners to earn rental income while their boats sit idle. Much like Turo for cars or Airbnb for homes, you can now rent real other’s boats and yachts!

CEO and Founder Zach Hatraf claimed, “Boating is in such high demand right now, it’s driving the costs of everything up… marinas, insurance, maintenance… it’s all more expensive and harder to get your hands on. The demand for our services at Anchor Yacht Rentals have skyrocketed over the last 4 years and will continue to flourish.”

Did you know that boat owners can write off the full purchase price of their new or used boat and receive a massive tax incentive when they join a charter program like Anchor? Boat owners can also write off any boating expense they incur such as fuel, toys, upgrades, storage, and maintenance. Additionally, boat owners offset their monthly costs through the rental income. Anchor’s team of Captains and Charter Managers handle everything as part of their turn-key service offering. The team provides everything a boat owner needs to quickly launch and passively operate a safe, legal, and profitable charter business. “The safety and overall experience of the guests and Crew is always our top priority,” said Hatraf. Hatraf started the business after his best friend was killed in a drunk boating accident, so it should come as no surprise that Anchor prioritizes the safety and legal aspects of chartering.

“My biggest recommendation to boat owners is to leave it to the professionals [at Anchor], and not to try this on their own. Chartering is federally regulated, and the potential fines/penalties that one may endure can be large… up to $90k+ per incident” Hatraf added. Anchor’s service is 100% free to boat owners and they set their own rental rates, rules, and calendar availability. It’s a win win.

For more information on Anchor’s rental program, visit their website here.


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