Posted 31-05-99 Sold


Day charter business for sale in The British Virgin Islands - Caribbean

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For sale now, a well established and highly successful day charter business. It is "The Best of Both Worlds; Sailing and Snorkelling". This turn-key charter operation is now available for immediate* take over!

When ?#128;˜Patouche II?#128;™ was licensed in the BVI 9 years ago, it was granted a FLEET LICENSE! This allows for the expansion of this business up to FOUR boats. With the incredible growth happening in the BVI, this license is extremely valuable! A prospectus for expansion will be given to the new owner.

Our clientele come from the hotels, villas, locals, and cruise ships from Tortola, Virgin Gorda and even the USVI. We have been working with four-star Peter Island Resort, located on its own island, Peter Island, as their exclusive catamaran for private groups and individuals for 8 years.

Our advertising encompasses all tourist areas in the BVI through striking pink flyers, full colour laminations, special villa laminations, posters in strategic locations, signs, the "British Virgin Islands Welcome Magazine", travel guides (Fodders, Frommers, Best of the B.V.I.), and a spot on the travel video "Les Grandes Antilles" by ?#128;˜Antoine?#128;™ (some of our guests of different nationalities have told us that they found us from that video!), repeat business (approximately 25%!), word-of-mouth (the best advertising-over 50%!) and now, the Internet (growing rapidly).

?#128;˜V.E.Y. Corp. Ltd, is totally debt free! The name "Patouche II" is well respected within the tourism and commercial communities as well as the local government. We have developed a very simple, easy bookkeeping system to handle the financial side of the business. This system reveals all the important business statistics at a glance which contributes markedly to the ease of management.

Because of our success and for our pleasure, we only work this day charter business for 8 months a year. There is definitely plenty of business to justify at least 10 months operation with a 2 month vacation!

There are many advantages to doing business in the BVI: low taxes, low crime, no captain?#128;™s license requirements, all the off-shore benefits, strong currency (US $), cash business, and warm weather; not to mention the perfect winds, crystal clear waters and nights glittering with stars!



Business Transition
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As noted in our business inventory, the V.E.Y. Corporation Fleet License is included. We will spend a minimum of 1 month with the new owner assisting with the business transfer, business and boat training and the introduction to all our business alliances and connections. We are also prepared to teach about our marketing methods specific to the BVI?#128;™s plus the hidden, delicate secrets that we have discovered through trial and error.

Remember, also, that our computer, ?#128;˜Patouche?#128;™ software, website, cellular phone, Hyundai Excel LS, freezer and retail sales inventory are just some of the other amenities also included. Retail sales is a good money maker!

V.E.Y. Corp. Ltd., of course, agrees to sign a five year minimum "no competition " waiver in it?#128;™s related field of day charter.

Why are we selling? We have lived in the Virgin Islands for over 14 years ("Frenchie", 27 years!).Now, for family and health reasons, we feel it is time to make a change.

Best of Both Worlds - Sailing and Snorkeling on Patouche II

Spacious Deck, trampolines, and floating mattresses


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Patouche II was originally built for racing (max 26 knots) plus low maintenance and easy care. She is now fully equipped for commercial daysails (30 passengers plus 3 crew), snorkelling and liveaboard if needed.

LOA: 46 ft.
Beam: 20 ft, 6 in.
Draft: 2 ft., 6 in. boards down: 6 ft.

Design: Peter Spronk Catamaran (St. Martin)
Builder: Geoffery Cook, Virgin Gorda (BVI)
Registry: Road Town, Tortola, BVI
Rigging: Sloop, aluminium mast & boom. Cutter possible
Hulls: Marine plywood with West System/cloth Fiberglas over/ Awlgrip paint, ?#128;˜98 New

Deck: Two part epoxy over silica non-skid, ?#128;˜98 New
Sails: Full battened main ,?#128;™96/ pocket style sailcover, ?#128;˜99 New
120 Genoa with bag, ?#128;˜96
90 jib with bag, ?#128;˜98 New
Sunbrella awning, ?#128;˜96
Steering: Wheel, stainless ?#128;˜98 New & tiller master autopilot
Engine: 50hp Yamaha, ?#128;˜98, on sled
(raises engine high out of water-no drag)-easy maintenance and light weight

Fuel capacity: 20 gal. plus
Ground tackle: Bow - 2 Danforth-47, ?#128;˜97-98 New, -
200ft 3/8 chain/ 200 line (1000 lb. elect. Windlass/dedicated battery
Stern - Danforth-35, ?#128;˜96 - 50ft chain/ 250 line
Electrics: Batteries: 2-120 amp gel (motor/lights), ?#128;˜98
1-120 amp gel (windlass), ?#128;˜98
Generator-Nissan, 120AC, ?#128;˜93
Shore power-110
1000 lb electric windlass
Electronics: VHF, "90
Cellular phone - Motorola, ?#128;˜98
Kenwood radio-tape player, Nov ?#128;˜98 4 speakers (2 Jensen waterproof marine, 96) Variety cassette tapes

Dinghy: 9.3 ft.(6 man) Caribe, fibreglass bottom, ?#128;˜97,on davits (like new)
4hp Yamaha outboard
2 anchors & line
Safety; 38 Coast Guard approved commercial life jackets (never used)
5 life rings
14 floatation belts
15 closed-cell foam double seat cushions
24-man Coast Guard approved commercial life raft
6-man dinghy
2 gun-style flare kits
4 fire extinguishers
Air horn
Ships bell
Emergency tillers
First aid kit

Spot light
Foul weather jackets

Deck Equip; 8 docklines -25ft each (4-new ?#128;˜99), & various misc. lines
8 Large blue fenders & misc. 2 boat hooks
Wire lifelines
Custom decorator salon cushions, ?#128;˜95
4 deck custom lounge cushions, Jan "99 New
4 closed-cell foam floating mattresses, ?#128;˜98 New
16+ closed-cell foam double seat cushions
3 commercial trampolines, ?#128;˜96
2-80 gal. coolers, ?#128;˜95
Snorkel equip:Variety of ladies, mens, childrens silicone masks with snorkels, ?#128;˜97-?#128;™99
Assorted fins, sizes 1-14, ?#128;˜97-?#128;™99
Spares of masks, snorkels, keepers, fins
4 life rings with lines
3 u/w flashlights

Full reference library: marine life (fish, reef creatures, corals, shells),
plants, trees, flowers,birds,, and BVI past and present, pirates.

Port galley: Daysails: Bulk supplies of plates, cups, silverware, napkins, storage & trash bags,cleaning supplies. Serving bowls,baskets, trays, drink pitchers, serving utensils. 

Liveaboard: 2 burner stove, electric/propane fridge/freezer, 2-20 lb. Propane tanks with auto
                        shutoff and smell sensor, fresh water pump (50 gal.water tanks-each hull),
                        cookware & utensils, dishes, silverware, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, etc.

Port: Double bed with commercial grade 6" foam mattress, linens &
pillows, washbasin with hand pump, large mirrors, ample storage, dressing area, hanging closet.
Starboard: Double bed with 3" foam mattress, single v-berth bed, ample storage -
now being used as office/storage.
Starboard head: Boat toilet (spronk design), chemical toilet with holding tank,
mirror, washbasin with hand pump (50 gal. water storage),
full assortment towels, wash cloths, first aid kit, bulk supply - toilet tissue, chemical solution.

****Interior repainted 1996-98: Awlgrip and satin marine epoxy

Last haul out - October ?#128;˜98. The following work was done at that time for season ?#128;˜99:
Hulls commercially sprayed with awlgrip paint
Deck non-skid renewed and freshly painted, marine epoxy
  White epoxy on: Beams
Coachroof Window areas  Antifouling - Horizon, hard
Note:Patouche II is hauled out every year in preparation for each season. She is continuously being up-graded and kept in top condition. Yearly marine surveys are available from 1991-98.



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 Business essentials for the BVI?#128;™s included in the sale:

Corporation Limited?#128;™s name and seal
Local Business/Boat Insurance
Trade License
Work permits
Provisional cruising permits
VHF radio license
Boat registration for commercial use
National Park & Trust permit, sticker
Advertising space at airport and ferry dock
Shore telephone line - deposit paid
Cellular phone & number - deposit paid
Post office box - deposit paid

Excellent credit standing throughout BVI
American Express/VISA/Master Card deposit accounts
VEY Ltd. Bank references
CPA accountant/consultant 

Office supplies included: Computer & software for business management
Internet and fax modem
CD ROM and speakers
Canon Printer
Windows 95 Plus, Microsoft Office 97 and Word Perfect ,Quicken Deluxe 98
Desktop Publishing, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express
Internet web-site.  E-mail address
File cabinet
Letterhead stationery & notepaper
Bulk supply paper, envelopes, stamps
Catalogues of suppliers

General office paraphernalia
Flyers of ?#128;˜99 season
Bulk supply display boxes
7 u/v laminated framed 24x36 posters
Laminated 8 1/2x11 advertising-already distributed to villas
Framed informational pictures-already distributed around island
2 magnetic car signs
6 16x24 vinyl signs posted around island
3 custom signs at boat
3'x5' "Patouche" boat flag
1000 custom postcards

*** Complete loose-leaf notebook listing hotels, restaurants, villas, etc. with
contact names, hints plus our introducing you to the relevant persons in every area!

 ***Other assets included:    5 cubic ft. freezer, ?#128;˜96       Hyundai Excel LS, 4dr., AC, ?#128;˜94
Retail Sales Inventory
Kodak underwater disposable cameras
"Patouche II" T-shirts, 3 designs

Tricolor polo shirts, embroidered "Patouche"logo
Soft-style baseball caps, embroidered logo


?#128;˜V.E.Y. Corp. Ltd, with all assets is for sale at US$349,000


immediate* = June 1st to July 1st 1999, then prior commitments will mean a delay of 6 months

To enquire seriously please E-mail us here.


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