The smartest way
to own a boat

We make the luxurious boat lifestyle accessible to you

The smartest way
to own a boat

We make the luxurious boat lifestyle accessible to you

Wouldn’t you prefer to be boating?

Smart Boating provides a unique boat share service that enables you to start living your dreams on the water today! Enjoy all the leisure with none of the hassle… at a fraction of the cost of owning a boat in the traditional way.

Time

Our walk-on walk-off service means you maximise your time on the water. When you arrive at the marina, your boat is always ready to go – leave all the cleaning and admin to us!

Lifestyle

Our boats are available now, so you can be on the water immediately.  You don’t need to deal with the issues often involved in regular boat ownership, so why wait any longer?

Investment

Your costs are clearly outlined from the beginning. The boat is a true investment, and your share has a discernible value. A great alternative to traditional boat ownership!

Find your perfect boat share

Whether it’s a smooth sailing yacht, lively motor cruiser or luxuriously spacious catamaran, we have the perfect boat share for you.

Jeanneau NC11

10% share $49,500 | Monthly fee $793

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Bayview

Jeanneau NC11 features spacious daytime living spaces, including a dining area and galley arranged around a spacious deck saloon.


DETAILS

Our boat share model

With Smart Boating you own 100% of your boat, 10% of the time.

You purchase equity in a boat and pay a monthly fee for maintenance expenses and running costs (excluding fuel on certain boats). Your 10% ownership of the boat entitles you to a minimum of 34 days per year and unlimited stand-by access.

It’s simply brilliant.


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BOAT SHARE MODEL
SINGLE BOAT OWNERSHIP
1 You own 10% of the equity in the asset.
You own and are responsible for every aspect of the boat including maintenance.
2 Great selection of world-class yachts, motorboats and catamarans available now. One single boat option in one or limited locations.
3 Up to 34 sailing days a year, with unlimited stand-by days. Regardless of how many days you use your own boat, you are up for all the fixed and variable costs in its entirety

A boat is not a bottle of wine in the cellar. Leaving it alone will not enhance its value.
4 Your share is a tradable asset, which you are free to on-sell at any time to anyone for any price. Selling a boat in its entirety might be harder than selling only a share.

Easy booking system

Online or via your smart device, make your booking today.

Our tailored booking system is easy to use. It provides you with all the information you need – your upcoming bookings, how many remaining days you have and your relevant boat details.

FAQs

Do you have any questions? Maybe these answers will help.

Yes. Your unit in the Trust is a tradable asset, which you are free to on-sell at any time to anyone for any price.

However, the new owner will have to satisfy certain conditions to protect the remaining owners and pay for their familiarisation session on the boat (cost of $250 incl GST + expenses).

Smart Boating will broker a unit for you for a 5% + GST share of the sale price achieved.

The syndicate agreement runs for five years, at which time the boat is sold and the net proceeds are then returned to each owner according to the equity they hold.

This has the benefit of giving you the best resale value and is before maintenance costs would start to increase on the boat. Many owners stay with us and move on to a new yacht or upgrade to a larger model.

No, basically everything is included.

The only additional costs to bear in mind are the cost for acquiring and installing additional equipment voted upon by the owners themselves, any insurance excess payments that may become due following a claim, stand-by use fees, any contingency fund top ups needed and, for motorboat owners, the cost of fuel used.

Every boat is comprehensively fitted out with all the necessary equipment and luxuries, including cooking utensils, bedding, hot/cold showers, stereo with CD player, iPod connection and cockpit speakers, barbecue, electric fridge and icebox, bimini and boom awning, wind, depth and speed instruments, electric flush toilet, electric anchor winch and safety gear.

In the unlikely event of damage, each owner has signed an agreement to pay for any damage they cause to the boat.

The boat will be fully insured, which should limit this liability to a maximum insurance excess of $2,000.

The boat and equipment are initially covered by a manufacturer’s warranty and there is an allowance in the monthly fee that goes into a sinking fund for unpredictable expenses.

  • We use carefully selected brands and boats that are ideal for multiple owner use and that we believe will achieve the best resale values in five years’ time.
  • We have an office open seven days a week where your boat is berthed and have a team available for any assistance required with berthing or the boat’s administration and operation.
  • We offer the full range of maintenance services from the marina, which prevents the unreliability of contractors who may not care for your boat as we would.
  • We can offer all syndicate owners additional training from qualified instructors.
  • We have an on-water breakdown service available to you throughout Pittwater/Broken Bay/The Hawkesbury River. (Note – charges may apply for this service.)
  • Your boat will always be cleaned and prepared for your use before you arrive with the tanks full, fridge cold, hatches opened and batteries charged – simply walk on and sail off.

This is a common question and really depends on the person at the helm. Luckily for you, a member of the Smart Boating team will be around to jump on board and give you a hand.

Maybe you’re concerned because you don’t know how to sail? To be honest, if you have enough skills to manage a motorboat it would take very little to gain the skills you need to manage a yacht. All our yachts have reliable and convenient in-mast furling.

Our ‘learn to sail a yacht’ courses are great value and perfect to get you up to standard. Or we can arrange one-on-one training to suit your specific needs.

And talking of sailing… have you considered how relaxing sailing is? But can you find peace, quiet and performance on a powerboat, too? Yes, of course you can!

Our Integrity 380 powerboat gets you where you need to go quietly and quickly, at up to 14 knots. This easy to handle motor cruiser boasts the space and comfort you’d expect from a 36+ footer!

No. To ensure the vessel is kept at a high standard and for the safety of the dog and comfort of the other owners, we don’t allow you to bring any animals on board.

Yes – and we even have dedicated Smart Boating buoys in designated areas.

Testimonials

Our boat owners are just like you and they are living their best life. Read what they have to say about their Smart Boating experiences.

“We were amazed at what Smart Boating delivered for our money compared to buying our own boat outright. Both David and Martin are friendly and relaxed, and one of them is always around to help or give advice if I want it. If there are any little problems with the boat, they are always sorted out straight away. “


Mike Weedon, Hanse 345

“We simply walk on – and walk off at the end of the day, and there’s no time wasted maintaining or worrying about the boat – we leave all that to Smart Boating. We were looking for ease of use and that’s what Smart Boating delivers. We get to enjoy all the good bits about owning a boat and we leave all the hard bits to Smart Boating.”


Mark Tyler, Integrity 380

“Our share in ‘Infinity’ has not only given us more time together as a family… it has given us so much pleasure and some very precious memories – at a fraction of the cost of owning our own boat outright.”


Richard Body, Lagoon 38

The boat is always perfect. The people at Smart Boating deliver what they say they are going to deliver – a walk-on walk-off service. And they deliver it every time. We arrive to a clean boat, full of fuel and water, with fresh linen on board. We don’t have to worry about anything. We just head off up Pittwater and relax.”


Megan and Adrian Barnes, Hanse 370

Hi Martin, team. Just a short note to say thank you for a seamless onboarding to Smartboating and Laguna. I have just returned from our maiden voyage/weekend booking, everything was in order and all had a great experience. Congrats on your product and service.


Andrew Riggs, Lagoon 42

“I wanted to say thank you for making the experience so memorable. We have so valued and enjoyed our time on the water with you support and service. We look back as being so fortunate in having Smart Boating look after us.”


Frank Sowden, Integrity 380

Smartboating offers a great product and 6-star service


Ray Walsh, Integrity 380

Contact Us

If you hear the sea calling you… don’t wait another minute, contact Smart Boating today!

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