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Australian Management Program

Personal use and enjoyment

Australian boat owners are able to use similar size yacht 2 weeks/year in other DYC bases such as New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Seychelles, Caribbean and Mediterranean, on top of the 4 weeks in the Whitsundays.

A significant part of owning a charter boat is for your own personal use and enjoyment, something which we encourage you to do. Most owners use their boats for around 4 weeks a year, more if you can make the time.  As the owner, you are not restricted in range so you can cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, further along the Queensland coast or discover the world in any of our Dream Yacht Charter destinations.

Owner benefits

As a Dream Yacht Charter and Sales Australian Management Program yacht owner, you receive these benefits:

Buying a yacht with QYC/DYC

Dream Yacht Sales has access to the Major Manufacturers in Europe as a member of the DYC Group. We buy our boats directly from companies such as Beneteau, Lagoon Catamarans, Jeanneau, Fountaine Pajot Catamarans, Catana Catamarans and DuFour.

We look after the entire process from ordering the boat until the day the boat commences its first charter with us. We have a team of Professionals that have been dealing with Shipyards in Europe for the past 25 years.
A hallmark of QYC is keeping a balance between charter income and maintaining the condition and value of your boat. We are happy to provide owner references if required. Several of our owners have placed second boats into the fleet.

Charter income

The vessel retains 65% of the net income which is paid to you monthly, less QYC’s Management and Marketing fee of 35%.This income split allows for the vessel to be maintained in tip-top condition and for QYC to advertise and promote the boat worldwide and operate a professional base with the best qualified staff in the all Industry.

Income projection

In the 20112-2013 Financial year we are pleased to advise that 50% of our fleet were meeting or exceeding average income (25 weeks) projections , 29% were meeting base line Projections (22 weeks) and just 21% were below these targets. Charters average around 7 nights based on current charter information.

Charter base

We operate from premium office and berth locations in Abell Pt Marina, the Whitsunday’s only full service marina. For boat owners and charter guests this translates into efficiency of operations and access to specialist services with all facilities and shopping in Airlie Beach close by. We can also start/finish charters at Hamilton Island.

QYC/DYC’s reputation for great holidays and quality boats means a high rate of repeat and referral business.

Our marketing and promotional activities

Queensland Yacht Charters is well known in Australia and internationally, even more now due to the fact that we are part of Dream Yacht Charter. We attend all major Australian boat shows as well international shows in New Zealand, Europe, The USA and Asia. We work with more than 100 booking agent worldwide that have direct access to our booking system with DYC. Our long time in business means an excellent and loyal customer base of repeat and referral business through our quarterly e-news.

Queensland Yacht Charters (QYC) has run a successful charter boat ownership program in the Whitsundays since 1989.

Today we continue to offer our boat owners a personal and professional charter business management service along with a full maintenance program to keep your boat in excellent condition.  We are now a member of the world’s second largest charter group, Dream Yacht Charter with 41 bases worldwide.

Australian management program

Program features

Reciprocal use Owner use Revenue Operating costs Professional maintenance
Yes – worldwide 2 weeks No limit 65% Owner Yes (no phase-out)


Financing Down payment Duration Brokerage support Yacht brands Construction
Yes O% -Minimum 2 Season Yes
Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Cantana, Bali, Nautitech, Bakri Cono, NEEL
Completely customize layout as well as equipment4

1) Sailing time: Number of weeks of owner use. 2) For qualified buyers, some restrictions may apply. 3) Yacht can be removed from the fleet at any time with adequate notice. 4) All yachts must have maximum cabin configurations.

Boats available with this program

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If you would like to discuss the Australian Management Program please contact our sales team.