Champagne toasts during Yachts Miami Beach marked the launch of AvYachts, a shared yacht ownership company that offers members shared ownership at 1/5th the cost of full ownership as well as VIP concierge services for the ultimate yachting experience.
With the unique AVYachts app, the convenience of yacht charter and private jet travel are combined into one package. For a single monthly fee, owners enjoy turnkey yacht management, maintenance and concierge services while benefiting from full yacht ownership privileges for as little as a 20% share of the cost.
The vision of CEO Herb Postma, maritime and aviation lawyer Michael Moore and COO Kathy Kennedy, is to provide the yachting experience to individuals without the hassles of full yacht ownership, while providing a more stable option than charter.
“From door-to-yacht private jet transportation to experiences on the finest yachts worldwide, AvYachts represents the next generation of complete luxury lifestyle enjoyment in a cost-effective package.” says Postma.
AvYachts’ Paradise Getaway Card provides members with customized yachting experiences by the day (with a three day minimum), or a full week aboard a private luxury yacht, anywhere in the world, for a single fee.
Postma brings over 30 years of yacht ownership and management experience to the team, having served as the Owner/CEO of the world’s largest Hatteras Yachts dealership in Fort Lauderdale. He was also the founder of Westship, buildng the first composite yachts over 100 feet in the US.
Building on his experience in production boat building and management, Postma has created a set fee structure for members of AVYachts, offering a 20% share in a fully refitted 2012 112’ Westport yacht for a purchase price of $1,780,000, plus a total annual cost of $260,000. Financing options are available.
Owners can enjoy use of the fully crewed yacht for six weeks each year, complete with their personal effects every time they step onboard. They will also have the option to exchange one or more of their weeks with another owner/member on a similar yacht anywhere in the world.