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Is Investing in Yacht Charter profitable today? Yacht Charter Market Analysis

In the last 14 years at Rodriquez Consulting we have served a variety of yacht charter companies and private owners who were keen on chartering their yachts. More often than we would expect we get asked the usual questions: Is yacht charter profitable and/or is it a good business to get in? or Can investing in yacht charter be profitable?

In many industries the above questions would be rather simple questions to answer. However, in the yachting industry answering these questions with anything else other than “It depends..” requires us to get into more details. At the very least, we need to get into the specifics of the size segment you choose, primary geographic area and the yacht charter business model that you intend to implement.

To most people Yacht Charter rates seem to be very high as an absolute per-week-value, but are they high enough when you consider the cost of the asset/s (the yacht/s) and its running costs? The latter can have a very large range as variable costs depending on how and where the vessel is managed and can make a significant difference. Ultimately, it the acquisition price (the price of the vessel) that is crucial but the variable and fix costs are the ones that can determine whether the operation (your yacht charter business) is profitable or not.  If you are looking to build a business plan to charter yachts and get in the business this article will be useful, however, you might want to contact us for more ad-hoc support. Read more

Wealth Trends and HNWI prospecting

Wealth Trends and HNW leads

Wealth trends and Tools for HNWI prospecting

 

The global recovery continues to show signs of weakness. Heightened Eurozone financial market and sovereign distress, stuttering recovery in the U.S. and slower than expected growth in major emerging market economies are the main drivers behind the IMF’s recent adjustment of its forecast for global growth downwards to 3.5% for 2012 and 3.9% for 2013. The two main assumptions that the forecast is founded upon are policy action in the Eurozone that allows financial conditions to ease gradually and recent monetary policy changes in emerging market economies gaining traction.

The continual recurrence of financial market distress leading to sovereign distress and bailout packages that provide temporary relief in the Eurozone heightens the potential for uncontrolled default and Euro exits. Both these scenarios will certainly have a severe impact on global economic growth prospects and wealth growth.

WEALTH TRENDS

Investment

UHNW investors are shifting their wealth into private companies, real estate and commodities.

Risk aversion is largely reflected in the shift away from speculative financial investments to hard assets.

Professionals and institutions engaging with UHNWIs should consider strategies and approaches that address the current concerns and focus of these clients.

Reduction in Tax Exposure

As governments around the world look to revive state finances through higher and stricter taxation regimes, UHNWIs look to reduce their tax exposure through a shift to territories with beneficial tax regimes. Professionals engaging with the ultra wealthy need to consider strategies that reduce tax exposure and address their clients’ concerns.

WEALTH CURRENTS

2012 at was  a year of shifting wealth currents, with the broad direction for wealth flows going eastwards. Eurozone UHNWIs, concerned over volatility and distress in sovereign and financial markets, have shifted wealth away from the periphery towards core economies with Germany and Switzerland as favored destinations on the Continent. Other beneficiaries include the United Kingdom, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The shift in wealth growth to emerging economies poses a challenge for wealth management firms based in the U.S. and Europe, who need to convince clients of their long term viability. In contrast, finding and keeping talent in developing markets is a key success factor as wealth management firms need to invest in human capital to capitalize on the opportunities presented by the shift.

STATE OF WORLD’S UHNW POPULATION

  •       The global UHNW population stands at 187,380 with a combined wealth of US$25.8 trillion. Combined wealth attributable to this segment shrank by 1.8% from a year ago. The decrease was largely driven by the Eurozone crisis and a slowdown in emerging economies.
  •       Oceania saw the greatest growth in UHNW population, with an increase of 5.9%, largely driven by the continued growth of Australia.
  •       Asia, in contrast, saw the largest percentage reduction in UHNW population amongst the regions. The 2.1% reduction in UHNW population is a result of poor equity performance, particularly in Japan, China and India.
  •       Combined wealth loss was highest in Asia as Hong Kong, China and Japan led wealth loss across the region.
  •       The U.S. leads in terms of real growth in UHNW population numbers, with 2,250 UHNWIs joining the ranks of the ultra wealthy. The combined total wealth of the U.S. UHNW population expanded by US$ 265 billion.

For more information or to receive a copy of our complete Wealth Report or our most recent Yachting Industry Market Analysis please contact us Market@RodriquezConsulting.com

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Super Yacht Market Study 2014

After Cannes boat show while just approaching from the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 the RC team is matching the Super Yacht Market Study 2014 forecasts with industry experts and shipyard owners and managers opinion together while cross matching Yacht launches with the yacht registries around the world for yachts over 80 feet.

The industry is no longer shy to attack new emerging markets and areas where we have identified the highest growth in wealth in terms of volume and in terms of number of HNWI (high net worth individuals) and billionaires.

In order to give more support to our clients we have added the following elements to our Super Yacht Market Study for 2014 and cross matched our forecasts with a variaty of sources in order to assure maximum reliability.

Furthermore, after several custom requests we have also elaborated specific drill-in on products like antifouling paints and many other specific components that are fundamental in for the life of a vessel.

Here are some elements extracted from the latest version:

Power Super Yacht evolution backlog by length

Power Super Yacht evolution backlog by product type

Power Super Yacht evolution backlog for construction materials

Sail Super Yacht evolution backlog by length

Sail Super Yacht evolution backlog for construction materials

Evolution of the Super Yacht Market Volume

Super Yacht Market Evolution cathergorized by business macro segments

Power Super Yacht Market Evolution by length

Power Super Yacht Market Evolution by product type

Sail Super Yacht Market Evolution by length

Super Yacht Market Evolution for main geographical areas

New Deliveries Evolution vs. Destock and pre-owned Market

Evolution of the Market Value of Super Yachts

Identifying the drivers of the market for Super Yachts

Trend number of HNWI by geographical areas

HNWI population Evolution 2005-14

HNWI wealth Trend by geographical areas

HNWI wealth Evolution 2005-14

Population Ranking HNWI for geographical areas

HNWI wealth Breakdown

HNWI allocation “Investments of Passion”/Vanity Investments

HNWI population age distribution

HNWI Population Sex allocation

Sizing the number of Billionaires by Macro geographical areas (2012-13-14)

Top 10 Countries in terms of number of Billionaires (2012-13-14)

Top 10 Countries in terms of average growth in the number of Billionaires (2013-14)

Market Evolution for Marine and Luxury products vs. No. of HNWI’s And Billionaires

Correlation analysis of the Market with business drivers

Super Yacht Market Forecasts

Power Super Yacht Market Forecast

Sail Super Yacht Market Forecast

Super Yacht Market Forecast classified by geographical areas