One of the most breathtaking experiences you can ever have is of riding in the lap of luxury aboard some of the most exquisite yachts and enjoying the vast seas and cool breeze, without having to buy your own boat. Fulfilling this dream is the Greenwich based, Barton & Gray, a company that has made the day boating phenomenon into a lucrative and highly successful business practice. The dayboat time-share club market has since become an extremely thriving vertical, where interested clients can simply rent a boat for several hours and enjoy their trip in the waves.
Tim Barton and Doug Gray founded the company now called, Barton & Gray and started off with a Hinckley Picnic boat, which is considered to be one of the finest yachts in the market. The boat is made of teak-adorned, fiberglass and the vessel is powered by jet engine. Furthermore, the Hinckley features a fully complimented galley, along with belowdecks air conditioning, leather seating and a swim platform. This incredible boat comes with a price tag of $750,000. Both Mr. Barton and Mr. Gray created a business model for their new venture, wherein, the clients need only pay an one time initiation fee of $6,000 and then choose from three different packages as per their likings, of which the grandest of all is the Admiral Card, that gives the customers the freedom of unlimited outings for a mere $37,500 a year.
According to the Barton & Gray,
“Intended for mariners with tough schedules or the fanatical. Members’ Mariners Card is good for booking any boat in the fleet in any location, making it “the world’s only yachting debit card.”
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