Description: Young Craft 8.80
Whitsunday's Fishing Charter Business For Sale - The Ultimate Sea change in one of the World's Most Beautiful Spots - Includes Rare 365 GBRMPA Permit
Coral Sea Marina
This sale includes a rare 365 day GBRMPA permit, a requirement to operate commercially in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, providing you with access to 348,700 km² of pristine fishing waters and freedom to choose your own location and hours
Started as a hobby business 10yrs ago, it has taken off exponentially in the last 4 years, getting busier and busier, now needs someone who wants to take it to the next level. There are plenty of future bookings well into the end of 2022, with regular return customers. The crew employed run the boat, as a hobby business I used to do this but it became too busy for me and I am now looking to slow down in life. Whilst really successful now there is huge potential for growth.
The islands, adventures and sea life around the Whitsunday islands are world famous and our fishing charter includes a fully surveyed vessel, equipped with all safety requirements and fishing equipment for commercial use and a 365 day GBRMPA permit, for operation in the marine park all year round, giving you access to the 74 Whitsunday Islands and waters surrounding them. A minimum coxswain certificate is required for the skipper of the vessel and if required I have staff that are certified and skilled, already working within the business.
This is a unique chance to achieve a quality of lifestyle as the business hours can work around you.
Currently operating with a casual pool of staff, the minimum requirement for operation of the vessel is one coxswain to drive the vessel.
Reason for Sale
I started this business in Victoria as a hobby 10 years ago and decided to move it to tropical north Queensland, Airlie Beach, the beautiful Whitsundays, where tourism booms all year round, and since doing so the business has done exceptionally well and grown exponentially. It has become too busy for me now and I am looking to slow down in life, so the decision has been made to sell.
About the Business
Millions of people dream of an opportunity and a lifestyle such as this business offers. I started this business as a hobby 10 years ago but since then it has taken off, becoming too busy for me and it is now needing someone to take it to the next level as a business. Currently averaging 150 to 200 paying customers per month only operating on average 17 days a month. This fishing charter is well renowned both locally, interstate and internationally for offering tours of a lifetime, the reviews on Google, Facebook, Trip Advisor and Fishing Booker are a testamant to this. This business is both an income and a superb lifestyle. The islands, adventures and sea life around the Whitsundays are world famous and this fishing charter is fully permitted to visit all of them including Daydream, Hayman, Hamilton and the iconic Whitehaven Beach which was recently voted the second best beach in the world and can only be accessed by boat. The business comes with a rare 365 day GBRMPA permit which allows commercial operation in the Great Barrier Marine Park all year round. Permits like these are impossible to obtain and can cost in excess of $100K. This business is one of the most popular charter operations in the Whitsundays and will be sold with forward bookings up until the end of 2022. The sale includes a fully surveyed 8.7 metre young craft boat with two 2018 commercial 150hp mercury 4-stroke outboards (with trailer) all equipment onboard the vessel (fishing gear, esky's, ice machine etc), a dedicated phone number, a business website & domain, advertising already in place through Ticketmates, Fishingbooker, Internet Marketing, local tourism agents, Facebook & Google business page etc. Most bookings are taken directly through the dedicated business number which makes this a unique business within the Whitsundays as I do not pay commission to travel agencies. And business mentoring if required for the new owner in the first few weeks off operation, to help you get up and running.
This is a unique chance to achieve a quality of lifestyle most people will only dream about. This is an opportunity to leave behind the hustle and bustle of big city traffic, noise and rush hour. This is a permanent 24 hours a day, 365 days a year adventure for you and your family, a business that works around your lifestyle, working the hours you choose, while enjoying the serenity of beautiful tropical north Queensland. This opportunity wont be available for long, so for a confidential discussion, financial statements and more information, please contact the number provided.
Started as a hobby business in Victoria 10yrs ago and saw the potential of bringing it to tropical north QLD in 2017, since then it has grown too big for me. Airlie Beach entertains in excess of a million tourists every year, and figures keep growing. The brilliant thing about this business is you can work the hours you want, the business works around you, and there's already trained staff in place enabling you to run it the date of purchase and from anywhere in the world.