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Old 03-24-2020, 09:30 AM
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Default Charter Fishermen Question: How do you do it?

Hi all - I'm just trying to understand charters better and was wondering what the ins and outs of your charter business is like? How long did it take you to turn a profit after initial set up, and what's the more challenging aspects of your profession? What would you do differently in terms of business decisions, investments, etc.?

If you have pictures of your boats or fishing trips, feel free to share!

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It's pretty easy actually! Just buy a boat in the $400k range and you should be good to go! If you work 7 days a week during the on season you should be able to make a profit. Hire stupid people and pay them with drugs, triple book all your trips and when the customer realizes they cant go keep their deposit! Keep the motors at or right under 7000 rpms everywhere you go. If you run out of customers cause the mgfc done took your jobs just run drugs and illegals out of south america and you will most likely accomplish your dreams
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ins and outs of your charter business is like?
- i put my boat in and out every trip as to justify the new f350 every season.

How long did it take you to turn a profit after initial set up?
- technically, day one - would have been doing the same thing and not getting paid.

and what's the more challenging aspects of your profession?
- customers.

What would you do differently in terms of business decisions, investments, etc.?
- i guess i shoulda bought more apple and microsoft in the 90s.
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I know two really good charter fishermen....one of them has a doctor for a wife. The other has a CPA for a wife.

I found out that I could make more money fixing fishing reels than running 12 hour charters. Which is about what a normal day was for me when I was trailering my boat.
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Charter capt: Teacher, accountant, repairman, salesman, entertainer, scheduler, web developer, weatherman, blogger, writer, baby-sitter for drunks (occasionally) and a fisherman
Most challenging aspects: Accounting, making time for services and repairs, controlling expenses
Uncontrollable hurdles: weather and tightening fishing regulations
Pain in butt: Advertising /selling trips, keeping a schedule..
Best part: not being in an office wishing you were fishing.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
I know two really good charter fishermen....one of them has a doctor for a wife. The other has a CPA for a wife.

I found out that I could make more money fixing fishing reels than running 12 hour charters. Which is about what a normal day was for me when I was trailering my boat.

Damn Rick, you suck..

My wife doesn't work.

I make so much money in the charter business she doesn't have to so Rick has no clue.

The herd is fixing to get very thin with what is happening. Were gonna find out who quit their day job and were relying on the wife, mommy and daddy to support their hobby and life style.

I feel bad for the young dreamers trying out there but the reality check is coming which may mean no check very soon. It also may mean a reduced income for their better half.
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How do you make a million dollars charter fishing?

Start with 2 million.

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