Double Your Money With Sailboats

Just How Realistic is 100% ROI?

For some, success will be measured by their ability to flip a few boats and end up with the boat of their dreams for pennies on the dollar. Beginning with, say, a thousand dollars, they can start off very small and keep doubling* their money, reinvesting 100% of the principal and profits until they find themselves at the helm of the yacht they wish to keep.


How to Turn $1,000 into $256,000 at 100% ROI per boat

Total Investment (Boat Purchase + Expenses) Resale Price
$1,000 $2,000
$2,000 $4,000
$4,000 $8,000
$8,000 $16,000
$16,000 $32,000
$32,000 $64,000
$64,000 $128,000
$128,000 $256,000


*While ‘doubling their money’ on each boat may seem a bit pie-in-the-sky to the novice investor, it’s only 10% more aggressive than the standard real estate formula for financing and flipping houses (usually expressed as 60% LTV or Loan-to-Value).

In this category, we find sailors from every walk of life and economic background; individuals who may not even qualify to buy a new car, but they own a quarter-million dollar sailing yacht…and they paid cash for it.

You can see from the table that it takes just 8 sailboats and $1,000 of ‘seed money’ to create $256,000. It’s incredible, to be sure, but not at all unrealistic.

What’s even more realistic, however, is that the individual will start off with more than $1,000. We illustrated the most conservative beginnings possible in order to show how it can be done on a shoestring budget. But if we start with just $10,000, similar results can be achieved with less time and effort, more or less skipping the first 3 boats:


How to Turn $10,000 into $320,000 at 100% ROI Per Boat

Total Investment (Boat Purchase + Expenses) Resale Price
$10,000 $20,000
$20,000 $40,000
$40,000 $80,000
$80,000 $160,000
$160,000 $320,000


Regardless of one’s current economic status or how much capital they have available for getting started, the fundamentals of this basic business plan can be carried over from one boat to the next, each time we buy or sell. It’s a time-tested approach to flipping sailboats.

If you are interested in more advanced tactics, there are numerous ways you can increase that ROI to 300% or more, using conventional finance techniques that are specially modified for sailboats.

If cash-based, ‘double-your-money’ transactions are what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. It’s a tried and true formula that works, and it’s the mainĀ focus of several chapters in the Start a Sailboat Flipping Business course.

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