This is a rare opportunity to purchase a business that not just provides a great income but a glorious way of life, for an "outdoor loving" individual or couple, that can only be envied.
Kiana Sail and Dive has been operating successfully in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands for over 16 years, has an excellent record and reputation in the market and is currently run by the present owners a few hours a week. The purchaser of Kiana, a magnificent 18m (60ft) Steel Ketch, inherits the business and the membership of Whitsundays Sailing Adventures (WSA), a cooperative of charter boat owners that provides marketing, reservation and billing services to its members.
Kiana operates from Abell Point Marina in Airlie Beach, has a crew of 3 (Skipper , Dive Instructor and Deckhand/Cook) and caters to 14 guests.
Kiana has a certified value of $550K, the agreed value of the Company's Insurer (Insurance Certification is available). In addition to the boat the sale includes 2x365 day Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Permits (GBRMPA), one to allow the operation of the charter business and the other the permit for a mooring at Bait Reef. The market value of these permits is at least $50K each as no new permits are to be issued in the Whitsundays.
Ideally the new owner should be an active participant in the operations of the business and have some experience with boats and/or scuba diving. The more involved the owner/ operator the more money he will make. Building a good personal relationship with the clients will always gain new as well as repeat business.
This a great business and a wonderful lifestyle that awaits the new owner. The purchase price is not much more than the certified valuation of the boat. The current owners after an idyllic 16 years are now looking to retire for family reasons (grandchildren in Sydney).
Further information and financial details would be provided after confidentiality requirements have been completed.