We recently received a great description of fractional boats and yachts and why they make so much sense, so we've reprinted it below pretty much in its entirety.

Here are a selection of companies that set up and manage fractional yacht ownership programs. These companies cover a variety of yacht sizes and a variety of geographic locations. Companies offering smaller boats tend to cover specific geographic regions, while those with larger boats effectively have global offerings to complement the boats capabilities.

A fractional boat plan offers a realistically priced means of enjoying time on the water. As with all fractional plans, you purchase a share of the asset and are thus allocated an amount of usage time. This is an ideal way to make the most of both your time and your money. An additional advantage comes in the form of managed maintenance. Fractional boat plans include a monthly fee that covers -