Thanks Thom Hello to all ICOMIA members and IFBSO members, ladies & gentleman My name is GB and I am the… here in Chicago at a great time of year from Austin Have you enjoyed Chicago thus far? It is indeed a beautiful city! Blackhawks, Bluesfest, Boating on the lake… As the first slide said I will be discussing what we believe is the next wave in boating participation and that is Fractional Boating. There are plenty of examples of other industries leveraging the fractional model and we will discuss these later. I would like to share a few stories with you that help to illustrate the development of Fractional boating and how it relates to the boater mindset and our ability to grow participation across this category. I expect to discuss this with you for about 30 minutes or so and then we can do a Q&A if necessary.
Greece story We come home to Austin to find this…
When we really wanted this
We are all aware of this reality We knew there was a better way Sharing time, cost, space, headache etc.
We built a technology solution to facilitate the details around sharing a boat amongst several disparate individuals
2003-2007 growth years 08-09 were challenging years and we retrenched and invested in our technology assets to strengthen our platform to grow on
Fractional is positioned well for the next several years Positioned to leverage and take advantage of the market shifts that have occurred and will continue to occur
Best way to explain what FB is is to tell you what it is not… It is not Frac ownership – key issues with frac own are exit and financing Solved for many of the inherent issues with fractional ownership (financing, value after the fact, 2ndary market, etc) We are talking more about shared access not shared ownership. Fractional boating is a balance between member usage and owner usage Owners get the many benefits of ownership and eliminate many of the hassles as the manager handles the operations Members obtain access through a membership and own 0% of the boat and can come and go and “try before you buy” We have many stories regarding people that have joined SailTime as a member and have purchased a boat in or out of ST
Busy Time starved DINK Families young and older New Re entering With and without capiital
Try before you buy
1000 fb followers 9169 twitter followers
SailTime ICOMIA preso 2010
“ The next wave” Fractional boating growing participation ICOMIA/IFBSO
<ul><li>George Bonelli </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman and Founder of SailTime </li></ul>
Boating on ramp… <ul><li>Membership products to suit various needs </li></ul><ul><li>Boating training </li></ul><ul><li>Local, regional and broader charter access </li></ul><ul><li>Flotilla and experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Full spectrum of experiences </li></ul>
Long term boaters… <ul><li>Low risk, ease of entry </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely positive experience (initial +) </li></ul><ul><li>Remain in boating </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase boats and products and stay as life long boaters </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle integration and global access </li></ul>
The results… <ul><li>“ Single best idea to increase boating participation in years” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Peterson – Director, Hunter Marine </li></ul></ul>
Increased participation… The Numbers: Memorial Day week 667 NA reservations 234 EU reservations 901 Reservations
Customers tell it like it is… "Having a family with two careers, we don't have as much time for boating as we would like. With SailTime, every hour we spend on sailing, we spend actually sailing." "A sailor's dream - a beautiful boat, always ready to sail and, no maintenance worries." "For me, since I travel a lot, SailTime is the best deal going. It eliminates having to do any maintenance and the boat is always in impeccable shape and ready to go and enjoy."
Spreading the passion… SailTime is recognized as one of the top 20 most influential tweeters in the world of sailing by WeFollow.com
Category expansion… <ul><li>Existing companies expanding footprint </li></ul><ul><li>New entrants and growth opportunities are popping up across the landscape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul>
Fractional is the wave of the future… <ul><li>Easy, low barrier access to boating </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses differing consumer needs </li></ul><ul><li>Insures great experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Increases market size </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates customer life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Provides synergies in sales and distribution of new product </li></ul>