The Yacht Of Your Dreams -
A Fraction Of The Cost
Based at the finest
metropolitan marinas in Chicago, Annapolis and Miami, members in Pinnacle's acclaimed shared-yacht program make personal
use of a new, stylish, well-equipped Jeanneau sail or Sea Ray power
yacht across the entire season for an all-inclusive lease fee as low
Yachts by Jeanneau & Sea Ray
The Pinnacle fleet is comprised of sail and
power yachts ranging in size from 34 to 45 feet. All are new yachts
crafted by Jeanneau and Sea Ray - renowned international yacht builders.
Each yacht is equipped and finished to the highest standards, with
sleek hulls and topsides, richly appointed interiors, and advanced
instrumentation. They are performance-cruising yachts that move smoothly
and swiftly across the water. <
Metropolitan Marinas Close To Your Home
Pinnacle Members use their personal yacht in
the wonderful waterways near their home, and have access to their
yacht across the entire season. Pinnacle bases are located at the
finest marinas in major metropolitan areas, allowing Members to use
their yacht frequently without traveling great distances to do so.
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Advanced Scheduling Capabilities
Pinnacle has invested substantially to develop a proprietary system that
allows Members to build a schedule that satisfies their specific usage
desires. Without this essential technology, it would be impossible to
fairly manage the schedule of a premium yacht for shared use.
Conventional scheduling methods are "first-come-first-served". Members are
allowed to grab open time on the calendar with minimal rules for fairness to
others. Unless you are first to reserve your time at the moment it becomes
available, you will likely miss out on dates important to you, and will be
forced to take the leftovers. This approach serves the few first-movers
very well -- but everyone else very poorly.
Pinnacle's approach is entirely different. It is "preference based". It
takes into account each Member's desire to use the yacht for week-long
cruising, week-end getaways, and for special occasions such as
anniversaries, birthdays, business entertaining, and city events. With
these preferences as input, an initial schedule is created simultaneously
for all Members in a way that is fair to everyone using our proprietary
scheduling software. Our approach is not first-come nor seniority based.
People in the program last season have no advantage over newcomers.
Everyone is treated fairly and equally.
Members then select additional dates as the season progress, and may trade
dates with other members, providing tremendous flexibility. Members may
also use their yacht spontaneously if it is not otherwise scheduled and
enjoy a day on the water without charge. < more >
Instruction - Sail & Power
Pinnacle provides instruction for Members new
to yachting, or who wish to further their skills prior to heading-out
on their own. Instruction is conducted on a yacht of the size and
type that the Member will later lease in the Pinnacle fleet. Instruction
focuses on seamanship and navigating the waters near the
Member's home. Members are encouraged to have family and friends attend
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Concierge & Professional Captain Services
For extraordinary personal and business entertaining aboard your yacht, Pinnacle offers Concierge and Professional Captain services of the highest order. An elegant meal or casual eats for a romantic couple or a festive party – your wish is our command. Our Concierges plan and deliver unique experiences aboard your yacht that family, friends and business associates will speak of for years to come. If you would like to hand the helm over and get deep into the festivities yourself, Pinnacle can provide a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain who can tend to the yacht under your direction. Pinnacle Concierges and Professional Captains are wonderful people that make your event truly special and help you shine as the host. < more
Outstanding Maintenance & Support
Pinnacle meticulously cares for each yacht with professional staff that tend to all preventative, routine and urgent service needs. Every yacht is cleaned, inspected and maintained to exacting standards on a frequent, preplanned schedule.
Pinnacle technicians are also dispatched 24/7 to tend to any urgent maintenance items that may occur.
Pinnacle also enhances each boat when they first enter the fleet to make them more robust from the onset.
Pinnacle has invested heavily in spare parts inventory and in advanced technology, both of which contribute to the efficient planning and execution of maintenance operations.
Each yacht is covered by insurance to its
full value less a deductible of $1,500 to $4,000. $2,000,000 of liability
insurance is also carried by Pinnacle on each yacht. Coverage is provided
by an A+ rated insurance company.
The typical Pinnacle Member spends about 13-times
less during the first year, and 5-times less during subsequent years,
for comparable use of the same yacht, than if they owned the yacht
themselves. Also, Pinnacle Members make no down payment, have only
a single-season lease rather than a fifteen-year mortgage, and have
no maintenance obligations whatsoever. <
Pinnacle offers the opportunity to share
a magnificent private yacht for a simple, all-inclusive, single-season
lease fee. Since our inception in 1998, our yachts have been entirely
sold-out every season. Because of the popularity of the program, it
is best to act well in advance of the season to secure a spot. <