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Tech Billionaire Launches ‘NetJet for Yachts’ With Fleet Miami

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor collects yachts the way some enthusiasts collect watches or cars. And when you make your living at the top of the tech world, it seems simple enough to launch a small company with a minimum $250,000 membership fee, right?

Well, for Saylor, it is. His newest venture, Fleet Miami, lets members purchase blocks of credits to be exchanged for charter across a fleet of luxury yachts, many of which are part of Saylor’s personal collection.

Buy in to rent the 154′, five-stateroom “Usher,” the acclaimed 147′, Feadship “Harle” with its crew of nine, the 87′ “Moksha” or the more manageable 35-passenger, 36′ “Julia” for a quick cruise around Biscayne Bay. Crave a trip, not just a three-hour tour? Buy a seven-day charter through the Florida Keys for  $70,000-$280,000, depending on yacht selection.

In a post on his personal Facebook page, owner/founder Saylor made light of his new venture, writing “think of it as NetJets for yachts, albeit more exclusive and less ambitious.” Nice one.

We’re excited to see where this new company sails in the coming months.



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McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for Forbes Travel Guide, Travel channel, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, Robb Report, and many more. She’s always look­ing for unique roundups, trend sto­ries, and infor­ma­tion on hotel and resort open­ings and devel­op­ments world­wide.Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +

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