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From $5,950 – All Season, All Inclusive
The acclaimed Pinnacle Yachts lease-share program allows Members personal use of a magnificent Sea Ray Powerboat or Jeanneau Sailboat from Chicago’s finest marinas without the cost and obligation of ownership. The cost saving benefits of Pinnacle’s yacht share program are undeniable, when compared to expenses associated with purchasing or renting a boat.
No Mortgage – No Down Payment – No Maintenance Costs
Pinnacle Members experience the best parts of yacht ownership, but by-pass the hassles of ownership. They make no down payment, have no mortgage, and have no ongoing maintenance expenses.
Single-Season Lease That Covers Every Expense
Members make personal use of a stylish, well-equipped Sea Ray Powerboat or Jeanneau Sailboat in the 37 to 46 foot range across the entire season for an all-inclusive, single-season lease fee. Operating expenses associated with yacht ownership are eliminated, so Members can enjoy their boat worry free.
Chicago’s Finest Marinas
Pinnacle has thirty-five yachts hailing from five of the most coveted marinas across Chicago’s magnificent lakefront, including Belmont, DuSable, Monroe, Burnham, and 31st Street harbors.
Advanced Scheduling Technology for Planned & Spontaneous Use
Pinnacle’s proprietary technology allows Members to reserve time in advance and enjoy spontaneous use, while maintaining absolute fairness to all Members.
Day, Weekend & Week-Long Cruising
Rather than a one day boat rental, Pinnacle offers private, day-to-day use of a yacht. Pinnacle Members may head-out for a few hours, get away for several days, or cruise for a full week, just as if they owned the yacht.
Sail & Power Lessons by USCG Licensed Masters
Pinnacle provides sailing lessons and powerboat lessons for Members new to yachting, or who wish to enhance their skills prior to taking the helm on their own. Unlike boat rentals, Pinnacle Members go through extensive training so they can drive the boat themselves. Hiring a charter captain is not required unless requested.
Professional Captain Services
Pinnacle connects Members with USCG Licensed Captains as an option to pilot the yacht for those who prefer to focus on family, friends, and business associates.
We Invite You to Join Us!
Since our inception in 1998, our yachts have been entirely sold-out each and every season. Because of the popularity of the program, it is best to act well in advance to secure your share.
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“I have been in a sailing club and a power boat club, and have used charter boat rental companies in Chicago numerous times. Pinnacle Yachts is radically different. As a member you are one of only a few people who lease the boat and sail it privately all season. The boats are built by Sea Ray and Jeanneau, two luxury brands, are in perfect condition and loaded to the hilt. But most impressive is Pinnacle’s scheduling software which avoids the “not-available” problem that boat clubs have because of their first-come nature.”