How does one acquire a Treasure Coast lease and what is the typical cost?

LM

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I know we have some here who have done it.
What's the process?
 

stevemc

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The start time is right now every year. End of May early June. Subcontractors pay $2000 per boat, boat must have blowers, and use yellow polypropylene anchor lines on all 3 anchors. Daily logs are sent in electronically monthly, by the end of the month. Everything is written down. Finds are tagged and bagged and kept in water. Not beer can parts. These are turned in at end of season. You need to contact Queens Jewels, and then John Brandon, fir a meet up and sign up. He goes over everything. You get a copy of the subcontractor agreement which is always kept on the boat and a bunch of tags. I can answer any more questions. Steve.
 

stevemc

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Yes, besides the $2000 and a fully rigged boat, the state takes 20 percent, then you split what is left with Queens Jewels. Of anything you find.
 

xaos

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to answer the OP...

bottom line...you dont acquire a lease...

you work an existing one...
 

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to answer the OP...

bottom line...you dont acquire a lease...

you work an existing one...

Xaos you are right. You become a sub-contractor working under the Brisbane's lease.
 

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how do they keep the subs honest?
brady
I asked John Brandon about this a while back.
If there is any question about the applicant's honesty, they do not get a subcontract. Subcontractors and crew are all subject to background checks, etc.
Got a bad reputation, bad credit or can't get along with people? You won't get a subcontract. Basically you are going into business with 1715 Fleet - Queen's Jewels so they have a right to be picky.
Is it fair? I dunno...but it is the way it is...
 

sphillips

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I asked John Brandon about this a while back.
If there is any question about the applicant's honesty, they do not get a subcontract. Subcontractors and crew are all subject to background checks, etc.
Got a bad reputation, bad credit or can't get along with people? You won't get a subcontract. Basically you are going into business with 1715 Fleet - Queen's Jewels so they have a right to be picky.
Is it fair? I dunno...but it is the way it is...

"Is it fair?" Absolutely, too risky a venture to otherwise.
 

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