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2011 One Way Cruising Opportunities & Alaska Charter Legs Available
Call our office to explore the options available for a One Way to Desolation Sound or further on our Bavaria 36, "Escape" along with Alaska One Way Legs available on our 41' President "Silver Satin" and our Meridian 54, "Gamapotay".

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Book Your 2011 Charter at this Year's Rates

AYC early birds get at least three fat worms. By booking now for their 2011 charter, AYC customers have a full choice of vessels and dates. This is the best way to nail down preferred boats and departures.

The second "worm" is a 5 percent discount when next year's charter is paid in full by within 14 days of booking. This smart planning saves even more money because it avoids the inevitable — higher rates starting in January. A third delicious, early bird "worm" is the peace of mind that charterers enjoy knowing their vacation is planned and paid for.

AfriCat 42 Blows Northwest Boaters' Minds

AYC invites boaters to experience a new dimension in roominess when they charter the AfriCat 42 "New Adventure." It is the ONLY power cat in its class for charter in the NW and it exudes luxury, speed and spaciousness.

AYC Yacht Broker Vann Chinchen helped bring the vessel to the Northwest in 2008. "It's a massive boat for a 42-footer," explains Vann. "Not only does this big multihull have almost twice as much area as a typical 42-foot monohull, the stateroom layout is great and the stability is superb!"

In a Yacht Forums review of the AfriCat 42, Capt. Chuck Gnaegy asks, "When does a 42' vessel qualify as a yacht?"

His answer: "When it's an AfriCat 42!"

"The AfriCat sports a bountiful 22' beam, huge staterooms with ensuite luxury, full capacity for 6 (people) in quietude and splendor," writes Gnaegy about the South African-built catamaran. "Her 3' draft allows for unlimited cruising, her amenities flaunt indoor and outdoor space equal to a 70-footer and she struts across the seas at a fleet 24 knots."

AYC Makes Chartering Easy — Admiral's Enjoy Huge Benefits

"The top reason Admirals return year-after-year is customer service," reports AYC's Mike Lovell. "We treat our customers like long, lost friends."

Admiral's Club members are loyal customers who have chartered with AYC five or more times. Captain's Club members are those who have chartered with AYC or have taken a power or sail course in the previous two years.

The top perk is probably the Exclusive Departure and Return Day Privileges Program, says Mike. Due to the fact that Admirals are veteran charterers, AYC personalizes the briefing to each customer, making it as compact or complete as desired. In addition, the checkout can be accomplished the night before to allow for an early jump on departure.

Upon return to the charter base, Admirals are invited to park at the fuel dock and simply unload. No fuss, no muss, the AYC staff takes over from here. It tends to the anti-climactic concerns of refueling and moving the vessel to its slip at no additional charge.

Oh, yes, upon booking a charter, Admirals receive a free Waggoner Cruising Guide. (More Info)

Gulf Islands' Hastings House Caters to AYC Boaters' Sophisticated Tastes

Sure it is fun to "play house" on your AYC charter vessel. But even the most diehard barbecue fan will relinquish the tongs and shower up for a classy dinner at the Hastings House in Ganges Harbor on Salt Spring Island. Located a short walk from the marina, AYC customers often report that a highlight of their Gulf Islands cruise was one of Chef Marcel Kauer's full English breakfasts, afternoon tea or dinner on the Verandah.

Hastings House's claims to fame are many including the use of island fresh ingredients and an award-winning wine list. For the first course you might dine on grilled local deep sea scallops, sweet pepper and cilantro salsa and potato hay paired with a 2007 Poplar Grove Pinot Gris. Second course might include chilled Dungeness crab consommé with Shiitake mushrooms and bronze fennel paired with a 2008 Garry Oaks Blanc de Noir. Course number three might be lamb or salmon paired with a 2005 Kettle Valley Old Main Red and for dessert, look for dark Belgian chocolate and espresso mousse cake with more Old Main Red.

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