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36 Jeanneau, "MoonDance"
36 Gozzard, "Sophie"
36 Selene, "Trickster"
42 Navigator, "Destiny"
47 Bavaria, "Ispirare"
47 Bayliner,
"Dawg House"
49 Meridian,
"Star Dancer"
49 Grand Banks,
"Black Swan"
49 Bavaria, "Saga Tiba"
56 Viking, "Nor Wel"

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Expand Your Charter Horizons Enroll Your Mates, Kids & Crew in an AYC Sailing or Yachting Course

Charter captains shoulder a big responsibility. Why not share the load by enrolling mates, kids and crew in an AYC sailing or yachting school course?

AYC Yachting Instructor Larry Bishop observes that lots of couples take the single and twin-engine yachting courses together and often these couples are moving up to a larger vessel. “It is most important for the mate, either husband or wife, to know how to drive the boat for everyone's safety,” notes Bishop, a former TWA pilot. “It is essential that the mate can start the engine, turn it around and pick-up the man overboard, too.”

Bishop adds that when mates, kids and crew enhance their boat-handling skills through an AYC course, they often learn to enjoy the boating experience on a deeper level. The more they participate, the more satisfying the boating activity. 

Please call AYC at 1-800-233-3004 to book a fun and skill-packed boating course:

ASA 101/103/104
Basic Keelboat / Basic Coastal Cruising / Bareboat Chartering

May 21-24, 28-31; June 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28

Advanced Power Cruising:
May 21-23, 28-30; June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
AYC's One-Way Charters Offer Exciting Adventure Opportunities

At AYC more one-way charters are available than ever. Currently, 15 vessels, both power and sail in the 30 to 50-foot range, are available for charters outside the traditional cruising grounds.

For charter clients looking to explore beyond the San Juans and the Gulf Islands, a one-way charter could be a perfect choice. Reservation Specialist Christine Chinchen explains that orchestrating a one-way charter requires lots of planning and coordination, but it is well worth the effort. While most, one-way charters start in Anacortes and end in Desolation Sound or Port Hardy on the north end of Vancouver Island, the possibilities are many with the help of BC Ferries and Kenmore Air seaplanes.

Let's say customers want to charter the 44 Island Gypsy “R-Escape,” start in Campbell River and cruise the Broughton's for three weeks. Christine confers with the boat's owner and develops options that work for everyone. “AYC offers a Do-It-Your-Way Attitude,” says Christine. “We strive for flexibility that meets our clients' expectations.”

One-way charter customers need a minimum of 10 days to Desolation Sound or two weeks to Port Hardy. Special drop or turn fees apply. Contact Christine to get the scoop at 1-800-233-3004 and checkout the fleet at
Check Out Trawler Fest Anacortes May 20-22, Then Test Drive with AYC

Why not kill three birds with one stone? Peruse the floating stock at Trawler Fest Anacortes May 20 – 22, schedule a 3 to 7-day charter with AYC to test-drive your top choice and purchase a well-priced, used trawler through AYC Yacht Brokers.

Test-drive charters are a smart idea and a great investment, says AYC Broker Fritz Peiffer, “After a charter, prospective buyers have a much more realistic idea how a trawler handles in the wind and rough water and how it suits their needs.”

He explains that many times couples don't know exactly what they want. For sailors transitioning to trawlers, for example, AYC Yacht Brokers often suggest clients evaluate several lengths and styles. Test-driving a trawler is also a good idea for buyers who think they know what they want. After a mini-charter they can rest assured in their choice or re-evaluate their alternatives.

Look for AYC Brokers Fritz and Vann Chinchen at Trawler Fest. They can show you a great selection of handsome and hearty, used trawlers that offer significant savings over buying new. And, they are charter ready!
1-800-233-3004 | Contact AYC
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