Introducing Waypoints® – A Network of Independent Yacht Charter Companies Connected by Commitment to Quality

After four decades of helping yacht owners find the ideal location to place their yacht into charter management, Atlantic Cruising Yachts has announced the formation of Waypoints® — a network of affiliated, independently-owned, boutique charter bases.

The sailing public will experience the Waypoints® network for the first time at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 5. Affiliated locations include Cruise Annapolis in the Chesapeake, Cruise Abaco in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands Yacht Charters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, BVI Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands,  and Sailing Florida on Florida’s Gulf Coast.Continue Reading…

Get Prequalified Before the Boat Show for a VIP Experience

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is partnering with expert marine financing solutions provider LH-Finance. This strategic partnership includes not only retail and inventory financing, but also teaming up to offer a VIP experience for pre-qualified buyers at the United States Sailboat Shows in Annapolis. Customers who are pre-qualified will receive free admission for two and a VIP package that includes a parking voucher, Mercedes-exclusive drivers for hotel to boat show transportation, and access to the VIP tent with complimentary drinks and food.Continue Reading…

Hurricane Irma Resource Page

 

Updated 10/6/17

We will continue to update this page as we receive updates from all of our affiliated charter locations. We are happy to report that all of our charter affiliates’ staff are safe and accounted for, and life is beginning to return to normal in the Virgin Islands and Key West. We do know that in time, these beautiful places will recover as they have in the past.  There are many ways to help these wonderful places recover from the storm through donations or simply planning a sailing trip and continuing to support the local economy.Continue Reading…

Top Cruising Destinations: Sanibel & Captiva

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a perfect southwest Florida cruising destination for those looking for shelling, fishing, bird watching, or just relaxing. It can also be a romantic destination to hold a wedding or other special events with a beautiful landscape. With an east-west orientation, the beaches there are some of the most unique barrier islands in the world, as most have a north-south orientation. Continue Reading…

Hacks for Yacht Living: 4 Tools for Water Use

At home, it’s easy to be apathetic about your water consumption. Water is automatically filtered and heated through a system in your house. When aboard a yacht, water becomes a precious commodity and we need to make adjustments. These four water use tools help make living aboard a little more efficient and easier.

Watermakers

Watermakers not only provide safe, pure drinking water, but also plenty of water for bathing, dish-washing, clothes washers and even for electric freshwater heads – overall making life easier on board. watermakerContinue Reading…

Top Cruising Destinations: The Historic And Charming Town Of Galesville, MD

Located on the southwest fork of the West River, Galesville is only a two-hour sail from from Annapolis and offers scenic views and historic charm. 

While the West River is well marked throughout the day, some of the day marks remain unlit at night – making it tricky to navigate the river after dark. The channel snakes through a big S-turn but is wide enough that you can sail into the anchorage. It’s important that you pay attention to the marks, as missing one could mean grounding out in the mud! Visiting Galesville is best during the day when the river is easier to navigate and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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3 Activities To Do On Your Jeanneau or Fountaine Pajot Yacht

The best part about yachting activities is that everything is done on your own time. There’s no waiting for a group to get together at a certain time or waiting for and instructor to tell you what to do.

The other best part? There are no added fees for using your own equipment! All activities are kid friendly and can be enjoyed alone or with a group.

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