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July 2021 Chartering Update

Monthly news and notes from the charter and vacation sailing industry.

July 14, 2021
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Dufour performance monohull
Waypoints Annapolis has added two Dufour performance monohulls to its fleet. Courtesy Waypoints Annapolis

Cruise Annapolis has joined the Waypoints charter network of the Atlantic Cruising Yachts. The rebranding expands the Annapolis, Maryland, company’s bareboat and skippered chartering and brokerage options, aligning it with Atlantic’s presence throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Waypoints Annapolis continues to offer vacationing sailors destination charters throughout Chesapeake Bay aboard new-model monohulls, catamarans and motoryachts. Brands include Fountaine Pajot and Dufour.

Incentives for Chesapeake departures in sailing season 2021 include the Healthcare Hero special of 10 percent off charters booked by healthcare professionals. The offer applies to new and direct bookings only; other restrictions apply.

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Waypoints Annapolis is also expanding its schedule of sailing classes taught through the curriculum of the American Sailing Association and conducts women-only and Spanish-language ASA courses. Recent fleet additions in Annapolis include two new Dufours with three cabins and two heads. The course schedule is posted online (cruise-annapolis.com/charters/asa-sailing-instruction). For details, contact the company (cruise-annapolis.com).

Aside from the Annapolis base, Atlantic Cruising Yachts has offices in Charleston, South Carolina; St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Kemah, Texas; and La Rochelle, France. For more information about the Waypoints network, Atlantic Cruising Yachts or any of the affiliated charter bases, visit the Waypoints website (waypoints.com).

Sail Lake Michigan and Save

Great Lakes Sailing Company in Traverse City, Michigan, has responded to client interest in extra days on the water in the 2021 season with several incentives. Early- and late-season charter discounts from 10 percent to 25 percent are available.

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Discounts and time frames in 2021 are 10 percent off June 5-18, 10 percent off September 7-19, and 25 percent off September 20 to season’s end. Fleet additions include a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469, two Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440s, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 and a Gemini Legacy 35x catamaran. For details, contact the company (greatlakessailingco.com).

Croatia Flotillas

Jean and Mila De Keyser’s Med Sailing Adventures will conduct several flotillas in Croatia in late summer 2021. The schedule for the trips, which are conducted by the De Keysers in conjunction with the American Sailing Association, is: Trogir/Split to the Sibenik and the Krka waterfalls, August 21-28; Central Dalmatian Islands, September 4-11; one-way Split to Dubrovnik, September 11-18; Dubrovnik to Mljet and Korcula, September 18-25; Dubrovnik to Montenegro, September 25-October 2.

For details, contact the company (medsailingadventures.com).

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Pacific Northwest Incentives

Join the Anacortes Yacht Charters captains’ and admirals’ club, and earn exclusive benefits. Take 5 percent off a second (or third) charter with the company. Clients who book for two weeks also receive a 5 percent discount. Rates are individually calculated for charters three weeks or longer. When five or more yachts travel together, receive 5 percent off each boat, and 10 percent off each boat for groups of 10 or more yachts. For details, contact the company (anacortesyachtcharters.com).

New Multihulls Debut

New power multihull models launched in spring 2021 include the Aquila 70 luxury power catamaran and Leen 56, a hybrid power trimaran. Aquila models are available for charter through MarineMax Vacations (marinemax.com/vacations). The Leen is available through Trimaran Yacht Charter (trimaran-yacht-charter.com).

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