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The Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School management team has more than 30 years’ experience in delivering memorable charter holidays on a fleet of highly maintained sail and power yachts. It is the only Charter Company that has a full service division and boatyard. –


Ian MacPherson,Nanaimoyachtcharters the CEO of the Company, is on the board of both Boating BC and the International Sail & Power Association as well as the President of the Association of Bareboat Charters and Sailing Schools of BC. Ian built a 40′ long distance cruising sailboat and spent ten years cruising the world. He managed the Caribbean and later the Greek and Eastern Med charter operations of one of the largest charter companies in the world. This included managing over 300 staff, maintaining 250 yachts and developing 6 hotels. Ian’s exceptional skill and teaching ability have contributed to the enormous growth of Nanaimo Yacht Charters Sailing School.

Shari MacPherson,iMarketing owned and managed a day charter operation of a 70′ Stays’l Schooner called “Gandalf of Eldemar”. The charters included day, evening, and dinner cruises- a huge attraction to all those who visited the Caribbean. Shari, together with Ian, cruised some 32,000 nautical miles, crossing several oceans with two very young daughters

Lorraine Bell,iMarketing managed and owned companies with multiple offices and has a background in sales, customer service, and marketing. She is also the Secretary Treasurer of International Sail & Power Association.These three customer driven owners make the strong management team of Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School – proud owners and proud Canadians.

The company is privately owned and not affiliated with any other charter company.


For an article on some of the MacPhersons’ exploits, prior to immigrating to Canada, follow the link below.

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Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave
Nanaimo BC,BC, Canada V9S 4E1

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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