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With more than 30 years of experience, our management team delivers memorable charter holidays on a fleet of highly maintained sail and power yachts. We are the only Charter Company with a full-service yacht repairs and yacht-maintenance division, boatyard with a Travelift, and Marine Store on site.  For more information about our Yacht Services, Stones Boatyard, and The Marine Store at Stones Boatyard, visit: www.nanaimoboatyard.ca.

WHO ARE WE?

Ian MacPherson,Nanaimoyachtcharters the CEO of Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School, is the Vice President of  Boating BC and on the board of the Canadian Recreational Yachting Association (CRYA) as well as the President of the Association of Bareboat Charters and Sailing Schools of BC. His experience managing over 300 staff, maintaining 250 yachts and developing 6 hotels brings exceptional expertise to our yacht charter owners, charterers, and sailing school clients.  Ian’s exceptional skill and teaching ability has created generations of sailors, power boaters, and instructors who have carried their passions across the globe and established the success of our education programs.

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. Read about some of the MacPhersons’ exploits prior to immigrating to Canada.

These customer-driven owners make the strong management team of Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School – proud owners and proud Canadians. We are privately owned and not affiliated with any other charter company.

We have recently been asked to work with Transport Canada in promoting safe boating in the rental boat fleet:

Launch Course

Below is just a snippet of some of the world’s best cruising ground along the Sunshine Coast and through Desolation Sound onboard the Beneteau 40 – ‘Baraka Too’.


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Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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Bareboat Charters

Charters can expect a safe & relaxed experience on our docks.  Our COVID protocols include boat and cruising area video briefings, thoroughly disinfected boats, and a plan to keep our staff at a distance.  Join us for a 2021 bareboat charter today and sail away with your own little bubble.

Sailing School  

Instruction is our greatest passion and the cornerstone of our business. Sailing School course will resume when B.C. health and safety protocols allow. Complete this form to join our waitlist.

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