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. – nanaimoboatyard.ca
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.
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’ over the Thanksgiving Holiday 2017!
Our family had an amazing time chartering from Nanaimo Yacht Charters. Both Ian and Beth were professional, courteous, timely, throughout, kind and amazing to deal with. This was our first bareboat charter and our power boat "Scorpio" was meticulously clean, well documented and had more than everything we needed to enjoy the Gulf Islands. They made us feel at ease and were just a phone call away if we needed anything. I would highly recommend!
We have been chartering for over 23 years with another Charter Company and 3 years ago we decided to change our Sidney venue and charter company.
This will be our third year chartering with Nanaimo Yacht Charters...and, compared to what we were used to, Nanaimo Yacht Charter Service has proven to be above and beyond EXCELLENCE...
Our charter boat, Hartaro, offers a formidable sailing platform. At home just gunk-holing, or giving speed freaking performance in 30+Kn winds.
Ian and Sherry are fastidious in their approach to their clients and it shows in their well maintained sailing fleet..
Nanaimo Yacht Charters ..the "Best of The Best"
I recently chartered "Sommelier" and had a wonderful experience. Everything went very smoothly. I found the boat in excellent condition and the staff very helpful. I have chartered from several companies over the last few years in both the United States and Canada and found the staff at Nanaimo Yacht Charters to be the most professial that I have encountered. The orientation and checkout of the boat was very through. Having use of a vehicle while trying to provision was very useful and made the entire trip easier. I would definitely recommend the company and hope to charter from them again.