We wish to thank you, and the members of your staff at Nanaimo Yacht Charters, for another splendid time we had on one of your chartered yachts. Our experience this year on the Beneteau 45 for three weeks was every bit as good as the two weeks we spent aboard the Beneteau 50 two years ago. The boat is well equipped and was in perfect working order. Your service in our preparing for the charter and the assistance we were given both when we boarded and when we returned was first rate.
We travelled south this year as far as Victoria stopping at a variety of our favorite spots throughout the Gulf Islands where we have cruised for over 40 years. We never tire of their beauty. We were also in American waters visiting Roche Harbour and Friday Harbour in particular. We crossed the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver under full sail in a steady strong breeze at hull speed all the way and then spent some time in Howe Sound before crossing back to finish at Nanaimo.
The 45, like the 50, is an excellent cruising yacht. Given these boats are complete with all the amenities, they handle very well indeed. We have now been rather spoiled by the bow thruster on the 45 for docking not to mention the power winches that made sail handling very easy particularly for the days there were only two of us on board. We found everything to be in its place and encountered no difficulties in operating anything from the microwave oven to the barbeque.
We have had the opportunity to charter many yachts in different parts of the world and can say chartering from Nanaimo Yacht Charters is on par with the best we have experienced. We are looking forward to chartering from you again next year and in the interim would not hesitate to recommend NYC to anyone interested in chartering a well maintained yacht for sailing in some of the best cruising waters there are anywhere.
The Lowrys – July 2016