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CYOA is now Waypoint #274148
01/25/2022 09:22 AM
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Last edited by Carol_Hill; 01/25/2022 04:04 PM.
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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274149
01/25/2022 09:29 AM
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St. John, USVI
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Lots of familiar faces in that photo.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274151
01/25/2022 09:36 AM
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Wish the merger the best of luck and hope that the "CYOA Experience" doesnt change.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274152
01/25/2022 09:37 AM
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Well this is interesting. I have never heard of Waypoint.

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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: MIDiver] #274177
01/25/2022 11:09 AM
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Neither had I but,
bases in Annapolis, Florida, BVI and now USVI.
and Bahamas, Belize and Newport

Last edited by cwoody; 01/25/2022 11:16 AM.

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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: cwoody] #274180
01/25/2022 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by cwoody
Neither had I but,
bases in Annapolis, Florida, BVI and now USVI.


Interesting. Going to ask Barney about this as CYOA was the TMM courtesy partner in USVI if issues arose.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274219
01/25/2022 03:18 PM
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It is all good. I am still the base manager. Kirstie Palmer the former manager of BVI Yacht Charters is the president and managing partner. Chris Bent the president of Atlantic Cruising Yachts is the other partner.

The lion's share of our boats have been coming from ACY for years. Newer boats, more boats, and better factory support. John was ready to retire and this is a natural fit.


Last edited by CaptainJay; 01/25/2022 06:53 PM.
Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274221
01/25/2022 03:45 PM
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Colorado and Sailing the World
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The title of this post says Wapypoint, for some strange reason? Geeze wink

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #274226
01/25/2022 04:05 PM
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Maria and Steve--I fixed it.


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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274233
01/25/2022 07:56 PM
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So interesting, I just now logged in to post a reply to the “CYOA is Great” thread and saw this one first. So I’ll consolidate my thoughts here.

First, my family and I just returned from our most recent charter with CYOA. 3 days in the SVI and 5 nights in the USVI. I first chartered with CYOA win 1986 with my dad (I was 16). Since then, I’ve been back to the USVI and BVI countless times, and on all but 2 occasions have sailed with CYOA. The other two just mentioned were reminders that we should have stuck with CYOA all the time.

As always, this recent charter was yet more confirmation of the absolute excellence of this company…starting with superiorly built, equipped and maintained boats and a terrific facility, but ending with a staff which is, from top to bottom, of of the highest possible caliber of people you’ll ever meet. I could not possibly exhaust the list of faces who have added great enjoyment to our trips. But to name a few: Sarah (the best booking agent and customer advocate you’ll ever meet), Jay (master at everything related to boats and sailing), Kyle (fabulous director and charter interface), Marsha (the first and most pleasant face you’ll meet on arrival), Justin (aka “Jay Jr.”), Nick (fabulously talented mariner), and Weeks, a familiar and tremendously helpful staff member for many years. No, Nancy, I didn’t forget you. Saving the best for last. I’ve known you forever, and appreciate your heart and friendship more year by year. Thanks to you all!

Here’s the great news. I’ve already been in touch with the President of Waypoints, Kirstie Palmer, as well as Sarah O’Leary and Jay Pennington (both aforementioned), and what I’m hearing with assured confidence is that Waypoints was largely attracted to CYOA BECAUSE of the reputation, operation and culture that had come to define that organization over many years (John Jacob, here’s your shout-out at last. Well done, friend!). As such, I am buoyed by a confident expectation that the fleet quality and personalized service we’ve come to expect and, even more importantly, the faces of people who have become the heart and soul of CYOA will remain front and center as this exciting transition takes place.

I, for one, am sad for the CYOA era to end, but exceedingly encouraged for a future that is bright for we charterers under the new banner of Waypoints.

Shifty

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274297
01/27/2022 09:59 AM
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Visited their website to see what to expect. It lists fewer yachts than CYOA used to list. The details about the yachts were very sketchy. Notable is the lack of any mention of water makers and ice makers. CYOA always listed full details on what their yachts had to offer. Hope this is not a bad sign.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: socamon] #274309
01/27/2022 11:20 AM
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No, it is not a bad sign. The webpage is still under construction. We still have heavily optioned boats. The new parent company sells the boats that we manage. They have been for a long time.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274370
01/27/2022 10:17 PM
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Having dealt w Capt Jay and CYOA on several past charters , I just this is a good thing and look forward to charter with waypoints in the future

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: CaptainJay] #274397
01/28/2022 10:40 AM
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Thanks Jay. I was hoping it was just transitioning pains and not dramatic change.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: socamon] #274454
01/29/2022 05:11 PM
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Yep, just working through the IT transitions. Waypoints vision for the future is closely aligned with CYOA's business model. You can expect great things for our future. First-class charter experiences, with first-class boats, will be available at all the Waypoints bases.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274460
01/29/2022 07:24 PM
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Congrats, Jay!

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274810
02/04/2022 11:58 AM
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Will Waypoint allow sailing to SVI or St Croix? I didn't see anything on their USVI site, but I think CYOA did not allow SVI recently.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274823
02/04/2022 03:58 PM
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CYOA has always touted the SVI as one of the benefits of chartering with them. If there were restrictions I suspect they were temporary covid issues. I still don’t know how they get around the duty tax issue for the owners but suspect it’s don’t ask don’t tell.
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Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: GeorgeC1] #274845
02/05/2022 08:35 AM
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Yes, we are still allowing the SVI's and St Croix. There are still higher qualifications and crew restrictions.

Re: CYOA is now Waypoint [Re: Volle Maan] #274901
02/06/2022 11:42 AM
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Thanks CaptainJay. We are planning a big trip for '23 (a long way away I know, but one can dream) and this is positive news.


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