|In 1994, Waypoint
began selling nautical books and software products for boaters
in a converted warehouse space left over from WWII shipbuilding
activities. Because we realized early on that we could best
serve the marine community with complete solutions--not just
products--we added traditional paper charts and navigation
equipment, hard-to-find equipment for cruisers such as courtesy
and signal flags, and computer hardware. Later, Waypoint
expanded operations to include solutions for shipping and
professional mariners, too, with an expanded collection of
charts, government publications, reference texts, and Coast
Guard license test preparation materials. And, because we feel
that no one should take boating too seriously,
we keep a wide selection of goodies--little treats from cards
to nautical art to music, clothing, jewelry, and much more.
Waypoint's retail store is located near Jack London Square in Oakland, a community rich in nautical tradition. We're just around the corner from the Port of Oakland to offer easy access for commercial shipping customers as well as pleasure boaters.
Waypoint's approach to customer service is straightforward: we're happy only when you are. We believe that our focus on the needs of boaters--particularly those who cruise to exotic locations--allows you to get what you want and need in a manner that is both convenient and economical. We hope that you see from other parts of our site that we want to give you as much information as possible to help you make solid, informed decisions.
However, we don't feel that information about you should be as readily available as information for you. We do not share our customers' names or addresses to outsiders for advertising or solicitation. We will provide your name and address for warranty purposes (unless you specifically request that we do not) so that you can be informed about product updates, upgrades, or bugs.
If you have questions or comments about Waypoint that aren't addressed, please contact us. We're here to help.
Waypoint, 2009. All rights reserved.