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Kevin and Linda Potts
Category: CYOA Yacht Charters

Living the Dream – Retirement on the Seas

A common comment by charter guests while reluctantly handing their boat back to our staff is: “I wish I could do this forever.”

Kevin and Linda Potts had the same thought after a charter in the Fall of 2016. They loved cruising the beautiful Caribbean and the freedom of charting one’s own course. They promptly returned home and did more than just dream about owning a yacht – they started planning their retirement to include sailing from port to port. Kevin and Linda signed up for sailing lessons to improve their skills and then began researching the cost of purchasing, commissioning and maintaining their own sailboat.

With just four or five years to plan for retirement and their new cruising lifestyle, Kevin and Linda decided to look into placing a new boat in charter service as a means of offsetting some of their expenses. They started researching charter companies where a boat could be placed in a charter program to help make payments and keep up with general maintenance. After researching several charter companies they chose CYOA Yacht Charters in St. Thomas. … Read More

Yacht leaving Island
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Discover Beautiful Belize: 5 Day Itinerary

Day 1

My journey began by traveling from Annapolis, MD to Fort Lauderdale, FL to meet my crew members and jump on a quick flight to Belize City! We arrived at the Belize City airport and were greeted in the baggage claim area by a smiling, nicely dressed driver with a “Belize Sailing Vacations” sign. He assisted us with our luggage and whisked us away to the charter base at Cucumber Marina, only a short 15-minute ride. At the base we boarded our boat named Tranquilo, a wonderful Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing catamaran. Aboard, we were each shown to our cabins to settle in and freshen up after the long day of travel.  Oh, how good the air conditioning felt!

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