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New bareboat base in California

New bareboat base featuring racing sailboats to open in San Francisco, California in June 2012 - contact bareboat.com for more information

We are thrilled to announce that a new bareboat base will open this summer in San Francisco, California.

Our partners at will open a base on the United States West Coast for the very first time – in San Francisco, California in June 2012.   A brand new matched fleet of Beneteau First 40s will be introduced in the hopes of securing competitive racing bareboat charters.

This is a new product portfolio for Sunsail and will place greater emphasis on racing, corporate hospitality / special events, and team-building programs.   Traditional California and sailing school activities are also planned.

Euromonitor International ranks San Francisco as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.  Beginning in June, both tourist and local residents can explore the region in a whole new way – on a luxury sailing charter.

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California - one of the many sightseeing excursions bareboat can experience in California

The San Francisco Bay area is a beautiful, natural harbor bordered by steep rolling hills and famous manmade landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and the prison fortress on Alcatraz Island.  Once ashore, sailors can visit the famous crooked Lombard Street, eat in , and stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf.

An added attraction to the area is its close proximity to the Napa Valley region, with its many vineyards and redwood forests.  An extended sailing itinerary could include stops in Benicia, Petaluma, and Napa Valley.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800-BAREBOAT and parent company 1-800 Yacht Charters notes the unique sailing conditions of the area.  “You’ll find consistent wind patterns in the enclosed waters of San Francisco Bay.  The spirited winds, along with constant cool temperatures and sunny afternoons make this an ideal location for both sailboat racing and corporate incentive .”

The new base will be located the eclectic artist enclave community of Sausalito. The Sausalito waterfront is a quick 30-minute sail from the Golden Gate Bridge, offering spectacular views of the bridge and San Francisco.

Beneteau First 40 San Francisco California

New bareboat base in San Francisco, California features Beneteau First sailing yachts

The fleet will include 8 brand new First 40s. Built by Beneteau and designed by Farr Yacht Design, the First 40 bareboat is a thoroughbred sailing yacht, ideal for racing, cruising, and learning how to sail.  In 2009 the First 40 was selected as Crossover Boat of the Year by .

The 3 cabin/1 head layout offers both comfort and space without compromising performance. Amenities include asymmetric spinnaker, bowsprit, chart plotter, autopilot, electric head, and heating.

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To arrange your first US west coast sailing vacation, contact the bareboat specialists at http://www.bareboat.com/contact_us.html

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A few days ago, we detailed some deeply-discounted bareboat charters for sailors willing to reserve one-way, off-peak season delivery charters.  Such arrangements are a win-win for all parties: fleet managers get their boats delivered where they want them, and the charter customers get to enjoy Greek for a fraction of the summer season rates.

dubrovnik croatia

Deep discounts on bareboat one way delivery charters are available in between and

Hot on the heels of these great deals in Greece comes news of similar savings for a Croatia yacht charter vacation.

Here are some offers on Croatia charters:

FROM Split to Dubrovnik:

21 – 28 May, 2011
49 (2003)
5 cabins / 3 heads
Passengers: 10-12
Regular Price: EUR 3500
DISCOUNT: 15 %
TOTAL: EUR 2975
(EUR 120 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

25 June – 2 July, 2011
Salona 40 (2006)
3 cabins / 1 head
Passengers: 6-8
Regular Price: EUR 2400
DISCOUNT: 15%
TOTAL: EUR 2040 EUR
(EUR 120 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

25 June – 2 July, 2011
Sun Fast 43 (2004)
4 cabins / 2 heads
Passengers: 8-10
Regular Price: EUR 2950
DISCOUNT:15%
TOTAL: EUR 2507.50
(EUR 120 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

bavaria sail bareboat

Bavaria sailboats are offered at deep discounts to bareboat sailors wanting to sail them one-way between Split and Dubrovnik in Croatia

FROM Dubrovnik to Split:

4 – 11 June, 2011
Bavaria 49 (2003)
5 cabins / 3 heads
Passengers: 10-12
Regular Price: EUR 4500
DISCOUNT: 15 %
TOTAL: EUR 3825
(EUR 100 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

25 June – 2 July, 2011
Salona 37 (2007)
3 cabins / 1 head
Passengers: 6-8
Regular Price: EUR 2300
DISCOUNT: 15 %
TOTAL: EUR 1955
(EUR 100 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

9 – 16 July, 2011
Bavaria 37 (2007)
3 cabins / 1 head
Passengers: 6-8
Regular Price: EUR 2200
DISCOUNT: 15%
TOTAL: EUR 1870
(EUR 100 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

1 – 8 October, 2011
Bavaria 46 (2005)
4 cabins / 2 heads
Passengers: 8-10
Regular Price: EUR 2200
DISCOUNT: 15%
TOTAL: EUR 1870
(EUR 100 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

17 – 24 September, 2011
Bavaria 39 (2007)
3 cabins / 2 heads
Passengers: 6-8
Regular Price: EUR 2000
DISCOUNT: 15%
TOTAL: EUR 1700 EUR
(EUR 100 cleaning fee + Dubrovnik marina fee extra)

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Interested in a delivery charter in Croatia?  Contact our charter department HERE and mention one of the offers you see listed above.

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