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Leopard catamaran Ownership

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Take advantage of our experience in the boating and charter business to deliver the pride and joy of yacht ownership. We are here to guide you through the process of selection and purchasing, in an effective and seamless manner. We make your boat ownership dreams come true, whether looking to invest in a new or selected pre-owned sail or power boat, we have a variety of options for you to choose from. Island Cruising’s Preferred Partner status with Sunsail offers incredible opportunities for new yacht owners considering charter placement in our prestige fleet of world class yachts. We offer the opportunity of easy and affordable yacht ownership. Our programs have been used by yacht owners from near and far for over 30 years.  We can ensure your yacht is kept in great condition,  while delivering a revenue steam, AND impressive tax benefits. Smart ownership with Peace of Mind.

"Now that we have Snow Leopard in charter service, Island Cruising has done an excellent job looking after the yacht,managing bookings and helping us take care of the upgrades necessary for use in the Pacific Northwest. They have also helped us to learn the yacht and become familiar with the local sailing.  The yacht looks better than new and is a testament  to the care and attention they put in to maintaining their fleet.  We couldn’t be happier! "                              Eric & Carol    -   Edmonton, AB





Yacht Management Plus

Our holding company Island Cruising proudly offers a full Yacht Management Program designed to meet the individual needs of each owner. Our customize programs have been developed for the yacht owner who wishes  to enjoy the finest of boating with the offsetting the costs of ownership and having a professionally maintained yacht.

Our marketing and reservations staff are experienced in getting you as many (or as few) weeks of income as you would like, to either maximize earnings ocover basic costs. All our charter yachts automatically receive the pampering your investment deserves in our internationally acclaimed YachtCare program.


We offer an incredible range of choices for of the best boutique yacht management operations in the industry, with proven track records of quality maintenance and service.  Can’t decide on one?  No problem!  Once you understand the difference, you’ll see how our proven, successful, and flexible program can help you meet your individual goals. Some owners make this a part of their retirement goals. Some use profits and tax advantages to simply reduce or eliminate the costs of sailing. Whatever your goal… Here you’ll find out the differences and see why this is the such a  successful program.  There is no better way to own a boat for less. This program offers the least expensive boat ownership, even less expensive than owning a used boat.

While Island Cruising provides the yacht and management expertise, we leave the tax and financial advice to the experts — including our friends at DA Levinson Advisors,  David and his independent team of Certified Public Accountants can assist you with understanding the details of our unique approach and integrating Business Yacht Ownership  into your overall tax and financial picture.  You or your current tax advisor may have a few questions and would like a complete tax plan to include your new yacht, David and his team can help.

We will closely work with you to ensure that you choose the yacht that suits the needs of you and your family while retaining maximum charter revenue potential. Our service includes making sure your yacht is properly commissioned.

  • Ask us about finance options.

  • Why choose our location? We serve the Gulf Islands, San Juan Island and Desolation Sound sailing grounds

  • We are well located for road, ferry and air transportation. All within a10 minute commute to our docks.

  • How well will your yacht be looked after? Our yacht owners, and our charter customers, count on us to maintain the yachts under our care to the highest possible standards. Listen to these comments from a first time Island Cruising customer, aboard a yacht that has been in charter for seven years:


                                 Beautiful! Engine runs perfectly. Loved the way the boat is rigged – so easy.

                                The best boat I have ever chartered, couldn’t find any need for service!      

                                                                                                                                          Ari – Vancouver

Leopard 45 Yacht Cashflow

​​This image links to a PDF file for you to print and review. Our program allows for a 60/40 split of revenue to owner / Island Cruising for locareservations and a 50/50 split for Sunsail Bookings.


Our forecast of revenue for a Leopard 45  4

cabin yacht is based on 12 weeks while normal season allow for 15 weeks plus revenue.  The largest charter company Sunsail sources worldwide charter clients for your yacht and generating additional Revenue.

Buy a new yacht and get free training to

ASA coastal cruising skipper

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We are the only Sunsail partner in CANADA

As a Yacht owner in our fleet, you qualify for 2 weeks of charter at any our Sunsail Preferred Partnership worldwide bases at a minimal cost. Sail the Caribbean while your yacht earns revenue. Cruise the world during the Canadian winter and our fabulous sailing grounds in the Canadian summer. Visit and sail some of those sailing destinations you have always dreamed of.

Affordable yacht ownership program in Canada 

if you have not met Bill & Larry, here is a good introduction to our Affordable yacht ownership program - Yacht management. How we serve you the owner of the yacht and ensure your yacht is well maintained. 

Affordable yacht ownership - costs of ownership 

We discuss the income from the rental program, the costs you the owner are responsible for and our duties which include marketing, summer season activities and winter care of your yacht in our Affordable yacht ownership program - Yacht management 

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