Sailing in Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound is small section of a very large area of fjords, islands and rivers in the North West of British Columbia, off the north coast of Vancouver Island. We were fortunate to be able to explore a section of Desolation Sound on ‘Speedwell’ (see June Log), with Jon’s cousin Garth & his wife, Fiona.… Continue reading Sailing in Desolation Sound

Current State of the Used Boat Market

We wanted to share some insights into the current state of the boat market.  We were at a Yacht Broker’s Association of America  (YBAA) seminar a few weeks ago and were able to gauge the temperature of the industry from other brokers.  The general consensus reflects our own sense, that, while things are slowing, good… Continue reading Current State of the Used Boat Market

Darrel & Cyndi’s Great Adventure

Our Great Adventure.  We have always had a dream of sailing and cruising the world.  In 2021, we decided to sell our house and buy our live aboard sailboat.  We found Anne and Jon Hutchings of YaZu Yachting in Deltaville. Anne listened to our dreams, desires and needs. She encouraged us and was patient in helping us… Continue reading Darrel & Cyndi’s Great Adventure

Jonathan & Anne’s Sailing Adventure in British Columbia

Anne and Jon were recently in British Columbia sailing with Jon’s cousin and his wife in Desolation Sound, north east of Vancouver Island.  They spent their adventure aboard a boat that Jon’s uncle, John Goodwin, built in the 1970’s.  The cold-molded wooden boat is a 48’ Arthur Robb designed ketch named  ‘Speedwell’ that was launched… Continue reading Jonathan & Anne’s Sailing Adventure in British Columbia

Preparing Your Boat For Its Listing Debut

Buyers are watching the market closely these days, so when a new listing pops up that fits their criteria, they’re likely to view it immediately. Because of this, it’s important that your boat makes a great first impression! Consider a few of these tips to make sure your boat is ready for its debut. Previous… Continue reading Preparing Your Boat For Its Listing Debut

Headed North: Bob Brown Aboard “Reel Estate”

Congratulations to Bob Brown of Ohio, the proud new owner of the 2002 Sea Ray 410 Express Cruiser, “Reel Estate”!   In February, Bob attended the boat’s survey at Deltaville Boatyard. With his broker, Bob Hoefer by his side, they enjoyed a fun sea trial on Jackson Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. He closed the… Continue reading Headed North: Bob Brown Aboard “Reel Estate”

Kind Words from Nancy & Chris Lucy

If you’ve been following along with us for a little while, you may remember Jonathan and Anne had the pleasure of helping long-time customers and friends, Nancy and Chris Lucy, with the purchase of their Oyster 575 in Ibiza, Spain. Now, the Lucys are cruising happily aboard their new yacht. They shoved off earlier this… Continue reading Kind Words from Nancy & Chris Lucy

Meet Whitney Law

Whitney is the hidden face of YaZu Yachting.  She designed our website, publishes and distributes our monthly Log and takes care of our social media.  She’s your first point of contact with YaZu Yachting– though you don’t know it! She is familiar with what is current and what is soon-to-be-current in the media world and… Continue reading Meet Whitney Law

Three Simple Elements to Selling your Boat: Price, Condition, and Location

Thinking about selling your boat? There are three simple elements that need to be in balance to sell a boat: Price, Condition, and Location. Price is the most important but is obviously keenly linked to the boat’s overall condition. You want to ensure that your asking price lines up with your boat’s condition and other comparable boats… Continue reading Three Simple Elements to Selling your Boat: Price, Condition, and Location

17 Years of Friendship

by Kristen Miller   We met Anne and Jon Hutchings in the fall of 2005 when we bought our first cruising sailboat, Whisper, a 1977 27’ Albin Vega. Our decades long friendship took root during that fall of 2005 when, as very green and young sailors we cast off the dock lines to sail Whisper… Continue reading 17 Years of Friendship