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About LateSail crewed yacht charters

Background information

  • LateSail Ltd. was established by sailors for sailors and has been booking charters worldwide since 1999 when our first office in England opened.  LateSail Incorporated in the US in May 2010 and is rapidly expanding its share of the US Market. The philosophy behind LateSail is simple, to provide the best charter vacations at the best possible prices.
  • The LateSail team travel the globe constantly visiting the best cruising grounds, inspecting yachts, meeting crews, and attending boat shows to meet with our clients in person. Our firsthand knowledge allows us to ensure every client is a happy client.
  • Customer service and building a relationship with our clients is a vital part of our role as your charter broker. From initial inquiry, to the post-charter follow up you will be assisted in the booking process by a dedicated member of our hugely experienced team who know that no two charters are the same and will ensure that the yacht you book will be the perfect yacht to meet your requirements, no matter how specific they are.
  • Whether you need recommendations on flights and hotels or advice on destination and itinerary our team are on hand to ensure everything goes just to plan.
  • Since starting out LateSail quickly became established as the world’s leading bareboat charter consolidator, offering  “Name Your Price” style offers as well as thousands of discounted charter offers listed at any given time.
  • As part of LateSail's commitment to ensure we were offering the best charter vacations at the best possible prices we were the first charter company to offer a “Price Guarantee” which quite simply guarantees that we will not be beaten on price.

LateSail staff:

Dan Lockyer.

Dan is LateSail’s managing director and has been with LateSail since starting the company in 1999. Dan is based in London and overseas all aspects of the running of the company. Dan is a keen sailor and prior to LateSail worked as a professional captain in both the Med and Caribbean. You can contact Dan at our London office, or see him at all boat shows at which we exhibit. Dan puts LateSail's success down to the loyal following of satisfied clients built up over the years, and takes customer satisfaction very seriously. For this reason feedback from all charters, bareboat or crewed is reviewed personally by Dan to see if there is any way we can better serve our clients.

Candice Clough.

Candice is the North American General Manager based in our US office and is our crewed charter specialist. Candice heads up our US sales team and overseas all of LateSail’s activities within the US and Canada. Candice has sailed since childhood and races everything from dinghies to keel boats. Previously she ran sailing programs at yacht clubs and coached sailing over eight years in sailing hotspots including New England, Annapolis, San Francisco, and New Zealand.


Dave Watt.

Dave is LateSail’s sales manager and is based in London. Dave heads up our sales team and has been with LateSail since 2003. Dave is a keen sailor and has chartered extensively throughout the Med and Caribbean.






Liga Bitena.

Liga is head of LateSail’s aftersales team. Liga is based in London yet oversees the aftersales and administration for all our clients worldwide. Liga and her teams will ensure that from the word go LateSail do everything possible to ensure your vacation lives up to your expectations and goes as smoothly as possible.

"Our vacation on the Dream Ketcher was amazing and we were really happy with our vacation! The crew Nathalie and Eric did everything on the boat and treated us so special. The combination of Eric's qualifications as a Master Captain and Boating Instructor and Nathalie's PADI Dive Instructor and Gourmet Cook are unbeatable. Dream Ketcher is the
best charter value out there, period!”
CM, Florida

"We had a great holiday and have been really impressed with your company. We are really looking forward to our holiday next year which we have also booked with you. It will also be our honeymoon so thank you once again!”
JD, United Kingdom

"It was our first time in the BVI, so we really enjoyed seeing every island. The crew was very professional and we felt safe with them. We had a fantastic time!”
SE, California

"This trip was the standard by which all future trips will be measured. Can not say enough good things about the boat or the crew.”
RS, New York

"The best of our charter was being able to see so many islands and having that relaxing time during the sail. Melody is a great cook, we always had plenty to eat. The half board was the way to go for us, that way we were still able to eat and experience the island life a little more than staying on the boat.”
TB, Texas

"The cleanliness of the yacht was just spotless. The crew Frank and Denise of Ocean Jedi are now our friends. They were super friendly and showed the pride in their boat. We will be back!”
MW, Canada

"Just want to say how impressed we have been with your service, will recommend you to everyone!!!”
SW, United Kingdom

"Jennie and Bastiaan on yacht Mimbaw were amazing. Jennie, the first mate, did a great job catering for us and Bastiaan, the skipper, were so competent on the sea, we felt very safe and always in good hands. Best vacation ever!”
PH, New York

"By far exceeded all of our expectations. Cook Ricawas amazing! The food was 5 star at every meal. Our experience was a great one, from the moment we boarded until we departed we felt taken care of and did not want for anything. It was a trip we will never forget!”
KC, Canada

"Thank you all for a really good deal, good administration and a seamless trip! Well done, all. Thanks a million!

JM, United Kingdom

"The price, size and space of the yacht was just right for us. The knowledge of the captain was great, he was taking us to exactly the places we wanted to go.”
BC, New York