SF Tops Lonely Planet’s Best Cities in the World List
October 24th, 2012
As if the city weren’t glowing enough right now, San Francisco has another reason to be excited. Lonely Planet released their Best in Travel 2013 list on Tuesday, and San Francisco placed first as #1 best city, beating out destinations such as Amsterdam and Beijing (both of which we love). Click here to read why.
4th of July Dinner Cruise
June 9th, 2012
Celebrate in luxury aboard the California Spirit
Shaping the future of yachting on San Francisco Bay, Yacht Connections International is proud to host a cruise on board the 100’ California Spirit with your family and loved ones.
Magical, Casual, Elegant and Comfortable!
Enjoy the spectacular fireworks display from the best vantage point available, illuminating the San Francisco skyline and lighting up the Bay. This premium cruise will include a gourmet dinner buffet, specialty dessert presentation, and a premium cocktail bar. Share a champagne toast under the fireworks grand finale and create unforgettable memories, celebrating this American tradition in style.
Wednesday July 4, 2012
Boarding Promptly ~ 6:45pm
Departure ~ 7:15pm
Pier 40 ~ South Beach Harbor
(Embarcadero & Townsend)
Disembarkation ~ 10:30pm
Enjoy this rare opportunity to cruise aboard the finest Private Charter Yacht on the Bay!
THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE FIREWORKS CRUISE
May 17th, 2012
Cruise and Dine Aboard the 100’ Luxury Motoryacht CALIFORNIA SPIRIT
SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012
Boarding at 7:00pm ~ Departure 7:30 pm Pier 40,
South Beach Harbor ~ (Embarcadero & Townsend)
Fireworks at the Bridge ~ 9:30 pm
Disembarkation ~ 10:30 PM – Pier 40
Celebrated In The Theme Of The Golden Gate Bridge 1937 Debut
Live jazz duo for toe tapping and hip swaying (darrenjohnstonmusic.com)
Quintessential “San Francisco Fare” Menu
Hosted Premium Bar
1930’s Vintage Dress encouraged
(“Best Dressed” to receive Two Tickets to a San Francisco Giants Game)
This Is An Exclusive Event Celebration. Tickets Now Open to The Public for $175
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise
March 9th, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012 – Boarding at 11:30 AM
Pier 40, Embarcadero & Townsend (one block from “Giants” AT&T Park)
Cruise Departs at 12 NOON – Yacht Returns to the Dock at 2 PM
Private Salon Available for up to 16 Guests – Please inquire about Cost
Exclusively available for group entertaining, enjoy a rare opportunity to cruise aboard the finest Private Charter Yacht on the Bay.
Reservations are Limited. Book your tickets today.
Call 650-737-8093 or use our Contact Form now
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Dockside Open House
January 4th, 2012
Invites you to our Dockside Open House
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
4:00pm to 7:00pm ~ PIER 40
Enjoy Wine, Champagne and a “Taste of San Francisco Cuisine” while leisurely touring our Boutique Fleet - the lovely 100′ California Spirit and dramatic 80′ Yacht Lady.
YCI is the premier yacht charter company on the Bay specializing in group events.
HOME PORT: PIER 40 ~ South Beach Harbor ~ San Francisco
(The Embarcadero & Townsend)
Kindly RSVP 650.737.8093 or email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Marti, Keith, Lindsey, Captain Bill and YCI Crew
Spend NYE 2012 with YCI
November 29th, 2011
Yacht Lady is available-Call now 650-737-8093
Why not celebrate by joining a fantastic sailing party over the sparkling holiday waters? Festivities will include a gourmet dinner banquet, music, and free flowing champagne. As the evening counts down toward midnight, all aboard will be lavishly provisioned with noise makers, hats, and streamers. Then, when fireworks announce the first spectacular minutes of the new year, the entire party will be ready to join in the joyful noise. It will truly be a Happy New Year!
You can share this Happy New Year with your special someone or up to 148 guests.
UPDATE: California Spirit is now fully booked for New Year’s Eve however, Yacht Lady is still available for intimate gatherings. Just contact our Event Coordinator today for details and reservations. We look forward to having you on board!
4th of July Dinner Cruise
June 1st, 2011
Yacht Connections International will host an unforgettable Independence Day cruise aboard the 100’ California Spirit yacht.
Yacht Connections International (YCI Charters) will host a special San Francisco Bay dinner cruise aboard the incomparable 100’ California Spirit yacht to celebrate Independence Day in style. The 3¾ hour excursion will include a gourmet dinner buffet, dessert and cocktails, and the spectacle of the fireworks display in front of the San Francisco skyline.
“Why fight the crowds at Fisherman’s Wharf, hoping to catch a glimpse of the fireworks?” asks YCI Charters owner Marti McMahon. “This year spend Independence Day with us in a luxurious, comfortable environment, with plenty of room to see the magic of the San Francisco fireworks display lighting up the city and reflecting in the bay.”
Boarding begins at 6:45 pm on July 4th, and passengers will enjoy a gourmet meal, a stroll around the expansive decks, and taking in the sights on this leisurely cruise. The yacht will come to a perfect vantage point for the fireworks at 9:30, and return home at 10:30.
YCI Owner McMahon Weds
March 29th, 2011
Marti McMahon, owner of San Francisco’s Yacht Connections International, was married to her best friend and the love of her life in style aboard the California Spirit on Valentine’s Day.
Yacht Connections International (YCI) owner Marti McMahon has been hosting unforgettable weddings aboard her various yachts for over 30 years, so when she became engaged to Dr. Stephen Diamond, owner of Diamond Properties, she knew right away where she wanted to hold the wedding: on board the 100’ California Spirit, a yacht she commissioned years ago and recently refurbished with finishing touches completed in January 2011. They married on Valentine’s Day, cruising along the San Francisco Bay into their future together with family and the closest of friends.
“We were engaged early last year but there was always something that came up to put our wedding on hold,” explained Marti, “so we said, let’s just do it…and it was perfect.”
They had just a little over one week to plan the wedding, but it was a breeze for Marti, because after so many years of helping other people plan their dream weddings aboard this most romantic of San Francisco wedding venues, she has forged strong relationships with the best vendors in the Bay Area who know how to make a short-notice wedding work.
Marti arrived early to put on her Sue Wong dress in the lovely bridal salon created exclusively for brides and bridesmaids.
Valentines Dinner Cruise
January 1st, 2011
February 12, 2011 in San Francisco
Yacht Connections International is offering an unbelievably romantic, intimate, and affordable deal for couples this Valentine’s weekend. The three-hour Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise on San Francisco Bay planned for this Saturday, February 12 will feature a gourmet Maine lobster and prime rib dinner buffet, free-flowing champagne, and a hosted bar. The San Francisco Bay dinner cruise board at Pier 40 near AT&T Park at 7:00pm and depart at 7:30pm.
The most romantic views of San Francisco are from the Bay. And this Valentine’s weekend Yacht Connections International is helping lovers experience a unique, romantic Valentine’s dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard a luxurious 100’ yacht known as the California Spirit. This three-hour, five-star experience will include a Maine lobster and prime rib dinner buffet, free-flowing champagne, and a hosted bar.
The California Spirit, which normally accommodates up to 149 people, will be limited to 35 couple to allow a more intimate setting for this unique Valentine’s Day dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay.
The recently refurbished California Spirit is an open and spacious yacht that features warm wood and clean black granite details. Guests can wander about three tastefully appointed salons, and the spacious exterior decks are perfect for holding hands and taking in the romantic beauty of the lights around the Bay at night.
YCI to Host Luxury Yacht Open House
December 1st, 2010
January 26, 2011 in San Francisco
Yacht Connections International (YCI), the premier yacht provider in the San Francisco Bay Area, is hosting an Open House on January 26, 2011 at Pier 40 – South Beach Harbor. Guests may tour both the elegant California Spirit and luxurious Yacht Lady while enjoying delectable food, wine, and champagne. RSVP for complimentary boarding is required. Call (650) 737-8093 or email info(at)ycicharters(dot)com to confirm attendance.
Marti McMahon, owner of Yacht Connections International (YCI), will host an Open House on January 26, 2011 from 4 to 7pm. Delectable food, wine, and—of course—champagne will be served to guests aboard YCI’s two lavishly appointed yachts, the Yacht Lady and the California Spirit. These two beautiful boats are berthed at Pier 40 – South Beach Harbor at Embarcadero and Townsend near the World Series winning Giants Ballpark.
“Our yachts are owner operated and custom built for ocean cruising. Their design and weight allow smooth voyages on the San Francisco Bay.“