The DSYC Story

Safe and sound with the DSYC team.

In pursuit of their dream, Merion (aka Maz) Martin and Jennifer Knox-Martin became the proud owners, operators of DSYC in 2012. Together they have 30 years of experience in the Charter Yacht Industry with 100,000 Sea miles, MCA/RYA Ocean Master Sailor and are Certified Marine Technician Service Manager. They have held board member positions including ISPA Director, Comox Business In Action Director, Association of Bareboat Charter and Sailing School, Northwest Marine Trades Association and BC Boating Members.

Like all yachtsmen, they share an unconditional love of the ocean, a thirst for adventure and a passion for discovery.

They began their yachting careers as young adults in the superyacht industry working throughout Europe and the Caribbean serving the world’s wealthiest and most discerning owners and guests.

Directing the operations at DSYC, Maz is one of the yachting community’s most highly respected, knowledgeable, and trusted mariners in the business. Maz has accomplished several transatlantic crossings and travelled over 100,000 sea miles. The stories of his adventures captivate any audience.

A knowledgeable yachtswoman and chef Jen brings her passion for yachting and a lifetime of experience to DSYC. Jen’s career includes the management of luxury villas in the South of France and creating culinary masterpieces on yachts for guests of all stature. Jen is committed to offering guests the highest level of service.

Desolation Sound Yacht Charters is a leader in British Columbia’s yachting industry.  It has gained a trusted reputation amongst yachtsmen, industry leaders, charter guests and the community.  Desolation Sound Yacht Charters Ltd. has been in operation since 1978, originally named Gordon Greer Ltd.  It was home to a small fleet of boats, sailing school and ship chandler.  Today, DSYC is at the forefront of the BC charter industry, and one of Comox’s longest-standing companies.  We have worked very hard to maintain and build on the great regard the company holds.  Our service is the best on the West Coast.