The Derek M. Baylis is a 65-foot auxiliary-powered sailing vessel that was specifically designed and constructed to provide a modern, safe, comfortable, fast, and environment-friendly platform for charterers to have an excellent and memorable experience.
We specialize in Corporate charters, birthday parties, weddings, retirement and all other family celebrations.
The price for the boat, equipment, crew and fuel is $2695 for 3 hours and $3,100 for 5 hours. The booking fees levied by this website are shown here, https://www.boatsetter.com/legal/fee_policy
All cruises will take you along the SF waterfront, under and beyond the Golden Gate bridge, past the other bay island on the return trip with a cruise around Alcatraz - winds permitting. A stop-over for lunch or a hike on Angel Island are popular on options on our 5-hour cruises.
Please contact us with questions or let us plan your event together!
Explore the bay in style aboard the Derek M. Baylis, a one-of-a-kind custom Wylie Charters private sailing yacht with your very own captain and crew! They will take you where you want to go.
The Derek M Baylis is used by scientists for shark tagging and marine floor mapping serving as a 21st century work-boat. She's a truly exquisite blend of elegance and function, and has been outfitted with lounging and meeting space for corporate gatherings and stylish cruising. She's hearty, strong, sleek and fast, and will serve you well, whether you need to spend a week offshore conducting research, entertaining corporate clients, or celebrating a birthday by cruising with friends and family.
She can comfortably handle 35 passengers for a day-sail or 10 passengers overnight.
We welcome you to BYOB, but you can also select from one of our catering options which include finger foods, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, sandwiches and full catering at an additional charge.
Sail Magazine called her the "Innovative Boat of the Year"! Come see what all the fuss is all about, or at least write us with your questions.
I recently booked with Jody and the crew of the Derek M Baylis for an afternoon sailing with our best clients and we had the very best time. I was absolutely blown away by every step of this process! Jody was very accommodating right out of the gate as we had to change the date of the trip several times, Marja who helped with coordinating everything secured us the most amazing appetizer/snack spread ever, which I got SEVERAL compliments on from our guests, and last but not least the crew onboard that day were unbelievable. They went out of their way to make us feel cared for. I can not say enough good things about this team. If you are ever thinking of booking a sailboat for the day 100% book with the Derek M Baylis!
Jody's crew took my team of 25 co-workers out on an amazing cruise of the SF Bay. We took a stop over in Angel Island and had time to check out the museum and explore the island. The crew were all super friendly on the boat and even showed a few of us how to sail :) We had an amazing time and will definitely be back for another event, likely in the summertime or to head out and check out the whales + sharks!
The Wylie 65 team is absolutely fantastic. We chartered with them for my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to lead us out on the high seas of the Bay! The vessel itself was wonderful. There were plenty of indoor and outside seating spots. The crew was helpful and accommodating - they even shared some boating secrets to the more nautically inclined in our group. They also provided glasses, didn’t charge corking fees, and made clean up a breeze. I would give them 10 stars if I could, and I will definitely be renting with them again! Thanks Jody + team for the amazing experience and making my birthday truly unforgettable.
I wish I could give Jody and the Wylie 65 a million stars haha, the entire experience was absolutely EXCELLENT!
Our Captain this trip was Saxby and good lord, him and his team made this experience absolutely unforgettable. We rented with Jody for a team outing for our company, about 30 people total onboard. So naturally, we brought a lot of snacks, alcohol, and of course lunch. Well, the entire team could NOT have been more accommodating and helpful. They helped us load up the boat, they unboxed all of our beer/champagne, and put it on ice. They laid out our food for us. It was like having a fully paid help staff on board. We had to do very little.
Saxby and his crew were amazing gracious and wonderful people. So incredibly kind, nonjudgemental (to the folks who don't know how to sail, or maybe had too many beers) they were so pleasant and easy to talk to. They basically planned the entire itinerary for us, so we had to worry about very, very little. They took us all around the bay, we did a biology team building event that they put together for us, we went under both bridges. I could go on and on and on. If you need a large boat for ~30 or so people, this is the one for you. No question.
The entire time my team kept approaching me telling me what an amazing experience it was. The boat itself is huge and impressive. Lots and lots of space! They had tons of coolers and fridges for the food and alcohol. Saxby and his team clearly knew exactly what they were doing and were very experienced and ready with recommendations or even just fun facts about where we were going or what we were seeing.
All around, a huge success. I cannot recommend Jody + Wylie 65 enough, we had an absolutely fabulous time! Thank you so much!!!
I had an absolutely incredible experience with Jody. From booking the boat to the day of the ride everything was seamless and a lot easier than expected. The journey itself was incredibly fun with zero speed bumps. The crew let our guests help lift the sails, steer the boat etc.. everyone had an absolute blast. Myself and the rest of the crew are all trying to plan another trip with Jody in the near future.
From booking to the end of the sailing trip, Jody was AWESOME! So helpful and kind! The crew was also great. We had such a great experience with Jody and the crew that I have already booked another sailing trip with them. I would highly recommend them. They are nice, professional, quick to respond and always available for any questions/concerns.
Jody and his team were brilliant. They helped us figure out what to bring, how to dress and what to expect. They hosted us (a party of 15) on a sunny Saturday and were the perfect blend of informative, fun, in-the-background and just awesome. We highly recommend them and will be seeing them again in the future.