The Waypoint: News

The Waypoint sails ahead into Europe with its 20th marina sign up.


2011 is turning out to be a fine year for innovative online berth vacancy management website The Waypoint, who have just announced the news that they have signed up their 20th marina; the Royal Malta Yacht Club in Malta which is their second marina sign up outside of the UK.

The Royal Malta Yacht Club (The RMYC) which is home to the Rolex Middle Sea Race will now feature their latest berth vacancies on The Waypoint to enable sailors to book them online.

Sheltered in Ta'Xbiex Marina, the RMYC is the ideal spot to cast off for a cruise or for fishing any time of year. Being a club rich in history and a favourite port of call for reciprocal members from all over the world, The RMYC is very pleased to offer this new innovative service to its users.

Since its launch in November 2010, The Waypoint has been successful in signing up marinas all around the UK and has hit new heights of international success with marina sign ups in Lanzarote and now Malta even though they are still mainly marketing in the UK.

The Waypoint is a web-based berth vacancy management service which helps marinas to maximise revenue on empty berths by advertising them on a centralised database. It is also proving to be a great alternative to marina management software and the site can accept payments online 24 hours a day seven days a week.

As of August 2011, sailors can log into The Waypoint and immediately search and book a berth at over 20 signed upmarinas both in and out of the UK with just a click of a button. The Waypoint only takes commission on visitor revenue driven directly by the application, enabling marinas to effortlessly capitalise on the empty space, whilst also making booking a berth a breeze for sailors.

Charles Bacon, co-founder of The Waypoint is delighted at this early adoption of The Waypoint outside of the UK so far and believes the services add a real benefit for sailors and marinas alike.

"In my experience as a sailor, visitor berths at marinas are few and far between and often these are full. What The Waypoint does is guarantee them a space when they arrive, even if it's in the middle of the night. The system is so simple to use and is updated automatically and costs nothing for sailors to use. With the warm weather on its way, it's the perfect solution for those wanting to book and plan a sailing holiday with minimum fuss", says Charles.