A Fine Yacht with an Experienced Captain

 5.0 (52)

CBS 45 S&S (1979)


  • 45 feet

  • 6 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained



The boat is a really sweet sailing yacht, built to sail all oceans. She has classic Sparkman and Stephens lines. The boat was built in Italy for the purpose of a sailing and diving expedition in the Caribbean. She went into the charter trade in St. Thomas after that and continues as a charter vessel in Sag Harbor, NY to date. She is a very well maintained vessel and a great joy to those who sail aboard her. The Boat has also won her class and division more than once in some good size local regattas.


  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    45 S&S
  • Year
  • Guest Capacity
  • Cabins
  • Single Beds
  • Double Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Number of engines
  • Horsepower per engine


Derrick T. Galen, Captain


  • Stove / grill
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Refrigerator
  • Chart plotter
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Life raft
  • Torch light
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • CD Player
  • USB Connection
  • Speakers on deck
  • Teak deck
  • Stove / grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Warm water
  • Cockpit table
  • Electricity
  • Overnight stay

52 Reviews

  • Mandie
    Sept. 25th, 2023

    Derrick was the absolute best. He warned us of a storm rolling in and was flexible enough to change our date and time. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. We had the best most relaxing time. 20/10.

  • Mana
    Aug. 8th, 2023

  • Marcus
    July 31st, 2023

    Our Second sail with Captain Derrick from Sag Harbor. Always a great sail. I anything - I always wish we are sailing much longer!

  • Kelly
    July 24th, 2023

    An absolutely fantastic day with Captain Derrick! Derrick is very experienced and provided us with some sailing knowledge as well as a beautiful day on the water. We highly recommend! Can not wait to book again.

  • Pooja
    May 31st, 2023

    Had a great time sailing with Derrick. He knows what he is doing , the boat was great and we had the prefect relaxing time we were looking for.

  • Justin
    Sept. 3rd, 2022

    Our day sailing with Derrick was an absolute delight. He accommodated every request (some even last-minute) and was very friendly. The boat was clean, plenty of room for our snacks in the cooler onboard and some wine to boot. Would highly recommend anyone to spend a day with Derrick aboard Alyan.

  • chloe
    Aug. 31st, 2022

  • Sharif
    Aug. 10th, 2022

    Our trip with Derrick was excellent. He gave us great recommendations on taking the trip and made sure everyone was safe. He has a great deal of experience and knew the area extremely well. We had a great time. Thank you Derrick!

  • Matthew
    July 25th, 2022

    Derrick was amazing and brought out a lot of smiles and laughs. We would heavily recommend him to any group looking for a lovely day out on the water.

  • Venus
    July 24th, 2022

    Derrick is absolutely amazing and accommodating. My KCC was diagnosed with a UTI the first night of our trip and male dogs are a whole different ball game with UTIs but Derrick understood and helped me.

    He’s knowledgeable, kind, attentive, laid back.

    Going to book again once Shiloh feels better.

  • Alex
    July 17th, 2022

    We had an incredible time with Derrick on a beautiful sunset sail out of Sag Harbor. He is a very experienced and accommodating captian and we had a great time chatting with him. The boat is comfortable, well maintained and made for a great time on the water. We absolutely recommend Derrick and his boat and look forward to another sail with him in the future!

  • Deborah
    July 7th, 2022

    Derrick was an exceptional Captain!! We began our sail in the rain and he skillfully sailed out of the rain into fantastic winds. We enjoyed our time on his boat and would highly recommend him as a Captain!!!

  • Deborah
    July 7th, 2022

    We had an absolutely fabulous time with Derrick as our Captain!! We saw fireworks from his boat. His sailing skills are impeccable. He sailed with ease around the other boats moored to view the fireworks. We highly recommend Derrick!!

  • Kellie A
    Kellie A
    July 4th, 2022

    My friends and I used Derrick for a sunset sail and it was amazing! Derrick was so helpful, accommodating and made us feel very safe the whole time. Would definitely recommend him and use him again in the future!

  • Jacob
    June 2nd, 2022

    My friends and I had an absolutely amazing time! The whole experience was top notch and exactly what we were looking for. Derrick was friendly, accommodating, and communicative. He shared some fun facts with us about the area and sailing which made the experience all the more interesting.

    All in all, a lovely trip and couldn’t have asked for anything better. 10/10 would do again! Many thanks!

  • Karina
    Oct. 15th, 2021

    The best sailing trip I’ve ever been in! My two sisters and I had so much fun. We ended up extending the trip while sailing because we were having so much fun! We came across some rough conditions but Derrick was experienced and knowledgeable we felt safe and had a wonderful time!

  • Karina
    Oct. 10th, 2021

    I had a great time with my sisters on the sailing trip around Shelter Island! We hot
    Some rough waves and he was super trained and we had a great time!! He even let us extend the trip! I look forward to more sailing adventures with Derrick

  • Anna
    Sept. 17th, 2021

  • Eric
    Aug. 31st, 2021

    We had a great time with Derrick as captain for a family sailing trip in Sag Harbor. We had to reschedule our trip due to Tropical Storm Henri and Derrick readily accommodated us for a new sailing date. When our trip started it was quite hot and so he delivered us quickly to a cool and refreshing swimming spot near a scenic bluff. Wind speed was very low so he motored us for awhile. But then, voila! the wind speed increased and Derrick opened up the majestic sails on his wonderful boat. We sailed towards the open waters and had a beautiful sunset trip back to shore, enjoying the views while lounging on the front and back of the boat. Our family trip included my 81 year old mother and 91 year old stepfather and Derrick patiently and adeptly helped them on/off the boat from the Tender and using a ladder for swimming. He was engaged and friendly throughout the sail. We had a superb and memorable journey on the water with Derrick. Highly recommend him and his boat for your sailing plans!

  • Steven
    Aug. 31st, 2021

    Perfect sail. Derrick is the exact captain we hoped for. His Alyan is a very fine boat. Can't wait to take another trip with them.

  • Joshua
    Aug. 17th, 2021

    We had a fantastic trip with Derrick on his boat. Swimming was great, he handled the boat with such ease all day. The boat handles very well, and moves at a nice pace. Plenty of room for everyone. He was very knowledgeable of the area and a wealth of sailing information, and of information of the area. Did the full day trip, and wound definitely do this trip again. I highly recommend this trip.

  • Sabrina
    Aug. 15th, 2021

    We were so happy that we booked a full-day trip with Derrick to go around Gardiner's Island with a swimming stop and a sail towards the sunset. Derrick had an amazing handle on the vessel and a broad wealth of knowledge. We will definitely book again or maybe even learn sailing from Derrick.

  • Luis
    Aug. 1st, 2021

    For anyone looking to charter a Fine Yacht for the first time, or for the hundredth time, I cannot recommend Derrick more. Derrick was the epitome of professionalism while also maintaining a good sense of lightheartedness. His 40+ year experience was visible in the way he managed the vessel, and his extensive know-how made us feel safe and sound while we dared to adventure! Derrick was a kind and gracious host, helping us on and off the yacht, carrying our bags, and even lending a pair of swim trunks to a certain someone who forgot to plan ahead. Derrick’s yacht was clean and well kempt, and overall spectacular; a true joy to experience!

  • Abigail
    July 6th, 2021

    Derrick was so responsive, easy going, and clearly an expert at what he does. My family (6 total adults) had more than enough room and we enjoyed so much about the trip (Especially the swimming!). We will definitely be booking again. Thanks, Derrick!

  • Rebecca
    June 29th, 2021

    Derrick was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with him. Would definitely book again! Thank you so much Derrick for a beautiful smooth sailing day on the water!

  • Rebeca
    June 18th, 2021

    We had such a great experience with Derrick. He was kind and helped us ease our way into the boat. Derrick was very accommodating and responsive. We had such an amazing time! Thank you again!!

  • Andy
    June 14th, 2021

    The captain Derrick was super friendly and accomodating. We had two small kids (4 & 6) with us and Derrick helped a lot in making the whole trip safe and sound.

    The sailing boat requires lots of complicated operations and Derrick handles it smoothly with ease. I also learned quite a bit from him regarding the sailing with his willingness to share his knowledge and experience.

    The sailing boat looks amazing and great for photographs.

  • Dan
    June 14th, 2021

    Derrick was great for a four-hour sail for my fiancé and me. Very knowledgeable, punctual, and accommodating.

  • Kathleen
    May 17th, 2021

    Derrick was wonderful! We had a beautiful morning of sailing during my sister’s bachelorette weekend and this was a true highlight. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We will be sure to book Derrick again!!

  • Marisa
    Oct. 15th, 2020

    Thank you Derrick - the sail was amazing!

  • Mark
    Oct. 8th, 2020

    Incredible trip and really enjoyable - will definitely sail with Captain Derrick again!

  • helen
    Oct. 5th, 2020

    We had a beautiful sunset cruise. No complaints whatsoever.

  • Arunima
    Sept. 12th, 2020

    We had a magical sunset sail with Derrick over LDW. We took a cute tender (motor boat) from the dock to the sailboat. He safely guided us on and off the the boat throughout the evening. The sailboat itself was beautiful and well-maintained. Derrick is clearly an experienced and knowledgeable captain and we enjoyed the little backstories about surrounding islands and his sailing anecdotes. The seating was comfortable with clean towels covering the cushions. Derrick even provided a couple wine glasses for us to enjoy our beverages. We spent a majority of our time out on the deck watching the sunset over Sag Harbor. Overall, would definitely go back out to the sea with Derrick and highly recommend the experience!

  • Allegra
    Sept. 11th, 2020

    Had the best day! Derrick is awesome, the boat is gorgeous. 100% would do this again - it was such a fun relaxing day.

  • ays
    Sept. 8th, 2020

    Great day with Captain Derrick! It was our first time sailing, we enjoyed it very much!

  • mark
    Sept. 3rd, 2020

    Professional, relaxed, and just easy. We had a great time . The boat is a very well maintained, elegant sloop.

  • Demetrios
    Sept. 2nd, 2020

  • Victoria
    Aug. 30th, 2020

    Had the best time ever!!! Derrick was so accommodating to us. We are looking forward to booking our next sail with him. We had the best time drinking mimosas at sea. Truly was one of the best experiences!

  • Jenny
    Aug. 28th, 2020

    Derrick was the perfect captain! We had such a lovely relaxed trip. He was very knowledgeable of the area and of sailing. The boat was beautiful, we’d definitely book with Derrick again!

  • Ziggy
    Aug. 27th, 2020

    Very relaxing trip, we really enjoyed it. Will definitely do a longer trip next time

  • Christina
    Aug. 17th, 2020

    We had a blast sailing with Derek. He was so nice and accommodating. Would definitely sail with him again.

  • Grace
    Aug. 12th, 2020

    Captain Derrick was so nice and we'll def do this again nextyear. The yatch was big and clean overall we had a great time.

  • Anna
    Aug. 10th, 2020

    It was an unforgettable yacht trip! I decided to celebrate my birthday and Captain Derrick with his wonderful sailing yacht gave a real celebration! I absolutely agree with previous commentators that Derrick is a very kind, unobtrusive and knowledgeable captain! Great trip! Diving from a yacht was a true pleasure! Thank you very much to the captain for his work and for allowing us to spend this day so magically on his yacht and make my wish come true! By the way, Derrick is also a great photographer ;)

  • Rajiv
    Aug. 7th, 2020

    Derrick was a wonderful and very kind host, we had a fun and relaxing sale for my wife’s birthday, he made it really special and we felt safe and comfortable under his sail!

  • Marcus
    July 21st, 2020

    We had a fantastic sailing experience on the Alyan. It was chill and also adventurous. Derrick is a great and responsible captain. Great sailing and also stopping to swim at spots. I would do it again asap!

  • Sarah
    July 9th, 2020

    Derrick is super experienced, welcomed questions, shared a favorite swimming spot (sshhh!) and is very accommodating. We really enjoyed our half day sail with him!

  • Nihal
    July 3rd, 2020

    Derrick was awesome. Super kind, safe, personable. Would definitely book with him again!

  • Julianne
    June 24th, 2020

  • Jessica
    Sept. 1st, 2018

    Great sailing experience! My 5 year olds enjoyed it a lot too! Captain Derrick is extremely experienced and knowledgeable of the local terrain. Will definitely ride with him again!

  • Michael
    June 15th, 2018

    Derrick was extremely professional, definitely knew what he was doi g and had a beautiful boat. We felt very comofrtable and safe the entire time.

  • Drew
    July 16th, 2017

    Phenomenal day trip for four of us, beautiful boat where we brought a picnic lunch and went swimming. Derrick knows Sag Harbor, Shelter Island and the surrounding areas like the back of his hand. Relaxed, reliable and friendly, we really enjoyed having him as our captain. Highly recommended.

  • Jaime
    June 13th, 2017

    Derrick was awesome! He was good with kids and was really knowledgeable about the area. It was definitely worth it - great day!!

Boat Owner


Member since July 2015

I am a marine professional. I have captained sailing yachts for private owners and for charters for 35 years. I have owned and chartered the 45 foot sailing yacht ALYAN since 1992. I am a certified marine surveyor of yachts and small craft with the National Association of Marine Surveyors and regularly conduct surveys for prepurchase, insurance, or damage. I manage several yachts at this time as well, including a 72 foot performance sailing yacht. I have sailed thousands of offshore and coastal miles. I also race sailboats competitively. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and making sailing an experience that exceeds the expectation of my guests, crew, friends or family.

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Sag Harbor, NY.

New York City looks great from the ground, but that view from the water is something else! Jump aboard a Sailo boat rental from the Big Apple and experience the thrill of the sea - and snap plenty of incredible pictures. Sailing in NYC is a must on your summer bucket list, whether you are visiting or a New Yorker.

It might not be the first thing you think of when finding things to do in New York City, but renting a boat for a full day or just a few hours is a truly memorable experience.

Customer Questions & Answers

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How much is the customary gratuity? Is it included in the boat rental price?


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Gratuity is not included in the above mentioned price and is fully at your discretion. We recommend an amount between 10% and 20% of the total charter price.
by Aridj on June 7th 2019


Can guests bring food and beverages during the boat rental?


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Our guests are absolutely free to bring their own food and beverages on board.
by Aridj on June 7th 2019


Is the fuel included in the boat rental price?


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The price displayed includes the boat, the captain and the fuel.
by Aridj on June 7th 2019


Cancelation policy - Standard
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.