Greetings from The Captain!

Owner, Captain Gary Noto, grew up in Miami and began sailing at an early age, where he crewed and raced sailboats for a few years.  In addition to sailing, he is also an avid surfer, diver, and fisherman.

Gary and his wife Joan bought Layla in 2012.  Together they have cruised to many wonderful destinations including:  All of the Bahama Islands, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and all of the Virgin Islands. 

His love of the ocean and the cruising lifestyle makes sharing the sailing experience a real pleasure for him.


  • U S Coast Guard license
  • ASA Sailing Certifications 101,102,103

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About Layla

Layla is a 2007 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 DS she has a modern, fluid design and the comfortable interior layout expected of a sailboat built for cruising, all while delivering a superior performance. The cockpit is spacious and easily accommodates 6 adults. The saloon has an abundance of natural light and fresh air with its raised deckhouse and large portholes.

Layla is well loved and well maintained to provide a safe, comfortable and pleasurable day on the water.

Layla is truly a love song and regularly has Capt Gary on his knees begging his darling please…

JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 42 DS
  • LOA 42′ 5″ (12.93 m.)
  • LWL 38′ 0″ (11.58 m.)
  • Beam 13′ 6″ (4.11 m.)
  • Draft (deep/shoal) 6′ 11″/5′ 2″ (2.11/1.57 m.)
  • Sail Area (135%) 872 sq. ft. (81.0 sq. m.)
  • Displacement 18,080 lb. (8,201 kg.)
  • Water 94 gal. (355 l.)
  • Fuel 34 gal. (130 l.)
  • Engine 53-hp. Yanmar
  • Designer Marc Lombard/Garroni Designers/Jeanneau Design

Your safety and comfort come first. All the required USCG safety equipment is on board and at hand for you peace of mind.

Safety equipment includes (but not limited to):

  • Life jackets (and throwable personal floatation devices)
  • EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
  • AIS – Automatic Identification System
  • Fire extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits