Vacayzen Partners with YOLO Board

by | Jan 25, 2016 | News

Jacob Watkins and Phillip Poundstone of Vacayzen and Jeff Archer of YOLO Board

YOLO Board and Vacayzen Announce New Partnership

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida — January 22, 2016 — Two local companies — YOLO Board and Vacayzen– announced a new partnership in rental services. Both companies started in Walton County and service a large area of Northwest Florida.

Jeff Archer created YOLO Board in 2006, armed with the motto “You Only Live Once” and a deep passion for sharing the emerging sport of standup paddling with the community. Jacob Watkins and Phillip Poundstone founded Vacayzen in 2012 with the mission to help families create the best vacation experience possible.

“We bought our first rental paddleboards from Jeff when we started our business in 2012”, said Watkins. “We are so excited to partner with him as he shares the same high standards in customer service that are imperative for success.”

“We have always aligned ourselves with the best in the business and Vacayzen certainly qualified in this arena,” said Archer. “We considered offering rental deliveries in-house, but with our company moving into many other ventures, we felt that we should hand it over to the experts.”

The two companies have joined forces for paddleboard and bike delivery in Walton and Okaloosa County. They are also in the process of producing a custom line of Vacayzen YOLO bikes, which will roll-out in the spring of 2016.  Rental opportunities are available on both company’s websites.

“YOLO Board has always strived to create memorable experiences for people,” Archer said. “This partnership will allow that to happen on a bigger scale in this community.  Together YOLO board and Vacayzen are going to be able to provide our customers with the highest quality product and service at the best value and this translates into the kind of YOLO experience we want every customer and visitor to enjoy.”



“YOLO Board didn’t invent standup paddling or its boards… but its savvy, marketing-driven approach has, despite the sport’s West Coast roots, made the Santa Rosa Beach, FL-based company an industry leader,” said Entrepreneur magazine. YOLO Board, LLC, is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of standup paddleboards, paddles, equipment, lifestyle apparel and accessories. Since 2007, the community-minded brand (aptly named for the lifestyle mantra “You Only Live Once”) has been committed to manufacturing a variety of quality boards suited to fit any paddler, from the recreational novice to the elite pro racer. In 2014, the company expanded its growing YOLO-inspired lifestyle product line with the debut of YOLO Paddles and YOLO Bike Co. Board and bike rentals, lessons, corporate and team building packages and seasonal community race events are available through YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin and YOLO Board + Beach – the company’s flagship store in Miramar Beach featuring the unique ‘try before you buy’ lake experience. Additional retail and rental locations include YOLO Board + Bike at Gulf Place Town Center on Scenic Highway 30A, YOLO Board West Coast in San Diego, California, and a growing number of distributors nationwide.

For more information, visit or call 850-622-5760.

ABOUT Vacayzen

Vacayzen was created to revolutionize the vacation experience. Vacayzen, specializes in vacation gear rentals across the panhandle of Florida. Offering everything any family would need for vacation, Vacayzen focuses on high quality products and the best customer service in the industry. Our slogan, “Bike, Beach, Baby and More” introduces our customers to the wide variety of rental products and services we offer. Vacayzen has been serving the locals and guests of the area since June 2012 quickly rising to the leader in the market. With two retail locations in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Destin, FL as well as a fleet of over 10 delivery vehicles, we make it convenient for our customers to use our services!

For more information, visit or call 888-750-7606.