|Children Min. Age||4|
Two guest cabins forward of salon: starboard double,port u/l singles, shared head & shower. Captain shares forward head & shower.
Captain Steven Swartz
Steven is a long time sailor who has a passion for the ocean. He cultivated this along with his technical knowledge of marine vessels and their systems by serving 7 seasons aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel and then on
both fishing and large commercial vessels including dredges along the east coast. Starting four years ago
he began exclusively working first as a deck hand, then ship's carpenter, then mate and finally captain on a
series of charter schooners off the New England coast. As noted he quickly rose through the ranks aboard
various vessels culminating in his recent command of a 115'loa, engineless coasting schooner for her
centennial year on the beautiful and occasionally challenging waters of Penobscot bay. His diverse
experiences has earned him a great knowledge of a variety of systems and engineering environment. In
addition to his charter experience he has done ocean deliveries including a J boat and an Oyster from New
England to the US Virgin Islands.See reviews
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Captain Chris did a great job planning an itinerary that fit our desires (great snorkeling, away from the crowds other than a little New Years fun at Foxys and watching college football at Bitter End on Jan 1) plus getting us to Skinny Legs for a visit despite challenging conditions that day. He is low key and that works great for a week in tight quarters. Despite having his regular cook/mate cancel at the last minute Chris adjusted nicely to Kelli, her replacement. They did not share the crew cabin, leaving him to sleep in the salon or on deck, which he seemed to roll with. Chris does usually do the food. We did not sample his cooking, and he said while not as accomplished as Kelli, he gets good reviews.
Kelli, the cook/mate was also excellent, friendly and warm and positive, despite the often challenging conditions in the tiny galley. Her food was wonderful and a high point as Kelli prepared steaks, mahi mahi, eggs benedict and a few special recipes from her Hawaiian family. Beverages were plentiful, wine and beer choices were right in line with our requests.
The boat is a very well built cruiser, great wood decks, and handles the seas very well.
I think she is a bit small for our group of 6 plus two crew. The double bed cabin is tight for two 20 year old girls and the Pullman is small for two big boys. Ventilation in those cabins required the doors to remain open to stay cool with the a/c on. The deck space is a bit tight for 6, but big enough for 4 to lay out while 2 read in the shade. We would probably opt for a bigger boat for 6 next time, although I feel this was a great solution and value for our first time out.