Relax and Enjoy the NYC Skyline aboard a modern spacious Hunter Marine Passage 450. Capt Mark grew up on the Hudson River and brings years of sailing experience. He is a teaching captain, thinking out loud always making all other captains feel very comfortable.
Captain Mark is an entertainer and avid musician and most New Yorkers have heard him performing around town or on the radio doing jingles.
He never quit his day job as an engineer CPA accountant legal document writer, code writer and consultant in the daily news paper industry. Everyone will be thoroughly entertained.
A standard four hour cruise from One°15 Marina in Brooklyn ($150 Boarding fee+$150 reposition fee) Or the Chelsea Pier 59 at 18th St in Manhattan ($300 boarding fee) includes sailing around the tip of Manhattan, seeing the New York City skyline, passing close by the Statue of Liberty, and teaching other sailors tips and tricks for big boat sail handling and maneuvering. This includes sailing with fractional sail exposed on the windy days to keep the ride nice and smooth and very stable.
The boat is based in Port Washington where there are no boarding fees (same with boarding at JP‘s Lobster House in City Island Port Washington is a $9.75 short Long Island rail Road ride from Penn Station in Manhattan. Right across the street from the town dock is a Stop and Shop grocery market and liquor store allowing you to grab any supplies for your cruise. I supply a good 50 pounds of ice.
From these two ports, cruises are much more relaxed with less boat traffic around us and better sailing to protected Hempstead Bay where the boat can easily be stopped for swimming if so desired.
Given the full Bimini and raised solar panels covering the entire after deck everyone can relax in the shade.
Ice-filled coolers are available, and there is always a stock of 16.9 ounce bottles of water, Crystal Light ice tea mix, and whatever alcohol you want to bring onto the boat.
Cruises can also be easily specially catered upon request.
The boat is a center cockpit sloop-rigged sailboat with in-mast furling main and furling jib. Aft steps give easy access to the water. Aft hot and cold shower at steps.
The aft deck can easily accommodate six people seated and specific chairs and two others sitting on towels on the back deck under the shade of the solar panels.
The large center cockpit can easily accommodate eight people.
There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out on deck during a 4 or 8 hour sail.
Full galley with microwave.
The boat is fast and it does it’s theoretical hull speed of 8.4 kn with half tanks and flat seas with only 18 knots of wind.
Several cushioned chase lounge seating.
The boat can be repositioned anywhere in the New York metro area from Port Washington just a 12 minute subway ride away from Manhattan or City Island to the 79th St. boat basin to 59th St. pier or that many points along the Jersey side of the Hudson River.