Fast and fun sailing, SF Bay and coastal waters!

5.0
(121 bookings)
35 ft
Boat length
Up to 6
Passengers
Captained
This boat is rented with a captain
98%
Owner’s response rate

The boat

Red Dress, a vintage J-35 race boat, is sweet handling, fast and roomy. Let her owner, Cap'n Bill, take you and up to five of your friends and/or family on a sailing adventure around San Francisco or out the Gate along the magnificent Marin headlands. Red Dress is a veteran of two SF-Hawaii round trips and extensive coastal cruising. She's just come out of the boatyard with sparkling new paint, refurbished mast and rigging and is tugging at the dock lines. Her new Pineapple jib makes her exceptionally close winded.



Your adventure is limited only by your imagination and my concern for your safety. Bring your kayaks or bikes for a drop off and pickup at Angel Island or Tiburon. Do a culinary tour with lunch on the SF waterfront and dinner in Sausalito and in between do an exhilarating circuit of the Bay on the boisterous afternoon breeze.



Learn to sail a serious ocean going vessel and acquire all the basic cruising skills including crew overboard recovery, reefing, anchoring, and heaving-to. Red Dress's responsiveness and ease of handling makes her an ideal platform for beginners while her speed and windward performance make an exciting ride for the experienced sailor. Welcome aboard.

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William
5.0
(52 ratings)

Amenities

Bathroom
Cooler / Ice chest
Anchor
Depth finder
GPS
Radar
VHF Radio

Specifications

Year
1987
Length
35 ft.
Make
J Boats Inc
Model
J/35/CU
Capacity
6
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Boat location

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Your crew

Boat owner
William
William
5.0
(52 bookings)
An avid ocean sailor, I have plied the Pacific coastal waters from Glacier Bay, AK to Cabo San Lucas, the Sea of Cortez and three voyages to Hawaii. I've been a Coast Guard licensed captain for the past 12 years and have taught basic keel boat sailing at schools around SF Bay. I derive great pleasure from providing people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular marine environment of the Bay and coastal waters and when desired, teaching them to be competent, confident and, above all, safe sailors.
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  • Response rate: 98%
  • Avg. response time: < 6 hours

Things to know

Allowed on boat

alcohol
kids under 12
fishing
glass bottles
shoes
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.


A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.