72 Foot Scow Schooner - Corporate Events/offsites

(10 bookings)
72 ft
Boat length
Up to 49
This boat is rented with a captain
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***PICKUP IN RICHMOND, CA*** Due to COVID restrictions we will be starting our charters in Richmond, a 20 minute drive out of San Fransisco.

Gas Light is fashioned after the famous San Francisco scow schooners that sailed in the 1800s carrying goods and freight from town to town throughout the Bay and tributaries.

The original Gas Light was commissioned in 1874. More than a century later, the craftsman and accomplished sailor Billy Martinelli, with the help of Harold Sommers and Karl Kortum (co-founder of the SF Maritime Museum), conceived the new steel-hulled Schooner Gas Light and began building her in Sausalito as a window on the proud heritage of the original working scows. After ten years of labor, meticulous attention to detail, and loving care, she was completed and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 49 passengers.

Gas Light is located in San Francisco and can pick up guests near AT&T Park at pier 40, Sausalito or Marina Bay in Richmond, docking fees may apply. She is available for day charters to groups of up to 49 people. Although she appears to be a replica of the 1874 schooner, Gas Light boasts many of the guest comforts and conveniences of modern-day sailing yachts (not the least of which is a terrific sound system!). Charter voyages may last three hours or longer and are fully customizable by clients with many catering and beverage service options.

Gas Lights’ crew is extremely attentive to guest experiences and feedback. As such, our staff is well able and happy to provide suggestions and assistance with plotting your voyage and arranging the details of your trip, helping to ensure that every minute of your charter is as fun and fulfilling as possible.

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Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Children's life jackets
Depth finder
VHF Radio


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Post Gold Rush Era Replica
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Sail across San Francisco Bay on the 72' scow schooner GAS LIGHT, a replica of the ships that sailed these waters in the 1850s. The shipping trade was alive and well in the mid-1800s, with ships carrying goods to various ports throughout the Bay area. Flat-bottomed scows were more adept in navigating the bay's shallow waters and a scow schooner was a familiar sight sailing the inland waterways. GAS LIGHT was built in the 1990 with a steel hull which harkens back to that original design and now includes all the creature comforts of the modern era.
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Allowed on boat

kids under 12
glass bottles
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 30 days before the booking start date.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 14-30 days before the booking start date.
  • Cancellations within 14 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.