Welcome Aboard Basic Instinct!
The sailboat “Basic Instinct” is a Greg Elliott semi-custom 35 foot New Zealand built racer/cruiser. She sails FAST/stable and she sails comfortably, full galley(kitchen), refrigerator and freezer, hot and cold running water, leather couches and seating area with dining table, head (bathroom) and all of her sparkling and clean interior finished off in a beautiful white oak.
Basic Instinct was purchased in New Zealand in 1996, and has lived on the bay ever since. She is a well known sailing boat that has also had numerous race wins and top finishes including finishing third overall and second in class in the 2006 Pacific Cup San Francisco to Hawaii race and most recently winner of the 2015 Great Vallejo sailboat race.
Basic Instinct is the only Elliott 1050 in the United States and will impress guests with her amenities along with a clean and nicely laid out interior.
Your Captain Memo holds a 100 Ton USCG license and has been on the water since he was born...literally! Captain Memo has a family that started the first sailing school and boat rental on the bay in the late 50's. Because of his upbringing, Captain Memo loves sailing the bay and really enjoys sharing this with his guests.
Captain Memo will provide a truly memorable sailing experience. Whether it be a leisurely bay cruise or a flat-out sail across the bay, Captain Memo and “Basic Instinct” will deliver.
Cpt. Memo was an awesome host! We had a great time and will repeat in the future when we have more time for a longer cruize. We had a four hour cruise under full sail started with a trek out beyond Golden Gate, then down past San Francisco city bay front out to Alcatraz, then out to Tiburon, around Angel Island past Belvedere, and back to Sausalito. Basic Instinct is a beautiful boat, fast and fun. Highly recommend a cruise with Capt. Memo.
Easily my most memorable trip out in the bay! Cap Memo and his beautiful/rare "Basic Instinct" were everything we hoped for on our excursion. He is very familiar with the bay and was excited to share his knowledge with us. We brought our own food and drinks, but Memo also greeted us with fresh-cut fruit, snacks and beverages, which was a really nice gesture. We departed and returned on time and, logistically, the trip went perfectly. We saw several porpoises, plenty of seals, and the highlight was an ultra-rare humpback sighting, which makes our crew one of very few people to have witnessed whales in the bay! Memo was as excited as us so we tacked a few times to get as much time with the whale (from quite a distance, for its safety). What a perfect day. Thanks, Cap Memo!