“CIO in Seattle and long time sailor. German by birth, american by passport. I take the boat out most weekends and work on it in between. I love sailing and working on boats. I hope it shows in a well maintained, functional, even modestly comfortable boat. I cruise with it too, went to the inlets in southern Puget Sound, to the San Juans, around Bainbridge, Dies Inlet etc. ”
Aboard since 2015
From Bainbridge Island, WA
We had a fine time on Lil Miss Sunshine. Dirk was great in the check out process and answered whatever questions we had. We had light wind, but a beautiful sunny sail over to Blake Island. We saw a sea lion on a buoy, the usual frolicking porpoises, and a bald eagle struggling to bring a large fish to shore. Magnificent! The boat is comfortable, but perhaps a little tight in the cockpit with six people, including four adults and two older kids. However, the cabin and fore deck provide plenty of seating options for a day sail. We appreciate the opportunity to have a sailing experience during our vacation and recommend this for others. Given the currents and busy shipping and ferry traffic, I'd recommend this for skippers having experience in similar waters.
Well maintained boat with all you need for a good day of sailing, Dirk was pleasant and helpful. Would definitely rent again.
Dirk was great explaining us the boat and gave us lots of information about the area and where to go. He gave us the introduction one day in advance, so we could start right away on the day of the rental. The boat is really well equipped and was perfect for us as a family with two boys with limited sailing experience. Dirk was very responsive and made it a great experience renting a boat through Boatbound. We can fully recommend Dirk and his "Little Miss Sunshine". Thanks, Dirk!
Dirk's boat was in great condition, and Dirk was well prepared to accommodate us.