Sunday August 27th - Sunday September 3rd, 2017 - Labor Day Weekend
Please fill out the Guest Form at your convenience - www.sailingcollective.com/guest-form
Marshall, is a sailor and a professional marine engineer based in York, Maine and captains throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and his home waters of New England. His lust for the seas keeps him on the water in the warm Tropics, the Mediterranean, as well as in the New England winter for marine construction and tug boat operations. He has swam in the Arctic and Antarctic ocean, but the New Hampshire and Maine coasts are his home. Always exited to travel to new places and to meet new people.
The Penobscot Bay region in Maine is undoubtably one of the most beautiful coastlines. It's unique New England culture is best seen from the sea. As you sail up to islands with working fishing fleets You'll meet local characters that embody the way life should be. Buy the best lobster in the world right from the boat, swim in the chilly waters, explore the small towns, have a morning coffee at the general store, this is your chance to experience it for what it is. Cost: $2,475 per traveler - double occupancy [ Single supplement varies per boat, contact us for details]
Find yourself and a group of friends traveling across the township the old fashioned way - under sail. As a group you will discover the townships scattered on the pristine, rocky coastline in classic boats with cozy cabins and hand crafted styling. At 3,478 miles Maine has more coastline than California and with so much to see we will create a custom itinerary for you in Casco Bay, Penobscot Bay, or Acadia National Park that fits right with the personality of your group.
If you find yourself with a group of friends who want to cruise the Maine coast, we can organize amigo journeys with a price range from $7,000 - $13,000 for a crewed one week charter with a variety of custom packages for you. Just send us a note and we'll get cracking. Please note, our boats are very limited in Maine and we encourage interested journeymen and women to start the conversation well in advance.
Inquire for a custom quote and availability: firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the CONTACT page
AIRPORT AND TRANSPORTATION
Depending on which itinerary you choose you can fly into Bangor International Airport (BGR), servicing Allegiant, Delta and U.S. Airways. With Alamo, Avis, Budget,Hertz and National rental cars are available at the airport. Or Portland Jetport (PWM) Serving United, Jetblue, Southwest, Delta and U.S. Airways.
Starting Location : Rockland, Maine - Journey's End Marina -
Free parking at the marina
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are traveling to the USA for this trip please check USA visa requirements for your nationality before booking.
The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE
Accepted Forms of Payment:
In Maine the old saying goes that if you don’t like the weather just wait a minute, it will change. Prepare for all possible weather conditions from hot and sunny to rainy and chilly on the coast of Maine you are likely to see it all.
Sailing Collective stocks each boat with healthy, fresh and flavorful local foods and produce from the region. The provisioning package includes:
7 Breakfasts (including coffee and tea), 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Snacks*, Bottled Water
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Juice, Liquor, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family style aboard; cooking enthusiasts and foodies are welcomed to add their skills and experience. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks and will prepare meals as well. Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time in your Guest Form:http://thesailingcollective.com/guest-form
*We will have plenty of food to satisfy you for your trip. However, if there are special foods that will make you feel more comfortable for the duration of your trip, please pack or purchase in advance.
• Recommended spending for the week, $200 - $400 per person, varying on your spending habits.
• Additional food/beverages including alcohol, plus snacks, $30-100 average per person
• All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
• Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
• Tipping captain and crew is welcomed (10% to 15% per person satisfactory)
Life aboard a Sailing Collective journey is uncomplicated so we recommend packing appropriately. Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Island attire is very casual at all times so we recommend packing light and embracing the simple life.
• Rain Coat/ Foul weather gear
• Rain pants
• Warm clothes – it can be cold any day of the year in Maine
• boat shoes or other non-slip shoes
• hat / sunglasses / sailing gloves (optional)/ sun screen
• warm clothes just in case / fleece
• swim / beach towels (bath towels are provided)
• iPod/music player
• any special dietary foods or medications
Options abound on the coast of Maine and we will work with you on private charter to find the right stretch of coastline to spend a week exploring. Each bay in the gulf of Maine has it's own local character and you may want the raw natural beauty of Mount Dessert Island, the pristine archipelago of Penobscot Bay, Or maybe the food and culture of Casco Bay. As we work with you to build the perfect private journey you'll have the opportunity to tell us what kind of adventure you want to have.
Who says a comfortable cruising yacht can't perform like a thoroughbred? The Hylas 44 certainly dispels that belief. Her powerful sloop rig is balanced by an innovative mini-winged keel. But for all her refined features, the Hylas 44 is easily sailed by two people. Furthermore, her uncluttered deck makes sailing and anchoring a breeze! An exquisite vessel with spacious main salon, forward and aft stateroom, galley and heads. The salon has a U-shaped settee that converts to a double bed, a solid teak drop leaf table, read lights and electric fans.