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SAILING YACHT BRILLIANT

Brilliant is owned and operated by Mystic Seaport Museum and inspected by the United States Coast Guard. Though traditional in operation and construction, Brilliant carries modern navigation and safety equipment. She has been described by WoodenBoat Magazine as one of the 100 most beautiful classic boats in existence and as “one of the best maintained and sailed classic yachts in the country — if not the world.”

DAY CHARTER

The Full Day Charter costs $4000 and is 8 hours long.

It includes the boat, fully equipped for charter, a professional captain and crew member, fuel, and space for up to 12 guests.

The trip is private. Only you and the people you want on board. 

Same price; whether there are 1 or 12 guests aboard

It does not include food & beverage, food & beverage service and/or preparation, mooring and dockage fees, excursions off the boat, transfers to and from the boat and customary crew gratuity, or similar expense incurred by the guests.

BYOB is allowed.

Provisioning and Catering can be arranged. To order, please Email: Charters@MysticSeaport.org

​The boat cruises from Mystic Seaport Museum to an anchorage at Fishers Island, Watch Hill, or a Long Island for lunch and swimming. The charter ends at Mystic Seaport.

 

This is however a rough itinerary; plans can change at the desertion of the captain. The captain will take into account itineraries and routes the guests may want to take, but in no way is the captain bound to the will or request of the guest. The captain’s main responsibility is the safety of the boat and all those aboard.

 

Captains are professionals with Coast GuardLicenses, solid sailing and cruising experience, and a sound knowledge of the cruising area and waters.

The boat has refrigeration and a cooler, ice, and water to keep drinks and food cold.

 

It comes with all necessary utensils, cutlery and associated paraphernalia for a cruise of this nature and duration.

 

Experience the phenomenal cruising grounds of Fishers Island, Long Island Sounds

OVERNIGHT CHARTER

Brilliant is available for overnight charter for $4000 a day, Availability is incredibly limited and rare. Please email: charters@mysticseaport.com to book.

It includes the boat, fully equipped for charter, a professional captain and appropriately qualified cook/mate, and berths for 6 guests.

It does not include food & beverage, food & beverage service and/or preparation, food & beverage for the captain, mooring and dockage fees, excursions off the boat, transfers to and from the boat and customary crew gratuity, or similar expense incurred by the guests.

Provisioning can be organized. Please include details at booking. Provisioning will be done at extra cost.

​Guests can use provisioning and catering services.​

BYOB is allowed. 

The captain and crew will need to be fed by the guests. If the captain has dietary restrictions, Mystic Seaport will notify the guests and the Mystic Seaport will take responsibility for the captains’ meals and provisions. 

 

The captain will take into account itineraries and routes the guests may want to take, but in no way is the captain bound to the will or request of the guest. The captain’s main responsibility is the safety of the boat and all those aboard.

 

Captains are professionals with Coast Guard Tickets, solid sailing and cruising experience, and a sound knowledge of the cruising area and waters.

 

It is possible to sail with up to 12 guests, HOWEVER there are only berths for 6 guests.

 

The boat has refrigeration and a cooler, ice, and water to keep drinks and food cold.

 

It comes with all necessary utensils, cutlery, linens, towels, and associated paraphernalia for a cruise of this nature and duration.

REMEMBER TO BRING

Sun Protection during the day. Hats, Sun cream and pull overs.

Warm and cold weather clothing options.

Bathing Suits for lots of swims.

Gratuity for the Captain. Gratuity is not included in the booking fee. A $1000 gratuity would be appropriate for a charter of this nature.

Cash for launches to and from the boat and Mudslides at the Oar.

A sense of humor and a sunny disposition go along way with group situations like this.