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SAILING YACHT REBECCA OF VINEYARD HAVEN

Rebecca of Vineyard Haven, a vessel renowned for its timeless elegance, was meticulously designed by the talented Nat Benjamin and brought to life by the esteemed craftsmen of Martha's Vineyard's Gannon and Benjamin shipyard in 2001. The remarkable journey of her construction was beautifully captured in the insightful book "Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha's Vineyard" authored by Tom Dunlop.

With a nod to the refined aesthetics of the 1930s, Rebecca seamlessly blends in with the distinguished Brilliant at Mystic Seaport Museum. The influences of esteemed naval architects like Nathaniel Herreshoff, John Alden, and Olin Stephens can be observed in the subtle design elements that grace her classic silhouette.

 

Rebecca stands as a testament to traditional craftsmanship, skillfully built using a combination of domestic and tropical hardwoods, including Angelique, White Oak, and Silver Bali. These carefully chosen materials not only enhance her beauty but also ensure her resilience on the open waters.

Since her launch, Rebecca has embarked on memorable journeys, cruising and partaking in exhilarating races across Europe, New England, and the Caribbean. She has become a cherished companion for adventurers, offering them the joy of exploring the seas with a touch of timeless elegance.

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PRIVATE PACKAGE DEALS: SUMMER OF 2023

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime. This exceptional offer is tailored specifically for your group of up to six guests, ensuring an intimate and exclusive adventure, designed exclusively for your group. Here's what sets our private charter packages apart:

  1. Same price no matter if it's one or six guests: Whether you're a solo traveler or a group of six, our pricing remains the same. Just let us know the number of guests, singles, and couples, and we'll accommodate you accordingly.

  2. Complete Privacy: Experience unparalleled privacy as it's only you, your group, and our dedicated crew couple onboard during the entire cruise, event, and regatta. However, please note the arrangement down below has been described as "family style", with the only truly private berths being the double single V-berth up forward, this however should not dissuade as the crew are pretty good at running errands and giving clients time to enjoy the yacht privately.

  3. Professional Crew: Our experienced Mate and Captain will provide attentive service throughout your voyage, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment every step of the way.

  4. Family-Style Dining and Provisions: Indulge in the conviviality of shared meals, fostering a sense of togetherness and creating cherished memories over delightful culinary experiences.

  5. Non-Alcoholic Drinks Provided with BYOB Option: We offer a selection of refreshing non-alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages to personalize your onboard experience and enjoy your favorite drinks while sailing.

  6. All-Inclusive Experience: Our comprehensive package covers all essential expenses, including dockage, mooring fees, fuel, regatta entrance fees, insurance, as well as bedding and towels.

So take in the dock lines of hesitation and book now to get the adventure of a lifetime started. 

Boothbay Classics Regatta

Boothbay

21 July - 23 July

$9000

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

Newport

1 Sep - 4th Sep

$12 000

Corinthian Classics Regatta

Marblehead

11 Aug - 14 Aug

$6000

Pat West Regatta

Veneyardhaven

16 Sep

$1200

Opera House Cup

Nantucket

17 Aug - 21 Aug

$15 000

Packages
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DAY CHARTER

Day chartering the sailing yacht Rebecca of Vineyardhaven is an incredible way to spend a day. A typical day charter starts with meeting the yacht, Captain and Crew, followed by boarding and storing of food, luggage and items which require stowage. Next it's time for drinks, snacks and discussing the plan and making sure it the plan is satisfactory to the guests needs and expectations. This is usually a recap on discussions which the Captain has had with the Client prior to charter.

 

Once off the dock, enjoy the cruise out into the Sound. If you're Sailing out of Mystic Seaport Museum, Rebecca will need to proceed through two bridges and navigate the Mystic river. This is done on engine and usually takes about an hour. Ounce out in the sound its time to freshen up the beverages before sails are hoisted. 

Sometimes, We sail to an anchorage to stop for a swim and lunch, other times we just keep sailing and take lunch on the fly. 

It's always an adventure. 

If clients have a special itinerary or plan, feel free to discuss options and feasibility with us and your Captain.

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Race Crew aboard charter yacht Rebecca
Swimming off charter yacht Rebecca
Captain Annie of schooner Rebecca
Captain Annie Food
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Schooner Rebecca Boom and Sail

The Full Day Charter includes the boat, fully equipped for charter, a professional captain and crew member, fuel, and space for up to 6 guests.

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

Same price; whether there are 1 or 6 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. Please call to order.

​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 Guard Licenses, 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.

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REMEMBER TO BRING!

Sun Protection. 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 20%  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. 

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Day Sail Rebecca
Boothbay Classic Regatta and Schooner Rebecca

Overnight Charter

Overnight Charter aboard Rebecca is where the adventure really begins.

 

Overnight charter allows you to expand your cruising area. Really getting off the beaten path with a crew that will feel more like part of the family than the run of the mill, formal, white pleated shirt fraternity which is so often associated with Luxury Yacht Charter. Although we couldn’t describe our style of charter as “Luxury Yacht Charter” … it’s leans more toward, Adventure Yacht Charter. 

 

Rebecca is Captained by a young woman named Annie. She is quick to smile, feisty, loves a good laugh, and spear heads the moment with effortless boat handling, style, and grace.

Cody is Annie’s right-hand man and partner. He has a calming influence with his levelheaded approach to life, great tase in music, out of this world hair, and easy-going smile. He can turn a wrench and flip an egg. We are lucky to have them.

 

The accommodation situation below decks, leans toward the family and close friends’ end. There are no private cabins, and everyone shares the same shower. This may be off putting to some, but when you take a moment to appreciate the opportunity of getting to experience sailing a very special schooner around some of the most gorgeous cruising grounds of the world with great company, it quickly becomes just another part of the Rebecca experience. 

 

Days are spent sailing from anchorage to anchorage, with swims on either end. Sometimes there are adventures ashore. Other times just relaxing on deck with a good book. Nights are filled with good food, fabulous wine, great beer, hearty laughter, wild stories, and heavy sleep. 

 

This experience is as close to real cruising as you will get without owning your own mighty schooner. Our ideal client realizes this and embraces the fact that what we are offering is not a padded, curated, and white gloved service, but instead an experience of a lifetime worth going on with those that you love and who’s company you enjoy.

Rebeccas accommodations and layout

Rebecca was built as a world cruising boat and her accommodations and amenities reflect that. She comfortably sleeps eight people in seven berths. 

Starting at the front of the boat there is a V-berth with two single beds. As one moves aft, there is a head to starboard followed by a spacious salon with two single beds on the port and starboard sides. The salon merges into a corridor that has the galley which leads to the double cabin with a  queen bed. There is also access to a second head and shower. Moving aft from there, you enter the pilot house with two double berths. 

Amenities include: two head: one manual, one electric, fresh hot water showers below and on deck, fresh and salt water taps in the galley, propane powered three burner stove, oven, refrigeration, and two coolers for drinks. 

Charter Yacht Rebecca bow at sunset

Rebecca is available for over night charter for $2000 a day. 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 six 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.

Overnight Rebecca
Schooner Rebecca racing in Boothbay

Caribbean Schedule for 2023 and 2024

In the fall of 2023 Mystic Seaport Museum hopes to send Rebecca to the Caribbean. We plan on starting the Caribbean season in December of 2023 out of the US and British Virgin Islands. 

Rebecca hopes to participate in a few of the Caribbean Regattas, from Antigua Classics to St. Maarten Race Week. 

We hope to take the same model that has made our program a success in New England, and replicate it. We believe our style of mixing family, friends and adventure charter with a few regattas is a recipe for a program that last.

If you have any interest in chartering during the Caribbean season of 2023 and 2024 please email: charters@mysticseaport.org or call +1 401 855 4281

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Schooner Rebecca Sailing in the Caribean

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