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SAILING YACHT REBECCA OF VINEYARD HAVEN

Rebecca of Vineyard Haven was designed by Nat Benjamin and launched by the famed Martha’s Vineyard yard of Gannon and Benjamin in 2001. The vessel’s construction was chronicled by the book Schooner: Building a Wooden Boat on Martha’s Vineyard by Tom Dunlop. Designed more to the lines of the 1930s than today, she fits right in with Brilliant at Mystic Seaport Museum. Design elements inspired from classic designs from Nathaniel Herreshoff, John Alden, and Olin Stephens are apparent in her classic lines. Rebecca is traditionally built with a combination of domestic and tropical hardwoods including Angelique, White Oak, and Silver Bali. Since her launching Rebecca has cruised and raced in Europe, New England, and the Caribbean. 

About Rebecca

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. 

Somtimes, 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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The Full Day Charter costs $2000 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 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.

Join the Adventure!

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

An Introduction to 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’s' Accommodations are as follows starting from up forward:

After the anchor locker, there is a V-berth with 2 berths. As one moves aft, there is a head to starboard followed by a spacious salon with two sea berths on the port and starboard sides. The salon merges into a corridor that’s has the galley which leads to the main master with a queen berth, and the entrance to the main head and shower to starboard. From you could enter the doghouse with two queen berths. Berths are arranged according to whatever works best for client, guests and crew.

Currently there are a few slots available in New England over the course of the 2023 Summer 

for Overnight Charter; These slots are as follows:

June 28th to July 26th.

Cruising Area could Extend from New York to Maine.

$2000 a day/night.

Could include Little Vigilant and the HBI 20ft tender.

 

August 9th to August 20th.

Cruising area could extend from Rhode Island to Maine. Would prefer a start and end in Maine.

$2000 a day/night.

Could include Little Vigilant, and the HBI 20ft tender. 

We will also have availability for the Caribbean season on 2023 and 2024.

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

New England Schedule

Currently there are a few slots available in New England over the course of the 2023 Summer 

for Overnight Charter; These slots are as follows:

June 28th to July 26th.

Cruising Area could Extend from New York to Maine.

$2000 a day/night.

Could include Little Vigilant and the HBI 20ft tender.

There is one notable classic yacht race in this slot which Rebecca has interest in, this is the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge.

August 9th to August 20th.

Cruising area could extend from Rhode Island to Maine. Would prefer a start and end in Maine.

$2000 a day/night.

Could include Little Vigilant, and the HBI 20ft tender. 

There are two classic yacht races within this slot that Rebecca could potentially participate in. These are the Opera House Cup and the Corinthian Classics.

Call or Email to enquire about taking a full slot or just a day or two.

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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

Caribbean

Charter Packages

Mystic Seaport Museum hopes to have a selection of charter packages with organized itineraries and provisioning for the Caribbean season. 

Please Check in or email us about packaged charter arrangements or check back later.  We hope to fill this space with some spectacular deals.

Packages

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