|MANUFACTURER||Eastern Shipbuilding Group|
|PRICE FROM||$50,000 / Per Week|
15 foot Williams TurboJet 445 with 120 Horsepower engine
2 x 13 foot Lunenburg Dorys
Brownies Third Lung 3-man Electric Hookah System
Custom Swim Ladder
Apple Airplay in main salon and on deck
Yamaha Musicast in main salon and on deck
500+ movie library
Additional watertoys upon request
In a market dominated by cookie-cutter, impersonal motoryachts, the 141 foot schooner COLUMBIA provides charterers that rare opportunity to experience the origins of elegant yachting: sailing on spectacular, large, grand yachts. This modern vessel is a near-exact replica of a famous Gloucester racing schooner, built in 1923 in Essex, Massachusetts, by Starling Burgess. Like the original, sail yacht COLUMBIA even carries two replica dories on her deck – a rowboat and a sailboat.
The traditional rigging and deadeyes on sailboat COLUMBIA schooner expertly conceal the modern modifications employed by her builder, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, and her naval architect, John W. Gilbert & Associates. Hydraulic winches, fuel-efficient engines, a bow thruster, stat-of-the-art entertainment systems, and yes – underwater LED lighting – ensure the safety and comfort of today’s modern-day adventurers.
Gone (thankfully) are the fish “holds” below deck, where the crew on the original yacht would store the catch of the day. Today’s replica is all about five-star service and luxury. Now, guests are welcomed into an interior offering fine woodwork, crafted in tiger maple and mahogany. The salon features a large table for meals, and sofas arranged around a coffee table that can be lifted to cocktail height. An open galley forward of the salon keeps this interior from being overly stuffy or formal. It also allows charter guests a chance to look in on the chef during the preparation of snacks and meals. An ideal yacht for upstate New York Thousand Islands yacht charter vacations, where the evening temperatures can be a bit nippy even in summer, the yacht boasts an electric fireplace, and central heating. When the yacht is in the Caribbean during the winter, the reverse cycle system converts to full, cool air conditioning.
The schooner offers accommodations for 10 to 12 guests, in four cabins. Two twin cabins feature fixed bunks, with double beds under and single berths above. Both the master and VIP cabins have double beds as well as a single Pullman berth in each cabin. This multiple berth layout is perfect for families or charterers with support staff.
There is one more must-mention amenity on this replica that no old fisherman could have dreamed of in the 1930’s – a large Jacuzzi tub in the master bath…