The Schooner: A Perfect Blend of Modern and Historic
Sailing Yacht COLUMBIA is a sight to behold. Her long, dark blue hull has graceful lines and is just over 141 feet long (43 meters). Her masts tower overhead at over 100 feet, and she is a sight to behold when her sails are unfurled. If you’re looking for an authentic sailing journey, don’t hesitate to charter the schooner COLUMBIA in New England.
COLUMBIA is a replica of a Gloucester fishing schooner from the early 1900s. Apart from a few modern conveniences like hydraulic winches and a motor, she is pretty close to the original design. She even has large storage compartments for storing large catches of fish, something the owner hopes to try out this summer.
Experience Sailing Yacht COLUMBIA’s Grace
A Sailing Yacht, COLUMBIA is a sight to behold. Her long, dark blue hull has graceful lines and is just over 141 feet long (43 meters). Her masts tower overhead at over 100 feet, and she is a sight to behold when her sails are unfurled.
COLUMBIA is a replica of a Gloucester fishing schooner from the early 1900s. Apart from a few modern conveniences like hydraulic winches and a motor, she is pretty close to the original design. She even has ample storage compartments for storing large catches of fish, something the owner hopes to try out this summer.
Brian D’Isernia is the man behind the construction and operation of COLUMBIA. D’Isernia decided to make a living out of fishing before building out a boatyard empire in Panama City, Florida. It was here that a lot of the work on Columbia was done, although parts of here were constructed in Nova Scotia too, where many of these original boats were designed.
D’Isernia even managed to get his hands on the original blueprints for COLUMBIA, signed by the designer himself.
There are nine crew onboard COLUMBIA at all times, although she can have up to 20 onboard for races. With a 930 square meter sail setup, it is not hard to imagine why so many hands are needed.
Sailing Yacht COLUMBIA is Surprisingly Luxurious
The boat’s interior differs from the accommodations traditionally set up on Gloucester fishing boats. She can sleep 12 guests. There are four cabins: one master cabin with an optional Pullman, one VIP cabin with a double bunk and optional Pullman, and two guest cabins with double bunks.
The rooms are surprisingly spacious and comfortable, considering the original design of this boat was not for the comfort of her guests but for her ability to store (quite literally) tons of fish.
Impressive Woodwork Found Throughout
The woodwork on this boat is impeccable, both inside and out. It is an open galley, so guests can talk freely with the chef. The dining room setup is quite large, so guests, even 12 of them, will not feel cramped when the weather does not allow al fresco dining.
The crew onboard at the Newport Charter Show was a great group of young, exciting people who were well acquainted with the history and uniqueness of the yacht.
COLUMBIA is available to charter throughout the Northeast of the U.S. this summer. She is definitely a great boat for anyone wishing to spectate any of the large sailing races that happen throughout the season. Whether you’re interested in touring Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, or elsewhere in New England, COLUMBIA is ready for you.
There are plenty of toys on board, including a hookah rig, snorkel gear, two SUPs, and a go-fast dinghy. There is WiFi (How could there not be in this day and age?) and a Smart TV for anyone seeking more modern entertainment.
After the summer season, COLUMBIA will most likely head back down south. She is worth a look and a boat to consider if you are looking for a slightly different, more historic charter experience.
Enjoy a Sailing Adventure Aboard Columbia In New England
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