Maine Cat Offshore Adventures

Maine Cat 38 Offshore Sailing Adventures

Sail into the mystic!

What is it about sailing beyond the sight of land that is so alluring and awakening to our senses? Is it the clarity of the night sky, absence of civilization’s noise, or the feeling you are finally in total control of your destiny? Maybe it is just the awesome natural beauty of the wind across the blue seas and the freedom its power offers us all to escape? When you have the confidence to deliver your vessel and crew safely to your next land fall, all dreams are possible for your next adventure to harbors farther over the horizon. Where do you want to take your boat and the possibilities?

As a builder of fast offshore cruising catamarans, I believe more folks, including myself, should have the opportunity to share in this experience more often. To that end, Maine Cat now offers offshore sailing adventures between Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas and Bremen, Maine. The legs are short, being three to four days in length to fit into anyone’s busy land schedule. We are also limiting the number of passengers to two adults to make this a very personal and intimate crewed charter.

Over the past 20 years, Capt. Ralph Drahos has delivered the majority of our 130 Maine Cats. I often say he knows more about our boats than I do. In addition to mostly East Coast offshore Maine Cat deliveries, Capt. Ralph has added three trans-Atlantic catamaran deliveries, nine deliveries to Hawaii and numerous deliveries up and down the West Coast. I just completed a unique delivery with Capt. Ralph right before Thanksgiving this year from Delaware to Maine. Great experience to learn from a true professional Captain on how to do it right.

Capt. Ralph’s wife Arlene is chef and first mate with almost as many sea miles as Capt. Ralph. She is a fantastic cook and offers an educational experience just watching her create delicious meals while bobbing around in the ocean. Better yet on watch, she has the best pair of eyes for spotting flotsam I have ever witnessed. While sailing at dawn with Arlene and Capt. Ralph, several years back on a new MC 41 up the East River in NYC, she saved us from several log bumps.

Want to have some fun at sea on a hot new performance catamaran with the best crew and captain around, sign-up for a 3 or 4-day leg and have an experience of a life time sailing level at wind speed. Regardless of your current experience this adventure will be the one you will talk about for years. contact us to reserve your leg. Thanks for sailing with us.

MC 38 Offshore Adventures fall 2017 Maine to Abaco

Thank you for your interest in sailing with Capt. Ralph and Arlene on our new MC 38, Hull#4, performance cruising catamaran on one or more legs from Bremen, Maine to Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas the fall of 2017. Leg 2 will stop at the Annapolis Sailboat Show where Hull #4 will be on display from October 5th to the 9th.

The cost is $469 per day per person with a maximum of two guests on board. This is a fully crewed / captain charter adventure and with a maximum of two guests on board. Basically a private charter. All your meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Bring your duffel bag and have a great sail offshore headed down to the Bahamas.

September 26th - Rockland, Maine to NYC

1st leg - Distance: 450nm | Duration: 4 days | Cost: $1876/person

Pick up guests at the Public Landing in Rockland, ME and drop off at One Brooklyn Marina, Pier 5, NYC. Do provisioning and pick-up guests for the leg 2.

September 30th - One Brooklyn Marina, Pier 5, NYC to Annapolis, MD

2nd leg - Distance: 280nm | Duration: 3 days | Cost: $1407/person

In Annapolis, MD attend the boat show and do provisioning and pick-up guests for the 3rd leg to Charleston, SC.

October 9th - Annapolis, MD to Charleston, SC

3rd leg - Distance: 580nm | Duration: 6 days | Cost: $2814/person

In Charleston, SC do provisioning and pick-up guest for the 4th leg to West Palm Beach, FL.

October 14th - Charleston, SC to West Palm Beach, FL

4th leg - Distance: 370nm | Duration: 5 days | Cost: $2345/person

Do provisioning and pick-up guests for the 5th leg from West Palm Beach, FL to Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas.

October 22nd - West Palm Beach, FL to Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas - This leg is SOLD OUT!

5th leg - Distance: 250nm | Duration: 4 days | Cost: $1876/person

Bring your passport. Have a great sail across the Gulf Stream on to the Bahamas Banks and down the Sea of Abaco.

Land Transportation

All transportation on land by charterers.

The cost is $469 per day per person with a maximum of two guests on board.  This is a fully crewed / captain charter adventure and with a maximum of two guests on board.  Basically a private charter.  All your meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included.  Bring your duffel bag and have a great sail offshore headed down to the Bahamas.

If you are thinking of purchasing a new MC 38, this is the perfect opportunity to experience the new MC 38 out at sea and sailing through the night clocking 200+ miles/day.

All transportation on land by charterers.  Deposit to reserve a berth is 50% of the total cost. Balance is due 30 days prior to the beginning of the charter.

Please give us a call at 207-529-6500 or email Lynn at info@mecat.com to make your reservation and receive paperwork needed to complete the process.  Thanks for chartering with Maine Cat.

 

 

As great as the boat and the sailing were, one of the biggest highlights of the trip was spending time with Ralph and Arlene. They made it all too easy to get immediately comfortable with them and, in fact, the trip quickly felt much like getting together with old friends. During the trip, I tried to soak in as much as I could of their experience, adventures and insight (while also trying not to annoy them with too many questions). As I'm sure you already know, you've really found two gems in them! I only wish I had been able to spend some more time with them and put your new Maine Cat 38 through her paces with some stronger winds. Maybe next timeā€¦