Thursday, May 03, 2007

Charter Schooner BONNIE LYNN this summer in Maine

After taking the winter off from chartering, Bonnie Lynn has reopened their calendar and they are available for your sailing vacation this summer in Maine.

It would be hard to find a more authentic Maine experience than sailing with Captains Earl and Bonnie Mackenzie on the schooner Bonnie Lynn that they designed and built in Maine. Bonnie Lynn's layout provides flexible accommodations for up to 6 guests in 3 cabins with double and single berths.

Earl's earliest memory is being on his father's lobster boat in Friendship, Maine. He has skippered yachts and work boats since his teens, served 20 years in the Coast Guard Reserves and was co-owner of a boatyard. Bonnie grew up in Michigan, joined the Peace Corps right out of college, traveled a lot and started sailing more than 20 years ago. She is a caring hostess and a very accomplished cook – especially seafood, lobster & chowder.

Each cabin has teak and mahogany paneling. From the main salon you have easy access to the foc'sle, where there is a lounge area and library. Mahogany cabinets grace the luxurious galley. The private air conditioned cabins have hot and cold running water and adjoining heads with showers. The walk-in engine room is state of the art. The wheelhouse and midship's deck both have exquisite antique bronze wheels and pedestals.

She has a lovely on deck mahogany table that seat six guests, plus three double hammocks that extend from the side decks and the foredeck. 'Bonnie Lynn' comfortably accommodates large groups for day sails. She has a sailing dinghy, an inflatable, snorkeling gear, two kayaks, and float mats to enhance a quiet morning spent in a secluded cove. She also has a full mid-ships and foredeck awnings with removeable clear side and front panels that allow guests to be on deck regardless of the weather. There is also an awning while under sail, allowing guests to have protection from the sun if they wish.


Bonnie & Earl are wonderful and interesting people. We missed seeing them in the Caribbean this season and hope that they enjoyed their chilly winter in New England :)

BONNIE LYNN's electronic brochures: CLICK HERE & CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more info: CLICK HERE