Saturday, February 19, 2011

Schooner BONNIE LYNN - Seamanship program & other news

The Schooner BONNIE LYNN is looking great and is ready for a busy summer New England charter season !

Charter Yacht Schooner Bonnie Lynn - Chartering out of Newport and Maine, Summer 2011
Sailing Vacations & Seamanship Courses in New England

Bonnie Lynn is a 72-foot (LOA) custom steel topsail schooner that accommodates 6 guests (8 if family) in 3 cabins. The forward cabin has upper/lower bunks to port with another twin (or settee) which can be pulled out to a double berth, to starboard. The other two guest cabins have double berths.

Besides standard term charters, Bonnie Lynn is certified for 36 passengers for day sails, and is also permitted to carry out offshore charters (US Coast Guard Certified 36 passengers day - 8 Oceans under Sub Chapter T)
"As always, we continue to maintain and upgrade our Schooner BONNIE LYNN to a very high standard so that you may always be assured that the yacht is in great condition and ready for charter."

 - Captains Bonnie & Earl McKenzie
We used to visit Bonnie Lynn when we would come across her in St Martin or the Virgin Islands. Such a beautiful boat with a lovely interior. I was always amazed at how skillful Bonnie is at handling an angle grinder and welding. Unfortunately for us, they no longer cruise the Caribbean in the winter so we can only see them at the Newport charter yacht show. One year, I had a bowl of Bonnie's award-winning chowder. Mmmmm, a wonderful bowl of hot steamy goodness which was greatly appreciated to someone from the Caribbean who is no longer accustomed to the chill of the frozen north :)

See our photos of Bonnie Lynn. Taken in December 2003, but still noteworthy!

Beautiful woodwork and attention to detail
RATES, plus all expenses, Summer 2011:
  • $9,500/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 6 guests


During the months of June & October the Schooner Bonnie Lynn will be offering Junior and Adult Seamanship Courses out of Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Two-day course: $300/person --- Three-day course: $450/person
They will be offering Junior Seamanship Courses on Islesboro, Maine again this summer, as well as expanding the program to include adult courses. Stay tuned -- the Islesboro schedule will be posted at a later date.
"Our goal is that the students who take our course will be better prepared to handle the unexpected circumstances that can arise when boating. An increased awareness will help them avoid dangerous situations. BONNIE LYNN is the ideal classroom. Last summer, in our beautiful homeport of Islesboro, Maine, we offered 2 day / 1 night courses for 9 - 11 year olds and 3 day / 2 night courses for 12-15 year olds. Six to eight students slept onboard and worked as part of the crew."

- Captains Bonnie & Earl McKenzie

You can view a schedule of their Newport Seamanship Courses HERE with dates, course outline, and rates.

The charter yacht Bonnie Lynn... She really SCHOONS!!!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more info about BONNIE LYNN
View Bonnie Lynn's online brochure #1 and brochure #2
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