About our Boats
"Starling" is a 33' Cheoy Lee Clipper designed by A.E. Bill Luders Jr. and built in Hong Kong in 1972. Original teak decks, two sitka spruce masts, and elegant lines make for a classic maritime experience as you step aboard this ketch rigged beauty. Starling has called Bayfield home for all of her life sailing the waters and channels of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Lake Superior for the past 50 years under three different owners.
The ketch rig is particularly suitable for Lake Superiors notoriously variable wind and weather making multiple sail options a "breeze" from a billowing drifter setup for light wind days to a dependable favorite for heavier weather, the"Jib and Jigger" two sail combo. This hard working vessel provides a forgiving sail for beginners, is not afraid of heavy seas, and will really shine under a stiff beam reach.
An updated suite of Raymarine electronics provides reliable data while her electric motor installed in 2021 provides a quiet ride out of the slip and allows for quick and easy engagement of auxiliary power when needed.
U.S. Coast Guard Documented Vessel with Coastwise Endorsement / MARAD Small Vessel Waiver
LOA: 33' / Beam: 10' / Draft 4' / Displacement 12,000 lbs
"Piper" is a 26.5' Aquilon Catamaran designed by Paul Stanek and built in the USA in 1999. The multihull sailboat incorporates high performance with stability. Designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike, you'll feel safe with children and/or parents on board this level sailing cat.
Piper is a new boat to us this season. We are thrilled to be able to offer this type of sailing experience to our guests. Her quick cruising speeds and shallow draft will shine bright on our longer summer trips. There are so many unique places in these remote islands. Piper will help us explore multiple destinations as time and weather allow!
LOA: 26.5' / Beam: 14' / Draft 2' / Displacement 1,874 lbs