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 spring 2018 Abaco to Maine

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 of her delivery from Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas to Rockland, Maine during the month of June.

The cost is $479 per day per person with a maximum of two guests on board. This is a fully crewed / captain charter adventure sailing offshore through the night as much as weather permits. Basically a private charter. All your meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Experience a real performance cruising cat offshore.

Bring your duffel bag and have a great sail offshore headed back to Maine.

June 1st - Hope Town Harbor, Abaco, Bahamas to Charleston, SC - SOLD OUT

1st leg - Distance: 450nm | Duration: 4 days | Cost: $1916/person

Check into the USA in Charleston and drop off leg 1 guests, do provisioning and pick-up guests for leg 2.

June 6th - Charleston, SC to Norfolk, VA - SOLD OUT

2nd leg - Distance: 430nm | Duration: 5 days | Cost: $2395/person

Drop off leg 2 guests in Norfolk, do provisioning and pick-up guest for the 3rd leg

June 11th - Norfolk, VA to NYC Area - SOLD OUT

3rd leg - Distance: 30nm | Duration: 3 days | Cost: $1437/person

Drop off leg 3 guests in NYC area, do provisioning and pick-up guest for the 4th leg to Maine. Starts June 11th in Norfolk, VA.

June 16th - NYC Area to Rockland, Maine - SOLD OUT

4th leg - Distance: 450nm | Duration: 4 days | Cost: $1916/person

Drop off guests at town dock in Rockland, Maine and guest welcome to tour the Maine Cat manufacturing facility in Bremen.

Land Transportation

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 us to make your reservation and receive paperwork needed to complete the process. Thanks for chartering with Maine Cat.

The cost is $479 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 time…