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by Heather
July 2005

With record 90 degree temperatures in Maine, summer has finally arrived in New England. This year we have also seen an increase in the number of yachts basing in this area for the summer and charter activity is mostly last minute. This puts the consumer in an excellent position. If you are considering a New England charter there is no better time to explore this beautiful area. Whether you want to get away for a long weekend in Nantucket or 10 days exploring lovely fishing villages and the glorious scenery of the Maine coast, we have some wonderful yachts with plenty of availability ready to charter. For more cruising information take a look at www.coastguides.com

'Sea Walker' chartered out of Camden in June and made her way up to the Islands off Acadia National Park. July charters bring her to Boston and Newport, RI but they have most of August available back on the Maine coast. Richard and Eden crew a traditionally styled 60' Narraganset sloop with two guest cabins. The crew is flexible with which cabin they use so 'Sea Walker' can easily host two couples or a family with two children. She is available from July 24th to August 17th and after August 22nd.

'Shibumi' has a great sample itinerary from previous summers on the coast of Maine. Chris and Jackie have resently refitted this 65' pilothouse ketch. She has a lovely master suite aft with two oversized twin beds and a smaller cabin with bunk beds for kids. Both aft cabins share a large head with separate shower. Chris and Jackie have a cabin forward of the galley and saloon. The fully enclosed pilothouse is just ideal for northern climate cruising. She currently has an open calendar.

Looking for a larger motoryacht? Kaleen is a classic 110' Broward that can whisk you off to Martha's Vinyard for a wild weekend or cruise the New England coast in great comfort and luxury. Her full width master suite has a king size bed, a love seat, 'his and her heads' with jacuzzi and plenty of storage. Aft of the master is a spacious twin cabin with a drop down pullman to starboard and a nice double cabin with queen to port. Both have ensuite heads. Forward on the main deck is the VIP stateroom which has an ensuite head and shower and a queen size bed. The attractive main and dining salons share the after portion of the main deck. The semi covered aft deck has a settee, a teak table and chairs for up to eight. The cozy sky lounge is located aft of the pilot house and leads onto the deck lounging area. In good condition for her year, we feel 'Kaleen' represents great value. She is run by captain Michael Tews and his enthusiastic crew of four. She is booked for August 7-14th but is available for any other dates in July and August.

Please let us know if you would like us to check current summer availability for either 'Sea Walker', 'Shibumi', Kaleen, or any of the many other great choices we can offer. We would be happy to send or email you more information, or call us at 800 621 7855.

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