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by Ed
August 2005

We are used to seeing our charter boats and crews only in warmer climates, so it is always a pleasure when a Caribbean yacht comes to see us in Maine.

Recently Craig Dymock brought 'Le Cochon Noir' up the Sheepscot River to Wiscasset and we enjoyed an excellent lunch at the town dock.

This lovely 73' CNB sloop is not the largest yacht to tie up to the Wiscasset Dock. That honor belongs to 'Carib Queen', a 100' tri deck motor yacht, which over-nighted there while on one of our charters. (The charterer took his guests and crew to the infamous Red's Eats to sample their fresh lobster rolls). 'Le Cochon Noir' did, however, fill up most of the space and turned many heads in this small town.

The town dock is only a five-minute walk down the main street from our office. Known as the 'prettiest village in Maine', Wiscasset is indeed a beautiful town and the day was picture perfect.

Genevieve prepared a lovely lunch of sea bass with julienned vegetables, baked in parchment paper. The appetizer was a choice of smoked chicken or duck and the dessert was homemade cookies and fruit.

Originally from Scotland, she is a first class, fully trained chef, with cooking experience on yachts as large as 190'.

Craig, and his wife Emma, are from England. He worked for The British Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times for 17 years, but found time to race on an English Sailing Team and eventually made sailing his career.

This is a friendly, personable young crew that can also provide excellent, professional service.

The yacht is comfortable for 6 or 8. A bulkhead can be removed between the two forward cabins to make one master. The amidships cabin has a queen size bed and there is a smaller cabin aft.

Like all CNB's, she is a fast boat with sleek lines, but she provides plenty of comfort below and has a large guest cockpit, in addition to the working cockpit aft.

This would be a lovely yacht and crew for anyone exploring New England. She is available anywhere between Rhode Island and Maine. In November she heads back to the

Her weekly price of $2,500 per person for 8 or $3,166 per person for 6 is competitive for a boat of this caliber. Prices are inclusive in the Caribbean and plus expenses in New England.

Let us know if you would like more information on 'Le Cochon Noir' or other boats cruising New England. Prices for smaller crewed yachts start around $1,500 per person for 6, for 7 nights.

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