Bonnie Lynn is one of the most unique members of the Maine schooner fleet. She is a modified version of designer Merrit Walter’s Rover schooner. A gaff rigged topsail schooner, she carries 11 sails and can fly eight at a time. Usually, she’s seen with three headsails and a traditional square fore topsail. The steel hull is 57 feet on deck, with an overall length of 72 feet. She has a 15-foot beam and 7-foot, 6-inch draft. A serious offshore cruising vessel, she is built to high standards. Extraordinary means were taken to make her comfortable and seaworthy. One unusual aspect is her heavily insulated hull, deck and interior bulkheads, which offer passengers more privacy and comfort. Below deck she is teak and mahogany paneled with a teak and holly sole. Traditional style brass lights create a romantic, old world atmosphere. A diesel heater offers warmth when sailing in cooler climates. Cabins have adjoining heads and showers. The fos'cle has a settee that can be pulled out to a double berth, as well as two single berths. The other two cabins have double berths. 110-volt power is available throughout. The owner quarters are aft, which affords guests total privacy. One of the most unusual aspects of Bonnie Lynn is her ‘open/flush deck’, allowing charter guests to wander freely and not be confined to a cockpit. She has more deck area than boats twice her size. The on-deck table and teak lounge chairs and various private spaces for lounging offer charter guests numerous places to hang out. The mid-ship’s lounge area can be totally enclosed with clear panels, allowing charter guests to dine and relax comfortably on-deck even during inclement weather. Charter guests continually comment on how nice it is to be able to walk about, even while sailing rigorously. The two on-deck hammocks are nearly always occupied. Bonnie Lynn is U.S. Coast Guard certified for 32 passengers coastal and 10 for ocean sailing. She prefers 25 passengers for entertaining and day charter. Her owner-operators are captains Earl and Bonnie MacKenzie. Earl and Bonnie thoroughly enjoy entertaining and their guests inevitably become friends that often return year after year. Their love of the sea, and their joy of sailing is evident to all who share their magnificent schooner. 'Bonnie Lynn' is their dream and they want to share her with you. BONNIE LYNN is available summers in Maine. Her weekly rate is $12,500 for six, plus all expenses. Contact Nicholson Yachts for availability (email@example.com).
BONNIE LYNN's fully air conditioned interior of teak & mahogany paneling and traditional brass fixtures truly combines modern comforts with old world charm. BONNIE LYYN offers comfortable accommodations for up to 6 guests and is ideal for couples or families alike. Three spacious guest cabins and two adjoining guest heads & showers are located in the private, forward area with crew cabin and head/shower located aft. A starboard guest cabin has double bed and a port guest cabin has a double bed which can convert to single bed with day couch. The forward guest cabin has a starboard bunk that pulls out to a large double and to port a lower single & small upper double.
|Engine Type: John Deere Generator Type: 12 kw Kilopak|
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Captain's time on Yacht: 8
Chef: Bonnie MacKenzie
Chef's years of Charter Experience: 25
Languages Spoken: English
Cooking Style: Tasteful, depends on climate
Earl and Bonnie owned and operated the Schooner Flying Fish for 13 years, chartering her in Maine in the summers. They sold Flying Fish the summer of 1996 and immediately began construction of Bonnie Lynn. She is the culmination of many years of planning and now that their two sons are grown, Bonnie and Earl are living aboard and are offering a variety of charters in Maine.
Earl has spent most of his life on the water. He was born and brought up on the coast of Maine. His earliest memory is being on his father's lobster boat in Friendship, Maine. Earl has skippered yachts and work-boats since his teen years and for 25 years he has held a Coast Guard Captain's license. He spent six years in the Coast Guard Reserves, concentrating on search and rescue. He was co-owner of a boatyard in Maine for 24 years and owned and operated a 28 passenger motor vessel year-round for six years. Earl has a keen interest in marine biology and maritime history, which is reflected in Bonnie Lynn's extensive library. His fields of expertise include boat maintenance and repair, scuba diving, navigation, boat handling and marine surveying. He enjoys sharing his love of the ocean with the guests aboard Bonnie Lynn. He encourages them to participate in all aspects of sailing the vessel and is able to make them feel very comfortable. STCW compliant
Bonnie grew up in Michigan, but shortly after graduating college joined the Peace Corps and headed to the South Pacific to Fiji, where she taught school on one of the outer islands for two years. From there she spent time traveling in Australia, and grew to love mountain climbing while living in Tasmania. While living in New Zealand, she taught school and spent her weekends mountain climbing. On her way back to the States she visited several South Pacific Islands and traveled extensively in South and Central America.
She most recently worked in administration at an island school in Maine for 10 years, but prior to that she spent many years teaching, building houses, upholstering furniture, as well as fulfilling the role of homemaker and mother. She began sailing in the mid-80s and has been working as first mate and chef on their schooners since then. She works wonders in the galley, and also spends time on deck with the guests. She feels that each charter is special and she does everything possible to make each voyage a memorable one.
Together, Earl and Bonnie create a relaxed atmosphere. They thoroughly enjoy entertaining and their guests inevitably become friends that often return year after year. Their love of the sea, and the joy of sailing is evident to all who share their magnificent schooner. Bonnie Lynn is their dream and they want to share it with you. Bonnie also holds a captain's license and is STCW compliant.
Summer 2021 - New England NO INCREASE FROM 2018
Plus all expenses
Can take 8 is if it is a family with small children. That would put 4 people in the forward cabin where there are 3 berths. One pulls outs to a small double. Can legally take that number. The rate beyond 6 is $500/person.
Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rates.