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About MDI Classic Charters
Explore Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park from the decks of Premise: a classically beautiful 37' wooden yawl. Available for day, week, and month-long bareboat charters from spring to fall out of Southwest Harbor, sailing aboard Premise is an adventure you are never to forget! Premise sleeps five, has a fully equipped kitchen, a composting toilet, sound system, and even a grill! For more than 15 years, our customers have been chartering Premise and sailing her up and down the coasts of Maine. We take pride in knowing that with Premise's brightly finished hull and classic look, she is by far the prettiest boat in any harbor! Charter Premise to enjoy a simpler and more relaxing way of life as you explore the Maine coast as you have never seen it before! Please visit our website for more information, including rates and chartering information for Premise. We look forward to hearing from you!
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MarthaME87 wrote a review Jan 2016
Bar Harbor, Maine2 contributions
Premise is a beautiful boat, inside and out, and she handles so well in all types of weather! She's a classical wooden boat and so appeals to those who enjoy her history and aesthetic, but is modernized enough to appeal to everyone else! She's perfect for day sails or longer adventures to explore the Maine coastline and is outfitted with everything you need to stay comfortable; including a fully equipped galley, composting toilet, and a mini wood stove to keep warm in cooler months! I love sailing her and am looking forward to her 2016 season to enjoy her again! Chartering her is an easy process: contact the owner with your desired weeks, provide references to show that you are an experienced sailor (though they do offer a rent-a-captain if needed), pay your deposit and you're booked! The owner spends an hour or so showing you around the boat the day you arrive to familiarize you with how she works and off you go! You do need to bring your own food and potable water, make sure you have foul weather gear, and then brace yourself for the best sailing adventure you'll ever have!
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Date of experience: September 2015
Response from Jim E, Owner at MDI Classic Charters
Responded Jan 6, 2016
Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you've enjoyed your time aboard Premise all these years and and we look forward to hearing from you this summer as well!
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