The Nicest Sailing Charter Yacht in Western USA

Santa Cruz 50 (1985)

drew


  • 53 feet

  • 20 guests

  • 2 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captained

drew


Description

Thanks for your interest in chartering our boat. This is by far the nicest, best maintained and fastest charter sailboat on the West Coast. She is the SF to world record holder…we broke that back in 1995 and our record still stands! She has been fully restored so she is in absolutely gorgeous condition. She is quite literally the most beautiful charter sailboat in the United States! She always has freshly varnished teak, polished fiberglass and great sails! She’s perfect for sailing on SF Bay and there is no sailboat faster than her.

Our normal conditions start out with winds of 5-10 knots between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon. from Noon to 2 pm the winds build to 20+ knots and after 3 pm it is very common for us to be sailing in 20+ knots of wind until just after the sunset when the wind drops back to 15-18 knots. The mellowest time to sail is definitely 11-2 or 12-3. If you’re looking for a fun, fast ride, book her 2-5. We have many options to make the sail as mellow or exciting as you’d like.

Boat Rules
Please dress warm and in layers. It’s always beautiful down at South Beach Harbor but will certainly get a bit cooler out around Alcatraz. Panoramic views abound from every point onboard the boat. We sail under the Bay Bridge twice and the Golden Gate will be right up front of your view. Depend on the tides and winds we often get under the Gate if we leave by 11am.

You can bring food and soft drinks or we can arrange for catering and beverages (including beer, wine & seltzers) from our galley! Our menu is attached to the photos section of the boat page.

We must, as per our state liquor license, sell the alcoholic beverages. We have beer & wine available for purchase onboard at $8 beverage (cash) or we can run one single tally on an approved credit card. We have a variety of premium beers, wines and seltzers.

We also do full catering with a Custom Box Lunch program & our NEW Salad & Pizza Menus. We'll handle the catering after you purchase the charter, if you so desire. Menus are attached here as pics.


This boat has 2 additional services available. View addons

Details

  • Manufacturer
    Santa Cruz
  • Model
    50
  • Year
    1985
  • Guest Capacity
    20
  • Cabins
    2
  • Single Beds
    2
  • Double Beds
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Number of engines
    1
  • Horsepower per engine
    40

Extras

This boat has 2 additional service(s) available for half day trips. You can select optional addons to customize your trip on the next page. Note that required addons are mandatory, and addons marked as payable at base need to be paid directly to the boat owner when you get to the boat.

Optional Extras (2)

  • Add Hour Midweek
    $550
    per hour
  • Add Hour Weekend
    $600
    per hour

Amenities

  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Autopilot
  • Microwave
  • Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • Refrigerator
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Radar
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • VHF Radio
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • EPIRB
  • Life raft
  • Torch light
  • Binoculars
Entertainment
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Speakers on deck
Comfort
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


Boat Owner

drew

Member since January 2020

I work hard to make each and every trip fun, safe and entertaining.

I'm a US Coast Guard licensed 1600 ton Sailing Master, all oceans.

I'm also an American Sailing Association Instructor Trainer with over 8,000 days at sea.

I always invite you to participate in sailing the yacht if you'd like or you can just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of San Francsico Bay!

Response rate: 83.3%
Response time: within 33 hours
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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around San Francisco, CA.

Ah San Francisco! The City by the Bay is a maritime dream and one of America’s most iconic cities. Sailing in San Francisco is probably the best way to experience her in all her glory…

Many people say that this is one of the most European feeling cities in America, and with historic streets and a vibe that is still very alternative, it’s easy to see why. And, with so much to see and do on the water, sailing in San Francisco is a uniquely thrilling experience.


Customer Questions & Answers

Ask general questions about this boat. For questions related to a specific booking request click here to Message the Boat Owner directly.

Policies

Boat Rules
Please dress warm and in layers. It’s always beautiful down at South Beach Harbor but will certainly get a bit cooler out around Alcatraz. Panoramic views abound from every point onboard the boat. We sail under the Bay Bridge twice and the Golden Gate will be right up front of your view. Depend on the tides and winds we often get under the Gate if we leave by 11am.

You can bring food and soft drinks or we can arrange for catering and beverages (including beer, wine & seltzers) from our galley! Our menu is attached to the photos section of the boat page.

We must, as per our state liquor license, sell the alcoholic beverages. We have beer & wine available for purchase onboard at $8 beverage (cash) or we can run one single tally on an approved credit card. We have a variety of premium beers, wines and seltzers.

We also do full catering with a Custom Box Lunch program & our NEW Salad & Pizza Menus. We'll handle the catering after you purchase the charter, if you so desire. Menus are attached here as pics.

We are located next to Oracle Ballpark, Where the SF Giants play, at South Beach Harbor, intersection of Townsend and Embarcadero. There’s quite a few lots near South Beach Harbor and we’re minutes from CalTrain, Muni and Bart.
Cancelation
Cancelation policy - Strict
Full refund if renter cancels 31 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 30 days or less before the trip start date.