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Bruno & Stillman Downeast Yacht (1976)


  • 42 feet

  • 12 guests

  • 1 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captain Available



Designed by renowned naval architect Royal Lowell, the Bruno & Stillman 42’ is considered one of the finest examples of the Downeast style, which can be seen in harbors throughout New England on both working fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Independence is a thoughtfully restored, classically charming example of the Downeast yacht, especially noteworthy for its warm mahogany deckhouse and intimate settings throughout.

Independence’s low profile enables her to get uniquely close to the iconic DC monuments and landmarks visible at the water’s edge on the Upper Potomac.

This boat has 1 additional services available. View addons


  • Manufacturer
    Bruno & Stillman
  • Model
    Downeast Yacht
  • Year
  • Guest Capacity
  • Cabins
  • Single Beds
  • Double Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Number of engines
  • Horsepower per engine


This boat has 1 additional service(s) available for quarter 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.

Required Extras (1)

  • Captain
    $300.00 per booking


  • Autopilot
  • Microwave
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Chart plotter
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • VHF Radio
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • TV
  • Speakers on deck
  • Microwave
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Inverter
  • Cockpit table
  • Electricity
  • Dining
  • Cocktail parties

1 Review

  • Colleen
    May 10th, 2024

    The trip on the Independence was wonderful and the highlight of our weekend together in Washington DC. The boat was fantastic, the service was outstanding, communications and catering was top notch. We all really enjoyed the time on the water sipping champagne and nibbling on cheese. Seeing the sights from this angle was something we had never done before.
    Having changed the boat to an electric motor was genius!! There was no noise and no motor smells. I felt like and sounded like we were gliding and our conversations were easily heard and so much more enjoyable!
    Well done!!!

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Washington, DC.

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Boat Rules
Drugs and smoking strictly prohibited
This is a shoes-optional vessel
Children under 13 must wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times while outside of the deckhouse
No jumping off the boat! ($1,000 fine if this rule is breached)
Cancelation policy - Standard
Full refund if renter cancels 6 days or more before the trip start date.
No refund if renter cancels 5 days or less before the trip start date.