'Bonnie Lynn'

'Bonnie Lynn' is one of the most unique of the Maine Schooner fleet. She is a modified version of designer Merrit Walter's Trade Rover Schooner. Being a serious offshore cruising vessel, she is built to very high standards. The steel hull is 57' on deck, with an overall length of 72'. She has a 15'3" beam and a 6'6" draft. 'Bonnie Lynn' is a gaff rigged topsail schooner, having three head sails and a traditional lower squaresail, evoking images of a bygone era. She is U.S. Coast Guard Certified for 38 passengers coastal and 10 ocean sailing (although she prefers to have no more than 7 charter guests).
Extraordinary means have been taken to make this one of the most comfortable and seaworthy of the schooners. During her construction and final outfitting, the owners, Earl and Bonnie MacKenzie, paid particular attention to details for both safety and aesthetics. One unusual aspect of 'Bonnie Lynn' is her heavily insulated hull and interior bulkheads, which offers passengers more privacy and comfort. Below deck she is teak and mahogany paneled with a teak and holly sole. Traditional style brass lighting fixtures create a romantic, old world, atmosphere. Cabins have hot and cold running water and are equipped with adjoining heads and showers. 110 volt power is available throughout the vessel. The air conditioned cabins are spacious, two have a large double berth, and the other has 2 single berths and a small double. The galley, main salon, and guests cabins are located midships, with the owners having a private aft cabin. In addition there is a fos'cle lounge for more private relaxation. Although 'Bonnie Lynn' has a very traditional look, she is equipped with the most modern and technologically advanced navigation, communication and safety equipment, including a SAT phone. We access email on a daily basis.. She has two steering stations, one beautiful antique bronze pedestal and wheel are located midships and another antique bronze pedestal and wheel are in the ship's pilot house.
She has a sound-insulated walk-in engine room, housing a 220 hp diesel engine and 12 kw diesel generator. Her elaborate electrical system includes a water heater, water maker, ice maker, air conditioning, refrigeration and freezer units, auto pilot,and electric windlass.She is an extremely self-sufficient and comfortable vessel. You feel as if you are stepping back in time, without sacrificing the luxury of modern day conveniences.


 Steel Hulled Schooner
 Length overall - 72 feet
 Length on deck - 57 feet
 Beam - 15.3 feet
 Draft - 6'6"
 Mast height - 60 feet
 Sail area - 2075 sq. feet

Schooner 'Bonnie Lynn'

Each cabin has teak and mahogany paneling. From the main salon you have easy access to the foc'sle, where there is a lounge area and library. Mahogany cabinets grace the luxurious galley. The private air conditioned cabins have hot and cold running water and adjoining heads with showers. The walk-in engine room is state of the art. The wheelhouse and midship's deck both have exquisite antique bronze wheels and pedestals.

The salon adjoins the foc'sle lounge area.

The spacious galley is equipped with refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, microwave, four burner stove and oven. The owner's quarters are located in the aft cabin, offering the quests greater privacy.

The midship's steering station and wheelhouse offer versatility and the ability to sail in comfort. The antique wheels and pedestals are bronze. The air conditioned port and starboard cabins have large double berths. The walk-in engine room, which has a watertight, insulated stainless steel door, can be accessed either from the wheelhouse or from the galley.

The Schooner 'Bonnie Lynn' is also available for custom chatering.

She is equipped to sail anywhere in the world and is the perfect vessel for adventure charters and exploration to remote areas.

She has a lovely on deck mahogany table that seat six guests, plus three double hammocks that extend from the side decks and the foredeck. 'Bonnie Lynn' comfortably accommodates large groups for day sails. She has a sailing dinghy, two inflatables, snorkeling gear , windsurfer, two inflatable kayaks, and float mats to enhance a quiet morning spent in a secluded cove. She also has a full mid-ships and foredeck awnings with removeable clear side and front panels that allow guests to be on deck regardless of the weather. There is also an awning while under sail, allowing guests to have protection from the sun if they wish.

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