Captain Susan E. Smith ~about the captain and this gorgeous boat~
Susan has been an avid sailor since her early teens. She has taught classes, raced and led cruises with the International Sailing Center since 1995. Sailing Susan has shared her passion for the sport with hundreds of people. She was raised on Lake Champlain and Lake George and has sailed a variety of vessels along the east coast from Maine to Florida as well as Alaska, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Bahamas, and Virgin islands and Thailand. Susan was a Montessori School director for over thirty years, raised two children, and farmed salad. She lives in Bristol Vermont with her first mate, Carl Sword. Susan also does sail and canvas repairs as a small enterprise and enjoys contra dance, pottery and watercolor painting. She enjoys telling stories and entertaining her guests when under sail. TRY A Spring BRUNCH CRUISE WITH Susan's QUICHE!
Experience a truely lovely, safe classic 34 foot Pacific Seacraft Cutter sloop double ender canoe stern vessel.Arioso was designed by renowned designer Bill Crealock built in California in 1987. She has a solid lead full cutaway keel drawing 4.11 with an Italian Feathering three blade propand weighing 1,300 lbs. She's built for ocean crossings and lived most of her life on off Ilesboro Maine until Susan and friends sailed her down the coast through the Cape Cod canal,L.I. Sound and up the Hudson river home to Mallets Bay.. Arioso has Solid Varnished Teak Toe Rails, Teak Companion way, Teak interior, All Bronze hardware, Sails made in Maine fully reefable,featuring a Sunbrella dodger and Bimini overhead enclosure over the cockpit and and a 35 H Yanmar Diesel engine with a full galley, gas BQ. and hot water service carrying 75 gallons of fresh water. Instruments include a depth sounder,speed indicator (top speed 7.5 K), Raymarine Electronic charts, wind indicator, radar,Maxwell elecrtic windlass with 250 feet of chain and a Bruce anchor, VHF radio,Music radio and CD player and six comfortable bunks with comfortable cushions for relaxing anywhere. Come aboard for two hours or two days! Experience freedom and the total relaxation of being out on beautiful Lake Champlain with a U.S.C.G. licensed experienced civilian captain ~masterful hostess who grew up on this Lake.Just think, 119 miles of islands and views of the greens and Adirondaks await you in whatever time frame you have to experience the magic of Arioso .Over night cruises are available for couples or a family of three June-September.