About the Schooner Ladona Ladona is a two-masted, gaff-rigged, topsail schooner showing the graceful lines of a Grand Banks fishing schooner, including a spoon bow and a lovely sheer. Ladona has undergone a complete restoration, dropping her passenger capacity to just 16 passengers. The owners have purposely reworked her to reflect an appreciation for an exclusive, vintage-style cruising experience, featuring comfort at sea, diverting activities aboard and ashore, and intimate, carefully presented dining experiences.
Designed by William Hand, and originally built in 1922 in East Boothbay, Maine as a private racing yacht, she won the Bermuda Cup in 1927. In 1942 she was commissioned by the US Coast Guard and assigned to Offshore Patrol to search for German submarines off New York Harbor. During this time she received two citations. She is equipped with radar, GPS, and all the electronics needed to navigate in the waters of coastal Maine.
Captain J.R Braugh, is a third-generation merchant mariner; musician, songwriter, artist, philosophy student, merchant mariner, consummate host, he has over twenty years working in Maine's historic windjammer fleet, as well as extensive yachting experience. sailing the Eastern seaboard from the Caribbean to the Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound,
but counts hosting guests under sail along the Maine coast his favorite. A professional musician, J.R. is happiest sharing songs after a day’s sailing. He has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of the restoration crew for this amazing vessel and is excited to apply his artistic talent and vision to reviving her spirit and spunk.
The Schooner Ladona at a Glance
Berths: 16 berths in 8 cabins Crew: 6 Length:108 Ft Beam:22 Ft Draft:11 Ft
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