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 A Grand Banks 32 uses 1.5 to 2.0 gallons of diesel per hour at cruising speed!

Classic Yacht Charter [CYC], owned and operated by Dr. James C. Griffin, has been providing yachts for charter since 1995. The yachts are available at Hamburg Cove,CT ; Essex, CT; and/or Deep River, CT on the Connecticut River - depending upon a lot of things. The area has been a boating destination for more than 300 years. It is toward a continuation of this tradition that contemporary classic yachts are offered for charter. That is, better living through yachting! As an aside, everyone has a story, this is my story in an article in Small Trimarans which describes how my boating odyssey began in an unlikely location at an unlikely time

The Grand Banks 32, Cherokee, is a 1978 fiberglass yacht powered by a single 120 hp Lehman diesel with 3' 9" drafter, 11' 6" beam, 17,000 pounds displacement, 125 gallons fresh water capacity, 110 gallons holding tank capacity, and a 15' mast height from the waterline - do not even consider going under a bridge without at least 5' clearance beyond the mast height.

The yacht is in excellent condition with only 2,700+ engine hours at the start of the 2016 season. She is typically moored in beautiful Hamburg Cove which in New England is a premiere yachting destination and gateway to the upper Long Island Sound. The typical week charter is destined for Shelter Island, Watch Hill, or Block Island for gunk holing. An 8 foot West Zodiac, with outboard, is provided for exploring and transporting from anchor to land. Yes, you can take her into a slip but it is not recommended. Why take the risk? She is an exceedingly economical cruiser using 1.5 to 2.o gallons of diesel per hour! Please see the Grand Banks 32 heading for detailed information about Cherokee and a charter.

The Nonsuch 30, High Cotton, is a 1986 fiberglass yacht powered by 540 square feet of sail with 4' 11 1/2" draft, 11' 10" beam, 11,400 pounds displacement,and a 30 hp Westerbeke diesel engine. She is typically moored in either the Essex Harbor yacht basin in historic Essex, CT or the Deep River Dauntless Marina in Deep River, CT. Essex is a classic New England yachting center on the CT River with all of the amenities associated with pleasurable cruising. An 8 foot Zodiac with 2 1/2 hp outboard is provided for local transportation.

She is a very easy boat to sail with her cat rig and classic lines. A 2 year retrofit was completed in 2006 and she is in pristine condition or literally better than new with upgrades and rebuilds. Please see the Nonsuch 30 heading for detailed information about High Cotton and a charter.

Please read all of the website before making contact because their is a wealth of information contained within the pages which will answer many questions and help you make your decisions. Contact may be made by any of the following means; however, email is probably the best method for the initial contact to express an interest and determine available charter dates.


Classic Yacht Charter

Dr. James C. Griffin

56 Winterberry Road

Deep River, CT 06417

Toll Free Fax 888.401.1858

Cell 860.367.4477

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