David Jones Yacht Brokerage
Featured Boat :: “NATHANIEL BOWDITCH” – 82′ Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch – $350,000 SOLD
The Nathaniel Bowditch 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. Designed by William Hand, and originally named Ladona, she was built in 1922 in East Boothbay, Maine as a private racing yacht. In 1927 she she won the Bermuda Cup. 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. In 1971 the Bowditch was purchased and completely rebuilt for passenger trade. She was renamed Nathaniel Bowditch after the brilliant mathematician and author of The New American Practical Navigator. She is equipped with radar, GPS, and all the electronics needed to navigate in the waters of coastal Maine.
THe vessel has an active USCG COI for 30 passengers overnight and is due for her next Coast Inspection this spring.
There is a good deal of work to be done on this vessel starting with new decks.She is looking for a new owner to bring her back to her glory days.
Financing can be provided to qualified buyers.
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David Jones Yacht Brokerage specializes in the marketing and sales of classic wooden boats – from traditional schooners, blue water cruisers, cutters, yawls, ketches and sloops to more modern replicas. We concentrate on our favorite designers such as Alden, Crocker, Fife, Herreshoff, Hinckley, Rhodes, Stephens and White. We also represent and market boat builders and new wooden boats.
David Jones Yacht Brokerage is located in Camden, Maine and has associates in Italy, France and New Zealand as well as strong relationships with leading brokerage firms throughout the world. We have a choice and limited selection of boats which allows us evaluate the vessels as if we were the prospective purchaser. We welcome inquiries.
David Jones has had over 50 years sailing experience from Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay, the North Sea, the Caribbean and the gulf of Maine. As a youth, he participated in national and world racing championships, as well as the 1972 Olympics in Kiel, Germany. In 1994, he obtained his 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain’s license and operated a charter business with his Friendship sloop in Rockland, Maine. He has taught sailing at The Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine and has continued to race in an Etchells fleet in the summer and in a year round Laser fleet. David has been operating as an independent Yacht Broker since 1997 and he enjoys specializing in traditional wooden boats of every size . He has a global network of friends and colleagues who can be called upon to address the particular requests of those preparing to go bluewater voyaging.
Our philosophy is to give all parties to a transaction, trustworthy and reliable information with regard to listing, buying or selling a vessel. We endeavor to make the experience as satisfying as we can. We view our role as the intermediary, transferring the craftsmanship, history and tradition of classic vessels to those who will preserve and appreciate them.