Catboat Charters is Martha’s Vineyard’s most unique and intimate sailing charter. We offer private sailing charters for up to six guests aboard an antique 1927 wooden catboat yacht. Let your worries melt away as Captain Kurt and his first mate whisk you away from bustling downtown Edgartown for an unforgettable scenic adventure under sail.
At Catboat Charters, our guests’ safety, comfort, and satisfaction are our top priorities. All of our sails include water and sparkling water from our cooler. Guests are welcome to bring all the snacks and refreshments they desire. Our cockpit is very spacious and comfortable, with new seat cushions and pillows. There is more than enough room for guests to spread out or snuggle up for a memorable private sail.
Catboats were developed hundreds of years ago as the ideal working boats of the Northeast. They were the engine of the early maritime industries in the early 19th Century. Catboats were used for all types of work including swordfishing, scalloping, hauling freight, and moving passengers from place to place. Catboats have a rich and deep history in this region, which is why a sail aboard a Tigress is the epitome of a Martha’s Vineyard sailing experience.
Tigress‘s American Flag sail is a tribute to the catboat Cleopatra that sailed these waters during the Civil War. It is said that her painted sail was a means to heal some of the pain caused by the great division of the Civil War.
Tigress’s sail was stitched in February 2019 by Julia Doyle-Kingsbury of Squeteague Sailmakers. Captain Kurt was working as Julia’s sailmaking apprentice at the time of the build and assisted through the entire process. http://Squeteaguesailmakers.com
While her workboat roots are evident, Tigress was built as a recreational cruising yacht with very comfortable accommodations above and below decks, including a private enclosed head. Tigress has been meticulously restored and maintained and is a living reminder of old world luxury from the 1920s.
The following rates are for two hour long private sails and include all taxes and fees.
CANCELLATION POLICY: In case of bad weather: If it rains, or is too windy to sail (25 knots or more), we will promptly issue a 100% refund if we are unable to reschedule for a mutually agreeable time. If you cancel your private sail with at least one week’s notice for ANY REASON, we will issue a full refund.
To book, please call Capt. Kurt at 508 524 6903. We are currently taking reservations for our 2021 season. Advance reservations are highly recommended as availability is limited. We look forward to speaking with you and answering any questions you may have.
2021 Spring Season Rates (May 29th through June 24th) for a private two hour sail for up to six guests.
All Sail Times: $500
2021 Summer Season Rates (June 25th through September 9th)
Early Afternoon Sail: $500
Late Afternoon Sail: $550
Sunset Sail: $600
Fall Season Rates (September 10th through October 3rd)
All Sail Times: $500