A Family Affair

It’s 2019! It’s still the dead of winter, but January is behind us and the summer is getting closer. In fact, there are only one hundred and three days until Memorial Day Weekend and Catboat Charters’ first sails of the season—not that we’re counting!  January is quiet for Catboat Charters as it is, we imagine, […]

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Sunday, November fourth, was a perfect Cape Cod day. The sun was shining, there was a good wind, and it wasn’t too cold. In the eyes of Ryan Peterson, it was the perfect day for sailing. In fact, there is no question that sailing is what he would have decided to do on any November […]

A Very Special Sail

Photo: Captain Kurt Peterson and Chris Wedholm Last night, shortly after six p.m., Captain Kurt and Deckhand Haleigh welcomed guests aboard Tigress for a sunset sail. The night was warm, the sky was mostly clear, but streaked with a few clouds, the makings of the kind of sunset for which Martha’s Vineyard is famous. Captain […]

Great Harbor

After Thomas Mayhew purchased Martha’s Vineyard in 1642, his son, Thomas Mayhew Jr set out to begin a colony of families in what was then known as Great Harbor. Little did they know just how great a harbor she would become… In 1671, the three-year-old son of King James II of England passed away. Great […]

Three Equal Parts

Catboat Charters sees itself in the unique position of being able to offer a vacation experience made up of three equal parts. The first part, and probably the most obvious one, is our Tigress. Tigress is a 91 year old, 30 foot, wooden Catboat and that alone makes her a fairly singular experience even in […]

Why a Catboat?

So, Why A Catboat?   There are many different types of sailboats and they are defined by three distinct characteristics: hull type, keel type, and mast/sail configuration. The most traditional and common hull type on a sailboat is a monohull—a single hull. The other two, catamarans and trimarans, have great advantages in speed which makes […]