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Explore Mayflower
A Vintage Tall Ship Inspired by the Golden Age of Sail

Mayflower is the 5th of 12 "Mayflower" ketches designed by local Newport Beach marine architect, Hugh Angelman and built in 1960 at the American Marine shipyard in Hong Kong. Her hull and deck are made entirely of teak, supported by an oak frame. Her design hearkens back to the Golden Age of Sail, and she is fondly known as the local Pirate Ship.

Mayflower flies up to seven sails at a time, including the gaff main and mizzen, staysail, jib, flying jib, square topsail, and course.

Below decks, she is appointed with a great cabin at the stern, which can be a large single cabin with two single bunks which convert to doubles or divided into two smaller but more private sleeping cabins. Forward of the midship’s pilot house is the main cabin, which houses the galley and dinette – which also houses two single bunks for additional passengers or crew. Both cabins have their own heads, reading lights, and DC power outlets.

Mayflower is available for day sails out of Avalon, Catalina. She can also be booked for multi-night charters to the island from Newport Beach, or for more adventurous jaunts – such as circumnavigating Catalina or voyaging to the Channel Islands!

Experienced sailors may enjoy chartering a berth aboard Mayflower for Southern California cruising rallies such as the Baja Ha Ha to Cabo San Lucas in November.

Reach out to our Lively Schooner crew to book your next sailing adventure today.

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