The Hope San crew offers 2 hour sunset cruises on Narragansett to view the twilight colors along the Newport and Jamestown RI coast
Online PR News – 11-September-2018 – Newport, RI – Patrick and Monika Abrecht who each hold a Yacht Master Certificate from the Swiss office of maritime navigation, moved from Switzerland to Newport RI in 2001. Patrick Abrecht then attended the IYRS (International Yacht Restoration School). After graduating from the IYRS program to become a Shipwright, he and Monika spent many years lovingly restoring Hope San to her original condition. This beautiful wooden sailing vessel is available for private sailing charter, with USCG (United States Coast Guard) licensed Captain Patrick Abrecht at the helm, accompanied by Monika as First Mate. Sailing tours of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay on the Hope San charter are available for full day, 4 hour or 2 hour charter time slots.
The Hope San crew also offers 2 hour sunset cruises on Narragansett Bay, to view the twilight colors along the Newport and Jamestown RI coast. Departure times vary depending on seasonal sunsets and bookings are flexible if need be.
About Hope San
Designed by Boston-based naval architects John G. Alden & Co, Hope San was built by the Cheoy Lee Shipyard in Kowloon—a region of Hong Kong—China, in 1958 for Charles E. Burt, who had her shipped to Cape Cod. She was originally named Sai Shun, which means Little Boat in Chinese.
Patrick (who is a USCG licensed Captain) and First Mate Monika honor Hope San's incredible legacy by keeping her in beautiful shape to honor Hope San's 60th year by sailing her as much as possible.
Hope San is a Nordfarer design, has a yawl rig, a classic full keel, and measures 41 feet, 7 inches overall. A true classic sailing yacht with elegant lines and a pedigreed cruising history, she is one of a few—perhaps only two—Nordfarer designs built entirely of wood: her masts are laminated spruce, her frames, floors and keel are constructed out of yakal (an extremely dense and strong tropical hardwood) and her planks, brightwork and interiors are made of teak.
Over the decades Hope San has raced in the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island annually, with a full crew of family members guiding her to several class victories. With her photogenic lines and sleek black hull, Hope San appeared in numerous yachting magazines, including Sailing and on the cover of Cruising World in 1986.