|Schooner DOLPHIN to be auctioned in New Haven, CT.|
You may view photos of the boat’s present condition at http://picasaweb.google.com/schoonerdolphin/RefitPhotos2009?feat=embedwebsite# See the website for full history, plans and refit photos at http://www.schoonerdolphin.com/index.htm
Unfortunately after investing $1.4 million in restoring the boat, the owners have run out of money and are unable to finish and launch her. The boat will be sold at auction to the highest bidder on Nov. 18.
Of course the boat is not finished and ready to go sailing, a lot more work needs to be done, but she could be
launched for under $50,000, be ready to motor and sail under her own power for perhaps $100,000, and if done economically offshore, the interior accommodations could be finished for a very reasonable amount. The new owner will end up with a million dollar large sailing ship for a fraction of the cost.
|Schooner DOLPHIN refit plan.|
Here are websites for two of her identical hull sister ships where you can see what she might look like when done and provide examples of the type of work and missions she could do. Dolphin would be an ideal platform for educational, marine conservation, zero carbon sail transport, adventure travel or luxury charter sailing voyages http://www.svtreshombres.com / http://www.svtreshombres.com/%20
http://www.pacifique.ch / http://www.antinea-foundation.org /
In case you know of any organization or individual who might have an interest in her, please let them know. If you know of any individual, group, foundation, angel or investor who might be interested in saving this big beautiful sailing ship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 1-203-246-1369 for more information.
This article was reprinted from the American Schooner Association website at.