|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
'ZIA' is a 1987 hunter legend 35' sloop rigged sailboat. She is fully equipped to cruise the great lakes in total safety and comfort. The 2 cabin layout provides a large double berth with overhead glass hatch, ample storage shelves, lockers and a privacy door. The aft cabin has a double berth with large wardrobe, 2 opening ports and a privacy door. A spacious main salon amidships has a 2 swing up table leaves to seat up to 6 for dining and sleeps an additional crew member on the port side. A large glass opening hatch and 4 skylights let in the beautiful summer light and the 6 opening ports provide ventilation. A navigation station with seat contains all the charts and port information for the lake michigan and lake huron areas. The vhf radio, stereo, cd player, weather station, depth sounder, and electrical panel are located here also. The large galley to port has hot and cold pressure water, deep sink, refrigerator, gas range, ample counter space and is fully equipped with all the necessary pots, pans and dishes to feed a crew of 6.
The large head to starboard contains a vanity sink, mirror, storage, marine toilet and shower. A 24 hp yanmar diesel engine provides quiet and dependable power for the times with the wind does not blow your way. The roomy cockpit seats up to 7 on custom cushions. A canvas dodger and bimini top provide protection from the sun and spray. The large wheel mounted on the steering pedestal gives the captain total control along with the convenient location of the auto pilot, depth sounder, clock, engine controls, compass, and wind indicator. A swing up teak table and drink holder provide for snacks and meals in the cockpit. The roomy forward deck is perfect for lounging , sunbathing and working the sails. All sail controls lead back to the cockpit for easy and safe sail handling. If you have sailing experience on large boats and wish to charter Zia as a bareboat, we have a short experience form for you to fill out. Please call or e-mail to request one.
I grew up on Lake Charlevoix. My father taught me to sail as soon as I could swim. I worked on Mackinac Island in the summer while going to college and lived on a sailboat in the harbor. I have sailed all through the Greats Lakes in addition to the Erie Canal, East Coast, Caribbean, and South Pacific. I hold a Coast Guard 50 ton Masters(Captains) license. My son is presently serving with the coast guard in the Persian Gulf aboard a 110' cutter.
Rhett lloyd purchased this boat in 2011
The best way to enjoy the Great Lakes and northern Michigan is by boat. Especially a sailboat ,with the only noise being the wind and the waves.
While everyone is sitting in traffic you are sailing over cool clear water with no one honking at you. On the water not only do we not yell or honk at other boats, we wave and smile. Truly a different world.
Boat was in good condition, not top of the line, but clean and in good condition for the age of the boat. The area is excellent for sailing with several scenic towns and marinas within a days sail. Had a great week and will charter this again if the opportunity presents its self.
Two thumbs up! The Zia was very clean upon arrival. Captain Rhett was a real gentleman. Not having a great deal of experience bareboat chartering on my own, it was great to have the relatively sheltered waters of Lake Charlevoix to get used to the Zia before heading out on Lake Michigan. We did have the mainsail rip at the end of the first day's sail, but Captain Rhett made repairs that evening....so we literally didn't lose an hour of sailing time....and Captain Rhett stated that the mainsail that ripped was being replaced at the end of the season. It was overall just a very, very positive experience, and I look forward to returning and sailing more in the beautiful area.
We spent a day aboard ZIA with Captain Rhett and had a blast! Not only is the boat a pleasure to sail on and well kept, but the sailing experience on Lake Charlevoix is a treat. The added benefit is that there is direct access to Lake Michigan, and we had a brief excursion to the great lake and a swim before it was all too soon to head back. We are already booked again for this year.
We were blown away with the surprise sail we had last Summer! This boat was new to his fleet. We were pleasantly surprised with the entire trip.The water in Michigan was absolutely as clear as the Caribbean.The boat was extremely smooth with every wind on her sails.The boat was well maintained and everything we were told and then some.Captain Lloyd took his time,was polite and courteous and very thorough in getting us familiar with the boat. There are many destinations easy to explore and not one was a dissappointment.
We will be back next year!
I and my friends were lucky enough to rent this boat for a day trip in August. We found it very easy to handle, comfortable and a smooth sailer. This boat is plenty big enough to handle anything on Lake Michigan and do it in style and comfort!
I charter the boat out of Lake Charlevoix. I can reserve overnight dockage for you in any harbor in the area at your request.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|3 HP Outboard||$60.00|
|Linens per crew member||$25.00|
|10' inflatable dingy||$90.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Notes||I charter out the boat by the week only. The week starts at 9:00 am Saturday morning and ends the following Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm. If you would like to sleep on the boat the Friday night before or after your charter I can arrange that if the schedule permits. The cost is $65 each night and includes the slip fee.|
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