A cozy two berth private cabin on a classic 1980 ocean going sailboat anchored in beautiful Vineyard Haven Harbor. Tandmeer is a 56' Nautical Development ocean cruising ketch, that has been sailed to and from New England and Haiti in the Caribbean every year since 2014. Your cabin is private with two comfortable bunks, opening hatch, and a private head with toilet sink and shower, in a beautiful location.
Tandemeer is a classic 1980 world traveling 56' sailing vessel, anchored in beautiful and historic Vineyard Haven Harbor. This boat was used by Dan Akroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis in the last scene of Trading Places staring Eddie Murphy in 1981. Our hospitable Captain, Sequoia Sun, has saied to and brought aid to Haiti seven times since the 2010 earthquake, five times on this boat. Tandemeer is a working boat (as opposed to a charter boat or newer luxury yacht) and has been in service to international aid operations since 2014, while Sequoia continues restoring it. When you stay on Tandemeer, not only do you get to stay on a sailboat, in a beautiful location, you can feel good knowing your stay provides financial support for the voyages delivering medical supplies and aid to clinics, orphanages and villages in Haiti and other nations struck by natural disasters.
There are 4 “Staterooms” each with quality mattresses, linens and it's private own head with toilet, sink and shower. All four Staterooms share a spacious salon area, with additional sofa and traditional “settee”, and a fully equipped galley with refrigerator, freezer and gas stove. The 2 forward Staterooms, one Port and one Starboard, have an individual bunk on each side of the aisle, large opening ceiling hatch, one large fixed portlight, and large storage area under the outboard bunk. The heads are forward of the cabins and the spacious shower is between the two heads. The “Crew Cabin” is in the center of the boat. It has individual bunks on each side of the center aisle and the full head with toilet sink and shower is between the 2 bunks. This cabin has 2 opening portholes plus one in the head. Some crew call it the Dragon's Den because it has the pump locker under one of the bunks and sounds like a sleepy Dragon's roar when the water pump is in action. The Master Stateroom or “Captain's Quarters” is also available for rent. It has a Queen bed, with room to walk around it, a larger head and shower, hatch and five opening portholes.
Private stateroom with two spacious and comfortable bunks, large overhead opening hatch, large fixed portlight, private head with toilet, sink and shower, spacious dining and living saloon, large fully equipped galley, cockpit and deck space. Dinghy, row boat and a kayak are available as needed to rent for extra fee.
You may rent one to four staterooms. If you rent one, two or three staterooms, you might have one or more other people in another cabin and sharing the common spaces. If you rent all four cabins you can have the whole boat which sleeps 10 people with two additional berths in the main salon.
The “Cockpit” is the place to hang out for Happy Hour, Sunset, or just to relax and enjoy the harbor view.
Guests can have as much privacy as they wish . Sometimes I will be in aft cabin at opposite end of the boat, and sometimes guests will have the whole boat. Unless your party books the entire boat, all four cabins, then there may be other guests in other cabins.
NOTES: please note that while clean, safe, comfortable and in a beautiful location, Tandemeer is a 1980 boat and is not new or pristine or in perfect condition. She is an older working boat that delivers humanitarian aid cargo each winter to Haiti. While we clean thoroughly between each guest, many of the floors, walls and counters are original and have not been painted, varnished or replaced and may appear dirty when in fact they are clean but just worn and could use refinishing. If you expect a new and pristine yacht you may be disappointed. If you are looking for an authentic sailboat experience you will be delighted.
Tandemeer is at anchor in Vineyard Haven Harbor with access by one of our dinghies, or a row boat. Each person must be physically fit enough to be able to climb up a short rope and wood ladder, a longer ladder down into the boat, and to step up to an upper berth. The Launch costs $5.00 per person, each way and runs about every half hour. NOTE: THE LAUNCH IS NOT RUNNING NOW AFTER LABOR DAY, I will bring you to and from the boat in our launch. The launch runs 7 AM to 1 AM. If you wish to come back later than 1 or wish to be more flexible and come and go at different times or by yourself, we can either shuttle you on our dingy for $25 per ride (up to four people), or depending on your level of skill and knowledge, we can rent you a 3 person Row Boat for $50 per day, a Kayak (two person) for $60 per day, or a small motor dinghy for $75 per day.
No smoking allowed, no loud music or noise after 9 pm. Leave the boat neat and orderly.