Our Vessel

Our Vessel

Sea Witch: Safety, Function & Elegance

Safety First

If you've ever sailed with Captain John, you know one of his common quotes is, "Safety First."  We value your safety and have equipped our vessel not only with the required safety equipment, but with additional equipment we feel makes our Safety First motto more tangible.  Sea Witch is equipped with a 6-person SOLAS life raft, dual AIS, EPIRB, satellite phone, handheld and hard-wired VHF radios, Medical Marine Kit with oxygen, radar, SSB that transmits WeatherFax & email, watermaker, generator, and a full bimini with a dodger for weather protection.

Function & Elegance

Sea Witch is a hand-built 530 ketch rig and is designed for function and comfort. Ease of handling, a high degree of maneuverability, and speed are just a few of the features that make her ideal for everything from day sailing to ocean crossings. The midships cockpit with extensive comfortable seating provides a central work area with excellent visibility and instruments that are within easy reach. The heavy, deep draft 7-foot full keel plus the additional 5-foot retractable centerboard offers a stable and comfortable ride even in heavier weather.

The design below deck is both thoughtful and luxurious with three separate staterooms that offer comfort and complete privacy. The interior is all wood - every bit built by hand - with teak and holly chosen for the beauty of their grain. Teak floors, tables, and handrails throughout add to the natural beauty of Sea Witch. The deluxe aft stateroom featuring a queen-sized bed and private head with full shower is the perfect escape for any couple seeking relaxation or for offshore crew requiring enough shared space to hot-bunk. The V-berth is highlighted by a massive double berth, which Sea Witch has perfected with a memory foam mattress topper for comfort. The generous third forward guest stateroom with upper and lower bunks provides additional quarters perfect for a family or crew during passages. Gorgeous staterooms coupled with abundant main salon and galley space ensure that time below deck is just as enjoyable as hours spent above with the wind in your hair.

The closer you look, the more you will recognize the stunning beauty and elegant function of Sea Witch. Join us for a day sail or term charter in Martha's Vineyard or the Caribbean charter or an educational passage and get bewitched by the call of the ocean aboard Sea Witch!