Dinner  -  On our yacht we present fine home style cooking,  typically a four course dinner.   The menu is published on our web site under Dinner Menu or you can request almost any personal menu in advance.  

Join us for a private afternoon, or evening sunset cruise and dinner off the North Shore of Orcas Island.  Specializing in the scenic beauty of Matia, Sucia, and Patos Islands.   
Wander through the pictures on the website.  Some of the photos are what you will see from our boat.  These rock and sand formations were not shot with any fancy camera lens to bring them closer.  We are literally 20 feet away in some spots (deep water).

Captain  -  Our captain was born right in this area.  He has been up and down the coast between the Aleutian chain and San Francisco Bay, and has explored every nook and bay out there.  This dates back to childhood when his family fished lobster and mackerel in Nova Scotia.  He has fished commercially in Alaska off and on since the early 70s.  He is also quite the historian of this local area.   He also has a background in aviation, is a long time pilot, aircraft owner, and an FAA licensed civil aircraft inspector for 25 years. 

This is a captain-owned vessel and business. There’s no big corporate pie to divide up.

We're having a blast out here! There's still a lot of scenery that hasn't been used up yet, so maybe you can help us out.
This is a common sight around Sucia Island.  It’s a North American Blunt Nose Iguana.  It’s a cross between a small manatee with legs and a large gentle lizard. They crawl out on the rocks to sun themselves in the afternoon.   I’ve only seen these around Sucia Island.  

In reality, this is only a piece of driftwood.  But it's part of what you might see if you become “disconnected,” which is hopefully why you are boating with us.  Let your mind go, you’re on vacation.  Ever see a face in a rock formation? 

I’ve been living here since 1987, so I personally have been disconnected for quite a few years now.                         
We’ll show you lots of things. 

Disconnect - take a day off...
     Unplug - you should be on vacation...
          Power down - spend the day in your slippers...
                Float around with us for an afternoon of mental health...                                                                                              ...All of the above     
We are a unique yacht charter service located on Orcas Island in the beautiful San Juan Archapelago in Washington State.  A typical cruise could  take you on a hiking, mountain bike, or kayak tour of Sucia Island State Park, followed by a sunset dinner in comfort aboard our boat Capricorn, in one of the prime wildlife viewing areas in the Northwest.

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Beautiful 45 ft Pilothouse twin diesel motor yacht. It’s a fine short- or long-distance cruiser, or live aboard. Great for an afternoon picnic, a sunset wine cruise, or weekend adventure, this boat will do it all and take you there in comfort.  

Galley…. Fully equipped, L.P. three burner gas range with oven, refrigerator/freezer, new microwave oven, 110 outlets for coffeemaker and additional appliances (shown in pics). Good counter space. Plenty of storage.

Main Salon….Big L shaped couch around the main table. Two additional chairs there to round out the seating (see pictures). Nice big flat-screen TV here with surround located where everybody can see.

Pilot House….. Just three easy carpeted steps up from the salon. Plenty of guest seating there also. 

Electronics....Apelco XVC 8000 fish finder-depth sounder, Magner S50 auto pilot, JRC Raster scan radar 2000, Furuno GPS plotter GP-1650 C-map NT, Horizon Eclips radio, Apelco HLX hailer, Magnum MS 2812 inverter with ME-RC remote.

Guest Stateroom……A full-size bed with your own flat screen TV with built–in DVD player. Washer dryer is located there, facilities including the shower are across the hall. 

Forward Master Stateroom ….Has queen bed, private head with tub and shower. Plenty of storage, port and starboard closets, and under-bed drawers with easy access. Skylights light up the room.

Also attached to forward state room is a guest cabin with built -n writing desk and couch, which also doubles as a bunk with a flip up overhead single bunk. This cabin sleeps two, and can be cordoned off from the master suite by pocket doors.

Engines and Mechanical …oil change every 50 hours, filter every 100 hours.  

The filters were cut open for inspection every time.  

The fuel filters and raw water screens are serviced periodically 

The manifold-coolers were sent to Auburn, WA for overhaul in 2009. They inspect and coat the inside and outside for protection. The port unit had to be cut open at the rear portion for extensive repair. They were installed with new hoses and hardware. This is a common item ignored in these boats and a most important item to monitor or renew. There are a lot of these coolers sitting in nice boats just waiting to destroy a good healthy engine just because nobody paid any attention through the years. Read about it yourself on-line.

The port and starboard turbos were replaced with new wet IHI units. 

My normal cruise RPM is 1500 unless I’m in a hurry. That’s about 8 knots with a nice
low fuel burn. 

New raw water impellers and accessory belts were installed in 2011.  

I purchased this boat in 2008. It came with a fresh survey including oil analysis from Spectra Laboratories in Tacoma, WA. Both engines and trannies were given a clean 
bill of health at that time.  

The gen-set was given the same oil inspection as well as oil changes, filters, etc.

I am a USCG licensed captain as well as an FAA licensed civil aviation inspector. What all that means is that I pay attention to the needs of my yacht.

I’ve run these engines 930 hours since 2008. I always let them show some temp indication before they exceed 1000 rpm. They run perfectly and never miss a beat. They do puff a bit of smoke at start, but this is brief. This is most common for marine diesels.

Other miscellaneous….. The settee upholstery was replaced in 2011. (Included is some yards of the same material for the future).

The carpeting in the salon and pilot house was replaced two years ago.

A propane stove was installed in place of the electric unit. I didn’t want to run the gen-set while cooking. This makes for a peaceful atmosphere while preparing food.

The outside woodwork has recently been maintained. A couple of coats of varnish once a year is all it takes. It’s no big deal if you keep up on it.

Covers for all upholstery on the fly bridge seating and helm console are provided.

A complete rear transparent enclosure set is included. Not shown in any picture.

The inverter was installed for one reason. I want to run the TVs all night long. There are three of them, one in each of the two state rooms, and one in the salon. Nobody needs to do this; it’s just my criteria for the power drain schedule. The TVs are new, low-power flat units with built-in DVD players in each. The house batteries are three D series golf-cart type. This is many hours of house or inverter duration.  

The vessel was just pulled out of the water in October 2014. It was surveyed by a licensed marine survey service in Bellingham. The boat was given a new coat of 
bottom paint at that time.

The survey came back with quite a few minor squawks, some have been complied with, some not. I will share this report with anybody, but first I want to go over some things in a conversation. 

I have installed a fresh-water purge system for the toilets. You can flip a valve and get some water from the onboard water supply to run through the toilets for periods of non-usage. This eliminates any odor from sea water sitting in the bowls for long periods of time. If the vessel sits for over a couple of days, I use this system. I think that sitting sea water in the bowls is a big cause of what is called “boat odor”. This doesn’t exist on my boat.

AQUA DRIVES….This is a dampener between the transmission and the prop shaft. It eliminates the roughness in the engines when you are turning sharply. They also alleviate the need to align the engines to the prop shaft, which is an occasional chore in these boats. This is a very nice feature.

DIESEL FURNACE ... This is a wonderful unit, it has four heat terminals. One in the wheel house, one in the master state room, and two are in the salon.  Everybody stays toasty warm with this gadget, even in winter.

BOW THRUSTER …Real handy for docking or tight maneuvering. This feature will spoil you. I wouldn’t be without one. Works perfectly.

This boat is in the Bellingham area. You have to call me to see it. I’m happy to take anybody out on a sea trial. She likes to stretch her legs. IF NECESSARY, I would be happy to spend time with the new owner for orientations, close quarter practice, etc.  

Have a look at my website for many more pictures of our boat and the good times we have been having at http://www.cruisecontrolweb.com.  Complete wheelhouse logs are available upon request from 2008 to present. 

Robin 360-927-8216

​                                  ​                    Capt. Robin 360-927-8216
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