The sailing schooner ARGIA is a US Coast Guard Inspected vessel, which must meet the highest requirements of a commercial passenger vessel. Her Captain is also licensed by the USCG.
ARGIA has seating for all of her 49 passengers, as well as plenty of room to move around during a trip. She has a lovely little Main Salon, down below, so a handful of guests at a time can step out of the sun. There is also a modern flush head (or toilet).
ARGIA is built of Honduran Mahogany on White Oak frames. Her masts are of Douglas Fir and her bowsprit of Cyprus. Her bottom is Chesapeake Bay dead-rise planking of Long-leaf Yellow Pine. ARGIA’s rig is that of a 19th Century East Coast trading, or packet, schooner and is most properly described as that of a Two-Masted Gaff Topsail Schooner.
ARGIA sails out of Steamboat Wharf in charming downtown Mystic CT from May 1st to mid-October.