• Draft: 4’3″
  • Beam: 12′
  • Rig Height: 47′
  • Freeboard: 4′
  • Sail Area: 750ft/sq
  • Tons: 19
  • Hull: Steel


SUNCOAST HORIZON is a 55′ Merritt Walter custom designed Merry Rover gaff rigged, topsail schooner. She is US Coast Guard Inspected for up to 28 passengers. Horizon was built in 2000 in Old Town, Florida, just off the Suwannee River and previously sailed as the famous “Capt Kidd” in Galveston, Texas. She has been featured in several travel magazines and commercials and her iconic features are a true feast for the eyes for sailors and land lubbers alike. Her sister ships include the Downeast Rover in Outer Banks, North Carolina and the Alaskan Rover.


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