About Sancerre

Sancerre is our flagship

Sancerre rides to anchor at Willows anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island
Sancerre rides to anchor at Willows anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island

Sancerre was built by Jeanneau at their factory Les Herbier, France in 2002. She is a cultivated yacht built for the high seas.

 A great number of these “Sun Odyssey 45.2” yachts were put into charter fleets such as the Moorings because of their durability, ease of sailing and excellent creature comforts.  But some, like ours, were built for private service and are more lavish with a much roomier guest cabin.

A great sail boat

Room for large family in the cockpit.
Room for large family in the cockpit.

Her sloop rig and copious genoa make Sancerre fun … and fast. She’ll do about half the wind speed going to weather (more or less upwind).

She’s easy and fun to sail and a good boat to try your hand. If you’re a novice, Capt. Dan and the Bosun would be happy to give you an introductory lesson.

Room for eight to celebrate below.
Room for eight to celebrate below.

She’s got a roller furling main and headsail and an electric winch to help out when

you’d rather not crank any more or when the wind makes furling quickly essential.

And plenty of room to hang out on deck.
And plenty of room to hang out on deck.

She’s got an electric windlass for the heavy-duty French plow anchor on the bow plus a Fortress anchor astern. We carry 400′ of chain on the plow and 350′ of rope rode astern. She’s storm-tested and has spent more than one night under our riding sail  while the wind blew 50+ knots.

Plenty of room

Chef Dennis at work in Sancerre's fully equipped galley. "With a 14.8 foot beam, we could line dance in here."
Chef Dennis at work in Sancerre’s fully equipped galley. “With a 14.8 foot beam, we could line dance in here.”

With a 14+’ beam and more than 40 feet of cabin space, there’s plenty of room to accommodate the six passengers the Coast Guard limits us to.

The fact is, if you owned her, you could take 10 passengers legally and safely.

The sun

Sancerre offers places to bare your flesh for a Mediterranean-looking tan and an equal shady area under the dodger and Bimini to protect you from UV.

Toys

Kayaks: two single, one double
Kayaks: two single, one double

If you want to watch the game, you’re out of luck. Our cable is simply not long enough. And you probably won’t be able to get the scores on your iPhone either as we’re mostly out of range. (That’s kinda the point in sailing to our wilderness area.)

What we do have is kayaks (lessons if you need ’em), great places to hike, even better places to hangout. If you want, we’ll bring our dinghy and motor and you can explore.

We also have an assortment of binoculars and jillions of birds and sea life to observe.

We’ve got cards, Scrabble, Bananagram  and a cribbage board. We also have a couple of Kindles loaded with books, and not all of them high adventure at sea.

Beds

The main guest cabin has a queen-size bed and ensuite head with shower.
The main guest cabin has a queen-size bed and ensuite head with shower.

Three. The forward cabin has a queen-size berth, the two aft cabins are bigger than doubles though smaller than  queens.  And they’re about 8-feet long

Fully equipped – creature comforts

Heads/bathrooms

Probably not at the top of everybody’s mind, but the importance of electric heads with push button performance becomes evident even on a day cruise. There is an ensuite shower in the main guest cabin and a shower on the swim step to rinse off after kayaking or swimming.

Galley

We’ve got a propane stove, an outdoor barbecue and hot water. We’ve got to be cautious about the water on longer trips as we are limited to 400 liters (she’s French, 100 gallons in English).

Electronics

More exciting: her full suite of electronic gear with GPS, two chart plotters, two radar scopes, depth finder and wind gauges make getting where we want to go a snap.

Interested?

Sail for just a few hours …. or several days