Dream Boats: Schooner Mayan

5 Mar

We all love beautiful boats. We all love to fantasize about owning a beautiful boat. 

So how about this one? Mayan is a John Alden designed schooner, much-loved, and much-sailed by David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes–and he was key–Young). 

Here's a history, set to obvious (though just the right) music:

You can look at the full sales listing (and lots of great photos), here. Here's the summary:

After forty years of ownership, David Crosby has decided that it is time for this magnificent sailboat to become part of someone else's life. Many of David's songs have been created on board this spiritual platform. Mayan has been exceptionally well cared for by David. One could sail away tomorrow with inspiration guaranteed. It was very extensively rebuilt (>$600k) in 2005 by Wayne Ettel in Wilmington, CA. The details of the rebuild were featured in WoodenBoat magazine #187/66. This yacht is a CLASSIC WOODEN SAILBOAT in look, in design, and in performance. The boat is a very powerful design that takes the weather very well. The cabin layout is very traditional but easily sleeps eight in three staterooms plus a large saloon double berth. The boat has been continuously upgraded since 2005 with the addition of new electronics and continuous maintenance by paid hands.

Here are the vitals:

Boat Name



Builder: Belize-Wayne Ettel

Designer: John G. Alden


LOA: 58 ft 11 in

Beam: 16 ft 5 in

LWL: 45 ft 7 in

Minimum Draft: 4 ft 5 in

Maximum Draft: 10 ft 2 in

Displacement: 60000 lbs Full Load

Ballast: 9000 lbs

Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in

Headroom: 7 ft 0 in

Freeboard: 4 ft 0 in

And if you happen to have $750K lying around you can stop fantasizing and start sailing. Make sure you send me an invite.


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