Sea Star

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Accommodation Details

Yacht is fully stabilized when cruising for your comfort to reduce rolling motion.

85’ SEA STAR sleeps 8-12 guests in 4 guest staterooms, each with ensuite bathroom (including shower), opening/screened porthole windows, ample storage area, two heating systems and power outlets.

Each stateroom offers a different sleeping configuration.

  • Osprey stateroom (sleeps up to 4): one full sized bed, one full sized bunk (perfect for families)
  • Kittiwake stateroom (sleeps up to 3): one full sized bed, one twin bunk
  • Sandpiper stateroom (sleeps up to 3): two XL twin beds, one Pullman-style twin bunk
  • Puffin stateroom (sleeps up to 2): two twin bunks (perfect for children)

Specifications

Guests 12
Staterooms4
Length85 ft / 25.9 m
Beam19 ft
Draft7.5 ft
Built - Refit:1965 - 2018
BuilderBurger Boat Company
Cruising Speed10-12 knots (nautical miles per hour)

Watersports

1 x 17.5’ Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) tender with 60 hp outboard (for guest beach landings and wildlife tours)
1 x 13′ Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) with 10 hp outboard (for crew use)
4 x 2-person Kayaks: Current Design “Double Vision” (ocean-going, very stable, includes all paddles, skirts, and life vests)
1 x 1-person guide kayak
Shrimp pots. No other fishing gear
Easy-access swim ladder.

ADVENTURE GEAR
5 x Pairs of carbon fiber trekking poles with adjustable hiking sticks
4 x Pairs of 10×42 binoculars sets, perfect for birding and wildlife viewing
Treaded, knee-high rubber boots. Wide range of sizes available. Highly recommended for all shore excursions.
Water-resistant fleece outdoor blankets for outdoor enjoyment
Onboard library with extensive selection of Alaska reference books and ID materials

Pricing Terms

From: 62,000
To: 97,000

7 24-hour days and nights. (i.e., “8 days / 7 nights”):
$87,000 in Prince William Sound (Whittier)
$90,000 in Kenai Fjords National Park (Seward)

4 24-hour days and nights. (i.e., “5 days / 4 nights”):
$62,000 in Prince William Sound (Whittier)
$63,550 in Kenai Fjords National Park (Seward)

Rates are “all-inclusive” of the yacht and include the following:

  • The services of 5 crew (Captain, Mate, Chef, Deckhand and Stewardess/Steward)
  • Use of all adventuring equipment including sea kayaking gear, binoculars, rubber boots, trekking poles, and dinghies
  • All fuel for standard itinerary
  • Chef-prepared gourmet meals and snacks and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Local beers and fine wines served with lunch and dinner
  • All taxes, permit and port fees
  • All guided activities including sea kayaking and shore excursions
  • Naturalist/Guide education program
  • Hands-on shrimp pot exhibition

Exclusions – SEA STAR’s prices do not include the following:

  • Customary crew gratuities (15-20% baseline advised for a stellar experience)
  • Any supplemental excursions during voyage including fishing charters or flightseeing
  • Recreational fishing licenses (shrimp license provided by vessel)
  • Hard alcohol
  • Additional beer/wine outside of lunch and dinner service
  • Communications costs incurred by the Charterer’s party
  • Any meals, entertainment, lodging, and transportation ashore
  • Additional fuel for custom itinerary requests

Most charters either:

  1. Begin and end Whittier, Alaska. Itinerary options include discovering the spectacular glaciers and intricate coastline of Prince William Sound.
  2. Begin and end Seward, Alaska. Itinerary options include exploring the spectacular fjords of Kenai Fjords National Park.
  3. *Note: Guests may opt to travel between Whittier and Seward during June and early/mid-July.

Most guests fly in and out of Anchorage for an overnight prior, then:

  1. For Whittier, take a vehicle transfer.
  2. For Seward, take a train (very scenic GoldStar Service “Domed Car” 4.5 hours) or vehicle (2.5 hours).


PLEASE INQUIRE FOR FURTHER PRICING DETAILS

Crew Profile


SEA STAR boasts a remarkable crew of 5, providing you with elite service. They look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Owner/Operator Captain Erik Teevin fell in love with the sea when he went on his first sailboat ride at the age of ten in Southern California. After moving to the Seattle area at the age of 13 he continued to sail all around the Puget Sound area and greater Pacific Northwest and spent over 10 years racing sailboats. Captain Erik’s knowledge, experience, and passion for the sea along with his navigational skills ensures a pleasurable and safe cruise aboard SEA STAR. His mechanical and electrical talents keep SEA STAR properly prepared and safe for any voyage. Captain Erik currently holds a USCG 200 ton Master – Near Coastal Merchant Mariner Credential (license) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mate Tracy Meyer’s earliest memories include riding the waves on southern California beaches. Loving all things in, on or around the water, Tracy learned to sail and then race sailboats with the University of Washington Navy Sailing team. She then joined the U.S. Navy to become a Surface Warfare Officer, qualifying as an Officer of the Deck to drive larger ships in oceans around the world. Tracy served for eight years in the Navy, traveling extensively, broadening her skills, and always increasing her love for the sea. Drawing on her varied career, skills and experiences, Tracy also serves as the Naturalist/Guide aboard SEA STAR. She currently holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton Master, 200-ton Mate Merchant Mariner Credential (license) and is a certified NOLS Wilderness First Responder. Tracy is thrilled to share her knowledge and passion for Alaska, and love of the water with guests.

Erik and Tracy are joined by 3 additional crew members as Chef, Deckhand and Stewardess/Steward.

Additional Information

Stabilizers engaged when cruising, for your comfort.

SEA STAR is an 85 foot / 25.9 m classic yacht built in 1965 by the Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Designed by esteemed naval architect J.B. Hargraves, her design is reminiscent of the famous Cunard ocean liners that plied the Atlantic during the dawn of the 20th century. SEA STAR is an all-aluminum yacht topped with teak decks and rails. While a classic design, she has been updated with many modern conveniences and safety features. She has been operating in south central Alaska for several years.

This is a quiet boat! Generators are not run at night. SEA STAR’s electrical systems have been designed such that there is steady power 24/7 without running the generators at night (while at anchor). This greatly improves your experience onboard.

Dining Salon:
Open, airy interior with large windows port, starboard and aft providing lots of light. Formal dining area offers a teak dining table with seating for 12. Self-serve beverage bar is available 24/7. Space is rounded out with a padded settee bench providing ample seating perfect for wildlife viewing out of the weather.

Main Salon:
Cozy area with large windows port and starboard providing lots of light and viewing opportunities. Multiple seating areas, including a gaming table. Extensive library full of Alaska reference material and popular fiction, and a wide selection of games and puzzles. Guests can also enjoy a naturalist bulletin board showcasing Alaska information, photography, and the charted course.

Main Deck:
Full walk around spacious, covered teak side decks that are ideal for wildlife viewing and photography. Generous foredeck with padded bench for lounging and sightseeing. The Aft Deck is fully enclosed for comfort in any weather and includes settee bench seating.

Emergency Safety Systems:
SEA STAR meets or exceeds all safety regulations, crew requirements and qualifications as outlined by the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). SEA STAR carries a wide variety of emergency equipment including two life rafts, a “Go Bag” with emergency supplies, emergency location equipment, a fire suppression system in the engine room (CO2), fire sensors, alarms, and extinguishers throughout vessel and a first aid kit that includes an AED. SEA STAR also carries satellite communications, including both data and voice, to provide communications in the most remote Alaska areas. The crew also routinely trains on emergency scenarios including medical emergencies, fire drills and engine casualties.

Water:
1,000 gallons with a water maker for additional capacity

Destinations

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