people would be more concerned about leaks
from above than from below, so he sheathed
the deck and the cabin tops in fiberglass, then
a brand-new material in the boat-building
As lovely as Mary Day appears to those
watching her from shore or from another ves-
sel, for the guests, who can total 28, and six
crew members aboard, she is first class.
“On the inside, most wooden schoo-
ners have a layer of internal planking called
the ceiling,” says King. “Because she was not
built to carry granite or lumber, like the coast-
ing schooners of the late 19th and early 20th
centuries, she does not need to be so heavy.
As a result, she is responsive and light on her
feet.” He adds, “Her single-planked hull also
allows her to breathe. Wooden boats need to
A schooner is a sailing vessel with two or
her gaff-rigged sails furled (above), Mary Day rests at anchor. Sails alone drive the boat; instead of
an engine, a yawl boat does the pushing when the wind does not cooperate. When she is underway,
passengers on deck (facing page), can elect to help raise and lower sails, steer the boat, or just watch
without lifting a finger.
Celebrating Our 40th Year
Adolfo Perez Architect | Meichi Peng Design Studio, Interior Design