53' Oyster (UK)

High Rate: $ 10,500 weekly Plus Expenses

Low Rate: $ 9,500 weekly Plus Expenses







Cabin Configuration:

Full-Beam Master Queen aft + 1 Double Forward + 1 Upper/Lower Bunk Bed Twin Cabin, 2 guest bathrooms; captain shares forward shower. Crew have their own cabin with WC.


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  • 53'
  • Oyster (UK)
  • 2001/2011
  • Caribbean
  • New England
  • St.John US Virgin Islands, Camden ME

  • PS 3 & games,
    Sattelite radio for news and music
    WiFi within phone range

Water Toys

  • 11' Novurania inflatable dinghy with 30 hp outboard
  • 2 fishing rods
  • 7 sets of snorkel gear
  • Rendezvous Scuba Diving

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The beautiful Oyster 53′ sloop, CONTIGENCY, is available out of Camden, Maine during the Summer 2017 and St. John, US Virgin Islands during the Winter 2018 on a captain only basis.  Guests act as crew and do their own cooking and provisioning.  The yacht is also available with a chef for an additional $1,000 per week.  Sail Penobscot Bay.  Set your own course, or let Captain Steve recommend places.

Born in 1988 in the USA, Captain Steven Swartz is a long time sailor who has a passion for the ocean. He cultivated this along with his technical knowledge of marine vessels and their systems by serving 7 seasons aboard an Alaskan fishing vessel and then on both fishing and large commercial vessels including dredges along the east coast. Starting four years ago he began exclusively working first as a deck hand, then ship’s carpenter, then mate and finally captain on a series of charter schooners off the New England coast. As noted he quickly rose through the ranks aboard various vessels culminating in his recent command of a 115’loa, engineless coasting schooner for her centennial year on the beautiful and occasionally challenging waters of Penobscot bay. His diverse experiences has earned him a great knowledge of a variety of systems and engineering environment. In addition to his charter experience he has done ocean deliveries including a J boat and an Oyster from New England to the US Virgin Islands.

Although some might say the yacht is more comfortable with four guests, CONTINGENCY accommodates up to six guests in three private staterooms ex saloon.  There are two bathrooms, one forward, one aft; the crew has their own WC but shares the shower forward.  The crew are self-contained amidships.  En suite full-width queen master aft.  Two guest cabins forward of salon: starboard double,port u/l singles, shared head & shower. Captain shares forward head & shower.

CONTINGENCY IS CAPTAIN ONLY, Free lance chef available.  When a chef is hired, Contingency prefers to accommodate a maximum of four guests.

Winter 2017/2018 – Caribbean, based in St. John

$9500/6 plus all expenses. Captain only.
$10,500/4 plus all expenses with Chef

Summer 2017 – Camden, ME
$9,500/6 plus all expenses. Captain only.
$10,500/4 plus all. Full crew, captain and chef.

Winter 2016/17 – Caribbean, based in St. John
$9,500/6 plus all expenses. Captain only.
$10,500 /4 plus all expense + chef

Christmas 2017/8 4 pax $12,075 with Chef
Christmas 2017/8 6 pax $10,925 with captain only

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