RESPITE AT SEA 56' Fully Crewed multihull CONTACT US ABOUT THIS YACHT
As the last surviving American-built steam yacht in the country and as one of only three Edwardian steam yachts in existence, CANGARDA is a rarity. Originally built in 1901 at Pusey and Jones shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware, CANGARDA was a toy for the super-rich.
CANGARDA was named after her original owners, Charles Canfield and his wife Belle Gardner; she was later sold to a wealthy member of Canadian Parliament. Before serving the Royal Canadian Navy as a training vessel during World War II, CANGARDA hosted prime ministers of England and Canada, as well as the Prince of Wales, who went on to become King Edward VIII.
After the war, in the 1980’s, she was fully dismantled by a new owner during a restoration effort. The new owner sent the seven steam engines to England for restoration as well restoring her elaborate wooden components. The owner became ill and the project was abandoned until her current owner restarted the restoration in 2004 and completed the project in 2008 at Front Street Shipyard located in Belfast, Maine.
CANGARDA is restored to her former glory and offers luxurious cruising accommodations for up to 9 guests in 4 cabins. Cruise the coast of New England in style, aboard a yacht steeped in history!
Respite at Sea is an award winning, 56 foot Lagoon built sailing catamaran. She received second place for Best in Show for yachts 56-66 feet, and her outstanding crew received the first place prize for Best Crew at the St. Thomas yacht show. Currently, you and your guests can enjoy charters on Respite at Sea in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Virgin or Windward Islands any time of the year.
Three cabins accommodate as many as six guests. Each cabin features a queen berth, hanging space, and en-suite facilities.
Her main salon features a settee across from L shaped lounge with coffee table that can be converted into a dining area. The aft deck offers al fresco dining and a lounge across the back allowing for amazing views. You can also enjoy stretching out on the sun loungers on the bow or relaxing up on the flybridge.
Steps descend either side of the aft deck to sugar scoops for easy water access. Watersports offered include a 15 foot tender for eight with 50hp engine, water skis for children, tube, wakeboard, kayak, standup paddleboard, fishing and snorkeling gear, underwater camera with video, sea bob, and onboard diving.
To ask any question you may have about a charter yacht vacation, or to book your charter on Respite at Sea please contact us today. Our highly trained yacht charter experts are waiting to hear from you.