Snug Harbor Sailing News August 1st 2020

Are you fantasizing about sailing off into the sunset?
We have been approached lately by a number of boat buyers who are looking to cut the cord from their ordinary lives and sail off into the sunset, living aboard and leaving all the madness of 2020 behind them. It is not a new idea to be sure, but this renewed enthusiasm for it seems to be a reaction to the pandemic, racial conflict, heightened political division and a feeling that things are generally out of control and a little bit nuts. They have had enough. They are looking for a boat that can take them wherever their sense of adventure may lead them, be a cozy home on the water and survive the occasional gale, free from the madness of our current politics and life on the hard. The three boats featured in this edition of our newsletter were designed to do exactly that. Their descriptions speak to the unique qualities of each, but each was designed to help us realize a dream, exploit our sense of adventure, our desire to explore the world around us and seek inner happiness. Realizing such a dream takes much more than just buying the boat, but the boat often becomes the symbol of the dream. You can spend time getting to know the boat, learn and practice the seamanship skills that will enable your voyage, knowing that you can cut the lines whenever you decide to take the plunge and escape.
Westsail 32 s are legendary for solid construction, seaworthiness, sea kindly motion, and good cruising performance in all conditions. With her numerous upgrades, KAREN FAYE is safe, comfortable, and equally at home, whether sailing on a freshwater lake or cruising offshore. Sailor and author Ferenc Mate wrote in “Best Boats to Build or Buy” that in fair winds the Westsail 32 can sail at 7 knots for days on end and “in light ghosting airs she is a joy”. In 1992, KAREN FAYE competed in the Norfolk (VA) – Bermuda – Tortola (BVI) Caribbean 1500. She was purchased in Tortola by her current owners in September, 1999, sailed to the U.S. in 1999 and on to Oriental, NC in 2000. She was delivered to Lake Lanier, GA in 2010 . She was designed by Bill Crealock to take a couple of adventurers around the world in safety and comfort.
The Pirates of Lanier Charity Poker Run has been Cancelled for 2020
Lanier Partners/Pirates of Lanier has cancelled this year’s Charity Poker Run due to the complications and safety concerns relating to the Covid 19 virus. The extensive social activities associated with this event made it impossible to ensure the safety and well being of their supporters, volunteers and community. This event has become one of the highlights of the summer on Lake Lanier and the proceeds of the event are used to support children’s charities such as Camp Sunshine, Camp Twin Lakes, Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier and the Edmonson-Telford Center. In order to continue their support of these important charities, they are asking supporters to go to their website – – to make a donation. We hope to see this band of happy pirates back next year to continue a great tradition!
If you have ever wanted to play out a pirate fantasy, then the Corbin 39 is the boat for you. The 39 Corbin is legendary as a strong, safe, seaworthy vessel as proven by many circumnavigations and major voyages.   As Marius Corbin writes, the boat was designed to take someone “safely and comfortably around the world…We get postcards from all over the world…what better recommendation is there for a strong and seaworthy vessel.” The Corbin 39 is a double ender in the classic Scandinavian lineage of serious offshore cruisers like the  Westsail 32 . She features a long fin keel of 6′ draft, high freeboard, and a blunt bow. Our Corbin is the center cockpit version with aft owner’s cabin. The cutter/ketch rig with a reefed main is a safe and seaworthy combination. It also creates the right atmosphere to imagine yourself swinging through the rigging with a sword in your hand and a bone in your teeth screaming Aarrr Ye Hearties, Heave Ho!
It’s easy to observe social distancing while buying or selling a boat
Visit and check out our brokerage listings online. You’ll find lots of photographs and detailed descriptions of more than 40 sailboats of all sizes and price points currently available. If you see one or more that you like, call us at 770 831 0403 for more information and make an appointment to look at them. We’ll drive separately to the boat and maintain social distance while you look. If you have a boat you are not using and want to eliminate the expense of ownership, give us a call and list your boat with us. Virtually all of the paperwork required to buy or sell a boat can be completed at a distance.
T he  Allied Mistress 39  was aimed at the cruiser who wants more comfort, privacy, and seaworthiness than the currently popular fin keel/spade rudder racing machine offers.
Her long keel, shallow draft and ketch rig make her an easily driven, easily handled vessel with good potential for island cruising. Sail area can be reduced quickly and drastically by dropping the main and running under the working jib and mizzen thus reducing crew requirements.
With an eye to both comfort and privacy – her owner’s cabin is located aft with an enclosed head and shower, large hanging locker, and a built-in dresser. Forward, a second large cabin sleeps two and is equipped in a similar manner.
The main salon houses the galley and dining area with a U-shaped settee that converts to sleep two. A cleverly conceived passage, under the center cockpit to starboard, connects the owner’s cabin and midship cabin.
“She has made two North Atlantic passages and traversed the European sub-continent from Holland to the Mediterranean via canals and rivers. She has also cruised the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay, Chesapeake Bay, the Florida Keys, Bermuda, the Azores, the Canary Islands, Lesser and Greater Antilles, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas.”