Snug Harbor Sailing News May 1st 2020

Snug Harbor Sailing News

Snug Harbor News is a new monthly newsletter with topics of interest to the sailing community on Lake Lanier and surrounding Southeastern lakes. Future issues will cover featured boats, news about racing, sailing club events, sailing schools and marinas as well as profiles of local sailors, advice on common maintenance issues and a future sailboat owners forum.


Lake Lanier is open for boating!

Lake Lanier is open and boating is a great recreational way for families to spend time together as long as appropriate social distancing and other boating regulations are being observed.

On April 9 a virtual meeting was hosted by Lake Lanier Association (LLA) with Major Mike England of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and Tim Rainey from the US Army Corps of Engineers. They advised that the facilities of Lake Lanier are open and available to boaters as long as appropriate social distancing (at least 6 feet between each person) is observed. Families living together can be together on a boat or other facilities but should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

Department of Natural Resources boats are patrolling the lake and will be watching for regulatory violations such as excessive speed, improper lighting at night and people violating the social distancing guidelines on boats, docks or shoreline areas. Violations will be ticketed. They also strongly discouraged boats tying up together or “rafting up”.

It’s easy to observe social distancing while shopping for 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’s location, maintain a safe 6-foot distance while walking on the docks, open up the boat so you can get on board and then wait on the dock while you look. Virtually all of the paperwork required to buy a boat can be completed at a distance leaving you in possession of your new boat and a summer of fun on the lake while social distancing all the way.

It’s a great time to sell a boat in spite of Covid 19

Boating is a great way to have fun as a family while observing social distancing, but if you have a boat you aren’t using and you’re tired of the expense of slip fees, insurance and overall maintenance, list your boat with us. We will take full charge of the sales process, help you establish the right asking price and advertise it in a global marketplace like Yacht World and other high traffic internet sites where it will get maximum exposure. We’ll show your boat, bring you all offers and give you our best advice at every stage of the process. Once you accept an offer, we handle all the paperwork required to close the deal.

The Dehler 39 offers family comfort and style in a high-performance package


The Dehler 39’s German Engineering and Excellent Construction makes this a Strong, Seaworthy, Fast Yacht with a New England PHRF rating of 90. “Masterpeace” is an immaculately maintained single owner yacht with Excellent Sails, Hardware, Equipment and a Classy, Comfortable Interior that looks Brand New. The Non-Skid on Deck is being refinished and she is ready for anything her future owner may ask of her. She is a great boat for the price. Call us to arrange a viewing.

The Cal 33 is a great choice for a family outing on the lake, a solo afternoon sail or a Saturday afternoon race with crew.


The Cal 33 was classified as a performance cruiser, but in his review of the boat Naval Architect Robert Perry said regardless of how you classify it, the boat will be fast and comfortable. With a PHRF rating of 144, the boat is definitely fast for a cruiser and competitive for racing as well. One look inside reveals a boat that is both attractive and comfortable. The Cal 33 is also a great design for the single handed sailor. The genoa winches are easily reached without leaving the wheel and the continuous furler and lazy jacks make her easy to handle There is also ample room for the family to sit comfortably in the cockpit forward of the wheel. leaving the skipper the entire area behind the wheel from which to sail the boat. This an ideal boat for a solo sailor out for an afternoon sail, the entire family on a weekend outing or a skipper and crew for a race around the buoys. She is a good affordable performance cruiser. Come take a look!