Swift - New in 2022


Captain Ray has admired the newest addition to the fleet from afar since the early 1990's when this picture was taken, but the time was never right to bring her into the fleet. 

                       Swift hermaphrodite brig

 Last fall it came to his attention that this beauty was in need of a good home.  He realized the time was now or never. Captain Ray moved mountains to acquire this vessel that he had admired for so many years.   

She was designed by Murray Peterson in 1937 and built in East Boothbay, Maine in 1983 as a private yacht and christened Oliver C Wyant. Peterson, a well-known naval architect, appreciated the grace of the working schooners of the bay. His designs were modeled along lines of the Old Coasters. In a sense his vessels were miniature versions of the Grace Bailey or Mercantile.

This head-turning hermaphrodite brig carries the signature of her designer in her lines and will carry the name SWIFT to honor the man whose dedication and foresight secured the place of the coaster in today's world and provided the Williamson family the opportunity to live their passion as owners and stewards of the tradition Capt. Frank Swift began in 1936. 

The "Swift" is currently undergoing a full conversion to a luxury six passenger windjammer for the overnight trade. Accommodations include two double cabins with full size beds and what we are calling the family cabin which has three single beds, one of which can be converted to a double. This will be handy for charters with extended family or friends. Each cabin has a private enclosed water closet with sink and electric flushing head.  Reading lights, electric fans and charging ports are in all cabins. There is a hot water shower and day head off the main salon. Though well-appointed below, the real highlight is her spacious deck which will be shared by your intimate group of six or up to twelve if chartered. 

 

 She will be ready to welcome passengers on her maiden cruise, boarding on July 2, 2022.