The Vessel

Ne-pen-the    (Greek) From Homer’s Iliad, meaning:


"a magical healing elixir of forgetfulness"


An aluminum sailing ketch built in 2011,  Nepenthe is 64’ long, 17’ beam, draughts 7’ and has a hull speed of 10 kts.   She has two masts, an aux engine, generator, central heat/air, 2 heads, full galley, BBQ, and all necessary safety and navigational equipment for a successful voyage.   Accommodates 6 passengers in 2 private staterooms and 2 open berths.  A 12’ dinghy runs passengers ashore. Nepenthe has a spacious, stable deck and is open and airy below.


Nepenthe has logged over 5000 Nm in open ocean and hundreds of miles on the St. Johns River.  She has ventured into the Caribbean as far south as Grenada and did weekly charter work in the USVI (2016-2017).

Nepenthe has recently completed a rigorous USCG  safety inspection and is certified to carry passengers for hire.

Nepenthe moored at Jacksonville's Landin
Captain lying in a hammock after a tough
Galley and saloon of Nepenthe showing st
Reaching for the horizon on a day sail.j