34' catamaran, very well equipped for cruising and both day sailing or weekending. Head, full instruments, refrigerator, sleeps six and lots of fun. Very shallow draft (18") so able to explore all over. Current Coast Guard safety certificate as well as a commercial safety inspection certificate.
With her professional maintenance, and significant upgrades for reliability and safety, Dolce is highly desirable. Her shallow 18” draft with centerboards and rudders pulled up, this easily sailed catamaran can explore areas of the Barnegat Bay or beyond, not available to deeper draft boats. The many quiet, private anchorages can be yours to enjoy. Easy to sail, little to no heeling, room to lounge and sleep (queen sized master stateroom and two full berths as well) - get ready to enjoy the sailing life right here in NJ. Full galley. Very large multifunctional display showing GPS, Radar, course, speed etc. Depth and speed instrument along with water temperature, wind direction and speed, autopilot with remote, hammock, dinghy with high tech rechargeable electric motor (shows remaining battery life, etc.), cockpit cushions which double as floats, stack pack for easy mainsail raising/lowering and of course furling 140% genoa. 2-4 kayaks available, inflatable 2 person mini dinghy (besides RIB dinghy) available, gas BBQ, custom cockpit table. Air-conditioning at dock. Large battery bank for extended cruising and solar panel as well. Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
A fun day trip is to sail to Tices Shoal which is just off of Island Beach State Park. You can sail quite close to the beach and then anchor. You'll be able to dinghy into the beach (or just walk in as the water is about 3-4' deep) and then cross the road onto the beautiful unspoiled beach at Island Beach State Park. There are lifeguards and just down the beach is a renowned fishing area. Back at the anchored boat, you can swim, lounge on the cockpit cushions in the water (or on the boat), launch the kayaks and explore the shoreline and hidden creeks. Another fun day trip is up to Silver Bay just north of the Toms River/Seaside bridge. Give the bridge keeper a call on the VHF and have him raise the bridge (we're at 47' above the waterline so they do need to raise it) and then sail another hour or so into Silver Bay. Extremely well protected, great for overnighting or just BBQ'ing. Launch the kayaks and explore the undisturbed beach and look for buried treasure (there's a rumor that pirates used to empty their cargo here many many years ago - don't worry, no pirates now in Barnegat Bay!).
IMPORTANT: NO MORE THAN SIX (6) PASSENGERS ALLOWED PER COAST GUARD REGULATIONS, SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS
The last two photos cover the nautical chart for my area. The first one is the northern side and the other is the southern side.
Aha! An ultra-sagacious captain and the found solitude of Barnegat Bay! Larry is correct to a "T" with his vessel and cruising the bay was a first for our family. The only hitch was that the fish were not biting. My son says it was being out on the open water with so much space around oneself that he found best. My daughter found sitting on the front of the boat was her favorite place. And they both swam as did I and my wife took pictures and I was so glad I was not seasick, to which I am particularly susceptible. A very smooth ride. Great time!
5 stars! I guarentee that you will not find a more pleasant driver to deal with. From start to finish this was the best experience I've ever had in all areas. Do not look any further or you will regret not using Larry for your boating trip.
Capt. Larry Shulan's Genini was a great experience for me and my family. The boat safety was explained well prior to boarding and it was apparent that the Capt. had a good amount of sailing experience. Larry went out of his way to be accommodating to us. ( we were given the choice to swim or sail and the boys chose a quick swim.) There were plenty of beverages aboard. He continually warned us ahead of time of any thing we needed to be aware of as he headed out and returned. I was pleased that he allowed our 2 teenagers aboard to man the winch during tacks so that they became exposed to and more curious about sailing.
I would highly recommend Capt. Larry Shulan and his Gemini to any one. this was a 5 star experience. I would book him again.
We had a group of 3 adults and two kids, ages 3 and 6, spending 4 hours with captain Larry. We couldn't have had a better time. The boat is absolutely beautiful and Captain Larry was very accommodating, keeping the kids entertained - teaching all of us the basics of sailing and providing an opportunity to swim in the bay. Will definitely be chartering again soon!