Catalina 30' sleeps 6, head with shower, stove w/ oven, hot and cold running water, ice box, TV/DVD , stereo with audio plug. About 10 miles by water from AC, sail down and dock in the marina at the casino and spend a night or two, about a 10 hour sail to Cape May.. Have dolphins playing next to you almost the whole trip.
Or just take a day sail in Little Egg Harbor to LBI or go up to Barnagat bay. Many options for trips. Shallow draft wing keel.
Last Sunday was the second time we rented from Matt. When we met him at the boat he was preparing it for our sail.
He once again was very clear about instructions, including the location of PFDs, signal flares etc and had ample ice in the onboard ice chest. As with our first rental Matt had confirmed the tide status, had the tide information available on the onboard navigation screen and gave us tips about how the tides would possible affect our day in these waters which he has sailed for many years.
My wife & I consider Matt and his Catalina a great find.
We know that we will be seeing him and and sailing his Catalina again in the near future.
We had an absolutely great day sailing Matthew's Catalina 30.
And Matt was a fine host.
He contacted me a week in advance to describe the boat and work out when & where we would meet.
He made sure that the boat had everything we needed, down to bags of ice in the boat icebox.
He met us as a place that was easy to find and we followed him through the local roads to the marina.
Matt was very clear in his explanation of details on radio, diesel inboard operation, insured that we knew where the safety equipment was including PFDs for everyone as well as the use of his onboard GPS and the hard copy charts he provided.
Folks who know Catalinas know that they are easy and fun to sail .
The boat is docked only minutes from Little Egg Harbor, up a navigable creek and very easy to get in and out of and to find the creek entrance when we returned at the end of a find day on the water.
We are already working on finding a date to sail this boat again in the very near future.
We have rented boats on Delaware and Chesapeake Bays over the past several years and this experience beat renting from those commercial marinas hands down.