Welcome aboard our 44-foot sailing vessel 'Oh Joy II' docked on beautiful Bainbridge Island! Just steps away from amazing restaurants, pubs, bakeries, shops, galleries,bookstores and bike and kayak rentals in quaint downtown Winslow. Just a 30-minute ferry ride to the downtown Seattle waterfront! Perfect for one or two couples.
Oh Joy II is built for the specific purpose of cruising the world's oceans. She is designed expressly to be able to handle deep water ocean cruising and passages of months between ports.
She is heavy, weighing in at 28,000 pounds. She is sea-kindly, handling heavy seas and high winds with ease.
But she is, without a doubt, a luxurious yacht. Her solid teak joinery with its hand-rubbed varnish and warm, tropical grain hails from a different era. In fact, it isn't available anymore, at any price. But she carries this luxury with understated grace and style.
Oh Joy II's saloon is warm and comfortable and filled with natural light, with the added comfort of a gas fireplace for chilly northwest evenings.
Her galley is complete, with double stainless steel sinks, refrigerator and freezer, three-burner gas range and oven, microwave, coffee maker and storage for enough provisions to satisfy even the most ravenous crew.
Two private, well-appointed double staterooms offer complete comfort. And the head (bathroom) is roomy, bright and has a separate shower complete with hot water and a built-in teak bench seat.
Carrying 950 square feet of canvas, Oh Joy II can get up and go.
She is the definition of the proper off-shore sailing yacht and is built to Lloyds +100 A1 specs.
She is one of the finest cruising yachts on the water today.
You can view the full range of available sailing packages at our site
You don't have to spend all of your time in Seattle. The island has plenty to offer, on a quieter, more laid-back scale. Restaurants, pubs, cafes and coffee houses are mere steps from the marina. (Literally, like maybe 2 dozen steps.) Wander a block or so further and you'll be in the center of our quaint little island town with world-class restaurants, boutiques, bakeries, coffee shops, bookstores, galleries, jewelers, movie theaters, free concerts in the park and a Saturday Farmer's Market in the summer, and our new art museum. Kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals are right next door. And bike rentals are only 2 blocks away.
For those on foot or bike:
Oh Joy II is only a few blocks from the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal and even closer to the rest of Winslow. Access from Sea-Tac airport is as easy as taking the light rail into downtown Seattle's University Street Station, strolling to the ferry dock a few blocks away and taking the short trip to Bainbridge Island. Once on the island you can amble through the waterfront park right to the dock where Oh Joy II will be waiting for you. (She'll be excited, but she'll calm down if you scratch her behind the mast.)
For those with wheels:
If you're driving, free parking is adjacent to the marina.
Did we mention sailing?::
Not to belabor the point, but a sail on beautiful Puget Sound is not to be missed. If you're interested in adding sailing excursions to your trip just let us know. Oh Joy II is a very comfortable and capable ocean-going sailboat and we offer day sails, sunset sails (includes appetizers and bubbly) and over-night trips from 1 night to 2 full weeks.
Popular Add-ons (Contact us for rates):
•••Anchor Out Overnight (Includes Breakfast!):-- We'll sail direct to the anchorage, secure the boat for the evening and return for you the next morning. (April - September)
•••Sunset Sail.Includes 3 hour sail, appetizer and bubbly.
•••Sailing Lessons: No charge with any day sail.