Yacht Length: 91 Feet

Crew Size: 3

Yacht Passengers: 6

Cabins: 3

King: 1

Double: 2

About this Yacht

The renowned Sailing Yacht Tree of Life is now offering a remarkable opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty and charm of Newport, RI, or Belfast, ME. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat in Newport's historic harbor or a captivating journey along the scenic coastline of Penobscot Bay this luxurious yacht invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey. Built in 1991, Tree of Life stands as a testament to timeless elegance on the high seas. With meticulous care and attention to detail, this stunning yacht has been lovingly maintained over the years, and constantly upgraded to meet the demands of modern oceanic exploration. Every corner of this vessel exudes a sense of refined luxury, from the premium linen bedding to the sumptuous wool blankets that envelop you in warmth and comfort. Offering the perfect blend of seafaring practicality and shoreside opulence, Tree of Life allows you to voyage with ease and grace, never compromising on comfort. In the early 1990's the Tree of Life was named one of the 100 Finest yachts in America by Sail magazine. She was designed in 1989 for a Virginia owner who planned extensive world cruising and wanted a husky yacht that resembled the Baltic trading schooners. Tree of Life was beautifully and strongly built by Covey Island Boat Works in Nova Scotia, Canada. Since launching she won schooner races in Nova Scotia and crossed the Atlantic to Ireland to win several races there too. A letter from her builder, claiming speeds in excess of 12 knots under sail, is adequate testimony to her performance while a world circumnavigation attests to her seaworthiness and ability. The Tree of Life's rig is very traditional, with its fiddled bowsprit, reefing topmasts and deadeyes. She spreads 3,894 sq ft of canvas with all sail set, giving her a sail area/displacement ratio of 24; this is more than adequate to keep her moving nicely in even the lightest of breezes. There are enough lines to handle to keep the crew busy and she is a beautiful sight surging along on a broad reach. Sailing Yacht Tree of Life is sailing out of Newport Rhode Island for the month of June. For the months of July- October Tree of Life is sailing out of Belfast Maine in Penobscot Bay.

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Crew Info:

Captain Joshua Jacques

Captain Joshua Jacques fell in love with the ocean at a young age. Spending his summers sailing the coast of New England and his winters surfing the cold waters of Maine he knew he wanted to make a life at sea for himself. Jacques began his professional sailing career with the Maine Windjammer fleet up in Rockland Maine spending his summers sailing Penobscot Bay and winters aboard the Tall Ship Lynx transiting the east coast. Jacques and his partner went on to purchase the 1886 Schooner Isaac H. Evans, rescuing the historic vessel and breathing new life and programming into her. Now he looks forward to sharing the beauty of Tree of Life and New England waters with the community

Chief / Mate Samuel Glenn

Chief Mate Samuel Glenn was born in the vast confines of a New York City suburb. In his college years he took off to sail the Caribbean islands, thru hike the Appalachian Trail, Colorado Trail, and Israeli National Trail. In 2017, after a prolonged graduation with a bachelor's degree in hand, he sought work with Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, where he learned fundamental seamanship. He then took his skillset aboard Tall Ship Lynx as a deckhand where he came away with a zest for marlinespike seamanship. After a few more seasons of sailing for Outward Bound, he and his wife Ashley set sail for many adventures together at sea. Directly following a 4,500 nautical mile sea journey, Sammy hit the books and passed his Captains
licensing exams in both the US and British systems. His first commands were the 1924 72’ classic schooner Bagheera and 1926 53’ schooner Heart's Desire for Portland Schooner Company. He now joins Schooner Tree of Life as Chief Mate and vibe curator

Deckhand Zenalyssa Packer

Zenalyssa (Zen) Packer grew up in the mountains of Massachusetts while sailing the summers in Rhode Island Sound, Vineyard Sound, and Long Island Sound. The summer after graduating high school, she saw Tree of Life at her sailboat’s homeport in Jamestown, Rhode Island and became immediately interested. She worked as crew until October 2023, and fell in love with Tree of Life. During the winter months, Zenalyssa worked on Mystic Whaler in Oxnard, California to help teach youth and adults about sailing and the sea. Zenalyssa is excited to rejoin Tree of Life as crew next summer

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