Dirigo II is a classic, seagoing Alden Schooner and wonderful family yacht. The boat is in excellent condition, and currently based in Puerto Escondido, an hours flight from Los Angeles. Dirigo II sailed south from the San Juan Islands in the fall of 2017 for her second voyage to the Sea of Cortez. The winter was spent sailing with family and friends and today the boat is ready for viewing, inspection and sea trail. There are two flights daily from Los Angeles to Puerto Escondido.
This handsome and proven topsail schooner was designed by John Alden and built in 1939 at Goudy & Stevens in East Boothbay, Maine. Dirigo II is a 72′ traditional gaff rigged schooner designed for circumnavigation with the ultimate goal of sailing ease in any ocean and any weather. Throughout her life, she has participated in sailing expeditions, races and pleasure cruises around the world, and completed two circumnavigations. The boat recently underwent a complete restoration and is now kept with loving care by her present owner. Today she sails for charter in the San Juan Islands and throughout the Salish Sea.
In addition to captain and crew quarters, she has two private staterooms with “over and under” berths and two pullman berths in the main salon. The owners cabin is aft with port and starboard berths and ample storage in bureaus and closets. The salon comfortably sleeps 4 with curtained bunks for privacy. With her well appointed galley, hot water shower, spacious cockpit, wide decks and high bulwarks, she is an elegant traditional sailor with exceptional comfort throughout.
Builder: Goudy and Stevens Boatyard in East Boothbay Maine
Designer: John Alden
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Lying Port Townsend and received the following improvements in June 2016:
-New Stem, forefoot and knee. (purple heart)
-New foremast step. (purple heart)
-All new floors from the keel forward. (purple heart)
-14 new planks in the bow around the new stem. (douglas fir, bronze fastened)
-New foremast top, spreaders, cross trees, etc.
-All new paint, hull & topsides.
-All sails repaired.
-Fresh bottom paint and zincs.
-Engine, transmission and shaft inspected. Found to be in great condition.
-Propeller sent in and re-pitched and polished.
-Rig dropped and maintained/repaired as necessary. Rig replaced and tuned.
OVERALL WINNER OF THE AMERICAN SCHOONER RACE IN SAN DIEGO 2015
We give her our highest recommendation.