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Offshore Sailing Adventures


59º North, Ltd.

Offshore Sailing Adventures // Yacht Delivery // Podcast

About Us

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Offshore Sailing Adventures


59º North, Ltd.

Offshore Sailing Adventures // Yacht Delivery // Podcast

About Us

Welcome to 59º North & Isbjörn Sailing.

Navigate via the text links at the top of the page, or by clicking the content links below.
To follow along on a current expedition, click here to go to the 'Passage Logs' page
For details on how to book, click here to go to the 'What to Expect' page. Explore. Have fun!

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What we do.

Mia & I are excited to offer ocean passages aboard our classic S&S Swan 48 Isbjörn. Come along for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure & exploration experience crossing an ocean & discovering the lure of the open sea, all aboard a beautiful, classic & safe ocean-sailing machine. Why? Because life is short, and time slows down out there. 

Quite simply, we aim to share the infinite wisdom of the high seas with those wise enough to seek it out. And I'm still learning every time I go out there. We've sailed tens of thousands of bluewater miles in our boats and others', and yet the magic of a night watch at sea remains as strong as ever. We want to share that magic with you. Join us, and find out for yourself.

In conjunction with Paul Exner & Modern Geographic, we also offer yacht delivery & a variety of workshops. Plus, Paul & I co-host the killer sailing podcast '59º North,.' You can read about all of our adventures in our blogs. So browse the site, check out the passage calendar, stay tuned for much more updates to come, and join us offshore!

In an effort to make the site as easy to navigate as possible, we're continuing to tweak the pages. Use the links at the top to see what's going on. Thanks for visiting!

 
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How to Book


Offshore Sailing Adventures

Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson

 

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How to Book


Offshore Sailing Adventures

Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson

 

How to Book.

Prospective crew members must complete online registration to sail with us, which you can find by clicking the 'Apply Now' button to your left. By doing so, the registration form will pop up onscreen - you are not committed to paying the fee until you go to the checkout screen, so feel free to have a look at the form first! 

Want to talk to us? 484-269-3358.

There is no experience required, just an adventurous attitude & positive spirit! With your completed registration, a $250, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your crew space - you'll be automatically asked to pay this after submitting the form. Crew spaces are allocated on a first-paid, first-served basis. In the event that your registration is unapproved (this is extremely rare), you'd receive a full refund on your initial registration deposit.

 
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Once your registration has been approved, 50% of the balance is due - you'll get an email confirming your registration has been accepted, which will include an invoice that you can then pay online via credit card. Alternatively, instructions will be included if you'd like to pay by check. This 50% payment is non-refundable. Final payment is due 90 days before the trip starts, and you'll again receive an email invoice asking for this. In the event of a last-minute cancellation, your final payment may be eligible to transfer to a future passage. 

Additionally, you may combine any of the back-to-back legs for a special price (for example, to sail the entirety of ARC Europe from Tortola to Portugal). Please indicate this on your registration form and your invoice will reflect the discount.

Rates will include all onboard necessities, including food, PFDs, sunscreen, etc. Not included are airfare to and from the boat, airport transfers, meals & drinks ashore, shoreside excursions (unless where indicated), personal sailing gear (boots, foulies) etc. 

Once confirmed, you'll receive a full and detailed ship's manual outlining general expectations onboard the boat, as well as trip-specific details, a packing list (dependent on the climate for that particular passage), and other need-to-know tidbits. If you'd like to review the general expectations prior to signing up, check out the 'What to Expect?' page.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard Isbjörn and sharing adventures on the high seas!

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Arcturus for Sale


Arcturus For Sale

Our beloved 1966 Allied Seabreeze Yawl

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Arcturus for Sale


Arcturus For Sale

Our beloved 1966 Allied Seabreeze Yawl

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Selling Arcturus - $USD 50,000.00

1966 Allied Seabreeze Sloop/Yawl, Hull #56

Mia and I never really thought this day would come. But just yesterday, we delivered Isbjorn to Annapolis from Connecticut, and our sailing careers officially evolved. Alas, like a good woman, my heart can't be with two boats. I only hope I can find the perfect owner for Arcturus so she can continue the adventures we started on her.

We're asking $50,000, firm - more than we paid for her, but vastly less than she's worth. Arcturus is truly greater than the sum of her parts. See below for a complete listing, plus a timeline of the work we've done to the boat and the cruising we've enjoyed. It's comprehensive, and we'll be updating this page as we think of more stuff. Contact us if you'd like more information or are serious about making a purchase. She's currently lying in Gullberg's Marina in Vasteras, Sweden, under winter cover and de-rigged (since Sept. 2014). You won't be disappointed!

Click here for the full listing.

-Andy & Mia, April 2015