June 2019

Perfect for group sizes up to forty-two, and stands alone in being truly ideal for all ages.

Built on Portland’s waterfront, and launched in 2003, our 74’ gaff-top cutter has enjoyed hosting guests aboard since 2005. Designed and built in the spirit of tradition, Frances is a replica of working coastal pilot cutters that sailed the waters of Maine and New England between 1790 and 1812. Her workboat design heritage sets her apart from modern sailing yachts, and it is precisely these qualities that make her an ideal platform for entertaining under sail on Casco Bay.

Frances has wide, spacious, clear decks, and cushioned on deck seating for your comfort. Our large canvas awning ensures shade for picnics at anchor, and an escape from the elements if weather rolls in.

Sample local flavor at our on-board Boat Bar.  We have been serving beer and wine at our bar since 2007.  A special event warranting a refreshing cocktail?  Our catering partners can come aboard to serve handcrafted seasonal cocktails that perfectly compliment your summer entertaining.

Frances has partnered for this 2019 season with three of Greater Portland's finest caterers, Dandelion Catering Co., LB Kitchen, and Lake & Co. Regarding food and drink, we are pleased to deliver nothing short of excellence onboard.  Fresh local produce and innovative, beautiful food paired with the season, our catering options truly bring out the beauty of our ship.  

Field Floral Studio is available for private events such as weddings, birthdays, and summer parties.  Field is a floral and event design studio based in Portland, Maine.  Field creates loose, wild, and unique arrangements that highlight the naturally beautiful shapes of the materials therein.  From June through October, they source flowers from Maine farms and forage all over for novel flora.

Frances charters for two or more hours. Small parties, large parties, corporate outings, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and every kind of celebration in between.

Let us help you design a trip that is unique, fitting, and put together with care. Find your perfect day on-board with us.


For more information, including:

Charter rates, availability & sample catering menus

Charter featuring Local Music & charter incorporating Yoga Practice

Contact Megan at this email:  megan@mainesailingadventures.net  or by filling out the form on the right margin of this page.                                                    

You will hear back shortly. 



Contact Info:

Phone: (207) 749-9169


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