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The Schooner Freda B: A beautiful tall ship sailing out of the Sausalito, CA!
Public and private sails available.
Visit our calendar of sails for tickets to an amazing Sunset, City Lights, Full Moon, Local History or SF Giants McCovey Cove sail!
Length Overall: 80 ft
Beam: 17 ft
Displacement: 43 T
USCG certified to 49 guests
Flat screen TV/iPod compatible stereo system
Originally commissioned as the Spirit of St. Augustine, she was designed by legendary East Coast naval architect, Charles Wittholtz. She was built in steel by Treworgy Yachts of Florida and launched in 1991. Her traditional gaff rigged design was intended for comfortable offshore passage-making between New England and Key West with well-appointed accommodations.
Renowned for their grace and elegance, the gaff schooner has inspired artists, poets and sailors for almost two centuries. Called Liberty during many of her eighteen years of service, scores of guests enjoyed her before she was purchased by Marina O’Neill and Paul Dines of SF Bay Adventures and brought to the Pacific Ocean.
The transit from Miami, Florida to Sausalito, California was accomplished in two steps; first on the deck of a huge freighter, taking only two weeks to arrive in Ensenada Mexico. After which, it took just three days to sail her through the beautiful Golden Gate and to her new home port.
Liberty has since been christened Freda B, lovingly restored and is every inch a yacht. Once onboard, guests may relax and let the experienced crew take you sailing on the San Francisco Bay and beyond. For the more engaged groups, we always welcome our guests to join in, hoist sails and take a turn at the helm. Our crew is enthusiastic about what they do and love to share sailing on the San Francisco Bay.
Freda B is the flagship for SF Bay Adventures, the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2013 winner. Freda B is a member: Master Mariners Benevolent Association, Tall Ships America, Passenger Vessel Association, a celebrated partner and accredited vessel during America’s Cup 34, Golden Gate Tall Ship Society, 2X winner of the Master Mariners Regatta, 2nd and 3rd place winner of the Great San Francisco Schooner Race, sweepstakes winner of the Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade. Freda B has been seen on the Travel Channel and Eye on the Bay and in Sea Magazine, Latitude 38, Cruising World and Sports Illustrated.