Maria began life as a 1966 Glander Tavana, originally built and designed for the shallow waters of the Florida Keys. With the help of local builders in Chatham, her hull was stripped bare and remodeled as a 12 passenger daysailer. Maria’s one-of-a-kind design includes a retractable centerboard and a 25 HP diesel engine. For passenger comfort, a small head (toilet) was also incorporated.
Length: 33.0 feet
Draft: 3.0 feet (min), 6.0 feet (max)
Original Design: Glander Boats, Tavernier, FL
Redesign: Richardson’s Marine, Chatham, MA
Maria borrows her name from the legend of Captain Sam Bellamy and the pirate ship Whydah. Known as “Bellamy’s bride”, Maria Hallett plays an important role in the lore of Cape Cod’s pirate past. Enjoy the following clip as NPS Ranger Jenna – wife of our very own Captain Chris – helps bring the story of Maria to life: