Mar 28 2009
Say it aint so! David Crosby of The Byrds and CSNY fame has put his beautiful 1947, 59 foot Alden schooner, Mayan, up for sale. Berthed in Santa Barbara for the past 20 years and a regular entrant in the McNish Classic, she was the inspiration to one of the all-time classic modern day sailing songs, “Wooden Ships” which he penned in the salon.
The yacht was extensively rebuilt in 2005Â by Wayne Ettel in Wilmington, CA. – featured in WoodenBoat magazine.Â MayanÂ deserves a new owner who will sail her and show her off because she is a real looker. Crosby, who is now 67 years old has owned the boat for over 40 years. As they say, if walls could talk… Perhaps as important as the boat, the sale can also include the 76ft end tie in the Santa Barbara Harbor. $1 Million keeps the entry to such a proposition in check. Given that the annual operation of the boat has to be rather astronomical itself. Still, she is ready to head down to St Barths for New Years and over to Antigua for a classic regatta or two. Maybe I can hitch a ride!
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