Mar 28 2009

David Crosby Is Selling His Alden Schooner Called Mayan

Published by at 5:49 am under Sailing

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 2005 by Wayne Ettel in Wilmington, CA. – featured in WoodenBoat magazine. Mayan 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!

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “David Crosby Is Selling His Alden Schooner Called Mayan”

  1. Heather & Jim on "Meerkat"on 29 Mar 2009 at 8:19 pm

    You should buy it.

  2. Matt McLon 20 Sep 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Was aboard this morn. Very clean. Thought it was, ‘The Dauntless”.
    I hope whoever buys it takes care of it as well as DC does.

  3. [...] a few years ago and is back on the market again for $695,000.  Last year, fellow CSN&Y singer, David Crosby, put his Alden schooner Mayan on the market as well.    Hard not to be reminded of the lyric from their song, “Wooden [...]

  4. Spider Murphyon 15 Jul 2010 at 7:16 am

    Did Buddy Zoloth sail this boat with you???? I’m writing a script about him….

  5. Squarerig Sailoron 13 Apr 2011 at 3:56 am

    She sure looks nice, at her temporary home in Dana Point harbor, docked next to Pilgrim.

    Come on over, and say hi!

  6. sailtimecion 13 Apr 2011 at 4:16 am

    There is a 4 regatta series of classic yachts in So Cal this year. The first outing was called off due to bad weather. So she is probably sitting near where the next one is –

  7. Scott Schryeron 23 Oct 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I spent two years aboard this yacht while she was moored in Jupiter Fl. Sailed to the Bahamas A few times for regatas and fun she is 60,000 lbs. of wood Draws just 4.5 ft of water and Robby smith AKA[ Captain nasty] could sail her single handedly

  8. Zippyon 18 Feb 2012 at 3:47 am

    I sailed with Nasty and shared many a pint at the A1A in St Argustine. He loved to tell stories of his single-handed days of caretaking Mayan. He was the salt in any circle but wouldn’t hesitate to break into song at the bar. He will be missed. RIP Capt Nasty…

  9. Scott Schryeron 10 Jun 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hey Zippy I had no idea that Robby died when and how? Scott Schryer

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