72' Ketch Sailing Yacht
A Vessel of Timeless Beauty...
|Don't let your dreams sit on the shelf of life gathering
dust. Come aboard Ayacanora.
| Named for the beautiful and willful
heroine of the Charles Kingsley classic "Westward Ho!" she's a stunning
72 ft yacht with unique appointments.
Galley - Roberta's Domain
The main salon is furnished
in the style of a period home. The centerboard case forms an alcove for
a lounge area with ample seating. Easy access to the salon is via the
beautiful staircase leading from the pilot house.
The spacious dining area
accommodates a mirror-polished mahogany oval table with gimbaled centerpiece,
and matching Queen Anne style sideboard. You'll dine in style on Ayacanora's
hand painted Wedgwood bone china.
The Dining Room
The Main Salon area
The Master Stateroom
with Bed and Sitting Area
Ayacanora's aft Master
Stateroom is furnished with a queen size bed, bow-fronted wardrobe, dressing
table and chest of drawers. Seven opening ports provide panoramic views
and a feeling of light and airy space.
The forward VIP suite was
created in 2009 by combining 2 existing guest cabins.
This spacious Stateroom features a queen bed, setee and ensuite head with
seperate shower area.
Lounging in the spacious
& Chef Roberta Haver
Mike and Roberta will be your personal crew sailing
you throughout the islands taking pleasure in seeking out idyllic anchorages
and catering to your every need. They were married in 1973 and have
two grown children. In 1979 they built a forty foot sailboat and the
family sailed extensively for two years. They have many years of sailing
and power boating experience from the Great lakes, West Coast, East
Coast and the Caribbean!
Mike has a 500 ton Masters license and 100 ton sailing endorsement.
He was born in Nebraska, however joined he Navy at the age of 18 and
developed a passion for the ocean. He spent 10 years in the submarine
service and 5 years in the Merchant Marine. Among the many vessels he
has captained are the 78 foot glass bottom boat Discovery, 65 foot sailing
catamaran Sebago and the 500 foot ocean-going integrated tug and barge
unit Energy Altair. Mike enjoys telling sea stories and some history
of the islands, pirates, and treasures.
Roberta holds a degree in Culinary Arts and Management and graduated
cum laude as a certified chef. She is also a United States Coast Guard
certified captain and was born in Washington State. She grew up swimming
and skiing and enjoying the seafood of the Great Northwest. She has
owned and operated a restaurant, “The Pantry”, a wholesale
muffin business, “American Maid Muffins”, and a catering
business, “Ashore and Afloat.” Roberta takes great pride
in serving her guests only the best! She is as capable in the galley
as he is behind the helm!
Alternate Captain Rick
with groups of more than
4 guests or with children
Donald (Rick) Beckner is the son-in-law of Mike & Roberta Haver
and is now the alternate captain aboard Ayacanora. Rick was born in
Washington State in1972 and grew up on the Puget Sound where there is
large sailing community which was the beginning of his love for the
sea. He started sailing earnestly when he moved to the Virgin Islands.He
worked for the Renaissance Resort, St. Thomas, as an instructor for
sailing and water sports and was the paint supervisor for the Mega Yacht
Company, Delta Marine Industries. He is also the captain on Windborne
day sail business when not aboard Ayacanora.
Rick holds a 50 ton USCG license and is an ASE certified mechanic. He
enjoys watersports and enjoy teaching kids to sail and is an asset to
Speaking of Tastes, Click
Here for a Sampling of Ayacanora's Menu
Dinghy 17' w/ 90HP
Kneeboard - Wakeboard
Water skis - Tube
Rybovich Tuna-Fighting Fishing Chair on Stern
Fishing Gear -3 Penn Rods
Double Kayak - Paddle board
Optimist Sailing Dinghy
2 Floating Mats
Pandora Radio - Xbox - Wii
Cellular phone,Skype , Internet/ wifi
TV/DVD & CD stereo, Itunes
Fully Air Conditioned