Cruising Fleet

Cruising crop

Cruising Fleet - J/24

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The J/24 is the world's most popular one-design keelboat. This appealing keelboat started with one man’s desire for a sailboat to accommodate his family and to be a competitive racer. Twenty-seven years later, the J/24 has become a legend. A stable sailboat for family togetherness, the J/24 has also been the competitive launch pad for the careers of numerous America’s Cup professionals and the platform for a number of international regattas. Our two J/24's, LOBSTAH & CRAWFISH (the former donated by the McDonough family, the latter by longtime Courageous friend & Louisiana native Nick Kathmann ), give our cruising fleet a bit of one-design flair.


Overall length 24' (7.32 m)  J24 line drawing
Waterline length 20' (6.10 m)
Beam 8'10" (2.71 m)
Draft 4' (1.22 m)
Masthead above DWL 36' 6" (11.23m)
100% Sail Area 261 ft2 (24.25m2)
Spinnaker area ---
Displacement 3100 lb (1406 kg)
Lead keel 950 lb (431 kg)
Engine 4hp outboard

Cruising Fleet - O'Day 240

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Courageous added MAINE COURSE to our fleet in 2011. The O'Day 240 is a wonderful day cruiser with a large and comfortable cockpit comparable to that of a much larger boat. She has a furling headsail and a high boom that is well above most heads. MAINE COURSE is a perfect boat for cruising around Boston Harbor for a few hours, heading to Spectacle for a picnic lunch, or an overnight at World's End.


Overall length 24'6" (7.49m) 
Waterline length 20'10" (6.35 m)
Beam 8'3" (2.51 m)
Draft 2'8" (0.81 m)
Sail Area 249 ft2 (23.13m2)
Displacement 3600 lb (1633 kg)
Lead keel 1200 lb (544 kg)
Engine 4hp outboard

Cruising Fleet - Seafarer 30

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PHOENIX is the largest cruising boat in our fleet, and a favorite for members who want to spend a night or two away from shore. There is plenty of room for friends and family during the day and she comfortably sleeps 4 adults for the night. Her full galley belowdecks is complemented by a grill off the stern rail. PHOENIX is sometimes used as a teaching boat, but is mostly sailed by our Cruising A members.


Overall length 30'0" (9.14m)  seafarer 30 drawing
Waterline length 25'7" (7.80 m)
Beam 10'0" (3.05m)
Draft 4'9" (1.45 m)
Sail Area 391 ft2 (36.32m2)
Displacement 7520 lb (3411 kg)
Lead keel 3450 lb (1565 kg)
Engine 13 HP Yanmar diesel
Fuel Tank 17 US gal.
Fresh Water Tank 42 US gal.
Holding Tank 9 US gal.

Cruising Fleet - Ericson 28

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BROOMSTICK is our primary training boat for Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising courses. Most weekends she will be out with a crew of 4 eager cruisers under the tutelage of one of our skilled cruising instructors. She is very well appointed above and below deck, making day and overnight sails quite comfortable. BROOMSTICK is a cruiser first, but she's been known to enter a few races in the Boston area.


Overall length 28'0" (8.53m)  seafarer 30 drawing
Waterline length 23'4" (7.11m)
Beam 10'0" (3.05m)
Draft 5'6" (1.67 m)
Sail Area 411 ft2 (38.18m2)
Displacement 7500 lb (3402 kg)
Lead keel 3200 lb (1451 kg)
Engine 10 HP diesel
Fuel Tank 15 US gal.
Fresh Water Tank 25 US gal.



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