Perhaps the biggest yacht Wiscasset has ever seen sailed into town Tuesday.
Harbor Master Ray Soule greeted My Seanna at about 4:30 pm, a day after the captain of the 185-foot ship called to see if it could be accommodated. Soule was a little wary, however, because the town dock is only 150-feet long. The arrival went smoothly. He said the ship will pay $185 a day for docking, a dollar a foot.
No one on the pier watching My Seanna arrive could remember a bigger ship ever having been here.
My Seanna was built in 2001, refurbished and expanded in 2013 when its length was extended 20-feet to stretch the hull and decks to create a swim platform.
The ship accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, and has a crew of 11 to keep it running.
You can charter the ship for $200,000 to $400,000 a week, depending upon the time of year and the number of passengers. Here’s a link to the ship and its amenities.
Soon after tying up, on board guests celebrated with some beverages, standing on the top deck. They called down to say that the cruise up the Sheepscot was “beautiful”.
I was taking photos, of course. One of the guests pointed out his daughter. She appeared to be eight or nine years old. As usual, I told him if he emailed me, I’d send him the photos. I gave my business card to one of the crew on the dock.
One of the few people on the pier to see My Seanna arrive said he’d heard Billy Joel was on board.