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About the Alliance

boating Chesapeake bayThe Alliance was built in 1995 by Treworgy Yachts in Palm Coast, Florida.  She was built as the Kathryn B. and worked as a charter vessel in the Maine Windjammer fleet.  She cruised the waters of Penobscot Bay, Maine in the summer months, and chartered in the Caribbean Islands in the winter.

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 In 2005 Yorktown Sailing Charters purchased her and brought her to Yorktown, Virginia to start the daysail cruises from Riverwalk Landing Pier as the Alliance.  She gets her new name from the French and American Alliance that was instrumental in winning the war of Independence in 1781. It also represents the partnership, or alliance of her owners, Greg and Laura Lohse.

Tall Ship Schooner Alliance Specifications:

Hull built by Treworgy Yachts in Palm Coast Florida in 1995

Interior fitted out in Maine 1996

Length over all ( LOA) 105′

Length on deck (LOD) 80′

Length water line (LWL) 65′

Beam 19′ 10 “

Draft 8′

Displacement 75 tons   51 Gross tons

Sail area  3000 sq feet

Mast height 63′

Fuel capacity 750 gal

Water capacity 800 gal

Maximum speed under power 9 knots

Maximum speed under sail 12 knots  

Sail plan:   Traditional gaff rigged 3 masted schooner 3 gaff lowers, 3 headsails, 3 gaff topsails

130 hp John Deere diesel engine

11.5 kw Lister-Petter Generator 110 AC, 

24 v DC electricity

Ideal Electric anchor windlass

Safety equipment: Radar, GPS, SSB, VHF, Liferaft, life floats, EPIRB

Accommodations: 4 queen staterooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 double cabins with shared head and shower, Captain’s cabin aft 

Passenger capacity – 49 on daysails, 12 overnight

Deck house for galley and salon

On deck dining

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