There are 6 boats in
the silver fleet, 5 Albin 28's and a Scampi 30. Each is a practical
blend of performance and comfort for boats their size. Silver
boats are located in Boston, Marblehead and Westport and
members may depart from any location. Buzzards Bay is popular
for vacations since it saves several days departing from and
returning boats to Boston. Each boat has a reliable 20 hp Yanmar
diesel, marine head with holding tank for cruising in sensitive
areas, 135% furling genoa and mainsail with two reefs. Albins
have fold-down tables which provide more room inside, modest
ice boxes and foot pumps for water storage and showers. Both
the Albins and Scampi are proven boats in windy conditions-the
Albin fraction al rig offers good balance options and the Scampi
gets form stability from its hard chine hull.
Silver boats have color GPS chart plotters on swing-out arms
that make them readable from the cockpit, depth sounders, VHF,
stereo with interior and cockpit speakers and cell phone
charging outlets. Galleys have 2 burner propane stoves with
and the supplies needed to prepare modest meals aboard. Boats
at remote locations have dinghies and outboards; these items
are available in Boston. All boats have tool kits with engine
spares, fasteners and fuses and flashlights with spare batteries.
Manual and electric bilge pumps are standard on each boat.
Safety equipment exceeds federal requirements PDFs are type 1
offshore-rated, extinguishers have metal, not plastic, valves
for durability. Each boat has a working ample fenders and
Silver boats may be sailed anywhere in New England. Minimum
crew is 2.
For daysailing and overnights Silver membership requires BHSC/ASA/USS/RYA
Basic Keelboat and Basic Coastal Cruising or equivalent certification.
For vacations, bareboat certification is required. Acceptable
experience on similar boats plus chart reading experience needed
to navigate safely in Boston harbor and beyond may substitute
for certifications. The recommended preparation is the Cruising
course or Master 40 course.
WAIVER: Holds you harmless for damage caused by collision
with another boat or running aground.
Silver members have unlimited weekday and weekend use of boats,
a week vacation (extra days $50), six advanced weekend reservations
(one each month)
plus unlimited use of the Bronze and daysailing fleets plus
limited (day ahead reservation) members may use higher priced
boats for $75 per level upgrade, and reserve 5 days in advance.
Qualified members may use larger boats 31-39 ft by paying the daily rental difference.
Pay $275 to participate in the Club's Wednesday
evening racing program.