SF Bay Adventures brings Freda B from Mexico
SF Bay Adventures, the local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay, has a new addition to its fleet, the Freda B.
On June 28, Freda B and her crew, headed by Capt. Paul Dines, sailed into the San Francisco Bay after an 84-hour transit from Ensenada, Mexico. Freda B was purchased in Florida earlier this year and made the voyage through the Panama Canal.
Freda B, formerly known as Liberty, was an East Coast charter boat for nearly 20 years, doing charters from Boston to Key West. This past year it took part in a relief mission and delivered goods and supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti. Dines and Marina O’Neill of SF Bay Adventures wanted to give the vessel a purpose on the West Coast.
Designed by Charles Witholz and built in 1991, Freda B is a 78-foot gaff rig, topsail schooner. Inspired by the traditional 1860s coastal schooners that worked up and down the West Coast, Freda B has excellent ocean stability. Local tradesmen, including riggers and mechanics, are supporting the Freda B project, lending a hand and sharing knowledge to ready the boat for chartering. Freda B began evening cruises, daytime nature tours and private sails in late July.
For more information about Freda B, contact Marina at SF Bay Adventures, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 331-0444.