S/Y Vaquita joined the Sail in Mexico fleet in February 2022. Although she isn’t the first of the Spencers to be built, she did serve as the plug since 1969. She was finally put in the water in 1974 with a fibre glass covered wooden hull.

Given her size, we didn’t expect much from her when sailing. How wrong were we. On our first test run, with not more than 15 knots of apparent wind, we were suddenly sailing at over 8 knots. We were actually baffled and realised that Vaquita, was not only going to be our home but would probably take us around the world one day.

We sailed her down from Guaymas to La Paz, and have been enjoying every day since. Today, she’s on the dry because she’s undergoing a major inside-out refit so that she can accommodate our guests comfortably.

We gave her the name of Vaquita to help grow awareness of the critically endangered porpoise which is endemic to the Northern Sea of Cortes. Hopefully her makeover will contribute to serving this purpose.

  • Accommodates:
    • Up to 12 guests for day trips
    • Up to 8 guests for overnight passages
  • Length Overall: 51ft (15.5m)
  • Draft: 8ft (2.4m)
  • Steering: wheel
  • Sails:
    • 1 mainsail
    • 1 Genoa
    • 2 Jibs
    • 1 assymmetrical spinnaker
  • Auxiliary engine: ISUZU DA220
    • 4 cylinder, 75hp
    • Cruising speed +/- 5.5 knots
    • Consumption of +/-1.2 L/h
  • Solar panels: 1480 WA
  • Instruments
    • GPS
    • Chartplotter
    • Depthsounder/Fishfinder
    • Autopilot
    • VHF
    • Satellite phone
  • Inverter 12V/110V with AC plug and USB ports
  • 1 Refrigerator/Freezer 5.5 cu. ft.
  • 1 Refrigerator 3.5 cu. f.t
  • Oven+stove w/ 4 burners
  • 1 dinghy w/ oars and 8hp outboard engine
  • Nautical charts & Pilot Books
  • Sextant

S/V “Rossa” is a 33ft (10m) Bayliner Buccaneer 335 sailing yacht, built in 1979, a time when high oil prices invited more sailors to the water and Bayliner contributed with many popular sailboats.

A major refit of the boat was carried out in 2018 and has resulted in greater comfort for guests and enhanced sailing performance. Weighing only 5 tons, the boat gets going even in light winds and its design allows it to point really close to wind. This gives us great versatility when planning our passages in the Sea of Cortes.

Rossa is equipped with two solar panels that allow us to harvest enough energy to meet our energy needs throughout the day.

In other words, we rarely have to listen to the engine.

Rossa is fully-equipped with digital and traditional navigational instruments and charts, an ample variety of sails, and with all lines running to the cockpit, is rigged in way that makes sailing easy, fast and safe.

  • Accommodates:
    • Up to 5 guests for day trips
    • Up to 3 guests for overnight passages
  • Length Overall: 33ft (10m)
  • Draft: 6ft (1.8m)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Sails:
    • 1 mainsail, 1 spare
    • 1 genoa
    • 2 Symmetrical spinnakers
  • Auxiliary engine: Volvo Penta MD7A
    • 2 cylinder, 13hp
    • Cruising speed +/- 3.5 knots
    • Consumption of +/-0.8 litres/hour
  • Solar panels: 200 WA
  • Instruments
    • GPS
    • Chartplotter
    • Depthsounder/Fishfinder
    • Autopilot
    • VHF
    • Satellite phone
  • Inverter 12V/110V with AC plug and USB ports
  • Refrigerator/Freezer 40L
  • Stove w/ 2 burners
  • 1 dinghy w/ oars and outboard engine
  • Nautical charts & Pilot Books
  • Sextant

La Güere” is a luxurious 45ft (13.75m) Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i sailing yacht, built in 2011, which became part of Sail in Mexico’s fleet in February 2023. It has been well maintained and with new running and fixed rigging, is in great shape to sail. This yacht effortlessly catches even light winds and has exceptional maneuverability, allowing for versatile passages in the Sea of Cortez.

The yacht boasts a comprehensive range of digital and traditional navigational instruments and charts, ensuring a safe and enjoyable sailing experience.

Accommodation-wise, “La Güere” can comfortably accommodate up to 9 guests for day trips and with 3 double cabins, each with its on full bathroom, up to 6 guests for overnight passages. The yacht features a spacious and well-appointed interior, providing guests with a luxurious and cozy atmosphere.

Specifications:

  • Length Overall: 45ft (13.75m)
  • Draft: 6ft 8 inches (2.05m)
  • Steering: 2 wheels
  • Sails:
    • 1 batterned mainsail
    • 1 furling genoa
    • 2 Asymmetrical spinnakers
  • Auxiliary engine: Yanmar 4JH5E
    • 4 cylinder, 54hp
    • Cruising speed: +/- 6.5 knots
    • Consumption: +/- 3 litres/hour
  • Solar panels: 100 WA
  • AC Generator
  • Bow thruster

Equipment and Features:

  • Air conditioning system
  • Starlink Satellite communications system offering broadband internet connection
  • GPS, Chartplotter, Depthsounder
  • Radar
  • Autopilot
  • VHF
  • Inverter 12V/110V with AC plugs and USB ports
  • Television
  • High performance sound stereo system, inside and outside
  • Refrigerator/Freezer 80L
  • Oven and stove with 4 burners
  • Dinghy with oars and 8hp outboard engine
  • Nautical charts & Pilot Books

“La Güere” offers a combination of elegance, comfort, and high-performance sailing, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a luxurious and unforgettable yachting experience in the Sea of Cortez.