Boat & Crew
The Pintita's crew are all highly trained to make your Chesapeake sail charter a special and memorable occasion.
The Pintita is a classic 43' Endeavour Ketch, designed and built in the era when sailboats were built for easy motion and seaworthiness. With her dependable diesel engine, diesel generator, air conditioning, full galley, and fully enclosed center cockpit, Pintita is the ideal cruising sailboat charter Annapolis, Baltimore and the Chesapeake have to offer.
Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 20 passengers, the Pintita is a perfect way to experience the joy of sailing, while her experienced crew pilots her or helps you to participate in the voyage.
The Pintita holds a current USCG Certificate of Inspection, meaning that she is inspected in her construction, equipment, and maintenance to rigorous federal standards.
The Pintita is operated by Atlantic Maritime Services, LLC. which is veteran owned. The Pintita is operated by USCG Licensed and professional Captains. The crew members are also accomplished and highly experienced sailors.
Meet Captain Phil Gauthier.
Captain Phil holds a Master’s license with Auxiliary Sail and Towing Assistance Endorsements and has been Captain of the Pintita since 2016. He has been sailing the Chesapeake Bay since he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2002, where he flew and maintained helicopters. He has previously worked as an Assistant Harbor Master in Annapolis, Maryland. Captain Phil is the owner and CEO of Atlantic Maritime Services, LLC. providing private instruction, charter, and yacht delivery services for both power and sailboat owners. He is a member of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association and a National Safe Boating Council, (NSBC) Certified Instructor.
Meet Captain Frank Arbusto
Captain Frank holds a Master's license with Sail Endorsement and has served as a relief captain on the Pintita since 2016. He previously spent 26 years with NOAA working as a hydrographic surveyor in support of fisheries research and resource assessment. As Executive Officer aboard the agency’s largest fishery research ship he surveyed Puget Sound after the explosion of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. Captain Frank subsequently worked with the Potomac River Boat Company as a master on Matthew Hayes, the Miss Christin and the paddle-wheeler Cherry Blossom. He is also Captain of the historic skipjack, Dee of St. Mary's at the Calvert Marine Museum. He is a member of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association.
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