Lazy Jack is not only a gorgeous little schooner, she represents a turn-key business opportunity. Her profitable daysail business has been running successfully from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine for the past fifteen years, and the current owner/captain is looking forward to sharing all he knows. LAZY JACK’s buyer could step aboard, overlap for as long as was necessary for a smooth transition, and be cash-positive almost immediately.
The Lazy Jack was built in 1947 by builder and designer Fred Whittier in the shipyard of Whittier and Lowe in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Lazy Jack takes its lines from the traditions of the great Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1800’s. A scaled down topsail schooner, Lazy Jack is constructed from long leaf yellow pine planking over white oak frames and measures 48ft. in overall length, with a 12 ft. beam and a full keel that draws 6 ft. Under a full press, Lazy Jack carries a mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, jib topsail and a fisherman.
Lazy Jack was a renowned charter boat in the Bahamas in 1950’s until the late 60’s. Sailing a route from Ipswich Mass, to Man O War Cay to this humble windjammer carried various cargos for her master, which included rum, guns, cigars and passengers. Lazy Jack take its name from a watering hole, one of the builder’s favorite haunts in the Florida Keys, called Lazy Jacks.
LAZY JACK was substantially rebuilt in 2016 and re-powered with a rebuilt Perkins 4108 Diesel. She is certified to carry 14 day passengers along with a captain and deckhand. Her berth at Pier 1 is secure for the next owner. There are restaurants, bars, showers, bathroom and laundry on site, as well as a fully outfitted ticket booth.
We can't imagine a better opportunity for a young captain to to live aboard LAZYJACK, spending summers in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, and earning a good income working six months per year!