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2000 Schooner Brigantine



 ****************** NEW TO MARKET*********************



Make sure to read the Additional Info Section.

This is a great opportunity for a charter business or for conversion to a private yacht.

Currently under charter operation in Cartagena, Colombia, this popular reincarnation of a centuries old pirate ship was previously in operation in Boston, Mass, where she welcomed a number of celebrities including hosting NBC's Today Show.

She is a 2000 steel hulled 72' two masted schooner built in the US and while in the US operated under a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI).

LA FANSTASTICA (previously named FORMIDABLE) is a 72 foot, “Class A” tall ship that has been running successful public and private tours for over a decade. She has been providing captivating interactive cruises for the general public, tourists, educational institutions, youth groups and family events. Also providing charters for corporate clients in the US including Bain Capital, Janus Fund, Boston Scientific and MIT to name a few. As the best pirate ship, visually, LA FANTASTICA provides an environment in which to entertain and educate in an engaging, interactive way by setting sails, telling sea stories, singing sea shanties, demonstrating period weapons and firing the cannons. Portraying maritime life during colonial America and the “Golden Age of Piracy known as “Edu-tainment” and “Education tourism.”

LA FANTASTICA was built by Consolidate Yachts, City Island, NY from the plans of naval architect Thomas Colvin. Mr. Colvin prepared a working set of plans, for construction in steel vs. wood, from the original design by James Rosborough of Nova Scotia. Replicating an 18th century merchant vessel turned privateer based on the design of the Privateer RATTLESNAKE built in 1781 at Plymouth, MA, USA.

LA FANTASTICA was completed in the year 2000, by modern construction standards using cor-ten steel. She had a 49 passenger rated Sub Chapter “T” certification by the USCG. Completing her five year COI May 2018. Annual inspection completed in September 2018.

LA FANTASTICA is a Brigantine with a sparred length of 72’ (52’ on deck), 17.5’ beam, 6.5’ draft and a mast height of 55’. With an air draft of 55’ she is compatible with the bridges of the ICW. The brigantine rig has two masts, fore & main, with two square sails on the fore mast. Her sail configuration consists of three headsails, fore top and fore course (square sails), three stay sails and spanker new in 2018. Powered by a 160hp Yanmar engine with the ability to motor at 8.5 kt and is very maneuverable in close quarters.

She is a clean, well maintained, stable vessel with wide flat decks, seating above and below decks. The main saloon, galley and head are below establishing her as a comfortable venue capable of entertaining corporate clients, family occasions, educational programs, summer camps and the general public on day sails.

Whether you want to continue her tradition as a chartered pirate vessel in the Caribbean, move her back to the States, or turn her into your own private tall ship she is sure to turn heads wherever you go.

There have been a number of upgrades in the past 5 years. See Specifications Section for details.

For an appointment to view this beautiful tall ship, please call the listing broker and make sure to watch the video.


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Schooner
Model: Brigantine
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Steel


Length: 72 ft
Length Overall: 72 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Max Draft: 6'3 ft
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft
Double Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: Model 4LHA-DTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 160hp
  • Propeller Type: 4 BladeBronze
  • Year: 2000


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 125 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Schooner


Larry Rutter
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)


     Builder: Consolidated Yachts, City Island, NY
     Designer(s): Thomas Colvin/James Rosborough
     USCG Inspected
     COI – 49 Passengers (Day Sails) plus four crew. Captain and two deckhands are            required under US COI.
     Presently Inland and Bays. Previously 20 mile route with inspected Life rafts
     (Two 25  man rafts included)
     5 year COI completed May 2018
     Annual September 2018
     Both Masts unstepped (After 18 yrs), inspected by USCG with new beefed
     up fore step

    Overall/Sparred length: 72’ LOD: 50.4’ Beam: 16’
    Draft: 6’3” Air Draft/Bridge Clearance: 55’
    Displacement/Weight: 100,000 lbs Ballast: 27,000 lbs (Lead)

    Diesel: Yanmar - Model 4LHA-DTE - Turbo Charged - 160 hp
    Gear: Velvet Drive 71C (Remanufactured/New 2017)
    Motor Mounts: New 2018
    Shaft: 2” Stainless Steel (Checked, new Cutlass bearing.
    Packing and shaft saver 2018)
    Prop: 28” – Bronze - four bladed (Conditioned 2018)
    Oil Exchanger: 12 volt Fuel Filter: RACOR

    Fuel: 125( plus) gallons Water: 250 gal (2 tanks) Holding: 125 gal

      Electronics/Navigation Equipment
    Chart Plotter/GPS/Radar: Simrad - NSS12 - 4G Radar - Split/Touch screen (2013)
    Depth Sounder: Stainless steel (2013)
    EPIRB: Satellite 406 Cat 1
    Raytheon 420/GPS (Separate backup)
    VHF (2): ICOM and Standard with loudhailer and RAM mic
    RITCHIE 5” Electric Compass
    Ship’s Bell
    Sony stereo/IPod/PA – Four exterior speakers on deck

    D.C. System: 12 volt - 18 circuit panel – 2 Guest battery switches
    Batteries: 3 8D - 1 starting and 2 house
    Inverter: PROSIN 1000W – 125 volt
    A.C. Shore Power System: 110 volt -50 AMP – 8 circuit panel
    Charging System: Engine and Guest Marine 120volt with battery isolator

      Fresh Water System
    Two 125 gal water tanks with FLOJET pressurized system
    Hot Water Tank: 12 gal - RARITAN - 120 volt
    JABSCO electric toilet

      Sails & Rigging
    Eight Tan Bark Dacron sails new by Doyle Sails 2018 (Three head sails,
    Fore Top, Fore Course, two Stay sails and Spanker)
    Running Rigging new 2018
    Teak Blocks (Majority new 2018)
    Rigging – Galvanized with turn buckles

      Hull & Deck
     Core-ten steel
     Deck painted with non-skid Dura Back paint
     Two Deck boxes and five benches
     Bottom painted spring 2018

       Safety Equipment
    All required fire ext., life jackets, custom MOB ladder, throw ring ring and line, EPIRB,       two 25 man life rafts.

      Additional Features
    La Fantastica is in very good/excellent shape and ready to start another season, either 
    in Columbia, or at your location of choice.
    She is a stoutly built vessel weighing 100,000 lbs. Large main saloon with galley
    and single head, large focs’l for work bench /shop and sail locker. There is a large
    aft cabin (Master’s cabin) with built in double bunk, good lighting and four large stern
    opening ports with storm shutters.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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