Our Boat

yacht anchored next to a pier

The yacht is a Hunter 450 Passage. She is named Quintessence and is the largest sailing vessel on Lake Travis. Her size is impressive as she is a 27,000 lb center cockpit, sloop-rigged cruiser fully capable of sailing anywhere in the world. She is complimented with two staterooms (bedrooms), each with queen berths (beds). The main salon has a dining table which easily seats 5 – 7 people and which can be converted to sleep two additional people. Finally, the port side seating sleeps a 7th person, if needed. The galley (kitchen) is fully equipped with microwave, three burner propane stove and oven. There are also two heads (bathrooms), each with a toilet and sink. The forward head has a shower and there is also a standalone shower/tub in the main stateroom. Additionally, there is an outside shower on the aft (back) of the yacht which allows you to rinse off with both warm and cold water when exiting the lake. On the back deck are two oversized cushions for taking in the sun as well as two seats built into the aft rail. The center cockpit seats 8-10 people and has a bimini sun cover and convertible table for eating in the fresh air. The full capacity of the yacht is 15 guests  – plus crew. In short… it is a luxury yacht built for safety and designed to impress.

Sailing Yacht Quintessence

Yacht Interior

At Anchor For Swimming or Lunch

Our Captain

Tim Best

Tim Best

U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Master Charter Captain, 100GRT Sail/Power/Tow

Your captain, Tim Best, has been sailing since the age of 18. Tim started sailing on Lake Travis during college where he was one of the founding members of the University of Texas Sailing Club. He has sailed inland lakes and blue water from Texas to the South China Sea to the Pacific, the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Your skipper is a United States Coast Guard credentialed Merchant Marine Master Charter Captain qualified for 100 gross ton vessels including power, sail and tow. Tim brings over forty-five years of boating experience to your cruise with safety always first in his mind.