Santa Cruz 50 - Bay Wolf (1-24 passengers)
We have owned Bay Wolf for three years and we are thrilled. She sails wonderfully. She is fast, stable and a total joy to sail. Her helm is very light and responsive - we have had 10 year old kids and 90 year-old salts sailing her with ease. At 50 feet of length, she is a real head-turner, partly because she if pretty to look at, but also because she sails so well. While other boats are struggling in the stiff San Francisco breeze, we are able to sail fast and maintain stability and overall comfort.
Bay Wolf is one of the legendary Santa Cruz 50's. These yachts were built for one thing - sailing fast in the ocean. We looked for several years for a yacht that would be very fun to sail, fast and stable. We found it in Bay Wolf.
With her previous owners, Bay Wolf, raced to Hawaii five times in both the Pacific Cup and the Transpac. Bay Wolf was chartered for the first Women's Transpac team and is the only Santa Cruz 50 highlighted in the Walt Disney movie "100 Years of the Transpac".
BayWolf has a brand new mast, custom-built by Buzz Ballenger with swept back spreaders that incorporates everything learned about the Santa Cruz 50's during the past 30 years. She has recently been outfitted with a custom-built hard dodger, Furuno radar, charting GPS and anchor windlass.
Bay Wolf is a truly magnificent yacht. Bay Wolf is very responsive, she accelerates quickly and handles beautifully. In heavy air, her deep keel (8 feet) keeps her well balanced. in light airs Bay Wolf is sailing quickly, while other boats are standing still or forced to motor.
One measure of the Santa Cruz 50's performance is that Paul Cayard - one of the best sailors in the world (America's Cup skipper, Whitbread round-the-world race skipper) - bought a Santa Cruz 50 two weeks after we purchased Bay Wolf. Paul Cayard had his choice of any yacht, new or used, in the world and chose a sister ship to Bay Wolf.
Bay Wolf shows amazing speeds, great acceleration and ease of driving. We are the fastest charter boat in San Francisco Bay and as we pass other boats they wave and take our picture.
As one guest recently said (June 22, 2008), "I have been sailing for 25 years and sailed on San Francisco Bay for 15 years. During that time I have never sailed a boat as fast and fun as Baywolf. She is amazing and handles like a dream. She is truly a sports car on the water."
From October 2008 to June 2009, Bay Wolf was chartered and sailing in Mexico. Covering 5,000 miles from San Francisco to southern Mexico and back. Click here for a summary of some of the BayWolf Mexico charters.
Bay Wolf is certified for up to 30 passengers, but we are limiting the number of passengers to 25 so that everyone can enjoy a comfortable sailing experience.
You too can skipper a Santa Cruz 50. Call us to arrange a trip.