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Schooner Bonnie Lynn

The Vessel

Bonnie Lynn is a serious offshore cruising vessel, built to very high standards.  Extraordinary means were taken to make her comfortable and seaworthy. 


Her design is a unique blend of traditional and modern, allowing guests to be enveloped by old world charm, while resting in the comfort of modern amenities.

The Vessel
Schooner Bonnie Lynn main salon
Schooner Bonnie Lynn deck
Bonnie Lynn interior layout


Bonnie Lynn's heavily insulated hull, deck and interior bulkheads offer passengers privacy and comfort.  Below deck she is teak and mahogany paneled with a teak and holly sole.  Traditional style brass lights create a warm, romantic atmosphere.  A diesel heater offers warmth when sailing in cooler climates.  Cabins have adjoining heads and showers.  The fos'cle has a settee that can be pulled out to a double berth, as well as two single berths.  The other two cabins have double berths.  110 volt power is available throughout. The crew/owners quarters are aft, which enables guests to have total privacy. 


Although Bonnie Lynn is very traditional looking, she is equipped with the most modern and technologically advanced navigation, communication and safety equipment.  She has a sound-insulated walk-in engine room, housing a 220hp John Deere diesel and a 8kw diesel generator.  Her elaborate electrical system includes a water heater, water maker, refrigeration and freezer units.


Her flush deck allows guests to wander about freely even while under sail.


  • US Coast Guard Certified

           32 passengers for day sails

           6 passengers for overnights

  • Hull material - Steel

  • Rig - Schooner

  • Number of sails - 11

  • Sparred length - 72'

  • Length on deck - 57'

  • Beam - 15' 3 "

  • Draft - 7 ' 6"

  • Mast height - 65'

  • Guest cabins - 3

  • Guest berths - 6

  • Guest heads - 2

  • Crew cabin w/ private head


  • 3 GPS systems

  • 36 mile Furuno Radar

  • AIS

  • 3 VHF-FM radios, Hailer

  • Single Sideband Radio

  • 682 gal. diesel capacity

  • Watermaker

  • Robertson auto-pilot

  • 12 person solas liferaft

  • 406 Category I EPIRB emergency beacon

  • Highfield RIB dinghy w/ 15hp outboard

​On Deck/Recreational:

  • Mahogany table for on-deck dining

  • Teak deck chairs

  • On-deck shower

  • Sound system on deck & in cabin

  • TV/DVD player

  • Two double hammocks

  • Two kayaks

  • 11.5' Herreshoff Columbia sailing dinghy

  • Midships overhead hard top awning: provides shades. Has removable clear front and side panels, allowing guests to be protected from inclement weather and still enjoy being on deck

  • Flush deck: provides the freedom of being able to walk about, even while under sail


Earl and Bonnie Mackenzie commissioned Bonnie Lynn to be built at Treworgy Yachts in Palm Coast, Florida.  They outfitted and launched her in 1998 in their homeport, Islesboro, Maine.  They spent the following 25 years sailing and chartering Bonnie Lynn between Maine and the Caribbean islands. 

In 2005 Earl and Bonnie completed a trans-Atlantic voyage aboard Bonnie Lynn, visiting European ports such as Ireland, Scotland, and Portugal, returning to the Caribbean in 2006 via Madeira and the Canary Islands.

In 2023, Erick Tichonuk and Hannah Miller became Bonnie Lynn's next owners.  Erick and Hannah are very excited about this next chapter of Bonnie Lynn's career.  Come and join us to explore local and distant destinations alike.

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Bonnie Lynn crew

Captains Hannah Miller & Erick Tichonuk

Hello!  We are the owner-operators of Bonnie Lynn.  We love our lives on the water, and are happy to share our passion and knowledge with you when you charter this remarkable vessel.


We both grew up in the state of Vermont.  Erick spent over 30 years working for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, working as a scuba diver, underwater archeologist, historian, educator, and eventually Executive Director.  He helped create historic replica boats at the museum, including the 88-foot canal schooner Lois McClure.  Having achieved his USCG 100-ton Master's License in 2006, he served as first mate and master on Lois McClure from 2004-2019.

Hannah left her Green Mountain roots after high school, and spent many years working, studying and traveling around the world.  She holds a B.A. in Human Ecology, and speaks Spanish and French.  She was eventually drawn to the ocean through her outdoor education work for Kroka Expeditions, where she worked seasonally for seven years.  After completing a trans-Atlantic training passage aboard the tall ship Picton Castle in 2016, she continued to pursue a sailing career.  Hannah achieved her USCG 100-ton Master's License in 2023.

In 2020, we purchased East End Charters, a charter business based out of Greenport, NY.  Since then we have offered day and overnight charters aboard our 57-foot classic ketch Surprise, sailing between New York in the summers, and the Bahamas in the winters. 

Bonnie Lynn is the next chapter in our lives.  With a desire to expand our charter business, and dreams of sailing to further destinations, we are excited for you to join us on future adventures.

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