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43′ Monohull – San Blas Islands
An owners version Elan 43, 1989 sailing yacht featuring 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms. The yacht has been updated recently with newer running gear, safety equipment, and additional convenience items. Can accommodate up to 6 passengers for San Blas Island OR Cartagena trips. Captain George and wife Sandra are excellent hosts and very knowledgeable about the area. Available for private charter or individuals wishing to join an existing cruise.
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We recently had a chance to sit down and visit with Captain George Salley, who has been pleasing Yacht Latina guests with iconic sailing cruises aboard his 42′ catamaran in the San Blas Islands. George is an expert cruiser and wonderful person to hang out with. Here are a few tidbits from our conversation.
YL – How long have you lived in Panama?
CG – We have been in Panama since December 2008.
YL – Tell us about your yacht?
CG – Southern Belle is a 42-foot Fountaine Pajot Catamaran built in 1995. We bought her in 2003 and have lived aboard since 2006. She is well equipped for blue water cruising. You can get a much more detailed description of how she is outfitted on the Yacht Latina website.
YL – What are your favorite islands to visit in the San Blas and why?
CG – We love the Lemmon Cays because they have outstanding beaches and great reef for snorkeling. We also adore the Robeson Cays because the people are fantastic.
YL – What are your favorite aspects of the Guna Yala?
CG – The clear blue water, the beautiful islands, and the wonderful Kuna Indians
YL – What is your most memorable moment with guests sailing in the San Blas?
CG – Playing music on the foredeck while we watch the sun set into the Caribbean Sea
YL – Well, thanks for the chat Captain George (and also Melinda & Josh…). Great to catch up with you!
Yacht Latina cruisers: If you’d like to meet captain George or get pricing on a sailing trip click the Contact Us link on the website.