Liberty Charters is a family oriented operation providing private charters for up to six passengers. Children are welcome. Captain Herk Wetherill grew up in Cape May and knows both the waters and the history of the greater area. If it's dolphins you want, a history tour, or a peaceful sunset cruise, we can give you the goods. Be sure to bring food and drink.
Liberty is the vessel. She is a modern day reproduction of the private commuter yachts that ferried New York businessmen from their Long Island mansions into Manhattan in the 1920s. On the way out in the morning they undoubtably sipped their coffe and read the Wall Street Journal. On the way home at night, out came the bathtub gin. There was great competition among the yacht owners, as each tried to better the others on luxury and speed. As prohibition came into full swing, some of these fast vessels inevitably fell into the hands of the rum runners that worked the Cape May coastline. Liberty was constructed in France by Latitude 46 in 2001. She is powered by a 70HP Yanmar diesel enging. There is a marine toilet aboard, and and enclosed dining area that seats six. Their is an exterior cockpit in the stern as well as a smaller open cockpit in the bow.
Liberty is an example of the Andreyale 10m, and is 33 feet long. The first Andreyale 10m was designed and built on commission for the famous La Rochelle restaurant in France. It was designed by marine architects Joubert and Nivelt. Since 1991 the Andreyale 10m has proven her seaworthiness in difficult sailing conditions in Brittany, Corsica and off the Northeastern coast of America. The cabin is vast and generously lit by bevelled glass glazing. Starboard, the kitchen, with its refined satin mahogany woodwork, is equipped with a stove and a pressurized water sink. The whole is fittingly masked making the cabin feel like a large living room.