This Is Our Story
Captain Jeff has been providing adventure based learning experiences for young people for over 30 years. He holds a Master's 100-ton Merchant Marine License and has logged over 30,000 nautical miles, many of them as offshore solo passages. He holds nine scuba certifications and is a PADI dive instructor. Jeff enjoys backpacking, foreign travel, rock climbing and has jumped out of perfectly good airplanes! From 1993-1994 Jeff and his wife Liz crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Europe/Africa and back on their 28' sailboat Different Drum. When not involved in outdoor adventures, Jeff performs classical music, jazz, bluegrass and Celtic with his daughter Jennifer.
Liz Armor has been sailing since the early 90's, has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and made numerous trips to the Bahamas, Chesapeake Bay, and Maine. She holds multiple SCUBA certifications including Cavern. Before meeting her husband Jeff, Liz also jumped out of a perfectly good airplane (with a parachute!), has rock-climbed, backpacked, and traveled through Europe on trains. When not adventuring, Liz teaches MS/HS English.
Jennifer Armor's life has been on one continuous adventure since she entered this world in 2002! Growing up on our sailboat Boundless, Jenny's first crib was the bathtub on board and her playground consisted of climbing Boundless' 60' mast and swinging from the top. Through the years Jenny has learned to operate every aspect of Boundless and has become a knowledgeable/dependable First Mate during our trips. She is always excited and welcoming to new groups joining us for a week of adventure. Jenny earned her first scuba certification at age 10 and her Advanced Certification at age 12. Jenny has solo skydived 3 times completing a lifelong dream. Jennifer is currently a classical violin performance major at the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, sings jazz and loves jazz improvization on the violin.
Alternate/additional crew: We offer internship and gap programs for young people (18 and older) interested in acting as First Mate aboard Boundless for weeks or months at a time. Often, our alumni return to relive their first experiences on board and to further develop their own leadership and team building skills. Living on board a 46' ocean going sailboat in the Caribbean for several weeks or months is not a bad way to get some valuable life experience! Contact us if you think you would like to crew for us!
This Is Our Boat
Boundless is a 46', ocean capable yacht designed by Henry Scheel and built by the Morgan Yacht Company. She is rigged as a cutter/ketch allowing her to fly up to four sails at a time and to sail in a wide variety of wind conditions. Her 39' waterline length gives her a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots under sail or power.
For comfort, there are eleven possible sleeping bunks below with an additional three bunks available in the cockpit area for sleeping beneath the stars at night! During the day, the cockpit area is used for class discussions, meals, and fellowship. Below, in the main cabin, there's a TV/DVD system, settees (couches) for relaxing, two "heads" (bathrooms to a landlubber), a navigation area, a dining table for meals and board games, and the nightly popcorn bowls to accompany movie nights!
Boundless is equipped with a 3 burner propane stove/oven along with a large refrigerator and freezer.
In addition to her 4 sails (Roller Furling 140% Genoa, stay-sail, mainsail, mizzen sail), Boundless is powered by a 92hp Perkins/Sabre diesel engine. Also in her engine room is a hot water heater and a reverse osmosis desalinator.
For navigation and electronics, Boundless carries multiple GPS systems, sextants, 24 mile radar, an electronic chart plotter, paper charts of all cruising areas, multiple VHF radios, a Kenwood SSB radio for long distance communications and email/weather chart access, wind/speed/depth instruments, and when all else fails...a lead line!
Boundless meets and exceeds all U.S.C.G. safety equipment requirements for a vessel her size and usage. On board there are 5 fire extinguishers, 24 life vests, a 406 mhz EPIRB, all required navigation/anchoring lights, MOB throw rings, and propane safety shut off valves. Rest assured, Boundless goes through regular inspections.