Our Ships

Appledore IV

The schooner Appledore IV is owned and operated by BaySail, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Bay City, Michigan. Tall ship adventures aboard Appledore IV further BaySail’s mission to “foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through shipboard and land-based educational experiences.” Since its founding in 1998, more than 44,000 young people have experienced a BaySail education program.

Who sails?

All ages, 3rd- through 12th-grade students

Program type:

BaySail offers a variety of educational programs including a half-day SCIENCE UNDER SAIL environmental education experience for 3rd-12th classroom groups and multi-day WINDWARD BOUND sail training voyages for youth. Appledore IV is available for public sailing excursions and private charters throughout the sailing season.

Normal Cruising Waters: Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes
Season: April – October
Designer: Russ Wooden & Parker Marean
Built: 1989; Palm Coast, FL, Treworgy Yachts
Crew: 4
Trainees/Passengers: 48 day sails, 10 overnight
USCG certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Flag: USA
Rig: Gaff schooner
Homeport: Bay City, MI
Sparred length: 85’
Length on deck: 64′ 10″
Length on water line: 53’
Draft: 9’ 9”
Beam: 18’ 5”
Rig height: 76’
Freeboard: 6’
Sail area: 3,560 sq. ft.
Tons: 48 GRT
Power: 135 HP diesel
Hull: Steel

Appledore V

The schooner Appledore V is owned and operated by BaySail, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Bay City, Michigan. Appledore V was the fifth in a series of Appledore schooners commissioned by Herb and Doris Smith and launched in 1992. Traverse Tall Ship Company purchased Appledore V from the Smiths and sailed her under the name Westwind. BaySail acquired the ship in 2002 and changed her name back to Appledore V. She joins sister ship Appledore IV as an education and sail training vessel operating around the Great Lakes.

Who sails?

All ages, 3rd- through 12th-grade students

Program type:

BaySail offers a variety of educational programs including a half-day SCIENCE UNDER SAIL environmental education experience for 3rd-12th classroom groups and multi-day WINDWARD BOUND sail training voyages for youth. Appledore V is available for public sailing excursions and private charters throughout the sailing season.

Normal cruising waters: Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes
Season: April – October
Designer: Russ Wooden & Parker Marean
Built: 1992; Palm Coast, FL, Treworgy Yachts
Crew: 3
Trainees/Passengers: 24 day sails, 9 overnight
USCG certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Flag: USA
Rig: Gaff schooner
Homeport: Bay City, MI
Sparred length: 65’
Length on deck: 58’
Length on water line: 49’
Draft: 8′
Beam: 14′
Rig height: 63′ 6″
Freeboard: 4’
Sail area: 1,444 sq. ft.
Tons: 34 GRT
Power: 90 HP diesel
Hull: Steel