Cruising World Write Up about Thorfinn Expeditions

April 19, 2011 Shallow Waters Welcomeby Elaine Lembo

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Elaine Lembo
Thor Emory conducts his sailing charters aboard Thorfinn, which carries dual carbon masts and wishbone booms.

Outdoor enthusiast Thor Emory’s multi-sport trifecta is a combination of kayaking, climbing, and sailing in remote areas. So it makes sense that the former Outward Bound instructor with an affinity for coastal environments has chosen the innovative, trailerable Presto 30, winner of the CW 2011 Boat of the Year Spirit Award as a platform for custom, multi-day adventures.

With the centerboard up, Emory’s flagship, Thorfinn, designed by Rodger Martin, can venture into waters less than two feet deep.

“We’re focused on going sailing,” he told me when I caught up with him on the docks at the Strictly Sail Pacific boat show last week in Oakland, California. “We can do daysails, multi-day sails, camping ashore, or we can arrange for overnight stays on land,” he said. Though the interior lacks headroom, the boat can handle four people overnight in modest accommodations. On deck, it can handle a crew of six.

North American trip lineup includes charters in the Pacific Northwest, Maine, Bras d’Or Lakes, Florida, Bahamas, and Newfoundland. For more details log on to Thorfinn Expeditions.