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When I forget how talented God is, I look at the sea. 

Premier sunset, full-moon and private charters along

the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

Mary Elizabeth

1986 Hatteras 43 Motor Yacht

The Mary Elizabeth was built in High Point, North Carolina in 1985.  She has lived all up and down the east coast, most recently in Montauk Point, Long Island, and now in Beaufort, North Carolina.  Her previous owner had the name "Shine On" in mind when he bought her, but thought of another when he saw what a stately southern woman she was; he named her "Mary Elizabeth" after his mother. The present owners, Sarah Gakeler and Doug Brisotti came to see her and knew immediately that they would not change the name.  Both their grandmothers share the name Mary Elizabeth.


Mary Elizabeth is 43 feet of expertly designed, Hatteras-crafted sophistication with plenty of spaces to relax or escape while underway.  Stern is an aft deck with comfortable seating for lounging out of the sun.  Forward, the bow is a great place for tanning, reading a book or simply laying back, sipping a glass of wine.  For a commanding view of the waters around you, join the Captain on the bridge for some great sea stories and tales that may or may not be true.  She has two staterooms, two heads and a roomy salon and galley.


The Mary Elizabeth can be chartered for up to 6 passengers for afternoon or sunset cruises, or even for longer cruises and destinations from North Carolina to Florida.  

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Full Moon Tours


Full Moon Tours combines our Sunset Tour on an evening when we also have a full moon!  Start times differ depending upon the time of the year.  We will leave the dock an hour before Sunset and stay out for at least two more hours enjoying a beautiful NC moondance.

Custom Charter

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If one of our regular charters doesn't work for you, please contact the Crew to see how we can accommodate you.  We can do full-day cruises, overnight stays at Cape Lookout or even cruises south into South Carolina, Georgia or Florida.  Let's make your cruise!

Sunset Tours


Sunset Tours are 3-hour cruises that begin 90-minutes before sunset.  Bring your favorite adult beverage to enjoy a Beaufort/Morehead City sunset from the waterway.  We will pause along the way to point out some history and beauty and deliver you back to the dock relaxed.

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Nahla is a snowshoe cat who LOVES water and living on the boat.  When the engines are running she prefers the bridge over the salon.

Sarah and Doug are known to be on the water any chance they can get.They enjoy entertaining and sharing their love of the sea with guests.

Lyla is no doubt a boat dog.  While riding in the car she is never settled and whines to be out of it.  Once on the boat though, she is chill.

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