About Us


 Sailing season is from May through end of September

Please contact Captain Al at (616) 204-2879 or email 

sailingondesire@gmail.com to arrange a sailing time.

Charter Rates:

  • $250 for a 3 hour sailing excursion exclusive for 2 passengers
  • $300 for a 3 hour sailing excursion exclusive to your group for up to 6 passengers
  • No animals or children under 12
  • Cash or Check only
  • No Credit or Debit Cards accepted
  • Desire is a non-smoking vessel

 Facts about Desire

  • Desire is a 41 foot sailboat
  • Desire is a Morgan OI 41 design
  • Desire has 2 masts with a ketch rig
  • Desire has a center cockpit and lots of deck space
  • Desire has a 13'9" beam and displaces 28,000 lbs
  • Desire is a very stable  boat for Lake Michigan
  • Desire has 2 heads (bathrooms) and a full galley (kitchen)


Great Adventure for Family and Groups

Feel the wind in your hair 

Taste the water on your face 

Enjoy the breathtaking views 

Have tons of fun!  

 Port of Call

 Desire is located at Tower Marina

216 St Peters Drive

Center Pier: Slip 135

Douglas, MI 49406

Captain Al

 Captain AL is Licensed for 6 passengers

"I have sailed out of the Saugatuck / Douglas area for 25 years, and never get tired of it.   Sailing along the South West Michigan coastline is a beautiful experience.  What a great way to see Lake Michigan."

  •  My first experience sailing on the water happened when I was in High School, attending Tabor Academy.  Tabor Academy was a naval honor school located in Marion Massachusetts, on the Atlantic Ocean. Tabor had many large and small sailboats available and I was lucky enough to be appointed as one of 18 students on TABOR BOY for 3 years. That meant I was sailing the Atlantic Ocean on a 96 foot square rigged schooner.  I sailed to ports that included Newport, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Bermuda, Charleston SC, New York City, and of course Annapolis MD.  Sailing on the Tabor Boy and spending weekends and afternoons on the Atlantic Ocean was a life altering experience. Sailing is now in my blood forever.

  •  I was lucky to find Desire in Saugatuck Michigan at Tower Marina.  
    Desire is a beautiful boat designed by Charley Morgan, with a center cockpit and open deck design.  She is an ocean ready 41 foot Ketch, weighing 19 tons and a beam of 13'9''. Desire can handle pretty much anything Lake Michigan can come up with.
  • They say a boat on the water under sail is like a Woman....
    She can steal your Heart, relax your Mind, and make you Dream of future triumphs.  Sailing on Desire will do all of that and MORE. 

  •  Sailing along the Saugatuck / Douglas Lake Michigan shoreline is something magnificent to experience. The miles of sugar sand beaches and 200 foot Sand Dunes are breathtaking.   Saugatuck / Douglas is a fabulous get-away to relax and enjoy the out of doors.  

Come sail with me!

Call (616) 204-2879 or email sailingondesire@gmail.com

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