About Us

The Captain

Captain Potter is a lifelong boater and sailing enthusiast. He grew up on the cold and treacherous waters of Lake Ontario and he eventually he sailed solo from upstate New York to Florida on a 26’ sailboat. Captain Potter sailed the majority of the East Coast of the United States including up the Delaware and down the Chesapeake. He has sailed the majority of the Caribbean and has visited more than 40 of the Caribbean islands by sailboat.

His greatest pleasure is introducing and teaching people the wonders of sailing, navigation, and cruising. By sharing his love for the water and the natural beauty of the world, he would love to make your day more special by sharing it with you.

“Peace, love, and sailing for everyone” is his mantra.

The Boat

The Black Duck is a stunning vessel. A 40’ freedom Cat Ketch with a spacious center cockpit. There is plenty of room for all the guests of the Duck. She has an exquisite teak table with fold-out teak leafs for entertaining. Extra high lifelines (fence) to keep you feeling secure. She is stout and strong enough to sail around the world. (Her sister ship is on her 2nd comnavigation.) The Black Duck has every upgrade available at the time of her build.

Originally built for Donald Sutherland. The 3 greatest names in sailing and Naval architecture, Halsey Herreshoff,Gary Hoit, and Everett Pearson, came together for this yacht design.

Everett Pearson bought the Black Duck from Donald Sutherland for his personal yacht as it was his masterpiece.