Captain Martin’s passion for sailing began more than 25 years ago with a simple day sail around the New York Harbor.
After exploring the New York City archipelago, he headed north to Maine and south to St Lucia. In between are tales of hurricanes, doldrums, winged stowaways, and the Bermuda Triangle.
With more than 360 days at sea, he earned his USCG 100 Ton Master Captain’s License. He is an expert sailor and a NYC architecture guide. Sailing with the captain is a unique opportunity to explore the nautical world surrounding the island of Manhattan.
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Sailors always love a good story. Our namesake, the Nordic Goddess SAGA, has the best story of all. She may have been the original Cinderella, but her storyline has a non-Disney twist. Saga didn’t run away with a handsome prince but escaped with a troupe of entertainers who lied, cheated and stole. When Saga stopped entertaining and focused entirely on theft and cruelty, she became infected with “Dwarven Dragon’s Disease” — scaly skin, venomous words, and an acidic spit that burned through metal. Saga saved herself by giving back her stolen goods and humbling herself as a freak show performer. Once she regained her humanity, she resolved to only tell stories that inspired and enabled the soul. Saga retired next to a river and was visited frequently by Odin, a Nordic god. Together they drank ale and told lots of stories. Now that’s a good story!
New York Harbor’s newest motor vessel, KARLA, is a boutique private yacht with the perfect outdoor entertaining space for an intimate party of 2-6. Enjoy the open floor plan and unobstructed views of NYC, plus a cabin lounge with table seating for six. KARLA offers the same outdoor dining experience with 5-star service and a traditional yachting menu.