Bumblebee III is Chicago Sailing’s prized vessel and at 53 feet she is also our largest. As an internationally pedigreed ocean racer, Bumblebee delivers a thrilling sailing experience every time she takes to the water. You and your guests will marvel the grace and power as our ocean thoroughbred sprints along lakeshore in style. Your professional captain will ensure that your outing is memorable, even offering opportunities to steer and handle sail trim.
You will be as delighted by Bumblebee’s comfortable deck seating and spacious accommodations as her performance. Down below, you will find a small galley, and crew table, and a well-appointed head. The deck is large and relatively flat, making it easy for your guests to move around the boat. The deck also includes comfortable seating around a central table for serving beverages and treats. Many guests enjoy taking advantage of the spectacular photo opportunities. Every picture is a masterpiece when Bumblebee is the setting and the Chicago skyline is the backdrop.
Among her notable victories, Bumblebee was the winning member of the Australian Admiral’s Cup team. We are pleased to find that her speed has not diminished. On our cruising delivery from Ft. Lauderdale to Albany, NY, we covered 1,100 miles in just five days!
Designed by German Frers and built by Palmer Johnson, Bumblebee is proven herself to be a most successful offshore racer.