Designed by Willem Eickholt and Eva Hollman as their ultimate offshore performance cruiser, the 50-foot FD-12 cutter Brendanís Isle is a true go-anywhere expedition yacht. Her hull and deck were built by Ta Yang in1982 to extremely heavy duty ABS classification. All mechanical and electrical systems, rigging, propulsion, and interior accommodations were then finished professionally in the United States in 1983/1984, making her a one-of-a-kind blue water vessel.
Brendanís Isle has been owned and campaigned since her launch by author and professional captain Myron Arms. She has been meticulously maintained, with all her systems and extensive navigation and cruising equipment continually updated.
Her impressive cruising resume includes two high
latitude crossings of the North Atlantic (1984 and 2000), nine summer voyages to
Labrador, a voyage to western Greenland (1994), a circumnavigation of Iceland
(2000), and summer cruises to Arctic Norway (2001), the eastern Swedish
archipelago (2002), and northern Labrador
(2004). She has been featured in dozens of articles in Cruising World, Sail,
and other sailing and adventure magazines as well as in three full length
After extensive refits in 1998, 2000, and 2003, and with new Awlgrip paint on her spars (2004, 2005) and hull (2005), Brendanís Isle is in like-new condition, fully found, and ready today to voyage with safety and comfort to any destination in the world. She is currently berthed on the Sassafras River , Maryland.
click here for a selection of recent feature magazine articles about Brendanís Isleís adventures as well as for sample book chapters about her voyages to Greenland, Newfoundland, and eastern Labrador.