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  • M/V Tautira (motor yacht named after a Polynesian province in Tahiti)

  • Classic twin-engine 52ft Lake Union Cruiser designed by L.E. "Ted" Geary

  • Built in 1930 by Lake Union Drydock in Seattle, WA to navigate the waterways of Puget Sound

  • Double planked, Port Orford cedar construction, bronze fastenings, teak interior finish & furnishings, twin screw Isuzu diesel engines (each 130 HP, 6 Cyl, 300 gal fuel tank); 11'6" beam, 4'6" draft & 25 tons; 150 gal water tank

  • Previous owners include director King Vidor & Dana Hayden (son to actor/writer/sailor Sterling Hayden)

  • Ship’s bell from the Hayden's famous pilot schooner Wanderer graces the port side of the wheel house

  • Featured in the Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

  • Member of the Classic Yacht Association (pre-1942 affiliation)

What's the connection?

Program Director’s boyfriend Dana Hayden passed last Fourth of July after a hopeless fight with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM); she also lost her 11-yr old cousin Nathan to a melanoma brain tumor in the same year (NRAS Q61K mutation). Both were terminal cancer patients seen under Hospice by the Bay's palliative care team. After spending much of 2018 as a primary caregiver, Lauren de Remer became undeniably interested in helping others impacted by cancer including families experiencing significant loss. As a maritime and outdoor industry professional, she felt an undeniable sense of responsibility to shift gears. Through, de Remer aspires to combine her love of the wooden boats with what she believes to be the future of successful, palliative care.


Charter details:


  • Small groups (comfortable up to 12 guests with 1-3 experienced crew that are Wilderness First Responders i.e. captain, deck hand and hospitality); free to cancer patients

  • 2 hours minimum duration (on the water time), maximum of 4 charters per day

  • Homeport at Pelican Yacht Harbour with remote boarding options in San Francisco (Pier 40 — South Beach Marina), Angel Island (Ayala Cove) and southern Sausalito​

Additional specialty charter ideas to off-set maintenance costs if needed (thus supporting Tautira's ongoing cancer programs):​

  • Intimate acoustic concerts on midship sundeck

  • Support boat for the Leukemia Cup and/or Master Mariners Regatta

  • Historic waterfront tours in partnership with Sausalito Historical Society

  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses (+ Leave No Trace certification) with ReadySF

  • Spectator boat for special events such as: Sausalito's Lighted Boat Parade



I would like to...

Thanks for your interest in being part of this project!


Phone: 415.860.1075



Pelican Harbour

Sausalito, CA  94965


Trail programs available at dock only

Private charters coming soon!

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