Ellis Charter Boats

Your charter starts with an Ellis Boat Company representative giving a full tutorial on the operation of the vessel out of Southwest Harbor, Maine. All Charter vessels include a tender and proper cruising/safety equipment. Additionally, the entire Ellis Charter Fleet is properly insured, well-maintained, and thoroughly cleaned between each charter.

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This Ellis 28 Express Cruiser, fully restored in 2017, features a 225 hp Volvo Diesel engine, bow thruster, Garmin plotter/radar, v-berth, heating system, head, hot water, salt/fresh water, anchor, small galley, and tender on davits CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

The Ellis 28 Express Cruiser - "No Altitude"

The Hinckley Picnic Boat EP is a classic and fun-to-drive Maine yacht. This boat has a Yanmar 400 Engine with a single Hamilton Jet Drive. Hire a Captain or bareboat this vessel yourself. Additional information and photos here: CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

A 2003 Hinckley 36' EP Picnic Boat


Formerly "Too Priceless" this Ellis 36 has seen quite a few upgrades from Ellis Boat Company recently, including a new Garmin plotter, generator, heat and air conditioning, induction cooktop, built-in grill, and a full shelter enclosure. CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

This Ellis 36 Express Cruiser, “Hathor” includes a Yanmar diesel engine, tender/outboard, generator, air conditioning (and heat), enormous galley with propane cooktop/oven, head & separate shower, dinner set up for up to eight people. CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

"HATHOR" - A pristine Ellis 36 Express Cruiser

Custom Designed and built by Ellis Boat Company, this beautiful Ellis 36 Express Cruiser features a custom top design, 465 hp Yanmar diesel engine, Garmin electronics, generator, and more. Additional information and photos here: CHARTER BOAT DETAILS

The Ellis 36 Express Cruiser - "Emily"

Designed and built in Maine by Ellis Boat Company, this beautiful Ellis 36 "Downeast Cruiser" is available for bareboat chartering. Start your bareboat charter in Southwest Harbor and cruise throughout Downeast Maine, or travel South as far as Capetown Mass. Additional information and photos here: CHARTER BOAT DETAILSEllis 36 Express Cruiser available for Bareboat Chartering

The Ellis 36 Express Cruiser - "Liberty"

"Queen of the Cove" - An Ellis 36 Extended Top Cruiser. Accommodations include a generator, heat/air, a freshwater head, separate shower, and full galley. The "Queen" is powered with a 420 Yanmar, which gives her a nice cruise of 15-18 knots with a top end of 23 knots. Additional information and photos here: CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

Ellis 36 Extended Top Cruiser - "Queen of the Cove"

Added to the fleet in 2020, this Wilbur 38 flybridge Cruiser is ready for cruising the Downeast Maine coast. A tender and outboard will be included. This vessel will be fully equipped for overnighting and lengthy cruising. Additional information & photos: CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

Wilbur 38 Flybridge Cruiser "Ariel's Song"

Fast and Nimble - The Hinckley T40 "Timbuktu" provides a fun boating experience while avoiding the prolific lobster trap lines that populate the Maine coast. Timbuktu is outfitted for day-cruising and/or overnighting, with or without a Captain. CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

Hinckley Talaria

Available for day-charters or multi-day rentals with a Captain, this classic Bunker & Ellis 42'  "Jericho" is widely considered to be the most famous of the Bunker and Ellis vessels built in the mid-1900s, and is the ideal boat for those seeking a historical Maine maritime cruising experience. Additional information and photos here: CHARTER BOAT DETAILS.

Jericho - Bunker and Ellis for Rent or Chartering