History

Captain Vern Lewis sold his previous boat company, Hardy Boat Cruises out of New Harbor, Maine 22 years ago. It did not take him long to realize that he would like to have another boat business but was not sure where or what type. What he didn’t know was that it would take him that long to find the right combination.

In November day in 2013 Vern and Susan began searching for the right boat to start a new charter business. After about a year of looking at dozens of boats up and down the east coast, in June of 2014 they purchased a classic 1979 58ft Hatteras Motor Yacht in Kent Narrows, Maryland. With a crew of family and a friend, they brought the boat back to New England, arriving in Rockland, Maine on July 5th.

Upon arrival, they contacted a Naval Architect, and the Coast Guard to begin the process of bringing the boat up to Coast Guard standards to carry passengers.

Susan and Vern have spent over two years getting the Stella DI Mare upgraded and Coast Guard certified to make your cruise aboard the Stella a comfortable and memorable experience.

Welcome Aboard!