FEMALE OWNED & OPERATED

CAPTAIN LIZ

Liz grew up on the waters surrounding Orient. The youngest of 4 kids, she learned early that boats were her key to freedom. Liz started sailing at the Orient Yacht Club when she was 8.

She turned her love for sailing into a career when she became a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain in 2014. From working on charter vessels in the Virgin Islands and Hawaii, to sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, she’s found a home at sea.

Now, she’s taken a leap and purchased her own boat! Liz has learned secrets from working all over the world, and applied best practices to ensure your day on the water is unmatched!

FIRST-MATE RACHAEL

Rachael grew up with commercial fishermen for parents. She’s been at sea for as long as she can remember.

Rachael is a writer, a caregiver, and the best first mate we’ve ever seen on Layla. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her strength, personality, and dedication onboard. She’s currently tracking her sea-time to work up toward becoming a captain. 

CLASSIC BEAUTY

ABOUT LAYLA

Layla is a Fastnet 45, built to the highest standards for ocean cruising at the respected Dutch yard of Adolf LeComte. These yachts were designed by Bill Luders (here on Long Island), who created a powerful, sea-kindly vessel with beautiful classic lines. Layla is hull #189 out of the LeComte yard, but one of only nineteen Fastnet 45s ever made! She’s a classic head turner in any harbor.

Relax in the cushioned open cockpit while our crew serves you and your guests. This area is meant for lounging, with some shade available under the bimini, (not rigged in photos). Layla’s flush deck provides ample space to lounge on deck.