Layla was built in 1970 to the highest standards for ocean cruising at the respected Dutch yard of Adolf LeComte. These yachts were designed by Bill Luders, 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.
Layla was previously owned for over 30 years, by the manager of a yacht yard. He took impeccable care of her. Liz purchased Layla in 2018 and has been spending her time making sure that the boat is clean, comfortable and ready for the best day of your summer.
Captain Liz grew up on the waters surrounding Orient. The youngest of 4 kids, she learned early that boats were her key to freedom, peace and quiet. Liz started sailing at the Orient Yacht Club when she was 8 years old.
She turned her love for the sea 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 truly fallen in love with the lifestyle.
Now, she’s taken the 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.