S/V Jane Franklin
"The occasion that moved me to take such a voyage in hand was only a curiosity of mind, a desire of novelties, and a longing to learn out the bounds of the ocean..." -Lucian of Samothrace
Jane Franklin is finally ready to leave Panama. It's been a long seven months. Upon return, we found her in better shape than we'd expected. Still, she was mightily relieved at the maintenance and attention we've given. On November 16th, we are scheduled to transit the Canal, northbound for Florida. We still have a crew position open. Panama is open to international travelers now (Covid test required). So, if you have a hankering, let us know you'd like to join the crew! Or follow along here. Check out the Panama Canal webcams on November 16th! And watch our progress below.
All dates and ports of call are not guaranteed. Everything is subject to change.
Maybe YouTube sailing videos have sparked your interest in sailing aboard an Amel Super Maramu. Or perhaps the Hornblower or Master and Commander series captured you. Well, this might be your chance to merge dream with reality! We don't charge for passage. See our sailing calendar. Even if we've never met, get in touch below to express your interest or get on the crew list!
Who we are
Our mission aboard S/V Jane Franklin is to see and share the watery world, creating an environment for curiosity and enthusiasm. Whether an old crew member or a new one, Russ Roberts and the crew of Jane Franklin invite you to come sail!
As mentioned above, we don't charge for passage. We are not a business. We sail together as friends. Jane Franklin is a private vessel, a yacht. We invite you to get in touch and express your interest! Then we'll be back in touch with you. No sailing experience needed on most journeys. But some our our legs will, however, require experienced hands.
We particularly encourage artists, writers, and scientists from around the world to come aboard to share your story, work, and dreams.
Where are we?