From Day Sailers to Cruise Boats, our fleet has boats for beginning sailors, experienced skippers, and everyone in between!
Optimist and Optimist Pram
“A dingy that breeds the best sailors.” 2.31 m (7’6”) long, 1.13m (3’8”) wide. Weight 35 kg (77 lbs). Safe enough for an 8 year old to use, and technical enough for a 15 year old to master.
An Olympic class boat, this is one of the world’s best-selling racing boats. It places emphasis on the skill of the sailor. Length 4.23 m., beam 1.42 m. Good for both one or two person sailing.
A thoroughbred racer with the complexity of a sophisticated keelboat, it has fingertip feeling. A sister to the larger 6m, 8m, and 12m yachts, it possesses the typical powerful Metre boat sailing style.
We have two Interlakes. These are 18′ club racers that can provide a nice relaxed day sail with the family, or an exciting match race with plenty of trim tweeks to keep a crew busy! These have a spinnaker option if you need the added challenge.
The Soling is a day racer/sailer which was designed in 1965 and was selected for the Olympics from 1968-2000. The Soling is a strong boat designed for any wind and sea conditions and is a blast to sail.
This 19′ day cruiser was donated in 2014 and is a great boat for an easy family sail. It is relatively stable and easy to handle, with a light helm.
A 19′ centerboard sloop that is great for day sailing and racing. Fits four sailors comfortably, also used for private lessons and youth camps. Donated in 2019.
20′ fractional sloop keelboat great for a heavy wind cruise! Also used for private lessons.
Members who are experienced keelboat sailors can be certified to use the DSSA’s larger cruise boats with auxiliary motors. Cruise boats are available for day sailing in the Duluth Harbor and the near shore of Lake Superior. Read more about what it takes to sail these boats.
In 2014 we were blessed with the donation of a Cal 24. This 24′ fixed keel cruiser is in great shape and is a joy to sail. She is equipped with a electric tilt 4 stroke and a roller furler for ease of use. She has a magnificently well balanced helm and sails well.
Our Catalina 25, is a spacious boat and a joy to sail. It has a swing keel and very easy to handle. It has a 4 stroke outboard engine and is sure to be very comfortable for outings.