Gypsy Meltdown, commonly known as Gypsy M, is a gaff-rigged, modified New Haven Sharpie.

Hand built by Captain Hugh Covert of 25 types of wood and epoxy, she was completed in 1998.

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Welcome aboard Gypsy M


Flag: United States

Rig: Gaff rigged

Model: Modified New Haven Sharpie

Homeport: Drummond Island, MI

Waters: Great Lakes

Season: June - September

Built: 1998; Otisco, Indiana

Designer: Hugh Covert

Length: 36 ft on deck, 40 ft overall

Beam: 8 ft

Draft: 3 ft

Rig Height:  38 ft

Displacement: 5800 lbs

Spar Material: Wood and aluminum

Hull: Wood, epoxy and fiberglass cloth

Power: Atomic 4, gas

Top Speed: 14.5 knots when planing; 8.1 knots hull speed

Passengers: 6 passengers plus crew; sleeps 2 comfortably

Crew: Sails with one or two crew

Ownership: Captain Hugh Covert

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Built for speed - racing along on Lake Huron.
Built for speed - racing along on Lake Huron.

Where We Sail

Gypsy Meltdown can be seen sailing the waters around Drummond Island on Lake Huron or trailered to other locations by special request.

Book your cruise

Now is the time to book your sailing trip aboard one of Drummond Island Tall Ship Company's sailboat. Don't delay as there's only a limited number of sailing days in the calendar.