Beausoleil is the on-water home of Jon & Shawna Gauthier. She’s a 1979 Formosa 51 ketch, 51′ on deck and 59′ 10″ in overall length from the tip of the bowsprit to the end of the mizzen boom. Her main mast reaches 63′ above the water, and she displaces 26 tons, has a 6.5′ draft and a beam of 14′ 2″. Jon & Shawna are currently cruising full-time.
Jon and Shawna moved aboard on July 4, 2008. They left their hometown of Marblehead, MA on September 17, 2008 to begin cruising down the East Coast of the US as the first phase of their cruise.
Beausoleil On A Reach
They’ve sailed as far south as Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean, spent two summers in Chesapeake Bay, a year and a half in Key West, and a year and a half in the Eastern Caribbean. They headed back from Grenada in 2013 to resume their careers.