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Look at the size of that thing coming up behind us...

There we were on Sat. July 2, lazily sailing in Muscongus Bay back towards Friendship, after a day enjoying the beautiful weather (if light winds), when we spied, off in the distance, what appeared to be a very large sailboat heading towards us.

Even from afar, it seemed LARGE, much larger than even the bigger sailboats we usually see. She was clearly motoring, and faster than us. She looked to be heading right for Friendship harbor...but we could not imagine that size boat would FIT.

She ended up passing right ahead of us, turning towards the river up to Waldoboro (in which she would not be able to fit...at least not far).

Unfortunately, we were so busy gawking, we got 0 pics (Update 7/5 - see below for pics). However, we did catch her name. The Axia. A quick search and we found her:

S/Y AXIA - a world cruising pilothouse ketch available for charter.

Why this luxury yacht was heading way up Muscongus Bay, I can't fathom...but she was a sight to behold.

UPDATE: Sailing in Muscongus Bay today (7/5) when we spied the Axia sailing into the bay again. She anchored off Cow Island just to the west of Friendship Harbor.

We cruised by for a closer look and snapped these pics.

S/Y Axia anchored in Muscongus Bay

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Maybe picking someone up following a stint at Outward Bound?
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I figure they were trying to hide up the river.

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See update in OP for new pics of S/Y Axia staying in Muscongus Bay.

Great sailing!

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