Bill Malone, owner of the Schooner Jolly II Rover, operates this amazing sailing ship out of the Historic Seaport of Key West, Florida.
Bill grew up sailing the shores of Long Island Sound in Connecticut, where he first fell in love with old world sailing ships.
Years later, while living in New Orleans and pursuing a career in healthcare administration, he decided to purchase the Jolly II Rover from its designer Merrit Walter to fulfill a lifelong dream of living a pirate’s life and operating a classic sailing charter boat. The schooner was in Fort Myers, Florida when Bill originally purchased it.
Bill quickly brought the Rover back to his adopted home of New Orleans with the help of a group of friends from West Marine. With the team together, they offered day and evening sails on Lake Pontchartrain with the “Pirates of Pontchartrain” daily sailing trips, sunset sails, and sailing charters.
Several years later, Hurricane Katrina passed through New Orleans and it blew the Jolly II Rover back to Florida where it belongs -- among the traditional sailing ships, both mercenary and merchant, of the Historic Seaport of Key West.
Schooner Jolly II Rover
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