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The Yacht

Take a Tour of Foxglove

When stepping aboard Foxglove, one takes a trip back in time when yachts were grand and everyone would take note as they passed gracefully by. Once owned by Walter Bowes, founder of Pitney Bowes and called “Bowesy”, this yacht is truly of a by-gone era.

1980 brought nearly a ten year restoration by the Thatcher Family assisted by R. Palmer, Master Shipwright of Wales.  Relaunched in 1989 the luxury motor yacht once again cruised the waters of the Chesapeake. The Walker family became the new stewards in 2016. They brought their years of national experience restoring significant projects from 19th century homes to America’s earliest flying machines to preserve and restore the luster of this classic yacht.  Foxglove is a delight to share with all who board her or admire her from the shore.

The decks both fore and aft offer outstanding views, with an aft awning extending from the wheelhouse to the transom that provides plenty of shade for those warm summer days.

foxglove yacht

Entrance to the wheelhouse from the aft deck is provided by a pair of doors both port and starboard. Access from the foredeck is made easy by a set of small door sized windows that open out to afford both access and great ventilation.

Once inside the wheelhouse you are greeted with a 360-degree view of your surroundings through both opening windows and doors. Bench seats to both port and starboard provide additional seating options.

Reflecting the glory of the era, the helm remains complete with the original 1926 instruments, throttle and shifter. Beautifully finished mahogany offers a feeling of warmth throughout with accents of color and natural wood beams reminiscent of the gilded age in which FOXGLOVE was launched

Moving forward from the wheel house you step down three steps into the dining area/galley featuring a cozy dinette table with booth seating on the starboard side. Across from the dinette is the working part of the galley enhanced by beautiful sunset orange tiled counter and backsplash. This area has many opening port holes and windows as well as a butterfly hatch serving both the galley and the forward state room.

Forward from here you pass through a set of drop-paneled pocket doors into the salon or state room. As in most areas of this yacht, this cabin is finished completely in mahogany with opening windows that run the entire length of the ceiling, as well as the butterfly transoms.

FOXGLOVE has been meticulously restored to her original beauty and is waiting to take her passengers back to the glory of the gilded age…

front view of vintage yacht