Press Releases


February 6, 2012

A New Raven in Baltimore
Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark® announces new yacht arrival this Spring

(Baltimore, MD) – Cruises on the Bay by Watermark brings a classic look in a new yacht to the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Raven, a 99’, 2-decked yacht available for both private charter and public tours will arrive in Baltimore later this spring. Scheduled to be docked at the Light Street Finger Piers, her deep purple hull and unique features will be an easily recognizable feature of the Inner Harbor scene.

How did this new vessel come to be a part of Baltimore? Several years ago, the City of Baltimore asked for an iconic vessel, with a connection to Baltimore’s truly significant maritime heritage. Watermark is delivering! Raven will be stunning and a beautiful investment in Baltimore’s dynamic and colorful Inner Harbor. 1900-era steamship lines and all the modern comforts and equipment meld into what will quickly become a Baltimore icon.

“She is beautiful and guests will love every opportunity to cruise on Raven. Each visit to the shipyard builds the excitement level of our staff,” says Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark Journey, parent company of Cruises on the Bay by Watermark, headquartered in Annapolis, MD, and who just returned from a shipyard visit last week. Raven is a custom passenger vessel being built by Scarano Boat Builders in Albany, New York. Scarano was chosen for their expertise in creating modern classic yachts. Raven’s arrival this spring will coincide with the start of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, in which Baltimore played such a pivotal role.

Designed for both luxurious private charters as well as stylish public cruises, Raven’s climate controlled main deck is spacious with wood-trimmed windows and beam ceilings along with a bar, media wall and room for 149 seated guests. The second deck will offer a sunroof and plenty of top-side viewing of the Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. This very unique yacht will host everything from cocktail parties to seated dinners, weddings to birthdays, meetings to business gatherings. “We are very excited to be adding Raven to our existing fleet of private luxury charter yachts,” continued Gosselin. “We look forward to hosting many events and guests in Baltimore on the newest Watermark yacht.”

About Watermark
Celebrating 40 years of fun in 2012! Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water, in less than an hour or as long as you like. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark

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