Fay's Boat Yard Donating a Pico Sailboat for the Auction
Updated: Nov 27, 2020
The Fay and Merrill families have been involved with the Lakes Region community since the 1800’s. They have always had a passion for being deeply involved in the community. The Fay’s have a soft spot for kids especially and when Merrill Fay is not at Fay’s Boat Yard you can often find him watching a hockey game at the local ice rink with his youngest son Mischa. Merrill has always been dedicated to our community and it's children. Putting smiles on the faces of kids is what he does best, by pulling unique coins from his pockets and teaching them about their history or making sure that no kids went to or from practice hungry. In the past Merrill has helped students from his community raise money for educational trips abroad with the local schools. The Fay’s have always been committed to the Lakes Region with a willingness and eagerness to help anyone in need, especially the children. Learn more about Fay's Boat Yard.
The Pico started the durable, polyethylene movement 20+ years ago. It emphasized low cost, durability and simplicity and generated a truly new category of sailboats. The Pico started the entry level, training sailboat design with a durable plastic hull. From entry level sailors on up, the Pico is easy to rig, sail, and own. It can be sailed solo with a reefable mainsail or by two with an optional jib. The ideal platform for teaching the basics of sailing and a great choice for families. With its simple reefing system, spacious cockpit, and high boom, the Pico continues to be a popular sailboat for all ages and abilities. A roto-molded hull provides a strong, buoyant structure that is superbly stiff and stable. Both the jib and reefing mainsail are removable. The high boom provides ample head room and highlights its spacious, self-draining cockpit. Easy to handle, and a snap to rig, the Pico provides a rapid learning curve for single-handed sailing.
Simple to sail - Beginners who have only sailed for a few hours can sail the Pico single-handed in a breeze
Comfortable - Self-draining cockpit and high boom make the Pico comfortable for a couple kids or an adult or two
The Pico is a great way to get on the water quickly and easily
Length - 11'6"
Beam - 4'8"
Draft (ft/m) - 2'11"
Mainsail Area - 55 sq ft
Jib Area - 11sq ft
Hull Weight - 155 lbs
Capacity - 1 to 3 people
Retail price: $4,155.00