About Pure Joy

Welcome our newest edition! Pure Joy is a 1987  Catalina 36.  She’s as comfortable down below as on deck.  The layout below includes two private staterooms, a main salon that seats 8 comfortably.  Pure Joy has a wonderful galley for meal preparation and service.  She is equipped with a full complement of safety, electronic navigation and communication devices.

Joy ShermanCaptain Joy has thousands of nautical miles under her belt.   Growing up in Connecticut, she spent her childhood sailing on Long Island Sound.  Her father instilled in her an inspiration for boating and a respect for the sea through his ownership of many fine yachts.  “There has never been a time in my life where boats were not part of it.”

Captain Joy held several different positions on private yachts from stewardess to chef to first mate for several years after college.  With so many years of boating, she understands what passengers are looking for when they step aboard.

Joy has her USCG Master 100 ton license and maintains current certification in American Red Cross First Aid and Infant/Child/Adult CPR, US tow and sail endorsement and Life Raft certification.