Hull is white pine planking on red oak frames fastened with copper rivets and bronze bolts in main structural members. The deck is half inch douglas fir plywood with a layer of fiberglass cloth and epoxy on deck surface. She has a 43 hp Volvo Penta 2003T (MS2B), diesel engine with an enclosed cooling system in immaculate condition. Dacron RB Stevens sails include: gaff main sail with topsail, gaff foresail with a fisherman staysail, jumbo jib and a jib on bowsprit with roller furling system. Dacron sail covers. Navigation system includes: Furuno Radar (model 1621), Signet Digital Knot Log, Signet Digital Depth Sounder and a six inch Danforth Constellation Compass.
Mary David is a sea kindly and roomy vessel which has made passages throughout the Maritimes and New England. She has had many upgrades, including electrical interior, repaired masts and rigging work. Throughout the years, this much loved Nova Scotian schooner has participated in many races with the Nova Scotia Schooner Association. In 2018 she was the winner of the Brantford Cup and the Bluenose II trophies, as well as awards for second place finishes in the Premier’s Cup, Old Gaffer’s and the Herald & Mail, (trophy for overall weekly placement).
Details of the deck layout