Schooner Patricia Belle was built by owner Captain Patrick Hughes from 1994 – 1998. She was constructed of locally grown Douglas Fir in Port Orchard, Washington. Her inaugural cruise was from Seattle to Nicaragua, returning with 10,000 pounds of Arabic coffee to San Diego. Patricia Belle has sailed the Pacific to Hawaii, Mexican Waters annually for 10 years to, Central America, Panama, through the Gulf Coast of America, Bahamas, Caribbean and South America. As a private family-owned schooner, friends, family and mariners in training are always welcome aboard.