Seas the Day

Private sailing adventure on a Beneteau 42s7

Our Flagship

Sailing vessel Seas the Day was built in 1996 in France. She is a Beneteau First 42s7, designed by Bruce Farr. A fiberglass compartment sloop, she has a diesel auxiliary and three double cabins giving ample room below.

The vessel has special distinction of having a Maritime Administration (MARAD) waiver and can be used as an uninspected passenger vessel.

Seas the Day has spent most of her time in Hawaii as a charter sailboat. She is a boat that offers sailing luxury to anyone who sails with her.

Come sail with us in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii.

Captain Robert Rupnow

A waterman from the beginning, I grew up as an avid water skier and fisherman in Wisconsin. After graduating from college, I left Wisconsin (too cold!) and started sailing and scuba diving in the Florida Keys and Bahamas. This is where the thirst for sailing and cruising really took hold.

During the next two years, I sailed a 36-foot Columbia sailboat from San Francisco to Miami. During this journey, my need to go sailing became even stronger. My life was forever changed when I became friends with the owners of a 106-foot Schooner. They invited me to sail with them to the South Seas. I said yes, leaving everything behind.

The first stop was Hawaii. We made landfall in Hilo in 1977. It was love at first sight. Instead of sailing on to the South Seas, I jumped ship. Hawaii has been by home ever since.

In the early ‘80s, I ran a sailing club that went on an interisland trip every month. I also became a Certified American Sailing Association sail instructor. Currently, I live in a private harbor, Makani Kai Marina, in Kaneohe. I am in paradise and go sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing every day. Life is good!

Come taste the good life with me and Seas the Day!

Captain Kim Rupnow

Captain Kim, Rob’s daughter, is a great captain in her own right. Before joining her father, she worked on a charter boat on the Hood River. She also crossed the Atlantic on a 145-foot sailboat. Kim won second in the state of Hawaii sailing on the race team for Mid-Pacific High School.

Captain Nolan Laramore

Captain Nolan, a young but experienced captain has spent his whole life sailing. Nolan grew up on a cruising sailboat, sometimes in exotic locations. He loves to race sailboats. In high school, he represented the state of Hawaii in a national championship. Now he spends his time on the relaxed end of the sailing spectrum, taking people for adventure sails on the south side of Oahu.

Carmela Ramos

First Mate of Seas the Day. An experienced sailor since the ’70s, Carm owned her own race boat in Oregon and entered many races there. She grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and learned to sail through a University of California Santa Cruz class and has been hooked on sailing ever since. Carmela cannot think of anything that is more fun to do than sail.
Captain Rob on Seas the Day

Seas the Day recent haulout