Welcome to the adventures of S/V Smoke and Roses.
Smoke and Roses business website has been temporarily changed to feature our blog while sailing around the world. We are Dan and Agnes Long, both retired from our oringinal careers, Dan a firefighter and Agnes owned a rose business, hence the name Smoke and Roses. We were born in Wisconsin but met in South Dakota. Dan introduced Agnes to motorcycling and we took up scuba diving and sailing together.  Our new boat was put into bareboat charter  in the BVI.  We started doing crewed charters there while on vacation from our other jobs and continued to add to our sailing certifications as well as getting our Captains licenses.  Once we retired and moved to Florida we sailed Smoke and Roses to our new home and began chartering her full time.  We  have decided to take a break from work and its now our time to enjoy the boat while cruising with World ARC.  As for the future only God knows!
​We are proud to represent our local Chamber of
Commerce as World Ambassadors while we cruise.
Read more on our About Us page.

Enjoy this video as we sail around the World!

 Welcome to the Smoke and Roses blog…here Dan, Agnes and the crew will endeavor to keep you up to date as Smoke and Roses sails around the world. Departing from south Florida, meeting World ARC in the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, through the Pacific Islands, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and back to the Caribbean. Join us on our journey.
This is not National Geographic and I do not have any high tech editing software but I have always enjoyed taking pictures. Please  enjoy this virtual photo journal of our cruise.
When we activate the YB Tracker in mid October, 2017, we will update our location several times a day. Once we meet with the rest of the fleet in ST Lucia, January 2018 you can monitor our progress along with the fleet - click on the link and select 'World ARC 2018'. http://www.worldcruising.com/world_arc/world_arc/eventfleetviewer.aspx
We are two typical Midwesterners; super friendly, eager to help, strong Christian faith, deep Country pride and although separated geographically we are close to family. Having worked hard all our lives, often working two jobs or running multiple businesses we are now about to embark on a journey of a lifetime as we sail around the world.
​S/V Smoke and Roses, a product of South African boat builders Robertson & Caine is a 2005 Leopard 47 sailing catamaran. She features a unique, modern design thanks to experienced naval architects Simonis and Voogd as well as Robertson & Caine's design team. Her speed, agility and reliable blue-water performance serve us well.
   Smoke and Roses is a 47 ' Leopard Catamaran, offering sumptuous accommodations. Charters include a Captain and First Mate to allow more service and attention to all guests. There are two private cabins available with queen berths and ensuite bathrooms, all are air conditioned.
Upon the return from our world rally in June of 2019, the following cruises will be offered.
  1. Sunset - Half Day - Full Day
    Sunset - Half Day - Full Day
    Explore the rich fish and wildlife habitats of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves as we cruise past the Peace and Myakka River mouths. You will view coastal mangroves, a variety of birds and the often seen bottlenose dolphins.
    Partial to Full Day
    Starting at $300
  2. Charlotte Harbor & Gulf Isles
    Charlotte Harbor & Gulf Isles
    Find paradise on this cruise as you explore secluded bays and lively anchorages. Sail thru Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, spending each night at a unique and different location on the boat at anchor, or stay at a marina for the night (extra). In addition to sailing each day, you may swim, snorkel, kayak, walk the beach or visit the local island shops and lounges.
    2- 4 days
    Starting at $250 pp/pd
  3. Key West - Dry Tortugas
    Key West - Dry Tortugas
    Enjoy unrivaled encounters on the water on these extended cruises while you stretch out in the sun on the spacious trampoline or relax in the shade of the roomy cockpit. Your cruise begins sailing thru Charlotte Harbor then venturing south along Florida’s west coast to lively Key West or Tortugas’.
    6-7 days
    Starting at $250 pp/pd
  4. Under Construction
    5 days
  5. Under Construction
    5 days