CMHF Membership


To preserve the maritime heritage and traditions of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.

Out in Penn CoveThe Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the maritime heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education, outreach,  and public awareness. The schooner Suva, originally built for Coupeville resident Frank Pratt in 1925,  is owned  by the CMHF, whose carefully trained volunteer hosts and crew members proudly operate Suva according to Coast Guard regulations. Whidbey Island enjoys a rich maritime history with countless stories dating back to the discovery of the island in the late 1700’s. It is our hope to gather these stories and experiences and share them far and wide, making new ones along the way.


Your membership and donations help CMHF reach our goals of:

  • Operating and maintaining schooner Suva
  • Upgrading Suva’s major electrical, mechanical and safety systems
  • Obtaining Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI) to increase our operating flexibility
  • Education, community outreach, hands-on training
  • Preserving our Maritime Heritage

For a basic membership fee of $50, members receive 1 member sail and a membership card by mail. Choose a 5 year membership and get a free year of membership! (5 years for $200)  (Member sails are generally on the first and third Tuesday at 5:30pm by reservation.  Check the website for specific information.)

For members who wish to support the CMHF and Schooner Suva at a higher level, the Admiral membership is available for $600 ($50 Monthly).  An Admiral membership accords you the privilege to sail with 3 friends on a scheduled Suva event on two separate occasions, or opt for a private 2 hour sail with up to 10 guests.  You will also receive advanced notice for Suva Supporter special sails.

RaceWeekTo become a member, visit our CMHF membership page.

For additional membership information, and to arrange private sail events, visit or call (360) 320-4337.

To become a crew member of Suva, check out our Crew Membership Information page, become a member of the CMHF, then visit our Crew Sign Up page...

For general membership-related questions please email: