The gaff topsail schooner "Winterwood" is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful and well maintained classic wooden yacht for a very reasonable price. Designed by William Roue, the architect of the celebrated Schooner Bluenose, "Winterwood" has been the pride and joy of her owners for the last 27 years. She has proven herself as a sturdy and comfortable live aboard cruiser with excellent ventilation and storage, and has distinguished herself in racing as two-time Great Lakes Schooner Champion, three-time winner of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, and winner of the Gloucester Schooner Race with various seconds and thirds over the years. Her cruising grounds include the east coast of the US, Bahamas, and Caribbean.
She is a magnificently beautiful schooner; solidly planked with 1 1/4 inch Mahogany and framed with 2x2 oak, boasting varnished sitka spruce spars with white painted cross-trees, bronze turnbuckles, bronze and copper fastenings, Edson worm gear steering, and stainless chainplates.
Winterwood has been owned by a professional Captain/Engineer and has been meticulously maintained and continuously upgraded over the years.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: William Robar - Nova Scotia
Designer: William Roue
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 2 in
LWL: 36 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 14514 kgs
Ballast: 3628 kgs
Bridge Clearance: 54 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 0 in
Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
Engine Brand: Yanmar.
Engine(s) Total Power: 66 HP.
Engine Type: Inboard.
Propeller: 3 blade propeller.
Cruising Speed: 6 knots.
Maximum Speed: 8 knots.
Engine Hours: 2000.
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (80 Gallons).
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (105 Gallons).
Holding Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (13 Gallons).
Number of double berths: 2.
Number of cabins: 2.
Number of heads: 1
Wind speed and direction.
Autopilot – Raytheon.
GPS – Garmin.
Radar - Furuno 1731.
TV set - Toshiba 13.
CD player - 3 disk with am/fm & cassette.
Electric bilge pump - Rule 2000 primary, two Rule 500 secondary, one Rule 3,000.
Manual bilge pump - 1 1/4 manual pump.
Battery charger - 50-amp Newmar.
Heating - engine driven baseboard and Dickerson 8000 BTU diesel.
Sea water pump - for anchor washdown.
Shore power inlet.
Inverter - two inverters, 140 and 300 watts, with spare 120-amp alternator.
Tender - 11.5' Achilles with 5 hp Tohatsu.
Liferaft - givens, needs inspection.
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8.
Major renovations accomplished since current owners purchase in 1983
Decks: Tar-papered pine was removed and new plywood decks were installed over new oak deck beams covered with epoxy and 6 oz. cloth
Rig: Totally rebuilt in 1998
Interior: Larger galley installed with refrigeration and freezer. Chart table enlarged and relocated over engine area. Navigation area established. Reconstructed salon. New wooden cabin sole throughout.
Bottom: Totally re-caulked
Steering: Center helm moved aft. Hydraulic steering removed and Edson worm gear installed.
Ventilation: 5 cowl vents installed, 2 on foredeck, 2 aft, 1 in galley. Mahogany skylight in salon and two new ports in aft cabin.
Lifelines and stanchions installed
Paint and Varnish: All paint removed from mahogany and varnished. Total stripping of bottom and topsides in 2000. Sealed with 545-U-S paint
Structual: New stem in 2000. New garboards forward. Some refastening and sister framing has been done. More re-fastening will be needed in the future
Water and fuel tanks are new
Foresail with one reef point.
Mainsail with 2 reef points (needs replacement soon).
Inner jib .
Main topsail, fore topsail.
Staysail on boom.
The below decks can be entered from either cabin. White with varnished mahogany cabin sides, oak deck beams and pine cabin soles. The aft cabin holds a queen size berth on the port side. Starboard side accomadates nine drawers and a lift up settee. Two small hanging lockers in the after end of the cabin have ample room for hanging clothes and currently house a TV and VCR. A Dickenson 8000 BTU diesel stove sits aft. Headroom is 6'2" throughout both cabins with a below decks connector. The midsection of the vessel has been opened up to a large chart table over the engine and a workbench and tool stowage area on the stbd. side with additional stowage used for power tools in lockers just to starboard of the main mast. Holding tank is secured underneath the small workbench area. Moving forward is a full foul weather gear locker on the starboard side followed by the head with a shower stall with sump pump and sink. The port side holds the galley with refrigerator, freezer, and a large non-gimbaled antique stove, double sink, and ample storage lockers. The galley has an open pass-through into the saloon. The saloon has a varnished mahogany table with two settees athwartships on port and one lenghthwise settee to starboard. She has bookshelves, liquor locker, and a mahogany lead-glass crystal locker. The foc'sle is equipped with a v-berth where the center wedge can be removed to create two twin berths. A Hanging locker is on port with drawers on the starboard side.
Compressor driven air horn.
2 x Ships clocks.
Personal flotation devices.
2 x Barometers.
1 x 35lb. Danforth stowed below with assorted chain and 200 ft. nylon rode.
1 x 80lb Fisherman anchor catted on std. side of bowsprit on a roller with 30ft. of 3/8 chain and 180ft. of 3/4 nylon rode.
1 x Primary Fortress anchor mounted on bowsprit roller with 50ft. of 3/8 chain and 250' of 3/4 braided nylon.
Newmar battery charger.
4 x Six volt batteries in house bank.
12V DC and 120V AC throughout.
Spare 120 amp alternator.
2 x Twelve volt start batteries.
Two running back winches on aft deck near helm.
Large drum manual windlass for chain and rode.
Mainsheet winch located forward of helm on cabin house.
Two primary jib winches.
Various snatch blocks.
Winch on main mast for reefing and inner jib.
2000lb Internal cribed lead ingots.
8000lb External lead.
Varnished sitka spruce masts, booms and topmasts with white crosstrees.
Stainless exterior chainplates.
3/8 and 1/4 stainless rigging with Staylock and Norseman fittings.
Bronze keel bolts and drifts.
Varnished gaffs and booms.
Copper rivet and bronze screw fastenings.
Framed with 2x2 oak.
Planked with 1 1/4 in mahogany.
Light grey decks.
Black bullwarks and waterline
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice, and on a 50-50 basis to co brokers.