A stunning example of this legendary
design, "Querencia" is a sister-ship to
the famed "Finisterre", three-time winner of the Bermuda
to Newport race. From the drafting board of Sparkman &
Stephens Design # 1054, "Querencia" was
built at the Wing-on-Shing boatyard in Hong Kong in 1960 and
underwent an 18 month restoration from the keel up in 2002.
The 2002 refit was completed by the
current owner, a knowledgeable yachtsman, using a hand-picked team
of local craftsmen lead by professional shipwright Ed Lamberson and
included: new teak decks, toe rails, skylight and cockpit coamings;
a new housetop of Yellow Cedar and canvas over Mahogany beams;
stripping of the hull to bare wood inside and out; refinishing of
the hull; a gold leaf cove stripe; reconfiguration of the existing
cabinetry and complementing of the same with new Yellow Cedar
countertops and ceilings; a complete up to date Raymarine
electronics system was installed and includes radar, chart plotter,
AIS, sonar, Sirius weather, autopilot, EPIRB and VHF; new sails,
sail cover and bimini from Schauttauer Sails, Inc. of Seattle; a 40
horsepower Yanmar diesel engine was installed; custom designed,
stained glass panels from Mesolini Glass Studio of Bainbridge Island
for the galley and companionway; leather seat cushions for the main
salon; ultra suede mattress covers; cabin lights and hardware
imported from England. Her hull is constructed of 1-1/8" teak
planks over Yakel frames fastened in bronze with Abitong deadwood.
Her floor grid, centerboard, centerboard trunk, and the mast step
are bronze. Spars are Sitka Spruce; new pin rails are teak.
Throughout this extensive refit,
every effort was made to maintain the integrity of
"Querencia's" traditional pedigree. In
2004 she was re-christened and launched in Port Townsend, Washington.
Since her restoration,
"Querencia" has been lovingly and
meticulously maintained while being regularly sailed; competing in
nine Swiftsure regattas and wooden boat festivals. She has been
Best in Show twice at the Victoria B.C. wooden boat festival.
"Querencia" is a sublime blend of form
and function, maintained in Bristol condition and a rare gem in
Fresh Bottom Paint September 2016.
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For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact the listing agent: James King (206-718-6361) or Murray Fiander (206-200-0424) or call our office at 360-697-4000.