1939 Geerd Hendel Whistler located in Maine for sale

28' Geerd Hendel Whistler

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1939
28'
9'
6'
Maine
$8,350

Description: One-of-a-kind sailboat. Possibly the oldest aluminum sailboat in the world. Needs lots of work but has potential to be a really great boat. The Whistler, designed by Geerd Hendel and built just before WWII, was the only boat built to this design. After WWII started, the Navy took the boat to test out the effects of salt water on aluminum-hulled boats and sunk the Whistler. The boat spent some time under water and then got hauled out and turned into a recreational sailboat. I started work on the boat and have run out of time to complete the project. The hull had one piece that was corroded from electrolysis and I had to remove the keel to take off that piece of aluminum. The keel is wooden with a big hunk of lead at the bottom. I Would be happy to answer any questions.

Equipment:

Location: Monroe, Maine
L22628
207-525-3323

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
aluminum
monohull
cruiser
masthead sloop
project boat

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Geerd Hendel Whistler



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