A beautiful vintage race yacht, fully set up for racing and cruising. Used to cruise the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas and treasured by my family. We would love to pass it on to a boater who can continue the love.
The Wimsey was originally commissioned by Philip A. Watson, commodore of the Chicago Yacht Club, former president of the Tavern Club and chairman of the Mackinac Race Committee. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, whose legacy dates back to 1926. Built by the Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard, in Mamaroneck, NY of welded aluminum combining nearly a century's worth of tradition and expertise with new ideas and state-of-the-art technology.
Raced by Watson for a period of time then sold to another Chicago owner. Acquired from the second owner, cruised and raced out of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club while embarking on extensive refurbishment at Palmer Johnson in Sturgeon Bay, MI. Later cruised the Bahamas for a bit and returned to the Great Lakes, continuing restoration, then returning to Robert E. Derecktor shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale for additional restoration work. The hull was sandblasted and painted, a remanufactured engine installed, new rigging and all systems inspected and refurbished as necessary in preparation for the upcoming racing season in the Caribbean. Raced and cruised based out of St. John USVI and Tortola BVI to many exciting and far flung destinations. During this time the Wimsey was maintained to the highest standards. Eventually, she was shipped back to the Great Lakes, where we raced and cruised some then put in her into indoor storage.
She comes stocked with lots of spare parts and tools for doing maintenance and repairs and best of all was designed with lots of storage space.
The hull is designed to CCA measurement rules with about 9000 Lbs. of internal lead ballast in the keel.
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