The Classic Yacht Register of Heritage – Database of the worlds Vintage, Classic and Grand Prix (Spirit of Tradition) sailboats. Registry includes surviving, and destroyed vessels with historical, known racing, and ownership history for educational purposes. Registry inclusion is either by vessel’s historical significance, invitation or request.
Eligibility Requirements – Vintage and Classic full keeled (or keel-centerboard), monohull, displacement yachts designed in or before 1967, construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. Grand Prix Divisions – Include all Spirit of Tradition Yachts as well as those classics which are either equipped for, or are competing at, a much higher level than traditional vintage classics construction to include either steel / aluminum / grp and wooden yachts. designed in 1968 or later. Designs whose intent is to evoke the look and feel of a vintage classic.
The Wall of Fame
A New Important Classification within each vessels profile that recognizes the dedicated preservation, stewardship and celebrity of all the men and women that have sailed on these legendary icons. All helping to preserve and add to the historical significance of these vessels for future generation to come.
There are 10 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
W-22 - Constructed initially for Nantucket/Palm Beach as a one design class. Designed for shallow waters with strong winds. - LOA: 22’10″ / 6.76m - LWL: 18’4″ / 5.60m - Beam: 6’1″ / 1.85m - Draft 11 1/4” / .29m – 1’10” / .60m - Displacement: 1,900 lbs - Designer: W-Class Yachts - Freeboard (at station 7) 1′ 6 1/4″ - Wetter Surface Area: 91.5 sq ft - Water-Plane Area: 62.5 sq ft - Center of Buoyancy: 53.8% (Aft of 0) - First Built: 2015 - Built By: Artisan Boatworks, Rockport, Maine - Hull Material: Wood - Sail Area: 204.6 sq ft (Main-131.1 – Jib-74.1) - Sail Number: W-22 US-1
Wachiwi - Type: Buzzard Bay 30 - Ordered by the Beverly, Massachusetts, Yacht Club and were raced as a class. Three 30s (Young Miss, Lady M, and Quakeress III) were restored by French and Webb in Belfast, Maine, and all three were launched in time for the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta in 2008. - ex Lady M, ex Evelyn, ex Quissett, ex Vado, Blue Dolphin - LOA: 46′ 6″ - LWL: 30′ 0″ - Beam: 10′ 10″ - Draft: 5′ 3″ - Hull Number: 562 - Rig: Gaff-Rigged Sloop - Displacement: 20160 - Sail Area: 1,400 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, - Bristol, RI - Original Owner: - Current Owner: Paxon Offield - Current Location: - Built: 1902 - Documentation or State Reg. Number: 136975 - Number of Engines: 1 - Engine Model: Volvo D2-40 (35 hp)
Wanderer III -Wanderer III, a 30-foot (9.1 m) Laurent Giles sloop, carried the Hiscocks around the world via the tropics at a time when few people were cruising the world for pleasure on small sailboats. The voyage and book accorded them a degree of popular celebrity, and was the first of their three circumnavigations. It was also the start of a series of books detailing their later voyages on their sailboats Wanderer III, Wanderer IV and Wanderer V. The trips in Wanderer III, together with previous voyages, provided much technical information for his technical how-to volumes on small boat sailing and ocean cruising, Cruising Under Sail and Voyaging Under Sail (later combined and published as Cruising Under Sail). - LOA: 30’3″ / 9.22m - LWL: 26’5″ / 8.05m - Beam: 8’5″ / 2.56m - Draft: 5’0″ / 1.52m - Design Number: 39 - Designer: Laurent Gilles - Original Owner: Eric Hiscock - Current Owner: Thies and Kicki Matzen - Year Launched: 1952 - Built By: William King, Burnham-on-Crouch, UK - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: 7.2 tonns - Sail Area: 600 sq ft / 55.74 sq m
Westward - Class: Big - Westward was designed to the International Rule by N.G. Herreshoff to compete in Europe. Westward was the biggest boat built at the time by the Herreshoff yard in Bristol, Rhode Island. - LOA: 135’0″ / 41.14m
LWL: 96’0″ / 29.26m - Beam: 26’8″ / 8.12m - Draft: 16’11” / 5.15m - Hull Number: 692 - Designer:N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: Alexander S. Cochran - Original Skipper: Charlie Barr - Last Owner: Thomas B. Davis - Year Built: March 31, 1910 - Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. - Contract Cost $ 118,000 - Gross Displacement: 323 tons - Sail Area: 12,000 sq ft - Status: Destroyed (Scuttled on July 14, 1947)
White Cap Type: Buzzards Bay 25 - Current Name: Aria - LOA: 32′ 0″ - LWL: 25′ 0″ - Beam 8′ 9″ - Draft 5′ 4″ - Original Rig: J&M - Hull Number: 738 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: C. R. Holmes - Built: 1914 - Original Price: $2,000 -- Boat Location: Bristol, RI - Current Owner: Herreshoff Marine Museum Owner Since: 1992
Whitefin - Built to beat the Bruce King designed Whitehawk, and launched in the time for the duel at the 1983 Opera House Cup Regatta. "We Eat Hawk Meat" blazoned on the "Fins" crew shirts. Whitefin did beat Whitehawk that day, but not on corrected time with the "Hawk" winning the OHC that year. - LOA: 90’0″ / 27.43m * LOD: 90’0″ / 27.43m * LWL: 71’10 / 21.67m * Beam: 21’05 / 6.55m * Draft: 9′ 02 – 12’08 / 2.80m – 3.90m * Ballast: * Displacement: 120,000lbs * Sail Area: 4,050 sq ft * Yard Number: * Hull material: Wood construction * Rig: Sloop * Designer: King * Built by: Renaissance Yachts, Maine* Year Built: 1983 * Restored By: * Current Name: Whitefin * Original Owner: Phil Long * Contract Cost: * Current Owner: * Sail Number:
Whitehawk - Styled after the famous Herreshoff racing vessel Ticonderoga, the 105’ Whitehawk was designed by renowned Maine yacht designer Bruce King and commissioned in 1978. Her hull is one of the largest ever built using the Wood Epoxy Saturation Technique (WEST SYSTEM), which insures superior strength along with incredible lightness. Whitehawk’s performance capabilities along with her state-of-the-art technology and magnificent appointments make her the ideal vacation vessel for New England summers and Caribbean winters. - LOA: 105’| LOD: 92′ | WL: 78′ | BEAM: 20′ 6″ | DRAFT: 7′ 6″ | Daggerboard: 16’10” | Displacement: 84 Tons | Fuel Capacity: 830 | Water Capacity: 700 (Watermaker 60 Gallons Per Hour) | Sail Area: 4,484 | CABINS: 3 | Hull: Wood (Cold-Molded)
Wild Horses - Type: W - Class: Grand Prix - “A spirited descendent of the swiftest boats of the early 20th Century, the W-76 racing yacht was conceived to pay homage to the legendary New York 50s, the thundering J-Class boats, and the nimble 12-Meters. The W-76 was the last of more than fifty distinctive designs from the drawing board of the late Joel White, the naval architect acclaimed for so beautifully reincarnating traditional wooden vessels using the most modern construction techniques. The W-76 is handcrafted in Maine. These award-winning, record-setting Spirit of Tradition racing yachts are fast, race-proven sloops with a bundle of trophies from wins in New England, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.” - LOA: 76’4″ / 23.28m - LOD: - LWL: 53’11” / 16.18m - Beam: 16’01” / 4.90m - Draft: 11′ / 3.35m - Ballast: 26,450 lbs - Displacement: 52.900 lbs - Sail Area: 2,239 square feet - Yard Number: - Hull material: Wood construction - Rig: Sloop - Designer: White - Built by: Brooklin Boat Yard - Year Built: 1998 - Restored By: - Current Name: Wild Horses - Original Owner: Donald Tofias - Contract Cost: - Current Owner: Donald Tofias - Sail Number:
Winifred - A replica of Wee Winn - In 1891 Nat Herreshoff invented the fin keel. He sent two yachts of this type, the Wee Winn and the Wenona to England. The Wenona won 17 out of 20 races, the Wee Winn won 20 out of 21 races. These fin keelers were so successful that they were effectively barred from competition. - Type: 1/2 Rater - LOA: 23’10″ / 7.26m - LWL: 16’3″ / 4.95m - Beam: 4’6″ / 1.37m - Draft: 3’0” / 0.91m - Rig: - Design Number: 425 - Designer: N.G. Herreshoff - Original Owner: Wee Winn – Eloise Cochrane, Bideford, England / Winifred – Brian Corbett - Current Owner: Wee Win – Herreshoff Museum / Winifred – Brian Corbett - Year Built: Wee Winn 1892 / Winifred 1999 - Built By: Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. - Hull Material: Wood - Gross Displacement: 3 CWT - Sail Area: - Sail Number:
Wolfhound - The exclusive rights to build this design, which after 86 years in Alden archives, will finally take shape as the schooner "Wolfhound" for it's current owner. - LOD: 121' 00" - LWL: 91' 06" - Beam: 24' 00" - Draft: 12' 00" - Displacement: 182 Tons (m) - Concept Construction: Wood - Construction: Steel - Design: John G. Alden - Design Number: 0347 (never built) - Design Year: 1927 - Type: Auxiliary Three-Masted Schooner - Sail Area (Upwind): 695 m2 - Naval architecture and consultant: Niels Helleberg, NHYD, Salem, MA - Structural Design: Paul Wester, WNA, Eindhoven, Netherlands