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Winthrop Warner Designed Auxiliary Ketch:
Length on Deck: 34’-8” LWL: App.28’ Beam 11’–0” Draft 5’-8”
Headroom 6’-3” Displ: App.22,000lb.
Builder: Gordon Swift of Kensington, NH, with final completion, spars & rigging by Bill Page, Camden, ME. Completion date 1979


Eastern white cedar carvel planking over white oak frames; copper rivet fastened. Long leaf yellow pine garboards, broad strakes and shear strakes. White oak backbone. Long leaf yellow pine rails, trunk sides & coamings. Two layers fiberglass over 5/8” marine plywood deck. Cabin overhead is ½” laid pine w/vee groves, covered with 3/8’ marine plywood and two layers fiberglass. Locust rail caps, hand rails, skylight & hatch risers, Virginia cedar fw’d and companionway hatches – all beautifully finished with AWL-BRITE PLUS. Self-bailing cockpit with raked coamings which are curved in plan view aft to form very comfortable seating. Teak seats with stowage lockers beneath. App. 6700 lb. lead ballast keel; also some inside lead ballast.


Westerbeke “40” diesel, 40 H.P. F.W.C. through heat exchanger. Hurth 2:1 gear. 17”X11” three blade wheel. Engine extensively gone over in 2002 – new injectors and hi pressure & return fuel lines, new coolant circulation pump, heat exchanger cleaned and ends replaced, new exhaust elbow, valves adjusted, all hoses replaced, and entire engine cleaned and repainted – looks like new.


App. 36 gal. SS fuel tank.. App. 70 gal. water in two stainless tanks. Recent 25 gal. SS holding tank.


12-Volt system – Two H.D. 12-volt batteries w/master switch. Batteries new Spring 2005. Also, a 110 Volt A.C. generator driven from the 12 Volt system. Recent battery charger.


Rope locker in forepeak w/2 bins. Vee berths fw’d w/shelves outboard and lockers beneath. An enclosed head is next aft to port w/stainless fold-up wash basin, linen lockers and shelves, etc. Hanging locker and chest of drawers are opposite to stb’d – with a Force 10 LPG cabin heater. The main cabin has a settee and pilot berth on each side – the pilot berths were designed and built to extend inboard to a wide comfortable width in a manner similar to the well known “Concordia” berths. There are stowage lockers beneath the pilot berths outboard of the settees, and a well-made cherry drop-leaf dining table w/long silverware drawer is on center. An opening skylight provides excellent ventilation and light, and there are four deck prisms fw’d. The Galley is aft: to port is a stainless sink w/a Concordia made bronze hand pump, stainless refrigerator w/engine driven Sea-Frost unit installed 1988, dish racks, and, stowage lockers beneath the varnished cherry counter. Opposite to stb’d is a Luke-Heritage 3 burner LPG gimbaled stove (1988) w/oven, ample stowage lockers, followed by a good sized quarter-berth aft. The interior is nicely finished in satin varnished pine bulkheads with locust and butternut joinerwork and trim. Off-white painted hull sealing, overhead, and trunk sides, locust cabin sole and companionway ladder. Two bronze opening ports fw’d and one aft. All berth and settee cushions recently replaced - new foam, and Sunbrella covering - like new condition. (SANDPIPER’S Interior was featured in the book “Classic Yacht Interiors”, and in “Matter of Detail” section of Jan/Feb ’87 issue [#74] of “Wooden Boat” magazine.)

Sails and Rigging:

Main, Mizzen, and Roller Furling Genoa – All New by Nat Wilson 1999 – Like New Condition. Harken Roller Furling System. Khaki colored sail covers. Stainless standing rigging w/Merriman bronze turnbuckles. Stainless halyards with dacron tails. Considerable custom-made bronze hardware & fittings. Hollow box section Sitka Spruce spars – finished w/Intertlux Grand Banks Beige. Bowsprit is easily removable.


60 lb. Yachtsman’s Anchor – stows in deck chocks; 50 lb. and 42 lb. Yachtsman’s anchors – stow on bowsprit from roller chocks each side; two nylon Rodesw/chain leads – anchors and chain recently regalvanized; boat hook; Whale Gusher diaphragm bilge pump; emergency pumping capability from engine; new Rule elect bilge pump –not yet installed; recently rebuilt Ritchie 5” spherical compass mounted in custom made bronze binnacle/pedestal; nylon dock lines; five nearly new 8” dia. fenders; fire extinguishers; four genoa sheet snatch blocks; life preservers; life sling; life lines w/custom cast bronze stanchions & bases; bronze 2 speed manual anchor capstain; two #2 and one #3 bronze halyard winches; two Barrient #27 two speed self-tailing bronze genoa sheet winches (1989); bronze and locust main boom gallows frame; two “Jiffy Reefing” systems rigged for main and one on mizzen; lazy jacks for mizzen; lignum vitae wood shell blocks; Boston Chelsea clock & barometer; dishes & glassware w/butternut racks; tableware; Garman “MAP 235” GPS and Sounder; Icom-59 VHF.


SANDPIPER was custom built to high quality standards by Swift Custom Boats of Kensington, NH with final completion work, spars, rigging, custom hardware, and other finishing details in Camden, ME by Bill Page.

SANDPIPER is a classic Winthrop Warner traditional design and has proven to be an able and comfortable cruising vessel which, with her ketch rig, is easily handled and has an especially easy motion. She was built for our own personal use, and we sailed her for 9 seasons before passing her on because of building another boat. The accommodations are very comfortable, and give one a “warm” and spacious feeling when stepping below.


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Showing Pilot Berths in Extended Position for Sleeping

Gallery Area - Aft

Shelves & Basin, etc. in Head

Forward Cabin Area

The following pictures show the Westerbeke "40" Engine with the easily removable enclosure disassembled which provides excellent engine access.